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Short Arkansas Poems

Short Arkansas Poems. Below are examples of the most popular short poems about Arkansas by PoetrySoup poets. Search short poems about Arkansas by length and keyword.

little red pig called
suie,lets eat some red meat
bang on the table's...

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Categories: arkansas, art, red,
Form: Haiku

Premium Member 9-4-13 NUMBER 1
A dog,
A backpack,
A guitar,
A walk on a Arkansas Highway.

Weather warm, dry,
Few clouds in the sky,
This was his world,

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© Wm Paul  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: arkansas, travel,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Vignette-IN A PAINTED HOUSE
On granpappy's farm,in Arkansas
Picking cotton was the annual chore,
Recording the rural life,he saw-
Scraping a living ,on a small wage
A tender story..of coming of age....

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Categories: arkansas, nostalgia, people,
Form: Narrative
He traveled down from Arkansas,
To New Orleans, for Mardi Gras.
"One evening of abandonment,"
That's what his trusted friends say,
"He frolicked on Fat Tuesday night,
And repented on Ash Wednesday."            

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Categories: arkansas, funny, people, places,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Regal Beagle
There once was an Arkansas beagle
Though quite common, registered legal
But when it would rain
The throne he would reign
As if thinking himself so regal

   Feb 18 2016  an original poem by the "poemdog" Daniel Turner...

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Categories: arkansas, dog, funny,
Form: Limerick

Premium Member Bush Fly
"They misunderestimated me."

G. W. Bush 
June 11 2000
From "Dumbest Quotes of G. W. Bush"

President Bush, bless his house,
Bless his brilliance and his nous,
May he note the following quote:
"A fly does not enter a closed mouth."

Romani Proverb
Julia Ward...

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© Beth Evans  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: arkansas, america, blessing, house,
Form: Verse
Just Behind Home Plate
At the pitcher’s mound, for the Arkansas Razorbacks,
The scarecrow faces the crowd and sings, “Bring Him Home”
From the Broadway Musical, “Les Miserable”
Then, he receives a standing ovation from a flock of
Black crows chatting and eating buttered popcorn,
In the front row box seats, just behind home plate...

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Categories: arkansas, imagination
Form: Free verse
Stream Song
Water running,

in a steady stream,

flowing over polished Arkansas stones.

The Ozark Mountain stream so old,

the waters are so cold,

and thy endless flow,

that's steady and unwavering.

A rock falls in,

its journey begins,

then calmly downstream it's washed.

As the rules do abide,

the ripples do collide,

and play a pretty attuned song....

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Categories: arkansas, nature,
Form: Free verse
Honeymoon At Dodge City
Honeymoon At Dodge City

Our honeymoon were on first day;
Overnight in Dodge City  did stay;
Supper digested;
Then we rested;
Headed to Colorado without delay.

Jim Horn

That was on Augusy 27th, 1966.
We started out in Wichita, KS.
Garden City is on other side of
Dodge City. They both ar on the
Arkansas River. Dodge City is
having voting problems.


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© James Horn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: arkansas, allegory, analogy,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Hillbilly Magic
Hillbilly magic in the heat of the day
Playing homemade fiddles in the middle of May.
Blowing into Grandpa’s jug with a merry hey.
Knee slapping melody with my cousin Shay.

Adding to Arkansas lazy ambiance in every way,
Black comb with waxed paper kazoos added to the fray.
Consuming Bob’s moonshine in secret shadows of dark gray.
Good ole’ fashioned downhome fun on a June like Saturday.


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Categories: arkansas, america, music,
Form: Monorhyme
Premium Member Sly Fox of Chigger Hallow
In the foothills of the Ozarks Arkansas
 Those mountains a calling, come and play the game
   From prison came Joe to see his ailing pa
    Furloughed from prison won notorious fame

    Frances met him  in their secret rendezvous
  Sweet blonde Frances Standridge, eyes of baby blue
 Her lover the sly fox of Chigger hollow
Taught her teenage virtue a newfound shallow 

For and in Honor of Dr Rams Contest...

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Categories: arkansas, passion
Form: Rispetto
Premium Member Monicagate - to Stain or Abstain
 Hee haw, hee haw, I'm Bill from Arkansas,
 I don't know what y'all are mad at me for.
    That woman, Miss Lewinsky,
    sure stained my Presidency
 and now she won't blow my horn anymore.

"Yeah buddy, you blew it and what a mess!"
 I sure did darlin' all over that blue dress.
    It sure was fun Monica
    for us to share a cigar
 and quickly pass an act of sexual congress.

                  July 2016


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Categories: arkansas, humorous, political,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member What Might Have Been--1960
No more money for liquor,
she thought 
in the berth.
The train clicked
in darkness like a clock.
Hearts crack,
husbands drink,
babies cry.
Borrowed time.
He hit her.
Her father cried, “Get out!”
One morning
they found his body 
on the lawn.

Nothing left to feel.
Each thought
was a mile
through the dusty southwest.
She would take him home
from California
to Arkansas
for the sake
of what might have been....

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Categories: arkansas, family, history, mother,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Bill and Hillary Who
It has been their asservation
since Arkansas days
without any reservation
many misunderstood their ways

The right wing conspiracy
continues to question
their altruistic sincerity
and past indiscretions

Many find it axiomatic
that their gig is up
and being pragmatic
still find them corrupt

April 2, 2018

Triple A Challenge - 14 lines Maximum - N/A
By Robert Haight
Words to use - Asservation, Altruistc, Axiomatic...

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Categories: arkansas, conflict, confusion, corruption, how i feel, motivation,
Form: Political Verse
A xenophobe goes to the polls
I didn’t really want
to get political
my poems are supposed to be
sweet and fun

But several other poets
have posted verses
about my sweetie pie
Donald Trump

So let me explain
in poetic style
why I still plan to vote
for him this fall

Yes, he is crude
Yes, he is orange
Yes, he is totally
out there sometimes

Yes, he is crazy
Yes, he is weird
Yes, he is possibly

Yes, he may well be
all those things --

but he’s STILL not
from Arkansas!!!...

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Categories: arkansas, humor, political,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member My Country 'Tis of Thee
When children are taught never to forget
conflicts’ lessons, to love all humans,
to honor those through history
who, selfless, wrought liberty. . .
Then will spangled dreams for
our peace be fulfilled
as God imparts 
grace on

For Brahm Bailey's (Your) Country 'Tis Of Thee Poetry Contest
Note: The Etheree form was created by Etheree Taylor Armstrong (Feb. 12, 1918-March 14, 1994). She was born in Arkansas, USA and is known for using this form a lot.


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Categories: arkansas, peace,
Form: Etheree
Agent Arkansas 90766 BETA (Part 3)
[90766 Log 003]

7/18     20:12

Nate-- Touchdown! The crowd goes wild!
Agent-- So your going back to the outpost now?
Nate-- Yeah, Forest is my home. The outpost there is too.
Agent-- O.K. I'll stop by and see you soon.
Nate-- I'll be there. I'll play your song on the way home.
It's still "Say Anything" by Cartel right?
Agent-- You got it. I love that song.
Nate-- Memory like an elephant...
Agent-- Body of a Tiger?
Nate-- yup.
Agent-- Stay safe out there.
Nate-- you too......

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Categories: arkansas, war
Form: Narrative