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Best Shame Poems

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


Premium Member Never Shame a Woman
Never ever shame a woman
for the fire in her soul
still your fear that you're unable
to give that which makes her whole

Never ever shame a woman
for...

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Categories: shame, passion, women,



A Long Loud Sigh
genius?
sometimes you are in its minimal spotted light...sometimes!
other times you just know you've been touched and you freeze,
moved but frozen...like a stranger it moves in,...

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Categories: shame, introspection, drug,

Rape
October: I'm eighteen, shortcutting home
through an autumn-burnished churchyard -
copper-lustred leaves, moss-skinned stone -
a jaunty swing of skater skirt and arm,
college folder square-sturdy in my hand.
In...

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Categories: shame, abuse,

CAMPFIRE
~CAMPFIRE~ 

I hunger to taste your solid wood stare
You and I, no one else at all
Snuggling under the stars
Hungry for each others ears

Chasing every comet...

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Categories: shame,

I Wore Your Skin
~I wore your skin~

Brother, I wore your skin last night
Nothing but friction, blood -dry ink
Announcing a crush "Silence by the Sky!"
Integrity denied, endangered enemy

Brother, I...

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Categories: shame, anger, bullying, dark, deep,

Premium Member The Hollow
I’ve been down to The Hollow, and I’ll never be the same,
Have YOU been to The Hollow? Would you dare to speak its name?
It’s a...

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Categories: shame, allegory, depression,

Premium Member The End
The End

Seeing through these cold dead eyes now,
This world looks much different.

The scars of one’s life entire,
Appear now for all to see.

What once meant everything,
Really...

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Categories: shame, change, death, god, heaven,



Yesterday Love Was Such An Easy Game To Play

Yesterday,

I went home for lunch,

I never go home for lunch.

When I got to our apartment 
I don't know why but I didn't reach for my key. 

Francine...

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Categories: shame, betrayal, break up, heartbroken,

Premium Member Tears on her pillow - continued from A girl named Sue

Tears for a Mother
Fears for a Father gone
Fate deals an unfair hand
The door to youthful joy closing
on adolescent shoulders imposing
grown up responsibilities instead

Eyes sadly deprived...

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Categories: shame, fate, first love, hope,

Premium Member AS FATHER IS TO HIS DAUGHTER

Passing through framed windows like ours,
I recall your tales of reckless war and lost friends
that burned your innocence at 21... and though
you claimed flashes of...

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Categories: shame, father, introspection, words,

Suicide Masterpiece
Suicide Masterpiece

Sweatdrop
On top
Trigger pop
Written note
All I got
Hang knot
Body rot
Suicide cop

I hope not
Cry out loud
I think not
Body's hot
I am too proud
I am loved a lot
Rooftop.
Suicide bride

Heavy...

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Categories: shame, abuse, art, body, death,

A Little Kindness Never Hurts
Sit with me.
Sit with me, ragged feral,
do not be afraid,
fight for no space uncertain,
you will be soothed, you will be safe,
you only need sit with...

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Categories: shame, humanity,

BASTARD
"All Children Are Beautiful"

His heart of white,   deep shallow wells,   -yet beautiful
He smirks with a grin,  an ego that won't...

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Categories: shame, art, beauty, betrayal, child,

Premium Member The True Knight
POTD 9th April 2018

Synopsis -
A story of selflessness without jealousy or rancor that is often evident through the ages in all walks of life, even...

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Categories: shame, love, romance, sensual,

Premium Member Who Can Argue Miracles Exist

Who Can Argue Miracles Exist?

No man, be he grandiloquent or coarse;
             be he...

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Categories: shame, daughter,

Premium Member Wild Love
The blackberry's love for the garden rose
Brought down the gardener's wrath.
The blackberry sensed the danger
As he wended the garden path.

" A love so true as...

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Categories: shame, garden, love, rose, sweet,

To Walk A Mile In Her Shoes
Would I dare 

to walk a mile in her shoes

To put my feet in cinder's slippers

 marry a handsome prince

who turns out to be another...

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Categories: shame, abuse,

Premium Member GREEN WITH ENVY
Envious Ivy was her name
I’d buy something new – she’d put me to shame
My designer coat in a shade of emerald green
Ivy bought an identical...

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Categories: shame, humorous, jealousy,

On My Mother Passing

ON MY MOTHER’S PASSING

i wanted to keep my mother physically with me
but it would be like trying to hold the sun
like in life she still...

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Categories: shame, cheer up, mother, mother

Premium Member Human Being
You are a human being they told me, something you should treasure
But isn't a human being the only animal who kills for pleasure?
Man's inhumanity to...

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Categories: shame, confusion, social,

Premium Member THE BROKEN DOLL
Walls of silence hold,
 Me prisoner,
The child held within,
 Cries out for release.
Relative solitude comforts, 
Not the tortured soul,
Inward coiling withdrawing,
 Deep inside. 
Shedding its...

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Categories: shame, abuse, childhood, conflict, fear,

Premium Member Shattering Rose Glasses
Uncomplicated me
I thought I was coloured blind
free thinking and kind
with an evolved mind
Loving and accepting 
of the ones I find

Yet my blindness 
Is that of...

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Categories: shame, education, philosophy,

Premium Member In The Chill Of An Open Door
 
Cleaning out my refrigerator, an ice cube slides to the floor
startling the cat, and interrupting a locomotive of thought
that often tracks me down in...

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Categories: shame, angst, caregiving, death, father,

Premium Member The Old Dark House
The Old Dark House

This tale of “The Old Dark House” is one that’s replete with a
most horrid sense of pure evil and macabre, and is...

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Categories: shame, dark, dream, evil, fantasy,

Jewelry Notebook
"MARRY ME" -- The Sweethearts Valentine Candy

I write with passion in every line,
A poet bleeding words, in black and white

Elegant, like a fine glass of...

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Categories: shame, happiness, heart, me, sweet,


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