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Best Elephant In The Room Poems

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Premium Member There is an elephant in the room
The big headlines cause sensation,
Media’s chosen information.
Manipulative, they entomb
the big elephant in the room.

Stress is put on the suggestive
keeping tongue and the mind active.
They sweep...

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Categories: elephant in the room, silence,
Form: Kyrielle



Premium Member Elephant in the Room
A lack of oxygen, a stifled room
A pregnant pause, apparent gloom
Bitter sighs and angry growls
Upon her face "It's not my fault"
His wrinkled brow, "I'm not...

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Categories: elephant in the room, angst, people,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Elephant in the Room
3 polished oak fans,
Swirling in robotic unison

High maintenance socialites,
Sipping on Merlot fallacies

Lemon yellow coated walls,
Flat,
Like their smiles

Comparisons of dangling Porsche & Bentley keys
A glorified day...

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Categories: elephant in the room, funny, humorous, life, metaphor,
Form: Free verse
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: elephant in the room, depression, food,
Form: Blank verse
Elephant in the room
Depression is killing more than ever, yet remains the largest elephant in the room
Mental health has a stigma attached to it
People are scared to get...

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© Alex Duffy  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: elephant in the room, anxiety, deep, depression, discrimination,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM


it was a dark november day
the clouds hanging ominous
time seeming to stand still
the sun long gone astray

in a dark most somber mood
we headed toward memorial...

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Categories: elephant in the room, angst, death, fear, funeral,
Form: Rhyme
THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM
The elephant is in the room,
In fact the entire house,
But nobody really addresses its presence,
Or the damage it represents.

It’s not clearly seen,
Like a ghost wondering...

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Categories: elephant in the room, sadsun, time,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member If I was the Poetic Elephant in the Room
I wake up in the morning, eat my bran and germ,
You know I'm pretty hungry, since I'm a pachyderm.
I have to write a poem, will...

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Categories: elephant in the room, humor,
Form: Light Verse
Elephant In The Room
 Can't see past the end of your nose                ...

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© John Beam  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: elephant in the room, care, change, encouraging, growth,
Form: Rhyme
The Elephant in the Room
His steps are heavy
Yet he is invisible
The panic sets in

Take him for a walk
Leave him some where safe and sound
To find his own way

The grey,...

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Categories: elephant in the room, confusion
Form: Haiku
Premium Member NOT JUST ANOTHER PROF, short version


The September I met him remains etched in my mind
One by one the minutes rolling by ever so slowly
I sat in class awaiting an explanation...

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Categories: elephant in the room, introspection, school, teacher, tribute,
Form: Free verse
to the darkie
True beauty defined by that which is isolated 
The loathe for that which is natural. 
An internal abhor, despising her vivacious soulfulness. 
It is the...

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Categories: elephant in the room, color, racism,
Form: Carpe Diem
The Elephant
There's an Elephant in the room.
The tension filled the air all day,
Neither party dared to assume,
Dismay held sway in its gloomy way.

There's an Elephant in...

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Categories: elephant in the room, angst, conflict,
Form: Rhyme
Green is Yellow Mixed With Blue
Through the corner of my eye I see the bride and the groom,
Slowly our corneas make contact I'm the elephant in the room.

A drunken night.
Sex...

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Categories: elephant in the room, art, beautiful, care,
Form: Narrative
My Brother James
We only talked sanely a few times, 
About how he also had a condition like me, 
Although my dad, who had a Medical Doctorate, when...

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Categories: elephant in the room, bereavement, birth, brother, childhood,
Form: Elegy
Storm in a Teacup
Silence does a reconnaissance around the room 
betraying not my artillery of thoughts
that acknowledge the elephant in the room 
so starts the ceremony that seeks...

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Categories: elephant in the room, analogy, conflict, metaphor, symbolism,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Cliche Heaven
Cliche Heaven

Be it as it may I'll try my hand at some clichés
    and address the elephant in the room soon when...

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© DM Babbit  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: elephant in the room, confusion, cool, crazy, satire,
Form: Free verse
TBT
Room full of people, how could I be lonely?
These days it's harder than ever to find a true homie
I'm trying to keep a grip but...

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Categories: elephant in the room, addiction, computer, corruption, feelings,
Form: Rhyme
the nuclear issue
The Nuclear Issue. 
 There they sit the high and mighty
And their lackeys it is serious
Business, who can have them and
Who cannot have them. 

How...

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Categories: elephant in the room, absence, business, future,
Form: Blank verse
The Elephant
Believe no word I say;
Just watch what I do.
No matter how I try
I can't hide it from you.

I'm a coward.
To numb the pain 
I devour...

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© Anamika N   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: elephant in the room, angst, depression, food,
Form: Blank verse
Elephants Memory
I am an elephant or Republican I think
After a couple of drinks
If memory serves me I'm pink
When not frolicking on the savanna
Pushing down trees for...

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Categories: elephant in the room, abuse, feelings, food, identity,
Form: Free verse
How it went down
A decade of growth and decadent boom 
People didn't mention the debt elephant in the room
It was the charge of the bull
Many pockets were full
The search...

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Categories: elephant in the room, money, political,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member WRAPPED UP IN YOURS
My closet’s empty and so am I baby and it’s all because of you
All I have left are memories, a few shirts and some jeans...

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Categories: elephant in the room, blue, clothes, feelings, for
Form: Lyric
Alien Nation
Alien Nation

I come from a place of 
Transformative
Sights
Sounds
Inquiries,
Amour
Tranquility
Reverence

I sought an
Odyssey
Inspired by
The Man on the Moon

I wanted to be 
On top of the World
Like the North...

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Categories: elephant in the room, epic
Form: Epic
Only the strongest survive
Somebody recently asked me
"how are you?"
GOOD question:
I don't have a satisfactory short answer.
I think I am ok
Its a strange thing,(this elephant in the room)
my past...

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Categories: elephant in the room, analogy, destiny, emotions, for
Form: Bio