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

Premium Member Simple Musings From A Heterosexual Male with Unkempt Facial Hair

     Every discovery started with absolutely 
     no idea of where to start...

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Categories: reliable, muse, perspective,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member My Friend Andrea
Dedicated to my Friend, Andrea Dietrich

A blessing meant to materialize is how I define Andrea’s role in my life.  Andrea is a bright light...

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Categories: reliable, blessing, care, fate, friendship,
Form: Haibun
I wish to
To all of my people the importance of sticking together as a 

And that
Because we have run 
through the preliminary trials as selfish...

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© AC Benford  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: reliable, africa, black african american,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Jungle Drums
          Jungle Drums

Well known was Molly by gossips
Words fell so easy from her lips
They always found...

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Categories: reliable, life,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Old Men In Blue Jeans
Old men in blue jeans

Dungarees – that’s what they were called,
heavy, blue denim, metal button fly -
form that followed function.  The “cuffs” were
rolled up...

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Categories: reliable, mentor, nostalgia,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Memories

Come sit by the fire... let's reminisce

About this and that, about life and love

Watching a robin take its first flight

Or a squirrel scurrying up a...

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Categories: reliable, memory, planet,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Once Upon a Christmas 1954 - Part One - a short story from my memoir
Each year as Christmas rolls around, as I buckle under the pressure and stress of shopping for gifts for people that already  have everything,...

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Categories: reliable, christmas, nostalgia,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Ode to Earth Element

I hold dear, this world ,eager with its  changing seasons,
its sunrises, reliable as a conveyor belt.

I cherish its fields made pretty with
cornflowers, bluer than...

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Categories: reliable, beauty, earth, nature,
Form: Free verse
who's old?
Okay we've all cracked the funnies
Joked about what's gone and what's still there.
How everything sags or wilts
Doesn' t work or is in a state of...

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Categories: reliable, funny
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member UNWOMANNED
Here, I dwell in no man's land,
On the flip side, there's men unwomanned,
They can be a miserable band,
Desperately seeking a hand,
I read their profiles for...

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Categories: reliable, feelings, love, men, retirement,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member To The Stars-The Big Dipper

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Categories: reliable, space, stars,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Etch A Sketch
Poverty stands close ready to knock
Bare essentials just those
Much love, human companionship
Lessons in life imposed

As a boy he learned to work
He didn't love it but...

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Categories: reliable, father,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Donkey's Lament
"Why is it", the donkey mused, "that horses get all the glory?
Seems throughout the ages its the same old hackneyed story.
We go unheralded and are...

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Categories: reliable, animalsangel, angel,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Midnight In Evergreen Cemetery
'Round about eight o'clock each evening the massive iron gates are closed.
The moon's mellow glow shines upon spectral scenes that are now exposed!
Phantoms that by...

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Categories: reliable, fantasy,
Form: Rhyme
To My Lovely Queen
You are my a drop of cold water in the hot desert.
You are my only one boat to cross the Pacific Ocean.
You are my shelter...

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Categories: reliable, beauty, caregiving, cute love,
Form: Free verse

Enter,   the older   heavyweight  steel  giant,
The bailiff,  a   1954 Hudson,  reads unhesitant...

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Categories: reliable, allegorycar, car, drug,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Grandpa
a kind face with skin leathery and creased
from years of working in the sun

long jowls like a basset hounds
sad droplet eyes 
always a slight aroma...

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Categories: reliable, grandfather, grandmother, memory,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Tooth Faerie - In Collaboration with Nina Parmetner

The word on faerie lips, I’ve heard -
A gleaming, white, pristine, grade A...
Baby tooth. And rarely used.
A solid, shining, well-endowed,
enamel-laden tooth. I’m wowed!


It’s in...

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Categories: reliable, cute, fairy, woman,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member If I Had A Time Travel Machine
Get me inside quickly and as fast as you can, 
please turn the time travel dial to September 1963
Get me to a post office in...

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Categories: reliable, 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Middle Child Syndrome
When I was 4 1/2 years old, 
as abrupt as a spanking, 
my once reliable mother brought home 
a hospital surprise 
with an alien face...

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Categories: reliable, absence, childhood, me, memory,
Form: Prose

Lions hunt anything,
They hunt all the while,
They approach their prey,
With incredible guile.
Their plan is strategy,
When they attack,
And like a squadron of
Soldiers surround their

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Categories: reliable, africa, animal, cat, hero,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Predictable
Crocheting needles waved her fingers from a self-disclosed mind

Texture and pattern set lines like predictive text and autocorrect

Wool over her eyes would know how to...

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Categories: reliable, friendship,
Form: Free verse
Paper Bag People
All the people I've known 
Are holding hands with the empty promises they made 
So they are not alone 
When day breaks
And everyone keeps getting...

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© Gina Young  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: reliable, character, conflict, truth,
Form: Free verse
Fossil Reverie
What was real and alive, is now real and a trace. 

A motionless image of motion, or not. It might be a record of rest,...

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Categories: reliable, nature,
Form: Free verse

     ~Dedication For Darlene~

D-is for Darling, a true and sweet friend she is.

A-is for Always, she's not here to take but...

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Categories: reliable, appreciation, dedication, friend, poets,
Form: Acrostic