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Best Understate Poems

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


Sometimes I wonder
You think you can get it 
straight 
You just can't get it right 
Your goals lost sight 
Failure is an understate

There's not much you can...

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Categories: understate, emotions
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member My Monster Has a Funny Name
My monster has a funny name, 
It is Eileen; she has no shame
She tries her best to bring me down
gifts me the thorns, instead of...

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Categories: understate, introspection,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Poetic Definition
by Michaelw1two

 Poetic writes speak volumes too,
 this profound nature of humanity;
 expression’s glyph or determination’s rift,
 each soothing rhyme or base profanity;
 provoke of...

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Categories: understate, philosophy,
Form: Free verse
Searching for Prince Charming - Ballade
 
Was it loneliness that convinced me to pursue
Yet one more futile try, another mismatched mate
The years pass quickly and the choices become few
On eligibility’s...

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Categories: understate, angst, loveheart, heart, me,
Form: Ballade
Premium Member The Lay of The Best Man - Part 2
The Lay of The Best Man - Part Two


I will not understate my distaste, but I do not hate. I rate hate as being irate
Shall...

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Categories: understate, humanity, men,
Form: Lay



Punctuation Personified
how i feel, silly, spoken word, write,
Submitted for contest
Punctuation Personified!

Mind your use of me when making a full stop with finishing your  point
This can...

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Categories: understate, how i feel, silly,
Form: Verse
Premium Member When I Was Drunk and Wanted Big Words
We are all improbable in our own way, 
and who can augur the future?  
I never could have laid out my course in advance,...

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Categories: understate, addiction, drink, earth, wine,
Form: Prose
Incomprehensible Duality
It seems that man can never comprehend
The carnal thrust of lust we all must trust;
As human minds design no plan to end
Carnality 'till man converts...

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Categories: understate, slavery, integrity,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
My talk
I know some will dismiss this 
As nonsensical chatter
Call it philosophical blabber
Think of it as mind over matter
Ask questions and trash the answers 
Because they,...

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Categories: understate, christian, rap, religion, religious,
Form: Rhyme
As Good As It Gets
Sometimes I shiver
Like a hummingbird
My open heart races
With anticipation
I open and flutter
Tingling sensations
Transformed inspiration
Powerful ocean waves
Erode weak defenses
The best of intentions
Mysterious ways
Quietly understate
Depths of perception
The...

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Categories: understate, happiness,
Form: Verse
a choice made
when they met
the discussion went as such
a.“do you see yourself having 
children?”
b.”no.  there are far too many things
that i want to do in this...

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Categories: understate, life, world, time, time,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Pound's A Pound - Migraine

There are mornings that I wake within the confines of my bed,
       With a stabbing and excruciating pain inside...

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Categories: understate, health, pain, stress,
Form: Rhyme
Time to move on
Time to move on the spirit has said, 
we have finished our time in this fate,
 and written in word, the pathway has lead, 
the...

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Categories: understate, adventure, anxiety, blessing,
Form: Rhyme
Wordsmith's Veneration
Wordsmith's Veneration...

Aye willy nilly understate (trying 2)
tantalize, hypnotize, galvanize...
with "FAKE" trumpeting
spellbinding, rambling, quivering...
intoxicating, hallucinating, gyrating,
stop to take a breather...

English Language vocabulary, a
fascination, intoxication, provocation...
upon me...

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Categories: understate, angel, appreciation, crush, education,
Form: Free verse
a bum rap
proponents of the american justice system
don’t spend too much time on stories about people
getting let out of prison after being wrongly sentenced &
subsequently festering for...

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Categories: understate, life,
Form: Free verse
moral contusions
rare moments of emotional exploration
indefinable spaces between the words in a conversation
warm with feelings found in romance or those realms & aspects of
physical love,
but owing...

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Categories: understate, life,
Form: Free verse
The Brass Ring, Part II
...Then there’s all of the naysayers
who focus only on our sins,
say we’re evil down to our core,
and that we all should be done in.
Find one...

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Categories: understate, america, appreciation, how i
Form: Rhyme