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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,



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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,



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,

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,

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,

Premium Member Heaven and Hell
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Categories: looking back, depression, imagination, light,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

Premium Member SEPTEMBER SONG (triple tanka)
like a lover’s sigh
she tiptoes forth    looking back
those warm memories
birds    still singing    cross over
and sad sunshine...

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Categories: looking back, nature

Premium Member Back Then
Looking back at the summers 
Way back then, when I was ten
The golden sun was still a friend
And the world was good, around each bend

I'm...

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Categories: looking back, childhood, happiness,

Premium Member The Pearl Of Great Price
My pearl of great price,
Will not be a sacrifice,
The love of my life,
My sacred wife,
Her named is Pearl,
She will have nothing to do with Earl,
Of...

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Categories: looking back, allegory, lovewife, love,

Premium Member A man i'll never be
Growing up 
My father and me
He did the best he could
Because once we were three
 
Events happened
And then we were two
His rise and demise
As his...

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Categories: looking back, dedication, devotion, father, inspirational,

Premium Member I Am Mortal Man, Made Of Mere Flesh And Bone
I Am Mortal Man, Made Of Mere Flesh And Bone

Sad and lost soul walked in his old worn shoes,
dark clouds covered his bowed and forlorn...

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Categories: looking back, age, angel, art, beautiful,


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