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



Premium Member A smile appeared
Silently, I sat by,

To listen to the sounds of the world,

Of all the voices that touched me most,

Were those caught in the angelic wind.

For all...

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© White Wolf  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: wisdom, wind,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Does your heart share this moon tonight

“For in your light I dream, as evening takes my hand”

Silently I find my thoughts illumined by your beauty
In soft shimmers of dancing silhouettes
and patterns...

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Categories: wisdom, longing, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member May it be an Evening Star of Peace - In Collaboration with our PS community Poets
Like the Evening Star guided ancient mariners through calm or troubled seas
Let it guide and help spread this message of Peace to the far ends...

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Categories: wisdom, beautiful, peace, star,
Form: Verse
Premium Member As Flowers Crumble Collaboration with Silent One
Lullabies through tear filled eyes
It's truly, love at first sight
The bond is forged and galvanized
To hold forever tight

Each time you needed a hand
She always had...

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Categories: wisdom, love, mother son,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member In A Sad Blindness, One May Yet Find Hope
In A Sad Blindness, One May Yet Find Hope
           (The Solemn Prayer)

Raining splashing, fierce winds...

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Categories: wisdom, art, deep, encouraging, inspirational, loss, recovery
Form: Rhyme
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, metaphor, relationship,
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, humanity, truth,
Form: Verse
Premium Member My Kind
I will not dim my light so you can shine
I will not still my voice so you can scream
I will not quench my blaze so...

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Categories: wisdom, truth, woman,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Premium Member In The Moment



Sitting by his bed
Labored breathing
Time is short 
Holding his hand
A prayer – for him, for me
Be strong and courageous
Eyes blink open for a moment
Then nothing...

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Categories: wisdom, grief, life, love,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member A Tear-ful Conversation With My Daughter


It starts with only one -
one like me
a melancholy migrant
from the immortal part of her
to the locus of her physical being --
the center of her...

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Categories: wisdom, i love you, i miss you,
Form: Free verse
Do Not Grieve Your Muse
              (For My Younger Self)



You have forgotten your muse.
You neglected her, in...

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© KP Nunez  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: wisdom, introspection, life, poetry, youth,
Form: Free verse
Winds of Autumn
I called to the winds of autumn
As they wrapped up the dying year;
"Oh stay for a moment and tell me
Of answers I need to hear".

Who...

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Categories: wisdom, life, lost, autumn, lost, power,
Form: Rhyme
The Tower rebuilt
I shall resolve to leave this
Place now...
And steadfastly search out,
Nestling between ridge and bluff
Amidst the folds of a foreign 
Land,
Several acres of unkempt ground
Fallow and...

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Categories: wisdom, hope,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Awakening
POTD 5th Feb 18

Dedicated to Ken, a good friend of mine who had to give up a brilliant ballet, ballroom dancing and stage career when...

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Categories: wisdom, dance, growth, journey, lost love,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member The Weathered Years
The weathered years pass with silent restraint
Leave an impression of time standing still
I have counted sunsets without complaint
Life washes over me testing my will
I've crossed...

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Categories: wisdom, life,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Humanity
Shadow not over the words of love
Love is a language known only to the heart
Hear it in the wind and the birds above
Paint it on...

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© White Wolf  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: wisdom, art, beauty,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Ode to Mum

Brown paper memories she puts in my hands
Twine roughly tied in a bow slightly askew
Part and parcel of a humble life once led?
My defiant eyes...

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Categories: wisdom, inspirational love, love, mum,
Form: Ode
Premium Member Between the words of my father
I tried my best 
To live between your cruel words
Yet there was no room
I felt less
Smaller than small
So why didn't I fit?

I wonder
Now that you...

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Categories: wisdom, farewell, father son,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Her Grace, Soft As The Silence Of Morn's Falling Dew - a collaboration with Robert and Teppo

Her romantic letters, birth as heart pure and true 
supported deep vows we both swore to be held to.
Her grace, soft as the silence of...

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Categories: wisdom, appreciation, beauty, loss, passion, romantic love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member I LIVE FOR THE DAY - A Visual Video Poem
POTW 12th May 2019

Thank you for visiting my third Visual Video Poem, more or less a continuation of my previous poem – ‘The Dreamer’
(I invite...

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Categories: wisdom, hope, inspiration, motivation, uplifting,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member RETREAT TO HEED OUR HONEST DEEDS
RETREAT TO HEED OUR HONEST DEEDS

Two old oak trees weathered by winds and rain
with fallen leaves, branches and toughened bark
to shield a core of grandeur,...

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Categories: wisdom, art, friendship, meaningful, nature, symbolism, tree,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Poetry is the Cure
When smoke consumes clear horizons,
manipulating corridors of the mind,
beckoning imminent afflictions

poetry is the remedy.

A poet's first eternal love,
forming an authentic bond.
A tonic of silent expressions
creating...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: wisdom, poetry, poets,
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