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Absorbing Poems

Absorbing Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of absorbing poetry to share and read. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for absorbing.

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Rule My Destiny
I wanna rule my destiny, like Buju
Be free to connect with nature
Maybe learn a little Voodoo
Uplift my spirituality
Am I in a horrible dream
Or is this bondage my reality

In a parallel universe
Compelled to move forward
But Earth appears to be going in...Read More
Categories: absorbing, career, earth, hero, inspirational, poetry, spiritual, wisdom,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member Gandhi Mahatma
His deepest belief was in truth,
His greatest faith was in God,
He was selfless in his pursuit,
Millions followed where he trod!

He wore no crown, robes or tie,
He was no king, had no kingdom,
Thin and small at five foot five,
He won his...Read More
Categories: absorbing, 10th grade, 12th grade, blessing, father, god,
Form: Rhyme
You can vent, but you just can’t scream,
Inside is a fire but referred to as a cream,
Without thinking, you only know the mean,
Dismissing the callous, rowdy and unclean.

You don’t seem to shake off the scant,
And its with the clad and...Read More
Categories: absorbing, anti bullying, anxiety, assonance, atheist, muse, people,
Form: Heroic Couplets
My fight
My fight is not about fists and kicks
My fight is about absorbing pain and defeat
My fight is not about climbing the highest peaks
My fight is about self-realization overcoming self-deceit 

...Read More
Categories: absorbing, identity, imagination, inspiration, inspirational, self, senses, sensual,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Visiting the Witch
What wonders within your hollowed cheeks abide?
What wisdom beneath the stench of yesterday’s meal?
What lessons are contained within each cavity?

Daring the darkness that surrounds your soul,
what abiding strength and knowledge will I find?
The courage within me echoes your countenance
revealing to...Read More
Categories: absorbing, fantasy,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Who Reads Poetry
Who reads poetry but poets
in search of words to fuel a stalling pen, 
a rambling crowd of self-appointed scholars
absorbing thoughts, then thinking them again?
Perhaps we’re just conversing with ourselves,
round and round in a great verbose echo,
because who reads poetry but...Read More
Categories: absorbing, fun, humorous, poetry, poets,
Form: Shape
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Categories: absorbing, black love, conflict, family,
Form: Carpe Diem
Country Church Nestled in the Wilderness

A country church nestled in a peaceful valley,
Against a glorious backdrop of tall mountains,
That were fashioned before Eden’s retched  malady,
That beset the human soul and rich surroundings.

Beautiful dog-wood trees with blossoms snowy white,
Bounded by rocks as old as the...Read More
Categories: absorbing, celebration, christian, mountains, nature, nostalgia, religious, uplifting,
Form: Rhyme
The Next Chapter
Here I am sitting in the park again
Sapping the sweat from my face
My Spirit is at ease and mind is settled
The tumultuous moment has passed
And you have finally come out of the dark
The stage is set and I have won...Read More
Categories: absorbing, beautiful, beauty, books, business, confidence, encouraging, food,
Form: Narrative
Mean In Green
I stood on the corner this morning
Absorbing the fresh morning air
listening attentively to the morning news
That has everyone so upset and confused
The morning sun is just peeping out
with its orange and yellowish color
Stirring lazy bodies out of bed 
pointing to...Read More
Categories: absorbing, confidence, emotions, encouraging, endurance, green, humanity, strength,
Form: Narrative

It Took Death To Make Me See
When I learned my mother had cancer with zero time to live I went into shock. Like being thrown into another dimension. All seemed surreal -like when the desktop changes setting, the display switches to high contrast with the colors...Read More
Categories: absorbing, bereavement, blessing, change, death, death of a
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Dark Halls

these corridors 
echoed with life
a citadel for restoration
of body and mind
a bastion of promise
for the tormented
to the outside world
it had many names
Forest Lawn Sanitarium
was its Nome de plume

I--- simply called it--- home

In its day
it was of grand design
cathedral ceilings
hung with...Read More
Categories: absorbing, betrayal, death, horror, mental illness,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Colors Of My Day
Deep golden choirs ringing out
Their scarlet anthems with a shout;
Blood orange whispers echo
As the violet innuendo 
Scatters all about.

Dusky pink clouds fade to grey
The gulls, the sun soon fly away
This sunset's lacking just one thing -
Your voice to help me...Read More
Categories: absorbing, color, sunset,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Plumb The Depths
My heart is a boundless ocean
Of remembrance old and deep,
I am a creature of emotion
With my memories to keep.

My heart is a porous sponge,
Absorbing every hurt,
Prone always to plunge
To acts it cannot revert.

My heart is a giant bullseye,
Centred on life's...Read More
Categories: absorbing, allusion, emotions, extended metaphor, heart, image, me,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Sing
The human spirit
That cries to the winds
Laughs with the rain

Voices of mercy and hate
Consoling the memories of our experience
Again and again

Of penetrating spirit-filled passion
Reaching from the innermost soul
Breaking the silence like thunder

Emanation of intrinsic wisdom
Sonorous to emulating
Our innermost identity

Cascading on...Read More
Categories: absorbing, appreciation, emotions, feelings, language, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member No sad can touch you
Take a seat beside the flowing river
Take a seat beside the whispering of breeze
Sing a song with birds chirping
Spread the light of inside like the fragrance of blooming roses
Feel the rain absorbing its wetting power
Talk with the dark merging with...Read More
Categories: absorbing, life,
Form: Free verse
Long road
Softly moans the blowing wind
	crossing over bright glittering crystals
endless darkness lies black beneath
	swirling dancing blowing white

soft as feathers downy white
	soft drifts flowing softly slow
sliding smoothly across the way
	closing off the un-traveled way

twisting ribbon flowing down
	hard glittering crystals softening slow
cold bright...Read More
Categories: absorbing, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Monarch butterfly
I see a beautiful monarch butterfly
Gliding up in the backdrop of sky
Widespread wings caressed softly
By the sun and kissed by the wind
Arresting beauty of the universe
In the fleeting geometric pattern
Suspends me in numb awe

I see the complexity of life dialectics
Moving...Read More
Categories: absorbing, butterfly, life, metaphor,
Form: Free verse
Come Talk To Me
Oh what sorrows have begat thee?
Oh what pain has come upon thee?
Drooping head hanging low
And the billows are moving to and fro
Unkempt hair flying high in the sky
And anxious whiskers are standing by 
Your shadows stand aloof the wall
And your...Read More
Categories: absorbing, america, beautiful, courage, endurance, friend, heart, judgement,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Fear Of The Unknown

That sudden unknown, so unrevealing, it's the tell-tale trademark of the one in question because it sets off nerves in every-which-way, plainly creeping aimlessly neath our epidermis, essentially mocking our statuesque poise as a trembling postcard of the Leaning Tower...Read More
Categories: absorbing, fear, feelings,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Comatose
In an irrevocable warp speed instant, 
my head collided into the likeness of drying tar, 
absorbing each horrid layer of concrete. 
That pitch-black, tacky substance covered my body, 
so that I was trapped, sightless, into immobility. 

With pounding pain, like...Read More
Categories: absorbing, dad, dark, i miss you, loss, pain,
Form: Prose
Slow Dance
Black and white, black and white
notes savoured
tickling the ivory
flights of the bumble bee

a delicate flower of desire
unfolding under skies of blue
petal by petal by petal
revealing more and more and more
of you

entranced in romance

I've been dreamin' 
firmly believin'
day drinkin' ev'ry flavour
absorbing...Read More
Categories: absorbing, love,
Form: Romanticism
Let the waves scatter into pieces
The rough movement of the planets
Let the wind blow  
The alignment of the stars
Let the thunderstorm begin
Muttering my belief

It is I
Who conquer the world
It is Thee
Who manifesto the decade
It is Myself
Who lays down the...Read More
Categories: absorbing, africa, change, character, fate, freedom, future, judgement,
Form: Free verse
Gulzar translations
My Apologies, Sona
by Gulzar
loose translation by Michael R. Burch

My apologies, Sona,
if traversing my verse's terrain
in these torrential rains
inconvenienced you.

The monsoons are unseasonal here.

My poems' pitfalls are sometimes sodden.
Water often overflows these ditches.
If you stumble and fall here, you run the...Read More
Categories: absorbing, urdu,
Form: Verse
My Muse
Category : Obsession

I beg for a haven prison please let open your gates
freed of enraptured weak thoughts now still your love dominates

My rivals for your love shall all be all rejected 
thoughts love turning their vintage wine a sour inflected

Smashing...Read More
Categories: absorbing, 1st grade,
Form: Ghazal