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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.
Premium Member Lonely
She sits by the window watching a big black crow,            as she is looking out over the fields of snow.                    She...Read More
Categories: day, joy, old, snow,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member The Spinning Spider
spindle spinning wheel The spiderweb is destroyed. the first round begins...Read More
Categories: analogy, inspirational, old,
Form: Haiku
In the End
Time eats away at us like termites Carpenter ants burrowing tunnels Bite by bite Nibble by nibble We weather as a wooden barn exposed to the elements The paint begins to bubble peel and flake Rain soaks in and we rot rendering us fragile...Read More
Categories: age, celebrity, death, old,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I once was young
I once was young, but now I'm old. I once felt the heat, but now I stay cold. I once had hair, but now I'm bald. Almost everything, I am appalled. I once could taste, but now I can't. I...Read More
Categories: age, old,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Unique Tree
gigantic tree, crowned there is a large soft awning Take me on that road....Read More
Categories: analogy, old, tree,
Form: Haiku

Premium Member The lonely lamp pole
The lonely lamp pole Stand by the roadside Day and night Watching Pedestrians too busy to look up Drivers too involved to admire The old lamp pole Just like an old mother Standing by the children's...Read More
Categories: lonely, love, mother, old,
Form: Free verse
Said the Guru Saying :125
Said the Guru Saying :125 Love is always smoldering when we wash it on ourselves, but brilliant when we shower it on others. ©Al Juman 5/ 10/ 1997...Read More
Categories: old, 10th grade, inspirational love,
Form: Free verse
Are lost Objects are found They lie in dirty boxes In everyone's town. Each one is unique... Not one is the same... They all have there own colour. Some rusty Some filthy Most are insane Many gather dust... They all have there individual taste and touch. Each...Read More
Categories: old, betrayal, corruption, deep, discrimination,
Form: Rhyme
Halloween II
Odd objects frolic within Strange dominions for It's all Hallow's Eve. The night of souls; looking for lost lives... While children play merrily In the chilly tinged air, Of winters coming Dead. It is the night of nights... When hell creeps to our Realms Gates...Read More
Categories: old, autumn, crazy, dark, death,
Form: Free verse
Halloween I
a blacks cats tale Slinking... Down dark Alleyways... Black cats hunt. A full moon glows pale.. And races with the wind. As clouds drift by. A cackling call of laughter is heard... Breaking the night. jack O' Lanterns burn Bright. Swaying in the shifting winds. Around...Read More
Categories: old, adventure, autumn, cat, corruption,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Spice Advice
As you get older, you'll hear plenty of quips On freedom and wisdom, but here's my tip: Guard your schnoz around pepper, and squeeze those knees If you don't want to pee your pants when you sneeze! 8/28/21 Your best...Read More
Categories: funny, old,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Hold Humbleness
wrinkled stoicism lines Her face told her life story. waiting the outcome Written: August 27, 2021 ...Read More
Categories: analogy, endurance, old,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Scarecrow Joe and the Bloody Brick Road
scarecrow Joe is sliding off his pole not enough cognition to fulfill his role lost his balls and his jacks to the ruthless Taliban stumbling to Oz down a bloody brick road...Read More
Categories: old, people,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Highly Overdue
Retirement coming Crescent looming on the back Wrapped old trees in cloth. Written: August 26, 2021...Read More
Categories: analogy, old, retirement,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member From Old to New
We parked far from prying eyes, making love. Yet times, as to be expected, have changed. These modern days, we cared not whom we loved, Nor what we wear, A fast car, No cares, Free. 24 August 2021 Picture 1 Double Tetractys 8 Poetry Contest Sponsored...Read More
Categories: emotions, happiness, love, old,
Form: Tetractys

Specific Types of Old Poems

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