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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 Will You Tie My Shoes When I Grow Old
You were beautiful, 
my tiny child, 
wrapped tightly in my arms, 
close to my heart.
I listened to you breathing.
I counted your fingers
and your toes.
Helpless, 
you...

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Categories: old, caregiving, childhood, daughter, growing up, life,
Form: Narrative



Premium Member Violin
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Categories: old, death, love, rose,
Form: Personification
Premium Member Where The Sycamore Grew
The sun-yellow house seems smaller somehow,
as we look at it now,  with time-worn eyes...

The street seems narrower, and the trees have grown..
and where once...

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Categories: autumn, family, house, life, night, old,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Disposable Wisdom
Each day Annie Lesley opened a can
Her eighty-six-year-old hands trembling
As she sat with her cat and ate pet food
What is wrong with this elder’s rendering?

Pride...

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Categories: old, age, cat, endurance, life, wisdom, world
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Poet Who Never Was
I thought I was a poet who had a pen of gold
With clear access to writing that was mature and bold.
I thought I could go...

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Categories: old, emotions, poetry,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member Wind From The Sea



Inspired by Andrew Wyeth Watercolor Painting -- Wind From the Sea, 1947




Standing in the old house
A strange mixture of feelings erupt within me
My roommates Depression,...

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Categories: old, conflict, depression, forgiveness, hope, love,
Form: I do not know?
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
Gate,
Stood opposite the empty wood
Where the...

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Categories: old, imagery, nostalgia,
Form: Rhyme
Black Diamond Night
Black Diamond Night (a coal miner’s cemetery) 

Where the ebony, we call “NIGHT”,
Old black rocks sit under the twilight
Diamond shape eyes unclear and lonely, 
Sinister...

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Categories: old, body, death, history, lonely, night,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Tell the Night to Hold Me

I made for you, a castle
     But I built it in the sand
        ...

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Categories: old, forgiveness, heartbreak, heartbroken, lost love, love,
Form: Lyric
Hands
Featuring: Leonora Galinta
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Take My Hands
I Offer Them To You
Hold Them Tight
Never Let Them Go!!!
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~MY HANDS~

With all the time on my hands
I gave my hands one...

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Categories: old, beautiful, beauty, birthday, body, giving, power,
Form: Free verse
Forgotten Heroes of the Somme
Over the top lads, for old Blighty! Hold the colours high!
Say a little prayer for me, for this summer day we die.
My brothers from the...

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Categories: old, brother, death, history, life, philosophy, sad,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Starry Starry Night
When Wishes were made on a shooting star
The Heavens looked down and smiled
With sprinkles of stardust on a whisper of moonbeams
They created for us a...

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Categories: old, anti bullying, art, beauty, death, depression,
Form: Dramatic Verse
I Think Of You - An Alternative Universe - 6

From childhood it was a world of two...you and I...
I leaned lightly, leisurely against your heart and you let me in.

We were five I use...

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Categories: old, best friend, cute love, desire, funny
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member The Fallen Poet
(The Fallen Poet)

Shadows, fall from the east
Winter show, white meadows,
Compelling words lost, in a silent world
Beautiful, Bloomingdale is how it goes
Apocalypto-- my very own limbo
Alone...

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: old, absence, confusion, depression, emo, how i
Form: Free verse
Like Ice --- THE WALTZ
"Black Ice"

Sorrow flows from the first sunrise 
Eyes deeper than winter and rainfall
A painful combination never felt before 
At core death awaits
   -...

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Categories: old, absence, allusion, color, dance, depression, lost
Form: Alliteration
Premium Member Courage of Youth, Battle of Ypres, Flanders Field
Courage of Youth, Battle of Ypres, Flanders Field
(A Tribute)

Tough as nails young man with a red right hand
red-fire and whiskey ran in his blood.
Courageous seed...

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Categories: old, conflict, death, fate, sorrow, war, world
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Love in the Silence of the Soul



As a young boy
Sitting in a pew
The winter darkness pressing down
Candlelight waves from hidden drafts
Shadows danced on the walls

I heard the words destined to me
“Be...

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Categories: old, death, love, sorrow,
Form: Narrative
In The Stars
       Written in The Stars 

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Two hearts bleached by the sun
        A...

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Categories: old, fantasy, love, muse, romance, star, stars,
Form: Free verse
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,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Sailing the Seas In A Pecan Tree
The wind billows out from the seat of his britches
With determined eyes, skinned knuckles and knees
He climbs up the rails nailed from old cedar pieces
To...

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Categories: adventure, old,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Real Men Wear Pink
I stand about five feet eight
I'll admit, I'm a tad overweight
Drive an old pick up truck
Not one to pass the buck
At the moment have a...

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Categories: old, character, funny, humor, perspective,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member May it be an Evening Star of Peace - In Collaboration with our PS community Poets
Like the Evening Star guided ancient mariners through calm or troubled seas
Let it guide and help spread this message of Peace to the far ends...

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Categories: old, beautiful, peace, star,
Form: Verse
Premium Member The Dreamer - A Visual Video Poem
POTD 29 April 2019 

Welcome! – Excited to release my second Visual Video Poem. 
(I trust you will enjoy the complete production effects and the...

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Categories: old, dream, fantasy,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Poetry Soap
It’s almost time and I must run
to watch/read Poetry Soap for fun.
It comes on every day at this time
and I don’t want to miss a...

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Categories: old, abuse, conflict, jealousy, love, lust, magic,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member September
"September, beautiful month of my birth, is nigh, but I cannot feel glad."

September, drifting in with glow of moon,
you stifle Summer’s ardor. . . and...

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Categories: old, nature, sad, sun, time,
Form: Terzanelle