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Table Poems

Table Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of table 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 table.

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Bullets can't dance
The air stale, thick and cloudy with years of gin soaked carpet odor and cigarette vapor of  inconsiderate drag and chain smokers.
The colors smear together and the music disconnected and hypnotic.
The smell of flat beer and warm rye burn...Read More
Categories: table, betrayal,
Form: Free verse



fear of rats
Fear of rats
When I came to my friend’s house,
Doors were open he sat crying in a corner.
What’s wrong, I said. I think I’m going mad
Saw a rat on the kitchen table eating butter.

Some animals have a streak of humour
They often...Read More
Categories: table, arabic, break up, business, cat,
Form: Blank verse
fear of rats
Fear of rats
When I came to my friend’s house,
Doors were open he sat crying in a corner.
What’s wrong, I said. I think I’m going mad
Saw a rat on the kitchen table eating butter.

Some animals have a streak of humour
They often...Read More
Categories: table, arabic, break up, business, cat,
Form: Blank verse
fear of rats
Fear of rats
When I came to my friend’s house,
Doors were open he sat crying in a corner.
What’s wrong, I said. I think I’m going mad
Saw a rat on the kitchen table eating butter.

Some animals have a streak of humour
They often...Read More
Categories: table, arabic, break up, business, cat,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member Lazarus
Lazarus
 
Lazarus, begging at the rich man’s table, 
Waiting for a crust of bread to fall. 
Lazarus, invisible – not able – 
Too ashamed to lift your voice to Heaven.  
In your weary, tearful, eyes I see -
I can...Read More
Categories: table, heartbreak, perspective, society,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member A Poem For Christmas NIght
Greeted by the multi-lit display
draped over the hedges
and the railing of our front porch,
the brilliant lit Christmas tree
winks at us, welcoming us home
from the Christmas Eve Mass.

You settle comfortably in your chair
as I walk into the dining room.
Sitting down, I...Read More
Categories: table, christian, christmas, religious, wisdom,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member MY POETIC TIDES OF TIME
Waking up, in a light gray four poster bed.
With flowers and ribbons, painted
on the ceiling above my head.
.
Satin slippers and a robe, so soft.
A young girl, I feel when I do recall......
Those decades ago, those tender memories 
that are never...Read More
Categories: table, child, emotions, house, me, memory,
Form: Free verse
Often
I often sit and wonder what's on your mind. In fact that's what I do most of the time. I'm drawn to you like a moth to a flame. I've enjoyed pleasure but I've also endured pain. I've waited on...Read More
Categories: table, betrayal, heartbroken,
Form: Rhyme
Never Again
I do not sit at my table anymore
not because it is old and battered
I do not want to sit alone
where once my chairs were full.

I do not look into the mirror anymore
not because it is old and cracked
it holds a...Read More
Categories: table, age, loneliness, mirror, youth,
Form: Free verse
Variety
A meal with lots of choices
Is the kind I like to serve
For everyone will find,
Right from the very first hors d’oeuvre

At least one food that’s tasty
Since variety allows
Some tidbits to remain untouched
While others earn some Wows!

It’s hard to hide displeasure
If...Read More
Categories: table, food,
Form: Rhyme
Quarter Past Three
Now that the task has been done 
and victory has been won
I am waiting for you to ask me to come
Now that the task has been won 
And the battle has just began
I am waiting for you to take me...Read More
Categories: table, absence, butterfly, character, community, courage, endurance, freedom,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Clue
Clue


The mysteries and, of course, the murder
are all revealed in a parchment envelope
marked ‘Confidential’ 
and placed beside Mr. Boddy 
along with his deceased wealth of knowledge 
in the cellar.

Professor Plum, noted metaphysician,
sipping sherry in the conservatory
points out that we see...Read More
Categories: table, games, philosophy,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Vote The Bible
Vote The Bible
Written: by Miracle Man
1-20-2020

Today, too many people,
proudly wear the christian label.
While living off the crumbs,
that fall from God’s table.

During this election year,
Lets lay party/person aside.
Voting the bible,
and from HIS word don’t hide.*

Using God’s word,
to fit our lifestyle is...Read More
Categories: table, abortion, bible, god,
Form: Lyric
The Complexity Of Life
The Complexity Of Human Life.

In my view,one cannot wholly understand the other no matter how much of friends they are.
Even relatives can't in any way arrive at this about each other.
Not even someone with whom you have shared a bed...Read More
Categories: table, life,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member offer




hearts around table

circled hands lift wonder

      who listens to grace


=========
(offer)
...Read More
Categories: table, heart, voice,
Form: Senryu
Premium Member resolutions
Reverberant the sounds of the new year coming forth
Enticing us to leave something behind in it shadows
Setting us up for some sort of failure almost immediately
Ostentatiously we throw our thoughts upon the table
Letting those around us know our resolutions made
Utterance...Read More
Categories: table, new year,
Form: Acrostic
Deep Down You Know

DEEP DOWN IN YOUR SOUL YOU REMEMBER A SOUND SO PURE AND SO 
LOVING IT SAYS TO YOU , "YOU ARE WORTHY AND YOU KNOW WHO I AM"
YOU FEEL THE SUN ON YOUR BACK AND THE WARMTH SAYS TO YOU,...Read More
Categories: table, analogy,
Form: Narrative
the first socialist
The socialist

Spilt coffee on the kitchen table
the liquid formed the face of Jesus, as painted by an artist.
The face has idealized the sum of we hoped for
handsome and not old.
Jesus was the Assange of his time, a contrarian telling
us the...Read More
Categories: table, blessing, books, break up, celebrity, truth,
Form: Blank verse
breaking records
before the music
started playing
i should have
asked if you
wanted to
join me
on

the dance floor
because before 
i could ask
some one
else asked
you the
same

question i had been
rehearsing even
the night before
and he was
wearing a
plaid look
ing like a

dinner table's
table cover 
and you
must of
said of
course
because

before
me you
two were
dancing
the carpet
off...Read More
Categories: table, muse,
Form: I do not know?
Attila Ilhan translations
Ben Sana Mecburum
by Attila Ilhan
translation by Nurgul Yayman and Michael R. Burch

You are indispensable; how can you not know
that you’re like nails riveting my brain?
I see your eyes as ever-expanding dimensions.
You are indispensable; how can you not know
that I burn...Read More
Categories: table, break up, farewell, for her, lost love,
Form: Free verse
Alien Instructions Upon Landing
When you find a marble in your hand or head
(And you will because it will be roundish)
Hurl it immediately at humans to get attention                ...Read More
Categories: table, abuse, confusion, education, judgement, language,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Between the Hours





"Between the Hours"



If I had stopped to search 
your page, again…
decoded somehow
what you had written

Between the hours

Surreal a.m. 
3.33
I would have lost the time 
to write you into my own story

The Dream

Strip searched against that Wall
where transparent 
stands a ghost...Read More
Categories: table, romance, sensual, word play,
Form: Romanticism
Premium Member The American Football
Just had my tea 
Turned off the Christmas Tree 
It is sad to see it go 
Back to storage I know 

But there is a three-day weekend break 
And two Championship meetings at stake  
American National Conferences will pick...Read More
Categories: table, america, city, football, peace, tree, vacation, war,
Form: Rhyme Royal
Premium Member Enjoy Life More Every Day


Each New Year's you make a resolution
Nothing life-changing, just some small changes.
January first means a new start for
Optimist that wish themselves a better
Year ahead, vowing to improve their lot.

Little changes are quickly accomplished
Insomuch that they least disrupt your life.
For-instance, eating...Read More
Categories: table, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, celebration,
Form: Acrostic
Home
'Home'

This place she calls home
They preach about women's rights
Yet, they're fed with rape twice a day
While sexual harassment has found a 
place to dwell

This place she calls home
Activists placards read 'Say No To Rape'
Sadly, at every corner of the streets
A...Read More
Categories: table, 12th grade, 5th grade, 9th grade, africa,
Form: Free verse