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Symptom Poems

Symptom Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of symptom 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 symptom.

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“After obsessively Googling symptoms for four hours,
I discovered 'obsessively Googling symptoms' is a
symptom of hypochondria.”     Stephen Colbert


cough is heard - a hack
that causes one to wipe brow
with thermometer
in creases of worry lines
hoping for sweat not...Read More
Categories: symptom, sick,
Form: Light Verse

Thwelt Di Nwe's Newton

Coffee, autumn of gypsies , symptom for light , under the bridges , besides how we think deeply part of materialism,
great path -far away from softness,
supplement of waste, unruly politeness,
if the feeling hurts mind ,
Do smoking cigarette , Do ing...Read More
Categories: symptom, art, creation, meaningful, philosophy, poetry, word play,
Form: I do not know?
An ode to Uncle Jason
Uncle Jason, 
something he was chasing.
He was looking for something to fulfil a void.
Because of God’s love and mercy, he wasn’t destroyed.
He was on drugs for over 20 years.
Night after night he cried bitter tears.
Without getting high he couldn’t function.
Without...Read More
Categories: symptom, addiction, freedom, jesus, tribute,
Form: Ode
Premium Member Wealthier Health
Although certified in generic
and organic Permaculture Design,
my design and therapeutic development practice
follows a Taoist Integral Design School
of secular and sacred health care,
public and private restorative justice
exterior ecosystemic peace
and interior, body-embedded 

I work cooperatively
and hopefully compassionately
listening for nondualistic ego AND eco-political...Read More
Categories: symptom, earth, education, environment, health, integrity, political, psychological,
Form: Political Verse
The year of Rats
2020 is the year of lassa fever 
Or the year of rats as I've heard somewhere,
For as innocent as they might seem They are now reservoirs,
Of these dreaded virus Causing lassa fever
That  has spread widely in Africa
In Nigeria benin ghana
And...Read More
Categories: symptom, 11th grade, africa, black love, community, grief,
Form: Prose

Crazy On A Thursday
Everyday is a new day
Except Thursday the symptom always replay
Madness, mental instability, psychological disorder.
Call it what you may
It’s the same thing every Thursday

Her frienenemies taunted and teased her all day long
But on Thursday, they singing a different song.
A new girl...Read More
Categories: symptom, adventure, bullying, crazy, discrimination, humorous,
Form: Enclosed Rhyme
Premium Member Depression or anxiety
(Seems that these days a whole lot of people suffer from anxiety and depression. Now whether that's a reflection on our world and society, whether there's actually greater incidence of it or if we just talk about it more, is...Read More
Categories: symptom, absence, angst, depression,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Unintended Consequences
Are consequences of intention ever what we dream they are?
The good I’d do the ‘just’ result of conscience bending? Gravity
Of dust from stars imploding seems to haunt these mortal coils of mine
Though life is grand at times and sweet (an...Read More
Categories: symptom, journey, life,
Form: Rhyme
White crisp shirts
The clackers make their way to
The central
Sea salt is in the air
Frown lines and stress lines
Upon canvases of many
Wooden benches
To rest your heavy heart
Red blisters
Warm conversations
To ease the ache
The Achilles heel
In this big central
The lone white swan
Hiding near
The...Read More
Categories: symptom, career, city, courage, day, strength, stress, work,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Criminality
is just a symptom of a failing society....Read More
Categories: symptom, society,
Form: Couplet

My City My Nation
Bludgeoning gray towers randomly spread, ingesting the living in their walls and beds.
Skeletal dragons seen through Cervantes eyes yet no whirling windmills in Manchester's skies.
A flag flutters freely where the wind takes it mind, red white and fading as this...Read More
Categories: symptom, beauty, change, corruption,
Form: Rhyme
Too Many Cooks
If a broth can be spoiled 
By too many cooks
That advice can, as well, be applied
To a patient consulting 
With too many docs
To determine what problem's inside.

Each one hopes he can help 
But conflicting reports 
Put the questioner into a...Read More
Categories: symptom, conflict,
Form: Rhyme
A Generation Finds Its Voice
Been at it for a few weeks,
Scribbles and scratches I keep taking passes,
At the same stale work that's been itching,
the back of my mind, I'm distracted & frustrated,
This  is real weak & my patience with myself is truncated,
Glance over,...Read More
Categories: symptom, destiny,
Form: Lyric
Eye in the sky screams "dreams are not reality;" yet it flies impossibly on whirling bionic wings. "the force is a fantasy," laughs the big screen; yet it motions this ironically through ionic streams. "No power in an evergreen," shrills...Read More
Categories: symptom, time,
Form: Carpe Diem
Desolate I sit Lonely I lay
Shackled and in solitary
I try to make another day.
My crime - taking a prescription that wasn't written for me; I thought it was legal, signed by Dr. Society. 
A variety of ways I was given...Read More
Categories: symptom, america, anxiety, feelings,
Form: Verse

                                    symptom spectrum script
 ...Read More
Categories: symptom, fear, mental illness, science, suicide,
Form: Senryu
Sweet Everythings
Sweet nothings, you call them. The Sun’s arms 
reaching through my window to wake me at dawn. 
Rolling over to see a bright light in my face, a “good 
morning” from him. A steamy waterfall pouring warmth 
all over me...Read More
Categories: symptom, for teens, happiness, imagery, introspection, joy, relationship,
Form: List
Sweaty Palms Chronic Woe Renders
Sweaty Palms – Chronic Woe Renders...
Po' Whet Tick Dampened Curse = A
Worse Fate Than Death!

No idea when the incessant onset 
of sweaty palms first burst forth, 
nor why physiological symptom, 
sans secretion spoils socialization
upon thy totally tubular handsome 

grooves that...Read More
Categories: symptom, 12th grade, blue, dad, drug, emotions, history,
Form: Bio
Oh dear I do feel poorly 
oh dear I do feel weird
My chest it is a wheezing 
I’ve infection in my ears
I cannot hear a blooming thing 
Oh dear I do feel quite done in

My Parkinson’s leg is shaking 
like...Read More
Categories: symptom, encouraging, humor, pain, recovery from,
Form: Rhyme
In Limbo

I Can't protect you from the course of life
But you know me
And you know I was born to try
It’s just the symptom of the middle age of time
Forever holding our hands up to the fire
Every hand that you hold
It comes...Read More
Categories: symptom, art, character, deep, destiny, fate, identity, image,
Form: I do not know?
Missing a Diagnosis
It’s in the outlaw of your eye
the alluring glint
of a romantic catastrophe
a petulant lip
of how you want to be amused
and you’re feeling so easily abused
the rose is so afraid to die
no escape from it
and so every savior is a liar
and...Read More
Categories: symptom, anxiety, depression, fear, mental illness, psychological, relationship,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Dilettante Diaries: The Divine Feminine - A Tale of Seduction
“But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet;Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.”
–“He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven,” by W.B. Yeats 

“I love you as certain dark things are...Read More
Categories: symptom, friendship, fun, happiness, journey, love, romance, sensual,
Form: Romanticism
Should Do with Each Symptom
Should Do with Each Symptom

Are things we should do with each sympton;
Find cause then learn how to preempt them;
Searched around,
And then found,
Some ways that we can, also, exempt them.

Jim Horn

...Read More
Categories: symptom, allegory, analogy,
Form: Limerick
Letters to you,

the undeniable,

the sanctimonious,

the one I will wait for...

No evil to fear,

no sweat to avow,

and nothing that I am not.

I wondered for years whether or not you could exist,

I felt inside things that now don't wander but can comment-
on...Read More
Categories: symptom, deep, discrimination, emotions, farm, fashion, fate, father
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Today's Military Chant
This is my rifle, this is my gun.
I don't serve my country, I serve rich businessmen.
We don't fight in a war to liberate anyone,
or to secure any homeland security protection.
We blindly follow orders killing innocent civilians,
so that big business can...Read More
Categories: symptom, military,
Form: Rhyme