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Best Sullied Poems

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


Rape
October: I'm eighteen, shortcutting home
through an autumn-burnished churchyard -
copper-lustred leaves, moss-skinned stone -
a jaunty swing of skater skirt and arm,
college folder square-sturdy in my hand.
In...

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Categories: sullied, abuse,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member Know the Deep
I voiced my question to the sea,
          And watched the buoy nod at me,
  ...

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Categories: sullied, beauty, death, moon, ocean, sea,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member At Heaven's Gate - Parts 1 and 2
PART 1:          THE MEETING

Alone one night neath lantern light, I trudged a weary mile.
Forlorn, I went...

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Categories: sullied, fantasy,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member Window Dressings
she holds to her eyes

two lovely white daisies

window dressings

that conceal

a sullied soul


For PD's Photograph #1 -under 10 lines- Contest
...

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Categories: sullied, people,
Form: Tanka
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
From...

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Categories: sullied, cancer, creation, environment, health, inspirational, nature,
Form: Ode



Premium Member Exquisite Anguish
(The sad sea greets me, ebb and flow)

Why do I fancy heartache so?
It isn't pleasant, sweet or fun
It carries not, a buoyed charm
No sullied mirth...

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Categories: sullied, joy, lost love, love hurts, metaphor,
Form: Enclosed Rhyme
Remember Her
I always liked the way she played with her hair....
across from the vast expanse of the bed,
legs up, with her back against the wall,
I saw...

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Categories: sullied, lost love, love, memory,
Form: Romanticism
A Dead Man's Boat
A dead man’s boat
rowed itself from isle to isle,
dragging its dead man in its wake,
partially submerged, their tether tenuous,
yet somehow never broken.
Past The Isle Of...

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Categories: sullied, metaphor,
Form: Free verse
The Royal Curse
It afflicts king and queen alike.
Brought to the castle 
by the master of infildelity.
He moves smoothly from one to the other.
He swiftly takes them 
as...

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Categories: sullied, caregiving, health, history, sad,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member And Home Again
Beneath the yawning, azure skies of Earth,
          We left our seed to wend the Sea of...

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Categories: sullied, adventure, fantasy, future, humanity, universe, voyage,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Rumored Rumors
Round and round the rumors go
As rumors often do
And each one adds a juicy bit
Of gossip about you

Reputations crumble down
And evil ones rejoice,
but I am...

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Categories: sullied, community,
Form: Quatrain
Old Piano Book
Now yellowed with age
a lonely music book,
hidden in every page
old musician dreams

of endless nights passed
struggling with melodies,
lovely trills and arpeggios,
etudes and symphonies;

a sentry keeping watch
over...

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Categories: sullied, introspection, life, music, nostalgia
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Everyone Would Say
Everyone would say,  did you hear?
She's the one
She's too young
How irresponsible

Wearing smiles upon their faces, 
pasting labels on her back
Her sullied reputation,  
a...

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Categories: sullied, birth, emotions, feelings, people, poems,
Form: Free verse
Sing, Goddess
Sing, O Goddess, of my petulant wrath.
That which I’ve failed to address for so long.
Speak and guide my hand to express
The words of extremity needed...

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© Samuel Lee  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sullied, art, beauty, blessing, for her, inspiration,
Form: Classicism
Stitched Beauty

The surgeon generals 
are scalpel meeting once again
Fear doktors of war
are planning to raise another mar
on Earth’s topographical skin

Pigmented epidermal cells
are being prosperity lullabied put...

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Categories: sullied, allusion, truth, wisdom, world,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Butterflies and Silver Seas
Jump into pistachio talc
and fly on mists a'sparkle
Dripping off me is butterfly dust
Stand up and you can follow
Dive off the chair you sit in
to streams...

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Categories: sullied, adventure, happiness, imagination, life, nature, me,
Form: Quatrain
The Lighthouse
What breathes into the brain 
  and sustains from some secret place a sullied heart?

The pains of faces of others for the wicked barb
...

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Categories: sullied, courage, evil, hope, life, truth,
Form: Classicism
To Be a Man: response to Kipling's - If
To be a man, was once worthy of applying,
     But lesser men have since sullied that name
And claimed hold of such...

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© Jesse Rowe  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sullied, son,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Son with all stars blazing
Stare-well.! gazing..As emotions and souls to your Majestic fields aspire..
Temporal surrounds me, ambiguous background; below crested fallow moons.."
Amplified." Intensity' as stellar images fall silently; while...

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Categories: sullied, allegory, light,
Form: Acrostic
Black Gold
A land once lush and green,
Virile and fertile,
Fattened reserves from dignified labour,
Then the discovery,
Greed rears its grotesque head,
In its entourage,
Nepotism, marginalisation, bribery and corruption,
A deprived...

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Categories: sullied, africa, corruption,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Feathered Dream Catcher's
Within a catcher, dreams do scream
feathers redeem 
man's sullied soul
sweet dreams the goal

Within their vanes they transfix
each demon lick
each channeling's
imaginings

Within the web they flutter, curs
nightmare...

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Categories: sullied, native american, dream, dream,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member THE BIGOT
THE BIGOT

Having settled into a firmament
of tarnished soil, 
your sprouted roots 
bring forth sullied growth.

What was blessed 
by the sun at birth, 
now hides
in deep...

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Categories: sullied, allegory, bullying, discrimination, fear, holocaust, metaphor,
Form: Free verse
Satire and The Soul
I've been a bit free with the vitriol with a couple of poems recently, and need to check myself.  Some months ago I met...

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Categories: sullied, judgement, mystery, poets, psychological, satire, spiritual,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Deference
Profligacy a primary constituency of the damned
Given this then what is the propensity of the lamb?
Climb out of the wool and drop it over another's...

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© Tim B  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sullied, faith, people, uplifting, heart, heart,
Form: Rhyme
A PANEGYRIC TALE OF LOVE
Neath shimmered strings of starlight’s breeze, crepuscular in night
on trodden soil he lay with slumbered eyes.
Lashed to oak, his chestnut mare in dream just out...

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Categories: sullied,
Form: Light Verse