Get Your Premium Membership

Eleventh Hour Poems

Eleventh Hour Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of eleventh hour 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 eleventh hour.

New Poems

Premium Member This I know
The Phoenix is unique.
This gentle herbivore has magical powers
Which people seek.
Let's look at it's physique.
It has a scarlet colored swan body, autumn colored 
Feathers that softly glow in the dark, and a 
Peacock tail that is hot to the touch...Read More
Categories: eleventh hour, adventure, appreciation, beauty, bird, magic, mystery, power,
Form: Villanelle

How to make :: Quatern Sonnet
How to make my team work as asked?
Is it only motivation
at right time that makes them to work,
Or it's something else that hinders?

Working with them I had to learn
how to make my team work as asked;
Some starts work at...Read More
Categories: eleventh hour, atheist, work,
Form: Sonnet
Recluse by dint of circumstance
Heretic condemned to burn at stake
reprieve eleventh hour granted clemency
commuted death penalty
criminal sentenced solitary isolation
rat infested dungeon ultimate punishment
doled out after protracted proceedings
courtesy amazing graceful puffed dragon
unwittingly delivered merciful respite.

Cowled ascetic busied himself
exotic gaseous/ liquified potions
tumbled, gurgled, bubbled...
lethal skull and...Read More
Categories: eleventh hour, 11th grade, 12th grade, abuse, betrayal, earth,
Form: Carpe Diem
Blue Wail
Blue Wail

My head says futile, my heart keeps faith
A journey so long for one lonesome waif
Steadfastly onwards, my heart rules my mind
As on I endeavour, that one I might find

These limitless seas that I wander alone
Carry the sounds of my...Read More
Categories: eleventh hour, animal, journey, lonely, longing, sea,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Peace at last
On eleventh hour,
of eleventh day, this month.
Peace at last, war ends....Read More
Categories: eleventh hour, november,
Form: Haiku

Premium Member Blasphemy

"The Truth will out."
- So say the sages.
Yet the lies proliferate-
Pages and pages;
Though the nude Emperor parades,
Sans clothes and sense,
His adoring subjects embrace his charades
Trading reality for reassurance;
This is not a new occurance.

We've been down this road before
And know where...Read More
Categories: eleventh hour, america, anger, angst, freedom, patriotic, political,
Form: Rhyme
Little Words Restore Pristine State
Little words the broken hearted heal
Little smiles the morose comfort
Little deals prime movers seal
Little irritations sometimes stray into the fort     

Where they wreak havoc 
Instead of sowing care
In circumstances where cavok
Would minimize the despair

Felt in hearts...Read More
Categories: eleventh hour, poems,
Form: Free verse
By the Numbers

Everybody love to say they’re number one,
but it takes two
to make beautiful music, 
so we’re told
Pitch perfect
That one favorite song two lovers have,
it never gets old
After ninety nine repeats, 
it sounds one zero zero multiple beautiful than it did before
Three...Read More
Categories: eleventh hour, love, metaphor, romantic, word play,
Form: Romanticism
This SoothSayer's Warning - 2018
Dire prognostications 
(terrestrial inhabitants blithely heeded)
with contemporary age
fortune tellers foretell day of (w)reckoning,
sans total mortal kombat annihilation

when human (and many) other innocent species
(stalwart cockroach adept to survive)
pitch headlong toward critical limit stage.
That eleventh hour fast upon mankind,
(as Earthlings speed headlong)
on...Read More
Categories: eleventh hour, age, conflict, death, destiny, fear, horror,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member STILL POINT 37
eleventh minute
eleventh hour
eleventh day...Read More
Categories: eleventh hour, remembrance day,
Form: Imagism
Premium Member one thousand at the eleventh hour
one thousand at the eleventh hour

They come from afar
through seasons bitten by frost
across a mountain's pass deep in snow
shout they all, " holy holy save us god"
"wash our sins away, free us from the damned”.

they dip into our well for...Read More
Categories: eleventh hour, betrayal,
Form: Free verse
Heart Felt
The eleventh hour yet I still wake,

My thoughts are drowning me,

pulling me under with confusion for hands.

My only concern is what my heart desires,

My deepest wish, is that what I fear?

Does my heart deceive me? 

I was told to write...Read More
Categories: eleventh hour, deep, emotions, heart,
Form: Free verse
Smoke and Mirrors
Smoke and mirrors,
That’s all you ever were.
Bathing in the river of illusion.
In the eleventh hour,
Is when your loyalties turned.
You’re a Bloody artist,
Painting me a fool for your own amusement.
Playing with fire always leaves a burn.
Ignorance keeps the monsters away.
Never wanted...Read More
Categories: eleventh hour, abuse, betrayal, evil, hurt, pain, scary, sick,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Tribute
Three cheers to a man who threw off his shackles
Key turned by cancer door slammed by his wife
An eleventh hour primal urge stirring
A man had decided to reclaim his life

He did what he did to provide for his family
More than...Read More
Categories: eleventh hour, men, tribute,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member It Was 48 in 1973
For someone that's never there
Thru imaginary air
But nobody really cares
To friends who never dared 
To pay your fare.
But your dreams have seemed to morph into nightmares
Little man, how big are your dreams?
Big man, your so much smaller than...Read More
Categories: eleventh hour, america, betrayal, corruption, humanity, poetry, political,
Form: Rhyme
Categories: eleventh hour, adventure, allah, analogy, art, bible, birth, blessing,
Form: Prose Poetry
Eleventh hour—
	young men perished,
	their hopes and dreams all lost:
	Ypres, The Marne, Verdun

of the
Eleventh day—
	silent, fell guns,
	and stillness took the front:
	Argonne, Belleau Wood, Amiens

of the
Eleventh month—
	the war men claimed
	would end all others:
	sadly, it did not

...Read More
Categories: eleventh hour, war, world war i,
Form: Free verse
A Day To Remember
Today is a day to remember
those that gave their lives,
men going off to war
leaving behind children and wives.

Poppies are being worn
over the hearts of everyone,
many tears are being shed
when the eleventh hour has begun.

Our older veterans are dying
new ones take...Read More
Categories: eleventh hour, autumn, beautiful,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Cruelty of Life
Knocking on success’ door, irrespective of its intensity
is worthy of a response and an attention.
When life smiles and nature is happy, the one who passes their estate
is embraced by favour to take luck home.
Showcased by a tale 
of two counterparts...Read More
Categories: eleventh hour, education, environment, life, race, sad, success,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Eleventh hour cometh

Eleventh hour cometh, and e'er nun too soon
Bad tidings beckon, wicked's dark days of doom
Tears for fears, death's time's near
Cause, evildo'rs oft n'er hearing ear
Knave's and thieves, may scoff'n scorn
Malevolent scheming's oft so forlorn
Military men's might n'er a chance had
As...Read More
Categories: eleventh hour, bible, evil, farewell, imagery, jesus, judgement,
Form: Rhyme
Comatose Omen
You made me feel trapped with every kiss you planted on my lips,
It felt like heaven, the sun held nothing to your burning passion, 
Electricity graced my tingling hands with every time we touched,
Somehow I fell into deep and stumbled...Read More
Categories: eleventh hour, fantasy, friendship, poetry,
Form: Romanticism
The Nightmare
She called a name in the eleventh hour,
And the name that parted her lips was mine
She stood in the doorway with hair a'fire,
And evil from her eyes did shine

With earth a'shaking and walls a'quaking
Hell came rising from my floor
She screamed...Read More
Categories: eleventh hour, halloween, scary,
Form: Quatrain

Simple ways work
A magic route;
Ideas pop-up

To write new verse
I do not try;
I sharpen intent

Words come in waves
Surely and truly;
I decipher rhymes

No need to rush
I wait for surge;
Embrace what comes

No agendas
Only firm desire;
Then wordplay crafts

Each poem sums
A deeper need;
Instrument of soul

Joy...Read More
Categories: eleventh hour, devotion,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Eleven Eleven Eleven
Eleven, Eleven, Eleven

Eleven, eleven, eleven, again
Tormented souls up in heaven
1918 - How time’s rolled on
With a whole generation gone.

The eleventh hour of the eleventh day
Of the eleventh month each year people stay
2 minutes stopped from activity
Stand still and silent for...Read More
Categories: eleventh hour, poetry, remember, veterans day, war,
Form: Verse
Sympathy Banquet
           The Pleasure of your Company
                      is Requested 
...Read More
Categories: eleventh hour, anger, angst, betrayal, conflict, depression, life, truth,
Form: Dramatic Verse