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Best Even Keel Poems

Below are the all-time best Even Keel poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of even keel poems written by PoetrySoup members


Premium Member See-Saws
What playground does not hold the magic lure
Of see-saws firmly braced upon their stands?
What child resists excitement, felt for sure
In ups and downs: the hard...

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Categories: even keel, inspiration, life, metaphor, philosophy,
Form: Sonnet



Premium Member In Response To My First Poem
See-Saws  -   (First Poem posted on PoetrySoup, 08/04/2014)

What playground does not hold the magic lure
of see-saws firmly braced upon their stands?
What child...

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Categories: even keel, life, philosophy, universe,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Premium Member America Needs a Reprieve
Posted on Christmas Eve, happy cuz Trump soon leaves
America finally gets a reprieve from the lies he weaves
Well, pardon ME if you disagree, but he's...

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Categories: even keel, how i feel,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Apres Moi Le Deluge
--  Just a bit of silliness --

"Baissez le rideau, la farce est jouee..."
           ...

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Categories: even keel, bible, boat, dream, fantasy,
Form: Free verse
SHIP OF SOULS
This dreamless sleep 
You are in so deep 
Inner space, 
free falling within 
Your place 

You travel so far 
but you go nowhere 
You must...

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Categories: even keel, hope, imagination, introspection, uplifting,
Form: Ballad



The flying censor shipment
Unlike the newspeak of today                    ...

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© John Beam  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: even keel, allegory, freedom, history, humor,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Monster
Well thank God they left. Nice local sports bar; I sat close to an elderly man, probably 80 years old, and a younger guy that...

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Categories: even keel, character, family, father son,
Form: Prose
Practicing for Easter
Practicing for Easter

I had heard from God high overhead
In heaven and here is what He said
Sings songs about me and my Son
On bright sunny day...

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© James Horn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: even keel, humorous,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member A stranger
I look at people but everybody looks like a stranger to me
I don't know them
Do I want to know them?
No
Why should I know them?
They don't...

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Categories: even keel, faith,
Form: Free verse
Pain then Mercy
Jesus feel
Hell so real!
Crucified
Died
Humans on even keel...

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Categories: even keel, faith,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member AC-BC-DC- ---- Peace
When things seem to lose all proportion
And disagreements become the notion
Misunderstandings, (“He said,…she said”)
Differences, righteousness,  (Oh, dread!)
It helps to use some D-C…perhaps a friendly...

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Categories: even keel, introspection, people, philosophy, hope,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Grace and Solitude
When times make me wary, where do I seek strength to carry
me through? I pray the chaos, loss, and grief won’t tarry
till all are bereft,...

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Categories: even keel, god, solitude, surreal,
Form: Rhyme
A Risk
We took a risk; it worked out fine
But not without some stressing,
For everything in life requires
A fair amount of guessing.

Without such chances, we remain
Upon an...

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Categories: even keel, life,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Life's Struggles
Life's Struggles

"For only in imbalances we feel
             the balance that keeps life on...

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Categories: even keel, inspirational, life, peace, stress,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Reformation of Character
I’ve been down this road
So many times before
I often wonder if at the end
Will there be an open door?

What seemed to be
What I thought once...

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Categories: even keel, introspection, life, lost, lost,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member 'My Silver Lining'

Can you see the light?
Look further - 
some call it the light at the end of the tunnel

Can you see the cloud? 
They say there...

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Categories: even keel, introspection, life, silver,
Form: Free verse
tempest
need to take on more ballast
to fight this raging storm
my vessel to light to continue
red flags are giving warning

the sun completely blotted
the clouds are dark...

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© Jo Bien  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: even keel, angst, confusionme, me,
Form: Verse
Clockwork
Just three hours, to the dot,
From when my breakfast ends,
Some hunger pangs begin
And their intensity ascends.

It doesn’t matter what I eat,
Though I have my routine;
My...

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Categories: even keel, body,
Form: Rhyme
VALENTINE EXPERIENCE
It’s again that time of the year
When words bandied are ‘Love’ ‘Romance’, and ‘My Dear’
Question popped is,
“Will you be my Valentine’?
No, nothing wrong in it
That’s...

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© VIJAI PANT  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: even keel, humor, humorous, love, romance,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member That For Which She Had Yearned
That For Which She’d Yearned

She’d married young, then realized the fact
her spouse was not the type of man to act
with thoughtfulness toward her, and sometimes...

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Categories: even keel, forgiveness, marriage,
Form: Rhyme
Bedland
My ship has come into port
the clock's run out in this game
now flannel speaks of comfort
gentle springs welcome the same

I fold back the sheet
release settles...

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Categories: even keel, song-life,
Form: Lyric
Sounds
Infer a wasted respite for all my doubtful times
inducted in me for all that you and I might chime
So soft a sound enshrined to all...

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Categories: even keel, for her,
Form: I do not know?
WALKING ON TROUBLED WATERS
walking is defined by how one travels on one's feet
walking in itself can be an easy task to complete
but when the environments troubles the ground...

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Categories: even keel, angst, faith, hope, inspirational,
Form: Didactic
Sometimes I Sit And Ponder
Sometimes I just sit and ponder, 
what the true meaning of lifes all about; 
Try and figure out my insucurites, 
and the reason Im so...

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Categories: even keel, introspection
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member The Old Piano

She sits lost in her even keel 
without a solitary sound 
without a note that you can steal 
a piano, bolted to the ground 

wallpaper...

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Categories: even keel, appreciation, music,
Form: Quatern