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Best 10Th Grade Poems

Below are the all-time best 10Th Grade poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of 10th grade poems written by PoetrySoup members


Premium Member We Are Not Merely Poets
Some of us are secretive at first. We hide our poetry’s soul self, 
gently letting her peep out; sometimes regretting it immediately.
Fearful of critiques from...

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Categories: 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member Oceana
Oceana

Oceana flings her sequined petticoats
Upon the sands
As if to toss the seaweed 
From the
Swirling edges
While she dances with the wind
With each turn she swings her...

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Categories: 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member What Is Stopping You
What is holding you back?
What is stopping you?
What is making you uncomfortable 
about asking?
about wanting?
about dreaming?
about wishing?
about expecting?
about planning?
about setting new goals?
about learning new things?
about...

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Categories: 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Beauty Can't Compete


When the last rays of sunlight start to die
scarlet flames burn the sky, as clouds ignite.
And while the birds roost, bats begin to fly
hunting down...

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Categories: 10th grade, 12th grade,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Fueled By Love


Grief hides pain
behind a veil
of anger, rage, and disbelief.
And yet, it consumes
your every moment
and every thought.
Inside, you want to lash out
at the world,
viciously,
violently,
anything,
to send the...

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Categories: 10th grade, angst, anxiety,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member What Color Are You
What color are you?
You! You! You! You! You! You! I could do this all day. Smirk.
I am not talking about hair color, eye color, or...

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Categories: 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member My Paintings Call My Name
My art delights me, covers my walls.
Smiling, dancing, laughing magical beings.
Reminding me how much I love to choose colors.
Appreciated by no one as much as...

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Categories: 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Time


Time is not
     a ticking clock,
          it has
    ...

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Categories: 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Verse
Premium Member A Bullfrog's Croak


Silent as smoke, darkness descends,
shadows merge, and daylight soon ends. 
For summoned by a bullfrog's croak
darkness descends, silent as smoke.

The moon pools in ebony skies,
and...

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Categories: 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Legion of doom
howling black wolves complain to new moon,
of devastation wrought by creatures!
different from rest in size and shape,
walk on two legs, strange hairless features!

in packs behind...

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Categories: 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Knee-jerk Reaction
Love is an act of endless forgiveness,
a tender look which becomes a habit ~ Peter Ustinov



An outpouring of feelings
that surges up from the heart
and splashes...

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Categories: 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Little Boy
A Little Boy is
	Jelly on his face
	Dirt under his nails
	A patch on his knee
	String trailing from 
	One pocket and
	A frog in the other

A little boy...

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© Mel Gill  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: 10th grade, children, emotions,
Form: Imagism
Premium Member In the Know with VanGogh
In the know
With Van Gogh
You all think you know him
But who channels him?
Who swims in color?
Who has paint on their hands in a perpetual way?
You...

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Categories: 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member edges

ebony edges
day depleted of color...
scarlet stained sunset


(Haiku)


July, 23, 2020
Haiku or Senyru Poetry Contest
By: Constance La France...

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Categories: 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Wrong Language
Polly had a pet parrot
She wanted to teach to talk
The parrot didn't want to
As parrots only squawk

Polly was frustrated
With her stubborn parrot friend
She was very...

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Categories: 10th grade,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Imperceptible


Sol slowly sinks into the pitch of night,
while cricket chirps join bellowing bullfrogs.
The setting sun colors the edge of light
while woodpeckers drum on old hollow...

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Categories: 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Celebrating A Birth
Isn't life a joy beyond imagining 
When a child is born to us?
Can there be any greater happening 
When families become a chorus?
Oh sweet melody...

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Categories: 10th grade,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member To My High School Math Teacher
Thank you, Mr. Rogers (yes, his real name!) 
for rescuing me from teenage purgatory.

       Perplexed teenager, lacking social lumen
...

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© John Watt  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Italian Sonnet
Premium Member Flints Of Light

winter feathers the land with snow
blanketing everything in white
an impressionist like Van Gogh
winter feathers the land with snow
while sunbeams set it all aglow
icicles sparking flints...

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Categories: 10th grade, beautiful, imagery,
Form: Triolet
Premium Member A Black Silk Shawl


As the sun slip slides down blue skies and sets,
streaks of pink, mauve, and gray clouds pave its way.
And the night gets wrapped in a...

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Categories: 10th grade, beautiful, image,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Blink Out

Life is a

free fall feeling

face first

into the wind.

You can't predict its

direction

or speed,

so, don't try.

Enjoy

the weightless 

sensation

of flight as you fall.

Knowing that someday your 

flame...

will simply...

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Categories: 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Verse
Premium Member A Putrid Expanding Abyss

I can smell the coppery scent of blood
and the stench of death, excrement and piss.
A soldier lies dead, his face in the mud,
I never believed...

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Categories: 10th grade, angst, anxiety,
Form: Sonnet
Suicide and scars
Looking high up in the sky 
I stand still in my balcony 
Thinking and about to cry 
Filthy thoughts are all that fathom me 

I...

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Categories: 10th grade, anxiety, dark,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Skim-Milk Sky


Like a damp bath-towel,
a wet mist wraps itself around my shoulders
and my spine shudders at its touch.

A skim-milk sky retains a bluish tinge
as a yellow...

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Categories: 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Imagism
Premium Member Green Oasis

I overhear feisty breezes
whispering words of gibberish
amidst the sound of rustling leaves.

Setting the treetops aflutter
they garner secrets from the wind,
decoding subtle sighs and heaves.

Like an...

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Categories: 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Verse