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Bare Bone Poems

Bare Bone Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of bare bone 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 bare bone.

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All Around South Had To Hike
All Around South Had To Hike

All around South did have to hike,
And every single bit of it  did like,
To bare bone,
When alone,
Even riding trike when a little tyke.

Jim Horn

Crab with conch and zucchini and okra.
Sound familiar? Some guy said...Read More
Categories: bare bone, allegory, analogy,
Form: Limerick

Premium Member ROOK'S NEST
Autumn has stripped the elm down to bare bone.
The trunk, a steel bolt, stands in majesty
but this tree's crown is far from royal affair.
Acute angles and twigs with snapped off ends.

Aloft, in the chaos, rook plans his nest,
inspecting each bend,...Read More
Categories: bare bone, bird, tree, wind,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member Where you belong
And now they expect my tears!
And now they want to see me cry!

Now you’re gone, I can see what I wouldn’t dare see
I can be free from your chains and your song
Locked away every night in the dark, I dreamt...Read More
Categories: bare bone, abuse, anger, betrayal, dark, husband, violence, wife,
Form: Dramatic Verse
The Overwhelming Reassurance of Nothing

The paths and patterns of flowers
are lost beneath the darkness of desperate rocks

By summers security
and winters threat
does the slavery of hands
make its peace

To be eagerly assaulted
by grit and bare bone supported
in famished mouths
the overwhelming reassurance of nothing

And thou hast forsaken...Read More
Categories: bare bone, creation,
Form: Free verse
Dissolved in salts, sprits and holy water
Stings my wide opened eyes to a deep red
The visible failures of a man of faith
Fear sealed lips purple blue
Because I believed that for my sin the son of God bled
And the road ahead...Read More
Categories: bare bone, freedom, how i feel,
Form: Free verse

Puzzles of Leaves
The hillside canopies of seemingly cascading skeleton trees,
bare their boney branches that once clung to myriad puzzles of leaves.
Each shimmering fall leaf
 a vividly colored flame,
now a fallen burnt out brief
spent for its time of fame,
leaving their...Read More
Categories: bare bone, analogy, autumn, beauty, blessing, faith, spring, winter,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Circus Is In Town
Come join the unraveling circus
quite soon to be passing our way,
with the clowns in a clamor to twerk us -
line up as they lead us astray!

Arriving, the elephant trumpets
agendas of aberrant acts
while the donkeys drool, dunking their crumpets
and twirlers spin,...Read More
Categories: bare bone, humor,
Form: Quatrain
I deleted the words before I could say them 
Ate the words before I spat them out
I buried them alive 
Like my heart
I left a tumor in me to encapsulate 
N one day it’ll kill me 
One day I’ll die
I’ll...Read More
Categories: bare bone, anxiety, baby, conflict, integrity,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Backwaters Of My Mind
Whispers of love and sorrowful sighs
begin to stoke smoldering embers
of inspiration into full flame.

And a fledgling collection of words
rise on poetic wing to digest
the very essence of the moment.

And they regurgitate metaphors
hyperbole and prose, injecting
order into lines of rambling thoughts.

Wrestling...Read More
Categories: bare bone, imagery, metaphor, poetry, write,
Form: Blank verse
They Were
They Were
They were boys going over the top to die in their tens of thousands in the mud of the Somme.                   ...Read More
Categories: bare bone, history, military, violence, war, drug,
Form: Free verse
Straggy sad dog
left all alone,
head on her paws
sleeping on stone.

Skin and bare bone,
her life undone,
eyes dimly see,
rain is to come.

Death softly cries
"Oh little one,
come here to me,
I am the sun"

Her tail wags once
her heart's last leap,
This little puppy,
slips into sleep.

Wakes...Read More
Categories: bare bone, death, dog, pets,
Form: Rhyme
The Captain and the Figurehead
I fell in love in between your fingers,
In the corners of your smiling eyes,
In your crests and in your valleys,
In your creases and peaks,
In your perch where I fly.

You are the wind that pulls on time's grip
And fills my sail
In...Read More
Categories: bare bone, love, romantic, sea,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member hand that rocks the cradle
when darkness falls
shadows serenade
upon moonlit walls
and my eyes close
as i bid farewell to day

sweet dreams
cannot come
when hand from grave
rocks you back
through life's storms

i was bound to the hand
that rocked the cradle
my ship in stormy seas

slapped on the face
yet not by...Read More
Categories: bare bone, dream, grave, sea,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Time bomb
Twist the truth 
in what I say 
Tick ,tick it is a matter of time 
Hiding the truth 

With each movement tick ,tick 
Getting closer
to the final countdown 
Tick ,tick the pressure
It is building 
Getting closer
to the truth tick,...Read More
Categories: bare bone, betrayal, emotions,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member My Plea

Oh Lord, please light my way 
And when I get lost guide me 
Help me to be the person 
That you want me to be. 

There are time when I'm feeling lost 
With no place to really call my own...Read More
Categories: bare bone, inspirationalme, lost, lost, me, thank you,
Form: Rhyme
The Diplomats
With bare, bone-dry bureaucratese,
       can camouflage their intentions;
with official cordialities,
       can disguise their inclinations;

can bury their predilections
       with layers of formalities;
can rein...Read More
Categories: bare bone, political,
Form: Rhyme
Past transgressions are all in bloom,
vast like a weed thick in its gloom.
Grabbing up emotional real estate
engulfing whole city blocks at a time.
Time and again reeling you in like a fish.
Making death in all its glory a single wish,
as a...Read More
Categories: bare bone, art, loss, sympathy,
Form: Free verse