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Best Odd Poems

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

Odd Od Dodo

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Categories: odd, appreciation, bird, introspection, society,
Form: Shape

Premium Member One Brief Moment
Look...See how long nights are drawing in.
Dreary birdsong gradually abates -
Opaque dusk grows dim;
And just outside the creaky little garden
Stood opposite the empty wood
Where the...

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Categories: odd, imagery, nostalgia,
Form: Rhyme
The sacred art of dying
darkness come caress me now
and as I die I weep
my body lies here limp and 
I prepare myself for eternal 
a million miles of...

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Categories: odd, deathme, me,
Form: Rhyme
I Wish I Was An Octopus
I wish I was an octopus,
Way down in the depths of the sea,
With suckers so comical, face diabolical,
Kooky as kooky can be!

Hurray! Hurray! I’d be...

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Categories: odd, animal, fun, funny, humorous,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member An Eulogy Of Sorts, That, Hopefully, Lends Itself To Daver
Do not vainly look in those remote
That, once, were acquainted with a 
Small part of me;         ...

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Categories: odd, appreciation,
Form: Rhyme

Have a lovely day

Have a lovely day

Pushed now to the limit by a never ending whisper
Lost behind the meaning of a question I can’t hear
Dreaming of a day...

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Categories: odd, goodbye,
Form: Rhyme
From Dovecote Hill

From Dovecote Hill, my thoughts spill down on drowsy mill-town streets
and run the maze of alleyways where once my youthful feet
traced winding paths...

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Categories: odd, home, memory, youth,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member On My Mother Passing


i wanted to keep my mother physically with me
but it would be like trying to hold the sun
like in life she still...

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Categories: odd, cheer up, mother, mother
Form: Narrative
Held aloft
We'd laid old George to rest the week before,
at ninety-one he now rejoined his wife,
no heirs to his estate, so one thing more
to do, and...

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© Viv Wigley  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: odd, heartbreak,
Form: Sonnet
A Bad Day at the Eye Doctor's- a true story
"It was 6 or 7 years ago
Or so I'd like to think
I traveled to my eye doctor..
(I should'a seen a "shrink"!!)

My dad and I we...

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© tom bell  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: odd, funny, life, mystery, me,
Form: Burlesque
A Letter Home To Rome'
My dearest Claudia, 

     For eighteen months, I've been at this Jerusalem outpost.
     "Tis you and young...

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Categories: odd, faith, inspirational,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member One Stone - Unknown
you May-
think me odd    perhaps strange 
peculiar and off the wall-
but I
like to wander cemeteries

among    rows   ...

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Categories: odd, heartbroken, memorial, peace, sad,
Form: Free verse
The Truth About ADHD
Growing up with ADHD forces you to adapt,
impulsive behaviour controls how you react,
attention span wanders and naturally distracts,
you face an impact, that in fact, doesn't...

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© Nick Trim  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: odd, anti bullying, perspective, psychological,
Form: Rhyme
Had Hoped to Find
Had Hoped to Find

While searching, seemed so hard to tell,
Which would be our most favorite shell; 
Had to constantly, consistently compare,
As they laid on seashore...

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© James Horn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: odd, beach, spiritual,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member At the Golden Dawn of Understanding
It was late in gorgeous springtime, and I was teaching my class,
A lesson in African history, and the events of time's hourglass.

My fourth graders were...

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Categories: odd, africa, christian, education, history,
Form: Couplet
The Mostly Ignored Rant of the Contest Judge
I set a contest carefully
called ‘Write about something from under the sea’ -
an octopus or a manta ray!
“A manta ray? What’s that you say?
No, no,...

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Categories: odd, poetry, poets,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Finding BigFoot
For BigFoot I searched everywhere.
In all the Northwest, he’s not there!
Then I thought I might know
where a BigFoot might go . . .
so I went...

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Categories: odd, funny love,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Nevermore Will Raven Return
 *Note:  A 60-year annual tradition that involved a mysterious visitor leaving three 
roses at the grave of writer Edgar Allan Poe on the...

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Categories: odd, mysteryhouse, loss, birthday, grave,
Form: Narrative
Sarah's Story - Mental Illness
Sarah’s Story - Mental Illness

Sarah, the “Crazy Lady,” was a familiar sight,
roaming the streets any time of day or night.
Her foul body odor announced her...

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Categories: odd, crazy, depression, hurt, mental
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Intangible
There was change, an odd pulse 
A new cadence, and tone, in the place I called home
where my mother had been
Where white fences stretched out...

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Categories: odd, change, childhood, conflict, father,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Where Did The Years Go
Remember years ago, when you were fit
Now you can't stand too long, before you have to sit
And all the times that you ran to catch...

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Categories: odd, age, old, retirement,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Bird and A Boy
      One day as a boy, I went down to the sea,
   Clambered o'er rocks way out to...

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Categories: odd, beach, bird, childhood, nature,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Night Before Christmas
'Twas the night before Christmas' ...
          And with finances dead,

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Categories: odd, christmas, funny, humorous, satire,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Live Or Die, You Couldn't Do Both
Live Or Die, You Couldn't Do Both

Upon that dark ground, life was bloody and blue
all dark mists brought more than was due.
Dusty storms, blew about...

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Categories: odd, art, creation, dark, death,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Dark Rainstorm
The chaotic cadence of falling rain
begins striking the pavement in evening's hours.
Up on the roof I hear the steady gain

of drops as sprinkling now becomes...

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Categories: odd, dark, imagery, rain,
Form: Ottava rima