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Best Retribution Poems

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


The Woman
See the woman.

See the face behind its age.
See the beauty of her form.
See the way her way becomes her.
See past her once taught skin, as...

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Categories: retribution, dedication, family, life, love, motherwoman, grandmother,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member Yellow Press -
He undresses rumor to reveal lies
this is how the desperate man cries,
Extra Extra he tries to sadden ya,
a bundle of rancor rambles from the shambles...

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Categories: retribution, bullying,
Form: Epitaph
Premium Member Ghosts of the Living
Fall the leaves of the forest tho death has yet passed... 
Unto moonlit shadows within crypts' hidden rot 
Apparitions they say, where the innocent massed
Oh...

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© FJ Thomas  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: retribution, allegory, betrayal, judgement,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A BLIND MAN'S PATH
Towards this world I am ambivalent.

Seeking not for retribution 

but focusing on clarity of mind.

One may have a tenuous grasp of reality 

and still, achieve...

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© White Wolf  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: retribution, introspection,
Form: Free verse
Why
I still hear    the stray cat clink of your teeth
       smell    a rage...

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Categories: retribution, recovery from,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Emergent
How can one man find
More faith in a crevasse of Siula Grande,
Than most will ever know,
Sitting beneath a pulpit on Sunday?

Dulling the truth to grow...

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Categories: retribution, bible, christian, dark, death, god, jesus,
Form: Didactic
Premium Member SWORD OF JUSTICE




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Categories: retribution, fear, hope,
Form: Haiku



Brave new world
(based on Aldous Huxley's book "Brave New World")

Human hatchery

Clink clink clink clink...
Test tubes prattling past
along the chrome plated production line.
Glistening under fake fluorescence
humming in harmony
with...

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Categories: retribution, confusion, depression, heartbreak, humanity, introspection, political,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Medinah's Circle
A CFO chased cheaper resumes
into my severance of free days.
Safe in winter with my kids and Blue’s Clues,
til Spring brought out the perks of community...

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Categories: retribution, best friend, dedication, friendship, girlfriend, judgement,
Form: Narrative
Crossroads
The tapered blade glinted in the fast fading moonlight
It slipped so easy between the ribs on this, another murderous night
Swiftly the body was denuded of...

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Categories: retribution, fear, body,
Form: Quatrain
A Prayer for September 11th
My god you call us to be faithful
and while we are not always successful, 
me not always with fervor, 
do not turn a deaf ear...

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Categories: retribution, america, christian, inspirational, prayer, september, spiritual,
Form: Rhyme
Until Then
Until Then
   
Dawn has arrived and I hardly knew it.
Sitting and writing, I thought right through it.
Feelings about God and the need for...

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Categories: retribution, faith, on writing and words, wargod,
Form: Couplet
War in the Street

War
in the street
faces 
marred by defeat
crying, fighting
kicking, biting

where is the truth they’re refusing?
can’t you see humanity is losing?

sapphires 
seeking retribution
victims 
of senseless persecution
amnesty 
road blocked...

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Categories: retribution, hope, life, loss, lost love, people,
Form: Rhyme
The only relevant fear
The piercing stench of sulfur and death tears through my nostrils
Angels of retribution spread disaster as told by many apostles
My flesh melts but leaves not...

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Categories: retribution, death, life, religion, fear,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member CONSIDER THEN


News flash
Paris attacks;
Violence strikes

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Innocent deaths
Terror unveils;
Death delivers

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Madness conspires
Human debris;
Bigotry unleashed

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Evil men scheme
Distorted agendas;
Self-destruct roams

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Good people die
Bloodbath escalates;
Terror unleashed

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Signs of our times
Deceptive turbulence;
Mortal casualties

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Moods swayed
Fear catapults;
Distorted...

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Categories: retribution, change,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Mama Bear
Do not mess with Mama Bear; leave her cubs alone
Or the life you place in peril, could well be your own.
Papa Bear can be ferocious...

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Categories: retribution, child, children, love, mother daughter, mother
Form: Rhyme
I hate that i missed it
I got the most wanted invitation
It’s organized by a bad collaboration
Would be fun by every indication
Now to think of that fabrication
That would get me there...

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Categories: retribution, teen,
Form: Ballad
A Mistake At The Pearly Gates
If by some technical error I get to Heaven,
I don't think I'll be there long.
The powers that be, God's helpers, 
would soon realise I'd slipped...

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Categories: retribution, education,
Form: Narrative
Bewitchment of Poseidon
How sweet the sound of raging sea!
Long has peace reigned so devoted,
But has it thought of wicked treachery? 
Nay, it had never plotted retribution!

Be that...

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Categories: retribution, death, imagination, passion, sea, visionary,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Green Eggs, Spam and Grits
Green eggs, Spam and grits
Sam and Pam had their fill,
Then made their way to Main Street
Down WhoDat’s Whatsup Hill.

Waived "Hi!" to their neighbors
To show them...

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© Mark Toney  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: retribution, bullying, cat, courage, fantasy, friendship, humor,
Form: Light Verse
Ashes
Life slowly rises out of the ashes,
Only to be greeted by darkness.
A darkness being consumed by woe,
Woe being consumed by sins.
In a never ending motion,
Of...

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Categories: retribution, death
Form: Free verse
Revelation Now As Then
When The White Horseman rides you will know.
Retribution and Conquest prevail,
only their names and faces 
changeable and interchangeable,
and healing is buried in silent craft.
The White...

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Categories: retribution, allegory,
Form: Free verse
Treaty of Waitangi
In 1840 the Treaty of Waitangi  was signed,
from then to now the government can't hide,
freedom the Maori wanted, from oppressing minds
but what they got...

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Categories: retribution, education,
Form: Rhyme
Judas Iscariot
A.W. Nutter

Morning grass laden with diamonds
Reflecting light as the sun ascends
Sleep riddled muscles slow to respond
Fear shoved aside as hunger transcends

Past sins continue to haunt...

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Categories: retribution, death, imagination, religion
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Shining Mister Black
The Shining Mr Black


Mr. Black, a clever and insidious little man
had a very dark and wicked little Muse.
Deception the primary weapon in his sad plan
aways...

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Categories: retribution, abuse, evil, judgement, slam,
Form: Sonnet