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Best Lights Out Poems

Below are the all-time best Lights Out poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of lights out poems written by PoetrySoup members


Premium Member LIGHTS OUT
Lights Out

One hundred years on and still the shout
“Everyone put your lights out”
Just for an hour from 10 to 11
And remember all those souls in...

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Categories: lights out, anniversary, appreciation, conflict, eulogy, memorial day,
Form: Elegy



Premium Member Lights Out
From my perch in front of the TV
I give the night’s first shout
“Are you kids listening to me?
 Please, turn your lights out!”

“I want some...

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© Joe Flach  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: lights out, father
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member LIGHTS OUT
LIGHTS OUT

electromagnetic grid,
worse than sids, baby,
blowing our crib,
scary!

4/20/2018
...

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Categories: lights out, scary,
Form: Verse
LIGHTS OUT
starving rising costs

cities are dimming the lights

smorgasboard for crime



nationwide nightime...

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Categories: lights out, sad, satire, urban,
Form: Senryu
Premium Member That Was a Human
Allow me to be disgusted at the jest
and your halfway happy surprise at the end result
of the missile timed precisely:

Did he just splatter?

And allow me...

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Categories: lights out, abuse, angst, bereavement, corruption, horror, humanity,
Form: Dramatic monologue



Pearls Beneath the Harbor
Our bank accounts nearly emptied so we could afford a vacation; two young working girls who'd never been far from home. We were looking forward...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: lights out, people, places, world war ii,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member Cheese monster
I remember 
dancing for joy 
Sitting on an open shelf 
This beautiful maiden 
Strolls into the shop 
As my eyes whistled 
She picked me up...

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Categories: lights out, funny, immigration, romance, romantic, sorrow, ,
Form: Free verse
Distasteful Footles
*Bump and Grind* 
Jerkin' 
Twerkin' 

*Swing* 
Now Go 
Down Low 

*Moonwalk* 
Jackson's 
Actions 

*Hip Hop Slam* 
Word slap 
Fast rap 

*Pop Stars* 
Scandal 
Vandal 

*One...

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© CT Duet  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: lights out, sexy,
Form: Footle
Twinkle Twinkle
Twinkle Twinkle just checking
is everything alright just messing 

Twinkle Twinkle is that you I see
yes that's right who else can it be 

Twinkle Twinkle I...

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Categories: lights out, imagination
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Square Talk
        A tribute to Hollywood Squares
   Q and A changed a little somtimes to rhyme

If you...

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© PAT Adams  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: lights out, celebrity, funny,
Form: Quatrain
I DO LOVE YOU TOO!
                        ...

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Categories: lights out, introspection, love, passion, body, kiss, love,
Form: Romanticism
Premium Member Possums on the Run - Part 3
"Possums on the Run - Part 3"


Collecting cut 
silver blue grass
carries garbage bags
green-ant bites, no siree,
this aint fun.
Stand guard, he’s the 
lawn mower Pope 
(she...

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Categories: lights out, childhood, father daughter, journey, life, little
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Christmas Magic
A small bundle, briquette, blanket wrapped
held close to heart. Soon the new.
We wonder will we be trapped?
When we travel along the road, back
through time to...

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Categories: lights out, child, christmas, light, love, magic, star,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Zrome Land
Wisps and scurries
flights and flurries
eloquent beasts of beauty and brawn
fields of wheat, girls of whey
suns of glory, told never the same way stories
grassroots often shoots...

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Categories: lights out, imagination, beauty, beauty,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Time Travel
If you go down the valley to where the lake sits.
On each full moon you will find a whirlpool there.
Now if you have the courage...

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Categories: lights out, time, travel, planet, prejudice,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Rosemary's Bed
Rosemary's Bed
Maylands Salvation Army, Girls' Home

I am in the entrance foyer of a large house.
The wood floor is highly polished. 
There is a large stairway...

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Categories: lights out, angst, betrayal, change, child,
Form: Free verse
What's Up Santa Claus
So what's up? Santa Claus! 
Are your reindeer in gear? 
Are you ready to kick off the holiday season? 
I hear you only come once...

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Categories: lights out, christmas, humor, seasons, new years day,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Futile Attempts
Even the Great pyramids,
magnificent structures of wonder
are overshadowed by
the majesty of mountains;
crowned in golden sun.
Halos glisten white.
Spoiled tower of babble.

The long and winding road;
travelers delight...

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Categories: lights out, creation, mountains, river,
Form: Verse
Premium Member And Nobody Gets Hurt


As a squirrel said to a boy eating peanuts

“Put those down and nobody gets hurt!”

Pretty damn bold of this furry tailed creature

This “too big for...

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Categories: lights out, humorous,
Form: Narrative
Kidnapping The Tooth Fairy
When I was six years old, I lost my first tooth
It fell out as  I was eating pizza while sitting in a booth
My sister...

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Categories: lights out, childhood, children, imagination, sister, me, fairy,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Gifts of the Night
Faint stillness of the night falls swiftly down 
and masked raccoons now pillage darkest night. 
Fluffed owls with sparkling eyes are flying free 
and rabbits,...

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Categories: lights out, animal, moon, nature, night,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Premium Member When We Were Young
When We Were Young

He left for work each morning, 
Wearing steel-toed boots and a tin hat.
He took long strides that were three times 
The length...

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Categories: lights out, childhood, family,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Nicholas Street Jail
The structure is imposing, massive and fearful.  Built in 1862 as a jail and
gallows for the worst of humanity.  "Living"  conditions were...

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© Dear Heart  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: lights out, scary,
Form: Narrative
My Cell Text Car

I am standing here screaming from the top 
Of my lungs why don’t you see me
What’s wrong with you people 
Hello I am in your...

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Categories: lights out, death, car, car,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Premium Member End of the Bowden Reign
From Deion Sanders to Warrick Dunn
Bobby Bowden coached some of the best
Highly regarded by team and staff
The FSU coach withstood each test

With two national championships
And...

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Categories: lights out, angst, sports
Form: Quatrain