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 Brian Strand | Details |

septimal-CONCEPTUAL ART

ideas
beyond my
ken

Copyright © Brian Strand | Year Posted 2009

Poem by Robin L. Gass | Details |

Footle - A Dog Catchers Vow

If found

in pound!

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 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 Adeleke Adeite | Details |

Wild Animals (Footle)

They pray
For prey

Copyright © Adeleke Adeite | Year Posted 2010

Poem by Troy Jeremy Nelson | Details |

heiroshima enemies in your homeless shelters making fun off the war torn

its all for you right

Copyright © Troy Jeremy Nelson | Year Posted 2010

Poem by Toquyen Harrell | Details |

You know all before all know

You do
You
Love
Lord

Copyright © Toquyen Harrell | Year Posted 2013

Poem by Toquyen Harrell | Details |

My order

Get a life
Love
Lord

Copyright © Toquyen Harrell | Year Posted 2013

Poem by H Cane | Details |

night moods

night melody
for two

Copyright © H Cane | Year Posted 2016

Poem by Ernesto P. Santiago | Details |

Shallownaturexistence

shallownaturexistence

Copyright © Ernesto P. Santiago | Year Posted 2006

Poem by Robin L. Gass | Details |

Footle - The Footle (PT4)

Be quick

not thick

Copyright © Robin L. Gass | 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 Muhammad Safa Thajudeen | Details |

CARPENTER

Carpenter having car!

Copyright © Muhammad Safa Thajudeen | Year Posted 2015

Poem by Bailey Tuck | Details |

Goodbyes Are Not Forever

#Sad #Death #Goodbyes

Copyright © Bailey Tuck | 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 Mike Frampton | Details |

An Honorable Response to a Successful Martyr

I am coming with you.

Copyright © Mike Frampton | Year Posted 2010

Poem by Tirzah Conway | Details |

Lucky White Star (FOOTLE)

My Horse

Of Course

Copyright © Tirzah Conway | Year Posted 2010

Poem by clay robbins | Details |

A C

A

Copyright © clay robbins | Year Posted 2012

Poem by Toquyen Harrell | Details |

Favored

Always
You
Love
Lord

Copyright © Toquyen Harrell | Year Posted 2013

Poem by Rhoda Monihan | Details |

Domineering

Nightmare 
Carer. 

Copyright © Rhoda Monihan | Year Posted 2016

Poem by Brian Strand | Details |

CARPE DIEM

I live in the moment.

Copyright © Brian Strand | Year Posted 2016

Poem by LEON WILSON | Details |

The Last Supper (footle)

Bread wine
  Sublime

Copyright © LEON WILSON | Year Posted 2009

 
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