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Why Poems

Why Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of why 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 why.

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Why
Those who can they hardly see
The truth that hides beneath fallen leaves
Dry and crumbling, and trampled by feet
Of the wise and dull of mind alike;
Why does the tree blatantly allow
Its leaves to cover the buried deeds.
...Read More
Categories: why, conflict,
Form: Free verse



weights
The weight
He had written two short books
Wanted to show her, his work,
Not now she said, I’m watching telly.
Around the beam that keeps the heaven’s roof from falling down,
He slung a rope fastened to a scrap iron drum using
Himself as a...Read More
Categories: why, business, car, cat, chanukah,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member OVERSIZE EGO


She's in love with the sound of her own voice
The pitch the tone the octave
Her one favorite topic is herself
She loves her audience captive and attentive
Their politeness is nothing short of adoration
Convinced there's no topic more worthy of the podium
She...Read More
Categories: why, confidence, father daughter, perspective, self, sound, spoken
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Falling in Love with a Photo
My Notes:  You May find it difficult to understand the situation in this poem, so did I, but not in the reading. I’m a hack Poet at best, which is why I didn’t submit it in the contest about...Read More
Categories: why, beauty, betrayal, desire, emotions, lost love,
Form: Rhyme
Jealous
Jealousy is not easily ignored and every human being with emotions has somehow come across it. It is the most toxic trait one can involve in a relationship. It is known as a state suspicious guarding towards a partner, relative...Read More
Categories: why, fruit, fun, funny love, future, time, truth,
Form: Personification



Premium Member Constant Eye Strain Explained
Five TV sets each showing a different show
All mounted on the same wall
My eyes dart from one to another

This was my husband’s terrific Christmas present one year
He says it Is the best present he ever received
He is sleeping next to...Read More
Categories: why, satire,
Form: Free verse
Your Side of the Bed
You face the wall,
And snore through the night. 
I face the window,
And pray for morning light. 

You say it’s all in my head,
We’re not falling apart. 
The pain is in my chest,
The breaking of a heart. 

You face the wall,...Read More
Categories: why, boyfriend, break up, heartbreak, loneliness, lonely, love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member My Friend with Privileges
How shall I begin,
we say we're not a couple,
but we had been living together 
since I don't know when.
Why I can tell you how the day will go 
by the way she breaks wind.
Now I'll say good morning, 
no matter...Read More
Categories: why, cute love, fantasy, humor, life, meaningful,
Form: Free verse
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
I know why the cage bird sings
She sings nostalgic melodies of the jungle
Where she flew along , on the wings of the dawn without the restrictions of her cage 
A beautiful place designed for her, a wage 

I know why...Read More
Categories: why, abuse, discrimination, gender, society, violence, women,
Form: Free verse
Blood Stained on Market Street
There must have been several of these incidents
Occurring in towns and cities all over the country
From month to month and from year to year
But to experience one at such a close range
Was enough to cause me great pain.

I left the...Read More
Categories: why, anger, bereavement, city, death, environment, farewell, heart,
Form: Narrative
Merciful Lord Jesus
Merciful Lord Jesus Christ,
Shower Thine tender,
Loving mercy upon me.
Once I was blinded
By  habitual sin
But now I see.
Thy grace and
Blessings Thou shall
Shower upon me.
And upon all, who
Call upon Thy Holy Name.


May the multitudes of all
humanity throughout all lands.
Understand this is...Read More
Categories: why, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 6th
Form: Lyric
is that humanity
crushing heartache,
feeling down'
why this betrayal
feeling loss feeling wound 
why then should I be found happy
when all is despair around
one lesson I have learned 
the world is cruel, and justice indeed blind,
a fixed friendship is broken again 
no way to mend...Read More
Categories: why, anger, betrayal, depression, feelings, friend, friendship, hurt,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member SIN PREYS-YET I PRAY
even when the lion preys
it prays
for a feast, a animal to feed on

QUESTION? 
SIN PREYS-YET I PRAY
even when a baby cries
it prays 
for his/her mother to constantly nurture them
QUESTION? 
SIN PREYS-YET I PRAY
it preys on the innocent
sin does
it preys on...Read More
Categories: why, analogy, appreciation, confidence, confusion, devotion, forgiveness,
Form: Free verse
Beyond limits
Piles of thoughts wanting to be discovered
Loads of noises dying to be heard 

The soul is so full of colour
The face yet pale and duller

Who're you afraid of, mate? 
Is it society, or the fate? 

Why do you hide behind...Read More
Categories: why, power, strength, success, truth,
Form: Rhyme
lost and found
i find
myself
waking
crying

i find
myself
lost and
feel the

weight
of dying
why i
can't

move
even
more
makes

me think
of you in
a night
sweat

regretting
that you
can't
move

either...Read More
Categories: why, muse,
Form: I do not know?
Always You
Sitting on the sidelines,
Cheering all alone.
Never took advantage,
Of throwing the first stone.
Your love had never ceased,
Though errors were repeated.
You strengthened all Your efforts,
When mine were all depleted.
When most would walk away,
You held me with good grip.
When all my purpose lost,
My...Read More
Categories: why, spiritual,
Form: Ballad
Rejoice

I couldn't explain to you what the life is and why!
even I could not understand why am I addicted 
butted and bounded to certain circles!
I could never break the boundaries ; Too far to flying
where the sea is shedding the...Read More
Categories: why, humor,
Form: Free verse
The Art of War
It is often thought to be absurd, at the rate in which loyalty is shown to others either as a defensive mechanism or as a macho stance of defiance. People, especially family, can often be fooled into thinking that their...Read More
Categories: why, break up, fear,
Form: Narrative
Far, Yet So Close
Verse 1:
When the sun peaks from the mountains,
It peaks from my windowpane of pain
I can feel the rain as it goes oh so insane
I am crying, crying, crying many fountains
Trying, trying, trying to find where you been

Pre-chorus:
Sputtering, sputtering, sputtering like...Read More
Categories: why, emotions, endurance, friend, friendship love, hope, muse,
Form: Lyric
WHY I LOVE YOU
love your smile
its goes for miles
your kind
have smart mind
think of other too
that
WHY I LOVE YOU...Read More
Categories: why, blessing,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member CONFESSIONS OF A KNUCKLEHEAD


All things can tempt me~ I'm a scatter brain
Trying to focus causes me such pain
Distracted by a treat or herbal tea
The slightest sounds arouse and amuse me
So easy to sway my concentration
Toying with mindless laws of attraction
My attention spins often...Read More
Categories: why, introspection, perspective, silly, time, word play, work,
Form: Rhyme
REMEMBER TO KEEP ON LOVING AND NEVER DIE
Keeploving "This is "One Word" .Do you as a poet "Hear it as "Oneword"? I hear it ,and now you as a poet can hear it too?We need ,and can love again,and again,and again,love is not a sin! LOVE IS...Read More
Categories: why, 12th grade, 4th grade, 7th grade, 9th
Form: Ballad
Premium Member Acorn Pixie and the Lazy Cat
Acorn Pixie was well hidden at first
But then she jumped when something burst.
She shrieked a bit and jumped once too.
Something pixies never ought to do.

Hey! Was that a faerie? A fairy hunter did ask.
He was formidable, with a gun, holding...Read More
Categories: why, fairy, fantasy, write, writing,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member I Told You
It was an up and down night
We could hear them running up and down
The stairs outside our bedroom door
Why do they call it a slumber party? My husband groused.
None of them are slumbering.

Some might have been.
It was hard to tell....Read More
Categories: why, fun,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member The Hero, Raven, Poe And First Encounter, Part Two , Of Three, Dedicated To Master Poe
The Hero, Raven, Poe And First Encounter,
Part Two , Of Three, Dedicated To Master Poe 
 
 Dying massive suns, exploding black moons,
loaded guns, death arriving far too soon.
Anguish, oozing pain, sad pitiful cries
rotting remains, under pallid grey skies,
Crimson puddles...Read More
Categories: why, appreciation, art, dark, evil, horror, raven, symbolism,
Form: Rhyme