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Best Graded Poems

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


Premium Member Our Final Test
Our final test will be graded
When our breath has dissipated
Life itself is our final test
Final grade when we’re laid to rest

Taking the test may make...

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© Bill Baker  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: graded, death, heaven, judgement, life,
Form: Sonnet



Paint A Picture Black and Gray
Pull out the easel
   set the canvas positioned long and slender clean slate.
Sketch the figures huddled and dark bound hostage
   to...

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© DM Babbit  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: graded, africa, art, dark, grief,
Form: Imagism
Premium Member The Dream, The Judgement And The Final Plea
The Dream, The Judgement And The Final Plea


If my beating heart were to be graded,
Through clear prism of hidden things not oft seen;
Let it be...

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Categories: graded, blessing, dream, farewell, forgiveness,
Form: Rhyme
Beach
The horizon cuts straight, long, hard
silently declining less than a degree

like toys across a cartoon’s one frame stillness
a small yacht rocks like a child’s boat
a...

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Categories: graded, beach, sea, simile,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member Sad truth Inside reality bites sincerity
No one lives in a democracy opening word lie 
Let's be frank for a moment we are all slaves 
unto a taxpaying system none the...

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Categories: graded, class, corruption, deep, political,
Form: Political Verse



Premium Member Inadequate Tool
I feel the familiar burn of abandonment
A feeling that anyone sane would resent
And yet I bask in it—the disconcerted lament

Angrily I tear at the seas...

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Categories: graded, confusion, depression, me,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Stand Down, Shakespeare
I just tried out Soup’s grammar checker
It graded my work at just three
I smashed my IPad into pieces
You might say it kind of irked me

So...

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Categories: graded, 1st grade, 3rd grade,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member THE ESSAY
The teacher stood in front of the class,
“Today, she said, “I’m giving you the same assignment I give every year!”
“Please write what you want to...

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© Jim Yerman  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: graded, student, teacher,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member a school maths exams
When school kids sit those maths tests,
A couple of times each year,
They get that pale stressed look from 
No sleep and that “failure” fear.
Wearily streaming...

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Categories: graded, education, math, school,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Honest to Cod
The Feeling of Fishing while Floating
Is Graded on Goading, and Gloating

Bystanders oft blindly believe
In salmon the size of my sleeve

Tall Tales at the Time Told...

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© Joe Inka  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: graded,
Form: Alliteration
Premium Member The Awkward Poem
  By Edmund Siejka



A high school English teacher 
Issues a challenge
Her class
Is to write a poem.
 
Reading a student’s poem
Her experienced eye
Searches for
Imagery
Metaphor
Tone
Point of...

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Categories: graded, life,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Ghosts of South Dakota part 1
   	The location of the Spring Creek School was on a flat, nestled 
between the cliff on the north and the Little White...

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Categories: graded, inspirational, life, love, school,
Form: Prose Poetry
expectation
The crude beast of my future
I know I will never be super
I cant make honors
so my life will by shattered like the trail left by...

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Categories: graded, graduate, graduation, stress, student,
Form: I do not know?
Silence
It is all that's about
speechless moments full of 
thoughtful comments
and endless monitoring hours...

Absence of my sound,
does not mean I am not around,
does not prove I...

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© MiAiM K.  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: graded, absence, wisdom, write,
Form: Concrete
Bent English



My speech ain’t elegantly refined,
my words don’t dress up none too properly
Simply cloth words with no aristocratic design,
just plain, unassuming ghetto vocalese
Though I’m very familiar...

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Categories: graded, culture, spoken word, truth,
Form: Bio
Premium Member Hey God if u only knew me, take my advice God Dammit
There's an inner/outter counter blank element that defines our earthly countenance transparent transpire to an irrelevant parlor non native nill given gotten gave, positioned ill...

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Categories: graded, analogy, change, emotions, how
Form: Free verse
money is not the god that I serve
money is not the god that I serve
for faith in the Lord God is not graded on the curve
God is not concerned with man's window...

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Categories: graded, faith, funny, hope, inspirational,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Dreaming Of A Perfect World
A habitation hanging on a pole of love
circled by an orbit
of calm and tenderness.
Unto its walls;
purity and goodwill stick.

Floats on water and edged by the...

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Categories: graded, desire, dream, fantasy, heaven,
Form: Imagism
Paper ghosts in an upside down world
Written words
Lines and verses
Poetry
Fragments of an author's soul
Frozen ink on paper
Entombed emotions
Imprisoned ideas
Trapped thoughts
Sentient silhouettes
Paper phantoms
Paper ghosts

School during a civil war
In six easy steps
A place...

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Categories: graded, death, education, evil, nature,
Form: Free verse
Unrequited true love, part 2
So why does it end with the love lies?
Now once you got to Jr. High
People were cruel, it was hard to get by
Getting depressed in...

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Categories: graded, crush, feelings, first love,
Form: Bio
Premium Member If President Trump Knew Me
If President Trump knew me 
What would I be? 
A prince, pauper or just someone with a degree 
He the President may know me from...

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Categories: graded, angel, appreciation, class, friend,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member ONE LINE
ONE LINE

I’m remembering a class I taught at
Bohank Business School,
Poetry 101 –
The grading papers chore,
The mental anguish,
God. what a bore!

It seems that President Swink fancied...

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Categories: graded, teacher,
Form: Free verse
Absconding Muse: Vagabond Scavenger
Jilting muse with availing inspiration did wend
Barren reservoir doth futility portend
A bristling quill with no well to descend
No gratuitous frills on vapid contours suspend
Seeking with...

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Categories: graded, on writing and words
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member FREEDOM


Yes be big on choice
Dare to wear your poise
Discern that sure voice


Yes you're free to choose
Failure is no noose
Dare to set you loose


Yes once choice...

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Categories: graded, baptism,
Form: Rhyme
Progressing Cascade Being Revealed
Graded ten out of ten in this crusade, 
A progressing cascade that doesn’t fade, 
Self-made, self-aware word engineer,
Deploying cutting edge concepts into the atmosphere,
Projected from...

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© Quincy Mac  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: graded, allegory, hope, meaningful, mentor,
Form: Free verse