Slam Poems. A poetry slam is a writing and performance competition in where poets recite their original verses without props, costumes, or music. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read and share great examples of short, long, best, famous, and modern examples poetry slam.
Once upon a time loved life Slam Categories: health, slam, Form: Free verse
How are you ?
Can i be perfectly blunt and honest
All i want is to put my head down
And to go to sleep
And God willing
Never ever wake up again
I genuinely have had enough
I no longer want to live
If i had it...Read More
Extra Extra Read all about it Slam Categories: slam, Form: Free verse
Extra , Extra
Read all about it
I took out Add Space
To Crow Lyrical
Boom back from Self-Imposed sabbatical
So welcome to my Title Shot
At the Big Show
Or heaven forbid
Critically maligned follow up failure
That ends in recriminations and tears
And once upon a time...Read More
plutonium sun Categories: slam, society, Form: Free verse
when the dogs are still eating the garbage,
of our societal decay
it's going to be o.k.
yes there's riots and chaos in the streets
poison in our resevoirs
but we're still collectively sated and obese
yes racism...Read More
Intertwined Categories: slam, 10th grade, day, earth, nature, Form: Blank verse
Intertwined in everything and nothing. Apart forever and never apart. Always reaching, never meeting. Intertwined in nothing and everything.
I twist and turn rising higher.
I’m forced into destruction and anger.
I want to dance with the wind.
But my...Read More
Keanu Reeves Categories: appreciation, food, imagery, life, mother daughter, slam, Form: Rhyme
I have never met Keanu Reeves
Never heard his real time voice
I don’t know how his mind works
Never felt an impact of his choice.
Yet I often read the words he writes
Which fill my eyes with tears
For his words so charged...Read More
Peeky Blinders Slam Categories: slam, Form: Free verse
Flat Caps adorned with Razor Blades
Clandestine meetings in smogy working-class Pubs with sawdust underfoot
No rest for the downtrodden or wicked
Fodder for the Industrial Gentry
On the reverse side
Only Gangs from the Underworld Thrive
The Stage for a Gritty Drama
If A Souper Slander My Name Categories: slam, anti bullying, character, confidence, corruption, courage, crazy, Form: Rhyme
all you write about is them happy old days
before hair wore thin turned white from grey
rumour has it bad mouthing my name
wise men stay away while you complain.
what is it you don’t like
how I talk...Read More
Normal Categories: character, confusion, culture, motivation, simple, slam, Form: I do not know?
What is wrong in being a normal person?
What is bad in being in the 99%?
Sure, it’s always shown,
How nice it should feel,
To be at the top, amongst the best.
But not everyone can get there,
It’s not a boulevard,...Read More
Slim Shady Rap Game Slam Categories: slam, music, Form: Free verse
SHOW ME THE MONEY
Where my Paper at ?
Where my Dollar's at ?
Where's my Bling ?
Where is my Pimped Ride ?
Where are my Hoes at ?
Why am i not Trippin ?
Where my Respect be at ?
Get Dre on the Line ?
Hold back the sun Categories: slam, life, Form: Ballad
Hold back the sun
The night and me are not done
I don’t need to be seen
Just sitting and thinking where I’ve been
For the night time
Most surely is the right time
As I go through the thought
Nothing more but less than I have...Read More
SLAM Rude Health Mum SLAM God Dam the Matriarch got Old SLAM Categories: health, slam, Form: Free verse
Today was Doctor's visit
You see my Mum now struggles walking
Where as 6 month's ago she walked
more than me like she was 23
And 3 visits later seen by 3 different
Where are we at now ?
She resembles her actual age...Read More
First Job Categories: slam, age, angst, anxiety, growing up, work, Form: Verse
Walking on eggshells for hours on end,
I took steps on glass panels. Always in the wrong
Direction, though I was never told which way to
Co-workers cherry-picking even though we were all
Paid the same. Not...Read More
Jelly Belly Categories: slam, beautiful, candy, color, rainbow, sweet, Form: Rhyme
POEM "JELLY BELLY" by martin gedge
A jar full of jelly and a bag full of beans
in multiples of colors in a rainbow of dreams
a taste that you savor in the juicy of a jam
bursting with the flavor in handful sugar...Read More
Balls Slam Categories: slam, truth, Form: Free verse
That must have taken Ball's to write
The answer to which is both
Yes and No
Otherwise i wouldn't have been able
to have shared it with you
And what's the point is if all I share is
fake and leads you up the...Read More
Some Temples Categories: slam, poetry, Form: Blank verse
Some temples are cluttered.
Everywhere there are
or just sitting around
The congregation ride luggage carts
in the dead of night,
sing drunkenly, slam doors,
or watch HBO with the volume way up,
That was a hotel in Muncie Indiana.
A temple I...Read More
Rachmaninoff Plays Rachmaninoff Categories: slam, poetry, Form: Blank verse
The orchestra strains to be symphonic --- a bee in a tin box.
Cigar smoke thunders, molecules of sound wilt
only to be dialed up through brass lungs.
The combo is quaintly upholstered, a classic sports car
driven by Disney. Outmoded refrains gurgle.
We see...Read More
Let's face it - sin is skin deep Categories: slam, philosophy, Form: Suzette Prime
what others think shouldn’t matter
or what others might just think of as a sin
at costume party
abstruse motives fuelling racial hatred
at least the actor Ira Aldridge as the Moor, Othello, was authentic
Self-Portrait Without Categories: moving on, silence, slam, solitude, strength, trust, Form: Free verse
between us there is only one,
with something to offer,
one who takes,
one who requests nothing,
one who never stops to ask,
there can be no compromise,
the moment for sharing,
has passed beyond recalling,
these words are the remnant,
of a scourged truth,
your vocabulary is thick wool,
Dear Sissy Categories: slam, age, childhood, growing up, love, poetry, sister, Form: Free verse
Do you remember that time when we had that tire rope swing in our grandparents backyard?
Where every time we got on it, or in it, we had traces of black dust covering our hands and knees
Like every...Read More
Good-bye Sunshine Categories: conflict, emotions, identity, pain, seasons, slam, strength, Form: Rhyme
The wind sits steady as the leaves begin to change
Cigarette buts on the ground
While there's puke stains
on the walls
From mixing two different types of alcohol
Beer cans sit in the sink to think
Tearing away your feet from this sticky ground
She lost her brain long ago Categories: angst, beauty, confidence, freedom, growth, slam, truth, Form: Rhyme
She lost her brain long ago
Sanity vanished along with the ghost of time
Calloused bones reach from the ground
Just shallow breath
And snarls a nasty smoke that suffocates my lungs
Oh how it used to tease
But now bleeds uncertainty
And that's...Read More
Intimacy Categories: slam, africa, care, peace, Form: Sonnet
As loyal as daylight, intimacy must recur -
With firmness to bond our thoughts to fond for aye.
To reside must endure as tomorrow can stir,
To quarrel choose, famine of love has no supply
When shall storming be shut from relations of Men,
HE MUST BE GONE FOOL Categories: culture, leadership, music, repetition, slam, song, sports, Form: Classicism
THEY CAME FROM EVERYWHERE
THEY ALL WANTED TO SEE
THEY KNEW THEY WERE A PART OF HISTORY
THEY STOOD IN LINE
ALL NIGHT TO GET
THE TICKET TO THE BIG SHOW
THEY WANTED TO SEE WHAT
GOOGOO MEIN AND GHETTO SUSCHII
HAD IN STORE FOR THOSE IN...Read More
Inside the war Categories: slam, how i feel, Form: I do not know?
I notice my soul resonating with the seasons
A slow change and constant feeling,
Something reoccurring and of constant reason
But something fires me up, choking me while I soar
My anxiety is there but isn't as I set my sails on ashore
It just...Read More
Miss So and So Categories: dark, image, slam, word play, Form: Burlesque
She’s so neg neurodegenerative,
so womb retro Neanderthal
Her backward moving bellow decisions
aren’t thoroughly modern mellow
Got lip kicker high heels
that testosterone neuter kills
Miss So and So
loves to cold-heartedly
iron cast her anvil anger with
dragon breath death blows
She’s so con method constrictive,
so anaconda pocket...Read More
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