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Metaphor Poems

Metaphor Poems. Read and share great examples of poetry about metaphor. This list of metaphor poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of metaphor poetry. This list of works about metaphor is an excellent resource for examples on how to write metaphor poems.

Poem Topics Related to Metaphor

symbol, image, analogy, similitude, emblem, personification, allegory, hope, metonymy, trope,

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Premium Member The thing in the pool
I drown you in wine, the goddamn squatter 
who lives in me. Flow, Lethe, dark and deep!
But even through a drunken dreamless sleep,
like a nude drowned man in see-through water,
the memory is seen… That very sunny
day on the river, tender...Read More
Categories: metaphor, death, fear, river,
Form: Rhyme

Mr Barber
Hello Mr. Barber, I’m here for my bloodletting
I’ve been long overdue for this appointment, I know
Yes, bring out your set, I am ready for the procedure
I am so grateful to relax in your chair

Now the blood drips onto the page
A...Read More
Categories: angst, death, depression, extended metaphor, writing,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Deep Valleys
She darkly dreams in Anger Valley
discovered shortly after
Fear uncovered
by floating langorously downstream
to leave behind red hot footprints
of childhood work
and play
and pray for change,
win/win compassion healing,

Or terror aggressively swims upstream Fear
to warn future angels of light
against win v lose zero-sum evolving...Read More
Categories: earth, environment, health, integrity, language, math, metaphor,
Form: Political Verse


           I launched my dreams
           on the way,
...Read More
Categories: allusion, art, confidence, emotions, love, metaphor, poetry,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Time Respires

Gasping ...
The year drew in
Months, weeks and days, anew -
Filled its lungs with the breaths of life,
Hope, promise and endeavor coursed its veins,
Feeding want, deed and wisdom, now ...
It exhales lost shadows,
Weeps and expires ...

Written and submitted on December 12,...Read More
Categories: analogy, appreciation, metaphor, new year, time,
Form: Rictameter

Premium Member versions
why is it that i am
            left  f o r s a k e n-
fear has buried me
  in an abandoned forest
of barren trees

   ...Read More
Categories: depression, metaphor,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member pain's crucifixion
and when ease of mind comes
without resurrection from the
soul's crucifixion of pain's
onward torment,
i seek only solitude for 
solitude itself...

desolation and isolation
have become my greatest
they reach heights for 
each other and in moments
of blazing obscurity, 
i rise like a phoenix

a...Read More
Categories: conflict, metaphor,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member ebony silence
in the shadows of the depth
of woe's existence, 
i was awakened by thoughts
of disregard

never ceasing to reason 
without intellect I seek
the gloom that greys the
ivory glazed moon in 

i fear not the obscurity-
but lather myself in
dim swarthiness of loss
and...Read More
Categories: dark, deep, metaphor,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member This View in My Mirror How I See Myself
My blurry eyes are talkin 
As I look at myself in the mirror. 
Looks like my grandfather
Facial views this over round sounds
teary eyes saddened by my brown hopeless import Flan's I marry myself then I'll
The sunken grin my visage...Read More
Categories: metaphor, allusion, appreciation, how i feel,
Form: Dramatic Verse
I walk alone on the street
I walk alone on the street
Among the buildings in a queue
Among the cars running for pursuits
Among the subjects knowing not their names
And their thoughts by which they struggle for
The scene, they walk their own crowd 
Aside from  emotions, and...Read More
Categories: city, confusion, destiny, dream, extended metaphor, fate,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member ''Where Art Thou, Muse''
Where art thou, Muse? I seek inspiration!
I have endured your absence for too long:
restore to me the gift of creation
once more, that I may sing a new, gay song.
When you return I'll feel great elation,
for as my muse you can...Read More
Categories: creation, inspiration, metaphor, muse, poetry, simile, writing,
Form: Sonnet

              If the past was male,
     the present pregnant
    ...Read More
Categories: allusion, appreciation, emotions, humanity, metaphor, poetry, visionary,
Form: Free verse
Fallen From
I tell you I've no use
mind removed
ideas confuse
compare to
a sports team seen
consecutive relegations 
the changing scenes
cause debts and frustration 
a one way street
in season repetition 

Down one league 
Down two
should be the big fish
but at this level new
and unfathomed twist
see...Read More
Categories: anxiety, depression, metaphor, psychological, sports,
Form: Rhyme


          A man from Brazil
     ...Read More
Categories: allusion, creation, funny, humorous, metaphor, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Monarch butterfly
When I look at a butterfly
I see reincarnation
Unfolding in front of my eyes
Of one being passing 
Through four stages
So extremely different
So uniquely wholesome
In one passionate attempt
To reach perfection
Of lightness of being
Starting at the edge of 
Milkweed leaf as a little...Read More
Categories: butterfly, life, metaphor,
Form: Free verse
She questions her life..
She questions her mortality..
She questions her immortality..

Curiously seeking for answers ..
Of the unknown..

Who am I..
Why do we rise and fall..
Why is there pain..
Why is there suffering..

Imbalances exist in a perfectly balanced world..
Earth is beautifully balanced..
As she spins...Read More
Categories: earth, life, metaphor, spiritual,
Form: Personification
pageans! pageans! pageans! he shouted at the top of his
lungs. You honor a savior with gifts and trinketts.
what honor bestowest he that labors?
known mind you, that you speak love and dabble in
hatred. The country of Christ seizes to exsist
and you...Read More
Categories: christian, christmas, december, devotion, extended metaphor, music,
Form: Classicism
Premium Member My Face, My Book

Count the wrinkles, count the lines
Each one owns their place in time,
Around my mouth see my smiles
Measure them, I hope there's miles.

On my forehead see my frowns
Embedded there when times were down,
Beneath my eyes you see the bags
I'm at an...Read More
Categories: growth, metaphor, old,
Form: Rhyme
Her name is Hope
Her name was hope...

He came in with a devilish look in his eyes , it was the lust 
that separates men from Christ, I am talking doing time 
for what crime?

Your skin color got you trapped in the same place,...Read More
Categories: metaphor, africa, america, appreciation, art, encouraging, environment, extended
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Descent
Brumal mist ...
Crawls o'er the spindrift
White hats and bobbing buoys
Nod to me in affirmation ...

Oh, Calypso ...
So calculable and sure
Stir me as the sand, soft
Gather me to the briny abysm ...

Deep, dark and close ...
Reticent and cosmos cold
Made sustenance for...Read More
Categories: appreciation, death, metaphor, ocean, universe,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member My Face is a Happy Place
Eyebrows thin, half-moon curves on top
   Beaming hope, 'Good Ship Lollipops'
Over bright, cheery eyes, Nature's 'eaves-drops'
   ~ My face is a happy place 

Mouth forming a crescent smile
   Its pleasing shape quite versatile
Corners creased...Read More
Categories: extended metaphor, happiness, happy,
Form: Rhyme
Your Face Is Like A Playground
Your face is like a playground
with curved edges inviting
energetic laughter all around,
nostalgically exciting.

Your eyes are like a swing set,
lashes flapping with each blink.
Sometimes puddles below stay wet,
but your tears I'd love to drink.

Your brows, like two seesaws aligned
befittingly side by...Read More
Categories: beauty, childhood, emotions, for her, happy, metaphor,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Facing it
My face has no time for make-up. 
If bare cheeks offend, look elsewhere -
they’re unmoved by your discomfort.
My pupils squint louchely - one there 
and one over here. My eyebrows
are, if you peer closely, unkempt -
plucking bores me, and since...Read More
Categories: metaphor, me,
Form: Verse
Premium Member predictable
i anticipated what was to come, 
the foreseeable future spread debris-
(often a routine when struggle succeeds)

when is normal normal?
if certainty becomes what i prepared for,
why am i so damn sad all the time…
unnourished with no energy to rhyme

for i saw...Read More
Categories: deep, metaphor,
Form: Verse

     Eternal battle between
     blackout and light ...
     Dark, reason ...
     Ignorance and knowing ...
     Never, nothing, always.
  ...Read More
Categories: age, allusion, feelings, humanity, metaphor, poetry,
Form: Free verse

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