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Best Tampa Poems

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


My Tampa Bay Memories
Dad fishing the bay
me and Bonnie running wild
while Mom's being Mom...

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Categories: tampa, childhood, family, father, fishing, mom, sister,
Form: Haiku



Tampa Bay Fun
underway again
deep sea fishing with my dad
together again...

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Categories: tampa, dad, death, memory,
Form: Haiku
Running for my Life
A teen when Mom died

Five young brothers and sisters

Dunn supported them

Pro football player with heart

Started running for his life


Written for Brian Strand’s Ekphrasis contest. ...

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Categories: tampa, uplifting
Form: Tanka
The Hockey Glory Between Storm and Fire - A Lightning and Canadiens Hockey Rivalry
Tampa Bay Lightning v. Montréal Canadiens
This is the real duel of the fates
The battle between two worthy opponents
The clash against two powerhouses

The Lightning are hungry...

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Categories: tampa, dedication, emotions, games, hockey, pride, sports,
Form: Narrative
The Hockey Battle of Respect - A Maple Leafs and Lightning Season Series
Thursday, March the 5th of the year 2015
Another hockey battle comes along the way
It's a hockey night across the bay
And for the fans, it's a...

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Categories: tampa, fun, games, hockey, march, pride, sports,
Form: Rhyme



The Song of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs
TYPICAL 30 - The Start of the 2013-2014 NHL Season
30 of them began their battle with hopeful beginnings
But 14 of them will have their early...

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Categories: tampa, fun, games, hockey, pride, race, sports,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member The Most Vulnerable
(Maverick Free Verse about a true life Maverick)

hey, Mr. Editor, you got it wrong
labeling Allen West as Congress’s “Most Vulnerable”
     misnomer
...

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Categories: tampa, people, warpolitical,
Form: Free verse
LIFE'S HIGHWAY
“LIFE'S HIGHWAY” BY: TOM C. © 2014 all rights reserved
 
I’VE BEEN UP AND DOWN ALL COASTLINES, SEEN THINGS I CAN’T REPEAT,
I walked MANY PATHS...

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Categories: tampa, imagery, journey, memory, spoken word, time,
Form: Rhyme
Destination, Naples
Destination,
         Tampa
               ...

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Categories: tampa, social, middle school,
Form: Free verse
She talked a lot of nonsense
                        ...

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Categories: tampa, nonsense,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Football Mania Victim's Hysteria
“Woe is me,” when football season closes
Crimson Tide lost in a sea of roses
     Tampa Bucs, Tide, Seminoles
   ...

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Categories: tampa, funny, sports, football,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Football Potpourri (A Souper Collaboration)
Switching channels, trying to stay on top
Mannings and Favre are the cream of the crop

Afraid to miss a single great play
Is this how a lady...

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Categories: tampa, sportsfootball,
Form: Couplet
espionage
secrets began leaving the building
bar codes covered the license plate's
threats intimidation badgering
and fear meaningless arousal

I began to focus on her treason
again a righteous over reasoning
I...

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Categories: tampa, art, death, me, corruption, death, fear,
Form: Narrative
Mountain Man
                        ...

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Categories: tampa, mountains, travel, vacation,
Form: Narrative
My Exotic Pet
Finally retiring down to sunny Tampa,
and moving into an old house,
noticed there was a bad termite problem
which I had to trouble shoot somehow,
my neighbor being...

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Categories: tampa, humor, pets,
Form: Light Verse
Florida Nature
The early scrub or cracker cattle
Were of Spanish and British Blood
Could fight off pests and diseases
Burning sun and torrential flood.

The cowmen were a hardy bunch...

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Categories: tampa, nostalgia,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Very Limited Panorama


This is the story of William from Tampa
While playing guitar on his parent's veranda
A guitar string broke
In his eye it did poke
Known as Blind Willie...

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Categories: tampa, fun,
Form: Limerick
MIA
M. I. A. ( Missing In Action )

The date was nineteen and sixty nine,
A soldier wrote a girl named Caroline,
The VC were starting to close...

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Categories: tampa, lost love, sad, war, god, heart,
Form: Rhyme
Moon is my Muse
Throughout my life the moon always been there
I remember it in the Tampa skies
I even saw it at the Bloomsburg Fair
just a little tot in...

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Categories: tampa, childhood, moon, moon, time,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Class Reunion
A football star with super speed,
Our prom king, Kyle, has gone to seed.
No longer likely to succeed,
He's out of work and hooked on weed.

Behind you's...

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Categories: tampa, change, high school, humorous, nostalgia, remember,
Form: Quatrain
jane doe ll
she  beckoned my soul i sat in fear 
nothing to focus on except writing a tear 
she busted through the window to her surprise
sitting...

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Categories: tampa, art, fear, writing, me, writing,
Form: Prose Poetry
Reconciliation

The miles that keep us far apart 
are endless, unforgiving, 
the house is sold, got calls to make, 
a guy must make a living. 
Roads...

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Categories: tampa, family,
Form: Verse
Delegate math
Delegate Math

Mitt won the homeland and the state nearby
Cashed in Ohio knowing twas do or die
But he could not manage a knock out punch
So Tuesday...

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Categories: tampa, life, political,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Nasty Fog


“You're really not going out in that stuff!”
The hotel clerk asked in amazement
Not being familiar with Tennessee fog
Wondered why was he questioning my intent

“The truckers...

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Categories: tampa, weather,
Form: Quatrain
Sammy Baker Charlie 4
Sammy Baker Charlie 4, he's on my tail
like a grateful whore,
guns are blazing, cannon shells spew
it's a hell of a fight over Dien Ben Phu

and...

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Categories: tampa, veterans day, war,
Form: Free verse