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Best Bare Bones Poems

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Bare Bones Bob
Pretending he has all he needs.
On two wheels of ILLUSION, he rides his steed.   
EVENTUALLY the ride is over.
To find him lying in...

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Categories: bare bones, life
Form: Acrostic



the skeleton tree
i am the skeleton tree
bare branches where leaves
are suppose to be
i am the skeleton tree
bare bones and no flesh
not another me
i am the skeleton tree
thousands...

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Categories: bare bones, faith, funeral,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member You Say You Love Me
You say you love me but you’re not
You say you’re going to fight and give it all you got
You say you find it hard to...

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© Mark Toney  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: bare bones, addiction, conflict, divorce, drug,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Definably Fall


When Summer pants in the hot humid air
sweat drops morph into dewdrops as night cools.
The smiles sunshine shaped, are no longer there
for all the kids...

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Categories: bare bones, 10th grade, autumn, beautiful,
Form: Quintain (English)
Premium Member In Response To My First Poem
AT THE FINAL GOODBYE

The congregation
mingled within the silent
stone slabs of their
ancestors, a final goodbye
to yet another
destined to leave this place.
Yet to one, in this his
profound...

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Categories: bare bones, lost love, love,
Form: Quatrain



I love a good plot
The skeletal remains are being chalked out,while mystery and intrigue are engraven, cryptic.Lying beneath, this freshly seeded idea;upon these grounds, the words are etched,what are...

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© John Beam  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: bare bones, destiny, funeral, humor, imagination,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Haiku - Barren Tree



bare bones silhouette
braving storm in solitude -
snow laden branches



Susan Ashley 
August 20, 2019



~ Fourth Place ~
Contest: one haiku
Sponsor: Rick Parise 


~ Second Place ~
Contest: Tree...

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Categories: bare bones, nature, snow, solitude, storm,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Autumn's Dead
My breath morphs into a November ghost
a spectral mist that swiftly dissipates.
And barren trees lament the loss of leaves
as Autumn approaches where Winter waits.

The wind...

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Categories: bare bones, 10th grade, 9th grade,
Form: Sonnet
What I Was Too Afraid to Say Over Text Message
You were the first promise I was willing to keep,
my first hope that something could last forever.

You were the first time I opened up like...

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Categories: bare bones, girl, love, slam, spoken
Form: Free verse
Premium Member talk to the hand - for contest
y'all know me-     I'm in the poem biz     
and it is a no brainer   ...

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© Dear Heart  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: bare bones, poems, poetry, word play,
Form: Free verse
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: bare bones, fantasy, imagery, joy, life,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member When Eagles Clash
Two eagles hover over the bare bones of a poem
leaving choice morsels for the appetite of the other.
And with poetic hunger they devour each other’s...

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Categories: bare bones, fantasy, feelings, hyperbole, imagery,
Form: Blank verse
sunset


Sunset

last rays share the sea
with bare bones of pirate ship
beautiful in death

~


Contest: sunset haiku
sponsor: P. D.
Written : 8th November 2011...

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Categories: bare bones, nature,
Form: Haiku
Silent Fights
When we fight in silence, like titans abound by egos
An eager poet overcome by words.
A beautiful model delicate as raindrops
When the silence in the room...

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Categories: bare bones, africa, devotion, for her,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Villanelle: Do spun balls eddy in Black Hole corsets
Villanelle: Do spun balls eddy through Black Hole corsets

Do spun balls eddy through Black Hole corsets
   Or cosmic spins pierce through armoured shells
Who...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: bare bones, america, fear, football, men,
Form: Villanelle
meat robot
somewhere down deep, everyone has some kind of love of life.  Down deep to the 
bare bones of instinct, the mother of all reasons,...

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© loser name  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: bare bones, dream,
Form: ABC
Winter
Winter rises  and snowflakes fall 
laying out a stark elegance 
of pure white untainted beauty
Winter reduces everything to the basics,
to the bare bones of...

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Categories: bare bones, life, seasons, winter,
Form: Free verse
I Have Long Departed Life

you cannot crucify me now
or scourge my body red
for I have long departed life
to live among the dead

there is no gravestone marker laid
no earth disturbed...

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Categories: bare bones, imaginationme, garden, me,
Form: Quatrain
Beginning, Middle, End
Chapter 199
When I held the mirror up to my face
I saw beauty.
Not the kind that could start wars,
But the kind that could end them.
"I'm beautiful,"...

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Categories: bare bones, abuse, anger, angst, anti
Form: Prose Poetry
RETOLD JOURNEY
Insane
I turn around
an amputee

to live, for not living
fighting the inner war
speared,
lacerated,
like neanderthal in cave

my weapon
the serrated moon
cried in fluted dark

a glimpse of bare bones
the ash...

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Categories: bare bones, adventure, allegory, angst, animals,
Form: I do not know?
Make no bones about it
Bony bona fide bones bare bones                   ...

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© John Beam  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: bare bones, allegory, faith, words, funny,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member We Held The Fire And Ate The Blaze
We Held The Fire And Ate The Blaze

We held the fire and ate the blaze,
And love sang in its fantastic musical tones,
Such was deep pleasure...

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Categories: bare bones, appreciation, beautiful, blessing, devotion,
Form: Sonnet
Her smile
me sit here drinking on me pint
i see the lovely face across from me
oh how i love her lovely smile
but now she has withered away
nothing...

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Categories: bare bones, me, love, me,
Form: I do not know?
The Talents of the Unwell
The politeness ate at itself until what was left; the bare bones of anger. 

This rage didn't find pleasure in the company of others.

It sat...

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Categories: bare bones, absence, abuse, anger, betrayal,
Form: Narrative
Just Another Day In My Man Cave
I always arise
     at break of dawn,
when curtained solar
     radiance openly drawn
upon a vast
   ...

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Categories: bare bones, 5th grade, age, art,
Form: Free verse