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Best Amateur Poems

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

Premium Member Whiners
I write poems because it's fun
And I'm not the only one
It's an outlet for verbal expression
A hobby and not an obsession

I'm an amateur, not a...

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Categories: amateur, conflict, feelings, philosophy,
Form: Rhyme


The lonely person walks unnoticed
with unfocused eye and unsteady step,
failing to keep pace with the crowd.

An approach of reliance to everything,
like a crutch under the...

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Categories: amateur, loneliness, lonely,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Why Poetry
With Shakespearean romance I can't compete
Or Virginia Woolf's lovely agony
Or the wit of Dorothy Parker or Mark Twain
The genius of Emily Dickinson, splendidly plain

I know...

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Categories: amateur, appreciation, encouraging, inspirational, poets,
Form: Rhyme
Seems like I could be on top of the world.
I think about poetry like my tongue is pearled.
Just the other day I wrote a poem...

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Categories: amateur, rights, universe,
Form: Rubaiyat
Premium Member Our Courtship

He worked at the local newspaper office.
I worked for his employer’s wife as a mother’s helper.
He had served his...

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Categories: amateur, lovetime, me, time,
Form: Narrative

Spelling Test
SPELLING TEST (there are over 30 words contained within this poem that are often 
misspelt by the common man)

We all do on occasion temporarily misspell.

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Categories: amateur, educationwords,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member PRETTY IN PINK

Fancy feast
In my best china dish
How she loves to be finicky
Wearing nothing but
Her pretty pink rhinestone collar
As she tiptoes across the room
Slinky and sleek
With a...

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Categories: amateur, cat, fashion, life, perspective,
Form: Personification
Premium Member A Tribute to The Highlander
His talent as a Bard explodes
From an exquisite mind it flows 
Through an instrument of script
Flooding parchment reverberating
Through the psyche creating waves  
Reaching the...

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Categories: amateur, dedication, on writing and
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Real Cliffhanger
It was tranquil sultry August, and the birds were singing,
The insects were all buzzing, and toad frogs were springing.

And I was deep in the mountains,...

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Categories: amateur, adventure, bird, devotion, fantasy,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member and then A Flaming Pterodactyl Ate My Homework
It was our third-grade field trip to the Dinosaur Exhibit
We would be touring all the lands that dinosaurs inhibit
I remember the teacher saying “keep your...

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Categories: amateur, 3rd grade, 4th grade,
Form: Narrative
A Lost Art
How rare, how innate this journey 
manifests to be, the foreshadowing 
of a loners blessing. 

That intuitive thought to travel 
with when my third eye...

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Categories: amateur, allegory, appreciation, best friend,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member FROM BAD TO VERSE
Jan doesn't write iambic pentameter
So please don't condescend and mock her
We have different styles
I bring laughter and smiles
Please remember Jan is just an amateur!

30th April...

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Categories: amateur, humorous, poetry,
Form: Limerick
The Waves.
Perfection's never something, 
You can capture oh so well. 
But her beauty burned like gazing, 
At the fires that burn in Hell. 

And people they...

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Categories: amateur, death, life, loss, sadbeauty,
Form: Rhyme
Musical Torment - The Infamous Masterpieces
Torturing me with touches
I feel the sting of hardened and lasting lust
Touches not of mortal fingers,
But Halloween-haloed strings composed by musicians of mystery
Pressing upon my...

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Categories: amateur, abuse, analogy, angst, image,
Form: Free verse
A - Anarchy
A. Anarchy

Amber autumn aflame
An aroma of ash appeases the adamant arsonist; the artful anarchist
An audacious attempt at attacking back at our arbitrary accommodations
The ascended advocate...

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Categories: amateur, america, art, community, corruption,
Form: Free verse
I wish that I could write
Like my son the poet
I'm just an amateur
And well I know it

I search the site 
And there again
He has written...

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© Mama Bear  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: amateur, feelings, happiness, mom,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Fated Hell
Slovenly sorrows cause a blur,
Shameful shallows seep and stir.
He whimpers; a cowering cur,
Deathbed's deals, give-take, now occur.
Soul dried, bunched ball of prickly burr
Waste-of-time tears, goad...

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Categories: amateur, death, destiny, evil,
Form: Monorhyme
The Mystery of Eyes
The Mystery of Eyes

I place pen to paper, look into your eyes,
How to shadow them to show they’ve just cried,
Draw the same circle, a center...

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Categories: amateur, mystery,
Form: Quatrain
She is Poet Laureate,Honored   ESTEEMED     Among old , young on the    SOUP
She is a Mother of...

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Categories: amateur, family, friendship, lifepoetess, poetry,
Form: Free verse

Poetry is spontaneous, pure, raw emotion,
don't you dare label what I say as cliche. 
This is my perspective of life in motion,
through experiences encountered day...

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© Sam Jacks  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: amateur, how i feel, perspective,
Form: Free verse
Botched Artwork Saves Town
Botched Artwork Saves Town

Sometime last year, in late August 2015, something unusual went viral..
It was an ancient picture on the wall, vastly unlike its original...

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Categories: amateur, appreciation, beauty, blessing, celebration,
Form: Free verse

     Mind paints canvas of life as amateur
     Some hues taken...

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Categories: amateur, art, beauty, life,
Form: Sonnet
Iridescent Dad
Iridescent Dad  

He’d known life, death and murder,
In our bloody war,
He had a group of followers,
Coming round to visit, for,
He’d take you in off...

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Categories: amateur, adventure,
Form: Ballade
No Apologies
     Rumour has it
that you write

     There are many 
amateur critics ready

to put you down


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Categories: amateur, inspirational, life, on writing
Form: Free verse
the truth
Truth had me up against the ropes
and semi-concious without no boxing skills
Fear of it makes hair on my neck grow like minoxodil

Watchin the clock is...

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© greg pete  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: amateur, urban, truth,
Form: Rhyme