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Suppertime Poems

Suppertime Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of suppertime poetry to share and read. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for suppertime.

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The Dungarvon Whooper
Deep within the forest span 
Where trees block out the sun, 
Where loggers chop the days away 
And work is never done; 
Where monster moose patrol the pines, 
And hawks soar through the sky, 
You'll never hear a worse sound...Read More
Categories: suppertime, betrayal, snow, sound, violence, wind,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member Suppertime
A golden eagle soars above the craggy mountain range; his shadow looms darkly.

Unsuspecting prairie dog, walks alone…

Oops!  No more; eagle takes home his supper.

...Read More
Categories: suppertime, animal, bird, earth, food, image, imagery, nature,
Form: Sijo
My Home Virginia
Carry me to my home Virginia
Headed south through Arlington
We can stop off in Manassas
On our way to Lovingston

Take me back to the Peaks of Otter
Let's return to Mabry Mill
We can drive the Blue Ridge Parkway
From the Meadows of Dan to...Read More
Categories: suppertime, history,
Form: Rhyme
I stare at birds flitting branch to branch chirping happily
but birds flitting branch to branch don’t touch me anymore
my calloused senior feelings come more frequently now
just like my urge to pee

Sad, pitiful, stupid stuff enters my mind, 
then a good...Read More
Categories: suppertime, anxiety, death, desire,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Two Old Red Tractors, Both Are Broken Down
Two Old Red Tractors, Both Are Broken Down

Two old red tractors, both are broken down
on a small dusty farm, outskirts of town.
Dawn comes early, no time to sleep in bed
rooster crows call out, work, work, work instead!

Dad rose early, I...Read More
Categories: suppertime, endurance, family, farm, heart, hope, life, memory,
Form: Sonnet

Snow Day Memories
Do you remember the thrill of excitement you felt when waking up and finding out it was a snow day?

You were impatient for breakfast to be over, so that you could gear up in your snow suit & head outside...Read More
Categories: suppertime, fun, holiday, snow,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Don't Be Afraid, Little Ones

		I see a footbridge high above a gorge.
		One bannister is gone; the other lies
		on narrow rotting boards. Rough waters surge
		beneath this passageway that creaks and sighs

		in answer to footfalls of children who, 
		while clinging to each other, move ahead
		with wary...Read More
Categories: suppertime, angel, children,
Form: Ekphrasis
A puppy's dream
A puppy's dream
I go to bed at night. I lay my little head in my bed.
I start to dream the day away.
Bacon in the morning,oh what a smell. 
The red ball I chase down the hall under the table it...Read More
Categories: suppertime, dog, dream,
Form: Free verse
Nature Part 1

I woke up to the sun a-calling me
Got dressed and went outside to take a leak
No worries, folks are many miles from here
My neighbors are the squirrels and birds and deer

The early morning air was still and sweet
The sun seemed...Read More
Categories: suppertime, animal, nature,
Form: Rhyme
The Beat Of Life Goes On

Mom got up early and is in the kitchen
Preparing the breakfast for everyone
Dad's still in the bathroom and is shaving
And the beat of life goes on

The kids are busy getting set for school
One is still trying to get homework done
The...Read More
Categories: suppertime, children, family, father, life, mother, school, work,
Form: Quatrain

Premium Member Pasta
My mother was an excellent cook, not fancy but home cooking,
                  Our kitchen was always full of delicious and mouth watering smells;
We kids...Read More
Categories: suppertime, childhood, family, feelings, food, memory, religion,
Form: Didactic
Where is Yesteryear?
The simple life was good
In yesteryear people had respect for all things
In yesteryear we talked to each and everyone
It was a time that we would sit on the front porch
And visited with our neighbors.
Suppertime was family time everyday
Everyone...Read More
Categories: suppertime, nostalgia,
Form: Free verse
I came from the country
I come from the country,I'm proud to say, 

Playing with rocks in the creek,half of the day. 

Watching my grandmother wash clothes on an old time washboard, 

Times was hard,that’s all she could afford. 

I remember my grandfather would set...Read More
Categories: suppertime, people,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Cereal Killer
Cereal Killer

The story of his life
a made for TV thriller.
Title in blood red
life of a cereal killer.

He don’t want no fried eggs
or peanut butter toast.
He killed a box of grape nuts once
but he don’t like to boast.

He has Wheaties for...Read More
Categories: suppertime, addiction, crazy, fantasy, funny, imagery, silly, word
Form: Rhyme
Hopeless Nomadic Part 2
Cold nights and tree lights taught him to forget home.
He’s mellow tonight though, no telling what goes unknown.
He packs light and steps heavy and taps his fading flashlight and I bet he’s a lefty.
Duracell down spiral connects with flesh on...Read More
Categories: suppertime, dark, imagery, journey, lost, moon, pain, wisdom,
Form: Rhyme
When Passion Comes Again
There is quiescence, peace.
Flipping through the pages of memory
as I rest in my recliner, there is wonderment as well.
There are the stops at moments when
I first paused routine, to stand and silently observe
a time that I alone would on that...Read More
Categories: suppertime, body,
Form: Free verse
In the Morning, Evening, and at Suppertime
Sugar and honey
both taste sweet to me.
In a melody
from a past decade,
that made the Hit Parade,
three sisters sounded sublime.
They had honey in the morning,
and also in the evening;
not to mention suppertime.
They asked me to be their honey
and love them all...Read More
Categories: suppertime, music, nostalgia,
Form: Rhyme
Stupid Rhyme
I love you in the morning,
I love you in the evening,
I love you at suppertime,
I love you so much,
I wrote this stupid rhyme....Read More
Categories: suppertime, funny, love, love,
Form: Free verse
The dead still walk
within our memories,
and breathe 
and smile 
and talk
inside that strange preserve we keep,
a room still redolent with life
above the boxes where they sleep.

What irony prevails, that we
may call them forth upon a whim
as frozen servants microwaved,
enjoyed, and...Read More
Categories: suppertime, faith,
Form: Free verse
Outside In
Old fellow 
of the soft and brittle bones
there on the front porch 
upon your creaking throne 
What do you make of this? 
Is it the honor of your age 
that sustains you now? 

Poets tell of wisdom, 
gifted by the...Read More
Categories: suppertime, confusion,
Form: Free verse
Hotel Pantomime
Check into the Hotel Pantomime
Hospitality cloaked; words a crime
Dressed with gestures, emotions to prime
Tap your bellhop, then gleefully toss him a dime
Forthwith, the receptionist summon with a curt bell chime
After checking in, dance through the lobby in double-time
Flag down the...Read More
Categories: suppertime, on writing and words, places
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Doctor's Waiting Room
I arrived early today for the appointment made months ago,
And began the interminable wait to see the medico.
When I checked in it was already half-past noon.
The nurse said, "Take a seat and we'll be with you soon!"

The room was full...Read More
Categories: suppertime, funnyme, me,
Form: Rhyme
Unselfish Prayer
When you're tired pray for the weary
For their strength to carry on
If you're lost and your path's uncertain
Pray the lonely will find their way home

If you love this world more than God
Then pray for the addict who's bound
And when you...Read More
Categories: suppertime, faith, family, inspirationallost, lost,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Sailing the Seas In A Pecan Tree
The wind billows out from the seat of his britches
With determined eyes, skinned knuckles and knees
He climbs up the rails nailed from old cedar pieces
To the uppermost yoke of the old pecan tree

He is Captain on board, in pretend salty...Read More
Categories: suppertime, adventure, old,
Form: Rhyme
A Big Bowl of Things
A Big Bowl of Things

I gulped down a big bowl of soup,
I could've sworn it had assorted letters of poems
that spelled villanelles and palindromes!
It was funny...
'cause when I gulped down a big bowl of stew,
I could've sworn I saw the...Read More
Categories: suppertime, confusion, funny
Form: Rhyme