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Prose Poems

Read wonderful prose poetry on the following sub-topics: christmas, death, dog, family, food, friends, funny, kids, life, love, music, nature, school, sports, war and more. Read a definition and example (where appropriate).

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List of New Poems

PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Premium Member Poem Confident Deborah Vines Prose Poetry prose, confidence, encouraging,
Premium Member Poem Butterfly kisses John Castellenas Prose Poetry prose, blessing, children, devotion, love,
Premium Member Poem Lucylastic Tony Kirk Prose Poetry prose, addiction, angst, death, drug,
Letter from above Christopher Nova Prose Poetry prose, christian, heaven, humanity, religion,
Workingman's world Gary Onderisin Prose Poetry prose, angst, freedom, political, symbolism,
Premium Member Poem My Son's Resting Place Wade Greenlee Prose Poetry prose, death, father son, grave,
Goodbye 21 curtis johnson Prose Poetry prose, goodbye,
Analysis: Greece by Billy Collins, part 2 Jack Webster Prose art,
Analysis: Greece by Billy Collins, part 1 Jack Webster Prose art,
NEED YOU NOW kurtis scott aka curtis futch jr Prose Poetry prose, funny love, heartbroken,
FEVER AND SEX kurtis scott aka curtis futch jr Prose Poetry prose, deep, depression,
Premium Member Poem Russian roulette John Castellenas Prose Poetry prose, dark, irony, suicide, war,
BORADWALK BLUES MAN kurtis scott aka curtis futch jr Prose Poetry prose, adventure,
HONEY YOU GOT ME kurtis scott aka curtis futch jr Prose Poetry prose, crush,
POWER OF KINDNIESS kurtis scott aka curtis futch jr Prose Poetry prose, adventure, blessing,
BE A BIG BROTHER kurtis scott aka curtis futch jr Prose Poetry prose, adventure, angel,
Journey vernon Tackett Prose adventure, appreciation, autumn, beautiful,
The Crazy Kitten Ethan Hassler Prose Poetry prose, 9th grade, animal,
We Used To Go To The Store Together Andrew Fairchild Prose Poetry prose, appreciation, funny, humorous, loss,
Happiness Danny Noble Prose Poetry prose, 9th grade, courage,
EASTER JESUS DAY kurtis scott aka curtis futch jr Prose Poetry prose, abuse, grave,
SITTING ON THE BEACH kurtis scott aka curtis futch jr Prose Poetry prose, cheer up, destiny,
HERE TO PLEASE kurtis scott aka curtis futch jr Prose Poetry prose, appreciation,
SEX AND MONEY kurtis scott aka curtis futch jr Prose Poetry prose, romantic love,
WHAT A WONDERFULL DAY kurtis scott aka curtis futch jr Prose Poetry prose, adventure, day,
Premium Member Poem AN ILLICIT AFFAIR Milton Robertson Prose Poetry prose, appreciation, betrayal, devotion, encouraging,
Is this all Edward Clapham Prose Poetry prose, future, life, love, metaphor,
BUY A TICKET TO HEAVEN kurtis scott aka curtis futch jr Prose Poetry prose, adventure, freedom,
THERE IS A GOD LOOK AROUND kurtis scott aka curtis futch jr Prose Poetry prose, adventure, change,
Dreamland JG Collins Prose Poetry prose, art,
COLD AND HOT TEA kurtis scott aka curtis futch jr Prose Poetry prose, adventure, natural disasters,
BLESS TO KNOW YOU kurtis scott aka curtis futch jr Prose Poetry prose, cute love,
ALWAYS ON MY MIND kurtis scott aka curtis futch jr Prose Poetry prose, feelings,
To Orange Ross Clavewood Prose Poetry prose, 12th grade, age, desire,
Ode to a Dead Black Rat Wanda Daugherty Prose Poetry prose, allegory, angst, animal, crazy,
Reaching out to you - Tom Pen Prose absence, adventure, analogy, appreciation,
Dreams Ken Jordan Prose Poetry prose, conflict, dream, fantasy,
Balance for better Ajay Shekhar Prose Poetry prose, family, gender, poetry, wife,
Worlds Away Glenda Smith Prose Poetry prose, love,
Premium Member Poem She wore flowers in her hair John Castellenas Prose Poetry prose, adventure, flower, romantic love,
TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE IT kurtis scott aka curtis futch jr Prose Poetry prose, friendship,
JUST BE YOU kurtis scott aka curtis futch jr Prose Poetry prose, dream,
Counting on God olasoji Ayomide Prose Poetry prose, 12th grade,
WINTER RAIN kurtis scott aka curtis futch jr Prose Poetry prose, adventure, autumn,
COME HOME kurtis scott aka curtis futch jr Prose Poetry prose, crush,
BABY ITS YOU kurtis scott aka curtis futch jr Prose Poetry prose, devotion,
NEW WINE IN OLD BOTTLE Harry Biosah Prose Poetry prose, age, creation, desire, humanity,
Vapor JG Collins Prose Poetry prose, art,
BAD DAY kurtis scott aka curtis futch jr Prose Poetry prose, day,
THING YOU SAY kurtis scott aka curtis futch jr Prose Poetry prose, feelings,

About This Page

Prose Poems. Examples of Prose and a list of poems in the correct poetic form and technique. Share and read Prose poetry while accessing rules, topics, ideas, and a comprehensive literary definition of a Prose.

Brief Definition

Prose poetry is a type of poem that is a type of poem that does not use line breaks. The poem will resemble a short paragraph and can include the use of figures of speech, rhyme, assonance, imagery, and consonance. Examples of prose poetry include writings such as the Iliad and the Odyssey. There are slight pauses when a person is reading the poem but it is hard to tell where the actual end of the line is.

A prose poem can be anywhere from a half of a page to four pages in length. The poem does not necessarily have to follow a specific rhyme pattern but many writers do add rhyme to their poetry. There is no specific mater that a writer has to follow. It may be hard to tell a prose poem apart from other prose writing. A person may have to read several prose poems before they are able to identify or write them correctly. 

Prose Poem Example

Language Barrier

I couldn’t understand the language she spoke,

at least not all of it,

but the emotion pouring past her lips, 

the tears in her eyes, her clenched and shaking fists

enunciated more clearly,

than any piece of English Poetry I had ever read,

and grabbed me, held me still.

                   …In that moment, her soul was in my arms.

In that finite, tender breath of our lives,

she was my mother, my best friend…

but I could not console her. 

I didn’t have the words;

and my heart sank into the 

concrete between us,

wet with the pain of God’s rain

and her tears. 

                  …Were my tears

So, I simply opened my palms

toward her crouched form and 

spoke the only words I could 

fathom, that would be accepted

by a stranger on a dangerous street. 

"I am sorry, It will be okay. God will bless you."

I knew she did not understand…

"Lo siento" 

                  “que va a estar bien”    

                            “Dios te bendecira’ “ 

the words were as messy as the overturned

duffle bag at her feet…and fumbled, slowly

from my lips, as my knees hit the street.

Two strangers, cried in the rain,

knowing nothing of each other’s suffering,

and yet we shared the weight,

together, for those few moments;

the barrier of language was broken.

Love spoke for us.  

-James Kelley 2014, All rights reserved.

…Love transcends any language

               

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