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Poetry Slam Poems | Examples of Slam Poetry

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 new poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read and share great examples of short, long, best, and famous examples poetry slam.
We Don't Know Us
Crowds of people closing in on every side Trapped on all ends Just want to hide Can’t see my friends Swells like a black hole of sadness With not a shard of light Devouring...Read More
Categories: slam, anxiety, depression, emotions, hope,
Form: Lyric

It's Us
Life cant be bought on shops Things change when people feel on tops Our culture define who we are Who we were Who we will But life is a journey The sharp ends meet Politicians think we live to need We need...Read More
Categories: africa, slam, society,
Form: Free verse
Hicky Ticky
Hicky tricky De do DA uoo Honds mee ear all nit looon Ther noo pce o tha Minn Hicky tricky mee ll tha nit Ounds off restet dooog bunches us off Nooo ghtt of...Read More
Categories: slam, 10th grade, abuse, angst,
Form: Vogon Poetry
I Dont Believe It
A lot of the time Or in some cases When a well be known to us Some what familiar to us kind of person Due to being in the public eye Gets exposed Or caught up in some Kind of scandal...Read More
Categories: allusion, dark, slam,
Form: Free verse
Children Happier Than Ever Lie
Here's a question for Whomever may have the answer Because I am not in possession of it Neither am i a fan of massaged statistics And so called experts who them through The media supply endlessly in droves But how...Read More
Categories: child abuse, slam,
Form: Free verse

So Insanely Selfish and So Unaware You Don'T Yet Expect Other People To Care
I know it's not funny What it is rather in fact It's criminally sad That someone in the first place Could become or ever be So full of their own self importance Or so selfish and totally unaware Let alone give a...Read More
Categories: slam,
Form: Free verse
One Thing Is For Sure
One thing is for sure I am smart enough to know That the people Who run us and our day to day lives Are actually in charge Are way far more smart And more powerful Than I Am or could ever wish...Read More
Categories: slam,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member My Final Trick
It's overwhelmingly with sadness, a feeling of sick That you thought you had control of me like magic There's no gasoline covering me, put away the matchstick The emptiness that possesses you is tragic Your words are just a...Read More
Categories: betrayal, emotions, slam,
Form: Rhyme
Pointless Fighting Power When You Are Clearly Outgunned
Fair warning to you My fellow brethren As justified as your cause May well indeed be If you wish to take The powers that be on And state your case Not only do they have and come As standard uniform and issue...Read More
Categories: slam,
Form: Free verse
Shark Life F D C Made Clear
Life ain't for the plenty Instead it rather Chooses to Extracts it kicks from praying On the mild mannered and the meek Life is like a thief That seems to be It's one and only brief And if you...Read More
Categories: slam,
Form: Free verse
White Lies For Anothers Sake
If you think that life Is supposedly supposed to be fair I can only presume you may have Taken a wrong turn and ended up in fools heaven As again just to me It sounds to me like You or...Read More
Categories: kid, sad, slam, truth,
Form: Free verse
Explain Or Say Dk
No one will say it In exactly the same way No one actually Ever really did Explain it Either Did they They never do When they are trying To sell you something Otherwise you probably might Just not have choose to buy it In...Read More
Categories: slam,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Everybody Wants Good Words
Everybody wants a good word/A pass for fine/Next to leave it alone/ Yet she was mine/ Good intentions/ We had some/ You played to fair/ It wasn’t fun/ With settle scores/ And overtime/ We always...Read More
Categories: slam, angst, humanity, love hurts,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member My Translation of Martial 9 Book 1
Based on Martial IX, Book 1 O poet lauded like no other you’d rather they didn’t bother, your tomb still praises nonetheless your reputation’s skill and greatness. My words that follow then, I trust, you’ll have inscribed beneath my bust which now...Read More
Categories: slam,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member When Nothing Gray Matters
ain’t it strange the human brain ~ as an organ itself can feel no pain stab it slice it smash it to bits ~ will feel not a thing but spasm and fit ...Read More
Categories: allusion, perspective, slam,
Form: Monoku

Specific Types of Slam Poems

Read wonderful slam poetry on the following sub-topics: depression, emotion, feminist, funny, kids, life, love, lyric, middle school, and more.

Definition | What is Slam in Poetry?