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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

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 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

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 T'was The Night Before Christmas

T'was 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
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
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

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 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
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 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
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 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 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 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
Psycho Evaluation

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Categories: college, corruption, irony, psychological, wisdom,
Form: Rhyme
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 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
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 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
Premium Member The Boy with the Freckles
I was enjoying my time in the sandbox
When a redhead with freckles climbed in.
The glint in his eyes left no question,
His mission was ruin and...

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Categories: college, bullying, childhood, evil,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member That Summer on the Lake
Finally, as afternoon sun splayed
through the picture window
onto wood floor and last pieces of furniture,
I packed that summer on the lake
into a box, mitering indigo...

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Categories: college, color, imagery, nostalgia, summer,
Form: Free verse
Last Dance
Strobe lights loud music
silver glitter balls
reflective tiny stars
dot the dance floor hall.

She was grinding and pumping
body toned tight and fast
she was the centre of attention

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© Lynn Marie  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: college, dance, daughter, freedom, inspirational,
Form: Rhyme