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Best Surplus Poems

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


Blog was A young girl who was 
Still at school
Everyone loved Blog, she
Was nobody’s fool,
In fact her peers regarded as...

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Categories: surplus, anger, love,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member The Gravedigger
He never did see a face though only a board width away,
yet remembers feeling privileged, spending those last few moments
while trying so hard to find...

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Categories: surplus, pride,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member The maker of the stars

Giant candles in the night sky
Flicker for me as they pass by
YOUR majesty is what comes shining through

When I’m stuck in...

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Categories: surplus, destiny, meaningful, prayer, spiritual, stars,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member The Millionaire's Club
Limousines cruised the circle, like vultures of prey,
stopping, ejecting their catch of the day

We watched from a hillside, a vast world away

Through the trees, down...

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Categories: surplus, culture, happiness, introspection, money,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Frosted


A penny for your thoughts?
Scratch that thought.

Thoughts are worth more than pennies
Thoughts are legions of brilliant glistening diamonds 
shining dormant undiscovered in a deep deep...

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Categories: surplus, black love, courage, freedom, future, imagery,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member - Perfect Balance -

The power I yearn to catch

A surplus beauty overflowing hearts
Dew settles, sprinkled gently a wet blanket

Star leather leads me into unknown territory
My senses are imprisoned...

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Categories: surplus, beauty, emotions, nature,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Grand American Tradition

Voting day at long last has arrived.
Scrambling through closet,
a cavernous space in accumulation.
In the deepest darkest corner, 
purpose achieved, 
garnering my three by five inch...

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Categories: surplus, poetry, political,
Form: Free verse
A Little Kindness Never Hurts
The capacity of kindness,
the surplus of charity,
people give all,
without deficiency.
Sympathy without bias,
belief without bitterness,
inspire kindness.

Unity surrounded by disarray,
liberty contained by suppression,
charity begets unkindness,
some are led...

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© Dedu Son  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: surplus, emotions,
Form: Free verse
Reverse the hate--turn it to love
It is so hard to believe
How this world can not achieve
A more peaceful balance of love
Instead of how we push and shove
Our beliefs on others...

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Categories: surplus, anger, forgiveness, hate, heart, love, world,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Robin Hood

An archer from Sherwood made shooting an art
Persuaded the wealthy from surplus to part.
He fell for a maid at first sight
But fearing to tell her...

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Categories: surplus, love,
Form: Limerick
A warm jungle
Through the warm jungle you can hear every cry.
Crackling gunfire trickles in the echoes; 
Why this place fell and crumbled, no one knows why.
There they...

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Categories: surplus, conflict, death, hurt, political, rainforest, war,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Where do we come in
Where do we come in
					in medias res  not knowing nor caring when
doesn’t everybody pine being number one we leave behind our lives in pages...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: surplus, caregiving, character, humanity, leadership, people, rights,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Testing Environment
Such a loud silence
Occasion anxious tapping
Of a pencil or less often a foot
Shifting uncomfortably while squeaking in their desks,
in that too small of a space

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Categories: surplus, anxiety, math, time,
Form: Free verse
River Niger
Sweet Niger wherever I go I will come back;
Certainly I will for the rejuvenation of life.
Even if I  am old and my  frame...

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Categories: surplus, nostalgia, river,
Form: Quintain (English)
1.Renunciating a thing liberates
one from grief.	
2.Early renouncing earns many
delights for harmless.
3.Renounce by controlling desire-yielding
five sense-organs together
4.Renouncing, righteous, desiring, falling
back as unwise.
5.Banishing birth-sins body surplus
why rebirth...

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Categories: surplus, retirement,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Hush of Christmas Past
To rush down the stairs of pure excitement
and spill onto the floor of packaged gifts
Wanting to open each cherished  present
Only to find new clothes,...

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Categories: surplus, love,
Form: Sonnet
There have been times in our land
When our nation has had to take a stand.

It first began at Bunker's Hill
Where so many men were then...

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Categories: surplus, dedication, history, holiday, life, thank you,
Form: Couplet
Hunger to Fullness

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Categories: surplus, irony, society, symbolism,
Form: Diamante
I Softly Went A Huntin'
I softly went a huntin’
To find some softly sheep,
I cannot count without them
To lull me back to sleep.

‘Where art thou little fluffy?’
I called its nicky...

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Categories: surplus, humor, humorous, nonsense, satire,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Decisions Of Love

Germany post World War II,
torn, impoverished.
Ruled by Marshal Law,
imposed by the victorious.
Occupational forces walk
the rubble streets.
Civilians cower
in fear,
in hunger,

A farm boy, Ohio bred,
cook in the...

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Categories: surplus, introspection, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Fog Of Sunshine
Upon arriving in a cold dawn breeze
Whilst hands might be full, demanding to lift
Eagle eyed on such a shadow at ease
Extends a welcome, still I...

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Categories: surplus, addiction, beach, desire, drink, lust, memory,
Form: Sonnet

     Tic tic tic
     Lash out

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Categories: surplus, abuse, anxiety, depression, health, identity,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Following Earth's Light
Borrowing from David Holmgren, Permaculture Principles and Pathways Beyond [Win-Elite v Lose-NonElite] Sustainability, 2002, p. 1

Health ethics are Beloved Community normative principles
used to guide action...

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Categories: surplus, creation, destiny, earth day, environment, health,
Form: Political Verse
First day at work
When I left school at age fifteen years
This brave new world held many fears.
I got a job from the schools careers man,
I was going to...

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Categories: surplus, me, work,
Form: Rhyme
Creative Procrastination
Surplus Kirby’s dance
Computer screens digest your time
And spit out Kirby’s.

This girl next to me
Likes writing concrete poems
(I am wasting time).

Reds turn slowly blue
Leaves disintegrate to...

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© Aaron Crow  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: surplus, computer-internet, funny, nature
Form: Haiku