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Best Shut Up Poems

Below are the all-time best Shut Up poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of shut up poems written by PoetrySoup members


You Have To Shut Up
they lurk in corners, safe and dark
until they decide to growl and bark
then point an ugly old crooked finger
spittle drooling on the chin, they linger

arguing...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: shut up, people,
Form: Rhyme



Shut Up
Broken blades for tongues,
a gaping slash where there’s a mouth.
Spewing out whatever phrase,
makes it to their lungs.

Exhale, then inhale,
Cycles of words that none can beat.
Sputtering...

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© Soomin Oh  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: shut up, emotions,
Form: Free verse
Just Within Reach


just within reach?

things!
lots of things!

stuff one could collect,
especially graphic novels
with a writer that made you wish
you had a photographic memory
so you would never forget even...

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Categories: shut up, introspection,
Form: I do not know?
ANOTHER BOOK OF GENESIS
Sighed Adam to Eve:
“Because you were deceived,
Like a fool, I believed.
Sadly, all our conceived
Will be sorely bereaved.”

Well, that should be it, right?
No, boys and girls,...

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Categories: shut up, funny
Form: McWhirtle
I Am Love

I AM 

A Father.
A Son.
A Brother.

None are just titles. 

I live those titles every day through my actions.
I am successful at those roles every day....

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Categories: shut up, introspection,
Form: Narrative
Star Trek and Captain Kirk's Final Frontier
Kirk: ‘Lt. Uhura, come to my quarters at 1800 hours’
Uhura: ‘Yes captain, might I ask what’s up?’
Kirk: ‘Nothing now but something WILL be at 1800...

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Categories: shut up, parody, science fiction,
Form: Narrative
Song of Songs
Like a lily among the thorns,
I found love among the daughters.
Like an apple tree within the wood,
You stand beside still waters.

Sit in the shade with...

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Categories: shut up, religion, me, sweet, love, me, sweet,
Form: Rhyme



Whispers of my fair maiden
Alone, there I stood by the bench in the park.
On a leash by my side, my protective young hound.
In the distance I heard the echo...

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Categories: shut up, adventure, animals, caregiving, people, places, upliftingme,
Form: Sestina
Premium Member ''We Will Dance Again''
This is the story of a real murder . . . 

I was just five years old and was in my bedroom playing,
  ...

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© Dear Heart  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: shut up, death, mother daughter, murder,
Form: Narrative
The visible ghost
Even with your eyes closed
I know you can still see me.
So if you were to listen real close, 
I know you can still feel 
and...

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Categories: shut up, imagery,
Form: Narrative
Little Coffee House
Little Coffee House 

It’s the coffee counter line-up
A conveyor belt of people 
Ready for their little treat
A little piece of comfort
From their favorite beanery
I strum...

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Categories: shut up, confusion, girl, people, places, urban,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Don't Poke the Bear
He'd had a bad day, he was snapping and snarling.
His behavior,  it was anything but darling.

But I couldn't shut up, be compassionate and care.
Oh,...

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Categories: shut up, funny,
Form: Rhyme
As Sharp as a Razor
Me barber’s still one of them blokes who lives the school of old,
using methods quite old fashioned to what modern trends unfold,
so with scissors, clippers,...

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Categories: shut up, humor,
Form: Rhyme
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde's Love Poem
I love how your long chestnut hair flows over your gentle shoulders,
And when the sun searches you out for a moment, your hair sparkles…

Because I...

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Categories: shut up, dark, girlfriend, love, hair, time,
Form: Free verse
Consider This
Have you considered the one at your side?

He who holds your hand in a dark theater
shares his popcorn
pushes the cart in the grocery store
changes the...

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Categories: shut up, introspection,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member HELLO MISTER PRESIDENT - from A Neighborhood Child
“HELLO, MR. PRESIDENT!”

We had all been issued small American flags on sticks.
Jack was on probation, as was I, but we were, reluctantly by Mrs. Mengin,...

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Categories: shut up, childhood, old, old,
Form: Free verse
A Palestinian's Engineering Dream
Once I was thinking of building a shopping plaza along the Gaza strip
But the Israeli's being what they are - thought my sales could take...

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Categories: shut up, humor, uplifting,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Phantom At The Foot Of The Bed
Normally, I'm not one to be alarmed by things that go bump in the night,
But the other night I saw something that gave me a...

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Categories: shut up, funny, me,
Form: Rhyme
Women's Rules For Men -Not a Poem-
#1 
Put the toilet seat down. 
What woman wants to end up falling into the toilet in the middle of the night?

#2 
Stop changing the...

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Categories: shut up, humorous, inspiration, september, writing,
Form: I do not know?
Daft From Bath
You look stupid in videos on phones at the start,
you don't look like "Badmans" calling women a tart,
when I see those skits I think what...

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© Nick Trim  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: shut up, england, funny, giggle, hilarious, hip hop,
Form: Rhyme
DUPLICITY
As I lay on sodden ground
Silence reigns, 
There lays no sound.

I feel no pains
I have no displeasure
My heart interlocked by chains.

I feel great and euphoric...

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Categories: shut up, emotions,
Form: Terza Rima
Sweet Party Invite
For your (Turkish) Delight party invite 
Sweetshop had shut up for the day
The Maltesers decided they were going away
They packed their gear in a Dairy...

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Categories: shut up, candy,
Form: Rhyme
People have lost sense

By evening five we started ,
Our christmas shopping activities. 
My wife on the lead, her purse full.
Me appreciating her choices elegantly;
Kevin, Andrea supporting my task...

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Categories: shut up, family, fun,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Footloose and Fancy-Free
It's so good to be fancy-free,
To just be me.
I sit beneath this big oak tree
Drinking wine, writing poetry.

No one to tell me, "Hurry up!"
I drink...

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Categories: shut up, freedom,
Form: Monorhyme
Premium Member The goodbye goose
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Categories: shut up, abuse, introspection,
Form: Free verse