Get Your Premium Membership

Best Short End Of The Stick Poems

Below are the all-time best Short End Of The Stick poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of short end of the stick poems written by PoetrySoup members


Premium Member Guess Who?
My life has been adventurous and very far from mundane,
Though at times I've held the short end of the stick, to my disdain.
If there was...

Read More
Categories: short end of the stick, funnyme,
Form: Rhyme



The Sins Of Our Fathers

The sins of our fathers cast such long and unremorseful shadows
   Leaving in its quake such a painful sting as only God would...

Read More
Categories: short end of the stick, caregiving, childhood, family, father, sad, father,
Form: Lyric
Root, Root, Root
When you’re at a sporting venue,
You should have someone to root for;
And it’s necessary, also, to have
Somebody to hoot for.

An opponent you can root against
Makes...

Read More
Categories: short end of the stick, sports, time,
Form: Rhyme
Tuck the 7 Foot Leprechaun
Here's a story about a Leprechaun
But it's not exactly what you think
For this one was over seven foot tall
Til one day when he started to...

Read More
© Larry Belt  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: short end of the stick, fantasy, funny,
Form: Rhyme
INIQUITY
INIQUITY

The absence of moral or spiritual values afflict
we detest them when at the short end of the stick
life is unfair—we are reminded—the reply quick
	
Afraid we...

Read More
Categories: short end of the stick, forgiveness,
Form: Rhyme



Cry
Here I am a mess of emotions
Afraid to let them out
I don’t want to feel out of control
Yet I am not sure that there is...

Read More
Categories: short end of the stick, cry, emotions, loneliness, sad,
Form: Lyric
god, why
God, can I ask you a question? 
I know you give the hardest challenges to the ones you think can get through it. 
But why...

Read More
Categories: short end of the stick, anxiety, christian, depression,
Form: Blank verse
LIFE AFTER
IF THE CALL THE BITTERSWEET IT WOULD DIE IN DEFEAT.

CHANGES ARISE UPON ME WHERE AM I SUPPOSED TO GO ON THIS JOURNEY.

FEARFUL AND EXCITED AT...

Read More
Categories: short end of the stick, beautiful, blessing,
Form: Concrete
Big Prayers
When there is rain, it can create a powerful waterfall. As much, when there is faith, it can create a powerful prayer. We ask God...

Read More
Categories: short end of the stick, heaven, hope,
Form: I do not know?
SHORTEST DAY TRICKERY
SHORTEST     DAY    TRICKERY


Again  December 23 is almost here 
Frost’s darkest evening of the year,
Ok.  But what...

Read More
Categories: short end of the stick, philosophyday,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Braiding Dawn With Eve
In "Braiding Sweetgrass"
Robin Wall Kimmerer
favorably contrasts Skywoman's creation story 
with Eve's less abundant vocation.

In our shared Right hemisphere,
Skywoman "created a garden
for the wellbeing of all."
While...

Read More
Categories: short end of the stick, allegory, creation, earth, gender, health, humor,
Form: Political Verse
Too Damn Old
I was here when television wasn’t…
Movies in color were still a new thing
Cars were mostly black

I was here when jet planes weren’t…
Telephones were bulky and...

Read More
Categories: short end of the stick, age, change,
Form: Monorhyme
Senior Planning
At Seventy-eight it will click
You're got the short end of the stick
If you want some fun
Better get it done
"The End" appears pretty damn quick!...

Read More
Categories: short end of the stick, old,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member A Semi


A semi usually refers to a very long truck
But in the land of hooha, it means no such luck
The short end of the stick
For Richard...

Read More
Categories: short end of the stick, allusion, fun,
Form: Limerick