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Old Poems

Old Poems. Read and share great examples of poetry about old. This list of old poems is composed of the works of modern poets on 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.

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Premium Member Love Like His - The Whitney Style

~ Love  Like  His  ~
( Whitney )


Saved by Grace
Inspired by God's 
Love, Word, restores
My soul each day
Love like His
No other compares
Lord  guides  life with Love, Faith, Hope


 Dorian Petersen Potter
 aka ladydp2000


So now...Read More
Categories: old, christian, faith, hope, love,
Form: Free verse

Post-Thanksgiving Pumpkin Throw
The holiday has come and gone,
and now we’ve reached the time
for fall décor to pass away,
it yields to tinsels fine.

But all the pumpkins I put out
will have one last hurrah,
it’s time to hurl them in the woods,
while the ground is...Read More
Categories: old, autumn, fun, holiday, seasons, silly, thanksgiving,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Christmas Tree Miracle
The Christmas Tree Miracle – fantasy poem
copyright 2011 by jon gutmacher

They didn’t have much money
he’d been out of work three weeks
the kids wore clothes the shelter gave
but every night they ate

Around a table that was so old
but sturdy, none-the-less
t’was food...Read More
Categories: old, angel, christmas, faith, family, hope,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Dead Man's Shoes
Dead Man’s Shoes

They were leather. 
Black, brown, and green. 
He wore the best, 
as his feet were his weakness. 

He had strong arms, 
strong legs, 
a grasp of iron, 
and could run like 
no ones business. 
not from things, 
but...Read More
Categories: old, allah, america, angel, atheist, christian, god, jewish,
Form: Narrative
her mother
yelled it's
time the
time i

would happen
eventually so

hot water in a
pail and a pair
of scissors
for to cut
when the
end time

which will come but
now listen to me i
will tell you
what you

and after a time bells
chimed giving the
time of birth
on such and
such a

when her...Read More
Categories: old, muse,
Form: I do not know?

her or she
a native american
mother mixed with
african knowing old
ways embracing new

knew she was something
when in childhood she told
me about the running of the
bull after school the simplest

path was straight from a to b
but the fence means it's 
containing something
so maybe best to

walk...Read More
Categories: old, muse,
Form: I do not know?
White Noise Blues
(after the novel)

I don’t care about fashion
I just try to keep warm
I’ve heard all about passion
Sounds like a great big storm
I stay out of the freeway
No I don’t venture there
Oh, yes, I once saw a truck swerve
Around an old wheelchair

Why...Read More
Categories: old, allegory, anxiety, depression, sexy, symbolism, technology, war,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member I wish I didn't know now, what I didn't know then

(*I wish I didn't know now, what I didn't know then.*)
Bob Seger, song lyric, from, " Against The Wind"...

I Wish I Didn't Know Now, What I Didn't Know Then

I recall rambunctious racing boy of a mere ten
So swiftly did he...Read More
Categories: old, appreciation, art, creation, inspiration, poetry, song, writing,
Form: Sonnet
Love Letter From The Soul XII

It was a queen fit for a king
unwrapped and placed at the side
giving warmth to a soul
and paths put on hold

eyes beg for more than more
fires lit are burning long
and sweat has piqued her form

awaiting in the mountain of...Read More
Categories: old, love, lust,
Form: Romanticism
Plant me a young tree in your old Olive grove, tend it and watch as it grows and bares fruit,
Plant me a young tree in my garden, one that will bare lemons for the aroma is reminiscent of my homeland,

Plant...Read More
Categories: old, children, fruit, history, romantic, symbolism,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member The Papal Vision
In verity and with great hopes,
Malachy told his Prophecy of Popes!
Centuries ago, he was called to Rome,
Like the bees to their honeycomb.

There a beauteous vision did flower,
Of all remaining popes in their hour!
His sequence of most cryptic phrases,
From first to...Read More
Categories: old, christian, destiny, god, jesus, religion, religious, uplifting,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Woodburning Stove
( Wood Burning Stove )

I remember sitting close to it, the aroma made me smile
Going into the forest gathering the wood, a unique style
The snow getting in the boots, really made me cold
Technology has changed so much, I know I`m...Read More
Categories: old, nature,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member If It Bleeds After Scratching It
If It Bleeds After Scratching It

If it bleeds after scratching it, then you went too far.
I see a parade of dead people walking by me in this old dream.
They are eating bananas and I recognize their faces as friends,
I hear...Read More
Categories: old, memory,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Predictable Old Workday Grind
Organ grinder
  Meat grinder
   The workday grind

Get up, get out of bed
   Drag a comb across my head
Yeah, Yeah, Paul: You knew that was coming --
   Go to work... pour the coffee...
Water the...Read More
Categories: old, work,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Predictable
(The Switch)

Billy was in trouble again. It was four days in a row now. He didn’t mean to be bad. At his little country school, it just seemed so easy to get into mischief. On day one he got caught...Read More
Categories: old, cry, grandfather, grandson, growing up, jesus, love,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Lefty
Lefty was a well known thug and criminal.
His reputation didn't do him any justice.
Because he was much worse than that.
He would rob or kill,depended on his mood.
Nobody messed with Lefty, all feared him.
Everything changed when he came across,
His protege ,...Read More
Categories: old, how i feel,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Wisdom of Age
Many longs years has he; this man.
He doesn't speak often.
Some listen, some turn away.
Walk away, you will be back.
His words are ageless;
children smile; knowing what he is saying.
Listen to this old gentleman;
he knows what he speaks;
past, present and future lives.
Knowing...Read More
Categories: old, africa, age, black african american, blessing, courage,
Form: Free verse
Oh little gnat


Hovering like a gnat that finds a face irresistible
Swatting frantically does no good as
insects will be insects and annoying is part of their plan

As it seems each day you find a new offering unfolding its wings,
buzzing about with your dirty...Read More
Categories: old, angst,
Form: Free verse
Our Dream
We built ourselves a dream and sent it high into a blue sky,
Watched as the gods crushed it between their thighs-
cried as they threw it back down to earth- tiny pieces like rain,
our dream fell from above like a broken...Read More
Categories: old, bird, dream,
Form: Prose Poetry
As elegant canopies of cute flowers
Begin to pale into less natural hues,
Eyes wildly wander for better sights
Under the old heavens' banal blues. 

As the sun's rigor sinks in the west,
Score for dimmer stars hits its best;
Dull Moon is at last...Read More
Categories: old, 8th grade, allegory, allusion, confidence, symbolism, write,
Form: Didactic
Premium Member DOUBLE TALK

Idle sit the swords in bloodied rust
old glories faded in the long dull blades
lie about the beauty of savage lives
masked within the scars of victors songs.

Words unbent repent in ploughshare shame
succumb to acquiescent mumbling
rising in the throat of strangled steel
tempered...Read More
Categories: old, future, peace, war,
Form: Blank verse
Ugly Sue
Ugly Sue or Smelly Sue as the kids used to call her,
Lived in a cardboard box under the bridge at Fairfield.
Some said she was 100 years old and she had Leprosy.
When I was a kid the others used to dare...Read More
Categories: old, 10th grade,
Form: ABC
Premium Member Escape from the City
Mountains with vibrant floras
Led down to fruit laden orchards
In the verdant vales below.
I heard her then, a syrupy song
Of tender love and feats of old.
I stood beneath an apple tree
As her song wafted on the breeze,
Sliding in and around the...Read More
Categories: old, beauty, farm,
Form: Free verse
Fallujah Iraq April 2007

Dear Mom,
Hey Mom, I hope you are well. Not feeling much pain. 
I guess, when  you get this letter I’ll be long gone.
It’s my goddamn birthday what a coincidence.
See I took a direct hit an hour ago.
You won’t believe...Read More
Categories: old, 10th grade,
Form: ABC
Creation's Holy Spirit
Just because I create does not mean I feel I’m God!
That’s an atrocity of men, who wish to be in charge
Not women, who for ages have seethed beneath
the accusations of men accusing Eve, tempted by a snake
so magical, it talks!...Read More
Categories: old, angst,
Form: Free verse

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