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Best Summed Poems

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


Premium Member Get An Education
"The boy's got a broken brain!
- Fix him for me now,
I can't do a thing with him."

     - So I hear...

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Categories: summed, black african american, education, life, political,
Form: Rhyme



THE PSYCHEDELIC STEW
THE PSYCHEDELIC STEW 
 
We loved to drive out through the hills 
Where landscapes are so green, 
And always sought the smell of hay 
That...

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Categories: summed, funny, imagination, lifelife,
Form: Rhyme
Et Tu Brute - THE FINAL BETRAYAL
He promised me i would not die
As I’d been forced to live
He promised me I would not cry
And his heart he would give

And now its...

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Categories: summed, abuse, betrayal, corruption, judgement, lost love,
Form: I do not know?
REFLECTION
REFLECTION

Reflecting the world tiny one, 
In what you see where you've landed.
Dancing, copying, becoming. 
Now, a yellow wild canary.
Then, a dandelion puff.
Not pretending but reflecting,
Becoming,...

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© Edlynn Nau  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: summed, childhood, imagination, mother daughter, self,
Form: Free verse
Unbearable
I hear you in your room
The words he shouts are unclear
But I hear every tear that escapes your eyes
I feel every tear that is replaced...

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Categories: summed, angst, childhood, sister, sorry, words,
Form: Free verse



Say it ain't so
I sought knowledge
I acquired wealth
I raised a family
I met my spiritual obligations
and paid my social dues,
Is this all there’s to life?
Say O Lord, it ain’t...

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Categories: summed, anxiety,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Orbiting Monet
Her heart was a watercolor foyer
  drifting about eddies-beneath fatal falls
     wishing away the violets,
     ...

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Categories: summed, death, friendship,
Form: Rhyme
Tie the knot Limerick
There was a girl, of I thought 
I loved her so much, a ring I bought
  Thinking of happy marriage 
  To propose...

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Categories: summed, funny,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Ode to the people of Norway
Ode to the people of Norway


Strophe

O, the darkness has descended on a paradise
Of Norway’s bounties of nature
On the people living a quiet life
Not concerned about...

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Categories: summed, grief, drug,
Form: Ode
Dark Matter Matters
Dark matter seems to be
What isn’t there to be seen
In between
What we see.

They dub it dark since you cannot detect it
Nor can they inspect it
With...

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Categories: summed, creation, dark, deep, earth, science, space,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member cancer and confetti
it all blows around 
zig zagging in front of the eye
a million bits of lemon dipped confetti
tapping the carapace of a life
fawn dappled-silver maple leaf-...

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Categories: summed, adventure, cancer, death,
Form: Rhyme
THE LOVE OF GOD
The love of God what can I say
It's there for all to see
It was love that sent His only Son
To die for you and me.

There...

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Categories: summed, christian, easter, love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member On Being Here Now
Our body is only a cloak,
seek the one who has dressed you,
heed not the dress.
Rumi

My form dresses our shared purpose,
I seek this SuperEco who has...

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Categories: summed, creation, earth day, nature, philosophy, science,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Perfect Balanced Pitch
Imperfection is the mirror of perfection;
opposites reveal each other.
Rumi (M Mafi translation)

Dissonance is the non-polynomial mirror of confluence;
opposites reveal each other.

Suffering grows the anti-relational mirror...

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Categories: summed, earth day, growth, math, nature, passion,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Erotic Fantasy- A Product Of Teenage Infatuation-Experience of a girl
Gently lying on my bed with my slickly Pink Pajamas,
I fell asleep like a peaceful baby,
then the windows opened in complete excitement,
and the seas breezed...

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Categories: summed, adventure, fantasy, imagination, mystery, romance, me,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Breathing Easier
Ego hears SuperEco's universal exhalation,
natural explication.
 
Id-entity actively self-purges with each inhalation,
even through dissonant death's hypothermic double-hinged boundary,
then emerges from inhaling information
to exhaling decomposition,
death and...

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Categories: summed, earth, heart, identity, love, math, philosophy,
Form: Free verse
Intent was Rap
Divinity all empowers me for some dignity 
Through this course of life so to have an entity 
Power flow through my veins ,black faced
Melanin ...

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Categories: summed, abuse, africa, allah, america, black african
Form: Ballade
Premium Member The Mourning Morning Years On
The Mourning Morning 100 and 50 Years On

Robert Graves lies in Wilfried Owen’s grave ponders the War
to end all Wars that continue  with nothing...

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Categories: summed, war,
Form: Rhyme
Beauty
I love seeing the best, even in the worst
But I love better than worse
Yes! I prefer good to bad
A lot I’ve heard,
Hmn, a lot I’ve...

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Categories: summed, appreciation,
Form: Alliteration
Premium Member The Peace I Seek
When the world won’t let me be,
And religion just screams.
And everyone keeps telling me,
What they think I ought to think.
And by the looks of things,
I...

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Categories: summed, america, community, corruption, how i feel,
Form: Rhyme
to fight the good fight, finish the course and stay true to my faith
"I fought the good fight, finished my course and stayed true to my faith"
these are the last words that Paul the Apostle did convey
many pastors...

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Categories: summed, life, son, words, god, car, god,
Form: Didactic
Premium Member Beyond Death's Honor and Disgrace
Alpha

To live beyond death
we must know life beyond honor and disgrace.

Not "must" in the injunctive sense of "thou shalt"
but a more dusty must of logical...

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Categories: summed, analogy, culture, death, destiny, farm, hope,
Form: Free verse
The Human hues
She slipped clumsily in a 
café
Looked all around her
from the corner of her 
eye
Felt all eyes upon her
Bit her lip
and flushed crimson 
disconcertedly.

He was sacked,...

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Categories: summed, emotions, feelings,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member CHARITY
Duty
summed up in love-
complete in heart & mind,
ourselves & others love & to
uphold...

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Categories: summed, love
Form: Cinquain
Finish Well
Through trials and plans 
through darkest hour
into troubles and
peaks of the joys we devour

Where all is not finished 
until a life is complete:
friends tended, gardens...

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Categories: summed, introspection, life, philosophylife, integrity,
Form: Free verse