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Running On Empty Poems

Running On Empty Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of running on empty 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 on empty.

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Premium Member Funny Headstones


Following are a number of funny headstones
“Don't forget to feed the cats" but she doesn't like bones
Or, “Damn it's dark down here”
Hope you can find the beer
“Think I'm running on empty” another hilarious stone




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Categories: running on empty, fun,
Form: Limerick



Premium Member September Ember Dismembered
September Ember Dismembered
Crisp Air, Baking Orb Basks,
Triggers Sorry "G'Bye Summer!" Tasks,
Daring "Where, What Shall We?" Asks...

Belated Yearning, Last Day's Angst,
Related Stirrings of Routine Must Be Yanked,
Or, Halcyon Days Slip Away Into the Tank!

I know! Visit & Trist, With a Loved...Read More
Categories: running on empty, angst, emotions, loss, philosophy, seasons, summer,
Form: Rhyme
Assume We Survived
let it be known that these are uncharted waters. 
let it be known that this is a backwards wreckage at sea, where i save myself before the ship goes down,
where i only realize i’m sinking when i’m well past dead....Read More
Categories: running on empty, anger, beautiful, emotions,
Form: Free verse
Forever delayed
Forever delayed


I feel like I am a thousand years old.
I am running on empty, overload.
Back aches, legs ache,
Arms ache, head-aches.
My brain is tired,
I am going to get fired,
Or find a way,
For death to be,
Forever delayed.


(C)2017 Aa Harvey. All Rights Reserved.

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Categories: running on empty, age, how i feel, pain, work,
Form: Bio
Premium Member Margins of Pandora
Tim’s father had been a refugee once he put down his fight and his gun

The story is that he embarked on the very last ship leaving East Prussia

Under siege tanks and bombs from above fireworks of madness and defeat

A wounded...Read More
Categories: running on empty, farewell,
Form: Free verse



Drops
Nothing left now, all I have worked for is gone
Dead ends, brick walls, my horror goes on
I want so much to be lifted up and help high
Too often reality screams out that I must die
The blood, the mess, body splattered...Read More
Categories: running on empty, suicide,
Form: Rhyme
Working your body
Perspire for me

I need to feel sweat

Work yourself for me

Until your out of breath

Rise up and then go back down

Work your body

Until you feel yourself shaking

And feel your muscles trembling

Until you're weak at the knees

Do this over and again for...Read More
Categories: running on empty, inspirational, motivation, uplifting, work,
Form: Light Verse
The lonely
The place ,his haunt, he has been there countless times, this is the place where " everyone  knows your name"  CHEERS and so he mingles, most persons here are what we call regulars, jokes abound, the vibe here...Read More
Categories: running on empty, deep, depression, loneliness,
Form: Ballad
Samantha

babys hair with a womans eyes
lips so sweet she is a treat
Summertime out playing in the park
with baby's breath the lavender scent quest

Samantha was her name
loved to be loved with a peaceful heart to impart
she loved horses and her boyfriend...Read More
Categories: running on empty, art,
Form: Free verse
Out of gas Running on empty
Out of gas (Running on empty)


Get home, rest my bones.
Please phone, don’t ring.
Get up, answer you all,
One song, two song, fast food, 
Ding!


Eat fast, time passed,
Empty phone of today’s thoughts.
Pen and paper, upload later,
Poems become only four.


One day I will...Read More
Categories: running on empty, endurance, food, life, poems, time, writing,
Form: Bio
Black Friday Blues
Black Friday Blues 

We set are clock to help avoid the biggest dash
 Look to the advertisement the paper is as dark as ash
 All for the new nintendo out the door a given chance to explore
 Inside were running...Read More
Categories: running on empty, bible, black african american, blessing,
Form: Free verse
Black Friday Blues
Black Friday Blues 

We set are clock to help avoid the biggest dash
 Look to the advertisement the paper is as dark as ash
 All for the new nintendo out the door a given chance to explore
 Inside were running...Read More
Categories: running on empty, beach, beautiful, beauty,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Running Out
I'm running out of the following:
Hope, Faith, Time.
I'm running out of
gifts, talents, miracles.
Waiting, just waiting for you.
Why do I put so much in
to you.
You who don't care.
So, I'm running on empty.
This is such nonsense.
This is such dispair.
Give back what you...Read More
Categories: running on empty, abuse, depression, emotions, feelings, gothic, heartbreak, hurt,
Form: Light Verse
Road Rash
Race up and down life's highway
No stopping to pay any toll
Just livin' it up in the fast lane
Spiraling out of control

Don't hit the breaks keep moving
Take it as far as you can go
Might need a boost of high octane
Won't stop...Read More
Categories: running on empty, change, inspirational, life, moving on,
Form: Rhyme
On Empty
callous, ruinous world
depleting ...hoarding
spark earth's blazing fury
running on empty
chasing the sun....Read More
Categories: running on empty, earth, sun, world,
Form: Prose
The Wine and I
The wine & I
Poem
Lionel Derbyshire

The wine and I tonight
Will clamor inspiration
Be it  blisters or be it cheers
Talk is cheap .. hic
WINE: 
“I am Chardonay
Was once a fruit on a vine
Now I am a dry white”
ME: 
“I thought you were
Risling...Read More
Categories: running on empty, allusion, best friend, cheer up, emotions, feelings,
Form: ABC
No Service
Discarded cotton t-shirt shrunken and stained
on the side of a street pot-holed and veined
pants sagging low with no shoes on his feet
headphones blaring to the latest hip-hop beat

Heading down to the corner looking for a score
the old 76 filling station...Read More
Categories: running on empty, change, nostalgia,
Form: Sonnet
broken pieces
Life before love....how did I survive?
Living on the edge and running for my life
looking for something....what I didn't know
people to see and places to go
running on empty....flying high
some nights I danced; some nights I cried
loved some and lost some too
too...Read More
Categories: running on empty, life,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Page 26
Rocket Number 26, take off to the planet and contrive page 26,
It’s the missing page from my memoir,
This is my Page 26, story,
I for one Bryan, I have been through, travel tears and running on empty,
But whatever happened then, I...Read More
Categories: running on empty, anniversary, birthday, planet,
Form: Name
Sunlit Ambrosia - a repost
People watching, on a park bench under a ripe sun, 
I sat, seemingly wasting time. My heart smiled the second hour
when I saw John, my father, in lowering clouds. He smiled back 
with arms that reached from the past to...Read More
Categories: running on empty, father daughter, imagination, sky, spiritual,
Form: Free verse
Lost in 4ever
Weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth
Trapped in the furnace...consumed in the heat
Stalked by the beast and driven insane
Lost in 4ever...and there's just no escape

Running on empty in mazes of madness
False hopes and dreams soon turn sick with sadness
I've fallen...Read More
Categories: running on empty, hate,
Form: Blank verse
Afraid to succeed
There is a deep emptiness that we have in our lives. Life is not meaningful unless you take control of your own. I know what you’re thinking; what would happen if I took control. What would I do if I...Read More
Categories: running on empty, desire, dream,
Form: Verse
Alone
~ Alone ~

Like a deep black hole
No one around
Running on empty
I feel so 

~Alone ~

A sadness so deep
I sometimes wonder if it will ever go away
People come and people go 
When it is all said and done 
I still feel...Read More
Categories: running on empty, depression, sad,
Form: Lyric
Love Never Sleeps
My mind has gone crazy without any sleep 
Running on empty with these hours I keep 
If I don't get to bed soon, I might explode 
But all that I am after is to crack your code
 
I've already gotten,...Read More
Categories: running on empty, love, lust,
Form: Rhyme
Good Time Johnny

Planet in turmoil
People they run
Running on empty 
From point of a gun

What are you eating?
Sure what it says?
Looks like a burger
But how does it taste?

Now you’re addicted
Tattoos brand your skin
You’d rather the music
Than join in the spring

You drink to excess
Smokes...Read More
Categories: running on empty, addiction, community, confusion, irony, journey,
Form: Free verse