Short Poems

Short and Simple Poems

A short poem may be a stylistic choice or it may be that you have said what you intended to say in a more concise way. Either way, they differ stylistically from a long poem in that there tends to be more care in word choice. Since there are fewer words people tend to spend more time on choosing a word that fits the subject to perfection. Because of this meticulous attitude, writing a short poem is often more tedious than writing a long poem.

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  1. Be Proud Of Who You Are

    I Am Unique

    I come with no wrapping or pretty pink bows.
    I am who I am from my head to my toes.
    I tend to get loud when speaking my mind.
    Even a little crazy some of the time.

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    This poem is incredible! I've googled the author, and it has come to my attention that they're not widely known, but they sure should be! This is such a family friendly poem, and the author...

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  3. Forever

    • By Terri Nicole Tharrington
    • Published: May 2012
    Short Poem About Forever

    Forever we remain oblivious to the future,
    lost to the past and enduring our torture.
    Forever we take chances to settle our scores,
    losing some battles and winning some wars. ...

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    • Rating 4.32
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    I really appreciate your poetry. Really sweet. Thanks for your service to our country as well.

  4. Our Brothers

    • By Justin Montana Williams
    • Published: October 2011
    Our Brothers We Shall Defend

    To those whom I've fought with
    and to those I don't know your name
    We fought by one another.
    You did not die in vain.

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    • Rating 4.31
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  6. Camouflaged

    • By Kim McCrea
    • Published: February 2016
    Poem About The Beautiful Chaos Of Life

    In all chaotic beauty lies a wounded work of art.
    Beautiful but torn, wreaking havoc on my heart.
    Camouflaged by insecurities, blinded by it all.
    I love the way you sit there and barely notice me at all.

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  7. Little Baby

    • By Lisa
    • Published: May 2012
    Mother's Short Poem To Her Little Baby

    Little baby Oh so small
    One day you will be big and tall
    I watch you while you laugh and play
    My love for you grows everyday ...

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    So true. Before you know it the baby has grown. To a real mom they will forever be your babies.

  8. Life's Own Battle

    • By Emma Jackson
    • Published: December 2011
    Courage Poem

    Didn't want a battle,
    Yet you declared war,
    Each knock you gave me made me stronger than before,
    I will not give up,...

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    That’s so true if you stop and consider how our lives unfold or grow. It is a constant battle to fighting the wars in order to keep a balanced, steady life. That's why we have God, so we can...

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  10. The Butterfly

    Beauty Of A Butterfly In Nature

    The butterfly is a thing to behold,
    with colors more beautiful than gold.

    Flying hour by hour,

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    You are so right!! I live in the country, where nature is so obvious around us. We need to take time to smell the roses. It's a beautiful feeling.

  11. Memories

    • By Carley.Ruggles
    • Published: June 2011
    Moving Beyond Bad Memories

    Memories, memories
    I have had.
    Some were good, though most were bad.
    Physical and sexual abuse occurred

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    • Rating 4.17
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    Thank you. What a powerful, moving poem. I truly hope you have grown to become who you dreamed you could be. There is plenty of beauty left in the world for us all to find and time to create...

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  12. Secrets Under Trees

    Focusing On The Good

    Tiny little secrets
    Get buried in the dirt,
    And if they were dug up,
    Someone would probably get hurt,

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    I really loved this small poem. For some the "secrets" mean the past, and if we dig them up then someone will feel the pain from the past that has been brought back. Either way, it can mean...

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  13. Memories

    • By Jane Kim
    • Published: November 2015
    Poem About An Album Of Memories

    Memories in my life fade away
    As I replace them with others.
    They are forgotten and stored away.
    Although the memories are pushed to the side,

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    • Rating 4.14

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