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Best Character Poems

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


A Cathartic Weave Of Three

listen,
the whispers
of leaves
turn colour
autumn is here.

now that you are gone
who will wake every morn
to lift the sun
unveil the sky
etch in the clouds
who will paint the...

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Categories: character, break up, celebration, devotion, earth, i
Form: Free verse



Premium Member A girl named Sue
POTW 1 Oct 2018

Gossip about her
swept the school yard through
“Hey if you’ve got what it takes 
There’s this girl named Sue
For a pack of smokes
or...

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Categories: character, angst, fantasy, teen love,
Form: Rhyme
Midnight Poet
Whisper's of October  

Whispers in this soup bowl
20 minutes after its muse explodes,
Daylight remains nothing more than a dream 
Warding off the howling sound...

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Categories: addiction, character, devotion, identity, october, poets,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Real Men Wear Pink
I stand about five feet eight
I'll admit, I'm a tad overweight
Drive an old pick up truck
Not one to pass the buck
At the moment have a...

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Categories: character, funny, humor, perspective,
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: character, analogy, appreciation, books,
Form: Prose



Light On the Devil's Chord - Dear Lucifer
I cannot compete with something as painstakingly glorious as you
Envy is but a humbling tumble down a steep, rocky hill
I am crushed in your fits...

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Categories: absence, analogy, character, corruption, creation, dark,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Floccinaucinihilipilification And Very Little Bread
Floccinaucinihilipilification And Very Little Bread
       ( First of Three Poem Trilogy )

I

I've no problem with bardolatry fans
their barmecide and...

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Categories: appreciation, art, character, meaningful, poets, slam,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Narwhal Song
~The Narwhal Beckons Before Dawn~

   If I could sing a song,
   It wouldn't be just any song.
   I would...

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: abuse, character, dance, deep, nature, sea,
Form: Alliteration
Premium Member A Crow's Command

I be a common salty once, no captain's bars, did bear,
Yet blessed was I to venture where few a skipper dared.

   From steadfast...

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Categories: character, adventure, courage, history, imagery, journey, sea,
Form: Rhyme
Trim Trimmer Chicken Dinner Winner
I don’t know tic tac toe
so I rhyme this with flow,
showing Nick Nac knows 
how to serve the perfect dose.

Measuring the rhymes
like I’m pleasuring the...

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© Nick Trim  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: character, confidence, cool, freedom, fun, hip
Form: Rhyme
A Glimpse


guilty as charged
i stole it tall
every consonant 
every vowel
every word
every sentence 

plagiarized 

the ocean
in its unique shades of blues and greens
combined and blended to create
its...

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Categories: beauty, celebration, character, creation, heart, inspiration,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member White Cane
He walked down Goverment Road West
With a white cane, in shaking hand
Wearing Stevie wonder glasses
People called him the pop bottle man

With a white cane, in...

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Categories: character, community, history, memory,
Form: Pantoum
Premium Member JAN ALLISON has a Fan
JAN HAS A FAN


Jan Has no Tan

I once saw a gal called Jan
So sexy she made me ran
Straight to the vicar
Said marry us quicker
Whilst she...

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Categories: beautiful, character, dedication, humorous, life,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Poetic Notions
Grounded by the gravity of our earth 
      Our body and spirit are often pulled 
In opposite opposing directions in
...

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Categories: character, emotions, feelings, poetry,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Know yourself
I wonder from all the seasons,
which one is me?

How do nature's elements
define my identity?

When clouds reflect judgement,
it does not matter what they think,
I do not...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: character, analogy, seasons, spiritual,
Form: Prose Poetry
To Take Each Day As It Comes
To take each day as it comes
To gratefully praise The One
Joyfully face the new dawn’s grace,
That's now my everyday plan.

To take each day as it...

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© KP Nunez  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: character, encouraging, growing up, inspirational, repetition,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Alien Feet
ALIEN                        ...

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: absence, adventure, body, character, corruption, imagination,
Form: Acrostic
Broken Wings
As the sun arose in the eastern skies 
a fairy princess sits rubbing her eyes.
Yawning she glimpses her magical isle 
and her tiny lips, curl...

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Categories: character, beautiful, fairy, fantasy, freedom, princess,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Premium Member Mohammed Ali
Mohammed Ali

Cassius Clay

The Legend

He was not a humble man
Everything he did, was big and grand
He taunted and barbed with poetic flair
His opponents he angered
Entertainment in...

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Categories: beauty, bible, character, christian, death,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member In Search
I am a character
In search of my author
Walking great distances in a circle
Wishing for a plot
Wanting a destination
Perhaps a soliloquy
Please fill my lips with your...

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Categories: character, beautiful, bible, god,
Form: Free verse
you are, i am
open your doors
close all the windows
sleeping's such a bore
suffocate it with pillows

psh, i'm not hellbent
shut your mouth
it's called character development
WOOPS. broke routine again
and the poem's...

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Categories: character, absence, beautiful, confusion, dark, i am,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Insanity Music
Last year, her imagination went double
So she ignored her previous schedule.
She put all her dreams inside of clear jars,
Decorated with different, assorted stars.

She believed if...

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Categories: change, character, conflict, confusion, depression, mental
Form: Rhyme
Covered Silence
Empath whispers hold covered silence
desires whisk away with the moon
earth tone times of trepidation 
dragged off and hidden in the ruin

pain stains blush red under...

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© Tim Smith  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: character, confusion, depression,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Today

     Embrace the miracle of Today's birth;
     the beginning of everything.
     
 ...

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Categories: character, perspective, spiritual,
Form: Didactic
Star of the Show
Narrate you own life's story
and tell you own life's tale
Don't leave it up for grabs
or even up for sale!

Write down your own life's story
before the...

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Categories: character, identity, life, people, perspective, society, wisdom,
Form: Rhyme