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Best Last Ditch Effort Poems

Below are the all-time best Last Ditch Effort poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of last ditch effort poems written by PoetrySoup members


Premium Member A Hospital Stay - Part VI
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Categories: last ditch effort, angst, body, confusion, dark, evil, fear,
Form: Free verse



Scare Tactics
It was on one Tuesday arvo shopping at the hardware store,
When I noticed Vicar Prendegast come walking through the door,
He walked up to the counter...

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Categories: last ditch effort, humor,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Cliche Heaven
Cliche Heaven

Be it as it may I'll try my hand at some clichés
    and address the elephant in the room soon when...

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© DM Babbit  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: last ditch effort, confusion, cool, crazy, satire,
Form: Free verse
Story of Snowball Latham

Down in the white famed plains of Western Kentucky in the 19th century, Alpha Omega Latham was born. Days after his father was shot on...

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Categories: last ditch effort, character, community, desire, dream, hero, history,
Form: Verse
Dust Buffalos
Outside the sliding glass door were a fairly large herd
of dust buffalo.
Some had old leaves winding all through them, acting
as legs for their transportation needs,...

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Categories: last ditch effort, crazy, giggle, hilarious, humor,
Form: Free verse



Naked Before The Mob
Why is ‘Almost Good Enough’
  never what you need?

Why is ‘Clearly Not Enough’
  an ounce more than you deserve?

Why is ‘Almost What You...

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Categories: last ditch effort, truth, words,
Form: Free verse
Naked Before The Mob
When is ‘Almost Good Enough’
  never good enough?

When is ‘Clearly Not Enough’
  an ounce more than enough?

When is ‘Almost What You Need’
 ...

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Categories: last ditch effort, irony,
Form: Free verse
Rapture
Autumn creeps in slowly
Tenderly, seductively
Summer giggles and blushes
Tickled by crisp exhilarating breezes
The colors of fall mesmerize her
She needs to feel the fiery reds and golden...

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© Sara Ray  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: last ditch effort, death, nature, passion, sea, seasons
Form: Free verse
New Neighbors, Part II
Meanwhile, Mrs. Pappadopoulos
has circled back and plops down
on Fred's front porch, all tuckered out
 
So Fred cheerfully pulls up a chair
and together they sit and...

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Categories: last ditch effort, community, humanity, humor, humorous, people, perspective,
Form: Free verse
Running from the Embryo
Heaped in the same organic embryo 
Forget the last ditch effort
To choose beyond the pail
Trading thin-ice thoughts
For a politeness to perpetuate 
The flimsy manner of...

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Categories: last ditch effort, social
Form: Enclosed Rhyme
The Death of a Despot
The Death of a Despot

By Elton Camp

Eternal vigilance is said to be the price of liberty
It’s also the price of despotism as we just did...

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© Elton Camp  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: last ditch effort, death,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Quilted Love
Lying in my Grandmother's old brass bed
I watch the blades of her ceiling fan slowing turning
Around and around and around again...
From the heat of this...

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Categories: last ditch effort, art, introspection, life, nostalgiaold, love, old,
Form: Lyric
Monday Morning Early
Rounded ovals of color fall loosely into the jar
shortly before the store opens
first rays of dawn creep over 
the houses, buildings on this small street

the...

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Categories: last ditch effort, nostalgia
Form: Free verse
Situations Deflated, Inflated and Conflated
Spray faith all around you lest you should go astray
Clinging to and clutching shells of emptiness
In your conformance to the spiritual and moral ray
That stresses...

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Categories: last ditch effort, poems,
Form: Free verse
Ten Percent Brain Myth
Medical and/or scientific experts
     doth now corroborate,
promulgate, validate...(wait
don't go there's much more)
     linkedin with falsehood
  ...

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Categories: last ditch effort, 11th grade, 12th grade, 7th grade,
Form: Free verse
March 10 2019 Daylight Saving Time Starts
March 10, 2019 - Daylight Saving Time Starts

The homey nimble storied wisdom of
Benjamin Franklin still
admired during hour time,
especially noteworthy, for slime
molds, the second Sunday of...

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Categories: last ditch effort, appreciation, change, confusion, earth, international, march,
Form: Free verse
The Virtually Perfect Family
Placid waters
Boat, mildly rocking
Cheerful faces
Picture perfect snaps
Posted on social sites
Flattering comments
‘Wonderful family’
Flashback
Happy memories
Happy?
Nay!
Last ditch effort
At calming
Inside turmoil
Save marriage
Children’s sake
Alas!
Unbridgeable difference
Between 
‘Perfect family outing’
And 
‘Not so...

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© VIJAI PANT  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: last ditch effort, family,
Form: Didactic
Inordinate amount of leisure time
Might help explain how fruit
full this harmless poetic brute,
(a Methacton School of hard knocks
grad), who sports astute
demeanor with ample
brew netted locks,
vaguely androgynously cute,

his trademark signature...

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Categories: last ditch effort, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade,
Form: Political Verse