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Best Metaphor Poems

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


Indian Ink
“Indian Accent”

Hear the whispers inside

Chanting from long ago
Echoes come and go
Losing time in a soft eternal glow

A beautiful and delicate autumn mountain scene
Dry blue eyes...

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Categories: metaphor, abuse, autumn, death, deep,



Quarantine of the Soul
-Quarantine of the Soul-


Tranquil pills fall deep like the night
A sweet fangless course
Bites with no remorse
Your eyes struggle to read my ageless soul
Lost 
Dark
You open...

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Categories: depression, emo, future, metaphor,

Premium Member The End
The End

Seeing through these cold dead eyes now,
This world looks much different.

The scars of one’s life entire,
Appear now for all to see.

What once meant everything,
Really...

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Categories: metaphor, change, death, god, heaven,

Premium Member Snow -a Sleep
Snow -
a sleep
descending on the twilight streets;
Snow, in silent fields you lie pristine
beneath moon’s glow, a blanket shimmering.
Oblivion serene!
Tranquilly envelop me in
Sleep -
a snow;
the more...

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Categories: metaphor,

Premium Member Love's Alchemy is Eternal
Love’s Alchemy is Eternal

Your look, touch, and scent now so perfect pure,
Enchants my true emotions and soaring passion.
I knoweth now our love shall always endure,
As...

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Categories: metaphor, dream, emotions, god, heaven,

Premium Member Ballad of an Unsung Hero
Vivid flashbacks from bloodshed battles
his soul still ravaged by devious dictators,
cries from fallen comrades still echo in his mind,
but he continues to walk upon a...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: analogy, metaphor, political,

Premium Member Sand Castle De Mal
~Sand Castle De Mal~

Beauty sails along the shores of life
Out there broken dreams form above sand dunes
Silent, God listens to the triumph of his creation



3-14-2015
3...

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: metaphor, beautiful, beauty, deep, dream,

Premium Member Yellow Shoes in the Darkness
Walking through the land of shadows 
wearing my yellow shoes
With each and every step
I created color and hues

The shadows started retreating
As color permeated the ground
Out...

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Categories: me, metaphor, places, yellow,

POETRY FOR POETS: i own this- edition
Well hopefully you've read the last "Poetry for Poets", now here's the one I wanted to write, enjoy...

POETRY FOR POETS 
(I own this- edition)

Poems
more organic...

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Categories: creation, metaphor, poems, poetry,

The Crofter's Moon
There's a chilly air where it used to shine
There's a misty breeze through the purple vine.

In a fading summer tick-tock sounds
 move backwards marking every...

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Categories: feelings, metaphor, moon,

Premium Member When Again We Meet
When Again We Meet

Softly he says, "should I die do not wait for me." She smiles,
"just as the moon exhales no light without first a...

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© FJ Thomas  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: metaphor, absence, appreciation, death, devotion,

Premium Member Those Words
I speak my thoughts with gentleness
The things I need to say with care
Thoughts held in my hands, gone through my fingers,
balanced on my fingertips...
... sent...

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Categories: inspirational, metaphor, words,

Premium Member Enlightenment
There is a land where peaceful giants dwell
A magic forest, on a mountainside
Its waterfall carved out a wishing well
Where wishes ride a giant waterslide

An old...

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Categories: fantasy, metaphor, nature,

Devils Deadly Dime
Devils deadly dime

The sign said no grown-up at the playground.
Tripping on a penny, like a mime!
My hand is in my pocket with the dime I...

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Categories: metaphor, abuse, day, irony, judgement,

Premium Member Sea Song

Oh precious, dulcet diva, oceantide ... you, of sand and foam 
  and abundance, all your moods and meanderings speak deep
   ...

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Categories: metaphor, analogy, appreciation, beach, imagery,

Premium Member My Melodious Muse
** I apologize, but if you're viewing this on a phone, it probably wont look right, as the browser page on a phone is not...

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Categories: analogy, inspiration, love, metaphor,

Premium Member The Poem Garden
I have a little garden
growing on a page.
No mint, I beg your pardon.
I hope that there is sage.

It’s ideas I plant there
to see what they...

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© P.S. AWTRY  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: garden, metaphor, poems, poetry,

Northern Slaves
In the silent breathing of night,
treading through 
the darkness and the hush
(A heavy band of slave)
like black ants snaking
through the forlorn distance.
Grieving with tears
Of yesterdays...

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Categories: emotions, metaphor, sad, slavery,

My Solace, A Poet's Thoughts on Poetry
The wonder of nature you describe with the color of feelings 
that even the blind sees the beauty, for you anoint with your sight.
From my...

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© KP Nunez  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: imagery, metaphor, poetry,

The Philosopher
*Based on Plato's Allegory of the Cave

Numb fists with bloody wrists 
chained to crumbling walls.
Glazed eyes that never spy 
a single truth or fault.
Dim light...

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Categories: metaphor,

Premium Member Snowflakes
Sunlight glistens off crystal snowflakes
As they float and flutter through the sky
Like butterflies in their freedom of flight,
Never knowing where they might alight.
They leave us...

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Categories: beauty, metaphor, snow, winter,

Premium Member Take Me Somewhere Exotic
The pungence of heartbreak swelters
in the tangled dreadlocks of love-lies-bleeding
Take me somewhere exotic
to breathe not the foul aroma
of disappointment and despair
Show me fields laced with...

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Categories: metaphor, color, imagery, lost love,

Premium Member A Psychedelic Whistle Plays a Rhythm into the Darkness
A Psychedelic Whistle Plays a Rhythm into the Darkness

Entering the dark side of a moonbeam on this evil lens of life,
A gruesome old man recreates...

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Categories: metaphor, dark, evil, fantasy, horror,

Premium Member To Sail the Sky

Cast tie-lines to the shadowy depths above
                  ...

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Categories: adventure, imagination, metaphor, sea,

Premium Member Breath To Breath

They say, to mend an injured heart, move on,
          And thus, I've done so, time-and-time-again,
 ...

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Categories: analogy, lost love, metaphor,