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Best Survivor Poems

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

Lone survivor
Lone survivor
July 3, 2015
I sit alone in my basement all hunkered down
My faithful dog with me
Because tonight is the night of firecrackers 
And firework, yep...

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Categories: survivor, death of a friend, fear, firework,
Form: Free verse

This is what it feels like to have your heart racing 
and not knowing when or if it will ever slow down.
Your fatigued body can...

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Categories: survivor, anxiety, slam,
Form: Free verse
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: survivor, cancer,
Form: Free verse
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: survivor, cute, imagination, lost, strength,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Questions
Grand-father speak to me of life.
"We are all trapped in the skin of our birth,
seeking refuge in a world where time is motionless
and heartbeats are...

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Categories: survivor, poetry,
Form: Prose


She’s had a hard life
Yet can still laugh and smile
Making it look effortless and genuine
Looking bubbly and youthful
Glowing from happiness inside
Like she knows no other...

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Categories: survivor, happiness, humor, inspirational, introspection, joy,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I, am a Warrior
I am a survivor, a warrior,
no matter how far I fall in this life!
My short time full of hurts and scars,
all my journals read like...

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© Dear Heart  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: survivor, courage, life, strength,
Form: Ballad
Hit Me With Your Best Shot
C'mon you ole devil, take your best shot!
You kidding? That's it? Is that all you got?
I know where I'M going; He's saved me a spot

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Categories: survivor, cancer, inspirational,
Form: Monorhyme
Premium Member USHER ME BY
Usher me by, the power of the tidal wave, for beneath
You’ve crushed my heart and soul, washed away is resistance.
I’m a vanquished current, swept within...

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© cherl dunn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: survivor, devotion, emotions, imagery, inspirational, love, passion,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member My Seven ''Deadly'' Sins
Oh pride, pride, I do have pride
Pride of my country, pride in my siblings, and my nephews and niece
I am proud of me too, I...

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© Dear Heart  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: survivor, anger, emotions, life, lust, pride,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The One Who Survives
The On Who Survives Contest
Sponsor:  Sara Kendrick
   couldn't save her
    live to tell her story

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© Lu Loo  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: survivor, sister, suicide,
Form: Cinquain
The Silence of War
The Silence of War

Behind the Curtains of a church window
Men in Prayer, orchestrated by sweat and Lice
Find relief from snipers gaze

Beside the cross sits the...

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Categories: survivor, history, war, words, war, prayer, day,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member ''A Chaotic- World''
I have many cousins that share my life,
There is Happiness, Sadness, and Grief holds the knife;
There is Love, Hate, Compassion, but oh yes, Chaos,
My cousin,...

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© Dear Heart  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: survivor, confusion, how i feel, life,
Form: Rubaiyat
Premium Member Turtle

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© Eve Roper  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: survivor, beauty, creation,
Form: Free verse

In Swat valley in Northern Pakistan
Malala, a young female teenager 
Stood against the might of the Taliban
And earned the respect of those who knew her...

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Categories: survivor, courage, education, girl, hero, inspiration, tribute,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Premium Member Silver Strands
Silver Strands

Platinum it was, not a hint of gold
Silver tiara was grandma’s crown
Brushed over her head, to a bun rolled
She always refused to wear it...

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Categories: survivor, family, war,
Form: Rhyme
Lonely Weather
Thought that I knew you so well
my heart thought that she
knew you even better
like a change of season
you’ve moved on
twilight comes and lovers go
each brings...

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Categories: survivor, loveheart, change, heart, may, me,
Form: Free verse
School bully
She is slowly slipping away, 
She sees no point laying waiting to decay,
Tired of the names shes starting to beleive,
The thought of leaving for good...

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Categories: survivor, abuse, anger, betrayal, bullying, death, freedom,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Desiring to know the Totem Guiding Me
Desiring to know the totem guiding me,
I fell to sleep and dreamed, and in my dream,
a creature brightly painted crept its way toward me.
It spoke...

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Categories: survivor, animal,
Form: Prose
Premium Member I can't stand labels
Victor or victim
Survivor or miserable wraith
All those labels, I have to prove something.
Feeling horrible is a sin, 
Having survived hell is something to be proud...

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Categories: survivor, abuse, anxiety, child abuse, how i
Form: Prose Poetry
Chemo Fun
Sitting in the backseat ~ yackety
she drives like
    crackers ~ wackedy
speeding to the movies?
we can’t be late?
Driver ahead asleep at the

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Categories: survivor, friendship, funny, life, love, cancer,
Form: Free verse
Two Spirits Watching The Ocean Of Turmoil
Life is like being a passenger on a luxury ocean liner 
 That is sails across a Sea of Turmoil.
 Passengers feel safe by putting...

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Categories: survivor, boat, corruption, life, recovery from, spiritual,
Form: Free verse
Eagle out of Egypt
Like an eagle out of Egypt...flying faster than the wind
Leaving many shackles, chains and cages
Leaving sorrow and sickness and a multitude of sins
How, where or...

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Categories: survivor, bible, blessing, freedom,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member The Deepest Sadness
My soul cries forever with its deepest sadness
betrayed by a love that never was
a child innocent
beaten by angry hands clutched by a World War
from a...

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Categories: survivor, abuse, anger, betrayal,
Form: Free verse

Her clinging mermaid-figure, auburn hair - french braid-chaste.
Pearl’s arms circumnavigate his nautical-neck. Strong arms gird her waist.
His hands, like the current, draw...

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Categories: survivor, love,
Form: Rhyme