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Best Shovel Poems

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


Premium Member Within Reason- Maurice Yvonne and Seren Roberts



                        Within...

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Categories: shovel, life,
Form: Verse



Whiteness
Winter frost on willow trees  
     Weeping tears of snow.  
Halos 'round the opal moon,
    ...

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Categories: shovel, tribute,
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member Housekeeping
I'll do some housekeeping today
Take my broom and sweep the clouds away
There won't be anytime for play
But if you come and want to stay

I'll share...

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Categories: shovel, fantasy, imagination, naturestars,
Form: I do not know?
A Joyless Job
At the window, palms under my chin,
such beauty I see, out the frosted pane,
I was mesmerized, it showed in my grin,
so picture perfect, the snow...

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Categories: shovel, childhood, humor, jobs, snow, weather, winter,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Neverland
On the south-western side of the old mission school,
on the corner of 1st,  where the blackberries grew
a field claimed by children, was crosshatched with...

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Categories: shovel, childhood, nostalgia, places,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member A Well-appointed Cowpoke
A well-appointed cowpoke, of whom there are still a few,
Wanted to be properly clad for his first job interview.
So, to impress his potential and somewhat...

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Categories: shovel, cowboy-western
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member My Alphabet
A a 	big A little a
                   What...

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© Eve Roper  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: shovel, children, kindergarten, preschool,
Form: Abecedarian



Premium Member The Cut
A country yearns industry
from assiduous minds revolutionary,
cities conceived with mind set and skill
yet lay insipid in the body of Britannia
those in need of life’s blood,
akin...

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Categories: shovel, inspirational, memorial,
Form: Free verse
Big Red Bellied Black Snake
Dad had threatened for some time, to reclaim the land behind the shed,
where rubbish over many years, had stockpiled but now instead
of being easy to...

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Categories: shovel, family, farm,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member - Ass In Hole -

        This is the donkey; Alice

            ...

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Categories: shovel, blue, humor, nonsense, pain,
Form: Prose Poetry
Aussie Roulette
Aussie Roulette

50 years ago we had a sport
Of the deadly dangerous sort
Fight a Tiger snake just one
Quick as lightning in the sun

Used just once a...

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Categories: shovel, adventuretiger,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Gift For Thee Hater
For your penny's worth of thought,
Please take two cents worth back.
For the destruction that you brought
With all that empathy you lack,
For your narrow vision tunnel
That's...

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Categories: shovel, anti bullying,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Greenhorn Cowpoke
He pulled up to the Triple "T" Ranch in a shiny Cadillac.
In his trailer was an Arabian steed with the finest tack.
He wore Tony Lama...

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Categories: shovel, green, humorous, work,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member haiku coo-coo

I shovel winter
juxtapositions folly
I dig spring 


John G. Lawless
©5/22/2018
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Categories: shovel, humor,
Form: Senryu
Sandcastles
When I was a young boy,
I built a castle on the beach.
I made it from sand with my shovel-toy,
Then the waves grabbed it in their...

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Categories: shovel, childhood, funny, nature
Form: Sonnet
A Vegetable Matter
Grandpa’s a gem in the garden,
tending his sprouts and his peas,
tomatoes and onions and cabbage,
his ‘caulies’ and his broccoli’s.

I have seen plenty of gardens,
chocked full...

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Categories: shovel, humor,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Cold War
I am winter's nemesis.I fight it tooth and nail.
In my youth it declared a war on me.
When I licked that icy rail.
Winter has many weapons...

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© Joe Inka  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: shovel, funny, seasonswar, war,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Sandbox
It seems like it was yesterday
   in backyard sandbox she had played;
      granddaughter loved to have her way
...

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Categories: shovel, granddaughter, tribute,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member When the World Grew Wings - FULL
There once came a day
when the world took flight
('twas only a handful
who gaped at the sight)
For when she spread her wings
so few could believe;
and fewer...

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Categories: shovel, allegory, allusion, beautiful, earth, metaphor, spiritual,
Form: Rhyme
Winter Fun
Outside so cold
Let Winters story unfold

The lake now ice
A fire out back, so nice

As the blizzard sets in
A snowball fight will separate the boys from...

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Categories: shovel, adventure, funny, naturesnow, snow,
Form: Couplet
Darkness
My feet are cold; my tiredness lingers;
My back aches from stooping so low.
Dampened by the frigid water below,
I breathed warmth into my numbing fingers.
Again, I...

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Categories: shovel, allegory, fear, nature,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member In Good Conscience
IN GOOD CONSCIENCE


Heavily tread, are those small fractious steps
On the stairs to my own peace of mind
The sound of transgressions that I'd rather forget
is the...

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Categories: shovel, introspection, sound,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member The Capitalist
The Capitalist


It was dark out
winds from the north
branches swaying over granite graves
The night seemed ominous

Poem will resume after this ad

	Have been thinking about a funeral...

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Categories: shovel, america, discrimination, friendship, humorous, people, political,
Form: Free verse
Such Great Kites
        In a meadow fair lived the mouse Ben,
	Who fell in love with the squirrel Jen.
	He wanted to...

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Categories: shovel, children, flying, love, moon, sweet,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Kiss the Rain
Like any family, mine’s the same, they leave Mama with the dirty Chores.
You’d think with Trolls, and Dragons, and such… There’d be magic galore!
But I...

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Categories: shovel, adventure, fantasy, funny, humorous, imagination, magic,
Form: Light Verse