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 4.34
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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. 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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  4. 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 4.27
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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.

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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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    • Rating 4.21
  7. 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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  8. 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!

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  10. 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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    • Votes 427
    • Rating 4.28
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    Yes, it is perfection! Every line is simple in its truth. Agreed, agreed, this poem has done its deed!

  11. 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
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    • Votes 331
    • Rating 4.26
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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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  12. 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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  13. 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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    The expectations others place on us are a structure. They can be confining like a prison or uplifting like a scaffold - sometimes both. You can rebel against 'em, using them as a springboard...

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