Meter Poems - Below
are popular examples of all types of meter poetry to share and read. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for meter.
Just Passing Through
meter, business, change, city, death, deep, destiny, emotions,
Bang! Bang! Bang!
The sound of gun shots echoing in the air
Shattering windows and, smashing glasses
Sending people pouring out in the street
Gun shots penetrating the clouds
With a message that is very loud
People are running and screaming around
She is brighter than dawn
meter, dark, light, love, moon, night, stars, sun,
She is brighter than dawn
by Michael R. Burch
There’s a light about her
like the moon through a mist:
a starry candescence
with which she is blessed
and my heart to her light
like the tide now is pulled ...
she is fair, O, and bright
Free Verse On Love
meter, love, marriage, poetry,
Form: Free verse
as I embrace you with
sonnets that kindle the fire
a constant balm that will
hold you tightly in the night
and caress your fears
with a diamante of desire
our heartbeats gradually increase
by iambs to a meter uncharted
the rhyme and...Read More
A WISH FOR FISH
Form: Free verse
A WISH FOR ALL FISH
Washed up on shores around the world
Already dead, a whale, a dolphin a shark,
All marine life is suffering, the situation
Has become absurd,
The facts real and stark!
My Fairy God mother in my poem
Yes about a...Read More
All That 'I AM'
meter, art, bible, faith, love, mystery,
Let all that ‘I AM,’ yes, my pulp, seed, and cover,
From dreams long misplaced to the fears, I’m resisting
(Though friends think them offal). My eye’s tears from mote
(That makes sparks when all stars hide), bound pain tied with sunbeams,
Mind’s clouds...Read More
The Puppys Cries
meter, career, courage, cry, emotions, environment, faith, goodbye,
I saw it lying there curdle up
It’s little body trembling, its tail shaking
And it appear as if its hind leg is broken
I put it to stand up but it fall to the ground
And cry out in great pain
It lay...Read More
In sandy Egypt lived three men
In ancient days when pharaohs reigned
The kingdom of the pyramids,
Osiris and that Isis’ den,
Whom everyone worships and heeds,
Or at least doing so they feigned,
And those gods too blessed them and deigned.
But these three men round...Read More
Songs of the Heart
meter, poetry, poets,
There is a song within the heart
made of a glowing trusting faith.
Its melody sweet dulcet sounds
and with each word delight imparts
deep down inside where is resounds
is lovely music it can make
more than one human heart can take.
Sometimes the songs are...Read More
A Reply to Poe's Demise
Hill now gone, a soul deflated
The wicked winds began to cry
Every fiber of his being
Motionless and now abated
Uttered pleadings quickly fleeing
Such phantom hands upon his cloak
Whose tightened grasp his spirit broke
Her sullen plea did heavy weigh
When earth below then gave...Read More
meter, analogy, appreciation, beauty, metaphor, nature, romance, spring,
How soft and sweet the breath of May
So warms to brace the swallow's wing
Through unseen...Read More
meter, butterfly, life, time,
He’s tired of seeing everyday
the rise and set of crimson sun,
decides to capture time, thinking
as butterfly it flies away
beyond deep horizon sinking.
So, on daybreak he starts to run,
his butterfly chase has begun
to hold time within his control,
to decide when sun’ll...Read More
In four and sixty syllables
He strains to squeeze some thoughts profound
Into unyielding manacles
Of 8x8 form, tightly-bound.
He seeks to hand-pick words that sound
Unforced by metric obstacles
That sing and sensibly expound -
In short, do verbal miracles!
Lord Chamberlain's Lecture
meter, allegory, encouraging, motivation,
Waste the freed, born you a just throne,
Tis, not plain, goodness, be all yours,
Death in the night, dark comes the day,
Throughout the realm, soon be your own,
Set thy bow, claim me that you slay,
We campaign on peace at our...Read More
To Each His--or Her--Own
my cup of tea
I relish rhyme.
To me, they’re prime—
most of the time.
On second thought, I’d rather have blank verse.
Express your thoughts sans rhyming patterns, please,
while making sure your meter is sustained.
Just iambic pentameter will do.
If you compose...Read More
The Reaper Speaks
I have come for you, mortal one
the way that I have come each time
for anyone! Such is your fate.
As surely as you see the sun
each day as you stand by your gate
to watch the new sun start to climb
to sky,...Read More
A Fugitive She Never Knew
meter, allusion, family, happy, irony, love, love hurts,
As still as night, her heart aghast,
she pondered of her fellow's fairing,
for word had spread of his capture.
She dreamt of blooming meadows past,
as butterfly spies enrapture
lunch baskets and laughter sharing.
Alas, now shadows are glaring.
A fugitive, she never knew,
throughout each lovely...Read More
meter, humorous, poetry, poets, writing,
DISCLAIMER: This is a tongue-in-cheek, sardonic critique
of my own poetry from the perspective of a fictitious non poetry
lover. This is not aimed at any of you wonderful Soup poets...
please do not be offended! ~ John
Tell me who...Read More
Memoir of a Survivor
meter, fear, memory,
Pack the horror away and store it deep inside
Bury the diary in the backyard half a meter deep
Shred every single photo; cast them to the wind
Set fire to your memories; never let them see...Read More
Coming Of Age
meter, adventure, conflict,
In the chapel wherein he laid
His final moments here on earth,
Mirrored image of one’s boyhood
Stands he to claim his scabbard blade,
The chance to prove his manhood.
His mother chides him of his birth
Begs her the need to prove his worth,
His load...Read More
meter, dark, future, horror, science, science fiction, time,
From thirsting shoots, the timelines grew
to stubborn stems that clasped the strings
of magnetism, space, decay
and gravity. The paths they knew
were constant, straight; they stretched away,
unbreakable yet formless things
defying turmoil’s beckonings,
each one with its own tale to tell -
alternative, yet...Read More
In silence, we can hear wisdom imparted;
the strident bell of argument departed.
Because we cannot hear when we clamour, speak:
When we become sentient in our quest to seek
the value in others and their true motif,
hidden from themselves in a layer of...Read More
meter, conflict, dark, death, irony, leadership, pride, war,
Upon a great white steed he rode
Astride his back he pranced with pride
His valiant soldier's war behold
The hope of all he served be known
Into the strife of chaos shown
They rode with vengeance high and wide
Taking lives from death's cold bride
meter, england, forgiveness, life, london,
He should have bought that land back then
- a brownfield site for sixty pound.
That price is off the cards today
He'll never get that Chance again
despite what other 'players' say.
Our anti-hero, London bound
had little cash, so moved around.
'Sacrificing love for power'
all i ever hoped for
meter, emotions, love,
around the time your eyes met mine
i ran in fields of those unclean-
i saw you stand with feet so sore
awaiting stars that shall align
for you’re the one that i adore-
Form: Free verse
Then, he came
With his cane in hand
Striking the street
He boldly walked.
He wore his smile
A meter wide,
His pearly teeth
Between his lips.
As he neared
He broke his stride
And casually said -
‘Show me the way
To where you been.’
I did not speak....Read More