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Best House Poems

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

The Old House
Seven generations walked through your door,
Which stood so strong and always welcomed in.
You said goodbye when boys headed to war,
Two soldiers lost to battles they...

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Categories: childhood, family, house, memory,
Form: Iambic Pentameter

Premium Member That Old House At the End of the Road
It stands on a hill overlooking the bay drenched in ocean spray
That cedar shake house where I used to live  high above the Fundy...

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Categories: house, ocean,
Form: Couplet
House of the Tragic Poet
Two thousand years, a tragedy is past
Yet it's history still leaves us aghast.

On a night, dreadfully dark
A  volcano erupted, leaving it's historical mark

Mount Vesuvius...

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© Amy Green  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: city, house,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Old House
I’m looking at an old house
Called home    by someone

I will look at any old house    new   ...

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Categories: introspection, nostalgiahouse, old, people,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Built On Rock: His House By the Sea
“And the rains descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not; for it was founded...

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Categories: religion, house, house,
Form: Sonnet

Premium Member The Haunted House
The Haunted House

An aging Victorian graphite three story house sat on a 
promontory, lonely, deserted, weathered and forlorn.
Broken windows showed signs of cruel abuse from

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Categories: autumn, fear, horror, house,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Where the Sycamore Grew

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Categories: autumn, family, house, life,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Abandoned
I'd married at 21 and moved overseas with my husband's work, so it had been many years since I had visited my gran at Rose...

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Categories: growing up, house, memory,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member The Lives I Have Known Potd
It has been ages since the laughter died, which was many suns ago,
Soon swept away by fleeting time, like the brief giggle of a rainbow.


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Categories: absence, house, imagery, life,
Form: Couplet
Lighthouse On the Shore
There is a lady all dressed in light,
who stands above the jagged shore at night.
To guide the sailing ships to safer seas
and beg the wicked...

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Categories: house, light, love,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Behind These Red Brick Walls
I remember living quietly inside these red brick walls,
a soul, wandering alone through those dark, empty halls,
this is the place where I used to rest...

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Categories: future, house, inspiration, me,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Nevermore Will Raven Return
*Note:  A 60-year annual tradition that involved a mysterious visitor leaving three 
roses at the grave of writer Edgar Allan Poe on the anniversary...

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Categories: mysteryhouse, loss, birthday, grave,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member God Is Good
Once driving home, I did defy
A deluge from the darkened sky.
The bluster lent a tinge of fright.
But God is good, and all is right.

When soon...

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Categories: faith, god, house,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Behind the Yellow Door
Looking out at the old oak  tree in my front yard today, I see myself as she is, stripped of all my former beauty...

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Categories: family, house, life,
Form: Personification
Premium Member Buried Alive
Buried Alive

These walls....
they laugh at me but no one else hears
They steal the very breath of me
...but no one seems to notice
They blare a suffocating...

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© Fj Thomas  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: anxiety, depression, house, lonely,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Sweet Childhood Home
The house of my sweet childhood still sits on
a little hill. It's blue; the roof is grey.
Ferns grow along the border of the lawn.
I want...

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Categories: home, house,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member These Red Brick Walls
These red brick walls have stood for nearly 100 years,
they have seen and absorbed happiness and tears,
if these walls could talk, just imagine what they...

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Categories: future, history, house, me,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Behind Closed Doors - Emotive Write
Nobody knows what goes on behind this hotel door
‘Mr Smith’ isn’t with his wife of that I’m pretty sure!
He’s with his mistress Sue, they are...

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Categories: abuse, bullying, house, loneliness,
Form: Rhyme
Nana's Garden
You won't find a yard like this anymore. You'd think it would seem smaller now that I'm an adult, but it doesn't. It's still enormous,...

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Categories: childhood, family, house, garden,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member Castle On the Hill
Upon a grassy hill, so long ago,
there stood a lovely 'castle', tall and white;
was built in eighteen eighty-six, aglow
with cozy rooms and firesides burning bright....

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Categories: house, memory,
Form: Sonnet
The Private Lives of Those I'Ve Loved
The hutch 
like everything else in this house is
crooked.  A slanting hardwood floor 
and the burnished ends 
of an ancient table. 

An ever rounding...

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Categories: family, people, places, house,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member The Old Victorian
My great, great Aunt had a lovely old home,
with many a wonderful story,
hidden within its walls.

A Victorian, architectural designers dream;
vaulted ceilings, full of ghosts;
where spirit...

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Categories: home, house, poems, poetry,
Form: Prose
Premium Member Halloween Night
Come with us Halloweening.
We’ll frolic in the streets.
We’ll race from house to house to house
Spouting  “Trick-or-Treats.”

And eagerly we’ll each collect 
Confections in a bag.

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Categories: day, halloween, house,
Form: Rhyme
Mysterious Ways: a True Christmas Story
A true story, based on family oral tradition
from the oldest part of the city of Bern,
capitol of Switzerland, where my mother was
born and raised, in...

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Categories: devotion, faith, holiday, inspirationalhouse,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Between the Nightmare and the Dream
In my grandpa’s field I stand midst rows of grain
 whose gray-green blades stir softly in the moaning wind.
A night chill permeates my skin.
I look...

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Categories: cute, house, nostalgia, old,
Form: Prose