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Best Idaho Poems

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

Idaho Sunset
Slate sky 
streaked with a painter's acid dream
caresses the mountains, bleeding on their peaks.

Cloud curtains
 lower, then rise, on an ever-changing
 psychedelic happening.


Fracturing fingers...

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Categories: idaho, art, beauty, imagery, sky, sunset,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Boise Idaho

My faithful friend from Boise, Idaho
Another so true, where to find one, I dunno
He talks a strange lingo
I think hard and then bingo
The “words” he...

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Categories: idaho, friendship,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member LUDix-Rym -Five Decades an Adult

My first ten years (or childhood), I'd say were pretty great.
although my confidence could easily deflate.
To be a teen - For this I could not...

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Categories: idaho, life,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Lifeless Eyes of Ted Bundy
Lifeless were the eyes of infamous Ted Bundy
No remorse, all emotion had been doused
His gaze pierced my soul as I gave testimony
He maintained there’d...

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Categories: idaho, people
Form: Villanelle
Premium Member A bit of humour to kick start the week


Kinky Fred stole knickers off the line
One summer night his haul totalled nine
His spree ended in tears
Got an extra ten years
When Judge Sue...

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Categories: idaho, humor,
Form: Limerick

The Place that Shaped Me
  I left my
  heart   in 
 a magical 
  place. A
  place that
  holds years
 of wonder...

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Categories: idaho, cowboy-western, family, growing up, memory, nature,
Form: Concrete
Being there
Diamonds are a dangerous commodity.
Topaz brickettes pave lost roads 
for the unfortunate paths 
of bewildered Dorothy's
(and misguided second-removed cousins).
The birthday cards
I send myself,
are never returned...

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© John Heck  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: idaho, love, birthday,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member To Everyone A Goodnight
Well they are here again
Knocking on my door
Monopolizing my television
Decorating my neighbors homes
Blitzing me at every store 
And corner in every city and hamlet
Between here...

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Categories: idaho, christmas,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member January Jest - A Collaboration
A collaborative poem, written in renga format, or "linked-verse", by Timothy Hicks and Jesse Whitehead.

Verses in normal font are by me.
Verses in italic are by...

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Categories: idaho, autumn, beach, change, nature, seasons,
Form: Rengay
My Final Meal
If I were a prisoner on death row
just hours away from execution
I would NOT order a meal of calamari with ratatouille,
filet mignon with truffles and...

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Categories: idaho, funny
Form: Free verse
The End of the Feud, Part I
Clarence Stone stepped into the saloon,
Tired from long days on the trail.
He was riding on west to far Idaho,
Where land awaited, spacious and hale.

He was...

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Categories: idaho, adventure, conflict, growth, lust, uplifting,
Form: Cowboy
trying to sleep
The light from the window 
danced on the wall
Projecting the branches of the tree outside
Like a painting in the dark.
My melatonin wasnt working
So I watched...

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Categories: idaho, poems,
Form: Free verse
Fighting Cancer
Every day I am fighting cancer I'm stronger then it and can process faster.  It's funny to me how it works but I am...

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Categories: idaho, baby, cancer, care, inspiration, inspirational, life,
Form: Lyric
Sarah Marie Johnson
Sarah Johnson is, and will always be a cold, heartless murderer. She has no empathy for what she did to both of her own parents,...

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Categories: idaho, anniversary, death, family, parents, family, girl,
Form: Name
Premium Member Where The Railroad Track Meet
Where the Railroad Track Meet 

Grasping, lunging as does a donkey for the
dangling apple leading it forward, I reached
for the ever elusive spot.  That...

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Categories: idaho, moving on, remember,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Western Melodies
Give me a "Home On The Range"
Where my granpa once roamed
Out on the lone prairie
From "Deep In The Heart Of Texas"
He cummed  up the...

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Categories: idaho, cowboy-western, history, imagination, river,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Soul Stance River - 25
A warparty of 60 Shoshone warriors has just stampeded into the meadow
faces painted red and white for blood and death, all sorts of strange designs,

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Categories: idaho, adventure,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Ego-Beneficiary
Here's an oxymoron
that's sure to brighten your day:
being the selfish head honcho,
in the end never pays;
purchasing personal glory
at the cost of a friend.
But being selfless

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Categories: idaho, analogy, deep, philosophy, uplifting, wisdom,
Form: Grook
I'm on my way
I broke my ties at seventeen,trying to find myself a life:
Sold my bike for sixty-five dollars,bought a ticket for a ride.
I was headed out to...

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Categories: idaho, blessing, change, chanukah, emotions, games, god,
Form: I do not know?
I Will Fight No More Forever
A failed American promise,
  Of freedom filled with hope.
To return to his homeland,
  Was the center of his scope.

A peaceful Idaho Nation,

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Categories: idaho, history, native american
Form: ekphrasis
I was on old steamer once it was loaded with
Idaho potatoes and bound for Peru it was not much fun
with the potatoes came rats...

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Categories: idaho, allegory, anxiety, candy,
Form: Ballade
Premium Member Brigham Young
Brigham Young, the Mormon prophet
Pointed to the west; they crossed it
North, east, south, west sent colonies,
And has his name on universities.

Brigham Young, who led the...

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Categories: idaho, america, community, culture, hero, leadership, religion,
Form: Clerihew
Hey everyone!

So I'm not a Premium Member so I can't post a blog (otherwise I would). But I just wanted to say, I apologize for...

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Categories: idaho, angst, anxiety, appreciation,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Georgia On My Mind
I've lived in Idaho before they turned our state sideways to resemble a gun
Seen lively conversation stop midsentence aftering catching a glimpse   ...

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Categories: idaho, adventure, anxiety, beautiful, bereavement, change, confusion,
Form: Free verse
Times Square
Times Square was once a sleazy place;
You wouldn’t go alone there.
When darkness fell, you held on or
You’d lose all that you owned there.

Today, though, it’s...

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Categories: idaho, new york,
Form: Rhyme