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. My Love Is Gone

    I No Longer Feel Whole

    Lord, hear my prayer oh so dear.
    My heart is aching; my mind isn't clear.
    My love has left me; it hurts my soul.
    Without that love I don't feel whole.

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  3. Wishes

    Christmas Toast To Family

    The orange glow of the fireplace
    fills the room with Christmas cheer.
    To my family I raise my glass,
    full of wishes for the year.

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  4. 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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  6. 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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  7. Underface

    Picture

    Underneath my outside face
    There's a face that none can see.
    A little less smiley,
    A little less sure,

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    I have always been what others want me to be. I'm sick of it, but I cannot escape it.

  8. The Opposite Is Also True

    • By Coral
    • Published: April 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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    Yeah, it is actually true. When we cry, we get relief from the pain.

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  10. Living Season

    The Beauty Of Autumn

    Breathing autumn air
    amid rustling leaves...
    exhale.

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  11. Let Love Go

    • By Kerry P. Howland
    • Published: July 2017
    Poem About Letting Go

    His love for you,
    he cannot show.
    For this alone,
    just let him go.

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    Very effective solution to mental peace has been given just in four lines. But it is easier said than done.

  12. The Song Of Wind

    • By Natalia Huja
    • Published: June 2017
    Spring Turning Into Summer

    Wind is like peace
    A swaying song it sings
    Drifting away in the summer wind
    Dancing grass in the field

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    I enjoyed reading your poem on wind. There is something magical about just listening to the sound of the wind.

  13. 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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