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Best Ideal Poems

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


Would You
Scrolling and scrolling 
the scripts slipping in 
seduction of the scene 
seen or unseen 

deflection 
not to mention reflection 
mirrors don't always appear 
to be...

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© Tim Smith  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: ideal, love, political,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member A Well-appointed Cowpoke
A well-appointed cowpoke, of whom there are still a few,
Wanted to be properly clad for his first job interview.
So, to impress his potential and somewhat...

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Categories: ideal, cowboy-western
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Growing a Glowing Eternity
When my final shade is drawn,
My breath all spent, truly gone,
I will end life’s marathon
And release my essence strong.
I will blend with divine light
To ascend...

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Categories: ideal, birth, death, faith, god, heaven,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Ode to Chocolate-COLLABORATION
To chocolate I pay my respects
Some folks say its better than sex
whether milk dark or white
Ev’ry bar I must bite
or I'll get a lack of...

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Categories: ideal, candy, humor,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member THE LITTLE FIR TREE
The little fir tree was feeling extremely sad
it was tiny compared to its mum and its dad
When people saw the tree they just walked away
and...

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Categories: ideal, child, christmas, inspirational,
Form: Rhyme



Stand By Me
Whether I'm right, whether I'm wrong,
You stand by me, so easy to find,
like the repeating words of a song,
always right here on my mind.

Daylight shines...

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Categories: ideal, best friend, care, friend, friendship, life,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Love Truth
Why do you love me...
she asks with purple pause on her breath
and lips anxious for that all consuming kiss of truth...

I love you because my...

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Categories: ideal, love,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member How Do I Love Thee Contest - Response
Here is the poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, 1806 - 1861

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth...

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Categories: ideal, love,
Form: Italian Sonnet
When Love Was Innocent
Sing for me the sweetest song 
of love when life was still so young.
Those tender times and days devoid 
of cares and wants troubling the...

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© KP Nunez  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: ideal, innocence, love, nostalgia,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member 'A Thousand Steps'

A thousand steps in between 
who I was and who I am now 
do I wonder about the detours? 
do I wish I took the...

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Categories: ideal, introspection, lifejourney, life, time,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Jukebox Gigolo
Old Zack Adams sits a slouch’n so sloppy drunk on a bar-room stool,
Wear’n his cheap-threaded cowboy suit and a stained satin shirt.
All the while a...

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Categories: ideal, abuse, addiction, allegory, emotions, hurt, life,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Claire from Customer Care
I can’t come out tonight,
I’m on with Claire from customer care,
Who is voicing my pointless choices,
As my ears bleed despair.

I can’t come out tonight,
I’m finding...

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Categories: ideal, technology,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Until a new dawn
Returning from the date, he hides impressions 
into the nooks and crannies of his mind
like a fed dog hides bones and then can’t find.
Don’t, filthy...

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Categories: ideal, death, love, lust,
Form: Rhyme
clean india
I dream of a beautiful India
Where the roads are neat and clean
Where proper public toilets are built
And the fields are always green
I dream of India...

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Categories: ideal, inspirational,
Form: ABC
Premium Member Flame
If sorrow cloaks the surface of your soul 
And chills the warmth that turns your wishes cold, 
Unchain the hidden anguish in your hold,
Releasing tethered...

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Categories: ideal, allusion, analogy, assonance, care, deep, desire,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Premium Member - SEEING BEAUTY -

      Why have all a beauty ideal
      Every day we make aesthetic judgments of each...

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Categories: ideal, people,
Form: Blank verse
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: ideal, dedication, history, passion,
Form: Epic
Premium Member THE SILENCE OF STONE

Hard is the rock, yet it does roll, beneath the oceans
Swift currents its rough edges become smooth, rounded
But it makes no sound; it is the...

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© cherl dunn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: ideal, imagery, imagination, inspirational, nature, time, visionary,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Maudlin Mary
Modeled by the     skilled and clumsy hands
of artists and artisans into an ideal state of she-ness,
a penniless waif appears  ...

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Categories: ideal, allusion, symbolism, woman,
Form: Ekphrasis
Premium Member HOLIDAY HORROR
We had just got married - was the month of June
This is the saga of our disastrous honeymoon

We started off in a hotel in Norwich
The...

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Categories: ideal, holiday, humorous,
Form: Couplet
Paternal Love
What i always wanted in life
Was an ideal dad
One who cared about family happiness 
And could cheer us up when were sad.

I always wanted a...

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Categories: ideal, faith, family, fantasyme, family, family, future,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Imperfect Love
It's so easy
to play the blame game
to be unrealistically expectant
to want perfection
It's so easy

It's easy
to want you to mold yourself
into my concept
of the ideal man
to...

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Categories: ideal, husband, marriage,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member For Mama and Kayla- Falling into His Arms
I have several poems up about my Mama, Angel Manassian. Mama died on March 19, 2000 at the age of 74. She battled with MS...

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Categories: ideal, mother, sick, tribute,
Form: Prose
YOUR WORDS AND MINE WILL ECHO IN EVERY LAND
Take notice of those exceptional and fearless minds that 
spew out words when they are denied liberty,
they can awaken a latent truth suppressed by malevolent
forces...

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Categories: ideal, beauty, cry, death, words,
Form: Rhyme
Tiara in Her
This picture I pick is not her own,
It could be for a bimbo or a night trig. 
This picture with me is not her own,
It...

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Categories: ideal, africa, angel, beauty, body, desire, flower,
Form: Rhyme