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Leaving Poems | Examples of Leaving Poetry

Leaving Poems. Below are examples of poems about leaving. This list of leaving poems is composed of the works of modern international poet members of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of leaving poetry. This list of works about leaving is an excellent resource for examples on how to write leaving poems.

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List of Leaving Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
You be You, I'll be Me kevin hailey Rhyme leaving, break up, change, goodbye,
Ode to my Shadow - Are you Myself or are you just Me Damian Keady Free verse break up, leaving, missing
Stay Colette Dright Narrative change, farewell, goodbye, leaving,
The Last Farewell Jean Bush Ballad leaving, best friend, courage, farewell,
Premium Member Poem The Open Door Wren Rushing Rhyme freedom, goodbye, imagination, leaving,
Is This My End Judy Maechtel Lyric death, depression, fate, leaving,
Changing Seasons P.M. Richter Haiku fear, freedom, friendship, leaving,
Me without you Kerry Ann Egling Free verse break up, divorce, leaving,
Premium Member Poem No Question Of Why Brenda Chiri Rhyme farewell, friend, friendship, leaving,
To the basement Greig Turnbull Couplet leaving, anxiety, black love, cheer

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Basket
by Lewis Raynes
The bedframe springs had sprung off, 
And the bicycle had a crooked wheel,
And the mattress had gone to sleep, 
And the broken bench had a...

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Quatrain | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: leaving, community, death, freedom, goodbye,

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Nothing stays the same
by John Hamilton
NOTHING STAYS THE SAME

I feel…the tide roll in…
As it crashes on the shore
I’ve never felt so battered before
I felt the tide roll in

I see…the tide...

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Lyric | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: break up, conflict, leaving,

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BEFORE YOU GO
by Line Gauthier


Before you go
Teach me your ways
How like a child you lust
For life and play and joy

Before you go
Show me how much love
Is in one breath
And...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: child, leaving, life, loss,

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The Eyes' Most Beautiful Moment
by Bernard Chan

Eyes, 
looking back 
from inside the secure area of a departures hall, 
through 10, 20, 30 meters of busy space,
around other, blocking passengers,  ...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: beautiful, flying, goodbye, leaving,

Houseleek
by Brianna Hobson
Not a gash but a perfect wound
Metal containers and succulent plants
that smother you
A giant slit inside 
your ceiling and roof

All the plants have died 
Guts...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: children, conflict, family, leaving,

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Yet
by Bernard Chan

there will be wine yet to drink,
there will be love yet to make,
and feet dipped into virgin ponds
to wash away callousing years,
seashells with openings like...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: leaving, beach, dream, freedom, future,

In The Rug Gad Throes Of Anticipatory Anxiety
by matthew harris
Frenzied anguish precipitated Matt chew
Scott Harris, with
     unrelenting, unescapable,
     and unbearable despair, grew

wing by leaps and bounds,
...

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Dramatic Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: leaving, 11th grade, 12th grade,

Last whistle
by jagdish bajantri

           Last whistle 

 In  my heart I have lost .....

My past when we...

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Romanticism | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: 9th grade, leaving, meaningful,

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Don't just walk away
by John Hamilton
Don't just walk away

Verse 1
I never knew that love-could feel like this!
I don't wanna come back down,
from this cloud 9 bliss...
but when the sun comes...

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Lyric | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: leaving, angst, break up, conflict,

BEAUTIFULLY ROTTEN
by Victor Alaje
I cradle and rock him,
He's so fragile a thing in my arms,
So perfect, so innocent,
So unlike his mother.
His mother was broken and wicked,
A being rotten...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: leaving, dark, death, humanity, innocence,

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HAPPENING 93 ear candy
by Brian Strand
it
    is
        so 
           peaceful..
nothing
...

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Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: leaving, longing,

Like A Breeze
by Alice Starblossom
She's like a breeze, blowing through the trees
She'll rattle your leaves, and she'll excite you
She'll say come dance with me, I'll sing you a song
But...

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I do not know? | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: beautiful, farewell, heartbroken, leaving,

His Name Is My Name Too
by Trey Hamner
Here under this midget monolith
Lies John Jacob Jingleheimer Smith
He went out, there was a great shout
And that's the last he was heard about





  ...

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Epitaph | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: leaving, death, death of a

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The love we share
by John Hamilton
The love we share

There was a time...
I was young and trouble free
Money poured like rain...
washed all over me

Those were the days...
for doing all I could...

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Lyric | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: leaving, best friend, endurance, forgiveness,

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An exercise to release writer's block
by D.W. Rodgers
Suddenly September reveals itself
steel grey clouds and dreary rain; 
it’s twelve o'clock, but the sun is hidden.
I lean against the damp deck railing
a Brown truck’s...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: autumn, leaving,

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LEAVING FATE
by Sheer Terror
we are chosen
the softest revelation
whispers in the ear
a guided gesture
resides in stars
every fallen sparkle
a trail of wonder


blinded by choice
good and evil are a delusion
the embers...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: destiny, leaving, life, poetry,

HURT
by Brian Lusimbo
I loved you with passion
But realised you were in motion
First you called it love!
Never a word of gratitude
You left me in solitude
illusioned by love.
I could...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: desire, emotions, leaving, longing,

Fly My Children
by R. e. taylor
Fly My Children

My children
I have loved you for so long
From the moment I first saw you
You changed and grew
Became more beautiful everyday
Spreading your wings
The time...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: leaving, children, freedom, growing up,

When you go
by Romeo Moses
I'm a sunless sky,
I'm a moonless night,
no matter how hard I try,
my heart never seems to function right.

When you go.
Nothing never grows,
the wind never blows,
rivers...

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ABC | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: anxiety, appreciation, divorce, leaving,

Try Her Up
by PYG's Whisper
3 am in the morning
Everybody is sleeping
Some of them are snoring 
Maybe others are boozing
And the rest making out and moaning
Conclusion, everyone’s enjoying this night
Doing...

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Dramatic Monologue | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: leaving, anger, anxiety, girl, jealousy,