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Best Grasping At Straws Poems

Below are the all-time best Grasping At Straws poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of grasping at straws poems written by PoetrySoup members


grasping at straws
sitting across from each other
at what was once a comfortable table
in what was once a serene atmosphere
two individuals who were once so close
have now been...

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Categories: grasping at straws, life, time, time,



Downer
Look at me now on a downer 
  sinking in swamps of confusion, 
nothing adds up or seems to make sense 
  life...

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© Tony Bush  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: grasping at straws, introspection, life, philosophy, me,

Premium Member A Hospital Stay - Part VI
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Categories: grasping at straws, angst, body, confusion, dark,

Going The Distance

amidst the resistance
we chose to go the distance
heavy hearts out on the playing field of life
one day at a time and you will climb
at times...

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Categories: grasping at straws, anxiety, art, assonance,

Premium Member The Stream
I'm swept away
Carried in a stream of consciousness 
Pulled along connected and opposing thoughts
Concussed by revelations

Pulled beneath the current
To the depths of understanding
Rising to the...

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Categories: grasping at straws, emotions,

Premium Member 'Regardless - you are loved'
The music played so loud 
drowning her thoughts 
her tainted face the only 
testament of her battle 

grasping at straws 
just to have something to...

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Categories: grasping at straws, faith, hope, inspirational, music,

The Status Quo
It really is a sweet device,
for we invoke it often as ally
or enemy--grasping at straws
to place it in its proper pigeon-hole
and thus to clarify intent.

And...

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Categories: grasping at straws, truth,

Floating
A displaced soul drifts lackadaisically on a lukewarm tide
Of drugged confusion
Eyes blind and ears plugged with her own bewildered ramblings
She does not know where she...

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Categories: grasping at straws, death, depression, life

The Haggis and the Huntsman


The Haggis is an elusive wee beastie
with sweet tasting meat and two hearts
to defeat. To catch one and feast upon is
a well deserved treat.

Even the...

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© Andy Craig  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: grasping at straws, animal, fun, humorous, imagination,

Fantasy Alive
For a brief moment
I felt like you were mine
Everything I had ever dreamt of
Was finally within reach

The sensual feel of your lips
Enveloped in that warm,...

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© Avery Won  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: grasping at straws, fantasy, heartbreak, lust, passion,

Premium Member 'Hushed'
They’ve gone silent
These voices in my head,
For the first time
I don’t remember what they said
Did their words dry up?
Or did my ears decide to not...

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Categories: grasping at straws, imagination

The Art Has Left the Building
Binge
fringe
benefits

At the edge of the world you’ll lose hope
At the edge of a needle you’ll regain consciousness
Supposedly
it’s a gash
a wider know it all grasping at...

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Categories: grasping at straws, artlost, lost,

The Other Donald
If only I could vote for you, crazy Donald of my youth, after watching tonight’s horror show of possibilities with no truth. Here comes Zero-gun...

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Categories: grasping at straws, america, bullying, political, racism,

I Wonder
Do you think a person’s past, 
defines who they are today?
Or merely small chapters in life,
with choices to portray?
Can irrational behavior be excused, 
by a...

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Categories: grasping at straws, imagination, inspirational, introspection, life,

The Reign Must Fall
The tyrants psyche is broken.
He sits in his gilded palace
Surrounded by his trusty band
Of armed thuggish cutthroats, waiting
For the inevitable end.
Outside the palace walls a...

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Categories: grasping at straws, political

Premium Member The Last Movie
There’s no need to talk anymore
I am talked out
There is a silence of tongues
And the drinks hang heavy in the air
Old men on benches
Watch the...

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Categories: grasping at straws, change, dark, drink,

Illusions
If everything is infinite,
And space goes on and on,
Then why will our reality,
One day, simply be gone?

In an infinite paradigm,
Should finite things exist?
They’re mutually exclusive,
Opposites...

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Categories: grasping at straws, philosophy, religion, sciencetrust, truth,

Caught In the Headlight
So silly of you to think you had me trapped    
into a corner with your endless arguments,   
an innocent fawn...

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Categories: grasping at straws, angst, life, people, song-me,

Santa to Santa
Why did I take this job - playing Santa Claus?
I am so uptight from kids’ thunderous jaws.
"I want this - I want that."  They...

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Categories: grasping at straws, caregiving, child, christmas, me,

Enlighten Me
Where is wisdom that I may call;
Is it hidden in ignorance, is it there at all?
Is it tangible to fools, or only to scribes?
Who claims...

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Categories: grasping at straws, deep, wisdom,

The Strawshank Redemption
last time that I went food shopping
I saw something I'd not seen in many years
Flavor- straws for milk....
nostalgia flooded my eyes with tears

I bought the...

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© tom bell  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: grasping at straws, adventure, allegory, angst, children,

I Stand As Splendid Witness
Wading through all
the long lost years
there's no time left
on my clock for tears.

As I climb this ladder
of my very life
I've come full circle
from love through...

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Categories: grasping at straws, life, nostalgia, life, time,

Questions Without Answer
Leaves me breathless, back against a wall
Mind grasping at straws, paper in hand
Slide to the floor, time seems to stall
Heart crying I don't understand
Room puddles...

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Categories: grasping at straws, bereavement, conflict, silence,

paradise lost
you piece together
the broken shards
but cut yourself
on the secured heart

quickly it all slips
grasping at straws
not enough time
forgotten fatal flaws

smoke clears away
circus mirror refracts
the image not...

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© Jo Bien  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: grasping at straws, introspection, lost love, love

WHY
What am I, what is my role or purpose
does it even exist a connecting between us. 
My stampede of memories to your whimsical thought
the many...

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Categories: grasping at straws, deep, life, moving on,