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Best High School Poems

Below are the all-time best High School poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of high school poems written by PoetrySoup members


Premium Member Twilight Aurora
like an interrupted dream
shadows of the one who inspired it
linger like morning dew

no aroma and no taste
yet I'm left breathless
as thoughts reminisce
i listen to this...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: high school, absence, angst, love,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member Thirty-Eight, Cancer Poem: For Sharon
Thirty Eight ( Corny Cancer Poem) For Sharon

Hallmark has a million cards in their catalog
And not one of them says,
Life Sucks
American greetings had nothing that...

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© Poet M.e.  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: high school, absence, best friend, cancer, farewell, fear,
Form: Blank verse
hahahahaha i have no idea what to title this
help mrs. muse is gone and my mind is shooting blanks 
my friend called inspiration is trying to walk the plank 

motivation just married mr...

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Categories: introspection, friend, friend, high school,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Time Machine
Ride with me on my time machine to a different time and place
Return with me and let me see if I can put a smile...

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Categories: high school, nostalgiamom, me, night, candy, day, me,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Letting Go
Their lives begin, that special day
Your hardest job, is on the way.
Walking and pacing, all night long
Knowing that one day, they’ll be strong.

Watching them crawl,...

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Categories: high school, family, life, teen, timeparents, parents, high
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member LOVE at FIRST SIGHT
Love was in the air when he laid eyes on her.
Childhood; elementary and even high school with her.
Walking towards her, he greeted her.
Anxiety spiraled as...

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Categories: funny, god, high school, imagination, introspection,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Indelible
I was seventeen, had one year left of high school and a boyfriend I didn't even love. It was the end of summer, and I...

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Categories: happiness, high school, lost love, love,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member The Instincts of Innocence
I reflect upon a word -
   Innocence
To understand more fully what it means,
I think of what it conjures up for me -
childhood times...

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Categories: high school, innocence, religion,
Form: Prose
When Love Is Forever
Resting on the beige leather couch
 next to the dimly lit tiffany lamp
He dozed off into an early night sleep

She smiled looking at him
 as...

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Categories: high school, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Rattling Rhyme
SHE’s COMING AGAIN!

There’s a chill in the air
There’s a word on the street
Be afraid have a care
Put the children to sleep 
She was gone, bells...

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Categories: high school, political,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Day After Christmas
On the day after Christmas, they started appearing,
cast out of houses, stripped of their finery,
lying crooked in the gutter, garbage bags flanking.

My brothers and I...

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Categories: high school, childhood, christmas, death,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Johnny Had A Girl
Johnny was my best friend through our early teenage years;
Wherever one of us went the other could always be found near;
Until he found a girlfriend...

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© Joe Flach  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: death, friendship, song-lyrichome, home, high school,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member Riding Misty
Though Santa never responded to pleas
There was just one gift on my list each year
A horse that could run at the speed of light
A bold...

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Categories: high school, adventure, animals, happinesshome, home, horse, high
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member SILENCE IS BROKEN
I stand at the front of the exam hall, which is in total silence.
Grey desks stretch out in neat rows   - 
they remind...

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Categories: high school, humorous, silence, student, writing,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Building A Fantasy
Ferreting around, in dumpsters of dreams
In the back alleys of my imagination
Through swill, liaisons, and cheap rendezvous
And words misspoke in conversations
Rummaging for one morsel, an...

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Categories: high school, fantasy,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member My Fave 70's Rock
Collecting 45's, I could not wait
for albums of groups' greatest hits to be
released; one band I thought was pretty great
put out the album most well-liked...

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Categories: high school, music,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Shyness
I'm young with no identity,
A faceless boy, alone and shy.
To classmates, a nonentity;
My parents fret and wonder why.

I'm part of the unnoticed pack.
I step aside...

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Categories: high school, 12th grade, bullying, hurt, lonely, sad,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Not Even Close
A musical throng of 400,000 strong invaded a dairy farm in New York in 1969,
 which set fire to the 70’s; but there was no...

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Categories: high school, growing up, life, nostalgia, woman, women,
Form: Free verse
love kills
I just got to the grave today, death was given to you by my infidelity.

Along the way alive, my soul was given death.

Thy Ishq ruined...

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Categories: high school, black love, break up, cry, feelings,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Mirror Mirror
Mirror Mirror

Do not lie. I know that you want to. 
I know that you may need to.  
I am broken, and soon…
You will be...

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© Ann Foster  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: high school, 12th grade, cinderella, happy, hello, hero,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member The Locket

The Locket  (it’s never too late)

She hid in the shadows with tears in her eyes
The locket she wore, she had come to despise
In dangling...

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Categories: high school, age, love, , cute,
Form: Rhyme
A Town He Once Called Home
Like a beacon on a hill
The white church steeple gleaming still
For all the many years gone past
It marks the path for home at last

Up and...

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Categories: high school, childhood, home, nostalgia, tribute,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member I'm Just Getting Started
Born in Madrid, in fifty nine,
A military Kid, 3rd of 7 in the assembly line;
They named me Michael, but I answer to Wedge,
A Master Sergeant’s...

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Categories: high school, age, career, children, family, growing up,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member My Life Was Full of Gratitude and Love
medallion dreams now turned to grey,
wild flower scented sheets once laid
on the line held with clothesline wood pins,
now all I can do is hang on...

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© Lu Loo  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: high school, death, life,
Form: Verse
Premium Member My Heart
It feels like you’ve been talking on the phone
To a wonderful old friend who you’ve known
Forever, since you were in high school or even
Younger; possibly...

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Categories: high school, poems, poetess, poetry, poets,
Form: Free verse