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Best Survey Poems

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

Remarks of a Prig
I'm hearing rumors that are easy to believe
but none of them give me reason to grieve
You've been telling people their poetry sucks
Words from your mouth...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: survey, dedication,
Form: Rhyme

I have deleted the 2 poems I posted earlier today, and instead I offer what will be my final write.  I have read the...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: survey, moving on,
Form: Elegy
Poet Convention 2014
Poet Convention

Lost in a poets convention, 
I can't recall every poem, I've read through the years
50518, unique comments I 'validate'--- 
Thank You For Sharing Your...

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Categories: survey, celebration, character, dedication, farewell, goodbye, inspiration,
Form: Free verse
Cauliflower clouds drift past broccoli trees,
where bright carrot paths lead to vegetable seas.

Tall corn sentries stand straight in a row,
while wild little radishes have no...

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Categories: survey, imagination,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Ramblers
’Tween hither and thither we wended our way
skipping, dancing through sand dunes, in seascape croquet.
While woven in waves watching dolphins at play
I first tasted her...

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Categories: survey, fantasy, love,
Form: Quatrain

Behind the mask
Behind the mask there is a frail and fragile me
Enigmas clothed in conundrums; that the naked I can’t see

'Behind the mask is concealed, my authenticity

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Categories: survey, depression, life, sad, slam,
Form: Rhyme
It’s been many years since I’d climbed the wooden steps to my parent’s attic. The hinges of the trap door creak and a cloud of...

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Categories: survey, childhood, memory, moving on,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member Reflecting On My Paintings
A mesmerizing purple and pink unicorn with an orange mane is staring at me.
I cannot feel uncomfortable. 
I created her.

I also drew and painted the...

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Categories: survey, art, nostalgia, self,
Form: Free verse

If I perchance could have my time again
And, knowing what I know, could alter course.
To veer left when the signpost right said...

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Categories: survey, love,
Form: Sonnet
Slivers of Light
A thousand yellow and orange slivers of light vibrate.
Their heat permeates.
Slowly they glide into pairs and groups, singing as one. 
Alas, this solitary yellow light...

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Categories: survey, angst, horror, morning, prayer, sad, solitude,
Form: Free verse
A Life Well Lived
 Living the most complete life--
 No man deserves less or more from living than another
 From a tiny drop of nectar, a flower blooms

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Categories: survey, life,
Form: Free verse
Spider's Purse
a dizain

Admire her casting, lines of silky floss;
survey as artist drafts her masterpiece.
Enclosing space invisibly across,
then single-handedly, she will increase
the center parts to form unseen...

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Categories: survey, 11th grade, imagination,
Form: Dizain
Premium Member A Christmas Story
A Christmas Story

He looks at the cards hung over the fire
Suspended in air by the finest of wire
One from his wife, his children and friends

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Categories: survey, christmas, fantasy,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Straw Man, The 2012 Presidential Campaign
       ......a strange color, green

   Become better informed, listen to your teachers,
educate yourself....which branch will the bluejay

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Categories: survey, political,
Form: Free verse

I had a little-nut tree
Nothing would it bear
But a silver...

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Categories: survey, funny, parody
Form: Light Verse
Questions and more questions can often get us upset.
Finish this short survey for us, and a gift you will get.
Let us begin with Question #1....

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: survey, silly,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Random Thoughts
Do random thoughts and
scattered conversation
deserve to be a poem?
I think a lot of things
like that as I drive
from work to home.

All day I've tried,
and struggled...

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Categories: survey, allegory, allusion,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Withdrawal in a dream
How different this place
this sanctuary feels, here
inside one’s head. Where
insidious illusions fondle
a subvert mind, and obscenities
resonate within the confusion,
when fidgety creatures, assume
guardianship of my preternatural

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Categories: survey, angst, depression, me,
Form: Free verse
Shadow Maiden
I see you in my heart. You pass by like a shadow.
I never fully see your face and your smile haunts me. 

I want to...

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© Black Hawk  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: survey, mystery, me, love, me,
Form: Lay
Black Ballad
The time is always wrong and consciousness is a deformed perception of reality we combine with artificial thought.
Prove you're here prove you're there. Truth is...

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Categories: survey, death, humor, judgement, love hurts, people,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member In Praise of Lovely Homes
Relaxing on the porch as darkness fell,
I sipped iced tea, reflecting on my day.
There was breathtaking beauty all around,
the perfect lawn, a pleasure to survey.


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Categories: survey, house, vacation,
Form: Quatrain
The Deliverance
O'er fields strewn with harvested evergreens,
There ventured a marine from Queens,
His flesh were a slight inky, his clothing was ragged,
No more alive, flowing in dread...

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Categories: survey, dark, life, , memorial,
Form: Rhyme
My words constrict suppression
My words are not poisonous
I have a spider in my mouth
They are neither venomous
I rest a forked tongue between my teeth

My words are lovers
They sentence...

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Categories: survey, words,
Form: Rhyme
In a beautiful green valley 
Where wild flowers grow 
Comes the first blanketing of winter's snow 
The clouds up above float luxuriously by 
As I...

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Categories: survey, death, life, losswords, beautiful, me, home,
Form: Rhyme
The E Street Bus
Each morning of my workweek, I board the E Street Bus
I see familiar faces, there are a lot of us
But if I look closer,...

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Categories: survey, life, people, social
Form: Rhyme