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Best Responsible Poems

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

Premium Member Monoku Quotes

Don't dwell on what could have been, better it is to dwell on what can be... 
Never give up trying, or your life book will...

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Categories: responsible, wisdom,
Form: Monoku

Depression (True Story)
My depression grows everyday,
It started as a come and go,
It decided to stay and create a black cloud,
All I can do,
Is sit and hope,
Wish and...

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Categories: responsible, depressionlove,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Counting Seconds-The Rewrite

i sit lonely. 

the crowded restaurant is thick with sound 

i pick away at it 

moving back into the stagnant silence 
of my own comfort


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Categories: responsible, mental illness,
Form: Prose
Premium Member Around The Corner
around the corner...just!

light brilliant...trees freshly brushed...
a breeze meandering through the grass...
a baby blue sky, an occasional cloud shaped and reshaped,
...a waterfall roars like a lion...its...

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Categories: responsible, introspection, mother,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member We All Belong
I was told that I should die, because of the color of my skin.
It didn’t matter what I thought or even what I believed in.

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Categories: responsible, racism,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member Train of Thought
Am I dreaming 
or have I dreamt myself awake
I can’t seem to discern 
between real and fake
What’s right 
What’s wrong
which direction 
should I take
Am I...

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Categories: responsible, allusion, anxiety, child, imagery,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member During Sex I'm Often Naked
You can't make someone love you all you can do 
is be someone who can be loved.The rest is up to them.

No matter how much...

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Categories: responsible, philosophy,
Form: Didactic
Premium Member A Friendly Goodbye

Poem 1: A Boy And His Painted Piano

he used lively greens
tender blues,
touches of plain mauve 
and rainbow trout splatters
to paint music
on the gas fumes 

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Categories: responsible, beauty,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Only the Moon Understands
No stars tonight, yet eyes transcend towards bright moonlight.
Oh Moon, without words, we converse in lone quiet moonlight.

Angst of two hearts apart, shows in somber...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: responsible, angst, moon, romance,
Form: Ghazal
Premium Member living a creative life
(this is not a comment on gun rights in U.S.A. I am from Canada where we do not face the same challenges. rather i seek...

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Categories: responsible, passion, peace,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member PATIENCE V


Is the wise charioteer that holds the bridles of the impetus

To guide us safely over the hurdles of recklessness and haste! 


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Categories: responsible, metaphor, wisdom,
Form: Epigram
The Sun's a Liar-Children's story short contest-
The Sun Is a Liar

It’s been quite some time since I've awoke early enough to meet the sun coming over the horizon. As I gazed...

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Categories: responsible, childhood,
Form: Prose
Premium Member A Dog Gone Tableau
“You become responsible forever for what you’ve tamed.” 
from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince 

Though he yapped and whined,
I still loved him so.
He was...

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Categories: responsible, age, dog, friend,
Form: Verse
No More Soup For Me
I sought a place to post my poems and thought I'd found a fit for me.
At first I was thrilled and felt I belonged to...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: responsible, me,
Form: Elegy

Maternal tears
Never managing to let go
Vicarious pleasure, vicarious pain
Wishing their life were easier
Wishing they could avoid the pitfalls
You see so clearly
The traps that seem so...

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Categories: responsible, anxiety, children, confidence, desire,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A WISH FOR FISH

Washed up on shores around the world
Already dead, a whale, a dolphin a shark, 
All marine life is suffering, the situation

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Categories: responsible, fish,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Cameo Appearance By Andrea Dietrich
It was not the mountains.. those that dwarf us,
the forests that invited our senses...seduced us to stay.
Nor the oceans whose mass we contained within us,

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Categories: responsible, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Shame
Shame covers me with a black robe,
it makes me feel dirty and unworthy.
So my eyes are cast downward,
observe the blush of my cheeks.
I fear our...

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Categories: responsible, abuse, child abuse, confusion,
Form: Free verse
Eileen was born 80 1/2 years ago
on the first day of winter on the ground a bit of snow
with a twinkle in her eyes and...

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Categories: responsible, for her, mom, ,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Invasion Of Ukraine
On the twenty fourth of February in twenty twenty two
Russia invaded Ukraine and fierce fighting did ensue 
Vladimir Putin it seems, wants to restore the...

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Categories: responsible, conflict, death, military, murder,
Form: Rhyme
The Soul Of Words
In black and white, I adore framing my inner thoughts, my worries, my wants and hopes… Words! a world of abiding renewal… a space of...

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Categories: responsible, art, creation, inspiration, poetry,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member One Man One Cap and a Baseball Bat
He was known as Joltin John
With his baseball bat and his cap upon

He played the game with vigour and speed
Many a supporter said he was...

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Categories: responsible, baseball,
Form: Couplet
Am I Turning into a Lizard Serial Killer
Hmmm, where do I start? With deep sighs, I am sighing right now.
I just finished burying 2 lizards, and my heart is heavy...

Let me back...

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Categories: responsible, angst, animal, how i
Form: Narrative
We Are The Generation
We are The Generation,
Holding tomorrow in the palm of our hands
Ancestors deemed us responsible
Yet Today only reprimands

We are The Generation, the majority
Of futile yearnings, beguiled...

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Categories: responsible, life, people, sad, satire
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I Wasn't There For You
I gaze at you upon the cross
And know deep down in my heart
I was responsible
For the plight that You went through

All though it happened long...

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Categories: responsible, faithme,
Form: Verse