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Best Acquired Poems

Below are the all-time best Acquired poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of acquired poems written by PoetrySoup members

Premium Member Priorities Viewed by a Dying Man
Death be not proud but humble with strife
Old man flicks ashes, has one last choke
‘Tis nothing to fear, just the nature of life
Many passed...

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Categories: acquired, death, nature,
Form: Villanelle



I see you coming, old age
Approaching at an ever accelerating pace,
Your face so grim
Your expression so austere
Your look so menacing,
A frightening sight you...

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Categories: acquired, age, life, wisdom,
Form: Personification
Premium Member Lifes Simplicity Maintained
You were born in a specialist clinic
I was born at the front door of my house
we both came into this world and survived.
You’ve been eating...

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Categories: acquired, career, character, cheer up,
Form: Epic
'Pardon me, could you pass the Grey Poupon'
Winds caressing fringes of
   her deep chocolate tresses
as tree nymphs nimbly hid
  midst fallen maple leaves 
    happily prancing...

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© Paloma P   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: acquired, allegory, fantasy, hero, humorous,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Pessimist or Optimist
When young I heard the glass was either ½ empty or ½ full
But with time I learned… to believe either one makes you a fool


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Categories: acquired, encouraging, growth, inspirational, introspection,
Form: Couplet

Premium Member Can poetry matter
In the debate between accessible and difficult poems
Poets' poems and poems for people
Only the single poem and private reader matter

Both kinds and anything between can...

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Categories: acquired, bird, humor, insect, love,
Form: Verse
Carolyn, How Do You Do It
You have written and submitted poems galore.
Your work gathers comments from others by the score.
Carolyn, you have acquired so much popularity.
I can see you are...

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Categories: acquired, dedication
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member She That Embraced The Darkness In Her Veins
She That Embraced The Darkness In Her Veins

With her mind not sick of dark devious games
she opens dead doors, tossing in more painful blames
in newly...

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Categories: acquired, corruption, dance, dark, deep,
Form: Rhyme
Heaven's Grocery Store
Marching down life’s highway, my feet became very sore
I then came upon a sign that read “Heaven’s Grocery Store”
When I got closer the doors swung...

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Categories: acquired, caregiving, dedication, faith, forgiveness,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Of Fawn And Fairy
Inside this forest
so bright and mild 
a fairy lived
her name, Wonder Child

For all the forest
knew of this girl
to which they knew
she would change the...

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© John Posey  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: acquired, animals, mother, beautiful, beautiful,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Gift To God, I Gave To Give -
To myself to I, to God I asked
what nature of sample shall I give,

the tribute must be something, already possessed
and not a thing to be...

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Categories: acquired, devotion,
Form: Ode
The City And The State Of Play Today

No one worries about morals today 
They follow the rules they create
So to them all is ok
Those on...

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Categories: acquired, business, community, corruption, international,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Snoopy, The Red Baron, and Dragon
Dragon fell asleep at his nappy time, and his dreams were so sublime.
He’d just heard the song, ‘Snoopy Vs The Red Baron’, one more time.

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Categories: acquired, appreciation, courage, dedication, devotion,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Before the Bud
The wind is crisp when clouds cover the 
sun, what passes for warm when clouds 

Great oak trees, maple and elm, in full
bare-branched display, before...

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Categories: acquired, nature,
Form: Free verse
Before spring came, in late February
to the blooming and jolly hills 
I ran, breathing heavily and frantically,
touching the perfumed blossoms 
of a solitary, old cherry...

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Categories: acquired, adventure, animals, childhood, children,
Form: Narrative

My mind is free
My eyes can see
My thoughts are fresh
No more stress
The chains are down
I am grown.

I was just a big baby boy
No more playing...

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Categories: acquired, deep, future, moving on,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member Sangria Sunset
Kaleidoscope of a rainbow's hope,
realizations of grandiosity from a splendorous mount-
          A looking glass for a...

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© Lu Loo  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: acquired, beautiful, color, nature,
Form: Rhyme
The Dark Horse Upon the Hill
He was an old Crow Indian
Rejected by all his kin,
That never fit in any world,
But now lived among white men.

He must have been near one...

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© Glen Enloe  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: acquired, dark, horse, old,
Form: Cowboy
MOON n me
As darkness absorbed in my reveries, my usual lapse accommodated itself in height of melancholy but not in this conscience. Then I found myself in...

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© HINA NASIR  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: acquired, anxiety, conflict, depression, fantasy,
Form: Prose
Premium Member Thirtieth High School Reunion
We gathered for our thirtieth class reunion at Lydia's Smorgasbord.
I'd avoided such past events since in school I was largely ignored!
But my spouse proclaimed we...

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Categories: acquired, funny, school, me, me,
Form: Rhyme
Addicted to Poetry

An art, be it acquired or simply hereditary,
Putting vivid thoughts into exquisite words,
Magician's tricky stick, poet's addiction is poetry,
Cultivated experiences of heartfelt sweet weirds,
Music of...

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Categories: acquired, addiction,
Form: Quintain (English)
The maze of life
The maze of life

Rocked by the waves of emotions and reality,
I follow the rhythm far from conformity.
The cry of my soul overwhelmed by sorrow,
Praying for...

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Categories: acquired, hope, life, nostalgia, philosophy,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Toxic State

How long before acceptance calmed his mind?
At first, he claimed the news was ill-acquired.
Each day he pushed and kept himself so blind
to reasons why he...

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Categories: acquired, sad, write,
Form: Dizain
Premium Member The Beast Within
The girl of my dreams
I met one night
Her beauty captured
This Highland Knight
Its been a month
And i am so absorbed
To be with her
On natures orb

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Categories: acquired, death, fantasygirl, girl,
Form: Rhyme
Cycling through time;
this wrack of flesh fleets on.
Spinning indifferently on a compressed 
ball of mud.
Pulsing and thumping against 
the deafening destiny of becoming
a part of...

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Categories: acquired, america, drink, fire, metaphor,
Form: Free verse