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Best Humane Poems

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


I saw the bitter tears of unhappiness
Running down your agonizing face,
Ravaged with pain,

And I became a sponge of compassion
To absorb them.

I heard the howling 

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Categories: humane, friendship love, humanity, society,
Form: Free verse

Gyspy Soul
Restless, roving soul
needing, reaching, grasping
aching, antsy, anxious
impatient since birth
my soul is a gypsy
wandering the earth

I delve the depths
for spiritual solace,
that place of rest-
scouting rough terrain

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Categories: humane, faith, feelings, imagery, inspirational,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member BiPartisan Dissonance
When oppositional cognitive dissonance deflects focus,
it tends to go back to when I deflected focus from her.
She sends me passive-aggressive messages,
bread crumbs leading back in...

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Categories: humane, conflict, math, parents, political,
Form: Narrative
the DARK POET -contest-
A little tale about the real me
twisted all inside as can be
the visions of the end
is all i see
F.T.W. setting my self free

waking up with...

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Categories: humane, imaginationdark, dark, day, fear,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Premium Member Angst on the Big Screen
There you go again, you “Cyber Brat”!
There is “no such website”? What is that?

First you lead me through a wild web maze;
I Google, then succumb...

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Categories: humane, angst, computer, humor,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member Kissed by Katy
Although two other felines enjoyed their lap time
Atop them the dominating Katy would climb
The lap she didn’t want; she sat right on my face
Katy felt...

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Categories: humane, cat, pets,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Justice For Cecil the Lion
Cecil the lion of Zimbabwe, famous and beloved,
Shot by a bow hunter after being lured from his home;
It took Cecil forty hours to die, how...

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© Dear Heart  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: humane, anger, animal, beautiful, death,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Knowing Right From Wrong
It's the pain laced cold reality check
crashing winds hurricane blowing 
the tail end landing with news processed 

Suffering human rights ignored pains
through prides green eyes...

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Categories: humane, angel, beautiful, faith, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The History of a Wasted Mind
“The History of a Wasted Mind”


What goes through the mind of a recidivist
Fist full of hate and hurt marking time
Fist full of history, got...

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Categories: humane, abuse, child abuse, war,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Human science
Let's start this issue with hard facts 
believe it or not the seed is now planted 
from our Lord's spoken words lets address this world...

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Categories: humane, bereavement, betrayal, conflict, devotion,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Prurient Interests
Last evening I noticed another disconcerting Trump headline.
This felt and smelled more like a deadline
for disintegration
than a lifeline,
a bootstrap, if you will,
toward integrity of health...

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Categories: humane, culture, drug, fear, health,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member EcoTherapist Conventions
Truth is a feather 
pushed off to the other side.

Truths are a body of feathers
within which our bodies reside.

OK, students of life’s healthiest purposes and...

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Categories: humane, beauty, culture, earth, health,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Spiritual warfare begins
A sad state our government has become today 
in this awful news that just pushes the boat out further 

As our democracy for one protecting...

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Categories: humane, 8th grade, conflict, emotions,
Form: Political Verse
Something beautiful something ugly
Something beautiful, something ugly

Something beautiful trapped inside a black hole;
The monster is feeding and swallowing hope.
It’s swallowing souls as its fingers hold,
Us down by our...

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© Aa Harvey  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: humane, age, beautiful, fear, friendship,
Form: Bio





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Categories: humane, war
Form: Prose Poetry
A mystery for us mere human being to unravel;
B elief and logic fight over our world, all in confusion.
C ome stealthily, it does, while as...

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Categories: humane, bereavement, change, death, emotions,
Form: ABC
Why The Caged Bird Ever Sings
He must have done some horrid thing,
so vile I bet and frightening
because it's hard to fathom why
we shut him in to never fly,
or feel the...

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Categories: humane, animalsbird, bird,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Freedom
It appears that I was both half asleep and awake.  For all intents and purposes, let's just call it a dream. There was a...

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Categories: humane, america, animal, freedom,
Form: Prose Poetry
Undefined By Contrived Contour
Trees of thickets display different attributes,
the commonness is the cool shade they spread, 
and their branches cradling the birds’ nests.
Flowers show diverse shapes and shades,

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Categories: humane, analogy, humanity, life, nature,
Form: Free verse
Weaving the fabric of a sunken universe
Gliding the winds of a bottomless curse
Little spider, hanging in my head
Free of the wings that really are chains


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Categories: humane, friendship, life, love, mirror,
Form: I do not know?
South Of The United States Border
South Of The (United States) Border...
(Reigns A Welter Of Disorder)

Caravans comprising multitudinous
     peoples plodded a steady course
analogous to iron filings drawn...

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Categories: humane, abuse, america, break up,
Form: Ballad
The Tear Collector
The Tear Collector

Tears they fall, sometimes bless-ed
In their burning
Watered reminders of a hearts capacity
To connect emotions
Soft welling they sting
And find their language of wet lashes

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Categories: humane, life, love
Form: Free verse
A Little Kindness Never Hurts

In the parched life of desiccated emotions desolate
I didn’t know there was nestled a calm niche of bliss 
in the recess of my petrified heart...

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Categories: humane, analogy, hope, life, uplifting,
Form: Rhyme
The Gospel of Fear
If you, my friend, need some encouragement
Then avoid the gospel of fear
Your faith needs steadfast nourishment
We have trials coming near

God never wanted us as robots

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Categories: humane, bible,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member What Kind of People Are We
What Kind of People Are We

In a Shakespearean sense of tragedy and doubt the well-used
“To Be or Not To Be” from Hamlet is not the...

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Categories: humane, conflict, fear, humanity, immigration,
Form: Narrative