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Symbolism Poems | Examples of Symbolism Poetry

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Premium Member Try as I Might
I am... Silent. Listening. To the swallow's song. Maybe... in a second, I might try and sing along, even if, I buzz, more akin, to, the bumble bottomed, bee. ...Read the rest...
Categories: symbolism, beauty, confidence, extended metaphor,
Form: Free verse

If a time and place is different for them to fire off their weaponry, to lie and win against a significant. What keeps a similarity in liability, to lie and win in a predicament where skill is an absolute necessity? Bold...Read the rest...
Categories: symbolism, community, conflict, feelings, how
Form: Lyric
The labyrinth continues to confuse those of simple mind leading them deeper into the land of the blind Sightless they stumble into the walls of the maze with no concept of time dizzy & in a haze Reliving their days...Read the rest...
Categories: symbolism, introspection, meaningful, perspective, psychological,
Form: Free verse
Vision of the future
I was born through the whispered wish of angel purple clouds draped my newborn sky I tasted dreams in chocolate ice-cream swirls the tender embrace of bruised knees and flushed cheeks guided me through childhood I soared high on a...Read the rest...
Categories: symbolism, analogy, birthday, family, father
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Awake, Now My Night
Thou cast a shower of light, so bright, I would be right, to believe, that every star of my night, has arisen, just, to shine along with thee. ...Read the rest...
Categories: symbolism, extended metaphor, light, love,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Sailing for Beginners
If only I could be, wiser, to chaos, before it catches wind, & takes me with it's tides. As an aside... would you be so kind, as to send out a searchlight, for it appears I have delved, haphazardly, into the...Read the rest...
Categories: symbolism, emotions, extended metaphor, growth,
Form: Free verse
In The Midst of Chaos
Why do we wait till the very last minute? Is the world not always calling, Yet we don't respond. Does it take a crazy emergency, For us then to see an immediate urgency? Why do we wait till the...Read the rest...
Categories: symbolism, change, conflict, evil, future,
Form: Villanelle
Premium Member A Smile at the End
Smiling up at oak tree leaves, Sun shining through Translucent glow, I know This peace is fleeting as the wind. I concentrate to preserve the time. But shadows darken Recent mind flow, I know Thoughts of peaceful greeting must have an end. Oak...Read the rest...
Categories: symbolism, birth, death, extended metaphor,
Form: Free verse
Mountainous, Mousiest, Who?
I don't know what I am The dream from which I'm waking has left me in a trance A dissociated state kept separate from yesterday Where the immediate is all there is of me at all There is nothing...Read the rest...
Categories: symbolism, allegory, dream, introspection, self,
Form: Rhyme
freedom coursing through my veins. body no longer feeling uptight but airy. being blown up like a balloon. helium has replaced my wounds. freedom feels scary when my yesterdays felt like a constant rope tied around...Read the rest...
Categories: symbolism, beautiful, emotions, feelings, freedom,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I Am a River That Writes Out of Time
The delicate breath of hiraeth, encroaches upon my quill, beyond the water’s edge, ...Read the rest...
Categories: symbolism, art, history, introspection, longing,
Form: Lyric
Ambivalent State of Mind
In my lonely times, I feel crowded the most. In my sad times, I feel happiest the most. In my crying times, I feel playful the most. In my hurting times, I feel healed the most. In my stormy times, I feel calm the...Read the rest...
Categories: conflict, emotions, feelings, symbolism,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Lasting Impression
I see...a little differently, perhaps, the last impressionist, fluent in colour and free, and then, I remember... I haven't got my glasses on, and trip into a tree....Read the rest...
Categories: symbolism, art, extended metaphor, fun,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Runaway Thoughts
All aboard thoughts, there's plenty of space. Ignore what lays at the forefront, it's about time it departed. Outstaying their welcome, promoting themselves as guardian. Any excuse to be at the helm. That's right, get closer, move to the...Read the rest...
Categories: symbolism, absence, lost love, sad,
Form: Free verse
The Great Play
Did you see the showman, His act a lion he outran! Let me tell you how it all began, When in youth he lived in a van. Where the lion hunted, For food it was confronted. A sad tale it resulted, In...Read the rest...
Categories: symbolism, animal, growing up, identity,
Form: Rhyme

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