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Takeout Poems

Takeout Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of takeout 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 takeout.

New Poems

Several More Horrendious Horn Haiku
April is poetry month.

james horn is my name
prepare return is my game
much fortune and fame

were isolated
result of educated
specialists stated

hard to bare the course
make sure laws are all in force
after we endorse

one more round of beer
poetry month is now here
virus disappear

slept...Read More
Categories: takeout, allegory, analogy,
Form: Haiku

Premium Member A Day in The Life Of Shirlene
A Day in The Life Of Shirlene
Written: by Tom Wright
January 2015

Stroking her hair was the morning sun,
Early rising, just to grub her chickens;
Time is scant for getting all things done,
So, throughout the day her step quickens.

It's do the laundry, then...Read More
Categories: takeout, friend, mom, work,
Form: Lyric

What I got is what you need
What I got is special indeed
What I got you will fiend
There’s no need to wean
Stay true in what you believe
Your heart is forbidden 
Kicked with a spice of resentment 
Only sparks of joy makes...Read More
Categories: takeout, analogy, appreciation, body, crush, cute love, dedication,
Form: Limerick
One is Not a Prime Number
One is not a prime number
But a singularity that stands alone
One and itself in the vast sea of 
Numerical complexities
It stands alone, solemn
Edging close to the realm of nihility, of nothingness
Yet, all the same, an infinity away.
Why is it that...Read More
Categories: takeout, 9th grade, books, introspection, life, student, words,
Form: Free verse
"Beyond lychgate lies future death" she says,
cucumbered eyes slid back under cauliflower sky,
brimming smithereens of harkening demons.

Been in saddle some time since torchlight began,
a child's silent castle ago. Chaos-times cut alleyways
through rose-lettered circles, reads trashy maid.

The journey fell sword north...Read More
Categories: takeout, adventure, fantasy, fate, hero, imagery, magic, myth,
Form: Lyric

Too Damn Old
I was here when television wasn’t…
Movies in color were still a new thing
Cars were mostly black

I was here when jet planes weren’t…
Telephones were bulky and hung from the wall
Most every town had a railroad track

I was here when satellites and...Read More
Categories: takeout, age, change,
Form: Monorhyme
What's Now In Front
Is it Aerosmith or The Eagles for you,
  Republican or Democrat to vote

Is it Chinese takeout or Italian bistro,
  or the prose or poetry you wrote

Is it bland or spicy, thick or thin,
  as you struggle yet...Read More
Categories: takeout, freedom,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Galloping Gourmet
There was a young man from Brooklyn
Who thought he would try some home cook'n.
Til his oven it died
From some rice that he fried,
So now he goes takeout a'look'n....Read More
Categories: takeout, anxiety, best friend, cheer up, crazy, food,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Chinese Takeout With Love
Thank you for coming 
And giving me your time,
You seemed to like the Chinese,
I know I liked mine.

You have been gone now
For many a year,
Life was good and life was bad,  and
We’ve shed many a tear.

It’s late afternoon now,...Read More
Categories: takeout, age, love, relationship,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member JIGSAW PUZZLE

Friday evening flight,
A touch of urgency,
Changi Airport Terminal One.

Check-in smoothly,
Baggage and all,
A trip Down Under.

Three souls plus one,
Baby in tow plus three adults,
An outback escapade.

A commercial air flight,
Departs near eleven pm,
A journey far away from here.

Baby knows best,
Snuggles and sleeps,
Enjoy...Read More
Categories: takeout, allegory,
Form: Free verse

By the way.
I'm not doing anything later.
If you don't have any plans, why don't you throw on some sweats.
Your favorite ponytail and we'll find something on TV. 
A little Netflix and chill.
A little takeout and random channel flipping.
A stimulating conversation...Read More
Categories: takeout, black african american, crush, for her,
Form: Free verse
Cheap Suits
You bought your baby that cheap perfume,
that will chase everybody out of the room

You gave your baby a cheap anniversary gift,
then took her to a takeout joint where you don’t have to tip

You brought your baby flowers plucked from a...Read More
Categories: takeout, fun, humor, money, relationship,
Form: Light Verse
Magic Soup
Magic Soup

Old lady at the door 
Young man walking bye
 Lady you got food to spare 
Come inside young man I have a plan
See this stone I behold this is magic 
Fill my cauldron full of water go to well
I...Read More
Categories: takeout, magic,
Form: Rhyme
What's Now In Front
Is it Crosby, Stills, or Eagles for you,
  Republican or Democrat to vote

Is it Chinese takeout or Italian bistro,
  or the prose or poetry you wrote

Is it bland or spicy, thick or thin,
  as you struggle yet...Read More
Categories: takeout, destiny,
Form: Rhyme
Bedlam Tits and Chinese Takeout

beware the enemy who can
fart your national anthem
it was a mob scene at the microphone
kill him kill him they laughed
nobody wanted to miss the show
a perfect blend of pandemonium and bliss
sound bites took their ears off
but how else can one...Read More
Categories: takeout, how i feel,
Form: Free verse
She waits, a grounded eagle, eating takeout, passing time,
And stares, a crippled hunter, chasing salmon of the mind.
She courts a passing breeze; hopeless passion
   stirs her wings,
But she must sit, a grounded eagle, dreaming dreams
   of...Read More
Categories: takeout, animal, bird, longing, nature, sorrow, tribute,
Form: Free verse
Wang's Cousin
I go to a restaurant owned by Wang Chung.
His specialty dish is shrimp egg foo young.
The food is the best in town without a doubt.
I usually go there when I want some takeout.
Wang is just too generous with the gravy.
It’s...Read More
Categories: takeout, business, cousin, culture,
Form: Rhyme
With a wok, they cook some great delights.
There they are slaving during days and nights.
Their menu has great variety.
Pork, beef, chicken, and shrimp all look great to me.
You are in for a treat without a doubt
when you go for some...Read More
Categories: takeout, food,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Cruisin' the Drag
Sipping cherry limeade, driving in the car parade, 
we're cruising in the Lone Star state.
Didn't want a bucket seat; the thing it couldn't beat, 
was sitting up close to your date.
One hand on the wheel of daddy’s Oldsmobile, 
my arm...Read More
Categories: takeout, car, funny, growing up, high school, me,
Form: Rhyme
The Base is Broken
We have reached the base of the Idol
where the iron is now mixed with clay
a kingdom broken and fractured
its lack of strength in full display
There can never be any cohesion
of elements weak and debased
governments and religions so splintered
where virtue...Read More
Categories: takeout, dedication, devotion, faith, history, inspirational, introspection, life,
Form: Free verse
New York Style
This is New York!
   creamy cheesecake,
     chinese takeout,
        dirty dawgs,
           flaming steak strips,
    ...Read More
Categories: takeout, food, imagination, on writing and words,
Form: Free verse
All Figured Out
Sun angles in on the room just so
There's a strip of light on the floor for my dog
Sirens outside if you pay attention
AC doing its best
Nothing in the fridge
But condiments and expired takeout
No money to shop for food
Finish my book
Stare...Read More
Categories: takeout, happiness,
Form: Free verse


Categories: takeout, girlfriend-boyfriend, life, people, satire
Form: Free verse
The Junk Drawer
in most human endeavors
there are those items that just
don't quite fit in with the rest of the projects

from batteries to rubber bands
to unused takeout menus there is
only one place to find what you need

none other then the
family junk drawer
thats right...Read More
Categories: takeout, family, funny, visionary, me,
Form: Free verse
Will You Be My Bonnie?
Let’s live like Bonnie and Clyde
Steal what we need
then live in hiding
I just want to die with you
While the world is nipping at our heels
we can live off of love and enjoy the thrills
You and I can escape to our...Read More
Categories: takeout, death, history, life, love, passion, people, world,
Form: Lyric