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People Poems | Examples of People Poetry

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

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List of People Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Premium Member Poem Labelling People Caren Krutsinger Free verse people, perspective, philosophy,
Seasons Change Rhona McFerran Cinqku nature, people, perspective, seasons,
Waiting for the Ferry to Passage East John Blake I do not know? confusion, ireland, journey, people,
Never Satisfied David Welch Rhyme confusion, people, perspective, philosophy,
SUPPER WITH A MEGASTAR Allan Terry Classicism people, appreciation, encouraging, film, hip
Dang Slang James Fitz-Gerald Free verse people, change, culture, identity, language,
Barbershop Quartet Rhona McFerran Free verse people, community, humanity, humor, humorous,
Premium Member Poem 007000000000 Bernard Chan Rhyme people, adventure, fantasy, film, life,
Premium Member Poem A Hat is a Personality Gershon Wolf Personification character, fashion, people,
Think of the Children Rhona McFerran Free verse people, childhood, family, growth, innocence,

Michael Jackson - 21
by Colette Dright
Dear Mike, 

I just wanted to touch base with you and write how I feel at this moment. While you were here, you taught us...

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Narrative | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: people, i miss you, music,

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Unbreakable People
by Edward Ibeh
Their will, it could bend like a horseshoe
Up or down; forcefully pulled at both ends
 But it can't be snapped or severed in two

Their spirit,...

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Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: faith, people, simile, strength,

No Regrets
by Rhona McFerran
She says she
has no life regrets
I envy
Miss Cricket
yet I wonder how she's lived
this long without one?

I wonder
was it worth it all?
To go through
life without
learning anything...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: introspection, life, people, perspective,

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Pride
by Carol Connell
This, the list topper
a drop zone to the bottom
downward ride, slick sin of pride
you think you stand tall
but your rise, God does despise
in due season...

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Choka | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: bible, god, judgement, people,

An Unlikely Romance
by Rhona McFerran
Unlikely
this romance between
Miss Cricket
and stodgy
Buddy Biddle, so stagnant
set in his ways, stuck

While Cricket
eighty-nine years young
dances rings
around him
full of impish energy
mischievous antics

He proposed
but Miss Cricket won't
marry...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: age, humor, humorous, people,

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Whitney Houston
by Edward Ibeh
She was a songbird like no other
Her light...her fire, drugs did smother

The impact addiction had on her, tragic
But whenever I hear her on the radio,...

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Clerihew | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: celebrity, people, woman,

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FYBROMYALGIA
by Gordon Alexander
FYBROMYALGIA

A CONDITION THAT CAUSES INCREASED PAIN
PEOPLE LOOK AND THINK YOUR INSANE
THIS CERTAINLY IS NOT THE CASE
THE BODY HURTS FROM FOOT TO FACE

ITS SO INTENSE YOU...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: health, pain, people, strength,

Pride ISM's and Prejudice Prisons
by Nick Trim
You can be proud of your city, home town or your village.
You can be proud of your home county and local heritage.
You can be proud...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: people, perspective, prejudice, wisdom,

Death By A Thousand Indignities
by Lawrence Sharp
Your large stuffed synthetic sack
and the aching bones and muscles
that strain against the pain
of a planet that you're sure must hate you,
are sure that you...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: people, poverty,

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MUSING AT THE LIBRARY
by Kim Rodrigues
MUSING AT THE LIBRARY

Curmudgeon staring me down, what do you think betwixt those eyes? I dare to stare back this time. “Are you having a...

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Prose | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: people,

I Could Get Paid For This
by Rhona McFerran
I must have one of those faces
or maybe people just assume
that because I'm quiet
I must be a good listener, because
wherever I go- they find me

The...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: people, community, how i feel,

New Neighbors, Part I
by Rhona McFerran
As Miss Luby watches from her window
a moving van backs up
the driveway across the street

BEEP!  BEEP!  BEEP!  BEEP!

its warning cry has a...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: people, community, humanity, humor, humorous,

New Neighbors, Part II
by Rhona McFerran
Meanwhile, Mrs. Pappadopoulos
has circled back and plops down
on Fred's front porch, all tuckered out
 
So Fred cheerfully pulls up a chair
and together they sit and...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: people, community, humanity, humor, humorous,

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MISO
by Line Gauthier


a first sip of miso soup
exotic and warm
forging a downward path
flowing like a life force
transporting me
as I close my eyes
to a timeless moment
sharing with countless...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: life, people, time,

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Rock concert crowd
by Lewis Raynes
Silhouettes in fume thump to a doom, 
They stomp with the rhythm of drums,
They point to the sky and spread open wide, 
Their wrists and...

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Quatrain | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: culture, freedom, music, people,

Miss Prudie Plunkett
by Rhona McFerran
Instead of a purse, Miss Prudie Plunkett carried a frumpy sack 
Brazenly swiping, filching, odd & ends and bric-a-brac...
Until one day at the five-and-dime
The store...

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Limerick | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: humor, humorous, people, silly,

Pshaw
by Rhona McFerran
“Pshaw!” My grandmother said
as she thumped and bumped about
her crowded kitchen
steam rising, having
heated conversation with herself

Rankled by my grandfather's
latest excuse for not helping
around the house

Thwack!...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: people, emotions, feelings, grandmother, humor,

Horsey-People
by Rhona McFerran
Sorry honey, BettyeJean can't come over and play
with you- she's got a show today
my mother said, patting me on the head
as my father muttered something
barely...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: people, animal, humor, humorous, imagery,

Hate Mail
by colin mitchell williams

It comes to you in the post
the first day you’re born
certified and normalized your invoice of sale 
in Christmas cards sent you
while you’re at school
authorized,...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: people, social, society,

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Autism
by Patricia Garcia Howard Bramble
Look at me
I am special
I am unique
I am different
I am strange and I cannot change
But yet I am free, I get to be me
I am...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: people, appreciation, beautiful, blessing, care,