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Hat In Hand Poems

Hat In Hand Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of hat in hand 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 hat in hand.

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Something For Gregg
I was somewhere deep in Kansas,
on a Triumph 69’

When your song came on the jukebox,
and hit me from behind

I was headed for a bad place,
and cared for nothing much

When I heard the song ‘Melissa,’
my heart and soul were struck

Entranced, your...Read More
Categories: hat in hand, inspiration,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member I Loved You, John Wayne
		
		I loved you John Wayne!
		I wished you were my father
		or maybe an older brother 
		who’d tutor me to be tough
		when manners weren’t enough
		and toughness was needed
		that civility be heeded
		and not to brag or complain.
		O I loved you John Wayne!

		As soon...Read More
Categories: hat in hand, assonance, humorous,
Form: Light Verse
Raining
Almost there, a few steps to the door
The wind spanks us promising more
Eyes view up while drops start down
The race is on across the ground.

Brand new shoes, a clean white blouse,
Crunching my hat I sight in the house.
A drop there,...Read More
Categories: hat in hand, humorous, rain,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Ringmaster's Muse
Who is the Ringmaster?
Who is the pawn?
Who will decipher
When the patrons are gone?

Enter the Big Top spot the trapeze,
Allay all your fears, put them at ease.
Barnum, Ringling masters long past,
Legends of showmanship destined to last.

Performers who push human boundaries,
Whose skills...Read More
Categories: hat in hand, allusion, care, fun, nostalgia, stars, tribute, voice,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member OPPRESSED PEOPLE


Their bodies stumble through the dark,
No mist of air to keep them high...
No circling the beaten ground  tonight. 
Voices  won’t sing, they will not feed 
a single blade of welted grass this day. 
No, not today, not later...Read More
Categories: hat in hand, discrimination, people,
Form: Free verse



Something For Gregg
I was somewhere deep in Kansas,
  on a Triumph 69’

When your song came on the jukebox,
   and hit me from behind

I was headed for a bad place,
  and cared for nothing much

When I heard the song...Read More
Categories: hat in hand, brother,
Form: Rhyme
Wimpole Street, Part 2 of 7
(Alfred, Lord Tennyson, the greatest of Victorian
poets, formed a very close relationship with
Arthur Hallam and frequently visited the Hallam
home in Wimpole Street.  After Hallam's sudden
death, Tennyson frequently returned to the house,
and stood weeping in the street.)

Tears, Idle Tears

When two...Read More
Categories: hat in hand, london,
Form: Sonnet
Something For Gregg
I was somewhere deep in Kansas,
  on a Triumph 69’

When your song came on the jukebox,
   and hit me from behind

I was headed for a bad place,
  and cared for nothing much

When I heard the song...Read More
Categories: hat in hand, song,
Form: Rhyme
Putting On Humility
Meekness may evoke vision
Of being on center stage; 
Yet remaining modest amid
Honor, praise and prestige.

It may also elicit picture
Of someone saying 'I was wrong'; 
Or telling 'I need help' from
The group he does belong.

Yes, it brings into mind
Of one not...Read More
Categories: hat in hand, life,
Form: Verse
Premium Member IT'S A MAD HATTER'S WORLD
A spinning world globe just set off the center of its axis pole,
Welcome to the mad-mad Hatter’s topsy-turvy upside down
Wonderland, just another inside out hole where bunnies ware
Waist coats and fancy pocket watches!
Empty tea cups, please move down one place,...Read More
Categories: hat in hand, adventure, character, fantasy, imagery, imagination, inspirational, visionary,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Off With Their Filthy Heads
Off With Their Filthy Heads


Should one dare oppose the arrogant kings
cry out with pride so it soundly rings
Stand with sweet honor, our hat in hand
fight corruption in this freedom's land

Those that say nay are simply afraid
going against the massive power...Read More
Categories: hat in hand, anger, change, conflict, deep, evil, inspiration, judgement,
Form: Rhyme
An Introduction: an introduction
Considering how many times I set out to pen a small,
Master piece of art, a gem that might underwrite,
The utter liability of being just that stamp,
Or tramp, or whatever other denomination one might reliably take into use,
To put me in...Read More
Categories: hat in hand, humorous,
Form: Free verse
The Ferris Wheel
The inevitable envy we feel
When we see our neighbour’s wealth
The eternal Ferris wheel
Up now, then down
The wheel turns
To be up
And to be down

Yet the greatest of us
Rise to the challenge
Of when being up
And seeing far
Not to look down
On those below

Not...Read More
Categories: hat in hand, irony, poverty, success,
Form: Free verse
Where my soul belongs
While a part of my soul longs,
To be carried away,
Far far,
From myself,
To another world,
To a mountain top,
To a lonely place,
To where the air is thin and light,
To where sensations stop,
To where feelings end,
To where noise is drowned out by clouds...Read More
Categories: hat in hand, identity,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Ungrateful Child
If my child came to me in need
with confidence that I would heed
his plea, responding right away,
giving my help without delay,

if then he took my gift and left,
would I not feel a bit bereft
if he gave  no more thought...Read More
Categories: hat in hand, christian,
Form: Rhyme
The Rot Gut Incident
        The Rot Gut Incident

Tumbleweeds blew into Town
Rolling two bearded cowpokes with them
Looking for some action and the sheriff
The Bloody Mary is the only saloon in Rot Gut
I reckon this is a proper...Read More
Categories: hat in hand, adventure, conflict, corruption, death, drink, wisdom,
Form: Free verse
The Mad Hatter
Multiple choices with one last try, amid this myriads maze

Someone very dear unto myself asked me the other day

"Is the sun shining where you are?"

So I took a crystal glance, into an oblong box....

Actually I thought, as I peered ever...Read More
Categories: hat in hand, art, baby, cancer, love,
Form: I do not know?
No Goodbyes
With hat in hand the truth arrives
Too tired for much ado

They tell us now that grandpa Joe
Had something worse than flu
...Read More
Categories: hat in hand, children,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Love Will Triumph
The fire goes unlit, within its granite frame
heated is the argument, cold the man. 
Husband mine, please accept this suitors claim 
for he is worthy of your daughter Ann.
See her downcast face, her melancholy,  
she sickens so and I've...Read More
Categories: hat in hand, dad, daughter, desire,
Form: Terza Rima
Premium Member Love Will Triumph
They were were in
the best parlour
fine furnishing of
Victorian period
dotted all round the
elaborate room
yet a tension, an
unease hangs in the
air 

Hat in hand he
stands before her
father
who hits the roof
when he asks for her
hand
I won't accept any
proposals from a
scallywag
how dare you, Sir
even...Read More
Categories: hat in hand, feelings,
Form: Free verse
hello Jesus I'm Johnny Cash
                         
              ...Read More
Categories: hat in hand, devotion, faith, inspirational, me, heaven, heaven, hope,
Form: Narrative
In the Spirit of Christmas
Merry Christmas to you, Uncle Sam

Leaving the jobless with hat in hand

   Congress on a Yuletide roll

   Brought an end to public dole --

They’re cooking their goose, not Christmas ham




*Written in 2010 after Congress made cutbacks...Read More
Categories: hat in hand, christmas,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Joaquin's Girls (Caught on Canvas)
This is a portrayal of one of my favorite paintings by 
Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida: Spanish painter 1863 - 1923. 
The title of his portait I am writing about is called
"Paseo a orilla del mar" or "Walk on the Beach"

Joaquin’s...Read More
Categories: hat in hand, dedicationwomen, wife, beauty, beauty, blue, women,
Form: Pantoum
Where Roses Bleed

So still the night around her

As perfumed candles softly dance

To the breath of tears now falling

Upon the petals in her hands



Glistening drops of memories

Cascade slowly down her face

As she is taken back through time

To a once upon a place



Where once...Read More
Categories: hat in hand, lost lovered, red,
Form: I do not know?
The Ghetto
My steps, I take them slow
As I walk through the ghetto

For me, it’s not a foreign sight
To my left, and to my right
The same set, the same scene
A broken home, a broken dream
There is no sign of solid land
On these...Read More
Categories: hat in hand, adventure, nostalgia, places
Form: I do not know?