Act Poems - Below
are popular examples of all types of act 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 act.
how do you know Categories: act, adventure, anti bullying, confidence, courage, engagement, music, Form: I do not know?
you scared caused that b$tch
might wanna set your ass up
invite you in and
then get all corrupt
say one thing then do the other
act like she wanna do thangs
then start acting like
why ya'll acting like that
why ya'll gather up like that
need for concern Categories: act, fear, film, humanity, music, pride, repetition, Form: Ballad
whos eyes seek me
that you are a stranger to mine
what words speak to me
that my interest
you chore to find
her act is strange and engaging
her movements are
distinct and well defined
she wishes me to speak to her
to introduce myself to her
so that...Read More
End Categories: act, abortion, abuse, addiction, age, allah, america, anxiety, Form: Free verse
The coldest place in the hospital is not the patience room.
It is not where they perform surgery,
although it is very cold there… as well.
It is downstairs in the laboratory.
That is where brain-y-act (brainiac) people put things in jars.
They have...Read More
Willy Nilly Categories: act, christian, creation, faith, god, Form: Verse
Isn’t it silly, Willy Nilly?
You made the stallion,
you made the filly,
and now they sleep
in the dark earth, stilly.
Isn’t it silly, Willy Nilly?
Isn’t it silly, Willy Nilly?
You forced them to run
all their days uphilly.
They ran till they dropped—
life’s a pickle,...Read More
Oh How Then Categories: act, immigration, parody, political, Form: Free verse
Oh How Then
The powers that be took us into this mess
And we as people decided to act
Yes that’s right we banged our pans and spoons
Screeching ENOUGH IS ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
You there over there yes you in Europe
With your plans and...Read More
MARIE'S SECURITY BLANKET Categories: act, abortion, absence, abuse, addiction, allusion, death, identity, Form: Free verse
"MARIE'S SECURITY BLANKET"
I told her she was
confused. I told
her she thought
she was black.
I told her she
lived like she was
I told her she made
sounds, talked and
she got mad at...Read More
FATE Categories: act, allegory, Form: Couplet
Sketch you own date
Sign your warm fate
Live sure and whole
Stretch heart and soul
Deal with clear tact
Let love bind act
Dare live your choice
Style your firm poise
Live a full plate
Glimpse your true fate
Dare take a chance
Change prompts your dance
Fate is not late
QUESTION Categories: act, change, Form: Couplet
Discern and learn from quest
Mellow thought seeds stern quest
Convince and gain truth plain
Adjust feel not in vain
Display fine tact to act
Decide to frame true fact
Arrange each thought with light
Confront the fate you sight
Question the path you take
Answer with choice you...Read More
EMBODY Categories: act, change, Form: Quatrain
Word in brief trace
Clutter more space,
Act hurls clear fact
Confronts sure tact.
Here as words curl
In sanguine swirl,
Now feel brisk rhymes
Of fragrant chimes.
Incline deep heart
As soul prompts art,
Let poise cast act
To dress calm pact.
Peace feels easy
If you but see,
Depend on truth
For timeless...Read More
Dark Clouds Over My Poetic Skies Categories: act, anxiety, depression, Form: Free verse
To pretend happy
I cannot anymore.
Scars mock me,
for every act I try.
Dark clouds guard
where my muse used to fly.
I feel my own hands,
strangling, the one ray of light,
Like an island under the wave,
I feel my tresures being washed away.
Under the...Read More
AGREEMENT Categories: act, allusion, life, poetry, Form: Free verse
Cede a little
If I Weren't Afraid Categories: act, life, Form: Rhyme
If I weren't afraid,
full of apprehension and fear;
and I did not always...Read More
On Impulse Categories: act, inspiration, Form: Limerick
Do you ever act on impulse and regret it later
It's a common affliction among humans on life's elevator
Leads to a nasty result
A result not too adult
Requires much time and effort repairing your tater
Forget the War, I Just Want a Cigarette Categories: act, introspection, Form: Couplet
FORGET THE WAR, I JUST WANT A CIGARETTE
Stuck in the middle of no man’s land lying; wrapped in barb
Each movement I make razor sharp edges rips into my garb
The stench is unbelievable; the blood, body parts and more
One More Love Categories: act, introspection, Form: I do not know?
One More Love
I haven't talked much about anything, lately.
I haven't felt inspired to share my thoughts.
And though I haven't changed, I am changing all the time
yet, "the more that things have changed,
the more they have stayed the same".
At least with...Read More
Not A Fire In My Heart Categories: act, encouraging, introspection, repetition, thank you, Form: Free verse
If you hold the key
The chamber of my heart
May be what you seek
But warn you I should
It is not what you expect
But you will see
You will see
A thick door covered in locks
One key could unlock them all
If you can get...Read More
NO TO XENOPHOBIA Categories: act, africa, betrayal, conflict, corruption, death, sad, violence, Form: Dramatic Monologue
HEAL THY SELF O WOUNDED AFRICA
(no to XENOPHOBIA).
Wake up a voice shouted
You slept like a pregnant...Read More
Inauspicious Effort to Isolate from Iceburg Categories: act, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, Form: Alliteration
I will imitate you if I want to, I say to the arrogant iceburg.
He sticks out his frosty tongue, and I show him the identical act.
You are an idiot he tells me, igniting my wrath.
No, I tell myself, I...Read More
A THESPIAN I WOULD BE Categories: act, dream, future, passion, spiritual, Form: Rhyme
If I weren't afraid, I'd
act on the stage
A thespian I would be
When I witness a show
I yearn to be up there
as part of the company
But deep down inside I am desperately shy
An acting profession I'm too afraid...Read More
This Date Categories: act, anniversary, new york, Form: Rhyme
This date is seared upon the brain
And there it always will remain.
No matter what you’d like to bet,
You won’t (and never should) forget.
The ceremonies on TV
No longer feel required to see
And yet, the mind can’t help relive
An act so many...Read More
The girl who died from RAPE Categories: act, anger, cry, death, funeral, Form: ABC
Lullabies are for babies
too hard to understand by an adult
so let me write a song in story
of a girl
who has a little too much to understand..
And those little minutes felt like forever,like it's perpetuity
Ripping away all sense of normality
The Savior And The Sound Categories: act, life, Form: Free verse
In your delicate state of mind, upon your awakening, you were uncontrollable and had done an egregious act, punishable to the highest degree of the law, which is death and being that you are both obtuse and indigent, I will...Read More
THE SEED OF LIFE Categories: act, life, Form: Imagism
the seed in its warm, moist womb of soil.
wiggly worms in the nutritious nest.
root and stem wriggle free from their straight jacket act.
the sprout frenetically explodes,
out of the upper crust, to a torrential shower,
followed quickly by a fireball sun.
this first...Read More
Reverie Categories: act, anti bullying, Form: Verse
Yestreen, the pit opened wide
To melt blatant lies and cheat,
The promises of fake reverence,
And infinite prospects of utter bleat.
The flames burned, scenic and vast,
Or it seemed to be the case, at last,
Vivid, with the sound of bells’n’shells
As they...Read More
Change Categories: act, change, Form: Free verse
To change the way you act
—change the way you think
(Villanova Pennsylvania: April, 2017)