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Best Purposeless Poems

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

Torn and Tattered Wings
Torn and Tattered Wings

It’s not easy to have seen
All the darkness inside you
Places I have been
Sorrow and degrading
Thrusting their blades epithetize 
Hard into your heart


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Categories: purposeless, inspirational, loveworld,
Form: Free verse

"Casting down imaginations...." ~ II Cor. Ch. 10 ~

Oh, how you splinter me....

Looking through your looking glass

Portraits of your present and, images of your past!?


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Categories: purposeless, anniversary, life, loss, sympathy, visionary,
Form: I do not know?
"Oh, how you splinter me...."
Looking, through your looking glass
Portraits, of your present
And images, of your past
You say you see
You say you know
You say you do

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Categories: purposeless, life
Form: I do not know?
Unflinching soul
I am worried 
I am in despair 
I am tensed
I am in low spirits

My song sounded melancholic 
My thought turned pessimistic 
My emotion became lifeless

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Categories: purposeless, life,
Form: Rhyme
The Narrowing
Glowing days that were once red-cheeked and ripe with promise,
Are narrowing like tall candles in a church window,
Tapering from the golden stand and the sturdy...

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Categories: purposeless, 10th grade,
Form: ABC

Premium Member I Miss You
Oh this winter;
The cold made bitter with a relentless wind;

Please, Spring, push
it back
Lean, shove, melt
it back

Summer warmth
I miss you
Severe clear days
I miss you

Horses hot breath,

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Categories: purposeless, hope, nostalgia, seasons
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Naughty Little Girl
I sleep. The hours tick by mercilessly;
unfilled, purposeless, full of potential
 "What to do? What to do???" I mutter,
tumbling, like Alice, down the rabbit hole.

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Categories: purposeless, daughter, fear, imagination, mystery, rose,
Form: Narrative
THE      ICEBREAKER     KRASIN    -     DAVID    AND...

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Categories: purposeless, historyriver,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Gothic Grace -

She had a gothic heart,
predictability and tamming tranquility were her counterparts,
she felt pain as gain,

peace was nettlesome and purposeless,
an abomination that careless civilization is undeserving...

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Categories: purposeless, passion, woman,
Form: Ode
Flawless Verses
Flawless flamboyant meaningful words in written verse’s,
Never heard by nervous useless unproductive pawns within man made curse’s,
Drawn into ignorance, clueless and purposeless,
Powerless and can’t see...

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© Quincy Mac  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: purposeless, humanity, imagination, meaningful, metaphor, religious, writing,
Form: Epic
Trust, Trust and Trust

Jumpy journey life becomes
If the one you trusted most turns Judas.....
Juniper fades ,wilts, withers.....
for soil fertile at roots is now poisoned
Rot and...

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Categories: purposeless, betrayal, blessing, emotions, feelings, trust,
Form: Free verse
An equal share of victory and defeat...
greeting happiness, summoning sadness!
An equal share of victory and defeat...
rejoicing in light, trembling in darkness!

How we live and age...

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Categories: purposeless, age, birth, change, death, fear, happiness,
Form: Rhyme
Breaking Through
I drifted to this place	 
When might I drift away?			
Am lost in time and space		
Cold feet encased in clay		

Afraid.  I am offbeat			
Next year I...

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Categories: purposeless, inspirational,
Form: Lay
Premium Member Purposes Incomprehensible and Wonderful as These Purposes
Imperfect world, purposeless person.
I retired to pursue perfection
learn jazz tunes, woody and herbaceous plants,
read every inch of English literature,

Scientific American and Foreign Affairs,
have an affair...

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Categories: purposeless, bird, blue, day, death, girl, people,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Anomie
Should we invite the neighbors over for dinner?
Their politics so different from ours.
All the more reason. Combat anomie!
He's worried the town's losing population
but opposes immigration....

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Categories: purposeless, conflict, faith, fire, house, life, political,
Form: Verse
I’ve stared in the heart of depression
As emptiness infected me like virus
Choked for years behind a smile,
I have never known factual

Frightened to be called weak

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Categories: purposeless, depression,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Our Amorphous Angst
"I should have lost a gesture and a pose.
Sometimes these cogitations still amaze
The troubled midnight and the moon's repose."

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Categories: purposeless, angst, anxiety, dark, destiny, philosophy,
Form: Free verse
O! America Reverse
My opinions are changed, 
My heart lacks fervour, 
For you lunched the war, 
To liberate who are already free,
To enrich who are already rich,...

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Categories: purposeless, confusion, depression, passion, political, war, world,
Form: Prose Poetry
In mammary of: Maternal Bosoms
breast cancer runs rampant within me late mother side
whar moost every female diagnosed with emotional ride
into the depths of despair where metastatic cells pried
their way...

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Categories: purposeless, absence, anger, angst, bereavement, cry, leaving,
Form: Elegy
The monster without purpose
A mountain of grounded rock reaching to the skies
A rabbit burying into a whole
A pig building a house of straw
Why, concrete little pig, brick and...

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Categories: purposeless, imagination, nature, people, philosophytime, silver, time,
Form: Free verse
Speed Limit Fifty
I had a funny feeling today
that forced me to go to the park and pray
I was neither happy or sad but I felt a bit...

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Categories: purposeless, angel, blessing, blue, encouraging, england, god,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Retirement is Not For Me
On days that I work I wake up with a purpose,
I get up an hour early, so I can paint or write or play word...

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Categories: purposeless, identity, motivation, power, retirement, self, work,
Form: Free verse
My grandmother's wounds
I am being thrown from the depths of centuries
Carrying all my grandmothers’ wounds
Combat boots marked my head  with terror
my back  bruised with the...

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© Rahy Hy  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: purposeless, abuse, grandmother, islamic, lost love, women,
Form: Free verse
Take A Moment, Or Two
If I could fly like eagles, like them, I too would soar to the heights. Not a nest, but I would build a hut, construct...

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Categories: purposeless, bird, peace, silence, spiritual,
Form: Prose Poetry
Eulogy For An Unsung Hero
Eulogy For An Unsung Hero ©

The late John Sidney McCain III,
     now flies with Arrow Smith,

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Categories: purposeless, 12th grade, 6th grade, 9th grade,
Form: Elegy