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Best Actuality Poems

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


Inauthentic
My perception is vague, my reflection unclear.
My eyes are two distorting mirrors that devise 
a veneer fashioned with my fears.

I’m seized inside an illusory disguise...

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Categories: actuality, identity,
Form: Lyric



Tears of a hero
                        ...

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Categories: actuality, emotions, inspirational, sad,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member The Noise
It started with one utterance 
that grew into a shout.
That cry grew louder in his ear.
He could not get it out.

The bellowing prolonged itself,
and then...

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Categories: actuality, confusion, cry,
Form: Quatrain
God is Love
Love is an authority.
It dictates choice and consequence
and joins together all the wayward lamenters
who grieve at their loss of purity.

Love is an actuality.
It breathes new...

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Categories: actuality, lost love, lovelove,
Form: Free verse
Paint A Picture Black and Gray
Pull out the easel
   set the canvas positioned long and slender clean slate.
Sketch the figures huddled and dark bound hostage
   to...

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© DM Babbit  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: actuality, africa, art, dark, grief,
Form: Imagism



Premium Member to war, from youth
* I'm not sure I'm finished with this ... but for now. *

            ...

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Categories: actuality, war,
Form: Epic
Premium Member BLOOM ROAD


               Bloom Road



Wherefore be this heavenly place?
Untouched by the metropolis'
inhumane demands?
Tis in your heart, dear friend, such 
a place...

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Categories: actuality, courage, encouraging, fantasy, freedom,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Beggars Can't

I am faceless

Tattered by actuality

Heart thrumming in my ears

Blind to prospects

Voiceless ... soundless


Yet I scream, mute

Face to the sky, I wail like a fiend

Hailing the...

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Categories: actuality, appreciation, hope, love, wisdom,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Too Square For Two
you ... are the paramour of right angles
the square of a square - complete, quite aware
how two must adore you
for all it sees is itself,...

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Categories: actuality, appreciation, math,
Form: Free verse
Something About Nothing
Something About Nothing
(2007)

It seems as if I’m giving my everything for nothing.
This conflict really means something to me, 
Because my everything are all of my...

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Categories: actuality, emotions, feelings, gender, high
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member In a Perfect World
In a perfect world
everyone's visions
would come to fruition,
but of course that couldn't happen
(given our nature)
and thus would end up in contradiction.

Perhaps it's because
we ask the...

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Categories: actuality, humanity, imagination, introspection, spiritual,
Form: Grook
TRAGEDY IN BLACK
by:  Eric L. Boddie
"A History Of..."

As it has come to be
Foundations of slavery define my destiny
Relentless jealousy continues our oppression
Only the Black American is...

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Categories: actuality, abuse, anger, black african
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member seas of love
   ages ...

years flow between us
      as two oceans of the world we spin upon
   ...

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Categories: actuality, age, metaphor, passion, soulmate,
Form: Free verse
Optimistic gloom
As I assemble and ponder my life,
My childhood and family strife,
The hurt and separation from my future ex-wife.

The sadness and pain without my child,
Continuous battle...

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Categories: actuality, dad, daughter, life, love
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Precious Little Shadows

I never knew you ...

Yet you were mine -
   Mine as completely as any other
      That ever drew...

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Categories: actuality, absence, bereavement, children, forgiveness,
Form: Free verse
A Woman in the Rain
Rain falls on the lonely water’s edge,
is it a tear of a forgotten woman?
Sojourned on the surface of the water forming a bubble 
for a...

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© Su Ben  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: actuality, rain, woman,
Form: Free verse
NO ONE REALLY CARES Part2
NO ONE REALLY CARES

Part 2

With a scheme from a team of human traitors who are unclean,
Straight up extreme and using it in a deceitful way,...

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© Quincy Mac  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: actuality, allegory, care, earth, light,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Red Square, So Rare
Oh, you ARE a beauty, that's sure
          And are we really so different, you and I?
...

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Categories: actuality, analogy, appreciation, beauty, nature,
Form: Free verse
Hiroshima
I was caught off guard by the everlasting effect of your smile.
In all honesty I thought I was prepared for the well placed explosion that...

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Categories: actuality, black african american, for
Form: Free verse
WITHIN THE LOOKING GLASS: Conclusion

Now this cross is carried...And a crucifixion--AWAITS--and the blood 
which has fallen--to late--for an answer, to late to be saved!!! A thousand
eyes--wondering/staring deep inside, looking...

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Categories: actuality, confusion, depression, lifelife,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Free Verse Fever
FREE VERSE FEVER

Alas, and alack, there is a lady for whom I have formed an attraction.  She has an aura about her that leaves...

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Categories: actuality, anxiety, beautiful, crush, cute,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Writhing Motion
Place your hand on your head
As if it were a winter cap
Spread your fingers 
But don't take a nap

Wiggle your fingers 
In a writhing movement
Now...

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Categories: actuality, funny
Form: Light Verse
FORGETTING
What was about this face ?
Between mirage and actuality ?
A fireball was coming towards you.
You upturn the underside, 
wanted to taste the blood
and get argasm.
The...

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Categories: actuality, art,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member afterglow
we ...
are immortal
you and i have made it so
our passions are spent
flesh and essences, swimming moonlight
drifting gently on a soft cloud of Giza percale
exhaling the...

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Categories: actuality, moon, passion, romance,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Time's Shadowy List
Contrary to popular myth, Einstein did NOT reject the existence of Time, but he did reject the differences of its elements, stating that "the distinction...

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Categories: actuality, analogy, metaphor, time, wisdom,
Form: List