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Absence Poems | Examples of Absence Poetry

Absence Poems - Examples of all types of absence poetry to share and read. This list of new poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, and famous poem examples for absence.
Shook You whispered to the brokenness of my sleep Sweet as though a pillager in a gaseous light And as I was a castaway by every concoct The horizon faced me forward once again There were wars and abstractions Ugliness and...Read More
Categories: absence, age,
Form: Ode

Unwritten Absence
I hadn't seen my love for so long, I was beginning to wonder if I had done something wrong. The weekend had flown, I was feeling so much alone. Mondays here time to go back to work, I am feeling...Read More
Categories: absence, angst, appreciation, boyfriend,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Floating
The people of this world are like the three butterflies in front of a candle's flame. The first one went closer and said:I know about love. The second one touched the flame lightly with his wings and...Read More
Categories: absence, analogy, discrimination, love,
Form: Free verse
for the love of dogs
for the love of dogs Over the bay a rainbow dripping colors into turquoise water, nothing can be that beautiful if there is no prize to pay without the horror of a gruesome sight. A terrible smell...Read More
Categories: absence, blessing, family,
Form: Blank verse
Unwritten absence
I see it right there, the subtle changes, As you tuck those toes underneath your tights, Fighting behind silences and sickening sunrises, Contain yourself, you might cross a fire you can’t outcry, I can hardly...Read More
Categories: absence, dark, lost, mental
Form: Free verse

Unwritten Absence
Why don't I feel your absence? A painful absence that should tear at my soul Why don't I feel your absence? A suffocating absence that should consume my breath Why? I reach out Hoping to hold you But my hands grasp at...Read More
Categories: absence,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member None poem
Just another way for the world to tell you your not good enough for it .this book. Become a member pay to be rejected Get more people to pay money to be told sorry ...Read More
Categories: absence, anger, angst,
Form: Free verse
The mistake that cost the Romans their Empire
The Romans could have saved their empire, If only there had been fewer forests, For their enemies to hide in. In open land they reined supreme, Raging rivers they tamed, Swamps they drained, Deserts and mountain ranges, They found ways to...Read More
Categories: absence, analogy, anxiety, autumn,
Form: Burlesque
endless Cycle of Disorientation
Us humans usually degrade people’s actions, Until we find ourselves following the same actions of those people. It starts from just a “What can they possibly be depressed about? We’re young.” Then we find ourselves in the mirror. Low...Read More
Categories: 10th grade, absence, abuse,
Form: Free verse
Jade and Onyx
Oh, once upon a time I saw a bird. The bird was sitting, lonely, on a tree. I looked at it and it looked down at me. Then it flew off and left without a word. I thought to...Read More
Categories: absence, betrayal, bird, friend,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member ABSENCE
lyrical times forgotten absences now remembered days pass of times past days glide by so slow this life in the ...Read More
Categories: absence, age, loneliness,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Black Confetti Gone
The children are gone. Conversations o black confetti. Dining in separate cells fingering our cell phone pals to death until they turn us on. Chips in our relationship throb yellow tape outlining respect. Where does love go, oh where does love go...Read More
Categories: absence,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Stranger
Unwritten Absence Poetry Contest. Stranger Maybe, the unwritten absence in my poetry is the stranger in me you do not see The fear I feel, yet people call me courageous The dreams I made and haven't met, outrageous The...Read More
Categories: absence, angst, words,
Form: Rhyme
SEEDS Who did you leave under the sea? Was it a black engineer building dreams? And a brown baby with shackled hands little feet An angel in disguise floating in the deep Who did you throw in the ocean that...Read More
Categories: absence, america, bereavement, black
Form: Rhyme
I feel like am in a dark hole, Being sucked in by her thoughts hovering in my head like a satellite in space. I have found myself bound in a cobweb by her series of thoughts. It’s clear...Read More
Categories: absence, for her, memory,
Form: Romanticism

Specific Types of Absence Poems

Definition | What is Absence in Poetry?