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Best Old School Poems

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


The Old School Yard
Children's laughter during

recess, Jungle Gym, monkey bars,

kick ball, all happened long ago

on the old school yard.

Playing marbles for keeps

on our knees was a treat

i looked...

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Categories: old school, childhood, nostalgiaschool, old, old,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member Old School Flirting
Old School Flirting that actually worked

Pardon my french but you swivel my chisel and you look as happy as a clam, I am head over...

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© Bobby May  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: old school, education, old, school,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member 4th Grade Music Room
Under her guidance, we stood at attention
forming a row  for the national anthem
"Oh Say, Can You See?"...( familiar old words )
We would warble in...

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Categories: old school, 4th grade, nostalgia, old,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Lest we Forget
I remember those days when just a kid,
the old ten shilling note, and the odd quid.*
Teddy boys in their drain pipes, fur collars
smelling of nicotine,...

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Categories: old school, nostalgia, school, old, old,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Another class reunion



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Categories: old school, age, old, school,
Form: Senryu



Premium Member Straight to Hell - A Short Story
I was a seventeen year old senior in a coed, catholic high school.  Our gym classes however were still all boys and all girls....

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© Joe Flach  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: old school, life, day, school, teacher,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Problems
Problems many of which are not getting solved
not because I'm not resolved but because I delay
to savor the day, the moon and the season
which is...

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Categories: old school, child, dad, games, old,
Form: Verse
My dream wedding day
Looking at the first blush of the morning,
I know its the perfect day for a wedding.
The big fat white wedding, the dream,
To which every little...

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Categories: old school, confusion, depression, faith, family,
Form: Rhyme
The Rubber Boot
Sitting staring out the window for my sister to return
An overwhelming sadness, my stomach in a churn.
She a half day at school and I have...

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Categories: old school, childhood, funny, sister, sorry,
Form: Rhyme
PROFESSORS OF THE SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS
Some people are of the belief, that teacher come from one place
From a school or university, with degrees all over the wall
Know great big fancy...

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© Danny Nunn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: old school, educationschool, teacher, old, time,
Form: I do not know?
Undo and Redo
If I could go back,
and knew what I know,
I’d change a few things,
and shake up the flow.
I might go to class,
be where I should be,
Say...

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Categories: old school, allegory, analogy, old, school,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Walking to School
A walk to school out of the backdoor, through the homemade back gate, through a narrow alley,
Cars parked on the curb, guarded by paraffin lamps,...

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Categories: old school, nostalgia, school, old, old,
Form: Prose Poetry
The toy collector
Toy collector:

He holds the bear gently in his old wrinkled hands as he gazes into its kind beaded eyes. The toy collector sees love lined...

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Categories: old school, childhood, dedication, family, children,
Form: Ballad
Heraldry And Tribute
I'm just a sputtering old fool,
Muttering old school rules,
When times made more sense,
And neighbors were your friends.

Now trapped by utter frailty,
And fear of today's reality,
My...

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Categories: old school, life, social, school, old,
Form: Ballad
call me on my butterscotch
1. heath ledger resides in my closet
2. i don't smoke
3. my weight worries me
4. i tell them everything
5. cats are better than dogs
6. cats should...

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Categories: old school, judgement, nonsense, old, school,
Form: List
Memories Of The Past
This air blows around me 
Reminds me of the good old days
High school days which are past
Gone never to return
Old faces come and go
My head...

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Categories: old school, history, sad, time, school,
Form: I do not know?
little johnathan
My name is little Jonathan, I am old 4 years old 

My daddy never loved me; my mummy’s hugs are cold 

My sister is always...

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Categories: old school, school, old, home, child,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member For the School
The school I’ve worked for half my teaching years is feeling more
and more the woes of these hard times.  I walk the corridor,
remembering the...

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Categories: old school, workschool, god, old, god,
Form: Rhyme
My school
One afternoon while cleaning the cupboard,
encountered my old school magazine,
in a flash came all the feelings,
the intimate feeling when we were 
togetter, playing,enjoyed studing.
sharing our...

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Categories: old school, schoolschool, beautiful, old, beautiful,
Form: Narrative
Best of Friends
He was to be for my daddy, they'd said
as they scooped him up from the pick up bed
He was speckled & flop eared & soft...

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Categories: old school, animals, family, children, friendship,
Form: Cowboy
My Dear Old Friend... (Please Read)
They bullied him for being different
Said he was strange
They told him he didn't belong
All 'cause he was gay
After school he would run
'Cause he knew the...

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Categories: old school, sadschool, old, home, home,
Form: I do not know?
Clippings
I received a gift in the mail today
Twas an old tattered box, mailed from mother

It was my Dad's wallet and pocket knife
The wallet contained clippings...

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© Gary Jones  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: old school, death, life, loss, social,
Form: Free verse
Peri-Gonvre'(The Last of the Nerd who passed on)PART 1
Somewhere in the distant hill
lies a dilapidated old house that might give one chill
An old gentleman and his lady fare
were loners of life because they...

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Categories: old school, angst, family, introspection, life,
Form: Narrative
A trip for a friend with the flu
A walk down Thomas Lane


Knotty Ash Pub  closed on left
On right the boy scout hall
We’re on the  left side of 
the tram tracks...

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Categories: old school, history, nostalgia, school, old,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Senryu 50th


                        class...

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Categories: old school, age, old, school, sports,
Form: Senryu