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Against The Odds Poems

Against The Odds Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of against the odds poetry to share and read. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for against the odds.

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Do You Remember
I woke up this morning feeling vigorous and strong 
Even though I had lost some sleep, I could still feel my heartbeat
I took a shower, and got dressed and stared at the morning sky
I gazed at the tall buildings beyond...Read More
Categories: against the odds, dance, environment, friendship, leadership, love, moving on,
Form: Narrative



SHE
Thick skin falls in pieces
To reveal a molten liquid center
A beauty never gazed upon by another
A glow of heat,pain and love
Hidden from prying eyes
Kept safe from strangers and "loved ones" alike;
Permanent fists grip tightly
As the center boils hot upon its...Read More
Categories: against the odds, for her,
Form: Free verse
Love The Silence
Bet against the odds,
I would still believe in you.

Tell me to you are cold,
I would warm up the earth beneath you.

Tell me you are worried,
I would re-assure you.

Tell me you are lost,
I will help guide you.

Tell me nothing,
and I will...Read More
Categories: against the odds, beautiful, love, poetry, romance, soulmate, true love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Curtis Gray - story of the Old West
Curtis Gray
copyright 2011 by jon gutmacher

Curtis Gray walked in the bar
he’d traveled very, very far
thru the mountains
thru the hills
after panning for gold
for years

He had one horse
he had one mule
and he was for certain
no one’s fool
but it was long
since he took...Read More
Categories: against the odds, adventure, brother, courage, history,
Form: Verse
The Nicest People
Life was not at all “nice” to them
it did not treat them fairly
and if you asked how they survived
they'd answer you with “barely”

And though it seems against the odds
and quite a contradiction
they broke away from abuse and pain
and tragedy's predictions

The...Read More
Categories: against the odds, care, community, encouraging, hope, inspirational, recovery from,
Form: Rhyme



This Is My Empire
Age sixteen I guess it begins,
a downward spiral that I fell in,
did drugs too much, memories a fuzz,
the years went by the more I need the buzz.

I lost myself, I guess I lost my mind,
looking for the next endorphin buzz...Read More
Categories: against the odds, depression, drug, strength,
Form: Rhyme
White helmets rekindling hope
When all hope was gone, 
There they were,
Where no mortal should ever need to go,
And no general would ever ask it of them,
Their helmets, the whitest of whites,
Their hearts filled with the purist Love,
Their minds and limbs, as hard as...Read More
Categories: against the odds, care, celebration, christian, dedication, faith, hope, love,
Form: Ballad
Football Manager
I could build a football team for the future,
I've played Football Manager on my computer,
I've built teams that are simply spectacular,
with lots of silverware I've managed to capture.

I started off as manager of Bath City,
and Bath City played with a...Read More
Categories: against the odds, computer, football, soccer,
Form: Rhyme
Enjoy being miserable
I'll enjoy being miserable, here's why



My wife has gone and left me,

the bailiff's at the door.

I'm not exactly dying

but my health is very poor.

I have a funny feeling

that I'm subject to a curse.

My hopes and aspirations

all went  into reverse.

The...Read More
Categories: against the odds, dark, fate, irony,
Form: Couplet
Dangerous Seas
On a night much like tonight, and as I stood outside my door,
I heard some sounds that set me tingling, 
Much like distant church bells ringing, 
A peel for help, was in their clarion, 
Ringing round from Heath to town,...Read More
Categories: against the odds, boat, hero, sea,
Form: Verse
Mad and The Roots
Gripped by the throat with tension 
Mad aggression pumping thru my veins 
Changing my complexion 
Pressing thru the world of small selections
Fencing off the other feelings of oppression 
And while I'm resting 
I don't wanna wake
But once my eyes open...Read More
Categories: against the odds, crazy,
Form: Rhyme
A Life Time Promise
A life time promise:
The Rose speaks of love silently,in a language known only to the heart & soul.
No rose lives forever in this world,but blooms for eternity in our hearts and memories.
When two people join together
and bond their lives forever
because...Read More
Categories: against the odds, husband, soulmate, wedding, wife,
Form: Romanticism
Picture Perfect
Verse 1 
No two paths the same, in this complex game 
There are journeys that cannot be understood 
To have loved and lost, at no greater cost 
The unwholesome rightly turned around for good 

Chorus 
This is our picture perfect,...Read More
Categories: against the odds, love,
Form: Lyric
The Death of a Rose
    A gardener planted several seeds
    Amongst a pile of grass and weeds
    In hopes that they would never grow.
    Still time ticked on and continued so.

 ...Read More
Categories: against the odds, abortion, abuse, america, baby, birth, children, symbolism,
Form: Rhyme
PEACE OF MIND
Maybe I've  been a MAVERICK all my life.
All those times, walking against the rain.
The truth in my heart is my PEACE OF MIND.
To know for any reason that I'm still STANDING
against the odds.
Still knowing and despite this fight I...Read More
Categories: against the odds, care, emotions, time,
Form: Sonnet
love letter to an Angel
LOVE LETTER TO AN ANGEL

it might be a letter, 
letter of a poem
poem from a book
book entitled "his love life"
she is angel...
my Sunday school book say they have wings
they are white and have the halo
hehe, i wonder
that's why the streets...Read More
Categories: against the odds, crush, desire, romantic, , cute,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Destiny:
A lie may stand with head held high,
With truth, that lies in a ditch nearby.
For he who braves the hidden ways,
Will find himself in stranger days.

Against the odds to prove one's self,
And turn the key of secrets be.
For way down...Read More
Categories: against the odds, analogy, destiny,
Form: Rhyme
Sugar Lips
Lazy hips/sugar lips
Dancing beneath these stars
Hazy faces/spaced out places
Still chasing the same daydreams
Dandelion fingertips/let me take a sip
The bets are wagered,the lines drawn
But we fall against the odds/take no regard
...Read More
Categories: against the odds, age, inspiration, longing, travel, voyage,
Form: Free verse
The Resistance
The Resistance


The resistance 
they walked proudly in 
the brightness of that day 

Comrades in arms 
with flags held high 
in unity of solidarity 
beneath the barricades 
under a flaming sun 

Two percent stood that day 
against the odds 
they won...Read More
Categories: against the odds, analogy,
Form: Free verse
The Existence
The tears that leave your eyes this day 
As you read my final goodbyes 
Are not for the questions to be asked
But for enlightenment to be reached
This separation of bodily contact shall no longer exist
The beating that you so often...Read More
Categories: against the odds, addiction, care, cry, dark, deep, strength, suicide,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Janky Wretch
Janky Wretch

At the nearest traffic light
stood a car with all its might
Porsche or some other tool
souped up initially a pretty sight

Than I thought ‘no what a fool’
such a posh car is never cool
driven near a township shack
where ragged beggars work...Read More
Categories: against the odds, lost love,
Form: Rubaiyat
courage
Real courage is something you find deep inside
When your down and almost beaten
When you rise against the odds
Against logic and reason and yet succeed
To cou rage is to rout it
To mercilessly dominate all of you fears
And plough forwards regardless
This is...Read More
Categories: against the odds, courage, love,
Form: Free verse
The Perfect Rose
The well worn path,
Familiar with my footprints
My secret place to hide n seek
An old gazebo adorned in a riot of wild roses
The sweet fragrance fills my soul
Peaceful; time is not cruel here.
Yellow daffodils, violets, pink peonies, red rose
Birds on a...Read More
Categories: against the odds, beauty, blessing, desire, flower, daffodils,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member SUPERIOR TO ALL OTHERS
I know that is what you are trying to do until you don’t lose.
     Upset the balance of a rightful world to
Destroy a focus that remains visionary to 
     Defeat the purpose...Read More
Categories: against the odds, city, community, culture, education, encouraging, engagement, future,
Form: Dramatic monologue
The Promise
Take a listen to the laughter of the stars 
As their twinkling brighten into daylight 
After a night of braving a dark veil 
It's the promise of a fresh start 

Listen to the sighs of the waking sun 
As it...Read More
Categories: against the odds, nature,
Form: ABC