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Best Hugo Poems

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


The Emperor Takes His Ease
L'Empéreur s'amuse

(after Victor Hugo)

For the banished ones, of stubborn resistance,
France is far off.  The tomb is near.
But don’t worry, Prince.  Enjoy your existence.
In...

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Categories: hugo, political,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member Beautiful Sadness
"Melancholy is the happiness of being sad." 
  Victor Hugo

Filled of memories, dreams lost and found
 and heartaches hugged and embraced,
 time stands still,...

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© DM Babbit  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: hugo, angst, heartbreak,
Form: Epitaph
Premium Member Fire In The Cathedral
Hurry! Hurry! Hurry!
Fetch the fire engines -
Notre Dame's on fire,
Its history's up in flames.
How did it happen?
Who's to blame?
Heads will roll for this!
The beautiful cathedral,
Eight...

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© Beth Evans  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: hugo, faith, fire, history,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member Another Day Again - The Pantoum Style
~Another  Day   Again~
 ( Pantoum )


 Another day has flown by again
 And then the night approaches fast
 Bringing to me sweet...

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Categories: hugo, angel, beautiful, emotions, love,
Form: Free verse
The Cedar Tree
The cedar towered above the shingled roof,
Its tapered branches hiding squirrels and birds
until the day when Hugo swept the hills
uprooting poplars, whipping wind-wilted
leaves against the...

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© Karen Ruff  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: hugo, creation, nature, tree, visionary,
Form: Blank verse



A Vacation Where History Was Made
My lifetime dream hasn't been realized yet;
I like to travel to Europe where History was made.
I will start with the glorious city of Rome
with its...

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Categories: hugo, art, beautiful, dream, french, history, travel,
Form: Rhyme
GOOD NIGHT FIDEL CASTRO

Adieu Fidel Castrol! Adieu Castro!
What a life, What an adventure!
The west with its sophisticated propaganda
could not kill you. In your prime they sought to 
assassinate...

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Categories: hugo, death,
Form: Elegy
Premium Member - It Is The Market Today -

Come and buy
Fruits and vegetables from own garden
Best quality and most inexpensive items
Apples, Oranges, Bananas, Onions, Carrots and Potatos
Purchasers of my goods, I will give...

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Categories: hugo, holiday, people,
Form: Free verse
Hamba Kahle, Comandante Chavez
Hamba Kahle*, Comandante Chavez!

The light may have gone out from your eyes, Comandante,
but the torch you lit,
remains ablaze.

You may have passed away from this mortal...

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Categories: hugo, death, farewell, freedom, funeral, goodbye, grief,
Form: I do not know?
Fragility of Wealth
Fragility of Wealth
                    by Odin Roark

He...

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© Odin Roark  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: hugo, life,
Form: Prose Poetry
AM I REALLY FREE
I thought about my older brother when I wrote this


One morning I woke up
and my bed was now a king size,
No more chow lines
and my...

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Categories: hugo, freedom, hip hop, life,
Form: Rhyme
An Ode To Seven Prophets
Yo,
When I was younger, stronger, faster, phatter!
I saw Bayard Rustin, ascending and descending on bell hooks’ reveries,
And I screamed, from artistic insights,
Of plights and rights,...

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Categories: hugo, brother
Form: Blank verse
My treasure, My Books
I had them hidden
locked & safe
my treasure, my precious 
What I value above all
Some said gold
Some said money
but some, even surprised me
whispering "puh; she hasn't...

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Categories: hugo, books,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Candy Girl




"Candy Girl"



He had been watching her from the far end of the Ice Bar, where he was sitting propped up on an ice ledge which...

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Categories: hugo, adventure, muse, mystery,
Form: Narrative
WORDS FROM MY SOUL
WORDS FROM MY SOUL! 

I promised to be
honest with  my soul
Even if you think
something else is
happening in my mind


I love to sing, play
& dance...

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© moein jr  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: hugo, adventure, dance, emotions, encouraging, innocence, love,
Form: Lyric
Pies Politics And Birds
            Pies Politics And Birds

300 lbs. can’t hide my weight from stealing pies from...

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Categories: hugo, adventure, bird, celebrity, corruption, food, fun,
Form: Free verse
A DRUNK DAY
nice clothes
nice shoes
couple of girls
but i got a main boo

nice car
on 22's
lift kit on it
it's another 4in boost

hop out
see my homies
it ain't my forte
but all...

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Categories: hugo, adventure, confusion, funny, life, people, places,
Form: I do not know?
MY CHINESE DAUGHTER
                    To Hugo Shen Fei
 ...

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Categories: hugo, daughter, love, thank you, tribute,
Form: Rhyme
The Forest of Inner Twilight
The Forest of Inner Twilight
By Hugo

When the waking veil is lifted
And the shimmering mist disappears
We find ourselves in a forest
Full of hopes, dreams and fears

Here...

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Categories: hugo, crush, dark, depression, desire, dream, sad,
Form: Lyric
The Smuggler
I want to talk of days of old
and a story that was never told
and I will tell you this story is true
and here it is...

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Categories: hugo, funnyfire, fire, drug,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member The Old Man and the Seine
The Old Man and the Seine


      For the legendary George Whitman

         ...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: hugo, allegory,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member London, Translation of Paul Verlaine's poem: Londres
London, Translation of Paul Verlaine’s poem : Londres

	…a serious and well-behaved Englishman, well-attired, handsome clothes (Victor Hugo)

(In this poem, I didn’t feel adhering strictly to...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: hugo, culture, places,
Form: Quatrain
The Russian Hacker
Ay yo whats good its the Russian Hacker
I be trying out products 
boom boom wow
Im in the forest trying to survive
I have no apples, sorry...

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Categories: hugo, abuse, addiction, anti bullying, baby, black
Form: Free verse
Persius Flaccus Redux
Suppose we ran it by a friendly Martian
(I’d say “by Martial”, but he wouldn’t be gentle).
You crave Armani, Hugo Boss, Versacci and
that Hilfiger who’s naff,...

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Categories: hugo, satire,
Form: Quatrain
BOLIVIAN REVOLUTION
Would the new government continue from where CHAVEZ left,
 and even do better where necessary?
Is it possible that the new administration's governance is about
 uplifting...

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Categories: hugo, tribute,
Form: Dramatic Verse