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Best Wisdom Poems

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


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: wisdom, age, cat, endurance, life,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member Conversation With My Soul
Dwell not, O soul, on yesterday, 
  on sorrows past and gone -
the sketch you drew so long ago, 
  today may be...

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© John Watt  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: giving, love, wisdom,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Listen To Life
Have you not heard me?

Borne upon the air at dusk, dancing ... I have whispered you in a million voices
    Still, you...

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Categories: life, philosophy, truth, wisdom,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Life, To Me

Colors daubed for seasons' scenes
          I sift through life for what it means
   ...

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Categories: wisdom, appreciation, friendship, life, love,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member American Indian, Nightshades, Moonshadows And Howling Wolf
American Indian, Nightshades, Moonshadows And Howling Wolf

Thirsty for red moon, its sacred beams and eternal pull
howling-out to speak to this dark and blind world, without...

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Categories: wisdom, art, conflict, death, history,
Form: Verse



Premium Member Even in Silence we have our words
sometimes
we are afraid to jump
but we take the leap

sometimes
when we fall deeply
it's not our limbs injured

sometimes
what is meant for us
hurts too much

sometimes
nothing makes sense
confusion reigns...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: philosophy, poetry, wisdom,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member WHO WILL I BE TOMORROW
WHO I’LL BE TOMORROW

If what I am,
And what I do,
Makes me who I’ll be tomorrow,
If what I say,
And what I don’t,
Makes me who I’ll be...

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Categories: wisdom,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member India
I hear much joy in the music,
View elation in the dance
Feel happiness in the laughter,
Soulful spirit in poetic romance.

I feel love in the language
Swelling in...

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Categories: wisdom, appreciation, art, dance, music,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member KNOW YOURSELF






For years before the narrow windows of my senses
                ...

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Categories: god, introspection, wisdom,
Form: Free verse
To Take Each Day As It Comes
To take each day as it comes
To gratefully praise The One
Joyfully face the new dawn’s grace,
That's now my everyday plan.

To take each day as it...

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© KP Nunez  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: wisdom, character, encouraging, growing up,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Dreamscapes An Education In The Mind
Dream schemes play across the screen
And third eye examines them,
Ever so closely; tonight,
Another etheric flight;
Will show me new horizons
And the beings that dwell there;
The archetypes...

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Categories: wisdom, appreciation, dream, education, encouraging,
Form: Diminished Hexaverse
Moment of Truth
I was walking with two friends of mine,
when we saw a woman
who was tall, beautiful and black
They spoke lewd to her,
so she didn't speak back
In...

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Categories: perspective, philosophy, truth, wisdom,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member WHAT DEAD EYES SEE
IMAGINE you have Died  

A Free SPIRIT without a CRY

Walking down the AVENUE

PEOPLE passing Straight through YOU


Hearing WHISPERING thoughts to BLIND

Some of GOOD INTENTIONS...

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Categories: imagination, inspirational, journey, wisdom,
Form: Verse
Premium Member All That Is Between
Dust, they say ...

Dust ... to dust, yet
I have measured the stars
Counted their intervals.
Felt oblivion's breath on my neck, keen

Kissed and cursed its face.
I have...

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Categories: wisdom, analogy, appreciation, life, metaphor,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Fragile
Tenderly ...
As if robin's eggs ...
I consider the brittle fragments of her heart,
Cupped in my tarnished Tin Man hands ...
Not taking for granted the entrustment...

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Categories: cute, life, metaphor, wisdom,
Form: Free verse
Invisible Colors

About our first parents,
here’s something beautiful to know
Adam was created perfect,
and from out of him, Eve followed
God said to His Son:
You and I, We are...

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Categories: love, spiritual, truth, wisdom,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member In Such Intense Flames, An Eternity May Be Born
In Such Intense Flames, An Eternity May Be Born

Hold your dreams, bind them with rainbow beams
tumble sweetly and let heart's passion arise
sow the seeds that...

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Categories: wisdom, appreciation, art, care, family,
Form: Rhyme
Star of the Show
Narrate you own life's story
and tell you own life's tale
Don't leave it up for grabs
or even up for sale!

Write down your own life's story
before the...

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Categories: wisdom, identity, life, people, perspective,
Form: Rhyme
Cascading Love

By the breath of God frost is given ...
Hast thou entered into 
the treasures of the snow? ...
Out of whose womb came the ice?
and the...

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Categories: love, snow, spiritual, wisdom,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Would You Still Love Me
Would you still love me ... perchance I was half a man?
     My carnal, physical core torn from me like ragged...

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Categories: wisdom, analogy, love, relationship, together,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Impressions in solitude

In quest of wisdom supreme
Seeking truth esoteric
Beyond gravity, space, time,
Beyond senses of mankind,
In solitude, musing mind,
She invokes satori dreams
And finds zeal of nirvana
In sublime motifs...

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Categories: solitude, truth, wisdom,
Form: Verse
Premium Member THE WHEEL HAS COME FULL CIRCLE
What goes up must come down. 
No colors can define who you are. 
You may own a cart or limousine. 
We'll still reach the end...

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Categories: wisdom, faith, god, imagery, life,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member Call Me Insensitive
You call me insensitive,
But I don't believe that's true;
Because, you see,
It's all about me.
It's not about you.

You say your opinion doesn’t matter,
That I’ve no respect...

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Categories: wisdom, angst, culture, funny, giggle,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Enlighten Me
"Haiku of enlightenment"

all explanations 
a perceptive, world of green
mocking the land

summoned bird calls
tantra and morality 
zestful garden-----------------  in waiting 

by;pd...

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Categories: wisdom, adventure, body, evil, forgiveness,
Form: Haiku
To Forgive Or Not To Forgive
To forgive or not to forgive, that is the question.
When you are offended, whether real or imagined
by a loved one, a friend, or by someone...

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© KP Nunez  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: wisdom, anti bullying, forgiveness, life,
Form: Sonnet