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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


Premium Member The Old School Desk
Today, meandering through the clutter of the local antique store,
I almost tripped and fell over an object partially hidden on the floor!
My hands came to...

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Categories: old school, nostalgia, school, school, me, school,
Form: Rhyme



Old School
I can turn up that street any time I wish;
I pass that post box frequently enough,
But there is no returning, that’s the twist,
Time’s poker faced,...

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Categories: old school, nostalgia,
Form: Sonnet
Old School
Should it be the year three-thousand seventeen,
  I shall still write as an 'old' wizard,
  forgotten it seems for the charlatans,
  and...

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Categories: old school, art,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Scars Left Behind
Remembering the days of yesteryear
when family ties were held most dear,
gas lamps flickered in the back street
while most of us danced a different beat.
Tragic alleyways...

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Categories: old school, nostalgia, school, life, school,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member voices
So many voices, both men and women all talking at once, it was dark.
I don’t understand a word of what they are saying.
I'm trying to...

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Categories: old school, dark, death, dream, heart, voice,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Last Flight
Squadron leader to his Sergeant.

Another fatality Felicity,
another regimental letter of commiseration,
another space to type in with a name a rank
another space to enter our lives,
on...

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Categories: old school, angst, death of a friend,
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, school, song,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member Two Pathways Destined
Oh we made our choices in life and tried so very hard
Nothing’s easy when the old school buried deep mentally,
Being street wise we fought many...

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Categories: old school, life, love,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Punctuation Crisis
Un-nerved by formal sentencing assemblies,
Marks and Words, bound by conjunctive amenity.
The tried beliefs that short cuts speed words into action.
Made stuffy Old School feel out...

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Categories: old school, identity,
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, school, drug,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member HELLO MISTER PRESIDENT - from A Neighborhood Child
“HELLO, MR. PRESIDENT!”

We had all been issued small American flags on sticks.
Jack was on probation, as was I, but we were, reluctantly by Mrs. Mengin,...

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Categories: old school, childhood, old, old,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Wrecking Ball
There she stands... cold, alone, behind the gated fence
Old bricks and mortar still clinging to the earth
Fighting an enemy with each gasping breath
Against the war...

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Categories: old school, childhood, nostalgia, time,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Pieces of Me
There is a piece of me, left in that little town, a square of friendly faces, 
where furrowed brows of no one famous, work to...

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Categories: old school, nostalgia, old, autumn, old,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member YangTruth with YintegralBeauties
Beauty, like Truth,
speaks eternal promise
of timeless decomposition.

Flexing Grace
effects empathic Truth
optimizing promise prophets past
reiterating Golden Mythic Creation Stories.

Many have mentioned strength of compassion
and tenacious flexibility of...

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Categories: old school, health, love, nature, religion, science, society,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member I Went On Facebook Today
I Went On Facebook Today

I went on Facebook today
And I looked up my old alma mater
Everyone there looked so much older
And also they were all...

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Categories: old school, school,
Form: Prose
Sorry
Chest tight
no light
cant fight
a blight

Tears threten to spill
I promise not to kill
I beg for you to fill
just please wait untill

I crave the past,
tears under the...

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Categories: old school, absence, depression, hurt, i miss you,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Where Joy and Sorrow Blend
Where Joy and Sorrow Blend


So many years before have since flown by...
     back then so young...but seniors now are we;
and here...

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Categories: old school, death, friend, high school,
Form: Sonnet
Fairy Tale
A glittering glowing vision,
When you walk into the room,
Sparkles here,
Rose petals there,
Aroma filling the air,
A sweet vanilla,
With a touch of cinnamon,
Bubbles in the bath tub,
Filled...

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© Tera Brown  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: old school, adventure, appreciation, beauty, best friend, blessing,
Form: ABC
The Tale of Billy Flynn
The Tale of Billy Flynn
Billy Flynn looked skyward
As the fire slowly died
The embers dancing gaily
They had a hard days ride

He looked down at the fire
At...

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Categories: old school, america,
Form: Epic
MY GOOD FRIEND UNTIL THE END
IN Memory Of Roger Dale Eubanks 
 
Roger
We both know the journey never ends
We spend most of our lives 
Trying to fend off anyone who...

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Categories: old school, destiny, emotions, encouraging, friend, god, heaven,
Form: Rhyme
Bad Grammar
Grammar

When it comes to grammar
I always break the rules
I am from the old school
I never adhere to the “do and don’t
 I am a devious...

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Categories: old school, people, me, me,
Form: Narrative
A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Heaven
A funny thing happened on the way to heaven.
Of course I had been told about the Pearly Gates.
I had lived my life until eighty and...

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Categories: old school, humorous,
Form: Rhyme
OUR BABY GIRL TURNS 21
OUR BABY GIRL TURNS 21

ON 1ST JULY 1990~ THE ANGELS DID SOMETHING ALMIGHTY
FROM HEAVEN THEY SENT US OUR LIFE-LONG DESIRE-A PRECIOUS DAUGHTER TO LOVE AND...

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Categories: old school, daughter, daughter, school, baby, nature, beautiful,
Form: Rhyme
We All Bleed Red
Thoughts swirling in my head
Remembering we all bleed red
Life is a tapestry
True happiness a dream
Such a confusing world
Paradise yet to be seen
A country with a...

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Categories: old school, america, black african american, conflict, courage,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member PLASTIC GIRL
I am a plastic girl in a plastic world even though i am plastic the girls think i am fantastic. The clothes they make for...

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Categories: old school, art, fantasy, imagination, me, world, girl,
Form: Ballade