Short Poems

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.

63 Short and Simple Poems

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  1. 1. A Place To Be

    Ever gotten there?
    To that place where
    You have nothing to prove
    and can just be.

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  3. 2. I Love To Breathe In

    Homely aromas
    of freshly baked bread.
    Scents of the garden
    infused in my head.

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    Ann, this is so beautiful. I have a lump in my throat. Once again, you have an ability with such ease to create a masterpiece in just a few words. The fragrances you chose to mention are...

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  5. 3. These Stories We Wear

    • By Sabina Laura
    • Published by Family Friend Poems October 2021 with permission of the Author.

    these stories we wear –

    scars,
    stretchmarks,

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  6. 4. You Already Were

    • By Kirsten Robinson
    • Published by Family Friend Poems September 2021 with permission of the Author.

    You were beautiful
    before they said, you are beautiful

    You were smart

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  7. 5. The Comfort Of Pain

    • By Blake Auden
    • Published by Family Friend Poems April 2021 with permission of the Author.

    Live with it
    long enough
    and pain begins
    to feel familiar,

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  8. 6. The Strength In You

    • By Blake Auden
    • Published by Family Friend Poems April 2021 with permission of the Author.

    There is
    a strength in you
    you haven’t even
    begun to find.

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    So true in that we really don't know how one will react until one has been there and has done it! Suffering is an important life experience. Great poem, thanks.

  9. 7. There Is An End To This

    • By Blake Auden
    • Published by Family Friend Poems April 2021 with permission of the Author.

    There is
    an end to this,
    I promise you.
    Even when

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  10. 8. Worthy

    • By S.C. Lourie
    • Published by Family Friend Poems April 2021 with permission of the Author.

    Sometimes
    you’ve got to look
    straight into the
    tired eyes of the

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  11. 9. You Are Enough

    • By Bethny Ricks
    • Published by Family Friend Poems March 2021 with permission of the Author.

    You are enough
    You have always been enough, and
    You will forever be
    Enough

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  12. 10. Your Brilliance And Grace

    Beautiful Girl,
    you don’t even realize
    that some people
    look at your madness

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  13. 11. The Girl I Used To Be

    Try as I may, try as I do,
    there are days when I wish
    I could go back
    to the girl I used to be

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  14. 12. Life Isn't Black And White

    • By Lauren Bowman
    • Published by Family Friend Poems February 2021 with permission of the Author.

    You can be unhappy and still be in love.
    You can be in love and still walk away.
    You can walk away and still feel the weight of loss.
    You can feel the weight of loss and still stand tall.

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  15. 13. Just The Beginning

    • By Caroline White
    • Published by Family Friend Poems February 2021 with permission of the Author.

    one day
    it will be so clear –
    what you thought
    was the end,

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  16. 14. Your Bravery

    You have come so far,
    trekked forward
    shedding layers of
    everything that

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  17. 15. It's The Simple Things

    • By Gemma Troy
    • Published by Family Friend Poems February 2021 with permission of the Author.

    It’s the simple things
    that bring me joy
    it’s being with you
    that fills my soul

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  18. 16. Just The End

    • By S.L. Gray
    • Published by Family Friend Poems January 2021 with permission of the Author.

    I regret the end.

    The way we couldn't
    leave one another

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    Wow! Good job. Sometimes hindsight will have us saying "What if?" And in the final review of an ended relationship, there may have been something else we could have done to make things work...

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  19. 17. Snowflakes

    • By Sabina Laura
    • Published by Family Friend Poems January 2021 with permission of the Author.

    I caught snowflakes
    on my fingertips
    but they melted
    to my dismay.

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    • Rating 4.58
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    Awesome. When more of us realize that, the better off we all will be. I really like this poem.

  20. 18. One Hundred Sixty-Six

    • By Tanya Markul
    • Published by Family Friend Poems January 2021 with permission of the Author.

    I used to believe
    that I had to learn
    how to love myself
    before I could take care

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  21. 19. Two Hundred Thirty-Three

    • By Tanya Markul
    • Published by Family Friend Poems January 2021 with permission of the Author.

    When you stop trying
    to fit into a world
    that you don’t belong to anymore,
    you grow

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  22. 20. The Marching Heart

    • By Beau Taplin
    • Published by Family Friend Poems January 2021 with permission of the Author.

    I believe the beating in our hearts
    was put there to remind us
    that even when we feel alone in the world,
    a part of us marches on,

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