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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



Affliction of Addiction
The feeling of a mind in a constant rotation 
Regardless, the effect is a sensation 
Erratic thoughts and a foggy haze 
Trapped within an infernal...

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Categories: affliction, addiction, introspection, lost,
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
Pain
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 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 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 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
Premium Member 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
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 LONELINESS
LONELINESS

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


Loneliness:
Painful
Agonizing
Merciless 
Unbearable solitude,
When you are present, Time immobile 
Remains
And
Each second an...

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Categories: affliction, inspirational, introspection, loneliness,
Form: Free verse
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 THE PHASES OF GRIEF


THE PHASES OF GRIEF
bereavement pain physical
spiritual and philosophical 

SHOCK & DENIAL
can’t find relief
overwhelming numbed disbelief

PAIN & GUILT
unbearable preemptive suffering 
remorseful chaos excruciating

ANGER & BARGAINING
growing bitter...

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Categories: affliction, courage, endurance, grief, introspection,
Form: Couplet
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
Premium Member Their Greater Sin - Pet Hate
THEIR GREATER SIN

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
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
TRIUMPHANT TRUST IN THE LORD
“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
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
Sweetness
Sweetness

Suddenly the sweetness around the moon!
Set an open fire with magic into my heart.
A campfire burning deep within.
Found a way to kick start my heart...

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Categories: affliction, happiness, imagination, sadwords, heart,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Just Around The Corner
Maybe the most deadly disease is just around our corner
Carried to our doorstep by an unsuspected foreigner
Ebola is lethal with a fatality rate that is...

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Categories: affliction, health, sick, truth,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A World on Fire
We live today in a world of great tumult
And of rising uncertainty and anxiety 
Which pervade the world stage like a cancer

Despite soaring technological advances
Our...

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Categories: affliction, allegory, change, earth, history,
Form: Narrative
Voiceless
Misunderstood, trapped and rarely
considered an equal; confusion
dominates many faces that try to
comprehend my broken voice.
No-one seems to recognise my
body language and unusual hand movements.
Wrong conclusions...

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Categories: affliction, confusion, life, peoplelanguage, language,
Form: Free verse