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Back Off Poems

Back Off Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of back off 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 back off.

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Golden Triangle Snow
Golden Triangle Snow
Old skool rock and roll on the decks. Takes me back to before I was born. Smoking the best ing weed in 'Nam. Swimming in the river. Worshipping dark Gods. Making love to even darker women. Those were...Read More
Categories: back off, conflict, drug, military, political, power,
Form: Verse



what is her deal
sitting wondering 
what´s her deal 
is she for real 
what does she 
want from me 
what´s up with 
the third degree
you do not know 
me 
stop judging me 
who made you 
judge and jury 
just back off 
leave me alone...Read More
Categories: back off, confusion,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member He Expected the Worst in Everyone
He had a perpetual angry sneer
A lip that curled and an attitude that said
Back off

Expressed dissatisfaction with you 
before you reached his eye level
you could feel his disgust

He expected the worst in everyone
Substandard treatment, racism, sexism,
and all the other isms

He...Read More
Categories: back off, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Reflection On An Aging Nomad
I finally finished retiring four years ago,
a process that started in my mid-fifties
due to late adopting kids with special needs,
including needs for me to be home
to personally walk them on,
harness them in,
and wheel them back off, their diverse buses
and robotic...Read More
Categories: back off, age, health, integrity, relationship, religion, retirement, river,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member The Ringer And The Cleanskin
The True Story

A Poem of the time, when as a 16 year old young fellow, and fresh from Blighty I spent 7 years as a Ringer in North Queensland, Australia. A Ringer is the Queensland name for a Stockman or...Read More
Categories: back off, nature,
Form: Ballad



Final Class at Faraday
There’s a bluestone building near the Calder, east of Castlemaine,
One hundred yards back off the highway, beyond a tree filled lane. 
For one hundred years this building stood alone at Faraday
serving as the schoolhouse where, the kids would learn and...Read More
Categories: back off, fear, inspiration,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member It happens
Sometimes I just go a little nuts by the wày 
Who will I be today
Pay me not to kick your ass 
Smoke some grass.
Steal my car
Like some  in à bàr
Time always çàtches up with you
Been  untrue
No time to...Read More
Categories: back off, car,
Form: Free verse
It's the little things
It’s the way the back of your hand touches mine and we instinctively entwine our fingers..

It’s the way you find new can of shaving cream when you are almost out of your old one without mentioning a word about it….

It’s...Read More
Categories: back off, boyfriend, engagement, feelings, first love, for him,
Form: I do not know?
Who I Used To Be
Fell back off of the wagon
This, old ass been draggin’ now..for years
Tween the whiskey and the worry
The, always in a hurry and the beers

Guess the seats were just too small
The, loneliness of last call
Always seemed to get the best of...Read More
Categories: back off, abuse, addiction, anger, depression, pain, perspective, remember,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member A HUNCHED BACKED MOBSTER
A HUNCHED BACKED MOBSTER

It’s sunset in late afternoon, where towards a water pan,
A pride of lionesses, approach with a much rehearsed plan,
Followed by a clan of mobsters,
Hyenas cackling luridly like monsters,
All wanted the impala buck, upon seeing them he ran!

The...Read More
Categories: back off, animal,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member From The Eyes of Someone Born in 1952
Through the eyes of one born in 1952:

1950’s TV craze
Muscle cars, blue jeans
Poodle skirts, class ring exchanges
Simple time, grandparents involved.
Girls want to be pretty, men call women girls

I Love Lucy
Topper, Loretta Young,
Show of Shows
Grandma’s house on Sundays. Grandpa’s teach skills.
Girls...Read More
Categories: back off, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, america,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I Only Compare Myself to Six
I only compare myself to six 
Trixie is fierce and independent
Biting and clawing her way to the top
of the totem pole
in the form of a hawk
We back off and let her be

Faerie Queen is a good girl,
doing what she can...Read More
Categories: back off, self,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Trilogy of love
love is like ice cream
the flavor goes bad when it melts
when it melts it loses its appeal
its time to get another cone!



Just one gum drop
is like being in love
It’s sweet with flavor
But having two gumdrops
is really a sticky situation!


with this...Read More
Categories: back off, funny, love,
Form: Free verse
He Changed Me
 He Changed Me

 I'm hurt, I'm lonely, and of course I feel down.
You always turn everything I say inside-out and around.
I can’t sleep without hearing my heart pound and pound,
And you give me nightmares of being lost and then...Read More
Categories: back off, abuse,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Tugging and Pulling
A boy couldn't get his boots on
At the end of the preschool day
The teachers tugging and pulling,
Was hard, but she got them to stay

The boy then said, "These aren't my boots!"
With a frown she held back a scoff
Then again tugging...Read More
Categories: back off, anxiety, boy, funny, teacher,
Form: Quatrain
Come On Over Fritz
.Inspired From Sapper French's Diary from April 23. 1916
                         "Come On Over Fritz"

Rain like a shower...Read More
Categories: back off, angst, war,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member CATFIGHT OF JACK AND TOM
CATFIGHT OF JACK AND TOM
(Limerick crown in question)

Dear Jack will have none of that!
Don’t tromp in his sordid vat!
The leading voice —
So back off boys!
Tom cat...play fair...now you scat!

12/4/2018
...Read More
Categories: back off, humor,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Beef Stew Family
We are a plethora of flavors, 
Bubbling in a silver crockpot
Seductively salty, carrot friendly,
Our potatoes cut in squarest chunks.

We bob up, and see our reflection in an oval lid.
Huge woman plops a spoon in our swirling liquid.
She takes a slurp...Read More
Categories: back off, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th
Form: Personification
This One Is Mine, Part I
Luisa ran from where she’d stood
at the approach of the crowd,
they wanted no whores on their street,
and had told her so fairly loud.
Some threw metal cans, road debris,
as they pushed on, deadly close,
then she found herself in a dead end,
no...Read More
Categories: back off, corruption, encouraging, forgiveness, religious, sin, spiritual, uplifting,
Form: Narrative
Attending Her Needs
It never quite occurred to me, this silence in our house,
but now for more than two weeks, she’s been quieter than a mouse. 
And in our fifteen years of marriage there has never been this bliss,
I thought we must be...Read More
Categories: back off, humor,
Form: Rhyme
Clearly, You're Rude
You’re so insane and crazy when you talk to yourself
Feeling hazy in humid summer, overheating myself 
I feel like you keep talking my ears off till they bleed
I need you to back off…leave me alone…take heed!

I remember when we got...Read More
Categories: back off, anger, angst, conflict, hurt,
Form: Free verse
THE SAILORS HOME
Title:THE SAILORS HOME

Down the sea of the Panama, 
Sailed a ship covered with blood
The eyes of the captain looking towards the Island in enigma
What lies beyond the island 
Treasure or the battle ground
As he sailed with his adventure crew
They brew...Read More
Categories: back off, 3rd grade, adventure, books, dedication, fantasy, lust,
Form: Prose Poetry
Aunt Sophie's clothes
with Aunt Sophie's clothes

Aunt Sophie left some old dark clothes
and a small battered tin
an old silver locket and chain
grey and tarnished 
hiding within
wrapped in a shred of faded blue cloth
inside of a tattered cotton bag
along with a few rings and...Read More
Categories: back off, death,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Long Road


He's my brother and he's sure gotten heavy
Methinks it's too much pasta and meatballs quite steady
Should back off that stuff
It's way-way too much
A diet of veggies and water would un-fat his belly




...Read More
Categories: back off, silly,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Not Just Another Pretty Face


Okay, youse guys you're probably on limerick overload
Gonna back off, from now on some Wordsworth stuff will flow
With nose in the air
And clean underwear
Will prove I'm not just another pretty face, you know




...Read More
Categories: back off, literature,
Form: Limerick