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Best Lifespan Poems

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


Premium Member enticing flowers and hearts
that first peep of the crocus
breaking through frozen earth
longer hours of sunlight
bulbs drawn by brief sensations of warmth
like hearts that had lingered in frozen graves
waiting...

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Categories: lifespan, love, nature, seasons
Form: Free verse



Premium Member Just For You
Heavy steel blue clouds dominate 
The morning sky before day
A cool but dampness fills the air
Out on the porch to stay

A short while to enjoy...

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Categories: lifespan, color, life, nature,
Form: Rhyme
Our Trusting Landlord
This earth
Oh what a curious thing to perceive
Existing within its home, the Universe
A unique, rare and aqueous marble 
With a lifespan well surpassing our own
We...

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© Jose Bird  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: lifespan, life, natural disasters, nature, people, political,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Anglo-Norman arising
  the wealth of norman England is poised to grow
  towns enlarge, markets exchange, a fresh fertilising sprinkled culture
  kingdoms extend with...

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© Ian Love  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: lifespan, england, history, identity, immigration, language, people,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Might As Well Have a Good Laugh
When you are in trouble
and start seeing double
you might as well have a good laugh

Cause sorrow and crying
and excessive sighing
can shorten your lifespan by half

If...

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Categories: lifespan, encouraging, funny, humorous, philosophy,
Form: Rhyme
Raisin Expectations aka Her Name is not Sue Flay
She longed to be a baker
         Though neither thumb was white
Couldn’t rise to the occasion
  ...

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Categories: lifespan, fun, word play,
Form: Rhyme
Towards Deaths Door and Back
I hope this letter, to you, a stranger 
Becomes a letter to a friend 
As we travel on this journey to its end
Yes we’ll start...

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© Mike Toole  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: lifespan, cancer, death, encouraging, friendship love, health,
Form: Rhyme



Haiku - Senryu Comments
Inspired by Jan Allison:
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HAIKU
oft my morning call... 
birds in the warmer months... sing... 
my natural alarm... 

your haiku on my shoulder... 
your blackbird... softly chirps......

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Categories: lifespan, nature,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member WHY AM I HERE AND FROM WHERE DID I COME - INDIVIDUALITY
WHY AM I HERE AND FROM WHERE DID I COME - INDIVIDUALITY

I am a lifespan.
The future goes beyond that.
Anyone gives him or herself one hundred...

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Categories: lifespan, philosophy, visionary, voice, wisdom, words, writing,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member AN INTRODUCTION OF NEFREDA MARIA CASTLE OF THE BEAN PEOPLE
AN INTRODUCTION OF NEFREDA MARIA CASTLE OF THE BEAN PEOPLE

I am Nefreda Maria Castle of the Bean People.
Today, I feel appease and pleased by the...

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Categories: lifespan, adventure, creation, children, kids, image, inspirational,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member FLY FREE AND HIGH: BUTTERFLY
 
FLY FREE AND HIGH: BUTTERFLY


The 
  BUTTERFLY 
    Flutters
       By

    ...

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Categories: lifespan, animal, butterfly, imagery, insect, , Lullaby,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member MONKEY BUSINESS


Mind and heart know the way of flow,
Opt to receive the grace of zest;
Now sense the glow of love that shows,
Keep and achieve your affluent...

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Categories: lifespan, change,
Form: Sonnet
The Golden Sun By Satis Shroff
THE GOLDEN SUN (Satis Shroff)



Through the cloudy veil

Appears the golden sun,

Changing the silvery North Sea

To a golden and crimson horizon.

The waves adorned with rich colours

Of...

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Categories: lifespan, sea, sunset,
Form: Free verse
Calm - 'My Time Is Near'
Soon enough, 
In the makings of Lila,
And the growing happiness of the lamentable soul of Clementine,
I shall be utterly transformed once again

Imagine this!
Can I not...

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Categories: lifespan, beautiful, blessing, dark, deep, introspection, passion,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member I Am an Iris

I am an Iris

Sometimes sporting a fuzzy beard,
I hear wisdom say, “Do not shave.”
“It would come back thicker,” it warns.
To razors I’ll not be a...

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Categories: lifespan, flower,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Fishy Science School of Geometric Arts
Math speaks through us
within us
of cognitive landscapes
imagined still and/or moving.

Primal metrics are rational and symmetrical,
good as true as straightforward,
complex creation story problems
unfolding with precise answers,
right...

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Categories: lifespan, adventure, earth, life, light, math, science
Form: Political Verse
OUTSIDE-IN INSIDE-OUT, REBIRTH, EARTH'S TIME SHARES,
birth, creation, dark, death, earth, history, metaphor

OUTSIDE-IN---INSIDE OUT! ©   TANKA

Very green flushed carpets
Sky blue azure topped ceilings
Tree branched sofa chairs
Mirror sea rippling four...

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Categories: lifespan, birth, creation, dark, death, earth, history,
Form: Tanka
Premium Member Rule the World
We came, We saw, We conquered " Julius Caesar "
We conquered
then turned on ourselves without mercy
tens of thousands slaughtered
in the name of religion or boundaries

There...

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Categories: lifespan, truth,
Form: Free verse
Nature's Meter
ancient redwood gleams
softly through the mists of time…
mayfly flitters by

-08 Jun 2014-

Average Lifespan:
Redwood Tree - 600 years
Mayfly - 1 day...

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© david mohn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: lifespan, age, insect, tree,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Slow Death
He lay dying_ slowly did his life pass
Watching others as they moved about room
As his heart failed, fluid filled him enmass
More than his body could...

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Categories: lifespan, death, pets, sadlife, death, death, life,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Wild Fire Management
I suspect you are right. 
We get confused about the messages Earth gives us 
about what is optimally and sustainably healthy and inclusive of full...

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Categories: lifespan, appreciation, discrimination, earth, health, strength, tree,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Morning Seedlings
We are all drifters:
We cease not to roam.
We ponder the passing moments
Like pearls,
And sometimes they fly by
Like shrapnel.

Take me to my hovel,
My home on that...

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© Bill Yates  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: lifespan, garden, growth,
Form: Free verse
Letter From Me To Teen Me
I heard a tale once
Of vapid medium matrix
And taut smiley convolutes

A tale which embarked me
At that time
Yet gave me no notion of its truer
Nature

You see
The...

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Categories: lifespan, 11th grade, age, childhood, for teens,
Form: I do not know?
Mourn me not
        Mourn me not when I am dead,
	Gone to a place remote from this land;
	When thou canst no...

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Categories: lifespan, death,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Premium Member Getting Priorities Straight
Honoring commitments
Is healing though you're sick
For soul has many aspects
And Love is not a trick.

The contracts that you honor
Give you more faith in man
And that...

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Categories: lifespan, life, love,
Form: Rhyme