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Believe It Or Not Poems

Believe It Or Not Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of believe it or not 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 believe it or not.

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Premium Member Spooked
Who is knocking on my empty stump
on this cold and dreary night?
I glanced at my friend, but she was snoring away, 
her usual evening sight.

I went to the door with my loaded acorn, 
ready to shoot me some bear.
But believe...Read More
Categories: believe it or not, 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade,
Form: Rhyme



Which is it

Well, which is it – till, until or that odd-
looking miscreant ‘til, a botched up job?
And how and why does it matter if the use
of ‘til by writers is not seen as an abuse?
Granted, when spoken it matters not a...Read More
Categories: believe it or not, words,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member My 60-Year-Old Son


Believe it or not, I have a 60-year-old son
My eldest and closest in nature to this old bum
A soft spot endures
Through all the years
A talented lad reminds me of the morning sun




...Read More
Categories: believe it or not, son,
Form: Limerick
The Curse of Conquerors Past, Part IV
...“You know that I didn’t start out this way,
and this life I have never desired,
I just wanted to discover the past,
to my mind no calling was higher…

“Until the day I found that cursed tomb,
we were so thrilled to see what...Read More
Categories: believe it or not, adventure, conflict, dark, evil, history, scary, war,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Shot in his behind
Wendell, just getting off work,
going to a favorite place to chill.
Heading home by way of
Pharaoh’s bar & grill.
With the hope of winning,
his retirement one day.
Wendell stepped into 
Bucks Shoeshine Parlor 
to play the Lottery and
a few lucky numbers.
234, 485, 492,...Read More
Categories: believe it or not, confidence, destiny, fantasy, imagination, life, men,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member PANTOUM Believe it Or NOT-I LOVE EVERYBODY- -
PANTOUM Believe it Or NOT-I LOVE EVERYBODY- -

At my old place of employment for many years
I was in charge of the jobs start up meetings
and in this informal business meeting
my start up salutations prompts was this starting with I Luv...Read More
Categories: believe it or not, analogy, appreciation, engagement, how i feel, humanity,
Form: Pantoum
Time and Miles
Living for decades, I've felt my fair share of heartache.
Some scenes in my mind I yearn to relive, while others I wish I could erase - never to live again.
There's a saga that time has given me the gift to...Read More
Categories: believe it or not, boyfriend, feelings, forgiveness, growth, heart, lost love,
Form: Ballad
Discard Vanity
Please unchain me from this false utopia
This hopeful thinking is a hopeless flaw
Please forgive the wrongs I inflicted upon you
This tainted sorrow is infecting all of me too

Grieving for the death of yesterday
Take a breath and you'll feel me today
Heaving...Read More
Categories: believe it or not, encouraging, happiness, hope,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Scratchy Bottom


Believe it or not there's a town in England
Called “Scratchy Bottom” hard to say it without tinkling
Try not to chuckle
Or try not to buckle
It's for real, those Brits are constantly winking




...Read More
Categories: believe it or not, happiness,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Lost My Glasses


Lost my glasses, they aren't anywhere
Even searched believe it or not under my chair
Nope couldn't find 'em
 Maybe right under my thumb
Aha there they are on top of my head, both pairs




...Read More
Categories: believe it or not, sad,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Gather Around
Gather around an I'll tell ye a tale
Of infamous pirates who in their hey day
Lived in old Bull Bay.
These guys were scurvy naves, cut throats, liars,
Thieves, and believe it or not it all added up to 
Typical drunks who would...Read More
Categories: believe it or not, adventure, community, evil, fear, horror, mystery, myth,
Form: Villanelle
Premium Member Safe and Sound
I glance at my favorite ring. 
The one I wear every day now.
The large pear shaped blue topaz is gone.
The opal band looks bereft without it.

I think of all the groceries I have sacked in the last four hours.
Wishing I...Read More
Categories: believe it or not, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 6th
Form: Narrative
Premium Member I Never Told Him That I Loved Him
If memory serves me right it was one year before he died .Before he was killed that I last saw him with my eye.
From kindergarten
 (he was in first grade,  nine months older than I was)
Though we were both...Read More
Categories: believe it or not, adventure, analogy, anxiety, appreciation, bereavement, i love
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Angels Danced
When I was younger I was always the smallest child in my class. While every other kid was peaking at five feet tall in the 7th & 8th grades, I was barely hitting the four foot mark. Although I was...Read More
Categories: believe it or not, bullying, child abuse,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member The tears of its song
This is where I saw the first sight of movement in black skies
I knew with my mind what I could see was so real to my eyes

It held its space in a dark glow of fear
Right here where I stand...Read More
Categories: believe it or not, conflict, cry, solitude, song, sorrow, sound,
Form: Dramatic Verse
I Gave it My Best
"Whew, done with today, sigh
I know I gave it my best try

I met every challenge head on
And beat most back with my baton

A few battles will have to wait another day
Certainly to join other dragons I have to slay

But I...Read More
Categories: believe it or not, confidence, good night, inspiration,
Form: Rhyme
Raise your standard
Raise your standard
Believe It or not 
Your destiny is 
In your hands 

So hold on to 
Your worth in life 

Never let anyone 
Put you down 
No matter how much 
They hurt you 

Always be who 
You are cos 
There...Read More
Categories: believe it or not, africa, confidence, courage, motivation,
Form: Epic
Poetry Therapy
Everyone wants to be free. 
Even from the things that once gave us comfort.
We are like children who swap our blankets 
For softer ground.

So why do you wait  to be free 
When the keys to your cage 
Are hanging...Read More
Categories: believe it or not, i am, poetry, prison, truth,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Gemolicals


How can anyone restrict creativity, it ain't possible
When the idea invades your mind, it's already audible
We hear inner thoughts
Believe it or not
Need a brain muzzle to protect your gemolicals...Read More
Categories: believe it or not, inspirational,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Twas the Night Before Any Christmas
'twas  the night before any Christmas...

And all over our any town,
Lonely seniors tried so hard to forget,
What life was like in a land long ago.
When husbands or their wives were still living,
and the kids were all still home, very giving,

Today,...Read More
Categories: believe it or not, age, angst, grandfather, grandmother, technology,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Back Door
In our neighborhood during the second world war
At the side of each house were a porch and a door.
And, believe it or not, it was always unlocked
When a tradesman or stranger or visitor knocked.

Around dawn men arrived who at doorsteps...Read More
Categories: believe it or not, childhood, history, house, mother, nostalgia, world war
Form: Quatrain
The Hand and The Heart
The hand plants the seed of love in hopes of a new garden.
The heart gives way to love like a blooming rose for all to see.
The hand is a drunk man that takes the effervescent love and crushes it against...Read More
Categories: believe it or not, forgiveness, lost love, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Things I Do Not Need
I have six thousand things in my house that I do not need
Cannot find, do not hope to find. I would rather call Amazon
And have them bring me scotch tape, a hammer and nails
Than try to find them again, and...Read More
Categories: believe it or not, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 8th
Form: Free verse
My Seven Thousandth Poem
My Seven Thousandth Poem

This is actually it believe it or not.
I have composition books full of them.
They are even on all kinds and sizes 
of sheets of paper. I write them on
church bulletins and Day By Day.

Seven thousandth poem soon...Read More
Categories: believe it or not, allegory, analogy,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member NIGHT VISIONS
Visions of night time seen only in dreams,
Messages sent in secretive scenes,

Seen in my mind and often forgotten,
Leaving behind feelings begotten,

By certain uncertainties deep in my soul,
By scenes remembered in part or in whole,

Suggesting the turning of tides or of...Read More
Categories: believe it or not, dream,
Form: Couplet