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Best Life Poems

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


Premium Member Past-Life Nightmare
A child of four suffers recurring dreams,
disturbing parents and siblings with screams.
When she awoke, always sore in one knee;
next to a birthmark, it throbbed painfully.

Night...

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Categories: life, autumn, mystery,
Form: Narrative



Like A Girl
Like A Girl 

I play like a girl, I hit like a girl
You say I throw like a girl, 
And, when I run -- I...

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Categories: life, beautiful, girl, identity, rights, sexy, slam,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Where The Sycamore Grew
The sun-yellow house seems smaller somehow,
as we look at it now,  with time-worn eyes...

The street seems narrower, and the trees have grown..
and where once...

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Categories: autumn, family, house, life, night, old,
Form: Narrative
A Cathartic Weave Of Three

listen,
the whispers
of leaves
turn colour
autumn is here.

now that you are gone
who will wake every morn
to lift the sun
unveil the sky
etch in the clouds
who will paint the...

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Categories: life, break up, celebration, devotion, earth, i
Form: Free verse
WHEN I STOP AND PRAY
When the storm clouds boil around me, 
And the lightning splits the sky--. 
When the howling wind assails me,
And life's sea is rolling high--
When my...

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Categories: devotion, faith, inspirational, life, peace, uplifting,
Form: Lyric



Premium Member Disposable Wisdom
Each day Annie Lesley opened a can
Her eighty-six-year-old hands trembling
As she sat with her cat and ate pet food
What is wrong with this elder’s rendering?

Pride...

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Categories: age, cat, endurance, life, wisdom, world
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member REFLECTION
**REFLECTION**

Running through a wheat dream
Clear skies, worms and flies, my face cries
Surrounded by silver streams
I stumbled into a valley where sleepness never dies
A manger on...

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: life, abuse, death, for her,
Form: Epic
THE ROSE
~THE ROSE~

This is not a poem about a rose
Nor a poem, about diligence and beauty
Today, I sit and stare at the walls
Walls, that bare the...

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Categories: life, absence, allusion, death, depression, emo, feelings,
Form: Dramatic monologue
A Long Loud Sigh
genius?
sometimes you are in its minimal spotted light...sometimes!
other times you just know you've been touched and you freeze,
moved but frozen...like a stranger it moves in,...

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Categories: life, introspection, drug,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Wind From The Sea



Inspired by Andrew Wyeth Watercolor Painting -- Wind From the Sea, 1947




Standing in the old house
A strange mixture of feelings erupt within me
My roommates Depression,...

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Categories: life, conflict, depression, forgiveness, hope, love,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Melancholic Tree
In the middle of winter
within misty moors,
lies a melancholic meadow.

Up above grey skies foretell
perturbed crows to seek shelter.
Down below, 
an isolated tree - naked and...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: life, analogy, assonance, deep, sad,
Form: Free verse
Hands
Featuring: Leonora Galinta
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Take My Hands
I Offer Them To You
Hold Them Tight
Never Let Them Go!!!
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~MY HANDS~

With all the time on my hands
I gave my hands one...

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Categories: life, beautiful, beauty, birthday, body, giving, power,
Form: Free verse
Forgotten Heroes of the Somme
Over the top lads, for old Blighty! Hold the colours high!
Say a little prayer for me, for this summer day we die.
My brothers from the...

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Categories: brother, death, history, life, philosophy, sad,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member AT THE FOOTBRIDGE - LIMERICK COLLABORATION
At the footbridge Sue was meeting her beau
(He was married to a woman called Flo)
Sue soon found out his deception
She dismembered his erection
For his love...

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Categories: life, betrayal, body, humorous,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member We Are Not Merely Poets
Some of us are secretive at first. We hide our poetry’s soul self, 
gently letting her peep out; sometimes regretting it immediately.
Fearful of critiques from...

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Categories: life, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade,
Form: Free verse
Death of the Poet Destroyer
~The Untold Fatal Attraction Poem~

Mid-morning she sees the sun ahead
Her death flowed in a messaged bottle
Gazing into her brown eyes upon all open sores,
Her conscience...

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Categories: birth, change, conflict, death, eulogy, life,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member Tranquility
Oh little one, how soon you'll be
In turbulence of puberty.

I will hold tight your days of youth 
And share with you my honest truth 

That...

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Categories: life, children, god, granddaughter, grandmother, spiritual,
Form: Couplet
Hard Times
When hard times come they sit a spell,
Like kin folk come to stay
A-packin' troubles, pets an' kids
That always get ‘n your way.
It's drought an' flood,...

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© Jim Fish  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: cowboy-western, family, funny, life, on work
Form: Cowboy
Premium Member Starry Starry Night
When Wishes were made on a shooting star
The Heavens looked down and smiled
With sprinkles of stardust on a whisper of moonbeams
They created for us a...

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Categories: life, anti bullying, art, beauty, death, depression,
Form: Dramatic Verse
I Think Of You - An Alternative Universe - 6

From childhood it was a world of two...you and I...
I leaned lightly, leisurely against your heart and you let me in.

We were five I use...

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Categories: life, best friend, cute love, desire, funny
Form: Prose Poetry
A Tulip Grows Under An Evergreen - Inspired By The Poets At PoetrySoup

A
fine
Parrot Tulip
in vibrant intensities 
with unique undertones
of green acquirable only in a 
few forests. A ruby red swirls within 
its petals beckons awareness of those...

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Categories: life, beautiful, beauty, earth, light, love, romance,
Form: Shape
Premium Member H-E-A-R-T of L-O-V-E
               Oh how I love you.
     ...

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Categories: i love you, life, love,
Form: Shape
Premium Member A Near Death Experience of A Sweetheart
    "A Near-Death Experience of A Sweetheart"



Floating through a corridor between two different Worlds
among white fluffy clouds and shimmering stars awhile wind...

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Categories: life, death, death, god, death, god, love,
Form: Rhyme
Your Judas Like Tan
""Child's Play""

You go down like rain,
A wishing star in disguise, 
You scream bloody murder 
-the perfect two face disgrace
Your lips forever stain and reside with...

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Categories: life, betrayal, change, conflict, daughter, deep, depression,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Premium Member Alabaster Night
Untroubled is the quiet night
How peaceful is a world that glimmers white
Frost and moonlight have whipped a silver glaze
And silhouettes of trees are black as...

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Categories: life, nature, planet, sea,
Form: Free verse