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Running Poems

Running Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of running 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 running.

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Premium Member My Dream
It is very beautiful
to watch you sleep.
The bud mouth of infancy poised
to kiss. The swell of your cheek.

The rise and fall
of your chest. That miraculous machine
that keeps the engine of you running.
My son. My dream.



20 November 2019
2 to 12 Contest
Beth...Read More
Categories: running, beautiful, child, sleep, son,
Form: Verse



Premium Member Disarray
When you’ve slacked on your housekeeping, 
and your home is in gross disarray,
the last thing you want to hear
is that company’s coming today.
But with the ring of the phone
this, my hubby made known
as my jaw dropped in total dismay.
I was...Read More
Categories: running, confusion, dream, house, husband, wife,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Running Out of Ideas is Impossible
Running out of ideas?
That is impossible if you have a:
friend
acquaintance
neighbor
co-worker
boss
president
king
queen
TV set
I-pad
I-phone
I-pod
kangaroo
chicken
donkey
toilet paper
monopoly
dictionary
thesaurus
computer
outside
inside
dog 
cat
dresser
drum set
sibling
diary
father
mother
siblings
dragon
butterfly
unicorn
dawn
sky
stars
cosmos
moon
nemesis
goldfish
talent
team
plate
fork
spoon
blanket
bed
sun
moon
stars
spiders web
wasp
bathroom
kitchen
holiday
cousins
grandma
grandpa
car
truck
broom
dustpan
plane
bedroom
child
grand child
brain
imagination
love
life
ufo
or
space aliens


...Read More
Categories: running, write,
Form: List
Nothing
"Nothing"

I need you to release me , l did my time! My time is now! My chain is loose , jumping hoops! Hopes for Violets.

On my bicycle l am not going back ! No ! No ! He is trying...Read More
Categories: running, 7th grade, absence, america, anger,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Day Our Environment Left Earth CONTEST
Dark sky's have collapsed the earth
Winter ash surrounds us cold as a winter night
Rockets zooming across the sky
No where to hide

Man created a device with the push of a button
Life will no longer exist
Trees crying, waters riddled with dead fish
The...Read More
Categories: running, earth,
Form: Free verse



The Goldilocks Planet
Do you wonder about the sun ?
Is it now running out of gas?
What happens when it does, my friend?
I will tell you of Earth's last pass 

Each minute of every day
The Sun burns its gaseous core
Billions of years it has...Read More
Categories: running, earth,
Form: Rhyme
Rest Stop
the drive was intermittent
everyone had to pee at the different times
distractions
strangers in rest stops
that were duplicates of duplicates designed
by MacDonalds and
merchandising psychologists
I wandered by the sunglasses
and video games
inhaled fast food coffee
and sized the out-of-towners
up
down into the parking lot
didn’t seem like...Read More
Categories: running, car,
Form: Free verse
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: running, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th
Form: Light Verse
Junket
James Dean junket drive
Up the bend away at Five
Met his end all plaster-fied
The Hollywood pied piper

Hellva lot better Dean
A young-man Diana been
No old man crapping in a diaper

But a trip for the worse
Early turn in a hearse
No fun for fans...Read More
Categories: running, race,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Poets Nightmare
Once filled with fresh black ink
With words flowing from a pen like water
Distant memories appeared and written down
Thought’s running through the mind

Now words are written with invisible ink
For the well has been emptied from thought
Memories disappeared an empty ink well
?

?
?
?
?

The...Read More
Categories: running, lost,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I AM censored
Subliminal messages
Contested contests
Running from the lessons
Refusing the blessing
I am censored

Greater distances
Unleavened Witnesses
Running from the lessons
Renewed false confession
Who am I. . I am censored

11/18/19
Written word by James Edward Lee Sr...Read More
Categories: running, allusion, analogy, betrayal, boxing day , character, how
Form: Rhyme
Generic Heartwarming Christmas Movie
It seems that minutes after Halloween,
before we’ve even seen the first bits of snow,
the Christmas movies are flooding our screens,
and I think we know how they’ll all go.

Start with an actress that’s half-forgotten,
who in teen films once took off her...Read More
Categories: running, art, celebration, christmas, film, how i feel,
Form: Rhyme
Disarray
The Night Hawk

Whom shall I tell my tale of woes?
who shall sing with me 
my song of oblivion
the evil that descended hearth-stead,
in the tail of a winter night,
swooped upon us like a bald eagle,
as vicious as a hungry wolf,
raped my...Read More
Categories: running, anger, black african american, corruption, cry, imagery,
Form: Imagism
Premium Member DAYDREAMS
         DAYDREAMS

         Day dawns.
         Dormant desires dancing delight
        ...Read More
Categories: running, 12th grade, confusion, day, dream,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Turtle Mania

Leatherback, murray river, matama
Hawksbill, common musk and spiny soft shell.
Loggerhead, Atlantic green, alligator snapping
Turtles are we, in every country we dwell.

The largest sea turtle reaches eight hundred pounds.
A leatherback whose love for jellyfish abounds.
Alligator snapping is one fourth of leatherback’s...Read More
Categories: running, animal, fun,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Butterfly, My Love
Butterfly, My Love

You have hair like golden silk. 
You laugh like clear water running over stones. 
Your eyes, they are the color of the sky, 
clear or stormy, matters not, they are the same. 

You have wings unseen. 
I know…
You...Read More
Categories: running, celebration, crazy, daughter, grandchild, heaven, jesus, mum,
Form: Sonnet
Dark path
Lying in the predawn light
	underneath black empty sky
chill wind blowing across bare skin
	feeling a desperate need to flee

empty heart echoes the night
	desperate longing for what once was
only darkness found there in
	heavy pounding into the night

looking down nebulous path
	drifting mists of...Read More
Categories: running, poetry,
Form: Free verse
THINGS CAN NEVER BE BETTER
They talk so much but do little
Yes that’s it, for that is all they can do
When we used to walk distances on daily routine
It was enough to say things can be made better	
Horses, bicycles and carts saved the bare-footed walks
But...Read More
Categories: running, 4th grade, emotions, humanity, jealousy,
Form: Free verse
No Means Nothing
It’s all downhill from here,
Bruised knees 
And blacked up eyes
Where hidden secrets
Go to die.
Behind locked doors,
Without any keys
Remain untold truths
That hold no meaning.
It’s that whispered no
That disappears
In one split second
All filled with tears.
And that shaky voice
Which simply cannot scream 
Trapped...Read More
Categories: running, abuse, anger, betrayal, extended metaphor, fear, metaphor,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Phologizein
The sky is orange,
	& people are running.
It’s turning deep red
	& people are running.
The air is still
	& people are running.
It smells of sweet
	& people are running.
Plants are dying
	& people are running.
Trees are shriveled
	& people are running.
Animals are decaying
	& people are running.
Birds...Read More
Categories: running, change, cheer up, confidence, dark, hope, mythology,
Form: Blank verse
Pink Floyd
PS Friends,

We all know some of the greatest poetry is in popular songs. Some of my inspiration comes from music. So I thought I would share this wonderful write by Pink Floyd. Find it on U Tube and ENJOY!

 So,
...Read More
Categories: running, inspiration, music,
Form: Free verse
Disarray
I wake up every day
With my life in such a Disarray
Running here, running there
Leaving my clothes and shoes everywhere
No wander Iam in a constant disarray
My house and car is a mess
Trying to juggle so much,just can't seem to do me...Read More
Categories: running, anxiety, break up, confusion, emotions, heartbroken, hurt,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Refugee
Running from an economy full of hate
hunger will place him behind bars unless he relocates
war and crisis lingering with the hope to end soon
have pocketed young lives since five bloody Junes
a new home is the dream where kindness isn’t dormant
and...Read More
Categories: running, adventure, africa, death, depression, discrimination, evil, life,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member 3rd World Hustler
Steps his foot out of the door with granny’s anointed words
if blessings were edible, he’d have been fatter than North America
faces the day’s task with immunity to the heat of the sun
dines with the wild to keep the oil running
the...Read More
Categories: running, adventure, africa, character, courage, crazy, devotion, endurance,
Form: Free verse
THE CLIFF OF FAITH
The panic of failure is an evidence of lack of faith
While the believe in the impossible to be possible shows massive faith
The sunlight before my eyes portrayed a life full of promise and fulfilment
Then turned the table with a slap...Read More
Categories: running, 4th grade, courage, faith, solitude,
Form: Narrative