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Best Homesteads Poems

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


Old Homesteads
Passing thru' the farmlands,
my mind begins to roam
for along the way we travel
lie abandoned, country homes.

Weather-beaten, gray and leaning,
often twenty miles from town,
I wonder how...

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Categories: homesteads, history, people, places,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member The Drove
The trail was long and very dusty
great clouds churned up by hooves
of the vast herd being wrangled on
300 more miles of eating their dust

Bandana's tightly...

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Categories: homesteads, horse, storm,
Form: Epic
OF TALES, THE STUFF OF LEGENDS
Great are his exploits
honour and rank
he's celebrated
he's immortalized
He's fondly recalled
Back to memory

The great legends of Old.. 
Great Chief Waiyaki wa Hinga..
Aged nine he killed a...

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Categories: homesteads, africa, betrayal, community, conflict, destiny, mythology,
Form: Narrative
Where my flowers are
They are along the edge of the woods,
in the meadow along the mighty river,
in a little crack in the drive way,
in orderly spaces in well...

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Categories: homesteads, happiness, nature, sea, seasonsold, old,
Form: Free verse
A Price Tag On Every Soul
Everybody bears a price tag
Claim tycoons with bottomless purses
With a plethora of dollars to flash and flag
About to entice simpletons who deem their lives struck...

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Categories: homesteads, poems,
Form: Free verse



The Forgotten Path
As 
it 
was 
that 
in 
my 
pain 
I 
felt 
the 
agony. 
Building 
up 
inside 
me 
like 
a 
Jericho 
wall 
that 
refused 
to 
fall 
was 
my...

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Categories: homesteads, africa
Form: Concrete
Premium Member Frozen In Time








Light tropic breezes
carry colorful balloons
across taro fields

While ancient homesteads
dotting the quiet landscape
stand frozen in time








Written on 5/24/2015
Haiku...

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Categories: homesteads, change, farm, time,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Fred Seegmiller - 1871-1907
Fred Seegmiller

 1871 - 1907


You never met a man who loved my town.
As I much as I did.
Coming here in ’90 by the train.
It nearly...

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Categories: homesteads, death, me, cancer,
Form: Epitaph
Black Sunday, 1935
Year five of the Great Depression. 

April 14, 1935 another Sunday of church services praying for
The rain that wasn’t coming.

And the sky turned mean and...

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© Steve Zak  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: homesteads, america, history, weather,
Form: Narrative
Hippocrite's Oath
Hypocrites’ oath

Dirt-cheep  government clinics  treat death
And disease just like they are  dirt and refuse
Which in a way is just about  fine.

Today’s...

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Categories: homesteads, health,
Form: Free verse
TWO-PLY
Two-ply in roses of yellow and pink
rolls and sings to the touch 
of fingers on its faintly-scented folds,
giving miles of pleasure to soft seats 
on...

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Categories: homesteads, humor, humorous,
Form: Prose
Hard Life
Cutting stones for building blocks doesn't
bring the whole food at the table. Playing
betting games force them to sell their
clothes and shoes. Saving money becomes
harder than...

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Categories: homesteads, deep, imagery, life, society, urban, vanity,
Form: Narrative
KATRINA
nature, storm, boat, clothes, house, water

AWASH AND AWAY! ©  KIMO

Listen, Katrina will come inland
Katrina has come to play
Playgrounds underwater
Sleepy times put asunder
Bedclothes hung out...

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Categories: homesteads, abuse, boat, clothes, house, nature, storm,
Form: Free verse
Boom Town
An abandon old town, from where life once thrived,
 now sets alone forsaken and desolate in the late evening sun.
 Empty shadows dance across the...

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Categories: homesteads, introspection, life, lossold, old,
Form: Narrative
Daffodil
Early in the spring the variable winds and rains fall heavy on grass meadows,
Adding a spring in the turf, waking the mosses on stone walls...

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Categories: homesteads, nature, old, spring, old, spring, daffodils,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Ubuntu A Paradigm Shift
Ubuntu

P andemonium the polymorph perverse un-reflected paradigm of our time casts

A narchy tumultuous turmoil killing sprees beheadings senseless hatred and results from   ...

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Categories: homesteads, love, war,
Form: Acrostic
A STEP AT A TIME
Even though others couldn’t wake up in the morning
With cries and wailing
Filling up their homesteads
I thank you God
That I still walk on this earth
Having given...

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Categories: homesteads, allah, blessing, courage, loneliness, thank you,
Form: I do not know?
Restricted Life
Human life deserves a platform to unfold
Away from straitjackets of pious scrutiny
Whose eyes, ears and hands feel so cold
They reject freedom and project a mutiny...

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Categories: homesteads, poems,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Everyday Heros
Wild country, 
Pools of dead water
Glen of scrub and brown brambles 
Snow dirtied by traffic and by
Mud thrown up by passing trucks
Farmland , where cattle...

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Categories: homesteads, people, work
Form: Free verse
The Massacre of Glencoe
Freezing ,wet and hungry,
In need of food and rest,
The MacDonalds took them in,
And made them all a guest,

The weather here was always harsh,
A storm could...

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Categories: homesteads, history, night, night, weather,
Form: Rhyme
Northern Michigan Wildflowers
 I love when the first blooms of spring begin, crocus in the garden, peaking from the snow; may flowers and troutlily soon begin to show
  ...

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Categories: homesteads, flower, nature,
Form: Free verse
Perched at a Firing Sight
The eagle is perched at a firing sight!
And pebbles salute
Converged in a cannon of salutation 
Swift & smooth & sharp!
Bowing near her golden wings 
All...

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© Canny Amah  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: homesteads, allegorybeauty, beauty,
Form: Pastoral
Poland
Translated by Przemyslaw Musialowski

Kneeling before you,
I bow my head low,
confessing the truths
due to the Motherland:

It's you who taught me
to see beauty with a word,
and when...

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Categories: homesteads, appreciation, i love you, imagery, inspiration,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Raindrop
Wild hot winds whip with abandon 
swirling down the steep canyons 
sucking moisture from the atmosphere 
spreading around, helter skelter.
  
I am withering in...

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Categories: homesteads, nature, rain,
Form: Free verse
A PATHWAY IN THE HILLS
A winding pathway up the hills
My weary eyes can see, 
It ambles up a rocky ledge
Then turns away from me; 

Beckoning to the horizon
It canters...

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Categories: homesteads, nature,
Form: Rhyme