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Best International Poems

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


One World
Love is not a color,
No hue, neither a race.
All of our blood is the same, 
That runs deep within our veins.

If we could lift up...

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Categories: international, america, for her, for
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member THE BROKEN DOLL
Walls of silence hold,
 Me prisoner,
The child held within,
 Cries out for release.
Relative solitude comforts, 
Not the tortured soul,
Inward coiling withdrawing,
 Deep inside. 
Shedding its...

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© cherl dunn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: international, abuse, childhood, conflict, fear,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Terrorism knows no Geography
hate knows no limits
Boston or Beirut Bombings
innocent ones die

in Paris or Pakistan
atrocities unlabeled
innocent ones die

Baghdad or Berlin
Lives should have the same value
innocent ones die

innocent ones...

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Categories: evil, international,
Form: Senryu
We Are Not So Different
 I'm a Catholic,You're a Muslim

I'm an Orthodox ,You're a Protestant

I'm a Hindhuist,You're a Buddhist

You're an Atheist,and I am a Mormon too.

You're an African,I'm American

You're...

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Categories: international, introspection, love, ,
Form: Free verse
Proverbs Of Life
Proverbs Of Life

If you don't have a purpose in life, then
you don't have a life.

It is not what the world can offer you. It is
what...

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Categories: international,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member AUTUMN ON FIRE
God’s inspirational napalm set ablaze upon the trees of autumn,
Welcome to the ascension of the fall season, bursting forth onto
The leaves once evergreen.
Colors of crisp...

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© cherl dunn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: international, autumn, beauty, heart, inspirational,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Heinrich Heine Revisited
I can clearly sense your utter despair of Der Matratzengruft*
As you valiantly carried on your poetic works to the very end.
This did not change your...

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Categories: history, international, philosophy, poems,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member THE PRINCE OF PURPLE
Beneath the opal white moon, the crying doves shed their precious tears,
Causing the purple rain to fall, melting at the lavender notes of musical dreams,
Camelot’s...

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© cherl dunn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: imagery, imagination, inspirational, international,
Form: Free verse
Fake News - Real Storm


Wicked news flash - torrential storm - Purple 
streaks of confusion striking. Violent grey 
clouds spinning its evil. Hatred scattered 
in shreds of hail. Waves...

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© Carol B.  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: international, angst, anti bullying, courage,
Form: Concrete
Premium Member The China Virus
The China Virus

It has no brain
yet it outsmarts
many little red funny caps
thanks to them
xi virus
will be great again
...

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Categories: america, death, international, surreal,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member EDGER ALL POE
Our dark founding father, of American literature,
A sinister beacon of darkness, lighting the way
Into the darkened abyss of mankind’s soul.
Within the galleria of madness, he...

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© cherl dunn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: international, character, dark, history, imagination,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Paul, Peter and the Tweeter
Paul, Peter and the Tweeter
Why not choose, 
a billionaire leader?
One who is not 
an eloquent speaker.
Trouble rises,
he robs Paul to pay Peter.
The bold rich need...

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Categories: international, anxiety, celebrity, confusion, environment,
Form: Political Verse
The Meaning of Bread and Tortillas
"Mi primo" means my cousin in Spanish.
He calls me his "primita"- little cousin.
This is the story of how mi primo
Taught me about the meaning of...

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Categories: international, cousin, culture, friend, immigration,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member ALWAYS A PRINCESS
In my father's eyes, I'll always be his princess,
No matter how old I've grown, he still sees
His little girl, dancing across the invisible stage
Before him.
A...

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© cherl dunn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: international, beautiful, celebration, devotion, emotions,
Form: Free verse
Generic Oppression Poem
Oppressed by you, your state, your religion
So you think you good, kind and Superior
But I find you  cruel, arrogant and callous
But that is just...

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Categories: international, abuse, anger, angst, depression,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Mother Nature Cries
Mother Nature Cries

Mother Nature cries now her deep tears of true sadness,
For all the years of Man’s sad shame and utter madness.

Man has brought this...

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Categories: international, allegory, change, earth, history,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member King Vlad Redux - Second Cold War
King Vlad Redux – Second Cold War

Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin’s grimy fingerprints on current history
are for him nothing to gloat about—au contraire I say emphatically:
His actions...

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Categories: international, betrayal, corruption, discrimination, evil,
Form: Quatrain
At Home
When I am in your home,
I am back to Laos after a lifetime.
I am in a place beyond words:

      ...

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Categories: community, immigration, international, journey,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Divine Flowers
Divine Flowers 

In a flower’s velvet petals
There dwells a divine scent and hue
Soon a tiny creature settles
That will help pollinate a few.

We are blossoms of...

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Categories: allegory, family, god, international,
Form: Rispetto
The City And The State Of Play Today
THE CITY AND THE STATE OF PLAY TODAY

No one worries about morals today 
They follow the rules they create
So to them all is ok
Those on...

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Categories: business, community, corruption, international,
Form: Free verse
If Languages Were Instruments
If languages were instruments,
English, the language of my own America,
Would be something like a piano.
Each word is clear and sharp-
When we sing, the note does...

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Categories: arabic, international, language, music,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Progressive Shadow
A Progressive Shadow

A series of real challenges and troubling world events 
In our twenty-first century give us a definite reason and
An urgency to pause and...

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Categories: change, earth, history, international,
Form: Terza Rima
Premium Member Sweetheart of Pakistan
There are times
You see in the eyes of a child
An Angel
Our Alice in wonderland
Through the looking glass
Even General Zia yielded to her charm

In our dreams...

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Categories: international, angel, blessing, celebrity, dance,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member THE UNICORN FOREST

In the thickets glen beyond the forest wild
Lies the realm of the mystical unicorn,
Beauties elegance in motion, gracefully
Prancing with each delicate gallop forward.
She is queen...

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© cherl dunn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: international, adventure, beauty, celebration, fantasy,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A World on Fire
We live today in a world of great tumult
And of rising uncertainty and anxiety 
Which pervade the world stage like a cancer

Despite soaring technological advances
Our...

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Categories: international, allegory, change, earth, history,
Form: Narrative