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Best Surveyed Poems

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

Premium Member A WINTER'S TALE
Biting winds and swirling flakes of snow had finally abated

We surveyed the deep drifts, which lay on the fields
The silvery moon peeped through the clouds...

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Categories: surveyed, animal, snow, winter,
Form: Free verse

The Last Ride
One tough ol’ cowboy; a strong, upright man,
He rode many years for the Lazy "H" brand.
One ev’nin, quite late, as he rode out from town

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© Dean Wood  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: surveyed, tribute,
Form: Cowboy
Mackenzie Trail
When doves on evenings, calm and still, call out a hollow tone,
They rouse a medley, old as time, so few have ever known.
The whispered lines...

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© Jim Fish  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: surveyed, adventure, cowboy-western, historyold, horse, old,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member My lacking
I laughed and the world was silent
For it seemed the joke was me
I wished to be a comfort
Yet, it was not meant to be

I stood...

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Categories: surveyed, emotions, river,
Form: Quatrain
I Soar
The good earth!...ahh! its beauty
sloping down to golden river’s bank,
where trout and dreamy summit play
their game, a contest of who looks
longest, passers by or the...

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Categories: surveyed, nature,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Anapest Trimeter
Shoe, shoe, boot
Shoe, shoe, boot
This surveyed
In solitude

Just for fun.....

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Categories: surveyed, fun,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Life Story
"Who wrote dese legs?" Said Milligan in Puckoon *
As he surveyed his nether limbs with distaste and dismay
While Jessica Rabbit gave the protest of every...

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Categories: surveyed, hope, inspirational, introspection,
Form: Verse
Premium Member The Lady with the Lamp --------
In the flickering light of the lamp,
Despite the chilly night, air so damp,
She surveyed books so avidly read,
Studied the guidelines now in her head.
Time came:...

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Categories: surveyed, adventure, books,
Form: Couplet
The Raven
On a barren mountain top,
boulders gray and strewn with rocks,
thermal winds that rose and dropped,
sat the Raven, head half-cocked.

The Raven watched the butterfly
as it softly...

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Categories: surveyed, allegory, animals, nature, peace
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Days of my Youth
From the top window of the tower
I surveyed my vast kingdom
sprawled far and wide,
a patchwork quilt of 
rubble-walled fields
adorned in vibrant hues
matching the glow of...

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Categories: surveyed, memory, youth,
Form: Free verse
The Bird and the Coconut
The Bird and the Coconut

There was a bird
Flying in the jungle
It came across a coconut
Hanging from a tree

The bird landed on the nut
Surveyed its surface...

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© Ed roberts  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: surveyed, bird, culture,
Form: Free verse
The Ruins
From afar only
I have surveyed the things once known,
now decayed and crawling
slowly, yet inexorably,
toward a time I’d rather not see.
I have not stood with you

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Categories: surveyed, depression, loss,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Life Story 2

"Who wrote dese legs?" Said Milligan in Puckoon *
He surveyed his nether limbs with distaste and dismay
While Jessica Rabbit gave protest of every 'toon'...

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Categories: surveyed, life,
Form: Rhyme

Stood at the upstairs window, hands face down
fists clenched, knuckles touching cool windowsill.
Crows, silhouette cut-outs surveyed the town
from aerials and ranged the skies at will.

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© Viv Wigley  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: surveyed, identity,
Form: Sonnet
Sometimes we must steal and loan kisses
Sometime we must steal and loan kisses

Beautiful lady arrived at the Austin's tavern at twelve trying to escape the Texas Summer heat.
Once she wanted everything...

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Categories: surveyed, dark, poetry, women,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member My First Grey Hair
Written by Gail DeBole

I dyed it.
The dye did not take.

So I pulled it out.

Then I climbed to the highest building and shoved it off.
It boomeranged...

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Categories: surveyed, funny, life,
Form: Free verse
My Blackness Within
I walked with my blackness
Not on my head like a crown of pride
But like a shackle around my feet
I basked in my down trodden self

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Categories: surveyed, color, discrimination, inspiration, inspirational,
Form: Blank verse
The Negative and Positive Absolutes of Life
– |Life| +

I recall how I had surveyed you, guardedly from a rocky peak,

And why I left the shelter of the mountains, for you.

How we...

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Categories: surveyed, life, philosophy,
Form: Concrete
Whose Child Is This
Whose child is this, before me laid
A gift of God, from his love made
Two tiny hands my heart embrace
This one who chose my world to...

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Categories: surveyed, introspection, child, heart, child, heart,
Form: Rondeau
The vicar surveyed her wide girth 
Was scared that in church she’d give birth 
He raised his eyebrows 
Then rushed through their vows ...
He wasn’t...

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Categories: surveyed, baby, humorous, marriage,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Jack Frost
Jack Frost laid his hand over the lands
trees now adorned with hoar frost gems
laughing in glee watched people slip
then slide helpless down the slopes.

Bitter cold...

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Categories: surveyed, winter,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Battling Addiction
No one knew his background, he did not speak of family 
Not even the one left, whom he felt was a burden
His younger sister with...

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Categories: surveyed, dark, day, home, sister,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Recollections of a Reckless Youth
Warning: Mature themes, though at the time.             


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Categories: surveyed, life,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member My Magic Childhood Sight
(I first thing mentioned here had to be from me dreaming "awake," 
but the other two things I still swear to this day I saw...

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Categories: surveyed, childhoodday, me,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Monster Mash
When Frankenstein’s bride was created
The monster was surely elated
He asked her to dance
As he sought romance
To screams his poor ego deflated

Count Dracula surveyed the dance...

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Categories: surveyed, halloween, humorous,
Form: Limerick