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Best Prose Poems

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


I Think Of You - An Alternative Universe - 6

From childhood it was a world of two...you and I...
I leaned lightly, leisurely against your heart and you let me in.

We were five I use...

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Categories: prose, best friend, cute love, desire, funny
Form: Prose Poetry



Premium Member Old man
Silently he sat in darkness, flinching at the sight of light.
Which created a glow reflecting on his balding head.
His cold glare did not help my...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: angst, dark, life,
Form: Prose
Premium Member I DANCE
Voice: Jason Williams

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I danced! 
Whirling air around me, particles of sundust 
in tornadoes and hurricanes following me in awe
I danced.
Each night I wake and feel...

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Categories: prose, abuse, dance, music, pain,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Adrift in fiction
Placid rain gently kisses unblemished windows
as leaves fall in an Autumn breeze.
In the distance cinereal clouds congregate,
converging upon the city's royal citadel.

Oblivious to the storm,...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: analogy, appreciation, books,
Form: Prose
Premium Member THE MISSIONARY AND THE BUM


There once was a bum. He 
was the neighborhood drunk. 
He had a unkempt demeanor. 
His salt and pepper hair had not 
been washed in...

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© Alexis Y.  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: faith, friendship, love,
Form: Prose



Premium Member Silent Goodbye
I forgot myself today
as melancholic melodies 
overwhelm each beat
of my wandering heart.

The sanctimonious sun deceives
as a bitter breeze breathes
against sullen silent surfaces.

Recycled emotions penetrate
with a...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: absence, i miss you, lost love,
Form: Prose
Premium Member Pathway to love
As I sit watching fusions of saffron and scarlet hues 
elegantly charm the horizons.
Silently, fluffy lush clouds float by
like a magnetic field drawing me closer,
in...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: longing, love, , Lullaby,
Form: Prose
Premium Member The Book Of Her Body
I lift you up, delicately
like a bouquet of flames in pink patient fever,
romantically, I rove your surface with fingertips that tingle,
the texture of your treated...

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Categories: prose, love,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member As fields become barren
What has become of me?
Like a madman laughing in the rain,
wandering through fields of barley,
where ghosts whisper my name.

Hesitantly venturing forward,
reluctant to turn back,
loved ones...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: analogy, death,
Form: Prose
Premium Member A Reverse Rant
"Rhyming poems have nothing of substance to say
They're childish! Ridiculous! Silly! Passe!

What's that - 'The Raven,' fine prose, you assure?
Pshaw, a talking bird is not...

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Categories: prose, humor, irony, poetry, writing,
Form: Light Verse
My Solace, A Poet's Thoughts on Poetry
The wonder of nature you describe with the color of feelings 
that even the blind sees the beauty, for you anoint with your sight.
From my...

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© KP Nunez  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: prose, imagery, metaphor, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Simple Words For Simple People
If I  had a pretentious brain
which acts faster than my heart
Maybe then,I would abhore this soul
which spreads freely through each verse
Maybe then I would...

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Categories: analogy, beach, beautiful, books,
Form: Prose
Premium Member Know yourself
I wonder from all the seasons,
which one is me?

How do nature's elements
define my identity?

When clouds reflect judgement,
it does not matter what they think,
I do not...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: prose, analogy, seasons, spiritual,
Form: Prose Poetry
On Poetry Soup
 A first day on Soup is filled with much awe
The wonderful poems will make you smile
Easy is it to fall for all
Some enabled my...

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Categories: prose, friend, poems, poetry, poets,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Hope, A Little Remained
Hope, A Little Remained

She walked the creaking floors of the rat-infested room,
trying to remember what tragedy had sent her to this shabby place.
Her heart felt...

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Categories: prose, anxiety, dark, emotions, fate, grief, pain,
Form: Prose Poetry
Counting Seconds-The Rewrite

i sit lonely. 

the crowded restaurant is thick with sound 

i pick away at it 

moving back into the stagnant silence 
of my own comfort

the...

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Categories: mental illness,
Form: Prose
.."?Your Beauty!"..
Blackberry kisses, within the celestial starlit mornings hour....

Stirring these passions aglow, amid the flickering flames of desire ~

Caressing such thoughts of you; smouldering embers, that...

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Categories: prose, faith, life, love, passionlonging,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member TO THE FLOWER
TO THE FLOWER

Your scent beckoned my weeping heart to painless flight;
amidst a garden where God dusts His pretty love.

Spring tints are pure and fragrant, free...

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Categories: prose, beauty, environment, flower, imagery, nature,
Form: Free verse
Why must I Cry
   I come to the garden along, while the dew is still fresh
on the meadows. Early in the morning do the bird's sing
praises...

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Categories: prose, devotion, inspirational, recovery from..., prayer, drug,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member A Love Letter to My Friends of India
When I think of India, I think of dark eyed beauties,
their foreheads painted with decorative red dots,
and I see them moving deliciously in beautiful bright...

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Categories: community, friend,
Form: Prose
Premium Member I'm just a man
You sat there crying with tears rolling down you face
Asked me why I didn’t show you any compassion
All I could say was that: 
‘I’m just...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: absence, lost love, love hurts,
Form: Prose
Premium Member Super Soupers
It was a rainy day so I flipped through a stack of comics
My Amazing Poet series
Finally I picked the fabulous Five
I liked the picture on...

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Categories: fantasy, writing, girl, me, poets, writing,
Form: Prose
TO DARREN - SOME STARS SHINE BRIGHTER
SOME STARS SHINE BRIGHTER

Some stars shine brighter 
Some waves crash stronger
Some winds blow warmer
Some days are lovelier

Some friendships are eternal...

During our lives we meet a...

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Categories: prose, best friend, friendship, thank you, tribute,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Shores of uncertainty
As his mind drifts upon silent shores of uncertainty, 
he ponders what was, what is and what is yet to come.
He wonders why no one...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: prose, analogy, dark, deep,
Form: Prose Poetry
MIDNIGHT HOUR
Into my dreary days
Rode hope on scented lines
In this pool of darkest deep
So bleak.. only love could find
A world of suffocating stench
Pulls me closer to...

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© Lyric Man  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: prose, dark, deep, depression, dream, longing, love,
Form: Lyric