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Best Circumstance Poems

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


Premium Member Thinking Out Loud
~writer's notes~

i think out loud
from my fingers to a keyboard 
so forgive me if my speak
is somewhat long winded
if it has swirls and curls
this is...

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Categories: circumstance, angel, beauty, love,
Form: Dramatic Monologue



Premium Member To the Dandelion in the Concrete
You probably don't think much of me
save for the season of spring
when your lawn litters itself
with giant over-buttered popcorn

(birds that think they can sing,
supersonic sneezes?
those...

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Categories: circumstance, character, endurance, flower, humorous,
Form: Personification
Premium Member The Weathered Years
The weathered years pass with silent restraint
Leave an impression of time standing still
I have counted sunsets without complaint
Life washes over me testing my will
I've crossed...

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Categories: circumstance, life,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member A Lovers Kiss


     A wordless song drifts from your eyes
     with rhyme disguised in poems lost
   ...

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Categories: circumstance, beauty, kiss, love,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member The Maid of Orleans
Reflecting in her garden sits a winsome little maid;
She holds a purple flower like the circlet that she made
And wrapped about her braids to grace...

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Categories: circumstance, christian, conflict, courage, england,
Form: Couplet



Christmas night reflections
Fluttering beneath the newly cut
Festive green hollies,
Decked out with heaped drapes
Of freshly fallen snow,
A bold little red breasted Robin,
Busily searching,
Cheerfully hops to and fro.

Darting between...

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Categories: circumstance, christmas,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member My Sister Says
My sister says
               my father was a good man --
but, how...

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Categories: circumstance, absence, addiction, anger, bereavement,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member About Time
Seconds lost on questioning,
why time's not left to chance?
Each moment is everlasting,
fate's no relentless circumstance.

We act as if time can be saved,
how pointless to believe.
Never...

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Categories: circumstance, allusion, perspective, time,
Form: Sonnet
Eve
Does the past really matter?
 Does it set you free? 
I’m absorbed in the sin,
That is surrounding him and me. 

Lost in the curiosity,
Cold to...

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Categories: circumstance, angel, beautiful, beauty, betrayal,
Form: Free verse
The Narcissistic Neanderthal
Like an archaic humanoid dinosaur
     you  plunder through life taking no prisoners,
        ...

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Categories: circumstance, loss, passion, political, romance,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member Dante's Path
Oh seed of Dante, dost thy path
in mid-life's turning gone astray
upon a sylvan darkness hath
to tread a rut with feet of clay?

Wast thou that youth...

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© Roy Jerden  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: circumstance, spiritual,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member The Whore and the Sea part 2
You know sailor man,
You woke the spirit in me
I thought you were drunken and carefree
I could not hope or dream
The whore of the seas must...

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Categories: circumstance, allegory, angel, destiny, french,
Form: Free verse
Hurricanes
All you do 
All you say
All you write
In the jasmine garden
Is a frenzied drum
Bludgeoning me to dumb

Intensely numb
I feel
As I reel

Yes
As you come
Rising on tides
Passion...

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Categories: circumstance, anger, angst, hope, imagery,
Form: Free verse
Heart Song on a Milk Carton. (reposted)
Wont you find me here?
  Drifting in an expanse of swirling storm
Outstreched fingers graze debris...
         recklessly...

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Categories: circumstance, introspection, loss, love, me,
Form: Free verse
LITTLE MAN
Be not forgotten faith that bids me stay
When darkened hours come bringing heavy rain
Flood waters ominous rising delays 
Foreboding storm cease or I'll go insane
In...

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© Lyric Man  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: circumstance, child, christian, confidence, conflict,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member A Photo, Faded
     Close ...

So close, you were skin to my flesh,
          Marrow to...

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Categories: circumstance, heartbreak, lost love, passion,
Form: Free verse
PRAYERS FROM WITHIN
17.	PRAYER FROM WITHIN
Touch my heart where it hurts,
Heal all my emotional wounds and cuts.
Grease my heart with ointment of joy
So potent that no circumstance can...

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Categories: circumstance, prayer, me, heart, heart,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member A Winter Sun
Upon this yearly powdered dale,
where leafless birch in talon-ed stance
come begging in their circumstance,

the snowflakes fell in silent veil 
as thick as densely woven cloth
to...

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Categories: circumstance, snow, sun, winter,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member ---you knew
…you knew

No one should know the things I know,
nor bear the scars of such knowledge,
nor should they be forced by circumstance
to discard all of memory’s...

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Categories: circumstance, abuse, betrayal, children, religion,
Form: Verse
Premium Member One Gray Hair
One last gray hair clings to my breast
from times I held you in my arms.
It speaks to me of one last rest
but more to hold...

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Categories: circumstance, imagery, love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Toxic State
To claim no purpose for this toxic state,
other than hate or desired submission.
To find a spirit chained to the walls of circumstance,
by birth and denied...

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Categories: circumstance, poetry,
Form: Free verse
On God, Faith, Evolution and the Evil in this World
[This excerpt from a memoir I wrote 20 years ago seems sadly apropos given the recent mass murders and bombings]

This then is where my faith...

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Categories: circumstance, allah, angst, appreciation, evil,
Form: Prose
MY PRAYER
If I could
 go back a moment,
in spite the torment,
not forgetting the judgment,
 that was insultment.
 
if I could,
teleport a distance,
stop the circumstance,
without disturbance,
thou now...

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Categories: circumstance, desire,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member In the Wild, Far From My Home
Ain't it wild the things that have passed?
The things we thought would change,
the things we thought weren't gonna last?

(remember picnics on the park grass?
that was...

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Categories: circumstance, absence, change, endurance, imagination,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Just Do It
How might you feel if you chose life that strayed away from discontent?
I wonder, would you smile awhile or hatch new schemes to circumvent?
Do you...

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Categories: circumstance, change, encouraging, health, motivation,
Form: Rhyme