Possum Poems

Possum Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of possum 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 possum.

New Poems

Surbuban Magic

Placed strategically close 
to suburban hedgerows,
elderly backyard mavens 
nourish generations of groundhogs.

Daily the grass is seeded 
with 'Puffcorn Delites,'
bought wholesale from Costco, 

An elderly lady died last year. 
I see her at night,
as I take out the trash; 
a small...Read More
Categories: possum, poetry,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member dying forests
forest creatures weep
for all the dead, fallen trees
once giving shelter
wolves howl piercingly
crying out for woodland plants
to carpet their home
raccoons scamper past
searching out their lost breakfast
amid vanished creeks
possum wobble by
seeking their favorite den
where serpents hide out
deer scamper along
looking for signs of...Read More
Categories: possum, animal, mountains, nature,
Form: Haiku
Keep it simple
I stand in erection like a British guard patrolling the keep
A private eye from nine to five but lose control when I sleep
Behold what I see is crime and sin that roams in the street
Your home, your retreat, the woods,...Read More
Categories: possum, blessing, how i feel, words,
Form: Rhyme
Mid-West Nest

Here in my rented acre of Ohio;
I feel the generations,
the hungarians, the irish and germans,
the dutch, the blacks, the shawnee.
We are not a melting pot,
we are birds and critters brought here
by wild, wild winds. 
I am a grackle
with my own...Read More
Categories: possum, poetry,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member Possum
I’ll never forget good old “Possum”
He was the best – a friend to us all
He would try anything, never met a stranger
He risked life and limb – to reach toward the sky

I’ll never forget good old “Possum”
He had that nickname...Read More
Categories: possum, appreciation, friend, friendship, funny love, love, marriage,
Form: Free verse

Bold Critters
I saw a possum hangin' upside down 
last night
I saw a possum hangin' upside down 
last night
I said ,"Possum you're a pitiful sight
hangin' upside down in the full moon light
Uh-huh, yessir, uh-huh."

Possum said, "Old man, just mind your own
Possum said,"Old...Read More
Categories: possum, humorous,
Form: Lyric
Roofing like a penthouse floor,
Tis not a haunt but Ma's snore.
A wombatic possum in appearance,
Being nature's pinup is her arrogance.
Her distintictive, brush, bob tail, loss,
reputedly, respected as the boss poss.

Hearing her grunt and fight,
echoing a freaky...Read More
Categories: possum, animal, environment, fun, humorous, pets,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member Thoughts Drifting Into Night's Allure

A cool breeze taunts the open window
teases the hairs on my arms
curbs the fervor of my delusions
riffles through my insanity
cajoles me into a distant gaze
thoughts drifting into night’s allure.

“Would we be loveless without that moon?” 
deprived of its slow motion...Read More
Categories: possum, moon, muse, night,
Form: Free verse
Unimportant Things

I have spoken much -
my trivial record of the hours.
God has not troubled me much, 
while ants and termites continue to terrorize nations.
The ugly I have found to be beautiful,
and the beautiful ugly.  The root, the gnarling trunk,
and the...Read More
Categories: possum, poetry,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member I Come Before You
I come before you, proclaiming you're Brother
Or Sister in Christ's death, that Eve was our Mother
Though you claim (in faith too) that my Truth’s your falsehood!
If all faith’s just faith, how can we in our childhood
Claim ‘Wisdom’ of adults (a...Read More
Categories: possum, faith,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Honeymoon brevis
Sugar-plum Fairy
  Yes, Honeydew Melon

Light of My Life
   Prithee, Lovely Lamb Chop

Rainbow Lollipop
   Yes, Peppermint Treat

Delightful Daffodil
   Prithee, Amorous Amethyst

O, Sunshine and Starlight
   Yes, Wonderful One

Would it be too much to...Read More
Categories: possum, marriage, wedding,
Form: Light Verse
loco wildlife 2
look at
that possum
playing Jerry
Garcia...Read More
Categories: possum, muse,
Form: I do not know?
The Story of Possum, Legend of the Riverland
There is a story from Renmark in the Riverland
Of a man in the bush as his legend began
He was a shearer from New Zealand in the Depression
Who came to Australia in the 1920s for shearing sessions

But hard times meant he...Read More
Categories: possum, community, life,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member 50 Words for Poe: Shark

"50 Words for Poe: Shark"

The Shark’s name was Bruce
he liked to drive with his head 
hanging out the car 
mouth wrapped around a 
Montecristo Dantes Cuban Cigar

They met in Wichita
Room 101 in the 
Hotel Cicero

“Hey babe,” he said
“I know,” she...Read More
Categories: possum, adventure, dark, journey, love, mystery, psychological, romance,
Form: Romanticism
Premium Member Picking Okra was Before Child Abuse or I'd Rather Eat a Possum
Picking Okra was Before Child Abuse
I'd Rather Eat a Possum
By: Tom Wright

Layers of clouds lay overhead,
perhaps a summer rain.
Though tempted to denounce,
as a child, I would refrain.
A carpet of dust surrounds bare feet,
large drops are now falling,
Warm, as they hit...Read More
Categories: possum, child abuse, childhood, humor,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member And So It Begins
and so it begins…

I lay here dormant
playing possum
peeking warily
and wearily
beneath the rotted leaves
of Autumn’s glory
testing the air
with a daring shoot
telescopically assessing
the tenor of the wind.

Oh, how I long for her
time’s temptress
warm breath
tantalizing my need
beckoning me
come forth my darling
all is well.


And...Read More
Categories: possum, metaphor,
Form: Personification
Beware The Bug
Beware the bug playing ‘possum; especially if it bites or stings!
...Read More
Categories: possum, animal, earth, environment, garden, insect, nature, planet,
Form: Monoku
A Vain Manx
I once had a Manx who constantly primped; her white underbelly never sported one piece of grass or dirt.  She kept so clean and fluffy that we’d no idea he’d had her backside chewed up for three days, by...Read More
Categories: possum, animal, cat, conflict, emo, nature, pets, poems,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member Poss-Poss
Thought I heard my possum,
my sweet dear little pet.
Hurried to the kitchen;
No food for poss-poss, yet.

Recalling mothers' babies,
big eyes and hungry gapes.
Happily discovering-
some over- turning grapes.

Rushed out to the feeding-tree,
Grapes-the possums' earn.
Left them on a branch,
for possums will return.

Went back...Read More
Categories: possum, animal, food, fruit, tree, truth,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Possum
When the possum met with our tire tread
He lay still and we thought he was dead
So we scooped him right up
In a pot for our sup
Let’s just say we were gravely misled

For make me LOL contest
Sponsor - Nina Parmenter...Read More
Categories: possum, funny,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member in search of a cowboy
Woke up this morning and made you some breakfast.
You didn’t want it, this I could tell.
You walked to the stove and started to smell it,
turned up your nose, and said, "what the hell!"
It's just humble fare like my grandma...Read More
Categories: possum, funny,
Form: Rhyme
The Meals On The Other Paws
Alley cat sitting
On a fence post, in the dark;
Movement in shadow,
Catches his marbled, green eyes;
One leap and dinner is served.

Such a feast will last
Him and his friends, a whole day;
Opossum will fight;
But, alley cat’s determined
One leap and cat is the...Read More
Categories: possum, animal, cat, food, nature, poetry,
Form: Tanka
Premium Member Say It Ain't So

The start of October
We've rounded the bend
The sad end to summer
Is upon us again

How great it would be
To have summer all year round
Would we still appreciate
The joys and the sounds

Don't even like it when
Mr. Sun plays possum
Need him each day
Makes...Read More
Categories: possum, autumn, color,
Form: Rhyme
Two possums fight in the middle of a road
Their pain and fear do not show
Ferociously they fight for the prize
Pushing them to tear at each other's eyes
At the end one must die
Three days they fight
Through the day and the night
Fur...Read More
Categories: possum, conflict, fate, pride, society, universe, violence,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Possum Song

You are the same possum
I saw eating my garbage
like a recluse,
your long pointed snout
hissing at me through your teeth.

When I first saw you
I backed away
and quickly closed my door,
my legs still shaking
as if I'd been chased by a bear.

For...Read More
Categories: possum, animal, art, city, forgiveness, irony, life, night,
Form: Prose Poetry