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Lyric Poems

Lyric Poems. Examples of Lyrics and a list of poems in the correct poetic form and technique. These express the thoughts and feelings of the poet and are often designed to be written for musical accompaniment. These can also be song lyrics which stand alone as art. Share and read Lyric poetry while accessing rules, topics, ideas, and a comprehensive literary definition of a Lyric. (New Poems Below)

Poem Topics Related to Lyric

choral, greek, italian sonnet, song, melodic, melodious, music,

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Premium Member What I Done
Won't you forget what I done
Please forgive me won't you son
Should never've touched that gun
Mom's love truly was my only one
Didn't mean the killin' I done
Never tell 'em I'm the one
Should never've touched that gun
Forgive me please won't you son

The...Read More
Categories: forgiveness, hate, heart, love, remember, son, truth,
Form: Lyric

Word Sounding

The sounds of words can shake the skies
or cut an ego down to size,
when knowing sages have their say
of fitting words to seize the day,
conveying wisdom from the wise.

An avid versifier tries
through orphic craft to harmonize
with sense and lyric overlay
the...Read More
Categories: lyric, creation, devotion, imagination, poetry, sound, visionary, writing,
Form: Rondeau
Premium Member Live Dont Exist
Live, Don’t Exist
Written: by Miracle Man

Sometimes due to age,
I’ve found others to be officious.
In refusing their help,
my refusal is capricious.

Help causes me to feel,
 I’ve been delegated to the shelf.
And as long as I’m able,
I like doing things myself.

I’d prefer...Read More
Categories: life,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Gaming
Written: by Miracle Man

Oklahoma is saturated,
with Indian gaming casinos.
People go, hoping to win,
 some jingle for their chinos.

Commercials make you think,
that everyone is winning.
Everyone jumps up and down,
and no person isn’t grinning.

But what remains unseen,
are those leaving destitute.
With frowns on...Read More
Categories: games, grief, hope, how i feel,
Form: Lyric
If I Die Tonight
You’re fvcking me up.
I’m dying inside.
Can you not tell from the look in my eye?
Sit in my bed and I’m crying all night.
Baby stop yelling I don’t wanna fight.
Exhausted so bad that my mouth is so dry.
Can’t make a sound...Read More
Categories: anxiety, betrayal, break up, corruption, depression, heartbreak,
Form: Lyric

by Michael R. Burch
Her predatory eye,
the single feral iris,
Her raptor beak,
all jagged sharp-edged thrust,
Her hard talon,
clenched in pinched expectation,
Her clipped wings,
preened against reality,
Originally published by The Lyric
...Read More
Categories: lyric, bird,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Best Friend NOT FOR CONTEST
My best friend is Line
I mess up she emails me with a grin
What a super friend my line
I can always expect a smile

Spelling wrong no sweat
Sonnet out of tune 
I know it’s not a lyric
Always there wanting to help

My best...Read More
Categories: lyric, friendship,
Form: Free verse
I want to be HAPPY again, is that at all a sin
My life is crappy and I’m starting to get snappy.
But how can I have a smile when I’ve been faking it for a while.
I feel so trapped inside my...Read More
Categories: depression,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member You will never ever change
You'll never ever change

I see you looking at him, 
as he crosses the street,
He takes a chance with glances, 
and I see your eyes meet

You may be feeling guilty, 
when you take a look at me,
It's true that I don't...Read More
Categories: betrayal, forgiveness, miss you, sad love, woman,
Form: Lyric
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Categories: lyric, body, business, career, celebrity, culture, love, song,
Form: Elegiac Lyric
Premium Member White Elephants
White Elephants
Written: by Miracle Man

Our lives are now filled,
with “white elephants” today.
Objects desired by others,
 so we’ve given many away.

Possessions we had no thought,
of ever letting them go.
Age has rendered them unimportant,
so on others we bestow.

Many weren’t desired,
for their...Read More
Categories: blessing, family, feelings, giving, money,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Payment For Shade
Payment For Shade
Autumn 2019
By: Miracle Man

My payment for the shade,
during deep summer’s swelter.
Is that when Autumn comes,
leaves fall helter-skelter.

Autumn always brings with it,
A few unwanted chores.
Leaf eradication becomes,
my temporary job outdoors.

Our two acre yard is a hodgepodge, 
 of crepe...Read More
Categories: life, nature, work,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Scented Leaves
Merriment winds dapple bouncing
  gleeful spots of energetic play
     when they joy lift her thru
         childhood perfumed leaves of yesterday.

       ...Read More
Categories: angst, betrayal, dream, emotions, growing up, love
Form: Lyric
Premium Member I Got Happiness in My Heart Again

                         "I Got Happiness in My Heart Again!"

        ...Read More
Categories: america, art, autumn,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Reassurances
You want to hear me say I’ll love you forever.
And yes, I well could say those very words to you: 
For after all, they simply state the current truth.
But at the risk of seeming callous or uncouth
They’re also words one...Read More
Categories: i love you, love,
Form: Lyric
whist then is neither
leave it  alone
it aint worth fixin
o many actor
in this kitchen
turn it loose
leave it alone
what was love
it's now gone

alway someone else
involved in your business
knowing things
that keeps you senseless
i'm so tired
they don't won't me relaxing
turn me loose
and let me go
you aint...Read More
Categories: lyric, break up, music, song, sound,
Form: Elegiac Lyric
Premium Member Varsity Blues

A Tom Wright opinion
(Do the crime, do the time)

White collar crime,
such as “Varsity Blues.”
Perp’s haven’t spent a day,
in a poor man’s shoes.

Generally a judge admonishes,
with a slap on the wrist.
The Rich & Famous crimes,
will be nearly dismissed.

Oh, a judge will...Read More
Categories: corruption, culture,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Misty Eyed Prayers
Misty Eyed Prayers
Written: by Miracle Man

My prayers for the lost,
oft seem feeble in expression.
As I pray for release,
for some lost heart’s transgression.

That scaled eyes would open,
to Jesus, the only way.
Not putting salvation off,
for another opportune day.

For the pale horse comes...Read More
Categories: forgiveness, god, jesus, prayer,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Be Ye Ready
Be Ye Ready
By: Miracle Man

Our past only changes,
as it increases.
Leaving us to view,
what memory releases.

At our last breath,
“our die is cast.”
Days cease enlargement,
of our past.

At God’s judgment bar,
we’ll stand in wait.
Get your house in order,*
don’t wait too late.

* 2 Kings...Read More
Categories: god, house, judgement,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Compromise
(in the early sixties)
Written: by Miracle Man

Oft times I’ve faced those,
consumed with rage.
Sometimes I allowed myself,
to enter into that stage.

Compromising then,
 was such a massive load.
I thought “My way or the highway,
and you can pick the road”.

In those adolescent years,
I...Read More
Categories: character, how i feel,
Form: Lyric
 oh Lord God I will sing your praises to all the nations 
O Lord God I will sing your praises to all the nations 
O Lord God I will send your praises to all the nations Oh Lord...Read More
Categories: dedication, devotion, song,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Face the day
Face the day

Woke up to the thunder clapping,
on the window rain was tapping...
the rain sometimes... of you

The crack and flash of lightning,
they put on ...quite a show...
the sky just like your face was grey-blue

Bridge 1
I feel like time's forgotten...Read More
Categories: bereavement, death, depression, grief, loss, memory,
Form: Lyric
Searching For You
I search for you when I fly through skies
The beauty of it all overwhelmingly lies
I catch my breath as I gaze upon blue cloud
Sound roaring in my ears loud

Longings lingering to touch
To have a taste sweet of such
Oceans spans wide...Read More
Categories: appreciation, christian, creation, dedication, imagery, perspective, voice,
Form: Lyric
Tell Me
Nothing but a miracle will bring you back to me now.
You said that,
I said I'll change, But I don't know how.

My life is at a crossroads,
Trying to stay straight,
Keep my focus now.

Bending round this corner,
Searching for your love,
I longer,

When my...Read More
Categories: longing, lost love, love,
Form: Lyric
Punctured Passion Puking
pulpy passion pruned
by busty boo
embroidered with guts
scrunching seasonal lust
alchemistic aura aided
blur bits braided

tainted traces tarred
toppled through tracks
haughty emotions spanked

saucy salivic surges
squashing vile verses
damped desires girly 

temperate torrent tuning 
punctured passion puking. 
       19:11:12:15:20...Read More
Categories: passion,
Form: Lyric

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