Longing Poems | Examples of Longing Poetry

Longing Poems. Below are short, long, best, famous, and new examples of longing poems. This list of poems for longing is a great resource for examples of longing poems and show how to write poems for longing. Definitions may be included where appropriate.

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SIMPLE WISH
by ROSINAH MMOLA
A simple wish I ask for myself
I ask for myself not to be selfish
A wish I ask for my success

As I ask this wish
Never meant...

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Categories: confusion, desire, feelings, longing, mystery, trust, words,
Premium MemberAll Just Blunt Words
by Brenda Chiri
My words are very simple , words so blunt.
So what is it that's not being understood?
In the words that I say that I want?

Are my...

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Categories: devotion, hope, loneliness, longing, lost love, night,
Premium MemberFIND YOUR SOUL AND GRIEVE NO MORE
by Line Gauthier


Overcast my heart hovers in the night
Afflicted with morose melancholy
Under a firmament where stars burn bright
Up there they glow for everyone but me

Each breath is...

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Categories: black african american, dream, longing, love, rose,
From The Ledge
by kewayne wadley
A rose bloomed.
A poem written in buds.
It offered its arms, illiterate to whats been written. 
It fell asleep. A garden in thought.
Slipping from the ledge...

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Categories: longing,
Premium MemberStill One
by Ingrid Showalter Swift
We are all part of the great one...still I am single...

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Categories: desire, emotions, how i longing, love hurts, passion,
The Shape Of My Faith
by Honestly J.T.
You're not my lover,
My faith,
I would love her;
I'll confess it.
She's who I long for;
This is my way,
And it's what I'm best at;
May I discover,
Not lust...

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Categories: friendship love, hope, longing, marriage, repetition, romantic,
Premium MemberHoping that it might be you
by John Hamilton
Hoping that it might be you

Verse 1

I've got some troubles in my life...
I'll help with yours, will you, help with mine?
"Cause I need love like...

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Categories: longing, love, soulmate,
Premium MemberHeart's Lament
by Judith S
Shall I leap for the sky to then capture a star
Or be stead on this earth and admire from afar
Would I journey for miles to...

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Categories: 6th grade, confidence, inspirational, longing, music, success,
Symphony
by Payton Avila
Clarity of emotion,
Through sweet sounds,
And soft songs.
A bold statement,
Rising to the podium,
Playing their lovely tunes.
The curtains rise,
As does the music,
Flowing through the stage.
As you walk...

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Categories: grandparents, grave, grief, longing, lost love, love,
Times of Grieving
by Thaomi Pham
I kneel before her.
Met her when I turned age six.
May her poor soul rest.



...

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Categories: longing, love, miss you,
Wo ai ni
by John Beam
the heart of the sea                    ...

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Categories: deep, devotion, for her, longing, love, relationship, romantic,
Casino of love
by Alex Duffy
I'm ready to gamble with my heart in the casino of love
Will you pay me back if I give all of my chips up
I'm scared...

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Categories: longing, sad, society,
Conquest
by Andy Morfett
And in the morning he’ll regret
Bedding her for a stupid bet,
Taken on in a drunken haze;
Such are selfish teenage ways.

Whilst the girl, as she gets...

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Categories: christian, creation, god, good longing,
Premium MemberFog Lifting
by Cynthia Patience
         Dew drifting down, blinding the spirit;
         Dimming our...

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Categories: longing, loss, love,
Premium MemberA Weeping Willow Mourns
by Gary Smith




Bended limbs in sadness bowed

What burden do you bear,

Weeping willow, weep with me

For one no longer there.

Here beneath your shading boughs

Tears course down my cheek,

For...

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Categories: longing, love, moon, night,
Midnight Sun
by Diana Bosa
I am waiting for you to show up
like the azure ribbons of northern lights 
in the end of the velveteen-blue horizon.
I can almost hear your...

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Categories: absence, desire, home, longing, love,
Home Collaberation with Silent One
by Akkina Downing
Standing in the heart of this city
in awe of spectacular lights illuminating tall buildings.
Millions of strangers rush to and fro.
Who would've thought I would be...

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Categories: devotion, history, humanity, longing, world,
Premium MemberTrivia Night
by Amy Sell
Trivia Night

I follow every backroad and freeway to see where they lead
And I look to the pages learned people read
I look at all the flea...

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Categories: depression, emotions, feelings, how longing, metaphor, poets,
Oh, my fallen maple, oh, my frozen maple
by Serge Lyrewing
Oh, my fallen maple, oh, my frozen maple, 
Why you stand in blizzard bending and unstable? 
Did you see somebody, did you hear there something?...

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Categories: longing, love,
Premium MemberI Love U Haiku
by Richard Lamoureux
subtle smile on lips
the sideways tilt of her head
my world is perfect

For James Edward Lee Sr’s “Haiku, I love U’ Contest.”

Written January 11th, 2018...

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Categories: anxiety, heartbroken, loneliness, longing, loss, pain,
After Your Heartbreak
by Andrew Crisci
Life seemed an adventure filled with joy...  
when you met that handsome boy;
you flew through skies without clouds:
trusting in him kept you from doubts....

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Categories: longing, love, muse,
Untitled
by OB1 Poet
starving 
to an unbearable
impression
of solemn
avidity 

she spoke
in winter silence
from a
wanting 
plume

rendering her
thirsting heart
unchained 
to the solace
of vagrant amor

parched by the very touch
that made
her heart crumble

OB1
1/7/2018...

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Categories: emotions, friendship love, games, longing, relationship,
Premium MemberSTAY
by Line Gauthier


Don’t walk away. Please wait.
Please don’t say good-night just yet.
Don’t say good-night just yet.


Submitted January, 2018...

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The Boulder
by Kathryn Sweeney
Since I left, you still govern my mind,
like a rogue actor 
that dictator who rules 
an abandoned stage....
Like Sisyphus, I push you up the hill,
after...

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Categories: emotions, for her, i longing, love, missing you,
EMOTIONS EVAPORATE
by V.MUTHU MANICKAM
Elegantly enthralling in this evening is the expanse of the sea
Spread so vast and wide, everywhere I could see
Cloudy sky colorfully painted to pose
On watching...

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Categories: longing, love, muse,
Untitled
by OB1 Poet
refined in the resplendence
of soft lavender

lulling caresses again enkindle
a vehement consuming flame

surrendering entwined
silhouettes
to the assonance
of late hour romanticism

OB1
1/5/2018 ©...

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Categories: crush, for her, i longing, love, meaningful, together,
The road
by Zachary Ward
My darling 
A single touch 
That comes from you
It heals my soul

If you could
Make one promise
Never let go
Always let our love grow

If this road 
Ever...

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Categories: longing, love,
Premium MemberReflection of a cherry blossom tree
by Silent One
Reflection of a cherry blossom tree,
mirrored upon a calm river by pale moonlight.
Its fragile buds falling with the light breeze,
float away with the flow of...

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Categories: desire, girl, how i longing, love, sad love,
The Inner Whisperer
by Herold Owoseb
The Inner Whisperer
By Herold Osmond !Owoseb

My words fail to express my joy
But the hope inside I now employ,
In your eyes I see endless wonder
And this...

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Forgotten
by James Inman
You said you liked
my simple poems,
well here’s one,
no flowery thoughts
or images to share,
nor assonance 
or dissonance,
not even a rhyme,
just simple words
and thoughts and

emotions…

(selfish emotions).

I would...

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Categories: longing, satire,
Dead or alive
by Solomon Ochwo-Oburu
Every despot dead or alive
looks is red pepper
each with own stool
a stool never shared

Every despot dead or alive
loves the golden stool
those who try to look...

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Categories: longing, love,
Touch
by Daniel Hunter
Touch

I stroked your hair
as you slept.
I kissed your lips,
a memory kept.

Your eyes
spoke of love.
Smile from you 
fit like a glove.

Moments matter, 
big or small.
Like parachutes,
they...

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Categories: longing, lost love, seasons,
Premium Memberawaiting her love Monoku
by Rick Parise

sound of melting snow    rocking to and fro   the old worn chair
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Only Time Will Tell
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Categories: depression, loneliness, longing, sad, winter,
Premium MemberWinter Blues - I Cry For Color
by Susan Ashley
I Cry For Color

I shiver tears.
My joie de vivre;
summer esprit’s lemon zested
lilac flirts and coral whispers have escaped me~
grievous gray now flows through my veins.

I...

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Categories: longing, memory, mother daughter,
Premium MemberOne More Cuppa Tea
by John lawless
One More Cuppa Tea 

to the unknowing
the cup is empty,
slightly stained,
laced with miniscule
cracks.  It has a glossy
sheen., polished
by life’s luster,
buffed and buffeted
by its burdens,
distilling...

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