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  ·  Jan 14
bill hughes

your
s i l e n c e
in waves

hearing all
that you
don't say

word regurgitations
  Added by victoria  ·  Jan 13
idle hands

Emptiness summons the ultimate clout,
emptiness within leaves one without.

  Added by victoria  ·  Jan 13
idle hands

While staring down the sights,
she suddenly opened her eyes.

  Added by victoria  ·  Jan 11
martin
martin
Jan 11      Jan 11

morphine took charge
night came on
and turned into mourning

  Added by spysgrandson  ·  Jan 10
JWolfeB
JWolfeB
Jan 10      Jan 10

The sand mustn't worry
for the wave will always return

  Added by spysgrandson  ·  Jan 9
r
r
Jan 6

Just give me
a blindfold
and a cigarette,
or two.

  Added by spysgrandson  ·  Jan 5
Timothy
Timothy
Dec 25, 2016

Merry Christmas
To All Of Thee & Happy
New Year!

© Timothy 24 December 2016
  Added by spysgrandson  ·  Jan 2
Mozes
Mozes
Jan 2      Jan 2

With a voice, so silent
She screams
Only hearing
Tears.

To Celebrate the new year. Here's a new poem.
My book "The Dark, Poetic March" Is finally available!
(Can't post links)
on Amazon and Creatspace
#poem   #short   #sad   #depression   #life   #alone   #cry   #dark   #10w   #heal  
  Added by Sean Hunt  ·  Dec 26, 2016
Sean Hunt
Sean Hunt
Dec 26, 2016      Dec 26, 2016

My friend please put an end
To your dreadful thirst

  Added by spysgrandson  ·  Dec 21, 2016
SPT
SPT
Dec 21, 2016

I stood tall
Beside you
If only
You
Belived

 
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