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Long Challenge Poems. Below are the most popular long Challenge by PoetrySoup Members. You can search for long Challenge poems by poem length and keyword.


Childhood dreams part 1
When I was a child
Everything was magical
Full of mystery and the unknown
I read hundreds of books
The library my haven
My home
Hours upon hours
Night and day
I read and got lost in text
They supplied me with adventures
Secret journeys
Fun...

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Categories: challenge, childhood, cinderella, dream, fairy,
Form: Free verse



I Can't Just Change Overnight part 1
(Inspired by my sister, Laura Breidenthal’s poem called “The Dream in His Eyes” and also, inspired by Disturbed’s song “Forsaken”. Special thanks to my sister for such an awesome poem and the writer that wrote...

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Categories: challenge, angst, dark, deep, depression, desire, loneliness, words,
Form: Free verse
Epigrams V
Epigrams

Autumn Conundrum
by Michael R. Burch

It’s not that every leaf must finally fall,
it’s just that we can never catch them all.

Piercing the Shell
by Michael R. Burch

If we strip away all the accouterments of war,
perhaps we'll discover...

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Categories: challenge, giggle, humor, humorous, irony, literature, word play,
Form: Epigram
Premium Member The Flash Mob Application
I'd like to apply for a permit
for a protest march
on the Washington Mall.

Lovely idea.
But, we're only issuing Mall permits
for Song and Dance Events.

I think this might be a violation of my Rights
to Free Speech.

I see...

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Categories: challenge, america, culture, health, humanity, humor, integrity, music,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Gilgamesh
GILGAMESH . . .  

Story has it you used your power to run amuck
Putting fear into the people, and brides in Unuk

So the people of Unuk pray to the sky God Anu
To sort out...

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Categories: challenge, adventure, best friend, brother, character, deep, emotions,
Form: Epic



fortunes re told
FORTUNES READ the sign displayed
TRINKETS, CHARMS AND SPELLS
The store had not been here yesterday
shades of candles, books and bell
Drapes were hung from side to side
The windows all were dark
Where was this place a day ago?
Just...

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Categories: challenge, surreal,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Fuller Ironic Future
Your true self is intelligence
and the rest of you, only appearance,
don't lose sight of your true self,
don't waste your time chasing trivial
yet unobtainable goals.
Rumi (M Mafi, trans)

Physical is always special case.
Energy is physical
and always special...

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Categories: challenge, math, peace, philosophy, science, violence, wisdom, integrity,
Form: Free verse
Juvenilia: Early Poems IV
Juvenilia: Early Poems IV
I wrote this around age 17.



Bible Libel
by Michael R. Burch

If God
is good
half the Bible
is libel.

I read the Bible from cover to cover at age eleven, ten chapters per day, at the suggestion...

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Categories: challenge, poems, poetry, poets, teen, write, writing, youth,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Megan's Quest Part 1of7
Moon sprites dotted the sky like lilies at dawn
    in a ballet meant to cause nocturnal delight.
While Fairies and Pixie Dust covered the lawn
    in a dance that would...

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Categories: challenge, adventure, courage, humorous,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member PAUL AND SARAH - PART TWO
Conditions were harsh out in Kansas,
For the children and Sarah and Paul.
Neighbors and friends packed up and were gone;
Headed west they could hear fortune's call.
Never sure year to year of the harvest,
So their talents were...

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Categories: challenge, adventure, america, love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Smooth Big Cat




"Smooth Big Cat"



He was one of those guys you just knew would be a dud. "Be nice", she said to herself.

She met him on the upswing from the abyss of a dismally closed final chapter....

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Categories: challenge, adventure, muse, mystery, romance,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Lucifer Gets the Gig
“We have never heard the devil's side of the story, God wrote all the book.” 
Anatole France

"I heard you wanted to see me Boss?", Lucifer asked.

"I can always see you Lucifer", replied God. "No, I...

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Categories: challenge, heaven, satire, universe,
Form: Prose
Premium Member My White House Interview
I was nervous about my newest client.
Not every Permaculture Designer gets a contract
with the WhiteHouse.
But, when the President called,
or twittered,
for an intake interview,
I guess it felt like an obligation
to at least show up,
although perhaps about...

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Categories: challenge, caregiving, earth, health, humor, nature, trust, truth,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member 2 DETECTIVES AND A VICTIM, TONIGHT'S EPISODE: THE TWIST
Joe: "It's 9 a.m., here in Gotham and my partner, Mike and I, have been here since 7 a.m., and we also passed a cow coming over here!"
Mike: "That was no cow sir just a...

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Categories: challenge, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 6th
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Dillen and the DMV
TO:  Department of Motor Vehicles Commissioner, Chief States Attorney

FROM: Dillen Dye’s Employer

8/16/16

RE: Some apparent non-compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act; common courtesy, civil respect; freely accessible pursuit of health, happiness, and prosperity

I don’t...

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Categories: challenge, culture, discrimination, health, political, race, perspective, integrity,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Reunited -- BOTH Audio and Text - w-Illustration
Many of us have a favorite possession from when we were young, and this 
93-year old gentleman is no exception.

               ...

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Categories: challenge, childhood, relationship,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member The Old Bear
The Old grizzled Bear... was now keenly aware
    as he lay in his Cave all alone.
Where his time as King... was a mere passing thing
    and must choose another...

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Categories: challenge, funny, humor, humorous,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Essay: A Better Kind of Poetry Contest on PoemHunter
CHALLENGE TITLE POETRY CONTEST FOR AUGUST ON POEMHUNTER.COM! 

'WHY DO TURTLES CROSS THE ROAD? '


OK FOLKS! Please choose your favorite poem from those entered here and remember too to give your reasons for your choice....

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Categories: challenge, poetry,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member God's Return Ticket
God's Return Ticket

Did you ever wonder about the Almighty’s criteria or selection process for reincarnation of souls back on Earth? Just think some famous politician, movie star, sports figure,criminal, dictator, and so on could use...

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Categories: challenge, beauty, creation, earth, emotions, god, heaven, judgement,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Day By Day - The Bell Style

~ Day By Day   ~
( The  Bell  )



Day
By day praise
Pray to the Lord
When I need a friend
He's always there for me
He shows me His goodness 
In all and that's for sure
True

~O~

Serving
The...

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Categories: challenge, christian, faith, hope, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Thank You God - The Bell Style

~  Thank  You  God ~
( The  Bell  )



~O~



*
 God 
Thank You for 
All  Your blessings 
You give us daily 
Bread every single day 
I'm thankful for all 
That You...

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Categories: challenge, christian, faith, hope, love,
Form: Free verse
Xenophobia pt 1
TITLE:
       Xenophobia

Heed the warning
This isn't for the faint of heart
Verbalizing my deepest yearnings 
They're bound to be a bit tart...

Because where I'm from is called the Bible Belt
Where folks...

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Categories: challenge, america, anxiety, prejudice, universe,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Rosalia - The Evil Black Witch of the Harz, Part Four
Rosalia - The Evil Witch of the Harz, Part Four

Rosalia’s Date with Destiny and the Power of Light and Goodness
It is said that the Almighty Lord God works in very mysterious ways . . ....

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Categories: challenge, allegory, evil, halloween, horror, magic, mythology, scary,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Heroic Crown of Sonnets - Part Two
(continued from A Year Of Months (January-June)
https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/heroic_crown_of_sonnets_-_part_one_772928


A Year Of Months (July-December)

8. July

July now follows summer's song of June;
with sun ablaze, her days are humid, warm.
Great time to languish in the afternoon,
and later, watch an evening...

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Categories: challenge, earth, seasons, thanksgiving day,
Form: Crown of Sonnets
Premium Member In His Light - The Mirrored Hourglass Style

~ In  His   Light  ~
 (  Mirrored Hourglass  )



~O~
 


 Love   Worship  Pray  Trust  the Lord

 Lord won't leave you alone

 His mercy will...

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Categories: challenge, christian, faith, hope, love,
Form: Free verse