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Short Poems | Examples of Short Poetry

Short poems say what need to be said in a few words. Sometimes it is hard to find the words you want, however, short poems have a few well-chosen words that quickly get to the point. Poetry can be brief and have the impact of embellished writes. Sometimes what you need to say can be very concise and refined, and still have great impact on readers. Short poems often show that time and energy were put into every word.

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Poem by Robin L. Gass | Details | |

Footle - The Footle (PT4)

Be quick

not thick

Copyright © Robin L. Gass | Year Posted 2009

Poem by Adeleke Adeite | Details | |

The Gulf oil spill (Footle)

The spills
Of ills

Copyright © Adeleke Adeite | Year Posted 2010

Poem by Adeleke Adeite | Details | |


To make
They break

Copyright © Adeleke Adeite | Year Posted 2010

Poem by Adeleke Adeite | Details | |

Wild Animals (Footle)

They pray
For prey

Copyright © Adeleke Adeite | Year Posted 2010

Poem by Adeleke Adeite | Details | |

Singing and clapping (footle)

A chance 
To dance

Copyright © Adeleke Adeite | Year Posted 2010

Poem by Toquyen Harrell | Details | |


I will 
Love, l AM

Copyright © Toquyen Harrell | Year Posted 2012

Poem by Toquyen Harrell | Details | |

Know what I want

Would you?

Copyright © Toquyen Harrell | Year Posted 2013

Poem by Toquyen Harrell | Details | |

My mind

Up for you

Copyright © Toquyen Harrell | Year Posted 2013

Poem by Toquyen Harrell | Details | |

Don't ignore your gut feelings


Copyright © Toquyen Harrell | Year Posted 2013

Poem by H Cane | Details | |

night moods

night melody
for two

Copyright © H Cane | Year Posted 2016

Poem by Sean Kelly | Details | |

footle... The Circus .

Big  tent 

Event .

Copyright © Sean Kelly | Year Posted 2009

Poem by Maryam Jameela Haniff | Details | |

Footle--- -My competitor

I won
you're done

Copyright © Maryam Jameela Haniff | Year Posted 2009

Poem by Katherine Stella | Details | |

Haiku Footle


I Do

Copyright © Katherine Stella | Year Posted 2009

Poem by john tanaskow | Details | |

if you are what you do

then christ it a tree

Copyright © john tanaskow | Year Posted 2009

Poem by Christi Kopp | Details | |


Love song
Sang wrong

Copyright © Christi Kopp | Year Posted 2010

Poem by Joshua Lacey | Details | |



Copyright © Joshua Lacey | Year Posted 2010

Poem by Troy Jeremy Nelson | Details | |

heiroshima enemies in your homeless shelters making fun off the war torn

its all for you right

Copyright © Troy Jeremy Nelson | Year Posted 2010

Poem by Doris Culverhouse | Details | |


God with us

Copyright © Doris Culverhouse | Year Posted 2011

Poem by Toquyen Harrell | Details | |

Not an average person


Copyright © Toquyen Harrell | Year Posted 2013

Poem by Rhoda Monihan | Details | |

Feeling Contemplative

It’s time to rhyme.

Copyright © Rhoda Monihan | Year Posted 2016

Poem by Timothy Hicks | Details | |

I Have a Love Affair With Parenthesis

(don't tell anyone)

Copyright © Timothy Hicks | Year Posted 2016

Poem by Brian Strand | Details | |


oh gosh

how posh

Copyright © Brian Strand | Year Posted 2009

Poem by Kelly Zakerski | Details | |


Much fear
Ghost near

Copyright © Kelly Zakerski | Year Posted 2009

Poem by Lisa Lavers | Details | |


I want you want what?

Copyright © Lisa Lavers | Year Posted 2009

Poem by Paul Stacey | Details | |

Footle- Dashed Expectations

True bliss

Copyright © Paul Stacey | Year Posted 2010