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Best Looking Back Poems

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


A Small Bouquet Of My Word Groupings

you were an infant
i would sing a song i created for you

'there's a baby in my arms
there's a baby in the mirror
but honey 
there's not...

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Categories: looking back, appreciation, celebration, childhood, daughter, encouraging, faith,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member Ode to the Redwood
I was once a little twig with dreams of being a mighty tree
So people would come from all around just to look at me
As the...

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Categories: looking back, forgiveness, friendship, imagination, life, love, nature,
Form: Personification
Premium Member In The Chill Of An Open Door
 
Cleaning out my refrigerator, an ice cube slides to the floor
startling the cat, and interrupting a locomotive of thought
that often tracks me down in...

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Categories: looking back, angst, caregiving, death, father,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Premium Member Mirror Mirror
Your reflection is a liar
It makes no confessions 
The image reaches within
Cold fingers claw at your mind
A mirrored smile
Taunts you
Haunts you
No words spoken
Yet you hear...

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Categories: looking back, fantasy, fear,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member INTERMINGLE
I wiped away a single tear
That had fallen from my eye
(You told me simply we were friends)
You left me after only a year
(But you conceal...

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Categories: looking back, loss, love hurts,
Form: Free verse



Covered Silence
Empath whispers hold covered silence
desires whisk away with the moon
earth tone times of trepidation 
dragged off and hidden in the ruin

pain stains blush red under...

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© Tim Smith  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: looking back, character, confusion, depression,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member In Such Intense Flames, An Eternity May Be Born
In Such Intense Flames, An Eternity May Be Born

Hold your dreams, bind them with rainbow beams
tumble sweetly and let heart's passion arise
sow the seeds that...

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Categories: looking back, appreciation, art, care, family, love, wife,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Reaching
Riding waves of uncertainty far
Dreams shuffled like cards, so much unknown
Always reaching for that shining star

Looking back on places I have flown
Sorting through memories, making...

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Categories: looking back, change, desire, dream, hope,
Form: Terzanelle
Premium Member BECAUSE OF JUST ONE POETESS
BECAUSE OF JUST ONE POETESS

I let go of living in sadness.
My life seemed going nowhere,
and looking back now, it all
seemed like madness!

It wasn't because she did
gymnastics...

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Categories: looking back, beautiful, celebration, encouraging, poetess, thank you,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Lonely Dreams
I never knew following dreams could be this lonely,
But up on the hill, looking back, thank God I'm not the old me.
If the tears will...

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Categories: looking back, christian, courage, cry, dream, faith, fear,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Dust From The Past
Looking back again, back into the past, 
it was written in sand, all those questions we asked
on those last days of summer, something was wrong
as...

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Categories: looking back, age, memory, people, sad,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Pearl of a great price
Dancing with the sunbeams deep sea reflections 
so beautiful adoring on cloud nine sitting pretty 
upon golden sands shifting salt of the ocean turns 

Each...

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Categories: looking back, beautiful, blessing, creation, destiny, faith, god,
Form: Terza Rima
Premium Member Imbedded in pages
I picked up my tube of super glue
In hopes of piecing together
Sad lonely broken you
As I sifted through the bits
I wasn't sure what to do
Although...

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Categories: looking back, character, heartbroken, pain,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Heaven and Hell
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Categories: looking back, depression, imagination, light,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Tear Drop on a Rose

A Tear Drop on a Rose

For here I stand amongst the garden
Vines along the gated path
Songs of never left forgotten
Blooming in the aftermath

Thus I find...

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Categories: looking back, grief, heartbreak, loss, sad,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Darkest Of Days, When His Ship Finally Came Home
Darkest Of Days, When His Ship Finally Came Home

A wicked chill, even her house could feel its creep
Tho' silence would not hear its horrific demands.
A...

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Categories: looking back, art, death, destiny, fate, lost love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Thank You My Love List
Some people find it difficult to say thank you to your married partner.  One can hardly stress the importance of first of all saying...

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Categories: looking back, appreciation, love, thanks,
Form: List
Premium Member I still feel the pain
I still feel the pain

I remember the past- as I'm looking back
and I still can't believe it's true...
it's hard for even me,   to...

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Categories: looking back, abuse, child, death of a friend,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Calm Waves On Peaceful Seas
Calm Waves On Peaceful Seas							  
							  
Within Nature rests a rose scented breath
Its whispers a call against mortal death,
    When...

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Categories: looking back, appreciation, blessing, happiness, humanity, life, love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Stargazer
Under 65 degree starry, onyx blanket
Containment of quarter moon identity

A whimsically soothing song exuded
In muffled taps & Prohibition era lyric

In the distance,
Snow-capped mountains reflecting lunar...

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Categories: looking back, confusion, feelings, life, night,
Form: Prose Poetry
My Time To Shine
Running barefoot through the open field
No worries, enjoying what the day will yield
Free spirit, given free reign to roam the town
Sun up to sun down,...

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© Tim Smith  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: looking back, life, mom,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Her Sustenance
Her lust for you is fierce.
She spreads it out before you
as if it were a lavish bridegroom’s dinner
of caviar, oysters and shrimp;
spears of warmed asparagus...

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Categories: looking back, sensual,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member An Unpaid Debt
With less tomorrows than I've yesterdays
In looking back I have but one regret
Before that last tomorrow fades away
I wish that I could pay an unpaid...

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Categories: looking back, appreciation, forgiveness, love hurts,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
I'll cry tomorrow
Sitting dying alone,
In this dark and dingy place 
It has now become my home..
The only open bar 
In town, I needed something to heal my...

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Categories: looking back, addiction, cry, dark, deep, depression, pain,
Form: Narrative
Summer Nights
The smell of the summer night air 
Takes me back to times we shared
You and I dancing beneath the moon
Crickets playing a lovers tune

Trees full...

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Categories: looking back, friendship, happiness, love, nature, passionnight, summer,
Form: Quatrain