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Best Superficial Poems

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

Premium Member Eternal Life And The Total Self
Eternal Life and The Total Self

Life is but a fleeing whisper echoing through time,
never dying, always being...magnificent and sublime.
The body's a receptacle, a superficial shell,

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Categories: superficial, death,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member Vanity
There lives a silent evil deep within
Which once was locked inside Pandora's box
Now said to be the "father of all sin"
And one's denial is it's...

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Categories: superficial, vanity,
Form: Sonnet
Thoughts On MGK EMINEM diss, it's just what I noticed
Beard looks weird,
that's a lyrical genius to be feared,
you wrote a 6 year song and got the facts wrong,
fired with the hair and safety still...

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© Nick Trim  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: superficial, hip hop, humorous, rap, slam, smart,
Form: Rhyme
Tiny Fractures of Death
As the clock ticks on,
the soul
tiny fractures of death

hairline cracks
seemingly invisible, superficial
yet they run deep


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Categories: superficial, depression, introspection, life,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Ante Bellum

BEIGEBest served where it can’t be seen
On Stirling Silver platters
With redruM narcotics
Delivered by sharp Blood-Red
Well-mannered talons
Strutting in sleek wet rolling tight-skirted
Long French Silk Stockinged...

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Categories: superficial, america, bible, corruption, imagery, war,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member The Lonely
Slowly he opened the drawer and looked inside.  Some time had passed since he last gazed upon the cloth that lay there.  Years...

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Categories: superficial, depression,
Form: Prose

Strip away the superficial.
Place political correctness aside.
Forgive hurts of the past.
Erase all tension and harsh feelings.
Seek thoughts of love and understanding.
This is what you’ll find.

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Categories: superficial, identity, meaningful, people, together,
Form: Free verse

Thou curse a great angel to fall 
from the heavens of glory and power,
though let man build towers for himself...

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Categories: superficial, character, desire, emotions, humanity, life, wisdom,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Sensual Scent of Summer
Coconut tropical oil 
Glistening on my skin
The scent intoxicates me
As I bask in the sun
And drink in the beauty
Of the sparkling Mediterranean Sea

It’s only for...

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Categories: superficial, sea, senses, sensual, summer,
Form: Free verse
Dance, was my release
Pain had I ignited bright
Through my silence, had my hurt worsened
Denied conversations with all for superficial reasons, I had
Forgetting that love was my life
And people...

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Categories: superficial, change, dance, forgiveness, heart, hurt, i
Form: Sestina
Premium Member - Stone By Stone -

Do not let this superficial world
discourage you
Whoever cares
often causes a dialogue with themselves
How much of the content in mind
is defined by the question ;
"Imagine if...

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Categories: superficial, deep, evil, fear, feelings,
Form: Free verse
My Bathroom Mirror
My bathroom mirror amplifies
tired eyes and lines of discontent
a harsh reminder of the unfairness of life
and forces me to stare in the face
the cards I...

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© Lisa Cole  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: superficial, allegoryme, mirror,
Form: Free verse
This era of the ego,hashtags
and selfies..and me me me...
to the fore,impatience always
knocking on my door.
Instant this,instant that,self
congratulation,superficial self
social media to explore.
Insecurity underlines...

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Categories: superficial, satire,
Form: Verse
Mr Cokeman
You see I've been misunderstood majority of my life
Its as though if living were war 
then im the knife
Its not my fault society embraces suicide

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© John Floyd  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: superficial, black african american, dark, feelings, identity,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Kids' Table
Laying my head back, eyes closing,
reminiscing, the years falling away into decades ago
to the 1950s at my grandparent's grand home
for Christmas.

It was a gracious dining...

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© Greg Gaul  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: superficial, christmas, cousin, family, friend, grandparents, life,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member My Path
If to be a winner, I must first suck up,
Then instead, I will gladly lose.
If to gain popularity means kissing butt,
Then a path alone I...

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Categories: superficial, character, confidence, integrity, journey,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member For Those Who Love Love

Those who love love

Put up your hands

Wow! There sure are a bunch of you guys

I knew there was a lot of you

But this is totally...

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Categories: superficial, love,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member RANT WITH A SLANT

I challenge you to a rhetorical
to prove me wrong else be unconventional 
‘bout a problem that’s gone systematical
everyone’s so radical and cynical   

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Categories: superficial, culture, freedom, grief, love hurts, perspective,
Form: Monorhyme
Christmas Scene
So what is different
The vagrant limps across the careening snow
Scantily unkempt
From inside the bank with glittering glass
I watched him pass
Carried by the flow
Of that dilapidated...

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Categories: superficial, holiday, satire, war
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The colour of my heart
The colour of my heart?

I see you, 
and you see me...
what is it ...
that you really see?
Can you see ...
inside of me?
Can I see ...

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Categories: superficial, color, encouraging, feelings, heart, hope, humanity,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Be Holder
I wish I was beautiful.
I want to be part of the in crowd.
Just beautiful not superficial.
That would make me proud.

I want to be part of...

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© Alexis Y.  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: superficial, beauty, how i feel, sad,
Form: Pantoum
Why is it when you go out of your way
To help someone brighten their day
Or solve a problem that has things in disarray
They want to...

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Categories: superficial, care, christian, day, encouraging, friendship, god,
Form: Rhyme
Walk of Shame
Starlets tender their heralded names
Just another pretty face; another superficial dame
Brokered pawns in tawdry, transparent game 
Bartered tinder is their trite acclaim
Stars that twinkled then imploded...

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Categories: superficial, on work and working, people
Form: Rhyme
All I see in a superficial world,
Are  fake grins,  
Snotty comment, 
Catty remarks,
I'm silent in the wings,
Seen only by my fellow shadows....

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Categories: superficial, anger, community, corruption, courage, dark,
Form: Free verse
Women's World Part 2
If you try to tell me that I’m just being a drama queen, the silent screams that suffocate my thoughts might just escape from my...

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Categories: superficial, appreciation, art, slam, society, women,
Form: Prose Poetry