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


Premium Member Cinder Girl
An ember sparked will softly glow,
and fed by fuel, will grow and grow.
I once was cinder, sparked by you,
first timid. . . till the flames...

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Categories: written,
Form: Rhyme



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: written, 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Free verse
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: written, betrayal, body, humorous,
Form: Limerick
The Breadth Of My Love
if my love for you was any greater
the trees would  line up in poetic forms
...awe you in sonnets written...
...part...to allow winds to cool your...

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Categories: written, love, planet, romance, romantic,
Form: Free verse
A Tulip Grows Under An Evergreen - Inspired By The Poets At PoetrySoup

A
fine
Parrot Tulip
in vibrant intensities 
with unique undertones
of green acquirable only in a 
few forests. A ruby red swirls within 
its petals beckons awareness of those...

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Categories: written, beautiful, beauty, earth, light,
Form: Shape



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: written, giving, love, wisdom,
Form: Verse
Uncharted Waters

An ocean tumbles through dreams of you. In depths unknown,
I float above. Oh, how I long to dive beneath your surface,  
yet I am...

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Categories: written, appreciation, longing, love, ocean,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member That Starry Night
Like no one before, nor since
 you painted that starry night in oils
  superimposing your life story.

I feel I know this idyllic village
 blanketed...

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© John Watt  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: written, art, depression, night, passion,
Form: Ekphrasis
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: written, longing, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member SHADOW


It was a glorious summers day and I woke up with the lark
Got my wheelchair ready and then headed to the park
I noticed a girl...

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Categories: written, dog, memory, soldier, war,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member In The Stars
       Written in The Stars 

-----------------------------------------
Two hearts bleached by the sun
        A...

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Categories: written, fantasy, love, muse, romance,
Form: Free verse
Poetry Soap
It’s almost time and I must run
to watch/read Poetry Soap for fun.
It comes on every day at this time
and I don’t want to miss a...

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Categories: written, abuse, conflict, jealousy, love,
Form: Couplet
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: written, beautiful, peace, star,
Form: Verse
Premium Member POOR PETER PUMPKIN
Poor Peter Pumpkin had a very itty bitty head.
So the farmer made him stay inside the garden bed.

The farmer said that he was going to...

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Categories: written, fantasy, halloween, humorous,
Form: Couplet
Poet in Recluse
I relinquish my pen before the storm
of her tears falling upon my bare arm
her gentle whispering breathed in my ear
Muse of mine, adieu to your...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: written, emotions, solitude,
Form: Rubaiyat
Premium Member Waterfall Wishes on Stars with no Swings
Waterfall wishes on stars with no swings
I’m sending to you on butterfly wings.
Pennies are wasted on a wishing well.
Pennies instead for sweet thoughts that you...

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Categories: written, dream, love,
Form: Quatern
Premium Member Swan Ballerina Pages
Like delicate white swans were they,
the white swans of a grand ballet -
ballerinas waiting in a row
underneath the candlelight’s soft glow.

But what are ballerinas with...

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Categories: written, poetess, poetry,
Form: Personification
Premium Member Portrait of Love
Let me paint you like a summer’s day,
Upon luscious landscapes where lovers play…
With oils of Celestial Blue and Carmine Red,
Cherry Blossom Pink with a Saffron...

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Categories: written, art, color, passion,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Snow -a Sleep
Snow -
a sleep
descending on the twilight streets;
Snow, in silent fields you lie pristine
beneath moon’s glow, a blanket shimmering.
Oblivion serene!
Tranquilly envelop me in
Sleep -
a snow;
the more...

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Categories: written, metaphor,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member She touched the water
My muse
touched the waters
of a spring fed river
She had a special gift to deliver
Releasing the inspiration 
from deep within her
She said “ Drink please witness...

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Categories: written, muse,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member October Skies
October skies still reflect in your eyes 
the way they once did on that day we were wed.
Autumn's bright leaves recall fond memories
of sweet days...

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© John Watt  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: written, age, anniversary, autumn, grandparents,
Form: Lyric
on the other side of cobblestone streets
to my kindred soul
...i know you are out there
somewhere on the other side
across cobblestone streets
that scorn my feet, like hearts
on the pathways and wrong turns
of...

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Categories: written, destiny, dream, fate,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member if I had money
if I had all the money that I ever wanted,
               ...

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Categories: written, drug, introspection, universe,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member A funny thing happened on the way to my hanging
A funny thing happened on the way to my hanging
Couldn't sleep the night before my head was banging
I was innocent of a crime that I...

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Categories: written, brother, funny,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member THE MALE MENOPAUSE - please feel free to join in the collaboration
Ted’s libido has now gone astray
He refused a quick roll in the hay
So what could be the cause -   
It’s the male menopause...

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Categories: written, age, body, humorous, men,
Form: Limerick