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Best Barb Poems

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

Premium Member Jazz Man

Lips of sweat,
Igniting catalyst tune as they burn, 
Crossed eyes, attention spreads
feeling the whiteness in the pure magic
Each memo confronts the other, 
Soul cord...

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Categories: barb, art, music,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Home is Where the Heart Is

"Home is Where the Heart Is"

behind closed doors
but wild animals
sharpening claws
tries to escape itself
can’t run away 
from finding
behind closed doors
Now opening...

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Categories: barb, freedom, imagery, life,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Maybe The Last Letter To My Beloved
My heart?
You have always owned that,
I'm surprised you didn't know.

Its flow?
How do I explain without being unkind,
simply, its flow is mine.

There's the barb, my vision puts me on a...

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Categories: barb, conflict, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Beatle Mania
Beatlemania (The Fab Four As Lovers)

Once a choir boy, John turned to romance,
Fell for Yoko almost at first glance.
In full public view 
In bed with...

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Categories: barb, celebrity, funny,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member The Fisherwoman - For Contest
A desperate spinster, Jane took

strong measures the day she would cook

fresh trout. Her date bit

the barb left in it!

He truly was caught on her hook!


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Categories: barb, fish,
Form: Limerick


One of the true ways 
to remain in captivity is to keep silent to avoid your captor’s 
hostility and confusion

A penny for my 
thoughts has...

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Categories: barb, africa, black african american,
Form: Rhyme
Brave new world
(based on Aldous Huxley's book "Brave New World")

Human hatchery

Clink clink clink clink...
Test tubes prattling past
along the chrome plated production line.
Glistening under fake fluorescence
humming in harmony

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Categories: barb, confusion, depression, heartbreak, humanity,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Blood Masks the Lea
Blood masks the lea, the blasted loam
upon whose breasts soldiers came home.
The earth, herself, held each to chest
the mist of sky killed with each breath

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Categories: barb, death, war,
Form: Rondeau
Premium Member the truth about masterpieces
drifting beyond the lightest cloud
(pastel clowns in post mortem rain parade)
cascading in the cold moon dust
to shed this latest mascarade

wounded memories hang from the mind

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Categories: barb, art, introspection, life,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member I am a Red Red Rose
I am a Red Red Rose
I am a red red rose
A beauty to behold
My texture captivates
My scent invigorates
Petals, a velvet red
Coverings for your bed
Leaves an...

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Categories: barb, rose,
Form: Rhyme
lost herd
As the sun rises
a young pioneer saddles his ride.
Mounting his horse
his young bride
his love as he rides
Off to find his herd.
 His proud mare ...

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Categories: barb, happiness,
Form: Cowboy Poetry
Just a barmaid
"come on, get your coat off, its bloody ten too"
not even eleven and there forming a que
"just a barmaid" thats what they say
service with a...

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Categories: barb, drink, fun, funny, humorous,
Form: ABC
A vestige lingers of my sweet Ginger sharing the treasure of What color is love? 

Springtide fell according
Affliction bred
Tending a foundation; no longer perceived

Flailing in...

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Categories: barb, change, deep, desire, growing
Form: Verse
Villain Unmasked
Villain Unmasked

In odd places the Villain appears,
In the right places he disappears-
On merry moments then re-appears.

For, such is the habit of a Villain
Who enjoys to...

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Categories: barb,
Form: Rhyme
The Lighthouse
What breathes into the brain 
  and sustains from some secret place a sullied heart?

The pains of faces of others for the wicked barb

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Categories: barb, courage, evil, hope, life,
Form: Classicism
Premium Member Barb's Delights
Let's go to Barb's Place
Have something to eat
Her perogies and cabbage rolls 
Are really hard to beat

If that's not enough
You should try out her ribs

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Categories: barb, dedication,
Form: Rhyme
Bittersweet Rose
Across the countryside and into the grassland pastures;
inhabits the battle fields that segregate a Peony Rose.
Such as the gentle beauty of the rose that threatens...

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Categories: barb, introspection, social, world, beauty,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Candles on the Birthday Cake
The Candles on the Birthday Cake
By Franklin Price

The Candles on the birthday cake
One for each and every year
We light them just to blow them out

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Categories: barb, birthday,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member a walk in the woods
grandparent's farmland
passed down through generations
apple peach trees grow

overgrown pathways
barb wire fence contains thorned bush
wild berries florish...

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Categories: barb, grandfather, grandmother, memory,
Form: Haiku
Flickering hazel eyes flecked with cataract silver, glittering this way and that. 
Eyebrows high and a piercing pupil saying
'Move this ing thing, lest I punch...

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Categories: barb, death, family, love,
Form: Free verse
Axle Grease
Words from limbo
Into life.

Slipping them from
The pocket of 
Your muse, onto
Eager paper.

Lovely linen,
Thick with roses.

Or threaded with

Altar for the gentle
Blood of visionaries,

Mingled with axle grease

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Categories: barb, work, writing,
Form: Prose Poetry
children play conkers

trees cast precious seed


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Categories: barb, nature
Form: Haiku
Premium Member An Bee Cailleach
“Éagmais croí a dhíscaoileadh ar gach eagla.
Faoi dhíon taobh istigh de na blianta seo.
Fanacht i bhfianaise, a dhíscaoileadh ar gach eagla.
Ós rud é go ndearnadh...

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Categories: barb, fantasy, imagery, joy, life,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member LA Sewers
When I was a child in the streets of Los Angeles you would sized up groups approaching by watching the movements they made.

I remember this...

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Categories: barb, abuse, growing up,
Form: Narrative
The Harvest Of The Seed

  Each field is barren white with snow, 
around me blind, they know.
I see.
Darkness brings the haze of dawn, 
how many must...

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Categories: barb, death, dedication, depression, devotion,
Form: Prose Poetry