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Best Propped Up Poems

Below are the all-time best Propped Up poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of propped up poems written by PoetrySoup members


Premium Member What Keeps Us Awake
While moon makes place for sun
dark sky duvet pushed back
stars close their eyes

The restless few
their beady eyes
small marbles 
see all
and everything
hip ceaselessly
don't find peace

The intellectuals
philosophize...

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Categories: propped up, appreciation, friendship, introspection,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member BROTHER - BILLY
It started growing in a field
Billy Stover watched it grow

Because the corn was tall
Because Billy Stover was small
No one knew
Now one saw

No one saw how...

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Categories: propped up, brother, childhood, family, fantasy, children, imagination,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Goodbye, Good Riddance! (Co-written with James Fraser)
With no toilet seats carelessly left propped up
Oh, now I can be such a comfortable pup
Please take your Playboys straight out that open door
Then shut...

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Categories: propped up, funnyme,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member So Late So Soon
 Dr. Seuss: “How did it get to be so late so soon?”

I sat down to write, 
but no thoughts would come.
Still thinking and thinking,
I...

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Categories: propped up, time,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Easter Gift
propped up in her bed
cuddling the new pink bunny
her wan face lights up

- - - - - - - - - - - - -...

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Categories: propped up, easter, happy,
Form: Senryu



Premium Member Idyll
(Base USO club, Zweibrucken, Germany, 1963)

Of a lazy afternoon, I sit
     propped up,
Bones aching, sorely tired from
    ...

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Categories: propped up, absence, angst, anxiety, loneliness, longing, military,
Form: Free verse
Visiting Hours
You didn't shake
as much in
the psych ward, 
possibly because
of the medication.
A cocktail of 
paxil, seroquel,
lithium and sedatives.
The white walls
dimmed your 
pale complexion.
The pink rosed
paintings on...

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Categories: propped up, life, loss, lost love,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Winter Learning Ducks
Afternoons the sky shuts down around the swamp's warning tapes
propped up with restoration piping and dirt leak fencing.
We’re fleeing toward the wild, seeking the names...

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Categories: propped up, angel, beauty, bird, family, recovery from,
Form: Rhyme
The Quiet Room
the fan turned  slowly,
As I walked  softly into the room, 
 beating a gentle rhythm, singing a gentle tune
stirring  the warm air...

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© jim joyce  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: propped up, day, dream, peace, simple, solitude,
Form: Rhyme
A Tangled Web of Lies
O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive!
Can't help but to recall this famous quote from Sir Walter Scott...
When one...

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Categories: propped up, anxiety, betrayal, community, confusion, international, people,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Last Hope, Translation of Paul Verlaine's sonnet: Dernier espoir
The Last Hope, Translation of Paul Verlaine’s sonnet : Dernier espoir

There stands a tree in the cemetery
Thrusting itself up in total freedom,
By no means the...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: propped up, loneliness, lost love,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member The Rubber Ball
Tommy laid propped up and barely able to move, alone in his hospital bed;
"He will be lucky to ever walk again", is what he heard...

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© Joe Flach  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: propped up, mystery
Form: Rhyme
Young Girl at Mirror
An almost full length body mirror propped up against the chair
She sat quietly on her pedestal of hope
Hoping that one day she too could look...

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Categories: propped up, beauty, child, dream, fashion, god, imagination,
Form: Prose
I meet God - In My Quiet Place
My quiet place
In the quiet of my bedroom, I sit propped up on pillows and cushions.  
It is here that I am in tune...

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Categories: propped up, devotion, faith, hope, love, god, god,
Form: Rhyme
Dummying Up
Dummying Up
              by Odin Roark

Once mannequins rocked.
Utilitarian heroes propped up
Behind steering wheels,
Windows,
Doors,
Even...

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© Odin Roark  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: propped up, political,
Form: Prose Poetry
Breakfast With Ingenium
     It would be disingenuous to say that Ingenium did not have a bacon, egg and cheese sandwich for breakfast. It would boarder a lie...

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Categories: propped up, imagination, philosophy, memory, memory,
Form: Prose Poetry
Looking through the window
I stare at all the people, their different  shapes and build,  thinking to myself,  it takes all types  to make a...

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© john scott  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: propped up, loss,
Form: Narrative
Red, White, And Blue
The colors of our flag
Do not stand for freedom
Anymore.

Red shall not be to honor the blood spilled by our troops
But rather the blood 
Spilled by...

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Categories: propped up, peace, political,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Wake Asia Wake - Part Two - 2
(Continued from Part Two - 1)

Nothing of the foisoning ageold homegrownwine
       strained through Ol’ Kayyam’s ever draining ruba’iyat bowl
...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: propped up, inspirational,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Time Flies
Waiting is the greatest pain, 
Though most of me remains slain; 
Legs propped up on iron heaters, 
In my mouth spins an egg beater- 

Roughly, duct tape holds it...

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© Bo Vigoren  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: propped up, abuse, confusion, horror, loneliness, longing, pain,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member Candy Girl




"Candy Girl"



He had been watching her from the far end of the Ice Bar, where he was sitting propped up on an ice ledge which...

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Categories: propped up, adventure, muse, mystery,
Form: Narrative
Yellow
“Yellow”

I pump the liquid
soap in the bathroom
How Sickeningly sweet it is
and although now it’s gone
I will carry it with me
as I drift off…..

Yellow
is the smell...

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Categories: propped up, absence, age, bereavement, farewell, yellow,
Form: Dramatic Verse
how far respect can take
happy are those who walk 
with respect, who know their
place in the world &
they do so, being propped up &
nourished by support groups,
from the family...

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Categories: propped up, life,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Daily Snewz : Satirical Rant
Watching the festering global sores of mankind
This propaganda called news, has on rewind
Images are shown for their shock value
Then compromise the effect with their marginal...

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Categories: propped up, america, anger, satire,
Form: Rhyme
Nostalgic Christmas
Christmas has always held a special place in my being
I used to read my books snuggled between the hearth and tree
There was nothing like the...

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Categories: propped up, christmas,
Form: Rhyme