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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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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
A Band Of Color Mike Gentile Carpe Diem wasteland, rain, rainbow,
The Lions Den Joshua Harris Prose Poetry wasteland, anxiety, christian, courage, depression,
Autumn's Call Subimal Sinha-Roy Quintain (English) wasteland, autumn, fire, seasons, summer,
Love In The Garden Path Subimal Sinha-Roy Sonnet wasteland, love,
Life Or Death Kurt Philip Behm Rhyme wasteland, death, life,
Premium Member Poem Inside A '72 Econoline stark hunter Free verse wasteland, desire, girlfriend,
Rain Drops On Lilac Lips Subimal Sinha-Roy Sonnet wasteland, analogy, beauty, rose,
Still Time In The Dark Night Subimal Sinha-Roy Rondeau wasteland, analogy, dark, inspirational, moon,
Premium Member Poem Timepiece Reveals Laura Loo Rondeau wasteland, metaphor, time,
Pretty Little Bird Natalie Berry Lyric 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, environment, nature, places, silver,

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,

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Land of the Gun
by Freddie Robinson Jr.
Living in dark days 
of the last generation of Noah
Evil beast animals now rule the Earth
Peaceful human beings
are perpetual moving ark targets
In constant danger from...

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Elegy | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: wasteland, death, truth, violence, visionary,

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She's a judge, jury and executioner ignoring truth
by Lewis Raynes
Wouldn’t it be odd if she didn’t believe, 
And ignored the truth that occurred,
Denied all the proof of what other folks saw, 
Denied what other...

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Quatrain | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: wasteland, corruption, truth,

Finding A Niche To Repose
by Subimal Sinha-Roy
Life rustled like a dry leaf in the wasteland
The firmament of promise and hope clouded
For the shards of the splintered love
Pierced to pinion and bleed...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: wasteland, angel, heartbreak, love,

100 years from now
by fauxcroft wade
I have no crystal ball

Very little perspective at all, 

About what the future holds

I root myself in the present

But if you asked me for my...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: wasteland, beautiful, environment, future, green,

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Our beautiful witch
by Lewis Raynes
Invisible by day, nowhere to be seen, 
Hidden away out of sight,
You only come out, when all is asleep, 
In the dark and the dead...

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Quatrain | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: wasteland, beautiful, love, magic, spiritual,

Exhaustion
by Christopher Goss
A savior slain by restlessness
In a land without solace
The sun never sets
Illuminating everything
Descend into madness
A craven fool
Who are you to seek asylum
In the Underworld
Your curse
Is...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: wasteland, anxiety, conflict, sleep,

The Surge Of Ecstasy
by Subimal Sinha-Roy
THE SURGE OF ECSTASY

Reaching the dead end of the broken road, losing hope
my introvert mind took a forced nonchalant view
of life poised in a precarious...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: wasteland, love, me, motivation,

Breathless
by James Tuders
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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: wasteland, color, earth day,

Death, Where Are You
by Subimal Sinha-Roy
In the forsaken wasteland a tired traveler
Breathless, can’t reply to the unseen caller
From beyond the receding horizon unclear,
       ...

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

Quixote in my mind
by roger turner
Fighting demons
Bursting bubbles
He's in my head
Among the rubbles
Seeing that most things get done
He works at it from moon till sun
He tilts at windmills only he...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: wasteland, age, conflict, memory, perspective,

On Being in Love With You
by Steve Zak
Tears on my pillow,
Close the window,
Block the cold wind from 
Stomping its feet at my door. 

Another day to remember, before Jezebel stole my heart...

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Narrative | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: wasteland, betrayal, love, love hurts,