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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 

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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,
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,
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,
Form: Villanelle

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,
Form: Quatrain
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,

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Categories: tamp, childhood, lost, remember, sad,
Form: Rhyme Royal
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
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
Premium Member Pollyanna
Quotes from the 1960 movie, Pollyanna:

Pollyanna: Why don't you come out of the front door like normal people?
Jimmy: They won't let us. I can come...

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Categories: tamp, children, innocence, meaningful,
Form: Sijo
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 A Canadian's Letter to Americans: A Thousand Points of Light
A Thousand Points of Light! ! ! ! !

Once a beacon of democracy
A shining light on the hill
The ‘American Dream’
	Anyone can ‘make it’  

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© Mel Gill  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: tamp, conflict, corruption, leadership, power,
Form: Free verse
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


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Categories: tamp, 11th grade, 12th grade,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member AH TO REMINISCE
Ah, to reminisce,
to peer through rose colored glasses
smooth the edges of
pointed encounters
tamp down the burning
embers of memory
smoldering in silent seclusion.
To change the tone
texture and import

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Categories: tamp, life, memory, perspective,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member 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

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Categories: tamp, happiness,
Form: Free verse
Ignominious cult leader best kept locked up
Our unhinged president,
(a veritable loathsome miscreant)
cannot get away with murder,
nor will mine paltry poetic
(side winding) gambit
help clinch deserved punishment
for leader of free world hell bent

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Categories: tamp, 11th grade, 12th grade,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member If the Loneliness Creeps In
The normal joy of Christmas is dead in my house.
No enthusiasm or anticipation of laughter 
It will be another day without family or friends
I may...

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Categories: tamp, christmas,
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
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.


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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,
Form: Elegiac Lyric
My Certain Courage
The day of courage has come, I'll tamp down our rage,
Take studies in strides as I re-new Truth's defense,
Steady the chapters, the verses of pen...

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Categories: tamp, confidence, poetry,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Calling My Students
inspiring them one at a time
I phone my students
checking their feelings

the parents barely want to hand over the phone
needing a friendly voice themselves
so I try...

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Categories: tamp, teacher,
Form: Prose Poetry
An athlete used a condom
When she needed to repair
Her kayak, for in Tokyo
It suffered damage there.

She made a TikTok video,
Now viral, of her work,
Then won...

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Categories: tamp, inspiration,
Form: Rhyme