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Escape Clause Poems

Escape Clause Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of escape clause 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 escape clause.

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Bad Breeding

the list that was a fist
a) it is possible
b) it is inevitable
chained to a million pleasures
an astonishing compendium of compulsions
honed bright with a fool's ardor
the kind you'd wish for in a movie script
undulating at the tar pits of amor 
the...Read More
Categories: escape clause, how i feel,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member Comedians tell jokes, fools ridicule
It’s odd how people who think they are funny, 
Confuse humor with offensive ridicule.
Saying hurtful, empty and shallow comments,
Pretending it’s all April fool.

Not standing behind what they say, or
Taking the blame for the hurt they cause.
Saying “Hey I was only...Read More
Categories: escape clause, hurt, sad,
Form: Rhyme
A Deal With the Devil
Walter Baedeker is a hypochondriac.
His doctor says his ills are psychosomatic.
Walter reciprocates by calling him a quack.
The patient is healthy, but stays in bed.
He thinks he is sick, but it’s all in his head.
In a short period of time, he...Read More
Categories: escape clause, fantasy, imagination, magic,
Form: Rhyme
The Silken Thread
The heart never quite knows when it will find love
We chose not where it flies, It leaps taking us where it will
It says this is where I belong, and we are helpless
Utterly helpless to resist when it is true and...Read More
Categories: escape clause, love,
Form: Free verse
Has Anybody Seen the Enzymes Part II
Phosphorus sugar
It’s glowing in the water
Supporting all life

All will be coming from what we start now
That walks the earth and the ground which we plow

Continuing mission that cannot end
Getting from all we receive and we send

Core, mantle, crust, valleys, mountains,...Read More
Categories: escape clause, life, on writing and words,
Form: Couplet



The Mask of Distraction
I like hallween
because we can't stop pretending

an outfit on some slinky, hot momma
is reason to act unchained
and we're not unchained enough

people are entwined within their own worlds
too often
to a level
that the rigmarole 
of keeping one's head afloat
is tedious and boring

we...Read More
Categories: escape clause, happiness, holiday, science fiction,
Form: Free verse