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Inadequacy Poems - Poems about Inadequacy

Inadequacy Poems - Examples of all types of poems about inadequacy 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 inadequacy.
Door ajar, open house
...I went to my son’s open house last night Hand in hand to meet my ex, his mother His classroom was adorned with delight Doting parents greeted each other I held on to my son clinging with fright ......Read More
Categories: inadequacy, child, divorce, growth, image,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member Life Preserver
... Escaping the depths of the murky lake, leg-kicking upward in frantic haste, arms grasp for purchase in what surely will be my watery grave. Head breaks the surface, lungs gulp for precious air......Read More
Categories: inadequacy, abuse, freedom, metaphor, water,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Fear
...FEAR” Intimidating obstructing insecurities Planting seeds of inadequacy Fear in the mind Hindering and paralyzing our goals Questioning ourselves do we qualify am I good enough to take on an......Read More
Categories: inadequacy, character, encouraging, growth, motivation,
Form: Rhyme
Steely Love
...O Lord, whose heart so eclipses my own, it is proper for you to draw and beg a soul to come into the light you've shown; the seed that plants is greater than the egg. But at my finest hour, I'm......Read More
Categories: inadequacy, god, love,
Form: Sonnet
April 9th, 2023 birthday poem for dearly departed papa
...April 9th, 2023 birthday poem for dearly departed papa Borne aloft into the netherland the body bearing thee soul of Boyce Brandon Harris birth name given to my late father buoyed aloft uni......Read More
Categories: inadequacy, age, anger, anniversary, appreciation,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Fearful Of Inadequacy
... I tell myself, abandoned by my own shadows long ago. Thoughts of embrace, but not the courage. I just desire to be appreciated for who I am even with my flaws. A black feather perches in my soul. ......Read More
Categories: inadequacy, desire,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member Gods For Power
...If God and gods and other paternal powers resource love, and not hate And if we believe that love fades with encroaching fear Which can overwhelm personal and professional and economi......Read More
Categories: inadequacy, courage, earth, god, health,
Form: Parallelismus Membrorum
Unsmart Metre
...I’ll apologise here at the start For this verse won’t appeal to your heart. So banal, it’s a shame But I’ll shoulder the blame ’Cos it's not rude, nor funny, nor smart! ......Read More
Categories: inadequacy, assonance, depression, feelings, heart,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member SWANSONG
...SWANSONG England expects Britannia to rule the waves, From the white cliffs of Dover To where the Sun never sets. We’ll keep the Union Jack flying Over this sceptred isle, Set in a silver s......Read More
Categories: inadequacy, anger, betrayal, england, history,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Sitting with Koans
... "Sitting with Koans" Zazen sits zafu'd in the zendo with the poetic monkey minds echoing the sound of two hands clapping producing sound bites bitten like Bottice......Read More
Categories: inadequacy, muse,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Jealousy
... Jealousy a destructive emotion Serves no-one well Brings out the worst in human nature Dragging mind and heart to a dark hell Slowly diminishes the human spirit Gnaws at ones soul Creating ......Read More
Categories: inadequacy, feelings, jealousy,
Form: Rhyme
Days like today
...Somedays I feel so low, like I'm drowning and can't get air My chest hurts and regardless of how deep the breathe It's not enough air Suffocating in misery and sinking into thoughts of inadequacy ......Read More
Categories: inadequacy, absence, confusion, courage, depression,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member This Had Better Fetch a Comment or Two
... A poem without a comment Like a nun without a convent All alone in the world Inadequacy unfurled......Read More
Categories: inadequacy, loneliness, poems,
Form: Couplet
All the kids aged twelve gone
...When I got there, I saw none: All the kids aged Twelve gone; The Dreamers to be University Don; Plus the one I knew would be A CON His case files already weighing a ton And should make The Faint......Read More
Categories: inadequacy, child, childhood, education, environment,
Form: Rhyme
April 9th, 2022 birthday poem for dearly departed papa ii etching, detailing (ala fresco), vii. plus trimming living room ceiling, viii. shingling (while fiddling) on the roof, ix. tiling the kitchen floor, x. building a cistern for brethren, xi. w......Read More
Categories: inadequacy, absence, adventure, angel, anger,
Form: Free verse

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