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Best Alternatives Poems

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

He stood and aimlessly watched the parade of patrons and volunteers that wandered daily past his kennel.  All so familiar, so ordinary.  Just...

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Categories: alternatives, animal, care, dog, friendship, hope, joy,
Form: Narrative

He looks outside the window of the moving train,
Watching the dripping pattern,
Made by the drops of rain,
His mind far away from the present happenings.
His eyebrows...

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Categories: alternatives, angst,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Path
Oft times the path we choose in life
Be it the wide or straight and narrow.
We think we're traveling all alone
But God knows of the falling...

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© Tom Wright  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: alternatives, friendship, life, lost love, love,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member The Timelines

From thirsting shoots, the timelines grew
to stubborn stems that clasped the strings
of magnetism, space, decay
and gravity. The paths they knew
were constant, straight; they stretched away,

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Categories: alternatives, dark, future, horror, science, science fiction,
Form: Rhyme
Making a Choice
When options are presented
And I have to make a choice,
The more I see, the less that my
Opinion I can voice.

For choosing A or B or...

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Categories: alternatives, life,
Form: Rhyme

Ironic Political Ignorance Poem
The left blame the right, the right blame the left,
both concealed in ideology logically lost on me.

It's not that I don't understand, there's no one...

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© Nick Trim  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: alternatives, england, political, truth,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Trivial Pursuit
These trivial pursuits
The day looms long,
Largely unused, unplanned,
Promising unimportant
Anticipating alternatives,
Inertly I idle,
Mind meandering meaninglessly,
Mildly morose,
Diffident, diffuse,
And aimless.

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Categories: alternatives, angst, depression, imagination, introspection, life,
Form: Free verse
Never Give Up
Never Give Up

Hang on; The Lord will give you strength in any act of your pursuit
Keep trusting God; He will lead you in every step...

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Categories: alternatives, anniversary, arabic, august, baby, baseball, beach,
Form: Concrete
Land Rover Range Rover
This is my dedication

I am legend, so just push the start
I will save your family, so just call me Noah's ark
A pause on time as...

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Categories: alternatives, car, crazy, funny,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Galactic Soup
Galactic Soup

Galactic soup, the Lord wished for,
one day when he felt empty, bored;
some nutrients to give him more
alternatives to be explored.

With hydrogen and helium,
he then...

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Categories: alternatives, creation, space, universe, word play,
Form: Rhyme
as the vultures gather to suck beautiful Venezuela dry
now that Chavez is dead,
the american oil companies
chomping at the bit
begin to salivate & lick their lips,
with the foam
of potent country-gutting
for while he was alive,

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Categories: alternatives, life,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Youthful Regret
Foolish youthful emotion rides waves
divorced from tempered reason,
a swirling vortex craves
hot passion for a summer season . . .

Spent fires prelude life’s bitter mosaic
by lies...

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Categories: alternatives, introspection, memory, youth,
Form: Rhyme
Good Friends:

This is a Solo 12 Verse Junicho Renga:


Darkness slowly fades
The crisp air of the morning
Daylight Savings Time

A few plum blossoms remain
After many days of...

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© Jim Wilson  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: alternatives, life
Form: Verse

not in the heart again
for chrissakes it's like Swiss cheese
decoffinated please I'm a yet ambulatory zombie
off his medication as usual
alternatives to logic 101 with Prof....

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Categories: alternatives, how i feel,
Form: Free verse
A Visit From a Social Worker
His hand reached out to mine, open, 
Holding it, I smiled, our eyes danced with understanding, 
Form and blush outlined his expectations, 
But I could...

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Categories: alternatives, bible, care, career, christian, christmas, freedom,
Form: Free verse
There are moments when troubles enter our life’s
And we can do nothing to avoid them
But the one's we can
They look convoluted unless we demystify
But we...

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Categories: alternatives, encouraging,
Form: Blank verse
In  high school, he was ridiculed,
for his stance on alcohol,drugs and sex.
He was mocked of his bold decision,
He was pressured to try drugs,sex,
smoking and...

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Categories: alternatives, education, uplifting, school, school, drug,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Premium Member Christian Evangelical-Charismatic Republicans
I grew up with rural Michigan white red-neck evangelical root systems.
These did not always feed my multicultural self/other liberation of the GLBTQ subclimatic root system

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Categories: alternatives, beauty, christian, gender, health, political, rights,
Form: Political Verse
Words and Poetry
About Bill Posters and Bill Greenwell

Words not to use in poems

In 1993, I (Bill Greenwell) went on a three-day workshop with the poet Peter Sansom,...

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© James Horn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: alternatives, education, poetry,
Form: I do not know?
Salt and Sugar
salt and sugar
pull the trigger
high blood pressure diabetes
fight wars without any treaties
good food is much too sweet
causing some a defeat
alternatives are there
so keep yourself aware

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Categories: alternatives, food, health,
Form: Couplet
A Happy Cancer
A Happy Cancer
By: Noel N. Villarosa

Sadness invades a glowing life
Agitation of what comes next after the fact
The beginning of all ends in cancer’s strife
Life to...

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Categories: alternatives, cancer, day, faith, family, happy, hope,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member - Bethlehem Star And The Snowman -

                       Even if...

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Categories: alternatives, beauty, life, miracle, star, together,
Form: Free verse
Calvary's Cross

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Categories: alternatives, bible, christian, easter, forgiveness, god, holiday,
Form: Acrostic
Amazing how Words like 'Spew' Can Inspire One
Don't ______ with me.
   Why not?
'Cause all I'm interested in is _______'n you.
Stop askin' questions, ____.  Your eyes are...

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Categories: alternatives, on writing and words,
Form: Parallelismus Membrorum
Premium Member Gap filling
Sambhavami yugé, yugé, says the Gita: 
God will come back again and again.
What for?
Of course to protect the virtuous 
And destroy the evil doers.

Déjà vu!

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© Ram R. V.  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: alternatives, god, philosophy, religion,
Form: Free verse