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Best Once Poems

Below are the all-time best Once poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of once poems written by PoetrySoup members


Premium Member Cinder Girl
An ember sparked will softly glow,
and fed by fuel, will grow and grow.
I once was cinder, sparked by you,
first timid. . . till the flames...

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Categories: once,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member Violin

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Categories: once, death, love, rose,
Form: Personification
Premium Member Where The Sycamore Grew
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Categories: once, autumn, family, house, life,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Twilight Aurora
like an interrupted dream
shadows of the one who inspired it
linger like morning dew

no aroma and no taste
yet I'm left breathless
as thoughts reminisce
i listen to this...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: once, absence, angst, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Cathartic Weave Of Three

listen,
the whispers
of leaves
turn colour
autumn is here.

now that you are gone
who will wake every morn
to lift the sun
unveil the sky
etch in the clouds
who will paint the...

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Categories: once, break up, celebration, devotion,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member THE ROSE
~THE ROSE~

This is not a poem about a rose
Nor a poem about diligence and beauty
Today, I sit and stare at the walls
Walls   ...

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Categories: once, absence, allusion, death, depression,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
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: once, brother, death, history, life,
Form: Rhyme
Hidden Beauty
Hidden beauty resides not in the grace like charms
Of coy smiles 
Painted across a gentle Madonnas face.
Nor is she vested within the chastened vows
Of saintly...

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Categories: once, beauty,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Near Death Experience of A Sweetheart
    "A Near-Death Experience of A Sweetheart"



Floating through a corridor between two different Worlds
among white fluffy clouds and shimmering stars awhile wind...

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Categories: once, death, death, god, death,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member 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: once, best friend, cute love,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member AT THE FOOTBRIDGE - LIMERICK COLLABORATION
At the footbridge Sue was meeting her beau
(He was married to a woman called Flo)
Sue soon found out his deception
She dismembered his ********
For his love...

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Categories: once, betrayal, body, humorous,
Form: Limerick
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: once, caregiving, childhood, daughter, growing
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Past-Life Nightmare
A child of four suffers recurring dreams,
disturbing parents and siblings with screams.
When she awoke, always sore in one knee;
next to a birthmark, it throbbed painfully.

Night...

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Categories: once, autumn, mystery,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member To all the heart breakers -a ZOMBIE's valentine
Wouldn't you rather~

Wouldn't you rather be dead?
Maybe shoot yourself in the head?
Over my dead heart, I'd never want to be a zombie like you.
The sight...

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: once, anger, death, horror, humorous,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Your Judas Like Tan
""Child's Play""

You go down like rain,
A wishing star in disguise, 
You scream bloody murder 
-the perfect two face disgrace
Your lips forever stain and reside with...

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Categories: once, betrayal, change, conflict, daughter,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member 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: once, absence, allusion, color, dance,
Form: Alliteration
Premium Member Dreams of India
Dreams of India

Her music haunts me
in such a knowing way
it makes me weep
and causes my heart to ache.

I become homesick for her
scents, her sounds, her...

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Categories: once, beauty, culture, desire, dream,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Umbrella
*I Will Cry*

If this world really mattered,
Why does it bleed?

I could tell you how much I love you,
But, that will never heal the pain.
I am...

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Categories: once, beautiful, cry, rain,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member The Ballad of the Poet
*The Dead Poet*

Many blocks along the road, 
Kicking down walls of heavy stones, 
Yet no one could draw through the walls of her lonely bones.
A...

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Categories: once, beauty, death, deep, emo,
Form: Ballad
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: once, adventure, funny, old, rain,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Thinking Out Loud
~writer's notes~

i think out loud
from my fingers to a keyboard 
so forgive me if my speak
is somewhat long winded
if it has swirls and curls
this is...

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Categories: once, angel, beauty, love,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
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: once, character, funny, humor, perspective,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Whispers Shared


Your time worn hand rests on my shoulder
A gentle firm touch
Ancient fingers stretching awake
And for that moment in time, I receive you
My body marinates in...

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Categories: once, appreciation, beauty, community, creation,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Poetry Collection

Hourglass

Sand falls
Through the glass
Love falls
Within the past
Memories dance
They never last
Head in my hands
As I stare overhead
At the hourglass


Falling Down Stairs

Stairs broken
Wheels unspoken
I fell
Grasping for air
Are...

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Categories: once, art, guitar, humanity, introspection,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Words - The Heart of Imagination

This seasoned evening
sported a full faced 
Orange Kool-Aid moon.

Fully aware it was a marvel
it shot me an arrogant wink.

Not once but twice.

I think i heard it laugh.

It...

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Categories: once, nature,
Form: Free verse