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Snake Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of snake 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 snake.

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Premium Member Christmas Shadow
It is once again that time of year
When Christmas comes flourishing into view,
All around is merriment and good cheer;
Pessimism has thus become taboo.
However, it has long been my belief
That joy must have its underside,
Beneath the surface cheer one will find...Read More
Categories: snake, celebration, christmas, december, depression, grief, love,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member The Skull of Christmas
My mother’s ovarian cancer came back at Christmas...

Malignant movement of mortality marches
My father and I wept as helpless haunted heroes 
An army arises in her beautiful presence 
Splashing in her soiled system
Being in ER surrounded by Christmas lights
My childhood ceased...Read More
Categories: snake, christmas, death, december, family,
Form: Free verse
looking out
wanting in
getting off
of wanting

body being
here but
mind being

not take 
but take
     ...Read More
Categories: snake, muse,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member To Eve's drop, or not to Eavesdrop
Forbidden fruit they had eaten
   At the bidding of the snake
New ashamed that they were naked
   They had to cover up, for Heaven's sake

"Adam, lets sew ourselves some fig-leaves."
   "Sounds good to me, dear...Read More
Categories: snake, god, humanity,
Form: Rhyme
Four minutes to do what you want
What ya gonna do?
Listen to a pop song
Get half a blow job
Smoke a cigarette
Drive round the block
Read two pages of a book
Do fifty press-ups
Recite a poem or two
Watch most of Tom and Jerry 
Fly...Read More
Categories: snake, conflict, farewell, military, society,
Form: Blank verse

I'm A Little Paranoid,
I just took a steroid Now I'm a little paranoid
Just like an Android That's about to get hit by an astroid
I woke up dead There's a snake in my bed
Beads of sweat on my forehead
The devil's calling The sky is...Read More
Categories: snake, 12th grade, absence, america, family, growing up,
Form: Rhyme
Creation's Holy Spirit
Just because I create does not mean I feel I’m God!
That’s an atrocity of men, who wish to be in charge
Not women, who for ages have seethed beneath
the accusations of men accusing Eve, tempted by a snake
so magical, it talks!...Read More
Categories: snake, angst,
Form: Free verse
Crossed Off the List
Do you love to stand upright for the truth?
Or do you love it more,
bending to lies
At an acute angle forty five

Degrees of false moderation
permits you to have
an unhealthy tolerance for half-pint truth

Do you have a taste
for liquor moral malaise?
If so,...Read More
Categories: snake, dark, death, spiritual, truth,
Form: Elegy
Aussie outback Christmas
Comin' 'ome in an aussie sleigh,
ol' tractor ute with a rusty tray,
with a big branch of Gum, it be
the Christmas tree .
hard to find 'em white ant free.

Nailed it to a webbed dusty wall,
usin' my boot as a...Read More
Categories: snake, christmas, culture, fun, hilarious, holiday, humor, humorous,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Who Am I
I am a bird, uncommon in the USA.
African born.
a snake-killing bird.
my head’s crest 
similar to
but not exactly like
a pin cushion 
With pens rather than pins
sticking out of it
Reptiles are my prey.
Who am I?

A Secretary Bird
...Read More
Categories: snake, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th
Form: Light Verse
Moring of the Great Horned Owl Part 2
Part 2

With a height above the field less than 
his body’s length and only seconds away
to his kill, the great bird swung his wings
back and upwards in a dramatic gesture, 
breaking his speed much like a jet reverses 
its engines...Read More
Categories: snake, death, life,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member A Politicians promises
Your Words fall like rain drops
And there meanings disappear
They just melt away 
Like a snow flake on a rainy day
Politicians promises soon fade away  

Would I like to buy a chocolate  fire guard
Or the autograph of the man...Read More
Categories: snake, political,
Form: Free verse
Where I Go
I lie here watching all the glorious places pass by along my journey. 
To be sure, my course was set many years ago making my passage measured only in terms of near or far. 
At times I am lazy. 
But...Read More
Categories: snake, conflict, environment, sad, weather,
Form: Narrative

My cornerstone is in the rain and the rain is going to come down to my house and the rain is going to be cold and 
The cold rain is going to be late 
And the late rain is going...Read More
Categories: snake, corruption, creation, death, destiny, fate, freedom, god,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Bubbling Stream
( The Bubbling Stream )

The heat fills the space, suffocating me with each breath,
As it winds through the valleys, autumns sweet death
The sunlight reflects in the water, mechanics of light unrelenting
But night does fall, and with it roars the unrepenting

Vistas...Read More
Categories: snake, nature, river,
Form: Rhyme
The Sum Of It
Some snakes are called adders
And I know that's true
Most adders are very good at sums
Others can't add up to two
This must be a worry
For adders who can't add
This could make this type of snake
Both miserable and sad
Cheer up little adder
There...Read More
Categories: snake, 10th grade,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Environment
Existential fear abandoned for the sake of delusion

Nuclear freeze in her heart of alchemy’s shivers 

Veiled shadows dancing to the echo of silence

Intemperance sounding choral confusion of fate 

Rosemary scents a bunch of renegade petals 

On her journey of lone...Read More
Categories: snake, dream,
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member Just not your year
Just not your year

Life is full of surprises,
as you recognize your fear.
An adrenaline fueled 
fight or flight puts 
your behind in gear.

You’d like to think
That you are brave.
You have no problem
facing fear.
But you have a funny feeling
When it comes to...Read More
Categories: snake, funny,
Form: Free verse
Incredible India: My motherland
Ah, to this land of the monsoons
or should it have been the sunsoons? 
Yet for frozen land tourists, a tropical hot boon.

Where bullock carts, stray dogs, horse carriages and cows
pedestrians, goats, bikes and rickshaws
scooters, trucks, motorbikes and cabs
all compete together...Read More
Categories: snake, patriotic, places,
Form: Verse
What if.....?
Death was a lottery,
With a Powerball price of a million dollars 
Would people still queue up to play?

What if death was a clock,
And you had one option 
To either fast forward, pause,
Or rewind it;
What would your option be?

What if...Read More
Categories: snake, art, death, extended metaphor, humanity, poetry,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Horny Toads
Horny Toads

Grandpa knew everything, 
that was needed to be known, 

I stayed every summer, 
from the time before I remember, 
until the time I pray,
never to forget. 

We worked in the garden.
We dug holes, and planted seeds. 
Everything was...Read More
Categories: snake, caregiving, grandchild, granddaughter, grandfather, grandson, happiness, happy,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Disarray
( Disarray )

I dont like inviting guest, cause my house is such a clutter
I just bought 3 endangered cats, and my life is in the gutter
They seem 2 think the couch is food, the cushions are half eaten
If you go...Read More
Categories: snake, funny,
Form: Rhyme
Snakes are dangerous
That's what most people say
If you don't startle them
They will just slide away
If you look closely
And study a snake
You'll see this presumption is all a mistake
Cos they have a head
Eyes mouth and a nose
They have a tongue
But no...Read More
Categories: snake, 1st grade,
Form: Rhyme
Rosemary's body shrinks
And looks strange, her facial expression
Changes, village doctor checks her ventrally
And declares she is a non-human.

The fact of the matter is that
She is pregnant with six-month old
Living fetus.
And the villagers expect a demon-snake
Would come out of her body
Proclaiming...Read More
Categories: snake, baby, death,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Juggernaut
When I read the wiki's definition
of juggernaut* as a fierce
and ruthless force, I shrug.

When I see the face of Jagannatha,
full of eyes, smiling at me,
I cannot but smile back.

When I think about his younger sister,
lovely Subhadra, I sigh
like a snake...Read More
Categories: snake, joy, smile,
Form: Kimo