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Best Fish Out Of Water Poems

Below are the all-time best Fish Out Of Water poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of fish out of water poems written by PoetrySoup members


Premium Member Fish Out Of Water (Pisces Dude)
I once knew a compassionate man
who couldn't survive on dry land

    he was sensitive and kind 
  helped me find peace...

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Categories: fish out of water, life, uplifting
Form: Limerick



Fish out of Water
After the inhalation of all my burdens,
I exhale,
In the coldness of my breath - a mist containing all my dreams.
Lying half awake on the seashore,...

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Categories: fish out of water, fantasy, love,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member One Mermaid's Lesson
A merman had one stubborn daughter

who rebelled against what her dad taught her.

When she swam to dry land,

she could then understand

she was just like a...

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Categories: fish out of water, humorous,
Form: Limerick
MAKING SOUP
Always cold in the morning, this kitchen is warmed now
With a roaring fire and my wife working beside me making just desserts
We stand here two...

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Categories: fish out of water, allegory, childhood, loss, social,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member An eye opener
Everything at the top I find is fabricated nonsense 
truth is security lies as they are blind rats 
to home truths and openly sources spill...

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Categories: fish out of water, political, sin, slavery, truth,
Form: Terza Rima



I WANDER ABOUT
I wander about
like a fish out of water
in the surf blue sea

Me a traveler
in the congress of gray rocks
where carcajous howl

A vacant lot mind
wavered in...

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Categories: fish out of water, sad,
Form: Haiku
poetrysoup- A Lovely Group
poetrysoup must finely flourish
This is my most sincere wish
Her difficulties give me anguish
She helps swim every poet-fish

By giving the site my best write
I must supply...

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Categories: fish out of water, faith, emotions, giving, me,
Form: Quatrain
Oh Fisherman
I am in stupid love,
a fish out of water
caught by a slimy worm.

Hooked by hunger
and evidently truth,
but this bowl is far too real
to swallow.

My freedom...

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Categories: fish out of water, confusion, lost love, love,
Form: Free verse
Tropical Depression
Coconut mind 
Practical 
At first thought.
But all that lays inside 
is the same milk you expected.
Sometimes the milk is worse.
My limbs flop around like a...

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Categories: fish out of water, age, angst, anxiety, depression,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member BETWIXT


She was a faerie
an elfin
a creature of the land
living in harmony
with the universe
the forest
in her element
her nesting ground
a magical being
transient
reluctantly
crossing over
dragged down
falling off the edge
a...

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Categories: fish out of water, fantasy, innocence, integrity, myth,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member River Stones


These are the stones
that ground nails and sharpened talons,
they have slid under mountains of ice and fire,
have been polished by the glacial dead.

The stones endure...

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Categories: fish out of water, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Modesty
Modesty...
What exactly is it?
Is it covering yourself up like a nun?
No!
It is being confident
It is being strong
It is being SEXY!
It is showing the world
That you...

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Categories: fish out of water, beauty, body, cheer up,
Form: Free verse
THE TURKISH TURKEY
For this Turk Turku is a 1-horse
city but he has got to have horse
sense. He will not be as happy as a peacock in Turkey.
Hindi,...

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Categories: fish out of water, animal, bird, fish, food,
Form: Burlesque
I want the real Jesus
I want the real Jesus
Not the one who appeases us.
I want the living God
Not this secular facade.
There’s some Friction
About the Crucifixion
It’s more than a benediction.
There...

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Categories: fish out of water, christian, emotions, faith, jesus,
Form: Rhyme
Out Of The Shadows
A littered path of dreams that lay broken.
Humbled desires strewn over this road.
These are the sorrows that need to be spoken.
This is the bearing of...

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© Deb Wilson  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: fish out of water, hope, lost love, pain,
Form: Rhyme
A Tale Of Mumbo Jumbo
Captain Mumblebury
He is no dumbo
A UFO pilot from
The planet Mumbo
 
A little known planet
Shaped like a spoon
Just turn left
When you get to the moon
 
Mumblebury...

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Categories: fish out of water, children, humor, silly, space,
Form: Rhyme
Cliche and Catch Phrase Party
Once in a blue moon I have been told
The cliché’s clan gets together with the Catch Phrase posy

If I have told you once I have...

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Categories: fish out of water, fun, word play,
Form: I do not know?
So then she flew
Little Ila of warm Indian waters
   was born without fins but with feathers.
“Fishes don’t fly,” they constantly told her
   wings in...

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© Afroze Ali  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: fish out of water, dream, inspirational, uplifting, voyage,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Drowning Machine


"The Drowning Machine"



Pulled from my mouth
a string of raw gold to build a tower
built from one understanding
a united ziggurat of words sucked
backwards played before broken...

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Categories: fish out of water, dark, psychological, symbolism,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member HOOKED
Smoke a little weed, drink a little drink, there's nothing to it are so you think, but before you keep going you need to take...

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Categories: fish out of water, addiction, deep, faith, drug,
Form: I do not know?
Such a cliche
I'll drink to that, three sheets in the wind, the Booze cruise             ...

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© John Beam  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: fish out of water, funny, humor, irony, language,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Walking Catfish
A walking catfish 
Zigzags out of the swamp
In search of a new place to invade
Wide mouth
Sharp pectoral-fin spines 
Equipped with four pairs of barbels
Moist, glistening...

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Categories: fish out of water, fish,
Form: Narrative
Inside Out Upside Down
Inside Out   Upside Down

There are times, at least once every day,
when I seem to be turned inside out,
when life itself seems to get...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: fish out of water, confusion, emotions,
Form: Rhyme
Dream
 Another night I'm awaken by her sight, 
See her smile, hear her soft subtle sound. 
My time of peace is replaced by lies 
That cause...

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Categories: fish out of water, analogy
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Ocean Gem
A princess with a smile, a daughter in distress;
In school, but her mind? Always at the pool;
To dive her retreat, swimming makes her feel alive;
The...

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Categories: fish out of water, daughter, ocean, passion, sea,
Form: Rhyme