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Metaphor Poems | Examples of Metaphor Poetry

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

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Premium Member Forest reigns of darkness
Forrest reigns of darkness As I walk in the middle of the forrest Rain calmly pours evaporates So as I walk I confess Dampen by the weighs of reigns of darkness 8/12/20 written words by James Edward Lee Sr. © ...Read More
Categories: analogy, environment, metaphor,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member Emergent Property
Consciousness is the scintillating blaze alive on a smoldering log, a flame emergent from complex interplays of biology and environment. Consciousness is greater than the cumulative elements from which it is produced, a roving free-form swirling cloud, a wandering storm over...Read More
Categories: god, metaphor, philosophy, psychological,
Form: Free verse
I, Zombie, Part IX: The Returning
Here I go again Dancing the Monster’s fancy Until the curtain Final curtain call Chancing all my sanity Final curtain fall I went off my meds Let the Monster out instead To control my head Daemon’s back as well He tells me drinking is swell As...Read More
Categories: metaphor, addiction, allusion, analogy, mental
Form: Haiku
I, Zombie, Part VIII: The Ending
There’s no greater joy Getting back a loved one lost Price paid, but no cost Tactics once employed By the Monster and his crew Work no more on you Healing you have found You have taken higher ground Beat the Monster down Doppelganger’s gone You...Read More
Categories: metaphor, addiction, allusion, analogy, mental
Form: Haiku
I, Zombie, Part VII: The Healing
Fighting hard to heal To care, love again, to feel Here in hospital Here where you put me While I live in fantasy With Daemons dancing Dancing in my head Mind racing with the devil The Monster’s evil Time in here drags on But short...Read More
Categories: metaphor, addiction, allusion, analogy, mental
Form: Haiku



I, Zombie, Part VI: The Watching
What of family? Bystanding and withstanding From outside one’s hell The helpless feeling To watch a loved one reeling Advice for dealing? Not understanding Explanation demanding To them what’s to tell? Be patient and wait But this does not satiate Is this just one’s fate? What the...Read More
Categories: metaphor, addiction, allusion, analogy, mental
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Medicine
Medicine is a form of light to brighten one's path back to hope turning all darkness to heaven in times of lunar and solar the moon and sun shall guide all by gleaming glow...Read More
Categories: hope, imagery, light, metaphor,
Form: Free verse
I, Zombie, Part V: The Agonizing
All the pain, the fear When will the Monster appear? Where and how severe? The anxiety The racing thoughts inside me Never let me be My mind’s on fire The Monster is a liar Can’t jump much higher Will I hurt myself? Could I...Read More
Categories: metaphor, addiction, allusion, analogy, mental
Form: Haiku
I, Zombie, Part IV: The Turning
In a Zombie’s world There is no up, only down And the ground is hard In a Zombie’s world There’s no forward, only back An the doors are barred But a Zombie’s world All is not at all as it seems There are...Read More
Categories: metaphor, addiction, allusion, analogy, mental
Form: Haiku
I, Zombie, Part III: The Quickening
Thoughts racing faster The Monster is the master Who’ll be outlaster? Fear is growing fast As the Zombie I am cast Can I hold, outlast? Taken to the task Face becoming a forged mask Partake of the cask Am I savable? The Monster wants Rafael Why?...Read More
Categories: metaphor, addiction, allusion, analogy, mental
Form: Haiku
I, Zombie, Part II: The Defining
In my zombie time I see no reason or rhyme For the Monster mine Where is drawn the line Between the soul and the mind That it hides behind There light will not shine In darkness cold and unkind Rooms it cannot find Pain...Read More
Categories: metaphor, addiction, allusion, analogy, mental
Form: Haiku
I, Zombie, Part I: The Questioning
What has one become? Do as the Monster chooses Mirrored in the eyes Which Daemon will come? The fiendish mental muses Inanely arise Where did it come from? Short circuits and blown fuses A malfunctioned mind Why am I the one? The object of abuses No...Read More
Categories: metaphor, addiction, allusion, analogy, mental
Form: Haiku
I, Zombie, Part 0: The Begetting
A horror is born Star of the show, The Zombie Go and break a leg… One, seemingly whole Sound in mind, body and soul Unaware the toll The exacting price Sins of the genetic splice Specters claim last rights Starts off slow and sure Sneaking...Read More
Categories: metaphor, addiction, allusion, analogy, mental
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Twitching Chakras
There is something sacred about sphincter natural functions, slow milking and fast plunging bilateral structures of Pleasure, Nutrition, Energy, And warm wet spiritually dynamic chakras of bicameral heart and mind and root Twitching, opening to unwillingly close again in anxiety, negatively, and in anticipation of more, positively wider, deeper, frictionless, without dissonance, Letting go,...Read More
Categories: analogy, earth, health, metaphor,
Form: Political Verse
Oh, did I think you are the one
The darkness comes after the sun, The moon's above like lonely rover, Oh, did I think you are the one? Say, did I think you are the one? But I regret that all is over. I walk myself in cape...Read More
Categories: metaphor, emotions, feelings, goodbye, lost
Form: Lyric

Specific Types of Metaphor Poems

Read wonderful metaphor poetry on the following sub-topics: animal, family, friends, football, kids, lion, love, loneliness, moon, nature, yourself and more.

Definition | What is Metaphor in Poetry?