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Best Basic Needs Poems

Below are the all-time best Basic Needs poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of basic needs poems written by PoetrySoup members


Basic Needs
Everything 
As 
Required
Touch of 
Holiness...

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Categories: basic needs, life
Form: Acrostic



Premium Member Five Letter Words
Noble Souls

Noble souls arise,
build steps,
forge roads,
carry tough loads,
scale peaks,
quell fears,
dream stars which blaze,
clear those black skies.
These souls would tears erase.

Noble souls offer cheer,
avoid wrath
crush their...

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Categories: basic needs, appreciation,
Form: Verse
Premium Member A Few Years Back
Is that your son by his mother's side?
When he calls you daddy, do you beam with pride?
Are you building memories of a lifetime, Jack?
You're a...

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Categories: basic needs, people,
Form: Couplet
Love Comes
Infants bond from basic needs to mother’s scent,
understanding nothing of the love that’s spent.
Toddlers cry whenever they don’t get their ways,
children pout against the pane...

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Categories: basic needs, growing up, love,
Form: Rhyme
Cosmic Peace
Cosmic Peace

I have been wondering
Ever since you left us,
What were your thoughts 
That early morn?
You were silent 
While you lay quietly on bed.

For the past...

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Categories: basic needs, absence, bereavement, emotions, father
Form: Dramatic monologue



Premium Member Hangman
Wonder what the hangman had in mind
When he was looking in the doomed man’s eyes,
While double-checking if the noose was right 
Did he have haunting,...

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Categories: basic needs, jobs,
Form: Narrative
Sensless ( part two )
In all these triumphs and human attainments 
To overcome these realities of material boundaries and confinements 
Do we simply fill our lives with possessions and...

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Categories: basic needs, lifeeducation,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Once Upon a Time
Livelihood is in clothing but deprived of its sleeves
sustenance never recognizing a path
to stability and regularity
basic needs tripling into an extended family.
Yet I survived.

Some long...

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Categories: basic needs, character, cheer up, destiny,
Form: Dramatic monologue
My Best Teacher
I had some very good primary school teachers who were awesome 
But in all my schooling, one of my college instructors stood out to be...

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Categories: basic needs, africa, arabic, culture, international,
Form: Prose Poetry
We were all Innocent
Babies are born everyday
Eyes painted wide, with not much to say
Just basic needs and intimate love
Simplicity, for they know not of
But time surely passes
And questions...

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Categories: basic needs, childhood, innocence, life, music,
Form: Verse
God Forbid
God forbid i ever tell on my friends 
God forbid I ever betray my country men

As aesthetic as the gas-mask
Dressed for work, dressed for success
As...

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Categories: basic needs, allusion, funny,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Instinct of Innocence
I do not believe in the instincts of innocence for mankind. One could make an argument that someone could be innocent by word or deed,...

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Categories: basic needs, analogy, betrayal, character, dedication,
Form: Prose
i am an alien
I’m an alien
From a poor country
 A refugee in a rich country
From a far away third world country
Where corruption as cancer is spread every where
And...

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Categories: basic needs, allegory, history, loss, war,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Tropes On My Island
Tropes On My Island


To go to Tonga like this had not been my plan

Recommended though it was on the lonely planet

Om mantras were now my...

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Categories: basic needs, growth,
Form: Acrostic
My Machine
           My Machine

My machine doesn’t need me around no more
It lets me live out of...

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Categories: basic needs, appreciation, change, computer, faith,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Nothing in Excess
Nothing in Excess
(the second Delphic maxim of Apollo)



A mixture of the brute and the divine
          ...

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Categories: basic needs, philosophy, space,
Form: Free verse
A Sure Solution to Economic Woes
A Sure Solution to Economic Woes

By Elton Camp

One way will assure that basic needs are met
So that food, clothing, and shelter you will get
This happens...

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© Elton Camp  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: basic needs, funny
Form: Rhyme
THOUGHT PROCESS
By Ezar

This thought process stops the mentality of the mindset in the projects
Poor is a state of mind not a state of pocket
They call it...

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Categories: basic needs, addiction, corruption, deep, emotions,
Form: Epic
Giving Thanks
The day to utter my words of thanks to those who uplift me is near
So much that gratitude abounds in my heart
Bidding me to shed...

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Categories: basic needs, blessing, thanks, thanksgiving, thanksgiving
Form: Rhyme
No hope No life
No life can exist without hope

As hope is the candle that lights this globe

Give all those around you love and care

Let peace spread here and...

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Categories: basic needs, hope, life, life, love,
Form: Rhyme
Equal Opportunity Thief
You might say that Uncle Sam is equally greedy
High taxes for middle class,the rich,the needy
Doesn't matter partisan lines,there's no reprieve
Situation will get worse,I do believe
Taxes...

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© Deb Wilson  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: basic needs, funny, life
Form: Rhyme
Which Way to Go
We feed each other.
We need each other.
I am not ambitious, but I do have habits to fulfill.
She has only one habit - me, but she...

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© John Fox  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: basic needs, appreciation, conflict, dedication, introspection,
Form: Free verse
Lament of my life
Lament of my life





If something I could do
to change this world,
A drop in ocean although
must have changed some hues ...

Learnings in time
all through and through,
Knowledge...

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Categories: basic needs, angst, bereavement,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Love of the Father
“Daddy, will you pray with me?” I asked him. 
He sat on my bed, took hold of my hand
and prayed for me.
My pastor father....
his words...

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Categories: basic needs, father, god,
Form: Free verse
When the Mind Became Numb
When the mind became numb I didn’t have to feel the rest.
Feelings they say, I laugh, I never felt the blame.

When the mind became numb...

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Categories: basic needs, absence, addiction, drug, inspirational,
Form: Rhyme