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Integrity Poems

Integrity Poems. Read and share great examples of poetry about integrity. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for integrity.

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Premium Member Solo Performance
It had been a hellish week.

On Monday
my lonely and tired AfricanAmerican husband
told me, as gently as possible,
that what I had hoped was a temporary separation
is to be extended into perpetuity.

This separation had been scheduled to terminate
when my Fetal Alcohol daughter...Read More
Categories: age, earth, family, health, integrity, nature, spiritual,
Form: Political Verse

Premium Member Dangerous Liaisons - Now With Notes
Is it ‘friendship’ you proffer (to strangers who ask)
If you’re ‘sap for sad stories,’ deny other’s truth,
If you’ve something to barter, a ‘twit’ for ‘twat’ thought, (1)
Good advice you call ‘currency,’ aids in some plot
In which you stand to prosper,...Read More
Categories: integrity, journey, life, philosophy,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Memories of You
I treasure the memories of your guidance,
Your gentle advice, always aware of my feelings.
You took the place in my heart of my absent father.
You always said I was the daughter you never had 
but always longed for, and you were...Read More
Categories: integrity, father, father daughter, leadership, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member When I Was Eight
I owned a warm breezed first Spring day
in radiantly refulgent sun
between billowed cumulative clouds
white as sailing sheets
on our vibrating 
shaking and tugging cotton clothesline
swaying multi-colored tops
and sun bleached blue jean bottoms.

Like God,
I looked curiously
warmly down

As industrious ants
with apparently urgent missions
I...Read More
Categories: earth, god, health, humanity, integrity, peace, spring,
Form: Free verse
Show me your soul
All type of bodies are posing in front of me
All type of bodies are trying to attract me
Big bodies, round bodies, plump bodies
Rhythm-less body with no shape
Walking aimlessly around the place
I am not interested in any of them
even if they...Read More
Categories: integrity, betrayal, confusion, corruption, courage, endurance, environment, international,
Form: Narrative

The mystic Prince
The mystic Prince

In a city, known for its pilgrimage and great antiquity,
there was a call for someone with integrity.
This metropolitan place is too much in control by criminal creeds,
while visitors struggle with impossible fees to stay and offering deeds.
A place...Read More
Categories: integrity, 10th grade, hope, humanity,
Form: Ballade
Premium Member Duality
I Live by the Sword
Silver steams off the sword with sanctuary 
Reflecting elegant light…the mirror of the world 
Promises and power to protect loved ones
Gleaming with glossy glory of those who survive 

II Die by the Sword 
Bloody battles began...Read More
Categories: death, fate, integrity, war,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member White Dad's Confession
I have USA raised
and LeftBrain Dominant branded
and capitalized
AfricanAmerican sons
disassociated from Earth
as a healthy,
inviting habitat for well-being,

Instead too narrowly focused on what Straight White Western Men think,
reductively compete to achieve

Too EgoCentric
to indigenously
timelessly cherish
what unwhite
Species of healthy wealth regeneration
cooperatively remember
and perhaps even...Read More
Categories: integrity, conflict, culture, earth, grief, health, psychological, racism,
Form: Political Verse
Stalwart eldest sister Amelie
Over saturation with 
welter weighted Yuletide
drenching world, web, wide
equal and/or greater
effort demands energy tide
to global warming,
lest apocalypse doth ride

high and mighty mandating,
inculcating, buoying... pride
toward planet Earth, the
apathetic, demonic, horrific,
plastic... malleable passive
can no longer run and hide.

Results elucidating, forthcoming, 
groundbreaking courtesy...Read More
Categories: integrity, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 8th
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Impeachable
( Impeachable )

You really have to think about the word, and its definition
It means to accuse someone, try to get them to admission
Its based on credibility, and what you hide from congress
The power thats abused, and whats on your conscious

It...Read More
Categories: inspiration, integrity,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Stars in My Life
The Stars in My Life

I look up,
I can not see you for the lights,
of the city.
I know you are still there,
I have faith.
Some things are like that,
there and not there,
but regardless,
has no boundaries.
...Read More
Categories: destiny, giving, god, heaven, integrity, jesus, usa,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Wishing Different Ways
As painful as your transparency is,
I appreciate the integrity you have found
to say this parting of shared habitations
has moved from temporary
to permanent
for you;
for us.

I would have preferred a resurrection
from temporary separation
to permanent mutual admiration,
but I trust you, too,
prefer this shared...Read More
Categories: break up, environment, health, integrity, lost love,
Form: Lyric

      M is for Moral, governed by...Read More
Categories: integrity, beauty, daughter, love, tribute,
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member 2020 Sight and Sounds
Speaking With NonBully VoiceBoxes

Dissociative injustice,
like racist slurs and disinvestments,
retributive oppression
for not being SWM enough,
has ecological roots
in LeftBrain anthro/ego-centered fruit
of fragile disconnected autonomy,
against all competing odds
still struggling to win
against all other elitist competitors
for greatest capital gains
over losses.

in RightWing militarized marching squares,
LeftBrain...Read More
Categories: earth, health, integrity, metaphor, patriotic, peace, trust,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member IT'S NEVER TOO LATE

                          ...Read More
Categories: integrity, character, courage, encouraging, god, inspiration,
Form: Carpe Diem
Premium Member Disorganized Religion
As traumatized as I am
by the history of organized elitist creeds,
including religious and judicious,

I am even more terrified
by my experience of disorganized unnatural spirituality,
dissociated bicamerality,
unenchanting mono-laterality,
win/lose egocentrism,
flirting with lose/lose climates of nihilism,
anthropocentric chauvinism,
inhumane unnatural straight white male business as usual...Read More
Categories: culture, earth, health, humanity, humor, integrity, peace,
Form: Political Verse
Poet, No Longer Will I Sup at your Banquet
My eyes were sorely struck when once they perceived
verity in your insightful words. Oh, how they grieved
when you chose to kneel low enough to kiss the ring
of a cunning being, whose unmerited praises you sing

My ignorance would have been a...Read More
Categories: integrity, poets,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Spiritual Challenges, Naturally
I have questions
about spiritual problems
with natural causes.

These questions
assume a metaphorical double-bind
co-passion in-between
Left with Right hemispheres
in Nature with Spirit bilateral dialogue

Informed, I hope,
by win/win historic experiential roots:

What has "nature v spirit" tension meant
in my life?

What have been my win/win
lose/lose experiences
with natural...Read More
Categories: earth, health, integrity, nature, peace, power, spiritual,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Prayer

On Sunday, 
The saints gather…
Not the normal service, 
later, when others…
are home. 

They are quiet, 
and humble. 
They have come, 
to the house of 
They have come, 
not for themselves, 
but for others. 

The ones that; 
are sick, 
and...Read More
Categories: addiction, christian, holocaust, how i feel, integrity,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member My Cousin Smudge
She was short-spoken, curt, and abrupt.
Her tight ears were closed, her mouth was cupped.
Not unlike her dad, ole mean McDuff.

She told it like it was, spoke her mind.
More honest girl you would never find.
I’d want her to back me in...Read More
Categories: integrity, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 6th
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Schools of Association
"My decision
is not any negative reflection
on you.
It's not personal."

This would be a Business School graduate,
meaning, if it is personal,
then it is not political or economic.

"It's your decision,
for you to personally
and responsibly make."

This would be a Social Work graduate,
or maybe some...Read More
Categories: business, health, integrity, political, power, society,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Shower me with your Love

Shower me with your love…

Observe pain as it streams from sky blue eyes;
burning and insuppressible, unshed tears
drench as transformation comes to pass.

Watch as it seeps from pores, releasing 
poisoned beliefs, acrid thoughts, and toxic 
misgivings, flushing fear and hurt from...Read More
Categories: integrity, change, devotion, freedom, true love,
Form: Free verse

             Many a reapeing ideal obligation
             Had failed because that seen his
    ...Read More
Categories: integrity, change, character, cheer up, destiny, extended metaphor,
Form: ABC
Premium Member On the Count of Three
On the count of three we will all stand up.
We will walk out and we will not look back.
They cannot expel all of us, right?
We are convinced it is the smart thing to do.
We agree on it for two weeks...Read More
Categories: integrity, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member Citizens DisUnited
Awhile back,
in the Dred Scott decision, 
SCOTUS denied rights of citizenship
to people of color
"as a subordinate
and inferior class of beings,
who had been subjugated
by the dominant race..."

So, we need not dig too deeply
to rediscover where straight white male supremacists
and systemic racist...Read More
Categories: health, integrity, leadership, peace, political, prejudice, racism,
Form: Political Verse