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Best Short Fuse Poems

Below are the all-time best Short Fuse poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of short fuse poems written by PoetrySoup members


Premium Member One-Way Ticket to Midnight
Let the final countdown begin
Proxy war in Afghanistan
Saudi Arabia vs. Iran 
India vs Pakistan
Sunni vs Shia
The 38th divide of Korea 
China taking over the sea...

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© G. Jay  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: short fuse, death, war,
Form: I do not know?



Premium Member A Case Of The Blues
The world’s changing so fast
forever dreams no longer seem to last.
Time quickly slips away
it seemed like yesterday
life was all about play
and yet those moments all...

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Categories: short fuse, age, angst, anxiety, blue, change, feelings,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Understanding The Process Of Fear

When someone less fortunate begs from you
there's more to their pain than the eye can see.
And you should carefully rethink it through
before angrily dismissing their...

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Categories: short fuse, 12th grade, anxiety, feelings, how i
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member CAUTION - HANDLE WITH CARE
Everywhere we see the signs,
Unstable, Fragile, Caution,
So why don't people have such signs,
So folks can take precautions.

Some folks have a real short fuse,
That's sometimes unsuspected,
And...

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© Judy Ball  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: short fuse, people,
Form: Quatrain
Face To Face With A Nameless Dame
Hold your fire
Let your sharp tongue retire
When to the fore sneaks your ire

Increasing carelessness danger
Thinking in your mind you’re an indomitable ranger
Although in your own...

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Categories: short fuse, poems,
Form: Free verse



Blew it away like the sand
So I have some things, that I just have to say,
but please do not take me in the wrong way,
I have this tiny little problem,...

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Categories: short fuse, abuse, anti bullying, bullying, stress, trust,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Winter Sleep




My grandfather
Worked hard all his life
And died
When I was 
Away.

I remember him 
Sitting in the dark
By the kitchen stove
On cold winter nights 
Rubbing his calloused...

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Categories: short fuse, lifeold, work, winter, me, old, winter,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Chortles And Chuckles
A magic elixir for the heart
jocularity helps you survive.
For when the effervescent smiles start
laughter keeps the happy thoughts alive.

A contagious outrageous feeling
laugher begins with grunts...

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Categories: short fuse, cheer up, giggle, happiness, uplifting,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member These Redneck Guys in Georgia
I’m not a redneck, but in Georgia I attract them like flies.
They all have the best pickup truck that money can buy.
With heavy southern accents,...

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Categories: short fuse, desire, funny, love, relationship,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Jane's Bane
Jane was renown for her very short fuse

   'Specially when she was sozzled with booze

      She relished a...

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Categories: short fuse, funny
Form: Limerick
Don't Eat Welsh Rarebit
I know what you want to order for dinner, Welsh Rarebit.
But if you order it again, I swear that I'll have a fit.
You sleep in...

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Categories: short fuse, food, funny, humor, humorous, sleep,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member BETWEEN BILL AND ME
lllllllll:::::::::::lllllllllll

if i were an invisible hood
a flight to Washington is my mood
i'd sneak into Bill Gates
snatch his billion crates
and snoop on secrets hushed by rich...

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Categories: short fuse, adventure, funny
Form: Limerick
My Cheeky Daughter
I have a daughter who smiles a lot.
She always has stuff or things she got.
 With silly white lies she does all day.
She likes to...

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Categories: short fuse, daughterdaughter, daughter,
Form: Light Verse
My Complaint Against Christian Fundamentalism
Fundamentalists have misinterpreted the wise men,
Magnified them and blown up their faith in god,
Claim that the magi had an epiphany, heard from above,
In searching for,...

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Categories: short fuse, baby, celebration, christian, christmas, religion, religious,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Fake News
The States are a total mess
crumbling under the stress.
Trump has nuclear access
yet he attacks the free press.
And turns his back on progress
touting the value of...

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Categories: short fuse, america, angst, anxiety, confusion, fear, feelings,
Form: Rhyme
Heavy Metal
The heavy metal series of poetry demonstrates an inner ability to speak words of 
kindness; Toward the resolve of the 1980's heavy metal scene; To...

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Categories: short fuse, animals, anniversary, black african american, brother,
Form: Romanticism
Real Men
Real Men do have all the nicest qualities of being a man,
Real Men do have what it takes to become strong and stand!
Real Men do...

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Categories: short fuse, on writing and wordswords, men, men,
Form: I do not know?
Violence in The Workplace
In today's society everyone is operating
on a short fuse,
It seems as if no one has time to spend
on ideas they do not comprehend,
Most people are...

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Categories: short fuse, business
Form: Prose Poetry
JOURNAL ENTRY
I lacked a lot of sleep these past couple of months.

and abandoned the routine I’ve grown so comfortable with

in this time by myself.

I didn’t realize...

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Categories: short fuse, family, hope, life, love, recovery from...,
Form: Prose Poetry
An Old Drunkard

Sitting on a park bench watching the children play
Lost and alone how does he make it through the day
A bottle by his side that’s hidden...

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Categories: short fuse, faith, children, god, angel, angel, children,
Form: Rhyme
A Lesson In Driving Courtesy
A Lesson In Driving Courtesy

By Elton Camp

Intending another driver to malign,
Joe lifted a finger in an obscene sign

The crude act he didn’t wisely choose
For the...

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© Elton Camp  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: short fuse, anger,
Form: Rhyme
Shut it
A stitch in time saves nine
Doctors and nurses all around him
Maintaining his pulse above the flat line
The vodka got his tongue loose
Dissing the bouncer who...

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Categories: short fuse, people,
Form: Free verse
So unafraid of just being you
I know that I can be a little moody with my temper it shows that I have a short fuse
But just seeing how you are...

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Categories: short fuse, friendship, me, , sweet love,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Brain Scan
Brain Scan


Diseased dined flu, thoughts rest rain in me,
every storm conceivable my forecasted mentality.

Never quiet, sins confusion wicked wits in use,
short fuse still burning, hot,...

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Categories: short fuse, confusion, imagery, psychological,
Form: Couplet
Let the Driver Beware
By Elton Camp

Intending another driver to malign,
Joe lifted a finger in an obscene sign

The crude act he didn’t wisely choose
For the other man had a...

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© Elton Camp  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: short fuse, anger,
Form: Rhyme