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Wasteland Poems | Examples of Wasteland Poetry

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

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List of Wasteland Poems

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Premium Member Poem Black Powder Nina Parmenter Ballad wasteland, dark, future, horror,
Premium Member Poem How Do You Like My Hair Caren Krutsinger Free verse wasteland, 6th grade, 7th grade,
Lost soul Michael Robinson Rhyme wasteland, analogy, anxiety, change, conflict,
Ashes to Ashes Rhona McFerran Rhyme wasteland, bereavement, death of a
Just Another Day In My Man Cave matthew harris Free verse wasteland, 5th grade, age, art,
Premium Member Poem Winter Wildflower Winged Warrior Rhyme wasteland, beautiful, cool, flower,
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Nothing Lasts Forever Anymore Axl A. Free verse wasteland, angst, deep, poems, poetry,
Premium Member Poem Roaming a Barren Desert Lu Loo Free verse wasteland, loneliness, loss, metaphor,
Premium Member Poem I Wander The Desert Alone Edward Ibeh Free verse wasteland, adventure, dream, god, imagery,
Premium Member Poem I Wander The Desert Alone Carol Connell Free verse wasteland, bible, character, faith, jesus,

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I, in My Consternation
by Dale Gregory Cozart
Naked branches of November's oak
grasp at dawn's slate sky
before the lake's mirror
as though for sustenance.

I stand at water's still edge, 
seeing the tree's perfect reflection
gnarled...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: wasteland, imagery, introspection, life,

A Band Of Color
by Mike Gentile
There are all kinds of rainbows
              Optimistic forces to pierce a rainy...

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Carpe Diem | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: wasteland, rain, rainbow,

The Lions Den
by Joshua Harris
I awaited the hour of Your presence to come.
I spent my energy in patient silence waiting for Your voice.
I fell lost for thought and direction.
My...

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Prose Poetry | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: wasteland, anxiety, christian, courage, depression,

Autumn's Call
by Subimal Sinha-Roy

AUTUMN'S CALL

On turning wheel of time the seasons come and go
I feel them, know them by the fleeting footprints
they indelibly make on my life I...

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Quintain (English) | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: wasteland, autumn, fire, seasons, summer,

Love In The Garden Path
by Subimal Sinha-Roy

LOVE IN THE GARDEN PATH 

You walk for years in wasteland of winter,
reach the waiting arms of warm sea azure,
get a niche in yearning heart...

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Sonnet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: wasteland, love,

Life Or Death
by Kurt Philip Behm
Up or down
  forward or back 

Polarity ends
  in a panic attack 

Start, stop 
  the stillness portends

The middle a wasteland
 ...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: wasteland, death, life,

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Inside A '72 Econoline
by stark hunter
Inside A ‘72 Econoline

This old green van has a musty smell to it,
Like a pair of sweaty rancid socks
Mixed with half-empty beer cans.
It’s a banged...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: wasteland, desire, girlfriend,

Rain Drops On Lilac Lips
by Subimal Sinha-Roy

RAIN DROPS ON LILAC LIPS

In desolate nook of my barren lawn
drenched by the summer rain out of my sight
a lone plant with thorny branches has...

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Sonnet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: wasteland, analogy, beauty, rose,

Still Time In The Dark Night
by Subimal Sinha-Roy
STILL TIME IN THE DARK NIGHT

In the dark night time stops to flow,
unmoving hands of the clock show
how desolate pathos could be
in wasteland for still...

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Rondeau | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: wasteland, analogy, dark, inspirational, moon,

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Timepiece Reveals
by Lu Loo
Timepiece reveals desolation,
        forsaken lands of creation-
Barren branches sway in dismay, 
  uneasy in life’s disarray. 
No...

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Rondeau | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: wasteland, metaphor, time,

Pretty Little Bird
by Natalie Berry
Oh, pretty little bird, what a pretty little mess
Stepping to the wild side in your pretty little dress
They had you, they held you, to every...

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Lyric | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: wasteland, community, courage, culture, encouraging,

SCORCH
by Tiffany Harvester
SLOW AND RESTLESS
THE WIND BLOWS
ACROSS THE MILES
THE SUN SHOWS
ITS WRETCHED FACE
FOR ALL TO SEE
BRIGHT AND HORRID
SUCKING LIFE
THE SAND BURNS
MY FEET
THIS DESERT HAS DRAINED ME
I CAN...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: wasteland, angst, anxiety, depression,

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One Step Away From Eternity
by John Gondolf
Alas, I stand atop this mountain crest,
and gaze upon the valley down below;
the graveyard where your body lays at rest,
sits in the center shadowed by...

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Sonnet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: wasteland, death, lost love, sad

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Winter's Pewter Ghost
by Dale Gregory Cozart
Like an eye through a keyhole
the moon's eclipse obfuscates
sun's white incandescence,
turns the solstice to morgue-gray.

As mist rises from a charcoal lake
laced with ice's torn edges
minions...

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Ekphrasis | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: wasteland, color, imagery, moon, winter,

Tainted Thrill
by J.W. Earnings
Shame on you for trying to kill my thrill
Shut the hell up and be my friend for real
Stop acting so arrogant and such a pill
You...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: wasteland, angst, emotions, fear, grief,

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Demonically Dispossessed
by Winged Warrior
Demonically Dispossessed

...man has the ability to express great love,
and dispense great evil...


The legions of darkness descend as they beastly bewilder and offend
The serpents of Babylon...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: wasteland, conflict, evil, fear, humanity,

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Beyond the Mighty Humboldt
by David Drowley
Beyond the mighty Humboldt
Where the Artemisia blooms,
The broken ribs of mountains
Lie tilted toward the sky.

‘Twas called a wretched wasteland
That Satan, himself, passed by;
Where no self-respecting...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: wasteland, earth, environment, nature, places,

Devices deliver Hordes
by Aaron Butcher
Siege by time subdued by repetition. Echoes of Enchantment calling through the sub waves of sub conscience. Opposition inside intuition all the while oblivious in...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: wasteland, art, confidence,

Gyspy Soul
by Rhona McFerran
Restless, roving soul
needing, reaching, grasping
aching, antsy, anxious
impatient since birth
my soul is a gypsy
wandering the earth

I delve the depths
for spiritual solace,
that place of rest-
scouting rough terrain
searching,...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: wasteland, faith, feelings, imagery, inspirational,

The Lone Bone
by J.W. Earnings
Free-falling in the fire, 
In the fire of desire
Of your coal soul
As darkness takes its toll

Walking into the shadows of the unknown
I am lost and...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: wasteland, angst, dark, emotions, endurance,