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Best Idiom Poems

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

The Idiom Of Love
I was drinking wine
I was making minds mine
I was turning keys
I was setting people free
I was being deceived 
By the silent side of me

I was...

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Categories: idiom, dedication, girlfriend-boyfriend, loss, lost love, loveflying,
Form: Rhyme

A funny One Liner In A Rude Idiom
Caught between two stools poor grandma's toilet paper 

Not for the Contest(Idiom with a double meaning: )
Inspired by SilentOne's One liner contest...

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Categories: idiom, funny,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Idiom and the Oddity Part7 Fina
So, as we say in Greece
That’s where I’ll End my story
For the things that happen next
Weren’t made for song of glory

So many Tails, throughout the...

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Categories: idiom, beach, betrayal, feelings, funny love, mythology,
Form: Epic
Would You
Scrolling and scrolling 
the scripts slipping in 
seduction of the scene 
seen or unseen 

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

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© Tim Smith  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: idiom, love, political,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Get Yourself a Big Black Cat to Cancel Out Bad Luck
If there should be a pot hole as deep as Satan’s pit
appearing as I’m driving, I’d run right over it!

My husband’s luck is worse than...

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Categories: idiom, cat,
Form: Couplet

Premium Member ''Making A Gem Out Of Garbage''
I gather up each word, each thrown away,
putting my poetry back together;
words "thrown" to wither and decay,
     this garbage- I love...

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© Dear Heart  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: idiom, poetry, writing,
Form: Verse
Write !
Write !

Some madness banter of insanity
is pulling at my thoughts
spilling effulgent
in giant verbs and huge marching nouns
collecting snippets as it walks
stomping on flowers
and mushing liquid...

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Categories: idiom, on writing and wordsme, me,
Form: Free verse


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Categories: idiom, courage, inspirational,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member No free lunch
A scientist pursuing research—
with disinterested curiosity,
Poets distancing themselves—
from personal emotions,
from ‘personality’ (in Eliot’s idiolect),
A sportsperson focusing on the event—
not obsessed with results,
demonstrating sporting spirit,
Anyone doing...

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© Ram R. V.  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: idiom, irony, satire, society,
Form: Free verse
Sidney sloth was so very very shy
He’d hide in the treetops way up high

Hanging upside down so no one could see
He’d painted his toes red...

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Categories: idiom, fantasy, fun, humorous, silly,
Form: Couplet
Love Letter

I am amazed by the power of you words,
They seep through my skin
Like ink’s aphrodisiac,
And I feel powerless to stop them,
The mere thought of your...

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Categories: idiom, devotion, love, passion, romanceme, me, universe,
Form: Free verse

My son has returned to our home
He’s mouthy and just loves to...

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Categories: idiom, body, break up, humorous,
Form: Limerick
Two Hand Clap
I've got a fist full of Buddha,
And a fist full of Rand,
A pocket full of Jesus,
And the other's filled with sand,
That's in case I need...

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Categories: idiom, america, anti bullying, celebrity, change, emotions,
Form: Free verse
The Ballad of Connie Marcum Wong
An idiom by which she's always stuck
is 'having one's head buried in a book'
The truth behind it, she was unprepared
that morning as she went to...

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© Viv Wigley  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: idiom, humor,
Form: Sonnet
A Greased Eel In A Vat of Astroglide
Slipperier than a Greased Eel In a Vat of Astroglide
That Hillary’s sociopathic streak is a mile wide
In case you haven’t noticed, the fix is in

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Categories: idiom, america, political,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Blow Out The Candle
I saw you alone with her in silence,
   gaping…there’s not much more I can handle.
You were the one I’d go to for guidance,

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© Lu Loo  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: idiom, betrayal, break up, fire,
Form: Sonnet
Many plan to live for ever
But can only try
Death always visits
No matter how hard we cry

Faith in longevity is ill-judged
Life spans vary
Time rolls by
One day...

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Categories: idiom, death, life,
Form: Prose
An idiom for you
An idiom for me
It’s just an expression,
a message, you see.

Silence is golden.
Trouble comes in three.
Each to his own taste.
The powers that be.


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Categories: idiom, funny, happiness, on writing and words,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member a lifelong learner
sage (is) acumen,
a life force calms = meaningful;
wisdom (is) the idiom.
Scribe January 9, 2015!...

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Categories: idiom, age, culture, future, growth, meaningful, political,
Form: Haiku
Cry Empty
While in course of writing
Some words appear spontaneously
We see a new face smiling
Though not meaningful literally 

Such suddenly cropped up medium
Of expressing our thoughts and...

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Categories: idiom, creation, culture, word play, words, writing,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member With You Here In My Life - Poem
With you here in my life:
All enemies seem far away!
No longing have I now to roam!
The world seems like it’s meant for play!
Your aura’s warmth...

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Categories: idiom, love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Limerick 4 - we nurses have a saying

the lights are on but nobody is home,
the confused elderly mumble and roam,
at the nursing desk they stand,
their minds in another land,
no shoes, no...

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© Dear Heart  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: idiom, humor, sad,
Form: Limerick
Mother of the Earth
I’m the mother of the sprawling expansive earth, 
From the greenest eastern hills to the western shores.
I own all those verdant plantations and their owners;

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Categories: idiom, culture,
Form: Verse
Premium Member What There Is To Be Said of Home
from: "Me to You", by Alastair Reid"
"...write me about the weather.

a letter across water,
something like this, but better,
would almost take us strangely
closer to home.

Write, and...

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Categories: idiom, angst, depression, introspection, music, nostalgia, sad,
Form: Free verse
An Introduction: an introduction
Considering how many times I set out to pen a small,
Master piece of art, a gem that might underwrite,
The utter liability of being just that...

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Categories: idiom, humorous,
Form: Free verse