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Endurance Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Stained Glass Marc Buisa Free verse blue, conflict, confusion, endurance,
Premium Member Poem The Cause Charles Henderson Rhyme 12th grade, encouraging, endurance,
Dancin' in the Rain Robert OBrien Classicism endurance, dance, dark, deep, desire,
my turn Allan Terry Ballad adventure, anxiety, courage, endurance,
PULL THE TRIGGER Anyabolu Ifeanyi Gentle Didactic courage, death, endurance, satire,
Can't Stand the Way You Look At Me J.W. Earnings Lyric angst, betrayal, emotions, endurance,
Heated Back Christine Phillips Narrative america, change, encouraging, endurance,
Try Trevor McLeod Quatrain endurance, 4th grade, 8th grade,
SOME STILL BELEIVE THIS Allan Terry Ballad business, encouraging, endurance, engagement,
Premium Member Poem Ahm Your Medicine Vicki Acquah Lyric culture, deep, education, endurance,
Premium Member Poem INNER PEACE James Edward Lee Sr. Light Verse assonance, endurance, inspirational, peace,
Dandelions Edlynn Nau Haiku endurance, flower, nature,
Moderate Debauchery, Part III David Welch Narrative addiction, celebrity, endurance, music,
Moderate Debauchery, Part II David Welch Narrative addiction, celebrity, endurance, music,
Moderate Debauchery, Part I David Welch Narrative addiction, celebrity, endurance, music,
The Reality of Life DIEMO GLEN RADEBE I do not know? dedication, endurance, inspiration, inspirational,
CLOCKWORK CAT Edlynn Nau Haiku cat, endurance, morning, time,
Premium Member Poem DESTINY'S BEES Demetrios Trifiatis Epigram destiny, endurance, life,
The Lonely Little Pigeon Christine Phillips Narrative endurance, absence, appreciation, confidence, creation,
Premium Member Poem COLD STONED HEART GRANITE MY PEBBLED SOUL - A Haiku James Edward Lee Sr. Haiku analogy, anxiety, endurance, heart,
Take a STEP Qudus Agbaje Free verse endurance, africa, career, change, courage,
The one question we should all be asking David Smith Light Verse endurance, analogy, boat, character, community,
A Must Read M. L. Kiser Free verse endurance, character, confidence, courage, emotions,
Premium Member Poem Pacer Jeff Martin Verse endurance, identity,
A Deep Longing charlotte watkins Free verse courage, deep, endurance, spiritual,
Premium Member Poem FELLOWSHIP WITH ONE ANOTHER AS ITS ASKED OF US- AS WE SHOULD ITS ORDAIN BY GOD IN CHRIST- James Edward Lee Sr. Free verse endurance, analogy, appreciation, community, confidence,
Premium Member Poem Dandelion Janece Terry Couplet endurance, flower, nature,
Premium Member Poem Poetic Verses, Words Composed, To A Wren Robert Lindley Classicism art, bird, creation, endurance,
Premium Member Poem I M ALONE BUT NOT ALONE-PART 1 James Edward Lee Sr. Dramatic Verse endurance, appreciation, assonance, bereavement, cheer
Premium Member Poem The Musician and the Poet- James Edward Lee Sr. Couplet appreciation, character, endurance, engagement,
THE GREAT MINDS OF OLD kibuuka michael Rhyme endurance, adventure, community, destiny, emotions,
Burden Of Rain Brenda Chiri Rhyme dark, endurance, storm, water,
Premium Member Poem Tiger Mommy Caren Krutsinger Free verse anxiety, child, endurance,
Premium Member Poem A Reason Heidi Sands Choka change, endurance, health, pain,
Did they find my shoe Amy Pearson I do not know? endurance, blessing, celebration, cheer up,
Beyond the sky Stewart Annie Everestus Limerick endurance, life, recovery from,
Premium Member Poem One of the Vapors of Birth Kieran Pavlick Free verse 12th grade, birth, endurance,
This time Nicky Tamberrino Rhyme confidence, encouraging, endurance, growth,
Self-talk Nicky Tamberrino Rhyme confidence, courage, endurance, freedom,
The African Claim Tinetariro Mushoriwa Political Verse endurance, africa, black african american,
with proper instruction Allan Terry Ballad conflict, encouraging, endurance, homework,
Premium Member Poem Traveler John Crowe Rhyme endurance, life, love, travel,
Premium Member Poem SPEAKING VOLUMES Line Gauthier Monoku age, change, endurance, grandparents,
LABOURING HANDS Beata Agustin Monoku appreciation, christian, dedication, endurance,
Premium Member Poem Matter of Time Sandra Weiss Couplet courage, encouraging, endurance, strength,
OVERCOME Rick Viljoen Prose Poetry beautiful, character, encouraging, endurance,
DARK BEAUTY EMILIA NAKAFINGO I do not know? endurance, betrayal, black love, dark,
Undone Nicky Tamberrino Rhyme confidence, courage, endurance, inspiration,
Premium Member Poem Jesus Sunny Face Faces the Dandelions - A Haiku James Edward Lee Sr. Haiku endurance, analogy, anxiety, confusion, desire,
Premium Member Poem By The SLINGS And ARROWS-- James Edward Lee Sr. Alliteration allusion, analogy, endurance, imagery,

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Endurance Poem Example

Disposable Wisdom

Each day Annie Lesley opened a can
Her eighty-six-year-old hands trembling
As she sat with her cat and ate pet food
What is wrong with this elder’s rendering?

Pride swallowed to remain independent
Large, sunken eyes peered from her weathered face
Her late spouse a decorated hero
Annie’s lifestyle a national disgrace

More enlightened cultures all over the world
Have revered their seniors throughout history
Asians and Native Americans
Are just two who honor their ancestry

Polynesians, other Pacific tribes
Respect the wisdom that comes with age
Seniors are welcome in family homes
But here in the states they’re placed in a cage

Bone-thin Annie Lesley chose to be free
Amazing neighbors with her endurance
When social services tried to intervene
She fought with remarkable resilience

Old photos on walls told many great tales
But only purring Tibby was listening
Each morning she rose to care for her cat
Until the day that Tibby went missing

In tears she claimed he must have been poisoned
Though in cat years he was older than she
Each day she sat by the window, staring
Awaiting the homecoming of Tibby

She’d been abandoned by society
Lost in the world’s most “progressive” nation
For sacrificing her spouse in World War II	
Annie received little compensation

This widowed war bride never had children
Her mate had met his fate in Normandy
Posthumous awards she dusted each day
Annie’s life was defined by loyalty

To a man and a cat who never came home
And the vigil she kept all alone
Ended quietly one warm summer night
When an angel came to take Annie home

With a can of cat food in hand when found
Annie had nothing else to eat in her house
This is the way a veteran’s wife died
And tear stains had blemished her faded blouse

Although seniors’ wisdom is heeded
In societies that grow from history
Too many like Annie lead lonely lives
Wisdom untapped, they die in poverty

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