Slab Poems

Slab Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of slab poetry to share and read. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for slab.

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The Autumn Creek Hotel
It is a small investment; this property out in the scrub.
A building that is shabby in it’s ‘hey day’ was a pub.
Blackberries scramble over it, with the sheds in disrepair;
yes the Autumn Creek Hotel needs a lot of loving care.

Starlings...Read More
Categories: slab, humor,
Form: Rhyme



Thrones In The Woods, or Catskill Kingdom
High up amidst a forest slope,
in bedding grounds where whitetails lope,
by ledges hidden from our eyes,
a quirky outcropping does lie.

Breaking a broadleaf canopy,
the scree-slope of an old quarry,
long ago Dibble cut blue-stone,
must be a century ago,

slab-sheets cut out with sweat...Read More
Categories: slab, appreciation, beauty, imagery, mountains, nature, peace, sun,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS
FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS
 
As the bitter Northern wind howled in the grey early morn,
Sat a young child half frozen, looking sad and forlorn,
He came from a rundown broken home, with 6 siblings,
Where there was little money, no hope and poor...Read More
Categories: slab, poverty,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member St PAUL'S CATHEDRAL AND THE TRAMP
ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL AND THE TRAMP

Thousands, perhaps millions of wily, desperate tramps have always been,
But this one far away across the seas was an unusual scene,
Lying on a slab of stone,
He had no existing home,
Thin, dirty and hungry, present in...Read More
Categories: slab, history, princess,
Form: Limerick
WHOSE SELF
I am the slab of clay in your hands
mould me into a shape that you like

I am the blank canvas for your brush
paint a picture, perfect and bright

I am the naked mannequin
let me model all your finery

I am the smile...Read More
Categories: slab, emotions, feelings, vanity,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Anguished Winds, Carried Feverish Cries
Anguished Winds, Carried Feverish Cries

 
I rested upon a barren stone slab
When winter's breath had frozen me so stiff
In my dark abode, all was silently drab
Of meadow flowers not even a whiff.
Above the tingle of dawn's waking skies
Within its aura,...Read More
Categories: slab, appreciation, art, deep, life, loss, surreal, symbolism,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Wolfish Throwback
I wolf down my food
in a gluttonous way
chomp chomp slurp slurp
Gnash gnash slurp slurp
A throwback to a previous incarnation
When I actually was a wolf, or a werewoman?
Tummy full, I rumble off into the night.
Howling now at the moon, on my...Read More
Categories: slab, 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade, 9th
Form: Personification



Hallelujah, What a Savior
On that fateful day He went away,
His disciples hid, full of fear and dismay.
His family gazed through tear filled eyes,
At the man non believers had despised.

The veil rent in two, which man could not do,
The sun was eclipsed when His...Read More
Categories: slab, celebration, christian, easter, god, good friday,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Wretched Grief

The soft breeze soughs softly through the tall cypress trees.
I stare at the tomb of my son, so long now dead.
          How he loved to sail on gentle summer smooth seas,
...Read More
Categories: slab, death, sea,
Form: Rhyme
Pay The Price
Well ya can do anything ya want
Drive like the devil's on yer heels
or go skatin' on a lake 
with crepe thin ice
But yer either gonna have to 
make amends
or reap the whirlwind of dividends
Ya didn't gripe that long at the...Read More
Categories: slab, introspection, life, perspective,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member The Silence of Ink
                
   You're a poet not because of syllable savvy
or chaining a sonnet to its harp beat 
its because your oceans are far...Read More
Categories: slab, poetry, poets,
Form: Free verse
Don't Be A Bully
You should not keep going around trying to be bad 
because not everyone will move out of your way 
no one likes to keep getting picked on 
you're going to push the wrong person one day. 
Being a bully is...Read More
Categories: slab, abuse, anti bullying, bullying, conflict,
Form: Rhyme
Demitasse
The pleasures of the night I crave at dawn,
as your sight steals the beauty of first light.
That lava shine infests my mind and brawn,
while scents sate me with longings of delight.
Your raw, alluring taste still dares me on.
arousing feelings till...Read More
Categories: slab, addiction, desire, drink,
Form: Personification
Premium Member That, Winter Lunar Eclipse
In our backyard it is 14 degrees below zero
The air paralyzed like crystal glass
Laid flat on the metal slab of midnight,
Still, for its hammer autopsy.

My 18 year old son and I
Stand together amidst the dusted trees,
Staring straight up from here,...Read More
Categories: slab, earth, father, father son, growing up, inspiration,
Form: Free verse
Poems About Hopes and Fears
Just prepared this. Jill is on a small oxygen
insert in nose and understand that is a good 
sign so am glad. She sure is woozy and 
difficult to understand after coming off
of sedation. 


With some knowledge and a suture,
Should start...Read More
Categories: slab, allegory, analogy,
Form: Limerick
Deleted before
Amnesia, we have grown to acknowledge the 
Absurd canvas splash painted by the elites and 
November turned our Black Christmas craft 
Sadly we been ill-treated  alike bees after its 
Sweet nectar we were poised betwixt crowns

About the proficient past and...Read More
Categories: slab, allusion,
Form: Quatrain
all in one
8 cups of shredded cabbage
5 cups of chopped kale
4 cups of shredded cooked pork (pork roast)
15 peeled and parboiled potatoes( cooked about 20 minutes in salted water)
1 one quart can of peeled tomatoes(drained)
10 slices of slab bacon
2, 8 ounce cans...Read More
Categories: slab, clothes, hip hop, money, music, romantic, sexy,
Form: Ballad
Four Stages of Fire
1. INCIPIENT
the smell of burning body helps me sleep at night
i'd rather ignite this spark in my stomach than shove bread down my throat
singe this hollow home
choke these lungs with bone dry soil so nothing can grow
and maybe they brainwashed...Read More
Categories: slab, food, health, moving on, old, self, spoken
Form: Free verse
Need Rehab on Cold Slab and More
Need Rehab on Cold Slab

Could be because I became a crab;
What we really need is some rehab;
For while waited;
Was reactivated;
They found us lying on a cold slab.

Jim Horn

My Goodness and Great Lord

Oh my goodness and great Lord,
So He will welcome...Read More
Categories: slab, allegory, analogy,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Wisconsin Belle
Wisconsin Belle

A pale Wisconsin winter sun does not warm,
only lends its light as a wraith too thin and wan
Greenery imposes itself on the landscape
A lush land that is bitter in winter - lovely in spring
A house, peeling, sits on a...Read More
Categories: slab, character, write,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member Betwixt Page and Poem
What separates a blooming rose from dead seed in a field? 
It's life! It's life, no man defines, creation's child and yet
The empty page, a piece of wood, a marble slab can yield, 
An art that bends the heart to...Read More
Categories: slab, poetry, writing,
Form: Rhyme
BOTTLE DANCE
BOTTLE DANCE

Across my land, abysses gnaw at automobiles,
From the foot of the mountain, 
To the shores of the oil fountain.
Certificated youths drinking piss to mellow their brains,
Clutching at wheels, dodging bumps into fog lights.
“Stupid, ing dog” curse survivors of amputation...Read More
Categories: slab, absence, anger, freedom, history,
Form: Blank verse
Run Down Blues
There's a crack in the ceiling 
wonderin' if it'll hold up in the rain?
There's a widenin' crack in the ceiling 
wonderin' if it'll hold up in the rain?
Gauge the depth of freewheelin'
plow right on through the pain 

My girl's gone...Read More
Categories: slab, hope, rain, rainbow, society,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Yemen Slaughter August 9, 2018
If one is hungry
And bored
Of watching over Mecca,

What better place
To steal an apple
Than from another country’s orchards,
With fighter jets
Twanged in the sky
Like flying bottle openers,
Diving down
And peeling back a tin can roof
Of a school bus
Loaded with 40 children,
Whose shoulders are...Read More
Categories: slab, evil, grief, international, political, sad, sorrow, war,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Ballad of the College Kids
The college kids were gathered around
   Listening to the latest stereophonic sounds
Speakers booming their tunes and melodies  
   Beatles, Stones, Hendrix, Doors and Bee Gees  

Sweet scent of cheap hemp filled the air
 ...Read More
Categories: slab, military, music, school, war,
Form: Ballad