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Acrid Poems

Acrid Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of acrid 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 acrid.

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Premium Member Black Molasses

"Black Molasses"

Black Molasses 
holds to ransom 
sucked into 
Tropic of Capricorn mud
as bushfires bleed
sugar from cane
like molten glucose 
shot into the veins
of Mother Earth gone all
libertine sour 
like Lemon Grass
crushed and burnt 
acrid smoke inhaled
through the flaring nostrils 
of...Read More
Categories: acrid, death, fire, world,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member January First
The day my life caved in...
January first, 5 a.m.

I have been awake
24 hours straight

He collapsed
At his birthday bash

His new shirt, stained
With greedy pain

Acrid spear
Flavor of fear

New year, cold
Joy, on hold

Ambulance lights
Bloodied the night

Emergency room hours
Threadbare and dour

Then, through speckled smoke
Appeared...Read More
Categories: acrid, cancer, fear, hope, recovery from,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Volunteer firefighters
"The fire has crossed containment lines,
Dunns Road has just been breached,
Emergency vehicles have withdrawn,
You cannot be reached",
Local radio announces every minute,
Evacuation roads are shut,
Power and phones are all now down,
You're alone with the smoke and dust.

Then through the haze of...Read More
Categories: acrid, feelings, fire, society,
Form: Quatrain
Down the rabbit hole
I wake up every morning
Smile cemented to my face
Yet as always it evaporates
When I realize I am awake

Then I take my pills and brush my teeth
Applying cleanser to my face
Glancing in the mirror
Seeing nothing but vacant space

Eyes perpetually tired from...Read More
Categories: acrid, lost love, love, love hurts,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Shower me with your Love

Shower me with your love…

Observe pain as it streams from sky blue eyes;
burning and insuppressible, unshed tears
drench as transformation comes to pass.

Watch as it seeps from pores, releasing 
poisoned beliefs, acrid thoughts, and toxic 
misgivings, flushing fear and hurt from...Read More
Categories: acrid, change, devotion, freedom, true love,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Shell Shocked and Choked
‘Turn swords into ploughshares and nightmares to dreams’
                I have not one plough and no shares in the market

		Insomnia has taken over my nights the...Read More
Categories: acrid, courage, depression, hope,
Form: Free verse
Aromatic Ambiance Accessed

Along the ambrosial garden alleyway 
of assorted colors, it appeared we ambled together 
for ages, until an atrocious angst of afflicting storm 
blew away all the flowers abloom for us.

As apathy rent asunder my dreams gone awry
the embrace of the...Read More
Categories: acrid, angst, emotions, heartbreak, inspirational love, lost love,
Form: Free verse
I'm Just Getting Started
The cold dark night is behind me, I still feel it's chill
But I'm just getting started
An unfamiliar path, dividing into an unfamiliar fork
Right or left I have not one clue
A tremor of excitement begins its upward trek from my toes
Both...Read More
Categories: acrid, change, courage, freedom, journey, philosophy, strength, voyage,
Form: Free verse
Femme en Feu
Tearing through the dandelions she goes, 
With acrid scent and smokey tendrils, 
A flame incandescent that none dare oppose;

Blackened with soot—devoid of soul, 
Behind the guile of beauty she hides, 
Inconsistent and volatile s’cept for her pride, 
Adoration has taken...Read More
Categories: acrid, corruption, fire, love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Lively Fires
Life burns vigorously
until retiring,
slowing down to glowering embers
reflecting on all consumed since birth.

Flaming gratitude feels not yet fulfilled,
heatedly completed,
but hanging on for what calming 
cooling purpose?
Embalming remnants of fueled meaning
with smug self-satisfaction
and feckless remorse.

Family relationships burn out
turn in toward former...Read More
Categories: acrid, age, earth, fire, life, love, passion, wisdom,
Form: Free verse


While gasps arose on thick bush and nettle, 
the girl in me embraced an amiable virtue 
born out of an affinity for our town’s escapades  : 
Oh those raucous play with cousins when burnt dusk
kindly taught me the wisdom...Read More
Categories: acrid, childhood, remember,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member THE FIFTH OF JULY
The Fifth of July

The noise is over now
celebrants nurse their foolishness
a small dog peeks out from under a bed
children sleep fitfully above.
Ah, the Fifth of July
battle strewn lawns show evidence
of our independence.
The acrid scent of fireworks lingers
mingled in wisps of...Read More
Categories: acrid, america, celebration, july,
Form: Free verse
Blessed by dirty dishes

As a mum of 3 I have recently discovered that I am blessed by dirty dishes
On a daily basis I have cussed and cursed at their very presence on my counter top
Without actually recognising what they represent;
Until now
They signify that...Read More
Categories: acrid, appreciation, growth, introspection,
Form: Narrative
Soured and faded
and now, colour blots whitewash on blanched wall; yesterday distanced from today’s gale—on the facade, from where, towards the end, faced face down time’s row in anticlockwise retrogression; the beginning from the end ends in the beginning, with each footprint...Read More
Categories: acrid, black love, break up, conflict, cry, feelings,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member Mug Me
It’s like living in black and white, 
suddenly there is color; 
It’s like tears in your eyes, 
then suddenly you’re on fire;
Give me a water gun and mug me;
Hand me that piece of plastic, 
whip me across the face;
Shoot water...Read More
Categories: acrid, crush, passion,
Form: Free verse
ND Heart in ashes
The people gaze in disbelief
As flames engulf the screaming spire.
Raised eyes, transfixed, are full of grief
To witness this ferocious fire.

The very heart of Paris groans
As acrid smoke erupts with ease
And atheists reduced to tears
Console those driven to their knees.

And as...Read More
Categories: acrid, fire, sad,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member An Offering of Poppies

Death has no scent.  It exudes an acrid stench.  The fetid breath of need overpowering  all else, imbuing its victims with a fear that only it can ease, a loneliness only it can fill, an emptiness that...Read More
Categories: acrid, addiction, dark, death,
Form: Haibun
If ye can swallow no ill words
If swallow you cannot an ill word
That curdles and turns up to be curd,
Growing acrid and sour
By every passing hour,
Spell it out sotto voce and unheard.
Swallowing ill words has upset no stomach, advises ancient wisdom; but it may upset mental...Read More
Categories: acrid, anger, words,
Form: Limerick
Caressing Beauty
Your sparkling eyes are my demise
Fat hits the fire when I see you
Like I blew a damn fuse
Try to act collective, but I'm capsized
You are such a jewel.
Your raw beauty is acrid, what I feel
Scares me,it's horrid - brought me...Read More
Categories: acrid, addiction, allusion, art,
Form: I do not know?
Night Terrors
It’s you I call to in my dreams,
To pull me out from the fear I’ve seen.
The ones that hold me in captured fright,
When slow motion kicks in,
And my screams are no more than wheezing murmurs,
When my thoughts are running faster,
But...Read More
Categories: acrid, dream, night,
Form: Free verse
The Perfect Man

I was to write a monthly thesis,
the subject to be - the perfect man,
and with me being close to perfect,
this will be from my personal plan.

The perfect man here in my case,
is the one who is always there,
when...Read More
Categories: acrid, humor,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Fire
The Fire

Past life disappeared in an instant,
Tangible memories erased and gone.
No warning of what was to happen,
An accident, something went wrong.

Tried in vain to salvage possessions,
At risk of inhaling my last breath.
Impossible, fumbling in blackness,
Options, flee and live or stay...Read More
Categories: acrid, loss, memory, sad,
Form: Rhyme
In The Minds Fixed Eye

In the minds fixed eye I see five newly discovered graves,              
Headless lions sat atop an impregnable "Triumphal Gate";        ...Read More
Categories: acrid, myth,
Form: Rhyme
What happens in the past, stays in the mind
What happens in the past, stays in the mind. 

Sitting on the floor,  pen in hand, a wealth of books surround me, comfortable in my familiarity. 
Studying was my sole mission; achieving only excellence my greatest aim.
Suddenly a flash! Vivid...Read More
Categories: acrid, abortion, abuse, anger, dark, deep, emotions, heartbroken,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member FactoidMan and ShallowMan - Part 3
“ShallowMan, if you’ve conflictions
owing to your mind’s addictions
to subconscious maledictions,
due to doubt in old convictions;
tell me now of your afflictions.”

“FactoidMan, I must confess
I understand you more or less
though subtleties provoke distress,
and even more your fine finesse
inclines to make my mind...Read More
Categories: acrid, society, truth, universe,
Form: Rhyme