10 line poems are a treat to read. They make you feel rivers in a few sentences. Especially, when national poetry month is near where everyone looks for famous short poems. Even though our short poems are not famous or written by famous poets, they are surely worth a read.
The thing with short poems in English is you can memorize them and use them to break the ice in a conversation. Moreover, you can read them aloud to your children. It might lead them to become interested in poetry at a very young age. I have used it several times and it always worked. So that it works for you as well, here are 10 line poems.
1. The Grand Promise by Ahmad
Let’s make a promise tonight From now, let’s start seeing men beyond the size of their biceps and women beyond the size of their breasts. Let’s stop judging people for the skin they wear on their body, for it’s not permanent and giving weight to the temporary things is dangerous.
2. Waiting by Ahmad
Waiting is the problem. I’ll start to walk in morning once I’m on vacations. I’ll learn French once I graduate. I’ll spend more time with my family once I’m employed. When you wait for things to streamline for you take an initiative-for your life to become easier-you declare that the present moment you’ve holds no value. Stop waiting. Do it right now.
3. Time by Ahmad
Take your time. Don’t listen to them when they tell you that you’re mourning too much If you wish to take one more day or or stay distance for one more year, don’t be apologetic for it. Your pain is valid. It does make sense-at least to me-and it’ll, to everyone who knows how it feels to justify the time you need for self-healing.
4. The Chase by Ahmad
I wake up and chase a bus. I reach my office and chase a project. By the evening, I chase my boss’s compliment. I go back to my home and chase my wife’s smile. By the night, I go to an ice-cream parlour, and chase the flavour which will make my children complete their homework. In my bed, I chase sleep. In the sleep, I chase dreams. When the chase leads me nowhere, I try to figure out if I’m chasing life.
5. Perfect by Ahmad
Once I get this job, my life will be perfect. Once I graduate from college, I can lead comfortable life. Once I get married to the love of my life, I’ll be forever happy. Ah, no. Come out of the illusion. You won’t. There will be bigger problems. There’ll be harder challenges. It’s going to be a hell lot of a painful journey. Life was never meant to be easy or per fect or comfortable. You have got to earn things. In continuous struggles, lie the true beauty of life.
6. The Ultimate Signs Of Bravery by Ahmad (10 Line Poems on National Poetry Month)
Choosing not to fight some battles doesn’t make you a coward. It just widens your perception and teaches you a profound lesson: trying is not the only sign of bravery. Sometimes, giving up also is.
7. All That Matters by Ahmad
you don’t look like an angel or a girl described in poetry. i don’t look like a prince the protagonist of a novel. there’re no stars in your eyes and there’s no moon on my face. but you love me and i love you and that matters the most.
8. Gentleman by Ahmad
I must remind myself that I’m not a gentleman if I do the dishes or drop my female friend home late at night and don’t hit on the interns at my office and stay loyal to one woman throughout my life. That’s how I should be. I’m doing favours to no one if I’m like that. Or if any man is.
9. Thank you by Ahmad
It is when I began to believe in myself, I thanked you for not believing in me. It is when I began to love myself, I thanked you for not loving me. It is when I began to enjoy solitude, I thanked you for not staying with me.
10. Tragedy by Ahmad
I’ve seen people embarrassed of their height, belly, colour, hair, feet, hands, nose, lips, voice. I’ve heard people flaunting their tie, shoes, terrace, car, salary, invoices, donations. How sad it is that thousands of poets have retired to their grave and hundreds of poets are dying every single day, and yet, we haven’t learned what truly matters in life.
I have no blood in my veins. I have ink.