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Best Off The Cuff Poems

Below are the all-time best Off The Cuff poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of off the cuff poems written by PoetrySoup members


Off the Cuff
I roll these words in the mere moment
    off the cuff....
    without posy (prims)
    to say...

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Categories: off the cuff, art, lost love, love, writing,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member Politician Perdition
POLITICIAN PERDITION

Do you find yourself analytical
When it comes to things political
Corpulent men in suits and ties
Cheat with promises and lies

With true intent we go to...

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Categories: off the cuff, america, political,
Form: Rhyme
Embroiled
You’re feeling so uncomfortably 
				like a lobster lately,
embroiled in hot controversy
Heated debates swirling all around you,
as your deep-fried life
jumps from the frying pan to the...

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Categories: off the cuff, food, funny, humor, satire,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Positively Trump
POSITIVELY TRUMP

The Economy is booming
No catastrophe yet looming
After choosing Donald Trump
Where recession? where the slump?

But we’re nearing full employment
All who can, in max deployment 
Black...

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Categories: off the cuff, political,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Three Little Pigs
I kept those little pigs alive
to stall the beasty, pursed to huff,
while piglets fled and still survive.

They live immortal and contrive
the hungry masher to rebuff.
I...

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© Cona Adams  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: off the cuff, animal, grandchild, nonsense, nursery rhyme,
Form: Villanelle



Premium Member Over Heard Conversation
Overheard conversation today.
As I was sweeping leaves that way.
And he's talking to one of his friends.
I heard his words flowing my way.

I hear him say...

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Categories: off the cuff, pain, people, relationship, words,
Form: Dramatic monologue
PARASITE
Aint nothing in life so sadly parasitic 
As the smug self-delusional heckling critic 
Full of repressed envy with a manner most vile 
He slithers to...

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Categories: off the cuff,
Form: Didactic
BUBBLEY'S REFRAIN
Drink earth's grape - and liquor's melting
of the sense's grim
clap the heart and soul and dance
the music's justly whim
moisten now life's hurried stance
with temporary oil...

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© Katy Weir  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: off the cuff, funny
Form: Free verse
Rhymes with Stuff
Rhymes with “Stuff”
     By Dane Smith-Johnsen

Bluff is a cliff that above land is laid.
Bluffs are charades to win card games played.
Buff...

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Categories: off the cuff, education, children, kindergarten,
Form: Rhyme
poetry slammin'
poetry slammin'

all this namby pamby poetry stuff
makes me think i've heard enough

shapes and sonnets and simple blank verse
even Iambic meter leaves me feeling averse

quatrains and...

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© Goode Guy  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: off the cuff, funny, on writing and words, slam,
Form: Couplet
My Mom My Star
You've listened to me talk. 
You've listened to me cry. 
You were always there for me.
I asked myself, "Why?"

It's not just that you're my Mother....

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Categories: off the cuff, love, mom,
Form: Enclosed Rhyme
Premium Member The People from Those XXXX-Hole Countries
The People from Those ****-Hole Countries

The people from “those” ****-Hole countries, eh??
Really?? Really?? You don’t say?? I didn’t know that!!
 
This is a recent stream...

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Categories: off the cuff, allusion, america, betrayal, corruption, judgement, political,
Form: Political Verse
word generator for Jan
A symptomatology buff
one morning was feeling quite rough
a cold his prognosis
no strict diagnosis
just one he thought up off the cuff.

Using the word 'symptomatology', from the...

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© Viv Wigley  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: off the cuff, words,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Graduation Speech
I thought I was ready, I stood quite prepared
Before dozens of rows, aware of their stares
Hot, shiny teenagers, looking so wierd...
Capped by flat, tasseled cardboard,...

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Categories: off the cuff, fear, me, words,
Form: Narrative
POEMS AT EIGHTY-ONE
POEMS AT EIGHTY-ONE
By Leonard Kleeman
I started writing poems at the age of eighty-one.
I did it because I enjoyed it and it was lots of fun.
I...

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Categories: off the cuff, on writing and words, write, age,
Form: Light Verse
Shogun Series Bill's side 11 Richard Pickett story
(Continued from Bill's side 10“)
     
    "Never  mind that. I know you well enough to know you...

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Categories: off the cuff, adventureme, work, me, work,
Form: Narrative
down the straight and narrow
So Malcolm has been flirting,
like a player with next to no faith             ...

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Categories: off the cuff, vanity, youth,
Form: Rhyme
Up to Snuff
Everything can feel so tough
When someone isn’t up to snuff.
Your best may not be good enough
Although you try and try.

What often happens off the cuff,
As...

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Categories: off the cuff, health,
Form: Rhyme
Just Dakota Stuff
Mary laid her aces down
     hoping they would be enough,
Had placed her world on the line
     in-between...

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Categories: off the cuff, nostalgia,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Elegy on the Death of Vicente Aleixandre, Translation of Carlos Bousono's poem: Elegia en la muerte
Elegy on the Death of Vicente Aleixandre, Translation of Carlos Bousono’s poem : Elegia en la muerte de Vicente Aleixandre

(Born in 1923, Carlos Bousono, a...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: off the cuff, poets, universe, , literature,
Form: Elegy
Believe And Do Not Bereave
I don't belong or get along, my ways are different from the rest
as hard as I try it just does not fly, I can never...

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Categories: off the cuff, friendship, hope, imagination, inspirational, religionheart, heart,
Form: Rhyme
Kokopelli
 it is chiefly
the hump on his back
that gives grandeur
to the gait of the bearer
more than his whistle
or his antennas

whispering
one estimates off-the-cuff
what the treasure will...

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Categories: off the cuff, history,
Form: Free verse
memory
im shattered im torn
my heart skips a beat its worn
will it stop who knows
my love continues it grows
I hid my pain for so long 
maybe...

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Categories: off the cuff, confusionheart, heart, love,
Form: Rhyme
I Don't Know Why
I don’t know why I let you in
It may have been a moment
Off the cuff, to my chagrin

You were so charming, so sweet, so light...

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Categories: off the cuff, dance, dream, innocence, magic, night, romance,
Form: Light Verse
Eulogies
At funerals, we listen as
The anecdotes are shared.
Some speakers prattle off the cuff
While others are prepared.

The congregation laughs when tales
Embody the deceased.
Those chortles let the...

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Categories: off the cuff, death, funeral, on writing and words,
Form: Rhyme