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Best Student Poems

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

Premium Member The Absentee Student Takes His Test
He’s never heard one lesson of this class,
but has to get a grade in history.
So he’s shown up at last, sure he will pass
the test...

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Categories: student, school,
Form: Quatrain

Cocaine Is Her Name
COCAINE Is Her Name  ( Addiction )

COCAINE is her name. They call her COKE for short.
She came into this Country, without a Passport.
Since then...

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Categories: student, addiction,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Thirty-Eight, Cancer Poem: For Sharon
Thirty Eight ( Corny Cancer Poem) For Sharon

Hallmark has a million cards in their catalog
And not one of them says,
Life Sucks
American greetings had nothing that...

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© Poet M.e.  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: student, absence, best friend, cancer, farewell, fear,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member Sweet Youth
Sweet youth with its ghostly shadows of regret 
encircling the mind of an aging vultures 
       waiting to...

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Categories: student, age, longing, love, youth,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Pointing To The Problems

Beat down with legal fees
Tied up with taxes;
Tripped up with mortgages;
Ripped off with student loans
Insulted with insurance
Telephone updates.

Out of...

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Categories: student, earth day, emotions, fish, food, future,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member The Rime of The Swarthy Bard
Math, physics, English, and so on—
     alas, are tiresome!
All the professors here go on 
     with a...

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Categories: humor, rap, satire, student,
Form: Bio
Confessions of a Terrorist...
Behind the dark walls of the prison,
Hiding my face from all in my vision,
Abandoned by my bosses,the terror leads,
I wait to be hanged for my...

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Categories: student, death, forgiveness, lifeme, allah, peace, love,
Form: Rhyme
ABC World's Famous Scientists In History
A  is for Anton van Leeuwenhoek- in his simple  microscope made him well-known,
B is for Benjamin Franklin who invented  the electricity ...

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© lg ds  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: student, cancer, inspirational, me,
Form: ABC
Premium Member Reflecting on Police Brutality
It was the spring of ‘74 when my student peers and I
were on the tail end of a group excursion  
through southern Spain, across...

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Categories: student, violence, prejudice,
Form: Prose
I stand at the front of the exam hall, which is in total silence.
Grey desks stretch out in neat rows   - 
they remind...

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Categories: high school, humorous, silence, student, writing,
Form: Free verse
Tea For Two
Did you say you want to know me?
Which me could that be ...
which of the what-evers that were me when?
The one from way back then

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© Sue Mason  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: student, introspectionme, me,
Form: Free verse
Sweet Purpose
I have come to the point of decision
And I have decided in favour of love

Wisdom is not solely measured by experience
But more by capacity for...

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Categories: student, inspirational, on work and working, passionme,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Tribute to Teachers - Constanza
 Tribute to Teachers - Constanza

Upon my soapbox I protest
    that teachers schooling young and old,
    be honored like...

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Categories: student, children, school, teacher, teachers day,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Un-Ruffled Feathers

I didn’t ask for help.
Yet someone heard
my inward crying voice
without a word.

“When the student is ready
a teacher will appear”
somehow it seems these teachers
pop up everywhere.


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Categories: student, angel, friend, mentor, teacher,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Loves Window
Love feels like it has gone far away
She used to exist everywhere it seems
Now she hides in fear of being used up or let down


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Categories: student, life, love, memory,
Form: Free verse
There Comes a Time
She was tragically wounded in her fragile heart
Betrayed by her lover, the one who tore it apart
with vile words and deeds he chose to impart

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: student, emotions,
Form: Monorhyme
Premium Member An Endless Sea of Love


My life is but a leaf atop an ocean flowing bliss,
on waves of firm conclusions built on reasons that I miss
I take each day as...

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Categories: student, good night,
Form: Rhyme
The Unsupressible
Just because you broke my wings,
Just because you threw thorns in my path,
Just because you cut my throat with your ego,
Just because you gave your...

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Categories: student, courage, inspirational,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Big Hand Little Hand Long Hand Short Hand
When I was little I thought the older a person was, the more brain cells you grew.
Thus, older people are smarter than little people. 

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Categories: student, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Daydreaming in Class
You will need a terrific setting.  The suck up kids are nodding. 
Make sure that your character is interesting. 
She says this in a...

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Categories: student, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member How do you write poetry
Brick by brick you build your house
   To get married, go find a spouse
Step by step, toddlers start to walk

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Categories: poetry, student, teacher,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Golf lesson
Over fifty years have passed,
Tho’ it seems like just the other day;
My father gave me golf clubs,
“It’s a game you need to learn to play.”


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Categories: student, character, childhood, dad, dedication, father, games,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Who I Am
I guess some questions are hard to define
Like the desert landscape I’ve changed with time

I’ve spent my life dealing with a monkey
A dope cook, convict,...

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Categories: student, introspection, lifehope,
Form: Couplet
Actions Speak Louder Than Words
Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Actions versus words
Actions speak louder
Louder is figurative
Louder is expressive
Figurative language is effective
Figurative does not truly speak
Effective is deeply important
Effective is walking...

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Categories: student, teacher, words,
Form: List
IQ Test
I could care less about the four 
corners of insults, 
That intelligence invites; 
It is always the first straw of 
grass that’s grows, 
which reveals...

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Categories: student, allegory, childhood, children, courage, education, fear,
Form: Free verse