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Best Surprising Poems

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

Premium Member Surprising Kindness
I came upon an old man,
A homeless, wretched soul.
He looked so sad and helpless,
In his hands, he held a bowl.
He was propped against the building,

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© Janet Vick  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: surprising, caregiving, family, friendship, hope, inspirational, life,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member We Are Not Merely Poets
Some of us are secretive at first. We hide our poetry’s soul self, 
gently letting her peep out; sometimes regretting it immediately.
Fearful of critiques from...

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Categories: surprising, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member When It Comes To Me
I often sit for long periods of time
hoping the perfect beginning will come to me.
To write a poem that starts with a pristine Capital
leaving readers...

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Categories: surprising, adventure, celebration, change, identity, passion, poetry,
Form: Dramatic Verse
In spring time fresh flowers are rising
New lambs in the fields – not surprising
In every hedgerow and tree
Lush beauty will surround me
It’s heaven; there is...

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Categories: surprising, spring,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member The Fickle Fate of Friendship
Did you think my friendship fickle,
thus deserving of the sickle
did you think that it would wither up and die?

Did you think my friendship faded
thus transforming...

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Categories: surprising, appreciation, forgiveness, friendship, friendship love,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member Sitting In My Deck Chair
The pale face of nature, of flowers and treetops
Has been lost without color, behind frost in the meadow
Under snow on the fence post, and the...

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Categories: surprising, happiness, happy, nature, drink,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Mother' Ears
A mother’s ears  - fine tuned
will pick up on her infant whimpering
          in the middle...

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Categories: surprising, mother,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Kaleidoscope of Butterflies
I saw them in the sunlight hovering
above the fragrant bushes on our street.
So many different hues of them! It was inspiring.
Beautiful bright ballerinas drawn to...

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Categories: surprising, butterfly,
Form: Quintain (English)
Now, I am not a huge man

I'm not large by any means

In fact it is surprising

I still wear normal jeans

My pants don't have elastics

I still...

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Categories: surprising, age, funny,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member To Friendship
I see you, see you clearly, never saw you.
Your voice I never heard but still I hear you.
Small lines across my screen are silent words.

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Categories: surprising, friendship, love,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member You Are the Dawning
You are the dawning light of my day as
I wake with your warm body next to mine.
Your deep sexy voice, 
my mesmerizing music.
You are the...

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Categories: surprising, joy, romantic love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member For Straight White Boys Only
Have you seen a Rockwell 1950's Lemonade Wars?
Two girls, both white of course,
dressed for YoungRepublican success
scowling at each other on a pristine deserted street
of the...

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Categories: surprising, culture, health, humanity, humor, judgement, political,
Form: Prose Poetry
With You
I sat on the edge of your mattress, unsure what to expect; I kicked off my shoes and took in 
your bedroom for the first...

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© Robin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: surprising, angst, loveme,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member The Darfurian Girl

I enjoyed an almost idyllic childhood. This was marred only at the age of ten by my circumcision, a cruel and primitive custom among my...

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Categories: surprising, bereavement, character,
Form: Prose
You Have Touched Our Hearts Mr President
NOTE: In response to this Poem I have received a surprising pleasant letter from President Obama today 5th March 2015 itself. To see that please...

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Categories: surprising, friendship,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Christmas Spirit
The Christmas Spirit

All year long a lot of excitement,
surprising developments . . . 
up’s and down’s
fear, anxiety, conflicts, sadness
all over the world—
and given this ....

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Categories: surprising, beautiful, blessing, christmas, god, imagination, love,
Form: Free verse
life Changing Day
Her heart has just said that
It has found the one
That it wants to settle with.
So in anticipation of the day
She will have to hang about

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© Shea Hunt  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: surprising, girlfriend-boyfriend, hope, inspirational, love, life, heart,
Form: Romanticism
Premium Member Crackled
_ _ _ _While walking one day in crisp autumn air, 
On the edge of the sidewalk,  I saw it so clearly_ _ _...

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Categories: surprising, nature,
Form: Free verse
Poetry Souper Heroes
before I start please allow me to say
that if you don't see your name, please have no dismay
but I just had to write it this...

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Categories: surprising, appreciation, community, dedication, devotion, imagination, inspiration,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Winter's Paint Brush
When I awoke this early morn
I looked out upon a magic fairyland
Last night a whole new world was born
Nature had been making surprising plans
To paint...

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Categories: surprising, seasonsworld,
Form: Quintain (English)
A Note To the Young Girl On The Other Side Of This World
Hello, Farrah....
It's 7Am here, and cold
Just awoke, with,
Oh, Here We Go Again!
Fever, Pain, Confusion,
And Lots of Other Groovy Things
To Keep My Mind Busy...
Many more people...

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© tom bell  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: surprising, adventure, angst, childhood, education, friendship, health,
Form: Bio
Premium Member Tina s Fatal Attraction COLLABORATION WITH SONNY ROPER
Tina’s  Fatal Attraction

With kid gloves   Tina loved to play		

When hubby was working away			

She got a surprising fright			

When he came home early one...

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© Eve Roper  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: surprising, fun,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Rosie and Lady-Kittens and Butterflies
Kittens and Butterflies Contest
Sponsor: Eve Roper

~Rosie and Lady~


A Painted Lady drinks nectar from a flower,
gathering pollen to nourish other plants,
a darling kitten, Rosie, seems lost...

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© Lu Loo  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: surprising, animal, butterfly, cat,
Form: Pantoum
Premium Member The Yard Sale Syndrome
Shrunken sweaters, dusty ball caps
Tarnished silver, and hedge clippers
Pointed hat pins, gaudy jewelry
Faded jeans and worn out slippers
Greasy fry pan, wobbly table
Crates of dog-eared musty...

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Categories: surprising, funny, happiness, husband, peopleold, me, old,
Form: Rhyme
Bushranger, Daniel Morgan
Me name is Daniel Morgan
There’s a thousand pounds on me head
Just me and me native lad
We upset the Traps,
the silly chaps,
Gawd strike me dead.

The Traps...

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Categories: surprising, adventureme, me,
Form: Rhyme