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Best Norms Poems

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


Premium Member Choosing Sides

Even as a child of God -
when it came right down to it
she stood firmly on her child’s side
not God’s 

.. and damn
how I envied...

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Categories: norms, angst, appreciation, introspection, irony,
Form: Free verse



I Just Have My Pen To Fuel
"Where do we poets go?”
I wish I could know
and trace a path of glory
which I admire in awe.
*****
The words I do follow
into them resides my...

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Categories: norms, deep, devotion, emotions, fire,
Form: Free verse
Soliloquy of Abandoned Lighthouse

O hear I chant clinging to a sullen northern shore,
tempestuous serene rocky beach that you so adore,
sultry soliloquy sturdy stifled structure sings,
a witness of forgotten...

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Categories: norms, hope, light, loneliness, ocean,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Knee-jerk Reaction
Love is an act of endless forgiveness,
a tender look which becomes a habit ~ Peter Ustinov



An outpouring of feelings
that surges up from the heart
and splashes...

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Categories: norms, 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Free verse
Merry Spring
I write when beauties step into my heart
and when the Muse unveils her very art.

I write when to a wonder, my soul leaps
and when the...

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Categories: norms, beauty, heart, hope, inspirational
Form: Couplet



Prophecy of Sand
Men, they say
Dominators
Slayers
Conquerors

We have been subjugated by their culture and rules
The norms and the religions of masculine fools
The laws and the clowns
The world one day...

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Categories: norms, dedication, divorce, history,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Shuffled From Heart To Heart


When kids get placed in foster care,
they get shuffled from heart to heart.
And a break in the chain of love,
goodbye precedes every new start.

Trusting eyes...

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Categories: norms, care, child, emotions, family,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Contest Consternation
Do you ever write….just to write
Just to let your heart explode
Into a kaleidoscope of word colors
Embellishing the page of someone's life?

Does everything have to be...

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Categories: norms, community, poetry, words,
Form: Free verse
She Will Rise
Her dreams entangled in twisted ropes
perturbed fate of banished desires
innocence shriveled in raging fires
they haven't known her bubbling hopes.

Her existence exhausted in spiral cobwebs
blazing her...

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Categories: norms, analogy, inspiration, journey,
Form: Enclosed Rhyme
Premium Member Headed for the Gristmill
Yesterday’s sweet corn
     now rests among the shucked,
          where norms’ victims lay.

Side-by-side...

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Categories: norms, angst, metaphor,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member My Friend, My Love
I imagine being there in enchanting places
Conjuring up insights of sensuous images
Driving friendship to threshold of romance
Confessing my love when she isn't around.

When the uplifting...

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Categories: norms, friend, friendship love, love,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Locked Leap

               Is it love or trust, mutual desire or strong will
...

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Categories: norms, love, passion, trust,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member ELEMENT OF WATER-BEARER

Unorthodox, this water- bearer rules,
an Aquarian god moody yet calm in the
face of persistent winds…his pail of wine
gushing on mouths of February streams,
like an outpour...

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Categories: norms, character, february, mystery,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Hidden Woman
I’m tired of trying to tame her
Of needing to blame her
Of trying to keep her colors
Locked within the lines
The sad confines
Of this life

She is there
Always...

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Categories: norms, how i feel, identity,
Form: I do not know?
Rain - Liquid Angel
Rain - her story is in her forms
past, present or future, same are norms

Rain – she has a complaint
dislikes being quoted as she (Rain) is...

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Categories: norms, naturelife,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Poetic Caress


I write of things that are real,
and yet, so hard to express.
And encourage hearts to feel
with a poetic caress.

My pen interrogates pain,
exposing the hidden dirt.
And...

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Categories: norms, feelings, how i feel,
Form: Quatrain
Diamonds of Inspiration
Those eyes of yours
Holding a bunch of blue sky 
Have been inspiring me lifelong
To seek rhyme and song
In turbulence  
A Buddha like balance

Then you,...

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Categories: norms, beauty, blue, image, inspiration,
Form: Free verse
Pentagram
Pentagram house of worshipers
Voices of chants Echoes 
Red skins in lust 
Boiling in passion 
Black in shadows 
Naked in bodies 
Dirt in pearls
Enchanting
As  Sky...

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© isa mahrie  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: norms, adventure, angst, lifedark, dark,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Pterodactyls Thriving
Pterodactyls Thriving

On steamy summer days as warm waves lap the shore
     The pelicans pass over in perfect V-form

Their silhouettes appear dark...

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Categories: norms, animals, imagination, mystery
Form: Couplet
Premium Member YangTruth with YintegralBeauties
Beauty, like Truth,
speaks eternal promise
of timeless decomposition.

Flexing Grace
effects empathic Truth
optimizing promise prophets past
reiterating Golden Mythic Creation Stories.

Many have mentioned strength of compassion
and tenacious flexibility of...

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Categories: norms, health, love, nature, religion,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Tinge Of Purple Rests Within My Heart
Tinge Of Purple Rests Within My Heart

Tinge of purple rests within my tired heart
Soft touches of a heavy old soul
Now pulling on my heavy empty...

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Categories: norms, age, art, death, life,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member I cannot stand poetic forms - for contest
I  cannot stand poetic forms
I like them less than winter storms
they force me into ancient norms
of rhyming words in angry swarms
for I was frightened...

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Categories: norms, humor, poetry, writing,
Form: Verse
Premium Member No Rhyme, No Reason
Where is the rhyme; where is the reason
Discrimination takes many forms
Cultural differences enrich us
Why should others conform to our norms

Religion’s often the cause of wars
Each...

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Categories: norms, social
Form: Quatern
Premium Member I Prefer Those Daring To Just Write
I Prefer Those Daring To Just Write


I prefer my poetry very raw and real
giving life and emotion to be seen
A prize, a parade - the...

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Categories: norms, poetess, poetry, poets, word
Form: Rhyme
A New Age
Step right up it's all the rage, 
 it's the dawning of a brand new age. 
The wonderful world of Iron and Clay, 
 finally...

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Categories: norms, bible, evil, future, god,
Form: Rhyme