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Aft Poems

Aft Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of aft 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 aft.

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Leaving Harbor
The hustle and the bustle of the port is all around
The shouting of the merchants quoting prices by the pound 
The throwing of supplies over gunwales is all but done
The time has come for us to leave with our sanity...Read More
Categories: aft, appreciation,
Form: Rhyme



Will Learn Abouy Aft and Stern
still have much to learn 
there will be an aft and stern
world may mix and churn.

Jim Horn Haiku...Read More
Categories: aft, allegory, analogy,
Form: Haiku
fibbing on acci squared
don't count
on me be
cause odd
ly enough
though i'm
one of the
ranks i've
always
stunk
at be
ing
one
to

actually say
grammatic
ally not ma
the ma tic
ally why
when i
add up
the sum
of us as
some
thing
i am
all

ways getting 
oddly even 
after doing 
it with you
twice i still 
come up
with a to
tal of one
though
on a...Read More
Categories: aft, muse,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Tis I
ne'er whilst ere, nor aft, I deem a trolley soul...tis I, I adore 


Who Flips Your Trolley Poetry Contest 
Sponsored by Bobby May 
12/30/2019...Read More
Categories: aft, self,
Form: Monoku
Yuletide pageant merry go round first time
Written ~ December 
two thousand seventeen
in case ye dear reader possess 
an eye extremely keen
nonetheless just by happenstance 
courtesy this human bean  
counter, who also happens 
tubby garden variety alien. 

Panoply of mystical elements of holly day style 
breathe...Read More
Categories: aft, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 8th
Form: Dramatic Verse



Premium Member Mistletoe
 
The sun upon my face blinds me as my boat rocks gently
through the rolling swells that lap against the hull.
The sound of the droning engine mesmerizes my mind
bringing a dreaminess to this bright cool winter morning.
Watching the shore, the...Read More
Categories: aft, christmas, holiday,
Form: Prose
The Finger
We're on the highway, middle lane;
Some motorcycles pass.
The car in front slows down; my husband 
Presses on the gas

And eases left, right in the midst
Of Harleys fore and aft,
Not knowing that, in biker world, 
By accident, we'd gaffed.

We soon found...Read More
Categories: aft, car, power,
Form: Rhyme
Acid reflux 7:00 post meridiem September 24th 2019
Acid reflux ~ 7:00 post meridiem September 24th, 2019

Ah... nothing more enjoyable than acidic gastric fluid flowing backward into esophagus, resulting in heartburn, disrupting pleasant dreams, nor unsure how successful literary endeavor crafting poem regarding aforementioned will yield.

While deeply asleep
during...Read More
Categories: aft, 11th grade, 12th grade, angst, health, humorous,
Form: Free verse
The Night Rabbie visited me
THE NIGHT THAT RABBIE VISITED ME
One night in spring  I couldn't sleep      I heard knocking on  the door
I got out of bed, walked to the window to have  a peep ..what I...Read More
Categories: aft, fantasy,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Storm
Forced by changing season billows set sail 

aft the mountains like forceful Viking  ships. 

Rage branches whipping in winds obscured lips; 

leaves wave saying goodbye before the gale 

finding a path through the tall sagging grass. 

A drowned sound...Read More
Categories: aft, imagery, nature, storm,
Form: Enclosed Rhyme



The Writer's Prayer
I like to think 
that poetry
has intrinsic value
above and beyond 
the actual craft…

That the origins
of poetry’s meter
and rhyme precede
each preliminary
draft…

That something, perhaps
even spiritual, transcends
the fore-and-aft…

And when the writer
thinks to scuttle
a work, as often
inherently we do, 

always
may there be angels
floating him
a...Read More
Categories: aft, humorous, imagery, metaphor, nonsense, prayer, voyage, word
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Unexpected Cruise
Unexpected Cruise

The ship is exactly 40.1 feet long. 
Don’t suppose they could go back, 
and get a larger craft?
I am seasick. 
There is some kind of noise, 
back toward the aft…
Should I be more concerned?

I am not overly excited,
yet fear...Read More
Categories: aft, anxiety, bullying, depression, heartbreak, innocence, nonsense, obituary,
Form: Free verse
Hide in the Light
Fore All Hallows Eve.
Hallow the turnips.
Fore the start of dark.
Start the fires.

Souls, come from under.
To walk on the ground.
Souls, come to torment.
Thru dark aft sundown.

During the night.
Keep fires bright.
Hide in the light.

Souls, come with hunger.
They'll, eat the rats. 
And your...Read More
Categories: aft, fear, halloween, night,
Form: Verse
Premium Member My Pinged Pong

My eager man bought me a wee thong
which I put on to best get along
but rubbing bugging attacks
soon whacked my fore and aft crack.
My pinged pong found his dingdonged thong wrong.











... CayCay
August 7, 2019
...Read More
Categories: aft, body, boyfriend, clothes, funny, hurt, lust, men,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Beautiful Sadness
"The lowest ebb is the turn of the tide." 
                      Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Our feelings ebb and flow as low...Read More
Categories: aft, beautiful, sad,
Form: Rhyme
Ocean's Marine Life Observations While Serving In The United States of America's Navy
Ocean's Marine Life Observations While Serving In The United States of America's Navy!

Sailing swimming seven seas 
through high winds
High choppy whitecaps seas
through fair winds
and fair seas
huge and small wakes and waves
observing beautiful and majestic scenes 
from rising and setting suns
staring...Read More
Categories: aft, beach, beautiful, beauty, inspirational, meaningful, student, travel,
Form: Narrative
Buddha: Be thine own light
Many a scripture can one read,
Divergent be whose varied views,
The world’s wise, varied be its creed,
Its wisdom weighs down to confuse.
Hindu monks walk in saffron wear,
The Buddhists in tawny yellow,
All-white is what some Jain may bear,
Some wear none but nimbus...Read More
Categories: aft, light, spiritual,
Form: Sonnet
Beachcombing
Waiting, watching, listening for the storm to reach the shore.
Swirling the waters cauldron; lifting the ocean floor.
Relocating and destroying - beachcombing aft the wind has blown.
Walk the sands of turmoil - collecting cuttlebone....Read More
Categories: aft, nature,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Brontosaurus Boogie Stomp Stomp Stomp
Brontosaurus boogie, stomp, stomp, stomp
Higher than your ceiling, tromp, tromp, tromp.
As long as two semis, honk, honk, honk.
Let’s hold it on the freeway, bonk, bonk, bonk.

Brontosaurus cousins, laugh, laugh, laugh
Introduced to sisters, aft, aft, aft.
Swishing cars off freeway, crash, crash,...Read More
Categories: aft, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Staring Fore and Aft
Staring Fore and Aft
By: Tom Wright 
5/12/03]

We oft stare hinder,
knowing that there, lurks only time spent.
We embrace in thought those days without birth,
while probing their existence.
We're cognizant of frailties at discerning the future.
We should rather, focus on time at hand
for...Read More
Categories: aft, future, time,
Form: Free verse
impromptu
my muse
went on
a cruise ship
vacation
leaving me
alone

right
now aft
or port
she is
dancing
on some deck

as i am
playing solitaire
on my cell
phone
not even
real cards

i miss
the texture
not new
nor worn
cards
finger familiar

like touching
her thigh
a foreplay
game
how can i
lose
against myself
...Read More
Categories: aft, muse,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Chocolate Bad


It's said each piece of chocolate shortens life by 2 minutes
By that calculation, I'm dead... died in 1543, don't have any limits
You may think I'm daft
Looney toons in the aft
But statistics don't lie, they just cloud your wickets




...Read More
Categories: aft, silly,
Form: Limerick
LET'S CHARTER A YACHT
LET'S CHARTER A YACHT AND GO WHERE IT'S HOT
AND PEOPLE ARE NOT IN THE WAY
WE'LL START OFF IN GREECE WITH CHAMPAGNE AND CASIS
THEN SAIL UP TO NICE, ST. TROPEZ
AND IF MISTRAL SHOULD BLOW WE'LL JUST GO BELOW
AND DO WHAT'S APPROPOS...Read More
Categories: aft, beach, fun, love, romantic, travel,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member The Gemini's Gist

A daunting press of gifted dreams
          The boyish boasts and sculpted schemes
               Brother, fore, and brother, aft
...Read More
Categories: aft, appreciation, hero, music, tribute,
Form: Quatrain
Our Portliest President
President William H. Taft
Was according to legend so big in the aft
That he got stuck in the splish-splosh,
But that's probably pish-posh.


(Note: Although President Taft did indeed have a super-sized bathtub installed in the White House, historians have found no evidence...Read More
Categories: aft, funny, history, humorous,
Form: Clerihew