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Best Sunken Poems

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

Premium Member Disposable Wisdom
Each day Annie Lesley opened a can
Her eighty-six-year-old hands trembling
As she sat with her cat and ate pet food
What is wrong with this elder’s rendering?


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Categories: sunken, age, cat, endurance, life, wisdom, world
Form: Rhyme

Sleepless Night
Sleepless Night

Teardrops, bagged eyes, a way of sin
The mirror reveals a lost eternal soul
A conniving move against tonight's phantom glow
Voices circle around the insomniac moon

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Categories: sunken, anger, death, farewell, memory, mother, sick,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member My Darling Boy

     Oh ...

Have you seen my darling boy, blond hair, like corn silk, falling?

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Categories: sunken, analogy, boy, childhood, innocence, metaphor, nostalgia,
Form: Quatrain
~ATLANTIS~   Featuring:) Kelly Deschler

Can't be re-written by the Gods
The land and sands of time'
Destroyed by the fire of Poseidon's curse 
Atlantis swallowed by:...

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Categories: sunken, beautiful, fire, grave, imagination, lost, paradise,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Ravens and Castles
...inspired by and in dedication to ~  Victor Buhagiar, Robert Lindley (my mentors) and the rest of the PoetrySoup Family...thank you for your kindness...

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Categories: sunken, dark, deep, horror,
Form: Rhyme

Midas Touch
~Do Not Trust a Word, He Says~

He speaks of sunken treasures the way no other man 
The map of his essence is drawn in the...

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Categories: sunken, fantasy, kiss, love, sexy, spoken word,
Form: Alliteration
Premium Member Philosopher's Stone
Do Not Trust a Word, she says

She speaks of sunken treasures the way no one else does
The map to her heart is drawn by the...

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sunken, art, deep, desire, lust, trust, woman,
Form: Alliteration
An Involuntary Shudder


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Categories: sunken, myth,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Desert Dreaming
A violent scene lay before me
Huddled in death, there’s Ella, Mary-belle, everywhere I could see
Swollen tongues, sunken eyes, frail bodies strewn in the hot powdery...

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Categories: sunken, anxiety, nature, suicide,
Form: Free verse
I Look To the Moon
I look to the Moon, hanging aloft
Among the clouds so milky soft.
How must it feel, so high above?
So chilled and bleak and void of love.


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© Mike Ruff  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sunken, depression, loss, lost love, love, passion,
Form: Personification
Premium Member The Party
The Party

Everyone is festive
All the ladies in pretty dresses

Champagne in flutes
Flirts in Armani suits

Waiters and penguins
Serving wine and cheeses

Musicians playing tango delights
Diplomats avoiding land mines...

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Categories: sunken, conflict, poets, society, solitude, universe,
Form: Free verse
My Turn To Cry
I’ve distanced myself
I didn’t mean to
Didn’t set out to do it
An unconscious act of the mind 
For self preservation

My visits went to once a week

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Categories: sunken, confusion, depression, devotion, loss, mothersky,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Visitor - A collaboration with July Morning
POTW 28 January 2018

A beautiful extra-terrestrial female researcher is sent down to a remote island to observe earth and beam her findings back to her...

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Categories: sunken, adventure, romance, science fiction,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Dark And Tragic, When Fate Sets Its Black Hand To Decide
Dark And Tragic, When Fate Sets Its Black Hand To Decide

Icy cold had invaded, her heart became a hard frozen tomb
Never again would she allow...

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Categories: sunken, bereavement, betrayal, dark, death, fate, loss,
Form: Prose Poetry
Hook Line and Sinker

Me, my brother Tom and Uncle Pat were on a fishing holiday
three men in a rowing boat way out in Dublin Bay
we anchored up and...

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Categories: sunken, crazy,
Form: Couplet

Fever of love cartwheel snaillike but where are you?

Round six o'clock noon, sunken is the moon gazing
behind deep...

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Categories: sunken, absence, dedication, life, love, relationship, romance,
Form: Epic
Premium Member One Way Ships - Part 1
Flings and wings and rings rejected…
 Cupid’s arrows fly deflected…
“It clearly is too late” she signed, “to love, adore or pay me mind”

Penciled lines drew...

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Categories: sunken, lost love, stars,
Form: Rhyme
My family is everywhere
My family is everywhere like wild seeds sown
On the whim and bluster of a wind
Some left for Cuba before the revolution
Bring green stalks of sweet...

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Categories: sunken, familyfamily, old, home, family, home, old,
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: sunken, people, places, world war ii,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member The Fervor Of Our Love

dizzy, from my shameless lust 
i paint your mouth with mine.
nipping, brushing faces, 
breathing you like oxygen.

my fingers, my lips, my tongue 
upon your naked back
draw a map to...

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Categories: sunken, romance, romantic,
Form: Narrative
Crystallized tears
Crystallized tears
When time, marched by the flame of a candle
The fear, from the swords and peak of the temple
When the virgin liberty was in...

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Categories: sunken, freedom, history, inspiration,
Form: ABC
Nightingale's Watch
Through somber steps each climb is made;
The fruitless efforts fail.
Thus, love unshared and work unpaid
Disturbs the nightingale.

In song it copes
With fears and hopes;
From limbs it...

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© Mike Ruff  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sunken, death, depression, loss, lost love, love,
Form: Rhyme
Mind Over Mirror
It's easy to live in your head
Spending a month in a hospital bed

I was a fit blonde twenty-three
With a box of red hair dye on...

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Categories: sunken, appreciation, introspection,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Grief

I beseech the shards of my shattered self,
as recollections collect with a jagged edge,
for a softened reflection of a dream in smithereens
to sheath this sunken...

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Categories: sunken, death, emotions, grief, heartbreak, loss, sad
Form: Free verse
I Live With Only Life To Give clean for Soup
I've gone too far to ever come back
bad luck stuck in a mental trap 
I’m going to start accepting facts
Suck in no air so lungs...

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© Nick Trim  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sunken, anxiety, dark, deep, depression, emotions, feelings,
Form: Rhyme