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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.

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I just can’t remember much anymore, but I get everything done. Sometimes I forget my chores (maybe I’ve said that more than once…). I put my Tuesday socks on for church. At lunch I spill pills all...Read More
Categories: old, age, appreciation, grandmother, memory,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member Two Thousand Year Old Honey
Have you ever eaten something 2000 years old Believe it, honey never goes bad we're told In Egyptian tombs Found jars and assumed Were uneatable but discovered the yummy unfold ...Read More
Categories: old,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member the dishes
She rose from the table moving slowly to the sink. This was not her favorite time, too much time to think. Her body moved from memory now, the right bit of dish detergent, she...Read More
Categories: old, care, character, home, mom,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Olde Things
Reminders of a bygone year, reflections of a time, survivors of a distant past who've long since passed their prime. With signs of age and weathering a tattered piece survives, is soon refurbished with old friends of kindred,...Read More
Categories: memory, old,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member An Old Lady of The Sea
She’s a century old and a beautiful lass Who, by far has outlived other girls in her class. Anchored high on a bluff, Over-looking the bay, She’s a proud paragon of the ships of her day. Now retired from...Read More
Categories: boat, history, old, sea,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member Old Grouch
Youth, I say, is wasted on the young, Most squander its time, I allege, Heedless of warning and flippant of tongue, Their confounded so-called music sets my teeth on edge, Their mothers bleat that they are "highly strung." RZ Checked 11/10/20 "Sicilian...Read More
Categories: for teens, music, old,
Form: Quintain (Sicilian)
I've had my last run
Abstract like the last page, LAMENTING and REGRETTING this lone end; Cowering like a lost, blind sage, DISCOVERING in EXPLORING this odd bend. Ever thought that I've brought this upon myself, Had frequent TOURS and MORE with...Read More
Categories: introspection, loneliness, longing, old,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Old and Gray
“Time is the thief you cannot banish.” – Phyllis McGinley, Writer, 1905- 1978 I am young; one day I'll be old; time stops for no one, as life does unfold. one day I' ll have liver spots, and...Read More
Categories: old, time,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Life in The Middle Ages
When did the day Of my youth fade away, With its hearty young “snap” and its “zing”? In a flash, it all went, Now my body's all spent And I can’t seem to manage a thing! Just a short time ago, like...Read More
Categories: age, change, humor, old,
Form: Rhyme
Same Old
'Quite easy to stand tall' Less breezy to start the talk. Tale to tale, the old stalk Same old same old, it starts to suck. Suck you have to suck 'Remember, the old sees with no buck'. How easy standing tall? When...Read More
Categories: anger, old, political, youth,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Wrinkled Retrospective
We kick off our day with a creak and a moan, fighting stiffness and pain just to live on our own. It's a growing concern that we old-timers dread, finding easier ways to crawl out of our bed, but...Read More
Categories: age, old, retirement, youth,
Form: Rhyme
Life After 40 a Triolet
I thought it was death finally coming for me There were footsteps outside my bedroom door Lying scared in the dark, quiet and mousy I thought it was death finally coming for me Peeking into the night nervously Shaken to...Read More
Categories: old, death, fear, life, mystery,
Form: Triolet
Premium Member Age old senryu
Categories: age, old,
Form: Senryu
Premium Member shopping cart
millions of lonely people sitting right next to each other never saying a word to one another fearful of starting over fearful of not being good enough pretty enough fearful of rejection fearful of wading into murky waters of a new age heart filled with...Read More
Categories: age, old,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Those I have loved
My first love, I recall with affection 'Twas so many long years ago I loved her like I've loved no other At least, at the time I thought so. But love number two was a darling Her kissing was bliss,...Read More
Categories: first love, humor, old,
Form: Rhyme

Specific Types of Old Poems

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