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Zebra Poems

Zebra Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of zebra 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 zebra.

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Premium Member Tomorrow's Yesterday
Tomorrow's Yesterday

Changes are the hardest part of living. 
Just when you get used to things, 
good or bad, they become worse...
rarely better. 
Depressive as it sounds, 
I am hopeful. 

I will tell you. 
Not once but a thousand times, 
or...Read More
Categories: zebra, addiction, adventure, allah, america, brother, horse, inspiration,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member My Best
My Best 
"She is a flower..."

Pink roses, 
not the big ones, 
not the small ones, 
not the buds or full blooms. 
Not one of them. 

All of them!

Pick them fresh, 
and make a bouquet, 
that I can take to...Read More
Categories: zebra, celebration, friendship, miracle, mother daughter, prayer, princess,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member The Storm of Ages
The Storm of Ages

I was given a taste of something... sweet. 
Innocence reborn a new, 
I... am... born... again. 

While some celebrate, 
others cringe and cry.
They try to mock and separate, 
what is truth and real? 

Yelling openly,
and not the...Read More
Categories: zebra, allah, america, angel, fate, islamic, jewish, mental
Form: Narrative
Premium Member File Number
File Number

364 was especially hard to deal with today. 
The worker made a check in the empty box. 
She used red ink. 

Wife beater, 
low-life scum. 
There were... more than one, 
of each and a mix of all....Read More
Categories: zebra, analogy, butterfly, corruption, creation, inspiration, introspection, leaving,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Confused Miles
Confused Miles

are too far away. 
I live here and you live there. 
The world, 
smaller all the time, 
but still. 

Parts are on fire. 
Some are even flooding. 
Be safe my dearest one. 
You are family to me. 
There are...Read More
Categories: zebra, addiction, america, angel, fantasy, goodbye, political, smart,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member One More
One More

Raise the curtain, 
I am ready. 
Let's write and read together, 
for hours without end. 
Dressing up in costumes, 
singing crazy shanties, 
or Round the Mountain western tunes. 

Wear an apron, 
a cape, a bonnet. 
Be spontaneous and laugh....Read More
Categories: zebra, appreciation, grandparents, happiness, miracle, muse, peace, prayer,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Third Row, Second Seat
Third Row, Second Seat

The empty chair at church has a name. 
It changes from time to time, 
but remains somewhat if not always, 
the same. 

My friend "May" and I...
we talked about the lost ones. 
Then we traded numbers and...Read More
Categories: zebra, angel, atheist, christian, forgiveness, friendship, inspiration, uplifting,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Blip Offering
A Blip Offering


a show
a play
a picnic
an event



soul mate


(free verse until it is no longer free...) 
...Read More
Categories: zebra, america, celebration, history, humor, humorous, innocence, inspiration,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Sitter
The Sitter

They rushed me in. 
I had no time to prepare. 
Talk they said. 
We will not be... long, 
it was a song.

My first response.
should have been. 
In the end, 
adrenalin and panic
gave way to remembered 
moments with...Read More
Categories: zebra, child, childhood, chocolate, daughter, mother daughter, mothers
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Blip

This is a short poem. 
Not a long one like the rest. 
(not haiku)
This is about time, 
and saying a lot in a small space.
Updates to follow.
Be quiet... (calm)

...Read More
Categories: zebra, courage, heartbreak, heaven, mental illness, soulmate, spoken
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Gathering the Bones
Gathering the Bones

You must believe me, 
I am in power. 
I know what is right for you. 
Your vote put me here, 
you can not possibly be wrong?
You have too much pride for that. 
I have been here now, 
nearly...Read More
Categories: zebra, addiction, allah, america, child abuse, environment, mental
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Wormwood

There is a place, 
in the middle of nowhere... now. (hushed whisper) 
It is hot and cooking,
and yet...things are green. 
Nature has taken back, 
what man destroyed. 
Maybe not the way it should be, 
but maybe it does not matter,...Read More
Categories: zebra, allah, conflict, earth, gothic, heaven, nature, obituary,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member The Contest
The Contest

I would like to enter, 
and sometimes I do. 
Occasionally I even win, 
to my surprise. 
How cool!

The true rule, 
to every fool,
or pirate on a mission;
is write,
and write,
and write. 
Do something, 
say something in words, 
that will ripple...Read More
Categories: zebra, america, friendship, hero, homework, military, seasons, simile,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Tree Top Dancers
Tree Top Dancers
and Circus Clowns

The neighbors moved away. 
They said nothing to anyone, 
they just left. 
New people took the home. 
There was a big truck. 
It was full of boxes, 
and a TV. 

It was jam-packed with animals...
and cages...Read More
Categories: zebra, death of a friend, mystery, nostalgia, perspective,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Crazy
Mental Health
aka Crazy

The very topic is inclusive of the word, 
that haunts our every step from birth;
until our last breath. 

Fear has no power except that which we give it. 
Knowing that we are all passing away, 
every day of...Read More
Categories: zebra, child abuse, death, discrimination, grandchild, heaven, loneliness,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member To the Last Breath
Protecting; To the Last Breath
(a dark moment)

My dear friend told me I was a good mom today. 
I went into the bathroom and tears sprang to my eyes. 
I had no way to express my sadness. 

He has bad shoes....Read More
Categories: zebra, abuse, child abuse, childhood, endurance, forgiveness, heartbreak,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Fear of Acceptance
Fear of Acceptance

The queen called her jester, 
and requested a joke! 
He had nothing to say, 
He just sat there, 
as he had already choked. 

Nonsense was delivered, 
to the king of the land…
to the shock and surprise 
of every...Read More
Categories: zebra, america, evil, fantasy, house, irony, religion, valentines
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Buds Forever
Buds Forever

Shorty was a little dog, 
Curly was too. 
They played every day, 
until there was nothing else to do. 

Rolling on the grass, 
digging up the garden, 
chasing butterflies
and frogs near the pond. 

The days are full, 
of everything...Read More
Categories: zebra, childhood, faith, happiness, music, nice, spiritual, surreal,
Form: Ballad
Sea Lions are funny creatures
I think they are mammals
They have flippers for feet
Not humps like lots of camels

Wouldn't it be funny
A funny sort of weird
If a walrus had a football
And a bunny had a beard

It gets even crazier
The more I...Read More
Categories: zebra, 1st grade,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Lemon Yellow Hat
A Lemon Yellow Hat

The morning light of a new day, 
cascades through the bedroom window. 
I am alone. 
Your pillow is soft, and close by, 
it still smells of you...
I can close my eyes, 
and pray to see your...Read More
Categories: zebra, appreciation, christian, dance, hero, inspirational, jesus, marriage,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Bright Lights
The Bright Lights

Her hair is snow-white, 
but it was not always so. 
It was black, like the night. 
It was deep in color, 
near as dark as shadow, 
but not that of the moon...
facing out. 

She was warm, but now...Read More
Categories: zebra, anniversary, appreciation, atheist, heartbreak, heartbroken, heaven, murder,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Alpha and Omega
Alpha and Omega

The reality is that I love men. 
They are perfect, just as they are. 
Not always doing as they are supposed to do. 
Not paying attention to fears that are false. 

Strong backbones, fierce fighters for right, 
and...Read More
Categories: zebra, anniversary, atheist, childhood, divorce, marriage, romantic, sensual,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Shadow Lights
Shadow Lights

Have you ever noticed? 
When you sit your hands upon the keys. 
If you close your eyes, 
just right...
not too tight, no peeking, but still
they move all on their own. 
They hear things we have yet to listen too....Read More
Categories: zebra, angel, dance, grandfather, grandmother, grandparents, happiness, happy,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I Came By
I Came By…
(to see you)

You don’t see me. 
I see you, every day. 
I am afraid to say hello. 
You may say good-bye. 

I just want to ask, 
if you like dinner, 
have you eaten?
Do you eat? 
Of course, you...Read More
Categories: zebra, appreciation, desire, friendship, girlfriend, heaven, longing, love,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Re-Creating Peace
Re-Creating Peace

The basket of castoffs is full. 
No one can wear clothes, torn and stained. 
Holes and rips that show use. 
The scissors cut them like butter, 
sharp and straight and curved and cornered. 
Blocks, strips, and flowers, 
traced dreams...Read More
Categories: zebra, america, angel, atheist, god, happy, longing, Lullaby,
Form: Free verse