Home    

Top 200 Poems

The following is a list by criterea of what our members consider the best poetry on the site. The ranking is based upon the overall score and number of votes cast per poem. Trolling, or voting low to knock people off the list, is tracked and is cause for member termination.

Most Creative:
  1. The Sea Odette by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 30 Votes)
  2. iron knees by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 17 Votes)
  3. Night Siren by Therese Elaine
    (Brilliant, 16 Votes)
  4. Lost And Found by Anne Engelen
    (Brilliant, 16 Votes)
  5. The Gift, The Curse, The Promise by Chris Sorrenti
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  6. Like Pages Torn from Gideon Bibles by V. Blake
    (Brilliant, 14 Votes)
  7. Multiple Choice by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  8. Firmament by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  9. why I don’t write by Leslie Ann Eisenberg
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  10. Are You by George Hoerner
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  11. Gargantuan Smile by JD Clay
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  12. take up your bed by Mara Meade
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  13. To the Enlightenment Junkies by Max Bouillet
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  14. Dissolve by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  15. Within - Without by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  16. This Room by Glenn Currier
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  17. A Day Without Poetry or It Was Monday by Sandy M. Humphrey
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  18. Without Sound, God is Empty by Max Bouillet
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  19. Loneliness, my Arizona by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  20. Fete by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  21. More than Sometimes by Lori Blair
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  22. Another You And Me by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  23. Alice Always by Kate Demeree
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  24. Eternal by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  25. Poet in the Summer Forest by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  26. Sententious (Love) by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  27. i rish by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  28. Aliens, Coastlines, and All the Right Things to Say by Megan Guimbellot
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  29. goldengate by Steven Kenworthy
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  30. Hanging Rope by Charles E Minshall
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  31. Freehand by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  32. Climatic Dream Analysis by Kathleen Wilson
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  33. Barbie Dream by Holly H Dunne
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  34. Doing is Not My Grain by Ashok Sharda
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  35. Unraveled Strands by Max Bouillet
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  36. Set Apart by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  37. In My Own Defence I Blame My Hotel by Anne Engelen
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  38. Amid Sirens and Cell Phones by Chris Sorrenti
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  39. Feast Or Famine by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  40. Postcards to Edinburgh by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  41. Erasure by Jim Benz
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  42. Fairy in White Lilies by Rula Shin
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  43. Clearing out the Closet by Darren Swift
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  44. soft sweet darkness by Glenn Currier
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  45. Be Easy, Rockstar by V. Blake
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  46. Aurora Marialis by Anne Engelen
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  47. Give Me Back Myself by Rusty C Arquette
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  48. The Only Human Being in the World by Glenn Currier
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  49. divide and rue by Laura Doom
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  50. she lifts sunglasses by Mara Meade
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
Best Form:
  1. why by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 22 Votes)
  2. fate is the hunter by Mara Meade
    (Brilliant, 19 Votes)
  3. iron knees by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 17 Votes)
  4. Past Participle (or, Breaking Up with the English Teacher) by Bruce W Niedt
    (Brilliant, 17 Votes)
  5. Waiting by Chris Sorrenti
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  6. Oceans run deep by Anne Engelen
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  7. (insert your name here) by Charlie Morgan
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  8. Close by Leslie Ann Eisenberg
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  9. Lima Syndrome by Therese Elaine
    (Brilliant, 14 Votes)
  10. Cello by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  11. Are You by George Hoerner
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  12. The Blower Of Which Blast Is She by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  13. Gargantuan Smile by JD Clay
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  14. A Contempora - Explicit
    by JD Clay
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  15. Multiple Choice by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  16. This Room by Glenn Currier
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  17. Dissolve by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  18. Fete by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  19. Pattern by Jane E Pearce
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  20. Killing Time As A Cartographer by Anne Engelen
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  21. Thus so (Autumn) by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  22. A Horse Tied to a Tree by Glenn Currier
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  23. shannots by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  24. In Our White Days by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  25. Loneliness, my Arizona by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  26. Within - Without by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  27. A Day Without Poetry or It Was Monday by Sandy M. Humphrey
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  28. Back When I Was Stupid by Mike Loftis
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  29. Poet in the Summer Forest by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  30. Doing is Not My Grain by Ashok Sharda
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  31. i rish by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  32. Another You And Me by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  33. Aliens, Coastlines, and All the Right Things to Say by Megan Guimbellot
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  34. The Lists I Kept as a Child by Lisa Marie Brodsky
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  35. The Abundance of You by Kathleen Wilson
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  36. In My Own Defence I Blame My Hotel by Anne Engelen
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  37. Unraveled Strands by Max Bouillet
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  38. Climatic Dream Analysis by Kathleen Wilson
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  39. More than Sometimes by Lori Blair
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  40. Set Apart by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  41. Sententious (Love) by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  42. Buzzing, while you sleep - Explicit
    by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  43. The Far Side of Intentions by V. Blake
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  44. Loose particles by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  45. Occupants Unite! by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  46. Eternal by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  47. Feast Or Famine by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  48. I am just a platform. by Ashok Sharda
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  49. an hour on earth by Gabriel Ricard
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  50. bleeding medium point, black by Mara Meade
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
 

Most Vivid Imagery:

  1. Killing Time by Chris Sorrenti
    (Brilliant, 16 Votes)
  2. Night Siren by Therese Elaine
    (Brilliant, 16 Votes)
  3. Isolation by Alison McKenzie
    (Brilliant, 16 Votes)
  4. Glaciers by Steven Kenworthy
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  5. Into The Light by Chris Sorrenti
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  6. The Gift, The Curse, The Promise by Chris Sorrenti
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  7. Like Pages Torn from Gideon Bibles by V. Blake
    (Brilliant, 14 Votes)
  8. Medicinal Purpose by Mike Loftis
    (Brilliant, 14 Votes)
  9. No Girls Allowed by JD Clay
    (Brilliant, 14 Votes)
  10. why I don’t write by Leslie Ann Eisenberg
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  11. take up your bed by Mara Meade
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  12. A Contempora - Explicit
    by JD Clay
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  13. Searching Indigo Shade by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  14. Gargantuan Smile by JD Clay
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  15. Cello by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  16. Firmament by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  17. To the Enlightenment Junkies by Max Bouillet
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  18. In Our White Days by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  19. Full House by Kathleen Wilson
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  20. Loneliness, my Arizona by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  21. For What It's Worth by Ken Harnisch
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  22. Blossoming by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  23. Set Apart by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  24. Poet in the Summer Forest by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  25. I hate this letter to you by Emily G Myers
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  26. Another You And Me by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  27. In My Own Defence I Blame My Hotel by Anne Engelen
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  28. Barbie Dream by Holly H Dunne
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  29. seaskyrain by Maria Massarella
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  30. A Christmas that almost never was by Dave Fitzgerald
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  31. The Lists I Kept as a Child by Lisa Marie Brodsky
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  32. The Ability To Fall by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  33. Doing is Not My Grain by Ashok Sharda
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  34. Unraveled Strands by Max Bouillet
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  35. Geography of Loneliness by Max Bouillet
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  36. Climatic Dream Analysis by Kathleen Wilson
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  37. Aliens, Coastlines, and All the Right Things to Say by Megan Guimbellot
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  38. soft sweet darkness by Glenn Currier
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  39. The Only Human Being in the World by Glenn Currier
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  40. Guerillas In Our Midst by Chris Sorrenti
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  41. The Dirty Breast by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  42. old folks count by Charlie Morgan
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  43. Smiley Faces by V. Blake
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  44. Clearing out the Closet by Darren Swift
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  45. Exhumed by Marianne Reddan
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  46. I Tried My Utmost - 5 by Ashok Sharda
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  47. trees are alive to me by Chris Sorrenti
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  48. she lifts sunglasses by Mara Meade
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  49. Aurora Marialis by Anne Engelen
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  50. an hour on earth by Gabriel Ricard
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
 

Best Overall:

  1. why by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 22 Votes)
  2. iron knees by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 17 Votes)
  3. Killing Time by Chris Sorrenti
    (Brilliant, 16 Votes)
  4. Isolation by Alison McKenzie
    (Brilliant, 16 Votes)
  5. for my daughter, on Mother's Day by Michele Schottelkorb
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  6. Close by Leslie Ann Eisenberg
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  7. Glaciers by Steven Kenworthy
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  8. (insert your name here) by Charlie Morgan
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  9. Into The Light by Chris Sorrenti
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  10. Please continue with yourself... by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  11. Waiting by Chris Sorrenti
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  12. Like Pages Torn from Gideon Bibles by V. Blake
    (Brilliant, 14 Votes)
  13. On Borrowed Time by Chris Sorrenti
    (Brilliant, 14 Votes)
  14. Multiple Choice by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  15. Firmament by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  16. Are You by George Hoerner
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  17. Searching Indigo Shade by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  18. Follow Me into the Dissonance by V. Blake
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  19. Gargantuan Smile by JD Clay
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  20. The Blower Of Which Blast Is She by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  21. Cello by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  22. why I don’t write by Leslie Ann Eisenberg
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  23. shannots by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  24. Thus so (Autumn) by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  25. Dissolve by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  26. A Day Without Poetry or It Was Monday by Sandy M. Humphrey
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  27. In Our White Days by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  28. This Room by Glenn Currier
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  29. Full House by Kathleen Wilson
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  30. Within - Without by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  31. Loneliness, my Arizona by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  32. Peculiar Fire by Ken Harnisch
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  33. Fete by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  34. Aliens, Coastlines, and All the Right Things to Say by Megan Guimbellot
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  35. A Christmas that almost never was by Dave Fitzgerald
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  36. Loose particles by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  37. goldengate by Steven Kenworthy
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  38. Occupants Unite! by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  39. Postcards to Edinburgh by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  40. Freehand by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  41. Set Apart by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  42. Eternal by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  43. More than Sometimes by Lori Blair
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  44. A Catchy Title Would Make You Want to Read This Poem by Bruce W Niedt
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  45. Feast Or Famine by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  46. Unraveled Strands by Max Bouillet
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  47. For What It's Worth by Ken Harnisch
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  48. - Folding Teeshirts - by Glenn Currier
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  49. The Far Side of Intentions by V. Blake
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  50. I am just a platform. by Ashok Sharda
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
 

pathetic.org Version 7.3.2 May 2004 Terms and Conditions of Use 0 member(s) and 2 visitor(s) online
All works Copyright © 2017 their respective authors. Page Generated In 1 Second(s)