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Word Play Poems | Examples of Word Play Poetry

Word Play Poems - Examples of all types of word play poetry to share and read. This list of new poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, and famous poem examples for word play.

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Animalia Chordata Aves Passeriformes
blue' d(j)ays' seem' to' be' (thw)ones' who' come' round' most', card'(i)nal' cheers' to' chick'a'dees' 1/19/2021...Read More
Categories: word play, animal, class, metaphor, science,
Form: Haiku



Premium Member Wrapping it up with P
With a prayer, you came first Leading into the promise Like a poem of proud insights Powerful and pure And, as in grape, in the middle Of something alive Dancing like poetry and prose Two of you who know Past, present and...Read More
Categories: poetry, word play, writing,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Now B Begone
As I was being born, B, you took your first breath Bringing me benevolence in the struggle to believe The truth that my mother’s breast would feed me With blisses I had never imagined before breathing Soon, your brilliant...Read More
Categories: word play,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member PANIC BUYING
Panic buying shoppers vying People lying not complying They’re so greedy others needy No chips or bread kids can’t be fed There’s no pasta pure disaster No toilet rolls For ‘our souls’ Pushers shovers think of others! We have been in lockdown for a little over a week,...Read More
Categories: conflict, food, word play,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member BEAUTIFUL POET-
O' Beautiful poet you write the letters form to words turn to couplets, sentences and verses Beautiful poet you don't write for fame you don't disclaim to write for worth for moneys or celebrity Beautiful poet don't...Read More
Categories: word play, analogy, appreciation, beautiful, inspirational,
Form: Dramatic Verse



Premium Member A season to remember
Emboldened metal torso dusts her in pink Himalayan flecks Her mahogany neck persuaded to turn in his grip Rendering fragrant dark bite from her deep spice chest The two infused together perfect a harmonious marriage Her mahogany neck persuaded...Read More
Categories: word play, fantasy, food, imagination, muse,
Form: Pantoum
Premium Member A JANUARY fulton
F A M I N E R E I G N S R H ...Read More
Categories: january, word play,
Form: Concrete
Premium Member How Dare You
Everyone is raving about my words. I slam them into a closet and brick them up. I am finished with them. They have not saved me. I am in full despair mode. Nothing is making me happy. I am a...Read More
Categories: word play,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member SEN-RU for sunday
EACH DAY into a glass,peek beyond the likeness,seek the image of God Copyright © Brian Strand | Year Posted 2011...Read More
Categories: christian, word play,
Form: Senryu
Capitol Crimes
Proud boys were observed breaking glass Confirming that Trump has no class As seen on TV Like the GOP Trump just doesn't give a rat sass!...Read More
Categories: word play,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member ESSENCE of faith
G od's R iches A t C hrist's E xpense...Read More
Categories: christian, faith, word play,
Form: Didactic
A Necessary Evil
Politicians, a necessary evil: you can't live with them… and they won't let you live without them. I finally realized why some of our best actors are so dis-likable off screen -- I think it is...Read More
Categories: word play, humanity, humorous, irony, truth,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member DIM hex GIVE or TAKE
GIVE & TAKE Fascination held in passion's grip may kindle one-track mind's Captivation held in ardour's grasp will secrete selfless love. Copyright © Brian Strand | Year Posted 2008...Read More
Categories: poetry, word play,
Form: Diminished Hexaverse
Premium Member POETICS and all that
Here this? rise(iamb,anapest) meters TWO TWO meters fall(trochee,dactyl) in my poem they do sit each the others opposite; a foot is two syllables long, lines...Read More
Categories: poetry, word play,
Form: Didactic
Premium Member ON THE 12 th DAY OF CHRISTMAS
On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love sent to me ONE ode TWO sonnet THREE limerick FOUR fibonacci FIVE epinikion SIX diminished hexaverse--- SEVEN epithalamium EIGHT prothalamium NINE epulaeryu TEN crystalline ELEVEN hi-ku TWELVE rhyme in footle open verse Copyright © Brian Strand | Year Posted 2008...Read More
Categories: poetry, word play,
Form: List

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