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Best Defeat Poems

Below are the all-time best Defeat poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of defeat poems written by PoetrySoup members


Premium Member Twilight Aurora
like an interrupted dream
shadows of the one who inspired it
linger like morning dew

no aroma and no taste
yet I'm left breathless
as thoughts reminisce
i listen to this...

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Categories: defeat, absence, angst, love,



Premium Member Magic Beans




Our first awareness
      falling through time
      through blood-rain, pure white snow, green vegetation 
 ...

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Categories: defeat, adventure, chocolate, love, peace,

The Age of Poet Destroyer
A diamond in the Frost ... I am Emily, gazing through the years, 
Like Poe from rancid taste and dark smoke shadows
Florescent waste escaping a...

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Categories: defeat, community, pride, princess, strength,

Premium Member Her Grace, Soft As The Silence Of Morn's Falling Dew

Her romantic letters, birth as heart pure and true 
supported deep vows we both swore to be held to.
Her grace, soft as the silence of...

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Categories: defeat, appreciation, beauty, loss, passion,

Premium Member Garden of mum
Mum sat in her aromatic garden,
admiring its charm and grace.
It was a cold morning,
but mum never seemed to feel it any more.

Her eyes were tired,...

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Categories: defeat, mother, mother son,

Tears to Weep
When I lay me down to sleep,
And cry the tears that sinners weep;
To speak the words of a contrite prayer,
And know that someone listens there.

He...

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Categories: defeat, hope,

Northern Slaves
In the silent breathing of night,
treading through 
the darkness and the hush
(A heavy band of slave)
like black ants snaking
through the forlorn distance.
Grieving with tears
Of yesterdays...

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Categories: defeat, emotions, metaphor, sad, slavery,

We Push The Pen
We push the pen to make you feel
the gentle tapping of the falling rain,
the stinging burn of the summer sun
the heavy heart of despair and...

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Categories: defeat, poems, poetry, poets, senses,

Premium Member Her Grace, Soft As The Silence Of Morn's Falling Dew
Her Grace, Soft As The Silence Of Morn's Falling Dew
 
Her romantic letters, birth as heart pure and true 
supported deep vows we both swore...

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Categories: defeat, appreciation, art, beautiful, love,

The Battle
The menace of war in the chaos of life
The peril of ocean when tempests are rife;
The danger of jungle where feral beasts hide
The terror that...

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Categories: defeat, love, woman, love, time,

Premium Member - Shiny Stars -




I put my thumb up while the thoughts of darkness came and went
In each person's life there may be sorrow and defeat
You see a little...

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Categories: defeat, emotions, life,

Premium Member Feverish Fear - A Visual Video Poem - in collaboration with Victor Buhagiar
POTD 13 March 2019

Welcome! - We are excited to release our very first Visual Video Poem. 

I recall the hopelessness that swept
when it brought it’s...

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Categories: defeat, courage, evil, faith, fear,

Premium Member Her Grace, Soft As The Silence Of Morn's Falling Dew
Her Grace, Soft As The Silence Of Morn's Falling Dew 

Her romantic letters, birth as heart pure and true 
supported deep vows we both swore...

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Categories: defeat, beauty, deep, life, love,

Premium Member In Such Intense Flames, An Eternity May Be Born
In Such Intense Flames, An Eternity May Be Born

Hold your dreams, bind them with rainbow beams
tumble sweetly and let heart's passion arise
sow the seeds that...

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Categories: defeat, appreciation, art, care, family,

Premium Member Food Inglorious Food
Be it known as convenience food, junk food or munchies;
whether spicy, melt-in-your-mouth soft, or crunchy,
food, inglorious food, seduces with ease
and ensnares with the emptiest of...

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Categories: defeat, food,

Caring For My Mother - A Letter To A Loving Friend

I sit here alone...wondering...how much longer this...and in hearing 
the question a silent icy fear blankets my body...the answer would 
come wearing both masks...tragedy...comedy...this is my life....

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Categories: defeat, introspection,

Premium Member Do Men Cry
Are men supposed to show their strength
denying doubts and fears?
Should they pretend to play it cool
concealing all their tears?

When things build up would weakness urge
temptation...

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Categories: defeat, character, men, truth,

Ghosts of the Sun Dance-Part 1
Ghosts of the Sun Dance

1. The Path

A quest dating back through our history
Surpassing the flesh, a spiritual path
Human endurance, road to mystery
Dark trail winding through...

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Categories: defeat, spiritual, sports, endurance, drug,

Premium Member Inebriant melodies
Daylight is greeted with the horrific stench of food chunks 
swimming in stomach acid, dribbling onto bed sheets.
Accompanied with the embarrassment of
brown syrup puddle stains.

Head...

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Categories: defeat, addiction, angst, dark,

Premium Member eight winds.
-eight winds come to break u-
..lead your mind astray...
-praise and blame deflate u-
..(but) light carries them away..

-fame and defamation-
..each follows one behind..
-famous for the moment-
..what's...

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Categories: defeat, philosophy,

Premium Member Letting go
Sitting upon the shore
time seems to move so slow.
Watching waves I adore
as reflecting stars glow

Tonight this night is mine
just me and the mute moon.
Tepid breeze...

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Categories: defeat, angst, introspection, pain, sad,

Premium Member Brokenhearted sunsets
It's never anything big, just a nagging defeat
Of wanting to be exclusive in your ambit,
For in your eyes, I see an opportune disguise
Living as a...

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Categories: defeat, heartbreak, love hurts,

An adequate vocal gesture
I do have purpose
that stays near
a constant reminder 
of my inner child

As my conscienceness
shines through to create 
a new perspective
I break out of my cocoon

Only...

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Categories: defeat, hope, inspirational, life, uplifting,

Premium Member Feverish Fear - In collaboration with Maria Williams
 I thank Maria for our collaboration. 

I recall the hopelessness that I felt
when it brought its dark decline.
Icy fingers of apprehension run the length...

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Categories: defeat, allegory, fear,

Premium Member Ancient Hero, Firm And Honorable Til Death
I am very pleased to present a fourth collaboration, this time in rhyme
with my dear friend Lawrence Sharp, a truly exceptional poet. 
.
Thank you, Lawrence,...

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Categories: defeat, art, inspirational,