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Best Surviving Poems

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


Surviving the Narcissist's Merry-Go-Round
You seduced, you stole, you exalted, you annihilated, 
You elevated, you decimated, you connected, you sucked me dry,
You opened me up, you closed me down,...

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Categories: surviving, betrayal, break up, conflict, confusion, for
Form: Romanticism



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: surviving, death, evil, goodbye, grief, world,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Book Of Her Body
I lift you up, delicately
like a bouquet of flames in pink patient fever,
romantically, I rove your surface with fingertips that tingle,
the texture of your treated...

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Categories: surviving, love,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member The True Knight
POTD 9th April 2018

Synopsis -
A story of selflessness without jealousy or rancor that is often evident through the ages in all walks of life, even...

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Categories: surviving, love, romance, sensual,
Form: Romanticism
Premium Member STREETLIFE
I’m on my way into the grocery store
when I see him huddled near the shop doorway
In his outstretched hand
an empty coffee cup
I throw in a...

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Categories: surviving, environment, society,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member And Nothing Else Matters-In an Upside Down World
Perhaps in a row they sit on their chair.
At their small object they all like to stare.
In an upside down world, the room’s silence grows.
They...

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Categories: surviving, humorous, technology,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Expenditures
Time is boundless when you're young.
You want school days to fly
so in summer you'll be sprung
loose upon the world. Touch sky,
Butterfly! Vitality is yours; songs...

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Categories: surviving, age,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member By God's Grace
I, who always used to gravitate toward health and fitness,
would flatter myself that I was too healthy to ever get a bad disease.
Then it happened!...

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Categories: surviving, cancer,
Form: Free verse
When Love Suspends the Rules
Love
Bold and Bright
Striving and Surviving
Walking with me as a fire that purifies everything

Fierce and bold
Love moves with great force
Love enforces itself beyond the rules
When love...

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© Mark Frank  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: surviving, love,
Form: Didactic
Premium Member Evolving Mysteriously
Healing takes time…
Not an instant, like a lightning bolt
It’s a combination of things
Changes, with practice
Boundaries with freedom
Learning lessons from old ways
Surviving through the days
There is...

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Categories: surviving, change, freedom, life, time,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From the Tree
You can see him now, dirty as a horse
that slipped in the mud, planting petunias
with that infamous shamrock thumb

(Irish from his Pop   ...

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Categories: surviving, adventure, crazy, cute love, fun, garden,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Truth About Truth -
Truth burns at the center of all occurrance,
it is a heat that motivates appettites to enlarge,
truth is a multiplier of quests, 
satisfaction always arrives at...

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Categories: surviving, sports, future, truth,
Form: Didactic
Premium Member Stunning Revelations from Ancient Maps
Professor Hapgood’s studies on ancient maps were fixed
Einstein said his theories should be added to history’s mix
Perhaps it proved too big a leap for other...

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Categories: surviving, history, science, urbanlost, lost,
Form: Quatrain
Going bald


As biology goes, I'm surviving,
a few aches and pains and a cough
and I check every morning when in the bathroom
to see if my bits have...

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© Viv Wigley  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: surviving, anxiety, hair, humor,
Form: Rhyme
Carpet of Colour
The long years are harsh where the hot sun does burn
on the sand hills and plains when seasons won’t turn
where saltbush and samphire do somehow...

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Categories: surviving, earth, environment, inspiration,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Run Run As Fast As You Can - 'Memories 5'
Memories Episode 5 … Continued from 'Deception' - (Memories Episode 4)

Shadow dance of distortion fade in and out
Teasing to the fore then get wrested back
Manipulative...

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Categories: surviving, lost, memory, mystery, violence,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Silhouette
                Hot day has come to an end
  ...

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Categories: surviving, fire,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Through Eyes of Redwoods
"to hold, as 'twere, the mirror up to nature" William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 1601

towering redwoods 
forest dwellers born before Christ’s time on Earth
spreading arms to lofty...

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Categories: surviving, inspirational, naturetime,
Form: Free verse
Home Of The Hang Man
Home Of The Hang Man

The children are so full of doubt
No one is allowed to speak
No one is allowed to shout
Opinions are driven underground
Seems that...

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Categories: surviving, brother, childhood, confusion, family, father, lifechildren,
Form: Free verse
Power Of Now
Slowly I see the light decrease off your hand 
You say love but do you see my eyes 
Surviving you is a long vanished pen...

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Categories: surviving, absence, adventure, age, anger, bible, words,
Form: Personification
Premium Member A Putrid Expanding Abyss

I can smell the coppery scent of blood
and the stench of death, excrement and piss.
A soldier lies dead, his face in the mud,
I never believed...

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Categories: surviving, 10th grade, angst, anxiety, death, horror,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Brutalities of war
Atrocious affliction trembles voices of anguish 
Brewing vile horror in death of tomorrow
Fearing for the newborn, women, and children
For yesterday’s massacre killed her husband
And the...

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Categories: surviving, sorrow, violence, war,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Heartbeat

*About Surviving heart issues


Grateful I am, for another heartbeat
Whether too fast or too slow
Or too hard or too soft
It’s another heartbeat, another breath
Opening doors to...

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Categories: surviving, appreciation, heart, life, motivation,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Crannied Walls
They cling, these city dwellers,
to crannied city walls
dusted with the exhaled indifference
of a blindly passing world.
Gasping in the fetid urban exhale
longing for the touch of...

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Categories: surviving, city, life,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I Do Have A Dream
Upon a fragile thread
Hangs the soldiers dream
Of surviving another day
On the battlefield of death
While on the other side
A young man straps on a bomb
Saying goodbye...

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Categories: surviving, wardream, dream, life,
Form: Free verse