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Best Tally Poems

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


Premium Member AT THE FOOTBRIDGE - LIMERICK COLLABORATION
At the footbridge Sue was meeting her beau
(He was married to a woman called Flo)
Sue soon found out his deception
She dismembered his erection
For his love...

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Categories: tally, betrayal, body, humorous,
Form: Limerick



Premium Member Sailing the Seas In A Pecan Tree
The wind billows out from the seat of his britches
With determined eyes, skinned knuckles and knees
He climbs up the rails nailed from old cedar pieces
To...

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Categories: tally, adventure, old,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Crow's Command

I be a common salty once, no captain's bars, did bear,
Yet blessed was I to venture where few a skipper dared.

   From steadfast...

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Categories: tally, adventure, courage, history, imagery, journey, sea,
Form: Rhyme
A Mathematical Uncertainty
Can you count the times you’ve crossed me
And divide it by the times you disrespected me
Then multiply that by the times you hurt me
And come...

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Categories: tally, confusion, love, me, me,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member To Sail the Sky

Cast tie-lines to the shadowy depths above
                  ...

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Categories: tally, adventure, imagination, metaphor, sea, sky,
Form: Couplet



Premium Member My Darling Little One, You Carried Me
A hardened and disciplined man drove to the grocery store lost in thought, 
with setting of sun, the long day's work almost found it's end.
Hoisting...

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Categories: tally, daughter, joy, sleep, true love,
Form: Rhyme
Gold Fever
Gold Fever 

History will not record the bloated weight
Of this pious and bigoted race 
Or count the fat and flaccid wealth
Of religions idolatry

Those pages have...

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Categories: tally, faithfaith, political, perspective,
Form: Free verse
Historic Perspective
Battered
From a dark angry cloud
Beaten
By a storm wild and loud
Splattered
On history's hardest rock
Heaven
Smile at the little flock
For as a drop of water 
Curls to become...

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Categories: tally, black african american, political, war
Form: Verse
Premium Member SIN CITY-LAS VEGAS
On the streets of sin city, on the high roller's main drag,
Known as the Las Vegas Strip, a gentlemen phantom
Does stroll dressed in all black...

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© cherl dunn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: tally, adventure, america, evil, halloween, imagery, imagination,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Rain on the Scarecrow
We ask God’s blessings for food we eat;
those who toil to grow it deserve our prayers too.
In 1985, Farm Aid musicians took their beat,
rocking in...

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Categories: tally, farm, music,
Form: Quintain (English)
Collaboration Can Be Fun join in here
I'm a firm believer
In limerick fever
(This isn't news)
"It'll cure the blues!"
Says Jan (who is no deceiver)

Written by Jan Allison:

Writing limericks is a fine art
Yes I...

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Categories: tally, appreciation, fun, nonsense,
Form: Limerick
Luck of the draw
I roll the dice one more time
One more poker card I ask.
I search for one last dime
Train my face to be a mask.

Luck be a...

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Categories: tally, introspection, life, love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member December
December
December, known as
last month of our year,
brings happiness to 
celebration, cheer.
Soon January will 
begin, appear 
with new beginnings
wipe the old year clear.

A time to tally...

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Categories: tally, december,
Form: Rhyme
Queen of Heaven
Black women in America,
let the sterile tabulating machine 
tally your vociferous views
Loud women pridefully possessing 
the highest voting demographics in the amber land
Have your passions...

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Categories: tally, spiritual, symbolism, truth, wisdom,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Heaven Wept
The darkest clouds ever 
... overshadowing sight never before seen
Ominous high noon weather
shuddered the souls witnessing
		the 
	      death 
		 of...

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Categories: tally, history, jesus, religious, spiritual, truth,
Form: Free verse
1 Corithians 13
Love is always patient
in deed and word is kind
can not abide the green eyed monster
so envy will not find.

It never tries to gloat or brag
it...

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Categories: tally, inspirational, love, religion
Form: Quatrain
Our Eden
From buckwheat bloom to goldcup flower, 
From my sill of shade, to your wealthy dower, 
The junctures, the times, we came upon together. 
Now these...

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Categories: tally, devotion, feelings, flower, for her, for
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Unsheath Your Sword
I share my house with two small boys,
Who’ve wearied of construction toys
and bicycles and felt-tip pens,
And simply want to FIGHT LIKE MEN!
And so, all though...

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Categories: tally, children, fun, games, my children,
Form: Rhyme
Friend Within Hear Me
I smell sweet country spring waves of many scents.
I tell of beauty of rolling hills, creating a valley.
I touch the love of my life, luckier...

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Categories: tally, angst, confusion, friendship, hope, lifeautumn, love,
Form: Rhyme
Our mate Charlie the drover
Our Mate Charlie Brummell
Yes mate we went a droving back in nineteen fifty eight, 
The drovers cook was pretty rough, he couldn`t wash a plate....

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Categories: tally, adventureold, home, day, home, old,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Dunes Correctional Facility
A blanket laying, book-reading, lemonade sipper 
     turns a page
There is a ghost of sadness in this place
   ...

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Categories: tally, depression, history, sad,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Frost By The Stars
Someone there is who does not love the stars,
Expressing doubts as to their relevance,
For him they simply twinkle in the sky;
He knows not the pull...

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© Beth Evans  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: tally, america, appreciation, celebrity, for him,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Life Of This Writer
writing is daydreaming on paper or sometimes straight into a computer.
notes crossed out, smacked around, slashed, re-visited, starred, circled,
checked, underlined, slashed out again, retrieved.

after print...

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Categories: tally, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member How Do I Come up With Ideas
I throw down poems onto a page, and look at them fondly.
Some glare at me, others take a swift bite out of my neck.
Trying for...

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Categories: tally, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Babbit's Sabbath
Babbit’s Sabbath

Sundays still come
  at least once a week
and I look upon them
  as a special treat.
A day set aside
  to give...

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© DM Babbit  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: tally, religion,
Form: Blank verse