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Best Tallying Poems

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

Premium Member A Grand American Tradition

Voting day at long last has arrived.
Scrambling through closet,
a cavernous space in accumulation.
In the deepest darkest corner, 
purpose achieved, 
garnering my three by five inch...

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Categories: tallying, poetry, political,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Eternal Flow
Ever flowing are the sands, slipping through our fingers
Moments form unbreakable chains
No fountain will cause them to linger
Hours spent tallying every grain
Will leave you desolate,...

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© Joe Inka  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: tallying, time
Form: Sonnet
Pellucid pachyderms wade across
the purpling River Manjees
and Tozzath watches from the bank, 
the seat of his maroon pantaloons soaked with mud,
his nostrils flaring with the...

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Categories: tallying, death, fantasy, girl, magic, word play,
Form: Free verse
Autumn Drive
Silken Autumn leaves
Silently tallying miles 
All roads lead to you

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© Rollo West  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: tallying, love, seasons, autumn,
Form: Haiku
Pocket Full of Stones
Belts, switches, bricks, and near misses
Broken boys starring as established men
Police whistles, leather shoes clamouring
down city  alleyways slick as a polished floor.
White clubs swing, black...

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© TS Lewis  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: tallying, culture, humorous, introspection, religion,
Form: Prose Poetry

I'm in charge of everything.
It's my responsibility,
To keep control of everything,
Maintaining the tranquility,

Of everything and everyone,
And see that all runs well;
For this workplace is my...

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© Judy Ball  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: tallying, on work and working, parody,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Birthmarks- An evidence of reincarnation
I fully remember my earlier life completely as a man
People of my village used to call me Phony
Who was killed with a shot gun fired...

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Categories: tallying, father daughter,
Form: Free verse
The Lover
It was a sultry summer day,
The air lay thick and still.
The leaves hung flaccid on the trees,
As if slumbering in a deep sleep.

No birds were...

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Categories: tallying, allegory, angst, depression, inspirational, self, weather,
Form: Quatrain
Has Anybody Seen the Enzymes
Sugar is so sweet!
Pale light shines through the liquid
Sweet as it can be!

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Categories: tallying, health, life, light, light,
Form: Couplet
All hail thy – sweet – small – courtesies of life.
For smooth do they make the road of it.
Grace and beauty – they cut so...

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Categories: tallying, growth, love, mystery, together, wife, women,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member SIGN OF THE TIMES

Sinister snarling swindling scandalous scoundrels secretly slither shamelessly
Implicitly interrogated ‘bout innermost insidious illegitimate impertinences
Ghastly Grotesque grimacing gumption gorging gruesome gimmicky gossip
Netherworld’s nauseating narcissistic nefarious nature...

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Categories: tallying, corruption, dark, humanity, society, word play,
Form: Acrostic
The ammunition greased casings pepper skull and cross lovely bones, 
   lightening speedily deals mortal blow persons unaware,
   the final minutes/seconds...

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Categories: tallying, anger, angst, anxiety, bereavement, community, conflict,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Murphy's Law in Autumn (part 1)
There’s a piece of sheetrock in my aunts house.
That’s newer than the rest of the pieces.
It hasn’t experienced the joyful times
The rest of the ceiling...

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Categories: tallying, death, lossnight, autumn, night, cousin,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Rating the Facts
Not that anyone asked,
but it does seem to me
that Donald Trump overrates himself as an effective politician
more than Merryl Streep is overrated as an effective...

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Categories: tallying, bullying, health, humanity, humor, political, usa,
Form: Political Verse
Card Games
Game cards for card games
One of Caleb's favorites
"Take That!" we invented

He likes "Go Fish!" too.
We enjoy "Uno Attack!"
He even tried "Spades"!

Daddy and son time
Friday nights...

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Categories: tallying, childhood, family, father, happiness, love, son,
Form: Senryu
Premium Member CAFE NEWS

I was at my neighbourhood café
Come to hide and read quietly
As I so often love to do
In my favourite little corner
My latte was especially smooth

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Categories: tallying, blessing, happy, joy,
Form: Free verse
Scattered and torn
Tossed behind the wall

Pieces of me
Lost, to be found
Battered and bruised
Voice gone, no, not a sound

Weapons used
Mass destruction
Mind turned inward
Under new construction

Total outcome

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Categories: tallying, devotion, faith, hope
Form: Verse

Peace shrouded on your face
Make me sick.
You used to open a bundle...

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Categories: tallying, passion, me,
Form: Free verse

Magdalen longed to become a Parisienne
Unfortunately she felt more like a prairie hen
Working earnestly for the county’s aldermen

Tallying hydrogen nitrogen oxygen    ...

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Categories: tallying, assonance, dream, fantasy, longing, poetry, uplifting,
Form: Monorhyme
Premium Member The Bell
In silence, time is astir,
Gathering footprints
From the hourglass of life, taking its toll;
Meanwhile, as if in jubilation,
A large church bell speaks,
Publishing the age of another...

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© Tom Wright  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: tallying, death
Form: Free verse
Roof we perhaps ignore
is a patient secret listener
hearing laughter and insults
silently doing her things
recording, sorting, tallying
never letting cats out of bags
when storm invites her to...

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Categories: tallying, betrayal, friendship, metaphor,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Counting Deer

There are five
perhaps six, maybe more?
There's always the invisible
when observing deer.

A speckled group
braids a tangled grove.
Stippled light shapes,
not their appearance
but their disappearance.

Deeper in the trees...

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Categories: tallying, poverty,
Form: Blank verse
Follicking Rollicking Roch your world
Tallicking Tallying Tok for tale
Fock it and rock it and make it fail
Frock it and bawk it and make no shail


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Categories: tallying, analogy, nonsense,
Form: Quatrain