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Best Icon Poems

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

I hesitated for over a month – should I join Poetry Soup …
Would they like my poems and accept me in their group?

It is not...

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Categories: icon, humorous, poetry,
Form: Couplet

Premium Member Infamous Icon
Should I enhance my recognition
by defiantly treading on an innocent heart?
Or perhaps mine is a sin of omission,
fleeing with fame a la carte,
while thoughtlessly tearing...

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Categories: icon, introspection,
Form: Quintain (English)
Premium Member Rodin - New Icon

Should Rodin live today would he be inspired
To sculpt a marble sequel to THE THINKER
Modern ethos means fresh image is required
To become an...

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Categories: icon, allusion, creation, humor,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member - Pop Music Icon John Lennon -

John, was born October 9, 1940, in Liverpool
He met Paul McCartney in 1957 
John and Paul formed a close working relationship ......

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Categories: icon, humor, tribute,
Form: Free verse
I, Icon
They spied me in the sky, dropping bombs of love
on Ferguson, and bitchy women's  rooms; and rednecks' 
shooting range was next, the blooded boxing...

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Categories: icon, humor, peace,
Form: Free verse

Military Tunic

A lost guardian angel, sitting on the edge of everything 
I push my shopping cart along the cracks of destiny  
My house sits on...

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Categories: icon, memorial day,
Form: Free verse

walking gracefully  
with a pendulum movement ~
a herd of giraffes   

the mass migration
crocodiles at the river~
food for the taking

gazelles are running ...

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Categories: icon, africa, animal, nature, water,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Who I Would Bring Back
Who would I bring back, if I had only one
Perhaps a great leader, Kennedy or Lincoln

Or I could choose a musical icon
Such as John Lennon...

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Categories: icon, memory, mother, nostalgia, woman,
Form: Couplet
Farcical, extravagant 
My birthmark is a scar 
A speckled blotch ...
A spot of pox 
An icon from afar 

I'm an upstart, I'm an eyesore 

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Categories: icon, parody, philosophy, symbolism,
Form: Rhyme
Helen Keller - My Inspiration
Her hearing and sight were taken away
When she was just about two years old,
She struggled to become what she did - 
An example, brilliant and...

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© Sneha RV  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: icon, tribute,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member For The Love Of Lexicon
My Mother taught me
how to see through language, 
paper was rare, iron ink wasn't free
so she sold some jewelry for porcelain lettering, 
and we clapped...

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Categories: icon, dedication, history, passion,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Christmas Time is Coming
Christmas Time is coming . . .

Sometimes the celebration gets totally out of hand.
Anticipation swells the air, music, music everywhere.
Lift the baton, sound the horn,...

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© Cona Adams  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: icon, celebration, christmas,
Form: Rhyme
JOEY ALEXANDER-More Than a Boy Genius
He plays jazz as if he invented it
Arpeggios augmented, minored and majored
Transferring from one chord to another
Like flashes of lightning extracting emotional pearls 
all from...

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Categories: icon, boy, child, children, music,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I Con You Not
Your style is unique
Each word very sleek

The poems never meek
Yet no bad critique

Humorous mystique
You never misspeak

Such lovely technique
All your rhyme so chic

Always tongue in cheek

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Categories: icon, friend,
Form: Monorhyme
Every Poem an Invention
Every poem
An invention
Some would say:
When a romantic
Creates a breathing rose
In the mind
For the heart of another
A far superior find
Than all
Man’s Relativities—

Let Einstein rest
Of his atoms

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© Joe DiMino  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: icon, allegory, allusion, art, poetry, science, symbolism,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Breaking the Silence
I stab my heart 
with metaphorical daggers,
wishing it was me in your place.

I'm impatient
waiting for you to say something.
How ironic you always despised silence,
now I...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: icon, dedication, sick, silence,
Form: Free verse
A Seat On The Bus For Rosa
Finally it’s time to go,
All day I’ve pushed peddles with my feet,
I’ll hurry to the bus stop,
Being sure to get a good seat.

There, a chance...

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Categories: icon, uplifting,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Quintessential Placeholders
Ch'ang as "Constant"
natural law of growth and decay
yanging and yinning,
logically necessary alternation of opposites
universally permacultural law: exterior nature as inner conscience communicant
Interior Landscape of eco-Ch'ang...

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Categories: icon, culture, language, math, nature, philosophy, science,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Genius and Madness
Thin line of perception between genius and mania
Monsters in misunderstood minds
More fearsome than Transylvania's elite

Rebellious Van Gogh’s indignation
Self portrait of passion wedded with lunacy
Artist’s perplexing...

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Categories: icon, introspection, life,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member COFFEE
You need a cup of coffee
Just to start your day
Or just to settle down your nerves
When something goes astray.

Friends might meet just to chat
Over a...

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Categories: icon, life
Form: Rhyme
A tribute to India's National poet
 Oh, my dear honorable poet!
Words recess when I write about you
 For, they start loving you

You were a sincere lover,
   when you...

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Categories: icon, appreciation, tribute,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Storm over the Glen
Through my living room window
I see the most beautiful glen
With granites of grey
Towering up to a Ben

Greened spreads of heather
Purples and white
Amidst an ocean of...

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Categories: icon, nature, placesbeautiful, beautiful,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Stay Hungry
Relish the scratches on your back;
Claw ,climb ,come up! 
Pay no attention to those behind you,
They care only for the trail you blaze;
Without thought of...

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Categories: icon, emo, power,
Form: Free verse

Mark Clarke was the gentlest man of Denmark 
Yet considered by all a most unlikely patriarch
He was proud being Noah’s apprentice on the ark

Mark was...

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Categories: icon, animal, bird, caregiving, dark, natural disasters,
Form: Monorhyme
Renown To Your Name
M-arch tenth early Friday morn 
E-liminates the cold night; 
L-ight from the burning beacon 
I-s setting your birthday aright. 
T-wilight turns into new dawn, the...

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Categories: icon, birthday,
Form: Acrostic