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Sober Poems | Examples of Sober Poetry

Sober Poems. Below are examples of poems about sober. This list of poetry about sober is made of PoetrySoup member poems. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of sober poetry. This list of works about sober is a great resource for examples of sober poems and show how to write poems about sober. Definitions may be included where appropriate.

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List of Sober Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
The Swill to Believe Ed Morris Rhyme sober, funny, humor, humorous, philosophy,
headlines jan hansen Blank verse sober, allusion, anger, color, confidence,
Blue Fire Christopher Goss Free verse sober, anger, dark, hurt, meaningful,
Some of the most beautiful art Alex Duffy Free verse sober, art, deep, depression, devotion,
Spider And Humility Earl Schumacker Free verse sober, appreciation, history, mystery, violence,
Premium Member Poem tack cs parker Free verse sober, abuse, addiction, america,
All time low Alex Duffy Free verse sober, courage, dark, deep, depression,
Premium Member Poem ON THE VERGE Leon Enriquez Alliteration sober, allusion,
cocaine trail leads to factory on hampstead heath photo link gate low Clerihew sober, addiction, allah, analogy, animal,
Infallible Dawa Zangpo Rhyme sober, 4th grade, age, beautiful,

This One Is Mine, Part II
by David Welch
..Nobody in that neighborhood
knew what happened to those three,
but they all scoffed in disgust
when Neal staggered high down the street.
He had been in and out...

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Narrative | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sober, corruption, encouraging, forgiveness, religious,

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Charges One's Motor
by Jack Ellison


Seventy degrees in Canada in October
You'd think I've been drinking but I'm totally sober
Take it while we can
Cold weather's soon at hand
Enjoy! Enjoy! This sure...

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Limerick | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sober, appreciation,

LIAR LAIR
by Trudy Schrader
Once, a young woman traveled a path
So tired of darkness and lies
A light flashed in the west
And hope took her by surprise

A voice said, "Never...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sober, pride,

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Propelling Power Of Hunger
by Carol Connell
In a third world country
an extremely thin man stands alongside
a cow at a garbage dump, both driven
by the need for something
to eat . A foreigner,...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sober, bible, god, longing, poverty,

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Paul Victor Jules Signac
by Maurice Rigoler

Paul Signac
covered his canvases with colored dots.
Artless drunkards who binge on cheap cognac
claim to see similar spots.

And any colored spot
in one's eyes (or head), moreover,
is...

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Clerihew | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sober, art,

RED OCTOBER
by Thomas Theophilus
Beware! It is Red October,
Be vigilant, and be sober!
The tide is about to change,
The stars will be rearranged –
Things of yesterday are dead 
This is...

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Curtal Sonnet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sober, beautiful,

catering officer
by jan hansen
The Catering officer
Once upon a time, I was a seaman; I began as a galley boy
and after six months was promoted to the second cook,
What...

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Blank verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sober, 12th grade, allusion, deep,

imagine a private detective
by gate low
imagine a private detective   04.10.18

goody must be bored
like a record on repeat
now believing poetry can not be cured
but its the only life hence...

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Carpe Diem | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sober, addiction, allah, analogy, animal,

Beware Success
by M. L. Kiser
What mankind dreams,
he will create;
his dreams will likely,
seal his fate.

Plenty of men,
have fallen prey.
To dreams that left them, 
to rot and decay.

The great inventions,
that man’s...

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Blank verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sober, care, earth, emotions, environment,

Illumination
by judith kerttula

Sober light of dawn
The mind is so much clearer
Sunshine lights the way....

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Haiku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sober, sunshine,

Slip
by Catelyn Meeker
Slip 

They raised me and I was their child, but now I’m just a friend. They snap my bones in half and make me break...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sober, absence, abuse, anxiety, betrayal,

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FANCY A TAXI
by JENNIFER PROXENOS
FANCY A TAXI?

There was once a young man called Mark,
Who worked at a local bank
 As a clerk.
He went to Spain for a holiday.
Got quite...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sober, funny,

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Run Down Blues
by Duncan R. M. Ferguson
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...

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Lyric | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sober, hope, rain, rainbow, society,

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clean and sober
by cs parker
So for
My mother
Here’s another
If life’s a game
Then I’m not doing well
But clean shaven
Clean shirt
Clean and sober
You can’t tell

(Excerpt from the ebook 'Mother' available on Amazon.com...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sober, age, america, mother,

Dismissal
by Ohseannah Hannaesho
I am sitting here alone,
I look around and I see:
The couches you wanted to be here,
Brown leather, brownish auburn leather,
Couches made of a football dream,
Shattered,...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sober, addiction, baby, break up,

Down these roads
by Alex Duffy
Cars are passing by, the sky is filled with black clouds
I'm walking through the storm but I won't back down
There's no lights to show the...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sober, confidence, deep, inspiration, inspirational,

Your Melody Shines On
by J.W. Earnings
You made up a wondrous, precious melody inside me
If I was sober and less numb, I would’ve felt it, baby
Sick with that same ol' love...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sober, beautiful, deep, desire, encouraging,

Insanity On Parade
by eric ploscik
Such a scourge on the landscape
Guilt for what happened
In a long distant past
It was like a different person
Had invaded my skin
And was to prove
That immortality...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sober, addiction, perspective, philosophy,

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a hungered in the desert---
by James Edward Lee Sr.
a hungered in the desert---


As  I walk  on this open rugged terrain
Thirst bites me on the back of my throat
Can't shallow  it...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sober, assonance, health, hope, how

Sober and Somber on the Morrow
by Edward Schmitz
In truth we have but played a game 
To which is given no real name 
We drunken participants grow more sane 

Last night our passions...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sober, break up, desire, drink,