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Best Tried And True Poems

Below are the all-time best Tried And True poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of tried and true poems written by PoetrySoup members


Tried and True
This is a myth
About the Hobabobaknox
A fiery dreadful creature 
That was never seen or caught
So how is it I know?
Is it true or just a...

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Categories: tried and true, adventure, fantasy, imagination
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member My Words are Safe
I know my words are safe with you
They flow from my heart tried and true
I have nothing to fear
You will protect and not harm me
For...

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Categories: tried and true, thanks,
Form: Tail-rhyme
Premium Member The Coupling of Our Souls
don't let our coupling bodies
be the uncoupling of souls
don't let what's tried and true
then attempt to fan the coals

perfunctory caresses
meant to bring desired gain
when not...

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Categories: tried and true, how i feel, love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member To Heather Ober
The sweet girl’s name is Heather
Wispy…light as a feather
She read my first rhyme
She thought it sublime
Her words bring sunny weather

Straight off she made me a...

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Categories: tried and true, tribute,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Tribute to a Friend
At times when we are weary, our mind is in a fog.
And we need a little kindness, we look around for our dog.

We can depend...

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Categories: tried and true, dog, friendship love, memorial, mother daughter,
Form: Couplet
Obsession Part 1
...inspired by 'Portrait of a Lady' by T.S. Eliot


On winter days the view outside is nebulous at best,
within, the furniture is as it alway was,...

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Categories: tried and true, hope
Form: Verse
Premium Member BLOODLINES
It matters not you have the blood of heroes.
It matters not your family's claim to fame.
It matters not your riches and possessions.
What matters now is...

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© Judy Ball  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: tried and true, inspiration, introspection, pride,
Form: Quatrain



Premium Member How big is yours
What size is yours? How big’s your pride? 
When do you take it out?
Where does it sit on your ride of life? 
Does it make...

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Categories: tried and true, cute, fun, humor, pride,
Form: Personification
Premium Member Two Peas in a Pod
Two peas in a pod?
My April and me?
No, not at all,
I would not agree

She is all sunshine
laughter and light
I’m shrouded in darkness
too much like the...

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Categories: tried and true, dedication, sistersister, april, sister,
Form: Rhyme
The Greatest Nation of them All
Little pebbles of broken glass, litter the streets, but the children run barefoot anyway.
Stubbing toes, contracting disease, playing with cigarette butts and discarded syringes.
The teens...

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Categories: tried and true, addiction, imagery, slam, society, urban, drug,
Form: Blank verse
The Masters
h when i was truth i fell
drew boy i grew up
still def still be a cre4ators tool
wipers for the pain tears drop
fear not, fret no...

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Categories: tried and true, christian, courage, dad, dark, dedication, growing
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Good Old Blue
This story is dedicated to good old blue
A 1984 Chev truck, once shiny and new
Now in the weeds, covered by morning dew
Held together mostly with...

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Categories: tried and true, humorous, tribute, old, old,
Form: Monorhyme
My Greatest Gift
When I received the greatest gift,
Was Christmas when I was ten;
That present gives my soul a lift,
When I think of it now and then;

I didn’t...

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Categories: tried and true, animals, childhood, cowboy-western, family, father, children,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Heart Strings
You think I'm your puppet
by the things you make me do
You pull on my strings 
and you think they're tried and true
But if one of...

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Categories: tried and true, conflict, freedom, heartbreak, pain, power, strength,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Peace and Love to You


Peace and Love to You

Like the blazing rays of sunshine
Following the torrid rains,
You flashed into my life
Dissipating the darkness 
Of weary times—

Lassoing your rainbow,
I rode...

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Categories: tried and true, analogy, cute love, hope, joy, love,
Form: Free verse
MY ROCK
MY ROCK.,,

My Rock
You are my rock MY hero
Without you I might DIE
I can't imagine life alone
Just the thought of it
makes me want to CRY
You make...

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© Diana Vee  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: tried and true, love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member It's Love Sweet Love


What makes the world go round and round

It's elementary my good friend

Love and compassion for all other dear souls

And friendships on which we depend

Think of...

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Categories: tried and true, love, , sweet love,
Form: Narrative
One Word
Ahhhh! My heart!

She said one word, 
And it shattered my soul,
Once so strong,
My diamonds are coal!

Ridicule, disdain, and disgust
Are all her testy mind can must!

I...

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Categories: tried and true, character, dance, forgiveness, inspiration, love hurts,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Premium Member For Your Eyes Only
They said we'd never make it
They said we would not last
And though we've had it rough, dear 
For us, the dye's long been cast

They don't...

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Categories: tried and true, birthday, husband, passion, relationship, me, me,
Form: Quatrain
A Hero
There is a good possibility that you are a hero tried and true...
You may not know it, but there is probably someone watching you.

It could...

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Categories: tried and true, adventure, hero,
Form: Free verse
A Poem Of Myself
I lost my innocence in the Dance,
  of teenage romance.
I was sharpened by the stone of youthful rebellion.
I was the only tried and true...

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Categories: tried and true, self,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Man O'War HMS Arcturus
The Man O'War HMS Arcturus dominated the billowin' main!
Foes were fearful of closin' battle with 'er should they ever deign!
What a magnificent and imposin' sight...

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Categories: tried and true, courage, sea,
Form: Rhyme
Obsession

...inspired by 'Portrait Of A Lady' by T.S. Eliot


On winter days the view outside is nebulous at best,
within, the furniture is as it always was,...

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Categories: tried and true, angst, devotion, universe,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Poetry Soup Titbits
Soup friends are just...out of sight!
When lonely and sad in the night
Their poems I read
And come up to speed
Then everything seems ALL right! ;)

Poems in...

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Categories: tried and true, community, poets,
Form: Limerick
The Union Jack
It has the crosses of Saints George, Patrick, and Andrew.
This rectangle cloth displays a triple hue.
She represents the United Kingdom with red, white, and blue.
It...

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Categories: tried and true, dedication, history, political, uplifting,
Form: Rhyme