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.
96 Short and Simple Poems
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.
I'm not a size 5 and don't care to be.
You can be you and I can be me.
I try to stay strong when pain knocks me down.
And the times that I cry are when no one's around.
To error is human or so that's what they say.
Well, tell me who's perfect anyway.Latest Shared Story
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...
2. ForeverShort 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.
Forever praying out loud hoping someone will hear,
forever crying softly but never shedding a tear.
Forever exists behind a disguise,
but the belief in forever keeps our hearts alive.Latest Shared Story
Very Inspiring and motivational. You can do anything you put your mind to. Keep having HEART!
Someday you will cry for me
Like I cried for you.
Someday you'll miss me
Like I missed you.
Someday you'll need me
Like I needed you.
Someday you'll love me,
But I won't love you.Latest Shared Story
That's a wonderful recovery poem. I believe that if one does all they can to make a relationship work and it doesn't, then it's time to move on. And for the one who put their all into it,...
4. A Day AwayFeelings And Perspective
Some feelings are shallow, some feelings are deep.
Some make us smile, some make us weep.
Some we love, some we don't.
Some we'll savor, some we won't.
Some grounding, some uplifting,
Some long-lasting, some constantly shifting.
No matter what feelings I'm feeling today,
I know tomorrow is only a day away.Latest Shared Story
I, too, have dealt with depression most of my life. I have learned two things. Feelings are just that. They are fleeting. They come and they go. I have also learned to rely on my rock, my...
Focusing On The Good
Tiny little secrets
Get buried in the dirt,
And if they were dug up,
Someone would probably get hurt,
So leave them safely there,
To rot amongst the leaves,
The truth in summer's green trees.Latest Shared Story
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...
Our life is like a thorny rose
Not perfect, but always beautiful
The thorns represent the hardships in our lives.
The delicate red petals represent the fun and beautiful things in our lives.
As a young rose the petals hugging around the seed
are the family and friends who protect, love, and care for us.Latest Shared Story
Lovely Poem. Life means struggling. We know we may seem like a rose, but some thorns are our weaknesses. Let's forget all the awkward moments and smile like a rose accepting the thorns for a...
Colours in the sky
Reflection in the window
Downpour of my heart
Anger letting go
Peaceful in the night
Troubles to get through
Latest Shared Story
This poem actually is really "deep" it almost outlines the order of life and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I enjoy many of your poems, but this only actually made me stop and gave me a new...
8. CamouflagedPoem 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.Latest Shared Story
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.
Finding Joy Once More
Despite the storms,
beauty arrives like
it was always going to.
Despite the darkness,
the light returns.
Despite your loss,
your heart will be
Despite the breaking,
your heart will feel
like it belongs in the
land of joy once more.
This is how it will
always be. Keep living.
Latest Shared Story
Part of the last line says, "Keep living." I'm saying keep writing. I like your style and sensitivity. Excellent flow and structure. I really enjoyed it.
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.Latest Shared Story
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...
11. My Love Is GoneI 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.Latest Shared Story
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...
Underneath my outside face
There's a face that none can see.
A little less smiley,
A little less sure,
But a whole lot more like meLatest Shared Story
What a perfect poem! At times we could basically tell how people were feeling despite their facial expressions. It was in their eyes the tell- tale signs that led us to see at least the...
It’s difficult to take in the entirety of something
when you are standing inside of it.
Valleys are best seen from peaks.
Mountains from their bases.
The ocean from the shore.
Perhaps this is why we rely on other’s eyes
to see ourselves clearly.
Perhaps this is why we struggle to wholly view
who we are.Latest Shared Story
One should always keep an open mind when viewing the world around them, and what you say in your beautiful poem is so true, and other people often can see our inner beauty before we do. That...
World Of Peace And Love
As I look across a field of green,
I look to the stars and wonder just how far,
and I dream.
I dream of worlds beyond where peace and love are one,
and so I dream.
If worlds like that exist and can live in heavenly bliss,
why can't we?
Allow me to dreamLatest Shared Story
This is beautiful. I share your dream even though these days I sometimes feel very naive. Are we moving farther and farther away from being able to get along with each other?
15. StillShort Dark Poem
The crow flies
Souls are lost
Blood stops dripping
The sun sets
Flowers turn to dust
People turn to stone
The crow freezes
And life stands stillLatest Shared Story
Reminds me about the reality of death and how scary it can be. Very good job pointing out things. I loved it.
16. RelaxationPoem Describing Relaxing At The Beach
The wind blows
I breathe deeply
I close my eyes so tight
I can barely see light
It feels as if I float in thin air
It's relaxing, it's refreshing
It's peace, it's nature
It's as if I can fly
And never die...Latest Shared Story
I love this website. It consists of many poems from small to large size. This is an excellent website for english poems. Please add a audio clip function with every poem so that we can know...
There will be dark days,
when you feel alone
with your aching heart
but that doesn’t mean
you will always be.
The sun will always
peer through the clouds.
Let its light show you
the love you have forgotten.
Latest Shared Story
I think that is true to every person's life, and what he or she needs is patience that brings a glorious morning after a gloomy night. I had also once gone through such dark days, which later...
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