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Empty Gesture Poems

Empty Gesture Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of empty gesture 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 empty gesture.

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Blue Leilani
lush blue syringes
filled with caked on pus
she is not a mannequin
nor a living doll
nor dead space ajar.
She likes to stare
at the backs of her hands
as if at any moment
they would mutate into dust.
She can still feel
their presence
as she reaches out...Read More
Categories: empty gesture, addiction, blue,
Form: Free verse



Chaos Mind
Centuries of lies, a hollow myth
Perpetuated by charlatans with great ceremony
The Greatest Show, the living bread
The crowd sustained and animated by necromancy
The will is fused, the body dismembered and reassembled
Eager dehumanization, they tread the path
An ancient instinct, hereditary chains
Lift the...Read More
Categories: empty gesture, corruption, dark, death, evil, gothic, religion, sin,
Form: Free verse
the catch-up
get this---
you put the person behind you…
you did your best to burn them,
to amicably make closure with them,
to see their face,
however you now imagine it,
in the
rearview mirror
& then,
when you least expect it,
just when you were doing better,
just when everything was...Read More
Categories: empty gesture, life,
Form: Free verse
table for three
Smeared rouge broken nail torn slip
I'd waited for you again after the dance 
a single light flickers a final sign 
to fix my lipstick our song played on 
the flashing seaburg just around two 
quite thee empty gesture 
that I'd...Read More
Categories: empty gesture, art,
Form: Ballad
Merlin Unbound
I am the root.
I am the green fuse. 
I am the stem, the bud,
the dry twig,
and the stealthy footstep
that snaps it in the night.
I am the rising hair on the back of your neck.
I am Merlin, the bard,
and I sing...Read More
Categories: empty gesture, introspection, song-green,
Form: Lay