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Best Survives Poems

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Premium Member The One Who Survives
The On Who Survives Contest
Sponsor:  Sara Kendrick
 
Goodbye...
   couldn't save her
    live to tell her story
   ...

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© Lu Loo  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: survives, sister, suicide,
Form: Cinquain



Premium Member The One Who Survives
			

			       post-crash
			      four funerals
		   not my fault, mourners say
	   ...

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Categories: survives, death, grief,
Form: Cinquain
Premium Member The One Who Survives
The One Who Survives


She lives

against all odds

'needle in a haystack'

stranger gave her a new kidney

new life


Sandra M. Haight

~13th Place~
Contest: The One Who Survives
Sponsor: Sara Kendrick
Judged:...

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Categories: survives, life, tribute,
Form: Cinquain
My Winter
You entered my room
a long time ago
across many summers,
now when this winter looks
at the trees shedding the leaves
you are by the closed window
leaning on the...

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Categories: survives, inspirational, lost love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Casualness Of Casualties

In the intimate interlace of chance and fate, in the ultimate interplay of time and place, and with the consummate checkmate of my human dignity,...

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Categories: survives, death, evil, family, fate, life, love,
Form: Haibun



Shadow to Shadow
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Shadow to shadow, shade to shade
In youth the Eden where you played
was left bereft, destroyed, decayed,
by trusts malignant masquerade

Shadow to shadow, shade to shade
No grass...

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Categories: survives, abuse, corruption, dark, farm, flower, garden,
Form: Monorhyme
Premium Member one broken monoku
one feeble couple barely survives
                    ...

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Categories: survives, age,
Form: Monoku
A Game Of Thorns - Collaboration with Maurice Yvonne

i heard a...what do they say...a spine chilling scream
...is that the saying?

a spine chilling scream
followed by

'he's dead, my G_d he's dead'

the phrase echoed 
inside the...

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© Carol B.  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: survives, addiction, bereavement, body, boyfriend, father daughter,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Truth Found, Recovery Of A Broken Soul
Truth Found, Recovery Of A Broken Soul

1.
In nightmarish dreams he found such great dread
Of lost hope, life's decay, eyes of the dead.
Day's clear lights his...

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Categories: survives, art, deep, farm, hope, life, love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Unzipped Lips
As I was busy “being”
just who I am,
I didn’t care what others were seeing.
To be as they wish, would be a sham
and I will not...

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Categories: survives, introspection,
Form: Quintain (English)
Premium Member Thanking a Hero
How can I thank you for saving our lives?
Because of you my whole family survives

My pups and I were surrounded by smoke
As you rushed through...

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Categories: survives, animals, thank you, uplifting
Form: Couplet
Premium Member A Pregnant Lass
A pregnant lass with eyes of glass had never learned to cope;
once set adrift her fall was swift, she slid a slipp’ry slope.
She fled the...

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Categories: survives, people, society,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Sounds of Splendor
Sounds of Splendor
 
Some say songs soothe the savage beast
On gentle melodies I feast
Sensual pleasures increase
 
Swing me, sway me, elevate me
Joyful psalms can jubilate...

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Categories: survives, happiness, history, musicbeauty, beauty,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A WISH FOR FISH
A WISH FOR ALL FISH

Washed up on shores around the world
Already dead, a whale, a dolphin a shark, 
All marine life is suffering, the situation
Has...

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Categories: survives, fish,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Scarlet Shroud

You grieve for Autumn when colored leaves die
emotional tears almost make you cry.
For fall feels like a hole with no bottom
when colored leaves die, you...

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Categories: survives, 10th grade, autumn, beauty, imagery, nature,
Form: Quatrain
A Golden Brooke
He lives upon a printed page,
marching golden in a dream.
His words described a brighter age --
which quaffed the milk and lapped the cream.
Fate brought him...

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© Jim Dunlap  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: survives, appreciation, celebrity, england,
Form: Sonnet
Ballroom Delights


I douse myself by melodious waves of music
As he maneuvers me into his gracefulness
Clasps of our hands draw my ebullience like magic

In ecstasy, feet slide...

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© lg ds  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: survives, dance,
Form: Terza Rima
Premium Member Security in Jeopardy
The Social Security system

Is struggling to find a sound rhythm

     If Grandpa survives

     Past Age 65

Will Feds...

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Categories: survives, funny
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Where White Crosses Grow
Rows and rows and rows of white crosses,
Like sentinels -stone-fixed to the ground.
The wind like a shroud wraps around them,
Enshrining each space where they're found.

Stone...

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Categories: survives, death, hero, memorial day, world war
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member THE COUGAR
Lady liberty, hold your flame light high, 
Beware the path thy cross, in the wild undiscovered
Wilderness of the U.S.A.
For it is here a fierce native...

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© cherl dunn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: survives, america, animal, beauty, courage, environment, nature,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member THE ONE WHO SURVIVED


child pinned
under ruins…
hands feel the kiss of death
mute … until sand-stoned light opens
breaths twitch


2/ 10/2016
Contest:The One Who Survives
Sponsor: Sara Kendrick

*Based on an strong earthquake with...

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Categories: survives, child, life, natural disasters,
Form: Cinquain
Winter of Our Lives

As the winter of our lives vicariously arrives,
We think of the reasons why what we are survives;
We contemplate on things that happened long ago,
And I...

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Categories: survives, lifeme, me,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member KITCHEN MONSTER
Shhhhhhhhhhhhhh I’ve got a secret to tell
I’ll whisper it to you; as I don’t like to yell

I’ve discovered a monster living in my house
It’s very...

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Categories: survives, food, children, humorous,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Outside The Box ---For Chan
No use pretending to the pitch of sleep
It seems to see straight through the night, from somewhere very far

I hear the sounds,  yet....., not...

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Categories: survives, dedication,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Magic Moon
We stand beneath an unfamiliar moon

Where nature's magic weaves a crimson loom

To contradict what ancients understood

The world survives and has not met its doom



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Contest Sponsored...

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Categories: survives, moon, nature,
Form: Quatrain