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Best Suffocating Poems

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

Premium Member Melancholic Tree
In the middle of winter
within misty moors,
lies a melancholic meadow.

Up above grey skies foretell
perturbed crows to seek shelter.
Down below, 
an isolated tree - naked and...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: suffocating, analogy, assonance, deep, sad,
Form: Free verse

I Can't Breathe
In memory of----

Solely in my room, I can't stomach the sound of my heartbeat.
I sit here alone to forget the taste of air, 
Overwhelmed by...

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Categories: suffocating, abuse, bullying, color, discrimination, racism, sad,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Wild Rose
This bridge has arched the lake's narrows
for a century, flanked on either side
by Autumn trees shedding their faded leaves,
blowing with the first snowflakes
across gray stones...

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Categories: suffocating, death, memory, winter,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Could I ever Be Free
Summer hot and sultry,
I stood in my overcrowded greenhouse,
suffocating as if I were in a steam bath.
The summer orchids bloomed,
especially the cattleyas,
the undisputable queens.
They all...

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Categories: suffocating, freedom,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Old Dark House
The Old Dark House

This tale of “The Old Dark House” is one that’s replete with a
most horrid sense of pure evil and macabre, and is...

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Categories: suffocating, dark, dream, evil, fantasy, god, metaphor,
Form: Narrative

Into my dreary days
Rode hope on scented lines
In this pool of darkest deep
So bleak.. only love could find
A world of suffocating stench
Pulls me closer to...

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© Lyric Man  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: suffocating, dark, deep, depression, dream, longing, love,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member SLAVE TO LOVE

               the chains —
roses tied ‘round hands and feet,
apple-scented la forza...

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Categories: suffocating, love, lust, sensual,
Form: Free verse
The Portrait
He cloaked her skin 

with a dark silk gown 

made of tattered wings 

neath the hunter' skies 

He covered her hair 

with a mourning veil...

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Categories: suffocating, hero, pain,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I am Me, Set me Free
I am given to you by Creator Himself
My Limbs long to grow straight and tall
Bathed in sunlight from above, paying homage
Fulfilling my God given task

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Categories: suffocating, cancer, creation, environment, health, inspirational, nature,
Form: Ode
Premium Member - R I P -

Dusk feels suffocating
Moon shadows
From flowering to dust
A race against death
No bluebells on meadow
The stars are resting and angels smiling

A journey through darkness
Where are the fireflies...

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Categories: suffocating, dark, death,
Form: Free verse
Repulsive Slumber  

Down the basement, 
not a single color of envy,
flat-lines, are standing still all around.
The stillness is suffocating,
everything coming my way.
Different from,
the morals,

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Categories: suffocating, dedication, slam,
Form: Epic
visions in REM
pages to a story like dreams to a night 
while consciousness starts to dim unconsciousness remains bright 

like words to a book that composes a...

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Categories: suffocating, lovedream, time, body, dream, future, time,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Freudian slip
A poet's soul lay in slumber,
his pen a distasteful adversary. 

A suffering soul lost in yesterday,
stumbled upon his somnolent path.
Enchanted eyes felt her nakedness 

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: suffocating, angst, deep, depression, loss, lost love,
Form: Free verse
The pain I'm in
This loneliness is breaking me,
this crushing, suffocating feeling of being alone.
It's getting harder and harder,
as I try to pretend nothing's wrong.
But then...i am so alone...

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Categories: suffocating, depression,
Form: Blank verse
From a mouthful of this morning’s eggs,
I pull bits of char from yesterday’s breakfast.
‘I had no chance to scrub the pan’, I plea with myself-

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Categories: suffocating, angst, anxiety, child abuse, confusion, feelings,
Form: Free verse
Lie, Truth, & Reality
I walk above all pain
            risen and relentless 

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Categories: suffocating, introspection, loveheart, heart,
Form: Free verse
Pronouncing the Dead
How can you look someone in the eyes and tell them it's the end?
How can you possibly do that without shedding tears?
Or even blinking?
Do you...

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Categories: suffocating, dark, death, deep, fear, grief, loss,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Buried Alive
These walls....
they laugh at me but no one else hears
They steal the very breath of me
...but no one seems to notice
They blare a suffocating silence

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© FJ Thomas  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: suffocating, depression, house, lonely, sad,
Form: Free verse
Reality or Dreaming
My heart skips a few beats 
before I realize that I’m not breathing.
Am I dying? I ask myself
but there is no response

Is this the end?

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Categories: suffocating, confusion, health, introspection, lifeheart, heart,
Form: Rhyme
Tropic of Cancer
Telling myself: pain is a temporal shore,
a transitory typhoon
tearing through coconut-heavy trees.
Sickness is storm and sea
where I'm tossed, a morphine moon
cresting and glazing the pain...

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Categories: suffocating, cancer, imagery,
Form: Free verse
Do the Math
Fifty stars
thirteen stripes
Wavy patriotic mathematician
do the math ... 
Subtraction or addition,
what will the numbers be,
37 or 63?
Slavery took away my parents’ human rights,
and their children’s...

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Categories: suffocating, america, history, math, truth,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member The Madness In My Mind
Walking through the darkness
of the madness in my mind
I stumble on the pieces
of the twisted thoughts I find
I think about the way I am
and what...

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Categories: suffocating, depression, introspectionheart, heart, life,
Form: Quatrain
How many emotional tears have we so cried, us the unperfected,
The Barbie generational rejected, or Ken doll unrealistic Idol worship.
Cursed by society’s vision of ultimate...

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© cherl dunn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: suffocating, change, conflict, confusion, courage, culture, emotions,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Bipolar
I am bipolar,
That’s what they say,
Maybe the mood swings.
Gave me away,
Maybe it was the battle going on;
Much deeper inside,
That caused me to run,
That caused me...

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Categories: suffocating, philosophyme, me, time,
Form: Dramatic Verse
My True Love
  I Love Him.

I will dream of him
lighting up my darkness,
covering me with his perfume
go crazy with love, 
and make our life sufficient
gentle and...

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Categories: suffocating, longing, love, romantic, together,
Form: Prose Poetry