Short Poems

Why a Short Poem?

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.

Short and Simple Poems

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  1. Don't Neglect Your Love

    • By Darren A. Mccallum
    • Published: October 13, 2018
    Cherish The Love You Have

    Love is like a bicycle
    Left out in the storm
    If it's not protected
    Rust begins to form

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  3. 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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    I love this poem! People are always trying to fit in and be normal. I've always disregarded being "normal." What's the point? Why would I be someone I am not? I am perfectly happy the way I...

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  4. Nothing Gold Can Stay

    Nature's first green is gold,
    Her hardest hue to hold.
    Her early leaf's a flower;
    But only so an hour.

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

  7. Our Brothers We Shall Defend

    • By Justin Montana Williams
    • Published: October 2011

    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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  8. A Simple Plan

    A Simple Way To Live Your Life

    Simple Sam was a simple man.
    He lived each day by a simple plan.
    Enjoy your life and live while you can.
    Make each day count and take a stand.

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  10. 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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    Awesome job. I loved this. It had great depth and meaning. Thank you for sharing it.

  11. The Opposite Is Also True

    • By Coral
    • Published: April 19, 2018
    Happiness And Sadness

    They say it's sweet that we laugh
    because our bodies literally
    can't contain the
    joy.

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  12. What Are Heavy?

    What are heavy? Sea-sand and sorrow;
    What are brief? Today and tomorrow;
    What are frail? Spring blossoms and youth;
    What are deep? The ocean and truth.

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  13. Life's Own Battle

    • By Emma Jackson
    • Published: December 2011
    Short Poem About Courage

    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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