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Best Plain And Simple Poems

Below are the all-time best Plain And Simple poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of plain and simple poems written by PoetrySoup members


Held aloft
We'd laid old George to rest the week before,
at ninety-one he now rejoined his wife,
no heirs to his estate, so one thing more
to do, and...

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© Viv Wigley  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: plain and simple, heartbreak,
Form: Sonnet



Premium Member Wishing Well







"Wishing Well"




Plain Jane blew her wishes 
down a wishing well

Lit long white bless'ed candles
dipped in holy water 

Brackish 

Crocodile tears from Hell
Witches hold hands together

Stand...

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Categories: plain and simple, muse,
Form: Free verse
My weakness
        GOD

Wondrous of many blessings.
Smiling never a frown.
My prayers, Lord, are  suddenly being ignored.
I've taken a tumble...

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Categories: plain and simple, absence, abuse, confusion, faith,
Form: Free verse
Skin Deep
Indigo, not black, nor brown
not one or tother, coffee ground

It’s plain and simple, the eye to see
like winter’s bark on maple tree

I’m indigo, in mood...

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Categories: plain and simple, humanity, racism,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Truth
It was the end of the job
a big do for everyone concerned 
they who were invited 
We were the last standing on the site
today was...

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Categories: plain and simple, anger, betrayal, sad, trust,
Form: Narrative



when the heart is not right
when the heart has gone bad and there's no blood moving about
the main organ that sustains us which we can't live without
the heart is the...

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Categories: plain and simple, hope, inspirational, love, passion,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Loves Me Like A Politician
Sung to the great single: "Loves Me Like A Rock." from There Goes Rhymin' Simon. (1975.)

(Half heard :)
The camera's got to be rolling, man. It's...

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Categories: plain and simple, parody, song-lyricnight, people, me,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Indifference
I heard this on television
One-line of a narration
One-line so plain and simple
It filled me with expectation

The words quoted
I wish I had wrote
A-line that resonated
Bringing understanding...

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Categories: plain and simple, 10th grade,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Body Shame Game
they body shame
they spew hate posts dipped
in virulent venom
vehemence for the voluptuous
crazy mad about the curves
mocking the well stocked
where do they get all the hate
wait!!!
they...

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Categories: plain and simple, beauty, slam, society,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member HER IN THE STREET
Why is she there in the street because they never understood what she meant? Life for 
her is very plain and simple. But the life...

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Categories: plain and simple, confusionday, life,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Soliloquy Colloquial
When I saw this contest
I knew I had it beat
Speaking plain and simple
is really kinda sweet
Like stealing candy, from a baby
It will be a piece...

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Categories: plain and simple, humorous, nonsense, silly, word
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Eternal Love


How can one ever describe real love

An all consuming ache for someone

A feeling that's difficult to describe in words

It defies cliches and interpretations

In reality it...

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Categories: plain and simple, love,
Form: Narrative
Model T Poetry
The old Model T, what a great car
Henry Ford, invented it in his day
Plain and simple, a product of a wise man
Might of been slow,...

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© Danny Nunn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: plain and simple, lifeold, old,
Form: I do not know?
Man vs Woman
The very softest forms 
Of martial arts
Tai chi 
It’s very similar to a dance.
You’re a dancer who dodges. 
And aikido
for when things get a little...

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Categories: plain and simple, gender,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member The Magic Number
When you roll life's dice
A pair of these always equals snake eyes
But because two 
Can never equal one
This number can never be the sum.
A half...

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Categories: plain and simple, introspection, parody, philosophy, science
Form: Lyric
Im Gone
Life as a lonely lost poet bred from dark cracks 
Lost soul living plain and simple among the people black and white 
Drug along with...

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Categories: plain and simple, adventure, angst, death, fear,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member Confusion Rains (Or Is It Reigns or Reins?)
I suppose struggling bards (such as I) are wont to muse
Upon profound or inane topics to propound our views.
So, it occured to me how baffling...

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Categories: plain and simple, funny
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Road Trip
Time for a road trip, my  dad, mom and us three kids all packed into our old station wagon. I guess it wasn't so...

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Categories: plain and simple, memory,
Form: Prose
A Lily Standing on the Pathway Between March and April
The sun peeks his face out from the passing wind 
still chilly and cold, and in this air the tree branches 
stretch their arms to...

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© Su Ben  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: plain and simple, april, easter, jesus, march,
Form: Free verse
How can I keep from staring
They say it’s rude to stare 
But staring is caring 
So forgive me if I’m staring
I’d have you know it’s for a good cause
I’m looking...

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Categories: plain and simple, america, care, destiny, success,
Form: I do not know?
A little about me
I'm filled with inspiration,
standing tall with pride,
I never walk in the shadows because I do not wish to hide,
many tell me I cant but I...

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Categories: plain and simple, inspirationaleducation, love, me, space,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member An occasional necessity
Why should everything be about rules?
Why can’t we push the envelope a little and have some fun?

Why live in a space where rules
have the ability...

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Categories: plain and simple, lifewoman,
Form: Free verse
Brittle Bones Break 1
Brittle Bones Break

It is heartwrenching to read today of a grotesque medical anamoly…
When a cute little girl of four suffers  from a cruel bone...

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Categories: plain and simple, anxiety, caregiving, child abuse,
Form: Free verse
Explosion of emotion
Its so hard to keep my mind off you
Every poem, every thought, its all dedicated to you
I'm so lost, this feeling has been here too...

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Categories: plain and simple, dedication, devotion, fantasy, love,
Form: I do not know?
Anger and Hatred
Anger the bastard child of Hatred despised and rejected stands before his father 
and ask

"What do me and my mother mean to you?"

With glowing red...

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Categories: plain and simple, allegory, anger, dad, dark,
Form: Prose Poetry