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Absence Poems | Examples of Absence Poetry

Absence Poems. Below are examples of poems about absence. This list of absence poems is composed of the works of modern international poet members of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of absence poetry. This list of works about absence is an excellent resource for examples on how to write absence poems.

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List of Absence Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Unowned Ibohal Kshetrimayum ABC absence, angst, anxiety, best
When The Streets Birth Poetic Flame Couplet abortion, absence, political, prejudice,
Premium Member Poem light and morning sun cs parker Free verse absence, adventure, america, appreciation,
Premium Member Poem the road I'm on cs parker Free verse absence, abuse, america,
Premium Member Poem God my poetry sux cs parker Free verse absence, abuse, addiction, age,
Premium Member Poem up for rewind cs parker Free verse absence, abuse, addiction, age,
Premium Member Poem my oasis cs parker Free verse absence, abuse, america, anger,
Premium Member Poem Fantasy Dream Visits CayCay Jennings Rhyme absence, bereavement, emotions, fantasy,
the first dance jan hansen Blank verse absence, color, confidence, dance,
Premium Member Poem rehash cs parker Free verse absence, abuse, america, anger,

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uncovered darkness
by cs parker
Uncovered
Darkness
In clay like cakes
Oh what is this
Reality laced
With something
That cannot be
Replaced
I hate base
...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: absence, abuse, addiction, america,

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pain without temptations
by cs parker
Chalk it up
To no reservations
Pain without
Temptations
Blessed burned
Beaten bloody
Clinging
To your shin
Mother
So what
If I can’t
Go on
...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: absence, abuse, addiction, age,

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home
by cs parker
In calling
This short distance
Home
Could you
Relieve me
As we sleep
Monitor the
Rides that
Ride right by
Can’t help but
Feel you
All night
By my side
Left or right
I don’t know
Anymore and
It seems not...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: absence, america, appreciation,

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last night I had a dream
by cs parker
Last night
I had a dream
(or was it the
One before?)
And the way you spoke
Made me wonder if I 
Could ever be that
Good in my own mind
Or...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: absence, allusion, america,

the vanished key
by jan hansen
The vanishing key

First, he made a frame
Then he made the door
He painted it blue, 
Put it on top of the knoll
One day he walked through...

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Blank verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: absence, africa, color, confidence,

BOTTLE DANCE
by PRIDE YANU
BOTTLE DANCE

Across my land, abysses gnaw at automobiles,
From the foot of the mountain, 
To the shores of the oil fountain.
Certificated youths drinking piss to mellow...

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Blank verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: absence, anger, freedom, history,

BLACK ICE
by Edlynn Nau
BLACK ICE 

Some say the world will end in ice, 
a pitch black universe in sacrifice.  
Earth is swallowed by the sun, 
from Earth’s...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: absence, creation, earth,

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broke in jail
by cs parker
373
So how
Do you
Expect me
To come up
With money
I don’t have
Out of the air
I’m in jail
Not at Yale
...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: absence, abuse, america,

the pay inequality
by jan hansen
The pay inequality 

So Serena Williams had a meltdown 
and in the furore called the umpire a thief
this meltdown was quite entertaining
but didn’t stir me...

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Blank verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: absence, autumn, earth day,

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richer or poorer
by cs parker
333
They don’t care
If I can
Get out
Or not
I’m poor
But I’m
Not any
More
Now I’m
Jail rich
...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: absence, abuse, america, money,

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its over
by cs parker
331
So now
Its over
We won
And now
I want
Some 
Something
And a cigarette
...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: absence, abuse, addiction,

Last call
by Khadidja Megaache
I fear the day she will not answer her phone.
I fear the day I receive the news of her being gone.
I prayed and prayed and...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: absence, cry, death of

Spirit Wind
by Morgan Lafaye Willcutt
Spirit Wind>

I welcome you
breeze gently by
visit me scattered memories

answer my senses 
with sweet morose
from a parallel time

picture me a story
every life's year
of a family's happiness

sway...

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Prose Poetry | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: absence, age, angst, bereavement,

Folding
by Ingrid Showalter Swift
Folding chairs
Folding sheets...napkins and 
self
Tuck the ruffled edges...the creases
the bound corners deep
Hide them in the formation of perfect squares and
Straightforward lines
Slowly..carefully smooth out the visable...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: absence, boat, loss,

Between the cloud and the field
by Greig Turnbull
Between the cloud and field (Part 1.)

I woke this morning
and it was not clear to me
If I am the man
I am supposed to be
If I...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: absence, addiction, april, best

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when I'm free
by cs parker
Can I 
Make you
A drink
What would
You think
If we
Got back 
Together
When I’m free

...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: absence, america,

Lying in the dark
by Anna Inspirefromwithin.co.nz
Lying in the dark,
Crying through the fright,
Bleeding through my veins,
Waiting for my sweet escape,
All alone in the dark.

The sweet song,
The sweet darkness in my mind,
Tablets...

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Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: absence, abuse,

RAW
by Luyanda Ngema
Raw feeling undiluted, 
Raw years of a deep yearning,
One of fulfilment of a role long left vacant, 
Let my raw wounds tell a story, 
Let...

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I do not know? | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: absence, father,

LOVE
by khanyiso manuku
You can't be seen yet some have seen you, 
You are an enormous, influential feeling.
You fear nothing yet you fear hurt. it is said with...

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ABC | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: absence, anger, beautiful, best

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Wisdom of small things
by Lifes Tapestry
I love you- three little words,
wasted in the same breath as a blow. 

It was not that you said them; 
but the mistakes you tried...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: absence,