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Best Suffocation Poems

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

Magnolia Song
(for The Beloved and in honor of Arthur Rimbaud)

… the magnolias are far away – still, I sing, begging
them for bridges to
brood with stanzas of...

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Categories: suffocation, love, romance,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member In A Melting World
The Inuit call the Narwhal the one that points to the sky,
            Because of...

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© Dear Heart  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: suffocation, animal, fish, nature, water,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Earth Cries
My pulse is weak; it flutters while I plead
for air to give my lungs a chance to breathe.
Abuse must stop, or soon my heart will...

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Categories: suffocation, earth, environment,
Form: Villanelle
A Storm Came Late
Frigid, knife-edged winds from the northwest
sweep down like hungry raptors on 
pewter gray skies. Feral eyed, keen on destruction.
Late May. Sullen skies discharge sleet and...

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Categories: suffocation, nature, spring, storm,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Behind Closed Doors
Her wedding day was beautiful, when she wed her beau,
Innocent and trusting, so little did she know
About the man who had stolen away her tender...

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Categories: suffocation, abuse, betrayal, bullying, violence,
Form: Rhyme

Algae bloom
The dance commences, I retreat a step
Shattered from archaic engulfing patterns

You cha cha your storm forward in
Swirls of ancient abandonment and as

I skip back another,...

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Categories: suffocation, allegory, humanity, imagery, relationship,
Form: Couplet
Melting Away
Walking through life with chipped shoulders
weighing you down to the ground,
burdening the mind with stress and woe
numbing thought crippling the body,
with aching pain in soul...

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Categories: suffocation, life
Form: Free verse


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Categories: suffocation, death, depression, faith, life, people, political,
Form: I do not know?
Depths Of Despair
In the depths of despair I sank fathoms down 
  so deep suffocation filled lungs with defeat; 
in the darkest of hours no light...

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© Tony Bush  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: suffocation, life, sad, time, uplifting, me, me,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Shell Shocked and Choked
‘Turn swords into ploughshares and nightmares to dreams’
                I have...

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Categories: suffocation, courage, depression, hope,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member do not be afraid
When fever rises to 109, the gravity is lost: I cling to sheets to hold the bed’s horizon but my spine tends to a weightlessness....

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Categories: suffocation, death,
Form: Haibun
You best check your arrogance 
there is a difference between narcissism and confidence
If you don’t know the distinction my dear, it’s not your competence 

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Categories: suffocation, beauty, confidence, for teens,
Form: I do not know?
I tried
Here you are
Reading my pain 
Thinking that it's the worst thing you ever read
Thinking I'm just a lost soul who doesn't know 
The name of...

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Categories: suffocation, how i feel, life, pain,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Indigestion
It started with an apple in paradise or was it a date they consumed

Had they kept their clothes off laundry day would have been easier


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Categories: suffocation, conflict, corruption, food,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Just a thought
In the increasing constriction 
Of government restriction 

I offer the following observation 
Of freedoms suffocation

Of daily liberties 
Savagely curtailed 

Of your war on everything 

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© Eric Nolan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: suffocation, america, corruption, freedom, how i feel,
Form: Free verse
Acceptation, part 1
Life, love and communication, this is something for every nation. It started with temptation and verification, but ended in complication. So listen to this declaration.


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Categories: suffocation, appreciation, education, inspiration, rap, slam, society,
Form: Monorhyme
She Was Alone

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Categories: suffocation, poetry,
Form: Prose Poetry
Dreaming Into The Day
He used to look at me straight into my gloomy eyes,
In his sweet words and kisses and in his lovely arms I felt so nice;

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© lg ds  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: suffocation, dream, loneliness, love,
Form: Rhyme
Energy's Suffocating Gallop
Energy’s Suffocating Gallop

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© Odin Roark  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: suffocation, political,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Living in the Shadows of Life
Day to year living in the shadows of life
Events, eventualities thrown like stones
Embedding in ones soul, pointed knives
Physical mental scars, some shown
This roaming through time,...

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Categories: suffocation, anger, angst, anxiety, deep, faith, god,
Form: Ottava rima
Premium Member A Hospital Stay Part IV

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Categories: suffocation, angst, cancer, confusion, dark, death, fear,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Seducing Beauty
I want to know
The limits of your passion
So I wade into your sea
Reaching to the depths of you
Losing myself within your blissful currents
I Penetrate the...

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Categories: suffocation, desire, emotions,
Form: Free verse
Climate change
                   Climate change. .........

  Don't you...

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Categories: suffocation, confusion, depression, earth, environment, children,
Form: Rhyme royal
The Fire Inside Me
As I look out at the streets,
I feel the chains around doesn’t set me free
I don’t realize what is it burning inside,
But that’s something like...

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© Arnov Sett  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: suffocation, absence, break up, depression, fire, lonely,
Form: Dramatic Verse
A Horror
i lay searching  
the night-grain nothingness. 
discharged from the world.
still, It comes.

oozing through undefined space
in fire-grinning simplicity.
humming like steel .
It beckons.
and i am ready.


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© Sam Toil  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: suffocation, hope, love,
Form: Free verse