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

Premium Member Miss Amelia Havisham's Garden Shed
between the plant pots and the trays
the cobwebs had seen better days
and for all the wood and damp and soil
the smell was one of paint...

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Categories: death, garden, literature,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member Achilles, The Journey To Troy, Part Two
Achilles, The Journey To Troy, 
(Part Two) of (Part One-titled, Achilles, His Heart and Soul Were Mortal)

Achilles, The Journey To Troy

Woe! wretched horrors Olympic gods...

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Categories: art, death, hero, literature,
Form: Rhyme
Literary circle
I feel a sense of déjà vu as I listen
to the cacophony of voices:
dilettantes discussing poetry 
under baroque chandeliers. Masquerading 
as avant-garde writers or bona...

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Categories: literature, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Achilles, Bloody Battles, Death's Black Hand As Was Fated Part Three, the Conclusion
Achilles, Bloody Battles, Death's Black Hand As Was Fated
Part Three, (the Conclusion)

Dawn, bright rays fell upon Achilles and his band
exiting ship, Greek sandals felt soft...

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Categories: art, character, dedication, literature,
Form: Rhyme
Humor is my inspiration
At awe by my mothers beautiful mind,
when it came to writing I always felt so blind.

Literature class advised us to write,
for the first time I...

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Categories: literature, memory, me, class, class,
Form: Couplet

Premium Member Lines
The lines
Inside my head
Swirling, curling
Round my brain
Find the path
Come winding
Down my arm into my hand
And pop upon the
Paper, canvas,

I let them flow
They flow so fast

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Categories: imagination, inspiration, literature, poems,
Form: Free verse
Salutations to all the poets
That waters my ink,
Those whose words never
Make my heart shrink,
Of you always i ever will think,
Standing alone, i could sink
So i...

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Categories: literature, dedicationheart, heart, me, ,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Better Off Dead
sure...she'd forgiven
though heart had been riven
she loved him: a given

she said, "it's Ok...
that's how the boys play.
Don't worry, I'll stay
but not again, hear? No way!"


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Categories: heartbreak, , literature,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Voices
When cover of a book teases us to pry
Courted we're by sound of their voices:
Writers, creators, poets, and scholars--
Inviting us to virtues of wisdom inside.


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Categories: art, culture, literature, music,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Part One, From That Dark, Dark Abyss, The Long Black Curtain Rises
From That Dark, Dark Abyss, The Long Black Curtain Rises
 Third poet in my poet dedication series

Part One:
Curtain rises and we see as Raven's...

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Categories: appreciation, art, dark, literature,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Short And Sweet

p u r s u e




d e s i r e


[Brevette form]
The Brevette, created by Emily Romano consists of a subject (noun), verb, and object...

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© John Watt  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: literature, poetry, writing,
Form: Verse
Premium Member The Teacher
O Teacher! My Teacher!
I would dare to channel a master just for you.
I know not if I am up to this lofty task,
but it is...

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Categories: teacher, , literature,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Special Memory
It has been the slow and steady race of life
To emulate the tortoise and not the hare
Using failures as stepping stones to success
Not success but...

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Categories: memory, , literature,
Form: Free verse
What a slap in the face!
It’s an international disgrace!

(Descriptive distraction)
and (subversion in action)

It’s now commonly used in parlance by judiciary
while in literature this prevalent (lie)...

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Categories: caregiving, childhoodme, , literature,
Form: Couplet
Recipe-How to make a human from scratch
Recipe-How to make a human from scratch

Start with a large amount of dirt.
Add sufficient water to moisten.
Mix together until becomes clay like.
Shape and mold according...

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Categories: literature, body, creation, god, humanity,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Too Fast for Me
For every step my father took,
my short legs took three.
“Daddy, please,” I called to him,
“you walk too fast for me.”

My sister took a husband;
my brother...

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Categories: father, , literature,
Form: Rhyme
My monster
among you and I and among us all
remains a feeling of shallow intoxication
that seems to play on and on and on in our respective heads

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Categories: literature, conflict, depression, niece, suicide,
Form: Blank verse
Maisey's Love
I didn't know the sunlight 'till she brought it to the house,
or how much better pancakes are when shaped like Mickey Mouse.
I've learned that giving...

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© Wayne Sapp  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: childhood, loveme, , literature,
Form: Rhyme
In this old sensing bad world,
Old is good,
The old culture,
Listening to a song nature,
Music their literature,
A violin at every home,
Like one with Nero Rome,
Violin in...

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Categories: literature, appreciation, culture, music, relationship,
Form: Light Verse
Talkin' Bout My Generation
What has happened to our kids?
Why did we become the type of parents we did?
Is there a name for us?  
Slower, easier, then turned...

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Categories: literature, appreciation, farewell, heartbroken, race,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Poetry Soup Heros
Poetry Soup Hero's

Poets with golden ink and pens 
You make us move forward with your inspiration
With kind an honest, encouragement  and compliments 
Small act...

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© Eve Roper  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: literature, encouraging, inspirational, poets, ,
Form: Free verse
Salute to Poet Sneha RV
She's only 12 1/2 years old as I recall
Adult minded who walks before the crawl
How did she join us and we not  figure out

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© Judy Konos  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: kid, , literature,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Poem of my dream
A tender discourse of artistic thoughts
Ambles my mind searching for prologue
Aiming to become a poetic dialogue,
Striving for words that elicit a response.

And you enter with...

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Categories: literature, poetry,
Form: Verse
Tribute to a Polished Stone
It is so difficult to measure,
any metaphysical treasure.
One can only glean, 
Its riches in stream,
By absorbing it at one’s leisure.

I’m speaking of poetry that hovers,

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Categories: life, love, , literature,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Rhyming's Blase

I have gathered you here today
to mourn rhyming poetry's death.
For modern poets think it's too blasé
regardless of rhythm or breath.

Lyrical literature's cliché
though it has been...

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Categories: eulogy, fantasy, feelings, literature,
Form: Quatrain