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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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Psalms of the Saints XV LIde Sangtam Dramatic Verse desolation, bible, christian, jesus, truth,
Lookouts Gone Down Jim Holcomb Alliteration desolation, lost,
Psalms of the Saints XIII LIde Sangtam Narrative desolation, allegory, analogy, bible, jesus,
Fallen Soldier simon bromley I do not know? desolation, anxiety, appreciation,
Just Another Day In My Man Cave matthew harris Free verse desolation, 5th grade, age, art,
Premium Member Poem Never on the Map of My Life Dear Heart Free verse desolation, dream, nature,
Premium Member Poem Once Again Lu Loo Free verse desolation, dedication, sister,
Premium Member Poem Great Therapeutic Becoming Gerald Dillenbeck Political Verse desolation, community, environment, green, health,
Premium Member Poem FINDING YOU Leon Enriquez Free verse desolation, allusion,
The Traveler Scot Garner Free verse desolation, abuse, betrayal, dark, metaphor,

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I Shall Be Your Strength
by Lu Loo
I've been there too you know-
that place where you feel forsaken;
full of agony, begging and pleading just
to take one more breath without your lungs
collapsing in...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: desolation, i love you, strength,

Fate in Desolation
by Orochi C. Joshua
Rough night, sleepless night 
Waiting anxiously for my change to come 
Though without any redemption at sight 
Yet I still wait until my change comes...

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Imagism | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: desolation, dark, emotions, encouraging, fantasy,

Barren solitude
by Jonathan Medida
Deafening silence rips through the cold air
From hollowed cries of desperation
As knees bent from the bale of despair
This emptiness is ripping thy soul
Creeping darkness defile...

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

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Time of Great Tribulation
by Donetta Harless
Prophesied in scripture
Deception is the picture
Pleasing to the itching ear
Words many long to hear

Manipulation of the word
Mockery of the spirit's sword
Flattering hearts in many ways
Leading...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: desolation, christian, faith, god, jesus,

Nothing ever done nothing to ever do
by Ryan Hughes
There is no one
There is nothing 
A perhaps never to end existential pulsation

Since early childhood, since before I can ing remember
I knew everything was off...
All...

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I do not know? | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: desolation, society,

Until My Heart Forgets
by Karen DA
I lie awake, engulfed in your memories
Drunk in bliss that only my fancy creates
It's vivid in my mind  how your presence made me grin,
How...

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Lyric | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: desolation, depression, feelings, how i

Deep in a Hole
by Craig Ynot
Broken bones, arthritis, going under the knife
I been through a lot of pain on my life
But physical pain I can handle it’s almost something I...

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

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Timepiece Reveals
by Lu Loo
Timepiece reveals desolation,
        forsaken lands of creation-
Barren branches sway in dismay, 
  uneasy in life’s disarray. 
No...

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Rondeau | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: desolation, metaphor, time,

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I empty the night you rise the sun
by Lu Loo
I EMPTY the night, you RISE the sun,
remembering all the things that made us...
           ...

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

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 Lu 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,