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Best Books Poems

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


Books

They stand, silently,
shoulder to shoulder, upright,
save one at the end, leather bound
who slouches, James Dean fashion.
Six with blue covers, gold blocked,
uniform, like Trumpton Firemen.
All wear...

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© Viv Wigley  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: books,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member Past-Life Nightmare
A child of four suffers recurring dreams,
disturbing parents and siblings with screams.
When she awoke, always sore in one knee;
next to a birthmark, it throbbed painfully.

Night...

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Categories: books, mystery, autumn,
Form: Narrative
Grandpa
 


The old man sat with eyes closed, dozing in his chair
Until a little voice he heard say “Grandpa, are you there”.

He gazed upon a...

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Categories: books, childhood, loss, sadold, child, old,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Pretty Shoes and Cracked Feet
Once I'm gone 
I'll only be remembered a small while
I'm a tiny tick on a large dial
The words I breathe will stretch about a mile
Even...

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Categories: books, angst, body, conflict, freedom, growth,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Adrift in fiction
Placid rain gently kisses unblemished windows
as leaves fall in an Autumn breeze.
In the distance cinereal clouds congregate,
converging upon the city's royal citadel.

Oblivious to the storm,...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: analogy, appreciation, books,
Form: Prose



Premium Member American Indian, Nightshades, Moonshadows And Howling Wolf
American Indian, Nightshades, Moonshadows And Howling Wolf

Thirsty for red moon, its sacred beams and eternal pull
howling-out to speak to this dark and blind world, without...

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Categories: books, art, conflict, death, history, humanity, truth,
Form: Verse
Cocaine Is Her Name
COCAINE Is Her Name  ( Addiction )

COCAINE is her name. They call her COKE for short.
She came into this Country, without a Passport.
Since then...

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Categories: books, addiction,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Halloween's Mask of Comfort
In a house beside the forest lives a woman and her son

He is scarred by burns and fire – hidden kept from everyone

There is land...

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Categories: books, desire, halloween,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Doors
There are so many doors
Which ones should I choose
Green, yellow, brown, purple
and many different blues

Some of them are rustic
Others modern and clean
Some lead to the...

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Categories: books, appreciation, beautiful, celebration, courage, emotions, encouraging,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member There Will Never Be Enough Time
There Will Never Be Enough Time

There will never be enough time to hear unique
music of nature's songs in its birds, its insects,
in songs of the...

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Categories: books, earth, mountains, nature, sea, senses, song,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Reverse Rant
"Rhyming poems have nothing of substance to say
They're childish! Ridiculous! Silly! Passe!

What's that - 'The Raven,' fine prose, you assure?
Pshaw, a talking bird is not...

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Categories: books, humor, irony, poetry, writing,
Form: Light Verse
I learn to live with the silence
I learn to live
with the silence.
Thoughts echo
in the empty house.

I transform your room
into my space,
place
candles and shells
on the windowsill. 
Your books are still
on the shelves...

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Categories: books, loss,
Form: Free verse
Pretty Poet
Where Have All The Pretty Poets Gone? 

A real poet are you, charismatic over everything you serve
Showcasing, a rainbow that folds the perfect world wide...

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Categories: books, angel, how i feel, mentor, people,
Form: Free verse
The Scent Of Your Soul
The scent of your soul

a caramalized breeze of fruit odours

reverbrating softly through my memory

Throwing me right back in ninth grade 

where we sat side by...

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Categories: books, absence, love,
Form: Free verse
Simple Words For Simple People
If I  had a pretentious brain
which acts faster than my heart
Maybe then,I would abhore this soul
which spreads freely through each verse
Maybe then I would...

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Categories: analogy, beach, beautiful, books,
Form: Prose
Premium Member I Love
I Love . . .

to snuggle in my bed, no one around,
the purring of my cat the only sound.
And whether near a window streaming light
or...

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Categories: books,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Hobo's LAST RIDE
I am
Not a poet
An old cuss riding words
Once a lad jumping on rail cars
I was

I was
A young hobo
Troublesome skipping school
Down to the Ohio River
Happy

Happy
Feet dangling...

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© Word Hobo  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: books, adventure, age, music, youth,
Form: Cinquain
MY EYES
My eyes,
you traced the beauty of nature.
The starry sky and inky ocean,
smile of winter in the heavenly garden,
dancing of waterfall on the lap of hill
and...

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Categories: books, father, mother, wife, , cute,
Form: Light Verse
Midnight In The Library
Around midnight, in the library I found myself drawn,
to these shelves haunted still by Poe, Stevenson and King,
as a rare, late October storm brews beyond...

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Categories: books, night, october, repetition, scary, storm,
Form: Pantoum
The Scent Of Your Soul
The scent of your soul
a caramelized breeze of fruit odours
reverberating softly through my memory
Throwing me right back into ninth grade
where we sat side by side
Your...

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Categories: books, absence, feelings,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Rebel in the Library
In the library, at last I am freed
from others’ wishes for what I should read.
Book after book I most gladly peruse
with all these free hours...

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Categories: books,
Form: Rondeau
Premium Member Let love create rainbows in your speech
 Hey you
Don't let hate dominate.
Let love sate - animate

With the pain in your heart.
Set it free from the start.
Let it go, let it part.
An...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: books, analogy, hate, love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Nook and a Storybook
Oh, give me a nook and a storybook
there at my mother’s knee.
Or tucked in bed, a pillow at my head
as father reads to me.

To hear...

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Categories: books, cute, memory,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member For My Children
You’re all in charge of authoring a story
Of love and humor, suspense and glory
You’re writing starts with your very first thought
And doesn’t end til your...

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Categories: books, for teens, life, my children, poems,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member To Be Thrown Overboard Soon
Two scruffy pirates picked me up.
Intending to toss me overboard.
I weighed too much; they were struggling.
True.
They needed to lighten their load.
But I was not going...

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Categories: books, fun, humorous, word play,
Form: Light Verse