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Best Split Second Poems

Below are the all-time best Split Second poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of split second poems written by PoetrySoup members


Premium Member Feverish Fear - A Visual Video Poem - in collaboration with Victor Buhagiar
POTD 13 March 2019

Welcome! - We are excited to release our very first Visual Video Poem. 

(I trust you will enjoy the complete production effects...

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Categories: split second, courage, evil, faith, fear,
Form: Dramatic Verse



The Flower -part one-
“A Flowers Wilt”	

Witness the small existence 
that abides the beauty of-----------
Freelancers all around,
Just to get a good look.

A baneful abrasion, the flower took
It captivates you...

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Categories: split second, art, beauty, birth, care, flower, nature,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Guardian Angel
Just a small girl, an innocent rose bud
lost in daydreams while she walked
home from school, for several blocks.

It was a fine, spring day in Berkeley
warm...

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Categories: split second, angel, child, miracle,
Form: Rhyme
Eleven Words
A busy road.
A tree stump.
An old man.

Everyday at eight 'o clock
He sits there, cane tapping
just watching cars go by--
I among them

Such a lonely man
I say...

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Categories: split second, lifeold, tree, old, tree,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Feverish Fear - In collaboration with Maria Williams
 I thank Maria for our collaboration. 

I recall the hopelessness that I felt
when it brought its dark decline.
Icy fingers of apprehension run the length...

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Categories: split second, allegory, fear,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Bridge
I walk towards you,
as you stand waiting at the center of the bridge.

Beneath my feet, aged timbers span the churning river below.
With each step I...

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Categories: split second, adventure, child, growing up, river,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Glimpse Of A Promising Day
So, I rose
Early morn' today
And drew open the bedroom curtain
How glorious, the little bit I saw of dawn!
How wondrous to see the face of the...

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Categories: split second, day, future, hope, joy, morning,
Form: Verse



Premium Member WEALTH


Gold as far 
As the eye can see
In awe I stood
As the sun lit up
Everything around me
Instant heiress
Of a golden estate
With unimaginable
Gilded treasures
My heart overflowed
Then...

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Categories: split second, appreciation, beautiful, blessing, heart, sunshine,
Form: Free verse
Buildin' Birds
Buildin’ Birds…

Your hands dart and weave
In, out, up.. then hover
Swoop right… then left

As simply as sight 
Of a birds dreamy flight
Floating to perch proud on...

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Categories: split second, animals, art, devotion, family, imagination, inspirational,
Form: Narrative
Millpond daybreak
The dawn sky throws a spear of vivid red
lancing the fir treetops, but not yet me
with my bag of bread.
The wheel is still asleep, the...

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© Viv Wigley  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: split second, good morning, imagery,
Form: Free verse
Portrait Of Red
Pain is just another form of medication, feeding the demons that nest inside.
A temporary fix, a band aid per say, covering the secrets I am...

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Categories: split second, angst, confusion, dark, me, me,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member White wolf, I bleed for you
Once upon a time
Distant memories 
Dawning of morning crystals
Glittering reminder of starlight tears
 
In sunbeam's brilliance
Lighting jewels shine
Songbirds break into chorus
The smallest fragment of a...

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Categories: split second, dark, grief, heart, metaphor, mystery,
Form: Quatrain
Eye of the storm
He lies
Head cushioned
Sleeping midst the uproar
Of the surrounding storm.
Lightening forks the sky
Split-second flashes
Illuminating driving rain
Thunder crashing ever closer.
At rest amid the cacophony
At peace, not fearing,
He...

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Categories: split second, faith
Form: Free verse
Self Control
Tonight, we saw the split second
the rush before dying, the twist of good metal
the swerve of the drunkard in a flash of white light
We braced...

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Categories: split second, death, life, people,
Form: Free verse
Desolation Prairie
Breathe deep and you will smell the suffering and death
The smell of burning flesh it will take away your breath
It was just a normal day,...

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Categories: split second, community, culture, dark, death, moving on,
Form: Rhyme
The Perfect Storm
A storm is brewing...

If you listen closely
Hold your breath
Close your eyes
Cock your head
And…really listen,
You’ll hear it –
You’ll hear 
the deafening sound of silence!
There’s a reign...

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Categories: split second, storm,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Jerusalem War Between Boys
The soldiers said
That the boy threw a grenade.
The parents of the boy said
That the soldiers planned to kill him.
This is what happens

When one person
Believes that...

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Categories: split second, anger, arabic, conflict, gospel, islamic, jewish,
Form: Free verse
Flasher
Flasher
Flashing is a moment seen,
lightening flash,
some guy obscene,
who did the bolt 4 God and Queen,
but gone in a split second, wait:)
“interesting concept mate!”
Don Johnson 10-sep-11

Constance...

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Categories: split second, adventure,
Form: Verse
Loss for Eternity
in the distance i see you
and i call you back;
I WANT YOU BACK........
and you turn....

look at me
with a split-second
of for-EVER in your eyes

then...as you are
so...

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Categories: split second, death, devotion, forgiveness, hope, loss, lost
Form: Free verse
I LOVE MYSTERY and share Godward Meditation
I
God had a thought
That is the Universe
Including you, sun, stars, grasses
Like the Eternal Author
All else are merely prop and personae

II
God's thought may be like an...

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© Anil Deo  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: split second, 12th grade, adventure, allegory, allusion, america,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Blowback

Words,
a mouthful of sonic projectiles, 
little payloads of hurt,
rage-tipped,
enough pain
to stop any assailant,
ready to explode into the 
few feet of air between 
you and the...

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Categories: split second, abuse, anger, feelings, hurt, power, psychological,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Cat-and-Mouse Peek-a-boo
Cat-and-mouse
  Gloves held high
Can't see you
  Peek-a-boo

Gloves held high
  Block every punch
Can't get through
  Peek-a-boo

Drop your guard
  One split second
BAM...

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Categories: split second, boxing day , crush, sports,
Form: Light Verse
Broken English by Rupi Kaur
A discombobulated couple that landed in the new world with hopes that left the bitter taste of rejection in their mouths
No family , no friends,...

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Categories: split second, immigration,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Bayanihan
Tacloban City, 
Heavily Damaged: 10,000 feared dead, 
cadavers of ripped children litter on the streets, 
Ormoc City, 
Totally Devastated: People are desperate, 
the streets are...

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Categories: split second, environment,
Form: Classicism
The Darkest Day
Burning eyes, I cannot believe I'm alive
Smoke fills the air and it makes me so scared
My brain is cloudy and slow, and I see myself...

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Categories: split second, dark, history, me, me,
Form: Elegy