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Rule Of Thumb Poems

Rule Of Thumb Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of rule of thumb 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 rule of thumb.

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The True Friend Continuing
1) "A true friend knows their own limitation:

2) Excuses any condition presented for them, to always, and in all ways allow for just what is practical, and proven that works for all of life continuing.

3) Are an exception; to any...Read More
Categories: rule of thumb, allah, america, analogy, anger, angst, appreciation, atheist,
Form: Prose Poetry



Premium Member Number One: Indian Summer


Tis truly an Indian summer here,
It is because we live in India,
Like in America, tis different there,
Their late September, it is trivia,
Tis September everywhere, not just them,
Be the same, October heat, rule of thumb.


2019 September 27
howmanysyllables
6 lines x 10 syllables...Read More
Categories: rule of thumb, autumn, october, seasons, september, summer,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member 1981, IN COLLABORATION WITH RICKY NELSON


Ricky Nelson, T-shirt, and khaki pants,
Four a.m. check-in, big wigs are my job,
With a grain of salt, 'it's my life I snub,
A chosen degree, and the good lord grants,

He asked what type of room would I give them,
Wife had a...Read More
Categories: rule of thumb, allegory, character, destiny,
Form: Sonnet
Lady of Darkness
Lady of Darkness

She sat in the dark in an overstuffed chair
Though the stuff in the seat was no longer there
A bottle of vodka and a bottle of rum
A chair in the darkness was her rule of thumb
As the shadows grew...Read More
Categories: rule of thumb, life, loneliness,
Form: Rhyme
The Balance Cheat
The problem with Weights and Measures
Is akin to wealth and pleasures
The Rule of Thumb
Is really dumb 
Yet quickly produces treasures*

*American canned products may contain
30% - or more - unregulated water priced at 
the same rate as the product, making it...Read More
Categories: rule of thumb, business, corruption, usa,
Form: Limerick



Premium Member Home Alone
Home Alone
Written: by Tom Wright
6/20/2018

I won’t swim in a sea of unsolicited voices,
Withholding a response remains one of my choices.

By fax, phone, and doorbell, voices often come,
Screening calls is now my current rule of thumb.

To our front door, a no...Read More
Categories: rule of thumb, abuse, angst, anxiety, rude,
Form: Couplet
Breath Testing
Well it’s not a laughing matter but I’m grinning once again,
‘cause out of nine of us at work, five have felt the pain,
of suffering as a ‘bloody idiot,’ after having a few beers,
and trying to do the wrong thing, which...Read More
Categories: rule of thumb, humor,
Form: Rhyme
When two worlds became one
Once upon a time there were two worlds,
One for children and one for adults,
Each owing its existence to the other,
With the children awaking to a new sun each day, eager to explore, 
Both, the boundaries of a world still unfamiliar...Read More
Categories: rule of thumb, age, allusion, analogy, anxiety, break up, hope,
Form: Narrative
The Dollhouse
Our grandkids have a dollhouse,
A gift we did provide,
With furniture and little folk 
To fill the rooms inside.

It's used a lot, quite lovingly,
Yet every time we come,
It all looks topsy-turvy,
Which defies my rule of thumb.

I take five minutes worth of...Read More
Categories: rule of thumb, grandchild,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Youth, Life, Love And Its Most Precious All
Youth, Life, Love And Its Most Precious All

When young, life was full of joy and great thrills
I recall that was how happiness feels,
a new toy a trip to the nearby park
birds singing, magical flight of a stark.
Ice cream served on...Read More
Categories: rule of thumb, death, dedication, deep, destiny, loss, lost love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member THE WRITING ON THE WALL
freewill seduces the hand of our action
one eye amused by the world in a spin
another keeps time in a rival trend
dishonorable power feeds a beggars need 
moving pieces and pawns for ruthless destruction  
the king's pleasure caters misery’s reception...Read More
Categories: rule of thumb, america, conflict, creation, political, power, society, world,
Form: Free verse
Stepping Out
Back in the day music was good.
We enjoyed ourself no matter what part of town.
From the shotguns, to the high-rises.
The urge that instantly becomes testimonial.
Immediately we'd feel better soon as the music plays.
We'd forget everything else.
Like millions of feet echoing...Read More
Categories: rule of thumb, memory, music, song,
Form: Free verse
DESPERATELY WONDERFULLY ILL
Was never sure whether or not to laugh, smile or cry when
auntie came to tea, a matriarch she, wearing white gloves
plus purple cardigan - seven buttons tidy, top one below chin,
and a black beret perched precariously over left unplucked brow.
In winter...Read More
Categories: rule of thumb, appreciation, books, love, passion, poetry,
Form: Prose Poetry
MY HAPPY STORY
MY HAPPY STORY
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

please, I have to tell my happy story
for I live in a land of joy, and glory

where people do not ever, ever fight
where all help, in each other's plight

both genders, their rights, all equal
it is the way it...Read More
Categories: rule of thumb, gender, happiness, joy,
Form: Rhyme
Boxes
We order things; the boxes come.
Today that is the rule of thumb.
If it’s not right or doesn’t fit,
No worries – we did not commit.

The stores shut down, for business sucks
But streets are clogged with bigger trucks
Delivering, on every route,
Those items...Read More
Categories: rule of thumb, technology,
Form: Rhyme
Rivers Run
Rivers run, rivers flow, let it flow, let it flow 

Creativity, never let it go 

The bud that must flower, the tree that must grow 

Seeds of germination, future take shape 

Tis the dreamers, the believers, the doers, the achievers...Read More
Categories: rule of thumb, community, education, inspirational,
Form: Free verse
Stereotypes
Stereotypes


Black people all have rhythm and are good at basketball
   Not a single blond in the world has any brains at all
Englishmen have bad teeth and Mexicans are lazy
   And if you think the Dutch aren’t...Read More
Categories: rule of thumb, funny, poetry, prejudice, society,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Villanelle: What we know is what we can prove on earth
Villanelle: What we know is what we can prove on earth

What we know is what we can prove on earth
   Whether it be by rule of thumb or by sum
Far-flung worlds who see us here must bake mirth

Two...Read More
Categories: rule of thumb, creation, destiny, earth, humanity, life, math, world,
Form: Villanelle
Territory
He kicked the bag with all his might
And cans came flying out.
The passersby looked on in fright,
The reason not in doubt.

It was a turf war, plain as day.
This urban enterprise
Provides some with their daily pay
And rule of thumb applies.

Another kick,...Read More
Categories: rule of thumb, people, urban,
Form: Rhyme
The State Bird of Alaska
Have you heard that the
state bird of Alaska is the
mosquito which is the nasty
insect that flies around,
looking for a victim to be found.

Its blood-thirsty bite is
similar to a miniature 
vampire who with teeth of
precision bites and draws 
swooping down for...Read More
Categories: rule of thumb, humorous,
Form: Rhyme
Coffee cup calculations - poet's cut
Based on BBC news article "Maths zeroes in on perfect cup of coffee"
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-37989169


Two billion cups a day we drink
To stay awake so we can think
Tireless workers - every nation
Need a caffeine drink equation

Lattes, mochas, cappuccinos
Our calculator super heroes
Measured, reasoned, wrote...Read More
Categories: rule of thumb, drink, funny, humor, humorous, math,
Form: Verse
Coffee cup calculations
Based on BBC news article "Maths zeroes in on perfect cup of coffee"
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-37989169


Two billion cups a day we drink
To stay awake so we can think
Tireless workers - every nation
Need a caffeine drink equation

Lattes, mochas, cappuccinos
Our calculator super heroes
Measured, reasoned, wrote...Read More
Categories: rule of thumb, drink, funny, humor, humorous, math,
Form: Verse
Making a Choice
When options are presented
And I have to make a choice,
The more I see, the less that my
Opinion I can voice.

For choosing A or B or C
Sets limits I’ll accept.
When there are more alternatives,
My certainty gets swept.

The smaller the selection,
That much...Read More
Categories: rule of thumb, life,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member PATIENCE ENDURES
PATIENCE ENDURES!

The world and the people and the individuals that come together to populate universal thinking.
Society-at-large development is seen.
How come then everything seems to be slowing down extremely?

What is patience?

The entity and the government and the bureaucrats that make economy...Read More
Categories: rule of thumb, america, confidence, future, god, how i feel,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Premium Member Life is Short
My  mountain man was born in June.
He could do everything, even lasso the moon.
No problem was too big for him to undertake,
Even if it was a fixture that he had to make.

He was like Paul Bunyan, chopping trees and...Read More
Categories: rule of thumb, break up, divorce, forgiveness, heartbreak, husband, life,
Form: Rhyme