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Pick Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of pick 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 pick.

New Poems

Tortured by iniquities’ guilt
My soul is condemned toward everlasting wrath…
Defenseless against penalty of sin.

Gripped with hypocrisy in the guise of meekness
My self-righteousness dominantly towers…
Defensive in alluding to human nature’s flaw.

Lured into materialism’s plunge
My carnality succumbs to worldly enchantment…
Defending flesh cravings...Read More
Categories: pick, blessing, christian, devotion, faith, god, jesus, spiritual,
Form: Tristich

i asked
how much
she said
i asked
no no 
twenty one
but i asked
twenty five
no no twenty

i said
si si si
three words
for one poem
so i must
pick only
the best
to describe
what i must
describe as
the best:

shower singing
ocean waves
waving siren
come in

Venus in
one piece
hair braided...Read More
Categories: pick, muse,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member A Lull
A Lull

An event that surfers know too well,
for it visits upon them, time and time, again,
and upon its occasion, it is best to parley.

Friends are made whilst best friends meld,
as addresses are traded, and rendezvous are created,
amidst an extension of...Read More
Categories: pick, ocean, sea, surreal,
Form: Tristich
Premium Member A Lull

The air was still

Leaves hang limp,

Not a breeze caressed the hill.

An obsidian sky

Restless, waiting,

It was coming, by and by.

Keen to vent

Biding time,

Angry skies, malcontent

A storms a-coming

Have no doubt,

Worried faces... fingers drumming.

Entry for
Pick-A-Title,  Vol 14 - Tristich - Poetry Contest,
Sponsored...Read More
Categories: pick, fear, storm,
Form: Tristich
I tried to take the higher ground, I’m sorry, I just can not
The words you spoke have ricocheted and now I’m deep in thought
Did you hold her closer when she faltered? or did you take a verbal shot?
Did you place...Read More
Categories: pick, death,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Poetically Pickled Pink
I am poetically pickled pink; my muse is finally full of ink,
Thanks to Nina I’m back in sync, within a quick blinkity blink…
A pickleworm or picklepuss or maybe an obsequious octopus,
A pickledly positive plus, satisfying my dormant distant discuss…

Like a...Read More
Categories: pick, confidence, dedication, meaningful,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Defenseless

Defenseless and drained of power
The reason is simple, you are a victim
an emotionless being without a heart

Hell is the snake in the room no one talks about
brainwashed lackey  - screaming silence
- suppresses me with waves of steam

Missing a guardian...Read More
Categories: pick, dark, deep, scary,
Form: Tristich
Why didn't you care
Words hurt 
They can trip me up
Whilst leaving me to
Pick up the last of 
My pride
Over time I have become
Used to the hatred and
To the lies
But that doesn’t mean 
That I wasn’t still 
Affected by them
Once these words were said
I...Read More
Categories: pick, hate, hurt,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Lull
He trusted that writer’s block was just a lull and searched for his pen

Ink had dried for some time and his worn mind scratched for words

A lullaby or even a tristich would do if an epic eluded his triste drought

Anything...Read More
Categories: pick, peace,
Form: Tristich
Premium Member If I gave you

If I gave you my heart on a big silver platter
would you sit with me here at the edge of the moon
Arranging the stars in a musical pattern
singing along as they whistle their tune

Then could we climb to...Read More
Categories: pick, good night,
Form: Rhyme
Unlike the days of old when cities were built with walls. Unlike the streets        of my rearing, the place where my story began.  And unlike a lone sparrow    ...Read More
Categories: pick, america, cheer up, courage, heart, innocence,
Form: Tristich
Imagine Me
Imagine me in your waiting arms
When there’s no need for alarm
Cause i can be such a dangerous breed
So many lovely things i’ll never need

I could have been your downfall, darling
Will your weaponry invite my scarring?
I can’t wait for you to...Read More
Categories: pick, absence, angst, anxiety, cute,
Form: Rhyme
The Curse of Conquerors Past, Part V
...To prove his point he even opened his shirt,
laid bare his sternum so our blades could stab,
but we were all frozen by what we’d heard,
the worlds just sounded so utterly mad.

He believed he was possessed by Genghis Khan?
And that the...Read More
Categories: pick, adventure, conflict, dark, evil, history, scary, war,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Snowflake

If I were a snowflake, I’d touch you softly
Just enough to refresh you
Tickle you to smile, pick up any tears,
And make them pretty
I would fall outside your window,
Join others in a sparkling dance on the ground
I would melt with a...Read More
Categories: pick, beauty, creation, snow,
Form: Personification
Premium Member A Lull
I lay me down in the land of a languorous lull,
A leisurely liaison laxing amidst the silenced still…
No weeping words wander upon the constructive canvas.

The day mourns the nebulous neglected nestled night,
Where the shadows sustain the seductive sorrows…
Condolences for a...Read More
Categories: pick, absence, identity, missing, motivation,
Form: Tristich
Premium Member A Lull
Oh, a lull of stillness, such soothing calm and tranquility,
I have fallen into eternity to a lullaby-
of little birds twittering, chirping, singing above my grave. 

Among the rows, rows of graves and graves and quiet stone statues,
different birds make their...Read More
Categories: pick, death,
Form: Tristich
Premium Member 'My Beautiful Solitude'
"I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude . . . "

Henry David Thoreau, Poet, 1817-1862

    I love days of solitude
        where I dwell in perfect...Read More
Categories: pick, silence,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A to Z of Life
After all was said and done
Before I’d reached a clear conclusion 
Could It ever be the same
Down the years of trial and error
Estimation of the future
For the best determination
Going over and again
Heading nowhere so it seemed
I should know by now...Read More
Categories: pick, life,
Form: Abecedarian
Premium Member Compassion
The wandering lonesome roam
About the early morning streets;
And on evening avenues.
Those forgotten feral few,
Seeking meals they cannot buy
‘Mongst the refuse of the day.
Those great unwashed in tatters,
Of whom it does not matter,
Limp empty toward their lairs
Wearing faces of despair
Seeking out...Read More
Categories: pick, care, discrimination, lonely, poverty, relationship, sad, society,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Morning Commute

I had to queue to wake up,
there were a lot of people
ahead of me.
Some carried their beds
on their shoulders
dreams wrapped tightly
between rocking shoulder blades. 
Some are clearly sleeping now
they must have slipped through
at the end of a drowsy fantasy.
Eventually my...Read More
Categories: pick, poetry,
Form: Free verse
What a Girl musnt
One day, she had found herself old enough to hold her dad's pen,
And scribble onto a piece of paper, as her dad had done so.
But as she began, and to say it was her first time, her hand moved uncontrollably.
...Read More
Categories: pick, corruption, dad, passion, women,
Form: Free verse
While I stand in the crowd 
I miss the familiar shout and cheer,
I have come to greet you, O Spring!
You have filled my garden again
With bright colours
And its air, with inspiring scents. 
Soon, there will be fruits to pick
And I...Read More
Categories: pick, feelings,
Form: Free verse
Been knocked down
But never put out.
Been lied to, cursed at
Even talked about.
Had a few pick-me-ups and
A couple of dust-me-offs
Serpents trying to slime me
With materialistic pay offs.
Obstacles laid in my paths
Like bear traps in the woods,
By foes and those
Who only wished...Read More
Categories: pick, change, inspirational, self, uplifting,
Form: Prose Poetry
I have to go right now, tis true,
but wipe those eyes so sad and blue. 
I will be back as soon as I can, 
I'm close in heart, but not in hand. 
Pick your chin up off the floor
and look...Read More
Categories: pick, goodbye,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member My Pen Bleeds Love
I never meant to fall in love with you,
but the first time we met I was entranced.
Was it your yellow golden hair?
Was it your blue eyes like a clear lake?
(in which I was drowning)
Perhaps it was your voice like a...Read More
Categories: pick, love,
Form: Free verse