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Best Up The Ante Poems

Below are the all-time best Up The Ante poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of up the ante poems written by PoetrySoup members

One Out of Six
Who among you is brave enough
(or dumb enough)
to take the challenge
Bet your life to beat the odds ...
One out of six
Load the chamber with one...

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Categories: up the ante, change, dark, imagery, perspective,

A Twenty Questioned Lowlife
Why the twenty question game when you come home?
Was you out with friends or with a seducer of your own?

Question after question spill from my...

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Categories: up the ante, angst

ban backwards north carolina: psa

deep in the belly of the empire
where “fights between cats and dogs are prohibited,”
“women must be covered in AT LEAST 16...

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Categories: up the ante, life, rights, together,

Love Will Bridge the Gap
Love will keep me going
Love will keep me sane
Love will do whatever it can do
For a tortured brain
Love will up the ante
Love will bridge the...

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Categories: up the ante, introspection, love, metaphor, prison,

Worked up Lies
Mind tormented with stresses of the day.
Misled truths and thoughts in disarray.

A purveyor of lies, they are to me.
Unfairly treated, their so-called bribery.

Against a wall,...

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Categories: up the ante, angstme,

If It Isn't Broken
New administrators,
Often shooting in the dark,
Think (quite falsely) they must shake things up
So they can make their mark.

Thus they challenge well-run programs,
Up the ante, change...

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Categories: up the ante, people, power,

Deck of Love
You say that you love me
But I love you more
You may up the ante
But I'm keeping the score

I don't doubt what you feel 
Inside of...

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Categories: up the ante, humor, word play,

Premium Member Rodeo and Juliet
On the spur of the moment forecast by eternal script in the stars

The Bard strummed his guitar and sung a ballade from heart’s lute 


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Categories: up the ante, happiness,

From the Outside
Gritting my teeth
Frustration supersedes
Yet i'll be the last man standing
So many knock outs
So many failures
A Lot of mistakes
Biting the dust many times
Falling short
No! Not any...

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© Phatt Matt  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: up the ante, adventure, character, courage, deep,

Mad Anthony's Masterstroke, Part I
In May of seventeen seventy-nine
Henry Clinton was having a hard time,
so tired of the rebels still fighting,
had to somehow get Gorge Washington
out of the looming...

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Categories: up the ante, america, conflict, courage, hero,