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Best Sustenance Poems

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


Premium Member Her Sustenance
Her lust for you is fierce.
She spreads it out before you
as if it were a lavish bridegroom’s dinner
of caviar, oysters and shrimp;
spears of warmed asparagus...

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Categories: sustenance, sensual,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member The Old Oak Tree

         Oh I am but a simple leaf
         withering...

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Categories: sustenance, autumn, life, spring, summer,
Form: Free verse
Soul mates solace
When my final shadows cling on desperately
Where I fight formidable battles
to merely hold the light
I send you loving vibrations
and soul sustenance
Deep from the cathedral
of one...

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Categories: sustenance, art, bereavement, body, care, death, death
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Phobia
No flame within! 
      do I hold for you
no delightful delicacy
      shall I put to...

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Categories: sustenance, angst, light, world,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Naked Subjugation
Last night I wandered past your total disregard
And walked forlorn 
Stark insecurity amplified
Still I walked , my usual forebearance uncomplied

Upon furthermost the distance between us...

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Categories: sustenance, anxiety, betrayal,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member Visitor - A collaboration with July Morning
POTW 28 January 2018

Prologue:
A beautiful extra-terrestrial female researcher is sent down to a remote island to observe earth and beam her findings back to her...

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Categories: sustenance, adventure, romance, science fiction,
Form: Narrative
I Do Not Love You Like The Crescent Moon
I do not love you like the crescent moon
majestically erupting into a star filled night   
nor do I love you like the pearl...

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© Tim Smith  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sustenance, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Halloween's Evil Visage Cometh
Halloween’s Evil Visage Cometh

Halloween’s Evil Visage Cometh now alive in this famous predestined time
Where dubious shadow shades run a riot as the ghastly ghosts of...

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Categories: sustenance, dark, evil, fantasy, halloween, horror, myth,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member - Halloween's Evil Visage Cometh -

Halloween’s Evil Visage Cometh now alive in this famous predestined time
Where dubious shadow shades run a riot as the ghastly ghosts of darkness,
Begin calling to...

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Categories: sustenance, evil, halloween,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Flower Song
Oh, blossoms, waken!  Here comes spring.
Each flower, raise your pretty face.
The sun and rain are here to bring
you sustenance. Bring us your grace!

Arise, dear...

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Categories: sustenance, flower, spring,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Playing God
Oh, how I cherish that bright sun!  But she
must turn me often lest I grow deformed
and stifled in my quest for too much light.

And...

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Categories: sustenance, analogy, god, inspirational, metaphor, relationship,
Form: Personification
Premium Member Can poetry matter
In the debate between accessible and difficult poems
Poets' poems and poems for people
Only the single poem and private reader matter

Both kinds and anything between can...

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Categories: sustenance, bird, humor, insect, love, men, poetry,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Windows of His Soul
His light eyes sadly stare; I know him not
although he has my intellect and wit. 
A lifetime now of answers I have sought,
his puzzling pieces...

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Categories: sustenance, family,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Steeped in Virginal Dreams
Knowledge gained liberates or mutilates.
Ramifications of reality’s realm reached
make your insides want to abandon the body ship.
Rocking back and forth as you hurl dry acidic...

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Categories: sustenance, pain,
Form: Free verse
The Taste of You
Sweeter than nectar
More succulent than honey dew
Reminiscent of all that I adore 
I long for the taste of you

Like a tall glass of lemonade on...

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Categories: sustenance, fantasy, imagination, love,
Form: I do not know?
To Be Or Not To Be

A lowly blossom, striving to sustain 
her beauty in the early morning mist, 
the crocus, craving moisture to maintain 
her stoic fight 'gainst winter's iron...

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Categories: sustenance, nature,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Dream Deep, Little Mystic
Oh, my Dear Little One ...

Sleep, and sleep soundly ...
Dream of the wispy realms,
Where the stars dance and spin,
For the morrow shall bring much change.

Such...

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Categories: sustenance, adventure, animal, child, fantasy,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Ultraviolet
The sun shines in perfect darkness, twirling relentlessly ...

as do a trillion trillion other stars, daubed on the blackest black.
Still, life itself seeds and burgeons...

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Categories: sustenance, analogy, appreciation, dark, joy, metaphor, wisdom,
Form: Free verse
Upon Wind's Wings
Gentle wind, please
Go not from me.

Rather hold me in thine uplifting arms.
For thy tender ministrations are my sustenance
Each satin, sweet caress a blessing.

Bold wind, please
Go...

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Categories: sustenance, appreciation, flying, imagery, joy, nature, sensual,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Peace Of My Heart
Believe not in lies in this, a time of deceiving, for; 
Far too soon, would run fair chance, with sidence; its errant way.." 
I've heard...

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Categories: sustenance, inspirational, me,
Form: Verse
Premium Member All Hallows' Eve Black Mass Incantation
All Hallows' Eve Black Mass Incantation

We Pray in The Name of Our Father Lucifer, 
Which wert in Heaven:

Boil, Boil plague-ridden rats and toads in oil,
With...

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Categories: sustenance, allegory, dark, evil, fantasy, halloween, horror,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member - Universe Of God -

When the morning sun dawns
Plant a seed for the optimism and the future

You may soon see the change happen
A change that provides physical and spiritual...

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Categories: sustenance, nature, tribute, world, universe,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron

Oh Great Blue Heron found along our shores,
Your stately presence in the water shows
A setting so sublime in quiet marsh
Where flowing grasses sway...

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Categories: sustenance, beauty, bird, nature,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member A Sunny Beach
The hectic world is like a giant ocean.
Every day we wake up and dive in.
We dive into our work, activities, or 
errands we must do...

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Categories: sustenance, anti bullying, , sweet love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Out of the Wilderness
In the wasteland wilderness of disappointed love
I find you
Haggard and famished
Ravaged by the blazing sun
I find you
Spent and on the verge of death
I find you

I...

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Categories: sustenance, analogy,
Form: Free verse