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Today Poems

Today Poems. Read and share great examples of poetry about today. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for today.

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Nothing shall save you from the flames. Sizzling, you’ll flee to and fro,
Remorseful of your former greed which bought you that rue and woe.
Your faiths and sciences, arts, or crafts shall not avail. You’ll excrete
All your past joys. Alas, too...Read More
Categories: today, humanity, men, world,
Form: Ghazal

don't fall in love
don't fall in love 

Loving him in a romantic way
From a one way street till endless highways 
Till he signaled no entry sign
I was a fool or maybe the luckiest of all
For some people,
That happens once in a lifetime
For others,
They...Read More
Categories: today, betrayal, february, feelings, loss, lost, lost love,
Form: Lay
Premium Member A Sad Requiem On Old Age And An Unfulfilled Love
A Sad Requiem On Old Age And An Unfulfilled Love

I have swam within idle rivers, slept by glassy lakes
repugnant morbid thoughts brought icy shivers, sin its due
rising to grab winter's hard frozen breath, gave all it takes
lying here in death's...Read More
Categories: today, art, fate, lost love, memory, perspective, sad,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Observations
Today is a yellow day
everything is so blaze’
I’m sure to have my way
If I don’t have much to say.

We snip, we snarl then
it’s makeup time.
The next few moments 
are so sublime.

The trees fly by stately
in their own way.
I’m sure if...Read More
Categories: today, analogy, people, perspective,
Form: Rhyme
Love Letter From The Soul LIX

Dogeared and tired 
put down for another day
another time when chapters spin
and life begins to unwind

what leads the pages to unfold
before these very eyes
where have they been before

the creases are my Braille
as I never fail to see
my way
or is it...Read More
Categories: today, books, love,
Form: Free verse

In pieces
In pieces

The debris of my shattered soul,
Is all that remains of the old me I used to know.
I, the ghost, who haunts my life of cold,
Just sits here shivering…lost without a hope.

Broken by love a thousand times.
Crippled permanently by all...Read More
Categories: today, death, depression, emotions, how i feel, sad,
Form: Bio
Premium Member Humanity of Horses
My internal experience of depression
today shames
external ecology of elation,
all I might know as warm extended family
of profoundly peaceful impressions
still bare surviving
at end of this slow-fading thread.

This morning
one Epictetus sentence
speaks of blaming left-hemisphere dominant GodVoices:

"People are disturbed not by things,
but by...Read More
Categories: today, anti bullying, depression, health, integrity, peace, political,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Happiness is like a golden shawl
The pebbled beach  on which we walked at dawn
The sun was dancing  singing  stone to stone
The sea was pale as silk and gently ran
The tide was coming in, the day began

Why is my memory so deficient here?
I...Read More
Categories: today, 8th grade, love, meaningful,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Lethal Warning
Whether the Good Lord or Charles Darwin gave Adam his fruit

Regardless of ideology versus faith rules our common pursuit

We need to accept that life is dangerous and fraught with peril

Don’t jump the gun before facing the reaper or his rifle...Read More
Categories: today, health,
Form: Rhyme
I grew up a child of the ’60’s
together my life and the hippie movement dawned…
now when I look back at that time I wonder…where have all the hippies gone?

Those long haired tie-dyed idealists who walked around with our feet bare
who...Read More
Categories: today, growing up,
Form: Verse
Premium Member A Catechism Commentary
Ashes to dust
If you must 
You will only end up in a bust 
You see you proclaimed yourself as a King 
In a place where they did not want to hear such a thing 
Defending from armies they did have
And...Read More
Categories: today, angel, art, baptism, bible, easter, faith, wisdom,
Form: Rhyme Royal
Does a bad day at work or school make you stressed?
Does watching the news make you feel depressed?
Just like you, the answer is, "Yes":
Here's a solution when you're in distress.
I recommend laughter--it's totally free:
You'll get it from jokes or watching...Read More
Categories: today, cheer up, happiness, health, humor, silly, smile,
Form: I do not know?
Was This The Plan
I looked out my window today
And I stared into the sky
I said God what happened
Mankind has gone crazy, why

Our own Government fails us
They can't get past their greed
They let our homeless live on streets
As they debate legalizing weed

I know I...Read More
Categories: today, america, god,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Were I a Sink
Were I a sink, I think I'd cry
   What people put down my drain
      ~ Oh, my!

Why, just today I looked up
   to dodge the drool of a doberman pup

And on...Read More
Categories: today, crazy, how i feel,
Form: Personification
Premium Member Forgotten democracy in the reign of fools
When the sun looks into darkness 
upside down cowboy's lend a hand to chaos 
deserters of faith rejecting lawful behaviour 

Persuading bodies believing something good is created from lies 
deceit has no value with an opinion against the truth 
a...Read More
Categories: today, abuse, atheist, betrayal, hate, heart, love, meaningful,
Form: Terza Rima
Going After Gold

A hundred years ago or so, the story has been told,
A fever swept across the land of going after gold.
It seemed each person caught the urge, and they just could not rest,
The cry came through the camps and...Read More
Categories: today, religious,
Form: Rhyme
A chance of a lifetime
Today I hoped to achieve something great,
Something many would consider a heroic trait,
Giving plasma to those in need,
With the hope that the doctor's treatments would succeed.

Taking me back after a two hour wait,
I realized there were some things which they...Read More
Categories: today, desire, endurance, longing, meaningful, motivation, time, tribute,
Form: Narrative
The Tree That Kept Me Alive
See it standing there elongated and bright
See it standing there thinking about me all night
It is shooting up in the air with no limit to bear
It’s standing tall and strong with something for everyone.

It’s only a tree but it keeps...Read More
Categories: today, blessing, butterfly, care, change, confidence, happiness, health,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member My Poor White Dress
Today I was walking barefooted, 
After a heavy thunderstorm had passed thru,
I was wearing a beautiful white cotton dress. 

I suddenly stumbled upon a puddle,
A beautiful muddy puddle, I was instantly
drawn to its diameter and mysterious depths.

The top of the...Read More
Categories: today, april, childhood, creation, fun, growing up, mother,
Form: Free verse
Take a look inside my little friend,
I hope you find what you seek.
Try standing up for what's right,
stop preying on the weak.

Can you really be proud,
of the web you weave?
Make a change today,
stop making people leave.

If you continue to attack,
and...Read More
Categories: today, anti bullying,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Awaken

I peek into the sunshine
Hold onto warmth
Get ready to take a step
Into the unknown

More hours filled with sunlight
Will make a difference
I can step out of this dream
Move forward to find

Cascading colors of love
A comforting touch
Happiness with a light heart
Smiles, laughter...Read More
Categories: today, day, dream, morning, smile,
Form: Free verse
Once Upon a Time
Once Upon a Time

“Once upon a time” 
Who is time? What is he? 
Is he more than just a phrase
Used to start our stories?

He is a thief in our midst
So dirty, so vile 
He’s managed to steal from us all
Yet...Read More
Categories: today, angst, deep, how i feel, humorous, time,
Form: Rhyme
The Old Woman
There stood a poor old woman
At his door 
With a bowl in hand, 
She begged for food.
He gave her rice
And some lintels to eat,
She will not go hungry today,
He thought.

What about the morrows next,
If she had nothing to eat
She would...Read More
Categories: today, poverty,
Form: Free verse
Missing Group
Being pulled from all sides in different directions,
with force so strong that can move a mountain.
These are ropes made of ego,masked with righteousness,
scented with entitlement and pride.
confused,worried,a little lamb,running and searching for haven.
Saw all the beautiful and colourful things,and ran...Read More
Categories: creation, emotions, today,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Atchison Topeka And The Santa Fe

“On The Atchison Topeka And The Santa Fe”
This song is rolling round in my brain today
The Modernaires or Pied Pipers
Which group were the blighters
That made us sing along in a hap hap happy way

...Read More
Categories: today, memory,
Form: Limerick