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Best Chanukah Poems

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

Chanukah Haiku
The lights shine brightly 
And our souls are touched by this
Peace to all of you...

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Categories: chanukah,
Form: Haiku

Chanukah, Again
Lights shining in 
  the night celebrate 
the re - birth 
   Lights open the door
to the heart's deepest...

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Categories: chanukah,
Form: Concrete
Another Chanukah, Another year
The ghost of Chanukah past 
     haunts me 
Yes, Chanukah past 
    candles burning, candles burning 
In battle...

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Categories: baseball, chanukah, jewish,
Form: Free verse
'Twas the Night
‘Twas the night before Christmas and I didn’t care;
I had dozens of latkes I had to prepare.
The menorah was ready, with candles to light,
Waiting there...

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Categories: chanukah,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Universal Holidays
Never had a Christmas tree
  or some mistletoe
No wreath of holly on my door
  just a mezuzah there, you know

No stockings stuffed with...

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Categories: appreciation, chanukah, christian, christmas,
Form: Rhyme

I can be your enemy or I can be your friend
Travels make the mind wise
Wise enough to know
Everywhere you go is change
That comes either fast or slow
The Sun can be an enemy
Or the sun can...

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Categories: blessing, chanukah, extended metaphor,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member To Make God Happy
Not all about a fancy tree
  or menorah made of gold
Though holidays be times of joy
  there's a story to be told

Maccabees fought...

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Categories: chanukah, christian, christmas, god,
Form: Rhyme

What a strange word 
It exists for those with longings
for the mystical past.

The world has many cultures
it is easy to get lost
in the wilderness...

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Categories: car, cat, chanukah, child,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member The Old Holiday Spirit
Eight days and nights of Chanukah
  is a little much for me
I've gotten to that 'golden age'
  where it's really hard to be


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Categories: celebration, chanukah, sleep,
Form: Rhyme
I'm on my way
I broke my ties at seventeen,trying to find myself a life:
Sold my bike for sixty-five dollars,bought a ticket for a ride.
I was headed out to...

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Categories: blessing, change, chanukah, emotions,
Form: I do not know?
Poem about the Rockers
Cutting through the consciousness 
of the U.S.A. 
Children of Chuck Berry and Elvis 
Girls gyrating wildly in the corners of the space
While the odor of...

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Categories: chanukah, music,
Form: Ballade
At Night
At night life goes beyond limits
Shameful and fearless evaporates
Boys and girls tiptoe out of their abode to peculiar places
Blankets dances all the night

Even the gloomy...

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Categories: chanukah, bullying, butterfly, cancer, celebration,
Form: Free verse
Wasn't that the name of a rock band?
Or perhaps something from Star Trek? 
The world was not created in 7 days
  However, after Adam...

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Categories: africa, bible, chanukah, creation,
Form: Didactic
Betting on Last
I've always loved predicting
Which will be the last to die.
I'm rarely right but still each night
I study them and try.

They start out on an equal...

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Categories: chanukah,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Good Morning
Good Morning

The light from the sun fills the window in the kitchen. 
Not all at once mind you, but at it’s on speed. 
The little...

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© Ann Foster  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: chanukah, 9th grade, age, allegory,
Form: Free verse
snowfall in April
Snowfall In April 

 The snowflakes that fell this morning were big 
and descended slowly and with sadness they knew
that this was the wrong time...

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Categories: chanukah, age, blessing, blue, celebration,
Form: Sonnet
I look at the horizon of life,
the destiny of our country
No love,, passing infatuation
with crucifixion of hearts and souls

worsened by highhandedness
closely followed by...

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Categories: betrayal, chanukah, corruption, depression,
Form: Alliteration
A Holiday Poem
A Holiday Poem

Mom and I went shopping at the mall
When we got there I saw a tree standing so tall.
I couldn’t believe all the decorations...

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Categories: chanukah, christmas, holiday,
Form: Prose Poetry


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Categories: best friend, chanukah, friendship,
Form: Free verse
Season's Greetings
Ho, ho, ho, 
I don't think so, 
'Tis the season, 
Nope, I'll give the reasons.

Is it Christmas
When Santa Claus is indicted for murder, 
Peace and...

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Categories: chanukah, christmas, holiday,
Form: Free verse
Fidel Castro the Diablo's Death Christmas again
Castro! the Diablo of Life succumbs to Death
Castro! the devil’s advocate
orchestrated hooligans,
and kept a destructive quest. 
Turned a civil nation  chaotic.
Death, destruction, and demoralizing...

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© Al Juman  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: abuse, anger, celebration, chanukah,
Form: Didactic
it is time for that happy holiday thang again
Regardless of how you paint the reason for the season
(or ignore it), I hereby invite you to join me in a call for/wish for/thought for/prayer...

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Categories: chanukah, christmas, holiday, seasons,
Form: I do not know?
Holiday Reflection
Christmas and Hanukkah 
mark the winter season 
Eight burning candles with a shames 
in the middle 
Pine trees replete with ornaments and lights 
In the...

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Categories: chanukah, christmas, heart, poverty,
Form: Free verse
Dinner On The Lake

She's a young mother of two
dated knuckle heads, immature.
Two kids in tow from deadbeat dads
saggers using kids as pawns for sex. 

Be a man, be...

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Categories: chanukah, romance, romantic, ,
Form: Prose Poetry

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Categories: chanukah, christmas, creation, earth,
Form: Free verse