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Tug Of War Poems

Tug Of War Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of tug of war 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 tug of war.

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Tug of War
Push-Pull leaders
demand your gripe
at either end of their
hangman's rope
Your willing hoist
of their own petard,
the Devil's foist
of his own retard.

"retard" in this sense="delay," as in delaying tactics. 

1John 5:19.
Luke 4:5-8.
John 17:14-16.
Daniel 2:44,45.

"For tis the sport to have the enginer
Hoist with his...Read More
Categories: tug of war, conflict, word play,
Form: Rhyme

charlie sheen dream
Lie in your Charlie sheen dreams
Broken words
Tattered streams
Tigers stripes
Imprisoned visions
Feverish scores

Dangerous realms
Burning rage
Black wings
Perched on cement stairs
Glory lost
Then found

A stage 
A place
A stand
A war
A clash

Song and dance
Tug of war
Push and pull
Give and take
Lost boy

Jupiter's son
The eye
The storm
The maelstrom

One voice
In the...Read More
Categories: tug of war, how i feel,
Form: Free verse

The journey of the spiritual warrior is one full of mystery,
it's a journey of an inner quest of knowing & understanding,
a journey full of romance, heart break, defeat and ultimate victory, a journey that captivates...Read More
Categories: tug of war, journey, spiritual,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Fishing
Scan the river and pick a spot
Choose your lure and tie a knot

May catch them all, may get none
To not get skunked, just catch one

Throw it out, and reel it in
Then over and over and over again

The pole tip bends,...Read More
Categories: tug of war, animal, fish, fishing,
Form: Rhyme
A Windy Edge

It runs low off the moors,
when it gets to this blustering brink,
it shoves and ropes, it punches eyes.

When it sweeps this ledge
it bites like a viper, it's voice
forged in whirlpools of chaos.

My legs tremble in a corkscrew tug of war.
Gust-mobed...Read More
Categories: tug of war, poetry,
Form: Blank verse

Help Me Find Peace
You inspire me like
 no other has
You leave me craving you
You do this to me...
you knew of these feelings 
I have for you
Ones I fight everyday
I'm in a continuous 
tug of war with myself
I need....
I want...
I don't... 
I can't...
This never...Read More
Categories: tug of war, courage, emotions, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Married Life
Married Life
Inadequate Words for an Ineffable Unity,
Feelings in Thought, Such As May or June(ity),
Goethe: "Love is Ideal, Marriage is Real"
Often I Pull North, My Wife Southereal,
If I Follow My Compass Regardless,
Temperature Rises Despite Latitudeness,
Chava "Keneged", Opposite, Corresponding,
To Adam, Depending on...Read More
Categories: tug of war, jewish, marriage, wife,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member SCARY

      Octopus dancing twisting eight tentacles.  
   ...Read More
Categories: tug of war, 8th grade, scary,
Form: Terza Rima
Premium Member Suddenly Swans

I sit in quietude; with the moon as my light
its fickle glow obscured by calico clouds.
The air feels heavy,
as silence adds its weight to the brumous glume.
A bloated bullfrog croaks curses
failing to attract an empathic ear.
And the blahs block the...Read More
Categories: tug of war, 10th grade, anxiety, depression, feelings, image, imagery,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Married Life
Married Life
Written: By Tom Wright

Too many marriages, are void of understanding and goals,
and often resemble recess on a playground.
Just one big tug of war,  between egos, and dispositions,
often leaving both spinning like a merry go round,
and like a teeter...Read More
Categories: tug of war, marriage, relationship,
Form: Free verse
welcome to this game of tug-of-war, where i always fall on my ass and always get back up for more. 

(i can’t tell if that makes me hopeful or stupid.)

welcome to this game of tug-of-war, where you are nothing but...Read More
Categories: tug of war, anger,
Form: Free verse
13 - 16
Tug of war, Arm wrestling, Rope climbing, 
Wildest dance party, all dressed up smartly!
Slashing water upon each other in the front room and then trembling! 
We and the floor Sodden perfectly!
This is how, I stepped into my 13 finally.

Dad’s poised...Read More
Categories: tug of war, 12th grade, adventure, best friend, celebration, class,
Form: Rhyme
The Prize
The Prize 
The bobber floats, but when it dips, my heart skips for hooked lips. The line tightens, the tug is strong, I reel in. The fight is on. It's a tug of war, an uncooperative catch, an unoiled hinge...Read More
Categories: tug of war, adventure, animal, fishing, imagery,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member IF YOU PULL A LONG FACE - Part XXV

IF you pull a long face
Neither side in tug-of-war giving way
Pull in the name of the Populace
Neither side will lose face e'ven if they bray

But if you pull a long surly face
In...Read More
Categories: tug of war, america, anti bullying, care, dedication, irony, pride,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member The Tug Of War

There it goes again,
disturbing the calm and quiet of my mind
from its peaceful setting.
The shrieking begins; my poisonous parrot
shrills loud that piercing song of my doubt.

My decisions come hard...
always a tug of war between negative
and positive thinking.
My weak inner self...Read More
Categories: tug of war, confusion,
Form: Free verse
Fear of the unknown
The fear of the unknown has 
emerged every single sensitive gut feeling of hunger...
a hunger so excruciating that my mind calls out for all my immeasurable emotions and painstakingly feelings to amalgamate

The fear of the unknown left my humanity weakened...Read More
Categories: tug of war, growth,
Form: Free verse
Staring Into Space

He is a catcher of unrevealed thoughts, 
his mind staking out the spaces between words, 
his patience in a tug-of-war with emptiness    
until hidden truths are pulled into view. 

She is an eavesdropper on unheard tones,
her ears...Read More
Categories: tug of war, art, creation, inspiration, music, solitude, writing,
Form: Free verse
This is about Sue who was torn between two. One was True the other was her boo which she never knew, would stick to her like glue.

Although she was naturally adorned the day she was born but hadn't been forewarned...Read More
Categories: tug of war, allegory, beautiful, blessing, devotion,
Form: I do not know?
Morning Meditation
Deep inhalation and exhalation
breaths initially activate
relaxation, attributed to stress,
tension, unconscious vectors 
woefully agglomerate
ache'n to gangrenous jackknifing noggin 

dichotomy to alleviate
cognitive clog analogous 
to emotional obstruction
that doth constipate
in an effort to allocate
opportune psychological uplifting

state of emergent euphoria amalgamate
ting in tandem with...Read More
Categories: tug of war, assonance, good morning, imagery, joy, passion, uplifting,
Form: Free verse
Would You Still Love Me
I am caged in depression.
A mind in haze, prostrate in grief.
The radiance of your candlelit dinner..
I can only decimate in sourness of sad light.
I can only feel nothing, ..but would you still love me?

I am helpless in depression.
Waxing and Waning...Read More
Categories: tug of war, care, cry, death, depression, emotions, grief, true
Form: Free verse
Alfa male not too fast
So we took Bonnie the Border Collie to the vet yesterday for a wellness check and to update his shots. While there we discussed Bonnies dominance issues over Crusher the female Doberman, especially when he holds her to the ground...Read More
Categories: tug of war, adventure, animal, crazy, dog, funny, giggle, hilarious,
Form: Narrative
In one river in a valley
on its journey to the sea;
water cannot be compressed
so forces endlessly
around fallen logs and shale,
with barriers, no rest at all,
and then displays its power
when becomes a waterfall.

Flowing rushes constantly
over rock, shadow and fern,
falling free and...Read More
Categories: tug of war, nature,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member WIZARD


     Me being the host arranged party in dark haunted log house.
    Crystal -eyed cobalt blue crooked cat chased macro mouse. 

   ...Read More
Categories: tug of war, 8th grade, fantasy, halloween,
Form: Rhyme
        HALLOWEEN NIGHT     
         Charcoal turquoise Halloween night
          Deep...Read More
Categories: tug of war, halloween, horror, night,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Oscar-ku 39 -A Man For All Seasons
moral tug-of-war
King Henry VIII's divorce-
Sir Thomas no more...Read More
Categories: tug of war, betrayal, conflict, corruption, death, divorce, england, religion,
Form: Haiku