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Community Poems

Community Poems. Read and share great examples of poetry about community. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for community.

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It is high time
It is high time we gave credit
To those men who are not violent to women and other men.
To those men who turn away from hate and self pity.
To those men who have died trying to protect women.
To those men who...Read More
Categories: anger, anxiety, blue, cancer, community, corruption, courage,
Form: Political Verse

Who the R evolution

As from the plaintiffs
their voices rise
come speak with us
come converse
with words of love

Here we raise no battle cry
no hymn or anthem
but with gentle heart
and loving mind
raise this protest

Too long we cling
with this skin of nostalgia
those so called better times
and in...Read More
Categories: children, community, love,
Form: Free verse
A chance of a lifetime
Today I hoped to achieve something great,
Something many would consider a heroic trait,
Giving plasma to those in need,
With the hope that the doctor's treatments would succeed.

Taking me back after a two hour wait,
I realized there were some things which they...Read More
Categories: community, desire, endurance, longing, meaningful, motivation, time, tribute,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Out To Pasture
Retirement from community development,
facilitating cooperative economic justice
in this post-millennial time of climate crisis,
feels like being put out to pasture
with the rest of us toothless and feckless horses

Stalking senior centers
and gated communities
to weather the fade-out storm
of physical
and mental,
and spiritual encroaching unease
and...Read More
Categories: community, age, health, horse, integrity, political, power, psychological,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member The Casualness Of Casualties

In the intimate interlace of chance and fate, in the ultimate interplay of time and place, and with the consummate checkmate of my human dignity, all that is -- is over, in the stormy, swarming space of mere moments.

turbulence rises
as...Read More
Categories: community, death, evil, family, fate, life, love, violence,
Form: Haibun

Premium Member Renewable Radiance
Renewable Radiance

Streams of clearest light,
Born of a star,
Splash across flaxen maize,
Beckoning tall sunflowers to follow
With their skyward gaze
Dashing through newborn dewdrops
Creating playful shadows
The bouncing, 
Golden glow of...Read More
Categories: community, environment, sunshine,
Form: Free verse
Lorne Park Days
What good memories living with our parents and grandparents Dr.Wolf and Dr.Erika,
My sons Kirk and Erik and my younger sister Antje and I all lived together in the beautiful house.

My sons signed up for soccer, my  oldest son Kirk...Read More
Categories: community, appreciation, blessing, children, family, god, grandparents, hockey,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Love's Difference
What is the difference
between an anti-theist
and a pro-humanist?

What is the difference
between a terrorist
and a terrific zest?

What is the remainder
when subtracting NonZero-Sum WinWin EarthBodied outcomes
from Zero-Sum WinLose capital incomes?

Why do
Permaculture Designs
and Restorative Sacred Justice Resolutions
share the same healthy wealth goals?
If they...Read More
Categories: community, culture, earth, education, health, integrity, peace,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member kindness
Kindness and thoughtfulness
Touching and warming others hearts
The way things should be
And heaven blessed
Replacing a frown with a smile
Strengthening the fragile
Unfolding their wings
Changing the record
And making their hearts sing
Helping others back on the road
Both friends and strangers you may not know
Sowing...Read More
Categories: beautiful, community, love,
Form: I do not know?
Field daze for bookworms
Cabin Fever door closes five dollars,
a-Bag Used Book Sale
Sunday, February 23, 2020
hence less than twenty four hours
before avid readers bewail
foregoing scampering across Hillandale
vital poetic proclamation

yours truly doth broadcast,
albeit apologize short notice,
while courtesy warden
at Highland Manor Jail
gave scant time regarding
voluntary convict...Read More
Categories: community, 11th grade, 12th grade, addiction, books, freedom,
Form: Enclosed Rhyme
Premium Member O' Cenobite, Dar'est Thy Soul Await
O' Cenobite, Dar'est Thy Soul Await

Alas! By what right is such assailing
amidst uproar, then half-truths a'telling
Does not morn gift upon grass falling dew
yet truth perseveres despite what others do
Aye! But 'tis not fickle applause a noose
tears for the gander, oven...Read More
Categories: community, creation, humanity, metaphor, perspective, symbolism, voice, writing,
Form: Rhyme
Ms Destiny
Hello Miss Destiny,
It is great to see you.  It was great seeing you every day.
When I first saw your face, I was astonished to see such a young and pretty woman standing before me in hell.  I read...Read More
Categories: community, appreciation,
Form: Ballad
The Day Has to Begin

The night, at some  point, has to end,
The day, at some point, has to begin,
When the world is sleeping,
And the sad are weeping,
A day has to come when the war has been won.

When the evil...Read More
Categories: community, 6th grade, day, inspirational, war,
Form: Prose Poetry
For Anil Sook DEO
Here lies a small brown man, maybe average, with heart, mixed
Sounded and spelled AMERICAN, spoke always of Africa
Loved words, could not communicate career choices
Johns Hopkins Professors joined ones at Indiana University (Go Hoosiers!)
In noting his non-American marriage would hurt
9-11 and...Read More
Categories: community, 12th grade, africa, anti bullying, career, character,
Form: Epitaph
Pink turns blue
And the many become few
And the few become fewer and fewer 
Until there’s just one ;

Beksinski images appear on walls 
One after another 
Tormented episodes made real 
Swallowed whole 
What was and is possible 
For Beings that are...Read More
Categories: appreciation, art, community, dark, deep, for teens,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Good Bad Special

A hungry beggar
or low bootlegger
a good soul senses their pain
gladly giving change
thanks and coins exchange
strangers never meet again.

Homeless foul the street
someone ought to tweet
bad souls see lazy losers 
sidewalk filthy freaks
without baths for weeks
street drunks and drug abusers.

So much damage...Read More
Categories: 10th grade, 11th grade, anxiety, community, how
Form: Verse
Premium Member Disgrace
While greedy Western nations feed,
Poorer countries starve and bleed....Read More
Categories: community, food,
Form: Crystalline
Premium Member Democracy On Fire
In "On Fire"
Naomi Klein reminds us
win/lose capitalism invites a collective action vacuum
and abhors restrictions on money-accumulating freedom,

But Earth,
a healthy global climate,
healthy ecosystems
invite regenerative win/win climax
of cooperatively nurturing health systems
and abhor inhumane definitions of "wealth"
as privately-held and autonomously sequestered currency
natural resources
human...Read More
Categories: community, earth, engagement, health, integrity, political, psychological, social,
Form: Political Verse
Sunday Poem Earlier than Usual
H Holy Spirit, have Thy Way in me as much as with
O Others
L Loving Thee, we love Jesus: no difference, other than He was man

P Please may I never grieve Thee, Spirit of God, Spirit of God's...Read More
Categories: community, analogy, appreciation, bible, chanukah, inspirational, jesus, spiritual,
Form: Acrostic
A Wintered Morning
Visit New Mexico,
she says... diamond cut sea
colored skies, a white

bursting. Sparkles. Reach
for these silver crests; gather-
birds soaring. Enspheres.

Orange tincture of
the peels loosening.Cruer
trickling down your

hands shaped like these peeled
spectral trees. Edges. Claws, clenched.
Titian dresses

the denuded bark:
sunlit ornaments. Deserts.
Bloodshot cast wings. Clots.

...Read More
Categories: allusion, angst, bird, community, earth,
Form: Haiku
cryptic calls

The night called out to him
A man of plane fleet
Gloved in illusion of machete and strength
To beat out from the web of sleep
And answer the howling cryptic calls:

Cryptic calls of hooting owls and chirping crickets
Cryptic calls with lurid eyes...Read More
Categories: community, bereavement, death, grief, lost love,
Form: Free verse

Young, Black, Brown, Defenseless.
Naked, Bleeding, Mute, Defenseless.
Broken, Hopeless, Afraid, Defenseless.

...Read More
Categories: black african american, community, spoken word,
Form: Tristich
Collective courage
The year was sixteen-sixty-four
A comet crossed the sky,
And Londoners looked on in fear
Convinced the end was nigh.

The streets which once were paved with gold
Were now awash with waste.
A swarm of flies and scourge of rats
Foretold the death they faced.

And so...Read More
Categories: community, courage, death,
Form: Narrative
The Manipulator
Dog cross my path several times
Dog bark all night when there is no fight
Dog jumping up and down the solid roof
Dog is pulling and tearing my rubber shoes
Dog is telling the truth on two feet, 
And dog is listening to...Read More
Categories: character, community, conflict, confusion, corruption, deep, environment,
Form: Free verse
Why you need me because
You need me because 
I have my own spanners,
And I am always on the lookout for loose nuts,
I also know where the best bolt holes are.

You need me because
I can be that spanner in the works,
When vested interests take over...Read More
Categories: age, appreciation, art, blessing, community, confidence, dedication,
Form: Blitz