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Animal Metaphor Poems

These Animal Metaphor poems are examples of Metaphor poems about Animal. These are the best examples of Metaphor Animal poems written by international poets.


Interview Overheard
I hear them talking as I open my eyes, 
a hazy something lingers on my lips like lava, 
threatening to erupt. I hear question then...

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Categories: metaphor, analogy, animal,



The Fish
Laughter trills through fire
Joy is spun on a lyre
Feathers were just growing in
And the bird watched its kin
Playing, scratching, screaming

I want to play!
You're on fire!
Thats...

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Categories: metaphor, anger, animal, bullying, depression,

eels
Let’s be eels, 
Let slip into their hands,

Let’s be eels,
Let’s explore the rivers
Before they catch us,

They’re waiting for us downstream,
To hurt us,

We are eels,
We know...

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Categories: animal, metaphor,

Eagle
Eagle
by Lanier Thomas

Safely soaring above the sky
The eagle continues to fly.
On stately wings that glide on air
Like drifting dreams without despair.
Onward over the horizon it...

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Categories: metaphor, animal, beauty, freedom, happiness,

Committee of Vultures
Committee of Vultures

There they sit squabbling
Up in a tree or on the ground
Waiting greedily for the next carcass
Laughing, they don’t care how it got dead

Always...

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Categories: metaphor, animal, bird, character, humanity,



Sincerely Dr Jekyll
I can feel this rage boiling
Bubbling to the top
I can feel it catching fire
Gathering heat nonstop
I can feel it take aim 
with my patience slain
The...

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Categories: metaphor, abuse, anger, bullying, meaningful,

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...

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Categories: allusion, animal, garden, metaphor,

Premium Member A Cornered Rat
A Cornered Rat


No matter what the enemy’s might.
The smallest of beasts will stand and fight.
Whether a cat or a mighty bear.
Confront him only if you...

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Categories: metaphor, animal, cat, conflict, dark,

Greenling Elegy - Revision
clouded omens across code

the objective fact of the atmosphere here
starves even the most modest
ambitions of fish outside their home waters

journey of yearning mundane
day-glow gradients of...

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Categories: metaphor, animal, betrayal, death, extended

Premium Member Panther
An isolated silhouette grows
amongst cowering greens as
an aimless impression yonder
trace mimicking lifeless postures. 

Outlines vanish from the capture
as that raises a different outcome,
yet the instinctive...

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Categories: metaphor, allusion, animal, environment, extended

Premium Member Dead Rat In the Road
dead rat in the road
flat rat in the road
as if placed without gore
more like a small fur rug
than a rodent
as it ran to its conclusion
not...

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Categories: metaphor, animal, death, deep, mental

The Spider
In the hushed embrace of night, a weaver emerges from the shadows.
With delicate grace, it spins threads of lunar albedo into a tapestry,
a silent symphony...

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Categories: metaphor, analogy, animal, confidence, extended

Sleepwalking
Am I aware of who I am?
Or just an animal, following after my next meal
Sleepwalking
If all I do is what I’m told
Am I really alive...

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Categories: depression, life, metaphor,

Living Among Ferocious Animals
Having to undertake my journey through life
        I face unusual situations...This time with animals...

    ...

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Categories: metaphor, adventure, allegory, animal, appreciation,

Premium Member Beating a Dead Horse
Reins lifted in spite, a grimace
Blistering the urge to forgive the way
Black changed to gray right before your eyes,
Easing away the pain like, in fading,...

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Categories: metaphor, animal, death of a


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