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Best Idled Poems

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


Bad Poem
One day I delivered a poem
one that seemed to be premature
so I swaddled her up
and set her aside
to grow 'til I felt reassured

How she yowled...

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Categories: idled, humor, humorous, silly, word play, writing,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member TIDAL WAVES
Tidal Waves


Brackish debris filled surf retreats
depositing into hard sand graves
pictures stolen from post cards

Shards of a city strewn disjointedly
still ticking clocks idled in the moment
streets...

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Categories: idled, horror, natural disasters,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member GOD'S SHADOW-for contest
GOD’S SHADOW/for contest


There were prayers – hollow, empty – prayers.
Oh, the hands were folded, heads bowed,
voices muffled in saint-like submission,
reverberating the words – following
as children...

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Categories: idled, childhood, prayer, religion,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Colors of my mind
The colors of my mind
  Collide in conversation 
   But all I see
   Is black and white
   Thoughts...

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Categories: idled, deep, emotions, feelings,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member DREAMER
Call me a DREAMER call me an IDEALIST.  I want mass appeal.  
I am a dreamer. As I think, my muse are heavy...

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Categories: idled, beach, body, confusion, dream, moon, planet,
Form: Prose



Faith in humanity restored!
Sweet silence of a Sunday morn,
The world of weekday chaos shorn,
Not even the honking of a horn
As traffic idled,
Held back by the arms of the...

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Categories: idled, animals, caregiving, faith, nature, people, uplifting,
Form: Personification
Premium Member A Visit To The "Hair Stylist"
With much trepidation I visited the local "hair stylist" today.
It was a "hair raising" experience as compared to barbers of yesterday!
'Twas thirty years since I'd...

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Categories: idled, funny, hair, hair,
Form: Rhyme
A Gift Of Mistakes
My share of mistakes I have made,
Detours I’ve taken, dues I’ve paid.

In dubious company I’ve found friends,
Indecision followed the best-laid plans. 
Loneliness has rushed me...

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Categories: idled, character, father, future, growth, my child,
Form: Couplet
The Day After Night
It seems to me my life, 
since a time not very long ago, 
has somehow been restored.
That again my world is bathed in light
though I...

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© Red OMara  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: idled, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Reflection
The Robin knows the time of day,
the time to stay, the time to fly.
The story goes, or so they say
this is the way to Lora...

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Categories: idled, allegory,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A SUBTLE JOURNEY
A SUBTLE JOURNEY 
I have dipped my feet in the seven seas.
I have seen great wars between adversaries.
Many mountains I have climbed to overcome atrocities.
The...

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Categories: idled, adventure, age, appreciation, courage, encouraging, feelings,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Quittin' Time
Seemed like eons to Pa since he began another daily grind.
The more he tried to stay ahead, the further he got behind!
The boss harassed him...

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Categories: idled, funny, work, day, day, me,
Form: Rhyme
The Machine
Once was a man who loved with all of his heart
But it was because of that love that made him more dark
A darkness unlike any...

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Categories: idled, corruption, courage, grief, poverty, power, society,
Form: Free verse
Tides

'...the great tide that treads the shifting shore.' 
                ...

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Categories: idled, nature,
Form: Verse
Orphange
O children,
faith itself is life
and life embarked on an orgy sightseeing
grief not to Your God and be grateful to Your Lord
His promise must come to...

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Categories: idled, caregiving
Form: I do not know?
The Commuter Van
My cold not quite over – 
With sniffles and cough – 
I had a commitment
I couldn’t blow off.

The thought of the subway,
Its rush-hour crush,
Was turning...

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Categories: idled, urban,
Form: Rhyme
Time
Ancient thoughts that robbed my mind
Twin only to celestial time
Idled is how time is seen
oh how lonely time must be
Death has swallowed time erase
get thee...

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Categories: idled, mystery, nature, time, time, time,
Form: Rhyme
Tides
'...the great tide that treads the shifting shore.'
-Edna St. Vincent Millay


Sluggishly the waves steal in like guilty 
lovers, apologetic,
smothering the shore with gentle kisses 
of...

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Categories: idled, weather,
Form: Verse
Premium Member SWAN SONG
Swan Song

I slid silently past
soft silenced down
laid in rest
amid fresh sprouted grasses
no viewing hours posted
only the few drifters
heads bowed
paddles idled
an homage
to nature’s beauty
spent.


John G. Lawless
5/28/2017
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Categories: idled, nature,
Form: Free verse
Shake's Spear Juliet's Tale
"True, I talk of dreams and things to be
That bemete nothing but vain fantasy
Because they lie in the child of an idled man
And yet you...

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Categories: idled, love, me, heart, heart, love, me,
Form: ABC
Myrtle Street
Intact in my eye are a five year olds streets

I peeled oranges bored in Sunday School pews

Seldom a shoe on my naked free feet

hardly ...

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Categories: idled, boy, childhood, youth,
Form: Free verse
SITTING BY THE OCEAN
The countless flights of noisy seagulls
seem like my days once idled away,
sitting by the ocean appeasing the relentless loneliness of my blues...
beyond that horizon, so...

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Categories: idled, childhood, friendship, loss, mystery, nature, nostalgia,
Form: Quatrain
Tides
'...the great tide that treads the shifting shore'
                 ...

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Categories: idled, weather,
Form: Verse
Tides

'...the great tide that treads the shifting shore.'
   -Edna St. Vincent Millay



Sluggishly the waves steal in like guilty 
lovers, apologetic,
smothering the shore with...

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Categories: idled, nature,
Form: Verse
Tides
'...the great tide that treads the shifting shore'
                 ...

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Categories: idled, ocean,
Form: Verse