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Jug Poems

Jug Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of jug 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 jug.

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Premium Member Lethal Warning
Whether the Good Lord or Charles Darwin gave Adam his fruit

Regardless of ideology versus faith rules our common pursuit

We need to accept that life is dangerous and fraught with peril

Don’t jump the gun before facing the reaper or his rifle...Read More
Categories: jug, health,
Form: Rhyme

A Story of Elijah
(Inspired from 1 kings chapters 16-17)

After wicked king Omri of Israel had died.
His son Ahab became their guide.
But he would only bring iniquity and a curse.
Because out all the kings he was the worst. 
He did more evil than any...Read More
Categories: jug, bible,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Daydreams
Lazy butterflies in the noonday sun,
In a meadow where there is no one.

Refreshing cider in a clear glass jug,
Recalling wild laughter, a kiss, a hug.

A memory walk in grass and flowers,
And retelling tales in shady bowers.

Summer shadows edging the summer...Read More
Categories: jug, bird, day, dream, flower, memory, nature, summer,
Form: Couplet

(Nigeria poem)

They gave us an inch
We took eels,
Left four jugs
At the shore, pronounced our future loaves of bread in them
Then waved to the wind.

They left their ancestors on our soil
So we worship it.
They tie us to it apron string,
Propitiating...Read More
Categories: jug, 2nd grade,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Juggernaut
When I read the wiki's definition
of juggernaut* as a fierce
and ruthless force, I shrug.

When I see the face of Jagannatha,
full of eyes, smiling at me,
I cannot but smile back.

When I think about his younger sister,
lovely Subhadra, I sigh
like a snake...Read More
Categories: jug, joy, smile,
Form: Kimo

My Love Potion
Why did you come to see me?
Asked the witch,
In a nasal tone!
Are you yourself not made of magic?

I looked at her in silence,
Wondering if she could feel the pain
Dancing all over me
Running through my bloodstream
Pulsating in my heart beats
Laughing at...Read More
Categories: jug, longing, love, love hurts, romance, romantic,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Pals

Their faces are still there;
caricatures and cameos,
amigo mugs and jug ears.
Cheering, jeering chums
that would phone at four in the morning
to garble drunken thoughts,
make momentous plans,
or borrow ten quid.
The oddball humorist
and part-time suicide,
the drama queen
contesting her own shadow,
the poet who never...Read More
Categories: jug, poetry,
Form: Blank verse
               Half full
            Of my love 
        ...Read More
Categories: jug, love hurts,
Form: Lanterne
Witch Hunt
There was an old lady, a frumpy old bag
who people called horrid, a witch and a hag
And 'though she was ugly and danced 'mid moonbeams
all was not quite as it might've then seemed

Old-fashioned black clothing made her look quite strange
townies...Read More
Categories: jug, community, humor, humorous, people, prejudice, society, solitude,
Form: Rhyme
Those Days

Perhaps you have them, too, when
after eight or more hours at the grind
I leave the office feeling like the morning’s 
coffee grounds, drained out, fit for the garbage.

On the homeward commute, a feeling of 
release works through me, building towards...Read More
Categories: jug, work,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member DREAD
It’s the incontinence I fear
And not being near
But somewhere far away 
Where there’s no day
Where thoughts have packed their bags
And left
And closed the door 
On anything more 

It’s being sat in a chair 
With little hair
With that blank page stare
And...Read More
Categories: jug, destiny, imagery, life, old, perspective,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member WORDS
Everything is logical 
If your mind is back-to-front
If it’s had a shunt
Or a whack from something blunt
Been poured from the same insane jug
By the same insane hand
That pours everything 

But on the brink of thinking 
Where beginnings wait and edges...Read More
Categories: jug, humanity, imagery, perspective, spoken word, words,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Dreaming of Summer
May is coming to a close;
we’re on the cusp of June.
School is out and children sing
the joys of summer’s tune.

To the park with mitt in hand
to play a game of ball,
young boys head in early morn
to answer summer’s call.

Mornings spent...Read More
Categories: jug, memory, remember, summer,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Saul's Spite Of David
I may not be the chosen, say Samuel, man of God,
But I am still young and weary of this prattle,
For demons continue their way of me, they dare not give me rest,
Is Samuel still in Bethlehem, well so be it,...Read More
Categories: jug, angst, evil, hero, jealousy, sin, song, youth,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Soon Be Done
I woke up this morning feeling quite relaxed 
Even though the night was rough my sleep was enough
I picked up my jug to fetch some ice from the hotel restaurant
So I stopped at the front desk, and greet the male...Read More
Categories: jug, appreciation, celebration, confidence, courage, culture, encouraging, love,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member I Don't Accept or Understand
Once the First Nation people owned the land,
from one coast of Canada to the next coast;
the mighty warrior is now just a ghost.

The people rounded up no matter what band,
put in Indian reservations to be controlled;
with unspeakable restrictions still untold.

Even...Read More
Categories: jug, native american,
Form: Rhyme
Scraping shovels
Shovels Scraping

Standing quiet so as not,
to cause a riot.
Boots are heavy full of grit.
Hair is matted and full of sweat.
Muscles ache,
with move they make
Blister blood, 
mixed with mud to forms a horrid crud.
When I signed I must have been blind.
No...Read More
Categories: jug, drink, jobs,
Form: Rhyme
Moon Laughing East Like A Wine Soaked Poet


(9/12/05 - Somes Sound, on Mt. Desert Island)

A spilled red wine jug on the deck
my black dog “Imus” warms my bare ankles
stars sketch symbols in the ancient dark above
Somes Sound's Luna tides’...Read More
Categories: jug, animal, mystery, poetry, spiritual,
Form: Free verse
Be Lenient Sir
Be Lineate Sir

Jack and Jill went up a hill.                               ...Read More
Categories: jug, addiction, character, humanity, humor, humorous, strength, stress,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member A Waitress's First Day

Unsure, the waitress
with fumbling spoons...
Eyed by the gentlemen in wicker chairs.
She goes up to men
with awkward smile.
"Water", one says with unfeigned charm.

She returns with jug
and menus, four.

The men choose lunch.

"Trout for us all", say men all four,
as if peas in...Read More
Categories: jug, girl, work,
Form: Imagism
The Vampire Monk, Part III
But I had a much higher purpose now,
damned or not, I would serve the True God,
for thirty years I served with my brothers,
upon a humble path I faithfully trod.

Maybe I wasn’t a miracle worker,
though I saved lost pilgrims in my...Read More
Categories: jug, change, dark, evil, faith, horror, religious, uplifting,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Glenn Miller - The Acrostic Style

~Glenn Miller~

G-lenn Miller, his music is so wonderfully sublime,  enchanting.
L-istening to his "Moonlight Serenade" makes me think of love so tender.
E-ndless  joy, in my heart, his music always brings to me. His given 
N-ame was, Alton Glenn Miller.He...Read More
Categories: jug, beautiful, love, music, tribute,
Form: Free verse

My husband had a restaurant
For thirty two years,
Much frustration, kitchen hell
And staff in tears.
The Oasis was a place to dine
Of note,
When exhausted, we drove down, 
To the coast and surfed the waves on our boat.
He was renown,
From Limpopo, to...Read More
Categories: jug, anniversary, romantic,
Form: Rhyme
Safe Travels
I was shot-gun in the car a little while ago as I can recall
We drove from desert to desert from Arizona to California
I suddenly felt like a professional photographer here – snap cheers
I took far too many photos of the...Read More
Categories: jug, adventure, hope, nature, stress, uplifting, vacation, youth,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member One Of Lifes pleasures
Pick a coffee mug
From the glass case. They come in all colors,
Shapes, and designs from all over the place.
I am glad family and friends feel safe and 
As we pull the rush plug
And escape the rat race.
Pick a coffee mug
As...Read More
Categories: jug, adventure, appreciation, blessing, drink, family, friendship, happiness,
Form: Villanelle