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Best Red Herring Poems

Below are the all-time best Red Herring poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of red herring poems written by PoetrySoup members


The ambiguous red herring
Fished all day not a red herring on the line               ...

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© John Beam  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: red herring, fish, fishing, funny, irony, metaphor, words,
Form: Grook



Premium Member What a wonderful World
Blink if the title drew your eyes in

See, the breadth of our human functionality
Sparks interest
Curiosity

Thankfully, no evil kitty cats were killed because of it.

But, humanity...

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Categories: red herring, life, people, perspective,
Form: Free verse
Late Summer Nights Dream at the Cat in the Hat
  
    It was way after eight, at the Cat in the Hat.
    The whole plaice was swimming,...

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Categories: red herring, imagination, nonsense,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Innocence
Long ago
a year or so
I received accolades a plenty
I won this, and I won that
I was on top of it all
I was almost the whole...

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Categories: red herring, 3rd grade, character, child, humor, humorous,
Form: Free verse
Kirsty (one)
Even now I sit, slump, shuddering,
Remembering...
Stale walls echoing lamenting calls,
their house...
A nightmare flickered in the red herring of betrayal.
Stumbling hormones, skinless evil.
it breathed...
Blood red lips...

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© Holly King  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: red herring, death, family, red,
Form: I do not know?



Premium Member The Lewis Trap
“The Lewis Trap”



Well, of course he's misanthropic
He’s a Misanthropic Man
The Devil’s in the details
Buried deep under the covers
Of bedtime stories, slithers ‘neath loose sand

A Liddell...

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Categories: red herring, abuse, addiction, child abuse, imagery, judgement,
Form: Free verse
The scent of Your Soul
Wafting in the air,sweet scent of your soul,
Like a garden of lilac shrub and sweet pea;
Exuding my path, deodorant of your whole,
Like the path of...

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Categories: red herring, addiction, identity, love,
Form: Verse
FREDDIE AND FELIX

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Categories: red herring, cat, dog, fish, fun, nonsense,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member the elderly man's made a pass at her
the elderly man's made a pass at her

i witnessed the saddest thing I've ever seen
in a long time
i hope it's not a premonition
my life playing...

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Categories: red herring, life, perspective,
Form: Free verse
First Slamwork, I'm REALLY Nervous
It feels as if this should be wrong 
But after today I don’t think that there is such a thing as wrong or right
Because what...

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Categories: red herring, life, me,
Form: Prose Poetry
Good riddance Mr Cain
The most prolific animal in our Kingdom is the Red Herring.
You don't need to be a "Sherlock Holmes" to figure that out

A Red Herring is...

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Categories: red herring, visionary, red, red,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I opened Paris' letter and cry
I opened Paris' letter and cry


my heart dropped
my fingers trembled
I opened Paris' letter
mama it's been three days ...
then the dam burst, 
not the happy kind
unregretfully
the...

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Categories: red herring, confusion, daughter, growing up, heartbreak,
Form: Free verse
Tinted Glasses
I look at the world through dark-tinted glasses these days.
My eyes seek out the dreary and lost,
My shaking words ghosting comfort over the broken and...

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Categories: red herring, hope, hurt, youth,
Form: Free verse
Paradox not, Fulcrum and hammer
 What would men do, finding a rock they cannot lift?              ...

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© John Beam  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: red herring, appreciation, bible, irony, jesus, judgement, power,
Form: Free verse
NINE CRACKERS
Poems are chickens
They are early risers
The rooster is your masterpiece


Sandra was not the wife of Botticelli
Neither Sarah, Liz or Cherry
Who gave birth to Venus?


Words are...

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Categories: red herring, fun, nonsense,
Form: I do not know?
Reveler
Mischievous thoughts? 
She does not bulge,
Lip marks in red, 
On the white shirt;
Accusations?

True she could be?
A red herring,
Takes me now,
For a wild ride;
Disillusioned?

Naughty betrayal?
Loose collar...

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© jai Garg  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: red herring, loveme,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member 50 Words for Poe: Strangelove

"50 Words for Poe: Strangelove"


Strangelove was waiting  
in Holdnerness
He was anticipating 
with a certain glee 
The “Arrival” of 
Ms Bon Vivant, her sharpness
and sharing...

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Categories: red herring, adventure, freedom, fun,
Form: Free verse
Enchantress (Let me chisel talk you) Part two
(Continued from part one.)

Afire not his thoughts, the Devil sees,
He soars and roars, in his physical might.
His bears’ hug, his warmth, could melt you;
Into joys...

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© jai Garg  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: red herring, lifecare, sea, care, love, sea,
Form: Free verse
please return to sender
a set of ten thousand eyes in which each individual carefully watches the sky.
the craft of winter is easy enough to master, thus easy enough...

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Categories: red herring, change, introspection, symbolism, winter,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Carnival of Cannibals and Crabs
Life's a carnival ride, a bag of barkers and crabs
pinching the mind with pink toys and shiny swag
stuffing your mind with sweet soft fuzzy things
wraps...

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Categories: red herring, abuse, dark, life,
Form: Rhyme