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


Premium Member Separated By A Common Language
"England and America are two countries separated by a common language." 
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© John Watt  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: america, england, language, word
Form: Rhyme



Language Barrier
I couldn’t understand the language she spoke,

at least not all of it,

but the emotion pouring past her lips, 

the tears in her eyes, her clenched...

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Categories: emotions, immigration, inspiration, language,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Speak My Language
Speak my language
A language of love I can understand
My heart language
Understand my need
My desire to be understood
Speak my language

Speak fluently to my heart
Words of Affirmation
I...

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Categories: language, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Language of Silence
We don't talk about it, I was mutely told,
Schooled in your nonverbal narcissism, I Attest
I became a linguist in the language of silence;

The tightened line...

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Categories: father daughter, hurt, language,
Form: Free verse
Growing Up With The Language of Kings
I always had this fascination with the English language. 
Ever since I learned to read and write, 
it captivated my interest, beside my own native...

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© KP Nunez  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: language, education, growing up, introspection,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member Americans Can't Spell
You Americans really can’t spell,
There, I’ve said it out loud - what the hell!
Though we all recognise,
And, yes, humour your tries,
Well, the fact is, you’ve...

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Categories: language, fun, funny, humor, humorous,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member FEELINGS
FEELINGS


Feelings,
Masters of my destiny
Lords of my life
Strength of my dreams
Instigators of my actions

Burning fire you are 
Consuming my whole 
Being:
My heart
My mind 
My soul
My spirit,...

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Categories: language, imagination, introspection, on writing
Form: Epigram
Broken English
I love my broken English

Am in love with my broken English

Am honored to have two other languages

The ability to think from language to language is...

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Categories: language, africa, appreciation, birth, blessing,
Form: Bio
Rhythmic Perfection (anapestic trimeter)
There's a river that twists in the mind
that I plunder and ravish with sieves,
on crusades to the summit of rhyme
where my Phoenix of tropes and...

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Categories: language, imagination, on writing and
Form: Rhyme
Dance With Me
Writing is dancing with words...
     a titillating tango with verbs delicious...
          a...

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Categories: language, poetry,
Form: Tail-rhyme
Premium Member Let Me Translate
Let me translate
My love for you
From written.... to spoken....to touched
From syllable sensuality
To physical functionality
From verbal to nonverbal virtual reality

Or better yet
Let me translate them into...

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Categories: language, sensual,
Form: Free verse
LUDIC
English is not a language 
one can ever get ahead of--
there are just too many words! 
Like 'ludic; for example: meaning
playful, in the sense of...

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Categories: humorous, language,
Form: Free verse
Of Snow And Ice
Fifty-two words in Inuktitut 
A full deck plus a Joker
That's me

As a bike courier 
Each day's weather
Was a new game to play
Winter storms a sport...

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Categories: appreciation, language, weather,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Captain 'effing' Flint



My parrots name was Captain Flint,
Boy that bird could swear.
I never invited visitors,
So blue was the air.

He'd squawk "pretty effing polly"
Or "give us a cracker...

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© Gary Smith  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: bird, humorous, language, pets,
Form: Rhyme
Longing For You
Sunlight kissed the horizon; our young age,
leaving dots and dashes upon our crisp page.
Wild flower and Wonders, we both did grow;
watching seasons change from spring...

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Categories: age, autumn, language, longing,
Form: Rhyme
Me Thinking, B Thinking
I’m thinking of the letter “B”
    So close and yet so far
It seems a bit unfair to me
    ...

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Categories: fun, humor, language,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Their Greater Sin - Pet Hate
THEIR GREATER SIN

They call one who speaks for Liberty a Fascist
They claim man made end of world as a proven tenet
And to them ‘free’ means...

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Categories: language,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Wales 1 Germany 0
WALES 1 GERMANY didn’t

The Germans take great pride
In long words measured by the clock
But can they compete when vied
With Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch...

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Categories: language,
Form: Rhyme
L'etrangere
Ma langue française n'est pas assez bonne pour 
te dire ce que je veux tellement à dire. 
Les mots sont nécessaires pour tout l'amour, 
surtout...

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Categories: language, love,
Form: Sonnet
The Color Missing
The Color Missing
Red, black, and blue are the colors of our work pens. Red is the color of the blood we spill on other people’s...

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Categories: language, abuse, age, art, business,
Form: Free verse
Shawty Got Swag
$hawty Got $wag

Shawty got swag,
Shawty mad dope.
Face all cheesin’,
She real turned up.
Goin’ to da club,
She steppin' wit her peeps,
Lookin’ so ratchet,
She’s straight up hoochie.

No racks...

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Categories: language, character, fun, girl, hip
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Word
In the beginning was the word
Before that, no noun, no thing
Then no sound was ever heard
And no passing bell would ring

So therefore no adjective was...

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Categories: humor, language, philosophy, words,
Form: Rhyme
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
Now gone
No good mornings
No good nights
You just know I'm fine
And it's killing me inside...

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Categories: language, for him, friend, hate,
Form: Ballad
Broken English
He speaks in broken English;
It's interesting to see my language this way-
Spread out like pieces of shattered ceramic,
The edge of each word tossing off glints...

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Categories: language, analogy, beautiful, culture, imagery,
Form: Free verse