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Afghan Poems

Afghan Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of afghan 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 afghan.

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Premium Member Stretch Your Kite String
Stretch your kite sting 
Until the gods laugh
Paint your truth in every corner
Swirl in your liveliness 
The future is yours 
Do not be afraid to cease it

Your imagination is waiting
For dendrites to reach for the stars
Fear not living your full...Read More
Categories: afghan, joy, life, self,
Form: Dramatic Monologue

Premium Member Lady Liberty is Weeping
Justice is blind and sleeping,
Lady Liberty is weeping; 
We are lying to ourselves 
about the state of our society;

Lurking like an ugly word 
broadcasted upon a neon sign, 
saying ‘Are you sure it’s safe for you?
The people there are all...Read More
Categories: afghan, political, prejudice, race, racism,
Form: Free verse
The nails in his hands were cold

Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.
In the Vietnam war between 1965 and 1972 U.S. troops used a substance known as napalm
napalm is a mixture of plastic polystyrene, hydrocarbon benzene, and gasoline. This mixture creates a jelly-like...Read More
Categories: afghan, 10th grade,
Form: ABC
Premium Member the afghan hound dog

afghan hound dogs are
the oldest dog species and
fast than a racehorse

2019 September 17
...Read More
Categories: afghan, dog,
Form: Haiku
The Devil Knows
The Devil Knows 
Revenge is sweet and best served against Russians. Or so ISIS/Daesh thinks. They claim to have blown up a Russian airliner with a bomb. Over two hundred dead. An American satellite saw the flash from space. There...Read More
Categories: afghan, dark, political, war,
Form: Political Verse

The Camel Train Vision
The heat shimmered on the horizon
As the dust devils danced across the desert zone
Our car was placed in four wheel drive
As we traveled on in an effort to stay alive

The dirt road stretched in a straight line ahead
On the gun...Read More
Categories: afghan, spiritual,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member Insisting on Meeting her Birth Family
She looked through family photos trying to figure out
Whether or not she belonged 
Knowing she did not
Her birth mother was deceased now
She wished she had never found this family

They had been reluctant to meet her
They had their own history.
It was...Read More
Categories: afghan, birth,
Form: Free verse
Wild Elephants
Elephant caparisons none, 
their enormous bodies cast black shadows. 

Trunks stretch out 
to pulling and plucking pleasures. 

A grizzled tusker thrusts
its tusks into the mud wall of a rural shrine; 

devotees drop 
vacuous chants, vamoose.

 People are in panic,
dash along...Read More
Categories: afghan, animal,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Mayor of The Snitchies
There are red and green snitchies in my fingers,
They rapidly chase me down my wooden hall.
Delightedly twirl me I into a mass with their zingers,
Eleven can quickly roll me into a giant ball.

An enormous blue green snitchie ball is on...Read More
Categories: afghan, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th
Form: Rhyme
everlasting war
Everlasting war
The new normal in the twentieth century is war
it has continued without a break a perpetual machine
of mass killing, someone somewhere must see
war as a business in which every country has a bloody hand.
Politicians, the handmaiden for manufacturers
of weaponry...Read More
Categories: afghan, anger, anti bullying,
Form: Blank verse

Red is pressed onto red, aged paint peeling away. 
The flames of humanity-fading. 
Sapphire mellows into verdance, 
Purity is dissolved in darkness. 
We are the Dying Youth. 
This earth is not our own, 
This air not our own, 
Our own...Read More
Categories: afghan, corruption, creation, fear, grief, truth, violence,
Form: Free verse
snarling cup of coffee part two
----paranoid, pornographic, psychotic, pontific, politically aware, rapping, rhyming, right here, right now in River city, rock and roll up the Yazoo, sad, sadistic, sarcastic, sassy, satanic, schizoid, shitting, silly, sexy, smarmy, smelly, smooth, snarky, snarling, stupid, stinking, sweet as honey,...Read More
Categories: afghan, drink, drug,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Muscatine,Iowa was my kind of town
In the early 70’s my husband and our first baby, Angela, moved to Muscatine, Iowa, in the middle of the night, in the summer time.  At 7:00 a.m. the next door neighbor rang the doorbell; she was astounded that...Read More
Categories: afghan, animal, community, fun, funny, humanity, humorous, nostalgia,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member In The Middle Of The Night
In the early 70’s my husband and our first baby, Angela, moved to Muscatine, Iowa, in the middle of the night, in the summer time.  At 7:00 a.m. the next door neighbor rang the doorbell; she was astounded that...Read More
Categories: afghan, 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade, funny,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member IN HINDSIGHT
Afghan, around shoulders,
crocheted winter-white.
Mama’s getting older.
Love her in hindsight.

Quiet, pretty, charming —
wise with snowflake hair.
Little sisters arming
her with loving care.

Forgives couple’s absence,*
our shamed shoulders bent.
Mama’s hearthstone immense,
with violet scent.

Grumpy, petty couple
has no right to frown.
Mama’s silver supple
knees, deserve a crown.

Joseph...Read More
Categories: afghan, age, love,
Form: Rhyme
Sick Love Sick

He held on to your frail love
with a velvet iron fist
Scarlet finger imprints ... bruised bracelet
on your wrist
showed you the depression bends
of his obsessive love
How deep, how sick ...
How twisted below 
his vile bile desires flowed 
in your stomach pit
It...Read More
Categories: afghan, abuse, jealousy, pain, sick,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Marjan - The Pearl of Afghanistan

Given as a gift from Germany to Kabul zoo in Afghanistan 
No fields to run in - just a miserable enclosed barren land
You were...Read More
Categories: afghan, absence, death of a friend, for him,
Form: Couplet
Living Ex-Presidents 2
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Categories: afghan, america, character, freedom, war,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Strangers
All of
I know them
I see them
I break bread with them
Strangers all
Images taped on Stalins wall
Some long gone
Some far far away
Childhood memories choking me
These walls
Slowly crushing me
No one sees
No one is here
Living inside my own deadly fear
Clinging to black and white...Read More
Categories: afghan, art, death, history, imagery, lost love, military,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Great Ruler
You were an Afghan, Farid Khan by name,
A name less known to the world today.
You ran away from home,
Because your own step-mother plotted against you.
Now you were runaway-Khan!

You chose to be a knight-errant,
Soon became a military commander in Bihar,
Was renamed...Read More
Categories: afghan, history,
Form: Narrative
A soldier missing his love as he dies
Carolyn, I am in afghan and Today I stepped out for a while.. I found myself thinking about what is and what has been. You're a distant memory that won't be still... I am a distant memory to you and...Read More
Categories: afghan, anxiety, arabic, betrayal, blue, grave,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Man and His Tree
The sound of a chain saw in the field,
scatters the crows from where they rest, 
while two young men break out in sweat…

The tree had grown with leaves of gold
lacing branches, frail and old-- 
   -until its time...Read More
Categories: afghan, bereavement, brother, goodbye, how i feel, loss,
Form: Free verse
My Four Legged Friend
me and my Afghan Hound
drink coffee by the pound
she'll put other dogs to shame
for she could play any game
more than a pretty face
she could win any race
my best friend is a Hound
best one I ever found

...Read More
Categories: afghan, animal, dog,
Form: Couplet
Memories, Someone Asked
Memories, someone asked?
Here’s one. Let me pull it out from the past,
Let me set it next to the grandfather clock in the parlor,
That used to count out time in chimes by the hour.
Mother is sitting in the corner armchair,
As if...Read More
Categories: afghan, family, mother,
Form: Verse
Dog's Day Out
Here's the tale of my Cocker Spaniel
The one with the big floppy ears,
And when I have finished my story
It will very soon have you in tears.

Now the first time I heard of his exploits
It made me go weak at the...Read More
Categories: afghan, animal, funny, humor, humorous,
Form: Light Verse