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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


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
The sun-yellow house seems smaller somehow,
seeing it now with time-worn eyes...

The street seems narrower, and the trees have grown..
and where once open fields spanned both...

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


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...

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Categories: childhood, loss, sadold, child,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member October Skies
October skies still reflect in your eyes 
the way they once did on that day we were wed.
Autumn's bright leaves recall fond memories
of sweet days...

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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 
Made...

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Categories: old, angst, death, dedication, depression,
Form: Ballad
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 Folly Of Autumn's Fog

                  A coloratura arises 
   ...

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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
thus...

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Categories: old, age, appreciation, happiness, hope,
Form: Rhyme
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
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 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 Three Messengers
Old and ugly and well married is the visage
that I carry, and yet, there is another world
that keeps opening up its magic door.
It sends me...

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Categories: allegory, old, me, old,
Form: Free verse
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
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: age, old, retirement,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Hound Dog Tale
As the 
story
goes...

A
pesky
fly, 
came buzzing by
to rest and munch
and eat his lunch
and have some fun
on the hound dog's 
nose.

The old dog
snoozed 
without a clue
in the...

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Categories: old,
Form: Free verse
What I Like
Don’t you know I like things sweet?
Sewage water and pickled feet
Noses that run like Kenyan jocks
And year old milk that’s kept in socks
Don’t you know...

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Categories: funnyold, old,
Form: Rhyme
Eleven Words
A busy road.
A tree stump.
An old man.

Everyday at eight 'o clock
He sits there, cane tapping
just watching cars go by--
I among them

Such a lonely man
I say...

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Categories: lifeold, tree, old, tree,
Form: Free verse
Sweet Dixie
A land unto its own as old as dirt
Condemned by voguish northern state of mind
This realm you'd be hard-pressed to disconcert
Though his'try would prefer it...

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Categories: old, beautiful, deep, food, happiness,
Form: Sonnet