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Spoken Word Poems | Examples of Spoken Word Poetry

Spoken Word Poems. Below are examples of poems about spoken word. This list of spoken word poems is composed of the works of modern international poet members of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of spoken word poetry. This list of works about spoken word is an excellent resource for examples on how to write spoken word poems.

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List of Spoken Word Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Escape Tjay Mueller Lyric spoken word, suicide,
Premium Member Poem Looking Back Natalie Braddy Verse spoken word, black african american, cheer
Premium Member Poem Something New Gershon Wolf Rhyme peace, spoken word,
Premium Member Poem Stroke Victims Mark Toney Couplet spoken word, confusion, health, poetry, sick,
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Loving DARE TO BE A MARY challenge: Men too Anil Deo Epigram spoken word, bible, christian, devotion, discrimination,
A TRIBE CALLED QUEST Kofi Amed Free verse spoken word, africa, black love, celebration,
The Anxiety Syndrome Gordon McConnell Rhyme anxiety, life, spoken word,
Premium Member Poem WHY NOT Line Gauthier Free verse spoken word, culture, death, fear, scary,
The Soul in the Den Brandon Connor Couplet spoken word, anxiety, beauty, depression, life,
Screaming Loud Kurt Philip Behm Haiku spoken word,

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VICIOUS
by Line Gauthier


vicious venom
spewing
from ruby lips



posted on October 4, 2018...

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: spoken word, abuse, dark, evil, spoken

Spiritual rhyme
by Nagella Jean-Baptiste
Roses are red violets are blue
Jesus Christ is a Capricorn(Dec 25)
Mary is a cancer.(July 22 )
Which one are you.

Roses are red violets are blue
Jesus Christ...

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Epic | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: bible, spiritual, spoken word,

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Make Me The Arrow That Points To You
by Carol Connell
Though often I fall short, I long to be like You
with each spoken word and the path I pursue.
Through selfishness, sometimes my efforts I thwart.
I...

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Quatrain | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: spoken word, desire, jesus, prayer, spiritual,

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Beyond An Action
by CayCay Jennings
What is beyond an action
     that it develops traction
          to spread its...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: spoken word, character, deep, destiny, journey,

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I Wander The Desert Alone
by Carol Connell
For a brief season, in quiet solitude
I’m a nomad in this parched wasteland, having
no nourishment for body, only water to
slake my savage thirst as I...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: spoken word, bible, character, faith, jesus,

Sensitive
by Brandon Connor
I say a lot of things but little of it has any meaning
These daily words and conversations are all too quick and fleeting
But NEVER say...

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Lyric | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: spoken word, conflict, perspective, political, social,

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Future
by Rich Rogers
When I think about my future,
I want a woman who has it all.
First reflecting the king’s beauty,
That’s been placed within her heart.
It’s been resting there...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: spoken word, dedication, encouraging, future, inspiration,

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Money's Up
by Rich Rogers
If you want the big check,
Got to be willing to put in the work.
Lift those weights strive to be great,
All you need is apply a...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: spoken word, dedication, devotion, future, money,

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WEIGHING
by Line Gauthier


weighing options
how to shatter
the silence



posted on September 20, 2018...

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: spoken word, anxiety, hope, longing, silence,

Precepts
by Zach Mitchell
I'm so sick of your precepts
Like having Christ in my life 
Doesn't give me f****** room to make a mistake  
Like I'm just supposed to...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: spoken word, faith, judgement, poetry, spoken

See-through
by Edward Schmitz



See-through


The heart so desperately hidden 
Quiet emotions betray your face 
From hope and apprehension 
Your mask shifts out of place 
While pride contorts your vision...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: spoken word, betrayal, relationship, sad love,

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UNEXPRESSED
by Line Gauthier


unexpressed anger
building in my mind
wanting to explode



posted on September 16, 2018...

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: spoken word, anger, anxiety, betrayal, hate,

The Boston Tea Party - 1773
by Rico Leffanta
An ancestor known as, "Miss Lottie"
Was a New York socialite "hottie"
To her lasting disgrace
She slapped Paul Revere's face
When he invited her to the p-ah-ty...

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Limerick | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: spoken word, america, confusion, funny, history,

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WORDS
by Line Gauthier


words
reaching out 
with their soft caress



posted on September 9, 2018...

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: spoken word, appreciation, blessing, friendship love,

Idols
by Christopher Goss

When your idols are fragile
Is it any wonder kids lack style
Perhaps if we walked a mile
In the shoes of the soldier we'd attain guile

Look at...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: spoken word, america, inspiration, political, spoken

Spreading Your Words Way On High
by Gordon McConnell
The mind has a fullness of thoughts
that brings some words to one's mind
this needs engagement of these two
so merging a marriage of a loving kind

One's...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: poetry, spoken word, words,

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Proverbial Monoku
by Gregory R Barden


~     Mouths breathe life or loss ... attend your words like treasure, or drown in their haste.    ...

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Monoku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: metaphor, spoken word, wisdom,

Letting It All Out and About
by Gordon McConnell
It's all inside heating up steam
hell-bent anger wanting to explode
this is all so wrong takes one over
one press just like any old download

What causes this...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: anger, anxiety, spoken word,

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NO OFFENSE -BUT
by John lawless
No Offense - But

you take offense
		      to what I say

tell me I cannot say it

I take offence
		to your offense

you say...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: spoken word, confusion, rights, society, spoken

Kept in the dark
by george seal
    I am MacDougal's parrot, he taught me how to speak,
    Whenever i repeat an obscene word, he chides,...

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Personification | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: friendship, spoken word,