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Best On The Take Poems

Below are the all-time best On The Take poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of on the take poems written by PoetrySoup members


Premium Member Begone
Does it come in a box
Is it something to hang on a tree
I am still waiting for this gift of Love to come to me
They...

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Categories: on the take, anti bullying, appreciation, history, men,
Form: Blank verse



Premium Member Who I Am
I wish I could be clearer too
But when a mirror comes to view
I find reflections blur the tons
Of promises I've yet to keep.
The virtues to...

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Categories: on the take, life,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Asked and Answered - An Echo Poem
HOW I WOULD DESCRIBE MYSELF

People often say to me 
“What can you tell me about yourself” 
guess it’s my duty to explain to them 
and...

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Categories: on the take, life,
Form: Rhyme
Last Love Letter

Oh to vacation behind the heavy metal door
To escape another election year.
All news is stopped at the door by the guards
Whoever sit in the same...

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Categories: on the take, addiction, blue, mental illness, new york,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member The 21st Century Robin Hood
He was a real man.
He played in a band
Skully drugged, high as an arrow.
Shooting pains with
razor sharp words
and a whirly-gig wit.
He could kill a man
for...

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© Tony Kirk  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: on the take, mystery, myth, drug,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Living Book
Time flies when you're not concentrating.

It slyly and sneakily separates
its victims from their past minutes and hours,
not sieving or selecting ... just on the take.
All...

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Categories: on the take, age, memory, time,
Form: Free verse
While Caesar watches for Brutus Part One
The world is so mechanical
It is so scientific 
It's getting to be so-so difficult
Everything works at a fingers touch
Everything is speeded up too much
Neon lights...

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Categories: on the take, fun, humorous, life, satire,
Form: Rhyme



Snake Eyes
I knew'd you was a snake
when I first saw you
laying your beady eyes on me
You were a grifter on the take,
working a con is what...

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Categories: on the take, conflict, social, trust,
Form: Rhyme
HAND OUT BUMS
be aware 
as they stare
some on the take
there game is fake
they think your dumd
THE
HAND OUT BUMS...

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Categories: on the take, adventure, confusion,
Form: Limerick
the revolution will be televised
drive-by shootings, domestic violence plus total social anarchy
judges on the take, lawyers on the down-low and police brutality
where is the peace? where is the love?...

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Categories: on the take, angst, death, life, political, social, war,
Form: Dramatic monologue
The Disastrous Traffic Stop
The Disastrous Traffic Stop

By Elton Camp

To pull over quickly Robert didn’t fail 
Just as soon as he saw a cop on his tail
“Sir, you exceeded...

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© Elton Camp  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: on the take, funny,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member I'm Really Quite confused
I'm Really Quite Confused
By Franklin Price
6/18/2016

I'm really quite confused about our politics today,
And of the selfish things they do and all the games they play
Super...

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Categories: on the take, political,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member We Have In The Office Of The President
We Have In The Office Of The President  #159  

We have In the office of the president
A man who is not competent? 
He...

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Categories: on the take, political,
Form: Prose Poetry
Shameful Society
Bitter and alone in this twisted society,
gone wrong, all topsy turvy.
Elders stand, whilst hoodies sit,
they have no shame,
they're proud of it.
Walking 'round like real big...

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Categories: on the take, society,
Form: Free verse
How is this ME
Huddled tight, coat closed to the rain
How did I get here I often complain
Missed payments on my house as I was on strike
Few months without...

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Categories: on the take, home, poverty,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Let's Talk About A Pirate
Let's talk about Pirates  #154

Let's talk a bit about pirates
Why do we even romanticize them?

They were stone cold killers 
If you saw them coming...

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Categories: on the take, crazy, goodbye, people, places,
Form: Prose
Premium Member The Political Establishment
The Political Establishment
By Franklin Price
10/12/2016

(Opinion of the people)

The political establishment
Republican and Democrat
Don't listen to the people
On the hill, both dumb and fat

The longer they remain...

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Categories: on the take, political,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Drain the Swamp

Drain the swamp because it stinks
Before the White House sinks 
In it there isn’t an alligator or snake
Only a crooked politician on the take
Around the...

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© Eve Roper  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: on the take, political,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Old Man
An old man arose as most often do
    in a state of tension and stress.
To the bathroom he ran... or was it...

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Categories: on the take, humor,
Form: Rhyme
Expresso Expression
Perched aft coddling harpoon
prime fodder for the spoon
Inept spun magnamous tale
tip scale fifty ton humongous whale 
Maniacal grin leave ya in my wake
comical sin I...

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Categories: on the take, perspective, social,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member The Flooding Caused by Matthew
The Flooding Caused by Matthew
By Franklin Price
10/10/2016

The flooding caused by Matthew
If I understood the news
Left large amounts of water
Enough to change my views

At least six...

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Categories: on the take, analogy, nature, political,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member If
If
By Franklin Price
10/15/2016

If someone told you years ago
We'd be in the state we're in
If  they said it would be such a mess
To solve none...

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Categories: on the take, political,
Form: Rhyme
Crooked as They Come

Total cop out ... criminal eyes
don’t ever confess
Grifter smiles will make a mark frown,
put smirks on politricking class clowns
Public trust, 
it only grows less

Oh, from...

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Categories: on the take, political, slam, truth, word play,
Form: Rhyme
DATE STOOD UP
it was a pain
standing in the rain
it was on a corner
i was aloner
waiting for hours
rain
in the shower
i felt like bad dust
on the take
i was a
DATE...

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Categories: on the take, grief,
Form: Prose Poetry
Doing A Sperm Count
Doing A Sperm Count

There was this old man at the family clinic, he was handed a container....
His doctor wanted to check on his sperm count...

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Categories: on the take, allegory, cheer up, confusion, happy, humorous,
Form: Free verse