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Best Surnames Poems

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

Premium Member Inlets and Islands
Amidst these inlets and islands
Lies a land of a patriot nation
Where clans decree their might
Together in mixed relation

From the Lowlands to the Highlands
Family names of...

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Categories: surnames, history, inspirational, people, places
Form: Quatrain

I worked in an Insurance office and loved my job
But the manager was an idle fat slob
He’d put in expenses sheets for work he hadn’t...

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Categories: surnames, humorous, me, work,
Form: Rhyme
      Where did all those black people go in Black History such as W.E.B Dubois, 
George Washington Carver, Sojourner Truth,and...

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Categories: surnames, baptism, bereavement, black african american, death,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member What's In My Name
What’s in my name? It’s Candler,
A name as old as English tax.
If you’re of English descent, yours may be too.
Let us take a short trip...

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Categories: surnames, education, england, history, jobs, society, wisdom,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Hicks in the Sticks
My mama always told me that
"Hicks in the sticks"
was a thing way back when.
Timeless as mortar and bricks.

But who woulda thought
that someday she'd marry one?

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Categories: surnames, funny, me,
Form: Quatrain

Midnight roll call
International relations clerk on duty enters
In her hand is a list of nations from Africa
One by one she shouts out their surnames

The assembly monitors gives...

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Categories: surnames, africa, leadership, satire,
Form: Personification
Premium Member Nom Prenom - Last Name, First Name
Nom Prénom (Last Name, First Name)

To address a person by their surname
Rather than the given shows disrespect,—
Attests this is vulgar and profane
To the individual referenced!


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Categories: surnames, allegory, education, perspective, satire,
Form: Sonnet

The people who only eat lettuce
and nibble some nuts from a bowl,
are totally, utterly tiresome;
this ‘smugger-than-thou’ rigmarole.

But me? I am rather old fashioned
and faddy foods...

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Categories: surnames, food, people,
Form: Verse
Freckles They Called Him
Walter Branham, a retired teacher, and his wife Victoria went to Applebee’s, the chain restaurant, for lunch one day last week. First time they had...

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Categories: surnames, race, retirement,
Form: Prose

Governor Gerry Brown  marries Amanda Rice
She becomes Amanda Brown-Rice  -  look!   
David Soul and  Marguerita  Cook? ...

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Categories: surnames, funny,
Form: Verse
Shreds of 254
Welcome to Kenya,
Where prisons make criminals more than not.
Where justice is read off papers na sio za constitution.
Where economy is simply taking money from one...

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Categories: surnames, absence,
Form: I do not know?
Saint James the Fisherman Day
Saint James the Fisherman Day

Rohr family was nicest and kindest;
They had found it so hard to resist;
High point there,
They would share;
A new Episcopal Church does...

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© James Horn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: surnames, allegory, analogy,
Form: Limerick
I love F A I T H more than MONEY
Faith and Money
Are BOTH ... Gates
I chose WRONG
Thirty years later ...
He chose me

TWO: After Coming to Faith
Writing Psalms
Imitating David
Israel's King
Anointed One
Before Jesus
His lineage
Of Judah

Jesus answers...

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© Anil Deo  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: surnames, adventure, endurance, faith, gospel, history, jesus,
Form: Acrostic
the burning
The burning
Let Rome burn, so spake Nero or one of his flunkies
Towns and cities are burning every day in the Middle East
Flames taste not of...

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Categories: surnames, absence, africa, allusion, anger, anti bullying,
Form: Blank verse
Lost Words
Those thoughts not adopted
  and orphaned alone

To never have surnames
  —all bastards enthroned

(Villanova Pennsylvania: December 24, 2014)


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Categories: surnames, words,
Form: Rhyme