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Best Downright Poems

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

Premium Member Separated By A Common Language
"England and America are two countries separated by a common language." 

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© John Watt  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: downright, america, england, language, word
Form: Rhyme

I Had a Martini: Ok, Maybe Four
It'd been one of the most bizarre days; downright crazy
so I had a martini, maybe four, so things got kinda hazy
I fumbled in my wallet...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: downright, humor,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Who ARE You --- Not For Contest
As the hourglass gets filled with sand,
they take time to ask me who I am,
but who are YOU?      to ask...

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Categories: downright, addiction, character, cheer up,
Form: Light Verse
She wore pineapple rings for glasses
She wore pineapple rings for glasses
and walked like jelly dances
I didn't rate her chances
She used to wee standing up
she cooked lemon a'la duck
won the lottery,...

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Categories: downright, fantasy, food, funny, crazy,
Form: Monorhyme
You consider yourself average on a good day,
somewhat pretty on a whimsical day,
and downright atrocious on a bad day.
Your hair can’t decide to be straight...

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Categories: downright, abuse, beautiful, beauty, body,
Form: Free verse

Please Hold
“Thank you for calling….”
Is what’s trained to be said
But when they get irate and lewd
I feel like hanging up instead.

This person’s always right, that person’s...

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Categories: downright, funny, jobs, work,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Wear Green--Or Else

There’s coming a time of great cheer
when folks will drink lots of green beer
tell tales of wee sprites
and magical sights.
St. Patrick’s Day soon will be...

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Categories: downright, humor,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Sabbath Playgrounds
Sunday afternoons,
or Saturday afternoons,
look and feel richer,
dense relational liturgy of mundane ritual,
often more sabbath quiet.

Quiet neighborhood school playground
celebrates more solitary visits
seeking co-sensory silent selftalk,
muse swings...

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Categories: downright, culture, heaven, humanity, light,
Form: Free verse
The Devil Has no Horns
In Simple words
The devil has no horns
She wears smaug balm, Oh, Lord of the Rings 
She sleeps in El Dorado Street, the Hotels of Svengali

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Categories: downright, analogy, , western,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Unnatural selection
Life started out pretty well, of that I won’t complain,
Somehow then I lost it, god knows I can’t explain.
Melancholy has taking over, Good times have...

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Categories: downright, anxiety, death, depression, how
Form: Enclosed Rhyme
Please Hold
"Thank you for calling….”
Is what’s trained to be said
But when they get irate and lewd
I feel like hanging up instead.

This person’s always right, that person’s...

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Categories: downright, funny, work,
Form: Sonnet
Uppity Darkie

Light minded people say I’m an uppity darkie
They color me bad, 
with a black face, felt pen Sharpie
Vanilla voices downright don’t like
the audio sounds of...

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Categories: downright, allusion, prejudice, racism, truth,
Form: Bio
Premium Member The King's English -- George W Bush, Jr
Did you tire of one President's lecturing and preaching?
Do you cringe at another's tweets, his lechery and "leechering?"

Then as George W Bush Jr's term fades...

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Categories: downright, humorous, language, leadership, usa,
Form: Rhyme
Canyon of Cold

And because iniquity shall abound,
the love of many shall wax cold
Matt. 24:12

In the depths of their heart
is a frozen soul
Mean spirited, cruel and hateful
They got...

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Categories: downright, dark, heart, spiritual, truth,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member The Predictable Old Workday Grind
Organ grinder
Meat grinder
   The workday grind

Get up, get out of bed
Drag a comb across my head
Yeah, Yeah, Paul: You knew that was coming...

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Categories: downright, work,
Form: Free verse
I am a virgin slammer
I am a virgin slammer,
Let me get that over with,
So if I stammer and speak like a bludgeoning hammer,
Let the record be clear: I’m just...

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Categories: downright, slam, , cute,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member State Of The Union
I've been watching these two groups lately,
Left and right & all those between.
Where resolutions appear adrift or absent,
And legislation became downright mean.

The battling and the...

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Categories: downright, 12th grade, conflict, political,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Peace Sign
    (Poem is in the peace symbol, created in 1958 by designer Gerald Holtom, upward V and later chosen by Bertrand Russell....

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Categories: downright, peace,
Form: Concrete
Premium Member Duke - A Soldier's Tale
Danny pleaded with his daddy for a German shepherd puppy,
But papa instead, suggested a cuddly kitten or a harmless guppy.
Danny won the battle and they...

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Categories: downright, animal, humorous, , memorial,
Form: Rhyme
Spiritedly Distilling Social Graces
Puberty set off affright
seeding decades long
     terrestrial space flight
freighted existential blight,
wherefore from that
attempt to live airtight
many scores yesternight
ago, I barely (except


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Categories: downright, 11th grade, 12th grade,
Form: Free verse
I am a party animal, my heritage is mixed
quite content to lounge about when conditions remain fixed. 

Suppose that’s the nobility which Krypton must provide,

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Categories: downright, education, humorous, metaphor, nature,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Fallen heroes the finale

Cry me a river  cry me a river

The change has arrived

Where are all the heroes

Heroes like jolting Joe D

Hit the ball to outer space


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Categories: downright, culture, faith, hope, inspirational,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member The Punny Side Of Life

Was going to look for my missing watch
But just couldn't find the time
Simply no telling where my mind is going
This very strange mind of mine


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Categories: downright, funny,
Form: Quatrain
Honey Bee Flying Around In Winter
I have been reluctant to pen this verse 
Because I don't understand what it was all about
I have been reluctant to pen this verse
Because I...

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Categories: downright, angel, blessing, business, community,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member My Family Tree
Explorin' the branches of the family tree can be rather dicey.
Some ancestors could be famous, humdrum er downright spicy!
With bated breath I decided to take...

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Categories: downright, family, humorous,
Form: Rhyme