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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 HELLO BUTTERFLY


hello                      hello
butterfly  ...

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Categories: challenge, beautiful, color, imagery, insect,
Form: Concrete
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 MAGICAL MOONLIGHT
I
love
walking
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 LOVE'S CHEMICAL DERIVATIVES



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
Premium Member LIBERTY OF EXPRESSION is HERE
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..

words......

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Categories: challenge, poems, poetess, poetry, write,
Form: Free verse
Oracle
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 
home,
to look
through its waterworn hole
and...

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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
Safe
I could stay up forever
Taking strength
From the blackness 
Talking
Dreaming
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
Heritage
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 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 - Amid The Jagged Shadows -
"Amid the jagged shadows of mossy leafless boughs; " 

               Samuel...

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Categories: challenge, beautiful, nature,
Form: Free verse
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
are...

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Categories: challenge, 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
for...

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

                  ...

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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
To Walk A Mile In Her Shoes
Would I dare 

to walk a mile in her shoes

To put my feet in cinder's slippers

 marry a handsome prince

who turns out to be another...

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Categories: challenge, abuse,
Form: Free verse
A Mother's Envy and Pride
Lapis lazuli mines with wide blue eyes
bringing to mind precious stones and
caramel scones; innocent and wise -
Wondering, yet without surprise.

Staring down the universe, a challenge
in...

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© KP Nunez  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: challenge, art, child, love, metaphor,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member You The Poetess Fills My Nights

i am here to let your words make love to me
i am here to bury my face deep in your poetry

to let your haiku 
molest my naked body
shake me...

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Categories: challenge, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member It Was in September - FIVE WORDS
It was in September that Poetry first came to me -
a time when summer’s embers, for me had not yet caught fire
until, that is, ...

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Categories: challenge, beauty, poetry, romance,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Let My Quill Always Write Even If Unheard
A very wise woman once said I must write just for me.
Let there be no other reason for  e x p r e s...

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© Lu Loo  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: challenge, confidence, how i feel,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Favorite Artist
Favorite Artist, 
A romantic, 
A dreamer. 
Choice for a favorite artist, 
that would be, 
Me.
 
~

I grew up in a family of seven children.
As the...

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© Eve Roper  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: challenge, art, career,
Form: Free verse