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Best Survived Poems

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

Premium Member The One That Survived
She stands
In the graveyard
Where he sleeps forever
Beneath the heavy weight of all 
Her tears.

For:  Cinquain contest
Awarded:  First Place

Written:   Feb. 6,...

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Categories: survived, death,
Form: Cinquain

Premium Member The Fallen Poet
(The Fallen Poet)

Shadows, fall from the east
Winter show, white meadows,
Compelling words lost, in a silent world
Beautiful, Bloomingdale is how it goes
Apocalypto-- my very own limbo

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: survived, absence, confusion, depression, emo, how i
Form: Free verse

I'm still alive and I don't know why?
My heart survived falling from the butterfly sky

Caught by the hands of destiny
With visions only I can...

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Categories: survived, butterfly, fantasy, heart, hope, imagination, longing,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member The Dove in Your Eyes
How fast to wiles I fell my damask rose,
awake from slumber slept untold ages.
To gaze so deep in ocean eyes repose,
and print whispered prayer on...

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Categories: survived, imagery, lonely, love, perspective, poetry, winter,
Form: Sonnet
On the day our eyes open to the prism of the sun

On that day, Winter solitude  would be gone

The avalanche of differences melts into...

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Categories: survived, blessing, easter, forgiveness, jesus, love,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Love Sleeps, Never Dies
An old man
A Grumpy bitter old man
Bitter face
Red nose
Wrinkled beady eyes
Scruffy clothes his best attire

Life has not been kind
So his bitter words bite those around

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Categories: survived, angel, beauty, child, hope, solitude,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member A Tribute to Daddy
You were the oak in our family tree,
With roots that were strong and true,
Holding on so tenaciously
No ill wind could topple you.
We nestled under your...

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Categories: survived, dad, daughter, father,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member In This Time Of Looming Dark, Look To The True Light
In This Time Of Looming Dark, Look To The True Light

World is dark and racing fast into hell
grab a coin, toss it in a wishing...

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Categories: survived, art, creation, faith, spiritual, strength, truth,
Form: Rhyme
How About This for Veterans Day
How About This for Veterans Day

A monthly Monday morning military meeting
Would be great for them as way of greeting
Talking about things happening another day
Of past...

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© James Horn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: survived, patriotic,
Form: Couplet
Sweetest Love Note
One night a guy & a girl were
driving home from the movies. The
boy sensed there was
something wrong because of the painful
silence they shared between them

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Categories: survived, black african american, death, life, loss,
Form: Narrative
The Game, Playing the Game
'I want you to use all your powers and your skills
I don’t want his mother to see him like this
Look, look how they massacred my...

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Categories: survived, loss, son,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Bastille 2016

Many years ago
They stormed the Bastille
Two hundred and one lost their lives
The tennis court oath however survived

Jacques had his heart with the masses
Necker could not...

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Categories: survived, anniversary, death, dedication, evil, hate, heartbroken,
Form: Free verse
i am kindhearted
because i been doged out before
i know of disapointments
when your heart hits the floor

i am kindhearted
because i believe in dreams
when someone has a...

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Categories: survived, inspirational
Form: Narrative
Premium Member My Sister Says
My sister says
               my father was a good man --
but, how...

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Categories: survived, absence, addiction, anger, bereavement, blue, character,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Visitor - A collaboration with July Morning
POTW 28 January 2018

A beautiful extra-terrestrial female researcher is sent down to a remote island to observe earth and beam her findings back to her...

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Categories: survived, adventure, romance, science fiction,
Form: Narrative
I've arrived..
Fancy cars, the stage and lights
Thousands at concerts every night 
Girls swoon and scream my name
Giving autographs, growing fame
I survived.. Now I've arrived 

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© Lyric Man  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: survived, angst, crush, dream, heartbroken, how i
Form: Lyric
Premium Member BELIEVE IN ME
believe in me

in a lost memory
i believed i could fly
i could walk on water
in fire i survived
all the trees waved soundly
in the deepest ocean i...

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: survived, adventure
Form: Lyric
The Thunder Kings
The rains had come and washed away the old world,
the thunder had banged its drum
with a weary warning ---
' I do not come oft, but...

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Categories: survived, childhood, fear, storm,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Dylan Thomas State of Mind
A Dylan Thomas State of Mind

It’s precisely 2:45am...the time when
~ if I’ve fallen asleep ~
I always awake to find
Myself drenched in sweat.

I lie here beside...

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Categories: survived, anger, angst, anniversary, anxiety, bereavement, best
Form: Bio
Premium Member The Children of Yesteryear -'The Dreamer Part 2'

Prequel to ‘The Dreamer’ video

Eerily shrieks the last heron.
Through the stillness he dare not disturb
a lone wolf whimpering prompts the night
or could it be day?...

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Categories: survived, environment, hope, nature, strength,
Form: Free verse

A father of six he was in his early forties,
struck by cancer
toiling to provide for his children 
no property
no land
no animals 
but a loyal old...

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Categories: survived, evil, world,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Lifes Simplicity Maintained
You were born in a specialist clinic
I was born at the front door of my house
we both came into this world and survived.
You’ve been eating...

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Categories: survived, career, character, cheer up, culture, destiny,
Form: Epic
Ice Cube Pie
I always wanted two slices of ice cube pie
“You only get one”, was the standard reply.
I don’t know why I did
But since I was a...

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Categories: survived, business, humorous,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Battle Scars
Don’t judge that kid with her arms all scarred
Don’t brand that kid as bad
You never would have survived 
If you had the life she had

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Categories: survived, life, sad, socialwar, prayer, self, self,
Form: Narrative
Merely a child yet now she is running the house
So many chores to undertake, her childhood is in tatters
How can she forget the day her...

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Categories: survived, missing you,
Form: Verse