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Best Endurance Poems

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


Premium Member Disposable Wisdom
Each day Annie Lesley opened a can
Her eighty-six-year-old hands trembling
As she sat with her cat and ate pet food
What is wrong with this elder’s rendering?

Pride...

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Categories: age, cat, endurance, life,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member To the Dandelion in the Concrete
You probably don't think much of me
save for the season of spring
when your lawn litters itself
with giant over-buttered popcorn

(birds that think they can sing,
supersonic sneezes?
those...

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Categories: character, endurance, flower, humorous,
Form: Personification
Premium Member Enlightenment
Quietude endows hushed mystical space
Admonishing words have no role to play—
Look how in solitude its posture bends
Bowing in deference to calming intellect.

Listen to the utterance...

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Categories: deep, endurance, introspection, peace,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The river and I
I move with the river, it moves with me
We move in synchronicity
My thoughts flow with currents
Push my feelings around the bends
It heals my wounds, the...

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Categories: endurance, river,
Form: Rhyme
Head On
Heart beats in rhythm to snowflakes 
Cascading in tune to my reality

Like a train travelling through time with no track 
Overwelmed by it's vivid fertile...

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© Carol B.  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: endurance, faith, feelings,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member Will to survive

Watch in action exuberance of life
As a toddler starts, stops, and falls,
Slowly but surely learning to walk
Questing ahead in poise of pizzazz
Powered by strength of...

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Categories: courage, endurance, hope,
Form: Verse
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: spiritual, sports, endurance, drug,
Form: Crown of Sonnets
Premium Member Love Burial
The burial ground,  groomed to greet
the gatherers of their love apocalypse
with garlands grown and sown
from the rose fire of Athena's throne,
on this day they...

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Categories: love, endurance, universe,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Who Silence The Silent One
On a reminiscing of a poet I thought I would make a call
 
But on searching for this name sake I was left appalled

The name...

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Categories: absence, abuse, bullying, endurance,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member HAPPY AS A BIRD WITH A FRENCH FRY
Today I will be happy,
Happy all day long.
I won't think about my problems.
I'll fill this day with song.

I won't worry about world affairs,
Or ask the...

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© Judy Ball  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: courage, encouraging, endurance, happiness,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Survival
weeping willow trees
unbreakable in grace bend
survival and hope!

June 11th,  2018

Inspired by Victor Buhagiar "Barren Branches Of a Willow Tree Die"...

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Categories: endurance, storm, symbolism, tree,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Batter Up, no longer
From outfield judging eyes await your plight, 
though sweat and stupor feign to your ruin.
Now pull up your trousers, cinch your belt tight...
glaring down from...

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Categories: allegory, crush, endurance, passion,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Simple Man, Just Striving To Have A Simple Soul
Simple Man, Just Striving To Have A Simple Soul

There was no great air of mystery about him
tho' kind, too much of his life had been...

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Categories: death, deep, endurance, farewell,
Form: Rhyme
legs of women
I'm getting that feeling once again
the tip of my soul is running away
my feet can not keep up with my regret

I stole the dreams I...

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Categories: absence, appreciation, endurance, missing
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Not so Easy Rider
I wish to return to beauty
instead of the mundane
To marvel at rainbows
glistening in the rain

To feel melancholy 
Life’s mysteries to explain
Choo Choo engine progress
days chugging...

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Categories: endurance, angst, appreciation, beauty, desire,
Form: Monorhyme
Premium Member Our Hand Hold

When your hand holds my hand
	we stand a complete one
		as only two hearts true can do.
Let the strongest of winds come –
   ...

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Categories: blessing, devotion, endurance, fate,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member For the First Time
Joy harnessed from soft internal lightness
was pulse promised with attraction’s might
and sealed blissful bound by our first kiss …
	  with lips our hearts found...

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Categories: appreciation, emotions, endurance, faith,
Form: Free verse
Hope is My Anchor
Hope is the anchor that secures my soul
Needed for endurance as the Bible foretold
One of three qualities, along with faith and love
I am filled with...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: hope, endurance,
Form: Rhyme
I am Every Woman
I am my reality
I am my first true love
I am the best part of my life
I am my today, my tomorrow
I am my lonesome bliss
I...

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Categories: endurance, beauty, deep, emotions, encouraging,
Form: Bio
Never Surrender
I'm a grit teeth beginner breaking out the cage,
growing strong and fitter with wit coming of age,
squeezing letters out of lemons got me in a...

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© Nick Trim  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: endurance, anxiety, character, confidence, conflict,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member At the End
Ever so much more than friend
Wearing scars of love's lullaby 
I can still see you at the end

Our song often left wounds to mend
Each time...

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© FJ Thomas  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: endurance, anniversary, best friend, courage,
Form: Villanelle
Premium Member Path to peace
I have fought through incredible things
Trauma and all kinds of life experiences 
One may think peace comes to one easy
But it doesn’t, as the years...

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Categories: endurance, journey, love, peace,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Message of Departure
I will watch their winged endurance, on the crest of autumn's eve,
without knowing where or distance, but in faith they must believe
As the harsh breath...

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Categories: endurance, farewell, introspection, nature, seasons,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Smile
For a second there I saw you smiling
I must admit I am wondering why
Things you've gone through are so appalling
They break my heart and make...

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Categories: angst, encouraging, endurance, future,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member THE PHASES OF GRIEF


THE PHASES OF GRIEF
bereavement pain physical
spiritual and philosophical 

SHOCK & DENIAL
can’t find relief
overwhelming numbed disbelief

PAIN & GUILT
unbearable preemptive suffering 
remorseful chaos excruciating

ANGER & BARGAINING
growing bitter...

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Categories: courage, endurance, grief, introspection,
Form: Couplet