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Best College Poems

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

Premium Member Rape
October: I'm eighteen, shortcutting home
through an autumn-burnished churchyard -
copper-lustred leaves, moss-skinned stone -
a jaunty swing of skater skirt and arm,
college folder square-sturdy in my hand.

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Categories: college, abuse,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Redneck Santa
T'were the night after Christmas, 'n' the house was all dark.
Not much money for 'lectric in the ol' trailer park.
Ma waitin' tables at the club...

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© Roy Jerden  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: college, christmas, parody,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Bookish Menagerie: A Time Traveler's Library
Toddlers' Exploration: 

Cardboard drum, a thunderous beast,
Playful roars in tiny fists and feasts.
Fleeting wings glide, dreams just out of reach,
Soaring through tales of barnyard Waddles...

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Categories: college, adventure, books, childhood, imagination,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Heroes


When need arises they rise up in every town
No matter the toll it takes, they just carry on,
But not everyone will recognize who they are

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Categories: college, hero,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Young Brilliant Poet That Left Us Far, Far Too Soon Second Poet In Dedication Series
Percy Bysshe Shelley,  Born 4 August 1792
Horsham, Sussex, England[1]
Died , 8 July 1822 (aged 29)
Gulf of La Spezia, Kingdom of Sardinia (now Italy)
Occupation	Poet, dramatist,...

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Categories: college, appreciation, art, assonance, beautiful,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member We
E Pluribus Unum ~  Out Of Many, One

[Author's note: E Pluribus Unum is a traditional motto of the United 
States, but the scope of...

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© John Watt  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: college, career, life, planet, together,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member It Took All My Courage To Write and Post This Poem
I wish I’d had the courage to ask you
why you treated me so differently to my sibling

You gave her private education at Norland  -

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Categories: college, confusion, father,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Life Through a Child's Eyes
finding shapes in clouds
or four-leaf clovers in fields . . .
the child’s eye searches

What does it mean to view life through a child’s eyes? For...

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Categories: college, child,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member T'Was the Night Before Christmas

'Twas the night before Christmas, all children were in bed
Elves were loading the sleigh, for Santa's big night ahead
A heavy fall of fresh snow had...

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Categories: college, christmas, humor,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Why a Poem Is More Than Ink On a Page
Why A Poem Is More Than Ink On A Page

Why a poem is more than ink on a page
its heart, soul and sweet treasure at...

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Categories: college, appreciation, art, humanity, inspiration,
Form: Rhyme
Where Barren Branches Touch Newborn Leaves
Scurrying on my way home, a little leaf catches my eye, and I am compelled yet again to slow down.

a whirlwind of thoughts
compete with swaying...

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Categories: college, absence, introspection, leaving, life,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member Love Anger Death and Guilt

Blog was A young girl who was 
Still at school
Everyone loved Blog, she
Was nobody’s fool,
In fact her peers regarded as...

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Categories: college, anger, love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Fig Leaf
On the shadowed banks of river they sat together
Adulating setting sun quivering in rippling currents
Where golden filaments shimmered on blue water
Forming and breaking ephemeral circular...

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Categories: college, lost love, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Everybody's Going Home
The darkness seems pensive
   the laughter is gone
The fire has died out
   the party is done
Tonight there were many

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© John Watt  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: college, loneliness, lonely, longing,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Ludix-Rym -Five Decades An Adult
My first ten years (or childhood), I'd say were pretty great.
although my confidence could easily deflate.
To be a teen - For this I could not...

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Categories: college, life,
Form: Rhyme
Bunyip Forest Revisited
Along the road called forestry, the silver ash weeps over me
as I meander 'round the dell and glade.
Pass scars of sand pits long disused, where...

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Categories: college, nature,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Rime of the Swarthy Bard
Math, physics, English, and so on—
    alas, are tiresome!
All the professors here go on 
    with a prime axiom....

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Categories: college, humor, rap, satire, student,
Form: Bio
My Piano Knows
My piano sits alone a lot of days,
       Waiting for someone to come along who plays.
Usually that someone is...

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Categories: college, devotion, happiness, holiday, musicchristmas,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Blessed By God
My dearly beloved Sister in the Lord,
You surely are a great blessing to me and to others...
May this poem of tribute to and for you...

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Categories: college, appreciation, christian, devotion, faith,
Form: Acrostic
Psycho Evaluation
Psycho Evaluation

    Physically unable to deal with all this stress
        a clinical Psychiatrist said that...

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Categories: college, corruption, irony, psychological, wisdom,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Signs and Times
You say: Wrong place—wrong time,
Maybe: Wrong place—not right time,
Not right place—but wrong time?
I say: This's right place—right time, 
In times and places,
What is the time?

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Categories: college, people, places, time,
Form: Free verse
Empty Bedrooms
I walk past empty bedrooms that once held my boys
The beds made so perfect, the absence of noise
Books there on the book shelf and not...

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Categories: college, kid,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Collage For Dale
Here you are, only twelve, at our kitchen table.
Such a carrot top you were! Strangers used to think
you were our red-head mother’s natural son.

And here’s...

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Categories: college, brother,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Ignorance Is Overrated
Some people take to Facebook
In an effort to create
A safe and pleasant habitat
Unfriending those who wish debate.
But still rile against a college chum
Who's not lost...

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Categories: college, growth, humor, journey, life,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Shyness
I'm young with no identity,
A faceless boy, alone and shy.
To classmates, a nonentity;
My parents fret and wonder why.

I'm part of the unnoticed pack.
I step aside...

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Categories: college, 12th grade, bullying, hurt,
Form: Rhyme