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Best Tamp Poems

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


The Raving
From 2010. Narrator is Robert Gibbs, snooty White House Press Secretary.

Lay, O Lord, a curse on press men, rude and churlish, sad, obsessed men 
Who...

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Categories: tamp, hip hop, parody, raven,
Form: Narrative



Premium Member Summer Rain
The cool tamp of rain drops extract their toll
with sweet scents pervading summer's warm voice.
Life bids refreshment to its aired soul
as Heaven's passion gives cause...

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Categories: tamp, nature, rain, spiritual, summer,
Form: Ottava rima
My Battles As A Soldier
Streaking skyward the tracers rip
Into hanging soldiers
Falling about into mayhem
Pulsing through blood-filled ears
Hearing comrades scream
Understanding nothing
This is the war I found…

Hatred filled hardened hunter
Into smashed...

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Categories: tamp, introspection, life, loss, social, time, war,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Sabotaged by Chateau Charlene
Chateau Charlene pulled out all the pins today
Trying to watch Cheeky Wall fall.
Cheeky Wall has had too much experience
Showing the world her sassy, funny, hilarious...

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Categories: tamp, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade,
Form: Free verse
Purple Majesty
We had saved our precious stock of grandpa’s grape
prepared the ground and amended the soil.
After laying out the orchard, we planted cuttings with our own...

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Categories: tamp, family, life, work, work, rain, birth,
Form: Villanelle



ANDREA CORRECT ME IF Im WRONG
Tantamount Andrea,
Your beauty crumbles my veins and compels me to whisper to desire.
My heart blossoms as the fantasizes stir to my brains,
Call it desire, bonny...

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Categories: tamp, desire, for her,
Form: Name
Ramsay Roe
I am Flight Sgt Ramsay Roe, and my memories have faded,  
Of my experiences in Burma, and their chronological order, 
But into my memory’s...

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Categories: tamp, courage, hero, history, political, pride, remember,
Form: Quatrain
Counter Culture
Today's closing hangs lower than it did yesterday, 
trying to mess with tomorrow's dreams. 

Sitting here, dressed in a wry smile, my heart 
whispers to...

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Categories: tamp, native american, nature,
Form: Free verse
The Old Summer Camp
In the green Adirondack foothills lies
the haven of our old summer camp,
once a place of adventure and outdoor joy,
and the loud cries of precocious scamps,
their...

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Categories: tamp, childhood, lost, remember, sad, summer, time,
Form: Rhyme royal
My Planters
Each year when the summer is nigh
I drag out my planters and buy
     Some flowers to plant
    ...

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Categories: tamp, me, nature,
Form: Limerick
If I knew what love is
I too would rummage around for one to stub out my thirst;
To unfurl me with familiar lies and tamp me with such taste, 
Or as...

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Categories: tamp, life, lonely, love,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Never Under Estimate A Child
My identical twin sister came to school with me once
Many moons ago.
We wore the same clothes, and the same socks and the same shoes.
Only our...

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Categories: tamp, fear, hilarious,
Form: Free verse
Taking Todays Tumblerful Tea Time
This teetotaler turns to tea
torquing temptation
towards tippling
thankfully, though
that tremendous tugging

teasing tendency thirst trumped,
thru teaching this totally tubular
toothless titular Texan thuggish tyrant
(titled Tsar Terry Troutman)
transcendental theology

tenets...

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Categories: tamp, 11th grade, 12th grade, destiny, health,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member THE FIRE INSIDE
THE FIRE INSIDE

I have to tamp down
the fire inside
for not all are stoked
with flaming eyes
my cheeriness
might be their demise

the fire inside
explosive it drives
the quiet insane
so...

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Categories: tamp, happiness,
Form: Free verse
When You Bury Me
When You Bury Me

Bury me with dentures in case I'll need to eat
a Beano annual from Christmas, nineteen-sixty-eight
summer scent remembered from the fallow field
my wee...

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Categories: tamp, funeral, humor,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member FORSAKEN THE LARK
Flight songs have forsaken the lark,
where flood and fire forage the dark.
From coast to coast our prayer on wings.
O Lord have mercy the choir sings.

Firefighters...

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Categories: tamp, christian, fire, hero,
Form: Kyrielle
Rebounding with energy after midnight
Methinks resurgence of wakefulness
after bewitching hour i.e. midnight
quickly dissipating before dawn
quasi baptism regarding
preternatural soulful immersion
amidst spiritus mundi

foretaste awaiting expiration
regarding corporeal being
yours truly approaching mortality,
despite atheistic...

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Categories: tamp, allusion, atheist, baptism, crazy, inspirational, language,
Form: Elegiac Lyric