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Prose Poetry Poems

Read wonderful prose poetry 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).

Note: The forms for these poems were selected by the poet. Often poems are assigned the wrong form. Please confirm the accuracy of the poetic form before referencing the poem.



List of New Poems

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

About This Page

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

Brief Definition

Prose poetry is a type of poetry which is written in a prose format instead of using verse. This type of poetry is written in prose but still retains the qualities of verse poetry, such as vivid imagery and emotional effect. This type of poetry isn't quite prose on its own but isn't quite poetry as well, but is rather a unique mix of the two mediums. A prose poem may be written about any one subject that the author chooses, but is written in a different form than most poems are written, focusing more on a prose style over a traditional poetry style. This form of poetry should be considered an entire genre of its own, not fitting into a complete prose category nor a complete poetry category. This style of poem is somewhat difficult to write, though is enjoyed by many for its unique form, flow, and storytelling ability. 

Prose Poetry 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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