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Best Ills Poems

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


The Tower rebuilt
I shall resolve to leave this
Place now...
And steadfastly search out,
Nestling between ridge and bluff
Amidst the folds of a foreign 
Land,
Several acres of unkempt ground
Fallow and...

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Categories: ills, hope,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member The Curse: COLLABORATION
A man with a quiet demeanor
was cursed with a miniscule wiener.
He tried lotions and pills
But not one cured his ills.
Now he's a silent nail hole...

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Categories: ills, body, humor,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Mankind's Greatest Mystery (inspired by Chris Higgins)
If 2012 prophesies prove true
And Earth’s life cycles again renew
Mysteries of man will be more than a few

Challenges may await future life forms
With intellects far...

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Categories: ills, dedication, inspirational, mysterylife, may, prejudice,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Willow Tree
Someday I'd like to wander free
like butterfly, like bumblebee,
perhaps to plant a willow tree
beside the silent solemn sea,

before these things exist no more,
from mountain top...

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Categories: ills, daffodils, nature,
Form: Rhyme
Death is Not the Enemy
I have found myself at the threshold of death on several occasions. Each time I managed to 
look it in the eye, doff my hat...

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© Jim Fish  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: ills, death, hope, inspirational, lifelife, death, time,
Form: Quatrain



Premium Member Hey, That's My Money
Well, I see that Congress is proposin' another trillion dollar spree!
Those inept buffoons must think money grows upon a tree!
The treasury is crankin' out bales...

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Categories: ills, funny, political, money,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Mad Hatters
Madness, the Hatter blinks. 
Madness, Oz's link. 
Repercussions of concussions.
Madness was Portnoy's complaint**, 

Madness must reciprocate!

Hallucinations filter by....
Leary* winks at Dali's eye.
A house lands on...

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Categories: ills, confusion, fantasy, funny, imagination, introspection, drug,
Form: Rhyme
Music of Love
Music of Love

On cloudless, starry, starry nights,
you sit on your moonlit patio,
under the cool canopy of Royal Poinciana trees
showing-off their flamboyant scarlet petals.
Cradling your beloved...

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Categories: ills, beautiful, love, music, romantic,
Form: Personification
Premium Member Prayer for the City
Prayer for the City

Dear God,
How heavy are my thoughts tonight!
I feel the ills of the city, pressing, pressing.
For all the young people being arrested, right...

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Categories: ills, care, city, prayer,
Form: Free verse
Matchstick Bikes
Matchstick Bikes 

To tinkers and toilers 
     I salute, 
From mending boilers 
     to weaving jute, 
Man...

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Categories: ills, society,
Form: Rhyme
Unlike Thee Athenian
Those rarer men I once fondly 
knew...                  ...

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Categories: ills, philosophy,
Form: Rhyme
Humility In America
It's said 100 million Americans watched the Superbowl, which like a religious event is held on Sunday. I wonder if 100 million Americans have ever...

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Categories: ills, appreciation, football, god, humanity, inspiration, pride,
Form: Prose
Premium Member Faith and Fear on the Trapeze

Up high on our soul’s trapeze
we tire of the bar we hold
but we find it hard to release our known.
Eyeing the free bar full of...

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Categories: ills, blessing, change, christian, courage, faith, fear,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Rhyme For Rhyme, Sail Lights Of Deepest Sublime, A set of double rhyming sonnets
Double Rhyming Sonnets, Each A Perfect One Hundred Words

(1.)
Rhyme For Rhyme, Sail Lights Of Deepest Sublime,
A set of double rhyming sonnets

Rhyme for rhyme, poetry's seeking...

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Categories: ills, art, creation, emotions, fate, life, love,
Form: Sonnet
Per Ardua Ad Astra
...inspired by 'Science-Fiction Cradlesong'
        by C.S. Lewis


Were we to try for heaven,
by dust and stars be riven
to lust...

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Categories: ills, space
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Good Education for All Kids
Good education for all kids would be
my way to change the world for everyone
because without this opportunity,
the world can never change. Can it be done?
Can...

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Categories: ills, education,
Form: Sonnet
Fathers are Wonderful People
Father’s are wonderful people
Too little understood 
And we do not sing their praises
As often as we should…

For, somehow, Father seems to be
The man who pays...

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Categories: ills, fatherfather, father,
Form: Verse
In Praise Of Friends.
The quiet one , who is always there .
Whose trust is real, and who'll always share
That secret deep within your inner soul .
No loyalty emblem...

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© Sean Kelly  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: ills, friendship,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member SANTA IS COMING
Santa comes but once a year 
Impotence his greatest fear 
He fills up his sack
Slings it on his back
Hope he wont drop his load here

Mrs...

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Categories: ills, humorous,
Form: Limerick
The Obeah Woman
The Obeah Woman

Heavy musty air reeks with the Obeah Woman’s pungent perfume, 
sweat, burnt incense, bitter roots, and swirling black smoke,
dim light from a waning...

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Categories: ills, magic, mystery,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member SPRING TO YULETIDE
Circumstance encompassing around and flowing as the mill race in turbulent rolling curls,
Surges.' Forth to flow; and fall, visions issue with or without portent,
to my...

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Categories: ills, life, seasons,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member If for just one magical day
If for just one magical day

eradicate poverty
  reverse inequality
    restore sensibility
      prohibit inhumanity
   ...

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Categories: ills, introspection, society,
Form: Monorhyme
Premium Member Conversational Twists And Turns
Topics of conversation seem to change as we approach maturity.
As kids we talked of love - now it's lumbago and social security!
It once was enlightening...

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Categories: ills, funny, high school,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member SCOFFING LOVE
2013
Vicki Acquah


                       ...

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Categories: ills, betrayal, day, devotion, friendship, funeral, love,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member HOW TIME STOLE MY BODY
I am old. Old I am.
And frankly I don't give a damn.
I take bright pills for all my ills
And little rugrats call me gram.

Teeth are...

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Categories: ills, age, funny, old, silly,
Form: Light Verse