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Cautionary Tale Poems - Poems about Cautionary Tale

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Premium Member Lost--A Cautionary Tale for After the Party I Woke Up On A Tropical Island Poetry Contest
...Poem written for “After the Party, I Woke Up on a Tropical Island” Anoucheka Gangabisson, sponsor 5/26/2024 Poet’s Note: I used a series of &&&&’s to indicate a shi......Read the rest...
Categories: cautionary tale, lost,
Form: Free verse



Unwanted
...In shadows cast by sorrow's shroud, There dwells a girl, her voice not loud, Unwanted whispers fill her mind, By kin, by friend, by spouse unkind. Alone she walks through halls of pain, In sol......Read the rest...
Categories: cautionary tale, anxiety, feelings, grief, heartbroken,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member S-O-S Suture of the Soul
...How can you be in the present If you live in the past? How can you move forward If yesterday is where you stand fast If history is where you erect your martyrs mast How can you expect to last?......Read the rest...
Categories: cautionary tale, life,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Pillar
...A second ago. Yes just a second, she was beautiful beyond comparison. Not a wrinkle or a frown line. Succulent lips, glowing skin. Gorgeous hair cascading down her back. Even her hands we......Read the rest...
Categories: cautionary tale, angst, art, beauty, butterfly,
Form: Free verse
The First Time You Broke Me
... **Content warning: depicts abuse (please skip to one of my more lightheaded poems if one needs to). To you, your abuse began as a game or joke, so insidious, so quietly inhumane, a spo......Read the rest...
Categories: cautionary tale, abuse, betrayal, child abuse,
Form: Alexandrine



Premium Member Refurbished Nursery Rhymes: Old Mother Hubbard, a Cautionary Tale
...When Old Mother Hubbard Examined her cupboard And found not a scrap there to munch on, Not one morsel that clung To an ort or a crumb, She felt foolish and dumb And stood sucking her thumb Whi......Read the rest...
Categories: cautionary tale, humor,
Form: Light Verse
The Forgotten Girl
...There’s a loneliness to her style, it’s true. No sense of direction or means of success. A cautionary tale for men with no clue. With icy tone skin too pale for beauty’s cue. Thin ......Read the rest...
Categories: cautionary tale, dark, depression, gothic, loneliness,
Form: Villanelle
SMOKERS CAUTIONARY TALE
...SMOKERS CAUTIONARY TALE In the haze of smoke, a cautionary tale, I weave a poem of the cigarette's trail. A tale of danger lurking in the ember's glow, Of the destructive nature we all should ......Read the rest...
Categories: cautionary tale, 1st grade,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Moment
...The caged bird sings with a fearful trill, of things unknown, but longed for still, and his tune is heard on the distant hill, for the caged bird sings of freedom- Maya Angelou Reali......Read the rest...
Categories: cautionary tale, angst, dark, deep,
Form: Free verse
Love's Curse : a Haunting Tale of the Lonely Castle ,Part 1,
...Once upon a time, in a castle so grand, A girl lived alone, her heart in her hand. Anyone who approached, seeking love's embrace, Met a tragic end, a sorrowful case. Her love was cursed, a bitt......Read the rest...
Categories: cautionary tale, care, cool, crazy, creation,
Form: Rhyme
Ties That Bind
...She betrayed him with her lies but he decided not to tell He'd always seen it in her eyes, but couldn't break her subtle spell He was hypnotized by thoughts of love that kept him still & in a tr......Read the rest...
Categories: cautionary tale, addiction,
Form: Rhyme
The Fermi Paradox
...My dad took my nine-year-old hand and led me outside to look at the night sky. “I’d give you the stars,” and he meant it, but I didn’t want them, because they aren’t ours. My new telescope showed ......Read the rest...
Categories: cautionary tale, space,
Form: Free verse
The First Murder
...The First Murder "Both of you son's of mine, Bring me the fruit and wine!" Like a cheetah stalking it's prey, My brother and I raced outside. To please our father's heart, Not out of......Read the rest...
Categories: cautionary tale, anger, betrayal,
Form: Rhyme
The Tale of the Holiday Devil
...It’s not for the mere frail this cautionary tale of wicked yuletide fright Do come inside and sit hearthside on this dark and snowy night A chilling yarn from long before in the glor......Read the rest...
Categories: cautionary tale, children, christmas, culture, dark,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Twyla Tharp and Interstate 81
...TWYLA THARP AND INTERSTATE 81 I had been watching a documentary about a white-haired woman, a legendary master of creative processes whose intensity of focus was a cautionary tale of explosi......Read the rest...
Categories: cautionary tale, memory, teacher,
Form: Free verse

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