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Best Centered Poems

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


Premium Member The Mother Tree
The Mother Tree

I am the mother tree that spawned the seeds of you.
My children, you've grown and branched away from me.
You've married, left home to...

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Categories: centered, birth, children, family, grandchild,
Form: Sonnet



Premium Member - Peace, Love, and Gods Greatest Gift -



The mellifluous musical tones of the village bells

Echoing chimes over the cold snowcapped mountains

Both finding their way to people in the valley below

Christmas songs —...

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Categories: centered, celebration, christmas, december, inspiration,
Form: Terza Rima
Premium Member Repent and Believe
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  Up until the summer of 1999, I only knew of the words "Jesus."
  I knew what was being taught in church.
 ...

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Categories: centered, bible, christian, forgiveness, jesus,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Mindful
Mindful  

Startled out of nonchalant light,
Wakefulness stands at attention
Ignited flame from the eternal candle,
Energized vigil of the watchman
At the soul’s dawning daybreak
Tingling in the...

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Categories: centered, blessing, life, light,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member God's Kind Of Poetry
I see God in nature, surrounded in the beauty of our earth.
As God may speak with his spark of life dwelling in me,
Expressed though HIS...

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Categories: centered, beauty, devotion, poetry,
Form: Terza Rima



Premium Member The Devil Made Me Do It
It had been a long night, an hour drive just to be with my sister. One must stay in touch with family; it’s the right...

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Categories: centered, anger, feelings, relationship,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member THE JOURNEY
Once upon a weedy lawn
At Cedar Oaks Retirement Home
There sat my mother, weak and old
On an afghan knit to block the cold.

It was summer, but...

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Categories: centered, appreciation, child, daughter, devotion,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Peace, Love, and God's Greatest Gift
Peace, Love, and God’s Greatest Gift

The mellifluous musical tones of the village bells
Echoing chimes over the cold snowcapped mountains
Both finding their way to people in...

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Categories: centered, celebration, christmas, december, inspiration,
Form: Terza Rima
Premium Member The One-Legged Sandpiper
I saw a one-legged Sandpiper
today on the beach.
I saw him land on his single pedestal,
it was an artful thing.

Entranced by his disability,
I stood transfixed with...

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© Greg Gaul  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: centered, animal, appreciation, bird, judgement,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Lotus
Lotus

Lotus petals soft with shadows
Drinking from your shallow pond,
Blossoms that compete with heaven,
With the twilight hour you bond.

Aquatic in your very nature,
Deemed fit to float...

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Categories: centered, devotion, hope, inspirational, love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member 'That Missing Link'
One day after years of searching
for that missing link 
he came along, without warning 
he meddled with the barricades 
I build... 

The things I used...

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Categories: centered, friendship, introspection, lifelove,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Talking Smack
*I've been called a 'shrew,' told I am self centered, petty, and a few other rather insulting and invective names, so here is my rebuke.


Who...

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Categories: centered, parody,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Yucca




Daddy brought it home to mother
She did not like it at all, in fact it made her angry
Those innocent tough spikey, sword-shaped leaves
Centered with white...

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Categories: centered, emotions,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Over The Horizon, Dedicated To Andrea
Over The Horizon, Dedicated To Andrea

Beyond normal sight and imagination
Tho' perhaps a dear new sensation.
Hidden rainbows kiss blue skies
shall we issue cries?
Love begs not
Lies
to thus...

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Categories: centered, appreciation, art, dedication, dream,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Count
I used to count the years, the months
The days, the hours
The minutes, even the seconds
Since the last time we spoke

I remember the moment I looked
Into...

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Categories: centered, depression, feelings, grief, growth,
Form: Free verse
America, Oh America
AMERICA, OH AMERICA

America, oh America, the mother of Exiles,
Mighty woman with a torch,
Towers high as a top notch
Whose flame is the imprisoned fire
With conquering limbs...

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Categories: centered, 1st grade, america, poetry,
Form: Narrative
Consciousness Fulcrum
My works need not be successful
Just when consciousness-centered
Success can be spiritual
Mundane and ill-tempered
If the living Holy Spirit of the 
Absolute in me abide
My thoughts, words...

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Categories: centered, heart, life, work,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member THIS NEEDS TO BE SAID
                      (Especially, for new...

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Categories: centered, abuse, poets,
Form: Rhyme
A Cold Heart
It's a cold, cold heart
 that cannot feel
someone else's pain.

It's a heart without feeling
 that averts its eyes
to the ravishings in the world.

It's a self-centered...

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© DM Babbit  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: centered, angst,
Form: Blank verse
Genocidal Survivors
They call me Brave Heart
Not because of my courage but because it is my last name
And not because I "like" Mel Gibson that much but...

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Categories: centered, africa, courage, grief, growing
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Lines of Separation
During the Civil War, the Mason Dixon Line 
Divided North from South, separating families
In 1961 guard towers were erected
On the Berlin Wall, separation strategies

Although the...

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Categories: centered, history, social
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Haunting Spirit at Monmouth University
Home to President Woodrow Wilson
Ivy scaled Monmouth’s outer walls
Laughter of youth from decades past
Resonated in marble-floored halls

The theater building was set apart
Further down Cedar Avenue
Another...

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Categories: centered, scary,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Breath of Love
Sometimes in life it never goes as planned
Into cul de sacs we turn behind us we leave
Feelings and sadness dealt by life's demands
Find that shining...

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Categories: centered, faith, future, god, heart,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member I Went To Heaven
I went to Heaven…..
Why I went there and
how I got there….
now there’s the story.

Went there to plead my case.
Couldn’t afford an angel so
one was appointed...

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Categories: centered, heaven, humor, travel,
Form: Free verse
Insight out
Inner sanctuary
envision harmony and mental clarity
focus on a journey of possibility
Meditate on transformation and 
awareness of inner state
peace and healing

Constructive thought
instruct your mind
to redirect the...

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Categories: centered, caregiving, education, forgiveness, friendship,
Form: Free verse