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Behind The Times Poems

Behind The Times Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of behind the times 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 behind the times.

New Poems

July twenty fifth, ninety ninety six
Xxvi+ marriage  anniversary (mine)
recalls first disastrous
date with future missus
approximately waltzing 
matt tilde two dozen
plus years ago

Tex Mex Connection
201 E Walnut Street
North Wales, Pennsylvania, 19454
every entree included beans
maybe refried or otherwise

effectively laid siege
mine delicate constitution
quickly felt bloated
ready to explode
ala Hindenburg...Read More
Categories: behind the times, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, adventure,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member What is Time
Time is elusive
  Time flies - Tempus fugit
    Where'd the time go?

Time is in short supply
  There's not enough time
    You're out of time

Time is epochal
  Once upon a time
 ...Read More
Categories: behind the times, perspective, time,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Advanced Animal Mutations
It's the latest intellectual thing; it's in vogue
   To dare to say it doesn't make you a rogue
You can let people know that experts can show
   That we are just two-legged animals: It's so!

Between us are...Read More
Categories: behind the times, animal, humanity, perspective,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member It's About Time
It's about time:
time out of mind, time capsule, time travel, time frame,
time zone, time to get cracking, time will tell,
time to spare, time out, time off, time apart,
timetable, timeclock, timeline, 
time for bed, time on my hands, time has not...Read More
Categories: behind the times, time,
Form: I do not know?
A funny thing happened on the way to the market
I arrived in my Porsche, there was no where to park it
So I circled the village; and parked it in a side road
When I returned an hour later, my car was...Read More
Categories: behind the times, car, conflict, humorous,
Form: Couplet

Premium Member A Teacher
 am a teacher

Eager beaver

Full of beans

I build bridges

And burn the candle at both ends

I am a teacher

Cap in hand

Full of the milk of human kindness

I fight tooth and nail

To make my pupils see reason

I am a teacher

As hard as...Read More
Categories: behind the times, 12th grade, 1st grade, education, teacher,
Form: Free verse
Creating Chimeras
If a book has footnotes, though it is fiction,

How do you classify it?

Historical fiction has made some inroads

To this chimera crossroads

But science fiction

Ironically, is behind the times

I’ve kept writing vigils like Virgil.

I muse ‘neath the stellar stars at night, I...Read More
Categories: behind the times, beautiful, celebrity, encouraging, inspirational, music, , literature,
Form: I do not know?

Carpe diem? sweet, yet meet?… whimsical? smart? how do I start?…
On a birthday, it’s worth saying something special from the heart.

While I’ve penned all kinds of rhymes— ahead, behind the times, a range—
Some in verse that’s terse, some florid, others...Read More
Categories: behind the times, art, birthday, celebration, friendship, happy birthday, poetry,
Form: Verse
Last Night I Had an American Dream
Oh, there's lots of talk about the sad end
Of what we call the American dream;
About the fast decline of our morals
And that we're not all we once were or seem.

Yes, the enemy is outside and in
And most are betting that...Read More
Categories: behind the times, culture, political,
Form: Cowboy
To Terry My True Friend
To Terry My True Friend

They always are nice people though
But just behind the times, you know;
Better then them would always be
But my way never seemed to see. 

Went into Life Insurance for a while
Was not my thing or even style
Pay...Read More
Categories: behind the times, inspirational,
Form: Couplet
Fifth Season
There is a fifth season as real as rain.
It storms the earth with rash incivility.
What time has held as decent and sane,
Its loud voices now disown acceptability.

Putting hand on heart as the flag passes by
Is damning proof you're behind the...Read More
Categories: behind the times, america, corruption, patriotic,
Form: Rhyme

 Behind the times

My heart was looking for a place

Behind homelands

My soul was looking for safety

Behind sorrows

My tears were looking for a smile

And behind your heart

I was looking for my self... 
...Read More
Categories: behind the times, girlfriend, love, relationship, wife,
Form: Free verse
Am I Not an American
Am I not An American?

I listen to the news
I hear all the political views
The analysts give numbers and statistics
This is all really, quite fantastic
They don’t even ask me
I don’t matter personally
I am just a statistic it seems
Insignificant in the larger...Read More
Categories: behind the times, introspection, people, philosophy, political, visionary,
Form: Verse
Angel Wings In Halves
Slashed and burnt to golden brown
Frowned upside down, prithee now
Come diagonally to get here clown
Romp in delight as you were never found
Wanting, were you?

Wanton greedy bastard, turn back now
Carry on then in your mortal sin, how
Do you do it darling?...Read More
Categories: behind the times, faith, philosophy, religion,
Form: Free verse
being still,makes me ill.the feel i get when girls are wet and wild,is ooh child,things are gonna get easier.the theme park crossed my did your behind.your behind the times if you think im perverted.we worried?the poet laureate thing,its a...Read More
Categories: behind the times, art
Form: Prose Poetry
Mirrorred Clocks
I was patiently maronating
In what we meant
and found
Alone and lost
in what
i wanted for myself
to feel loved
to be loved
to see something i wasn't
to understand
who and what I am

I needed no more time
i was distracted
so I flew alone
yet highly defined
and wanted
and encouraged...Read More
Categories: behind the times, imagination, introspection, lost love,
Form: Free verse