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Best Humankind Poems

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


Heritage
The ranch on which I hang my hat, though short on most the frills,
Is thirteen sections, give or take, of rugged trails an’ hills.
We call...

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© Jim Fish  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: humankind, adventure, cowboy-western, education, imagination, inspirational, native
Form: Quatrain



An Eternity II
And I begin my own steep climb into 
The Chalkland Downs              ...

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Categories: humankind, betrayal, , memorial,
Form: Rhyme
The First Gift Of Christmas Was Love
.The first gift of Christmas was love

It was bestowed from above

It was given to all

to both rich and  poor

to those who are strong

or who...

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Categories: humankind, atheist, beautiful, blessing,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member A Message From the Sea
I set the stage for tropical romance;
among my rocks have sirens’ songs been sung.
Yet some who dare to traverse my expanse
into the briny depths of...

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Categories: humankind, sea,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member From My Diary : Introspection
Gentle winds warm my old and wrinkled skin
As feet begin to sink in sea's soft sand
Seabirds found warmest winds to glide again
Beyond gray contours of...

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Categories: humankind, introspection,
Form: Sonnet



A Single Blade of Grass
I’ve read a lot about the stars—
sought precious knowledge of deep space. 
Wondered when we’ll go to Mars—
pondered if we’ll leave this place. 

Some problems...

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Categories: humankind, dedication,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Pride of the Motherland
Riding an elephant
Down the narrow trail looking triumphant
Scanning the golden landscape
Like Hannibal with enemies in flight
Sight from a lofty height
King of the jungle moving
With lioness...

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Categories: humankind, adventure, history, hope, life, love, nature,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member The Way Of The Cross
The Way of  The Cross


Our Jesus is condemned to die
        Oh, Savior, now from Earth you part.
You...

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Categories: humankind, christian, death, easter, life,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member I Touched The Wall Today (The Vietnam Memorial Wall)
Emotions flooded my very soul as I viewed that Sacred Wall.
Etched for all eternity are hero's names who sacrificed their all.
I sensed that I was...

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Categories: humankind, hopeprayer, may, , memorial,
Form: Rhyme
In My Mother's Eyes
In my mother's eyes I see my hero
I know fear is far at bay
In her words I feel protection
In her smile I see my face

Because...

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Categories: humankind, mother, prejudice,
Form: Lyric
Him
I feel him everywhere
He's my savior and loving prayer

Let me tell you he's mighty fine

Smiling eyes to see me through
In everything I choose to do

The...

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© Carol B.  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: humankind, blessing, love, thank you,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member WHAT HAPPENED
WHAT HAPPENED

Darkness is enveloping sinister 
and frightening,
Elusive, alluring, captivating and
Inviting,
Every night it falls like a 
clock that is punctual,
And we accept it as a part...

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Categories: humankind, dark, faith, light,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Tunnel Vision
Graffiti frames a tunneled tomb, beneath the city's core
where writings stretch upon the wall in dialects profaned
A hallmark and a tell-tale sign, but somehow, no...

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Categories: humankind, people, places, society,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Death and Forlorn Time in the Shadows of True Evil
Death and Forlorn Time in the Shadows of True Evil

Death and Time holdeth onto eerie and most frightening shadows
Whilst pervading deeply within that infernal region...

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Categories: humankind, dark, evil, fantasy, horror, metaphor, myth,
Form: Quintain (English)
Premium Member To Heal A Vacant Heaven

The gods awoke early that day,
For the sun had swallowed the moon
And left a ragged, gaping wound in the sky.
It bled darkness like cold oil,

Threatening...

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Categories: humankind, fantasy,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Stained Glass Moon
Shivers of liquid light delight our eyesight oh glorious night 
Interwoven rainbow river grace lace landscapes from pearl above 
Swirling and twirling chromatic rhythms race...

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Categories: humankind, earth, heart, meaningful, moon, space, sunset,
Form: Alliteration
Premium Member A Poet's Prayer

A Poet's Prayer

God, I need to get back in touch with you!
My parchment and pen just won't do.
It's time for me to take a rest,
To...

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Categories: humankind, poets, prayer,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Bird Lady of Ecclesall Woods
Her whisper gentle like the summer breeze
Calls a passing sparrow lonely and shy,
One that had escaped the northerly bise
Intoxicated from flying too high.
A welcoming hand...

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Categories: humankind, nature,
Form: Sonnet
IllUMINATI'S PRAYER 'Layers to the sun night dominion'
Eagle light, I sun to you; through burning rainbows of the precious holy triangle, in the eyeful name of faith. Thanking you, for boldness, tameness,and...

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Categories: humankind, devotionsun,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Tribute to Harambe, The Gorilla
Tribute To Harambe, The Gorilla


Harambe, living in captivity...
mock forest of the Cincinnati Zoo,
within our human world, well as can be,
beneath those peering eyes, that visit...

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Categories: humankind, animal, death, sad, tribute,
Form: Narrative
In my mother's eyes

In my mother's eyes
I see my hero
I know fear is far at bay
In her eyes I feel protection
In her smile I see my face

Cause she...

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Categories: humankind, best friend, care, caregiving, character, prejudice,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member COURAGE VS CONFLICT
COURAGE VS. CONFLICT
The history of man defines Ape as a primate.
Man seems to be in that mind-set today.
He lives life as pent because he denies...

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Categories: humankind, conflict, courage, culture,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Premium Member Here's A Toast To You America
Here's a toast to you America on this glorious Fourth of July!
May the grand old flag, the emblem of our nation, ever wave on high!
As...

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Categories: humankind, patriotic,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Tattered Flag
The other day I sat beneath a sycamore tree on the court house lawn.
Old Glory fluttered in the breeze and to my eyes it was...

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Categories: humankind, patriotic,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Joy
Winds
raged as 
fires glowed in
small frowzy shacks
that strange Georgia eve an angel was born.

The sky proclaimed that lives would re-arrange;
with Joy’s first cry,
the tempest
changed to
calm.

Warm...

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Categories: humankind, happiness, lifejoy,
Form: Tetractys