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 Jesse Jones | Details |

Untitled #187 / A whim

A whim produces this!

Copyright © Jesse Jones | Year Posted 2007

Poem by Joshua Lacey | Details |

Protectors

Caring
Over 
People

Copyright © Joshua Lacey | Year Posted 2010

Poem by Star Light | Details |

Tis without Touch---Truth knowing

Truth Knowing
Love...

Copyright © Star Light | Year Posted 2012

Poem by RAJAT KANTI CHAKRABARTY | Details |

no appetite no fight

no appetite
no fight

Copyright © RAJAT KANTI CHAKRABARTY | Year Posted 2015

Poem by Timothy Hicks | Details |

I Have a Love Affair With Parenthesis

(don't tell anyone)

Copyright © Timothy Hicks | Year Posted 2016

Poem by Brian Strand | Details |

CARPE DIEM

I live in the moment.

Copyright © Brian Strand | Year Posted 2016

Poem by Frances Schiavina | Details |

Eloquence

Eyes talk
Sans chalk

Copyright © Frances Schiavina | Year Posted 2017

Poem by Brian Strand | Details |

footle-ELOCUTION LESSONS

oh gosh


how posh

Copyright © Brian Strand | 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 Toquyen Harrell | Details |

I AM

I will 
Love, l AM

Copyright © Toquyen Harrell | Year Posted 2012

Poem by Muhammad Safa Thajudeen | Details |

CARPENTER

Carpenter having car!

Copyright © Muhammad Safa Thajudeen | Year Posted 2015

Poem by Judy Konos | Details |

GREECE AHOY

Let's Go
Life's Slow

Copyright © Judy Konos | Year Posted 2016

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 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 |

The Last Supper (footle)

Bread wine
  Sublime

Copyright © LEON WILSON | Year Posted 2009

Poem by Joshua Lacey | Details |

Why Bother?

Stuck 
In 
Negative

Copyright © Joshua Lacey | Year Posted 2009

Poem by Jim David | Details |

The Gulf

They take
We rake!

Copyright © Jim David | Year Posted 2010

Poem by Toquyen Harrell | Details |

GIVE YOU ALL I AM

Love you 
Love 
Lord

Copyright © Toquyen Harrell | Year Posted 2012

Poem by Toquyen Harrell | Details |

Not an average person

Never 
You
Love
Lord

Copyright © Toquyen Harrell | Year Posted 2013

Poem by Toquyen Harrell | Details |

Just watch Me

Okay?
Know
Love
Lord

Copyright © Toquyen Harrell | Year Posted 2013

Poem by Judy Konos | Details |

Where Are The Cigars

Mike Brown
Shot down

Copyright © Judy Konos | Year Posted 2014

Poem by Muhammad Safa Thajudeen | Details |

LIECAST

A liar like a wire!

Copyright © Muhammad Safa Thajudeen | Year Posted 2016

Poem by Rhoda Monihan | Details |

Domineering

Nightmare 
Carer. 

Copyright © Rhoda Monihan | Year Posted 2016

 
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