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Bone Dry Poems

Bone Dry Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of bone dry 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 bone dry.

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At any given moment countless thought processes
Soundlessly ricochet to and fro
hither and yon
roundly bobbing within squarely donned
talking heads of psycho killers,
one pyromaniac burning 
down the crowded house
sparking magnificent conflagration
towering inferno emulating

caterwauling, kickstarting, ululating
(think) stray cats on a hot tin roof
nsync with 10,000 maniacs
intense heat and duraflame
long...Read More
Categories: bone dry, 12th grade, assonance, deep, imagery, psychological, solitude,
Form: Free verse

My Plight

Fair enough,
Step out in the sun if you must;
Keep your head covered with a wet cloth.
The heat of the Indian Summer
Can be extreme, very exhausting,
Worse than the desert heat, you can say,
A person often loses his wits and brain.
For many...Read More
Categories: bone dry, anxiety,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member O, bright shining star
O, bright twinkling star
   shining speck in the sky
Your place in the cosmos
   matters not to my eye

I don't know if you're arid
   your surface bone-dry
Or covered with water
   your seas swelling...Read More
Categories: bone dry, beauty, light, star, universe,
Form: Rhyme
An astonishing use of words,
Penned by writers from best schools,
Making writer sage, clown, or fool.
Exaggeration!  Oh! Yes. Yes.
Exaggeration!   Oh! Uh. Huh.

Went down to the muddy river;
The muddy river was bone dry. 
Frogs were having a big fish...Read More
Categories: bone dry, fun, humorous, hyperbole, imagination, nonsense, silly,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member With You
I am Boundless
          The paramount precipice or the unfathomable chasm
                    The exhausted...Read More
Categories: bone dry, creation, inspiration, love,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Clearing the Cupboard
My only thought on love resembles this:
From such a distance I was nearly there,
I watched a couple strip each other bare.
They did a shot and shared a slobbered kiss,
and it was smooth and it went down like bliss.
He was the...Read More
Categories: bone dry, divorce, silly,
Form: Italian Sonnet
Gods Do Not Die

It is the middle of summer,
Water is already scarce,
The land is bone dry,
It has not rained yet,
The sun is ablaze.

‘Has Dumuzid died?’
I heard someone inquire.

It was a voice
From the remote past
How could I hear that voice?
I thought gods do not...Read More
Categories: bone dry, encouraging,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member 4th of July BBQ
Too many kabobs
to skewer
plus bone-dry ribs.

Me?  I’ll stay
with pink lemonade

and watch 
       the turbid sky
and watch
       the stars reload

And so study 
serious stockades a
stick up their collective
...Read More
Categories: bone dry, america,
Form: Free verse

Who done it? Where did you go?
Why do you want to injure me so bad
How cannot I not live without the cold, refreshing, caffeine
drizzling down my bone dry throat, making my body roar
with pleasure and shake with pure delight. Who...Read More
Categories: bone dry, addiction, anger, drink, drug, heartbreak,
Form: Free verse
Four Stages of Fire
the smell of burning body helps me sleep at night
i'd rather ignite this spark in my stomach than shove bread down my throat
singe this hollow home
choke these lungs with bone dry soil so nothing can grow
and maybe they brainwashed...Read More
Categories: bone dry, food, health, moving on, old, self, spoken
Form: Free verse
Another Day Another Accursed Blank Screen
Another Day...Another Accursed Blank Screen

Ma wink'n and blink'n
     mind nod yet awake,
     nor insights keen,
asper ho hum usual, this
     (day-glo bull leave
     me you)...Read More
Categories: bone dry, 11th grade, art, dream, giving, hilarious, literature,
Form: Lyric
Human Sack Gruff Ice Agonizingly Glommed
Human Sack Gruff Ice Agonizingly Glommed...
Murderously Skewered, And Torturously Zapped

Directv linkedin to accentuate
piddly money crisis, tis zen uneasy fate,
I imagine dragons gyrate
ting, and licking chops, faux masticate
ting, no matter I didst pre
     mutt chew lee ejaculate
prickly...Read More
Categories: bone dry, 11th grade, 12th grade, 9th grade, discrimination,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member Never on the Map of My Life
I wander the desert alone-  through an ocean of sand
in my dream . . .  thinking myself on an adventure
and walk in golden softness in a place empty and drifting
a place of solitude strangely magic, and
I hear the...Read More
Categories: bone dry, dream, nature,
Form: Free verse
Last summer was dry
Grass turned brittle
Beetles devoured roses
Fumes from sweltering engines swept over
   dusty streets like ghosts.
The ground cracked.
Bits of dirt crumbled in my hands.
Bone dry desert thoughts
Puffy lip,tongue cleaving thoughts
   like what if memories become...Read More
Categories: bone dry, death of a friend,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member fields

fields of buttercups
thistle and daisies
   the well gone bone dry

posted on June 9, 2018...Read More
Categories: bone dry, flower, summer, water,
Form: Haiku
Here I lay for all the world to see.
I am gutted,
A dying phenomenon.

I used to be on the tip of every tongue.
Now I crouch in the subways of your minds.
Your children do not know me.
It is hard to teach them...Read More
Categories: bone dry, hope,
Form: Prose
Premium Member The Smoke And Mirrors Mirage Of My Saving Grace

The black-as-widow’s-weeds night of endless stars was so cold...
cruel as the temperature 
plunged its frigid fingers feeling through my being ~
fondling my heart and soul without mercy
molesting me - taunting my will to live
and just when I thought the ice...Read More
Categories: bone dry, dark, depression, destiny, heartbreak, hope, loss,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Countdown
Down to the final gasp
Sweat coating acrid tongue
Counting down precious seconds
Fidgeting with his past

Sweat coating acrid tongue
Future blank in front of him
Fidgeting with past 
Freedom at long last

Future blank in front of him
Staring bleakly into space
Freedom at long last
Time ticking...Read More
Categories: bone dry, fear, psychological, time,
Form: Pantoum
Premium Member The Monkey's Back

Use ...

Choose ...
The hues of blues
Blacks, whites - news
A day-old bruise that lies like torment

Under the skin, thin, to squirm and tickle
Itching, twitching to send you the fickle reminder
The daily, hourly, minute-by-damn-minute message
Vestiges of the mistake you'll never take back

Slack,...Read More
Categories: bone dry, analogy, culture, drug, introspection, metaphor,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Blessing of Sunshine
As sun shines splendidly in April sky,
and lights our pathway brightly through the day,
and warms our spirit, leaves us feeling high;
it gives us hope that ardor here will stay.

And flowers lift their faces for his light 
while seeking radiance in...Read More
Categories: bone dry, blessing, spring, sun, sunshine,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member No Question
You can pee in my shower or use my latrine,
You can play with my toys if you know what I mean,
You can hide in a thorn patch or climb a steep hill,
Babe, whatever you're up to, my heart's with you...Read More
Categories: bone dry, humor, love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member 10 LINES 5 WORDS
I’m with my friend Mable
seated at her dining table; 
her roast turkey’s bone dry
and I can’t understand why!

She cooks for the navy
but she cannot make gravy;
it ends up in lumps
and pours in gloopy clumps!

I’ve made it quite clear
I’ll make gravy...Read More
Categories: bone dry, christmas, food, humorous,
Form: Rhyme
Another Christmas day is finally here
The very thought fills me with such fear
I have to try and control my old Aunty Mable
Once she hits the gin she gets very unstable

Uncle Arthur rushes in and opens the sherry
then sups half the...Read More
Categories: bone dry, christmas, family, humorous,
Form: Rhyme


10:38 PM
i fall asleep
too easy;
close my eyes
the chance to bask
in your majesty 
and open them in some 
strange world 
where agony
and loathing
run amok
along weakly-lit
that smell of burning 
candy floss
and the putrid scent
of stale
cigarette smoke. 
in this place...Read More
Categories: bone dry, metaphor, self,
Form: Free verse

      “... The closeness of the place and the heat of the climate, 
        added to the number in the ship which was so crowded 
  ...Read More
Categories: bone dry, change, death, immigration, people,
Form: Free verse