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Best Surly Poems

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

Premium Member Grading on the curve

I’ve been told, I deserve so much,
for the work I've done, for the lives I touch.

I would like to say, my dear friend,
what I deserve,...

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Categories: surly, inspirational, jesus, life,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member Dream 1: 4 Weeks in Positano

"Dream 1: 4 Weeks in Positano"

Kisses long linger warm lips tasted intense
so sweet like cured Valencia Oranges
lips liquored triple sec not dry drunk on love

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Categories: surly, dream, romance, sensual,
Form: Romanticism
Christmas time
Nightgowns on at 9:01
Adrenal induced delerium
Santa’s journey has surly begun
To our beds, we were a scurrying

Closed eyes, at 9:05
But sleep would not come easy
We’d twist...

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Categories: surly, childhood, christmas, night, sister, sleep,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Fancy Dancer
As she leaps on pink and satin cloud,
Beauty is with her, like a shroud.
In sunny mist, a twilight stream,
She laughs and frolics as in a...

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Categories: surly, beautiful, dance, imagery, nature, nice, uplifting,
Form: Personification
Premium Member the ocean speaks
the ocean speaks a
language we all understand. . .
serene to surly


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Categories: surly, change, nature, ocean,
Form: Haiku

A surly old maid
had an urge to be laid
and bemoaned her virginal status
with life discontented
her plight she lamented:
"'tis not easy to live without coitus."

A scheme...

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Categories: surly, funny
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Merry Minstrel of Mickleover
The Merry Minstrel of Mickleover

I strike this chord without a sword
For I am not so brave
Whence came a knight with armour bright
Who vowed princess to...

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Categories: surly, history,
Form: Rhyme

I  shudder to think about the way 
Some  vegetables are  abused every day -
With physical ...

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Categories: surly, funny
Form: Couplet
Premium Member My Aminus Brain
I am of soft, delicate skinned casing,
Housing an iron, logical facing.

I grant my femininity free reign
To follow dictates of my manlike brain.

My seductive charms can...

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Categories: surly, character, judgement, smart, strength,
Form: Couplet
Dung on a Rung

Surly Sally slipped and lost a flip flop
at a hearty party in a bungalow with Billy.
while dancing and prancing to hip hop
whirling and twirling and...

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Categories: surly, funny, recovery from...,
Form: Alliteration
Masked Men
Masked Men

Look in the mirror
Look in the mirror
What do you see?
Masked men staring back at me
What do you do when you look in the mirror?

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Categories: surly, dark, depression, fear, grief, hate, psychological,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Freedom's Rare Sanctuary

like a grumpy ogre the twisted old tree stood guard
notched scraggy boughs reached out in fierce surety
naught had ever compromised its task
in its dutiable charge


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Categories: surly, courage, england, history, magic, myth, tree,
Form: Suzette Prime
Spirit and Soul and Body Oh My
How I would love to tell you this life is fair
That the burdens you carry are temporary and rare
But the truth be told that until...

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Categories: surly, faith, hope, inspirational, life, life, love,
Form: Couplet
The Wolf
(after Alfred de Vigny)

He glided through the somber pines, 
a shark in surly ocean. 
In truth, I loved his sleek, low lines, 
the danger in...

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Categories: surly, animal,
Form: Quatrain

This lunar sunset was what he’d most miss  -
They always said death was like this...

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Categories: surly, adventure, night, old, red, home, light,
Form: Couplet
Delicious Delysia
*Comely n’ curvy
*Riddled wit’ scurvy
Good lord my oh me
She surly do be:

bawdy and bold
prancing and preening
shameful and shameless
spicy and spiteful
willful and witty
jaded and jammin’
funky and...

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Categories: surly, friend, funny,
Form: Light Verse
Me, Myself, and I
YOU see the beauty in everything
YOU love the way I speak
YOU are falling for a killer
YOU will surly die
YOU shouldn't come closer
YOU have made a...

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Categories: surly, death, grief,
Form: I do not know?
Seeing is Believing
Seeing is Believing

Souls and spirits come our way
but very few will let them stay,
for most could never bear the shame
of being classified insane.

So even those...

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Categories: surly, friendship, religion, spiritual,
Form: Rhyme
The Promise Of A Better Life
Some days movement of any kind                   ...

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Categories: surly, courage, drug,
Form: Blank verse
The Consolation Of Danger
Too slow is the speed of life, 
so we try to outrun avalanches and race sounds, 
flee into roaring tubes of hungry water, 
brave invisible...

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Categories: surly, adventure, emotions, fear, journey, joy, life,
Form: Free verse
Some children arrived dressed as ghouls,
I asked don’t they learn dates in schools -
They’d come one day early,
Were rude and got surly,
I chided them as...

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Categories: surly, children, halloween, irony,
Form: Limerick
Dignify me
I’ve been here before
Knowing what to expect
Or so I had thought
This time, I’m perplexed

Similar exterior
I gave little thought
But the inside is backwards
I, surly, am lost


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Categories: surly, confusion, how i feel,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Don't Mess With Dad
A cursed thing whose time has come
       and I find myself with hate.
I'm not yet ready and the clock...

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Categories: surly, funny, humor, humorous,
Form: Rhyme
Indigenous Creatures of My Writing Desk
There is an antique writing desk
in my little study
from generations of would-be
writers in my family

And there are ancient creatures
from days gone by
living in this old...

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Categories: surly, anxiety, feelings, humor, humorous, imagination, nonsense,
Form: Free verse
Children of the Day
Children of the day
You walk on roads untold
Dangers lurking nearer
To grab you and take hold

You hide behind your light
And pray we wont come near
You walk...

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Categories: surly, death, faith, life, passion, night, day,
Form: Rhyme