Slam Poems

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.

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Once upon a time loved life Slam
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
Categories: health, slam,
Form: Free verse



Extra Extra Read all about it Slam
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
Categories: slam,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member plutonium sun
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
Categories: slam, society,
Form: Free verse
Intertwined
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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
Categories: slam, 10th grade, day, earth, nature,
Form: Blank verse
Keanu Reeves
Keanu Reeves

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
Categories: appreciation, food, imagery, life, mother daughter, slam,
Form: Rhyme



Peeky Blinders Slam
Peeky Blinders

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 

Faces...Read More
Categories: slam,
Form: Free verse
If A Souper Slander My Name
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
Categories: slam, anti bullying, character, confidence, corruption, courage, crazy,
Form: Rhyme
Normal
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
Categories: character, confusion, culture, motivation, simple, slam,
Form: I do not know?
Slim Shady Rap Game Slam
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 ?

Has...Read More
Categories: slam, music,
Form: Free verse
Hold back the sun
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
Categories: slam, life,
Form: Ballad
SLAM Rude Health Mum SLAM God Dam the Matriarch got Old SLAM
True Story

Today was Doctor's visit
No 3

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
Doctor's

Where are we at now ?

She resembles her actual age...Read More
Categories: health, slam,
Form: Free verse
First Job
First Job 

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 
Tread. 

Co-workers cherry-picking even though we were all 
Paid the same. Not...Read More
Categories: slam, age, angst, anxiety, growing up, work,
Form: Verse
Jelly Belly
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
Categories: slam, beautiful, candy, color, rainbow, sweet,
Form: Rhyme
Balls Slam
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
Categories: slam, truth,
Form: Free verse
Some Temples


Some temples are cluttered.
Everywhere there are
wrathful-playful-sexual-vengeful-
gesturing-carousing-beckoning-
ascending-descending-riding-
weeping-flying-singing,
or just sitting around
   Gods.

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
Categories: slam, poetry,
Form: Blank verse
Rachmaninoff Plays Rachmaninoff



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uqZhnqHMAg


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
Categories: slam, poetry,
Form: Blank verse
Let's face it - sin is skin deep
what others think shouldn’t matter
or what others might just think of as a sin 
 
latter-day Thespis 
with blackface 
at costume party
being vilified
abstruse motives fuelling racial hatred 
at least the actor Ira Aldridge as the Moor, Othello, was authentic 
...Read More
Categories: slam, philosophy,
Form: Suzette Prime
Self-Portrait Without
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,
too...Read More
Categories: moving on, silence, slam, solitude, strength, trust,
Form: Free verse
Dear Sissy
Dear sissy,
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
Categories: slam, age, childhood, growing up, love, poetry, sister,
Form: Free verse
Good-bye Sunshine
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
Made...Read More
Categories: conflict, emotions, identity, pain, seasons, slam, strength,
Form: Rhyme
She lost her brain long ago
She lost her brain long ago
Sanity vanished along with the ghost of time
Calloused bones reach from the ground
No sound 
Just shallow breath
That breathes
And snarls a nasty smoke that suffocates my lungs
Oh how it used to tease
But now bleeds uncertainty
And that's...Read More
Categories: angst, beauty, confidence, freedom, growth, slam, truth,
Form: Rhyme
Intimacy
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,
When...Read More
Categories: slam, africa, care, peace,
Form: Sonnet
HE MUST BE GONE FOOL
THEY CAME FROM EVERYWHERE
THEY ALL WANTED TO SEE
THE SPECTACLE
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
Categories: culture, leadership, music, repetition, slam, song, sports,
Form: Classicism
Inside the war
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
Categories: slam, how i feel,
Form: I do not know?
Miss So and So

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
Categories: dark, image, slam, word play,
Form: Burlesque

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