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Late Poems

Late Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of late 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 late.

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Moon Lake
Moon Lake
by Michael R. Burch

Starlit recorder of summer nights,
what magic spell bewitches you?
They say that all lovers love first in the dark...
Is it true?
Is it true?
Is it true?

Starry-eyed seer of all that appears
and all that has appeared—
What sights have you...Read More
Categories: late, boat, crush, desire, fantasy, first love, magic,
Form: Verse



Brunch
I’m not sure but I have a hunch
That people indulging in brunch
Wake up pretty late
So think it is great
To eat breakfast when I would eat lunch.

By giving a fancyish name
Those late-risers think they can claim
That their honest intent
Is for time...Read More
Categories: late, food,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Drunk As A Loon
I woke up one late afternoon
My head did feel like a balloon
Outside on the grass
Was an awful mass
My friend was as drunk as a loon...Read More
Categories: late, humor,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member We Did Not See A Problem
Married life was easy and I dearly loved my wife
We thought about the next step we would take
She brought up having children, and adding to our life
We never thought could be a huge mistake :)

The sickness started early, no meal...Read More
Categories: late, birth,
Form: Ballad
Open or Closed
In one hand sits tranquility
while the others still a fist
You would think it would be easier
choosing that instead of this
With peace so ever calming
And the fist always a fight
Both remain the same
Be it dawn, or late at night
When peace is...Read More
Categories: late, anger,
Form: Free verse



Once upon a forgotten Kingdom
Once upon a time in Erin land,
the sun smiled on the people 
the rains communed peacefully with thunderstorms
Erin flowed with palm wine and palm oil, 
And her children drank to their fill  
Oba Adeniran, was a great king, 
loved...Read More
Categories: late, africa, brother, bullying, forgiveness, satire, society, violence,
Form: Didactic
The Wolf Appears
The wolf appears at night,
howling for his lost love,
she was the beauty with
red hair which flowed with
the wind while she sang
a lonely love song for her
Prince of Beasts, beckoning
him to appear before her
and unchain her from her
imprisonment that was imposed
by...Read More
Categories: late, animal, fantasy,
Form: Narrative
The Drums of Time
The ceaseless beating of a drum,
fast marks the days ‘til we are done.
Our time will come, our time will come.

Listen, listen, can you hear it?
Growing louder as you near it,
as men of courage, cowering, fear it.

A distant, daunting, haunting hum,
vibrations...Read More
Categories: late, age, time, universe,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member She Wolf is Banished
Kind thoughts were hard to come by
After the she-wolves began comparing stories
Feeding off each other, exaggerating her infractions
By the time Grandmother Wolf entered the den
It was too late to refocus the she-wolves
They were stirred and frenzied
Ready to banish her from...Read More
Categories: late, animal,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member The Passing of the Beast
The Passing of the Beast 
copyright 2015 by jon gutmacher

Fore the beast was dying
and there was nothing for her to do . . .
and as he took his last breath
his hand touched hers
and she knew
in that very brief moment of...Read More
Categories: late, fantasy, lost love, sad love,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Glorification of nihilism
I asked her in a poem
"Why do you see a snake?"
She did not respond, ever.

I asked him in a poem
"Why do I see a tattoo?"
He did not respond, either.

There are holes on the wall, 
older stain, signs of learning
An absolute...Read More
Categories: late, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Melancholic Melodies
Surrounded by strange blank faces, 
pianist plays a medley of melancholic melodies,
magnifying our sorrows, as we close our eyes.

Just one more, before I leave,
yet I wonder, should we stay or should we go,
for the heart has no desire for trodden...Read More
Categories: late, deep, emotions, sad,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Way To Go
Each life is like a winding road,
Each faces it with his own load,
Along the way some episode
May into any life explode.

Which way, which way, should I go now,
I guess I'll have to choose somehow.

The road ahead is never straight,
It branches...Read More
Categories: late, anxiety, appreciation, day, fate,
Form: Kyrielle
Premium Member The Payment, Past
"Listen to the wind, it talks. Listen to the silence, it speaks. Listen to your heart, it knows." - Native American Proverb

                  ...Read More
Categories: late, adventure, age, analogy, time, travel, true love,
Form: Epic
Valentine's SLAM
A centric couple

Echanging different coloured roses

Holding hands with vice like grip

Earth betwix their curling toes

Beneath a moonlight torn astray

With such so birthed exploding hearts

It even stirs the deaf neighbours

And labours love

Valentine poison arrow breech

Still hidden in the shadowy hall's

Of old...Read More
Categories: late, slam,
Form: Free verse
LONG TERM QUESTIONABLE MARRIAGE
NO WEDDING BAND, OR RINGS
THEY BOTH ARE NOT WEARING 
WHAT HAPPENED?
A LONG-TERM MARRIAGE AFTER DECADES OF YEARS
JUST IN A RELATIONSHIP
NO GENUINE VACATIONS
NO WALK IN THE PARKS
A LONG TERM MARRIAGE
WASTED IN THE DARK?

SOME GREAT DAYS IN THE PAST
AS EARLIER IN THE...Read More
Categories: late, absence, courage, emotions, for her, for him,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Let Me Go Home, Again
They say
   it's never the same
   you can never go home again.
They're not always right
   for just a moment in time
   before it's too late and I forget by reason or rhyme,
Let...Read More
Categories: late, home, memory,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Rattle



In light industrial units, sheet-metal roofs
ting under the rising flames of sunlight,
sounds of tin are stretched into rhythm.

He arises, rolls off the edge of comfort
tramples on himself as if he had 
a baggy skin.

Morning on the edge of a medium-sized...Read More
Categories: late, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Human Predators
A submerged world of emeralds and pearls
coral, fish and snails, swarm in multicolor.
Do they choke in a plastic wrapped shore?
But why should I bother? Why should I care? 
I need money for tomorrow
I need fun of long drives,
Climate Change?..Why should...Read More
Categories: late, care, earth, environment,
Form: Free verse
The Glow
My heart is bleeding but no blood is dripping
My spirit is crying but no tears are flowing
The trees are moving but the wind is not blowing
A low feeling came over today that led my spirit astray
It rocked my emotion and...Read More
Categories: late, career, celebrity, character, cheer up, deep, emotions,
Form: Narrative
The Curse of Conquerors Past, Part V
...To prove his point he even opened his shirt,
laid bare his sternum so our blades could stab,
but we were all frozen by what we’d heard,
the worlds just sounded so utterly mad.

He believed he was possessed by Genghis Khan?
And that the...Read More
Categories: late, adventure, conflict, dark, evil, history, scary, war,
Form: Epic
NEVER TO A LATE
never say never
just say what ever
mabe   like this you choose
go back to school
feeling don't fight
build a new life
don't debate
its 
NEVER TO LATE
...Read More
Categories: late, adventure, business,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member SPEECHLESS
The back of my head is attached to source
The straight bent double 
Faces in blind spaces 
Anxious anxiety bared
Running late into the cold laugh
Avoiding the lamp
Slipping round corners 
Hiding under the heart’s thunder and hoping no one sees

This be where...Read More
Categories: late, conflict, crazy, creation, deep, for teens, imagery,
Form: Free verse
A City of Drugs
I watched as you toddled, giggled and played
dancing around with the new friends you made
crying for plasters when you grazed your knee
my little angel- the whole world to me
as you grew older I saw something had changed
prayed you would ask...Read More
Categories: late, bereavement, childhood, death, drug, giggle, god,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member HOW TO WRITE A PRETTY POEM
When I was but a youngster
A poem was just a poem
A little rhyme for little people too
I learned a new perspective
When teacher sat me down
And taught me how to write like poets do

P is for the perfect poem, poets polish...Read More
Categories: late, poems, poetry, writing,
Form: Light Verse