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Best Rejection Poems

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


Premium Member A girl named Sue
POTW 1 Oct 2018

Gossip about her
swept the school yard through
“Hey if you’ve got what it takes 
There’s this girl named Sue
For a pack of smokes
or...

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Categories: rejection, angst, fantasy, teen love,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member BECAUSE I LOVE YOU




I saw the bitter tears of unhappiness
Running down your agonizing face,
Ravaged with pain,

And I became a sponge of compassion
To absorb them.


I heard the howling 
Of...

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Categories: rejection, friendship love, humanity, society,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Awakening
POTD 5th Feb 18

Dedicated to Ken, a good friend of mine who had to give up a brilliant ballet, ballroom dancing and stage career when...

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Categories: rejection, dance, growth, journey, lost
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Freedom beckons seductively
POTD 29 Jan 2020

A balmy fragrance of cedar and lime lingers
A will o wisp floats by gathering dew
A mark on the page of another man’s...

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Categories: rejection, freedom, friend, tribute,
Form: Rhyme
BEHIND THE SMILE
Just another sinking tear
In this river full of pain
Racing fast to nowhere
A world that's gone insane
Hope committed suicide
Before I had the chance
Forced to live without...

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© Lyric Man  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: rejection, angst, betrayal, break up,
Form: Lyric



Premium Member BLUE MOON RISING ON A STORMY NIGHT - TITLES CONTEST
Blue moon rising 
on a stormy night
I sit sobbing 
without you
 
Sadness, 
when we fell out of love
The point of no return, 
drifting apart
You broke...

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Categories: rejection, heartbreak, moving on, relationship,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Advice
Do not look to me with questioning eyes
For i do not possess the answers you seek 
i cannot taste the bitter sweetness on your tongue,
or...

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Categories: rejection, change, drink, psychological,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Enemy's Child : collab with Carolyn D

The battles on the field are harsh and tough
The looting in their wake engorged with greed
Abundant spoils of war are not enough.
 
Atrocious in their...

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Categories: rejection, baby, social, war,
Form: Rhyme
Lover's Knot
A wistful smile upon her face,
Belies the look I need to trace;
For love needs not cruel rejection,
Instead it longs for sweet perfection.

Reaching out to touch...

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Categories: rejection, love, fear, love, me,
Form: Rhyme
Genie in a Gin Bottle
Her lips caress another cigarette
A fading belle looking for love
The smoke veils a creature of habit
Chasing a young girls dream

But this Genie found the palace...

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Categories: rejection, love, sad,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Words of Mass Destruction
Words of Mass Destruction



Words like bullets do not have eyes, as they fly in our hearts and materialize
Deleterious breaths that we soon despise, words written...

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Categories: rejection, abuse, hurt, words, ,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member CUTTING THE TIES
For many

Long years

I’ve lived

In your

 

SSssss
HHhhh
AAaaa
DDddd
OOooo
WWww
 

Your eyes

Cannot hide

Your lies

 

Pure deception -

now rejection

 

I take my

 

 

         KNIFE=====

 

   ...

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Categories: rejection, conflict, dark, deep, family,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member O' Cenobite, Dar'est Thy Soul Await
O' Cenobite, Dar'est Thy Soul Await

Alas! By what right is such assailing
amidst uproar, then half-truths a'telling
Does not morn gift upon grass falling dew
yet truth perseveres...

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Categories: rejection, creation, humanity, metaphor, perspective,
Form: Rhyme
Behind the mask
Behind the mask there is a frail and fragile me
Enigmas clothed in conundrums; that the naked I can’t see

'Behind the mask is concealed, my authenticity
Examine...

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Categories: rejection, depression, life, sad, slam,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Slammed out Bam
Slammed  out  Bam

For a moment I will fantasize 
Lead him  on a trip
Make him realize 
this is more than a strip
boy you...

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: rejection, fantasy, imaginationme, me,
Form: Free verse
Who Am I
Daughter  of Mary and  Louis
(Named after my late grandmother ) 

My name is  Charmaine
a name originated from latin
Charmaine means -a song

Eldest of...

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Categories: rejection, prejudice,
Form: Bio
Cloud 5
Falling from cloud 10 (a self rejection collaboration) 

King Mandalay!

Poet Destroyer, I want to tell you this 
My heart is not ready to sing
I will...

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Categories: rejection, friendship, heart, lonely, lost
Form: Dramatic monologue
Premium Member Wisdom of the Cougar
She thought by marrying an older man
She would forever look young in his eyes
He led the way, ‘twas a child that held his hand
Until he...

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Categories: rejection, life, philosophymen, men,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Burka Woman
Such deep amber green eyes
Stare into me
Like arrows that so delicately pierce my heart
She is covered in a curtain of black woven cloth
Ah but her...

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Categories: rejection, angst, introspection, pain, passion,
Form: Light Verse
Time's Loving Deceit
Anger flies with swift wings
As tedious pleas for more time reverberate through his mind
He is the servant of Time- yet takes the blame
When her clawed...

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Categories: rejection, corruption, dark, deep, desire,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Enemy's Child - co-write with Paul C
The battles on the field are harsh and tough
The looting in their wake engorged with greed
Abundant spoils of war are not enough.
 
Atrocious in their...

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Categories: rejection, baby, social,
Form: Rhyme
Rabbit Don't Run

My shy moth eyes
were attracted to the beauty of your flame
The pleasure of knowing you
was worth the risk of me feeling the pain
From the hurt...

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Categories: rejection, allusion, angst, dark, sad
Form: Ode
Sifting Sand From My Soul
If I but one day of my life left
there'd be words I'd not delay.
Too long I've struggled, bereft,
my tongue mired in pit of clay

I'm sifting...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: rejection, feelings, for him,
Form: Rhyme
If Only It Was Me
If only it was me who could win this race.
I stand so very proud with honor.
Along with you in my rightful place.

But I am but...

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Categories: rejection, angst, introspection, lost love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Sonnet for the Silly
SONNET FOR THE SILLY

A blessing on all kinds of action silly
Let our God not be a solemn old curmudgeon
The folly that belies the serious dark...

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Categories: rejection, humor,
Form: Sonnet