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Best Challenge Poems

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

Premium Member Broken People
I wish to be with the broken people
the get in your face challenge me people
The sometimes hidden
sitting in a dark corner kinda people
The don't you...

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Categories: challenge, people,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Soul Embrace

Sunlight rains upon my face
Cascading memories cloaked in mystery
Kissing my eyelids
Ancient teardrops glide down my cheeks
Warmth illuminating my hungry soul

A sense of calm
A pulsating ellipse...

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Categories: challenge, age, child, creation, fantasy,
Form: Free verse

hello                      hello
butterfly  ...

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Categories: challenge, beautiful, color, imagery, insect,
Form: Concrete
Premium Member Whispers Shared

Your time worn hand rests on my shoulder
A gentle firm touch
Ancient fingers stretching awake
And for that moment in time, I receive you
My body marinates in...

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Categories: challenge, appreciation, beauty, community, creation,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I Wondered Lonely As A Boat
"I wandered lonely as a cloud."  William Wordsworth

I wandered lonely as a boat   
a shallow dingy left behind  
alone in marsh...

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Categories: challenge, age, fate, lonely, metaphor,
Form: Lyric

Cry of the City

We will walk then, you and I

When daylight shuts her weary eye;

Down the streets where beggars sleep

And drug crazed addicts spend their keep.

On streets that...

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Categories: challenge, life, prayer, time, drug,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member My Poems Are Children To Me
My poems are conceived, not within the womb,
which long time now has been devoid of seed.
My poems are born from a need to be heard:

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Categories: challenge, poems,
Form: Free verse
at midnight
as moonlight shadows
dance on the inky blue ocean
and watch as they sparkle and shimmer like tiny stars,
pirouetting gracefully like prima ballerinas with the ocean...

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Categories: challenge, moon, ocean,
Form: Fibonacci
Premium Member As Morning Light Unfurls
"Up at dawn, the dewy freshness of the hour, the morning rapture of the birds, the daily miracle of sunrise, set her heart in tune,...

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Categories: challenge, morning, nature,
Form: Rhyme

Can  love then,  be based
on an index of elements
from which one joyfully tumbles,
or drifts into equations, as we wander
toward a rush of serendipity...

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Categories: challenge, love, science,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member - Young Divine Happiness -

She is young and free, and most of her love lies in front of her
As the dawning twilight holds one breathless air under misted whispers...

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Categories: challenge, beauty, destiny, dream, feelings,
Form: Couplet
Why I am here in Poetrysoup?

I like a seed carelessly thrown 
upon dirty solid black, brown rocks,
I strive, thrived to grow 
despite big rough blocks..


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Categories: challenge, poems, poetess, poetry, write,
Form: Free verse
The heron is the color
of a November morning.
Fog wets the river rocks.
Fossils faintly echo
a grey past.
I shall take one stone 
to look
through its waterworn hole

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Categories: challenge, nature, time,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Collector

I am a hoarder of antiquities,
offering longevity to ephemera.
Obsessed with an insatiable 
urge for accumulation
I fill every available nook 
stacking layer upon layer
of emotional possessions…...

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Categories: challenge, memory,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member When Yesterday Was Today
On cold evenings
Surrounded by friends
Warm and
I could stay up forever
Taking strength
From the blackness 
Feeling that I could float upward
And walk with the stars
On their lonely...

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Categories: challenge, lost love, love,
Form: Narrative
The ranch on which I hang my hat, though short on most the frills,
Is thirteen sections, give or take, of rugged trails an’ hills.
We call...

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© Jim Fish  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: challenge, adventure, cowboy-western, education, imagination,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member - Amid The Jagged Shadows -
"Amid the jagged shadows of mossy leafless boughs; " 


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Categories: challenge, beautiful, nature,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Your Child's Eyes
The innocence lost so long ago
The undying faith we used to know
The gentle rain of a summer's skies
You can find it all in your child's...

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Categories: challenge, children, world, time,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Little Giants

		The child is a poet with innocent eyes
		And a bumpity A-B-C rhyme,
		A dancer whose feet with the rhythm of life
		Move in jubilant one-two-three time.

		The child...

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Categories: challenge, children, happiness, innocence,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Our Love Language
Our Love Language

We have our own love language we both share
A squeeze of the hand, a half smile, a glance,
It’s the unspoken passion within our...

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Categories: challenge, death, heaven, loss, love,
Form: Enclosed Rhyme
Premium Member The Meaning Of Life
Since I've resolved to laugh at life-
   find humor in its flaws,
      and realize that stress and strife

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Categories: challenge, inspirational, life, meaningful,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member This Dream Called Life

"For all life is a dream, and dreams themselves are only dreams." Pedro Calderon de la Barca


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Categories: challenge, life,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Beautiful Sadness
"Crooning melancholy strains, Autumn bids adieu to Summer." 

Near August’s end, she starts to saunter in.
The time has come when I will start to long

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Categories: challenge, autumn,
Form: Kyrielle
Premium Member unconquerable
"Time is the thief you cannot banish."


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© JCB Brul  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: challenge, death, life,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Ollyver, My Beloved
"i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go . . . "

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Categories: challenge, love,
Form: Free verse