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Best Unexpected Poems

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


Unexpected events
My watch is broken, I can not wait for you to get here
The sun is heating,(I cannot believe) today, we're finally meeting.
I'm not quite sure...

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© south aqua  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: unexpected, anniversary, beach, dance, emotions,
Form: Ballad



MIDNIGHT CAME UNEXPECTED
She said it was just a poem
But her naked vulnerability 
Was all too real; I felt the chill
As the sun quickly set behind
Her cold and...

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© Lyric Man  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: unexpected, break up, death, emotions,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member The editing of me
My words were rewritten until they became yours
As grammar and syntax perfected your thoughts
Pages lined with highlighters polished me to extinction 

I wanted to resist...

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Categories: unexpected, conflict, recovery from,
Form: Free verse
Sand Dollar Dreams
It's quiet here - quiet in a way that catches me off guard. The tranquility is almost tangible, something I can touch and hold and...

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Categories: unexpected, memory, nature,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member Vultures Circling - Part One
I'd just checked out of a hotel in the town of Santa Fe 
Went to the store to collect supplies and went on my way
I...

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Categories: unexpected, america, death, girl, horse,
Form: Narrative



Premium Member Indelible
I was seventeen, had one year left of high school and a boyfriend I didn't even love. It was the end of summer, and I...

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Categories: unexpected, happiness, high school, lost
Form: Narrative
Premium Member EULOGY IN MY HEART


Out in the middle of a large farmland, I become a girl of old charm and unexpected songs again. Past the flanks where cluttered rows...

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Categories: unexpected, beautiful, grandfather, memory, nostalgia,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member Expenditures
Time is boundless when you're young.
You want school days to fly
so in summer you'll be sprung
loose upon the world. Touch sky,
Butterfly! Vitality is yours; songs...

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Categories: unexpected, age,
Form: Rhyme
Sunsets In The Blues
.He walked in silence

to the corner of my heart

He lit a candle~ fire

in a room once damp and dark

His words were gently spoken

His love was...

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Categories: unexpected, beautiful,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Ode to the Hummingbird
I

An ode to the courageous hummingbird
The tiniest bird, but bravest of all
He flits about without saying a word,
When most unexpected he comes to call
Fluttering gossamer...

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Categories: unexpected, bird, nature,
Form: Ode
Premium Member Rebuilt Dreams

Life has changed so much for everyone
Many ways, different levels too
Fighting battles, waiting to be won

Holding on, trying not to feel so blue
Unexpected restrictions around
Many...

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Categories: unexpected, change, dream, inspirational, motivation,
Form: Terzanelle
Premium Member Woven Moments
Silent journey
I ride with you O Mother Earth
On the wings of time and space
I feel you cradle me in your arms
Lifting me high above you
To...

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Categories: unexpected, beauty, celebration, creation, earth,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Poem Made Up Of Cliches
A POEM MADE UP OF CLICHES

At Poetry Soup we're admonished
Never to use cliches
They provide us an extensive list
For the error of our ways

But one thing...

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Categories: unexpected, humor,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Tribute to Connie Marcum-Wong
We'll miss your presence, Connie dear
the special kindness you have shown-
and now we're feeling quite alone.

We'll miss your poems, that is clear-
the time you took...

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Categories: unexpected, death of a friend,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Treasure in the mind

I saw your blue eyes, so gentle and kind
Some things we see, leave imprints in memory
Like a treasure, forever, in your mind

A gentle touch, lasts...

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Categories: unexpected, appreciation, life, memory,
Form: Terzanelle
She's One Of A Kind
She doesn't think herself as beautiful

but there is magic in her eye

my head is always spinning

every time she walks on by

her gait is smooth and...

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© Tim Smith  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: unexpected, beautiful, love, , cute,
Form: Free verse
Rejected
12/21/19


Not going to pretend it
I've been feeling rejected
And disrespected
Nothing I said and did
Was effective
Time I take a sedative
Or maybe 10 of them

Was fine one minute...

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Categories: unexpected, dark, how i feel,
Form: Rhyme
Twins Revenge
A. W. Nutter

Fog from my breath in the way
Temporarily impeding my vision
A small lamp, illuminates my prey
Unaware, of his impending execution

Rons wife, conveniently out of...

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Categories: unexpected, imaginationhusband, husband,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member EDGE WALKER
                       EDGE WALKER...

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Categories: unexpected, day, dedication, emotions, life,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Robin And Marian
North of Nottingham, there lies a wood

Clothed with fern in Dartmouth green

A barefoot Beauty, There she stood

The likes of which, the worlds not seen



A man...

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Categories: unexpected, first love, love,
Form: Rhyme Royal
Premium Member The Six - My Heart Sings Out
To hear the surf or trill of spring’s new birds;
A cat’s soft purr or strong and stirring words;
Endearments whispered; songs so cute I grin,
My heart...

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Categories: unexpected, happiness, heart, joy, love,
Form: Kyrielle
You're the Light

 Being in love with you makes every
morning worth getting up for
 I hover over your feedback
in an uncertain emotion
each time you give NO.
 Your...

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Categories: unexpected, emotions, imagery, love,
Form: I do not know?
October Golden Chain
Percussion plays once in a while beyond its curtain
In duo with the flash of paparazzi’s capturing film
Prelude to an exhilaration of blissful days’ chain
Where rain...

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© Len Gasun  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: unexpected, celebration, october,
Form: Pantoum
Premium Member I'm Not Alone
Tears were rolling down his face, he told me.
I heard them in the sound of his sad voice.
Before today, we’d been so glad to know
my...

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Categories: unexpected, feelings, health, husband,
Form: Quatrain
Illness Is
a lonely place.
It's nothing to do with that person
who asked how are you? this morning.
It's to do with staring through
fear-frosted windows
as snow sugar-sifts the street,
watching...

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Categories: unexpected, life, sick,
Form: Free verse