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Best Powerful Poems

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


Premium Member Wind From The Sea



Inspired by Andrew Wyeth Watercolor Painting -- Wind From the Sea, 1947




Standing in the old house
A strange mixture of feelings erupt within me
My roommates Depression,...

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Categories: powerful, conflict, depression, forgiveness, hope, love,
Form: I do not know?



Premium Member May it be an Evening Star of Peace - In Collaboration with our PS community Poets
Like the Evening Star guided ancient mariners through calm or troubled seas
Let it guide and help spread this message of Peace to the far ends...

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Categories: powerful, beautiful, peace, star,
Form: Verse
I Wore Your Skin
~I wore your skin~

Brother, I wore your skin last night
Nothing but friction, blood -dry ink
Announcing a crush "Silence by the Sky!"
Integrity denied, endangered enemy

Brother, I...

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Categories: powerful, anger, bullying, dark, deep, discrimination, hurt,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Indian Girl
--Virginia Slim--

Different eyes, the same world 
Ancient skin, dirty Indian Girl 
Smokey, eyes, exotic raven hair 
---Now listen to  the colors, of transformation, 
On...

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Categories: powerful, adventure, girl, life, native american, spiritual,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member Shackles of love
Shackles of cynicism have displaced your heart,
the love that once transcended time is no more.

No wordsmith can bring beauty to an invisible emotion,
lost in translation...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: powerful, analogy, love,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member Gothic Love Grind
I find you alone
in your favorite room of sorrow and suspense,
the woman I cherish more than victory or divine sense,
long untouched, you stare into a...

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Categories: powerful, gothic, love, passion,
Form: Epic
Premium Member 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: powerful, philosophy,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member To love you upon my last breath
When the last rain drop has fallen
and final word has been spoken.
When mercy is no longer our saviour,
remember, each time your heart beats,
with every sigh...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: powerful, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Artist
Stillborn
a mood of aberrant colour
a stain on the Artist’s worlds
a heart pulsating with pain
a wide range of intense ardour
mixed  on a fine palette
and a...

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Categories: powerful, art, dedication, depression, emotions, feelings, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Good Deeds
Good Deeds are so precious
They are wonderful things
All are filled with compassion
Oh!...the happiness they bring!

They can not be corrupted
You can't buy them with cash
They are...

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Categories: powerful, hope, inspirational,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member - Our Two Stars Sparkle as One Soul -

They whisper their sonnets and surrender their thrones gracefully
Consuming tunes sweetly echoing and crowning a heart with love 
Your gentle words, your tender touch, so...

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Categories: powerful, beauty, dream, love,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Multi-Tasking
Wearing wireless headphones as I listen to the news.
I'm outside watching children playing, taking in the views.
There is screaming in my ears two voices disagree.
A...

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Categories: powerful, care,
Form: Rhyme
Pain
I have a pain so profound that I cannot name it.
I try to ignore it, but I’m forced to claim it.
It’s a gut wrenching sorrow...

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Categories: powerful, dark, grief, me, pain, universe,
Form: Rhyme
Mona Lisa
You, monumental, pose inside the portrait,
In figure of a pyramid
Construed to be elite
Your right hand, rest above your left hand,
Hints that you're a virtuous woman,
With...

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Categories: powerful, artme,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Thought Police
I'm afraid
So afraid
Of being arrested
By the thought police

Their rules are many
Think this
Think that
Don't diverge from the normal
Stop playing on the street corner of tomorrow
Let sleeping...

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Categories: powerful, introspection,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member - Hominoidea -



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Categories: powerful, animal,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Ransom



"Ransom"




Held to ransom 
words inject your mind
pierce your skin
drawn backwards 
you transcend, 
you look within
a bloodied mind
the numbness melts
inconsequential ignobles
and dreary misfortune
a polar ice cap...

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Categories: powerful, birth, confidence, courage, freedom, journey, trust,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Batter Up
From outfield judging eyes await your plight, 
though sweat and stupor feign to your ruin.
Now pull up your trousers, cinch your belt tight...
glaring down from...

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Categories: powerful, allegory, crush, endurance, passion, slam, sports,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member The Children of Yesteryear -'The Dreamer Part 2'

Prequel to ‘The Dreamer’ video

Eerily shrieks the last heron.
Through the stillness he dare not disturb
a lone wolf whimpering prompts the night
or could it be day?...

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Categories: powerful, environment, hope, nature, strength,
Form: Free verse
This is me
You wake up in the morning to look in the mirror,
To say "This is me".
To Compare yourself to what you think you should be.
"I'm fat.",
"I'm...

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Categories: powerful, beauty, change, happiness, inspirational, introspection, slam,
Form: Verse
Premium Member - Angels -




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Categories: powerful, death, hope, love,
Form: Diamante
Tiger in a Cage
Tiger in a Cage (a stab at men)

Like a caged tiger.
You do not know what is in my den?
There is no worse feeling than the...

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Categories: powerful, abuse, animal, boyfriend, emotions, heart, lonely,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Precious Gifts of Love
God/Jesus
Loving, Good
Saving, Blessing, Guiding
King, Lord of Lords,  Savior, Creator
Teaching, Leading, Fishing
Powerful, Almighty
Father

Father
strong,  industrious
building ,  directing , sacrificing
family head, director,  leader, manager
hardworking,...

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© lg ds  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: powerful, devotion, father, love, mother, religion,
Form: Diamante
Premium Member Eden
-Eden's Ending Eulogy-

Proceed here today, Eden's Ending Eulogy 
Gentle gracious her garden, the guidance 
I can't recall what was with the warm, sincere smile, and...

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: powerful, beautiful, beauty, celebration, eulogy, faith, farewell,
Form: Alliteration
Elder Abuse
He sits quietly in the corner of the room
and dabs his face removing the blood that
still gently trickles down his cheek. Flinching 
from the pain...

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Categories: powerful, abuse, confusion, heartbreak, old,
Form: Free verse