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Adulthood Poems

Adulthood Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of adulthood 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 adulthood.

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Premium Member Borrowed Time

Our love is living on borrowed time
In fact, we are all living on borrowed time
Time gets shorter
Time's a transporter
Childhood to adulthood your life and mine

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Categories: adulthood, life,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Talking God's Language

Strange to be God does not understand all the languages of the world, to hear you, God uses your energy vibrations to understand your quest, as do the archangels, eg; Archangel Michael, who is the strongest of the...Read More
Categories: adulthood, inspirational, tribute, truth, universe, uplifting, visionary, wisdom,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member And Still We Search
I'll be turning 68 this spring
and still looking for a health-wealthy home.

This feels remarkably like a younger traveler's game,
with less capital-acquisition baggage
and toxic furniture
and uncooperative tools.

for an ecotherapist
to be so Earth-habitat unrooted.

Not to indulge in self-shaming,
yet my youngest son,
dependent on...Read More
Categories: adulthood, earth, happiness, health, home, house, integrity, journey,
Form: Political Verse
Growing Pains
She bursts out of class
Trying to get away
To go home and cry

She has no friends
Just a house and parents
Who are nice
Too nice

There are no sharp things
In her world
Nothing harmful
In her world

The scales fall from her eyes
And she realizes where she...Read More
Categories: adulthood, 10th grade, adventure, age, allegory, growing up,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Twinkwink Reality

Come shroom with me on magic mushrooms
on the curling cusp of adulthood.
And let your mind meander all day
sharpening the edge of surreal.

Give in to imagination's itch
do not limit your expectations.
And you’ll ride wacky wishadream waves
as your conscious mind bids truth...Read More
Categories: adulthood, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, fantasy,
Form: Blank verse
If I died today March 2nd, 2020
If I died today March 2nd, 2020...?

No matter unfulfilled dreams never came true,
nevertheless yours truly doth gladly bid adieu,
where repurposed afterlife (mine) atomic brew
reconfigured, reconstituted, and reconsolidated
out maws of madness, no matter any blues clue
(yea undoubtedly, hypothetically, and admittedly

handy dandy)...Read More
Categories: adulthood, 10th grade, 12th grade, age, angel, bullying,
Form: Epitaph
Airsped's Destiny
Once an old man described me about a lad
Who, when he ?rst saw was a six year old child 
Roaming to get some work to make his tummy fed.
Fed up not able to get work, started searching for a slice...Read More
Categories: adulthood, anti bullying, boy, child, child abuse, childhood,
Form: Tail-rhyme
Premium Member What we hoped for
rod never employed
children acting like children
softly spoken words
clear, gentle, admonishments
calm, compassionate adults
...Read More
Categories: adulthood, childhood, growing up,
Form: Tanka
Premium Member Angels and Demons

"Angels & Demons"

The Soul never sleeps
battered and lonely, the lesson 
Life spent in The Hard Sell

Soft-served you become
melting Insomnia 
mouth sucking a loaded gun

blue ribbonned and veined
pulsing electricity 
from heart to lung to brain

you’re a free bird
flying high two crimes
now...Read More
Categories: adulthood, abuse, addiction, angel, depression, forgiveness, symbolism,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member When WE Were Tight
Took an old memory out and cried a little
Seems time has taken its toll
Remembered drag racing on the stretch
Beer party down at Devil’s Hole
Pack of Luckies at Dutch Hill Park
Campfire in the Pines late at night
Like blood brothers, times were...Read More
Categories: adulthood, friendship, growing up, nostalgia,
Form: Bio
Premium Member familiar magic
if only for a minute 
our fate shall prevail

like dew drops encompassing a rose, 
i covered you in the comfort of morn'-
fascinated by your ethereal compassion,
never needing…...Read More
Categories: adulthood, desire, hope, longing,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member IMAGES

 she falls to the floor with the umbilical cord of telephone. . .
  my uncle Len shakes his head at our approach.
    dad catches mom before she hits the payment,
     ...Read More
Categories: adulthood, death, wedding,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Flame
The flame inside you implodes..
In every core of your being
You seldom notice..
Your passions..
Your inspirational insights that lead..
lead you upon an awakening created by you..
Perhaps a masterpiece
A new invention..
An end to a fatal disease..

The flame inside you explodes..
An explosion of colors
A...Read More
Categories: adulthood, growth, inspirational, spiritual,
Form: Free verse
Summer Of Nineteen Sixty Seven
“You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens.” 

It was the summer of 1967 and the sun was almost bran new 
me and Tony L. skipped to the corner to raid the candy store 
sometimes we bought a...Read More
Categories: adulthood, appreciation,
Form: Free verse
Where ignorance is bliss
… where ignorance is bliss, / ‘Tis folly to be wise.*

Informed about the choices,
the mainstay o’ adulthood,
we often smother voices;
in good stead, they have stood.
Grapple with, analyse 
a destination grim:
a web of intrigue; lies
which we quote verbatim.
Some opportunities 
present itself...Read More
Categories: adulthood, inspiration,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Drunken Playground
The stars look pretty from down here,
Lying on my side.

This chicken doesn't want to hold me,
I'm too heavy for playground rides.

I'm not a child anymore.
At least I try.

After Strawberry Daiquiris.
...Read More
Categories: adulthood, age,
Form: Couplet
Stunned :: Cyhydedd naw ban

Suffering as a kid in school taught
him great lesson of life. What he ought
to do is to learn well to score best
amongst all mates in the school class test.

Despite all odds, he scored highest marks.
Instantly, he was marked through his...Read More
Categories: adulthood, work,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Stages of My Life
The mumbles and giggles of a baby,
wobbly, shaky I soon stand maybe.

I frolic and prance with energy strong,
for I am youth and can do no wrong. 

Life you are full of such sweet gladness,
yet, my adulthood is often madness.

Now, I...Read More
Categories: adulthood, life,
Form: Couplet
Refugee From Debauchery
There was man named Garrison,
and he lived the good life,
flush with that big trust-fund money,
he hungered for the night,
for booze and bodies tight,
the finest clubs were his domain,
his bar tabs were truly insane,
his one-night stands were numerous,
the affairs always light.

He...Read More
Categories: adulthood, age, anxiety, celebration, change, growing up, men,
Form: Rhyme
Poem 1
My heart has two names 
And a couple places to live 
Four beautiful blue eyes 
And any of them can be seen  

One feeling came first 
Along with the youth  
The other would come later 
Blossom into adulthood...Read More
Categories: adulthood, america, art, lost love,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Over The Wall

A door made from the haphazard weaving
of wood, rust, and ivy.
Smudged newspapers flap wings
in a heaving wind. Drowned birds
emerge from wet print. Barren condoms
spill to feed the mouths of empty cans.
The garden has no house.
Rubble and verge limn a floor-plan.
Weeds...Read More
Categories: adulthood, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Midnight to 3:33 Morning Kills

"Midnight to 3.33, Morning Kills"

He said, 
“Go to where the poets go
Love rolls wet and sways
Intensity wraps itself inside out
and somersaults its legs backward
to open a way
It’s kind of burning hot 
like Summer burns 
bare feet on 
powdered shells
there it...Read More
Categories: adulthood, feelings, freedom, muse,
Form: Free verse
When I was a little kid
I used to wonder what the world would be like,
I never counted the possibility
That I would see a head on a spike.

As I looked at the world 
I saw an array of opportunities,
But I disregarded...Read More
Categories: adulthood, 11th grade, childhood,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Spiked words
loathsome ridicule
children carry sharp word spikes
adulthood painful
...Read More
Categories: adulthood, abuse, children, hurt, pain, words,
Form: Senryu
Don't forget your valuables
I'm the one
Still wearing
The graduation cap
After we thrown them 
Like I just wanted to
Keep it on my head
For the whole day
Years have passed, my friends
How are you all doing
Seems like everything has changed
Yet nothing has
Still the immature kids
We were
Teasing about...Read More
Categories: adulthood, children, friendship, graduate, graduation, missing, nostalgia, youth,
Form: Free verse