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Best Sideways Poems

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


This scar of mine
                        There...

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Categories: sideways, nostalgia,
Form: Concrete



Recording/Re-playing/Recording/Re-playing
The farm
     and the porch light hums 
the sound of another 
orange dawn.

Burnt up – crisp
     ...

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Categories: sideways, life, people, philosophy, time,
Form: Free verse
This Gypsy Soul
This gypsy soul is on the road
It leaves castles far behind
It abandons ghostly mist
which sabotages the caravan of life
It passes along the mountainside
 by golden...

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Categories: sideways, absence, passion,
Form: Free verse
This Gypsy Soul
 This gypsy soul is on the road

It leaves castles far behind

It abandons ghostly mist

which sabotages the caravan of life

It passes along the mountainside

by golden...

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Categories: sideways, adventure, joy, love,
Form: Free verse
The Narcissistic Neanderthal
Like an archaic humanoid dinosaur
     you  plunder through life taking no prisoners,
        ...

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Categories: sideways, loss, passion, political, romance,
Form: Blank verse



A Sense of Diamonds
To hear me would sound like a symphony of octaves –
played all at once with concrete fingers
on diamond in the rough strings.

To see me…O’, to...

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Categories: sideways, natureme, me,
Form: Personification
Escaping Rhymed Detonation
Malevolent imploded uncontrollably, 
  twisting wildly maniacal posies
   amid diabolically toasted brainstem, 
angst uncompromisingly yanked tresses 
  purging stinging speech patterned...

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© Paloma P   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sideways, allegory, hyperbole, imagery, imagination,
Form: Imagism
Sardines
Through the water they glide, 
an immense mosaic of millions of silvery fish 
on their migratory run, 
obeying a call immemorial, 
a mystery of aquatic...

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Categories: sideways, fish, imagery, journey, life,
Form: Imagism
Unlike Thee Athenian
Those rarer men I once fondly 
knew...                  ...

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Categories: sideways, philosophy,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member My Paintings Call My Name
My art delights me, covers my walls.
Smiling, dancing, laughing magical beings.
Reminding me how much I love to choose colors.
Appreciated by no one as much as...

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Categories: sideways, 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Love Couple Cuddling On a Couch
The cute figurine I am looking at now
is one of a couple at home on a couch.

The guy, at the end of the couch, comfortably
relaxes,...

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Categories: sideways, love, , cute,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Angel
My Freeway Angel



Caught between two cars
There was no lane between them
Who guided my hand?

Steering crazily
back and forth between them both
It was harrowing

At another time
I was...

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Categories: sideways, angel,
Form: Senryu
Incident on I-59
Headed home from a business trip
Tired, spaced out, grouchy and impatient
Pushing the limit to beat rush hour traffic
Fast closing on an old jalopy van

Suddenly blue...

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Categories: sideways, car, travel,
Form: Narrative
Beauty
She remains a partial gift
some have none, yet some have much
for her scales, sideways they tilt
yet we crave her soothing touch.

With jars of scents, ointments...

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Categories: sideways, nature, people,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member I Am
Pain’s shaped effects pass thru joy’s sieved prep
          to map my spirits journey of primary urge...

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Categories: sideways, appreciation, books, christian, god,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member My friend
You called me friend
I'm left to wonder what that means
As I watch
Watch you walk away

What was the purpose
Of all the things we said
I shared my...

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Categories: sideways, absence, angst, blue,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Thrill of the Storm
This tropical storm has wind chimes singing.
Birds sheltered in trees have ceased their winging.
Rain blown sideways splashes upon my pane
As gusts of strong winds toss,...

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Categories: sideways, sea, storm, weather,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Love Tossed and Twice Lost
We had been up, down and sideways with lonely nights and solitary days.
We had seen total darkness dispensed from our fights.
Our heads began believing our...

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Categories: sideways, break up, emotions, heartbroken,
Form: Rhyme
Summer is Long Gone
Once when we were younger
We loved beyond belief;
I pointed you past Pluto wandering while 
You helped me turn 
A propitiously proverbial new leaf.  Free-
...

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Categories: sideways, introspection, love, me, me,
Form: Rhyme
Numbers
Nineteen nosey newts nudged nasty nautical nannies
Eighteen eager ermines excitedly edged everyone’s ego 
Seventeen sacred slugs sat sideways searching seagulls
Sixteen slippery snails slid southwards sipping...

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Categories: sideways, word play,
Form: Light Verse
Pisces
I am love, 
more than lost. 
I am more artist, than living person.
I will not give you the look in my eye,
Nor the eye of...

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Categories: sideways, art, life, sea,
Form: Free verse
Deluge
It came from all sides;
above, sideways, front and back. It swept
so fast as though it was being attracted
by something.

They didn't know their brains worked
like a...

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Categories: sideways, humanity, imagery, life, metaphor,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Soul Thirst Quench
In draining sand I trace the line
the tide has made in bubbles, fine,

where scalloped wavelets sloped in foam,
halt the ocean’s wide roiling roam.

Pale seashells shimmer...

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Categories: sideways, sea,
Form: Couplet
Haiku Two You - For contest
It was one of those
mornings when rain poured sideways...
horizontal blinds.

It was a happy
morning when flowers awoke...
springtime explosion....

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© George Aul  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sideways, nature,
Form: Haiku
Disappear
     DISAPPEAR
Tremors are the worst,
the full-body shakes
its like my skin is too tight,
my body doesn’t fit,
my life doesn’t fit
the anxiety no...

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Categories: sideways, anxiety, mental illness,
Form: Free verse