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Old Poems | Examples of Old Poetry

Old Poems - Examples of all types of old poetry to share and read. This list of old poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, and famous examples of old poetry. This list of works about old is an excellent resource for examples on how to write old poems.
Fragility of Life
Ancient Tree Grows Strong Ephemeral Spring Children Timeless Pink Blossoms...Read More
Categories: beautiful, children, loss, old,
Form: Haiku



Premium Member Where Once I Walked
Where once I walked I now idly talk Where...Read More
Categories: age, old, youth,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Ice Hourglass
Duluth Warmbilt factory blanket placed over his shoulders after dinner cookie in lap untasted facing out the long double-paned window grinning hard scaring the new hire A skull she thinks waiting for it to melt just enough so the two-ton truck The...Read More
Categories: age, death, old, winter,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Low profile
The oldies retreated from work But not from killing time Time As much as the upheaval of Domestic, world affairs or politics Although most of the time They are boasting their present Bragging their past Blathering about dissatisfaction Drivelling politics They aren't retreating...Read More
Categories: history, old, political, time,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member In September
We are in September Summer just lost her limbs Her warmth, her beauty and her tenderness. The temperature begins to cool off You, the perfect perfid, just left With your hair full of old age. Oh! Things don't remain the same Everything...Read More
Categories: old, emotions, farewell, lost love,
Form: Free verse



O live the life, leave still
How beautiful is sky of setting dusk! Why then the setting old age seems to tire? Eve inspires to conclude unfinished dreams, If so, why should the setting old age tire? The setting sun inspires the search...Read More
Categories: age, life, old,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Chasing the Gold
Chasing the gold Charley got old Youth passed him on the course left him with his namesake ...Read More
Categories: cry, future, hope, old,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Old Fuddy-Duddy
Cornelius McGillicuddy Conservative fuddy-duddy Though he shortened his name to Connie Mack ...Read More
Categories: baseball, hair, old, work,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member From Days of Yore
From days of yore, from ancient times long before, were prophets, and bards and sages; these men of lore, who wrote of fate and more, were scribes of...Read More
Categories: old, fate, history, men, metaphor,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member What kind of place was this
I cursed myself for choosing such an inn. There was a humid fog swirling all over. What could one discover what’s there beneath? Why did they choose a place one cannot see. Perhaps it was my fault as I...Read More
Categories: 12th grade, conflict, old,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Unlikely Senior Citizen
When did it happen? I’m thinking It must have been when I was sleeping I changed from young and restless To the elderly, wrinkled, graying - old-fashioned When did I first notice the way it hurt To jump and play,...Read More
Categories: old, age, courage, identity, memory,
Form: Free verse
I'd want
I'd want to grow old with you Watch you have grey hair day by day See you forget to put your make up on Cause you fine with how you aging I'd want to see you fall asleep As...Read More
Categories: old, absence, appreciation, beauty, love,
Form: Free verse
Passing On
Another old friend has passed on, May he rest whereever he's gone. Once you're a year above eighty thoughts of life's transience are weighty. but here were good times to think upon. Old friends, I'll see you anon....Read More
Categories: old, death of a friend,
Form: Elegiac Lyric
Premium Member Witjweri
Winding south Between the tree's Noting colours Greens an blacks Fawn an khaki If it wasn't for the distance I would walk its long path Just to hear witjweri. ( sound...Read More
Categories: old, wind,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member looking for something
I am an old man a deep well an epoch marriage a raven haired beauty five above average kids Orion deckhand and cook teacher of the year Bible study leader jail preacher song worship leader graduate--graduate school graduate--undergraduate school life guard breakfast cook English tutor Archie Brokeshoulder's well puller grain elevator...Read More
Categories: journey, old,
Form: Free verse

Specific Types of Old Poems

Read wonderful old poetry on the following sub-topics: age, beautiful, christmas, classic, death, depression, friendship, getting, humanity, life, love, nature, and more.

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