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Destitution Poems | Examples of Destitution Poetry

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

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List of Destitution Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Redeemed in fake dreams Sam Perkins Rhyme destitution, fate, hip hop, rap,
I'm glowing Zak Whatever Free verse destitution, depression,
Solitude By The Reverie curtis johnson Free verse destitution, ocean, peace, sound,
Something Else colin mitchell williams Free verse destitution, lost love, love, love
A Former Great Nations Squandered Wealth I john fleming Rhyme destitution, philosophy, senses,
Evolution colin mitchell williams Free verse destitution, life,
As A Child SEAN SOLOMON Free verse destitution, absence, age, childhood,
Augury of the Great Eagle atop the Tree, part II The End Commune I do not know? destitution, angst, heaven, mythology,
The Remaking john fleming Rhyme destitution, celebration, fate, hope,
Prayer of Desire Sola Ajibogere Free verse destitution, courage,

Shanty Town
by Craig Mahler
The dead of children's eyes burn through the soul,
their hunger tears the heart from its cavity.
Cheeks sunken as skin hangs from the bone,
their out stretched...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: destitution, depression, heartbreak, poverty,

Bazaar
by Madan Mohan
BAZAAR

Can you call it a bazaar
Where only one vendor
Her face strained
'Looks' pale, apprehensive
As if caught in a snakes' chamber
Yet searching for a potential customer
Desperate to...

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Abecedarian | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: destitution, poverty,

Binary Entrapment
by Bonnie Jennings
There were bars that entrapped her
Binary codes that captured her
There were walls made of concrete
Phones and messages, questions needing answers

Paperwork, assignments, deadlines and digits
Hello in...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: destitution, conflict, freedom, how i

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Villanelle: Who's afraid of Virgin Wolf's wisdom tooth
by T Wignesan
Villanelle: Who's afraid of the Virgin Wolf's wisdom tooth

(As unlikely as it may sound, this happens to be the TRUTH: the foremost French journalist, André...

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Villanelle | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: destitution, anti bullying, betrayal, family,

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Wave Goodbye Dear Lena
by arthur vaso
Photos
Dipped in wine
Tear drops
Emotional scares
Upon my face
The past stares right back
Into my broken windows
Baby boy
With teddy bear nightmares
Grown up man
Fighting his monsters
War of the depressed...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: destitution, art, beauty, depression, hurt,

Silent Killer
by Manon peel
Destitution 
Contribution
Retribution and 
Pollution.

Distribution
Persecution
Allocation and 
Prostitution.

Disillusion
Institution
Absolution and
Percicution 

You continue to pass laws.
Laiden with so many flaws.
Providing criminals just cause.
Within the confines of your walls.

Stop the...

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Dramatic Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: destitution, abuse, dark, death, drug,

I Can't Help It: Karma
by Shakala Bentley
To the one that never saw my worth and value
I dedicate this poem to only you and regards to your coldness
Time will tell when you...

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Epic | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: destitution, betrayal, dedication, for him,

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Suitable Attributions
by Laura Loo
The insanity of humanity brings forth days of penal retribution,
in reality, the fatality of good deeds deserves a substitution.
All the brutality and profanity provokes nothing...

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Monorhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: destitution, conflict, life,

Saturday Story
by Taoi Chanan
Cabbage grew ears in a silver basin. How rare! Wow! Exclusive is extremely experienced erotic erogenous errors but tremors can often be counted in the...

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I do not know? | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: destitution, allegory, allusion, animal, anniversary,

Destination Resurection
by Stephen Gregory
Revolution, evolution,
Destitution, distribution,
Everything is seeking for attention
From the world at large;
Restitution, institution, possibly a
Contribution to the human race,
Seeking some kind of place
To hide from the...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: destitution, christian, inspiration, inspirational, word

The Revealed Myth
by Tamal Kundu
Lost in the desert at night, a maze of stairs reveals the myth.
Neon sign, beside a paan-red smile, pairs-- revealing the myth.

Clotho has ringlets, Lachesis...

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Ghazal | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: destitution, allegory, destiny, dream, drink,

The wheel of good men
by Mark Martin
When times are tough - survival fought
Bread and circus come to naught
Do we need hard work and thought?
No. Just a good man

Theory needs some evidence
Faith...

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Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: destitution, betrayal, conflict, devotion, paradise,

la la di dah dah la
by Taoi Chanan
Earth dwelling mongeese are neither toys nor coins and pedalling backwards then forward is not considered the primary way of jet propulsion off a very...

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I do not know? | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: destitution, allusion, baptism,

miscommunication
by Taoi Chanan
Rabbits at junctions are often akin to moons at traffic lights. A light lunch is preferable to a whisky scone when taking a picnic to...

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

Imagine
by Mark Paul van der Merwe
Imagine, complete happiness,
no sadness;

Imagine, world harmony, no war
but peacefulness;

Imagine, no discrimination,
and want to oppress;
 
Imagine, no animal murdered,
and in distress;

Imagine, no pollution,
making a mess;

Imagine, no...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: destitution, happiness, humanity, imagination, love,

hollowed out but holding heavens
by Taoi Chanan
Stone set unblemished unworked faces create hardship floors on which to sip out of rock puddles. Such luxury. In a fine art landscape one must...

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

Fires of Life
by Bonnie Jennings
Figuratively there is good and there is bad
Intuitively we know there are high paths and low
Rewarding goodness; not hatefulness when so sad
Eliminating love, the thief...

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Sonnet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: destitution, appreciation, caregiving, character, courage,

Live Love Laugh
by Arlene Smith
Lavish in the glorious privilege of being,
indulging in the incessant buffet of creation's sensuous           ...

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Acrostic | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: destitution, happiness, life, love, smile,

Evanescent splendour
by Gangesh Vadakeyil
Circumscribed as her life was
By the inescapable miasma of stifling destitution,
Lovely but not luscious,
She delighted in wading through
A valley strewn with thorns 
But  hers...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: destitution, allegory, appreciation, beautiful,

A New Year's Resolution
by D. C.
A New Year's Resolution..
is to come
to a solution
to stop destitution
and pollution..

A New Year's Resolution..
for the mind
and institution
for the wrong
make restitution
to give love
a distribution..
A new constitution..

A...

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Lyric | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: destitution,