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Acceptable Poems

Acceptable Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of acceptable 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 acceptable.

New Poems

Unfollow
Rush
To take the prize
As their own
Making themselves worthy

Anything less
Cringeworthy
Dirt to public eye

Being on the rise
All the way up
Never give way to lose

But how high
How long
To stay wealthly acceptable

Wondering myself
Why go through 
These unnnecessary troubles and superficial beliefs

More to take away
What...Read More
Categories: acceptable, character, culture, environment, future, life, psychological, society,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member Unlock the Garden Gate
What lies beyond the garden gate?
What treasures does the locked wardrobe hold?
These questions asked throughout eternity
by women young and old.

They say Pandora set evil upon the world.
I say she released the natural order of things
from the bejeweled box in which...Read More
Categories: acceptable, magic,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Airing The Evil Out
There is evil in the air 
Challenging things to see if we care 
As simple as being under the weather 
This illness wants to know if the world really wants to get better 
We first responded by deciding to call...Read More
Categories: acceptable, care, caregiving, evil, fantasy, fish, health, sick,
Form: Rhyme Royal
CORRUPTION
CORRUPTION
by
JOHN M. ARRIBAS


Now that I’m approaching the final inning
I need to re assess the ideas I had at the beginning
I thought that if you were altruistic and right
That alone was the strength needed to fight
To help those less fortunate truly...Read More
Categories: acceptable, character, corruption, integrity, introspection, judgement, muse,
Form: Rhyme
ZESTFUL FLIGHT
Speeding to progress height, my special son zooms toward zestful flight
driving with delight his wheel chair, whirling from left to right
cheering us all aright…

Vanquishing spastic blight which does not well excite
he communes with gestures’ might, conquering boredom’s fight
flying cheerfully custom-made...Read More
Categories: acceptable, blessing, child, christian, encouraging, growing up, inspirational,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member The Ides Of A Parch In March
It is the ides of March  
My throat feels parch 
It’s like we were stabbed in the back 
On the level of the Brutus attack 
They say there is a bug out there 
Stalking the air 
Taking down life’s...Read More
Categories: acceptable, america, community, education, fear, health, sick, usa,
Form: Rhyme Royal
The Sin Question
"Let him who is without sin cast the first stone", said The Master.                           ...Read More
Categories: acceptable, sin,
Form: Verse
Never Quite Home To Me
Not all of my family and friends that grew up there would AGREE. They remember all the pleasantries and being happy and FREE. This tale regards  
the place where I was born and once ROAMED. Let it be known...Read More
Categories: acceptable, heart, home,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Twixt the Clink and the Wall-
In our hearts of hearts
Seldom does the mind thinks
Grandeur particulates healing for ourselves
Materialistic beliefs placed in spiritual sheets
Cover me, console me in my anguish and grief
Must I ask up in my chest for kindness?
Must I look with my mouth spurn...Read More
Categories: acceptable, analogy, confusion, engagement,
Form: Free verse
February 29th, 2020
alternately titled: 207th leap year since 1582

the year Pope Gregory XIII world leader
(i.e. essentially paterfamilias among
Roman Catholic flock)
timely maneuvered around calendrical rock
and hard space implementing
viable system tracking years ad hoc

out of sync and lock
step by one day
with astronomical calendar,
slated more'n...Read More
Categories: acceptable, celebration, february, humanity, march, people, religion, tribute,
Form: Verse



February 29th, 2020
February 29th, 2020
alternately titled: 207th leap year since 1582

the year Pope Gregory XIII world leader
(i.e. essentially paterfamilias among
Roman Catholic flock)
timely maneuvered around calendrical rock
and hard space implementing
viable system tracking years ad hoc

out of sync and lock
step by one day
with astronomical...Read More
Categories: acceptable, 11th grade, 12th grade, conflict, confusion, destiny,
Form: Free verse
A Prayer for Healing
Dear Lord, in these days of trying times,
I come to you humbled and fearful.
I'm in knowledge of friends, family
And the unknown battling heartache,
Depression, illness and death.
I've come with peace in my heart,
Love in my soul and belief in my mind,
That...Read More
Categories: acceptable, appreciation, inspirational, prayer,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Jacob's Ladder
JACOB’S LADDER

News is out; Armageddon is upon us, and it is time for all of us to go 
The world's armies have all gathered, and they are putting on a show
 
Heaven is calling and, everyone wants to know just...Read More
Categories: acceptable, humorous, write,
Form: Epic
God's Own Heart
After God's own heart I ran the race 
Focusing on enduring to the end 
With the eyes of my heart opened seeing God high and lifted up
For the prize of the Crown not a trophy nor money
Reading studying meditating on...Read More
Categories: acceptable, addiction, baptism, beauty, blessing, childhood, day, romance,
Form: Verse
Premium Member The Bright Lights
The Bright Lights

Her hair is snow-white, 
but it was not always so. 
It was black, like the night. 
It was deep in color, 
near as dark as shadow, 
but not that of the moon...
facing out. 

She was warm, but now...Read More
Categories: acceptable, anniversary, appreciation, atheist, heartbreak, heartbroken, heaven, murder,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Beef Potatoes and Pie Please
Beef. Potatoes. Pie. 
If not that, nothing.
He would not even eat.

Lasagna? No. 
Spaghetti? Eye roll.
He would rather eat confetti.

Beef. Potatoes. Pie.
That was my Dad’s idea of dinner.
An Iowa farm boy, he wanted these three things at every meal.

Except breakfast.
Breakfast could...Read More
Categories: acceptable, dad, food,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member God Is True - The Nonet Style

~ God  Is  True  ~
(The  Nonet )


~O~


 My  Holy Bible  is  super nice
 Surely  tells me that  God Is  True
 Fills my soul with Love  Divine
 Shows  me...Read More
Categories: acceptable, christian, faith, hope, love,
Form: Free verse
A Costly Price To Pay
A Costly Price To Pay

Black, negative thoughts cloud your mind
Consuming your heart, weights of all kind
Lost within yourself, self sorrow combined 
A costly price to pay, in your mind confined

Losing who you are, to appease the crowd
To be acceptable, to...Read More
Categories: acceptable, inspirational,
Form: Enclosed Rhyme
Infinite amount of leisure time
(described in ~thirty lines of rhyme)

Might help explain how fruit
full this harmless poetic brute,
(a Methacton School of hard knocks
grad), who sports astute
demeanor with ample
brew netted locks,
vaguely androgynously cute,
his trademark signature hirsute
unstyled wavy hair
tell tale characteristic,
not that I care if anyone
gives...Read More
Categories: acceptable, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 9th
Form: Enclosed Rhyme
Inordinate amount of leisure time
Might help explain how fruit
full this harmless poetic brute,
(a Methacton School of hard knocks
grad), who sports astute
demeanor with ample
brew netted locks,
vaguely androgynously cute,

his trademark signature hirsute
unstyled wavy hair
tell tale characteristic,
not that I care if anyone
gives rats ass and/or hoot
bummer attire...Read More
Categories: acceptable, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 9th
Form: Political Verse
Oft in My Thought: Charles D'Orleans translation
Oft in My Thought
by Charles D'Orleans
translation by Michael R. Burch

So often in my busy mind I sought,
Around the advent of the fledgling year,
For something pretty that I really ought
To give my lady dear;
But that sweet thought's been wrested from me,...Read More
Categories: acceptable, blessing, christian, faith, god, heartbreak, heaven, lost
Form: Roundel
Premium Member One More
One More

Ingredients are a funny thing. 
Timing is probably more important. 
But it is hard to say really. 

I cooked all day, but…
I wanted it to be perfect, but…
I thought I had it, but…

The turkey refused to get in the...Read More
Categories: acceptable, Lullaby, miss you, parody, romantic love, thanksgiving,
Form: Free verse
An Umbrella

My sword was made of wood 
Perhaps, I couldn't fight invincibly enough
But still resisted trustfully. My roots
And my beliefs were devilishly taught.
I could attack. I definitely could attack
Those metal flies that flew around my arms
Creating arcs,
Creating watery alarms.


My sword was...Read More
Categories: acceptable, change, destiny,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Word Stranger
The instant I used the word ‘stranger’ the kindergarteners gasped.
Their eyes got wide. Their mouths dropped open. One screamed.
Two began to cry.
So I told them that they used to all be strangers.
A stranger is just someone you do not know.
Strangers...Read More
Categories: acceptable, word play, words,
Form: Prose Poetry
GRACIOUS BOUNTY OF GOD
I love the smell* of God’s gracious bounty
Freely exuding pure leafy-green scent
Breathing out Creator’s fragrance, so fresh 
Oozing great nature’s delightful perfume 
Enriching paradise breeze with good health.

I love the sound of God’s gracious bounty
Chirping birds in tune with gushing...Read More
Categories: acceptable, appreciation, blessing, christian, god, inspirational, jesus, nature,
Form: Blank verse