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Philosophy Poems | Examples of Philosophy Poetry

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

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List of Philosophy Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Premium Member Poem THE PEPPERMAN AND THE ANCIENT WORLD OF WISDOM THE CONCLUSION Michael E. Harris Free verse identity, imagery, imagination, philosophy,
Premium Member Poem In Case I Die Tonight Caren Krutsinger Free verse philosophy,
As I Wander Through Life Matt Forshay Free verse philosophy, death, deep, destiny, life,
Premium Member Poem Path Finding Stephe Watson Free verse philosophy,
Premium Member Poem Cloudstepping Stephe Watson Free verse philosophy, sky,
Premium Member Poem Lumpy Bumps Gerald Dillenbeck Political Verse philosophy, earth, happiness, health, humanity,
Winged Lure Plant A Tree Poetry Rhyme analogy, deep, metaphor, philosophy,
Premium Member Poem My God Is Love Caren Krutsinger Masnavi philosophy, spiritual,
For Good Trevor McLeod Quatrain philosophy, analogy, change, christian, motivation,
Premium Member Poem History has shown Jim Slaughter Free verse philosophy,

Pebbles
by Igor Goldkind
Pebbles

Thoughts are merely pebbles
Being gently washed by a passing stream.

You are the stream.

Thoughts are merely pebbles on a beach
Being gently rounded by crashing waves.

You are...

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Haiku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: hurt, inspiration, philosophy, poetry,

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Free Will
by Jim Slaughter
The problem with "free will" is that
If everything in life,
As some philosophers maintain,
Is predetermined,
And there is no way to know
What the total pattern is,
Then "free...

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

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Friends Incarnate Together
by Caren Krutsinger
My mind is split in fifty ways, not the same with any friend.
Different with each.
Each relationship unique.
Not dissipated until the end.
A forever friend.
Because that is...

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

Wind Vane
by eric ploscik
Cut to a graveyard
Bird standing on a tombstone
Regal
In control
Perhaps there's a message
Behind the piercing stare
Aware of your existence
The frailty of love
That once you think
You have...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: god, philosophy, religion,

Anew
by eric ploscik
It’s gonna be
One hell of a fight
Or is it all in my head?
Some say you were a friend
Who turned the tables
I see it differently
You were...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: motivation, philosophy,

A Turning Point
by eric ploscik
Room is empty
Joy, tears
Any signs of life
Have come to a place
Where promises of a new day reign
Thus pray they don't go up in smoke
Sometimes, the...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: pain, perspective, philosophy,

The Clock Is Ticking
by eric ploscik
Days are numbered
I'm a marked man
Use your imagination
But refuse tarot cards
Only the good die young
Wicked given nine lives
The rest in between.

A dream to a nightmare...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: introspection, philosophy,

Insanity On Parade
by eric ploscik
Such a scourge on the landscape
Guilt for what happened
In a long distant past
It was like a different person
Had invaded my skin
And was to prove
That immortality...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: addiction, perspective, philosophy,

It Doesn't Play
by eric ploscik
fight to the death
pathetic example
of what we're supposed to be
to the uneducated and ignorant masses
you can call me weak
but I have no intention
of being beaten...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: angst, anxiety, philosophy,

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THE PEPPERMAN AND THE ANCIENT WORLD OF WISDOM PART IV
by Michael E. Harris
AFTER MANY THOUSANDS 
OF STEPS
I BECAME VERY COMFORTABLE
WITH MY SURROUNDINGS.
I STARTED TO THINK
OF ALL THE EVENTS
LEADING UP TO THIS POINT.

I OPENED THAT DOOR
IN THE UNIVERSE.
I...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: perspective, philosophy, universe, visionary,

Whispers of revolt
by Edward Schmitz
Know, the ruling class 
Who raise us all like cattle 
We are more than sheep...

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: philosophy, humanity, inspirational, patriotic, people,

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Let Me Have This Day
by Greg Gaul
Ninety years already, life continues to amaze
Respecting elders - meaningful, polite phrase
Spent too much time living in a daze
Now I'm learning to maximize my days

Stifle...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: philosophy, age, appreciation, care, feelings,

Live-Love-Life
by eric ploscik
Hypnotic state
Open to suggestion
Gonna find a way
Out of this crushing depression
Don't want to be led around
On a leash
A puppet on a string
Don't need a pill
To...

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

Let Go
by Matthew Morton
They say it's hard out there
But they never tried
Witness to television
Not to life

Sitting on their thrones
Of paisley print fabric
Holding the chalice of hypocrisy
And consuming the...

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Blank verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: baptism, destiny, peace, philosophy,

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Your Truth Is Not The Truth I Know
by Caren Krutsinger

It is your own truth, brought fair and square
Into your heart, your mind, your lair.

I tried to understand your steadfast mind,
But God has laid a...

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Couplet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: philosophy,

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Indoctrinate Me If You Dare
by Caren Krutsinger
Indoctrinate me if you dare.
Take my brain, all of my ideas, and stomp them to bits, prove they are wrong.
Take your time, and bash them...

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

Vanish Quietly
by eric ploscik
You could have been something special
Smart as a whip
The best shortstop who ever lived
The wheat separated from the mere chaff
But instead of laughing your way...

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

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SecularExperience v SacredTheory
by Gerald Dillenbeck
Experience v Theory,
like Both/And inducted feelings v. Either/Or deductions,
like Internal Information v External ReConstructions,
like Memory v ReImaging,
like Cause/Effect v DNA of causal-effective nest 
of resilient...

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Political Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: philosophy, caregiving, education, environment, green,

Conspicuous
by samiha zubair
Smoke harboured in my eyes 
Testing my diffused sanity 
Gritty and alluring in its guile 
Only highlighted stark reality 
Overboard, in an unruly file 
I...

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

Where to go
by Ryan Hughes
Drenched in dark mold state sponsored hypnosis
I dig far beneath the earth
Crawling through the virgin tight intestinal sewers few have thought or dared traverse 
Seeking...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: philosophy, change, creation, culture, growing