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Best Vanity Poems

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


Premium Member Vanity
There lives a silent evil deep within
Which once was locked inside Pandora's box
Now said to be the "father of all sin"
And one's denial is it's...

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Categories: vanity,
Form: Sonnet



I Wore Your Skin
~I wore your skin~

Brother, I wore your skin last night
Nothing but friction, blood -dry ink
Announcing a crush "Silence by the Sky!"
Integrity denied, endangered enemy

Brother, I...

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Categories: vanity, anger, bullying, dark, deep, discrimination, hurt,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Sheol
Dark Knight-tress 

Underneath 
This gown I feel nothing
Silk less feelings
The odor of intimate apparel lessens 
Vanity fare from any sun
Warrior of beauty
Where have you gone?
A...

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Categories: vanity, abuse, dark, evil, fantasy, feelings, mirror,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Narcissus meets his Nemesis - A Collab with Victor Buhagiar
POTW 15 July 2018       

              Reverberations...

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Categories: desire, mythology, vanity,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Humanity
If we don’t feel with our hearts, we don’t belong
If we don’t see as one, the world is wrong
Beyond the wars and the hate and...

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Categories: vanity, life, peoplechild, lost, child, lost, cancer,
Form: Couplet



This scar of mine
                        There...

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Categories: vanity, nostalgia,
Form: Concrete
Premium Member FORGOTTEN TREASURE- The Rebirth
FORGOTTEN TREASURE

I found the fountain of youth
When I stumbled across the forbidden garden
Right smack in the middle,
Was what I thought to be a wishing well
I...

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: vanity, beauty, deep, growing up, inspirational, poetry,
Form: Light Verse
WALLPAPER
WALLPAPER

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Paper Thin
Cut down to any size,
Crumble, crop me wrong 
Pull the insulation from my heart.
Never will I be "A Paper Doll!"
Thank you for calling me...

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Categories: vanity, change, creation, friend, identity, moving on,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Devils Deadly Dime
Devils deadly dime

The sign said no grown-up at the playground.
Tripping on a penny, like a mime!
My hand is in my pocket with the dime I...

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Categories: vanity, abuse, day, irony, judgement, me, metaphor,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Welcome To My World -The Cost Of Happiness-
~TAKE MY MONEY ~

Crimson Joy, L'Oreal Lips, DOLCE & GABBANA eyewear 
Mascara from beyond LONDON Bridges
Like the pretty face found in front of Vanity Fair
What...

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Categories: vanity, abuse, addiction, adventure, clothes, fashion, happiness,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Tangible
What things does one possess
at journey's end?
What bits and bobs? What trivial tripe?
Please, do tell, what is the hype?
For should I recall anything at all
of...

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Categories: nostalgia, philosophy, today, uplifting, vanity,
Form: Rhyme
I AM
I am Tim
I am Tim
Tim I am
That Tim-I-am!
That Tim-I-am!

I do not like
that Tim-I-am!
Do you like
green eggs and ham?
I do not like them,
Tim-I-am.
I do not like
green...

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Categories: vanity, me,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Dark Side of October
The Dark Side of October

Late October moon is waking, through this cemetery shaking,
shaking as the cold wind breaking, walking ‘neath an old oak tree.
Stones like...

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Categories: vanity, dark, horror, october, scary, surreal,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Let me own the Night
Let me own the Night 

Let the others play on bright sun-filled days,
in song and merriment, play on.

Let me own the shadows that seep into...

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Categories: vanity, allusion, morning, muse, riddle, solitude, sometimes,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Doomed To Feel That Bite And Hear Serpent's Wicked Hiss
(1A.)
Doomed To Feel That Bite And Hear Serpent's Wicked Hiss

Beyond mingling of Light, Matter, Human thought
reams of coils within darkest abyss are there caught
denied rays...

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Categories: vanity, art, creation, dark, deep, fate, life,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member DRUNKEN MOON
~twice the beauty~


in the sea of love 
reflection of the night 
a wave moves


~SKAT~
...

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: vanity, beauty, dream, muse, romantic, sea, together,
Form: Haiku
Old Lady
"bag of bones"


I wonder if when you look at me
You can't bring yourself to like    the  vanity
Lost  somewhere  inside...

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Categories: vanity, age, beauty, blessing, judgement, life, old,
Form: Verse
Premium Member SURVIVAL IN THE MIDST OF IGNORANCE
My prayers are not asking you to
 
save me from my enemy.
 
My children have turned their backs.
 
They praise dance with many
 
Adversaries-
 
When...

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Categories: vanity, analogy, spoken word, wisdom,
Form: Classicism
Premium Member Ultimate Centerfold Girl
At center of soul,
Lien my  wealth  of gold,
In the bible,
You’re very well liable,
To see gold,
In centerfold,
Of soul,

Not in centerfold ,
Of playboy, so bold,
Not...

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Categories: vanity, allegory, love
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member ASP OF GRIEF
ASP OF GRIEF

She buries her head upon this asp of grief —
soft with reptilian fangs, hard with poison.
Her covetous husband lies upon the Nile’s reef.
She...

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Categories: vanity, beauty, death, grief,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member AN EXISTENTIALIST ASKS---WHAT IS LIFE
What is life?

Euphonies, cacophonies and chromosomal anomalies
intertangled destinies and illusive methodologies 

Occurring in obscure dimensionless time
Millenniums fertilized to create the sublime

Perceived by ideations so pure...

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Categories: vanity, how i feel, life, philosophy, psychological,
Form: Rhyme
Better days
                Better days
Is all good 
To hope for
 The better...

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Categories: vanity, africa, care, cheer up, community, desire,
Form: Epic
Premium Member FORGOTTEN TREASURE
FORGOTTEN TREASURE

I've found the fountain of youth
When I stumbled across the forbidden garden
Right in the middle of everything
Was what I imagined being a wishing well
I...

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: vanity, adventure, art, beauty, encouraging, first love,
Form: Light Verse
Elegy for Michael Jackson (4)
Refrain
You shimmering waves on the ocean blue
Dance not again, he cannot dance with you
You weeping forests where the winds wail too
Let your bright tears fall...

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Categories: vanity, death, dedication, historylife, dance, world, old,
Form: Elegy
Vincent
July 29, 1890

Colored daubs and swatches
crave artist’s practiced hand.
Justice, nearly blind, yet watches—
unwrought art upon a stand.

Regard the brushes in a row—
the palettes and the...

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Categories: betrayal, corruption, evil, vanity,
Form: Quatrain