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Work Poems | Examples of Work Poetry

Work Poems - Examples of all types of work poetry to share and read. This list of work poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, and famous examples of work poetry. This list of works about work is an excellent resource for examples on how to write work poems.

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Premium Member Bakery Rules
Bakers, wear hair nets please, no double dips spoons, wash your hands, be clean, not sloppy buffoons, cover each and every sneeze, give bratty kids a cookie, whether or not they say, "please," don't dump gobs of frosting on a...Read More
Categories: work, 8th grade, 9th grade,
Form: Light Verse



Premium Member Do Not Take This Wrong
"Don’t take this wrong," my college mentor said. I took a deep breath. Dr. Jean is always kind, especially to me. She knows how sensitive I am. But….she said. You know how you do things a bit…. Deep sigh. “Over the top?...Read More
Categories: work,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Mr Cool and Collected
What is his secret? They asked me. I had no idea. He was an anomaly to me. I had worked with him for years Nothing ruffled him He never got excited He drank out of a red plaid thermos. With tiny...Read More
Categories: work,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Poetic Podcast Episode 3
The office wardrobe is weeping, corporate culture is gone; A year or isolation, but I feel like I’ve won; My handbag is quiet no longer flaunting it’s status; A year behind bars but really, what have we...Read More
Categories: business, corruption, emotions, work,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Youthful and Endless Days
Youthful and endless days are never forgotten by anyone, neither by us nor time: they were yours and mine; can they never be taken away from these nostalgic minds drunken with tasty wine... so saddened by the auburn trees shedding...Read More
Categories: work, basketball, beauty, faith, march,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member A Banker Deals in Dreams
Skipping 'cross the village square Smiling like the noonday sun Maidens gather everywhere Errands finished, workday done Dresses billow in the breeze Laughing eyes, flirtatious smiles Skirts uplifted past their knees Practicing their female wiles Woke up with a grunt and moan Glad was...Read More
Categories: beauty, desire, longing, work,
Form: Sonnet
The Map
Her hands looked so very old. Veins protruded like sandhills on a desert. Her dry cracked skin resembled parched clay. Fingers dangled displaying broken fingernails. Obviously this poor dear soul had lived a hard life. It is said that the...Read More
Categories: work, dedication, endurance, how i
Form: Free verse
Lonely on the Boardwalk
The Atlantic City boardwalk is a lonely place to be when it's early morning just after three. The stores are all closed, and the beaches are clear. Just look around and you won't see another soul near. At this...Read More
Categories: work,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member HOUSEWORK
There's more to keeping house, Than washing dishes, sweeping floors. You must wipe away the dirt, From window sills and doors. Picking up and straightening, For certain is a must, But if you want it to be clean, It's wash and scrub...Read More
Categories: house, work,
Form: Quatrain
Terry and his Ferry
There was a man called Terry Who captained his own Ferry When his ship hit a rock He recovered from the shock Drinking a bottle of Sherry....Read More
Categories: humor, sea, travel, work,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member I Know She is a Freak
This person was one of the new Proautonomists. I feared them so I stayed out of her way, fearing her. She wore her screaming hair in a bunched up wad It looked like fireworks, spreading out and...Read More
Categories: work, 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member WEEKDAY GAMES
I so don’t miss the con and hustle of business meetings hidden agendas concerted strategies never being one for games never good at them nor strive to be I was just a pathetic player without an ounce of playmanship or deceit and proud of it as I...Read More
Categories: work, freedom, games, people, time,
Form: Free verse
The Office
Jungle clamour Banter twisted like vines Lions with psyche scars Monkeys as crackpot sleuths Snakes in a labyrinth guise Parrots preen an oily beauty Giraffes creak in rumpled posture Immersive labelling My colleagues salivate slippery ambition Pre-occupied with image Our digital frontier, computer glitches Terrain...Read More
Categories: work, animal, business, career, chicago,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Too Many Weekend Choices
Too many choices on my days off I am confused and surrounded with ideas Painting, writing, cleaning, sorting, shoveling I look at my bed, wondering if I need a nap But wait. Haven’t I already had two of them? Depressed...Read More
Categories: work, world,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Overheard at Work
Hey why do they call it the 'rat race' I don't know ~ Go ask the Big Cheese...Read More
Categories: confusion, work,
Form: Monoku

Specific Types of Work Poems

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Definition | What is Work in Poetry?