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Reported Poems

Reported Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of reported 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 reported.

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Premium Member If President Trump Knew Me
If President Trump knew me 
What would I be? 
A prince, pauper or just someone with a degree 
He the President may know me from a time when I was a little chukker 
During the time when the new Casinos...Read More
Categories: reported, angel, appreciation, class, friend, how i feel,
Form: Rhyme Royal

Premium Member A Bay Town Storm

The eastern gale swept o'er the bay tonight,
As rising seas climbed up the sandy beach,
It pushed and forced its way beyond the bight,
And those who tried to stay, they did beseech,
They boarded in and hunkered down so tight,
Those need of...Read More
Categories: reported, storm,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Great Old Days
In the good old days, good people sorted
all the folks into “us" and the sordid.
The American state
was apparently “great.”
But what "great" means is poorly reported....Read More
Categories: reported, humor, humorous, irony, nostalgia, political, racism,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Child Knew Him Instantly
They flocked to church and sang the Christmas carols.
Loudly and proudly, flaunting their Jesus pins, and their pretty children.
Many were annoyed with the shabbily dressed beggar who asked for spare change
As they walked up the hill to their star white...Read More
Categories: reported, jesus,
Form: Prose Poetry
Imprisoned for Faith
(This is a poem dedicated to the collective group of Jehovah's Witnesses who have been imprisoned simply for their faithful beliefs and their obedience to Jesus Christ and to Jehovah God.)

Another day behind these bars—
if we could just imagine!
How trialsome...Read More
Categories: reported, courage, encouraging, endurance, faith, spiritual,
Form: Rhyme

i remember back in 06 i worked in a warehouse
it was for a store that sold varied things
there were varied staff in several departments
we had a boss who was a real hag and she ruled us
like adolf hitler ruled occupied...Read More
Categories: reported, career, rude, work,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Night Santa Left Me in Stitches
Twas the night before Christmas and I was a gasp
At the rumors that filled me with an odious fright.
For Santa Claus was now tired of working for free
And would be harvesting organs well into the night.
He would be looking for...Read More
Categories: reported, christmas, funny, holiday,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member No More than Six Hundred
Scrambling and rambling 
The mice were racing through 
We held back, not wanting them
To drag their ugly tails over our feet.

Tearing paper into tiny bits
The mice were on fire, running in all directions.
The few people in the street
Ran back to...Read More
Categories: reported, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th
Form: Light Verse
Beethoven's Last Walk - prose-poem

The day was cold, snow had fallen. He put on his great coat 
and strode out into the late afternoon.
We kept an eye on him from a distance.  Some reported 
him thrashing the undergrowth growling as if forcing his...Read More
Categories: reported, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Blue Sky's

My kettle is coughing; soon its shrill whistle
will startle me, even though I know exactly
when it will erupt.
Two pelicans have been sighted in Northern Ohio.
Elsewhere, terror, war, horror, blood and dust.
I pour my morning tea, singing a tune
from 'West Side...Read More
Categories: reported, poetry,
Form: Free verse
An escape
On the day 
When we encountered,
What did you think of me?
As your predator or prey?

That buzzing sound
you created was to
threaten me or to alert me
that you were coiled on the ground?

When everyone said
you were venomous
and your single bite
would make me...Read More
Categories: reported, animal, nature,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Raven Run And The Southern Lass Wanting To Have Fun
There once was a southern lass 
Who was looking for a good-looking guy to make a pass,
She thought fast and decided to sell them gas. 

Now here comes Marty 
And he was a dude who like to party
Watching the car...Read More
Categories: reported, bird, drink, horror, howl, raven, scary, sexy,
Form: Rhyme
She Slept with Bears - a prose poem

She was taken by bears;
that was the unlikely consensus -
dragged off in her sleeping bag, 
tracks confirmed.

She lodged with the grizzlies, 
growing sturdy, unusually hirsute
for a human girl, 
but pretty in a wide-bottomed way.
Eventually she mated.

Frank Goddard and his buddy,
mistaking...Read More
Categories: reported, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Visions that stay

There are visions that can stay and never go away
Such as seeing someone hurt, something I can’t tolerate
Regardless of who it is, being hurt who I may see
I don’t have to know the person, it is not that way
I have...Read More
Categories: reported, courage, fear, hurt, introspection,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Branching Out
I once tried to spend the night in a tree.

Back in the late 1960s, my older sister, a nurse, found a job for me as a nurse's aide at a Sydney hospital.  I hated it there, so one evening...Read More
Categories: reported, adventure, girl, irony, sister, summer, tree,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member The truth defends what's right
Killing the future, where is the humane values in that
poor soul your hate has an unusual way of trying to get of subject
How sad you are and evilly branding a person unjustly 
firstly falsely accusing, says an awful lot about...Read More
Categories: reported, abortion, abuse, anti bullying, atheist, christian, faith,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Mardi At The Darby
Mardi was at the Darby;
Yet he was not invited to the party;
Very upset at what he could not get; 
He went over to the teller to make a bet.

“Mardi, you came to the Darby,” the teller did say; 
Which made...Read More
Categories: reported, addiction, appreciation, fairy, faith, farm, horse, money,
Form: Narrative
Bertolt Brecht translations of Holocaust poems
The Burning of the Books
by Bertolt Brecht
loose translation by Michael R. Burch

When the Regime
commanded the unlawful books to be burned,
teams of dull oxen hauled huge cartloads to the bonfires.

Then a banished writer, one of the best,
scanning the list of excommunicated...Read More
Categories: reported, holocaust, horror,
Form: Free verse
I looked in the paper, and guess what it said?
It read, "Panagiota is dead!
I quick turned on CNN.
News Alert! "Panagiota lost her head!"
Oh, I was more than mad!

So I went to Joe Scarborough on MSNBC.
He reported ever so gleefully..
"There is...Read More
Categories: reported, america, bullying, corruption, meaningful,
Form: Free verse
The Ode of Phineas Gage
This is the story of Phineas Gage, 
A man who died at quite a young age, 
But his death is not what he’s famous for, 
His fame comes from what went years before. 
Working the railroad, he was struck...Read More
Categories: reported, day, death, history, poems,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member More or Less
Written by Gail DeBole
September 10, 2019

A couple had less – wanted more.
Were convinced that their lives were a snore.
Sold their house for a thrill.
Spent the money until
Lottery tickets covered the floor.

Spending months on their townhouse floor
Scratching tickets ‘til fingers were...Read More
Categories: reported, character, life, money,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Brain Power

Has it occurred to you how much brain power's recorded
Each time I write this non-sensical stream of literary garbage 
Lot's I say, lots lots lots
Devising devious plots
To avoid losing mental power and deterioration as reported

...Read More
Categories: reported, confusion,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member More Visitors Today
Eleanor looked down at St. Peter’s and smiled.
“More visitors today,” she reported.
Her angel mentor smiled.

A scullery maid in life, 
Dead at the age of forty-four,
Eleanor had never suspected she would become famous

Best day of my spirit life 
When those two...Read More
Categories: reported, music,
Form: Free verse

When I get to the Redwoods,
I’ll look for her clapboard home
above a sea-lion rookery.
I will seek out
her twelve-year-old Ford truck,
her briny patch of hand-reared garden,
her small surf-riding boat.

She’s native,
she taught me a Klamath-Modoc hunting prayer:

“I want you to know,
that a...Read More
Categories: reported, poetry,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member My Heart in Prison
The ugly prison was dark and dank.
Solitary cells lined up on each side.
I paced up and down the corridor
Saw each prisoner his face hide.

I knew them all, for I put them there,
Uncle John who stole half my earnings,
My teacher who...Read More
Categories: reported, anger, forgiveness, prison,
Form: Rhyme