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Best Hoosier Poems

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


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: hoosier, sportsbasketball,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member Hoosier Farmer
Like his fathers before him, he was a tiller of the soil.
He loved the old farmstead that was built with sweat and toil.
He farmed with...

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Categories: hoosier, on work and workingold, life, old,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member This Old Barn
It has stood for decades along the county gravel road.
Skittering mice and barn owls now call it their abode.

What was once a stately building is...

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Categories: hoosier, farm, nostalgia,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Iceman Cometh!
Ambling thro' the museum today an object caught my eye,
Inviting me to pause and reminisce about a time gone by.
'Twas an old oaken icebox standing...

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Categories: hoosier, nostalgia
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Black-eyed Peas
Nigh on sixty years ago this Yankee from the State of Indiana,
Wed a lovely Confederate lass from the State of Louisiana!
I thought I knew her...

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Categories: hoosier, funny, holiday, day, day, new years
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member When I Was A Mere Lad Of Ten
I was a mere lad of ten living on a prairie farm in Hoosier land,
Roaming the fields in my old straw hat, barefoot, carefree and...

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Categories: hoosier, childhood,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Delicate Matter Of 'Service'
When I was just a wee farm lad growin' up in Hoosier land,

There were many things about farm life I didn't quite understand!

One day I...

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Categories: hoosier, farm, humor,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Sixty-Six Years Ago Today - 7 July 1948
Sixty-Six years ago today a very naïve farm-boy left the Hoosier farm,
To seek adventure beyond the horizon since farming had lost its charm.
He enlisted in...

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Categories: hoosier, humorous, military,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member I Knowed It Was Summer When
I have many fond memories growin' up on the farm as a boy.
Such simple pleasures in times more sublime brought me great joy!
I knowed it...

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Categories: hoosier, childhood, nostalgia,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Exotic Places I Must See
I've traveled this celestial ball visiting many places of beauty and renown.
My world travels are over, but there is many an American city and town,
That...

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Categories: hoosier, humorous, travel,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Grandpa's Fiddle
Grandpa was a jolly fellow so talented and so wise.
He could plant a row of corn as straight as the arrow flies!
He was a very...

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Categories: hoosier, grandfather, music, nostalgia,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Letter From A Farm Kid
Dear Ma and Pa:  I'm now a proud United States Marine!
I've found it purty easy to slip into their tough routine.
Some of them city...

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Categories: hoosier, funny,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Wabash River
Oft' my thoughts drift back through the mists of time,
To my childhood and my humble Indiana home,
Those blissful days of youth so carefree and sublime!
My...

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Categories: hoosier, childhood, places
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Onions 'n' Liver
I'm the only one at our house who relishes onions and liver.
Ah, the thought of that delicacy sends up my spine a shiver!
Never mind that...

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Categories: hoosier, food, funny,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Mr L B Owen's Grocery Store
Small town grocery stores nowadays are very rare indeed,
But in simpler times they supplied a family's every need.
As a Hoosier lad, I worked in Mr...

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Categories: hoosier, funny, nostalgia
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Missing In Action
Private O'Toole was only eighteen when he marched off to war.
He glanced back to see his tearful Mother standing in the door.
Across the way he...

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Categories: hoosier, death, war, mother, mother,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Memories Of June 1944
I was a mere lad of fourteen way back in June of nineteen forty-four.
I recall so well the Sixth of June when brave men stormed...

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Categories: hoosier, nostalgia, war, men, prayer, day, june,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Taters
They're known by many names - taters, potatos, pertaters and spuds.
As a Hoosier lad I toiled hoein' taters and flickin' bugs off their buds!
So I...

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Categories: hoosier, food, funny,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Ma's Garden
Ma issued a decree that Pa received with very little ardor:
"A vegetable garden is needed to supplement our meager larder!"
Pa would rather spend his leisure...

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Categories: hoosier, funnysweet, summer, garden, summer, sweet,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Cornbread 'N Beans
Growin' up on the Hoosier farm, Mom fixed very simple chuck.
(We'd never heard of pate de fois gras or crispy Peking duck!)
But never mind such...

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Categories: hoosier, foodmom, mom,
Form: Rhyme
A Fugitive
A Fugitive
Bus Stop Overland Park, Kansas   7:35 PM

A furrowed brow and furtive eyes
that refuse to engage another,
striding quickly through the crowd
and putting people...

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Categories: hoosier, destiny, identity, tribute,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Grandpa's Fiddle
Grandpa was a very jolly fellow, so talented and so wise.
He could plant a row of corn as straight as the arrow flies!
He was a...

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Categories: hoosier, funny, nostalgia, old, old,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Playtime On The Farm
Mercy!   How playtime has evolved since I was a Hoosier lad!
In the olden days you made-do with what little you had.
Our cell phone...

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Categories: hoosier, childhood, funnyold, fishing, old,
Form: Rhyme
fifty-two plus one Hike hypocrisy part 2
Inland Empire Prairie Corn Garden of the West Land of Lincoln              ...

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© John Beam  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: hoosier, allegory, america, black african american, corruption,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Shuckin' Corn And Shockin' Wheat
As a lad, agrarian affairs held for me very little charm.
I could hardly wait to escape that toilsome Hoosier farm!
From early dawn when my Dad...

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Categories: hoosier, on work and workingme,
Form: Rhyme