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Big Question Poems

Big Question Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of big question poetry to share and read. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for big question.

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Premium Member What if it is Not Even Poetry
Why rhyme you ask? 
Because it is fun, it is easy, and my mind is broken.
Stop that! I warn myself. We have had more than enough of that.
Trixie picks up a feather duster and plucks a feather 
There is a...Read More
Categories: big question, muse, poetry,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Life On Mars

That age-old question, “Is there life on Mars”
It will soon be answered, large creatures on all fours?
With very large beanos
And extra long jalapenos
Another big question, do they smoke Cuban cigars?

...Read More
Categories: big question, adventure,
Form: Limerick
Don't run, take a walk
Don’t run, take a walk
Deal with things better than before
There will be breakers there will be hurdles
Be worried but never a hopeless

You could be the sun
You could be the moon
Which shines in their own ways
Find yourself, enlighten yourself
Just don’t compare...Read More
Categories: big question, appreciation, career, change, confidence, courage, devotion, dream,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Next To Godliness
What would you say,
if yours to freely choose,
lies closest to godliness:
Resilient health,
Wise wealth?


Does your answer change
if this question changes to:
What lies closest to Gaian Earth Goddessness
for you?

If your nearby synonym changes, why?
If not, why not?

These questions came up
when I was...Read More
Categories: big question, caregiving, god, happiness, health, integrity, peace,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Cryptids Leave Them Be
Mothman, Nessie, Ogopogo and Sasquatch, 
too many people say they’ve seen them.  
Do they exist? 
 That’s the big question.  

Skin walkers, have their fame near a ranch, 
but do you really want to see one?  
Spring...Read More
Categories: big question, angel, animal, appreciation, fairy, life, myth, nature,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Charming she was
Blind in one eye with the voice of a shrew
   Her chin came to a point, moles wildly grew
From her cheeks in a manner grotesquely askew
   Charming she was; you just had to view

Her misshapen fingers,...Read More
Categories: big question, halloween, nonsense, scary,
Form: Rhyme
Easy to say but hard to do
I wish I could just let it go
And pretend to be just fine
You and I, as “we” or “us”
cannot be combine

It’s easy to say but hard to do

I wish I could just stir it up
But recipe seems a fail
You and...Read More
Categories: big question, appreciation, nonsense, nostalgia, pain,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member My Greatest Adventure

The greatest adventure of my lifetime took place in a quaint little town on the East Coast  ---  a town whose name I can't remember.  Oh, but the girl, I will never forget.  I...Read More
Categories: big question, anniversary, blessing, celebration, children, grandparents, inspirational love,
Form: Narrative
Life Under Construction
As my life is under construction every experience is like a brick that I the architect of my ability to respond to my ability (Responsibility), can choose to either add to the foundation laid out by the Father of all...Read More
Categories: big question, appreciation, fun, perspective, self, voice, wisdom, write,
Form: Bio
I Am A Question
boy friend to partner
I am the big question...
you're  not the answer...Read More
Categories: big question, 12th grade,
Form: Senryu
Kings Before Your Hand
Go out,
show your naïve black hair,
sponge-like and strong and dripping water
because you just finished washing it.
Brave and proud, that's what makes you
the most enchanting of the evolutionary world.
How did you chance about these beauties?
Did you not notice
how kings are kneeling...Read More
Categories: big question, appreciation, beauty, bird, black love, women,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Teensy Things
Little, little, little,
Tell me how much I need to-
Whittle, whittle, whittle,
Whittle it down, get teeny tiny small-
What's the smallest word you've ever heard?
Or, the smallest thing and its word?
Hey, ancients thought it was sand for a long time,
That's a big...Read More
Categories: big question, deep, fun, humorous, music, science, song, word
Form: Light Verse
What if
What if the world was totally torn down.
   making it more beautiful and real.
  No more hate with only a lot of love
              ...Read More
Categories: big question, meaningful,
Form: Rhyme
Against the Grain
This is me
A guitar with no strings
A glass half empty
A bad bean
The blackest sheep

I am in pain
Inside I howl like a grieving mother
Like im decapitated and now my limbs are off. 
I am in pain just like that
But why cant...Read More
Categories: big question, anti bullying, betrayal, bullying, depression, discrimination, for
Form: Elegy
Premium Member I proposed to my girlfriend
There’s something I need to ask, 
Just between me and you,
Something I’ll cherish in the moment of now, 
Provided you say “I do”,

I love how we both love the beach, 
And how we both love the snow,
I love us doing...Read More
Categories: big question, humorous, love, magic,
Form: Quatrain


Are you ever curious about your last day on earth
Does it make you question just what was your worth

Were your acts always equitable towards Man and Beast
Did you help their life's journey or was their pain increased

Did your...Read More
Categories: big question, animal, emotions, farewell, imagery, introspection, wisdom,
Form: Couplet
I'm Fatherless
Hear my cry
See a tear from my eye
Everyday I look up in the sky
Then a big question comes WHY
In my heart I'm sad
In my mind I'm mad
If someone asks where's your dad
I feel bad
Sometimes can't even say this word...Read More
Categories: big question, father, heartbroken, sad,
Form: Rhyme
Imaginary Canary
There is a stolen railroad car named "Schmow".
The big question of the day is: "Where did it go?"
The Penciltucky Railroad would really like to know,
so they sent one of their detectives named Moe.

Inside the car is a spinster named Roberta
With...Read More
Categories: big question, funny, lost love,
Form: Rhyme
The Big Question
What is the big question?
what is the answer to life?
Do you believe in god?
should you?
or do you believe in the after life?
maybe one day the question will hit
it will open your eyes
or give you a kick
what is YOUR question?
what do...Read More
Categories: big question, blessing, destiny, imagination, inspirational,
Form: Lyric
Ignorant living in monochrome world

defenceless  just surviving in their way

safe during the day in their set curled,

they must be culled! kill them some humans say,

creatures of the night don't deserve this fate,

tarred with a brush of guilt, already knackered

eliminate...Read More
Categories: big question, animal, death, money,
Form: Didactic
Cannibal Carnivore Carnival

now there’s a tongue twister
which has sunk weighted by disbelief
to the bottom of memory
this is a rescue attempt for 
eyes trapped behind closed lids
underlying rather than lying per se
not exactly free from connotation
using language to analyze language
playful chimps in God's...Read More
Categories: big question, how i feel,
Form: Free verse
That Big Question
She pondered that big question.
    What was life to her now?

Is she?
 on the road 
to past repeating
 walking towards
psychotic beating
Is she?
 stumbling down
completely untreated
 crawling alongside
udder defeated

She answered that big question.
     ...Read More
Categories: big question, introspection, strength,
Form: Free verse
The very first words of the Ten Commandments are: “I am”. 
What could be more definite?
God exists,
And, thereby, the entire universe came into being.
The ‘big question’ is answered,
We exist in a world that was created for a purpose. 
What is...Read More
Categories: big question, bible, religious, spiritual,
Form: Didactic
Cool Storms
Happening in the eve of night
Happening in the day
Happening here and there
Happening everywhere

Thunder I hear you loud and clear
Lightening I see you flashing across the sky
Rain I feel you soaking me inside and out
I'm experiencing a cool, cool storm
And I'm...Read More
Categories: big question, storm,
Form: Free verse
Why We Have Gods
Humankind has been grasping for knowledge from
the beginning, fear of the unknown was always forbidding.
Why does the wind blow?
Why does the sky crack open with light, sound and fury?
Why do the oceans roil with such anger?

How does the unknowing mind...Read More
Categories: big question, art,
Form: Prose Poetry