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Short New Mexico Poems

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


new mexico
home to cowboy graves
people still worship the news
all the death,a-famed...

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Categories: new mexico, art,
Form: Haiku



THE CALICO DRAGON
A lady I know,
Out in New Mexico,
Befriended a calico dragon.
She used to haul him around
Old Santa Fe town,
In her convertible Ford station wagon
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Categories: new mexico, children, funny, people, places,
Form: I do not know?
Zuni Weather
A Zuni who prays every day
Saw a cloud in the sky back in May
He yelled, "Do or die!"
Which made the cloud cry
And that's why its still raining today....

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Categories: new mexico, cry, culture, native american, nature, prayer, rain,
Form: Limerick
Stolen Moments
Time immortal, the master thief,
  stealing tomorrow from the past

Abducting each moment, all life itself, 
  —today within its grasp

(Santa Fe New Mexico: February, 2019) 
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Categories: new mexico, time,
Form: Rhyme
The Yucca
                 Long slender blades, sort of a cactus, kissing cousin to a palm tree
                             Indians years ago, used to make soap from it
                         On our ranch in New Mexico, we called it "Soap Weed"...

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© Danny Nunn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: new mexico, nature, cousin,
Form: I do not know?



Pancho Villa
                  Some say that he was the "Robin Hood" for the poor in Old Mexico
                  Others say he was a tequila drinking horse thief, murderer to boot
          One night on my great grand father's ranch in New Mexico, Villa stole their horses...

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© Danny Nunn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: new mexico, history
Form: I do not know?
"Lowes" New Mexico
I went to the market yesterday, To buy some needed things; Coffee and watermelon sorbet, Pizza and buffalo wings; Sugar, detergent, and shampoo, And of course some chicken feed; Couple of cans of Dinty Moore stew, I hope that’s all I need!
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Categories: new mexico, funny
Form: Rhyme
Who I Am
Tirzah
Wife, Friend, Ally, Huron;
Daughter of Frank and Deann;
Lover of Horses, Family, and Steven;
Who Feels Desire, Love, and Passion;
Who Fears Loss, Rejection, and Disdain;
Who would like to see Egypt, Rome, and Australia;
Resident of Hondo, New Mexico
Conway
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Categories: new mexico, life
Form: Bio
new mexico cowboy
For lovers fighters and wild bronc riders
 heres to the boys from new mexico
we have no trifles 
we hang our balls upon the walls and shoot  'em down with rifles 
when sex rare we'll rape a bear and sleep in dirty ditches 
we'll show them texan boys we're some bad  sons of god
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© julie cena  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: new mexico, animals, cowboy-western, funny,
Form: Cowboy
Next Bus to New Mexico
up to my ankles in icy snow
the dogs wresting the shovel
and running away
the hood of my coat is slipping down over my eyes
my gloves are too big
I feel like a cranky cold five year old
who doesn't know enough to go in

snow after snow I'm sick of this
when's the next bus to New Mexico?...

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Categories: new mexico,
Form: I do not know?
Space To Grow
Does your mind have a second floor
  that’s very seldom used

A place your thoughts can freely roam
  safe from life’s abuse

One story up, your story forms,
  its telling far below

The height of peace and solitude
   —with space for you to grow

(Santa Fe New Mexico: February, 2019) 
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Categories: new mexico, peace,
Form: Rhyme
Beyond Time
There a mountain in my rearview mirror
  a magnet for my soul

Pulling on what’s only borrowed  
  its lease to keep me whole

There’s a mountain in my rearview mirror
  calling out my name

Its winds have blown my heart to rest
  —which time cannot reclaim

(Santa Fe New Mexico: February, 2019) 
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Categories: new mexico, time,
Form: Rhyme
The Mask
Time is the mask that all memories wear,
  as feelings age within

Time is the bridge where eternity walks,
  each footstep to begin

Time is a voice spoken only inside
  where denial cannot hear

Time is the measure of what’s yet to come
   —in moments far and near

(Santa Fe New Mexico: February, 2019)
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Categories: new mexico, time,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Alien World Power Grids
Elfish eyes
Airplane goggles
Sky turtles

New Mexico
Incas Mayans
Peru’s Stonehenge

Archeologists
Extraterrestrials
World grid 

Alien airports
Mythology
Alien artifacts

Giants’ skeletons
New Mexico
Power caves

Atlantis 
Bermuda triangle
Vortex

Wormhole
Elfish eyes
Blinking space ships

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Categories: new mexico, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 6th
Form: Free verse
Thank you lord for our daily bread
New Mexico, Is a poor state
Has the highest number of low income families
In the good ole USA

Children wonder if there will be
A next meal...
Will mom have the money?
Will the  neighbors help?

Little bellies growl
Weakness is a constant
Anemia, infection can over take 
The frail small bodies

Will the neighbors help?...

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Categories: new mexico, children
Form: Narrative
The Pearl
There's beauty in the smallest pearl--
the darkest grain of sand--
the cry of eagle and of lark--
the curve of sea and land--
I have seen it in the human heart --
within it, folded down:
beauty --deep as could be hid--
the Pearl Diver found.

        JVB                    2006 
Pine Hill Navajo Indian Reservation, New Mexico...

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Categories: new mexico, inspirational, life, philosophy, uplifting
Form: Verse
New Mexico
request a transfer
I'd like to try New Mexico
I'm into the heat and sandy colors
bright blue sky rocks and
heat
I need to bake my bones
and see some new illusions
baked red and brown rocks
miles of distant winding nothing
breaking into mountians
I want that inky black western sky
and the scent of sage under the air
a coyote growling close by
a cactus flower...

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Categories: new mexico, adventure
Form: Free verse
A Wintered Morning
Visit New Mexico,
she says... diamond cut sea
colored skies, a white

bursting. Sparkles. Reach
for these silver crests; gather-
birds soaring. Enspheres.

Orange tincture of
the peels loosening.Cruer
trickling down your

hands shaped like these peeled
spectral trees. Edges. Claws, clenched.
Titian dresses

the denuded bark:
sunlit ornaments. Deserts.
Bloodshot cast wings. Clots.






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Categories: new mexico, allusion, angst, bird, community, earth,
Form: Haiku
ANO NUEVO
My friend in New Mexico writes
"Does 2010 have a rewind button?"
Earthquakes and tsumanis  destroy
worlds beyond us, and in my world,
my sons say how tired they are
just keeping up, keeping on.

My heart already a leaden stone,
lowering somewhere in the middle
of my chest (not the habitat 
where a heart should be) sinks lower 
and lower toward the ground
until I think, This must be the real
meaning of rock bottom....

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© Nola Perez  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: new mexico, angstheart, heart,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Louisiana
Listen to poem:
Heading east, after Arizona,
through New Mexico and
past the wide Lone Star state,
greens shade from dull to bright.
The desert was pale pastels
and heat devoid of moisture.
Here, humid bayou flora flourish
in black and steamy soil
where hurricanes hit the coast,
winds flatten sugar cane,
and two rich-brown nutrias
cross a placid canal.
Their wakes, on the still surface,
are clean and nearly perfect
inverted V's.
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Categories: new mexico, life, nature, nostalgia, places, travel,
Form: Free verse
torn sonnet
torn sonnet
We fell asleep while singing,
then you tell me only I did, I did,
in useless murky glow.
You were fine till last sip,
then you said I was Europe,
and he was New Mexico.

You said you were aware.
Then you realised you weren't there.
Then you blame the whisky,
the whisky was nowhere.

You saw my eyes were intoxicant.
There was harm in my stare.
Then you blame the whisky.
The whisky was in the air...

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Categories: new mexico, deep, drink, feelings, for her,
Form: Sonnet
Thunderstruck Sunshine
The clouds shook
A thick, black, very wet blanket out
In the Southeastern quadrant 
Of the New Mexico firmament,
Complete with lightning
And growling, crackling,
Massive basso-profundo sound effects,
Inviting the sun to rest,
Take a load off, 
Reeellaaaxxx! 

Abrasively radiant,
Helios glared a brilliant, heated, passionate,
Steamy smile
Into the arid monsoon skies

And refused Storm’s invitation
To lie down and go to bed...

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Categories: new mexico, allegory, fantasy, children, friendship, funny, happiness, imagination,
Form: Free verse
Apache kid outlaw
He was rsised in New Mexico
and became feared more than Geronimo
The army enlisted  him as a brave
to track down other braves.
Accused of many crimes
he escaped many times.
He led many raids
with his four braves.
He didn't trust his tribe 
so he stayed on the outside.
People say he died
in a fight with soldiers
others say he died in his cave.
Even ranchers claim 
to have killed the brave
down in New Mexico way
after a raid....

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Categories: new mexico, history,
Form: Sonnet
My Mexican Jerky
He makes me laugh when I’m about to cry.

He is very different than I am; but that’s what makes him, him.

He makes no sense to me sometimes.   

He admits that he’s full of himself.

He doesn’t know how much I care about him. 

He calls me his angel.

He also lives in New Mexico.

He has never seen me face to face.

He has seen me in pictures, and said I’m beautiful. 

He is indescribable.  

He is my best friend.

He is my Mexican Jerky.

I love him.
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Categories: new mexico, friendship, funny, girlfriend-boyfriendme, me,
Form: Free verse