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Leaving Poems

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

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Categories: beautiful, celebration, leaving,
Form: Didactic

I woke up for the 6th time tonight to the cry of the babe sleeping in our room
The mum tired, sleepy turns to breastfeed this lil monster

When I was in campus, the word companionship came without any responsibilities
It meant holding...Read More
Categories: leaving, family, marriage,
Form: Free verse
Peaceful Like The Silence
Follow winds of silence forward
    leaving violence all behind,
Drifting softly like the breeze,
    let peace blow your mind.
Leave all the hatred you have found
   to be carried in the calm,
Wash your body...Read More
Categories: leaving, wisdom,
Form: Rhyme
One Mother's Choice LM
"Reality is something you rise above." -Liza Minelli

There is a host of systems the world over that mankind has chosen to                   ...Read More
Categories: leaving, courage, culture, family, religious,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Footprints
Blue sky, honey rays, 
sonorous voice of the sea.
Waves silently creep
leaving slight spume, then slowly
draws a breath, taking footprints
into its deepness.


Let The Pens Flow - Tanka Poetry Contest  
Sponsored by: Jenish Somadas

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Categories: leaving, ocean,
Form: Tanka

Premium Member 30 DAYS UNTIL SPRING-
T  histles tracking coming out of ground
H idden primrose floral  coming now
I nsufferable warming environmental pangs
R ed and pink muti-colored carnations
T iny primroses, ah…
Y ellow curls as such WOW!!

D iffused intimacies cold winter’s frost
A wful pangs of winters...Read More
Categories: leaving, analogy, appreciation, imagery, spring, symbolism,
Form: Acrostic
You are so beautiful
You are so beautiful like Helen of Troy
So brainy, special, and unique
Nobody can compete you
Her smiling reflection answered from the mirror
She was lost in her own eyes
Bang!! From no where a stone strike the mirror 
Shattering it into many pieces...Read More
Categories: leaving, betrayal, pain, parody, peace, philosophy, pollution, self,
Form: Free verse
Dying with a Grudge
You betrayed me and you won your fight
But lost your ultimate battle
The seeds of pain you sewed
Against family who deserved it least
Casting out one, who cared for you
As your obsession to hurt was released
The false truth which you knew, but...Read More
Categories: leaving, abuse,
Form: Dramatic Verse

Nightmare are dreadful things
They creep into subconscious minds
And tear at sanity's fragile strings 
Turning our thoughts to things unkind

I was a teacher of children small
And loved the years I spent with them
But soon after leaving I recall
That nightmares started my...Read More
Categories: leaving, child, dark, dream, scary, student, teacher, violence,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Life in Deep Space
True freedom can feel like an exquisite jail
Our inhabited space bound by bars we drink in.
Child’s nutrition once favored, a lap dance now passé,
Our restaurants change with new owners, or chefs find
New orbits, food loved fades as children leave home...Read More
Categories: leaving, faith, life, love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Old Man on the Front Porch Swing
The dew lays thick on the October Morning, 
The last for the advent of frost.
With my blanket I sit on the front porch swing,
And wait for the paper to come.

Leaves, weathered and brown are the spring buds now
Which cover the...Read More
Categories: leaving, age, friendship, youth,
Form: Quatrain
Saudade :: CinqTroisDecaLa Rhyme

It's a Portuguese word for yearning for family member;
uncertain whether they would return as winner or loser.
It's a deep emotional state of melancholic longing 
for loved, who may or may not return to home that one talking.
History says, this word...Read More
Categories: leaving, sad love,
Form: Verse
Premium Member The Promises of the Firefly Keeping Darkness at Bay- -
I promise after the fire
I promise After the flood
Deep and dark paths
Primrose bath
Rain showers upon my wrath
My promise never to leave your side
After earthquakes
After the rain has gone
Multicolor rainbows
Droplets of dew
Covering you
As your glitter and Flicker and cross my way
Like...Read More
Categories: leaving, allusion, engagement, imagery,
Form: Free verse
The Alley Cat Blues
I am tired of not being hugged,
my owner moved and left me behind,
searching for a roof over my head,
dreaming of a soft and comfy bed.

I'm singing the alley cat blues.

One time I was pampered and ate like a queen,
gourmet cans...Read More
Categories: leaving, animal,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Oh What A Beautiful Day
Oh what a beautiful day                                   ...Read More
Categories: leaving, beautiful, bird, sky, sun,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member I Am In A Pickle With You
Here we sit all cold and wet,                                 ...Read More
Categories: leaving, best friend, humorous,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Sundown
Whispering leaves, summer breeze,
A time to postpone all destinies.
In crimson gown, she's on the town,
'Til the dark eyes go slowly down.

Leaving memories of the golden hours,
Laughing children in leafy bowers;
The sunny noon, with the robin's tune,
And the feverish blossoms aswoon!

But,...Read More
Categories: leaving, beautiful, eve, nature, nice, red, sunset,
Form: Rhyme
Among persons known within mine barbed ken
Analogous to black box
holding untold secrets,
I share the following self
introspection with ye,
which purported hidden truths
might set me free,
albeit laborious effort

to loose constituent amalgamated
compound elements unmined
tantamount to agony
riddling psyche effort to extract
thorny matters incumbent upon me
versus tapping Androcles and the lion
think...Read More
Categories: 11th grade, 12th grade, baptism, health, leaving,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Wealth of Spring
Wealth of Spring

Assorted spring flowers, naked, rise in morning sun
Breaking through a thin blanket of snow, earth spun.
Cascades of dainty Narcissus smile with golden faces
Drinking up the sun as morning warmth embraces.
Enjoy the heavenly floral scent that gardens bring.
Fledglings high...Read More
Categories: leaving, beauty, flower, nature, spring,
Form: Abecedarian
Premium Member Bluebeard Promises
As Bluebeard’s promises lure our unsuspecting natures 
on to the shaky bridge which we only must cross 
to reach that which we dream.

We convince ourselves that if we tread lightly,
the rotten planks, unnoticed at first glance will hold
just long enough...Read More
Categories: leaving, desire, hope, romance,
Form: Free verse
The Beauty of Serpent Goddess Nagavalli
The teeth shining like pearls
Her smile sparkle with a glow
With her lips tender as rose petals
And her nose beautiful as plantain .

Her eyes glitter like stars
With cheeks blooming like moon
And her each step in serene breeze
So gentle that carves in...Read More
Categories: leaving, 12th grade, beauty, faith, god, humanity, mythology,
Form: Free verse
Disability and Equality
Disability & equality

I & my kind are equal
The skin of my color is not a curse 
But due to evil & greed
My fellow humans have put a price-tag on my head
Making me the most hunted amongst the human kind
Yet in...Read More
Categories: leaving, abuse, addiction, africa, anger, anxiety,
Form: Epic

~~A Unique Wedding Ring~~

BRIDES have wedding rings so lovely,
in all colors, some with precious stones,
But you may not have mine, it's too

BRIDES really are their husband's sunshine,
in dresses traditional or new.
But I was married wearing a raincoat,
Love makes the vows,...Read More
Categories: leaving, happiness, marriage, poetry, romantic,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Shantelle
Remember when we were young,                                   ...Read More
Categories: leaving, boy, friendship, girl,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Lull
As I slept a spell fell over me                                ...Read More
Categories: leaving, dream, music, storm,
Form: Tristich