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Best Coward Poems

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

Premium Member Old man
Silently he sat in darkness, flinching at the sight of light.
Which created a glow reflecting on his balding head.
His cold glare did not help my...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: coward, angst, dark, life,
Form: Prose


“I am certain that I have been here as I am now a thousand times before and
 I hope to return a thousand...

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Categories: coward, future, life, , atheist,
Form: Epic
An almost stillness came about
as she strode into my door,
like breath itself refused to move,
fearful of touching her mysterious beauty

But her obsidian eyes betrayed her....

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Categories: coward, abuse, dark, mystery,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Bastille 2016

Many years ago
They stormed the Bastille
Two hundred and one lost their lives
The tennis court oath however survived

Jacques had his heart with the masses
Necker could not...

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Categories: coward, anniversary, death, dedication, evil, hate, heartbroken,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Too late for tears
Oh, my brother..
I can see storms causing havoc in your eyes.
All you can do is stare,
seeking comfort from a tombstone.

Beautiful marble cannot reach out to...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: coward, absence, angst, death, mum,
Form: Free verse

No one followed her as she ran away
fleeing from the altar on her wedding day

She’d been jilted by Jed her handsome groom
so locked herself away...

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Categories: coward, betrayal, sad love, wedding,
Form: Couplet
Third Person
He speaks metaphorically to avoid dealing direct, 
shows the unknown hand he’s against too much respect, 
writes about his bravery though it’s no where to...

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© Nick Trim  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: coward, anxiety, depression, introspection, lost, me, mental
Form: Rhyme
Acts of Aggression
         Based on a quote from Watership Down:
"He fought because he actually felt safer fighting than running."


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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: coward, war,
Form: Rhyme
Open Sores
I am a coward with open sores. 
I write and wonder who it bores. 
I hear my heart and mind argue repeatedly. 
I see others...

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Categories: coward, allegory, angst, art, dedication, depression, devotion,
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member Heroic Crown of Sonnets 1

Remembrance of guilt from pages turned brown,
Opened and read inside rooms of my mind.
Written through time with tears sliding down.
I will claim each dung lit...

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Categories: coward, poetry,
Form: Crown of Sonnets
If Only
If only...I could start over again.
Took that job in Memphis and stayed away from so-called-friends. 
     If only...I could right the...

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Categories: coward, nostalgia, giggle,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Slow Hand, Deep Thoughts And True Pen
A Slow Hand, Deep Thoughts And True Pen

Each time I write of my crashed hopes and dreams
mind falls into black-depths, sends cold shivers.
Tempted to falsely...

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Categories: coward, art, creation, life, poetry, wisdom, words,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member These Nightmares Feel Real
These nightmares feel real, like I’ve been here before,
I must be stuck in a phantasm of visionary abhor.
It was when my eyes closed that I...

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© Lu Loo  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: coward, dream, imagination,
Form: Rhyme
No Chance
Friends we are  much  more I yern for us
to be.
I take to silence cause  its not him.
That I was ever ment to...

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Categories: coward, angst, introspection, love
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member I Do Have A Dream
Upon a fragile thread
Hangs the soldiers dream
Of surviving another day
On the battlefield of death
While on the other side
A young man straps on a bomb
Saying goodbye...

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Categories: coward, wardream, dream, life,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Night Angel
They needed help
Walking alone in the dark.
The man.
The child.
A broken down car.
The child frightened,
But not understanding
The terror
That would soon
Come her way.
Her parents petrified
That their baby...

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Categories: coward, angel, child, courage, dad, dark, daughter,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member The Ballad of Goodie-Two-Shoes
My mother went to heaven on the day that I was born
My father raised me up before my mother he would join
He said, “Son, to...

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© Joe Flach  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: coward, life,
Form: Ballad

Lean  back and just relax
Put on these protective glasses please
Injection  -  ...

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Categories: coward, adventurefootball, me,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member He Arose
Long ago Man soaked alters in blood,
while sacrificing animals to God.
And ever since Noah and the flood
plows got hammered into sword and rod.

Civilizations grew and...

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Categories: coward, bible, easter, faith, feelings, imagery, religious,
Form: Quatrain
The Elephant in the Room
Believe no word I say;
Just watch what I do.
No matter how I try
I can't hide it from you.

Ashamed of every bite, 
I starve in your...

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© Anamika N   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: coward, depression, food,
Form: Blank verse
Size does matter(EVE)4 Daniel C.

So much for Adam talking to the Lord.
A conversation I am sure was...

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Categories: coward, dedication, imaginationgod, me, eve, god, me,
Form: Couplet
Shattered Glass
How do I tell the truth without telling a lie?
Spill my guts and walk away
Leaving someone else to clean up my mess
I threw the rock...

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Categories: coward, introspection
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Justice For Cecil the Lion
Cecil the lion of Zimbabwe, famous and beloved,
Shot by a bow hunter after being lured from his home;
It took Cecil forty hours to die, how...

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© Dear Heart  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: coward, anger, animal, beautiful, death,
Form: Verse
The Class Guide
a shy ..,
bashful guy
always kept me.,
confined to last bench..
down my head,
huddled heart ,
blenched my breathes and 
arms always clenched..

Staring with a thief eye

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© RA Shagun  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: coward, beautiful, beauty, first love, mentor, proposal,
Form: I do not know?
Poet in a Pool of Love
...... For You Ajinle


When my yearning becomes a letter
Of love inside the dust of time
This lyric will deliver my affection...

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Categories: coward, beauty, dedication, emotions, eulogy, heart, love,
Form: Free verse