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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, 12th 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, beautiful, feelings,
Form: Sonnet
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, 12th grade,
Form: Free verse
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, 12th grade,
Form: Light 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, 12th grade,
Form: Free verse



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, imagination, nature,
Form: Triolet
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, depression, suicide,
Form: Rhyme
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, allegory, beautiful,
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, death, horror,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Tender Blossoms

March comes wrapped in a fleece of snow
on which Dawn cast a gentle glow.
And robins chirp to say hello
promising Winter will soon go
as sun showers...

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Categories: 10th grade, beautiful, change, color, imagery,
Form: Rhyme
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 is wrapped in a...

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Categories: 10th grade, beautiful, image, imagery, nature,
Form: Sonnet
What If
What if the world wasn't ours
What if we saw everyone's scars
What if we saw all the secrets they hide
Behind all of their carefully thought out...

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Categories: 10th grade, art, autumn, beauty,
Form: I do not know?
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, 12th grade,
Form: Free verse
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, children, fantasy,
Form: Verse
Premium Member In Awe With Aurora Borealis
aurora borealis spiritual realm
ethereal water paint leaves me breathless
God’s handiwork, His paintbrush at the helm.
reverent silence,  heavenly caress,

ethereal water paint leaves me breathless
wonderment complete...

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Categories: 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade,
Form: Pantoum
Lies

Everyone seems to lie today, 
their empty words are made of clay.
They mold their oily words to please, 
to make us kneel and feel at...

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Categories: 10th grade, humanity, life, society, truth,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member SUICIDE RIPOSTE

In midst of evading sounds and shadows
Lurks the soulless in search of reasoning
Whilst in the fullness, a youth bud still grows
Yet heard less, seen less,...

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Categories: 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Two Nice Days In A Row


Just yesterday winter made the front page
yet, today everyone’s talking of spring.
And of sensations only spring can bring
like warm breezes that disarm winter's rage.
Yet, like...

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Categories: 10th grade, beautiful, feelings, imagery, nature,
Form: Sonnet
Pretend
When you said you believed me 
I laughed 
I laughed how you easily believed 
In the things I pretend 
How you never knew the things...

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Categories: 10th grade, smile, sorry,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Dance To Her Tune


I don’t see the sun shine much any more
its diminished light’s all but gone away.
For charcoal clouds bring Autumn rains...that pour
and send all the children...

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Categories: 10th grade, 12th grade, autumn, feelings,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Definably Fall


When Summer pants in the hot humid air
sweat drops morph into dewdrops as night cools.
The smiles sunshine shaped, are no longer there
for all the kids...

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Categories: 10th grade, autumn, beautiful, change, feelings,
Form: Quintain (English)
Premium Member Scarlet Shroud

You grieve for Autumn when colored leaves die
emotional tears almost make you cry.
For fall feels like a hole with no bottom
when colored leaves die, you...

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Categories: 10th grade, autumn, beauty, imagery, nature,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Scared Of Her Uniqueness

she was a mess
people were scared
of uniqueness

she did not care
lived by her heart
knew herself well

people jumped back
friends delighted
family annoyed

followed her rules
lived her own dreams
happy magnet



...

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Categories: 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade,
Form: Than-Bauk
Premium Member Be Loyal
Be loyal whether things are going your way or not.
Unite with your fellow dwellers
Speak your mind 
After you listen to their views
Take them seriously
You are...

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Categories: 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade,
Form: Free verse
Letter to My Beloved- Contest
In the last few moments before you would slip from my grasp, I would tell you how heartbreak will be too much to bear and...

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Categories: 10th grade, lost love,
Form: Free verse