Existential Poems

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The Mighty Have Been Rendered Low
by James Kipp

Oh what spectacle of visage rendered bare before the world to suffer silent ignominious glare.

On bended knee in humbled show, head and heart abashed, by how the mighty have been rendered low

Evanesced venerated glories past, faded long ago. In chattel'd bondage to indignations, rending soul and bone. The once reverent, now lie ‘neath heel and stone.

The once mighty have been rendered low. Made so by inglourious traitorous deeds, self inflicted upon thine sacred creed. Fervent in the certitude, we reap that in which we sow.
O' how the mighty have been rendered low.

In the gloaming remnants of times yet passed, from 'neath shadows aspersions cast. Onerous uncertainties yet persist, can redemptive solace still exist?

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Utopia or Dystopia
by Nikhil Makwana

Drudgery of existence extinguishes the expectation of meaning

While the Frailty in liberty ceases the pursuit for happyness

Propagandas of Louis Armstrong and Chester Bennington soothe the depression

As the Rage of Marshall resonates in the perception of reality

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the river sticks
by Grace McDonough

Eternal nothing would be a gift
Why do i spend this time fearing it
It could be a welcomed feeling
I’d let it in
And brush its cheek
Let it enter me--
Bear it.

The river will guide me down
To the hell

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Greener pastures
by Francis Shipp

Greener pastures aren’t enough
Frivolous and pretentious they stare
Watching us squirm to break cuff
No sign stipulating buyer beware

Greener pastures aren’t enough
The chase no longer a thrill
For the exhausted wanderers’ exulted bluffs
Silently screaming while they build


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Body
by Francis Shipp

They say ashes return to ashes
And dust returns to dust
But when I die
Bury me in the ground
With no casket
So that maybe as my body withers
Something new may sprout
From my mortal sacrifice
And I might make something grow
For once in my life

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Recent Existential Poems
The Ocean at my Door
by Tyler Morello

When I drove out to the coast I found
The ocean at my door.
An open window
Above my pillow
Played white noise from there on the shore.

I walked across the rocks and sand
To the seafoam frosted border,
And reveled within
The salty seas wind

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Damn my soul and my body and my cells
by Marra Makinen

How can I think that I am both,
A divine Daughter and a worthless combination of cells,
All at the same time
I can be happy and excited one second
And then cynical and nihilistic the next

I started taking these pills-
Doctor prescribed, of course
And I can’t tell whether they’re working like they’re supposed to-
By mending my body and healing my gut

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The Mighty Have Been Rendered Low
by James Kipp

Oh what spectacle of visage rendered bare before the world to suffer silent ignominious glare.

On bended knee in humbled show, head and heart abashed, by how the mighty have been rendered low

Evanesced venerated glories past, faded long ago. In chattel'd bondage to indignations, rending soul and bone. The once reverent, now lie ‘neath heel and stone.

The once mighty have been rendered low. Made so by inglourious traitorous deeds, self inflicted upon thine sacred creed. Fervent in the certitude, we reap that in which we sow.
O' how the mighty have been rendered low.

In the gloaming remnants of times yet passed, from 'neath shadows aspersions cast. Onerous uncertainties yet persist, can redemptive solace still exist?

......

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Body
by Francis Shipp

They say ashes return to ashes
And dust returns to dust
But when I die
Bury me in the ground
With no casket
So that maybe as my body withers
Something new may sprout
From my mortal sacrifice
And I might make something grow
For once in my life

......

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Greener pastures
by Francis Shipp

Greener pastures aren’t enough
Frivolous and pretentious they stare
Watching us squirm to break cuff
No sign stipulating buyer beware

Greener pastures aren’t enough
The chase no longer a thrill
For the exhausted wanderers’ exulted bluffs
Silently screaming while they build


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Popular Poets about Existential From Members
  • Francis Shipp
    Francis Shipp (2 poems about Existential)
    January 4th, 1993 - Boston, MA
  • Nikhil Makwana
    Nikhil Makwana (1 poem about Existential)
    February 26 2000 - Bangalore
  • James Kipp
    James Kipp (1 poems about Existential)
    The 60s ... Baltimore