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Wanting Poems | Examples of Wanting Poetry

Wanting Poems. Below are examples of poems about wanting. This list of poetry about wanting is made of PoetrySoup member poems. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of wanting poetry. This list of works about wanting is a great resource for examples of wanting poems and show how to write poems about wanting. Definitions may be included where appropriate.

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List of Wanting Poems

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Premium Member Poem The Toymakers Toy Mockingbird Stevenson I do not know? wanting, anger, anti bullying, betrayal,
the troubles of wanting more sabrina sauer Free verse wanting, 10th grade, appreciation, beautiful,
Who is the maker deepak srivastava Prose Poetry wanting, age, america, beautiful, character,
Premium Member Poem Facing my Fears Sandra Weiss Couplet wanting, betrayal, change, fate, introspection,
Premium Member Poem Say goodbye to Mom Vijay Pandit Free verse wanting, angst, child, divorce, parents,
Minchones The River of Summer colin mitchell williams Free verse wanting, beautiful, beauty, for her,
Premium Member Poem STRESS Line Gauthier Free verse wanting, introspection, life, perspective, stress,
Premium Member Poem Jealous Eve Roper Rhyme wanting, jealousy, murder,
Premium Member Poem A woodland encounter Roy Pett Free verse wanting, character, humor, identity, judgement,
Premium Member Poem The Dilettante Diaries: Finding Lost Keys on the Steppes of White Ivory Leanne Lovejoy-Burton Romanticism wanting, imagery, longing, love, romance,
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Fix These Children Please
by Caren Krutsinger
His stories are out-of-this-world, the teacher says, in a huffy way.
Steven King, I think.
Another teacher slides into an empty seat beside me. “He exaggerates everything.”
Robin...

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Light Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: wanting, humorous, philosophy,

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The Great Idea
by Caren Krutsinger
He is young, excited, thrilled, with his clipboard and new almost-position.
His own idea, he wants to be in charge of the focus room, a place...

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Prose Poetry | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: wanting, perspective, school,

Addiction
by Rose Henderson
Pain throbbing thru every spot 
One minute cold the next I'm hot
I chose the drug this is what I got
Bad decision again has me caught

Caught...

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Prose | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: wanting, addiction, death, drug, suicide,

Always Wanting
by Jerry Hackett
In my youth appeared a star
I wished that it would send a car
Then I thought to throw a penny
And hoped for riches full and plenty

Once...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: wanting, age, desire,

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Longing
by Brenda Chiri
It is touch that is the deadliest enemy of chastity, 
Loyalty, monogamy, gentility with its codes 
And conventions and restraints.
By touch we are betrayed and...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: wanting, love,

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My Favorite Social Worker Leaves
by Caren Krutsinger
My favorite social worker let me know he had taken a new job.
I had instant opposite feelings.
I am happy he has the opportunity toward his...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: wanting, jobs,

Haunting The Ghost
by David Welch
I’ve been haunting this old gothic
since nineteen eighty,
when I died from a brain tumor
at the age of sixty-three.

I cannot leave this antique home,
I am well-bound...

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Narrative | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: wanting, death, forgiveness, heaven, house,

Like mother like son
by andrew rogers
I always thought that I was like my dad.
People tell me that I look like him
So, I just suspected that we were similar.

He doesn’t show...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: wanting, best friend, family, mother

Selling Souls
by Jaquay Atkins
Pay me in compliments, keep your money 
The unbreakable one wishes not to be bribed
A pride that cannot be loaned 
Expensive swagger that can't be...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: wanting, allegory, america, crazy, wisdom,

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Wanting Something You Should Not
by Sanford Weir
Have you ever wanted something you should not?
Do you remember fantasizing about it a lot?
Do you find yourself lost in feelings that are real?
Realize then...

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Quatrain | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: wanting, fantasy, feelings, identity, imagery,

Sojourn Part 2
by eric ploscik
5(continued)
Fine line between facts and feelings
You have the latter
But distort the former
I’m an easy mark
For I’m the target of the moment
Hands are tied
Barrel pointed at...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: wanting, life, philosophy, voyage,

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Flowery Love Poems
by Caren Krutsinger
Flowery love poems. Romantic love poems. Poems filled with imagery and dreamy doses of longing.
Poems written by poets who understand poetry, and know beautiful words,...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: wanting, love, poems,

SUN KISSES, IS WHAT MY MUM SAID
by Ann Gilmour
Blimey it’s hot
Though moan I must not
As to see the sun high up above
Evokes wonderful memories of summers gone by
Of weeks in the sunshine and...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: wanting, childhood, moving on, nostalgia,

i made him a milkshake
by P.S. AWTRY
I made him a milkshake for breakfast
he slurped it up
wiped his mouth
left the glass and green straw on the table

I glanced at it all day...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: wanting, son,

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Brainstorm Before Breakdown
by Carol Connell
As their eyes locked
   for a brief moment, he
        felt an intense wave of
  ...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: wanting, angst, betrayal, bible, cry,

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In Throes of Doing Nothing
by Caren Krutsinger
I am in the throes of not doing anything right now, and it is irritating to me.
How much longer can I do this?  I...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: wanting, perspective,

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Re-Assigned Sugar Plum Elf
by Caren Krutsinger
I had barely escaped the cat’s enormous paws
When I found myself in fairyville Santa Claus
What is this place I ventured to ask?
The answer was a...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: wanting, fantasy,

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Somewhere in Gardiner Town
by Gregory Firlotte
It was somewhere in Gardiner Town
somewhere deep in the Summer night
when no sleep comes, nor breezes stir
with the windows wide open, not to let the...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: wanting, dream, night, summer,

Our Love
by JESS OPPERMAN
your love shines outward
like a star in the dark of night
drawing me near you
like a moth to a flame
an obsession grasping my thoughts
can't get you...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: wanting, allegory, devotion, imagery, inspirational

Get her naked in my bed
by Alex Duffy
I can't lie, her beauty is undeniable 
That red dress has her looking so desirable 
She's been hurt so many times, But I'll make her...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: wanting, deep, devotion, emotions, longing,