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Later Poems

Later Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of later 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 later.

New Poems

Sympathy After all is over
A sad day of remembrance
awaken in the hours of the nights
praying and searching for answers
nobody is reachable
during the time of the sympathy
the people gather to pay their respects
later on in the journey of life
you find yourself neglected
where are they? You...Read More
Categories: later, care, cry, death, encouraging, funeral, goodbye, hurt,
Form: Blank verse

BETTER...Read More
Categories: later, encouraging,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Not Dead

It was reported that she had died,
but I saw her
months after the obituary.

She came to me in a dream naturally,
the mind has to be as relaxed
as a three-toed-sloth
before it can report any intelligence to us.

I knew her, the way a...Read More
Categories: later, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Brown Paper Bag in a Parking Lot

A pregnant bulge
with an angular stretch and twist,
something firmer than a sandwich.
A dirty diaper?
Bundles of illicit dollar?

I once found a dead parakeet
wrapped in a discarded paper bag,
when I dropped it in disgust
its head lolled out,
one dull eye fixed upon
the space...Read More
Categories: later, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member MISFIT
I tried so desperately to fit
in, I wanted to belong.
I often felt like a misfit or
an alien or something.
One day I even asked my
mom, if I was an alien.
It sucks like hell not fitting
On most days I wanted to
crawl into...Read More
Categories: later, how i feel,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member A L W A Y S
I always call my parents in the morning she said.
With confidence, feeling like it would always last.
First her father left. Two days later her mother.
Her always took an immediate nosedive.

Now she stares at the phone, feeling sad.
Feeling angry that they...Read More
Categories: later, satire,
Form: Free verse
Aileen, my dearest darling wife                
Nigh 50 years bar a month.          ...Read More
Categories: later, bereavement, cry, dad, emotions,
Form: I do not know?
Living things are dying thieves
Living things are Dying thieves

When my legs turn cold
Sing only old songs all day

When my eyes deny sight
Hold my right hand and walk with me all night

Take me to places I have less memories with
Take me to places where breathing...Read More
Categories: later, 12th grade, africa, america, funny,
Form: Couplet
The Caldera
Deep and blue, fearful and enticing.
The eyes of beauty, falling in the looking,
lost in the depth, that reaches the soul.
Love is destiny, at a time and a place,
to meet, to offer the heart, to submit.
Looking deeply in the eyes of...Read More
Categories: later, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member It's an Amazon Out There
The travel agent said adventure was calling,
In a lush paradise of beauties enthralling!

No harm would befall us, with a capable guide;
This Amazon tour would be a scenic, easy ride.

We weren't outdoors types, my companion and I,
But it sounded so exciting,...Read More
Categories: later, adventure, bird, fantasy, green, imagery, nature, tree,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Scales

Upstairs, the hammers of a piano
stomp through scales.

Unwilling fingers
prod at a well-known student piece.
A small tartan dog appears
wearing a coat of music,
a Scots theme.

Later I sit on the stoop
with a young girl.
We watch her Baby Grand
run up and down the...Read More
Categories: later, poetry,
Form: Free verse
She is KENYA
As Kenya lay on the floor at Club Envy with her lungs burning and filling up with blood from being shot by an unknown person she thought her life would never end like this.  Kenya's tears started to flow as she...Read More
Categories: later, africa, feelings, for her, language, symbolism,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Pondering a Winter Dusk
I ride the bus...

Tilt a bit, balance-
ponder later. Yolk yellow 
and sky blue, chalk

grey paint. Steel
rectangles; winding parallel 
lines. Circles- Eternal.

Toothed horizons-
golden rose shaped sunset
tauten, its nectar 

steeps; blushes. Inks gnarled
columns of trees, dusky, their
limbs webbed crosses

open to royal skies...Read More
Categories: later, allusion, anxiety, bereavement,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Being Aware of Impossible Things

(a prose-poem)

He was very young, he knew that he relied on others to think, 
live and survive, although survival was an unknown planet in an 
as yet, unread comic book.

He spent much of his time in that garden.
There were people...Read More
Categories: later, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Take a Leap
Sometimes spontaneity is the best,
For your entree into a particular quest

Too much thinking holds you back,
So does confidence if it is lacked

Is it fear that overrides a yes,
Or that we won’t do our best

So often the delay,
Is procrastination in a...Read More
Categories: later, courage, engagement, faith, hope,
Form: Rhyme
the actor
The actor

Tom Chance was an outstanding actor and friend
I saw him play a professor dying of cancer
The death scene was especially moving.
Tom had cancer too that killed him a few months later
I admired how he was able to separate
The role...Read More
Categories: later, blessing, books, break up, business, car,
Form: Blank verse

Back in the first millennium,
Putting the world to rights,
There lived a king called Arthur
With a band of gallant knights.

They did things democratically,
Seated round a table.
Although the lines are slightly blurred
Between true fact and fable.

The knights were known for...Read More
Categories: later, education,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Faith Enough

I met you when I was young
But you knew me in the womb.
I met you at church
They praised your name.

Growing I learned the truth 
Dying without you would be tragic.
Living with you was the best choice
That’s all I understood....Read More
Categories: later, faith, forgiveness, growth, happiness, jesus, religious,
Form: Free verse
Snapshots of You
Once we were inseparable 
Two runaways against the world
You were my shelter from their frost
And together we could fight all who would limit us
5 years later and our views shifted
My universe collapsed and I built it back stronger
Too strong for...Read More
Categories: later, 9th grade, adventure, betrayal, farewell, lost love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Valley of Echoes
(1)         At the Edge of the Valley of Echoes

Little is written of The Valley of Echoes
Though many have halted at Valley’s edge
For few there are that would wander further
Where only unsettled wander,...Read More
Categories: later, fate, gothic, humanity, judgement, prison, surreal, veterans
Form: Free verse
Premium Member How I feel About Lakes and Rivers
Rivers and lakes flowing gladly
Around dead things deep down inside
Dead cans, dead fish, dead bodies
I cannot fathom it, and yet I can.

My friend Kim said that her boat got caught up once
It felt like they were dragging something heavy with...Read More
Categories: later, perspective,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member My Encounter with Little Man
Little Man is barely ten. His birthday was last month.
He has already chased a veteran teacher away.
She retired in the middle of the school year
Which rarely ever happens.

Today I saw Little Man in the hallway.
He was wearing a deep dark...Read More
Categories: later, teacher,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Superstitious Uncle Ed
Uncle Ed came to live with us when he was in his seventies
He felt old, weird, and he had white hair on his face
It sprouted out of his nose

He was our distant uncle, a blue baby who should not have...Read More
Categories: later, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 9th
Form: Narrative
Contrary to dream
Contrary to dream

Did they know
If they're still alive
Weep and cry over the ground

For the convenience of mankind
With so many ideas and challenges
Many inventions and products developed
It is used to threaten survival.

The harmony between the new continent and religion
By many leaders...Read More
Categories: later, dark,
Form: Free verse
A place in light
The shoreline came into view
As the days drifting meant nothing to do
I woke each morning hoping for this sight
Being disappointed was usual as the sun became bright

Our captain had gone crazy
Blowing a hole in our ship for reasons that were...Read More
Categories: later, science fiction,
Form: Ballad