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Best Proper Poems

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

Premium Member Across The Border
"La Voz"

La Noche sin agua --- I spill my loving lips
Dancing, laughing, and celebrating life 
I am his queen, aka' dulce Nina
A night he must...

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Categories: proper, anger, corruption, how i
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Stardust Road
“Stardust Road.”

"Soft defense is driven by my thoughts,
I vanish away into yesterday’s scenic road,
Set the mood among the dark clouds,
Wish I could go back to...

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Categories: proper, adventure, nostalgia, travel,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Hot And Cold Comes The Night


must know
I cried yesterday 
and I think I broke the world
so I braided some words into twine
planted some sweet...

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Categories: proper, depression, heart, introspection, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member SUMMER'S END
      SUMMER’S END *

Down her meadow’s sweetness
By name of Summer’s End
This smallish thatch work cottage
With it’s proper artful sign
Hung at...

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Categories: proper, summer,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Cora's clothesline
What softness in silence amidst the cacophony of a spin cycle world war.
Lying next to your glow in sleep's stillness, careful of your bandaged hand.

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Categories: proper, desire, heart, innocence, june,
Form: Narrative

Premium Member Memories In the Sand
If ever a moment in real life deserved a romantic, melancholy
backing track, it would have been that one ... we'd spent the
entire afternoon at Ferry...

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Categories: proper, memory, missing you, passion,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
The Malkavian..Part 1
The Malkavian..Part 1

His mind has all the meaning of a madman that is screaming
Tortured and tormented, a life lived to be lamented 
His family, drained...

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© Nate D.  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: proper, caregiving, friendshiplife, drug,
Form: Alliteration
Premium Member In Your Ruins

               I'm lost at sea and weary

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Categories: proper, love, love hurts, metaphor,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member FINALLY

Doctor, it's been 7 months 
The MEDs aren't kicking in

My dreams are getting stronger, 
The blood remains to run code red
It's getting harder and...

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Categories: proper, dark, deep, evil, horror,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member A Well-appointed Cowpoke
A well-appointed cowpoke, of whom there are still a few,
Wanted to be properly clad for his first job interview.
So, to impress his potential and somewhat...

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Categories: proper, cowboy-western
Form: Rhyme
Thoughts of 'The Poet'
Day after day I sit, poised deep in thought and contemplation
while tourists stop and stare at me with eyes of admiration
Sometimes they seem hypnotized, looking...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: proper, art, imagination,
Form: Personification
Premium Member A Shade From The Past
Just as days long ago, when decorum resolved, 
before composure, and poise,.. were corsages, unknown
Where propriety mattered, and was favored as gold,
high society, has gathered...

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Categories: proper, art, nostalgia, people,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member HERE I AM MY LORD


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Categories: proper, character, destiny, god,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Good Riddance
I welcomed you twenty twenty, a brand spanking new year
But all you brought with you was death, misery and fear
So I'll be glad to see...

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Categories: proper, death, goodbye, new year,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member I Can't Write
This is a parody of "I can't Dance." by Genesis.

Metaphor junkies
spewing their dung
actin all holy
like they've written in tounges...

Can anybody
interpret that (Bleep)
explain the poems meaning

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Categories: proper, anti bullying, funny, humor,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member spindrift
how proper that I found you for
      my farewell, midst those dunes

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Categories: proper, analogy, break up, goodbye,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Pedicure Virgin
I don't know what came over me that day - an instant of weakness after years of resistance, I suppose.

My beaming spouse leads me, a...

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© Roy Jerden  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: proper, humor,
Form: Prose
Premium Member JOURNEY
~ JOURNEY to the center of me!~

Yield upon this blissful moment!
In, a cutting-edge welcoming,
This minute can only maintain-

Yesterday’s journey~ Desire~

The world inside my head, can...

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Categories: proper, adventure, sweet, journey, sweet,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Cuddling Cricket
It’s not enough to have a Dragon plus his penguins and pigeons, too?
Darn it! I had a limit, until a cute Cuddling Cricket found my...

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Categories: proper, baby, fantasy, funny, growing
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member In the Harem of the Flower Kisser
at the break of dawn
a  Hummingbird starts his rounds
 Morning Glory sought

flaunting a red hue -
Mexican Sunflower tempts
looking hot, hot, hot

the Don Juan of...

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Categories: proper, blue, flower, nature,
Form: Haiku
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: proper, baby, beautiful, daughter, death,
Form: Free verse

I cry

Church pew
Hurts you

My bum
Now numb

No droppin*
The coffin!

4th March 2015
Written before dad’s funeral - I'll take my cushion to sit on lol
* not proper footle...

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Categories: proper, funeral, humor, sad,
Form: Footle
Frail Paper Etched With Words
Whether poets, showmen or philosophers,
Or mere cowboys who follow herds—
They all want to leave behind a lasting mark—
More than frail paper etched with words.

But the...

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© Glen Enloe  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: proper, art, cowboy-western, on writing
Form: Rhyme
Fantastic Flora Masquerade
Creeping creepy creepers, the crawling trellis
jutting out of everywhere
snaking through country and metropolis
twisting turning in floral bliss
but more like snakes that hiss
But in quietude feign...

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Categories: proper, abuse, environment, flower, garden,
Form: Personification
My family is everywhere
My family is everywhere like wild seeds sown
On the whim and bluster of a wind
Some left for Cuba before the revolution
Bring green stalks of sweet...

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Categories: proper, familyfamily, old, home, family,
Form: Free verse