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Best If Poems

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


Premium Member If Only I Could Love You
If I could love you, I’d love you strong
with the strength of a million dreams  
my rains would flood you with passion
my storms, blow...

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Categories: if, beauty, desire, emotions, love, passion,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member Broken People
I wish to be with the broken people
the get in your face challenge me people
The sometimes hidden
sitting in a dark corner kinda people
The don't you...

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Categories: if, people,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Where The Sycamore Grew
The sun-yellow house seems smaller somehow,
as we look at it now,  with time-worn eyes...

The street seems narrower, and the trees have grown..
and where once...

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Categories: autumn, family, house, life, night, old,
Form: Narrative
Love Passing By
When the crimson rose has faded
And our day at last is done;
In the forest dark and shaded
Blows the tempest, dims the sun.
When the night holds...

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Categories: if, love, love, pride,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Cathartic Weave Of Three

listen,
the whispers
of leaves
turn colour
autumn is here.

now that you are gone
who will wake every morn
to lift the sun
unveil the sky
etch in the clouds
who will paint the...

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Categories: if, break up, celebration, devotion, earth, i
Form: Free verse



Premium Member Twilight Aurora
like an interrupted dream
shadows of the one who inspired it
linger like morning dew

no aroma and no taste
yet I'm left breathless
as thoughts reminisce
i listen to this...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: if, absence, angst, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Long Loud Sigh
genius?
sometimes you are in its minimal spotted light...sometimes!
other times you just know you've been touched and you freeze,
moved but frozen...like a stranger it moves in,...

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Categories: if, introspection, drug,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Wind From The Sea



Inspired by Andrew Wyeth Watercolor Painting -- Wind From the Sea, 1947




Standing in the old house
A strange mixture of feelings erupt within me
My roommates Depression,...

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Categories: if, conflict, depression, forgiveness, hope, love,
Form: I do not know?
One Brief Moment
Look...See how long nights are drawing in.
Dreary birdsong gradually abates -
Opaque dusk grows dim;
And just outside the creaky little garden
Gate,
Stood opposite the empty wood
Where the...

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Categories: if, imagery, nostalgia,
Form: Rhyme
Black Diamond Night
Black Diamond Night (a coal miner’s cemetery) 

Where the ebony, we call “NIGHT”,
Old black rocks sit under the twilight
Diamond shape eyes unclear and lonely, 
Sinister...

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Categories: if, body, death, history, lonely, night,
Form: Epic
Premium Member A smile appeared
Silently, I sat by,

To listen to the sounds of the world,

Of all the voices that touched me most,

Were those caught in the angelic wind.

For all...

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© White Wolf  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: if, wind,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member AT THE FOOTBRIDGE - LIMERICK COLLABORATION
At the footbridge Sue was meeting her beau
(He was married to a woman called Flo)
Sue soon found out his deception
She dismembered his erection
For his love...

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Categories: if, betrayal, body, humorous,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member The Breadth Of My Love
if my love for you was any greater
the trees would  line up in poetic forms
...awe you in sonnets written...
...part...to allow winds to cool your...

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Categories: if, love, planet, romance, romantic,
Form: Free verse
Hidden Beauty
Hidden beauty resides not in the grace like charms
Of coy smiles 
Painted across a gentle Madonnas face.
Nor is she vested within the chastened vows
Of saintly...

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Categories: if, beauty,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Big Girls do Cry
They expected her to be the jolly fun one.
The one   w e a r i n g   a smile on her...

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Categories: if, courage, freedom, growth, moving on,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member It Matters Not

It hovers here, a moon opaque,
obscuring mountain trails I take.
No other living things appear.
A moon opaque. . . It hovers here.

I follow on along a...

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Categories: if, dark, lost love,
Form: Quatrain
Uncharted Waters

An ocean tumbles through dreams of you. In depths unknown,
I float above. Oh, how I long to dive beneath your surface,  
yet I am...

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Categories: if, appreciation, longing, love, ocean,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Tulip Grows Under An Evergreen - Inspired By The Poets At PoetrySoup

A
fine
Parrot Tulip
in vibrant intensities 
with unique undertones
of green acquirable only in a 
few forests. A ruby red swirls within 
its petals beckons awareness of those...

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Categories: beautiful, beauty, earth, light, love, romance,
Form: Shape
Premium Member Alabaster Night
Untroubled is the quiet night
How peaceful is a world that glimmers white
Frost and moonlight have whipped a silver glaze
And silhouettes of trees are black as...

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Categories: if, nature, planet, sea,
Form: Free verse
Like Ice --- THE WALTZ
"Black Ice"

Sorrow flows from the first sunrise 
Eyes deeper than winter and rainfall
A painful combination never felt before 
At core death awaits
   -...

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Categories: if, absence, allusion, color, dance, depression, lost
Form: Alliteration
The View From A Window
A view of the ragged woodland from
The window:-
Slender branched trees that shed
From high above to low below;
The faint, mauven peaks
Smattered with barely visible
Scatterings of drifted...

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Categories: life,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Will You Tie My Shoes When I Grow Old
You were beautiful, 
my tiny child, 
wrapped tightly in my arms, 
close to my heart.
I listened to you breathing.
I counted your fingers
and your toes.
Helpless, 
you...

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Categories: caregiving, childhood, daughter, growing up, life,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Love in the Silence of the Soul



As a young boy
Sitting in a pew
The winter darkness pressing down
Candlelight waves from hidden drafts
Shadows danced on the walls

I heard the words destined to me
“Be...

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Categories: if, death, love, sorrow,
Form: Narrative
Umbrella
*I Will Cry*

If this world really mattered,
Why does it bleed?

I could tell you how much I love you,
But, that will never heal the pain.
I am...

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Categories: beautiful, cry, rain,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Premium Member When Madness Rides on Moonlight
Days pass into the weak, loveless nights. The moon blinks.
The stars swirl beneath Van Gogh’s brush, as he links.
Comet light passes twisting cypresses, a schizophrenic’s...

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Categories: god, life,
Form: Sestina