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Metaphor Poems

Read wonderful metaphor poetry on the following sub-topics: animal, family, friends, football, kids, lion, love, loneliness, moon, nature, yourself and more. Read a definition and example (where appropriate).

Note: The forms for these poems were selected by the poet. Often poems are assigned the wrong form. Please confirm the accuracy of the poetic form before referencing the poem.

List of New Poems

PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Mishandled Mahogany Avian Hughes Rhyme metaphor, africa, black african american,
Lethal Weapon Rolando Harris Free verse black love, metaphor, romantic
Premium Member Poem Body Language Gregory R Barden Senryu analogy, body, language, metaphor,
Premium Member Poem Night Stars Edward Ibeh Lanterne imagery, metaphor, nature, night,
Premium Member Poem Erasing old footprints Vijay Pandit Verse metaphor, nature, snow,
Premium Member Poem BOUGAINVILLAEA Martin Brown Free verse emotions, metaphor,
Premium Member Poem I Wrote This Note To Say Edward Ibeh Verse metaphor, dedication, for her, how
Night Raven Kumkum Sharma I do not know? metaphor, anxiety, dark, deep, depression,
Premium Member Poem Searching for Macmillan Hall Bill Keen Rhyme assonance, education, history, metaphor,
Premium Member Poem Singing FullVoiced Gerald Dillenbeck Political Verse metaphor, caregiving, dream, health, hope,
Premium Member Poem Rise Up Edward Ibeh Free verse inspirational, life, metaphor, perspective,
time standing still tamer hossam ABC metaphor, art, confusion, deep, faith,
Stolen Integrity Part 2 Michael Robinson Rhyme metaphor, analogy, anger, conflict, humor,
If Only You Could See Michael Robinson Rhyme analogy, confusion, metaphor, social,
Premium Member Poem Celestial Powers John Crowe Rhyme future, life, love, metaphor,
Premium Member Poem Heads Or Tails Gregory R Barden Free verse analogy, metaphor,
Is this all Edward Clapham Prose Poetry future, life, love, metaphor,
Exhausted with caress Serge Lyrewing Lyric metaphor, emotions, feelings, kiss, longing,
Premium Member Poem What Can We Do Bill Keen Dramatic Monologue allusion, assonance, metaphor, truth,
Premium Member Poem The Madness of Giants Michael Wise Rhyme deep, metaphor, moving on,
Premium Member Poem Blue Flame Angel L Villanueva Rubaiyat metaphor, devotion, i love you,
Premium Member Poem Meadowlark's Shadows Michael Wise Rhyme metaphor, symbolism,
Blind man running by the light of the night Plant A Tree Poetry Lyric metaphor, analogy, cry, death, drug,
To die laughing in one's sleep Plant A Tree Poetry Lyric metaphor, angel, cat, death, irony,
Premium Member Poem Recycled Dragons Susan Jeavons Rhyme metaphor, animal, children, courage, fantasy,
Premium Member Poem Marzipan Gregory R Barden Free verse love, metaphor, passion, sensual,
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Premium Member Poem A HAIKU DUET millard lowe Haiku metaphor, allegory, children, food, grief,
Premium Member Poem TO A TEASE OF NATURE millard lowe Prose Poetry analogy, imagery, metaphor, seasons,
Premium Member Poem What Is Love Gregory R Barden Sonnet metaphor, appreciation, childhood, love, meaningful,
You Be The Judge - The Poem Speaks For Itself Maureen McGreavy Free verse me, metaphor, poems, poetry,
Set the hook Chris Hyatt Enclosed Rhyme metaphor, adventure, age, blessing, giving,
A dream of Stars Robby's Multimedia Poetry Blank verse beauty, deep, metaphor, stars,
As Somber Sleep Falls upon Saturn Robby's Multimedia Poetry Blank verse dark, meaningful, metaphor, philosophy,
Premium Member Poem Sweet and Sour Gregory R Barden Lanterne love, metaphor, passion, sensual,
effective aquistions championship presences Allan Terry Ballad confidence, culture, mentor, metaphor,
Premium Member Poem Sutures Gregory R Barden Free verse love, metaphor, pride, wisdom,
Premium Member Poem Grinning Michael Wise Ballad dark, metaphor, mystery,
So Long Jakob Towell Free verse fate, home, lost, metaphor,
Oh, Hello Jakob Towell Free verse metaphor, absence, confusion, corruption, dream,
Premium Member Poem LIFE, LOVE, AND HEARTBREAK millard lowe Tanka metaphor, fate, heartbreak, irony, love,
Premium Member Poem KELOIDS millard lowe Haiku metaphor, allegory, growth, imagery, inspiration,
Premium Member Poem REVELATION millard lowe Haiku metaphor, allegory, imagery, introspection, light,
God was robbed warren marc Free verse metaphor, creation, faith, feelings, god,
Premium Member Poem Tapestry of Seasons - HC Gregory R Barden Haiku analogy, life, metaphor, seasons,
Premium Member Poem Constellation Vermillion Scythe Free verse metaphor, star, stars,
My Heart Jakob Towell Rhyme depression, metaphor, sorry,
Exile Jakob Towell Free verse lonely, mental illness, metaphor,
Premium Member Poem No Country Gregory R Barden Free verse analogy, conflict, film, metaphor,
Premium Member Poem The Divorce Portrait Metaphor Tom Wright Lyric divorce, metaphor,
Premium Member Poem A Blank Page Edward Ibeh Senryu analogy, metaphor, perspective,

About This Page

Metaphor Poems. Above are examples of poems about metaphor. This list of metaphor poems is composed of the works of modern international poet members of 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.

Metaphor Poem Example

Indian Ink

“Indian Accent”

Hear the whispers inside

Chanting from long ago
Echoes come and go
Losing time in a soft eternal glow

A beautiful and delicate autumn mountain scene
Dry blue eyes enchanting melodies!
Voices fall from the sky;    -Rising hymns release 
-ancient demons that   CLING to the soul

Darkness dwells under - gentle moonlight
Ancestors of the Spirit World!
Weaving Native smoke into the barren air
Indian spirits haunt the muddy Earth---
Moccasin makers rise from underneath;    While
  guardians of dream catchers - print the Universe
Smooth thread from the outer world; 
Arrowheads,   Ivory gems,   feathers, and illusions
I stumble upon a florid kiss.......   My veins;
Run Cold, like ice through a desert night.

Winds of enchanted drums - cry out for rain
Hollow chimes mesmerize,  my ties,  my eyes
An ancient rage begins to flare --- MADNESS! 
- takes place among the sanity of  who   I am
The spear of the perfumed buffalo scrapes my skin
I remove the veil that covers my eyes
The hands that cover my ears
Drying the scalp that bleeds on my face


Raven silk braids and feathers on my hair
Dancing in a horrid hallucination of Peyote,
Waking up from the “American Dream.”
Holding out my arms, I am free, I can fly.


By; PD

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