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Best Ilk Poems

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

Premium Member My Melodious Muse
** I apologize, but if you're viewing this on a phone, it probably wont look right, as the browser page on a phone is not...

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Categories: ilk, analogy, inspiration, love, metaphor, muse, music,
Form: Concrete


Some feet are bigger than others
none bigger than those
left by your brothers -
that you tried to fill.

The foot that Dad
would put “right up ‘ur...

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Categories: ilk, growing up, humor, introspection,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Inside Job
Building castles in the air,
Gold and diamonds everywhere;
You were the brightest stars in your own skies

In empty space you built your dreams
Behind  computer screens

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Categories: ilk, history, life, loss, political, sleep, stars,
Form: Lyric
war horse

A strong gale cuts its path across the snow laden mountain tops,
light and tough the timor, thoroughbred mix, leads his mob at a trot.
A day...

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Categories: ilk, horse, world war i,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member All I Need
Greatly inspired from a poem 
by Oliver Wendell Holmes with
a borrowed phrase or two.

Little I ask; my wants are few;
I only wish a roof and...

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Categories: ilk, fate, introspection, life,
Form: Rhyme

Enlightened By Anima
I bridged the chasm and entered ambiguous halls
Climbed over barbed fences inside my mind's walls
To glimpse the core of how men and women relate
Among flowering...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: ilk, appreciation, gender,
Form: Rhyme
POEM FOR CERTAIN CRITICS - They know who they are, I think
Ears listening to only their lies,

And their lies speaking only to them,

Trying to be quiet yet still screaming,

Drowning in rants never heard,

So concise but not...

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Categories: ilk, poetry, wisdom,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member IF
VOICE:  Ahmad Razvi

I write a few words
every day
A few words
not even words
Just to remember
what it feels like
Elk ilk
This is a pen
This is paper
These are...

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Categories: ilk, anxiety, words, write, writing,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Before you go a little way, prospecting
for F. A.

You, in going a little way from yourself
Have gone a long way from my gullible ilk.
« I’m trying hard not to like you,...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: ilk, girlfriend-boyfriend, words, me, me,
Form: Dramatic monologue
but immutable.
Unmoving, unmoveable;
timeless, yet tireless.
Solitary stalwart sentinel
surveils undulating horizon.

Aberrant, achromatic clouds
pock-mark the skies, as distant
rumblings herald his adversary's
latest gambit in their age-old conflict.

The wrath of...

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Categories: ilk, light, metaphor, ocean, sea, storm, weather,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Too Many Yesterdays
In what haunt hath hope,
he who in solitude,
weeps into soiled palms;
calloused by that labor
desolate of redemption.
Leathered and wrinkled
by ever so recent a passage 
of too...

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Categories: ilk, lonely, time,
Form: Free verse
Home Baked Wared
Boxes and boxes of lovely soft creams,
ready to be loaded on our ship of dreams.
Chocolate cream pies, and chocolate E'clairs,
lemon filled donuts, and Jelly cream...

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Categories: ilk, food, funny, happiness,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Snowflake
Winter storms dropped a tiny snowflake on a towering mountain top.
'Tis bright and unique among the myriad of snowflakes that did drop.
This rhyme tells of...

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Categories: ilk, nature
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Sleeplessness

Looming ...

The possibility of crisis
          Life-as-you-now-know-it-ending crisis

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Categories: ilk, conflict, depression, emotions, fear, life, metaphor,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Witch's Brew
'Twas long before a Shakespeare play was quilled,
the fifth and sixth of deadly sins would prey
then dance with pride as innocence was spilled
upon the pyre...

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Categories: ilk, evil, sin,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member A Principessa Waits: Constanza
She floats among palazzo halls
in teal brocade of lambent silk
procured for ladies of her ilk

while sepia of gloaming falls.
Candescence rises in her skin; 
awakened is...

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Categories: ilk, imagery, longing, love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Blossoms and Rain
    Of hues,
    Silk petals 
    Emanate sweet


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© Joseph May  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: ilk, rain, rose,
Form: Lanterne
Premium Member Judge and Jury
Should I disregard
what other people think or,
balanced on the brink, maintain
a thin-veneered façade?
Where shall I store,
how shall I keep,
the poetry I must write
but cannot show--

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Categories: ilk, abuse, analogy, angst, character, courage, culture,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Risen from the Foam
Honeysuckle blooms and between my teeth, I tease it
like nipples on a lover's chest, so sweet though milk
is long gone. Salt and sweet the breast,...

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Categories: ilk, allegory, beauty, love,
Form: Ottava rima
Premium Member The Queens Conjurer
All things that glow and move,
all things that change and pass,
I gather their delight
as in a burning-glass;
Judith Wright

The Queen's Conjurer
'Given to magic and uncanny arts'

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Categories: ilk, betrayal, dark, mystery, wisdom,
Form: Epic
Bandito The Mexican Cat
Bandito, the Mexican cat,
Was counting pesos where he sat,
A sneaky cat, you never knew
Exactly what he was going to do.

Stealthily working in the night,
Stealing jewels...

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Categories: ilk, cat, children, funny,
Form: Rhyme
Help Me

When we fight 
I want to run away
But there’s nowhere to go
But down, down, down

Your vicious tongue lashes thru my heart
As you beat me...

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Categories: ilk, boyfriend, confusion, dark, depression, fear, metaphor,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Limerick crochetes Portrait of a Dead Brit Nazi Lord of the Lollypoppians
Limerick crochetés: Portrait of a Dead Brit Nazi, Lord of the Lollypoppians

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: ilk, satire,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member The Ruba'iyat of Creteil Lake - Part Three
The Ruba’iyat of Créteil Lake – Part Three

Note:  I do hope it’s clear to readers by now that – strictly speaking – in these...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: ilk, allegory,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Watch Your Diet, Santa
On his annual flight about the earth,

   Santa continues to expand his girth!

      'Tis due to cookies and...

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Categories: ilk, christmas, food, humor,
Form: Limerick