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Best Observer Poems

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


The Observer
I see you from a distance
Silently you cry as your heart is crushed by indiscretion
You scream out from within to be free
Loyalty and desire hold...

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Categories: observer, introspectionwords,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member A Long Loud Sigh
genius?
sometimes you are in its minimal spotted light...sometimes!
other times you just know you've been touched and you freeze,
moved but frozen...like a stranger it moves in,...

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Categories: observer, introspection, drug,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member je t'aime 'neath a Banyan Tree - Erotic Verse
The story behind this poem
The curiosity of many of my readers (many of them women) was excited in my previous poem ‘Passion in Black and...

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Categories: observer, i love you, inspirational,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Butterfly Dance
Dance for me beautiful butterfly 
Flutter me wise
Carry me upward to blue skies
Reveal rainbow effervescence to my eyes

My perfect moment encased in time
Within my heart...

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Categories: observer, beauty,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Follow The Bouncing Ball

She dresses the land down
in a virginal bridal gown 
a masterfully cut and sewn chenille 
shines brightly with a fine crystal appeal

Her assistants work quite diligently
to add special...

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Categories: observer, cheer up, , cute,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member I Am

I am here but only briefly, 
a believer in today, tomorrow
and ever after. I am a blustery wind
shaking the foundation and a gentle 
breeze rustling...

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Categories: observer, introspection,
Form: Free verse
Moonless Nights over South Sudan
Moonless Nights over South Sudan

heartless Moon, don’t tell me
that you weren’t looking 
when soulless soldiers dragged me
from my mama’s terrified arms
in our village in Rubkona...

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Categories: observer, africa, children, grief, horror,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Poetry Police # 2
Many (con)-ARTIST are drinking more than the soup
A kidnapping of the mind
Confessions/conspiracy/rounded up in groups
Interrogation on a  prowler /who's words robbed us blind
Corrupting our...

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Categories: observer, dedicationwords, me, poets,
Form: Free verse
Probing the Unconscious Space
If the unbearable lightness of being has pushed you to the brink of catastrophic meltdown,
walk to the edge of our flat two-dimensional existence 
and take...

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Categories: observer, imagination, introspection, mystery, space
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Knock Knock
Knock, knock who's there in my bathroom?
Jan the princess of posterior interior transfer

Knock, knock who's there not in my hot tub?
Cheryl the magnificent moonlight moon...

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© PAT Adams  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: observer, funny, poets, word play,
Form: I do not know?
Achilles and the Tortoise
In ancient times as told in rhymes 
    there was a hero Greek
Whose mother said, “Before you’re dead 
   ...

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Categories: observer, humorous,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Darfurian Girl

I enjoyed an almost idyllic childhood. This was marred only at the age of ten by my circumcision, a cruel and primitive custom among my...

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Categories: observer, bereavement, character,
Form: Prose
Premium Member FIRE STAR


 A radiant view lingers inside my eyes,
suspended in the unknown hemisphere
of eternity, of pure innocence
where its moons and dust alight. I sense
the rocks and...

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Categories: observer, inspirational, mystery, space,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member WHISPERS OF THE SOUL
Statuette she is in deep thought.
A monument of strength gathered from anguish and heartache.
She sighs as she murmurs what distresses.
As tears flow freely, her heart...

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Categories: observer, abuse, anxiety, beautiful, blue,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member De ja vu
Lyrics are timed to music 

Out there - a distant shore
I’ve seen your face before
It’s De’ja`vu with thoughts of you
Then feelings of a loss, come...

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Categories: observer, dance, lost love, romance,
Form: Lyric
The Wise Owl
I am a white owl,
I listen to people’s scowl,
I turn a deaf ear to a drunk’s howl,
I don’t quench my thirst from your water bowl!
I...

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Categories: observer, art, beauty, night,
Form: Bio
Ugly Is Beautiful
The hideous wrinkles and folds 
unmistakingly reveal the damage
that the harsh years had wrought,
all the battles waged and fought, 
won and lost.

I look at her...

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Categories: observer, life, timebeauty, beauty,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Taste of a Wish
Tonight I felt the deep inner desire to conform, to feel at right with the crowd for fear of being scorned. But don't be fooled...

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Categories: observer, confusion, imagination, introspection, world,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Dusk


As dusk inks a cobalt sky
stars unveil their timid light.
And a scarlet sun feigns death
as shadows morph into night.

Clouds gather into a shroud
edged in magenta...

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Categories: observer, beauty, imagery, nature, night,
Form: Quatrain
i never know where to put my eyes when i am in the walmart
blueberries are not an option
oversize strawberries, maybe.
16 pack
of pop-tarts

the workers look worried
or weary
worn down by the woman who taps on her wrist-watch
with her forefinger
her painted...

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© Ian Be  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: observer, america, anxiety, food, society,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Blood Born
Raven eyed the moon glowered
in an anthracite sky 
bleeding onto an India-ink stage
where Valkyrie’s pluck 
dead heroes to Valhalla. 

Wolf winds howl the ravished sight.
Rent...

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Categories: observer, adventure, allegory, animals, imagination
Form: Free verse
Premium Member STARBUCKS AND COOKIE
STARBUCKS AND COOKIE

I sit in Barnes and Noble
Looking at the figure-display over the snack bar
Oh how out-of-place    in time   ...

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Categories: observer, life, people
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Where Is The Anger
Where is the anger! The rage! And the courage, I expected to see?
Why is everyone so complacent? 
Evangelical Christians have endorsed a cheat, a liar,...

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Categories: observer, angst, anxiety, betrayal, emotions,
Form: Free verse
Watching through a glass window
There are two people,
In this world,
You have the people,
Who live their lives,
To the fullest,
Or you have the people,
Who prefer to watch,

I am an observer,
I’m to...

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Categories: observer, life, poems,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Wound That Never Heals
Science can’t save you, neither can religion,
at least Popper and Niebuhr, philosophers and poets,
are entertainers, which is why actors and athletes
are paid so much. Thanks...

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Categories: observer, christian, husband, mother, music,
Form: Verse