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Best Sum Poems

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

Premium Member The Sum of a Life
This life we're living
Is so unforgiving
Reminding us every day
Of games that we played
Choices we made
Dreams that faded away
Paths that were crossed
Loved ones we've lost
Still promising...

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Categories: sum, philosophy,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member The Night the Grinch Stole our Muses
 'Twas the night before Christmas and their pages were bare
  Not one word could they write, not one verse to declare

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© Joseph May  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sum, christmas, holiday,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Glimpse

guilty as charged
i stole it tall
every consonant 
every vowel
every word
every sentence 


the ocean
in its unique shades of blues and greens
combined and blended to create

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Categories: sum, beauty, celebration, character, creation, heart, inspiration,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Love Letter to My Friends of India
When I think of India, I think of dark eyed beauties,
their foreheads painted with decorative red dots,
and I see them moving deliciously in beautiful bright...

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Categories: sum, community, friend,
Form: Prose
Premium Member Sold
There is no difference,
the saints whisper and every enemy and ally
wake to forever’s difference,
that neither knee nor tongue will deny.

Doubt bit into Innocence and sold

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Categories: sum, bible, christian, corruption, god, history, loss,
Form: Didactic

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: sum, allusion, devotion, loneliness, muse, sad love,
Form: Alliteration
Premium Member In the Middle of the Universe, I stand
In the middle of the universe, I stand 
My mind seeking comprehension 
The mysteries of life tantalize my tenacious grip on wisdom
I stand
Observing omnipotent organization

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Categories: sum, mystery, universe,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member A Truthful Mirror
I reflect the truth, yet you see a lie
I'm just a humble mirror, I wonder why
I love the shape, of your beautiful face
Why when you...

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Categories: sum, image,
Form: Personification
A Ship Is Safe In The Harbor
A ship is safe in the harbor,
But that's not what ships are built for.

Because in the sum of our human gleams,
We have created the vessel...

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© Gael Attal  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sum, adventure, nature, sea, uplifting
Form: Couplet

"An ounce of hypocrisy is worth 
a pound of ambition" --Michael Korda

This everyone's want--
stretching an autonomy to unbuckle self-discovery

I got mites...

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Categories: sum, character, how i feel, identity, inspiration,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Unzipped Lips
As I was busy “being”
just who I am,
I didn’t care what others were seeing.
To be as they wish, would be a sham
and I will not...

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Categories: sum, introspection,
Form: Quintain (English)
Premium Member The Hanging
The jury was unanimous
Twelve cried out justice
It was just before the changing hour
The hanging planned for quarter past midnight or so
The moon was full, the...

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Categories: sum, betrayal, depression, evil, ireland, philosophy, psychological,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Life is Short
it seems in just the twinkling of an eye
life passes by
and one's left at the brink
with time to think
before the fall 
into the great abyss

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Categories: sum, life, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Shape of Death
 I saw no way- The heavens were stitched
I felt the columns close
The earth reversed her hemispheres
I touched the Universe
378: Emily Dickenson

The Shape of Death


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Categories: sum, death, mother, mystery, universe,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Where Did The Years Go
Remember years ago, when you were fit
Now you can't stand too long, before you have to sit
And all the times that you ran to catch...

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Categories: sum, age, old, retirement,
Form: Rhyme
The Duck That Lost His Quack
The Duck That Lost His Quack

A Duck woke up late one day last week,
And all he could do was to squeak.
He looked everywhere and listened...

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Categories: sum, animal, cheer up, imagination, music, poems,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Thirsty

I could tell right away he was up ta sum thin.
I could see it in doze beady eyes!
His wordz were smooth in a snake like...

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Categories: sum, betrayal, corruption, death, future, money,
Form: Prose
Premium Member AISLE SEA EWE
Early in the mourning she rose
She wood fined her boat
Wear she rose across the see two the sure
Their she mustard all her mite
And toad the...

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Categories: sum, humorous,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Inevitable Withering
The truth was concealed with many branches.  Countless are the days I happily lingered in the comfort of your shade before passionate winds revealed...

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Categories: sum, betrayal, corruption, farewell, relationship, romance,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member WHAT'S IN A NAME

 We boarded a flight to Hong Kong 
Our pilot was called Sum Ting Wong
I’d a smile on my face
As his flying was ace -

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Categories: sum, humorous, inspirational,
Form: Limerick
Two Little Boxes part 1
Mary spent her final days
Inside a nursing home
Tended to by well trained staff
But still so all alone

They gave her everything of need
Bathed and fed and...

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Categories: sum, caregivingsmile,
Form: Rhyme
Poets Despair
I despair at writing poetry
I'm not sure I have the skill
Just can't seem to find the words
Or bend them to my will

It's hard to sum...

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Categories: sum, funny, on writing and words
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member The God Seeds
The God Seeds

in the midnight summer solstice
out in air alive with fireflies
floats young lovers and their wishes
exciting moments hand and hand
hold the mind in solid...

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Categories: sum, devotion, romance,
Form: Free verse
As the bitter Northern wind howled in the grey early morn,
Sat a young child half frozen, looking sad and forlorn,
He came from...

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Categories: sum, poverty,
Form: Rhyme
The echo of the echo
In the minds of you and I,
It tells our lips to tell it,
It flies to make us fly.

The glory of the...

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Categories: sum, world,
Form: Lyric