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Best Mistake Poems

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


The Best Mistake
You made the mistake and now,
your afraid to face this day. 

Your thoughts are racing through 
and through.

You wonder if your family looks at
you as...

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Categories: mistake, caregiving, confusion, faith, family,
Form: Rhyme



Hands
Featuring: Leonora Galinta
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Take My Hands
I Offer Them To You
Hold Them Tight
Never Let Them Go!!!
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~MY HANDS~

With all the time on my hands
I gave my hands one...

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Categories: mistake, beautiful, beauty, birthday, body,
Form: Free verse
Hidden Beauty
Hidden beauty resides not in the grace like charms
Of coy smiles 
Painted across a gentle Madonnas face.
Nor is she vested within the chastened vows
Of saintly...

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Categories: mistake, beauty,
Form: Rhyme
Your Judas Like Tan
""Child's Play""

You go down like rain,
A wishing star in disguise, 
You scream bloody murder 
-the perfect two face disgrace
Your lips forever stain and reside with...

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Categories: mistake, betrayal, change, conflict, daughter,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Premium Member For One Pass Of Your Breath

you write your words and they make me cry
you write those word and you know i die
but i've died so often now

i held you in...

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Categories: mistake, lost love, love, love
Form: Free verse



PLEASE
~PLEASE~
 
Please pick me up!
Never mind I'm gonna fall, anyways
 
Please show me how to tie my shoes and sing a song! 
Don't worry mommy,...

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Categories: mistake, absence, abuse, anger, cousin,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member The Grake - For Dr Seuss Contest


On a warm summer’s day, in the month of July, 
in a town that’s as small as a grasshopper’s thigh,   
walked a girl...

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Categories: mistake, anti bullying, bullying, courage,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Cookie Jar
Standing on tippy toes
Top shelf 
Reaching
Stretching
Finger tips edging the jar forward
Imagining the taste of chocolate chips on my tongue
Yumm mom's chewy delicious wait till Saturday...

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Categories: mistake, adventure,
Form: Rhyme
Anxiety
This is what it feels like to have your heart racing 
and not knowing when or if it will ever slow down.
Your fatigued body can...

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Categories: mistake, anxiety, slam,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Teardrop
I
ask
you to
mind our
earth, heed
our existence
upon it, care for
 our lives and all that
will occur if we cannot
consider beyond ourselves, 
if we are guided by uncertainty,
when...

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Categories: mistake, abuse, death, earth, life,
Form: Concrete
DELETED POEMS AND FAREWELL
I have deleted the 2 poems I posted earlier today, and instead I offer what will be my final write.  I have read the...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: mistake, moving on,
Form: Elegy
MIDNIGHT HOUR
Into my dreary days
Rode hope on scented lines
In this pool of darkest deep
So bleak.. only love could find
A world of suffocating stench
Pulls me closer to...

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© Lyric Man  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: mistake, dark, deep, depression, dream,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Unforgettable
You are unforgettable 
never alone
No distance to far
a screen prayer or phone

You’ve always been strong 
I know by what I’ve read
It doesn’t matter
those things he’s...

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Categories: mistake, betrayal, farewell,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member A Life Not Lived
I am not remembered in any form or way
Undeserving of their love and respect.
I understand, and yet I grieve.
For myself.

For what I lost
Ignoring the ones...

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Categories: mistake, sad,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast

In the deep core of her skin
I feel a human who is no saint  
Cutting out her heart, ripping everything to...

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: mistake, abuse, beauty, dark, emo,
Form: Epic
Color Me
Color me white, or color me black. Color
me brown, or color me red. Color me 
yellow, but color me to be just me.

Color me anyway...

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Categories: mistake, philosophy, god, me, people,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member It's hard to say
No
A small little word
And yet so hard to say
It tempts me to say
Maybe
Maybe I can make it work
I so desperately want to say yes
It hurts
Crushes...

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Categories: mistake, courage, family, future,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Secret
The Secret
Somewhere someplace not far away a couple lied together.
No talk about the future no talk about forever.
They had lovers of their own their lovers...

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Categories: mistake, betrayal, conflict, confusion, growing
Form: Rhyme
Bloom Not, Wolfsbane
Bloom not, cruel wolfsbane
In this forward spirit of mine
Let the moon dim and wane
For love has diseased my kind 

The girl was luscious in the...

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Categories: mistake, adventure, angst, depression, devotion,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member Contest Surprise
 I wrote a poem for a contest
    And it got some great comments
 I thought it was one of my best
...

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© Joseph May  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: mistake, anxiety,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Warts and all
Warts and all

She made a mistake 
when she kissed  a toad
No castle or carriage 
She chose a rough road
He had a few warts
he wasn't...

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Categories: mistake, appreciation, i love you,
Form: Quatrain
Genie in a Gin Bottle
Her lips caress another cigarette
A fading belle looking for love
The smoke veils a creature of habit
Chasing a young girls dream

But this Genie found the palace...

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Categories: mistake, love, sad,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member POETRY SOUP HEROES FOR CONTEST
To single out special people on soup is such a hard task
So many people have helped me, so it’s a really big ask


I discovered on...

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Categories: mistake, angel, for her, for
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Slippery Day
Winter descended upon the prairie plain
Pelting the ground with freezing rain
Nipping, biting this cold morning air
Thin layers of ice coated everywhere

You get out on the...

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Categories: mistake, adventure
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member True Warmth
Please don't mistake a smile for warmth, it's not
   Behind the surgeon's smile sure lurks a knife
That pal at work you hang out...

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Categories: mistake, care, friendship, judgement, love,
Form: Sonnet