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Best Notwithstanding Poems

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

Premium Member Discomfort Notwithstanding
hanging in the air
humidity’s heaviness . . .
the river’s slow crawl

On the Mississippi lies the beautiful little city where I once lived. How many times...

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Categories: notwithstanding, life,
Form: Haibun


Shape a picture 
Shape your dreams  
Dreams catcher
Dreams chaser
Chaser is fast
Chaser is slow
Slow runner
Slow track
Track of the costs
Track of the times
Times to...

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Categories: notwithstanding, character, desire, faith, growth,
Form: Blitz
Unlike Thee Athenian
Those rarer men I once fondly 
knew...                  ...

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Categories: notwithstanding, philosophy,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Saudade
It's been eons since
Life took us in diametrically different directions
Yet melancholic memories of you
Still bloom in my mind like a flower, filling me with glee


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Categories: notwithstanding, emotions, fate, longing, metaphor,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Puzzle of Life

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Categories: notwithstanding, destiny,
Form: Couplet

Premium Member All Soft Feathers and Flight Muscles
In the intermediate zone between heaven and hell
opinions and complaints, after much moaning, may
come to be held in common.

The way a flock of chickadees
moves through...

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Categories: notwithstanding, bird, change, day, happy,
Form: Verse
Premium Member In My Skin
In my skin,
I'm proud and free!
This beautiful dark skin
I was born with
And live in
Fills my soul to the brim
With unadulterated pride; 
A few scars 

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Categories: notwithstanding, appreciation, identity, perspective, pride,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member We're All Equal
We must never forget that
we're human beings, above all.
We're God's children, all equal in his eyes.
We need to treat each other 
with the utmost respect...

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Categories: notwithstanding, how i feel, perspective,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member The Battle at Beaver Creek
The Hunters sallied forth... their hearts aglow
    at the fearlessness they displayed.
A pugnacious and merry band of brothers

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Categories: notwithstanding, adventure, humor, youth,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Protection of their own
Alma Mater in denial
Beckons proof of terrible sin
Congregation gather to witness
Defrocked disciple
Endeavours to catch her and hear 
Flagellate in fear of the hounding.

Girl on a...

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Categories: notwithstanding, confusion,
Form: Abecedarian
Premium Member Love, The Only Why
Because you were conceived in love
Because I sang to you each night in the womb
Because I was the first human being to hold you in...

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Categories: notwithstanding, analogy, child, father daughter,
Form: Free verse
At a Distance

Afar off you stand,
fearful of me
because of what ... 
the color of my skin?

At a distance (you deem safe)
do you judge
the worth of me
As you...

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Categories: notwithstanding, discrimination, hate, society, truth,
Form: Dramatic Verse
For Maya Angelou: Like A Cherished Effigy
I hold it up again today; the world,
Pregnant with magical dimples
Of a child's reckless abandon,
And look at the face,
Then I look at the deep cut

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Categories: notwithstanding, bereavement, death, heartbroken, memorial,
Form: Epitaph
passions fate
do you get hot with a passion, 
with the right person, 
close at hand,
the liquid state of subtle dampness, 
when love is in a sweet...

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Categories: notwithstanding, adventure, , fate,
Form: Rhyme
I LOVE MYSTERY and share Godward Meditation
God had a thought
That is the Universe
Including you, sun, stars, grasses
Like the Eternal Author
All else are merely prop and personae

God's thought may be like an...

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© Anil Deo  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: notwithstanding, 12th grade, adventure, allegory,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Life Is an Adventure
Down long lonesome roads of life, I traveled
only resting when I've grown weak and weary
or stumbling on memory lanes, pea graveled
that cause my mournful eyes...

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Categories: notwithstanding, adventure, life, uplifting,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Adjustments

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Categories: notwithstanding, analogy, blue,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Fifty years ago this July
Fifty years ago this July
  Three American astronauts put the lie to 'Why'
On the surface of the Moon they made a pinpoint landing

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Categories: notwithstanding, courage, moon, space, today,
Form: Rhyme
Common Cold
It begins, almost always, with a sneeze, 
Which, in some cultures, 
Invites blessings, 
But, in some others, a curse,
As it’s held to be ominous!
Blessing or...

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© Ram R. V.  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: notwithstanding, funny, irony, philosophy, psychological,
Form: Free verse
An Introduction: an introduction
Considering how many times I set out to pen a small,
Master piece of art, a gem that might underwrite,
The utter liability of being just that...

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Categories: notwithstanding, humorous,
Form: Free verse
Women are priceless treasures
W omen are priceless treasures only mined with the loveliest tool of a caring heart
O ptimism is defined in their ingenuity with a worth irreplaceable...

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Categories: notwithstanding, relationship, romantic, women,
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member In the eye of the hurricane, Translation of Carlos Bousono's poem: En el ojo del huracan
In the eye of the hurricane, Translation of Carlos Bousono’s poem : En el ojo del hurracan

(Ninth in the collection : Metafora del Desafuero, published...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: notwithstanding, natural disasters, nature,
Form: Free verse
Little Sparrow
Thunder roaring across heavens on a cold rainy day,
Her feathers all ruffled, Little Sparrow was in dismay.
Hungry and cold she was, with a broken leg...

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Categories: notwithstanding, bird, children,
Form: Rhyme
it is complete -- 
protestations of the existentialists notwithstanding --
the end of history.
Science is here. 
slammed over me.

and everywhere
the necessity of Standardization.
in my labor 

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© Sam Toil  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: notwithstanding, philosophy, work,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Translation of Cuppiramania Bharathiyar's poem: Kannamma, My Love by T Wignesan
Translation of Cuppiramania Bharathiyar’s poem: Kannamma, My Love! (Kannamma En Kaathali) by T. Wignesan

Yet another poem by the most famous modern Tamil poet, written a...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: notwithstanding, girlfriend, innocence, longing, love,
Form: Dramatic Monologue