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Desolation Poems | Examples of Desolation Poetry

Desolation Poems. Below are examples of poems about desolation. This list of poetry about desolation is made of PoetrySoup member poems. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of desolation poetry. This list of works about desolation is a great resource for examples of desolation poems and show how to write poems about desolation. Definitions may be included where appropriate.

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List of Desolation Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
The Traveler Scot Garner Free verse desolation, abuse, betrayal, dark, metaphor,
Premium Member Poem I Shall Be Your Strength Laura Loo Free verse desolation, i love you, strength,
Fate in Desolation Orochi C. Joshua Rhyme desolation, dark, emotions, encouraging, fantasy,
Barren solitude Jonathan Medida Rhyme desolation, loneliness, lonely, longing, solitude,
Premium Member Poem Time of Great Tribulation Donetta Harless Rhyme desolation, christian, faith, god, jesus,
Nothing ever done nothing to ever do Ryan Hughes I do not know? desolation, society,
Until My Heart Forgets Karen DA Lyric desolation, depression, feelings, how i
Deep in a Hole Craig Ynot ABC desolation, depression,
Premium Member Poem Timepiece Reveals Laura Loo Rondeau desolation, metaphor, time,
Premium Member Poem I empty the night you rise the sun Laura Loo Free verse desolation, lost love,

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Tyrant Reign
by Freddie Robinson Jr.


When a tyrant reigns,
the land is windswept with tears
Dark terrors flash lightning bright,
and souls get carried away 
by a flood of fears

Let a cruel lord...

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Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: desolation, evil, leadership, truth, wisdom,

Desolation
by Christopher Goss

Lost in desolation
My mind became a prison map location
It was so very stark
When I couldn't see the light beyond the dark
I'd stumble around until I...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: desolation, depression, hope, introspection, pain,

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Depression Engraved, My 'Sweet Boy' is Gone
by Laura Loo
Disillusioned is my soul from watching him die,
in my arms he lay perished, eyes open-
          ...

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Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: desolation, death, dog, pets,

Sympathy Comes a Long Way
by J.W. Earnings
I am relatively disheartened
Everyone seems strengthened
By their happy-go-lucky lives
Then, the depression arrives

I am awkwarded and speechless
No one seems to mind my distress
Success and gladness is...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: desolation, angst, conflict, emotions, encouraging,

Silence of the Saved
by Christopher Goss

A generation sought a cause
To take to the streets for
And as children rest in desolation
They are burdened
By the silence of the saved


...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: desolation, america, child abuse, how

Glory Days
by J.W. Earnings
Waited patiently for you
Hold up, I think this is true…
Feeling like I’m losing my pride
Something in me, again, has died

Going crazy, so back track to...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: desolation, dark, deep, emotions, hope,

Alone
by Darrell Hoover
Solitude... 
Like an old sad song...
Loneliness....
Just a day prolonged...
Desolation...
Like an empty sky...
Dejection...
Like a bold-faced lie...
Despondency...
All your hopes dashed...
Disillusionment...
Alone...
And unabashed......

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: desolation, lonely, solitude,

I am deadlight
by CHRISTOPHER QUIGLEY
Stranded on a stoney shore
Lift my head to gaze upon a beach of humanity
All half in the ocean as we grasp upon the grit
No grip...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: desolation, poetry,

Desolation
by Poetic Flame


 In the silent desolation

A Post-apocalyptic meditation

Over what is still to be called Nature


The forest naked hardly a leaf is seen

And heard is a faint...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: desolation, nature, philosophy, sad,

SKY
by RAJAT KANTI CHAKRABARTY
Ruffled with black clouds
It weeps drips of betrayal;
A pair of blue eyes
Trapped on desolate island,
Heart bearing rain in winter.









SKY Poetry Contest
Sponsored by: Anthony Slausen
Form:Tanka
26th May,...

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Tanka | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: desolation, sky,

Numb
by Sarah Casey
numb.

the ecstasy of my sorrows
withdrawn,

I run a little bit further,
down the windy path,
through the forgotten forest

to where I am in solitude.

this agony is sufficient
bleeding dry,

I...

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Blank verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: desolation, dark, depression, grief, sad,

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The Lonesome One
by Laura Loo
       There is this wretched pain that I keep stumbling upon-
       guess I’ll...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: desolation, depression, loneliness,

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Self-Reflection of Divine Intervention
by Laura Loo
She wore a besmirch engraving on her soul,
an ebon stain tarnishing all she ever hoped 
she’d become one day.
That chiseled etchidng could have been the
death...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: desolation, god, life,

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The Isolation of Separation
by Laura Loo
Divided we stand tall within our flame’s truce, 
for it’s been two long weeks since we separated.
Around my neck looped in remorse is a noose
and...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: desolation, lost love,

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Cherish Armour
by Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
"Cherish Armour"


She wears her armour 
Love draped like chain mail
Shields you with her heart
When she is drowning
She will throw you to the Shore
Safe for your...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: desolation, daughter, journey, love, mother,

The second death of Caesar
by Shubh Vimal
Take out the dagger,
And strike it clean,
Life, death,
And everything in between.

Brutus murmured to sadness,
The ghost of his dream,
Praying for Caesar,
To appear from the unseen.

The pride...

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Narrative | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: desolation, art, betrayal, conflict, death,

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Empty
by Laura Breidenthal
Easily are fires put out by tears and fears
There is a heaviness I feel in the darkness
It was once all lit up all around me—
I...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: desolation, anxiety, courage, cry, deep,

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Knockin On Heavens Door
by Oliver McKeithan
KNOCKIN ON HEAVENS DOOR


Heard the tambourine man play today
as I was knockin’ on heaven’s door.
Like a rolling stone she could not stay.
Her boots of Spanish...

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Pantoum | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: desolation, humor, music, tribute,

Child refugee
by Carlo Lazzari
War and violence push you so moderate
Through deserts of horror and desolation
Your innocence of tortured and desperate
Child deprived of any play and consolation

Limited plays have...

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Dramatic Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: desolation, appreciation, childhood, holocaust, hope,

Birds No Longer Chirp Peace
by Kunda Chamatete
With these winds of July ever sweeping the earth,
How should I follow the footprints of men that believed that no man shall auction another?
... Here,...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: desolation, africa, anxiety, conflict, confusion,