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Best Summation Poems

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

What you add up to may be less,
Than what’s inside and unseen, 
But your behaviour will determine, 
Happiness by where you've been. 

Our processes can...

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Categories: summation, celebration, friendship, humorous, introspection,
Form: Rhyme

I felt I was full of affection
'Till he started enumeration,
His ego inflation
My interpretation,
Had compounded that situation.

He'd better show appreciation
And maybe even some elation
If he wants...

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Categories: summation, funny, people
Form: Limerick
Sweet Purpose
I have come to the point of decision
And I have decided in favour of love

Wisdom is not solely measured by experience
But more by capacity for...

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Categories: summation, inspirational, on work and
Form: Narrative
There once was a poet who despaired
though blessed with a fair amount of flair
that he was way too thick
to master limericks
counting words an arduous affair...

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Categories: summation, light, poetry,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member The United States of America
Our justice system is far from perfect, but it is what we’ve got
Just because you break the law, doesn’t mean you deserve to die or...

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Categories: summation, america, patriotic,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member Repulsive Rays

Get ready cause here is the next pontification
In regards to my said, beloved’s infatuation
Hear me thee, here do be, the truth of the situation
Which once...

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Categories: summation, forgiveness, friendship, love, lust,
Form: Monorhyme
Close your eyes and use your 
What if the world showed an 
that jesus was really satan
Itd be the biggest revelation
But what would happen...

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Categories: summation, how i feel
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member "LOL, For Christ's sake" (A Blog)
(This is a Blog)
          How about a little humor, for we as human beings need it....

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Categories: summation, introspectionlost, lost,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Framed

In submitting my last résumé
Jessica Rabbit inspires me to say
Though some call me a cad 
I’m not really that bad
It’s just that I was drawn...

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Categories: summation, humor, philosophy,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Those Slithering Serpents Of World's Hidden Abyss
Those Slithering Serpents Of World's Hidden Abyss

Through pleasant meadows they slither and soft hiss
pushing down nubile flowers as they go
they of dark, giver of serpentine...

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Categories: summation, art, conflict, emotions, humanity,
Form: Rhyme
Another winter Star
***I am reposting this poem as I think it is my finest poetic creation.  I feel the imagery of the piece and its 'fabled'...

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Categories: summation, creation, god, hope, life,
Form: Classicism
The Lawyer
A lawyer who sought approbation
Had a penchant towards litigation
He would argue his case
With a smile on his face
Then win in his final summation...

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© john fenn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: summation, funny
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Love's Magic
I don’t think it’s foolish,
Simple-minded, silly, whimsical,
Naïve, and/or childish
To believe that love is magical.

So-called experts offer
No scientific explanations
That any would prefer.
Love wordlessly defies summation.

You know...

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Categories: summation, life, love, magic, philosophy,
Form: Quatrain
She Came This Way
On a headstone in the ground, 
a life's summation can be found:
born and died and little more
marks the end with an underscore.

Before I die I'd...

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© Jan Terry  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: summation, birth, death, family, life,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member The Reverends Yacht
I’d extend an invitation
to all in the congregation
through this speech of inspiration
which is quite a compilation
yet I expect no adulation
and no gest of adoration
for in...

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Categories: summation, corruption, dedication, devotion, paradise,
Form: Monorhyme
(A matter of reasoned understanding)

If life's complete term is this earthly sojourn,
What value is to be found in morality?
Why do we yearn for high knowledge...

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Categories: summation, philosophy,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Paraphrasing John Nash
The following is me paraphrasing,
John Nash, 
one of the most brilliant, amazing, 
Nobel Prize winning mathematicians;
"My whole life has been numbers of varied equations, 

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Categories: summation, math, wisdom,
Form: Rhyme
For a blue
So  bountiful
You bow down
Before it

To the Master 
Blender of
This endless 

Of blue light.

A soul's ascent
To a starry sky
Stops short 
Of con-


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© Nola Perez  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: summation, fantasy,
Form: Alliteration
Premium Member That is Life-Such is Life
A jungle of mysteries, ruled by uncertainties
nurtured by intrigues and cycles
but invaded by misnorma to fairness
is a system, sustaining all animate interactions.
This is Life!

No rule,...

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Categories: summation, adventure, analogy, life, philosophy,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member You are always with me
I picked up your ashes
Three months after cremation
I felt I had bottled emotions 
Time would help verbal summation
Yet silence is what I find
No words escape...

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Categories: summation, sad love,
Form: Bio
Fortuitous tutorial
Spirited meeting, don't faint
Real or surreal, it is momentary, as cannot stay long on the same plane
Want to protect from mirthless life's winding chimes
Only if...

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Categories: summation, anxiety, mentor, voice,
Form: Free verse
When Astrologers Walk Into Church
Used to be the Mafia.
Glory to shameful violence.
Off balanced dodgers,
No reconciliation, by Story.
Oh, thank Jesus.
Oh, Thyatira
As time now diminishes?

Now urban dump sites,
Steps into focus.
I can't...

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Categories: summation, religion,
Form: I do not know?
Lawyer Wainwright harrumphed and rose to his feet
Lawyer Wainwright harrumphed and rose to his feet
To defend his client in front of the jury,
In what all thought would be an impossible feat,
But approached...

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Categories: summation, humorous, nonsense,
Form: Rhyme
I Keep A Written History
You say it seems that I'm hiding something-
Maybe its my answers;
Or that when you asked, I said nothing.

If in need of explanation,
here’s my summation;
my trust...

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Categories: summation, character, courage, inspiration, truth,
Form: Rhyme
Intimate Conversation
No deadbolt here;
No bell informing
Of presence--
My echo returned,
Calling me
An awakening voice…

Enter, I beckon;
Child of mine
Long before conception--
Loving you
Even when still
and though heartless--
Infant Summation
yet to be...

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© Joe DiMino  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: summation, allegory, allusion, birth, destiny,
Form: Free verse