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Best Washed Up Poems

Below are the all-time best Washed Up poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of washed up poems written by PoetrySoup members


Premium Member Waking before I found love

I stood on the step by the unopened door
Far from the meadows that precede the shore
Grasped tight the railing I longed to explore 
Searching for...

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Categories: washed up, dream,
Form: Rhyme



The Old Truck in the Master's Hand
The old truck hadn't been used in a while,
But it should be good for a few more miles.
Under the hood, the engine was rusty,
And the...

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Categories: washed up, allegory, inspirational, lifeold, old,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Survival
     We boarded the Carnival Cruise in Miami with excitement,
our destination was Montego Bay-   with a promise of great...

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© Dear Heart  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: washed up, cute, imagination, lost, strength,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member A WISH FOR FISH
A WISH FOR ALL FISH

Washed up on shores around the world
Already dead, a whale, a dolphin a shark, 
All marine life is suffering, the situation
Has...

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Categories: washed up, fish,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Vikings Dream, a Northland Story
Waves crash with word from Scotland
Warblers answer with yawning skies

Rocks washed up from last night's storm
Blaspheme glory, fought for Rome

Pushcarts filled with bravery tell
Of battles...

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Categories: washed up, adventure
Form: Couplet



Premium Member Questions Unanswered
Another day comes
another one goes
and when it will end
no one really knows
time marches faster
with each passing day
as I'm watching life
just slipping away.
The hours tick by
as...

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Categories: washed up, depression, introspectionheart, time, heart, time,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Atlantic
Atlantic

Standing at the oceans edge
I'm braced against the tide.
Letting loose of memories
once held so deep inside.

I hear the echo calling me
just like a long lost...

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Categories: washed up, analogy,
Form: Rhyme
United Kingdom Of Whores
I welcome you to this magic kingdom
Drowned in endorphins and stale perfume
To hide the stench of sweat but not shame
You're free to leave but you...

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Categories: washed up, angst, life, social, song-lyric
Form: Lyric
Torn To Pieces
Fear haunts silent nights
screams of tears or joy
once cherished
stolen away 

Memories washed up
on a sinking ship
watch as it slips
further away

Torn to pieces
once tightly bound
wholesome and...

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© Tim Smith  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: washed up, children, dad, fear, leaving, love,
Form: Free verse
Legend of the Sand Dune Princess
Legends of the seas,
    Washed up on the white, crystalline shores,
Countless untold stories,
    Unlocking new doors.

If each shell was...

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Categories: washed up, deep, emotions, fantasy, sad love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Odysseus and The Siren
"Odysseus and The Siren"



There he is 
like Odysseus 
bound to the mast of his ship
cursive words dispatched 
through aether to 
the somnolent nodding
in their stock...

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Categories: washed up, for her, for him, freedom, imagery,
Form: Romanticism
Premium Member Jellyfish
Oh what a sad sight
When I went to the beach tonight
Twelve jellyfish washed up on the beach
Caught out by the tide, now its out of...

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Categories: washed up, beach, death,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Cynosure
A cynosure is he for me -
Night’s diamond beaming brilliantly;
The star I search for in the sky.
When seeing it, I have to sigh!

My emerald and...

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Categories: washed up, love hurts,
Form: Quatern
Premium Member Love is my ocean
I figured this wouldn’t be read because of its length, so why not just post it and get it over with

Love is my ocean 

~

Placed...

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Categories: washed up, love,
Form: Rhyme
Battle axe
She's spaced out thinking she's star kid when shes really just a hippy with king Kong in her armpits 
smelling like a big man after...

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Categories: washed up, hip hop, rap,
Form: Rhyme
The Lighthouse
I have watched from the tower
That rises in the night,
To the throne of the mountains 
To stand at their height.

I have gazed at the waters
Of...

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Categories: washed up, sea
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member From Where to There
Washed up on the beach

Laid out on a mortuary slab



My entry into Brian's " SPACES " contest



...

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Categories: washed up, life, loss, sad
Form: Imagism
Wave Upon Wave
White cotton fields erupting 
bits and pieces left in trail 
flickers of light mirrored along side 
liquid beads   slipping off slopes 

aromas eclipsing...

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© Tim Smith  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: washed up, love,
Form: Free verse
Est'Bel Strolls
Urges ushered Est’bel out of her abode –
a cottage cobbled together from cobwebs and clapboard – 
and she scuttled forth,
her nesty hair tousled
by a leaf-laced...

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Categories: washed up, magic, moon, night, woman,
Form: Free verse
Just Call Me Abuse
My name is abuse that is all I need to say
But just for your sake I will go on anyway.
I take pride in putting people...

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Categories: washed up, confusion, life, people, sad, me,
Form: I do not know?
Fear
FEAR

Feeling tired, washed up, drained
Moody, irritated, relationships strained 
Life’s journey just filled with inevitables
Questions answered in mono syllables

What initiates this fearful  condition
Invades your space...

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Categories: washed up, anxiety,
Form: ABC
The Sky Fell Down
The sky fell down
Then crashed around me
My dreams all drowned
Leaving me empty
My blood ran cold
A poisoned river
White pain took hold
My body shivered 

The sun was...

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Categories: washed up, emotions,
Form: Lyric
A fragment of forever
Just a fragment of forever
Inseminated in your look,
Like a softly spoken picture
In a golden scripture book,
Where the pages of remembrance
Have been written with my pen,
Though...

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Categories: washed up, beautiful,
Form: Rhyme
I Await
The path taken, 
stunning and sublime
rivers rushed, 
such a magical ride

the sun shone, 
the bluebird danced
feelings felt, 
life enhanced

secrets floating through 
the innocence,
nothing slipped on...

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© Tim Smith  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: washed up, change,
Form: Free verse
Washed Away
Dont despair that I dont miss you
  want to hold you
wait to kiss you
  I cant see you , I can feel you
with...

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Categories: washed up, childhood, introspection, loss, nostalgia,
Form: Couplet