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Best Surreal Poems

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

Premium Member The Red Leaf

the raspy whisper

gets my full attention
wistfully I smile
..for its persistence reminds me of you..

the crisp red leaf 
scuttles scrapingly
across the gray pavement
to and fro...

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Categories: surreal, death, emotions, grief, heartbroken,

Premium Member The Dark Side of October
Late October moon is waking, through this cemetery shaking,
shaking as the cold wind breaking, walking ‘neath an old oak tree.
Stones like sentries undertaking, guarding graves...

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Categories: surreal, dark, horror, october, scary,

Premium Member My Pirate Women
Pirate women permeate my spaces.
They are fierce and fabulous.
You dare not lie to them.
They will cut you to shreds, with their swords.

Cut  you to...

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Categories: surreal,

Told The Raven To Hush
Two have a secret , of touchy and feel
Hearing about it, and how it was surreal 

Two people who spent grown up time
With rivers to...

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Categories: surreal, bird, emotions, lust, passion,

Maybe our girlfriends are 
our soul-mates
And guys are just people 
to have fun with.
To say that one waits a lifetime 
for his soul-mate 
To come...

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Categories: surreal, beauty, longing, love, soulmate,

Paper Dolls
she is everything you have seen in the movies
crayola hair
velvet dress
sugar in her veins
tears glued to her face
she fingerpaints the kitchen walls like a little...

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Categories: surreal, addiction, beautiful, emotions, fire,

Premium Member THE STORM

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Categories: surreal, adventure, nature, night, perspective,

Premium Member In Emerald Shadows
Trying to hide in conspicuous places
a night on the town in their false, plastic faces.
Sweetly they sweep through magnificent halls,
top-dollar galas and masquerade balls --...

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Categories: surreal, abuse, analogy, betrayal, dance,

Premium Member For This Is The Story, An Old Poet Sought Not To Miss
For This Is The Story, An Old Poet Sought Not To Miss
 (Part One)

I've ate Eden's last apple, coveted Jason's* golden fleece
chained myself in caverns...

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Categories: surreal, creation, fantasy, hyperbole, mythology,

A Cup
It started with a cup.
The cup turned into a bottle.
The bottle made an addiction.
Addiction morphed into violence.
Violence grew into destruction.
Destruction Destroyed reason.
The reason delivered abuse.


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Categories: surreal, abuse, addiction, deep, depression,

Reason For Your Poetic Words
Your mesmerizing words held me
Like arms around me so tight
They full fill my very fantasy
The stars that shine in your night

To lay beneath your gaze...

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Categories: surreal, dream, poetry, romantic love,

Premium Member Brief Encounter
brief encounter

a man invisible
but for his wit
landed on my world 
lightly it seemed 
until he left

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Categories: education, surreal,

My Sun is Orange
my Sun is Orange

my morning Sun is orange
The yellow is stained
with the Blood of my People
for that is what we
are reminded of
each day

when it rises...

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Categories: surreal, humanity, peace, political, power,


Flashing lights and glitter
In the wee hours of the morn
Strange variety of critters
Walking about the streets
Suspicious characters
Nothing like the daytime breed
Nocturnal creepy crawlers
Lurking creatures of...

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Categories: surreal, city, morning, night, people,

Because Education Is Important
The last time I had seen this particular cousin of mine, I was still in college and he had a head full of hair. In...

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Categories: surreal, family, humorous, life, metaphor,

Premium Member May I Dance With You
May I dance with you now as ghosts ride by with the breeze,
     and that old witch on her broom flies...

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Categories: surreal, dance, dark, halloween, love,

It was a homeless old man near a shoe store who fell asleep 
He was so tired that nap turned to a sleep that was...

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Categories: surreal, christian, grandfather, inspirational, kid,

Premium Member Scene From A Bike Ride

Like a royal parade,
they waddled across
the well traveled thoroughfare
teeming with autos crawling to a stop;
otherwise road rage reduced to admiration.

The regal drake held his head...

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Categories: surreal, analogy, animal, beauty, environment,

Premium Member Fire
Flames of desire mesmerize
Instantly provocative to tantalize
Recklessly smoldering embers stirred
Enticing arousal... seduction occurs
Stoking the fire again and again
No strings attached is only plan
Both have...

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Categories: surreal, betrayal, fantasy, fire, longing,

Dear Son
Street Cries

Son remember this gentle kiss can hide filthyness of feature events

As I converse to his innocence

Our time spent precious in a world reckless hectic...

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Categories: surreal, conflict, father son, future,



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Categories: surreal,

My Head is a Monster
My head is a monster my monster's a head
it's clawing and tearing my right mind to shreds

My heart is a devil, it fights just for...

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Categories: confusion, crazy, suicide, surreal,

They call this condition, September blind.
Secret eyes peek from silky autumn-brown.
On lifting wisps of wind, her scent does find --
A head adorned with thorny, lovelorn...

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Categories: surreal, autumn, desire, first love,

Premium Member Blessing Time
Gone is the time to fear any omen
bubbling like a city of fine women
fate never assumes
as bad luck so fumes
the hour has come as life...

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Categories: surreal, bible, blessing, business, life,

Escaping Rita
Chased mercilessly 
over well- worn tar 
palpable loss pushes 
a sable brush 
dunked in dread
a furious deluge
of fear 
 oozes out
blackens every inch
 of familiar...

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Categories: fear, scary, surreal, travel,