Life Poems | Examples of Life Poetry

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Categories: life,
Color Blind
by George Aul
I look in the mirror to see I'm white
I think that it is such a pretty sight,
I stand proud as a peacock
then see we don't...

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Categories: life,
Pieces
by Wendy Nipas
Pieces
You are killing pieces of me
Every day and every hour
I’m dying slowly, but definitely
My life is bleak and sour
You kill me with your stabbing words
Your...

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Categories: creation, death, deep, family, life, love, wisdom,
Premium MemberI Beg For Words Of Solace, Both Soothing And Wise
by Robert Lindley
I Beg For Words Of Solace, Both Soothing And Wise

When dying red embers, cast off fast fading glows
night's winds whip up early to send a...

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Categories: dark, endurance, imagery, life, metaphor, remember, time,
Premium MemberWhile Resting In An Ancient Orchard
by Robert Lindley
While Resting In An Ancient Orchard

While resting in an ancient orchard a branch broke
Down my gaping mouth it began my life to choke
Did not the...

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Categories: life,
Premium MemberDon't Go There Again
by Mike Hauser
On this road there's many paths
As many rights as there are lefts
With street names like Wandering Day
And Restless Nights along the way
How many times has...

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Categories: addiction, allegory, depression, desire, life, metaphor,
Five Long Years--of Double Entendre
by Adam Kinsley
My heart has Conditions
It moved off my sleeve--
Five* years ago:
I planned their itinerary

I slept under the sun
Then, Masqueraded in the moonlight--
Just four* years passed:
I stumbled...

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Categories: life, people,
Premium MemberOUR EXISTENCE
by Demetrios Trifiatis









A frail boat our transient existence seems to be

Sailing over an ocean of tears of grief and joy

Daily we are toiling on the course our...

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Categories: life,
The promise of glory
by Paul Warren
He wanted his glory to be sound
And for medals to be found
So he enlisted to wear the uniform
Looking good even in death would be not...

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Categories: life,
Tears of the Tin Man
by meru groen
Tears of the tin-man, is what rusts the machine.

Lines etched in the face, tell what a man has seen.

Here life is sorrow, there's no one...

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Categories: care, dad, feelings, growing life, mother,
Family Love
by Ethan Ly
Everyday,
Every time,
He tells his parents that he loves them
No matter how much they laugh,
No matter how much they know.

Even when he is an adult living...

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Categories: divorce, family, hurt, imagery, life, lost love, pain,
Sidewalk Story
by M.P. Shaudd
Every family has a story
And ours is cast in stone
In the corner of the sidewalk
Just a few feet from the home

Where we once made love
With...

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Categories: life,
I'm An Old Man
by marc Acrich
I'm An Old Man #20
I'm too rough of a man to write poetry,
You must be gentle and wise.
Or else at least be nice
I'm neither,
I have...

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Categories: addiction, desire, freedom, life, loneliness, night, poets,
Late Night Blues Stop
by Pradipta Roy Choudhury
Late night hunger drives you delusional, mad,
You crave where to go, along with FM blues, tad,
Depend if you consider king harps crazy, you dad,
Or the...

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Categories: change, confidence, freedom, growing life, strength,
Premium MemberLEARNING TO TAKE CHARGE
by Line Gauthier


My life always directed by others
Freedom now a new concept
Hard to break old patterns

Submitted for MIDDLE JAN STANDARD CONTEST sponsored by BRIAN STRAND - January...

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Categories: anxiety, confusion, corruption, life,
Premium MemberToday's Control
by Mike Hauser
They tell you the way to think
They tell you, you must conform
How many secrets do they keep
How many different suits have they worn

They tell you...

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Categories: life,
Wear the Mask
by Subimal Sinha-Roy
WEAR THE MASK 


The turning wheel of time crushes and rattles
Life in cacophony of show is a constant battle
You lose and reach the depth of...

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Categories: life,
WHITE MIND
by olusegun Arowolo
We are all one whether black ,red or white ,
Skin should not be used to judge wrong or right ,
Though I’m black but my mind...

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Categories: life, love,
My Blue Cheese is
by Probir Gupta
The blue cheese is too smelly which I do not like 
The white cheese with the orange stripes and dots
From my mom’s kitchen gets into...

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Categories: age, celebration, happiness, life, love, nature, senses,
Harvest For The Senses
by Bernard Chan

                        Before...

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Categories: life, love, marriage, truth,
Nothing hurts like love
by Aa Harvey
Nothing hurts like love


I have tried to always be there.
I have tried to help you with your stupid hair!
I have tried to care…
But I don’t.


I...

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Categories: life,
I Walked In The Moonlight
by marc Acrich
I Walked In The Moonlight #15


I walked in the moonlight naked and exposed,
Just like my heavenly lost soul.

There was much there just for the taking,
But...

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Categories: life,
Fate
by marc Acrich
Fate #14

I could not sleep last night,
Thinking and thinking about so much.

Tossing and turning, 
I felt like something inside me was burning.

I try and I...

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Categories: life,
The Bubble We Call Life
by marc Acrich
The Bubble We Call Life #13

Softly I move through the air. 

With absolute style and flair 

I can float don't you know that? 

You have...

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Categories: childhood, father daughter, journey, life, little sister, love,
Possums on the Run - Part 1
by Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Well she ran away
danced the F.U.	 
Revolutionary Dance
Jokers are trumps
Euchre, 500, 
Queens Slippers
no Deuce, no Romance

Holey holy 
blue jeans torn and buried
underneath the house 
with...

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Categories: childhood, father daughter, journey, life, little sister, love,
Possums on the Run - Part 2
by Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
No ice cream, 
cupboard’s bare
ultra Fahrenheit sun, 
hang out the clothes
do the dinner run, 
setting table, 
setting sun,
Can of Irish Stew, mashed potatoes, 
Baked Beans,...

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Categories: life, poetry, psychological, simple,
42 Seconds
by Ibidun O.
4- 4 minutes have passed.
2- 2 seconds have gone by.
S- Second hand on the clock still stays.
E- Every number stays too.
C- Continuously, the skinny hand...

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Categories: childhood, father daughter, journey, life, little sister, love,
Possums on the Run - Part 3
by Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Collecting cut 
silver blue grass
carries garbage bags
green-ant bites, no siree,
this aint fun.
Stand guard, he’s the 
lawn mower Pope 
(she laughs)
on his ever vigilant run.

Look on...

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Categories: childhood, daughter, father, life, little sister, love,
Possums on the Run - Part 4
by Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Stars in the sky, 
he sits on his back steps,
he’s thinking of all his dreams,
his one true love, his sadness
HER dreams all come undone, 
“Which...

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Categories: life,
Victim Of Love's Crime
by Jane Shields
Victim Of Love 

I don't want to fight
Nothings left that's now worth fighting for
Bitterness and spite
Are too much hurt for me to endure
All that's left...

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Categories: life, love,
Nothing Lasts for Ever
by Probir Gupta
The yellow and blue sky
The grass where we lie

The black and blue pencil
The pomegranates that we steal

The crimson tongue of fire
The snake in lyric lyre

The...

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Categories: life, sorrow, tree,
A Weeping Willow Mourns
by Mike Gentile
Answer me, oh Willow Tree
     As you weep so low
Only trouble do I see
      Why do...

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Premium MemberLost Love
by craig cornish
Who measures lives that heed ascetic vows
against the shallow lives that sell their souls
and conscience where a humble heart allows 
a hope for furtive thoughts...

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Categories: adventure, culture, imagery, life, nature, rights, symbolism,
Premium MemberAFRICAN SAVANNA CHEETAH VS THE WILDEBEEST
by Michael E. Harris
I FEAST MY EYES UPON A HEARD.
I LAY AND WAIT WITHOUT A WORD.
SLOWLY, SLOWLY, I MADE MY WAY.
THE WILDEBEEST WILL BE MY PREY.
I SELECTED A...

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Premium MemberPushing Up Daises
by Mike Hauser
No if, and's, buts or try out your luck
No not even a maybe
But before too long I feel I'll be gone
On my way to pushing...

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Categories: life, metaphor,
Get it wrong or right
by Solomon Ochwo-Oburu
life is a bicycle
if you peddle not
it remains stationary

life is a pool of water
if rain does not pour
it cannot get filled

life is a teenage girl
if...

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