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Best Work Poems

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

A Woman's Work Is Never Done
"A Woman's Work Is Never Done",
a phrase that's often heard.
There's a lot of truth that's hidden,
just in those few words.

She has to cook and clean...

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Categories: dedication, motherwork, work,
Form: Rhyme

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: work, cowboy-western, family, funny, life,
Form: Cowboy Poetry
Who Am I
I am the ring around Saturn
spinning words as particles of ice and dust
with the power to transcend

I am the original chosen to be right here...

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© humble b  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: work, black african american, faith,
Form: Verse
Faith, Trust and Irony
She's dressed in freshly laundered scrubs,
a floral top and pants pale blue.
There for a moment to hand me a gown,
and tell me what to do.


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Categories: caregiving, health, work, me,
Form: Light Verse
A Joyless Job
At the window, palms under my chin,
such beauty I see, out the frosted pane,
I was mesmerized, it showed in my grin,
so picture perfect, the snow...

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Categories: work, childhood, humor, jobs, snow,
Form: Sonnet

We Worked Long Enough
I laugh out loud
every time I hear a politician say,
that the best way to enrich a black person's life,
is to give them a job
Give them...

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Categories: slavery, society, truth, work,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member One Good Thing
In the late 1970s, I was going home on a Friday evening,
and needed a little more fuel in my truck, 
enough to get back to...

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Categories: life, memory, poverty, work,
Form: Prose
Premium Member Response of A Harried Housewife To Her Spouse
are always
You never have time
for me,” her husband whined
as he dropped his dirty clothes
right there on the floor by the bed.
Trying not to roll her...

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Categories: wife, work, me,
Form: Etheree
Premium Member It Appears I've Disappeared
A lot of acquaintances deemed me lucky, and I knew I was,
For I had a successful life, when all could have been chaos.

I had a...

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Categories: work, art, confusion, fantasy, happiness,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member The Home Maker
She wore a gingham apron,
battled dirt on hands and knees
while garments washed swayed brightly
on a clothesline in the breeze.

She sewed and worked a garden,
did the...

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Categories: dedication, work
Form: Rhyme
My father is a Soldier
My father is a hero.
He stands so tall and proud.
His hands are firm, But gentle.
He stands out in a crowd.
People stop to Thank him.
For Freedom...

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Categories: family, father, love, work,
Form: Epic
Premium Member New Deal
New Deal

Black Tuesday
     October 1929
     Vanishing wealth; stocks decline

Great Dust Bowl
     Windstorms and...

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Categories: history, socialwork, work,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member I Reminisce, I Miss
I reminisce, I miss....                     ...

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Categories: work, child, computer, fun, old,
Form: Free verse
Sitting in a cloak of black conservatism:

I feel my hands,
oily on the desk like shortening in
slate gray cookie pans,
the speedway inside forcing the absence of...

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Categories: business, funny, on work
Form: Free verse
Sweet Purpose
I have come to the point of decision
And I have decided in favour of love

Wisdom is not solely measured by experience
But more by capacity for...

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Categories: inspirational, on work and
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Doctor Ram: The Soup's Golden Voice
our beloved brother from India
Dr. Ram’s words are better than gold

board his magic carpet
woven with wit, intellect and insight

soar through sagas steeped in mythology
captivating revelations...

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Categories: dedication, peoplewords, work, work,
Form: Free verse
Edgar Allan Poe
I was inspired once a long time ago
By something that I read
I never knew such amazing things
Could fill the inside of my head

I always thought...

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Categories: on work and workingwrite,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Where did my life go
Where did my life go ?
Oh, how I would like my life back !
It seems the fabric of time has developed a crack,
and through...

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Categories: work, life, work, time,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Retail Christmas 2
It's one week till Christmas
And we've had enough
Of grumpy old shoppers
Complaining about stuff.

They hate the line-ups,
They hate the cashiers.
They won't be happy 
Till they have...

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Categories: funny, on work and
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member My Chair of Support
My favourite chair
Said to me one night
Hey! Highlander
What you going to write
Is it going to be a fantasy
A Haiku or a Senyru
What ever comes...

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Categories: inspirational, life, on work
Form: Rhyme
Journey of Dreams
Into art,
Casting myself,
I am focused with no destination.

For Brian's FIVE & TWENTY contest...

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Categories: on work and working
Form: Tetractys
Premium Member The Silent Saint
a carpenter chisels creativity ~ his son saves souls

[First of May: Here in Malta, apart from celebrating Labour Day, 
we also celebrate the Feast of...

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Categories: work,
Form: Monoku
Premium Member Clumsy
He was clay potato
in raspberry field
exposed, clumsy
between delicate gossip
     He turned his back
     fingers in fissures 

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Categories: longing, metaphor, work,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I'm a Writer
Some folks smile when I say I’m a writer
Some smirk, suggesting I should get a job
My stories and poems make our days brighter
Fantasy often, and,...

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Categories: poetry, words, work, write,
Form: Rondeau Redouble
Premium Member Lost and Found
I loved my job as a botanist, which took me to many foreign lands,
Like the golden sun rises smiling, to meet all our natural demands.


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Categories: work, adventure, fantasy, flower, green,
Form: Couplet