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Metaphor Poems | Examples of Metaphor Poetry

Metaphor Poems. Below 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.

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List of Metaphor Poems

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A Respectable Tree Lawrence Sharp Free verse metaphor, tree,
Premium Member Poem Firefighter Darren White Free verse fire, metaphor, tree,
Premium Member Poem The Mechanism Sheer Terror Free verse anger, conflict, metaphor, political,
Autumn Jonathan Bellmann Couplet autumn, metaphor, nature,
Premium Member Poem Brainstorm Charlie Smith Free verse depression, loneliness, metaphor,
Premium Member Poem Delusions of Eloquence Freddie Robinson Jr. Epic irony, metaphor, truth, visionary,
If Ignorance is Bliss, Then Knowing is Utopian Matt Forshay Free verse metaphor, deep, encouraging, how i
Premium Member Poem Waves crashing inside her mind Lewis Raynes Quatrain metaphor, anxiety, depression, imagery, imagination,
Premium Member Poem A Smile Most Revealing Edward Ibeh Free verse beautiful, metaphor, smile, woman,
Premium Member Poem Wait Loss Freddie Robinson Jr. Free verse metaphor, spiritual, wisdom, word

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Computer Animation Seven Ten
by Sheri Fresonke Harper
Over x steps we will plot
after y steps up to site.
This is the way we create a body.
This is the beginning and this is end.
One...

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Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: art, computer, creation, metaphor,

Roaming a Barren Desert
by Lu Loo
I roam this barren desert isolated with fear.
Solitary am I; neglected and left apart from 
those who used to love me. For I am but...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: loneliness, loss, metaphor,

Snow Covered
by Tyrell Murdock
Winter comes, be numb
Cold chaos, long hiatus
Hidden from the sun...

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Haiku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: metaphor, cry, lost love, love,

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Limbo Land
by Andrea Dietrich
Searching, ever searching, for something . . . for anything at all,
I wander the desert alone.
Lost; I am so very lost.
Fond memories I’d been clinging...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: metaphor,

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THE CATERPILLAR WHO REFUSED TO DIE
by Line Gauthier


I am a most important caterpillar
She said to me
Going about my life
My very busy life
I have tons of crucial things to do
I have a home...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: metaphor, death, desire, destiny, life,

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Easy
by Gregory R Barden

How quickly

We fall prey to love

Devoured whole by the need to be needed

No matter how long or high or thick the walls

No matter the time...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: analogy, longing, love, metaphor,

BARREN DESERT
by Anisha Dutta
  BARREN DESERT

           I wander in open wide barren desert alone
   ...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: adventure, heartbreak, metaphor,

The Metaphor Made by a bird
by Xuefeng Pan
A silly bird is terrible in his intellect            
But his feather made him look...

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Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: analogy, bird, metaphor, philosophy,

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Manna From Nana
by Gregory R Barden


          ~     Nana's sourdough, warm -


     Heaven's hearth...

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Haiku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: appreciation, food, metaphor,

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The Barren Desert of My Life
by John Gondolf
I wander the desert alone with my thoughts
as the sun beating down sssizzles my soul;
I ponder the reflections of my barren life,
and thirst for the...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: loneliness, lost, metaphor, onomatopoeia,

So Misunderstood
by M. L. Kiser
Dragons are so misunderstood; often because of their evil cousins, Wyverns.  Wyverns pull all sorts of schemes; they love eating humans, as well as,...

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Haibun | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: animal, fantasy, metaphor, myth,

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muscular emotion
by Lifes Tapestry
Pumping in my chest is the sustainable energy that flows and determines the senses.
It is the enigma of the soul, 
the conflict of the mind,
and...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: love, metaphor,

Four Sentiments-10-10-2018
by Kurt Philip Behm
Ending In Regret

Most of us wait 
  for what few of us get

Then start the excuses
  —that end in regret

(Villanova Pennsylvania: January, 2014)


...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: metaphor,

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Sour Face Gestures
by Freddie Robinson Jr.


Sugar Cain spin speeches
coming from wrinkled, prune faces
Citrus acid tongue leeches
latching on to golden palatial places

Waxy viper lips moving in lamprey motion,
voodoo witches brew is...

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Rispetto | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: imagery, metaphor, wisdom, word

Among the worlds by Innokenty Annensky
by Serge Lyrewing
Among the worlds in glimmering of the suns,
I still repeat the one star's name and only,
It's not because I loved Her without chance,
But it's because...

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Lyric | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: emotions, feelings, love, metaphor,

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Juggernaut Growl
by Nina Parmenter
Adrift on this rattling sucking-dry river
I’m twisting like flotsam, my energy peaking
and troughing, my will being tested
and tested...

I’m smashing
I’m shattering
Over and over.

The eddies are frenzied...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: angst, dark, depression, metaphor,

Dead Eyes of the Night
by Orochi C. Joshua
Dead eyes of the night, stare not at me now
For I am not ready for the journey, the endless journey 
To a land without people,...

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Prose Poetry | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: fear, imagery, metaphor,

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Becalming Broth
by Carol Connell
For my dry, scratchy, sore throat
Balm of Gilead
homemade chicken soup

10/8/18

It sure was good!...

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: blessing, food, metaphor, sick,

Love me, I am black night by Maria Petrovykh
by Serge Lyrewing
Love me, I am black night
wrong and vicious and blind.
But who else, if not you,
will love me, lives say crew.
Look, there're stars in dark sky,
They...

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Lyric | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: emotions, feelings, love, metaphor,

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Bread
by Joseph May
 slicing melodies,
 guitar man
 butters up a song
             --
10-6-18...

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Haiku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: metaphor, music,