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. 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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    • Rating 4.36
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    With death being the only certainty of life, life is just a bit too short for regrets.
    Let's live while we're alive.
    Let's love while we're alive.
    Let's live and not just survive.

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  3. 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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    • Votes 750
    • Rating 4.33
  4. 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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    • Rating 4.29
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    I don’t know if that’s true, because sometimes it's better to hide the hurtful secrets because the world these days will probably laugh at you then do nothing for a few days then decide...

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  6. Someday

    • By Sarah
    • Published: February 2008

    Someday you will cry for me
    Like I cried for you.
    Someday you'll miss me
    Like I missed you.

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    • Rating 4.29
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    This poem says it all. I’m moved beyond words. You have said what is in my heart. I wish one day someone will notice that I’m grieving inside.

  7. A Day Away

    Feelings And Perspective

    Some feelings are shallow, some feelings are deep.
    Some makes us smile, some make us weep.

    Some we love, some we don't.

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    • Rating 4.53
  8. 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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    • Rating 4.39
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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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  10. 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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    Very Inspiring and motivational. You can do anything you put your mind to. Keep having HEART!

  11. 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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    • Votes 506
    • Rating 4.35
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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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    • Stories 3
    • Shares 2457
    • Favorited 25
    • Votes 554
    • Rating 4.33
    • Poem of the Week
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    It’s pure perfection, this poem. It couldn't have been said any better and yet be any more poetic and precise. Beautiful.

    This poem shall stand the test of time,
    For it's got so much...

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  13. 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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    • Stories 2
    • Shares 555
    • Favorited 37
    • Votes 429
    • Rating 4.31
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    I know how you feel. My boyfriend left me last summer. Today would have been our anniversary. I feel so empty without him. I tried dating again, but he's always on my mind. I loved him, I...

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