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Famous Cry For Help Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Cry For Help poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous cry for help poems. These examples illustrate what a famous cry for help poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).

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by Derieva, Regina
...A poem—
is just one more
scrap of paper
that has sailed off the table
in a bottle
with a cry for help....Read More

by Hugo, Victor
...Roaming hill or wood 
 He looked a wolf was striving to do good. 
 Bound up in duty, he of naught complained, 
 The cry for help his aid at once obtained. 
 Only he mourned the baseness of mankind, 
 And—that the beds too short he still doth find. 
 When people suffer under cruel kings, 
 With pity moved, he to them succor brings. 
 'Twas he defended Alix from her foes 
 As sword of Urraca—he ever shows 
 His strength is for the feeble and oppressed; 
 Father of o...Read More

by Williams, Hugo
...trio, fatal and valuable.

I will tell the secret to you,
to you, only to you.
Come closer. This song

is a cry for help: Help me!
Only you, only you can,
you are unique

at last. Alas
it is a boring song
but it works every time....Read More

by Kipling, Rudyard
...earted pilot crams her crashing on the shore,

She will need no half-mast signal, minute-gun, or rocket-flare,
When the cry for help goes seaward, she will find her servants there.
Battered chain-gangs of the orlop, grizzled drafts of years gone by,
To the bench that broke their manhood, they shall lash themselves and die.

Hale and crippled, young and aged, paid, deserted, shipped away --
Palace, cot, and lazaretto shall make up the tale that day,
When the skies are ...Read More

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