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Body Poems | Examples of Body Poetry

Body Poems. Below are examples of poems about the body. This list of body poems is composed of the works of modern international poet members of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of body poetry. This list of works about body is an excellent resource for examples on how to write body poems.

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List of Body Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Cash on the Barrel Head Rico Leffanta Limerick beauty, body, culture, discrimination,
Premium Member Poem SIX WORD COUPLET SERIES JAN ALLISON Couplet body, food, humorous, political,
Premium Member Poem Brain Stormed Bernard Chan Free verse body, crush, emotions, feelings,
Uncle Betty Rico Leffanta Limerick body, change, culture, family,
Organ Grinder Brianna Hobson Free verse abuse, body, gothic, horror,
The Stream Jordan Foster Free verse body, happy, nature,
Premium Member Poem MAMMO-GRAHAMS JAN ALLISON Limerick body, health, humorous,
Premium Member Poem I'M DYEING JAN ALLISON Rhyme age, body, humorous,
Sugary Liquids Michael Robinson Haiku body, drink,
my interior Lola Hansill Narrative 10th grade, body, boyfriend,

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The Simple Facts, Simple poem
by Linda Milgate
The first sunny day in a very long time
  My heart is lighter, the world is sublime

  Daisy and Danny are lying asleep...

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Couplet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: body, health,

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Apogee
by Gregory R Barden

No longer ...
          Are my eyes my own.
     My ribs thrum with...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: body, love, metaphor, passion,

Perfect
by Alyssa Burgin
Growing, like a flower in the sun,
only to be trod on,
only to be drowned by the rain,
made by my own tears.
Words, un-carefully executed,
by those who...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: anxiety, body, deep, freedom,

most of which
by Allan Terry
sometimes
the words encourage
often they speak
of how many feel
they say things that bring people together
and help many get over there fear
yet most wish
not to listen
they single...

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Classicism | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: adventure, art, beauty, body,

A Feeling so Fresh
by Amreen Fatima
A Feeling So Fresh...

Ahh...! The streak of pain,
The rough floor
And the red stain.

How can I forget that agony?
They were five
And I was only.

They dragged me...

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Couplet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: angst, art, bereavement, body,

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Hike Em Up
by Carol Connell
Young man, please do hike up your drawers.
Your boxers are ugly eye sores.
I’m needing some closure 
from overexposure 
to fabrics and sometimes skin pores!

9/5/18...

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Limerick | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: abuse, body, fashion, how

SEA FOAM
by Mia Pratt
Sweet gentle tide
impact beach body rhymes
exhale energy and hope
in a path of sea foam 





          ...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: beach, body, hope, ocean,

LUSTFUL YOUTH
by Tosanmi Gbenebitse-daniel
LUSTFUL YOUTH

The world is filled with vanities

The lust of the eyes and flesh in entirety

Behold how the great and mighty has fallen

Because of beautiful maidens



The...

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Didactic | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: beauty, body, desire, evil,

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SILENT BUTT DEADLY - HOOF HEARTED
by JAN ALLISON
He’d eaten baked beans for his brunch
Then onion rings he did munch
He built up so much gas
Which he then had to pass
The odour it sure...

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Limerick | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: body, food, humorous, wind,

Laziness
by Jonathan Medida
Lazy
Feeling worn-out
Anchored in a stillness
Of the world spinning you around
Thoughts flew ahead the immobile vessel
Dragging it a few steps forward
Reign a latent vassal
Of dormant pawn
Body...

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Rictameter | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: body, life,

IF I COULD UNPART MY THIGHS
by Mia Pratt
Another quiet 
but soothing 
island atmosphere 
engulfed in gold rays
on the beach and deck
if only I could unpart my thighs
I can absorb the saltwater
piercing against...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: body, senses, sensual, summer,

Late Night Shenanigans
by Audley Johnson
Lying next to you in the dark
When your skin softly encounters mine; it quickly leads to a spark
Every position possible our love can never park
Your...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: black love, body, deep,

Oatmeal
by Brianna Hobson
The war on  stomach, 
Her poor inflated tubes, 

She has one deciding nail,
A finger fairy tale to mix her lips
A diet pill inside her...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: abuse, addiction, body, for

Strawberry
by Brianna Hobson
Tell him about 
menstruation
He needs to know

He needs to hear it
He needs to know
When she's bleeding 
What she’s been through

Through her eyes 
He's gonna see...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: body, gender, mother son,

Black Eyed Susan
by Brianna Hobson
Flowers don't make good pets
When you forget to water them

Broken bones often set like we never met
Trade a kiss for an open fist 
"come on,...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: abuse, betrayal, body, metaphor,

A quiet man
by Eric Sullivan
A quiet man
ain't got that much to say
I just can't explain 
not a word today
I gotta keep it in 
Nothing i can do to change
I'm...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: body, change, deep, earth,

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SHE'S FEELING HOT HOT HOT
by JAN ALLISON

Sue reclined on the bed in the buff
Her hubby said ‘phowar you’re hot stuff’
She sobbed at the true cause
It’s the darn menopause
Then shouted cos she’s...

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Limerick | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: age, body, humorous,

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Back Again
by Jeff Kantor

Back Again
23/08/2018


Feeling low...Back lame,
Tie up shoe... Back strain,
Much emotion...must contain,
Bad back...here we go again,
Quiet body...loud brain
I miss exercise...in the main,
I live with...physical pain,
Blood pumping...body strain
Life...

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Monorhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: body, pain,

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MIA'S FALLOW
by JAN ALLISON

A frustrated housewife called Mia
Wore nighties so skimpy and sheer
There’s no roll in the clover
Hubby snored and turned over
His impotence is her greatest fear

Yesterday I...

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Limerick | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: anxiety, body, humorous, husband,

Blend
by Rose Henderson
Nasty and cold need to stay in
Light the fire let's begin
Slow sensual and so very hot
Time is what we've got
Detached no you can not
Need your...

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Prose | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: body, girlfriend, happiness, heart,