10 Word Poems

A 10 word poem has no restrictions other than it can only have 10 words. Recently, I sponsored a contest at another site, attempting to have many depart from their more verbose forms (I am very guilty of verbosity) and try a terse form such as this. Several rose to the challenge. Think William Carlos Williams, Red Wheel Barrow (a 16 word poem) when trying to get the smell and taste of this form.
by spysgrandson
  Added by spysgrandson  ·  12 hours ago
Lady RF
Lady RF
1 day ago      18 hours ago

Usually, she’s a rock,
but sometimes she crumbles
like sand.

By Lady R.F. (c) 2015

  Added by Enandin  ·  2 days ago
Michael Blonski
Michael Blonski
2 days ago      2 days ago

Fake a smile
Fake a fist
It is all synthetic

#10w  
  Added by victoria  ·  4 days ago
PSR
PSR
5 days ago      4 days ago

Weighed Down And Wafer Thin,
These Eyelids Surrender To Slumber.

#sleep   #10w   #tired   #slumber  
  Added by victoria  ·  4 days ago
Enandin
Enandin
5 days ago      3 days ago

Squashed thoughts in ten words freed like flocks of birds

#10w   #tenwords  
  Added by victoria  ·  6 days ago
victoria
victoria
6 days ago      5 days ago

Even the palest noon light advances overcast
in pearlised reveals.

#10w  
  Added by Sean Hunt  ·  Mar 17
Sean Hunt
Sean Hunt
Mar 17      Mar 18

Insubstantial
And Inane
Everyone
Is the same
In this game

  Added by spysgrandson  ·  Mar 8
PoetryJournal
PoetryJournal
Mar 6      Mar 8

Over the beach
the gulls screech

waves recede
beyond reach.

  Added by victoria  ·  Mar 5
PoetryJournal
PoetryJournal
Mar 5      Mar 5

Dress up the woman with love
before you undress her.

  Added by Ann M Johnson  ·  Mar 5
Ann M Johnson
Ann M Johnson
Mar 5      Mar 5

Why do I lay my burdens down only to go and pick them up again

I have recently been facing some prolonged medical issues.
#life   #emotion   #sickness  
  Added by Sean Hunt  ·  Mar 2
Sean Hunt

There is a whole lot of babble in this Babylon

This is not original, it is a clever comment from a friend on a poem I wrote, stretched into 10 words
#poem   #10-word  
 
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