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Best Surveying Poems

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


Premium Member Feverish Fear - A Visual Video Poem - in collaboration with Victor Buhagiar
POTD 13 March 2019

Welcome! - We are excited to release our very first Visual Video Poem. 

(I trust you will enjoy the complete production effects...

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Categories: surveying, courage, evil, faith, fear,
Form: Dramatic Verse



Premium Member Feverish Fear - In collaboration with Maria Williams
 I thank Maria for our collaboration. 

I recall the hopelessness that I felt
when it brought its dark decline.
Icy fingers of apprehension run the length...

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Categories: surveying, allegory, fear,
Form: Free verse
Mind Over Mirror
It's easy to live in your head
Spending a month in a hospital bed

I was a fit blonde twenty-three
With a box of red hair dye on...

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Categories: surveying, appreciation, introspection,
Form: Rhyme
Class Reunion
Fifty-year class reunions are stricken with sadness:
Former classmates falling apart before my eyes.
Jane uses a walker, and Stan exhibits madness.
Wages of age foreshadow classmates’ demise.

In...

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Categories: surveying, irony, satire,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Mermaid and the Moon
She climbed the liquid staircase
just to gaze at gleaming stars;
all she wanted was a wee one
to light up her fair boudoir.

A thousand times she spied...

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Categories: surveying, imagination, love, moon, sea, stars,
Form: Narrative



Premium Member The Park -- Part Two
(Please read The Park -- Part One first ...
This is a continuation from Part One, due to space limitations)

Yes, kids at play are bold and...

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Categories: surveying, nostalgia, people, sad, time,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member SHE-TIGER
SHE-TIGER

She-Tiger patiently watches,
 In shadows,
Dark concealing realm,
Green eyes pierce nights,
 Blackening shroud.
Ever weary, seeking motions,
 Movements,
Beware the bush itself seems,
 To come alive,
Beneath moonlights twilight...

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© cherl dunn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: surveying, adventure, animal, beauty, imagery, imagination, inspirational,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Rapture You Roughly -

She pleaded to me with a blushed body,
ready readily for the holiday my maintinance could muster for her pink engine,
the electricity my overtime bedtime love...

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Categories: surveying, dream,
Form: Romanticism
Piteous the Legion
Sweep then across the flowing sea of time
to stand unseen amid a stinking horde
and there behold the rich who turn away 
or groveling poor that...

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Categories: surveying, poverty,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member Pinnacle
Inviting and magnetic the towering awesome sight
A perspective of domineering rock and icy peaks
It challenges, dares and beckons with unfolding beauty
Stretching upwards into shades of...

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Categories: surveying, mountains, success, perspective,
Form: Free verse
Runaway Train
The slap of sneakers on concrete,
Fill my ears with hollow sound;
Like my heart it has a beat,
Steady thumps against the ground.
My eyes are wide, to...

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Categories: surveying, teen, me, me,
Form: I do not know?
They Call It Wounded Knee
They Call It Wounded Knee 

I came, I saw, I cried;
To the field where they died.
They call it Wounded Knee;
My peoples' history.

Bodies lying, frozen to...

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Categories: surveying, america, death, history, native american,
Form: Classicism
Premium Member Point of No Return
It was a cold, rainy September day
Dark clouds rolled above Redemption Bay
And the mist hovered over the old ragged dock
As a young man emerged from...

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Categories: surveying, fantasy, imagination, life, people, uplifting,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Wild Lightning, Spooks and Me
I'm as free as the wind as I sway in the saddle!
I love life!  There's no clutter, nothing to addle!
I give my faithful horse...

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Categories: surveying, cowboy-western, happiness,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Of Birds and Lonely Men

Drab pigeons in flight, skimming over the streets
Swift, restless movement, but going nowhere
Cleaving curved wings in the hot and stagnant air
While no one takes notice...

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Categories: surveying, loss, people, sad,
Form: Free verse
My Dog, Benbow
Somewhere beside the myrtle rose blooming white
By nutgrass overgrown, a palm tree sways in soft moonlight
Like an angel from the throne, and somewhere there
In your...

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Categories: surveying, animalsdog, dog, time,
Form: Verse
When I Stopped That Day To Pick Death's Rose
I heard a little rumor from
a stranger on the road today;
he wore a heavy veil of dusk
to keep the winter's song at bay.

His face was...

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Categories: surveying, adventure, death, life, mystery, nature
Form: Ballad
Of Life Or Limb
Smack dab in the heights 
a moment missed 
where cracks crease 
the self-destruct
unnoticed 
in the reality
that life evolves
enveloping every step
up the ladder
surveying tattered seams
costs of...

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© Tim Smith  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: surveying, confusion, life,
Form: Free verse
Shall I Not Be Afraid
If I weren’t afraid I’d forage ahead,
Run through the forest like a wild boar, red!
I’d crush all the foliage barefoot and bled,
Never looking backwards, but...

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Categories: surveying, anxiety, confidence, courage, crush, fear,
Form: Rhyme
Hindsight
Hindsight 

you are watching someone all too familiar
hovering anxiously above and apart
a shadow puppet
bound to neither be seen nor heard
again you sigh and shake your...

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Categories: surveying, feelings, how i feel, metaphor, truth,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Snapdragons and Dandy Lions - Part 1
"Snapdragons and Dandy Lions (Part 1)"


“Don’t move,” she smiled gently,
“stay there, stop fidgeting, let me put these in your hair”,
I was sitting cross-legged 
on the...

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Categories: surveying, childhood, daughter, joy, love, mother, mother
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Thunderheads
Thunderheads
Written: by Tom Wright

O, boisterous clouds,
Why do you pout on high?
With friction so among you,
Will lightening too,
Not soon cross the sky?

In bumping heads,
You cause the...

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© Tom Wright  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: surveying, faith, inspirational, natural disasters, nature,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member The Raven's Revenge
There she stands 
With a gun in her hand
Black tresses 
Flowing down
Touching the back
Of a long multi-tiered
Billowing
Ruffled black gown
Surveying her kingdom
There in the mist
The beautiful...

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Categories: surveying, love
Form: Narrative
Tower of London
Conquering Normans in siege they lay
waste to all England
to pillage and slay.

William the Conqueror rode overland
with nobles and ladies
of high ranking band.

Surveying all territories with...

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Categories: surveying, england,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Growing Up, La - Part 1
- - - Chapter 1: Early Days - - - 

My father was a rich man, la, *
Though schooled in poverty, (1)  
As such...

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Categories: surveying, life, , cute,
Form: Rhyme