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

Premium Member Dreams of India
Dreams of India

Her music haunts me
in such a knowing way
it makes me weep
and causes my heart to ache.

I become homesick for her
scents, her sounds, her...

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Categories: beauty, culture, desire, dream,
Form: Free verse

Ancient Warrior
I see the wrinkles in your suntanned brow,
You carried burdens then; you see them now.
You’ve heard the cries your people who in pain,
Have shed their...

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Categories: angst, culture, native american,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Premium Member Listen For the Drum
listen to the drum,

talking to the dance

listen to the elders, 

whispering their chants

listen to the hooves, pounding on the plain

listen to the birds, prophesying rain


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© P.S. Awtry  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: appreciation, culture, environment, native
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Cyber Real
Has the convenience of technology 
inoculated us from reality?
Do androids dream of electric sheep?
I pray the code my soul to keep?
Does your universe live within 4G

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Categories: computer, culture, identity, satire,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Selfie Or Call Me Insensitive
You call me insensitive,
But I don't believe that's true;
Because, you see,
It's all about me.
It's not about you.

You say your opinion doesn’t matter,
That I’ve no respect...

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Categories: angst, culture, funny, giggle,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member Lifes Simplicity Maintained
You were born in a specialist clinic
I was born at the front door of my house
we both came into this world and survived.
You’ve been eating...

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Categories: culture, career, character, cheer up,
Form: Epic
Threadbare Clouds
Gray smeared sky like a quilt of rags
Winos sip rot gut from brown paper bags
Threadbare cloud crotch splits up the side
Rain pours down, you got...

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Categories: angst, beautiful, change, culture,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Hell's Hospitality
The sun cries for us, its heat fades away
snowflakes sprinkle round its orbit, yet go unmelted
it feels like evening, but its yet noon
time never changes...

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Categories: africa, anger, corruption, culture,
Form: Prose Poetry
Of Road Rage and the Poetrysoup Profanity Policy
As Joe was biking down the side of the road
He ran across a chap with a dearth of driving skills.  
Or more accurately, the...

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Categories: anger, conflict, culture, funny,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Made In China
"Made In China"

They can have my money
If it saves me money

The toys I played with when I was young,
Says I enjoyed their hands
The Labels read...

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© Skat A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: business, culture, dedication, funny,
Form: Free verse
Broken English
I love my broken English

Am in love with my broken English

Am honored to have two other languages

The ability to think from language to language is...

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Categories: culture, africa, appreciation, birth, blessing,
Form: Bio
Well of Souls
How many souls live on the edge,
Between the gutter and the ledge?

A hopeless fear crawls in their gut,
Each day, another endless rut.

The moments pass profoundly...

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© Kim Shaw  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: culture, discrimination, imagery, inspiration,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Mirror Ball
I'm sure this hill is where it stood.
Amazing shapes of stuccoed wood.
A glass-brick, neon stream-lined place.
As if it flew from outer space,

A swing band auditorium,

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Categories: culture, allegory, allusion, analogy, color,
Form: Rhyme
A Love Story
The girl is an ultra-modern scholar, 
Belongs with an upper-middle class family. 
Looking very nice, smart, gets angry suddenly. 
She reads M.A in English at...

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Categories: culture, deep, emotions, loss,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Through the 80s
A time for many a part-time passion, like
the discarded  skin of  Esprit  jeans and low-hip  waistline
baring pierced navel with flavor of...

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Categories: culture, time,
Form: Free verse
South Africa
Listen to the jazz instrumentals of Masekela,
as you take red wine outside a thatched
shelter in a beach in the Western Cape.

Enjoy a hearty meal of...

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Categories: africa, culture, dedication, journey,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Comin' Hame - Coming Home -Scottish Dialect
A angry sky, as cauld as Loch Lomon'
fair drew me out from cot o' peat, an' bed.
The wolves wus wailin', an' thund'r respond'd
Ah gather'd tam,...

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Categories: absence, culture, faith, farm,
Form: Terza Rima
Stupid Smart
What does it look like
From over there
Describe the sights
No details spared 

How does it taste
Is it always delicious
By the look on your face
I’m a bit...

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Categories: confusion, culture, irony, perspective,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Sunbonnet
She shuffled by our house, so slow and bent,
No second thought of where the lady went.
On her return, no one around to see.
A shaded path,...

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Categories: culture, age, body, bullying, care,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Premium Member No Words
No words

Where there are tears
There are no words

Where there is music
There are no words

Where there is painting
There are no words

Where there is love
There are no...

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Categories: art, culture, history, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Onoff the Cuff
I believe that poetry is and of is was were have has been of as one pretenses a 
poetic practical pompous, pro  (p) ransomedramatical...

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Categories: august, confusion, culture, inspirational,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Millionaire's Club
Down past the meadow is the grand old hotel.
Where statues of marble encircle the ponds
Tall cypress line up like soldiers at arms,
saluting each limo that...

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Categories: culture, happiness, introspection, money,
Form: Free verse
We Share a Love: a Collaboration With Jan Allison
Teddy lives in a world of strife,
Where fight for existence is stiff.
He writes poems that show his daily struggle,
As he tries to understand why there’s...

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Categories: culture, deep, emotions, friendship,
Form: Free verse
The green-blue marks of the tufuga's* tools run down his thighs
Patterns in shades of deep-ocean-dark and unsealed-road-like lines
Back to his ancestors and forward to his...

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Categories: culture, men, teenage,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Creative Conformity
"You are ... different, aren't you?" she said, crinkling her nose.

That sentiment, spoken by my fourth grade home-room teacher
Had been paraphrased many times before
(And would...

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Categories: appreciation, art, creation, culture,
Form: Free verse