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Best Old Poems

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

Premium Member Getting Old Is Getting Old
I've grown a bit slower, I've grown a bit fatter,
  my mission each hour: relieving my bladder.
When I was a youngster, I had no...

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© John Watt  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: age, old,
Form: Rhyme

The Old House
Seven generations walked through your door,
Which stood so strong and always welcomed in.
You said goodbye when boys headed to war,
Two soldiers lost to battles they...

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Categories: old, childhood, family, house, memory,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Premium Member Old Lady
"bag of bones"

I wonder if when you look at me
You can't bring yourself to like    the  vanity
Lost  somewhere  inside...

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Categories: old, age, beauty, blessing, judgement,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Just An Old Memory
She’s just an old memory of a younger man’s dreams
An image of love hard to find
I can still see her eyes, taste the joy of...

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Categories: fantasy, lost loveheart, old,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Where the Sycamore Grew

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Categories: old, autumn, family, house, life,
Form: Narrative

The old man sat with eyes closed, dozing in his chair
Until a little voice he heard say “Grandpa, are you there”.

He gazed upon a little...

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Categories: childhood, loss, sadold, child,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member I Want Your Seeds
**"And his name was Jack"**

No one perceives what abides above the clouds. 
A giant, a harp, maybe golden eggs. 
I demand to see and feel...

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Categories: adventure, funny, old, rain,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Sailing the Seas In a Pecan Tree
The wind billows out from the seat of his britches
With determined blue eyes, skinned knuckles and knees
he climbs up the rails nailed from old cedar...

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Categories: adventure, old,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member October Skies
We are apples growing on our parent's tree, planted by our grandparents from the apples of our great-grandparents ~ author

October skies still reflect in your...

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© John Watt  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: old, age, anniversary, autumn, grandparents,
Form: Lyric
This Song Is For My Mother
This song is for my mother
Let her hear me cry
I couldn’t bring myself to write it
‘Til this darkened day arrived
A song about old promises 

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Categories: old, angst, death, dedication, depression,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member If Ever I Don't Know
"A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and 
can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words"

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© John Watt  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: old, age, daughter, father daughter,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Bliss
Ignorance is definitely a description of bliss
Look at Washington if you don’t believe this
They are never on target, they always miss
Their biggest decision is whose...

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Categories: politicalold, old,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member His Golden Essence
The oyster shell 


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Categories: old, appreciation, beauty, father, inspiration,
Form: Monoku
Premium Member Folly of Autumn's Fog
               A coloratura rises 

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Categories: old, age, autumn, life, nature,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Shadow of Me
It was a long time ago, in another age
Where the shifting of the wind
Knew where I began
A place so far away, 
Somewhere distant, in childhood...

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Categories: age, love, me, old,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Sweet Ghost Valentine
An old house I am led to -it is the symbol of
Memories in cobwebs - like those of old lost love.

A storehouse for so many...

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Categories: old, lost love, love, me,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Ageless Seeds of Simple Joys - a Collaboration With Robert Lindley
When walking in splatter of Spring's anticipated rains
blessed is the youth in you, if wearing no shoes;
further given if you can then see rainbow hues

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Categories: old, age, appreciation, happiness, hope,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member No Blue Hair
No blue hair or curls for me.
I’ll grow old naturally.
Hanging breasts and flattened bum,
crooked teeth and graying gum.
Sagging knees and chicken skin,
sunny spots and double...

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Categories: old, age, beauty, funny, hair,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Speak of It Not
Speak of it not,
think of it not,
lest regrets may 
cloud the failing light,
and weariness
a shroud becomes.
This little thing,
once proud in love and lust,
now hides its...

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© Peter Rees  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: old, age, dark, death, feelings,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Cosmos Configurator
When I gaze far off into the night sky
The chaos is not pleasing to the eye.
Seems there was never an overall plan
When the beginning of...

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Categories: fantasy, space, old, star,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Premium Member Where the Heart Resides
Like open arms
These broken gates reach out to me
And lead me to the lonely house
That overlooks the sea

Her door once proud and stately
Now splintered hangs...

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Categories: heart, love, me, old,
Form: Personification
The Special Rose
She sits and rocks, so gently back and forth
Her chin leaning heavily on her chest.
In her hands she cradles, one flat waxed rose
And sighs as...

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Categories: grandparents, lonely, love, old,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member What Lurks Within
What Lurks Within

I picture in my mind an old colonial room,
With a door to the garden where my flowers can bloom.
A window in the...

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Categories: imagination, places, old, old,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Alana Dulcita
Once in a forest, a long time ago,
there dwelt a young maiden, bright, sweet and fair.
Flowers she wore in her long wavy hair,
and each day...

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Categories: fantasygirl, old, sweet, water,
Form: Enclosed Rhyme
Premium Member Bury Me In My Jeans
"I've rode the range now fer nigh on sixty years,
Brandin' dogies and ropin' them wily Hereford steers.
When I come to the end of the trail,...

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Categories: me, old,
Form: Rhyme