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Center Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of center 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 center.

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Premium Member WARNING: Saguaro
WARNING: Saguaro

I wandered e'er so stiffly, speaking to loneliness,
Got dead to desire at the start, deaf to silence,
This remained an arduous journey of despair,
Beneath a broad unforgiving expensive sky,
Destitute, I went hither, on equal ground,
Dreamt damp beds per sensitive trudge,
Last...Read More
Categories: center, dark, death, desire, muse,
Form: Narrative

Premium Member MAY I
May I
Hold your heart
May I View  you with my eyes
Can I kiss your ear
May I call you dear
What chance have I
To be just your guy
I am more than just a familiar  stranger 
May I
Love just only you
May...Read More
Categories: center, for her, i love you,
Form: Lyric
I am at the beach
Laid out with two crayons at my feet
Colors bearing are yellow and orange 
Under the sun, hot and warm
Were to close together


Written words  by James Edward Lee Sr 2020...Read More
Categories: center, adventure, analogy, fun,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member A Soul Grown Cold
A soul grown cold repenting for the lies to come
Lays cast in addiction traced stains of anguished fantasies
With a tortured logic knowing the only way out is further in
The beast awaits its dawn, waking only to be fed again
A circle...Read More
Categories: center, addiction, conflict, depression,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member SHADY DANCE
shady dance of clouds
against the burgeoning sun —
catch Spring in my step

2/26/2020...Read More
Categories: center, spring,
Form: Senryu

Premium Member DEATH NATURE- -
Death Nature 

Oh, how I love nature’s death;
As the season takes it rest;
Taking of its last thread of breath
Alas, climate changes jest;

It’s in death nature floral greenery fades away;
In death nature grounds struck at heart bay;
Death nature’s fallen silence leafs...Read More
Categories: center, analogy, appreciation, nature, seasons,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Manipulation
Mephistopheles cons Faust
Snake charmer tricks a Cobra
to dance into submission...
forgetting to strike!

Date written: 02/26/2020

...Read More
Categories: center, allegory, corruption, metaphor, power, sin,
Form: Dodoitsu
Premium Member When Your Eyes Beckon Me
 where crystals gleam 
i want to lie

where the scented lily opens
reveals its stamen
tender as babies breath

as unavoidable as our sun's and moon's provocative union 
as desirable as a cooling whisper on a hot humid day
as necessary as the blistering...Read More
Categories: center, love,
Form: Free verse


I’m catching a train to a station
It’s causing me awful frustration
I cannot say its name
I clam up, its a shame
I’ll never reach my destination!

When written it is quite a shock
My poem’s syllable count
Off by a great amount
But I've truly...Read More
Categories: center, humorous, words,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member No Surprise

Glacial ice melts drip by drip
warmed by the silicon chip.
And as waters worldwide rise
floods will come as no surprise.

Tinder forests are burning
conservation needs learning.
For those uprooted by drought
will find there is no way out.

Mega storms will terrorize
with wind and all...Read More
Categories: center, 10th grade, 11th grade, angst, anxiety, earth,
Form: Jueju
Premium Member Looking Back At Earth - BC
In my dreamy dream I am floating, defying gravity,
like a buoyant cloud I drift up and around the moon;
I sail and hover, suspended, just hanging,
and then, I am wandering the surface of the moon;
looking back at Earth, I shed a...Read More
Categories: center, dream, earth, moon,
Form: Verse
Premium Member ISAIAH ONE SEVENTEEN-Encourage the Oppressed
Learn to do right;
Seek peace and don’t fight;
In every avenue that you choose;
Adopt peace, choose life;
Go with love be in the light;
Seek justice
You are so blessed
Please encourage the oppressed
Pray for them,
Aid to set them free
Isaiah One seventeen says
Learn to love
Love...Read More
Categories: center, analogy, blessing, caregiving,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Scales

Upstairs, the hammers of a piano
stomp through scales.

Unwilling fingers
prod at a well-known student piece.
A small tartan dog appears
wearing a coat of music,
a Scots theme.

Later I sit on the stoop
with a young girl.
We watch her Baby Grand
run up and down the...Read More
Categories: center, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Ears and Cups

Cool for late summer.
The cold leaves listen,
hang like ears
laden with rain,
but it’s not the rain that weighs,
for there’s a heaviness
in the reddening trees.
Ears and cups
but mostly ears.
In backyard hedgerows, animals
are still, unless they are disturbed,
moved on.
The leaves curl, fill with...Read More
Categories: center, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Dead Crush

"Dead Crush"

Oh uplift me woman
if we were to have a 
conversation would 
bees fly out of your mouth
or just mewling, simpering 
watered-down honey
not so pristine, just soft
and somewhat 
ingratiatingly tainted
you ply uplifting
romantic notions
like an air raid 
shelter bombing 
a numb...Read More
Categories: center, courage, freedom, women,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Unfair Kop, Guv
I once grassed up the getaway guy
Of a gang who robbed a bar.
I recognized that face alright
As the guy who drove the car.

I was watching TV's 'Crimewatch'
And rang up straightaway.
The cops then sped to my neighbour's house
And arrested him that...Read More
Categories: center, humorous,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Pictures in the window of Genocide-
Sowing falsehood visions entrapment needs revision;
So encompassing are the pictures in the windows;
Some may find that it treason:
Blatant sufferings without reasons;
I stand at apartheid;
Without reasoning fermentable judgment borrowed time;
All this comes to mine;
Shall I acquire by;
In whom shall will I...Read More
Categories: center, analogy, angst, anniversary, bereavement, corruption, humanity,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member When Your Pet Gets Ill

When pets start acting out of character
Different to their normal routine as their caregiver
Sends out a signal
You're in a pickle
A visit to the vet is definitely in the picture

...Read More
Categories: center, anxiety, pets,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member ROSE OF SHARON
 'Roses from all nations scintillate in complete harmony'   

A Rose by any other Name - by Maria Williams


Voyage of repatriated petals, dipped in silver and gold,
continental drifting through coagulating clouds -
Time To Say Goodbye to...Read More
Categories: center, flower, heaven, humanity, relationship,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Minor Deadness

Ever been diagnosed with minor deadness
When symptoms are stiffness and deafness
Stillness prevails
Absence of emails
Also restricts their game of tennis

...Read More
Categories: center, funny,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member When You Cry

Usually, when you cry, nobody notices
When you're worried, nobody feels your pain
When you're happy, no one notices your smile
But when you fart......Read More
Categories: center, freedom, wisdom,
Form: Classicism
Premium Member Facing Temptations
*Facing Temptations
Written: by Miracle Man

God is sovereign, the supreme authority over all,
He allows no tempting above what we can stand.
During each temptation Jesus is at our beck and call,
To make intercession at the Fathers right hand.

When God allows temptation to...Read More
Categories: center, god, jesus, prayer,
Form: Lyric
A letter to my soon to be woman, Part 2
Dear You,

Do not be swayed by my words; I’m stubborn. My tough head will drive you nuts occasionally. I’ll be the last person you want to see or talk to on some days. I have a poor memory and could...Read More
Categories: center, for her, friendship love, sensual,
Form: ABC
Rejoicing amidst triumphant delight
My heart joins you toward gratefulness’ height
For your altar date of partnership might
With your fervently prayed-for Mr. Right.

I ask God to bless your jubilant flight
From being Miss to Mrs. Lady Bright
As you gladly walk by faith, not...Read More
Categories: center, appreciation, christian, engagement, faith, god, jesus, wedding,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Behind The Curtain Door
Behind The Curtain Door

There's one in front,
          there's one in back,
Both keyless doors,
          with wooden latch,
All else there hangs,
   ...Read More
Categories: center, bereavement, death, life, memorial, poetry,
Form: Rhyme