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Spoken Word Poems

Spoken Word Poems. Read and share great examples of poetry about spoken word. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for spoken word.

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Let The Sword Remain Sheathed

Eruption of blazing emotion from the volcano of anger,
chars innocent minds, you’re burnt by the lava of remorse.
Spoken word of wrath, the sharpest double-edged sword,
one side decimates your opponent, the other severs your soul.

Deep desires unfulfilled, morph to the deadliest...Read More
Categories: spoken word, anger, hate, love,
Form: Free verse

Winning The Battles

The eruption of blazing emotion uncontrolled
from the simmering volcano of anger,
chars the green minds of innocence,
you are burnt by the lava of remorse.

The spoken word of wrath,
the sharpest double-edged sword ever made.
One side may decimate your opponent,
but the other side...Read More
Categories: spoken word, anger, hate, love, violence,
Form: Free verse
Loquacious ::Busta Sonnetto

Last night met a strange man in a party
Maybe luckily he sat next to me
After introduction, started to talk
on topics felt exciting, stopped hardly.
Perhaps found it easy to talk with glee.

Hoped it'd be quiet dinner but who knew
the man next...Read More
Categories: spoken word,
Form: Sonnet
Fallacy of Originality
Fleeting notions of grandeur
flaring up intermittently
facilitating imaginative construction
feeding building blocks into cognitive designs
Previously dormant ideation
Arbitrarily forcing its way into consciousness
Reinvigorating long lost neural pathways
Resulting in a ripple effect that
creates and reconfigures chemical connections
The dawn of an ideology
Spawned from...Read More
Categories: meaningful, perspective, philosophy, psychological, spoken word,
Form: I do not know?

I know of you, the things that you do, the leadership of your ways is so you.
The smile on my face tells the world that I enjoy being with you.
The things that you do, my cold days are warm because...Read More
Categories: poems, poetry, poets, spoken word,
Form: Prose Poetry

War On The Poor
They wage war on the poor
Selling their souls what for
But for gluttony and greed
Dissension is what they breed
Harmony and discord
A duality we can't afford
People die on the street
Chilled to the bone, no heat
No bread, no bed
So they commit suicide instead
And...Read More
Categories: how i feel, political, spoken word,
Form: Free verse

Tongue lashings are bitter
  they hurt and injure
Gnawing at both the heart
  of victim and abuser
With each hostile strike
  both hearts bruise and deaden
Hostility a most deadly poison
  injected as cheeks redden

No word of a lie...Read More
Categories: grief, hate, irony, meaningful, perspective, spoken word,
Form: Rhyme
abreast is the moments
somethings collects those comments
reaching out for those converts
those whose screaming and yelling stay away alerts

Written words by James Edward Lee Sr. 2019©
...Read More
Categories: analogy, anger, anti bullying, desire, spoken word,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member A Play on words
You fell for a punchline
when someone’s telling a joke.
You spoke to an undercover cop
trying to buy some coke.
You like repeating quotes,
spoken words,
You wish you wrote…

You see when a poet speaks
words are spoken.
You listen with your heart,
and your nose is open.
Right...Read More
Categories: humor, spoken word,
Form: Rhyme
My love
Hold me, dance around this floor like you want me. Never let go of me, keep me around like you need. Tell me there are things to be that will make me happy.
Secrets will not be, there are no room...Read More
Categories: desire, poetess, poetry, poets, spoken word,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Pressed into Faith

I guess she wasn’t good enough for that little man.
When my parents were having words,
my father would give my mother the back of his hand.
But it’s not with her husband my mother wanted to fight.
She knew, he was listening to...Read More
Categories: family, life, mother, spoken word,
Form: Free verse
A State Of Mind Of Maine Of Florida
When the sun goes down in Maine
Ice defines the name of winter
Snow melts the hearts of children
Who step inside to play Monopoly
Fathers cut holes in the frozen lake
There must be a fish or two to catch

Florida hangs on to summer...Read More
Categories: spoken word, appreciation, identity, image, summer, winter,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Thanksgiving
This is a time for gathering side by side,
Frustrations set aside by the riverside.
Step off the roller coaster of life,
Spend time with the people in your life.

Set up the fryer and inject the turkey.
Dinner prep starts bright and early.
Mac and...Read More
Categories: family, november, poetry, spoken word, thanksgiving, together,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The No
As if 'twere written in granite,
Stands the No.  The No, No, No.
Despite controversy it may incite-
Imperious No.  The No, No, No.

Often said and heard,
And dreams turn to ashes.
No one's favorite word-
The cruel tongue lashes!

Get to know the No,
Sometimes...Read More
Categories: spoken word, conflict, culture, language, life, meaningful, perspective, spoken
Form: Rhyme
Chopping Away at Damaged Wood
Chop Chop Chop

Differences in swings

Chop Chop Chop

Change up the tempo

Chop Chop Chop Chop

Ill make a difference in them

Chop Chop Chop

If I trim a couple of edges itll be perfect

Chop chop chop

They’ve been my friend forever

Chop chop chop

Well I’ll go out...Read More
Categories: christian, inspirational, perspective, philosophy, psychological, spoken word,
Form: Free verse
The Hero I Don't Deserve
Hey, my name is Aaron and I am kinda a modern day superhero

Now I know what you’re thinkin’

Okay, this guy? A hero? Like with powers and skills?

Nah but before you think further hear me out.

Yes… I don’t have money like...Read More
Categories: spoken word, endurance, hero, inspirational, mental illness, motivation, spoken
Form: Free verse
A mind of smarts
to do, smart to know
what  not to do.
A cycle that seems like
it last forever, and it just won't stop.
Don't live the life that's not you
they love the crowed, they all feels as if  
they belong.

Talents...Read More
Categories: spoken word, 12th grade, poems, poetess, poetry, poets, spoken
Form: Prose Poetry
Amid the jagged shadows
Amid the jagged shadows of mossy leafless boughs,
I found myself decried in a mindless state.
Joy has become a dark meaning of pretending to be happy.
Look over there, my heart's bleeding in sparks caused by an unending agonizing torment.

12:27 pm...Read More
Categories: dark, deep, evil, spoken word, words, write,
Form: ABC
Premium Member Poetic Harmony
Poetic Harmony

I dreamed you were a poem
that has not been written.
A poem about you as an ocean,
no one’s ever seen you so blue.
Or measure the depths
of the beauty within you.

The way you enjoy a pleasant.
Unexpected surprise,
and the feel of a...Read More
Categories: spoken word, adventure, devotion, fantasy, for her, romance, romantic,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Adventures of Captain Morgan
The Adventures of Captain Morgan

Well, it all started when
Jim Beam bet Jack Daniels
that Captain Morgan
couldn't go out
and get himself
some Wild Turkey.
Old Fashioned, like Old Granddad,
Captain Morgan like some of you,
really enjoys his Southern Comfort.
But mostly in the form of a...Read More
Categories: drink, fantasy, friendship, humor, irony, spoken word,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I wanna write a poem
I Wanna Write a Poem

I wanna write a poem about,
how in God we trust.
About getting our piece of the pie,
and eating the crust.
I wanna write a poem about,
Opportunity knocking on your door,
and learning to be careful
what you wish for.
I wanna...Read More
Categories: humor, imagery, inspirational, perspective, spoken word, truth,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member She didn't know
She Didn’t Know

I had my plan memorized, and I picked the right time.
I walked into the bank when there was no line.
I walked up to the teller and presented a note.
She hadn’t lived my life, ya see I was going...Read More
Categories: humanity, imagery, imagination, life, people, spoken word,
Form: Free verse
Ready For War
You're ready for war, I'm ready for more
You know the score that I abhor
See, I read the lore that you ignore
The loss of the poor rips us to the core

You're not ready to learn, you're ready to burn
The knowledge you...Read More
Categories: how i feel, political, spoken word, war,
Form: Free verse
The Mysterious Word
What is this word…?

The word like a hummer that breaks every yolk
The word like glue that seals blessings like a padlock
The word that created heavens and earth when He spoke
The word that conceals believers from their enemies like a cloak

The...Read More
Categories: africa, christian, spiritual, spoken word, wisdom, words,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member If Love were a fight
If Love Were a Fight

I am not a violent person
in any physical way
but if love were a fight
I'd fight you this day.
If love were a fight,
I would fight you all night
under twinkling stars
by the full moon light.
If love were a...Read More
Categories: spoken word, black love, humor, love, metaphor, romantic, romantic
Form: Rhyme