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Best Proverb Poems

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

My own proverb
My own proverb.....

Dream with your words,  make love with your pen
And create an art of poetry with your soul.

Ravi Sathasivam / Sri Lanka
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Categories: proverb, philosophy,
Form: Haiku

My own proverb
" If you need food on your table,
always try to earn it"

- Ravi Sathasivam...

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Categories: proverb, philosophy,
Form: Haiku
Early to drink,   
And early to smoke
Will leave a man shaking,
Coughing, and broke.

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Categories: proverb, funny, health, parody,
Form: I do not know?
My own proverb
My own proverb....

“Your eyes  are the  light of your heart and do not make your soul dark”.

Ravi Sathasivam / Sri Lanka
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Categories: proverb, philosophy,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Proverb Interp
Mortals raise mortals while only divine truth parents souls to full grown.

Say to wisdom, 'You are my sister," and to insight, 'You are my relative.'...

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Categories: proverb, bible, spiritual, truth, wisdom,
Form: Monoku
Modern Proverb 8
loneliness is a good thing...
to share with someone...

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Categories: proverb, encouraging, growth, inspiration, loneliness, philosophy, uplifting,
Form: Narrative
My own proverb
My own proverb......

“ The peace is always buried alive in the name of freedom, 
where all those fake leaders get together and march forward to...

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Categories: proverb, peace,
Form: Haiku

Modern Proverb 7
Faith, is the antithesis of proof......

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Categories: proverb, deep, education, faith, hope, philosophy, strength,
Form: Narrative
A myth and proverb united
A melt down occurred high outside
That ended a fabulous ride
Let's love licorice
But recall Icarus
Whose fall was preceded by pride

Author's note: Licorice is dark and an...

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Categories: proverb, allegory, candy, mythology, myth,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Arabic Proverb
"He murders and then walks in the funeral procession."

You ask me why the tears
Why the sad face
And inside I laugh
At your gull in asking
When you...

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Categories: proverb, arabic, death, emotions, psychological, sad love,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Premium Member Connecting Genius and Madness
* Written for Elly's "At Least Three Proverbs and One Quote Contest" (Modified Haiku with rhyme)

Aristotle quote: “There was never a genius without a tincture...

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Categories: proverb, introspection,
Form: Haiku
See How You Left Me
See how you left me
Just see how you kept me
A lonely canoe paddler
In turbulent and windy waters

Let me go into oblivion
For i am lost in...

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Categories: proverb, absence, betrayal, break up, depression, feelings,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member "Evil Twin"
"Spiritual Narrative"

After life began,  appeared “Evil Twin” mind’s obvious sin
‘Evil’  naught of nothing, using the power of love’s “something”
Giving rise to evil self,...

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Categories: proverb, allegory, inspirational, lovegod, tree, self, evil,
Form: Narrative

In  the  church  garden   fair,
One glorious  May day  near the ides...

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Categories: proverb, nature, spring, tree, may, spring, tree,
Form: Quintain (English)
Nation's Damnable Blight

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Categories: proverb, abuse, america, angst, corruption, discrimination, political,
Form: Didactic
A Virtuous Woman
A Virtuous Woman 
There are different types of women 
As you may very well know 
I am here to talk about her,

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Categories: proverb, religion, woman, husband, husband,
Form: Enclosed Rhyme
He Who Knows Not
An ancient proverb states that he who knows, and knows that he knows, he is 
wise follow him,
But how do we know that he knows?...

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Categories: proverb, philosophy,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member A Hospital Stay - Part I

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Categories: proverb, angst, change, fear, feelings, life, memory,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Time Heals All Wounds
    "Time Heals All Wounds"

Time Heals All Wounds - An English Proverb
Created in Published Books for Adult & Children Versions
by M.M. Master...

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Categories: proverb, love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Stranded on the road, closed up tight in her shell
Too frightened to head out of the heavy traffic
I took the turtle home to make sure...

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Categories: proverb, animal, endurance,
Form: Free verse
She knelt at the edge of the purling forest burn[1]. 

Reaching down to pick branches from the ganna bush[3], 
adding it to the morning’s find,...

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Categories: proverb, nature,
Form: Verse
Going to America
Going to America

“One’s country is the country where one fares best.”
Greek Proverb

It was from there to here
Nowhere near, my dear
And, from here to there
It would...

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Categories: proverb, absence, adventure, career, emotions, freedom, goodbye,
Form: Bio
Friendship with God
 quatrain with anapestic trimeter 

Jesus Christ, holy God, pardons sin;
I give praise and respect to the Christ.
His good grace as I ask - is...

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Categories: proverb, friend, love, spiritual,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Ugly Swan, Pretty Frog
I had wings that flopped here and there
She had legs that spread in the air
She jumped for joy each time I swooned
Even I tripped all...

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Categories: proverb, fairy, imagination, journey,
Form: Light Verse
If-Proverbs for People in Recovery
If you don't get up in the morning
you will never have to face life.
If you don't get up in the morning
you will never experience the...

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Categories: proverb, addiction, appreciation, recovery from,
Form: Prose Poetry