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Off Poems

Off Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of off 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 off.

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Premium Member A 9-11 TALE WITH HEART

A beautiful, perfect, autumn day it was. 
The gold and red sneaking in the Central Park leaves as it 
always does. 
I wanted to stay home with my wife and son. 
But realized there were bills to 
be paid and...Read More
Categories: off, america, god, heartbreak, violence,
Form: Free verse



Professor Emeritus

Our aging professor emeritus
has an affectation that annoys us:
he stresses words that end with “èd” –
a mannerism, he claims, he learnèd
(if the story is to be believèd)
in his days when he matriculatèd
(or, as he puts it, “universitatèd”),
which one he’s never...Read More
Categories: off, humor,
Form: Monorhyme
Hubs favorite thing
When my head becomes tired
My favorite place to rest
My head upon the soft curves
That make up your beautiful breast

Whether they are old or new
Whether they are big or small
Yours are my favorite pair
But I really like to like  them...Read More
Categories: off, body, feelings,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Petrichor and Vellichor
A choir of rainfall on soft stones

Bookmarked by wistful nature

Sweet melancholy shelved for

Another day in bed with a book


Yet he opens not only his heart

But windows and soulful founts

Pitter patter from musty pages

Chorus of dew mellowed to words


The roof leaks...Read More
Categories: off, art,
Form: Free verse
Banks
Banks

I stare each day at my available balance
And I wish I had more in the pot
I feel as if I’m under constant surveillance
By the hierarchy, who know what I’ve got
They’re waiting to pounce and I know it
They want to smuggle...Read More
Categories: off, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, humor,
Form: I do not know?



Premium Member Out To Pasture
Retirement from community development,
facilitating cooperative economic justice
in this post-millennial time of climate crisis,
feels like being put out to pasture
with the rest of us toothless and feckless horses

Stalking senior centers
and gated communities
to weather the fade-out storm
of physical
and mental,
natural
and spiritual encroaching unease
and...Read More
Categories: off, age, health, horse, integrity, political, power, psychological,
Form: Political Verse
Missing Group
Being pulled from all sides in different directions,
with force so strong that can move a mountain.
These are ropes made of ego,masked with righteousness,
scented with entitlement and pride.
confused,worried,a little lamb,running and searching for haven.
Saw all the beautiful and colourful things,and ran...Read More
Categories: off, creation, emotions, today,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member That's Nice
"Roses from all nations scintillate in complete harmony".
From "I am me, set me free" - Maria Williams.

Once, long ago, the Wars of the Roses
Was battled between Lancaster and York,
In modern times the question one poses:
"What place has any flower in...Read More
Categories: off, death, flower, rose, war,
Form: Dizain
Premium Member Meeting a Self-Professed Genius
She knew it all; she was brilliant. A genius.
I had never met her before, but she told me right away.
I watched my tablemate’s faces. They knew her. They were grinning.

I will do that! She said at every task we were...Read More
Categories: off, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 8th
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Kansas is Home to Wildlife
Kansas is the home of the tornado and the deer
I did not fully appreciate this until I moved here
I see them in my yard bashing my bird feeders round
When they break, the deer lick the feed off the ground.

Raccoon mamas...Read More
Categories: off, animal,
Form: Rhyme
goodbye
you are more of a stranger now
than before we even met
i should throw out the memories
fold your name into a paper airplane
and fly it south
it’s just an ache i can do without
i don’t even want to think of you
i want...Read More
Categories: off, farewell, goodbye, hurt, i miss you, sad
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Me Today
Me Today
as you can...

Oh, how you hate me today, 
I am just the mom. 
I do the cooking and cleaning, 
I do the laundry, 
and all things the word;
ick, might one day describe. 

But know this now, 
as I pick...Read More
Categories: off, angel, chocolate, granddaughter, grandmother, grandparents, mother, mother
Form: Narrative
Premium Member train



Lights on
Lights off
a train passing
in the night.

*****
...Read More
Categories: off, love,
Form: Verse
Premium Member BRUISED HEARTS


nostalgia hovers in the night
candle flickers o so bright

bruised hearts craving serenity
for just an instance of infinity

bluesy melodies fill the room
staving off impending doom

a prayer in worship to divinity
in exchange promises eternity



posted on February 23, 2020...Read More
Categories: off, fantasy, heart, music, night, nostalgia, surreal,
Form: Rhyme
We Put The Wrong Son Up For Adoption
My son is a thief and a drug user.
I'm not lying when I say he's a loser.
It's too much for my wife and I to bear.
He's addicted to Meth and he's on welfare.
When my wife had twins, we chose the...Read More
Categories: off, addiction, father son, funny, humor,
Form: Rhyme
Spare a thought
Middle of the road,
or somewhere in between,
Over and beyond,
is where I should’ve been,
Living in the undergrowth 
Staying more or less unseen 
Now a piece of roadkill,  
belly up hasbeen. 
As you drive on by,
Spare a thought for me.

Stuck to...Read More
Categories: off, allegory, animal, car, death, destiny, life, truth,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Serpent
The serpents evil doctrine he'd tried to inflict
Tore peaceful communities assunder; causing conflict
The ghost soldiers would come in the dead of night
Taking on the evil serpent with firepower and might.

They would infiltrate the serpents lair and be in disguise
And unleash...Read More
Categories: off, death, evil, military, war,
Form: Rhyme
Commercialism
Habits are difficult to break…
and when lethal it is as if trying 
to scale a fence with barbs at the top. 

Smoking, drug addiction, 
bad relationships
attach to one’s spirit like flypaper
or gooey-spider-webs, entrapping
the soul, gumming-up divine essence
making it difficult for...Read More
Categories: off, addiction, business, people, perspective, psychological, truth, wisdom,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Requiem For A 'Love'lorn
              Supine, his fathomless eyes fixed 
     on clusters of grey clouds suspended above him.
       He's busy...Read More
Categories: off, loneliness, longing, lost love, memory, symbolism,
Form: Free verse
Field daze for bookworms
Cabin Fever door closes five dollars,
a-Bag Used Book Sale
Sunday, February 23, 2020
hence less than twenty four hours
before avid readers bewail
foregoing scampering across Hillandale
vital poetic proclamation

yours truly doth broadcast,
albeit apologize short notice,
while courtesy warden
at Highland Manor Jail
gave scant time regarding
voluntary convict...Read More
Categories: off, 11th grade, 12th grade, addiction, books, freedom,
Form: Enclosed Rhyme
A Wary Woman
I’d love to say that ‘Crusher’ Webb is one good mate of mine,
but old ‘Crusher’s’ temperamental and can act more like a swine,
and it don’t take much to set him off; that’s when we all show fear, 
so we don’t...Read More
Categories: off, humor,
Form: Rhyme
One Day I'll Get There
Hi ho! Hi ho! Off to the gym I go,
but a friend rang me wouldn’t you know.
Now I’m sorry to say,
I can’t make it today.
That makes it three thousand days in a row....Read More
Categories: off, humor,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member The Heart is a Lonely Stranger
The heart is a lonely stranger
found in the darkest void from a shattered life
It will wander endlessly
until the depth of pain has bled all its blood
upon the solitary floor of the mind
To leave a stain etched in the growing mold
that...Read More
Categories: off, dark, loneliness, pain,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Seasons
Oh, blessed Spring I have been waiting for you it seems forever,
Let me throw off this winter coat and put on my raincoat and galoshes;
I love your blue skies and even rain showers that clean the earth,
Delightful spring flowers are...Read More
Categories: off, seasons,
Form: Verse
Do You Hear What I Hear
Birthdate?  My family tells me
it was 1900 or so.
I don’t remember being born;
I know when I started to grow.

My first real friend was named Reggie
We first met when I was just six.
It was Christmas Eve, we read from
the Bible...Read More
Categories: off, 11th grade, birthday, song, war,
Form: Quatrain