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Rough Around The Edges Poems

Rough Around The Edges Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of rough around the edges 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 rough around the edges.

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Makeover - Repost
You say I need a makeover,
that I'm not the man I could be
You say I'm too rough around the edges,
a little smoothing out would polish me
To you, I'm too straight ghetto;
I got the right mind,
just tilted a little wrong
Instead of...Read More
Categories: rough around the edges, brother, dedication, truth, wisdom,
Form: Dramatic Monologue



I walk barefoot across the gravel and I feel no pain
I walked barefoot across the gravel and I feel no pain 
Souls have grown hard on tough terrain 
Give me one more day and I will get you what you need 
I don't fall victim to pride, lust or greed...Read More
Categories: rough around the edges, anger, divorce, heartbroken, how i feel, lonely,
Form: Lyric
Monet
Art like Monet 
It is like an alternate reality
Soft, vivid full of pureness
Unlike harsh reality
Raw and rough around the edges
Hustling for the next desire
Monet simply lies there
In its purest form
Of Watercolor Aesthetics
The waves of the water he paints
Immerses my eyes...Read More
Categories: rough around the edges, art,
Form: Dramatic Verse
To My Husband
To my husband,
Our life is far from being normal.
Our days do not require us being formal.

When we met, we were just words upon a screen.
Today, I am your fallen and tattered queen.

You are my mighty, rough around the edges king.
You...Read More
Categories: rough around the edges, life, love, marriage,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Burlap and Satin

Loud, rowdy, coarse,
a bit rough around the edges,
more likely to say “Shut Up!”
than “Quiet Please.”

Jeans, well worn,
faded by harsh winds,
and searing sun.
face to match.

The “gods?”
diabolical match makers.

Soft spoken, silky smooth,
edges buffed,
hushed a room
on entering.

Tailored,
off the rack,
draped on artistic
magnificence,
smiling……that…
smile.


©3/21/2018

submitted too –...Read More
Categories: rough around the edges, allusion, confusion, identity,
Form: Free verse



Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming
With every rose there are thorns: fear, pain, jealousy, anxiety, sadness, and grief

It takes time, love, and patience to grow a beautiful rose bush

But it's time well-spent in order to see the complexity and beauty hidden beneath and between each...Read More
Categories: rough around the edges, abuse, depression, fear, hope, journey, moving on,
Form: Free verse
Losing Grip
It’s hard to decide, when I ended up this way.
How I let everything slip through my grasp.
How I became dependent on anything to keep me high.
How I ignored the world around me, for my online persona.
I’d say it was really...Read More
Categories: rough around the edges, addiction, anxiety, dark, depression,
Form: Free verse
Old Pawn Shop Guitar
In a window down on Main St.
Sits an old pawn shop guitar
Its strings are like a slinky
And its finish has been marred

But when a dreamer has a vision
They keep shooting for the stars
It's not about the glamour
It's more about the...Read More
Categories: rough around the edges, appreciation, dream, guitar, memory, music, remember, song,
Form: Lyric
First Date
I drank you in
Whiskey no chaser
Rough around the edges
Smooth enough to keep me wanting more
I was drunk on your smile
Kisses tipping me in to no mans land
Everything was hazy but you
I don't remember the night
I just remember your hands and...Read More
Categories: rough around the edges, change, drink, good night, kiss,
Form: Free verse
Bitterness
Bitterness is a black pool of bad poison
And when it liquifies it saturates once warm and loving hearts
Leaving them ice cold,ill and frozen
Whoever it has chosen they chose bitterness first
It is more awful than anger with it's slow soul corrosion...
Like...Read More
Categories: rough around the edges, abuse, addiction,
Form: Blank verse
Makeover
You say I need a makeover,
that I'm not the man I could be
You say I'm too rough around the edges,
a little smoothing out would polish me
To you, I'm too straight ghetto;
I got the right mind,
just tilted a little wrong
Instead of...Read More
Categories: rough around the edges, black african american, brother, love, truth,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Who am I Lord
Who am I Lord
That you are mindful of me
A tiny drop of rain
In a wide expansive sea
What could I ever give
That you could ever need
Who am I Lord
That you are mindful of me

Who am I Lord
That you should bless this...Read More
Categories: rough around the edges, god, introspection, jesus,
Form: Free verse
Gender before Race
They say you can not be both black and female,  
you can only be one and dare you ever choose to be both, 
what an abomination!.
If you choose to be female,
immediately you bleed from your uterus
and drape on that...Read More
Categories: rough around the edges, conflict, discrimination, race,
Form: Classicism
Premium Member My Little Green Leaf
It was the kind of day I had always dreamed of,
    a source of energy was emitted by the sun,
       the tiny leaves dancing like they were in love,
  ...Read More
Categories: rough around the edges, autumn, life, nature,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Have you ever done this type of work before - for contest
“Have you ever done this type of work before”?

	“they’re sheep – I’m a sheep dog – are you serious?”

“Are you aware we have a dress code?”

	“no way am I wearing a dress.”

“You will be interacting with our clientele daily”
“and to...Read More
Categories: rough around the edges, humor,
Form: I do not know?
A Pondering on Women
I wonder why it is that,
Some women work so hard to be chased
That they forget to flirt
With the idea of being caught and embraced.
I wonder why it is that,
There is such a need to fight against male reliance
That the lines...Read More
Categories: rough around the edges, relationship, women,
Form: Rhyme
Broken Man
No excuses needed 
Nor apologizes 
This is who I am as a person, a human being and the man that I intend to be. Take your thoughts and beliefs and keep them for yourself. I am this man that you...Read More
Categories: rough around the edges, courage, emotions, faith, me,
Form: Lyric
Shunned
Breaking down in the heart and mind.
With all regrets that are truly not kind.
Shocked at people are, so painful to see.
Abused with hated and ecstasy.
Violated and directed with torments
Lost of words or comments.
Hatred gushing out of life long experience.
Reminding yourself...Read More
Categories: rough around the edges, confusion, dark, depression, fantasy, freedom, hate, health,
Form: Dramatic Verse
The Time is Now
   The water's getting wild, rough around the edges. 
And yet so peaceful underneath, the overlaying surface. 
With the rugged colored water, and the storm starts a brewing; 
the wildest fish are only caught, when the darest of...Read More
Categories: rough around the edges, life, loss, nature, passion, time,
Form: I do not know?
A Labor Of Love


I take you down and look you over,
you've seen better days. 
Not so young as you used to be,
and you smell musty. I lay you open
and begin my examination.
I take off your jacket.
In all honesty much of your language 
is...Read More
Categories: rough around the edges, love,
Form: Verse
Hard to hold onto
I know sometimes I can be quiet,
No smile upon my face.
It’s not because I’m callous,
I never thought I would feel this way.
At times I know I seem displaced,
When I see you there in pain.
Inside my heart is breaking,
Searching for words...Read More
Categories: rough around the edges, song-lyricheart, heart, love,
Form: Rhyme
fall natural
I did something I was supposed to do.
I went and tripped and fell for you.
You were strong and I was weak for you,
did what any other girl would do.
Can't feel foolish when I fall.
Falling for you comes natural.

You were rough...Read More
Categories: rough around the edges, love
Form: Ballade
Rough Around The Edges
When God made him, he threw away the mold
Always thinks outside of the box, does not fit a profile
Always thinks positive, hard to get him down
Does not talk much, but always has something to say
Has a mind of his own,...Read More
Categories: rough around the edges, people
Form: I do not know?
Shaggy
Shaggy bark oak tree...
Why are you shaggy?
Rough around the edges,
Slick cousins mock you.
Stand proud, elegant,
yet differently, wonderful!



...Read More
Categories: rough around the edges, imagination, nature
Form: Free verse
TomBoy
TomBoy, your reading about one. Most people are confused, so in a way, I'm here to explain
because i truly fit the definition.

Tomboy's are girls, that some call it, "Rough around the edges." We're not your typical,
average girl or woman. Yes,...Read More
Categories: rough around the edges, funny
Form: Free verse