Short Poems | Examples of Short Poetry

Short poems say what need to be said in a few words. Sometimes it is hard to find the words you want, however, short poems have a few well-chosen words that quickly get to the point. Poetry can be brief and have the impact of embellished writes. Sometimes what you need to say can be very concise and refined, and still have great impact on readers. Short poems often show that time and energy were put into every word.

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Poem by Robin L. Gass | Details |

Footle - The Footle (PT4)

Be quick

not thick

Copyright © Robin L. Gass | Year Posted 2009

Poem by john tanaskow | Details |

if you are what you do

then christ it a tree

Copyright © john tanaskow | Year Posted 2009

Poem by Mike Frampton | Details |

An Honorable Response to a Successful Martyr

I am coming with you.

Copyright © Mike Frampton | Year Posted 2010

Poem by Jim David | Details |

The Gulf

They take
We rake!

Copyright © Jim David | Year Posted 2010

Poem by Toquyen Harrell | Details |

I AM

I will 
Love, l AM

Copyright © Toquyen Harrell | Year Posted 2012

Poem by Toquyen Harrell | Details |

Be

Always you
Love
Lord

Copyright © Toquyen Harrell | Year Posted 2013

Poem by Toquyen Harrell | Details |

Know what I want

Would you?
Love
Lord

Copyright © Toquyen Harrell | Year Posted 2013

Poem by Toquyen Harrell | Details |

My mind

Up for you
Love
Lord

Copyright © Toquyen Harrell | Year Posted 2013

Poem by Toquyen Harrell | Details |

Don't ignore your gut feelings

Never
Know
Love
Lord

Copyright © Toquyen Harrell | Year Posted 2013

Poem by Seymore Butts | Details |

IT FEELS GOOD

UpdabumUpdabumUpdabum

Copyright © Seymore Butts | Year Posted 2013

Poem by edward johnson | Details |

What Is Life

Life is a
slow death

Copyright © edward johnson | Year Posted 2017

Poem by Barbara Gorelick | Details |

Snuggling ...footle

Big Chair

To Share

Copyright © Barbara Gorelick | Year Posted 2009

Poem by Tirzah Conway | Details |

Lucky White Star (FOOTLE)

My Horse

Of Course

Copyright © Tirzah Conway | Year Posted 2010

Poem by RAJAT KANTI CHAKRABARTY | Details |

no appetite no fight

no appetite
no fight

Copyright © RAJAT KANTI CHAKRABARTY | Year Posted 2015

Poem by Rhoda Monihan | Details |

Feeling Contemplative

It’s time to rhyme.

Copyright © Rhoda Monihan | Year Posted 2016

Poem by H Cane | Details |

night moods

night melody
for two

Copyright © H Cane | Year Posted 2016

Poem by Brian Strand | Details |

ps MONTY'S PYTHON

As
sick as
a parrot

Copyright © Brian Strand | Year Posted 2008

Poem by Brian Strand | Details |

footle-AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Time line

all mine

Copyright © Brian Strand | Year Posted 2009

Poem by Brian Strand | Details |

footle-STILL LIFE

tableau

stage show

Copyright © Brian Strand | Year Posted 2009

Poem by Lisa Lavers | Details |

Want

I want you want what?

Copyright © Lisa Lavers | Year Posted 2009

Poem by Adeleke Adeite | Details |

Wild Animals (Footle)

They pray
For prey

Copyright © Adeleke Adeite | Year Posted 2010

Poem by Adeleke Adeite | Details |

The Gulf oil spill (Footle)

The spills
Of ills

Copyright © Adeleke Adeite | Year Posted 2010

Poem by Adeleke Adeite | Details |

Blacksmith

To make
They break

Copyright © Adeleke Adeite | Year Posted 2010

Poem by Star Light | Details |

Tis without Touch---Truth knowing

Truth Knowing
Love...

Copyright © Star Light | Year Posted 2012

Poem by Toquyen Harrell | Details |

Boy oh boy

Want more?
Love
Lord

Copyright © Toquyen Harrell | Year Posted 2013

 
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