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Absentee Poems | Examples of Absentee Poetry

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List of Absentee Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Vote Rico Leffanta Haiku absentee, abuse, america, culture, encouraging,
Premium Member Poem Absorbing England Ian Love Narrative absentee, england, history, identity, immigration,
Premium Member Poem Twin Aborted Truth Freddie Robinson Jr. Dramatic Verse absentee, abortion, pain, truth, wisdom,
Premium Member Poem Rabbit DNA Freddie Robinson Jr. Ode absentee, parents, parody, truth, wisdom,
Premium Member Poem The Moonlighter Carolyn Devonshire Rhyme absentee, humor, moon,
Victory Reason A. Poteet Verse absentee, success, voice,
Premium Member Poem ABSENTEE MOTHER Kim Rodrigues Limerick absentee, boy, fear,
Premium Member Poem CINEMATIC OVERTURE Kim Rodrigues Free verse absentee, mother daughter, , Lullaby,
Second Row to the Board Mike Gentile Rhyme absentee, 4th grade, 5th grade,
Thoughts on an Ending Mike Gentile Iambic Pentameter absentee, death, god, introspection, life,

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The Ark
by PAT Adams
The King was a lion as most of them will
His lioness queen beside him knew the drill

The baboons just wanted to monkey around
But like the...

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Couplet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: absentee, adventure, animal, confusion, fantasy,

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remembrance of our veterans
by doug pederson
Remembrance of our veterans

Of all the best, there’s many at rest
What matters most, they stood their post
They are the brave, they did not waive
To those...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: absentee, freedom, remember, soldier, symbolism,

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Le Squirrel Sat For Le Painter
by connie pachecho
Le Squirrel Sat For Le Painter

His canvass set
And oils based,
He zeroed onto her providence.
His lips miming
Rhode Island here
Big Apples there.
She scowled her impatience.
Her eyes dismissing...

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Personification | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: absentee, art, betrayal, parody,

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eleven thoughts on the eleventh day
by PATRICIA CRESSWELL
eleven thoughts on the eleventh day.

January
white crunch blankets 
bare bones clack
as wolfwinds wander.

sun
absentee landlord
mummified in clouds
sheds white lint.

snow angels
line our street
wearing little  children feet.

now...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: absentee, appreciation, beautiful,

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January 1st 2017
by Tom Wright
January 1st 2017
St. Francis Hospital
Sudden Cardiac Arrest
Written: by Miracle Man
8/4/2017

Sixteen bags dangled from a medical drip frame,
Each dripping liquids for prolonging my survival;
Now, as days...

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Lyric | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: absentee, death, health, hope, inspiration,

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Horn Draining Swamp Poems
by James Horn
Horn Draining Swamp Poems

Bristol Stomp To Drain Swamp

After having been doing the Bristol Stomp,
Depressed after on were starting to romp;
Never would wait,
Or did evaporate;
Dimwits and...

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Limerick | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: absentee, allegory, analogy,

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A SNOW QUEEN TALE
by Kim Rodrigues
Part 1: FORE SIBERIAN FATE

silk wings wet -
angel on the lake.
starlight glitter
separates from

the golden wheat.
her docile hair,
prophecy of ice.

winter pink,
pinched cheeks.
ice skate scrapes -
flecks of...

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

2009 Apology to US Amerindians
by Anil Deo
Layli Long Soldier speaks ...
Legalese: with lots of "Whereas"

Her Lakota people make other news in praying -
She really believes in prayer as resistance

Yes, "Indians" are...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: absentee, america, history, immigration, international,

COSTLY
by Kim van Breda
 COSTLY

binding and blinding
pale and fluorescent
under white silk
parted
her skin seethes
fleshy and full
incandescent
like mist off sea
sticky and costly

something out of nowhere
 taut blue skin of water
an...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: absentee, body, lust, sensual,

Stepping through time
by Chris Green

Stepping through time

The song it was sad, such a desolate melody
We danced to a weeping of horrific dreams
Symphonies lost as the days go uncounted
Steps keep...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: absentee, dance,

Absentee
by Kurtis Collins
My masters never slight me,
They cared for me with glee,
For when they opened up their doors,
I was their appointee

Running through the grey-eyed dawn,
They watched me...

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Elegy | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: absentee, absence, angel, care, eulogy,

Walk Away
by Jamika Johnson
Pain inflicted
My life suddenly conflicted with such conviction. 
At a young age witnessing things I wish I never had to or didn't. 
Scarring a beautiful...

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Lyric | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: absentee, abuse, anger, betrayal, corruption,

A Modest Proposal
by Roy Merritt
A Modest Proposal
By Roy Merritt

Doctor Swift wrote it anonymously
His delicate modest proposal
His idea to save the poor Irish 
Was to make their children disposal

He was...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: absentee, children, food, history, humorous,

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Born in the Grave
by Freddie Robinson Jr.
She had serious anger issues,
     a walking time-bomb set to explode
Only took one untoward look
     to make...

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Dramatic Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: absentee, abuse, allegory, anger, children,

Rebuild With You
by Anthony Clifford
It's from the ground up, that we have to rebuild. Because our love is not dead but the trust has been killed. It's blood was...

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Prose | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: absentee, love, poems, poetry, together,

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Lows and Extremes
by Emile Pinet
The truth of reality haunts my soul
lamenting the innocence childhood stole.
For a heart that’s forever starved of love 
feels empty and never completely whole.

I found...

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Rubaiyat | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: absentee, abuse, angst, depression, father,

Astral thoughts
by Charles Pullen
Oh Dr.Oz would you endorse
Visionary entheogens, 
Opiates and stimulants to
Find truths,
Unlocking the rooms of the
Universe of the inside?
Following bliss
Finding God ,
The true self
The Astral self
But...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: absentee, corruption, crazy, deep, emotions,

When God Speaks
by John Hamilton
When God Speaks...

When God speaks... do you listen?
or, do you say
How can you speak when you don't exist?
I don't understand you...
so that must mean
that you...

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Dramatic monologue | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: absentee, freedom, god, introspection, spiritual,

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Young and Old
by ilene bauer
My aunt, who’s nearly 88
And grandson, not yet 3,
Enjoyed a lovely afternoon
With age an absentee.

She watched him playing basketball
And cheered his every shot,
Then helped him...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: absentee, age,

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Vote With Computer Instead
by James Horn
Vote With Computer Instead

Very much time we all may devote
Promote people to go out and vote
On vacation we may happen to be
Instead go ahead and...

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Couplet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: absentee, allegory, analogy, humorous,