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Best Rough Around The Edges Poems

Below are the all-time best Rough Around The Edges poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of rough around the edges poems written by PoetrySoup members


Rough Around The Edges
When God made him, he threw away the mold
Always thinks outside of the box, does not fit a profile
Always thinks positive, hard to get him...

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© Danny Nunn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: rough around the edges, people
Form: I do not know?



Makeover - Repost
You say I need a makeover,
that I'm not the man I could be
You say I'm too rough around the edges,
a little smoothing out would polish...

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Categories: rough around the edges, brother, dedication, truth, wisdom,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member My Little Green Leaf
It was the kind of day I had always dreamed of,
    a source of energy was emitted by the sun,
  ...

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© Lu Loo  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: rough around the edges, autumn, life, nature,
Form: Quatrain
Shunned
Breaking down in the heart and mind.
With all regrets that are truly not kind.
Shocked at people are, so painful to see.
Abused with hated and ecstasy.
Violated...

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Categories: rough around the edges, confusion, dark, depression, fantasy, freedom, hate,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Broken Man
No excuses needed 
Nor apologizes 
This is who I am as a person, a human being and the man that I intend to be. Take...

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Categories: rough around the edges, courage, emotions, faith, me,
Form: Lyric



Makeover
You say I need a makeover,
that I'm not the man I could be
You say I'm too rough around the edges,
a little smoothing out would polish...

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Categories: rough around the edges, black african american, brother, love, truth,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Premium Member Have you ever done this type of work before - for contest
“Have you ever done this type of work before”?

	“they’re sheep – I’m a sheep dog – are you serious?”

“Are you aware we have a dress...

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Categories: rough around the edges, humor,
Form: I do not know?
Bitterness
Bitterness is a black pool of bad poison
And when it liquifies it saturates once warm and loving hearts
Leaving them ice cold,ill and frozen
Whoever it has...

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Categories: rough around the edges, abuse, addiction,
Form: Blank verse
TomBoy
TomBoy, your reading about one. Most people are confused, so in a way, I'm here to explain
because i truly fit the definition.

Tomboy's are girls, that...

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Categories: rough around the edges, funny
Form: Free verse
Gender before Race
They say you can not be both black and female,  
you can only be one and dare you ever choose to be both, 
what...

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Categories: rough around the edges, conflict, discrimination, race,
Form: Classicism
A Pondering on Women
I wonder why it is that,
Some women work so hard to be chased
That they forget to flirt
With the idea of being caught and embraced.
I wonder...

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Categories: rough around the edges, relationship, women,
Form: Rhyme
Old Pawn Shop Guitar
In a window down on Main St.
Sits an old pawn shop guitar
Its strings are like a slinky
And its finish has been marred

But when a dreamer...

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Categories: rough around the edges, appreciation, dream, guitar, memory, music, remember,
Form: Lyric
Who am I Lord
Who am I Lord
That you are mindful of me
A tiny drop of rain
In a wide expansive sea
What could I ever give
That you could ever need
Who...

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Categories: rough around the edges, god, introspection, jesus,
Form: Free verse
Hard to hold onto
I know sometimes I can be quiet,
No smile upon my face.
It’s not because I’m callous,
I never thought I would feel this way.
At times I know...

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Categories: rough around the edges, song-lyricheart, heart, love,
Form: Rhyme
Cowboys Can't Be Pigeonholed
So you think you know just how us cowboys should behave
But listening to your jawing, I hear Chisholm spinning in his grave
A Cowboy who don’t...

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Categories: rough around the edges, cowboy-western, funny, life, old, drink, old,
Form: Cowboy
Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming
With every rose there are thorns: fear, pain, jealousy, anxiety, sadness, and grief

It takes time, love, and patience to grow a beautiful rose bush

But it's...

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Categories: rough around the edges, abuse, depression, fear, hope, journey, moving
Form: Free verse
Stuck in limbo
I don't want a divorce, 
I don't want our marriage to end.

I would love to be by your side,
and when the whole world is against...

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Categories: rough around the edges, lost love, sad, wife, me, love,
Form: Elegy
Shaggy
Shaggy bark oak tree...
Why are you shaggy?
Rough around the edges,
Slick cousins mock you.
Stand proud, elegant,
yet differently, wonderful!



...

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Categories: rough around the edges, imagination, nature
Form: Free verse
The Time is Now
   The water's getting wild, rough around the edges. 
And yet so peaceful underneath, the overlaying surface. 
With the rugged colored water, and...

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Categories: rough around the edges, life, loss, nature, passion, time,
Form: I do not know?
A Labor Of Love


I take you down and look you over,
you've seen better days. 
Not so young as you used to be,
and you smell musty. I lay you...

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Categories: rough around the edges, love,
Form: Verse
Losing Grip
It’s hard to decide, when I ended up this way.
How I let everything slip through my grasp.
How I became dependent on anything to keep me...

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© Del Higgs  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: rough around the edges, addiction, anxiety, dark, depression,
Form: Free verse
fall natural
I did something I was supposed to do.
I went and tripped and fell for you.
You were strong and I was weak for you,
did what any...

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Categories: rough around the edges, love
Form: Ballade
First Date
I drank you in
Whiskey no chaser
Rough around the edges
Smooth enough to keep me wanting more
I was drunk on your smile
Kisses tipping me in to no...

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Categories: rough around the edges, change, drink, good night, kiss,
Form: Free verse
To My Husband
To my husband,
Our life is far from being normal.
Our days do not require us being formal.

When we met, we were just words upon a screen.
Today,...

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Categories: rough around the edges, life, love, marriage,
Form: I do not know?
I walk barefoot across the gravel and I feel no pain
I walked barefoot across the gravel and I feel no pain 
Souls have grown hard on tough terrain 
Give me one more day and I...

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Categories: rough around the edges, anger, divorce, heartbroken, how i feel,
Form: Lyric