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Best Hostage Poems

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


Premium Member Silent Abyssinian Agapornis
His scarlet head droops
towards his soulless emerald chest.
Perched upon a fruitless branch,
his spiritless eyes stare 
at the emptiness of freedom.

Above, streaks of ruby hints
flow among...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: hostage, angst, freedom, metaphor,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member Sonnet For Spring
As days grow longer, melancholy creeps
An uninvited guest, which winter brings
It dims the candle my mind tightly clings
Consuming light, from darkness whence he leaps

In doldrums...

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Categories: hostage, spring,
Form: Italian Sonnet
Premium Member Puddles of Regret
Sun is held hostage by a blanket of clouds,
reflecting an agitated addict's ashtray.
Birds depart from soaked naked branches,
as eyes seek refuge from the ugliness of...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: hostage, analogy, angst, autumn,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Diosa Del Amor

Paint a smile on the moon
     Flash your eyes to make it swoon
        ...

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Categories: hostage, beauty, fantasy, love, lust, metaphor, stars,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Creative Inspiration
Inspiration where do you go when
you leave and your dry, barren
riverbed causes blinding dust storms in
my mind?  Do you evaporate into
mist, become a gray...

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Categories: hostage, inspiration, metaphor,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member Thought Police
I'm afraid
So afraid
Of being arrested
By the thought police

Their rules are many
Think this
Think that
Don't diverge from the normal
Stop playing on the street corner of tomorrow
Let sleeping...

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Categories: hostage, introspection,
Form: Free verse
Burn
What powers held me in this tortured love
Shame and excitement danced around me
Grasped by the cunning illusions, deceiving
My void self image, coercing my
Vanities until I...

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Categories: hostage, addiction, introspection, life,
Form: Free verse
HOSTILE HEAD TAKEOVER PART 1
I'm near cuckoo
This Monday blue
A day not eas'ly recommended
for making sense
I'm way too tense
And hung-over to comprehend it
 
My mind's on the bend
my imaginary friends
are...

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Categories: hostage, humorous,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Worth The Fight
I travel this road all alone
A journey unlike any other 
Setting my pace and tone
Starlight becomes my lover

Need to travel my own voyage
Before I can...

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Categories: hostage, courage, growth, life,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Puddles of Regret

Sun is held hostage by a blanket of clouds,
reflecting an agitated addict's ashtray.
Birds depart from soaked naked branches,
as eyes seek refuge from the ugliness of...

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Categories: hostage, autumn, rain,
Form: Free verse
A Different Game
Friends and trouble go hand in hand.
Legends of the  neighborhood.
Like statues  and vacant buildings  still stand.

A crime in plain view no one...

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Categories: hostage, introspection, life, people, pets, urban
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member 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: hostage, africa, art, dark, grief, horror, humanity,
Form: Imagism
Premium Member dark surrender
for days he follows   a man dressed in black   eyes fathomless pools
I feel his yearning    his hunger ...

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© Dear Heart  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: hostage, abuse, dark, evil, hate, love, sensual,
Form: Free verse
Kingdom of Ruin

Rising from the desert sand
was a shimmering mirage
of a thousand shouts
	Heated winds of fanaticism,
	intense and blowing violently loud
Shrill calls to blood prayer seethe,
breathing fiery invocations
of...

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Categories: hostage, death, judgement, religious, truth,
Form: Elegy
Darkness Held At Bay
First rays splash lines of love 
across naked bits of detour

dawn's door distracts 
chills of the night dissipate 
and I am free

Free of fight
held hostage...

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© Tim Smith  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: hostage, depression, life, light,
Form: Free verse
Infinity feat: GeorgeLuis
GeorgeLuis: Deep demons breaking my heart
But I'm still smiling, trying to play the part 
Time, time ticking in my head
Now life is like walking on...

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Categories: hostage, december, feelings, love, sweet, universe,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Loud Mouth
Inspired by Machinehead – Darkness Within (Acoustic version) & members of society who refuse to embrace the kiss of silence…

As great intentions
Wither upon invalidated declarations,
Serenity’s...

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Categories: hostage, life, people, slam, society,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Thirty-three Letters From Batman to Robin
Playing Batman and Robin is a lot different

When the Riddler is your Stepfather

And simultaneously an alcoholic and pedophile

When your secret mission is to keep him

From...

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© Poet M.e.  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: hostage, abuse, adventure, courage, death, hero, introspection,
Form: Free verse
Hey Hank, Did You Just -
hi-jack my haiku?
Hah! You jacked the wrong ku
You stole a senryu

I hide my haikus
safe and sound beneath silly
senryus such as this

Hark and heed this Hank!
Stealing...

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Categories: hostage, funny, writing,
Form: Senryu
Elephant in the room
Depression is killing more than ever, yet remains the largest elephant in the room
Mental health has a stigma attached to it
People are scared to get...

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© Alex Duffy  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: hostage, anxiety, deep, depression, discrimination, inspirational, judgement,
Form: Free verse
My Soul, is Freedom's Journey
Blowing through a vast crevasse –
from whirling tempest; 
to calming balm on wounded skin;
to constant howl;
to sunlit kiss, onto warm lips –

I am a promise,...

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Categories: hostage, faith, inspirational, introspection, thank yougirl, light,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member GRAPPLING WITH GRATITUDE
GRAPPLING  WITH GRATITUDE 

Oh Gratitude, 
Gentle as a butterfly.
You alight upon
my emotional reverie
to birth my questioning.

You have risen 
as an inward glow 
of unexpected proportions,
ready to...

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Categories: hostage, celebration, deep, feelings, holiday, how i
Form: Free verse
sea of love
beneith the phantoms of the deep
a wretched grave yard where love sleeps
all but forgotten loves of time
covered in fiction, rumors and lies
decay did whither their...

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Categories: hostage, conflict, grave, love,
Form: Epic
Premium Member A Piece Of Me
I want to tell you about me, this girl, this poet, this human. I want to share a
piece of me.  This journey will be...

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© Dear Heart  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: hostage, introspection, life,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member Where I Want To Go
I'd love to buy a boat and sail the seas
Just loaf and let the string of life unwind
Drop anchor anytime or place I please
To visit...

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Categories: hostage, adventure, fantasy, ocean,
Form: Sonnet