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Court Poems

Court Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of court 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 court.

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Rex was into politics and a mudslinger
the word he called opponents was humdinger.
He tended to distort
and was taken to court
where he was forced through a legal wringer....Read More
Categories: court, abuse, character, political, words,
Form: Limerick

Kangaroo Court
Pursued by a kangaroo click
The girl jumped on her pogo stick
Flashing her tush
Out in the bush
It was over pretty damn quick!...Read More
Categories: court, humor,
Form: Limerick

Are you there God?
Yes, look for me in the miracles and benevolence I show
There I will be.

When a malevolent leader who spouts untruths offends 
the sacredness of the Constitution and stability is endangered
be not the afraid; I...Read More
Categories: court, political,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Lion Tamer Who Went Too Far
There once was a lion Tamer named Mead
He taught his lions to cook and to read.
Taught them to bake
Broil their steak
And grow vegetable garden from seed

One took him to court on a Tuesday
Because he forgot to teach him to pray
So...Read More
Categories: court, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Pickled Guilt
Leaving work for home, my job stress still fizzled.
The long drive included bratty rain drizzle
and windshield blades needing my constant fiddle.
My stress spittled as rush hour drizzle-tripled.
Some driver's fingers waved from their hand’s middle
but I thought how my nights were...Read More
Categories: court, anxiety, children, judgement, old, sorry, stress, work,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Each Tear That Falls
I'm here to encourage
I'm here to support
My love's revealed
Forthwith in your court

This bitter anguish
Devours my heart
Thy trepidation
Now rips me apart

Such weight on your shoulders
So much tension and strain
My heart now weeps
And feels your pain

I wish I could transfer
This torment that...Read More
Categories: court, true love,
Form: Rhyme
The Curse of Conquerors Past, Part III
...Not many people could unite such a force,
it was Williamson who was the lynch-pin,
if he could be killed they all would splinter,
amongst the horde civil wars would begin.

This, it appeared, was the best option left,
even if it meant many more...Read More
Categories: court, adventure, conflict, dark, evil, history, scary, war,
Form: Epic
Premium Member See No Evil
See No Evil 

Not all are alike. 
Some are mean and nasty. 
Some have motives. 
Some don't care. 

They fought in court, 
They tumbled dry when washed. 
Their performances...
and gold medal. 
But insufficient to hide, 
their eyes. 

Their hate...Read More
Categories: court, addiction, allah, angel, anti bullying, creation, happiness,
Form: Free verse
Sweet Rose of Virtue: William Dunbar Translation
Sweet Rose of Virtue
by William Dunbar (c. 1460-1530)
loose translation/modernization/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

after William Dunbar

Sweet rose of virtue and of gentleness,
delightful lily of youthful wantonness,
richest in bounty and in beauty clear
and in every virtue that is held most dear?
except only...Read More
Categories: court, character, desire, devotion, extended metaphor, flower, for
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Queen Elizabeth I

A ll things are as it may, beckons a queendom of two faiths,
B orrowed Boleyn's "B" blue brocade the better choice made,
C ancer claims the spring, agrees with the passage of her sister,
D elves to part the heavens anew throne,...Read More
Categories: court, england,
Form: Abecedarian
When I was
Her shoes worn- now but thin thread
her clothes hung in rags
Yet, I saw something in her eyes-
so deep within- pride
her footsteps were light and dainty
and her touch as soft as down
but, the lines upon her face betrayed her
her silence was...Read More
Categories: court, girl, me, memory, poverty, pride,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Impeachment


A president whom some sought to teach,
a lesson so they attempted to impeach.
But in the senate held court,
Managers tempers grew short,
Over witnesses being kept beyond reach.
...Read More
Categories: court, hate, integrity, vanity,
Form: Limerick
Anti Establishmentarian - hashtags himself as antithetical
Anti Establishmentarian - hashtags himself as antithetical

I stand, (albeit figuratively) athwart
current mainstream popular opinions concluded
(i.e. swirling) within
metaphorical eddies storied Senate high court
case in point constituting acquittal regarding

good and plenti jinxed 
high crimes and misdemeanors
purportedly linkedin quid pro quo
president Donald John...Read More
Categories: court, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, betrayal,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member A Game of Basketball
Just a spectator off on the sideline
 watching with anticipation of a win, more or less in time,
the ball dribbles down along the maple wooden floor
 it slaps the court and scurries on to score,
the hands' clap and voices shout...Read More
Categories: court, basketball, games, political,
Form: Rhyme
Jim Crow's Demise
Hello. I was born after the Civil War. My name is Jim Crow.  I was not a real individual, but rather a caricature designed to berate, distort, and ridicule an entire race of people. I represented a system, behind...Read More
Categories: court, america, history, race,
Form: Personification
Premium Member Glory in the Day
Glory in the Day

Your bright light...
is beyond beautiful. 
As You are King. 
That means everything, 
that it can and more. 
Beyond my reckoning. 

I long to dance,
and worship You, 
in your court, 
in heaven;
or do as you say... abide. 
My...Read More
Categories: court, abuse, divorce, encouraging, grave, journey, memory, mirror,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Showdown
The Lilliputians are out playing ball
   Enjoying the fresh air of late Fall
When storm clouds roll in
   Hulking Gullivers, wearing wide grins...

A Gull warns 'em, 'Fun's over, guys.'
   'Cos the  court belongs to...Read More
Categories: court, anti bullying, basketball, bullying, conflict, courage,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Djokovic versus Raonic - Australian Open 2020 Quarter Final
Milos’ laser serve crosses the court in less than half a second
yet in that eternal moment, Novac sends it back
often just as hard, other times soft and slow
relentlessly selecting among thousands
of possible combinations
of location and pace
the one Milos can
not return.

Melding...Read More
Categories: court, sports,
Form: Free verse
Categories: court, 12th grade, 8th grade, abuse, adventure, america,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Laughter
Laughter's healthy, contagious, and brightens your day.
It's pun that's a groaner or joke that's risque.
It's a belly laugh, horse laugh, or laugh like a loon
At a comic strip. slapstick or clown or cartoon.

Laughter's chuckles and chortles, a snicker or snort.
It's...Read More
Categories: court, fun, giggle, happiness, humor, smile,
Form: Quatrain
How His Grandparents Met, Part III
...Harold was gob-smacked by all that he heard,
he struggle hard to find something to say,
his grandfather smirked, and then clear his throat,
“Now your grandma I didn’t meet that way.

“I first learned of her from your Aunt Marie,
back when she worked...Read More
Categories: court, anger, betrayal, dark, death, family, lost love,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Toying with Words
black, white, gray, tall, wrinkly, short
Money, broke, bank, racquetball court.
Sandal, beach, woodpecker’s bird call, 
Flower, plant, winter, spring, autumn, fall.

I am toying with words, waiting for a poem to surface.
Word association is the way I put my brain on notice.
Red,...Read More
Categories: court, word play,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Tribute to Kobe
For His forty-one years, he
thrilled us with his moves on the court.
For such a Life as this, no one wants to say goodbye.
This Champion is sadly gone. His child an aspiring
Second in his footsteps.
You wonder why a Life cut so...Read More
Categories: court, absence, basketball, bereavement, destiny, farewell, jesus, lost,
Form: Free verse
Klever and kreative...very loyal, diligent and trained to be a grand and uplifting influence to all ages and acknowledged any kid's strengths and worked on their weaknesses to make them physically potential and successful 
Oh, what a legend and brilliant...Read More
Categories: court, basketball, encouraging, i miss you,
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member Mirror, mirror hanging inside
Their is a reflection within you blindsided
that which has already decided one way or the other
sometimes the truth has a relationship
and love can never be divorced from it
Why do you hold the cross incorrectly
standing at the altar rails claiming to...Read More
Categories: court, abortion, abuse, emotions, heart, love, mirror, truth,
Form: Free verse