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Best Characterized Poems

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


If poets ruled the world
laws would be written with panache and... 
oh yes, compassion;
civil liberty in fashion.
Carpetbaggers fold up your tents...

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Categories: characterized, community, inspirational, leadership,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member Deep In Newly Disturbed Soil, Lies My True Love
Deep In Newly Disturbed Soil, Lies My True Love

(  “Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them” – George Eliot.)


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Categories: characterized, death, deep, depression, heartbreak,
Form: Elegy
Premium Member - Water Is Life -

You can try to catch the drops

Crystal clear and clean

The effect of the figures

In silence they dance

Butterfly beauty

Characterized by joy

The balance, your own values

Fill your...

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Categories: characterized, beauty, drink, life, water,
Form: Free verse
No free lunch
A scientist pursuing research—
with disinterested curiosity,
Poets distancing themselves—
from personal emotions,
from ‘personality’ (in Eliot’s idiolect),
A sportsperson focusing on the event—
not obsessed with results,
demonstrating sporting spirit,
Anyone doing...

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© Ram R. V.  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: characterized, irony, satire, society,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Nyctophobia


instant horror

huge demon cannibals
hell's voracious toothy monsters


Sandra M. Haight

Contest: In 5 Lines Or Less #1
Sponsor: Skat A
Judged: 11/07/2015


Nyctophobia is a phobia characterized by a...

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Categories: characterized, dark, fear, horror,
Form: Cinquain

Premium Member - The World's Best Liar -

Donald Trump is a raw desire liar
The condition occurs spontaneously

A facade built on lies
The truth is, all people lie

Is the suffering chronic or not ...

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Categories: characterized, irony,
Form: Couplet
It Ain't Right
I know exactly what you're saying..."It ain't right!"
But how many do you know as sincere? One who will put up a fight!
One as determine...Knowing despite,

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Categories: characterized, how i feel, i
Form: Acrostic
Every Ounce A Man

Well, never climbed a mountain
but you can count on me to catch you
when you fall, after all, drank from the fountain,
so, thanks...

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Categories: characterized, i am, life,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Cliff
*Image of Pala au & Nanahoa by Historic Hawaii
AUDIO: Couplet read
VIDEO: Unique Okala Island Off Monumental Cliffs of Moloka'i


Cliff's supply the bemused aback.
Amassed jaws sink...

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© Hilo Poet  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: characterized, imagery, nature, paradise,
Form: Couplet
captures her beauty in short strokes,
pen and ink frolic.
the exposure of vigor to the shoulders,
lace pirouetting, around her
budding flowers and hips.


her poised dalliance, relaxed.
her back...

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Categories: characterized, art, beauty,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member - Together They Were Strong -

A strong and new friendship was born at the cancer clinic
Both cry, they had lost the driving force to look forward
The pleasure of a long...

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Categories: characterized, angst, brother, cancer, death,
Form: Prose Poetry
Figures of immense reputation and popularity they were
Attracting public attention and admiration in the pursuit of their great works
Leaving behind them a legacy of some...

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Categories: characterized, history, work, history, work,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Diabetes
Obesity worldwide epidemic followed by worldwide epidemic diabetes
17 billion Americans have diabetes
16 million at risk developing diabetes
Than people who are normal weight

Diabetes a major problem...

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Categories: characterized, christian, food,
Form: Light Verse
The language of migration
Despite the climate challenge with traffic congestion on the road,
there’s still a driving urge to go out and celebrate the Eucharist;
it’s a great deal of...

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Categories: characterized, history, hope, life, peace,
Form: Pastoral
Why Africa
Why Africa

Africa! Africa! Africa!
Once considered, the bosom of unity
Often regarded as the mother of humanity
A center for the respect of human dignity
A people embedded with...

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Categories: characterized, abuse, africa, discrimination, racism,
Form: Epic
The Infamous Scottish Muse
The time has come your passing has happened 
Your desire to live was never dampened 
The great Scottish debate for you to stay or go

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© Tom Hyam  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: characterized, culture, eulogy, grief, holocaust,
Form: Vaasokht
Each form is a form of His form
Both form and formless are His norm
He chooses form as well formless, to get you to reform
He yields...

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Categories: characterized, allah, devotion, faith, islamic,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
An insulin-resistant disease in women
Has become prevalent in the past 20 years
PCOS characterized by elevated levels of male hormone
Increase facial hair
Irregular menstrual...

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Categories: characterized, christian, food,
Form: Light Verse

Characterized by routine or superficiality, his mouth was full of draught when he spoke unthinkingly.
Awry was his eyes as...

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Categories: characterized, celebration, character, city, culture,
Form: Ballad
RApE An heinous Crime
Blessed me as a Girl, why god?why me?
Its me or my weak soul?
Somebody can be so cruel, I didn't understand the semantics of life?
I couldn't...

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© Madhavi SP  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: characterized, age, angel, birth, body,
Form: Haiku
YouTube deep sleep meditation music

Relaxing Music for Deep Sleep. Delta Waves.
Calm Background for Sleeping, Meditation, and Yoga.

Amidst human tempest
malevolent fiery brew
whereby renegades who 
kickstarted effective coup
I laid down with

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Categories: characterized, 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Rhyme
Steeped in memories
I can still visualize my hometown in Gumaca, Quezon 
both in my mind and in my heart, with vivid mem’ries
rich with natural resources, the place...

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Categories: characterized, faith, family, history, hope,
Form: Narrative
The Barghest's Monody
Therewithal, profluent life ettles it's while.
Thitherward, from Death's bleak campanile
Grim antiphonals serenade.

A capriccio, the slashing swipe of the reaper's scythe
 will serenade.
Stringent Death forthwith anoints...

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© David Hart  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: characterized, death, life,
Form: Ballad
The word Democr,now days all African nations engaged in democracy together with  multipartism ,such countries are Tanzania ,KENYA,UGANDA,MALAWI,ZAMBIA,MALI,GHANA e.t.

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Categories: characterized, adventure, courage, success, war,
Form: Bio
The Insignificance Of Man
Blunt deadly weapons of mass destruction
electrify, fracture, and
jeopardize *****Sapiens
species (and entire biosphere)
continuity rent asunder

doomsday declared (nuclear winter
gallows humor spelt
with eternal snow day)
dystopian authors outflanked

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Categories: characterized, 10th grade, 12th grade,
Form: Dramatic Verse