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Best Poetic Licence Poems

Below are the all-time best Poetic Licence poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of poetic licence poems written by PoetrySoup members


Premium Member POETIC LICENCE
I’ve renewed my poetic licence
Just hope it won’t ever expire

Poetry has become a bit of an addiction
My words can be fact or they could be...

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Categories: poetic licence, humorous, me, poetry,
Form: Couplet



Poetic Licence
Poetic Licence

I've been granted my Poetic Licence,
Which allows me to write as I find.
Exaggeration here, embellishment there,
A free spirited open mind.

With vivid inspired imagination,
I see...

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© Kevin Shaw  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: poetic licence, adventure, animal, imagination, symbolism,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Shadow Play
Shadow Play

While Freud sits at the mind end of the couch phallus in hand
shapes others’ dreams in unspoken imposition ‘must-abation’
analyses abuses his daughter in metaphorical...

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Categories: poetic licence, courage,
Form: Free verse
Chimera World
Misleading, minacious maze now thwarted,
eschews stealth as sandal-clad steps resound.
Determined and dour, destiny draws near;
completing this quest: forever renowned.

Stygian sky grants a much-welcomed boon:
conformable clouds...

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Categories: poetic licence, angel, fantasy, hero, moon,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member OUCH - LITTLE WHITE LIES

My hubby just fell out of bed
He banged his elbow and his head
Now I can hear groaning
Expletives and moaning
I’m certain that he isn’t dead!

Only the...

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Categories: poetic licence, humorous, hurt, sleep,
Form: Limerick



Premium Member BAD MOUTH BRIGADE

A vindictive old crone called Skyla
Her comments could not be more vile’a
She will give folk such flack
Stabbing them in the back
Well 'madam' I don’t like...

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Categories: poetic licence, bullying, poetry, words,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member GGRRRRR THE SPIDER HAS RETURNED
I prepare myself for a deep relaxing bath
but that dratted spider was out to have a laugh

As I pour scented bubble bath into the water
Spidey...

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Categories: poetic licence, home, humorous, insect,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member UNHAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY
This Valentine’s, cupid may fail
No flowers or cards in the mail
Our postie called Mike
Joined colleagues on strike 
Their actions are beyond the pale!

Our postal workers...

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Categories: poetic licence, sad love, valentines day,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Repetition, Repetition, Repetition
I can’t always remember what I said
So maybe these may be words you’ve already read
But once I get a line in my head 
I can’t...

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Categories: poetic licence, humorous, mum, repetition,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member An Angel Sees His Face
He loves to watch her bathe in the moonlight.
The silver light casts an unearthly glow!
In shadowed bushes he stays through the night.

Watching her intently no...

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Categories: poetic licence, angel, beauty, desire, lost
Form: Terzanelle
Power of the Pen
History has often shown, that with acumen,
the sword pales in comparison to a Poet’s pen!
It cuts, not as does the sword forged from steel,
but with...

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Categories: poetic licence, poetry,
Form: Rhyme
The Wandering Minstrel
In history one can read of an earlier time,
When poetry and lyrics written in rhyme,
Were commonplace.  A travelling band
Of troubadours would wander the land,
Writing...

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Categories: poetic licence, music,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member WHAT IRONY - A REAL FISHERMAN'S TALE




He wanted to go and catch scallops
gets into a boat called a shallops*
He didn’t look at the time
And had committed a crime
It’s into the court...

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Categories: poetic licence, fishing, humorous, irony, jobs,
Form: Limerick
Simply Time

With Crystal Ball I might have found 
Some way to weave my way through time
Instead I played without the rules
Did it my way throughout the...

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Categories: poetic licence, life, loss, love, drug,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member TEACHERS HATE CHEATERS
An English teacher named Rosie
Thought one of her pupils was dozy
He’d cribbed off the web
From a man in Zagreb
The language he’d used was too prosy!


In...

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Categories: poetic licence, humorous, school,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member 'AND I LOVE YOU SO' Parody
I WISH I'D LEARNED TO SEW

I wish I’d learned to sew
My mother asks me how
How I’ve survived till now…
I tell her I don’t know

I’m feeling...

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Categories: poetic licence, clothes, how i feel,
Form: Lyric
So much depends
SO MUCH DEPENDS...(Inspired by The Fault in Our Stars)

So much depends upon the girl with red current meandering from her woman
And the clots of clumped...

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Categories: poetic licence, how i feel, hurt,
Form: Bio
Do Not Date A Poet
Do not date a poet because 
Everyone would think he paint you
With his endless packs of words.
You may likely be the jerk he write,
A Poet...

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Categories: poetic licence, africa, age, art, beautiful,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member THE TOOTH THE HOLE TOOTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TOOTH - FOR VICTOR BUHAGIAR
Poor Victor began to feel ill
When he heard the dentist’s loud drill
his knees began to shake
But he had bad toothache
So he sat in the chair...

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Categories: poetic licence, body, for him, humorous,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member I Did It My Way
It was Valentines Day many years ago
Wasn’t a leap year that I do know

Knelt by the bed and I said to him
‘Marry me mate I’m...

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Categories: poetic licence, romantic,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member I will sweep your flue

 Come live with me and be my sweetheart now
I’ll share my only bed with you and how!
If you let me love you
I’ll darn your...

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Categories: poetic licence, humorous, nonsense,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member I'M TAKING THE 'MICKEY'
I found MESHELL lying on the sand
With a ROSIE glow on her skin
She wanted it to turn OLIVE brown
But she looked like a roasted chicken!

We...

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Categories: poetic licence, beach, humorous,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Licence Revoked
I wasn't very careful driving my pen
My poetic licence has been revoked
I guess I didn't follow all the poetic rules
So my licence has gone up...

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Categories: poetic licence, funny, poetry,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member SUMMER HAS ARRIVED
Summer is here - how I love this time of year!  My garden’s filled with sweet scented wallflowers and pretty pansies. Vibrant butterflies are...

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Categories: poetic licence, bird, butterfly, flower, garden,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member BOILED SPRAT
A truculent woman named Jools
was discovered cheating at boules
Tossing balls in the air
Jools was heard to declare
oh those rules are just made for fools!

***a little...

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Categories: poetic licence, conflict, humorous, sports,
Form: Limerick