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Best Cousin Poems

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

Cousin Tallie
My cousin Tallie
was a real-life
award winning
beauty queen
from age six to eighteen

The kind who seems
a cardboard cut-out
Southern stereotype
all big hair and hype
manicured nails and
well arranged...
but in...

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Categories: cousin, abuse, community, family, growing up, judgement,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Cousin Time
Cousin Time

So happy is a home where cousins meet;
their smiles and laughter make us feel upbeat,
while aunts and uncles know that life's complete 
to watch...

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Categories: children, cousin, family, fun,
Form: Monorhyme
Premium Member My Cousin Chaos
A cousin named Chaos have I (he’s not actually my cousin. He’s like my aunt’s stepson, but I guess I can still call him a...

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Categories: cousin, writing,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Who But God
Who but God could paint the evening sky
And use a brush that is a fiery torch?
Tonight, the garish sunset makes me high
In awe, I stand...

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Categories: cousin, philosophy, religion,
Form: Sonnet
Please pick me up!
Never mind I'm gonna fall, anyways
Please show me how to tie my shoes and sing a song! 
Don't worry mommy,...

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Categories: absence, abuse, anger, cousin, me, slavery,
Form: Dramatic Verse

hahahahaha i have no idea what to title this
help mrs. muse is gone and my mind is shooting blanks 
my friend called inspiration is trying to walk the plank 

motivation just married mr...

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Categories: cousin, introspection, friend, friend, high school,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member My One Regret
If I weren't afraid, I'd...
Have pulled that red lipstick
Out of my purse 
And with cover
Of sister and cousin
Surrounding your coffin
Replaced that drab pink coral
With your...

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Categories: cousin, humor, mom, sorry,
Form: Light Verse
Llama Drama
(Was on a pic of a llama with a thick lock of hair on his head, styled in quite human like fashion and it was...

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Categories: cousin, animal, humorous,
Form: Rhyme

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: cousin, anger, love,
Form: Rhyme
These We'll Yet Destroy
Two owls charmed me
moments before I embarked
on the hours of industry to come.
Their silhouettes were dark and secretive,
their voices wistful and low.
I had a moment...

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Categories: cousin, environment,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member My Big Fat Cousin's Wedding
My favorite cousin named Marge
is almost as big as a barge.
So one would assume, 
not knowing the groom,
the guy would most likely be large.

But he...

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Categories: funny, dance, fire, dance, fire, cousin,
Form: Limerick
Breast Cancer Awareness
This is a short piece for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I lost a close friend very talented, very young to breast cancer. I also lost...

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Categories: cousin, cancer,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Massacred Nation
The year 1890
December 29th
Wounded Knee, South Dakota
My tribe lost their lives

The USS 7th
On their orders so
To round up the Sioux
Railroad herd them and go

Us Lakota...

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Categories: native american, war, cousin,
Form: Rhyme
Sitting on the Fence at Twilight
Sitting on the Fence at Twilight

When the sun waved good-bye in the afternoon,
I’d say hello to the smiling Man in the Moon. 
Perching on our...

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Categories: cousin, childhood, memory,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Deepest Memories and Thoughts
Deepest Memories and Thoughts 

A little child
with big wet tears

An early love
a crushed heart

Feelings of utter loneliness
other people’s cruelty

Jagged-broken glass
a big toe bleeding profusely

Crying in...

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Categories: cousin, analogy, emotions, feelings, introspection, life, metaphor,
Form: Lyric
The Meaning of Bread and Tortillas
"Mi primo" means my cousin in Spanish.
He calls me his "primita"- little cousin.
This is the story of how mi primo
Taught me about the meaning of...

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Categories: cousin, culture, friend, immigration, international, spanish,
Form: Free verse
My Cousin's Wedding
My cousin shared her wishes and dreams,
On our star gazing night,  she whispered them so sweet
As a shooting star glided down from  the...

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© Galeo DS  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: age, cousin, funny, happiness, love, old,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member A Unique Job
It was very hard for me growing up
As had to raise my two months old cousin.
Me! An adult at the age of six, yup.
After three...

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Categories: cousin, life,
Form: Sonnet
Being there
Diamonds are a dangerous commodity.
Topaz brickettes pave lost roads 
for the unfortunate paths 
of bewildered Dorothy's
(and misguided second-removed cousins).
The birthday cards
I send myself,
are never returned...

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© John Heck  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: cousin, love, birthday,
Form: Free verse
Going For Pinktober
Their murkiness has begun, an agony may follow,
Yet, you can see their faint smiles with their eyes losing their glow;
There’s a cap on their head...

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© Galeo DS  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: cousin, dedication, health, october,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Our little Haven
When I was just a little girl
With mind as always, in a whirl
Me and my cousin, we would roam
Far, far away from my sweet home


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Categories: cousin, fairy, fantasy, green, house, paradise,
Form: Rhyme
Because Education Is Important
The last time I had seen this particular cousin of mine, I was still in college and he had a head full of hair. In...

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Categories: cousin, family, humorous, life, metaphor, money, surreal,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Glimpse of Heaven
How curious, remote, the pain seemed now
As a fly on the ceiling, she looked down
Her body below in a hospital gown

Incessant beeps emitted by machines

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Categories: cousin, faith, heaven,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member My First Date Poets Dozen
my fourteenth summer. .  
the son of a preacher man
showing me heaven

His teasing ways and his boyish grin.
How easily I was taken in!

I felt...

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Categories: cousin, boyfriend, day, , cute,
Form: Haiku
If I ruled the world,
I'd round up all the men.
Send them to Afghanistan,
...And nuke the place again,
and again.

I'd collect and burn,
All the world's monies
And make...

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Categories: funny, cousin,
Form: Rhyme