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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



DELETED POEMS AND FAREWELL
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
Premium Member VEGETABLE SOUP
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
Examine...

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Categories: survey, depression, life, sad, slam,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member CLOSING THE DOOR ON THE PAST
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. 
Because….
I created her.

I also drew and painted the...

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Categories: survey, art, nostalgia, self,
Form: Free verse
AN HOUR WITH YOU
AN HOUR WITH YOU

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
Christmas...

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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
survey...

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Categories: survey, political,
Form: Free verse
I HAD A LITTLE NUT TREE
I   HAD   A   LITTLE   NUT   TREE

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

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Categories: survey, funny, parody
Form: Light Verse
NEVER-ALWAYS-SOMETIMES
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
situation,...

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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.

I'd...

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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
Awakenings
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