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Best Honing Poems

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

Premium Member Oft Bold The Thoughts, When Pen Strikes Paper
Oft Bold The Thoughts, When Pen Strikes Paper

Oft bold the thoughts, when pen strikes paper
even should ones shovel meet dark coals.
Shrouds removed, to smell new...

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Categories: honing, art, imagination, passion, poetry, poets, words,
Form: Rhyme

Better Than Ever
"Better Than Ever"

Took a lot of tries
Opened up my eyes
And became wise

A lot
Took a shot
And got after what I sought
Fought against torment and rot
So oft

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Categories: honing, heart, how i feel, poetry, rap,
Form: Rhyme
A Deer Hunter's Prayer
I am at once pleased and saddened that I have taken your life,oh great creature 
of the forest.

I am pleased because I have invested many...

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Categories: honing, animals, forgiveness, nostalgia, philosophy, me,
Form: Lyric
Xenophobia pt 1

Heed the warning
This isn't for the faint of heart
Verbalizing my deepest yearnings 
They're bound to be a bit...

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Categories: honing, america, anxiety, prejudice, universe,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Hoosier Hoopla!
O'er the undulating prairie where grows soy beans and corn,
Generations of premier basketball players have been born.
The Hoosier State of Indiana, where budding talent is...

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Categories: honing, sportsbasketball,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member The Game
The game is his friend.
Always there for him.
Never turning him away.
Inviting him to visit
And giving him the 
Best seat in the house.
In front of the...

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Categories: honing, death, grief,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member ODE TO MRS OBAMA
Our first image of a gorgeous black Aphrodite
To inhabit the halls of power with charm,
Mrs. Obama moves over the sacred fields deftly
Reclaiming the realm with...

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Categories: honing, america, celebrity, patriotic, political, social, uplifting,
Form: Rhyme
The Agony
It was all heat and sweat. Controlled
anger and subdued agony.
Driving themselves beyond known limits.
Pushing bone, sinew, and muscle.
Expanding capability, while honing ability.
Intimacy with a few...

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Categories: honing, autumn, football, strength,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Poetic Stumblings

What inspires you the most?

Written on July 8, 2013
By Gail DeBole

It can start with a title
Popping into my head
After I’ve heard
Something somebody...

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Categories: honing, inspiration, introspection, poems, poetry, poets, writing,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member kilns and violins
dark place

my place

standing water

violin very quiet

where is my voice

where are the lungs

flung into wells of fire

another day for the kiln

another day overdone

the meaning of...

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Categories: honing, crazy, life,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Red Crayon
I drew you a picture with crayons, bright red.
It’s there on the wall, and your nightstand and bed.
I scribbled some wax on your nicely cleaned...

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Categories: honing, child, childhood, children, growing up, love,
Form: Rhyme
The Editor

I see all you have written,
Every word on the page.
Each note in the score,
Every dancer on the stage.

I notice matched colors,
In shirts just the...

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© Edlynn Nau  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: honing, career, encouraging, humor, poetry,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member PICTURE THE SUN
Heat teasingly extraordinary skies
Staining earth crimson treasure
Sophisticated disguise
I read the skies hoping for
Proud sunset extraordinair 

And the next after next picture is to be
Probably the...

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Categories: honing, dark, day, senses, sky, sunset, sunshine,
Form: Cinquain
Spastic in flight,
Fluttering wings,
Hard landing,
Proud demeanor,
Not totally new to life,
but very new to living life,
The Mother lands next to her young,
after providing overhead protection and...

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Categories: honing, beautiful, birth, joy, love,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member The Game Is On

Welcome sports fans to the Twenty Sixteen Presidential Race,
Spring Training is full upon us as the candidates align.
Two strong teams build their ranks for the...

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Categories: honing, poetry, political,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member brothers we be, brother we be free
brothers we be, brother we be free

brothers we be
brother we be free
me and lil bro would have these sword fights
yelling fight to our deaths
yelling to...

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Categories: honing, adventure, courage, growing up, youth,
Form: Narrative
Awkward abandoned outcast
Broken, battered, beaten
Crumbling from its misery and torture
Dead ere death nears
Everything returns
Fragility accents its blessing
Giving supplement to the split seams
Honing on the strength

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Categories: honing, life,
Form: Abecedarian
The Future
Abraham Lincoln once said 
The best way 
To predict 
The future
Is to 
Create it.
He also said
That if he had six hours 
To hew a tree

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Categories: honing, future, peace, visionary, world,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Mind Games
There were no gold medals to pin
and no starters gun to begin
but for sure we were out to win

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Categories: honing, truth,
Form: Ballad
Badge of Courage
Copyright © 2008 #138
(commitment for life)
    Be Warned! 

We are not sure where it starts
  but to claim it is extremely...

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© Les Pruitt  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: honing, hope, war, men,
Form: Couplet
My Morning
Didn't go to sleep so no need to wake up
Claimed the last of the coffee, just enough to fill my cup

Ears plugged with my headphones...

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Categories: honing, how i feel, me, morning,
Form: Couplet
Becoming a woman means taking the back seat sometimes . . . 
being a woman is realising this and overcoming it, 

Becoming a woman is...

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Categories: honing, dedication, inspirational, woman,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Soupdom Draftee
Just weeks after Dad died, I found my way here
Hoping unsettled emotions would disappear

Hope and warmth came from poets I’d never met
Artists helped me as...

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Categories: honing, friendship, on writing and words, me,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Take Us To Church
Professional spiritual developers
are sometimes called clergy
and not farmers
or fishermen
or organic gardeners.

Professional nature-spirit Rescuers
of Earth's outdoor-indoor
healthy secular with wealthy sacred
are sometimes called body-mind co-facilitators.

Occasionally ZeroZen Zone

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Categories: honing, caregiving, health, love, peace, wisdom,
Form: Political Verse
Follow me
Follow me to that place
 That place where nightmares never happen
 Because there is no night
The place I work in secret
 In quiet

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Categories: honing, dream, mythology, , Lullaby,
Form: I do not know?