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Symptomatic Poems

Symptomatic Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of symptomatic 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 symptomatic.

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Premium Member Stupid Poem
If ignorance is no excuse 
under the law.
Can you imagine what stupid is?
Stupid are the people who
Win the lottery and have 
A good time spending money
and some give it away,
Not saving a dime for a rainy day.
Then to their regret,...Read More
Categories: symptomatic, conflict, humanity, life, people, presidents day, truth,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Black Sheep Mentality
Miscalculations and moments of self-assertion
These mistakes, I wish I learned the first time
Abating in my conceit with obvious wounds to show
A battered and bitter human but less off a being
Inward and beyond, a lack of will rest in the void
No...Read More
Categories: symptomatic, america, corruption, growth, hurt, perspective, social, writing,
Form: Free verse
At Any Cost
Symptomatic folly,
the tail now wags the dog

Whose bark, it whimper’s drolly,
all teeth removed and gone

Reacting, never acting,
new victims every day

All courage has retracted
—the future in harms way

Jailed speech unto the warden,
mere words may not contend

Our patriotic burden,
its truth we must...Read More
Categories: symptomatic, patriotic,
Form: Rhyme

                     Without ever consuming
                ...Read More
Categories: symptomatic, allegory,
Form: Free verse
Spring Sensations
My doctor can't explain this feverish condition
That makes my heart stand still then all at once take wing
Each time I get a sudden tingly premonition
That very soon it will be Spring.

I see rainbows, but it's clear, the sun is shining;
I...Read More
Categories: symptomatic, spring,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member Red Ink

Burning man syndrome diagnosed quite rare

  A life drowned by a sea of intense pain

    Without warning walking unable to bear

       Red ink covering soles with red-hot coals

  ...Read More
Categories: symptomatic, fire, health, imagery, loss, metaphor, pain,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Kiddie Porn
Do you trust in the future enough to have kids,
Or is family - flailing of heart split in two?
Is it  more symptomatic of life on the skids
Could it be that a child's an extension of you?

Is desire to feel...Read More
Categories: symptomatic, life, poetry, writing,
Form: Rhyme
At Any Cost
Symptomatic folly,
 the tail now wags the dog

Whose bark, it whimper’s drolly,
 all teeth removed and gone

Reacting, never acting,
  new victims every day

All courage has retracted,
—the future in harms way

Jailed speech unto the warden,
  whose words may not...Read More
Categories: symptomatic, freedom, spoken word,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Earth's Humane Rights to Healthy Climates
In 1968,
a time of great concern for healthy human civil rights
for and of women as well as LeftBrain culturally dominant men,
Gregory Bateson invited a Symposium
not quite a finished Symphony
proposing Moral and Aesthetic Structure of Human [Climate] Adaptation.

He closed his invitation...Read More
Categories: symptomatic, culture, earth, environment, health, nature, political, prejudice,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Defense
Twitching finger
Symptomatic to Parkinson, 
And his namesake dis-ease,
Holding a dirty pistol,
Pointing out the barrel
Is unaimed, but serendipitously
On the right parabolic trajectory...
And boom, boom, boom
Out go the lights.
Instant justice, for 
Justice missing the target.
...Read More
Categories: symptomatic, judgement, loneliness,
Form: Blitz

Zika Virus What Next
Zika Virus What Next

It is officially announced, there is a global health emergency...
World Health Organisation (WHO) has just issued this health warning...
The rapid spread of the Zika Virus is an international public health emergency..

From its first  outbreak was detected...Read More
Categories: symptomatic, anxiety, education, health, insect, nature,
Form: Free verse
Weapons Countered by Gun Control
Weapons Countered by Gun Control

Terrorists on roof tops click, click, click
Talking about whackos sick, sick, sick
With automatic weapons as their sabre
Can you imagine one as next door neighbor.

Played and made a loud, obnoxious song
With their rifles considered to be long
While...Read More
Categories: symptomatic, allegory, analogy,
Form: Couplet
Empty Nest
Empty Nest
Norma Evans Barber

The silence of a quiet nest
Surrounds me
As I sit at the sink
Chewing on my probiotic pomegranate seeds
Blood red and juicy,
Severing with my tongue seed from seed
Through and around bridge cavities, 
Bunching groups of tasteless seeds together
To the...Read More
Categories: symptomatic, life, nostalgia, red,
Form: Free verse
The trackmarked pain on the televisions face raining out and cocooning his grave was not a
very good advertisement for reincarnation Wake up at last near the worlds end crescent in
fetal shape symptomatic riding electric spasms of rampantly distasteful nervous system
Insolent...Read More
Categories: symptomatic, confusion, death, introspectiontime,
Form: Free verse
Replenish Me
Despair reigns upon the sunrise

Agony awakens the motionless body

Endlessly traveling in unwanted horrors

Symptomatic desires

Observed only within darkness

A mirage of the mind
...Read More
Categories: symptomatic, recovery from...,
Form: Free verse
What Is Love?
Is love a sweet whisper of comfort in the midst of the night?
Is love a phone call that makes a gray day seem like a ray of sunlight?
Is love a look in the eys that quakes your soul like an...Read More
Categories: symptomatic, love, love,
Form: Blank verse

Woman so lovely 
Making my heart beat  so loud 
Takes my breath away


Cold feeling I get
When away from her sweet arms
Needing love's blanket


Touched with hands of fire
Burning passion deep within
Sensation she brings

Can you give me a diagnosis?...Read More
Categories: symptomatic, love, passion,
Form: Senryu