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Best 12Th Grade Poems

Below are the all-time best 12Th Grade poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of 12th 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: 12th grade, 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: 12th grade, 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: 12th grade, 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 Hocus Pocus
Hocus Pocus

Poets are like magicians.
They trick the heart into feeling, 
“things” they had no idea, were there at all. 

Sadly poets don’t always know how...

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© Ann Foster  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: 12th grade, abortion, abuse,
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: 12th grade, 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: 12th grade, 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Color Of My Heart


Sketch the sunset leaving today behind
sinking in the footsteps of yesterday.
And feel the ripple of all life combined
empty your thoughts, take all but love away.

Emblazon...

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Categories: 12th grade, beautiful, character,
Form: Sonnet
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: 12th grade, 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Free verse
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: 12th grade, 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Never Reached Home
They are walking! Walking, walking, walking! 

Long stretches of walk - hundreds of miles of impossible uncertainty,
in blazing sun, in sweltering, muggy, heat - running away...

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Categories: 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: 12th grade, 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Light Verse
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: 12th grade, 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Sonnet
Rise Up
Rise Up

Rise up to the blessing of another day.
To all that awaits you this moment.
To all that will challenge you and enlighten you.
 
Rise up...

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Categories: 11th grade, 12th grade,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member My Princess
When I grow up, will I still be princess?

Of course, says glowing daddy. 
 
A roll of the queen’s eyes.
...

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Categories: 12th grade, family, father
Form: Haiku
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: 12th grade, 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Italian Sonnet
Premium Member Go Away


wars drugs poverty
famine fear rape death
and degradation 
that's the impoverished world 
desperate immigrants flee

and yet we won't let them in

go die on the other side...

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Categories: 12th grade, anger, angst,
Form: Suzette Prime
Premium Member Shyness
I'm young with no identity,
A faceless boy, alone and shy.
To classmates, a nonentity;
My parents fret and wonder why.

I'm part of the unnoticed pack.
I step aside...

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Categories: 12th grade, bullying, hurt,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Save Our Sisters
A poem about infanticide of girls...

"Save Our Sisters!"

Many girls lost, many girls missed
Many girls lost, never to be Ms.
Strings of girls, strands of pearls, 
Gone,...

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Categories: 12th grade, abortion, children,
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: 12th grade, 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Imagism
Premium Member Hate's Campaign


The world is changing in a profound way
by the philosophy of fear and lies.
You can't trust a word politicians say
they connive and editorialize.
And legislate laws...

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Categories: 12th grade, anxiety, discrimination,
Form: Ballade
Premium Member Grudges do not Work for Me
I held a grudge 'til four o'clock
And then I watched TV.
Remembered it at nine.
It very much hurt me.

Took grudge to bed and nurtured it.
Next to...

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Categories: 12th grade, 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Free verse
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: 12th grade, 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member RAINDROPS

        RAINDROPS
     
        Small
   ...

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Categories: 12th grade, appreciation, rain,
Form: Ninette
Premium Member Wear Only Your Skin
                 Never apologize for being exactly  
 ...

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Categories: 11th grade, 12th grade,
Form: Lyric