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Short Roundel Poems. Below are examples of the most popular short Roundel poems by PoetrySoup poets. Search the short Roundel poetry form by poem length and keyword.

economic dilemma --- roundelet
fear overwhelms  hearts with distress.

boom--congress promise the public.

yet their debates often digress
to issues that are rather less 

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Categories: angst, depression, family, loss, political, sad, social,
Form: Roundel

you should not fear ROUNDELET
You should not fear,

though their brawls are so unyielding.

You should not fear,

though the deadline is very near.

Congress will raise the debt ceiling,

despite your skeptical feeling.

You should not fear.

**Roundelet contest (CORRECTED WITH NEW RULES)...

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Categories: confusion, faith, introspection, political, sad, social, uplifting,
Form: Roundel
Premium Member AN EASTER WORD
I am

      I am

              the source

the source
         of all

yesh u a
         yesh u a

**Jesus the head(source)of all in His church,mariage and family....

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Categories: christian, song,
Form: Roundel
Premium Member To be so rich
To be so rich that we can buy 
whatever we desire to
They'll envy us, who just scrape by
To be so rich...

We'll lust and love, just me and you
What need our souls to edify
With pleasure's bliss, our rendezvous...

Do I detect a faint soft cry
of prayer unread from empty pew
The profligate sure mocks life's why
To be so rich......

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Categories: jealousy, lust, money, prayer,
Form: Roundel
Premium Member A Childhood Memory

We climbed the fence
but I must say
in our defense

it seemed a good idea

but on that day
childhood’s pretense
said “it’s only play”

a dog immense
not trained to stay
reinstated common sense

it had seemed a good idea


Writing Challenge, Feb 2019, Roundel Form – Poetry Contest
Dear Heart - sponsor


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Categories: childhood,
Form: Roundel

Premium Member God Hung
God Hung in our sky a circle of fire,
And an orb the color of a pearl
For us to admire.

God Hung in our sky
Clouds to add to our colorful world
Which I aspire
To understand how God has each in its own whorl.

It wasn't in its entire
Until God added the stars to the twirl
They added the sparkling attire
To what God Hung in our sky....

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Categories: art, beauty, color, creation, encouraging, inspirational, spiritual,
Form: Roundel
Carousel in roundel
Carousel inn on highest peak,
Round and round they quickly spin,
Beacon invites as we speak,
Carousel inn.

Tent for a carousal din, 
Memories lost they seek,
Floating feets under Natures basin,
Festive aura sound and reek. 

Flying with the spinning wind,
Emotions fast and thick,
Carousel inn.

by Danesh Morgan
on 3th August 2013...

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Categories: adventure,
Form: Roundel
Premium Member A lovely vision
A lovely vision in a bonnet
  Her golden braids a-dangling down
Her rosy cheek with dimple on it
  The fairest maiden I have found
Her slender waist, my hand upon it
  Devoted to her beauty bound
A lovely vision...

If this tiara, she would don it
  The populace would raise a sound
Proclaim her queen of verse and sonnets
A lovely vision...

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Categories: beauty, romantic,
Form: Roundel
A Childhood Memory
I sat upon a stair
and saw a little man;
he smiled, but oozed despair.

A sad and lonely guy.

I didn't like to stare.
I waited for my gran,
and hugged my teddy bear.

He said it wasn't fair;
it didn't go to plan...
and then he wasn't there...

A sad and lonely guy.  

A childhood memory, written 13th Feb for Constance's roundel contest...

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© jack horne  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: fantasy,
Form: Roundel
Premium Member Train Whistle
Train whistle blowing, nearing the station,
Smoke billowing into the sky,
Passengers await their destination,
Train whistle blowing.

Soon lights are flashing, billboards passed by,
There's a little irritation,
Tired children start to cry.

Some folk will seek information,
Or newspapers to buy,
Freed from participation,
Train whistle blowing....

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© Beth Evans  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: children, cry, destiny, freedom,
Form: Roundel
A Roundel - United
It is a great joy to be united
Hearts held together without division
Full of grace and unlimited power
It is a great joy.

The reign of happiness void of tension 
The sight of great minds greatly excited
Ready to obey in all submission.

Winning victories clean and unscathed
A mighty formidable men of valor
Laying off enemies' ground sighted
It is a great joy....

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Categories: friendship, patriotic,
Form: Roundel
Mind Games
Let the mind games begin
Turning facts into fallacies, urgh! What a mule
Good deeds? With evil grins
Ousting an honest man, and condemning his sins?
Bright minds unbecoming, using the press as a tool
Deceiving the masses, presuming we are fools
And yet you still go on, thinking you can win
Well then my friend,
Bring it on!
And let the mind games begin...

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Categories: political, pride, today, truth,
Form: Roundel
Carousel In Roundel
 I am a knight on charger racing
Armour gleaming ready to fight
Dragon fierce I will be facing
I am a knight

Every turn a brand new sight
Horses follow paths are tracing
Search for riches yellow and bright
Treasure found how so exciting

Carousel ride a dream at night
Till next time I will be pacing
I am a knight

August 4th, 2013
Rick Zablocki

For Nette's Contest...

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Categories: dream, fun, imagination,
Form: Roundel
Premium Member Silent Ambience of Love

Chill shadow fall covering gray 
Spark ember glow in the distance
Field reverberate muffled bray

Soft cool silk silent ambience

Earthward lonesome darken path lay
Veil on penchant earth's fluorescence 
Two romantical waltz their way
Full laughter and lost innocence
Whereas a billion stars astray

Soft cool silk silent ambience


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© Eve Roper  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: imagery, love,
Form: Roundel
Premium Member Sweet Rhapsody
 Crimson dress in rhythmic sways
 She moves just like a burning flame
 Her swirling moves, a dance ablaze
 Sweet rhapsody

 This rhythmic fire no one can tame
 Kindling the cadence to amaze
 As her dancing ignites acclaim

 The guitar strums ecstatic ways
 To a dance of artistic fame
 Her movements glow as music plays
 Sweet rhapsody


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© Joseph May  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: culture, dance, music,
Form: Roundel
Premium Member Chasing Rainbows
Chasing rainbows after rain,
When there is nothing to gain,
Searching for that pot of gold,
Though you know you search in vain.

How often have you been told
That you never will attain
Heaven's riches manifold
Chasing rainbows after rain?

Do you hope to drink champagne
When you reach that far threshold,
How can you this myth sustain,
Chasing rainbows after rain?...

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© Beth Evans  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: celebration, heaven, rain, rainbow,
Form: Roundel
Premium Member Dance To A Lively Tune
Dance to a lively tune, turn and tap your feet,
Dance like you haven't a care,
Dance as though your life is complete,
Dance to a lively tune.

You'e wearing a rose in your shining hair,
That party dress looks a treat,
Just what a pretty girl should wear.

It's lucky for me we chanced to meet,
I was starting to despair,
Now I have you and my life is sweet,
Dance to a lively tune....

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© Beth Evans  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: appreciation, dance, girl, rose,
Form: Roundel
Premium Member Then A Rainbow Came
 No sunshine came with warm refrain
 No kids came out to laugh and play
 Just gray clouds and the falling rain
 Then a rainbow came

 A lad came out that rainy day
 Filled with wonder he couldn't contain
 Amidst the rain and skies of gray

 An umbrella he did obtain
 Red, with white polka dot array
 He gazed across the misty plain
 Then a rainbow came

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© Joseph May  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: nature, rain, rainbow,
Form: Roundel
Ghostly Figures Roundel
the ghostly figures plea is to attend  
the mantel of life, to be and to see
if they are forgiven, needing a friend,
the ghostly figures plea.

heavy hearted, weary to be set free.
moonlight filters many shapes to amend, 
listening to Satan, not meant to be.

these figures once had a garden to tend, 
ignoring the warning ate of the tree,
now evicted, their souls can not prehend 
the ghostly figures plea....

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Categories: lost,
Form: Roundel
Premium Member As Dawn Breaks
As dawn breaks I have no humanity.
The hurt goes really deep
I can't even sleep.
I didn't know all the cruelty
When I decided to go live on the streets voluntarily.
The cold in to my bones doth creep.

As dawn breaks I have no humanity.
The hurt goes really deep

At my own stupidity.
I can't weep
As I try to keep
My sanity.

As dawn breaks I have no humanity.
The hurt goes really deep.


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Categories: abuse, anger, betrayal, confusion, dark, evil, loneliness,
Form: Roundel
Premium Member Visions can come true
The clouds took over the whole sky
While I held onto thoughts of you
Sunshine memories from up high
         Visions can come true

The birds chattered a song or two
I listened while I wondered why
It takes time to resolve things through

As I watched the changes go by
There will always be something new
The birds called, as they left to fly
         Visions can come true

Heidi Sands


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Categories: beauty, bird, change, sky,
Form: Roundel
Premium Member A Flash In The Pan
My mind won't get in to gear
Memories come and go like a flash in
The old pan.
My mom's favorite ice cream that's clear.
Shoot! I had something else it just 
Some thing about spick and span.
My mind won't get in to gear
Memories come and go like a flash in
The old pan.
Why won't it appear?
Mind scan
Brain is over ran
Time to change my atmosphere.
My mind won't get in to gear.

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Categories: anxiety, change, confusion, education, health, memory, remember,
Form: Roundel
Premium Member Ask Her
Ask her to dance.
You can see the music in her eyes.
She moves like a butterfly.
You watch her like your in a trance
Just waiting for one utterance
Hoping nothing goes a wry.

Ask her to dance.
You can see the music in her eyes.

Could this be romance
In the air? Asks a passer by.
He answers. Could be by and by
But only if I take my chance
And ask her to dance
Will I see the music in her eyes.


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Categories: adventure, anxiety, dance, fear, hope, life, romantic,
Form: Roundel
Premium Member Living A Lie
Children in dangerous situations lie
It's all they can do to stay alive.
They learned at an early age how to survive.
They don't cry
Because they know how to thrive.
Children in dangerous situations lie
It's all they can do to stay alive.
That times five
You hope you arrive
In time or it's next of kin you will notify.
Children in dangerous situations lie
It's all they can do to stay alive....

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Categories: abuse, anxiety, betrayal, child abuse, conflict, confusion,
Form: Roundel
Writing Selection
Poetry written with refrains.
Word rhymes may make you go mad.
Lyrical stanzas show beauty.
Quatrains by the duel conception,

Rondeau and roundel combination,
Be true to the form in duty.
Poetry written with refrains
Word rhymes may make you go mad.

Remember its correct direction,
Creating lines not so fruity,
You might make a little booty.
Writing a specific selection,
Poetry written with refrains.

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Categories: life, on writing and wordsmay,
Form: Roundel