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Acquired Poems

Acquired Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of acquired 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 acquired.

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Premium Member Culinary Conundrum
I'm cooking as if possessed
My kitchen is in a culinary mess
Pots, pans and bowls galore
Some I've never used before
Surrounded by a million books
With recipes, I've longed to cook
All meals planned to eat next week
The perfect meal I've yet to seek
My...Read More
Categories: acquired, 10th grade,
Form: Rhyme



Skill Will
I lacked the skill when I had the will
I lack the will now I have the skill 
I’ve spent my whole life standing still
You think I’m rhyming? Nope it’s real 

I can’t control the way I think
I can’t control the...Read More
Categories: acquired, life,
Form: Rhyme
Corona Corrodes Cohesion

Armed with abundance, infinity dictates
Charmed by assurance of blossoming supply
Fruitful hands encircle orchard's offering
Boughs bestow nourishment ripe flesh provides

Harrowing hunt, road collides with horizon
Narrowing options ominously herald hardship
Frantic hands grab due to doomsday prediction
Equity halted by maneuvers of manic narcisists

Swarmed...Read More
Categories: acquired, absence, anxiety, betrayal, conflict, grave, inspiration, scary,
Form: Enclosed Rhyme
VIRUS OF LOVE


 The human being is doomed
to live and live together,
with the  fragile
reality that
the knowledge acquired here
will not lead to
for eternal life ...!
Even though he is
transmitter and
host
of this virus ...!
But love
which is power, if known
and practiced, will survive
in him and...Read More
Categories: acquired, adventure, allusion, creation, leadership, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member FEMINAE
Women are strange 
Float on subwoofer dreams 
And a myriad of screams 
Confuse perpendicular days with absinthe haze
Stretch peculiarities from end to end 
Know only that flesh converses with flesh 
That top and bottom aren’t the same 
Don’t realise ,...Read More
Categories: acquired, gender, humorous, imagery, introspection, perspective,
Form: I do not know?



Broken
The betrayal has cut to the bone
It never leaves my soul 
I try to go about my daily life
But the pain creeps up 
It cuts like a knife
It invades even my dreams
Memories that were happy
Have been decimated
Reminders have been tainted
Joy...Read More
Categories: acquired, angst, betrayal,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Pride and Prejudice: The Lacking Margins


Pride and Prejudice, a passionate novel by Jane Austen, published anonymously in three volumes in 1813. A masterpiece of English literature, composed with penetrating wittiness and exquisite character delineation, it concentrates on the tumultuous relationship amongst Elizabeth Bennet, the daughter...Read More
Categories: acquired, marriage, meaningful, men, muse, sister,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Fired Out, Fire At Will, Depression Kill
I am fed up of falling this failing fall 
no person has fallen this far before 
have fallen through the very floor 
can’t force further (crack) there’s more!

How much farther can I take? 
rather damaged worn down straight,
dumbstruck as to...Read More
Categories: acquired, cheer up, hope, inspiration, inspirational, motivation, strength,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Lover and Fighter

Baffling, the turmoil, this warrior she,
with fiercest desire to safeguard the weak
and innocent, rises to squelch hostile fire,
protecting when able with crafts she’s acquired.

But lover prevails; she won’t raise a fist,
lest push comes to shove, and villain persists.
She elects tactful...Read More
Categories: acquired, bullying, conflict, love, passion, strength,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Retribution
In sandy Egypt lived three men
In ancient days when pharaohs reigned
The kingdom of the pyramids,
Osiris and that Isis’ den,
Whom everyone worships and heeds,
Or at least doing so they feigned,
And those gods too blessed them and deigned.
But these three men round...Read More
Categories: acquired, sin,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member Teachers Wearing Jeans
Teachers wearing jeans to school
Would have never happened in my day
As a student

They would not have been allowed to wear pants either
For in elementary school we had no male teachers
and in the 50’s and 60’s the women wore dresses

Jeans became...Read More
Categories: acquired, teacher,
Form: Prose Poetry
Gin and Tonic
Alba Girl drank her Gin and Tonic
It was such a lovely drink
But an acquired taste
Only certain cultured people liked it

People like her with different ‘tastes’
Alba Girl liked to travel and draw
She was an artist and a thinker
Always thinking the reason...Read More
Categories: acquired, allegory, art, girl,
Form: Verse
Its Getting Late
The darkness is drawing closer
The number of days lived provides the light
How we’ve chose to live in each moment
Has become the summation – the totality of our lives

Obsessively focused on past experiences
Extremely anxious of what’s to come
Our existence - fighting...Read More
Categories: acquired, abuse, addiction, allegory, anger, angst, anxiety, today,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member TWO LITTLE WOMEN
I love how life in the midst of its wars, its killings, 
its behaviors so thoughtless and vile
will set set aside a moment every now and then
a moment to make us smile.

Little Women is a popular book- 
I had just...Read More
Categories: acquired, mother daughter, women,
Form: Verse
Premium Member love is all she gives - KH
"Plain women know more about men than beautiful ones do."

homely, she crawls onto the floor to embrace
all the pain she acquired on her rough face-
for her scars were many, yet beauty internal, 
she was awaiting her knight, promised eternal

depth of...Read More
Categories: acquired, inspiration, love, pain,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Blue Sky Dress
Hanging in an illuminated showcase
Vintage laced blue sky dress
Inspire sighs to young and old ladies
Evoking remembrances and dreams

In a cold afternoon of December
An elegant lady entered the boutique
Located in a prestigious ubication
Asking to see the admired apparel


The exquisite attire was...Read More
Categories: acquired, blue, dream,
Form: Free verse
Truth
Kept emotions, those that linger far beyond there expiration date. Screaming to be released, yearning to touch the lips of freedom.. Can only be acquired by the acceptance of truth.... He was never meant for you....Read More
Categories: acquired, break up, feelings, heartbroken, truth,
Form: ABC
Maybe when :: New Zealand Sonnet


Despite my requesting to both of you
to travel along with you in our car,
Dad, you didn't agree to take; Mom you too
just smiled, didn't pursue, left me in despair.

'twas last time seen you both, felt you didn't care for
left me...Read More
Categories: acquired, child, fear,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Morning Dew
Sun rays fills me with warmth
Reflections of the sun reflects my thoughts..
Life twisted with turns..
Curves and winding roads..
Avenues of fear..
Lost in a stream of confusion..

Reaching for the stop sign..
Dived into a dead end..

Early morning dew appears..
A soft wind blows as...Read More
Categories: acquired, encouraging, life, metaphor,
Form: Free verse
Star of the show Part 1
The scientific translation of a star is a sphere of gas held together by its own gravity.
Symbolically tome, a stars gravity is symbolic to ones perception of self and the sphere
of gas represents ones wisdom acquired throughout the path toward...Read More
Categories: acquired, analogy, life, light, philosophy, self, stars, universe,
Form: Free verse
Only when yours truly busies himself
Only when yours truly busies himself...

Feigning to emulate NON GMO
garden variety English major oh just so
ho-hum, this ousted son and cingular bro
biological byproduct of papa's yoyo

after mama taut Peppy how to grow
big and become vein, her issuing blow
by blow stroke,...Read More
Categories: acquired, 11th grade, 12th grade, 8th grade, 9th
Form: Personification
Chief egalitarian garbage taster ie white trash
Chief egalitarian garbage taster i.e. “white trash”

As Halloween costume, 
one year during early grade school, 
my father got brilliant idea 
for sole son dressed
uniquely rubbish qua 
putrid offal getup. 

Missus Shaner (talon clawed, 
shriveled relic archaeopteryx dinosaur, 
who taught fifth...Read More
Categories: acquired, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 5th
Form: Free verse
The better world
“Better World”


I am sharp and I boiling in anger like burning lava
I will break and crush the corruption and injustice;
That rooted in the society
And making the people foolish and
Tie tie fish.


I am dreadful; I am huge and hungry in blood
I...Read More
Categories: acquired, anger,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Rough With Beauty
rough with beauty 
    an acquired taste
            sexy with squiggles

But it’s a tree!
     Yes and has history and character
   ...Read More
Categories: acquired, nature, tree,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Gladiator Of G-O-E


With oil through veins and acrylic faces,
Gender neutrals lathe metallic domains,
Acquired specimen a challenge cases,
A depleted prior to what remains.

Well, so be it, he makes the claim, to be,
One of many quickens to martyrdom,
Legions fall prey, prays echoed, heard their...Read More
Categories: acquired, analogy, imagery, inspiration, life, meaningful, visionary, war,
Form: Sonnet