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Forty Poems - Poems about Forty

Forty Poems - Examples of all types of poems about forty to share and read. This list of new poems is composed of the works of modern poets of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, and famous examples for forty.
Let This Be A Dire Warning To You part three
...ine there's no heaven it's easy if you try! No hell below us above us only sky..." He was assassinated when he was only forty-one years old! Yes John Lennon knows that there is both a heaven and a hell! Because he is in hell! Oprah Winfr......Read More
Categories: forty, 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Narrative

Premium Member A Self Portrait Poetry Contest Notes: Like Rembrandt and Goya, Vincent van Gogh often used himself as a model; he produced over forty-three self-portraits, paintings or drawings in ten years. Like the old masters, he observed himself critically in ......Read More
Categories: forty, appreciation, art,
Form: Ekphrasis
False Accusations, Part II
...k, just after the breakfast rush was complete, he saw a woman enter the diner, with two young boys, she looked about forty. Time had done little to Alan’s ex-wife, Whitney was a queen, hallowed in his sight. He tried to hide, but Wh......Read More
Categories: forty, abuse, evil, loss, lost
Form: Epic
Premium Member Showdown At Soup Creek
...ania too And a Texas ranger called David who was just passing through With gambler Milton who was deadly, with a colt forty five And Tom the undertaker who looked more dead than alive. It was the day of the showdown; the stranger came......Read More
Categories: forty, america, humor, sun,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Dreading Lunch Duty
...from now. I keep thinking I could leave early. Because the worst part of my day is coming up. I watch the clock. Forty-one minutes until lunch duty. The dreaded, horrible, awful, terrible, lunch duty. Forty minutes now Thirty-ni......Read More
Categories: forty, teacher,
Form: Narrative

Premium Member Dotcom a Clever Dog
...he books with paper and pen Here is a pencil his owner said; her name was Sue. She could not balance her checkbook at forty-two. Dotcom was not amused, he wanted to eat his kibble. He thought he had the mistake figured, but it was not......Read More
Categories: forty, 3rd grade, 4th grade,
Form: Rhyme
If Only
...eak with body but strong in thought & love. While I can’t dance, ignited by Spirit — I twirl in sleep for forty days & nights Seeing, feeling an empty tomb rising from yew’s ashes He makes my brain naked empt......Read More
Categories: forty, spiritual,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member My Favorite Little Black Dress
...knew it was a lie. Thanks to her deceit, I now listen to that voice that says “NO!” and I believe it. This happened forty years ago, but I have never forgotten it. A lesson learned in pain. ......Read More
Categories: forty, nostalgia,
Form: Narrative
Hoss Died Half A Century Ago
...He's a deceased actor who still has plenty of fans, including me. Dan Blocker died fifty years ago today at the age of forty-three. He and his family moved to Switzerland because he was against the Vietnam War. When he had gallbladder su......Read More
Categories: forty, anniversary, death, dedication,
Form: Rhyme
...begin on the blue Nile. Who brought to bear God’s will this land upon for cursed he Egypt in the desert sand, and forty years wandered in freedom won into the covenant land of Canaan. Born of the Israelites that Hebrew slave le......Read More
Categories: forty, bible, jewish, journey,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Painting Daisies
...o go to her Dad’s. She had refused. I do not know I lied. They did not find her either. She was way out in the back forty Painting daisies. ......Read More
Categories: forty, divorce,
Form: Free verse
The overrated
...From a Happening Bar Staggered into his car And after forty miles Still rich in The Saved’s Smiles, As he foully staggered out… Against huge hopes of a lout Of a crash......Read More
Categories: forty, conflict, corruption, drink, integrity,
Form: Rhyme
...ted intellectually gifted you lacked the talent to survive radiant and with voice lifted you left this world with forty-five you lacked the talent to survive too much fervour, too much wine you left this world with forty-five ig......Read More
Categories: forty, death of a friend,
Form: Pantoum
Dan the Hero, Part III
...ay, “The people want to know, how do you choose? “There were two hundred souls on that plane, yet you only rescued forty right here? What makes you decide who gets to go home? Who gets to suffer and who gets to cheer?” Anger came ......Read More
Categories: forty, appreciation, character, conflict, hero,
Form: Epic
Dan the Hero, Part II this at such a dizzying speed that the cameras could not focus on him, all we know is that before the tanks blew, forty more souls were pulled out of the din... CONTINUES IN PART III.......Read More
Categories: forty, appreciation, character, conflict, hero,
Form: Epic

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