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. 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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    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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  3. 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!

  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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    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. Little Baby

    • By Lisa
    • Published: May 2012
    Mother's Short Poem To Her Baby

    Little baby Oh so small
    One day you will be big and tall
    I watch you while you laugh and play
    My love for you grows everyday ...

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    So true. Before you know it the baby has grown. To a real mom they will forever be your babies.

  7. 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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    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.

  8. You'll Cry For Me Someday

    • By Maria
    • Published: September 2008

    Someday you'll 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.

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    Wow, that hit me straight in the heart on the last part. Although it might have hurt because it's true, I love the poem and the impact it has.

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  10. A Thorny Rose

    • By Kirston D. Warfield
    • Published: February 2006

    Picture

    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.

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    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...

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  11. Our Brothers We Shall Defend

    • By Justin Montana Williams
    • Published: October 2011

    To those whom I've fought with
    and to those I don't know your name,
    we fought by one another.
    You did not die in vain.

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  12. Never Look Back

    • By Christina Renee Donnal
    • Published: March 2013

    Never look back at your past,
    The past is the past,
    and nothing at last,
    Look into the future,...

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  13. Still

    • By Amber
    • Published: July 2013
    Short Dark Poem

    The crow flies
    People die
    Souls are lost
    Tears dry...

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    Reminds me about the reality of death and how scary it can be. Very good job pointing out things. I loved it.

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