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Best Illusory Poems

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


Illusory Disguise
My perception is vague, my reflection unclear.
My eyes are two distorting mirrors that devise 
a veneer fashioned with my fears.

I’m seized inside an illusory disguise...

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Categories: illusory, identity,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member Illusory luck

Silently you keep tempting me to give in
But your tale of easy life I don't believe,
Though I lack interest in your help for me
I 'm...

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Categories: illusory, destiny, perspective,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Sea Song

Oh precious, dulcet diva, oceantide ... you, of sand and foam 
  and abundance, all your moods and meanderings speak deep
   ...

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Categories: illusory, analogy, appreciation, beach, imagery, life, metaphor,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Graveyard of poets
There's an obscurity on the threads of darkness
dare I peer beneath the starless shroud of midnight's veil
as I walk through the misty breath that beclouds...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: illusory, analogy, death, lost,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Graveyard of Poets
There's an obscurity on the threads of darkness
dare I peer beneath the starless shroud of midnight's veil
as I walk through the misty breath that beclouds...

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Categories: illusory, death,
Form: Free verse



I Embarked Upon a Great Escape
I've deleted this acrostic from the competition for personal reasons. 
        SORRY, J. D.


G lorious was the morning...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: illusory, adventure,
Form: Acrostic
Brighton Streets
Do I dare look at you when I walk these streets?
Chase your shadow as it crawls under my feet?
For I have walked my way through...

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Categories: illusory, adventure, introspection, life, people
Form: Free verse
Retort to the Devil...
They call you the fallen one,with short tuffted curls
the one responsible for the chaos in the world
you may be the cause,as we live the effect
but...

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Categories: illusory, satirepride,
Form: Free verse
All is Now
The universe of fear emotes a broken feeling,
 loveless wastelands could hardly be called home.

Conscious rising dreamscapes, illusory revealing:
 the terrified emperor sits naked on...

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Categories: illusory, introspection, universe,
Form: Couplet
The Moment Of Finality.
A beauty of the finest splendor…captivating
Seizing the rooms attention on the inhale
Now a shrinking shell of her former self
Caught in a chemical coma to ease...

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Categories: illusory, angst, family, forgiveness, loss, mother, sorry,
Form: Bio
Lament of my life
How regretful was I
To see my dead body from the sky
How regretful indeed
Why, with utmost sorrow, did my spirit bleed

In my early thirties was I...

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Categories: illusory, death, life, paradise,
Form: Rhyme
Vouch For
I am patently smitten 
With utmost contempt ,they treat any mention of its reality
The realm of the illusory is its permanent abode
Its at best transient...

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Categories: illusory, love,
Form: Free verse
The Sad Nocturnal Song of Frogs
The night is young
And enticing
Still, a lump weighs heavily on my heart
As I sit by the window
And reflect on the cause of life!

Pray, it would...

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Categories: illusory, beautiful, night, romantic, sad,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member CITYSCAPE


Hustle and bustle
Of downtown
Menacing skyscrapers
And their shadows
Sensing the gravity
Picking up the pace
Rushing from point A
To elusive point B 
Traffic signs and lights
Pressure building
The simmering stress
The...

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Categories: illusory, anxiety, city, dark, stress, surreal,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Abominable Alliance


Thru horrendous acts of lore within the aperture of the Earth’s core
Lays Evil of a wrathful whore to which you find stimulating and abhor
Within frozen...

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Categories: illusory, dark, evil, halloween,
Form: Rhyme
Absolute knowing of the inner self
I connect to the mystical inside me

I connect with myself and listen to myself breathe, 

I know that all of the answers residing in me

I...

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Categories: illusory, inspirational, introspection, light, love, spiritual, truth,
Form: Free verse
The shame of our sentient state
The pride that comes from ego

And the prejudice from ignorance

Sees humanity in a hole

Created by its own arrogance

It will not work in consciousness

To evolve and...

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Categories: illusory, earth, hate, passion, prejudice, pride, war,
Form: Narrative
The beats of Misery
Pray, I await for when you would hold my hand in yours
I await for when I would feel the warmth of it
And just know
That somehow,...

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Categories: illusory, faith, longing, love, mystery,
Form: Free verse
Cups of balmy time

In the dark I stood hand in hand with you
At the laughing polychromatic field 
Of illusory time with wings of blue
Expectant to have your  crimson...

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Categories: illusory, time,
Form: Rhyme
Ink wisdom
Use ink wisely

Think out of the box,

Take people on a trip

That sees them get lost,

In pure imagination

In a sea of forget me not,

That once written,...

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Categories: illusory, imagery, inspiration, introspection, wisdom, words,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Kelpie
Oh kelpie with your dripping mane
seducing valiant men of heart,
who by your spell would all be swain 
and every sense in them, depart.

Why weep you...

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Categories: illusory, fantasymen, slavery,
Form: Quatrain
A Photographer Looks Back
For all those who’ve been captured by my camera lens,
I wish we could do it all over again.  
But time waits for no one...

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Categories: illusory, appreciation, imagination, introspection, nature,
Form: Rhyme
My Love Story
et me begin the amorous tale of my love 
story,
In seven of ages a heartrending pillory,

With maximum make believe of childhood 
love,
Cycling after her with...

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Categories: illusory, arabic
Form: Ghazal
Building Human Nature
The diversity of beliefs have collectively demoralized 
the sanctity of attaining wisdom and respectfully sharing
the exchange of knowledgeability by compartmentalizing creativity. 
This makes us..............................
willingly grasp...

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© Mindy Clay  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: illusory, america, humanity, peace, people, philosophy, planet,
Form: Free verse
inthenameof
Powers of heaven
Shaken. 		Gates brought down
Deify. Defy urbanely
Programming genetically
Sub sonic sounds
Domestic mirage of liberty

Homeland invasion - Counter-intelligence

Conducted on our own nation
On us.
Claiming they must
In defense...

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Categories: illusory, god, hyperbole, political, religious, science, slavery,
Form: Personification