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Best Sullen Poems

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


Like Ice --- THE WALTZ
"Black Ice"

Sorrow flows from the first sunrise 
Eyes deeper than winter and rainfall
A painful combination never felt before 
At core death awaits
   -...

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Categories: sullen, absence, allusion, color, dance, depression, lost
Form: Alliteration



The View From A Window
A view of the ragged woodland from
The window:-
Slender branched trees that shed
From high above to low below;
The faint, mauven peaks
Smattered with barely visible
Scatterings of drifted...

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Categories: sullen, life,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Old man
Silently he sat in darkness, flinching at the sight of light.
Which created a glow reflecting on his balding head.
His cold glare did not help my...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sullen, angst, dark, life,
Form: Prose
Poet in Recluse
I relinquish my pen before the storm
of her tears falling upon my bare arm
her gentle whispering breathed in my ear
Muse of mine, adieu to your...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sullen, emotions, solitude,
Form: Rubaiyat
One Green Leaf

One leaf fell from a tall, tall tree
and subtly kissed gnarled roots beneath;
a lover’s kiss below sunned-sheath 
of greenest leaves, a jubilee.  

One spiraling...

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Categories: sullen, color, green, holiday, imagery, march, nature,
Form: Verse



Premium Member Silent Goodbye
I forgot myself today
as melancholic melodies 
overwhelm each beat
of my wandering heart.

The sanctimonious sun deceives
as a bitter breeze breathes
against sullen silent surfaces.

Recycled emotions penetrate
with a...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sullen, absence, i miss you, lost love,
Form: Prose
Premium Member STARRY, STARRY NIGHT
STARRY, STARRY NIGHT

I often look up towards the sky at night,
And wonder who or what is there,
I shout out loud, if you see or hear...

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Categories: sullen, night, stars, universe,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member New World Order
The Rulers wield their silver shields,
             wear golden coronets
while warders guard the prison...

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Categories: sullen, drug, society,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Crow's Command

I be a common salty once, no captain's bars, did bear,
Yet blessed was I to venture where few a skipper dared.

   From steadfast...

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Categories: sullen, adventure, courage, history, imagery, journey, sea,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Never Enough

Why does the voiceless canary stare so bleakly?
Why do the sullen grey clouds desert a sombre sky?
As the ugly black smog blots out the valiant...

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Categories: sullen, environment, nature,
Form: Rhyme
Beauty and the Beast
~Chasing Bigfoot~

Across the Bayou Waters
Into vast trails of wilderness
I follow a sound, a sullen scent  
---footprints

He was out there,
hairy large and in charge

Drugs under...

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Categories: sullen, adventure, animal, beautiful, cool, imagination, sensual,
Form: Epic
An Eternity I
Stood upright, between two roads,
On a thin metal rail,
A solitary, brown coloured bottle 
Of beer,          ...

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Categories: sullen, betrayal,
Form: Rhyme
I Need To Live
Just because your voice reaches halfway around the world doesn't mean you are wiser than when it reached only to the end of the bar.
Edward...

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© Tim Smith  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sullen, life,
Form: Free verse
Moon in Pale Depression
Muted evidence proclaimed the subtle oddities of night

   Lunar time should have reached the zenith of its height

No chirping crickets were heard, nor...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sullen, sorrow,
Form: Rhyme
Images of feathers
"Once upon a midnight Poe"

Underneath the midnight mask, I remove the makeup at last,
The moon is anvil to my mood, mooring along the vacant vast...

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Categories: sullen, allusion, devotion, loneliness, muse, sad love,
Form: Alliteration
Premium Member Forgotten Soul
Forgotten Soul


I turn my head, and there she is once more
In her disheveled, worn and tattered dress,
One pew behind me near the exit door
She sits...

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Categories: sullen, emotions, feelings, poverty,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Premium Member Fool of Infiniti and Queen of Fate
Fool of Infiniti

A wanton bird pecks at the stars
A Jester peers through crystal bars
This prison of love with rainbow hue
Illusion parts to lets you through

On...

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Categories: sullen, dark, fantasy, feelings, horse, imagination, metaphor,
Form: Rhyme
Mona Lisa
You, monumental, pose inside the portrait,
In figure of a pyramid
Construed to be elite
Your right hand, rest above your left hand,
Hints that you're a virtuous woman,
With...

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Categories: sullen, artme,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Life's Fading Light-Part 1-Heroic Crown of Sonnets
Youth

When orchids bloom in beauty life's aglow
to hold emotions locked in deep repose
in young desire and love warm thoughts will show.
Affection holds its ardor as...

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Categories: sullen, age, death, love,
Form: Crown of Sonnets
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: sullen, hero, pain,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Turning back the hands of time
On boulevards of memories, with you I walk
Reminiscing in yesteryear as I turn back the clock
And persuade the silence of amour to talk
As conversations of...

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Categories: sullen, emotions, lost love, memory,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Return
Full moon ... or nearly ...
          I sit on the pier as it groans with swells,
...

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Categories: sullen, adventure, friendship, longing, love, memory, nostalgia,
Form: Free verse
The Wall
Winnie, wild-eyed, went insane and sang
“Happy Birthday” in the rain, while she
washed away her bloody pain.

Now all day long she sings that song,
she sings it...

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© Eric Cohen  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sullen, birthday, character, child, child abuse, loneliness,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Woodstock
~Woody Wood From the Hood~

Deep, inside yourself, you walk a sour way of life,
Carving my name, on every tree with a hunting knife
You log in,...

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sullen, abuse, animal, bird, character, humor, slam,
Form: Alliteration
Approaching storm
Skulking between the thinning clumps 
Of tattered sedge
A balding coot despondently calls,
Scratching Blackbirds scutter deeply 
Into a Hawthorn hedge;
Whilst, creeping stealthily,
Gathering darkness onwardly crawls.

The blackened...

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Categories: sullen, weather,
Form: Rhyme