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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 Mark Pringle | Details |

Mirrors

I don't like mirrors.

Copyright © Mark Pringle | Year Posted 2005

Poem by Brian Strand | Details |

ps MONTY'S PYTHON

As
sick as
a parrot

Copyright © Brian Strand | Year Posted 2008

Poem by Sean Kelly | Details |

footle... The Circus .

Big  tent 

Event .

Copyright © Sean Kelly | Year Posted 2009

Poem by Maryam Jameela Haniff | Details |

Footle--- -My competitor

I won
 
you're done

Copyright © Maryam Jameela Haniff | Year Posted 2009

Poem by Brian Strand | Details |

footle-STILL LIFE

tableau

stage show

Copyright © Brian Strand | Year Posted 2009

Poem by Katherine Stella | Details |

Haiku Footle

Haiku

I Do



Copyright © Katherine Stella | Year Posted 2009

Poem by Christi Kopp | Details |

Heartbreak

Love song
Sang wrong

Copyright © Christi Kopp | Year Posted 2010

Poem by Brian Strand | Details |

A footle Footle

a verse

so terse

Copyright © Brian Strand | Year Posted 2011

Poem by Toquyen Harrell | Details |

Boy oh boy

Want more?
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 Rhoda Monihan | Details |

Feeling Contemplative

It’s time to rhyme.

Copyright © Rhoda Monihan | Year Posted 2016

Poem by Rhoda Monihan | Details |

Domineering

Nightmare 
Carer. 

Copyright © Rhoda Monihan | Year Posted 2016

Poem by edward johnson | Details |

What Is Life

Life is a
slow death

Copyright © edward johnson | Year Posted 2017

Poem by Brian Strand | Details |

footle-CHARLESTON

kick feet

off beat

Copyright © Brian Strand | Year Posted 2009

Poem by Brian Strand | Details |

footle-LIFE CLASS

dress down

no gown

Copyright © Brian Strand | Year Posted 2009

Poem by LEON WILSON | Details |

Marriage (footle)

Love ring
   Wedding

Copyright © LEON WILSON | Year Posted 2009

Poem by LEON WILSON | Details |

The Last Supper (footle)

Bread wine
  Sublime

Copyright © LEON WILSON | Year Posted 2009

Poem by LEON WILSON | Details |

How Do You Plead (Guilty or not Guilty) (footle)

Debt Paid
  Me Saved

Copyright © LEON WILSON | Year Posted 2009

Poem by Toquyen Harrell | Details |

My home

Always
You
Love
Lord

Copyright © Toquyen Harrell | Year Posted 2013

Poem by Toquyen Harrell | Details |

Nothing you cannot do

Try Me
You
Love
Lord

Copyright © Toquyen Harrell | Year Posted 2013

Poem by Toquyen Harrell | Details |

Time is of the essence

Don’t wait
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 Bailey Tuck | Details |

Goodbyes Are Not Forever

#Sad #Death #Goodbyes

Copyright © Bailey Tuck | Year Posted 2017

Poem by Ernesto P. Santiago | Details |

Shallownaturexistence

shallownaturexistence

Copyright © Ernesto P. Santiago | Year Posted 2006

Poem by Lynn Marie | Details |

Xxx

reworked and reposted

Copyright © Lynn Marie | Year Posted 2006

 
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