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Problem Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of problem 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 problem.

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It is high time
It is high time we gave credit
To those men who are not violent to women and other men.
To those men who turn away from hate and self pity.
To those men who have died trying to protect women.
To those men who...Read More
Categories: problem, anger, anxiety, blue, cancer, community, corruption, courage,
Form: Political Verse


Back in the first millennium,
Putting the world to rights,
There lived a king called Arthur
With a band of gallant knights.

They did things democratically,
Seated round a table.
Although the lines are slightly blurred
Between true fact and fable.

The knights were known for...Read More
Categories: problem, education,
Form: Rhyme
A chance of a lifetime
Today I hoped to achieve something great,
Something many would consider a heroic trait,
Giving plasma to those in need,
With the hope that the doctor's treatments would succeed.

Taking me back after a two hour wait,
I realized there were some things which they...Read More
Categories: problem, desire, endurance, longing, meaningful, motivation, time, tribute,
Form: Narrative
This Way America 1
It was just yesterday that I found myself in a nonturning lane.                            ...Read More
Categories: problem, america,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Naomi's and Stanley Torment - The Villanelle Of The Home
Naomi's and Stanley Torment - The Villanelle Of The Home

Naomi couldn't stop thinking about the home
It was just so splendid and perfect
so excited that she was approved of, the loan 

That morning, Naomi was shocked by the stones
All around the...Read More
Categories: problem, analogy, anxiety, business, feelings, house,
Form: Villanelle

Lost and Found
When we're faced with
Life's situations that seek
To alter our paths in a 
Negative manner and each
Researched solution seems
To drift away at every turn,
Seeds of insecurity and frustration
Are planted and doubt takes root
To our cerebrums
Like weeds to a garden.
We fall to...Read More
Categories: problem, life,
Form: Free verse
Men are commonly known for being a protective and prideful shield over their women, but not all men are the same and their attitudes in a relationship or towards their partners differ greatly. Some men can trust their women with...Read More
Categories: problem, vanity, violence, visionary, wife, wisdom, words, youth,
Form: I do not know?
Best coaching institute near me
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Meanwhile the era of social media networks, the internet, and online businesses, the students and business owners both, and especially belonging to the education sector...Read More
Categories: problem, business, career, computer, desire, education, environment, universe,
Form: Narrative
Captive burdens
Of dismay 
Problem solve all away 
Corrugated spills actions happening 
Distorted views memories misshapen 
Quantico rehabilitative fathoms 
Complicated positions do not keep me at bay
You get my drift
Stuck in a horizontal position 
Cradling the bed
Somber silence immovable body...Read More
Categories: problem, absence, adventure, perspective,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Can't Be Done - LM
"Reality is something you rise above".
Liza Minnelli. 

To rise above our daily reality
Is indeed a most intriguing concept,
To face our flaws in all their totality
May be very difficult to accept,
Even supposing our minds are adept;
While I appreciate the idea,
I do...Read More
Categories: problem, character, day, desire, how i feel,
Form: Rhyme
Splitting the Bill
When friends share a restaurant meal
Who eats what is not a big deal
For the bill will be split
Though I have to admit
That some awkwardness this could reveal.

A group member might simply declare
He or she finds his portion unfair
‘Cause she ate...Read More
Categories: problem, food, friend,
Form: Limerick
Solo and Ensemble contest was this Saturday
And I was asked not to go
My youngest daughter had a part
She sang her pretty songs.
My pickle is the bitterness in my heart I hold
Is more or less a cancer for my soul
And it’s...Read More
Categories: problem, mother daughter,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Too Late
We slowly drove he knew no haste
Not a grain of urgency did he have
My watch told me that we were late
Of all the days to pick time to waste.

A friends buriel we were due to attend
And now I was beginning...Read More
Categories: problem, car, death, funeral, humor,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Mr Sandman
The Sandman woke me up late last night.
I rocketed myself from the pillows.
Seeing him I groaned,
and slid back beneath the hood of blankets

He walked across the bedspread;
Knocked on my forehead with his cane.
With gritted teeth I sat up straight.
I explained...Read More
Categories: problem, dream, giggle,
Form: Free verse
Relationships VI
We all desire a relationship that will work out in our favour, a relationship that would keep us smiling even during the challenging days.  The problem comes in when it is time to build the foundation, especially if it...Read More
Categories: problem, abortion, adventure, africa, age, art, black love,
Form: Personification
Premium Member We Did Not See A Problem
Married life was easy and I dearly loved my wife
We thought about the next step we would take
She brought up having children, and adding to our life
We never thought could be a huge mistake :)

The sickness started early, no meal...Read More
Categories: problem, birth,
Form: Ballad
Pure victory
Is a clean win important? 
And does it matter if it doesn't? 
That's my problem: 
Are the damage my words? 

What difference does it make how you achieved it 
What do you have now? 
And you're no longer in debt,...Read More
Categories: problem, analogy, career, day, poems,
Form: Blank verse
I was born to be a survivor and a fighter.
That's why I became a writer.
As a child the physical abuse I endured.
Being a baby it was pretty absurd.

The child of recovering addicts.
Even one that still until recently would slip.
Watching a...Read More
Categories: problem, absence, abuse, addiction, anger, depression, drug, how
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Meat and Potatoes Please
Meat and potatoes and chicken will not do
Has to be beef and genuine Iowa-grown corn-fed too
Mashed potatoes not those flimsy flakes from a box
Gravy stirred by loving hands valuable as Fort Knox

Dessert can be cake if you cannot get Mom’s...Read More
Categories: problem, food,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Local Girl
I’m the girl who sits in the bar; 
Drunk on the music 
never touching the alcohol; 

The quiet one in the shadows 
who knows all the words, 
In and out like a banshee 
but back for every show;

The one whose...Read More
Categories: problem, emotions, music, perspective,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Sore Fingers are No Problem Until
Sore fingers are no problem
I can work around them
High ho High Hey!
Ouch! Typing hurts a lot
I can do other things
I give my hand a quick squeeze
No worries I tell her
Until I try to tie my shoes
Double ouch!
...Read More
Categories: problem, 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade,
Form: Free verse
Someone sleeps tonight in a cardboard box
midst the mocking frills of a light-bright city.
I saw him at noon on the corner with his sign,
“His problem,” I consoled myself, “is not one of mine.”

Someone sleeps tonight in a cardboard box.
He was...Read More
Categories: problem, humanity, perspective, society,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member You Are Not Alone
Like you I suffer from depression, it can leave us out in the cold.
Remember your life is special, no matter what your brain has told.
I'm here to tell you my friend, you are definitely not alone.
Now take my hand my...Read More
Categories: problem, depression, encouraging, mental illness,
Form: Rhyme

When God created teachers,
He gave us special friends.

You aren’t our mother,
But your support has been just as strong.

When we came to you with silly notes,
You cuddled and praised, even upon awful tommyrot.

When we were into some problem and failed to...Read More
Categories: problem, school,
Form: Rhyme
Not much of a real man
When you see someone bettering themselves.
Sometimes you need to swallow your pride and put your ego on a shelf.
You may not like a person's decision.
Their goals are not what is in your vision.

You dont have the right to control what...Read More
Categories: problem, anger, anxiety, bullying, discrimination, father daughter,
Form: ABC