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Old School Poems

Old School Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of old school poetry to share and read. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for old school.

New Poems

Pen Meet Paper
What in the ink whorl is papièr churl going on?

Ill quill vapors are trying to victimize me,
vex prose don’t belong
Word saber player haters trying to stick it to me,
throwing cursive stones
Their coarse paper tone is so digital angry

Blog blots got...Read More
Categories: old school, metaphor, philosophy, psychological, slam,
Form: Alliteration

Premium Member My Opinion At Eighty-Four

Does my opinion still count at eighty-four
Or am I from the old school to be ignored
Life once positive rated
Now life's been updated
Things once mattered now leave me bored

...Read More
Categories: old school, age,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member A talk of devil and poet
My hell is full. Please, go to hell 
with all your “as”, “too” and “as well”,
find peace in somewhere else.
Get out of here. My hell is full.
The arguments you give is bull-
sheet. My fatigued tongue swells
to say over and over:...Read More
Categories: old school, poetry,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Cracks In The Facade
Like smeared from tears mascara 
Streaks of rain water stream down 
Smudging pigeon feces on embossed chipped bricks

Once green, now bare and whitened 
Naked brittle ivy cling on...
To and through; the cracks of the façade 

To the eave...I've climbed those...Read More
Categories: old school, remember, youth,
Form: Kimo
"The 80's,90's and Boom boxes"
Weird sounds keep playing
On this old stereo from the 80's
Today its "The beatles",tomorrow "Elvis Presley" and guess who it is now? I remember" Micheal Jackson",when he was a young black boy with his big afro, It...Read More
Categories: old school, adventure, africa, america, arabic, destiny, dream,
Form: Free verse

Halloweenie Roast
Zotëri Count Dracula
is a terrible, Transylvanian host
Mister Tarantula Fangs serves watered down pâté:
Fermented, sour liver compost

I know, 
because my Planet Terror peep Tarantino
said so

Vladdie’s batty bandë
campy lip sync way too much on the fly
Playing air guitar riffs
that’ll make any party...Read More
Categories: old school, fun, humorous, scary, word play,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Creating Romance
Romance can be tricky for it’s not all the same
Flowers and candy are old school
Think of romance as a game but you better know her rules
Romance is not always created at a restaurant or movie

It starts by knowing what’s in...Read More
Categories: old school, romance,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Born To Rise
Born To Rise

Not everyone lives even knowing they will die
many never find there wings but I was born to rise,
blinding the oppressor when I learned to fly
mighty my wings my spirit burns with life,
demons pursue and witches cast spells
but nothing...Read More
Categories: old school, inspirational, leadership,
Form: Rhyme
writing poetry while driving
let me find
solice in my
thoughts but
they weren't 
thoughts at
all but turned 
out to be 

perhaps she
forgot about
me just for
the day for
i'm easily
not very

but it might be my
old school reception
like the black and white
television that she never
conceived could be really
real that...Read More
Categories: old school, muse,
Form: I do not know?
Fried Chicken, Made of Awesome
I think it is time that I take a stance
on an issue of supreme importance,
I’ve stayed quiet on it for far too long,
to keep living a lie feels so wrong,
I hope this doesn’t sound hokey or trite,
I expect much flak...Read More
Categories: old school, appreciation, bird, celebration, food, fun, humorous, truth,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Coming Courageously Home
I'm returning home
from a bag it yourself grocery,
and listening to an African-American novelist
respond to questions,
actual open-ended real NPR questions,
like old school inquisitive journalists once asked
before the polarizing days and nights
of fake right/wrong answer questions
and their concomitant fake avoid entrapment non-responses.

I...Read More
Categories: old school, conflict, courage, health, hero, integrity, peace, racism,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member A Crystal Ball

What's in store for the next thirty years
Not looking forward to it it's a future to fear 
I'm from the old school
Interaction was the rule
These days it's so impersonal it brings me to tears

...Read More
Categories: old school, memory,
Form: Limerick
ain't madeleines
in old school days
i used to eat

that we were
supposed to
use for art

works such
as a stick 

snow man
who's hands
were made of

sticks but i
got stuck on
eating the stuff

but can't say it was
like purposely

a tube of glue
in a paper bag 
sniffing...Read More
Categories: old school, muse,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Doubting Kevin

Should I not lift a brush because Michelangelo art still exists
Climb a mountain because the memory of Sir Hillary persists 

Never give relief because, Mother Teresa has done all before
Give up on being an environmental activist, we have Al...Read More
Categories: old school, appreciation, crazy, cute, daffodils, tribute,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Age Four Comes Easily
I see age four
Standing in the long school hallway
By his lonesome

Exasperated preschool teacher three doors up, watching.
I know her hands are full with another four-year-old
Who is also a run away.

I introduce myself.
Ask who he is. He mumbles something I cannot...Read More
Categories: old school, child,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Belief Is Your Own Choice

And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested from all his work which he had made, in the bible the word of God makes it expressly clear...Read More
Categories: old school, allegory, allusion, betrayal, bible, international, irony, nonsense,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Oh England
by Bob Moore © 2019
Oh...Read More
Categories: old school, nostalgia,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Crumbs Witch Sleeps Soundly
Deep inside a witch’s cave resides an old-school witch.
Crumbs Witch despises the sniveling excuse for Halloween
Humans present on the Thirty-first of October month.
She prefers genuine Halloween celebrated by the witch’s council.

Furious bonfire popping and cackling greets the guests as they...Read More
Categories: old school, 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade, 9th
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member The Hawks and the Doves
The hawks are gathered together, pulling apart a dove, eating her gladly.
Her shrieks and screams do not count as she is the wrong color.
She was caught at the border.
They have put her dove-lets in cages.
To be eaten later, at their...Read More
Categories: old school, political, racism,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Senryu 50th

                        class reunion…
              ...Read More
Categories: old school, age, old, school, sports,
Form: Senryu
Premium Member At our old school
At our old school we have a ball
The teachers always give their all
The students have a great time too
They learn to think; they learn to do

We use old methods, our 'downfall'
Our critics claim to be appalled
They press us to try...Read More
Categories: old school, change, school, student, teacher,
Form: Rondeau
She is my old school someone
From a long long time,
Yet the feeling has gone
When she's already mine.

I won her heart and she did gains
Condensed hatred and unbearable pains,
Our woven story, Oh my! I have stained
Causing her life to be lost...Read More
Categories: old school, lost love, love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Smokey the Bear
I once met these old-school Forest Rangers
They said, "Please don't light up; it's a danger."
   I said, "Smokey the Bear
   Bet me I wouldn't dare
Roll a few joints for perfect strangers."...Read More
Categories: old school, fire, judgement,
Form: Limerick
I know of a place
A place so rich and fertile 
A place with green trees
With the sweet scent of nature
And the beauty of wildlife
With elegant tall black men and women 
The strongest people I have ever known 
A place...Read More
Categories: old school, africa, anger, conflict, dark, depression, heartbroken,
Form: Political Verse
Cup of Tea
Old Winston’s in the pub again - you can smell him above stale beer.
That bloody old blue singlet ain’t been changed for a year.
His hands ingrained with grease ‘n grime; a week’s stubble on his face.
Hair on his arms and...Read More
Categories: old school, humor,
Form: Rhyme