Act Poems

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.

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how do you know
you scared caused that b$tch
might wanna set your ass up
invite you in and
then get all corrupt
say one thing then do the other
act like she wanna do thangs
then start acting like
something other
sh$t!
why ya'll acting like that
why ya'll gather up like that
making...Read More
Categories: act, adventure, anti bullying, confidence, courage, engagement, music,
Form: I do not know?



need for concern
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
Categories: act, fear, film, humanity, music, pride, repetition,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member End
End

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
Categories: act, abortion, abuse, addiction, age, allah, america, anxiety,
Form: Free verse
Willy Nilly
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
Categories: act, christian, creation, faith, god,
Form: Verse
Oh How Then
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
Categories: act, immigration, parody, political,
Form: Free verse



MARIE'S SECURITY BLANKET
"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 
black. 
I told her she made 
sounds, talked and 
mimicked black 
mannerisms.
 
she got mad at...Read More
Categories: act, abortion, absence, abuse, addiction, allusion, death, identity,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member FATE




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
Date...Read More
Categories: act, allegory,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member QUESTION




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
Categories: act, change,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member EMBODY




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
Categories: act, change,
Form: Quatrain
Dark Clouds Over My Poetic Skies
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
Categories: act, anxiety, depression,
Form: Free verse
AGREEMENT

                Cede a little
      grant
      voice...
      Almost forget
  ...Read More
Categories: act, allusion, life, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member If I Weren't Afraid
              If I weren't afraid,
        full of apprehension and fear;
      and I did not always...Read More
Categories: act, life,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member On Impulse


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




...Read More
Categories: act, inspiration,
Form: Limerick
Forget the War, I Just Want a Cigarette
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
Is...Read More
Categories: act, introspection,
Form: Couplet
One More Love
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
Categories: act, introspection,
Form: I do not know?
Not A Fire In My Heart
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
Categories: act, encouraging, introspection, repetition, thank you,
Form: Free verse
NO TO XENOPHOBIA
HEAL THY SELF O WOUNDED AFRICA 
                (no to XENOPHOBIA).
      
Wake up a voice shouted 
You slept like a pregnant...Read More
Categories: act, africa, betrayal, conflict, corruption, death, sad, violence,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member Inauspicious Effort to Isolate from Iceburg
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
Categories: act, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade,
Form: Alliteration
A THESPIAN I WOULD BE
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
Categories: act, dream, future, passion, spiritual,
Form: Rhyme
This Date
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
Categories: act, anniversary, new york,
Form: Rhyme
The girl who died from RAPE
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

like...Read More
Categories: act, anger, cry, death, funeral,
Form: ABC
Premium Member The Savior And The Sound


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
Categories: act, life,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member THE SEED OF LIFE
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
Categories: act, life,
Form: Imagism
Reverie
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
Categories: act, anti bullying,
Form: Verse
Change
To change the way you act
—change the way you think

(Villanova Pennsylvania: April, 2017) 
...Read More
Categories: act, change,
Form: Free verse