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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: 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 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, feelings, how
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, allah, america,
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
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, black african
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 daughter, humor,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Go Away


wars, drugs, poverty
famine, fear, rape, death
and degradation 
that's the kind of world 
desperate immigrants flee
and yet, we won't let them in
go die on the other...

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Categories: 12th grade, anger, angst, anxiety, discrimination,
Form: Suzette Prime
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 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, lonely, sad,
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, gender, girl,
Form: Rhyme
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 Silhouettes In Moonlight



The soft song of a summer breeze is heard
to make the gilded leaves of Autumn sigh.
It's been three muted months without a word
love lost its...

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Categories: 12th grade, allusion, death, emotions, feelings,
Form: Sonnet
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
Premium Member RAINDROPS

        RAINDROPS
     
        Small
   ...

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Categories: 12th grade, appreciation, rain,
Form: Ninette
Premium Member Mirror Mirror
Mirror Mirror

Do not lie. I know that you want to. 
I know that you may need to.  
I am broken, and soon…
You will be...

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© Ann Foster  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: 12th grade, cinderella, happy, hello, hero,
Form: Narrative
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 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 Full Corn Moon
She tiptoes in quietly, pushing out summer.
There is a hush in the corn fields.
Even the crows are silent.
Scratch. Scratch. Everyone is readying themselves.

Full corn moon,...

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Categories: 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade,
Form: Personification
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
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, fear, feelings,
Form: Ballade
Premium Member Alliteration For Poets
Alliteration always awesome
Ballad beyond barnyard basics
Crystalline calls careful consonants,

Diamante delivers deeply
Enthusiasm excites eager ears,
Fanciful frolicking faerie

Generously gives grateful glee
Hyping haiku to heavenly heights,
Imagery and imagination

Jubilantly...

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Categories: 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade,
Form: Alliteration
Premium Member My Love Affair With Orange
Orange is my utmost best color, my best friend, my girl.
She laughs from the rooftop, and she makes me mouth curl.
She glitters and she shines,...

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Categories: 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade,
Form: Free verse