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Best Tanked Poems

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

Premium Member THE MALE MENOPAUSE - please feel free to join in the collaboration
Ted’s libido has now gone astray
He refused a quick roll in the hay
So what could be the cause -   
It’s the male menopause...

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Categories: tanked, age, body, humorous, men,
Form: Limerick

Cherry-Pits And Foggy Air
 anxiety, care, corruption, creation, destiny, environment, rainforest,


Miseries mount on high
If only I had that again
Too little too late too much
Life’s no...

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Categories: tanked, anxiety, care, corruption, creation, destiny, environment,
Form: Verse
On Roman ruled British isle, to the deacon and his wife fair; 
On a beautiful morn, our Patrick was born, in a forth century lair...

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Categories: tanked, history, holiday, nature, religion,
Form: Ballad
G o I n G h A i K u C r A Z y
The Hustler 
sun up ~ to sun .... down
racking ~ stacking ~ busting ...balls 
cues to leaving   ....  fast

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Categories: tanked, adventure, fantasy, friendship, visionary
Form: Haiku
Irreverent Ritual
Blink awake, get up,
Brew reviving cup,
Breathe each fuelling sup,
Then to the cleansing waters go,
Inhale the essence slow,
Awash with ebb and flow,
Purified head to toe,
Mystery of...

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Categories: tanked, funny, life, love,
Form: Verse
Premium Member The Moby Dick Reunion
The Moby Dick Reunion 

One hundred fifty nine years have passed
Since Melville published his novel.
Seven hundred twenty pages in length
Some say it was much too...

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Categories: tanked, parody
Form: Verse
Brahms and Liszt
Happy.  Genial.  Merry.  Jolly
Blottoed, blasted, etched and blitzed
Mellow, foggy, hazy, squiffy
Tipsy.  Tiddly.  Brahms and Liszt

Dazed, zombied, tanked-up, trollied
Ganted, gubbed, guttered

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Categories: tanked, drink,
Form: List

Smart Horse, Stupid Girl
One weekend I decided to do some camping
Along with good friends
and go horseback riding.
Cooking away on the open pit
not my thing, I must admit.
So I...

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© Amy Green  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: tanked, funnyhorse,
Form: Rhyme

reed thin sluggish thread
moves toward poolmouth
an oblique dry wet that
slithers into my head

thick tiredtongue paste
watered down dissolves
sweat turns—then returns
a burning corrosive taste

carefrayed threadbare

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Categories: tanked, introspection,
Form: Personification
Grasp for the clutch, 
(clutching on automatic
clench my jaw –
am I clutch? 
no luck.

I gasp! (gassed) 
the gas-tank tanked.
Tired I try,
but floppy tires
like a drove

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Categories: tanked, funny
Form: I do not know?
Dance of the Unidentified
Not the average insolent
little boring sympathy beggar
Keep your expensive acceptance
I prefer my own
I can smoke my own ego in a pipe without having to taste...

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© Zaida Ruiz  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: tanked, dedication, me, me,
Form: I do not know?
the raging oceans!
dolphins surfing white horses!
mermaids inviting!
dawns red coloured clouds, warnings!
ignore the siren singing!
autumnal storms blow!
leaves, yellow, orange, red, bronze.
natures confetti!
woodland colour, revealing!
jostling, rustling, dancing...

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Categories: tanked, autumn, color, feelings, how i feel,
Form: Blank verse
Difficult to steer
Tanked up on vodka clear
Become road kill smear

By Robb A. Kopp

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Categories: tanked, death
Form: Senryu
Premium Member 3 day old poem

                     A boy of 10...

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Categories: tanked, drink, fish,
Form: Free verse
Her daughter did pour, and then more, of wine.
The goblet was tall and she filled it fine.
The glass sort of tipsy —
Well-tanked was the gypsy.

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Categories: tanked, drink,
Form: Limerick