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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
All rights...

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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,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member A KIND HELLO

Proverb 12:25  "Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up."

a stray lost
in her thoughts

i saw her
sitting there
nursing a frown

so i

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Categories: proverb, cheer up, lonely, sad,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The homeless poet
A homeless poet

A few days ago, I was walking home with my dollar store notebook in my hand as I walked. I was deep in...

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Categories: proverb, for him, heartbroken, home,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member The Payment, Past
"Listen to the wind, it talks. Listen to the silence, it speaks. Listen to your heart, it knows." - Native American Proverb


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Categories: proverb, adventure, age, analogy, time,
Form: Epic
Premium Member seeking the divine

impermanence of youth upstaged every time by purity of heart

"Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to...

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Categories: proverb, age, beauty, god, heart,
Form: Monoku
Premium Member Welcome Spring

clouds like sheep
grazing in the blue
scatter on the breeze

How marvelous was the first week of March in my state. The temperatures exceeded my hopeful expectations....

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Categories: proverb, spring,
Form: Haibun
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,
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,
Form: Narrative

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

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

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Categories: proverb, abuse, america, angst, corruption,
Form: Didactic
Premium Member Shadows Of Conformity

Evil thrives within the hush of silence,
it has a keen ear for the slightest sound. 
And it will react with violence and threats,
to quiet any...

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Categories: proverb, 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Sonnet
Waithera,my first love
Sometimes I feel I know nothing about life

But I do know something about Kenya

I come from the gustily, hilly terrains of rural Ingavira

Where huts form...

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Categories: proverb, africa, devotion, history, symbolism,
Form: Enclosed Rhyme
Premium Member COVID-19 A Sequel To 9-11
A Sequel To 9-11 
Written: by Tom Wright
10/19/01- 4/3/2020

During trying times,
We often search our dark lonely passageways.
Finding scant light
To help us through our days;
As faith's...

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© Tom Wright  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: proverb, anxiety, dark, faith, fear,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member THINK TWICE

Take a breath just pretend to light a cigarette
Mind your every thought so that you'll not regret
Avoid a tactless comment that might go south
Remember ~...

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Categories: proverb, introspection, rude, spoken word,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member OUT LIKE A LAMB
March comes in like a lion, and goes out like a lamb
       — English proverb

Any sign of Spring makes...

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Categories: proverb, spring,
Form: Rhyme
thornbush - PM2
thorns ahead ~ a swift-footed and sober sage passes by in silence


Proverbs 26:7, 9  
Like the useless legs of one who is lame
is a...

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Categories: proverb, silence, wisdom,
Form: Monoku
Premium Member Thrill to the Sight
Look up, my son, and thrill to the sight
   of geese in formation, flying south
Just make sure your lips are shut tight,

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Categories: proverb, bird, flying,
Form: Rhyme
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