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Best Marking Time Poems

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


Premium Member Marking Time
daylight hours 
Ozzie and Ben at the picnic table
milkweeds dance across the board
chess match underway all day, every day

many stories shared, some repeated; neither cared...

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Categories: marking time, death, friendship,
Form: Free verse



marking time....to my friends on poetry soup.- the Lord helped me fight death and won.
i don't want to be just marking

time.  i died on november 20,

2008, during surgery.  i was

on a vent when i awakened 

december 2,...

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Categories: marking time, friendship, funny, girlfriend-boyfriend, happiness, health, history,
Form: Free verse
Wonderful worthing Promenade part 2
Candy floss, seaside rock, smoothies, and flags sporting
Union Jacks
Replace the old traditions of striped deckchairs 
And Kiss-Me-Quick hats.
Chipwicks for our salt and vinegar fries
And their...

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Categories: marking time, sea,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The History of a Wasted Mind
“The History of a Wasted Mind”

 

What goes through the mind of a recidivist
Fist full of hate and hurt marking time
Fist full of history, got...

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Categories: marking time, abuse, child abuse, war,
Form: Free verse
Yesterdays People
 

Their days are very much the same
Like soldiers marching to the drum
The cadence of the ticking clock
Marking time as each day passes

They wrap themselves...

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Categories: marking time, life, peopleautumn,
Form: Free verse



Obsession Part 1
...inspired by 'Portrait of a Lady' by T.S. Eliot


On winter days the view outside is nebulous at best,
within, the furniture is as it alway was,...

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Categories: marking time, hope
Form: Verse
Premium Member Placebo - Part 2
"Placebo - Part 2"



There’s little sins and HUGE SINS
Little mistakes, possibly forgiveable.
HUGE MISTAKES, HUGE SINS?
That’s a different kind of metronome
marking time over a head, while
a...

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Categories: marking time, abuse, addiction, child abuse, children, dark,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Lewis Trap
“The Lewis Trap”



Well, of course he's misanthropic
He’s a Misanthropic Man
The Devil’s in the details
Buried deep under the covers
Of bedtime stories, slithers ‘neath loose sand

A Liddell...

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Categories: marking time, abuse, addiction, child abuse, imagery, judgement,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Pheonix: Bleeding Hearts and Blue Violets
"PHOENIX: Bleeding Hearts and Blue Violets”


 

Broken Hearts bleeding red
You lie in white sheets
Turning in the crisp clean pages muddy with
Black Dogs barking in your...

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Categories: marking time, children, daughter, faith, family, imagery, love,
Form: Free verse
The Fall of Summer
Yesterday she  left , warm and sunny ,all  pleasant and funny
Spend some time with me she said, for soon I will leave
I lingered...

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© jim joyce  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: marking time, seasons, summer, dark, dark, green, magic,
Form: Free verse
The Boogeyman
Walking through portraitures discordant nightmare

Acutations better part, of singulars far too long?!

Enunciating endogenous skeletons; less proxy....

Amid the harrowing graveyard of their bones

Decaying biosphere chambers these...

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Categories: marking time, life, love, passion, time,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member romantic - haiku
romantic - haiku

steaming interlude
trembling geysers marking time
soft cloud at climax


3/3/2015
visual two
...

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Categories: marking time, passion,
Form: Haiku
To have but not to hold
I cannot offer a gift for you to hold,
no millefiori paperweight of brightly coloured glasses,
or fancy timepiece cast from golds of yellow and white,
for it...

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Categories: marking time, friendship, love
Form: Free verse
Obsession

...inspired by 'Portrait Of A Lady' by T.S. Eliot


On winter days the view outside is nebulous at best,
within, the furniture is as it always was,...

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Categories: marking time, angst, devotion, universe,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Romans
"Romans"



Believe this
Nothing can separate us
No false imitation 
Nor a usurper possessed by
covetous notion
Nothing can separate us
Not the deepest darkness
of any Black Ocean

The highest barred walls
where...

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Categories: marking time, bible, faith, forgiveness, freedom, god, inspiration,
Form: Free verse
Clearing The Path
Clearing The Path

Thoughts keep running across the  mind
In search of answers hard to find
On a journey down here below
Just don’t know which way I...

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Categories: marking time, faith, life, loss
Form: Sonnet
The Watcher
The Watcher 
The Watcher 
When the seventeen men neared the end of the bridge only one remained in 
sight all the others were lost in...

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Categories: marking time, education, faith, imagination, mystery, parody, people,
Form: Free verse
Shredded Lives
The flick-flack of the shredded Flag, the bugle marking time

The Soldier laid to rest, midst those that went before

The crosses like snow-white trees, stunted before...

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Categories: marking time, veterans day, war,
Form: Rhyme
Oh Son Of Mine-
Oh son of mine- Oh son of mine’
I reel and rock sit marking time
Can’t you see or are you so blind
Oh son of mine- Oh...

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Categories: marking time, life, loss, sonson, son,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Immolation




"Immolation"




I move into you like a roaring Queensland Summer
You’re overtaken by heat, yet think I’m unobtainable
I’m too far away

A grown-arsed man 
owns the footsteps he...

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Categories: marking time, life, love, muse,
Form: Free verse
Blessing or Curse
The sun casts shadows marking time as it passes by.
Weeks, months, years gone in a blink of an eye.
For some a life long struggle takes...

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Categories: marking time, blessing, destiny, feelings, how i feel,
Form: Quatrain
Sitting Atop Time's Pumpkin Patch
You spend many years amid some crowd their world
Marking time about shadows ? Wanting, myself to react
Perhaps spin a loop or two and nucleus how...

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Categories: marking time, art, baby, cancer,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member The Clock
THE CLOCK
Tick, Tick, Tick,Tick
You count my life away.
No room to be sick
So little to time to play.
Bodiless face and hands
Attract my every gaze.
And determine all...

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Categories: marking time, life, time,
Form: Rhyme
SLOW POKES
 SLOW POKES
by
JOHN M. ARRIBAS


A gut wrenching sight I witnessed this morn
A tragic  encounter that left me forlorn
I saw stumbling wrecks of what was...

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Categories: marking time, appreciation, caregiving, celebration, devotion, giving, inspirational,
Form: Rhyme
Obsession Part 1
...inspired by 'Portrait Of A Lady' by T.S. Eliot


On winter days the view outside is nebulous at best,
within, the furniture is as it always was,...

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Categories: marking time, lost love,
Form: Verse