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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.
Premium Member There's More That Falls Below the Iceberg
Does my head in the guillotine promptly paint me guilty? My last meal, a full plate of your golden excuses But any attention means so much to me We’re going in circles, But feel free to...Read More
Categories: absence, extended metaphor, friend,
Form: Free verse

Man O Man can't conquer the mother
Man O’ Man can’t conquer the mother! Hitherto, the quoth be gather. To the havoc, thy avarice, foment; The virulence is a channel of chastisement. Man O’ Man can’t conquer the mother! Hitherto, the quoth be gather. The virulence is evil...Read More
Categories: desire, emotions, humanity, metaphor,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Death Be Thy Raven
Death be thy raven's blackened plume And hunched in cape of sordidness A tower's age of wealth's illume Becries a pallid nothingness Where scream escapes an umbral torn Of ravaged souls in weeping due The chill of wakes those come...Read More
Categories: death, metaphor, moving on,
Form: Sonnet
As The Hours Pass
Though time, like us, is separated Into many hours and minutes, Even our arms, like clock hands, Will someday meet again....Read More
Categories: lost love, love, metaphor,
Form: Free verse
Different Worlds
suddenly a commotion a score of gulls screaming wings flapping, gliding, wheeling then within half a minute away into the sky behind the houses what and why I asked myself but found no answer, as usual a pattern of small copses gaunt, unloved...Read More
Categories: metaphor, change, feelings, how i
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Ante-Meridian Verses on a Sleepless Night
In what to me now seems like ages I've only read some sundry pages; Lord Byron, a Romantic poet, was a dark wit; you'd just know it. But I (yes, I!) know much better, for I know it to...Read More
Categories: allusion, animal, garden, metaphor,
Form: Heroic Couplet
Writings on the Wall
The other day my friend asked me, “What is life? Is it the days we live or the dreams we dream?” Don’t know how I did that, but most of the time, I just added a question mark...Read More
Categories: change, extended metaphor, future,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Love-Hate
you put your silks and satins in me, a darkened abattoir I see your pain, a summer crisis staring sometimes for minutes it's a love hate relationship it's a love hate hall of mirrors lost in dirty bone catacombs I wait...Read More
Categories: earth, metaphor, mother, nature,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Minichu: The Vein of Inspiration
Verses written with veins, On thin, irregular lines, pulsing chambers find, Growing pains. Thirsty for eyes, As each word, poured from vessels mined, Surmise. Alone, Praise-seeking grind, Blown. Verses written with veins, As each word, poured from vessels mined, Blown....Read More
Categories: heart, inspiration, metaphor, poets,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member She Took My Hand
look at my hands, they're not the hands of a fisherman they're not the hands of a carpenter look at my hands and tell me how many miles do you feel across deserts and plains, they're not the plains of a...Read More
Categories: inspiration, metaphor, poetry, poets,
Form: Free verse
Kite-Surfer and Observer
Kite-Surfer prepares for his thrilling ride With double-checked gear, wades into the tide Observer sits noticing all that’s around And sees the direction where’s Kite-Surfer’s bound Like an outgoing message that’s waiting to send Kite-Surfer is patient, then catches the...Read More
Categories: metaphor, 9th grade, earth, endurance,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Why Things Happen
The splash changed the course of the universe as the fish startled in his round of the pond. Why are you here? asked the fish. I fell in, cried the rat, wearing water he donned. Why did you fall...Read More
Categories: destiny, fun, life, metaphor,
Form: Light Verse
Under the Influence
I don’t know why I’m with her still She’s a craving I just can’t kill, She’s a habit I just can’t kick, I’m an addict – she makes me sick She burns like “China White” cut wrong, Harsh as schwag...Read More
Categories: addiction, dark, extended metaphor,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Sickle Moon
One mystic blue night dead still, I’ll steal the silver full moon, break it into sharp shards, and stow them in the backyard under the shadow of the creepy cloud. The dark devils will enter with fiend my anguished...Read More
Categories: abuse, analogy, metaphor,
Form: Free verse
her lips lie metaphorical realism
she could not handle the truth easier to live a lie just the truth the whole truth nothing but the truth does it still exist   when none believe reality its still truth if all believe lies they are still falsehoods authenticity...Read More
Categories: metaphor,
Form: Suzette Prime

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?