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Best Takes Poems

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


Indian Ink
“Indian Accent”

Hear the whispers inside

Chanting from long ago
Echoes come and go
Losing time in a soft eternal glow

A beautiful and delicate autumn mountain scene
Dry blue eyes...

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Categories: takes, abuse, autumn, death, deep, freedom, journey,
Form: Dramatic Verse



Black Diamond Night
Black Diamond Night (a coal miner’s cemetery) 

Where the ebony, we call “NIGHT”,
Old black rocks sit under the twilight
Diamond shape eyes unclear and lonely, 
Sinister...

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Categories: takes, body, death, history, lonely, night,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Does your heart share this moon tonight

“For in your light I dream, as evening takes my hand”

Silently I find my thoughts illumined by your beauty
In soft shimmers of dancing silhouettes
and patterns...

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Categories: takes, longing, love,
Form: Free verse
Touch Me
"In Touch With Myself"

I can't seem to find her
The reminder of yesterday
I shut my eyes for a few seconds
Only there, can I reach to bear...

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Categories: takes, absence, confusion, imagination, mirror, missing, self,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Cup of Empty
Cup of Empty
She pours him a cup of empty
From a teapot of childhood dreams
He loves the sound of her giggles
Hers is the light of a...

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Categories: takes, addiction, adventure, beautiful, dream, hurt, lost
Form: Quatrain



Premium Member A girl named Sue
POTW 1 Oct 2018

Gossip about her
swept the school yard through
“Hey if you’ve got what it takes 
There’s this girl named Sue
For a pack of smokes
or...

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Categories: takes, angst, fantasy, teen love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member For One Pass Of Your Breath

you write your words and they make me cry
you write those word and you know i die
but i've died so often now

i held you in...

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Categories: takes, lost love, love, love hurts,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Soul Searching Trek Along Winter's Snow Painted Trails - a collaboration with Robert and Teppo

Waking to cold blown tent, ground frozen icy hard
woods are my love, as is poetry to a bard.
Today starts my anticipated forest trek,
seeking salvation from...

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Categories: takes, appreciation, beauty, introspection, nature, self, spiritual,
Form: Rhyme
SNOW GLOBE
Welcome to my ----- life
A beautiful broken aura
             Unsettled flakes
   ...

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Categories: takes, confusion, death, dream, future, journey, life,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member A Small Bouquet Of My Word Groupings

you were an infant
i would sing a song i created for you

'there's a baby in my arms
there's a baby in the mirror
but honey 
there's not...

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Categories: takes, appreciation, celebration, childhood, daughter, encouraging, faith,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Yesterday Love Was Such An Easy Game To Play

Yesterday,

I went home for lunch,

I never go home for lunch.

When I got to our apartment 
I don't know why but I didn't reach for my key. 

Francine...

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Categories: takes, betrayal, break up, heartbroken, jealousy, lost
Form: Dramatic monologue
Premium Member Where Gladiators Fought
Part I

Where gladiators fought for life,
we meet to fight for love
The constellations in the Roman night sky,
celestial spectators, bathe the Colosseum
in the white blood of...

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Categories: takes, passion, places,
Form: Epic
Dear Men
Dear men,
Explain to me why I stand alone. 
Women are quick to uplift their father, sons, and brothers
Quick to maintain the home,
But when she needs...

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Categories: takes, abuse, anger, discrimination, feelings, poems, voice,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member THE MALE MENOPAUSE - please feel free to join in the collaboration
Ted’s libido has now gone astray
He refused a quick roll in the hay
So what could be the cause -   
It’s the male menopause...

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Categories: takes, age, body, humorous, men,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Star-Crossed - For Love of Day, For Love of Night
(this is a form called Swap Quatrain, where first
line's phrases swap in the last line of each stanza)

In shadows’ veils, at end of night,
sweet Moon...

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Categories: takes, may, moon,
Form: Personification
Premium Member The Library of Trust and Hope
The Library of Trust and Hope
The Bank of Trust and Hope

(Cant decide on title, so feel free to pick or suggest one)

She was all but...

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Categories: takes, analogy, garden, growth, happiness, philosophy, trust,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Moonlight Serenade
Blindfolded, he takes me from the car through the humid air of August. He holds my hand, and then surrounds me with his arms, when...

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Categories: takes, sensual,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member H Stands For Human Resources

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Categories: takes, philosophy,
Form: Shape
Premium Member Ecstasy
Exquisitely frail, a lone flute exhales, leaving this heart in a flutter 

Cascading aloft, soft violins rise, from the flow of smooth silver rivers

Swelling the...

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Categories: takes, beautiful, music,
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member You're the Poem
If only this poetry could define,
how your presence takes me towards cloud nine.
Your touch brings sensations that feel divine,
yet, my tongue is quiet, fighting this...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: takes, love,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member The Black Cloak
It's like a black cloak around our world bringing misery and death
One scientist said "if it mutates you ain't seen nothing yet" 
If only the...

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Categories: takes, death, evil, goodbye, grief, world,
Form: Rhyme
PLEASE
~PLEASE~
 
Please pick me up!
Never mind I'm gonna fall, anyways
 
Please show me how to tie my shoes and sing a song! 
Don't worry mommy,...

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Categories: takes, absence, abuse, anger, cousin, me, slavery,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Feline Alert
*The feline Texan way*

A clean coat of paint - on my nails
Red shade of lips - on my smile
Solid oak charms - on my wrist
Country...

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Categories: takes, adventure, beauty, body, sensual,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Grake - For Dr Seuss Contest


On a warm summer’s day, in the month of July, 
in a town that’s as small as a grasshopper’s thigh,   
walked a girl...

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Categories: takes, anti bullying, bullying, courage,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member TOUCH -Sharon's Acrostic contest
Tenderness exudes from him as he takes the hand

Of the woman, sick and frail; he’s a gifted man.

Uncommonly calm, he utters, “God has a plan.”

Consoling...

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Categories: takes, spiritual,
Form: Acrostic