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Best Symptom Poems

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

Some things are just  symptoms,
Take a look and don't invent some,
Poor excuse for the lack of truth,
When you let it gain momentum... 
Don't blame...

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Categories: symptom, people
Form: I do not know?

One Symptom Of What Is Wrong.
Who needs parades or who gets the wing?
We have no need for carols to sing.
For what matters today
is:" Get out of my way!"
as Black Friday...

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Categories: symptom, holiday, satire, social
Form: Limerick


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Categories: symptom, fear, mental illness, science, suicide,
Form: Senryu
Premium Member The Truth Room
Come with me my Brother,
to a secret place where Light and Shadow line the face with fear and grace,
leave sophmoric style, wry smile and sly...

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Categories: symptom, best friend, brother, bullying, caregiving, education,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Black Bird and Midnight Butterfly
There she sits, a "Black Bird on a wire"
On wings repose "she sings of light"
 "Broken People" gather beneath her 
People who have seen the...

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Categories: symptom, baptism, beauty,
Form: Free verse

Malkavian the second
The constant assault of the silence on his senses is intense 
Hands clenched in fist he wished for noise and bliss
Buddy stopped talking and drinking...

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© Nathan D.  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: symptom, dark, drug,
Form: Alliteration
Just another Medical Issue
They say it all makes sense now. 
All these medical oddities I've experienced at such a young age. 
My doctor insists that things have to...

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Categories: symptom, april, emotions, health, pain,
Form: Free verse
Wasted time, can I get it back?
I'm not sure whether I want it back
Don't catch my symptom, you won't get your normality back
God, my vision...

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Categories: symptom, fear, feelings, time,
Form: I do not know?
Desperate doll
Daughter, neglected by maternity
A button missing were her eye should be
Abused and abundant by paternity
Her limb missing were her leg should be
Expected to know the...

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Categories: symptom, abuse, school,
Form: Rhyme
Loneliness comes in blues

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Categories: symptom, depression, life, loneliness, lonely,
Form: Rhyme
Tan Gentle Lines
She lies, tan gentle lines and curves so sharp
she pairs her heart horizontal to zero 
Her body falling from great cusps above
Then deriving great pleasure...

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Categories: symptom, love, lust,
Form: Free verse
Yoga had me do the plow
Twist my spine I just said how
Reset my spine feet overhead
To calm myself inside instead

To be so calm when drama’s...

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Categories: symptom, adventure
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Is it stress
Is it stress,
or loss, despair and survival
we must discuss.

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Categories: symptom, birth, city, dog, loss, simple, sky,
Form: Verse
Premium Member The Dilettante Diaries: The Divine Feminine - A Tale of Seduction
“But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet;Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.”
–“He Wishes for...

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Categories: symptom, friendship, fun, happiness, journey, love, romance,
Form: Romanticism

laziness syndrome
laziness symptom
symptom of stress
stress that enervates
enervates at work
work in an office
office everyday
everyday is loaded
loaded with subject
subject to penalty
penalty for a day 
day one absent

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© lg ds  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: symptom, jobs, natural disasters,
Form: Blitz
Cross-Eyed Guy
There once was a cross-eyed guy
Whose symptom he liked to deny
He’d always resist
His optometrist
Coz they just couldn’t see eye-to-eye

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Categories: symptom, funny,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member What
I am waiting…
Should I take that leap of faith
or push the panic button?
I am pretty sure if I choose the latter
no one will even notice.

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Categories: symptom, angst, dark, emotions,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Homeland Heretics - Part One

A world was created where every individual believed that being represented
was essential as religions require symbols 
to be interpreted by the ordained,
meaning of things provided...

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Categories: symptom, history,
Form: Didactic
Skeleton Of Tears
Bottle of tears is my first version of this poetic legacy series
Skeleton of tears is which the venerated versatility carries.
This might be called as a...

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Categories: symptom, creation, cry, emotions, pain, poetry, sorrow,
Form: Elegy
A Big Failure
The Year 2016 is swiftly taking off,
blasting fireworks weave superb designs;
the Year 2015 was without Smirnoff,
but what are the changes Man promises?
My simple...

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Categories: symptom, bible, blessing, celebration, conflict, corruption, culture,
Form: Rhyme
Dear Doctor:
My Dear Doctor Anonymous: Things becoming calamitous,
blinding headaches without end, tumor's there, why pretend?
Oh, you think I'm symptom-free, where'd you purchase your MD?
Tell the truth,...

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Categories: symptom, angst, funny, health
Form: Rhyme
Deepest Low
I tried to kill myself two days ago, 
Two days after my 24th birthday.
It didn’t work,
I can’t even do that right.
Instead of compassion and understanding...

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Categories: symptom, absence, anger, angst, anxiety, birthday, confusion,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Retire my pen

Speak to me my muted heart
where went your rhyming ways
The voice of a hearts deepest hour  
in mysteries a soul explained

Is your rhythm lost...

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Categories: symptom, change, dance, poetess, poetry, retirement, time,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Earth's Humane Rights to Healthy Climates
In 1968,
a time of great concern for healthy human civil rights
for and of women as well as LeftBrain culturally dominant men,
Gregory Bateson invited a Symposium

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Categories: symptom, culture, earth, environment, health, nature, political,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member On patience
If anyone is impatient, by chance or choice,
Or too impatient to read my poems, 
S/he must read this poem—at any rate!

Hopkins once heckled God:
“Why do...

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© Ram R. V.  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: symptom, philosophy, psychological, religious,
Form: Free verse