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Best Survivors Poems

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

Genocidal Survivors
They call me Brave Heart
Not because of my courage but because it is my last name
And not because I "like" Mel Gibson that much but...

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Categories: survivors, africa, courage, grief, growing up, native
Form: Rhyme

Two Survivors
My mother and aunts
All suffered from breast cancer
Mom’s right breast removed

She had the choice to abort
But she risked her life for me

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Categories: survivors, family,
Form: Tanka
Here’s to the travellers,
   the passengers, the tourists
who trek this alien landscape
   in search of experience.

Here’s to the resilient,

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Categories: survivors, death, family, life,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Human Being
You are a human being they told me, something you should treasure
But isn't a human being the only animal who kills for pleasure?
Man's inhumanity to...

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Categories: survivors, confusion, social,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member - The Air Vibrated -

             Most people were born with love and concern 

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Categories: survivors, crazy, evil,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Mortality's Own Friend
(Inspired by Abe Lincoln’s poem “Memory”)

Mortality's Own Friend

So sadly here, among the dead,
I live - mortality's own friend.
Recalling all that's lost, I tread
so sadly here,...

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Categories: survivors, memory,
Form: Triolet
Poets of a New Dawn

Taking a long ink dip in a desert pond,
rejected drake words
ripple echoes in the wilderness: Tread with care!
Dreadnought thoughts silicate crystalized,
glass menagerie opens to a...

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Categories: survivors, poets, truth, visionary, wisdom,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Blàr Chùil Lodair - The Battle Of Culloden
16th April 1746
The day a country ceased to exist
British Army, Hanoverian scum
Defeated our Jacobite's
Scotland is on the run
Our Tartans banished, bagpipes no more
To lead...

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Categories: survivors, political, warmen,
Form: Rhyme
The Red Babushka
Nineteen twenty-four and the wind was cold,
When men in uniform entered our town;
Forced us to leave in their boxcars,
Made us believe that it was for...

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Categories: survivors, death, sad, old, angel, angel, freedom,
Form: Free verse
War is final but incomplete,
bodies littered like spent ammunition
along the ravaged bloody street.
But who hears the voices of condemnation
on profit-only Wall Street?
In the dirt...

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Categories: survivors, war,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Absinthe Leaves
In the firmament of trees
October's eye
looks down in cruel azure
on summer's absinthe leaves,
flocking like survivors
to a mortal haven.
Autumn's blood magma
creeps through leaves
bequeathing fire 
and brittle...

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Categories: survivors, autumn, imagery, sky, tree,
Form: Ekphrasis
Premium Member A Snowy Evening Walk

While frozen teardrops seep
    And prick my face as the winter clouds weep
        They flutter,...

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Categories: survivors, adventure, conflict, courage, journey, nature, storm,
Form: Rhyme
Eve of Eternity
She couldn't contain her rhapsody demeanor much more
hugging her husband and gushing with excitement as he closed the door
the third class cabin was modest but...

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Categories: survivors, boat, death, sad love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Camp of the Dead Children
Emily of three years
Leukemia eating her soul
Her bald head, made her smile wider
Please mummy do not cry
I will hug you even after I die

Tommy of...

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Categories: survivors, beauty, introspection, love, sad, science, universe,
Form: Ekphrasis
Going For Pinktober
Their murkiness has begun, an agony may follow,
Yet, you can see their faint smiles with their eyes losing their glow;
There’s a cap on their head...

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© lg ds  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: survivors, dedication, health, october,
Form: Rhyme
Malkavian the second
The constant assault of the silence on his senses is intense 
Hands clenched in fist he wished for noise and bliss
Buddy stopped talking and drinking...

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© Nathan D.  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: survivors, dark, drug,
Form: Alliteration
Eat Pray Love
On the edge 
of the evacuation zone
Miyuki holds her daughter 
tip-toeing in pink sneakers 
her small hands fragile 
blossoms opening
to the man with the beeping...

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© Soulfire  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: survivors, devotion, faith, inspirational, life, loss, love,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Rough Roads To Roam
The flames of the furnace (well-travelled by wind
slowly glazing the rags of gray women chagrined
at the sight of a hair fleeing tresses now thinned) 

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Categories: survivors, culture, earth, humanity, planet, world,
Form: Rhyme
We Dream In Pink

In moments of silence, we dream in pink tranquility,
a blushing sunrise draped in rays of hope. The ability
to stand tall and then rise, soaring over...

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Categories: survivors, cancer, color, courage, inspiration,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member A Pirate Jay
Outside    the fall is deep and new
Tangled branches on the trees
Are bare    black    but drifted white


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Categories: survivors, animals,
Form: Light Verse
What knowledge do you have of my home?
Have you taken a walk through the cemetery?
Walking on my tracks, footprints of eternity.
Have you read about the...

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Categories: survivors, africa, anger, beauty, culture, identity, inspirational,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member Sept 11,the day the world stood still
It was a day like every other day, sunny and warm they said
New Yorkers smiling and happy, looking for their daily bread
Taxis were darting here...

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Categories: survivors, america, evil, grief, hero, history, inspirational,
Form: Epic
Premium Member The Diamond Of Diversity
Diversity shines its light upon wisdom; it’s a sage sharing both world and eternity’s knowledge.  While cultures are facet of this diamond sage; each...

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Categories: survivors, appreciation, community, education, friendship, immigration, meaningful,
Form: Prose
Premium Member One Valley Oak
The day I died,  a village cried
and tears washed to the river's side

I meant the world, to my survivors
A Valley Oak......yes, that was me...

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Categories: survivors, history, nature, tree,
Form: Personification
What doesn't kill You only makes you weak
I down poison and sleep for days
trying to take the heart ache away
I swallow rasorblades to take the headaches away
but nothing matters its always the...

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Categories: survivors, angst, funny, sympathy, visionary, thank you,
Form: Free verse