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Best Nebraska Poems

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

Premium Member Driving Alone Through the Sand Hills of Nebraska
My love is light (a fairy kiss?)          

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Categories: nebraska, lost love,
Form: Blank verse

Premium Member Don't Throw Me Away
You look at me so uninviting;
I may have some missing teeth, stumble when I walk, bout' to FALL!!!
Stutter when I talk, but yet I'll still...

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Categories: nebraska, anxiety, appreciation, blessing, caregiving,
Form: Ballade
Premium Member Poetry
You ask what poetry can mean to me?
No glib reply will leap forth from my tongue.
As well to ask if food and drink might be

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Categories: nebraska, appreciation, imagination, inspiration, meaningful,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member The Absentee Student Takes His Test
He’s never heard one lesson of this class,
but has to get a grade in history.
So he’s shown up at last, sure he will pass
the test...

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Categories: nebraska, school,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member My Guardian Angel
As I was on an errand today
I had nothing on my mind
Until I saw the carcass of an unfortunate deer
And noticed the scavengers quite near


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Categories: nebraska, faith, inspirational, love, god,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Ghosts of South Dakota Intro

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Categories: nebraska, inspirational, life, love, children,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member On The Wings Of A Dragonfly
I walked down the hospital corridor
And a dragonfly I see
Staring through the window pane
Looking just for me.

My mind immediately took wings
And soared above the clouds

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Categories: nebraska, death, devotion, love, sympathy,
Form: Verse
You Have My Permission to Shoot Me
( … if you catch me doing one of these.)

Naming any baby Finton, 
voting for Hillary Clinton, 
complimenting Nascar, 
moving to Nebraska, 
using "literally" to...

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Categories: nebraska, humorous,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member White Mittens

Fog came early to Nebraska,
and slender churches became hidden.
Pastors came out of them with scarves,
their children tight-dressed 

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© Julia Ward  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: nebraska, weather,
Form: Free verse

Jack was sitting poker faced 
With bullets backed by bitches.
Neal hunched at the wheel 
Puttin everyone in stitches.
He was braggin 'bout 
This nurse he'd screwed,...

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Categories: nebraska, america, time, travel,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Abandoned School House
On the wind-swept Nebraska prairie sits a building in wretched shambles,
Surrounded by a sagging fence and overgrown with prickly brambles.
It was once a bustling one-room...

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Categories: nebraska, nostalgia, school,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Legend of the Red October Run
Dedicated to the 2000 National College Football Champions, the Oklahoma Sooners 


Over fifty years, boy and man, I’ve been a Sooners fan
Watched and reveled in...

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Categories: nebraska, adventure, autumn, desire, football,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Daniel
My dad was always this mystery
A shadow from the past I never knew
My mom rarely talked about him
And I never begged for another clue
I met...

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© ... Gigno  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: nebraska, brother, dad, father, dad,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member THE EARTH
I can not help but wonder
When God created the earth
How did He think of all the things
It takes to make it work

I know God is...

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Categories: nebraska, faith, imagination, inspirationalgod, nature,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Musing or Amuseing Part 1
	Now that time is getting shorter for the arrival of my new home it has put quite a 
stress on Shirlee and Fred.  They...

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Categories: nebraska, funnyday, home, day, home,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Musing or Amuseing Part 2
	I like it when I go with one of them as I don't have to drive and I can enjoy 
God's  wonders.  Yesterday...

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Categories: nebraska, imagination
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member A Gift Of Real Love
As I sit and gaze at your picture
I travel back to days of yore
To the ranch on the Nebraska prairie
And the place where you called...

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Categories: nebraska, faith, family, life, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I'm A Teen This is What I Struggle With
             {This "Free Verse" entry Received HONORABLE MENTIONS

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Categories: nebraska, anxiety, community, confusion, depression,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Premium Member Our Love Story PART 1
My granddaughters asked me one day
"Grammy, how did you date
Going to an all girl school
Wasn't it pretty hard for you?"

They were at that dating age

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Categories: nebraska, devotion, happiness, love, wedding,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member One Old Farmer-With No Name

He was a maverick on a country lane
A bit peculiar, but not ashamed
He never said much to make us stare
But, quietly lived with a certain...

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Categories: nebraska, people,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Roger Williams
~Roger Williams~

R-oger Williams, his music is timelessly delightful.There's no
O-ther in the world like him.He started to play piano at age three.A
G-raduated of I.S.U.Drake University,and Julliard...

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Categories: nebraska, beautiful, celebrity, music, tribute,
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member Brigham Young
Brigham Young, the Mormon prophet
Pointed to the west; they crossed it
North, east, south, west sent colonies,
And has his name on universities.

Brigham Young, who led the...

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Categories: nebraska, america, community, culture, hero,
Form: Clerihew
Memorial Stadium
It was the Nebraska Corn Huskers annual spring game
When near the end they called out Jack Hoffman's name
A seven year old boy on treatment break...

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Categories: nebraska, courage, football, joy, ,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Life Or Death Eternity
Standing tall in heaven, beyond the walls of eternity;
              Up placement to...

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Categories: nebraska, celebration, christian, death, dedication,
Form: Ballad
Malcolm X
It is not as simple as merely changing one's name
You must understand the cauldron before that came
And the hustler's hair caught fire burning into red...

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Categories: nebraska, black african american, prayer,
Form: Verse