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Best Affliction Poems

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

Affliction of Assyria
The sun had grown dark on that fearful day
When Rabshakah, the Assyrian entered the fray;
Their armor and weapons glittered like gold
As they surged ’cross the...

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Categories: affliction, religion,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member Love's Affliction
I bloomed from the warm glow in his eyes
He had been my sunlight when darkness loomed.
His arms protected me in a secure safe haven.
Too soon,...

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Categories: affliction, death, lost love,
Form: Free verse
It is said of young physicians when they first set out to learn
All the symptoms and conditions that known illnesses convey
They perceive these indications each...

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Categories: affliction, humanity,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Wordaholic
I want conversations 
with writers and poets
The wise the wacky 
the dark and the stoic 
I need to drink your words
I fear my disease is...

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Categories: affliction, addiction, humorous,
Form: Rhyme
Her Requiem
Within her frail shell, death abides
through the final hours, I remain by her side
fearing a forsaken place of webs that lie in rows
of haggard fields...

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Categories: affliction, death, faith, mother,
Form: Rhyme

I have a pain so profound that I cannot name it.
I try to ignore it, but I’m forced to claim it.
It’s a gut wrenching sorrow...

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Categories: affliction, dark, grief, me, pain,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Shades of Poe , Speaketh
Shades of Poe , Speaketh

Shades of Poe oft run in my veins
dark, dirty little splashing stains
No Raven stirs my battered heart
nor any signs on my...

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Categories: affliction, creation, cry, dark, death,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Hell's Hospitality
The sun cries for us, its heat fades away
snowflakes sprinkle round its orbit, yet go unmelted
it feels like evening, but its yet noon
time never changes...

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Categories: affliction, africa, anger, corruption, culture,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Feeling Blue And Knotted Up

in the fervour of my sweat
sheets drenched
i wake to the toxic bellow of my own voice
in the torment of my own thoughts

in the complexity of...

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Categories: affliction, introspection,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Emperor Has No Prose
An emperor spoke in poetic verse
Which led to fame for him at first
But after some time became a curse
For the Emperor had no prose.

Poetic measure...

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© Mark Toney  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: affliction, anxiety, humorous, people, poetry,
Form: Light Verse
on the backslide
another somber rise of day through autumn's reign
where clouded thoughts backslide through eyes
while the anguish of my pain lies misted in the lash of october's...

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Categories: affliction, autumn, feelings, sometimes,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Child's Only Christmas
On Christmas Eve an Angel
    felt the sorrow of the Lord.
Who wept for the many Children
   sentenced to perish by...

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Categories: affliction, angel, christmas, loss,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Heat Source Hunger
Wonder not
if my thoughts are thrilled and twisted
daily and deeply by the albums of your ways,
I succumb severely to the impulse of imminent interplay
so dumb...

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Categories: affliction, love,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member LONELINESS

(Message of hope dedicated to all those that have been through such an excruciating experience.)

Unbearable solitude,
When you are present, Time immobile remains,

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Categories: affliction, inspirational, introspection, loneliness,
Form: Free verse
The Old man of Merces1
The Old man of Merces  

His wrinkled face bearing slaps of time
His eyes barren like a desert starved of rain
Glittering they must be during...

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Categories: affliction, allegory, caregiving, depression, lifeold,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Dark Side of You
I could not write poetry
till I was brain damaged
a life of shame, abuse
no good to anyone, oh yes and of no use
hiding behind the dark...

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Categories: affliction, emotions,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member When Afflictions feel like Inflictions

I once was fast and so athletic. Bad afflictions? I had none.
Measles, mumps (the normal things). Youth was so much fun.

Then came my childbearing early...

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Categories: affliction, body,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Brutalities of war
Atrocious affliction trembles voices of anguish 
Brewing vile horror in death of tomorrow
Fearing for the newborn, women, and children
For yesterday’s massacre killed her husband
And the...

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Categories: affliction, sorrow, violence, war,
Form: Free verse

bereavement pain physical
spiritual and philosophical 

can’t find relief
overwhelming numbed disbelief

unbearable preemptive suffering 
remorseful chaos excruciating

growing bitter...

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Categories: affliction, courage, endurance, grief, introspection,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Sequestration
I never told anyone how my ears reverberate in a silent room.
The whirring drone ever present, a conquistador of my private spaces.
This is my cohabitation...

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Categories: affliction, death, loneliness, longing, pain,
Form: Free verse
Their Greater Sin - Pet Hate

They call one who speaks for Liberty a Fascist
They claim man made end of world as a proven tenet
And to them ‘free’ means...

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Categories: affliction, language,
Form: Sonnet
The Loneliest Teardrop
The life we choose the choices we make
Knowing how much to give knowing how much to take

Now this equation is not simple at least not...

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Categories: affliction, faith, hope, peace, day,
Form: Lyric
“Trust in the LORD*.”  Such declares God’s sovereignty
Along His leadership as the supreme Almighty Deity---
We must bow to Him with humility
Submitting ourselves to His...

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Categories: affliction, christian, devotion, faith, god,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member I Keep Coming Back
You kill me  
And I come back.

You kill me again
And I come back again

I don't know Why.

Am I the problem?
Am I the cause?
Am I...

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© Eve Roper  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: affliction, depression,
Form: Free verse
You Can't Hurt Me
Resounding echoes awaken the child
demons in the attic beckon unto him
stark fear grips his Vick's laden chest
shivers vibrate rusty springs of down

footsteps creak closer upon...

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© Bob shank  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: affliction, introspection, life, sad, education,
Form: Free verse