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Best Takeout Poems

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

Bedlam Tits and Chinese Takeout

beware the enemy who can
fart your national anthem
it was a mob scene at the microphone
kill him kill him they laughed
nobody wanted to miss the show

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Categories: takeout, how i feel,
Form: Free verse

With a wok, they cook some great delights.
There they are slaving during days and nights.
Their menu has great variety.
Pork, beef, chicken, and shrimp all look...

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Categories: takeout, food,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Chinese Takeout With Love
Thank you for coming 
And giving me your time,
You seemed to like the Chinese,
I know I liked mine.

You have been gone now
For many a year,

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Categories: takeout, age, love, relationship,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Cruisin' the Drag
Sipping cherry limeade, driving in the car parade, 
we're cruising in the Lone Star state.
Didn't want a bucket seat; the thing it couldn't beat, 

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© Roy Jerden  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: takeout, car, funny, growing up, high school,
Form: Rhyme
The Junk Drawer
in most human endeavors
there are those items that just
don't quite fit in with the rest of the projects

from batteries to rubber bands
to unused takeout menus...

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Categories: takeout, family, funny, visionary, me,
Form: Free verse

"Beyond lychgate lies future death" she says,
cucumbered eyes slid back under cauliflower sky,
brimming smithereens of harkening demons.

Been in saddle some time since torchlight began,
a child's...

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Categories: takeout, adventure, fantasy, fate, hero, imagery, magic,
Form: Lyric
Magic Soup
Magic Soup

Old lady at the door 
Young man walking bye
 Lady you got food to spare 
Come inside young man I have a plan
See this...

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Categories: takeout, magic,
Form: Rhyme
Wang's Cousin
I go to a restaurant owned by Wang Chung.
His specialty dish is shrimp egg foo young.
The food is the best in town without a doubt.

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Categories: takeout, business, cousin, culture,
Form: Rhyme



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Categories: takeout, girlfriend-boyfriend, life, people, satire
Form: Free verse
She waits, a grounded eagle, eating takeout, passing time,
And stares, a crippled hunter, chasing salmon of the mind.
She courts a passing breeze; hopeless passion

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Categories: takeout, animal, bird, longing, nature, sorrow, tribute,
Form: Free verse
New York Style
This is New York!
   creamy cheesecake,
     chinese takeout,
        dirty dawgs,

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Categories: takeout, food, imagination, on writing and words,
Form: Free verse
The Base is Broken
We have reached the base of the Idol
where the iron is now mixed with clay
a kingdom broken and fractured
its lack of strength in full display

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Categories: takeout, dedication, devotion, faith, history, inspirational, introspection,
Form: Free verse
What's Now In Front
Is it Crosby, Stills, or Eagles for you,
  Republican or Democrat to vote

Is it Chinese takeout or Italian bistro,
  or the prose or...

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Categories: takeout, destiny,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member JIGSAW PUZZLE

Friday evening flight,
A touch of urgency,
Changi Airport Terminal One.

Check-in smoothly,
Baggage and all,
A trip Down Under.

Three souls plus one,
Baby in tow plus three adults,
An outback escapade.


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Categories: takeout, allegory,
Form: Free verse
Cheap Suits
You bought your baby that cheap perfume,
that will chase everybody out of the room

You gave your baby a cheap anniversary gift,
then took her to a...

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Categories: takeout, fun, humor, money, relationship,
Form: Light Verse
All Figured Out
Sun angles in on the room just so
There's a strip of light on the floor for my dog
Sirens outside if you pay attention
AC doing its...

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Categories: takeout, happiness,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Galloping Gourmet
There was a young man from Brooklyn
Who thought he would try some home cook'n.
Til his oven it died
From some rice that he fried,
So now he...

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Categories: takeout, anxiety, best friend, cheer up, crazy,
Form: Limerick
What's Now In Front
Is it Aerosmith or The Eagles for you,
  Republican or Democrat to vote

Is it Chinese takeout or Italian bistro,
  or the prose or...

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Categories: takeout, freedom,
Form: Rhyme
One is Not a Prime Number
One is not a prime number
But a singularity that stands alone
One and itself in the vast sea of 
Numerical complexities
It stands alone, solemn
Edging close to...

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© Rena Su  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: takeout, 9th grade, books, introspection, life, student,
Form: Free verse

What I got is what you need
What I got is special indeed
What I got you will fiend
There’s no need to wean
Stay true in what you...

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Categories: takeout, analogy, appreciation, body, crush, cute love,
Form: Limerick
Will You Be My Bonnie?
Let’s live like Bonnie and Clyde
Steal what we need
then live in hiding
I just want to die with you
While the world is nipping at our heels

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© Daron Long  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: takeout, death, history, life, love, passion, people,
Form: Lyric
By the way.
I'm not doing anything later.
If you don't have any plans, why don't you throw on some sweats.
Your favorite ponytail and we'll find something...

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Categories: takeout, black african american, crush, for her,
Form: Free verse
Too Damn Old
I was here when television wasn’t…
Movies in color were still a new thing
Cars were mostly black

I was here when jet planes weren’t…
Telephones were bulky and...

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Categories: takeout, age, change,
Form: Monorhyme
Premium Member A Day in The Life Of Shirlene
A Day in The Life Of Shirlene
Written: by Tom Wright
January 2015

Stroking her hair was the morning sun,
Early rising, just to grub her chickens;
Time is scant...

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© Tom Wright  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: takeout, friend, mom, work,
Form: Lyric
Several More Horrendious Horn Haiku
April is poetry month.

james horn is my name
prepare return is my game
much fortune and fame

were isolated
result of educated
specialists stated

hard to bare the course
make sure laws...

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© James Horn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: takeout, allegory, analogy,
Form: Haiku