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Best Living Poems

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


WHEN I STOP AND PRAY
When the storm clouds boil around me, 
And the lightning splits the sky--. 
When the howling wind assails me,
And life's sea is rolling high--
When my...

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Categories: living, devotion, faith, inspirational, life, peace, uplifting,
Form: Lyric



Death of the Poet Destroyer
~The Untold Fatal Attraction Poem~

Mid-morning she sees the sun ahead
Her death flowed in a messaged bottle
Gazing into her brown eyes upon all open sores,
Her conscience...

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Categories: living, birth, change, conflict, death, eulogy, life,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member A Near Death Experience of A Sweetheart
    "A Near-Death Experience of A Sweetheart"



Floating through a corridor between two different Worlds
among white fluffy clouds and shimmering stars awhile wind...

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Categories: living, death, death, god, death, god, love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member It Matters Not
It Matters Not

It hovers here, a moon opaque,
obscuring mountain trails I take.
No other living things appear.
A moon opaque. . . It hovers here.

I follow on...

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Categories: living, dark, lost love,
Form: Quatrain
Midnight Poet
Whisper's of October  

Whispers in this soup bowl
20 minutes after its muse explodes,
Daylight remains nothing more than a dream 
Warding off the howling sound...

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Categories: living, addiction, character, devotion, identity, october, poets,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Within Reason- Maurice Yvonne and Seren Roberts



                        Within...

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Categories: living, life,
Form: Verse
Premium Member May it be an Evening Star of Peace - In Collaboration with our PS community Poets
Like the Evening Star guided ancient mariners through calm or troubled seas
Let it guide and help spread this message of Peace to the far ends...

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Categories: living, beautiful, peace, star,
Form: Verse



John Lennon

On the day 
that John Lennon died, 
people were just going 
about their business 
as they did every day. 

Mark David Chapman 
was reading 
Catcher In The Rye 
void of his holy self.
 He...

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Categories: living, music,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Swan Ballerina Pages
Like delicate white swans were they,
the white swans of a grand ballet -
ballerinas waiting in a row
underneath the candlelight’s soft glow.

But what are ballerinas with...

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Categories: living, poetess, poetry,
Form: Personification
Sweet Sugar Cookies and Peanut Butter Bars
"I dream of Candy!"

Sweet cakes and peanut butter squares 
A living diabetic's nightmare. --  My heart 
sings to the beat, Under the Neutron Star...

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Categories: living, addiction, candy, fantasy, funny, passion, silly,
Form: Alliteration
Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis
ONE WORD~

Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis, 
Running through my mind,
Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis, 
Running through my veins,
               ...

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Categories: living, abuse, analogy, art, corruption, death, depression,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Pretty Shoes and Cracked Feet
Once I'm gone 
I'll only be remembered a small while
I'm a tiny tick on a large dial
The words I breathe will stretch about a mile
Even...

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Categories: living, angst, body, conflict, freedom, growth,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Eternal Life And The Total Self
Eternal Life and The Total Self


Life is but a fleeing whisper echoing through time,
never dying, always being...magnificent and sublime.
The body's a receptacle, a superficial shell,
but...

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Categories: living, death,
Form: Rhyme
A Small Bouquet Of My Word Groupings

you were an infant
i would sing a song i created for you

'there's a baby in my arms
there's a baby in the mirror
but honey 
there's not...

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Categories: living, appreciation, celebration, childhood, daughter, encouraging, faith,
Form: Free verse
Her Masterpiece Is Her Story
Her paintbrush is a razor,
Her canvas, her wrists,
"I deserve the pain."
She shrugs and insists.

One day the brush will push down,
And it will cut so deep,
That...

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Categories: living, abuse, addiction, anger, body, boyfriend, bullying,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Behold Death
Behold Death

Behold Death in your loving arms.
Embrace it as you would the loved
one who passed…entering another 
realm, as they are still hovering near
and can hear,...

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Categories: living, death, loss, love,
Form: Free verse
Light On the Devil's Chord - Dear Lucifer
I cannot compete with something as painstakingly glorious as you
Envy is but a humbling tumble down a steep, rocky hill
I am crushed in your fits...

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Categories: living, absence, analogy, character, corruption, creation, dark,
Form: Epic
MONSTER
    MONSTER

Shackles nor chains, can't change what it is.....
Never was it, the one hiding under the bed, 
It was me, tired of...

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Categories: living, abuse, dark, evil, sin, sorrow, voice,
Form: Dramatic monologue
M
Long before Horus' exposure on its trunk
and the nailing of Jesus upon its grain,
rings have been added within the Tree
while people proclaim to hold the...

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Categories: living, celebration, hope, life, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member An Eulogy Of Sorts, That, Hopefully, Lends Itself To Daver
Do not vainly look in those remote
Places,
That, once, were acquainted with a 
Small part of me;         ...

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Categories: living, appreciation,
Form: Rhyme
Indian Girl
--Virginia Slim--

Different eyes, the same world 
Ancient skin, dirty Indian Girl 
Smokey, eyes, exotic raven hair 
---Now listen to  the colors, of transformation, 
On...

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Categories: living, adventure, girl, life, native american, spiritual,
Form: Ballad
Under the Same Moon -3-Way-Collaboration-
 ~Under the Same Moon~

P.D.
Our days are different, living under the same moon
Down here in TEXAS, life carries a different tune
This world spins on its...

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Categories: living, friendship, lifeworld, life, love,
Form: Couplet
Feline Alert
*The feline Texan way*

A clean coat of paint - on my nails
Red shade of lips - on my smile
Solid oak charms - on my wrist
Country...

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Categories: living, adventure, beauty, body, sensual,
Form: Free verse
Hot And Cold Comes The Night

LIST POETRY - A FUTURISTIC INTERPRETATION 


You
must know
I cried yesterday 
and I think I broke the world
so I braided some words into twine
planted some sweet...

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Categories: living, depression, heart, introspection, love, romance, romantic,
Form: Free verse
I Think Of You - Ground Zero - 1
I Think Of You - Ground Zero (Part 1)

Leaving under a blood moon
            ...

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Categories: living, introspection,
Form: Free verse