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Best Sustaining Poems

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

Premium Member The Four Elements in Nature and Humanity
Fire catches fast, then sweeps through grass and trees.
The lion of the elements, it roars,
and burning hot, displays its awesome might.
Fire signs are one of...

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Categories: sustaining, nature,
Form: Rhyme

The Sun Rises--The Moon Sets
The Sun Rises- -The Moon Sets 

Think of life, the cycle of 
How radiation can support life, enough heat to
Ensure a stable self sustaining system.


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Categories: sustaining, life, naturemoon,
Form: Acrostic
Questions to Ponder
What flowers do we most cherish?

Ones with such aroma they consume our senses,
as sweet purfumed, honeysuckle clad fences,
or those of brilliant hues springing boldly from...

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Categories: sustaining, appreciation, beauty, thanks,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Pride of the Motherland
Riding an elephant
Down the narrow trail looking triumphant
Scanning the golden landscape
Like Hannibal with enemies in flight
Sight from a lofty height
King of the jungle moving
With lioness...

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Categories: sustaining, adventure, history, hope, life, love, nature,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member A Divine Cascade
Glist'ing drops
Splashing into fine mist—
I become one with the waterfall.

Feeling joy
As droplets kiss my face
And enter my soul’s most sacred place.

Anointing me with love,
Sustaining all...

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Categories: sustaining, baptism, blessing, love, water,
Form: Verse

A Musing
She said, if I correctly recall,                  
That, for...

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Categories: sustaining, destiny, relationship,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member What Follows Winter
The leaves are sleeping,
motionless at dawn
Waiting for a breeze
to whisper life into them
Lifting, parting soft shadows
 on stray sunbeams
Waiting for  the sun to turn...

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Categories: sustaining, inspirational, nature,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member BLOODY MARY

In the flickering of the ethereal candlelight, as the greenish blue flame
Burns dimly against the ancient mirror of reflections, the necromancer
Chants in rhythms rhythmic undertones,...

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© cherl dunn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sustaining, fantasy, halloween, history, holiday, horror, imagery,
Form: Free verse
The Inner Chamber

Please.  Stop holding back on me.

Like a child standing at the neighborhood ice cream truck, arm outstretched, eyes huge, mouth watering.

I stand...

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Categories: sustaining, betrayal, courage, devotion, love, love hurts,
Form: Prose
Iowas Child
Gone are the fields of winter white
soon to be replaced by hues of greens and yellows,
in the interim, fields of barren brown and dirty gold

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Categories: sustaining, dedication, naturechildren, mother, winter, children, life,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Autumn's Adieu
Fall's colorful leaves are most appealing to me,
Gilding the hillsides with gold, touching every tree.
Hay rides on a wagon bed add to Halloween fun,
Impossible not...

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Categories: sustaining, autumn, friendship, life,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member THE JOURNAL

In the dusty cobwebs of my inspirational mind,
I’ve written volumes of scripted details, pondered
Epic thoughts, and let mine imagination roam the
Fields of complete abandonment.
A wild...

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© cherl dunn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sustaining, adventure, art, history, imagery, imagination, inspirational,
Form: Free verse
Dancing With Lust - Collaboration
Written by CayCay Jennings and Mark Woods

Tip-toeing to the music 
Appealing turning flow 
Pirouetting, fling quick 
Perpetual lover’s glow 
They’re moving 
Blood begins to...

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Categories: sustaining, dance, desire, emotions, love, lust, music,
Form: Rhyme
The APPEAL of the SEA
             “THE APPEAL of the SEA”  ©

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Categories: sustaining, environment, nature,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Christmas, Minus One
We said our goodbyes in June,
and the months since blur into mist.
At unexpected moments, awareness
of loss hits; tears spill unbidden.

Family gathering, Christmas Eve 
as usual...

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© Cona Adams  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sustaining, childhood, christmas, food, fruit, loss, mother,
Form: Free verse
I loved you so much it hardly mattered,
Blinded by your million, shiny shards of glass,
Before we laid our love to waste, bruised and battered.

I failed,...

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Categories: sustaining, addiction, break up, farewell, goodbye, moving
Form: Villanelle
Allow me to confess how gratifying it is
To see the rainfall of lights permeate through your eyes,
Swirling lightening warmth into my own
To see your thoughtful...

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Categories: sustaining, art, beauty, blessing, dedication, encouraging, meaningful,
Form: Free verse
I see the sun breaking in your eyes
first light to a bright new day
all the glory in me reach the summit
counting all my blessings
stolen moments,...

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Categories: sustaining, love,
Form: Rhyme
From the seed divided,
to exist in a sea,
nurturing, warming,
what is delicate life.

Until thrust into the light
screaming in shock,
forced to inhale first
breath of life,
a new comforting...

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Categories: sustaining, family, life, love, mother
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Windmill
It was once the pride of a prairie farmer not too many years ago.
Now, long abandoned it stands forlorn on a wind-blown plateau.
Its rusting blades...

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Categories: sustaining, nostalgia, water, water,
Form: Rhyme
Crimson Flower
I think of you...
the crimson flower
shining in the blazing sun

My mouth waters
for your delightful kiss...
the taste of your flower

My life desires 
your life-sustaining nectar...
running through...

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© George Aul  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sustaining, passion,
Form: Verse
Premium Member The Hand Of God
When I behold the rising of a new day's sun,
Or glorious sunset when the day is done,
Or view the majestic moon rising o'er the dell,

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Categories: sustaining, inspirational, god, god, universe,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Baby Wishes
Precious, life sustaining oxygen flows
no longer; linking chord tethering me
severed, I lie upon hard cold table.

I see cloudy images--a table
holds my angel mother. Sweet red...

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Categories: sustaining, baby, birth, death, life,
Form: Verse
The Smoky Rose and the Angel
The smoky rose burns bright in the embers of my soul 
From paradise to earth the angels fall softly 
Wrapping their wings around me 

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Categories: sustaining, angel, appreciation, courage, encouraging,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Physical Freak
We have a standing date,
today and everyday
when dawn breaks a smile.
We meet in the park
we begin to move,
acquainting ourselves
we begin to sheen.
Our blood is pulsing

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Categories: sustaining, imagery, sexy,
Form: Free verse