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Best Pound Of Flesh Poems

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Premium Member A Pound of Flesh

Do not be diabolically deceived by this entity called ‘Love’, and the Blue Jewell we call Earth. For both of them work in unison to...

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Categories: pound of flesh, death, life, love,
Form: Haibun



Vacant Eyes
You've seen that look before,
so many times that you lost count
It's the look of hopelessness,
the look of despair
Vacant eyes that no longer care
Who let the...

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Categories: pound of flesh, depression, hurt, pain, sad,
Form: Dramatic Verse
TO MY MOTHER'S GRACE
To my Mother's Grace


The world and skies are not equal
To the grace of my mother
The heaven and paradises are not equal
To the love of my...

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Categories: pound of flesh, mother, me, love, me,
Form: Free verse
Slave to the Job
Vampires suck, they drain my life
it feels like that in this god damn place
A pound of flesh I'm sure they'll take
but even then they won't...

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© Rob Carter  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: pound of flesh, hate, jobs, retirement, work,
Form: Free verse
Moneylender (poem based on Shylock; a character from Merchant of Venice)
Moneylender 

You were rejected by your fellow man
A pound of flesh to heal your wounded pride
A just reward for squelching on a loan

Your hatred toward...

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© Jesse Wood  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: pound of flesh, dedication
Form: Villanelle



FROM MY ROOF TOP
FROM MY ROOF TOP

From my roof top I see the world crumbles
I saw people of mine shout, endlessly
They shout for two common things
They shout for...

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Categories: pound of flesh, political
Form: Dodoitsu
The Taxman Cometh
A devil in three-piece polyester
Sweaty jowls hanging over starched collar
Worker’s bane, savings account molester
Stalking your front door, try not to holler

Huntin’ for your cash; not...

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Categories: pound of flesh, america, money, society,
Form: Quatrain
Going to the Desert
Going to the desert
Trying to remember your name
Pondering your gift
Was it all in vain


The three wise monkey's
Light up their spliff's
Human beings turn into lemmings
And gather...

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Categories: pound of flesh, allegory, allusion, art, betrayal, business, christian,
Form: Verse
A Shakesperian Dream
Written for a couple who love Shakespeare and are getting married Sat. 02 
Oct. 2010

This isn't a tragedy as in 'Macbeth',
'Hamlet' or 'King Lear':
Nor is...

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Categories: pound of flesh, funny, happiness, love
Form: Verse
Vancouver
Vancouver's a private reference and it's not really about Canada as a whole, just one
experience regarding the aforementioned. Shh!

Schwein Fleisch vs schweinefleisch. As two distinct...

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Categories: pound of flesh, history, life, peoplewords, world,
Form: Free verse
BANKS
Chorus
Banks! Banks! Let us all do away with banks
And their dirty tricks and their silly pranks
Banks! Banks! They mean very little to me
If I was...

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Categories: pound of flesh, political, satire,
Form: Lyric
Africa
I am an African
She asked me what Africa was all about
I told her that there were cornfields
As far as the eye could see
There were rivers...

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Categories: pound of flesh, africa, earth, joy,
Form: Prose Poetry
Skirting the Issue

Somebody saw the enemy’s fearless leader
secretly slinking away
The battle in the blood desert field of Raqqa
was still raging on
Hell’s fury had more than a pound...

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Categories: pound of flesh, death, religion, war, wisdom,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Cash Is King


Money can come between the best of friends
its allure can dissolve most any bond
and follow you to the grave and beyond.
For when it comes to...

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Categories: pound of flesh, angst, anxiety, feelings, how i feel,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member IF YOU PULL A LONG FACE - Part XXXI
IF YOU PULL A LONG FACE : Part XXXI

IF you pull a long lagging-behind face
You deserve your copycat status in more than one way
Marco Polo...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: pound of flesh, anti bullying, cinco de mayo, england,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Yesterday's Child
Her shadows' printed on the wall
at Aushwitz and at Buchenwald
She stares out of the Holocaust
with vacant eyes, forever lost
She's traveling the "Trail of Tears"
She falls...

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Categories: pound of flesh, life, loss, people, sad, social, time,
Form: Free verse
You Are My Mary
Go cast your stones if you will, and tell me
Your innocence is more just than her cause
Or read me in sand, flee her victory
Where you...

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Categories: pound of flesh, faith, inspirational, loveday, me, sweet, day,
Form: Sonnet
One
like a cold, blowing wind
coming out of the dark,
i will fight forever.
life,
is better left 
to chance
with it's pound of flesh
it has it's ways
to keep you...

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Categories: pound of flesh, inspirational,
Form: Free verse
I say No
I do not want to work no more
The taxman knocking at my door
He wants his pound of flesh
But I want a life afresh

I do not...

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© john scott  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: pound of flesh, absence,
Form: I do not know?
SLEEP VS WORK
How can I say I'm ready to work
When with each tick of the clock
On my head sleep will knock?

Making efforts to be productive
Yet nothing to...

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Categories: pound of flesh, sleep, work,
Form: Rhyme
Negar
Angolan Shipyard
Portuguese Courtyard
Slaves
Indentured servants of
Black seed

Sadist sovereignty 
Dutch property
Animals
Herded into a treasure chest
Of disease

Shackled humanity
Shipwrecked Christianity
Excess 
Baptized on the bottom
Of the sea

Altered Destiny 
English colony...

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Categories: pound of flesh, black african american, history, introspection, life,
Form: Narrative
Boo Land

In Boo Land ...

Every gagged mouth is covered 
by a grave reeker hand
Raven black-cloaked, vomit foul specter
maniacally sob laughing
Someone’s been tilting the tomb bottles again,
tipping...

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Categories: pound of flesh, dark, fear, scary, violence,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Human Nature
To forgive
is divine so
they say,
and if asked we'd
not have it any
other way.
But when
wrong is done
to us
then we fuss.
Instead of
forgiving others,
keeping our friendships fresh,
we
want our pound...

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© Mark Toney  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: pound of flesh, conflict, forgiveness, poetry,
Form: Rhyme
Fact
Fact.

I want this and I want that is a consumer made by commercials growing up that's a fact
Buy now then pay never is routinely done...

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Categories: pound of flesh, confusion,
Form: Free verse
Police Close Children's Lemonade Stand
Police Close Children’s Lemonade Stand

By Elton Camp

In Midway, Georgia the cops got it right this time
They put a quick stop in the early stages of...

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© Elton Camp  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: pound of flesh, businesschildren, children, money,
Form: Rhyme