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Best Conflict Poems

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


Premium Member Wind From The Sea



Inspired by Andrew Wyeth Watercolor Painting -- Wind From the Sea, 1947




Standing in the old house
A strange mixture of feelings erupt within me
My roommates Depression,...

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Categories: conflict, depression, forgiveness, hope,
Form: I do not know?



Premium Member Death of the Poet Destroyer
~The Untold Fatal Attraction Poem~

Mid-morning she sees the sun ahead
Her death flowed in a messaged bottle
Gazing into her brown eyes upon all open sores,
Her conscience...

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Categories: birth, change, conflict, death,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member Your Judas Like Tan
""Child's Play""

You go down like rain,
A wishing star in disguise, 
You scream bloody murder 
-the perfect two face disgrace
Your lips forever stain and reside with...

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Categories: betrayal, change, conflict, daughter,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member Courage of Youth, Battle of Ypres, Flanders Field
Courage of Youth, Battle of Ypres, Flanders Field
(A Tribute)

Tough as nails young man with a red right hand
red-fire and whiskey ran in his blood.
Courageous seed...

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Categories: conflict, death, fate, sorrow,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Poetry Soap
It’s almost time and I must run
to watch/read Poetry Soap for fun.
It comes on every day at this time
and I don’t want to miss a...

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Categories: abuse, conflict, jealousy, love,
Form: Couplet



Premium Member GOODBYE
(NOTHING MORE TO SAY)

I've seen the way you look at me
I've seen the way you look at them
Without wanting to admit, you hate everything I...

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: break up, conflict, goodbye,
Form: Free verse
Her Masterpiece Is Her Story
Her paintbrush is a razor,
Her canvas, her wrists,
"I deserve the pain."
She shrugs and insists.

One day the brush will push down,
And it will cut so deep,
That...

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Categories: conflict, abuse, addiction, anger, body,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Pretty Shoes and Cracked Feet
Once I'm gone 
I'll only be remembered a small while
I'm a tiny tick on a large dial
The words I breathe will stretch about a mile
Even...

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Categories: angst, body, conflict, freedom,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The editing of me
My words were rewritten until they became yours
As grammar and syntax perfected your thoughts
Pages lined with highlighters polished me to extinction 

I wanted to resist...

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Categories: conflict, recovery from,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member American Indian, Nightshades, Moonshadows And Howling Wolf
American Indian, Nightshades, Moonshadows And Howling Wolf

Thirsty for red moon, its sacred beams and eternal pull
howling-out to speak to this dark and blind world, without...

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Categories: art, conflict, death, history,
Form: Verse
Premium Member The Guise Of Blue Jay Skies



F  l  y  i  n  g

a sailing tailwind
in cerulean streams
through creamsicle colored beams -
are wings reflective of turquoise truth 
and...

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Categories: autumn, bird, blue, conflict,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Frozen Noose
Anxiety    (The Worst Noose In Town)

-- like flooding waters, creeping in
I count 30, seconds, holding my breath again
Drowning in agitation, overwhelmed by...

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Categories: angst, anxiety, conflict, crazy,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Fifty-Three Shades Of Grey
in the uncoloured tint of another everyday
amongst the spit polished waxed apples
tightly packed in burlap bags
they walked like minded
in their own burly wrap
oblivious to the...

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Categories: child, community, conflict, dad,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A time for poetry
There is a time for poetry, 
a time for petals as metaphors.
There is a time to sing, 
a time for lovers to serenade.
There is a...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: community, conflict, peace,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member JEALOUSY
~It's Out There~

Green colored field 
A flower without the sun 
Wilts from distrust 
now washed away 
by the man storm

~*~...

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Categories: abuse, anger, conflict, dark,
Form: Tanka
Premium Member Bleeding Love
Introducing: Jan Allison & Poet Destroyer

Pierced by shards of shattered glass 
Deeper and deeper you stab me 
With lies and venomous words 
Dissecting my heart...

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Categories: abuse, anger, betrayal, conflict,
Form: Free verse
Nightmares and Razor Blades
I stare at my ceiling,
I start to wonder, why am I not healing?
Then it dawns on me,
The nightmare clip starts to roll.
I shake and shiver...

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Categories: addiction, anger, conflict, dark,
Form: Free verse
Hope
You see hope when two kids share marbles between a volatile border.


Date: 16/06/2017...

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Categories: children, conflict, future, humanity,
Form: Monoku
Premium Member Soul Factory
Welcome, 
to the Soul Factory
We have cool souls,
sophisticated souls,
luxury and economy.
Choice is a matter,
of who you want to be.

Yes we ship souls,
to many exotic places.
The...

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Categories: art, conflict, growth,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Reflecting Ripples
I stand alone a barking tree, where silent sorrows of ripples flee,
No one hears my calamity, wearing weeps of my raped reality…
Branches droop to ice-cold...

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Categories: abuse, conflict, destiny,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member My Song
~Not Like Me~ 

When you were first put into my arms, 
I begged God, to make you nothing like me 
For my sins, ask for...

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Categories: betrayal, conflict, depression, emotions,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member White Picket Fence
Featuring: Keith :)
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Fresh sand garments 
The Mental Colosseum floor
Self-infliction's--waging wars 
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~ AND THE POEM BEGINS ~

A mask, tiny holes
Breathing heavily
Dancing around my toes
Broad carbon steel
Safe...

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Categories: conflict, adventure, art, beauty, body,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Among Butterflies Sought

Is
This
Nature's Glory
As a quarry?
Alone and at peace
A life, a new lease
I pull up a piece of land
Take a little time to mend
This rainforest trembles
An open...

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Categories: betrayal, butterfly, conflict, dark,
Form: Concrete
Premium Member THE BROKEN DOLL
Walls of silence hold,
 Me prisoner,
The child held within,
 Cries out for release.
Relative solitude comforts, 
Not the tortured soul,
Inward coiling withdrawing,
 Deep inside. 
Shedding its...

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© cherl dunn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: abuse, childhood, conflict, fear,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I The Mirror - With A Major Contribution By Joseph May - Dramatic Free Verse

an impression of the world
stands before me
Left is right, and right is wrong, 
and the mirror reflects a melancholy song.

i the mirror
not 
the babbling brook,
or
the...

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Categories: conflict, dark, depression, grief,
Form: Dramatic Verse