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Best Jonah Poems

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Premium Member Jonah Falcon He's Not
At the computer sits Dickie McDuff
Searching a password that isn't too tough
    With a cocky demeanor
    He types in...

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© Roy Jerden  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: jonah, funny,
Form: Limerick

Premium Member I'm The Jonah Who's Spread Corona
A poem about the Corona Virus?
Now that really should inspire us,
A poem about Covid Nineteen?
I guess we'd better keep it clean!
Let's nip one rumour in...

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© Beth Evans  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: jonah, age, appreciation, death, endurance,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Jonah: Reluctant Prophet
To preach to Ninevah was not his wish - 
So sailing west, the prophet disobeyed. 
When God appointed wind and storm and fish 
To punish,...

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© John Watt  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: jonah, bible, jesus,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Jonah And The Whale
Jonah found himself in a most dreadful fix

   He nearly had an encounter with the River Styx


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Categories: jonah, funny,
Form: Clerihew
He carries his troubles wherever he goes
The curse he conceals too easily shows
They shrink back in fear as the black tumor grows
He carries his troubles...

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Categories: jonah, bible, dark,
Form: Monorhyme

Premium Member Closer


There is a light 
hidden in the heart of man
deeply embedded it summons ignition 
each day the portal opens further
something beckons

come closer 
come closer

the door...

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Categories: jonah, i am, life, light,
Form: Free verse
Taxed to the Hilt
My hero is Henry David Thoreau
Rather than pay taxes, to jail he’d go
     With Uncle Sam’s hand out

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Categories: jonah, angst, funny
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Ultimate Faith

There are no more tests
Like Daniel, I stand with the rest

Though like Stephen I may be stoned
But I bet you I can't be cloned

But I...

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Categories: jonah, love, peace,
Form: Personification
Fear not
who am I?
why ask why?
we're all matter on the scale
some will pass others will fail
we'll pray and go to church
fearful of Satan's torch
some say fairy...

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Categories: jonah, god,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Honesty
By: Miracle Man

When things go awry,
It’s man’s nature to place blame.
Accusations and innuendos,
Become the name of the game.

While ignoring the shortcomings,
In our own persona.
We explore...

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© Tom Wright  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: jonah, integrity,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Apres Moi Le Deluge
--  Just a bit of silliness --

"Baissez le rideau, la farce est jouee..."

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Categories: jonah, bible, boat, dream, fantasy,
Form: Free verse
A Whale of a Tale
When the call of the Lord came to Jonah,
“set out for the great land of Nineveh!”
he was angry inside,
and decided to hide,
on a Tarshish bound...

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Categories: jonah, adventure, faith, funny, sea,
Form: Limerick
Blasphemy--Warning: Explicit language and highly offensive
(These are lyrics to a song I wrote called "Blasphemy")

Mother Mary sat on a bench with me today
But I couldn't think of one goddamn thing...

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Categories: jonah, humorous, religion, religious,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Saved By Grace
	A Sinners Lament,
	"Saved By Grace"
	Written: by Tom Wright
	The first place I should have gone,
	Was the last place that I went.
	Instead of residing in God's...

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© Tom Wright  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: jonah, inspirational, religious,
Form: Rhyme
I Imagine Heaven
I imagine what heaven will be like.
I imagine skies so blue,
Glistening like diamonds set in the sky.
The sun shining so brightly,
Offering its warmth to me.

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Categories: jonah, devotion, faith, hope, imagination,
Form: Lyric
give your life to Christ
I never get tired of being on fire for Christ.
Let hell turn to ice. 
The second coming is close. 
Your an eternity away from being...

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Categories: jonah, inspirational, jesus, rap, religion,
Form: Rhyme Royal
Premium Member Romans

Believe this
Nothing can separate us
No false imitation 
Nor a usurper possessed by
covetous notion
Nothing can separate us
Not the deepest darkness
of any Black Ocean

The highest barred walls

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Categories: jonah, bible, faith, forgiveness, freedom,
Form: Free verse
Beached Whale
Im like a whale 
Beached on your sand
I was too stupid to know 
I wasn’t meant for land
That evolution doenst happened
As fast as you planned

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Categories: jonah, allegory, life, me, me,
Form: Rhyme
Voyage of the Damned
They were as Jonah was,
cast down into the belly of the whale
They were soon to experience
every unimaginable horror on this ship of hell

On the voyage...

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Categories: jonah, death, evil, pain, slavery,
Form: Epic
For Today Is
Since it’s such a nice and beautiful day 
why not become a piece of cloud myself
or a stream of water, and go.

If it happens to...

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© Su Ben  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: jonah, imagery, metaphor,
Form: Free verse
Sitting on the front porch
Me and two old men
one black the other white
sitting on the front porch
along with Jesus
dippin and sippin wine
contemplating the seeds sewn
with Peter, James and John

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Categories: jonah, america, culture, life,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member AN EPIC POEM
(Sing along to tune "Jonah Man Jazz")

The city of Bongwater was a city of sin, 
An epic journey of the man who did the bins,

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Categories: jonah, adventure, children, funny, journey,
Form: Free verse

He is young, handsome and got all it takes
To get involved with him, girls get tied to the stakes
Early in his age...

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Categories: jonah, adventure, beautiful, best friend,
Form: Heroic Couplet
Look Up

I'm way down here, once more ensnared in pits of my own choice
because I picked that shovel up, my shovel of revolt.
Lord, did...

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Categories: jonah, faith, trust,
Form: Narrative
Dear Future Wife part 2
I am rated R for recovery
Island of empty, icky isolation
Flames of uncertain frustration 
Fix me, I'm a vase of vibrant love
Find me wings to fly,...

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Categories: jonah, beautiful, cute love, deep,
Form: Verse