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Best South Carolina Poems

Below are the all-time best South Carolina poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of south carolina poems written by PoetrySoup members


south carolina
the line drawn,upstarts
champions no more,we get it
simple,run by me...

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Categories: south carolina, art,
Form: Haiku



Premium Member Low Country Boil South Carolina Style
LOW COUNTRY BOIL SOUTH CAROLINA STYLE


Potatoes, corn, onions, sausage, shrimp, and crabs
Boiled together to perfection
Old newspapers laid on the table
All ingredients dumped together
Careful, it's hot
YUM!!


Contest...

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Categories: south carolina, food,
Form: Epulaeryu
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Salty mistiness enters my head.
Nostrils take in. Waves crash!

Sting rays sting! Crabs scatter!
Sandcastles, built wet on dry sand.

Walking miles on water-lapped shore.
Caesar remains, constant companion.
Then...

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Categories: south carolina, childhood
Form: Narrative
The Tears of South Carolina.
It's the last time...
        I'll shame myself, this skin will never drink again...
my lips will tumble, escaping from...

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Categories: south carolina, love, passion
Form: Free verse
South Carolina Sun
Palm trees fingers stretch in the sweltering breeze,
bending over graciously,
It shelters Mr. Bluejays retreat,
Above, clouding blue skies prepare to shower,
No movement in this afternoon sauna,
Life...

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Categories: south carolina, life, nature, seasons,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member WOLFSPIRIT


while eagles soar high
over rugged mountains
of south carolina
through writings shared 
WolfSpirit takes shape
my mind pictures the man
in all his wisdom
half human half spirit

i hear his...

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Categories: south carolina, god, meaningful, nature, philosophy,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member 13 Original States
•	Connecticut
•	New Hampshire
•	New York
•	New Jersey
•	Massachusetts
•	Pennsylvania
•	Delaware
•	Virginia
•	North Carolina
•	South Carolina
•	Georgia
•	Rhode Island
•	Maryland

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Categories: south carolina, history, immigration,
Form: List
A Planet of Pain
Kids dying for diamonds in Sierra Leone,
Innocent civilians killed in Iraq’s warzone.
Indigenous tribes removed from their lands,
Children in the Congo losing legs and hands.
Arms companies...

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© Wes Martin  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: south carolina, conflict, corruption, humanity, hurt,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Ash Can
The Ash Can  ©

I got the call on Sunday night.  I was traveling on business.  When I looked at the caller ID
...

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Categories: south carolina, bereavement, introspection, lost love,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Premium Member Dave the Slave, Poet Potter
Huge hands extracted heavy red clay lumps
gleaned from Edgefield's argil soil,
placing it
upon the whirling wheel.
Fingers roughened,
he formed, shaped, with master skill
vessels fit --
massive stoneware pieces,...

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Categories: south carolina, beauty, courage, slavery,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA SPEAK
THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA SPEAK
(IN REMEMBRANCE OF CONFEDERATE SOLDIER ALBERT PORTER)

They were brainwashed by the White man.
Persuaded that slavery had ended.
However, still oppressed for...

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Categories: south carolina, america, appreciation, birth, black
Form: Dramatic Verse
Confederate Flag
Poet:  Ken Jordan 
Poem:  Confederate Flag
Edited by:  Sparkle Jordan 
written:  July/2015


      O'Dirty South,.....U'Dirty South 
your hatred,...

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© Ken Jordan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: south carolina, farewell, identity,
Form: Prose Poetry
Chicken and Waffles
Chicken and waffles happens to be a favorite Southern dish,
even in Harlem, New York, and Atlanta, Georgia.
This delicious dish has been around since
African-American music
was born,
especially...

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Categories: south carolina, food, on work and
Form: Epic
The Deep South
The deep South has a lot of swamp creatures. The South's got alligators, some frogs, live catfish, bugs (flies, e.g.), and stuff. These here parts...

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Categories: south carolina, nature, on writing and
Form: Epic
Premium Member Exotic Places I Must See
I've traveled this celestial ball visiting many places of beauty and renown.
My world travels are over, but there is many an American city and town,
That...

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Categories: south carolina, humorous, travel,
Form: Rhyme
TYRANNOSEANUS WRECKS
 
 Old uncle Tee Rex was a bore .

 He could burp a huge belch and then snore .

 When he dumped his wife...

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© Sean Kelly  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: south carolina, funny,
Form: Limerick
To be Black is a Crime in America
Gunshots and tasers aimed at the back
tracking the movements and memories
of unsuspecting dark-skinned citizens 
marked by the scars of a history denied

For Rumain Brisbon, 34
it...

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© Barry Levy  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: south carolina, anger, bereavement, black african
Form: Verse
Growing Up Down In The South
Just North of South Carolina 
Is where this country boy was born
All I really cared in those growing years
Was the running through woods kind of...

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Categories: south carolina, childhood, life,
Form: Rhyme
Have You Ever Had Horn Haiku
Horn Combined Not Maligned Haiku

Cat is not a pain
Over house has a free rein
Which is domain.

I did discover,
To interrupt is corrupt;
Always done abrupt.

Is agitator
Also manipulator;
Even...

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© James Horn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: south carolina, humorous,
Form: Haiku
In The 1600's of North America
And there she stood waiting to be settled
Upon the seas and rocks they peddled  
A vast wonder with the hopes of plenty  ...

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Categories: south carolina, education, history, people, places
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Who's fooling who
Some birdies really...

Can be so unkind

All day pecking 

Only gripes and whines

It's not hot enough 

So she ups and flies

Down to Miami beach via South...

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Categories: south carolina, bird, life, love, relationship,
Form: Verse
LITTLE TUG BOATS
 I sat on a redwood dock 
 in the town of Crescent City. 
 My mom had recently died. 
 and my heart was...

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Categories: south carolina, death, mother,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Southern Road in Life
A Southern Road in life

I was driving south along a two lane road between South Carolina and Georgia. 
On the left-hand side of the road...

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Categories: south carolina, conflict, inspirational, spiritual,
Form: Free verse
Rich: Part 2 - October, 2007
I.

I am travelling back to the memory
capable of beheading me.

There was new happiness in that hotel room,
Between momma and I, warring gloom,

Until the phone rang--until...

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Categories: south carolina, angst, confusion, death, devotion,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Premium Member Me
Holly
Silly, fun, petite, creative
Daughter of Carolyn
Lover of Harold, my children, my dog
Who feels pain, heartache, and some joy
Who fears snakes, spiders, and bugs
Who would like...

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Categories: south carolina, introspection,
Form: Bio