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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. Read a definition and example (where appropriate).

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List of New Poems

PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
The Flecked Face Subimal Sinha-Roy Senryu analogy, life, old,
Elderly Addicted Feline M. L. Kiser Kimo old, animal, cat, image, imagery,
Spring Blossoms M. L. Kiser Lanterne old, body, death, image, life,
Premium Member Poem The life is Pashang Salehi Masnavi allusion, angst, life, old,
Premium Member Poem THIS OLD BODY Line Gauthier Limerick age, appreciation, body, old,
Premium Member Poem Woo Song 2-26-19 William Coyne Rhyme love, old,
An Idyllic Poem Wieslaw Musialowski Free verse fate, old, sad,
bob dylan, may your story be forever told George Christos Ballad old, blessing, celebration, for him,
If Kurt Philip Behm Rhyme dark, old, youth,
Acta Non Verba Speaks Volumes matthew harris Free verse old, 12th grade, february, fruit,
Premium Member Poem Who is the fool The old or the new Bobby May Free verse old,
Our Daily Bread Annabelle Dillon ABC old, racism,
Premium Member Poem Mismatched Dishes Beautiful Dear Heart Verse old,
Premium Member Poem Not Today Susan Jeavons Rhyme old, age, change, future, life,
On Growing Old Panagiota Romios Rhyme family, old, relationship, technology,
Growing Old Pamela Langdon I do not know? old, cute, fun, funny, humor,
Premium Member Poem Atrophy John lawless Monoku age, life, old,
Premium Member Poem My Poet Walker Bobby May Rhyme old,
PURPLE AND I LEARN TO SPIT Ann Gilmour Rhyme grandchild, humorous, old, woman,
Seafaring Days W.A. CHOLT Tanka age, fate, old, youth,
Premium Member Poem OLD AGE Jim Yerman Verse old,
From heaven to baby Will Thomas Free verse age, courage, love, old,
The Lives Of The Ruins M. L. Kiser Personification old, appreciation, beautiful, history, inspiration,
Alone Ojingiri Hannah Free verse age, humor, humorous, old,
Nothing changes Robert Broadbent Rhyme growing up, old, youth,
Reminiscing Adesina Idris Dolapo Free verse beach, love, old,
Clueless Time Evan Palmer Free verse age, old, time, youth,
Father time has made me lose my prime robin davis Rhyme age, funny, old, pain,
Not F fade away Paul Warren Ballad music, old,
Variations On A Theme matthew harris Bio old, age, birthday, depression, fantasy,
Premium Member Poem A drink to the cold Tom Cunningham Limerick cool, drink, old,
Premium Member Poem JANUARY CayCay Jennings Acrostic old, change, january, new year,
Premium Member Poem This Kind Old Woman Michael Wise Rhyme old, absence, friendship, memory, nostalgia,
Premium Member Poem Renaissance Poetry Bobby May Acrostic old,
Sad End Terry Hoffman Couplet age, death, depression, old,
Premium Member Poem It's a Cold World Janice Canerdy Rhyme anger, angst, old, youth,
The New Year Michelle Faulkner Monoku new year, old, remember,
Deathbed Aa Harvey I do not know? old, children, cry, heaven, love,
Premium Member Poem LEND AN EAR Line Gauthier Rhyme age, loneliness, old, silence,
When I Get Old Kenneth R. Jenkins Free verse change, old,
DECEMBER FOURTEENTH Marc Pallanes I do not know? old, age, christmas, december, depression,
Grandson Patricia Garcia Howard Bramble Free verse old, dedication, grandson, growing up,
Four Stages of Fire Stella Healy Free verse old, food, health, moving on,
TIME KNOWS NOT LOVE norberto franco cisneros Free verse age, devotion, love, old,
OAP Mobile Valeting Owen Yeates Rhyme old,
Mirror mirror on the wall Vesna Kovrlija I do not know? old,
Premium Member Poem Switch Fast Gershon Wolf Limerick drug, leadership, nonsense, old,
Premium Member Poem Charlie's Old Bar P.S. AWTRY Rhyme appreciation, art, nostalgia, old,
Premium Member Poem This Old House Bobby May Free verse house, old,
Premium Member Poem A NOT-SO-HIDDEN TREASURE Jim Yerman Verse age, inspiration, old,

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Old Poems. Above are examples of poems about old. This list of old poems is composed of the works of modern international poet members of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of old poetry. This list of works about old is an excellent resource for examples on how to write old poems.

Old Poem Example

Where The Sycamore Grew

The sun-yellow house seems smaller somehow,
regarding it now,  with our time-worn eyes...

The street seems narrower, and the trees are taller..
Where once open fields spanned both sides of the road
there are new tract houses, and fences have bloomed
The neighboring orchards have all been removed

But somehow we knew the house would remain....
As if seen from a distance, ...yet, so much is the same

There's a rusty-red tricycle, and a skate left behind
from someone's small child, that tomorrow will find.
They wait near the pavers that wind to the door
It's a path that we laid on a hot summer day...
in front of this house that sits at the bend
near the end of the road, where the sycamore grew...

As suddenly as wind will spring from the dust
thirty years fell away, and flew into in the past
And quickly alive, all the memories rise, 
     like a whirlwind of leaves, in a springtime of lives.....
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...Our first Christmas trees,. and our first holidays...
    Anniversaries we spent with just pizza and wine

 The place where I cried long into the night, 
  as the child in me grieved for a mother who died...

 Long, starry nights, I was bathed by the moon
                    rocking my babes to a lullaby tune
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Yes....it is all captured there, in the small yellow house
Our very first house, with the snow-white shutters

Strange, it may be, but I'm glad it's still yellow...
Still wearing the face of the warm summer sun 

The sun- yellow house, with a flagstone path
Where old slate stones bring the sun to the door
It's a path we laid on a warm summer day
in a place that we knew as our very first home
 
Just a small yellow house, with snow-white shutters...
that sits 'round the bend, where the sycamore grew...


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