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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

Poem by Adeleke Adeite | Details | |

Singing and clapping (footle)

A chance 
To dance

Copyright © Adeleke Adeite

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

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Poem by Toquyen Harrell | Details | |

You know all before all know

You do

Copyright © Toquyen Harrell

Poem by LEON WILSON | Details | |

The Last Supper (footle)

Bread wine

Copyright © LEON WILSON

Poem by john tanaskow | Details | |

if you are what you do

then christ it a tree

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Poem by Lisa Lavers | Details | |


I want you want what?

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Poem by Christi Kopp | Details | |


Love song
Sang wrong

Copyright © Christi Kopp

Poem by Toquyen Harrell | Details | |


I will 
Love, l AM

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Copyright © Seymore Butts

Poem by Judy Konos | Details | |

Where Are The Cigars

Mike Brown
Shot down

Copyright © Judy Konos


no appetite no fight

no appetite
no fight


Poem by Robin L. Gass | Details | |

Footle - A Dog Catchers Vow

If found

in pound!

Copyright © Robin L. Gass

Poem by Brian Strand | Details | |


oh gosh

how posh

Copyright © Brian Strand

Poem by Jim David | Details | |

The Gulf

They take
We rake!

Copyright © Jim David

Poem by Toquyen Harrell | Details | |

Know what I want

Would you?

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Time is of the essence

Don’t wait

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Poem by Jesse Jones | Details | |

Untitled #187 / A whim

A whim produces this!

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Poem by Katherine Stella | Details | |

Haiku Footle


I Do

Copyright © Katherine Stella

Poem by Mike Frampton | Details | |

An Honorable Response to a Successful Martyr

I am coming with you.

Copyright © Mike Frampton

Poem by Tirzah Conway | Details | |

Lucky White Star (FOOTLE)

My Horse

Of Course

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Poem by Brian Strand | Details | |

A footle Footle

a verse

so terse

Copyright © Brian Strand