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Best Warning Poems

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

Premium Member Sailing the Seas In A Pecan Tree
The wind billows out from the seat of his britches
With determined eyes, skinned knuckles and knees
He climbs up the rails nailed from old cedar pieces

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Categories: warning, adventure, old,
Form: Rhyme

No Reservation
You Are Not Invited

--Latching onto my soul without an invitation--
Elements around my shore expose more than air
--Playing with fire is not a game you will...

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Categories: warning, abuse, bullying, deep, evil, how i
Form: Dramatic Verse
Where The White Rose Blooms
The single white rose captured the old gardener's attention,
He lovingly cared for it, like it was his own grand-daughter,
The roses were just like family and...

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Categories: warning, death, funeral, garden, heaven, november, rose,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member My Heart Will Go On
POTD 30th August 2018 

The gently swaying branches of the old oak should elicit calmness
And yet a sense of foreboding permeates the midnight air
Wild imaginings?...

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Categories: warning, grief, heartbreak, lost, romance,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member To My Granddaughter

I look and ponder, watch you grow in haste
Explore with wonder, new experience taste
No fear encountered as you learn the ropes 
Your sails adjusting, full...

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Categories: warning, grandchild, light, trust,
Form: Sonnet

Still Waiting
You loved me just a little
You never loved me long;
But you gave my soul serenity
And gave my heart a song.

You loved me for a moment

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Categories: warning, love, me, me,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Crow's Command

I be a common salty once, no captain's bars, did bear,
Yet blessed was I to venture where few a skipper dared.

   From steadfast...

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Categories: warning, adventure, courage, history, imagery, journey, sea,
Form: Rhyme
My Solace, A Poet's Thoughts on Poetry
The wonder of nature you describe with the color of feelings 
that even the blind sees the beauty, for you anoint with your sight.
From my...

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© KP Nunez  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: warning, imagery, metaphor, poetry,
Form: Free verse
We'll Always have San Andreas
-rearranging the stars-

How could we agree to separation? 
If you were destined to be my soulmate,
Why would we allow the stars to change our fate?

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Categories: warning, depression, relationship, sad love, song, sorrow,
Form: Alliteration
Premium Member Never Enough

Why does the voiceless canary stare so bleakly?
Why do the sullen grey clouds desert a sombre sky?
As the ugly black smog blots out the valiant...

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Categories: warning, environment, nature,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Yet My Mind Holds Invincible Summer Hues
Yet My Mind Holds Invincible Summer Hues

Bitter cold, ice ravages red-cliffs in my veins
Yet my mind holds invincible summer hues
O' Darkness thy black-hand my spirit...

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Categories: warning, art, creation, dark, dedication, imagination, mythology,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Savage Garden
Sergeant Pepper smokes a stogie
In a capsized submarine
Lucky Lucy clad in yellow
Wears her purple diamond ring
Rainbow demons play gin rummy
On a sunlit July morn
Captain Kirk...

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Categories: warning, america,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Butterfly in My Pocket
I have a butterfly in my pocket,
that will never fly again.
When I think back to yesterday,
it’s a pretty reminder of my pain.

Butterflies aren’t meant for...

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Categories: warning, angst, farewell, leaving,
Form: Quatrain

You are old and fragile
Claiming to be a lion when in bed
In some way, you remind me of the walking dead
Your bones make...

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Categories: warning, body, change, confusion, depression, loss, men,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Memories - Episode 1
It is said that eyes are the windows into ones soul
If truth be told they reflect ones innermost feelings
The girl observes her with earnest inquisitive...

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Categories: warning, lost, memory, moving on, mystery, solitude,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member In Midst Of Life
Beautiful night beneath the stars
   with ocean waves glazed by the moon;
nearby, the music of guitars
   strums soft, a melancholy tune.


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Categories: warning, assonance, death,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Playground

I am making decisions every morning,
None of them comes along with any warning.
To go right or to go left which one is right?
Living in darkness...

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Categories: warning, age, allusion, anger,
Form: Masnavi
Premium Member Climbing Raven Rocks
I dance upwards;
below me,
the waves slap the cliffs
and beat the rhythm.

Wind whipped clouds gallop
with flying manes
across the blue plain of the sky.

The wild geese resent

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Categories: warning, happiness, nature,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Bouquet of flowers
In a crystal vase, a flower bouquet I arrayed:
Iris flowers purple, yellow on its outer edge

Interlaced with a layer of tulips burgundy-red

Beholden to support...

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Categories: warning, flower, love,
Form: Imagism

I drove home from a party one winters night
I'd had quite a few drinks but I felt alright
It was pouring rain as I approached our...

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Categories: warning, car, death, drink, family, girlfriend, prison,
Form: Rhyme
Night Owl
Sitting by her open window,
Was a girl deep in thought,
Lost within a book of Poe,
A perfect poem she sought.

With a curious eye,
He watches her pen,

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Categories: warning, bird, moon, mystery, night, poetess, poetry,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Sun in - Sun out
 Extreme Sunset

Brimstones past the clouds 
Highlight against the ocean line
Beautiful sunset, warm texture
Warning, the rooster's asleep!

Glorious yellow and orange mixture 
My source of great...

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: warning, beautiful, beauty, celebration, nature, peace, sun,
Form: Verse
The New Poet
~Life Support~

Welcome New Poet To Poetry Soup, 
I offer you a warm smile, in hopes you come back another day.
From the moment I spot your...

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Categories: warning, addiction, beautiful, celebration, community, dedication, hello,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Our Christmas Eve Dinner
'Twas our Christmas Eve dinner; we all had sat down
at the table to eat. Grandma couldn’t be found!
We children were fussing; Dad rose to his...

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Categories: warning, dad, humorous, mom, prayer,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member COME WHAT MAY

The steep waning of duskfall held by one
Cuddled by a wheeze , the dim air’s pale  light,
Nestling  upon boughs of  memoirs undone

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Categories: warning, life, nostalgia, relationship,
Form: Rhyme