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Best Sunk Poems

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

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.

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Categories: sunk, abuse,
Form: Free verse


The shining light hides behind my eyes,
Comes in a super nova surprise
My spirit glides into the skies,
Spreading the perfect heat like the sunrise

I was like...

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Categories: sunk, beautiful, beauty, best friend, light, moon,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Hot And Cold Comes The Night


must know
I cried yesterday 
and I think I broke the world
so I braided some words into twine
planted some sweet...

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Categories: sunk, depression, heart, introspection, love, romance, romantic,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member John F Kennedy - Martin Luther King Jr - Robert F Kennedy and Donald Duck

it was the sixties
we were young
we were going to change the world
spin it like a basketball on our finger
take the three point shot 
win the...

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Categories: sunk, philosophy,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member King Sun and Goddess Sea
One summer day, enraptured by the Goddess Sea,
King Sun shone down with all his might; most splendidly
he moved the Goddess, for she rippled laughingly
a shimmering...

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Categories: sunk, sea, summer,
Form: Couplet

Premium Member Orca's Revenge

A fishing boat left the port of Kinsale 
The rain was lashing and blowing a gale
Fishing grounds were in sight
Then they had a great fright

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Categories: sunk, fishing, humor, sea,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Drenched In One Another
Yes I can still see her...

through rose colored glasses,


In fact,

She is gorgeous.

I remember saying...

or at least thinking out loud

...You take my breath away,

She was a...

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Categories: sunk, romance, romantic,
Form: Free verse
The Private Lives of Those I've Loved
The hutch 
like everything else in this house is
crooked.  A slanting hardwood floor 
and the burnished ends 
of an ancient table. 

An ever rounding...

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Categories: sunk, family, people, places, house, house,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member The Canvas
The Canvas
She painted her emotions with a dark brush
My heart sunk into her canvas
Transported to an endless sadness
She greets me there with a smile
Her light...

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Categories: sunk, depression, dream, forgiveness, girl, paradise,
Form: Free verse
Pearls Beneath the Harbor
Our bank accounts nearly emptied so we could afford a vacation; two young working girls who'd never been far from home. We were looking forward...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sunk, people, places, world war ii,
Form: Haibun
One in Four Women
Terror seizes you, and it isn't kind. 
 You try to go somewhere peaceful in your mind.
But the pain rips you right back to here...

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Categories: sunk, angst, life, peace, sadme, grandmother, me,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member In Life
In life they take and take, dignity, peace. In life they trick us into nothing. Lower than soil; deeper than roots; sunk in swamps.

In death...

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Categories: sunk, death, life,
Form: Free verse
A Crooked House
We lived in a crooked house.
Built on a muddy mound of hope with the corpse of yesterday half buried beneath
Sad eyes and smiley faces. A...

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© Zed Zed  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sunk, childhood, home, memory, sad,
Form: Free verse
I close my eyes
Orbits sunk deep within 
Scowering the cesspool of dream fragments. 

I lay cool against the flat sheet
Waiting patiently for deep sleep to...

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Categories: sunk, life, loss, sad,
Form: Free verse
The USS Indianapolis
It was in July of 1945 
  And the USS Indianapolis
Had a crew of nearly 12 hundred alive
  But a Japanese sub fired...

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Categories: sunk, history, sea, war, lost, sea, lost,
Form: Narrative
Tin Can Sailors
The mighty 3rd to the north did steam,
Chasing a ghost not to be seen

Guard the landing your task assigned,
Quiet the day is to be benign


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Categories: sunk, courage, inspirational, remember, tribute, war,
Form: Rhyme
Angels of Destiny
Angels of destiny, sunk in empty eyes so clear,
Angels of destiny, every day your fate so near.
Seldom has your little face been graced with a...

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Categories: sunk, africa, angel, feelings, food, innocence, sad,
Form: Sonnet
Card Tricks
It was a party like most, I guess
And not a “fun” one, I must confess
But our hostess I adored
And I just couldn’t say: “I’m bored”,


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© Jack Clark  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sunk, conflict, dark, evil, horror, magic, scary,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Punctuated in Time
Cant lift my eyes beyond half past seven anymore
Nay! I do not wish to see...
Past hyphens and inverted commas
Lies and more catastrophe

Ambidextrous clock with appalling...

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Categories: sunk, abuse, art, humanity, imagery, mystery, ocean,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Why I Love Him
I love Langston Hughes. I've written about him before. I've written about the Dream Keeper. I love the theme of dreams. You should read his...

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Categories: sunk, tribute,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member At Dunkirk
where thousands
of stranded men
lined a bloody beach,
hope was draining with each
air strike delivered by the
unrelenting Germans’ aircraft.
Cold, starved, and injured men watched from shore -

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Categories: sunk, courage, world war ii,
Form: Etheree
The Old Rugged Cross Suffered The Worlds Greatest Loss

My favorite of songs is The Old Rugged Cross.
   The most tragic of days was the worlds’ greatest loss.
For sinners that day...

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Categories: sunk, devotion, faith, forgiveness, hope, inspirational, life,
Form: Narrative
Loose Change
I dig into the open wounds of self preservation,

and hear


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Categories: sunk, break up, imagery, life, love, love
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Fencepost
The fencepost, bits now
Sunk below the surface of
The dirt, lay broken much the
Same as that day, years ago,
Little Georgie told his Ma, with
Excitement building in...

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Categories: sunk, bereavement,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Please allow me to introduce myself


Those who lash out when the heart speaks
avoid the many mirrors reflecting themselves
For in this rippled dream,
where perfect does exist
and mistakes are long gone like...

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Categories: sunk, life, me,
Form: Free verse