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Best List Poems

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

How Do I Love Thee - Let Me Count The Ways

and every time i see you it is for the first time 
still my heart skips a beat
and every time we kiss it is our first 

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Categories: love,
Form: List

Hot And Cold Comes The Night


must know
I cried yesterday 
and I think I broke the world
so I braided some words into twine
planted some sweet...

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Categories: list, depression, heart, introspection, love, romance, romantic,
Form: Free verse
Welcome To My World -The Cost Of Happiness-

Crimson Joy, L'Oreal Lips, DOLCE & GABBANA eyewear 
Mascara from beyond LONDON Bridges
Like the pretty face found in front of Vanity Fair

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Categories: list, abuse, addiction, adventure, clothes, fashion, happiness,
Form: Free verse
Slowly Turning Japanese
I think in Japanese,
write down my thoughts in English,
then twist it all back into sushi:
a tasty bite to eat.

My mind is origami
folding thoughts into meditation;

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Categories: list, giggle, life, love, passion,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Memories - Episode 1
It is said that eyes are the windows into ones soul
If truth be told they reflect ones innermost feelings
The girl observes her with earnest inquisitive...

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Categories: list, lost, memory, moving on, mystery, solitude,
Form: Narrative
Poet Convention 2014
Poet Convention

Lost in a poets convention, 
I can't recall every poem, I've read through the years
50518, unique comments I 'validate'--- 
Thank You For Sharing Your...

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Categories: list, celebration, character, dedication, farewell, goodbye, inspiration,
Form: Free verse
The New Poet
~Life Support~

Welcome New Poet To Poetry Soup, 
I offer you a warm smile, in hopes you come back another day.
From the moment I spot your...

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Categories: list, addiction, beautiful, celebration, community, dedication, hello,
Form: Free verse

The Generous Bard
(The Merry Adventures of Robin Good)

Sherwood's Forest legendary, leading man 
up, down, tricking eggs between branches
slender, slander, his voice is growing thinner
twisting, turning heads 50...

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Categories: list, abuse, character, community, corruption, mentor, pride,
Form: Alliteration
Premium Member Because
I was a fool.

I was a fool searching for reasons why.

Reasons why I
Grin with sudden boy giggles

As if Karma was my DJ,
Playing cotton candy woven...

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Categories: list, dream, innocence, life,
Form: Free verse
Forbidden Fruit
Forbidden fruit is sweetest, or that’s what they all say
So I thought I’d give it a try and went for some today
I didn’t know just...

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Categories: list, funny, fruit, me,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Who I Am
My Inventory:

high-performance yo-yo
poetry books
fishing poles
ice-fishing hut
pocket knife
sharpening stones
life's artifacts
Grandpa's Fishing Hat
hope and joy
Guardian Angel
wooden snow-sleds
more poetry books
camping gear
Babar, the Stuffed-Elephant
McCoy Cookie Jars
nature field-guides
ties I don't...

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Categories: life
Form: List
Premium Member Contest Surprise
 I wrote a poem for a contest
    And it got some great comments
 I thought it was one of my best

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© Joseph May  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: list, anxiety,
Form: Rhyme
My thoughts drift back to my childhood days
Of so many years ago
All the family gathered by a roaring fire
Whilst outside glistens with sparkling snow

We had...

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Categories: list, childhood, christmas, family, growing up, memory,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Bit Of Truth And Wisdom, Found In Old Age
Bit Of Truth And Wisdom, Found In Old Age

At that age wisdom says life is a joke
consider blindness of other poor folk.
Stop to ponder why...

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Categories: list, encouraging, family, humanity, life, love, truth,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Words left behind
It's a gray cloud covered day
cold and rainy to match my mood,
my mind is on this irrational sense of loss
felt deep inside; I sigh
as I...

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Categories: list, farewell,
Form: Free verse
To Find Within
*Inspired by photo*

From up above I see
Not what the clouds hide
But delicate blades of grass
Like my fragile emotions
Hanging over the cliff
Waiting to be acknowledged
With a...

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Categories: list, beauty, emotions, introspection, nature,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Mortality's Own Friend
(Inspired by Abe Lincoln’s poem “Memory”)

Mortality's Own Friend

So sadly here, among the dead,
I live - mortality's own friend.
Recalling all that's lost, I tread
so sadly here,...

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Categories: list, memory,
Form: Triolet
Premium Member Growing a Glowing Eternity
When my final shade is drawn,
My breath all spent, truly gone,
I will end life’s marathon
And release my essence strong.
I will blend with divine light
To ascend...

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Categories: list, birth, death, faith, god, heaven,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member HEAR EAR
Over recent months I’ve had trouble with my hearing…
Misinterpreting what is being said isn’t so endearing

Take a step back and think of all the things...

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Categories: list, health, how i feel, humor, loss,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Our Bliss At It's Purest We Loved Each Others Naked Sight
Our Bliss At It's Purest We Loved Each Others Naked Sight

When our love, its hottest and satisfying nights first begun
we each tried to give our...

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Categories: list, appreciation, devotion, emotions, happiness, love, passion,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member O' How Long And Well This Night's Dark Shadows Oft Play, Poet Dedication Series


O' How Long And Well This Night's Dark Shadows Oft Play,
Poet Dedication...

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Categories: list, allusion, appreciation, art, beautiful, creation, meaningful,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Poem Made Up Of Cliches

At Poetry Soup we're admonished
Never to use cliches
They provide us an extensive list
For the error of our ways

But one thing...

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Categories: list, humor,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Early Morn On The Old Farm
Early Morn On The Old Farm

tomcat cat fast asleep
new house painted darkest of greens
old sun drenched, low-weeping willow
young black dog awakens
eager dawn, stretches its new...

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Categories: list, art, cat, color, dog, farm, life,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Vacation Time

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Categories: beach, summer, vacation,
Form: List
Premium Member God Gave You a Second Chance
God Gave You a Second Chance
 Not ready to leave this world with unfinished business determining the souls color; you’re on borrowed time! Prayers to...

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Categories: list, hope, husband, inspirational, wife, life, death,
Form: Dramatic monologue