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Octopus Poems

Octopus Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of octopus poetry to share and read. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for octopus.

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Premium Member Poetically Pickled Pink
I am poetically pickled pink; my muse is finally full of ink,
Thanks to Nina I’m back in sync, within a quick blinkity blink…
A pickleworm or picklepuss or maybe an obsequious octopus,
A pickledly positive plus, satisfying my dormant distant discuss…

Like a...Read More
Categories: octopus, confidence, dedication, meaningful,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member oceans apart
gravity craves in the sky

weightless surrender -

comet reaches rock bottom

tides foam a lullaby

crested lengths wave -

ripples focus underneath

horizon lingers abreast

pain drenched capture -

currents expose lost hope

a life buoy tied to an anchor

flare soaked in life’s blood -

cess pool seizes cessation

atlantis...Read More
Categories: octopus, appreciation,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Poet as Octopus
Poet as Octopus

In the depths of my aging, I slither toward cover:
Sea cave to hide tush in, for battles have scarred me!
So favored by Grace that I know I don't merit,
Feel Love that still serves me in times of distress!
Evolution's...Read More
Categories: octopus, love, poetry,
Form: Rhyme
Pothole State Park
Honolulu's Pothole State Park
Is a scary place after dark
With potholes so deep
Anything could creep
From octopus to Great White Shark! 
...Read More
Categories: octopus, political, travel,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Creature of Love
It was cold in his shack and rain squeezed through gaps in the walls

Built as a summer retreat near the beach during prosperous times

A single door creaked under an onslaught of memories and drizzle

	Oh well Dylan Thomas wrote in his...Read More
Categories: octopus, joy,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Ocean Seas Cream of the Crop-
Fern octopus
Swimming in the ocean seas
Sturgeon nectar
Seaweed flower hot pink
Cream of the crop
Prada manufactured alligator purse

James Edward Lee Sr  2020...Read More
Categories: octopus, allegory, analogy, fish, ocean, sea,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Peculiar Plight of the Pitiable Octopus
To the ancient Norse he was Kraken
With a mean inclination,
And the Greeks called him Gorgon
With the same reputation.
But as monster of myths
He's been wrongly miscast,
So I'm here to shed some new light
On this poor creature, at last.

An exemplary example
Of his...Read More
Categories: octopus, animal, christmas, humor,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Riding a rhinoceros
I would ride a rhinoceros for you
ride it to Timbuctoo
and bring you back
all the golden sand of the desert in a bottle

I would overcome an octopus for you
dive it to deepest Atlantis
gathering up
pearls, sapphires, coral and rubies in a shell

I...Read More
Categories: octopus, joy, love, silly,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Olive Exposure
Olive was vibrant and deliberated in awe in front of her wardrobe

Should she put on that glorious fox pelt for the night’s Hunters Ball

Surely it had to be politically correct and she would claim her place

In the hearts of those...Read More
Categories: octopus, rights,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Love Octopus Style

Imagine having eight arms and three hearts
Like an octopus, don't know where to start
We learn a new skill
First time, what a thrill
Making love with eight arms and three hearts

...Read More
Categories: octopus, fun,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member The Calloway Mama
The Calloway’s mama was not unlike an octopus 
With tentacles in the PTA, the church, the A.A., 
She was involved in every aspect of whatever.
Her friends kept her abreast of what her six children were about.
When they were young, she...Read More
Categories: octopus, mother,
Form: Narrative
I'm glad I'm not an octopus I would find it so confusing
With so many tentacles I would forget which one I am using
They would get in such a tangle all twisted and contorted
It would cause me embarrassment to get my...Read More
Categories: octopus, 10th grade,
Form: Rhyme
Sailing self being in the ocean of life
For the unknown destiny to win over strife
Paddling steadily with the music of time
that's buzzing in my ears as crickets chime
Sometimes rude thunder screams at me
after then blue sky smiles with glee
Sometimes hot...Read More
Categories: octopus, life, mystery,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member NIGHT PARTY

       Witch the hostess arranged party in log house.
       Crystal eyed crooked cat danced with macro mouse.
  ...Read More
Categories: octopus, 8th grade, dance,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member HAUNTED HOUSE

              In haunted log house lived Micky macro mouse
         ...Read More
Categories: octopus, scary,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member So Sadly Now, These Arms
So sadly now, these arms of mine, not finding you at all
Imagine Grace to be in doubt, that love is just on call
For fools who've never felt LOVE'S pain, known Flood from Heaven's rain!
The Painter's muted palette seems...Read More
Categories: octopus, love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Shedding Loss
Cast in bronze she sits by the seaside on a rock of dreams

Smaller than I always made her to be after all those years

Her head once again stolen as I gape into an unknown

Decapitation straight from the heart of vandalized...Read More
Categories: octopus, courage,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Not all Aliens Are Bipedal
I crashed on your planet
right into the sea;
while I am at home here
have found many like me;
they have no clue as to how 
I can return.
So please help me...
you’ll find me in Bimini,
an Octopus with human feet.

...Read More
Categories: octopus, animal, fun, nature, ocean, poems, poetry, sea,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Thursday Humour


A man had bad news about his mother
Had loads to drink one after another
But later on that night
Was seen happy and bright 
Said that letter was meant for my brother.


An old sailor by the name of Angus
Fell in...Read More
Categories: octopus, humor,
Form: Limerick
Sinuous limbs attached to a bulge 
Mesmerising movements fix the gaze 
Continuously explicit 
Reaching deeper into thought
Touching the fibres of something obscene 
But somehow serene 
Like water in water 
Where belonging is entranced
Holding its permanence tight
And shoving bare sexuality down...Read More
Categories: octopus, creation, environment, fun, giggle, imagery, perspective,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Ocean Hum
Murmur ambience above the endless
horizon freewheel briny breeze filled sea.
Nascent movements from their shells come to be
unfurled winks, life beating hearts is timeless.
Calm hums over the ocean and appease
the emotional storm; where bright blue sky
meets the indigo sea, cap speechify
sea...Read More
Categories: octopus, ocean,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member IF I'D--
If I were to constantly smell
I’d rather be a fragrant, flower

If I’d believed in reincarnation
Instead of a human I come back as a diamond
So that I could be surrounded by woman

I would rather be a fish
Than be kissed by octopus
I...Read More
Categories: octopus, analogy, anxiety, appreciation, conflict, desire, destiny, fantasy,
Form: Lyric
If i could just ask you one more question Just used Scooby doo in a poem
What kind of man am i
sent my apple crumble back
because it was falling apart
wait that's just the start
the octopus has eight limbs
surely Octobers got the wrong days
Chloroform myself
just to adjust to your ways
Wait for it
Opportunity knocks the door
On the march...Read More
Categories: octopus, poetry,
Form: Free verse
I remember the hospital bed
Cold, unforgiving as it was
With tubes stretching out like an octopus
Holding life ransom or saving it

The room and walls too
Painted white, the color of death
As opposed to the black we all seem to venerate
White slyly snatches...Read More
Categories: octopus, caregiving, emotions, sick,
Form: Blank verse
Destiny Of The Sea Dragon
Awoken by the sun shining through the ocean surface.
My scales give off a glow.
Good morning to the blue.
A mirror of the sky.
Spiraling endlessly upwards and downwards.
Further and further I go.

Coral labyrinths surround me.
Hiding small lives in themselves.
The growing forest of...Read More
Categories: octopus, journey, sea,
Form: Free verse