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 Barbara Gorelick | Details |

Snuggling ...footle

Big Chair

To Share

Copyright © Barbara Gorelick | Year Posted 2009

Poem by Toquyen Harrell | Details |

Be

Always you
Love
Lord

Copyright © Toquyen Harrell | Year Posted 2013

Poem by Toquyen Harrell | Details |

You

Be for all
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 |

Not an average person

Never 
You
Love
Lord

Copyright © Toquyen Harrell | Year Posted 2013

Poem by Toquyen Harrell | Details |

You know all before all know

You do
You
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 Toquyen Harrell | Details |

You

Just it
Love
Lord

Copyright © Toquyen Harrell | Year Posted 2014

Poem by Muhammad Safa Thajudeen | Details |

CARPENTER

Carpenter having car!

Copyright © Muhammad Safa Thajudeen | Year Posted 2015

Poem by H Cane | Details |

night moods

night melody
for two

Copyright © H Cane | Year Posted 2016

Poem by Bailey Tuck | Details |

Goodbyes Are Not Forever

#Sad #Death #Goodbyes

Copyright © Bailey Tuck | Year Posted 2017

Poem by Brian Strand | Details |

ps MONTY'S PYTHON

As
sick as
a parrot

Copyright © Brian Strand | Year Posted 2008

Poem by Maryam Jameela Haniff | Details |

Footle--- -My competitor

I won
 
you're done

Copyright © Maryam Jameela Haniff | Year Posted 2009

Poem by Toquyen Harrell | Details |

Nothing passes by Me

I know all
Love
Lord

Copyright © Toquyen Harrell | Year Posted 2013

Poem by Judy Konos | Details |

GREECE AHOY

Let's Go
Life's Slow

Copyright © Judy Konos | Year Posted 2016

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 James Edward Lee Sr. | Details |

ABC

All
Blessings
Count

Copyright © James Edward Lee Sr. | Year Posted 2018

Poem by Lynn Marie | Details |

Xxx

reworked and reposted

Copyright © Lynn Marie | 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 Lisa Lavers | Details |

Want

I want you want what?

Copyright © Lisa Lavers | 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 Doris Culverhouse | Details |

Emmanuel

Emmanuel
God with us

Copyright © Doris Culverhouse | Year Posted 2011

Poem by Toquyen Harrell | Details |

Favored

Always
You
Love
Lord

Copyright © Toquyen Harrell | Year Posted 2013

 
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