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Best Who Poems

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


Premium Member The Poet Who Never Was
I thought I was a poet who had a pen of gold
With clear access to writing that was mature and bold.
I thought I could go...

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Categories: who, emotions, poetry,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member Who But God
Who but God could paint the evening sky
And use a brush that is a fiery torch?
Tonight, the garish sunset makes me high
In awe, I stand...

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Categories: who, philosophy, religion,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Indian Ink
INDIAN INK

Indian Accent, form the whispers inside
Chanting from long ago
Echoes come and go
Losing time in a soft eternal glow

A beautiful and delicate autumn mountain scene
Dry...

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Categories: who, abuse, autumn, death, deep,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Broken People
I wish to be with the broken people
the get in your face challenge me people
The sometimes hidden
sitting in a dark corner kinda people
The don't you...

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Categories: who, people,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Where The Sycamore Grew
The sun-yellow house seemed smaller somehow,
after seeing it again after all these years...
The street seems narrower, and the trees have grown..
and where once open fields...

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Categories: who, autumn, family, house, life,
Form: Narrative



Premium Member Like A Girl
Like A Girl 

I play like a girl, I hit like a girl
You say I throw like a girl, 
And  when I run --...

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Categories: who, beautiful, girl, identity, rights,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Disposable Wisdom
Each day Annie Lesley opened a can
Her eighty-six-year-old hands trembling
As she sat with her cat and ate pet food
What is wrong with this elder’s rendering?

Pride...

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Categories: who, age, cat, endurance, life,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Twilight Aurora
like an interrupted dream
shadows of the one who inspired it
linger like morning dew

no aroma and no taste
yet I'm left breathless
as thoughts reminisce
i listen to this...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: who, absence, angst, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member How Poetry Began
That thing that we call poetry -
when asked where it began,
I’d say it started beautifully
before the dawn of man!

It glistened on the oceans
before man came...

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Categories: who, nature, poetry,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member A Cathartic Weave Of Three

listen,
the whispers
of leaves
turn colour
autumn is here.

now that you are gone
who will wake every morn
to lift the sun
unveil the sky
etch in the clouds
who will paint the...

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Categories: who, break up, celebration, devotion,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Tale of Fire and Ice
Part I: Ice

He shines like silver midnight moon -
cool marble statue, this tycoon.
And though he makes the ladies swoon,
of ice he’s hewn; of ice he’s...

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Categories: who, dream, fire, love, lust,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member THE ROSE
~THE ROSE~

This is not a poem about a rose
Nor a poem about diligence and beauty
Today, I sit and stare at the walls
Walls   ...

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Categories: who, absence, allusion, death, depression,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member Tell the Night to Hold Me
I made for you, a castle
     But I built it in the sand
        ...

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Categories: who, forgiveness, heartbreak, heartbroken, lost
Form: Lyric
Premium Member I am Poetry
Feel me like an autumn breeze 
Dancing easily through your thoughts
Let me stir that hidden part of your soul
That part that you've forgotten long ago...

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Categories: who, beauty, nature, poetry,
Form: Personification
Premium Member We Are Not Merely Poets
Some of us are secretive at first. We hide our poetry’s soul self, 
gently letting her peep out; sometimes regretting it immediately.
Fearful of critiques from...

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Categories: who, 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Black Diamond Night
Black Diamond Night (a coal miner’s cemetery) 

Where the ebony, we call “NIGHT”,
Old black rocks sit under the twilight
Diamond shape eyes unclear and lonely, 
Sinister...

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Categories: who, body, death, history, lonely,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Alice Sweet Alice
      ~Alice Sweet Alice~

        *Like Sisters*
   Everyday -- Holding Hands 
Sunday...

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Categories: who, abuse, addiction, anger, art,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member It Matters Not

It hovers here, a moon opaque,
obscuring mountain trails I take.
No other living things appear.
A moon opaque. . . It hovers here.

I follow on along a...

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Categories: who, dark, lost love,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Big Girls do Cry
They expected her to be the jolly fun one.
The one   w e a r i n g   a smile on her...

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Categories: who, courage, freedom, growth, moving
Form: Free verse
Premium Member POETS
When all around is darkness
Who provides the sun
When everyone is serious
Who is poking fun
When pollution clouds the bright blue sky
Who brings clarity
Who tries to bring...

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Categories: who, appreciation, encouraging, friendship,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member AT THE FOOTBRIDGE - LIMERICK COLLABORATION
At the footbridge Sue was meeting her beau
(He was married to a woman called Flo)
Sue soon found out his deception
She dismembered his erection
For his love...

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Categories: who, betrayal, body, humorous,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Rape
October: I'm eighteen, shortcutting home
through an autumn-burnished churchyard -
copper-lustred leaves, moss-skinned stone -
a jaunty swing of skater skirt and arm,
college folder square-sturdy in my hand.
In...

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Categories: who, abuse,
Form: Free verse
Hard Times
When hard times come they sit a spell,
Like kin folk come to stay
A-packin' troubles, pets an' kids
That always get ‘n your way.
It's drought an' flood,...

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© Jim Fish  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: who, cowboy-western, family, funny, life,
Form: Cowboy
Premium Member A Near Death Experience of A Sweetheart
    "A Near-Death Experience of A Sweetheart"



Floating through a corridor between two different Worlds
among white fluffy clouds and shimmering stars awhile wind...

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Categories: who, death, death, god, death,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Dedicated to all the Poets
An untouched piano has no purpose,
like a lonely clown without a circus.
A boat has no destiny stuck at shore,
silent like a lion who's lost its...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: who, inspiration, poetry, poets,
Form: Sonnet