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Best Pocket Poems

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


Premium Member Butterfly in My Pocket
I have a butterfly in my pocket,
that will never fly again.
When I think back to yesterday,
it’s a pretty reminder of my pain.

Butterflies aren’t meant for...

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Categories: pocket, angst, farewell, leaving,
Form: Quatrain



Premium Member THE MALE MENOPAUSE - please feel free to join in the collaboration
Ted’s libido has now gone astray
He refused a quick roll in the hay
So what could be the cause -   
It’s the male menopause...

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Categories: pocket, age, body, humorous, men,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Revelation in the Rain
She briskly walks in January’s rain,
which drums the endless rhythm of her pain,
pulling closer round her shoulder in the downpour
the leather jacket he so often...

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Categories: pocket, lost love,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member THE MISSIONARY AND THE BUM


There once was a bum. He 
was the neighborhood drunk. 
He had a unkempt demeanor. 
His salt and pepper hair had not 
been washed in...

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© Alexis Y.  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: pocket, faith, friendship, love,
Form: Prose
Premium Member An Omen Of The Taste Of Twilight



Vanished

is the wild magic of this place;
this wilderness I now roam alone
as its lifeblood seeps 
into 
Afterlife

..my mournful howls
across time and distance
go unanswered -
Oh, how...

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Categories: pocket, angst, animal, death, fate,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member SUNRISE MEDITATION


Stop in your tracks

Take a deep breath
Stop and relax

Close your eyes
Exhale a slow deep breath

In your mind’s eye 
It’s early dawn
It’s quiet and serene around...

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Categories: pocket, freedom, inspirational, introspection, motivation,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Devils Deadly Dime
Devils deadly dime

The sign said no grown-up at the playground.
Tripping on a penny, like a mime!
My hand is in my pocket with the dime I...

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Categories: pocket, abuse, day, irony, judgement,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member Why He Fought
Soldier stashed a silver locket
Safe inside his jacket pocket
When the war would numb his senses
He’d break down and drop pretenses
Open up the only token
That recalled...

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Categories: pocket, love, war,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Ugly Gray Rock

An ugly gray rock, so I kicked it along,
     Musing on memories, humming a song.

Jagged and rough, I gave it no...

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Categories: pocket, beauty, humanity, metaphor, nature,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Chocolate Fountain
Chocolate Fountain Abuse- for the lover 

How easily I forget I'm allergic to chocolate
I want to dip the exquisite kosher in a Spanish brandy
Sweet, sweet,...

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: pocket, abuse, addiction, america, betrayal,
Form: Villanelle
Sweetest Love Note
One night a guy & a girl were
driving home from the movies. The
boy sensed there was
something wrong because of the painful
silence they shared between them
that...

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Categories: pocket, black african american, death,
Form: Narrative
Like a Rock
I carry my mother 
like a rock in my pocket 

that I just can’t seem to throw away 

It serves me 
no purpose, 
it just...

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Categories: pocket, childhood, confusion, daughter, family,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Who I Am
My Inventory:

flashlights
high-performance yo-yo
poetry books
fishing poles
ice-fishing hut
regret
pocket knife
sharpening stones
laughter
boomerangs
passwords
life's artifacts
Grandpa's Fishing Hat
hope and joy
Guardian Angel
wooden snow-sleds
more poetry books
olde-tyme-radios
compassion
camping gear
Babar, the Stuffed-Elephant
Angel-in-a-basket
imagination
McCoy Cookie Jars
nature field-guides
forgiveness
Soup-friends
ties I don't...

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Categories: pocket, life
Form: List
Premium Member One Good Thing
In the late 1970s, I was going home on a Friday evening,
and needed a little more fuel in my truck, 
enough to get back to...

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Categories: pocket, life, memory, poverty, work,
Form: Prose
Tattered Jeans and Old T-shirts
That day by the lake,
tattered jeans and old t-shirts,
my hand in your back pocket as we walked,
your thumb
hooked over the top of my waistband.
It was...

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Categories: pocket, lost love, love, nostalgiaday,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member IT'S A MAD HATTER'S WORLD
A spinning world globe just set off the center of its axis pole,
Welcome to the mad-mad Hatter’s topsy-turvy upside down
Wonderland, just another inside out hole...

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© cherl dunn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: pocket, adventure, character, fantasy, imagery,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member HANDS THAT DIPPED ME


From your hands that dipped me in cool tubs 
and soft morn wakes, you were the gentle lion
taming my bohemian strains; the lamb of summer
rain...

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Categories: pocket, fathers day, inspiration, me,
Form: Free verse
The Tale of Miss Jenny Prime
Let me tell you the story of Miss Jenny Prime,
who spent all of her days making everything rhyme.
It was thought she’d outgrow this strange childhood...

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Categories: pocket, funnynight, night, , cute,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Girl with The Quiet Voice
The Girl with The Quiet Voice

One of many children
Somehow she was hard to hear
She still craves just a bit of attention
Just a simple “Thank you...

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Categories: pocket, angst, courage, father, relationship,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member O' Cenobite, Dar'est Thy Soul Await
O' Cenobite, Dar'est Thy Soul Await

Alas! By what right is such assailing
amidst uproar, then half-truths a'telling
Does not morn gift upon grass falling dew
yet truth perseveres...

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Categories: pocket, creation, humanity, metaphor, perspective,
Form: Rhyme
The Children Eating Grass
Often wondering is it a steak upon Our Plates that is important...
Perhaps a Hot-dog instead and more Money for a healing deportment.
To feed a Child...

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Categories: pocket, abuse, care, character, conflict,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Random Acts of Kindness
A crazy old man once told me,
“Heaven is made of the things you give away.”
It appeared he was next in line for heaven
as he had...

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Categories: pocket, allegory,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Maid of the Myst
Maid of the Myst

I lie in repose
Under the falls
In a tranquil pool
Of turquoise blue

He left me for another
This I could not suffer
My pain already drowning...

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Categories: pocket, baby, beautiful, daughter, death,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Barn's Bridge -
A girl gleams in her ink dreams
sittin against barn wall sqeakin like a soul freakin,
voices from an unpopulated country
dancin and rockin on her soul's farmland...

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Categories: pocket, baptism,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Afraid To Fly
Life spins out of control…
today I slip into oblivion, floating without roots
over the sun, slowly turning from all I can see,
spinning against the wind, against...

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Categories: pocket, fear, flying, introspection, writing,
Form: Free verse