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Erstwhile Poems | Examples of Erstwhile Poetry

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

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List of Erstwhile Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
I love AFRICANAMERICAN Christian Culture: Forgiving slaveholders and Tyrants Anil Deo Verse erstwhile, africa, bible, black african
SYMPOSIA Wendy Watson Enclosed Rhyme erstwhile, community, encouraging, music,
The haunted house Wendy Watson Enclosed Rhyme erstwhile, autumn, death, fear, horror,
Premium Member Poem Moon Howlers taai tekai Acrostic erstwhile, allusion,
Inviting hills Aniruddha Pathak Iambic Pentameter erstwhile, childhood,
Let's talk Ishika Gupta Free verse erstwhile, change, destiny, dream, faith,
Breaching the Barrier of Cries and Goodbyes Lin Lane Dramatic Verse erstwhile, emotions,
Ravenous Rats Capture Our Caverns john sensele Free verse erstwhile, poems,
The Mancs Minx Christopher Flaherty Free verse erstwhile, dedication,
Aces, Braces, Faces and Laces in Wintry Watersheds john sensele Free verse erstwhile, poems,

Sonnet: ''I mourn for the death of my erstwhile youth''
by Ngoc Nguyen
I mourn for the death of my erstwhile youth,
a time of innocence and naive bliss
which hid from me life's dark, unpleasant truth
but for ever holds...

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Sonnet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: erstwhile, age, innocence, longing, loss,

The Bust of Trust In Rust
by john sensele
Trust in cinder
Withers and shivers
When guile tears trust asunder
From conscience cleavers

As its erstwhile shadow wanders
Bereft of direction in remission
For transgressions trust ponders
When beholders with eyes...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: erstwhile, poems,

A Drop in the Bucket
by Andreas Simic
I spoke to God the other day
Wanting to hear what he had to say

My ask 
What is my task

Why am I here at all 
Every...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: erstwhile, appreciation, celebration, spoken word,

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John B Jackson 1880-1911
by stark hunter
John B. Jackson
1880-1911

Norma knew.
Norma, my erstwhile friend of a thousand hunts;
Only she knew the feel of my beading thumb,
As we sought out promising locales, and
Our...

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Epitaph | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: erstwhile, life,

Bake Your Cake and Eat It
by john sensele
Shed no tears if Jim, Jack or Jill
Should shamble away to link up with Bill.
Free choice for folks to make
Don’t you claim it’s fake.

Lose no...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: erstwhile, poems,

Time to Brew
by Suburban Lovechild
Enough of the winds
Swirling with urgency
I demand that it ceases at once
Succumb to whims
Bow to demands
I wish nothingness to commence
I lap up the gilded chaos
Flowing...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: erstwhile, adventure, cool, crazy, dance,

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The Warlord Wars No More -1
by Justin Bordner
Clemency is a quality that I never understood
until after I crucified the Cilician pirates on Pergamus,
amusing isn't it, that I see mercy where brutality stood,
Death...

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Crown of Sonnets | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: erstwhile, history,

HANDMADE FROM the genes of BOYCE AND HARRIET HARRIS 2nd warning
by matthew harris
HANDMADE FROM (the genes of) BOYCE AND HARRIET HARRIS 
(poetry my atypical mode at introducing myself).

How apropos and divine to stumble (merely by happenstance) across...

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I do not know? | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: erstwhile, 10th grade, 12th grade,

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Life Lesson: Tale of Two Cities - When Villains Prove Heroes
by Gershon Wolf
A barrister tottering through alleys of London,
  Alcohol-shamed when espied;
Slinking home at four in the morning,
  To a pillow of tears never dried.

Sidney...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: erstwhile, addiction, confusion, hero, literature,

Erased
by Mary E.W. Stephenson
Erstwhile his skin was beautiful as an obsidian, with great markings alongside his face, as was the likeness of the Benin people; an imagery so...

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Prose | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: erstwhile, death,

The Final Brace Of The Poetries I Meant As One To Post, But By This Could Not
by Douglas Cate
It is generally thought of to be one of the myriad,
Guiding, governing, binding principles and precepts of all 
Mature civilized countries that what horrors that they...

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I do not know? | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: erstwhile, adventure, allegory, anniversary, arabic,

On my Death
by Sitabz Garg
To the gravedigger, dear sir
let the ivy grow and the rain fall in the stele
As a flower fall from Eden, I hear the angels sing
While...

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Elegy | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: erstwhile, absence, death, fate, goodbye,

ABOUT A FAITH
by Nata Augustovskaya
Life-sunrise, I`ve been open-hearted child,
But, through the years, I covered all my inly...
Away, forever – gone these golden times,
When I believed in everything so simply...

I...

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Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: erstwhile, how i feel, senses,

Thar Blows Maria: Collaboration with New Additions
by Lin Lane
Too many hurricanes are causing havoc this season.  We might as well have a limerick collaboration about them since they seem to be in...

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Limerick | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: erstwhile, storm,

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My ''Dark'' Journey
by Dear Heart a.k.a. Broken Wings
my Journey-
coming     is bleak darkening blackness-
but erstwhile I hold onto the light
fleeting and passing

starless    gloomy   ...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: erstwhile, dark,

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Emma Rutledge 1876-1914
by stark hunter
Emma Rutledge

1876-1914

Greetings my friends, 

From this forgotten frump,

This long-dead girl who now haunts

This yawning ghost garden here.

In life, my tongue tasted many terrible lies;

All just...

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Epitaph | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: erstwhile, death,

Solutions
by Christopher Flaherty
Solution's 
Like mining space
Greener rockets
And the master race
May now lie in the hands of Professor's 
And erstwhile scholars 
Who mold our tomorrow's 

While you and...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: erstwhile, future,

Sonnet 12
by Sarban Bhattacharya
Not long I need to let mine heart to shrink
From thine earnest appeal wherein did sink
And firm beneath its heav’nly charm it live
With glorious joyance...

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Sonnet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: erstwhile, lost love,

Empyreal Rondeau
by Harley White
In ghostly skies a stellar glow
from erstwhile stars of long ago
that shone with splendor ere they died,
perchance were wished on starry-eyed,
still haunts in heavens’ spectral...

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Rondeau | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: erstwhile, appreciation, death, inspiration, life,

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Grace Thompson 1894-1917
by stark hunter
Grace Thompson

1894-1917

At the timbered railroad depot,

On lower Philadelphia Street,

Across from the lumber yard and the state school there,

I spent many an erstwhile afternoon,

Sitting and worrying...

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Epitaph | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: erstwhile, death,