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Best Survival Poems

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

My prayers are not asking you to
save me from my enemy.
My children have turned their backs.
They praise dance with many

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Categories: survival, analogy, spoken word, wisdom,
Form: Classicism

Premium Member Survival
weeping willow trees
unbreakable in grace bend
survival and hope!

June 11th,  2018

Inspired by Victor Buhagiar "Barren Branches Of a Willow Tree Die"...

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Categories: survival, endurance, storm, symbolism, tree, wisdom,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Survival
     We boarded the Carnival Cruise in Miami with excitement,
our destination was Montego Bay-   with a promise of great...

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© Dear Heart  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: survival, cute, imagination, lost, strength,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member The Black Cloak
It's like a black cloak around our world bringing misery and death
One scientist said "if it mutates you ain't seen nothing yet" 
If only the...

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Categories: survival, death, evil, goodbye, grief, world,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Too Much Sadness for Me
there's too much sorrow...
don't you know
we are all going to die
a starting point always beckons a finish
sooner or later
no matter how
peaceful or painful
that final moment...

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Categories: survival, sad, truth,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Poetry Pillar
When Light needed a body to behold, and color to kiss,
as Darkness dreamnt to die in the dawn of depth,
when Soul lustered to lust for...

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Categories: survival, beauty, creation, desire, love, poetry,
Form: Ode
Premium Member Midnight Brings The Dawn
It seems that all my life I’ve seen some darker times
Now and then the times I knew were more than I could stand.
But, learn we...

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© John Posey  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: survival, introspection, life, lost, lost, may,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Love Was Sent, Treasure That Healed Two Crushed Hearts - A collaboration with Robert Lindley

Life shattered, soul crushed, another one has perished 
once gone from this world was all she ever cherished
No amazing and joyful tales to tell the...

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Categories: survival, beauty, fate, hope, pain, passion, romantic,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Refugee
Running from an economy full of hate
hunger will place him behind bars unless he relocates
war and crisis lingering with the hope to end soon
have pocketed...

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Categories: survival, adventure, africa, death, depression, discrimination, evil,
Form: Couplet
Cats Cats Cats
on...                        ...

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Categories: survival, pets,
Form: Concrete
Premium Member Love Burial
The burial ground,  groomed to greet
the gatherers of their love apocalypse
with garlands grown and sown
from the rose fire of Athena's throne,
on this day they...

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Categories: survival, love, endurance, universe,
Form: Epic
The Billabong
There’s an old river course with beginning and end,
now the river runs straight without this river bend,
where the water is still and the reeds do...

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Categories: survival, nature,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Our Caves
Our hearts have chambers, four in all;
   like caves, they are defined and seen.
But there are hidden caves within
   where our...

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Categories: survival, heart, inspirational,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Hell's Hospitality
The sun cries for us, its heat fades away
snowflakes sprinkle round its orbit, yet go unmelted
it feels like evening, but its yet noon
time never changes...

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Categories: survival, africa, anger, corruption, culture, life, political,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Love Was Sent, Treasure That Healed Two Crushed Hearts, A Collaboration with Susan Ashley
Love Was Sent, Treasure That Healed Two Crushed Hearts, 
A Collaboration with Susan Ashley
Life shattered, soul crushed, another one has perished 
once gone from...

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Categories: survival, beautiful, blessing, happiness, longing, love, passion,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member I'm just getting started

I'm just getting started to face this new adventure
To roll through the changes, release my fears to the wind
Also, to conquer something inside fighting my...

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Categories: survival, blessing, inspirational, motivation, strength,
Form: Free verse
A broken heart I met
I once met a broken heart ,
It said it longed for love.
And it'd been yearning so long !
It said there's no God above.
For if there...

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Categories: survival, lost love, love hurts,
Form: Rhyme
Lessons Learned from Trees
"A woodland path in the dappled sun, hushed and quiet "


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Categories: survival, allegory, introspection, sun, tree,
Form: Free verse
Echoes Of The Heart
                      ~Echoes Of The...

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Categories: survival, poetry,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Woodland Path

Fae circles of mushrooms
Lanky yellow toadstools
Firm jelly tot larvae 
Feed from rich stagnant pools.
Fungal disks cling with wanton 
To the grey trunks of trees
Cricket strums...

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Categories: survival, friendship, inspirational, nature,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member MY ODYSSEY

Here, I am
Sitting on the relaxing throne of my age
Reminiscing what I went through in life
A mere spectator I have now become
Observing in...

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Categories: survival,
Form: Bio
The Frost Bitten Leaf

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Categories: survival, allegory, death, hope, may,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Too Much Sadness for Me- Video
I did a video of a poem that was Poem of the Week. Here is the link to the original poem.

With all that is...

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Categories: survival, truth,
Form: Free verse
This is my Anxiety
Falling asleep to illogical thoughts.
Seeing red or nothing but spots.
Heart racing toward the finish line.
Can't seem to catch that breath of mine.
A whooshing roar inside...

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Categories: survival, anxiety,
Form: Rhyme
Yellow Flowers
You made me love yellow flowers
in the middle of July,
when everything was dying
because the ground was so dry.

You offered them to me
with the faintest smile...

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Categories: survival, divorce, flower, heartbreak, love, love hurts,
Form: Romanticism