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Best Philosophy Poems

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


Premium Member We Are Not Merely Poets
Some of us are secretive at first. We hide our poetry’s soul self, 
gently letting her peep out; sometimes regretting it immediately.
Fearful of critiques from...

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Categories: philosophy, 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Free verse



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: philosophy, brother, death, history, life,
Form: Rhyme
Hard Times
When hard times come they sit a spell,
Like kin folk come to stay
A-packin' troubles, pets an' kids
That always get ‘n your way.
It's drought an' flood,...

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© Jim Fish  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: philosophy, cowboy-western, family, funny, life,
Form: Cowboy
Premium Member Who But God
Who but God could paint the evening sky
And use a brush that is a fiery torch?
Tonight, the garish sunset makes me high
In awe, I stand...

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Categories: philosophy, religion,
Form: Sonnet
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: philosophy, art, guitar, humanity, introspection,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member The Park Bench
The Park Bench

I wish I was a poet
With magical words
To make people see all of the absurd
Tears fly, paintings in pastel die

When we look into...

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Categories: art, beauty, inspirational, philosophy,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Listen To Life
Have you not heard me?

Borne upon the air at dusk, dancing ... I have whispered you in a million voices
    Still, you...

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Categories: life, philosophy, truth, wisdom,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Even in Silence we have our words
sometimes
we are afraid to jump
but we take the leap

sometimes
when we fall deeply
it's not our limbs injured

sometimes
what is meant for us
hurts too much

sometimes
nothing makes sense
confusion reigns...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: philosophy, poetry, wisdom,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Library of Trust and Hope
The Library of Trust and Hope
The Bank of Trust and Hope

(Cant decide on title, so feel free to pick or suggest one)

She was all but...

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Categories: philosophy, analogy, garden, growth, happiness,
Form: Light Verse
Recording/Re-playing/Recording/Re-playing
The farm
     and the porch light hums 
the sound of another 
orange dawn.

Burnt up – crisp
     ...

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Categories: life, people, philosophy, time,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Shadow of Death
My shadow flirts with the sun
As I caress the darkness
We are one and separate
As my shadow smiles
Anxiety suffocates me
The shadow will soon fade
I shall die
One...

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Categories: philosophy, angst, destiny, introspection, pain,
Form: Free verse
H Stands For Human Resources

                        ...

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Categories: philosophy,
Form: Shape
Premium Member Desire LOVE Romance
All lovely words
when understood

All so misconstrued
silence envelopes our delusions

Desire, we lust the attention
at the forfeit of philosophy

Love, we crave at Kings expense
	at times
		Sacrificing those whom...

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Categories: philosophy, art, heart, lost love,
Form: Couplet
Heritage
The ranch on which I hang my hat, though short on most the frills,
Is thirteen sections, give or take, of rugged trails an’ hills.
We call...

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© Jim Fish  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: philosophy, adventure, cowboy-western, education, imagination,
Form: Quatrain
John F Kennedy - Martin Luther King Jr - Robert F Kennedy and Donald Duck


it was the sixties
we were young
we were going to change the world
spin it like a basketball on our finger
take the three point shot 
win the...

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Categories: philosophy,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Poetry in Poetry a Duet of Lonely Blues
Poetry

Is not the poem
Is not the poet

Is the observations
Is the emotions

Is the diversity. entwined
Opposing views always sought

Is the love
Is the hate

Is the sadness
Of losing to...

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Categories: dark, introspection, philosophy, poetry,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Old Man
Old man


he lived over there
in a house of dreams
		                ...

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Categories: philosophy, art, beautiful, child, mystery,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Sum of a Life
This life we're living
Is so unforgiving
Reminding us every day
Of games that we played
Choices we made
Dreams that faded away
Paths that were crossed
Loved ones we've lost
Still promising...

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Categories: philosophy,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Price of Free Will
Medicine Hat Appaloosa
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Remember free will too has been gifted,
with freedom allied to fate's fickle choice.
Tendered words uttered still..now uplifted, 
God provides each one a life...

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Categories: philosophy, 6th grade, earth, god,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member There is a Star with my Name on it
Come walk with me,
for the path cares not,
the age of your feet.

Look at the butterflies on petals,
their silence does not care,
the language you speak.

Listen to...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: philosophy, discrimination, humanity, inspiration, inspirational,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Reflections in Silence - Moon and I
Battling the instabilities of reality.
Behind daylight's closed doors.
Imaginary chains keep me captive.

White walls decorated with 
silhouettes of suppressed shadows -
disappear, upon the sight of twilight.

Alone,...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: analogy, life, philosophy,
Form: Free verse
LIFE
I asked to my father
Baba, What is life ?
He politely said to me, " Life is Duty . "

I asked to my mother
Maa, What is...

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Categories: life, love, philosophy,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Shattering Rose Glasses
Uncomplicated me
I thought I was coloured blind
free thinking and kind
with an evolved mind
Loving and accepting 
of the ones I find

Yet my blindness 
Is that of...

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Categories: education, philosophy,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Why oh Why Seren Roberts and Tim Smith
Why oh Why

A Collaboration between Seren Roberts, Tim Smith and Arthur Vaso

Poem inspired by Seren Roberts

Each poem written from a different view
The Murderer
The Murdered
The Mannequins...

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Categories: philosophy, art, death, funeral, jealousy,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Door to Nowhere
Door to Nowhere


Royalty have Chateau’s
With moats and drawbridges

Artists have colors
Paints and brushes and dreams

The poor have soup
And Marie's gateau’s

The lonely have open doors
To nowhere

I let...

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Categories: allegory, french, humanity, philosophy,
Form: Free verse