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Squid Poems

Squid Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of squid 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 squid.

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Premium Member The River

Inside the water 
where they float or sway in their rusting roots
are horse tackle,
unhinged parts of eighteen wheelers,
a girl on a tricycle, her bones still cycling in the drifting meld
circle squirrel and possum pelts,
The sludge of a dredging flow
tows...Read More
Categories: squid, poetry,
Form: Free verse

Pen Meet Paper
What in the ink whorl is papièr churl going on?

Ill quill vapors are trying to victimize me,
vex prose don’t belong
Word saber player haters trying to stick it to me,
throwing cursive stones
Their coarse paper tone is so digital angry

Blog blots got...Read More
Categories: squid, metaphor, philosophy, psychological, slam,
Form: Alliteration
First Night of Chanukah
We went downtown for a movie
Near an upscale place for food
Filled with kiosks, booths and dining
For whatever suits your mood.

I tried ice cream made with squid ink – 
Smooth but black as darkest night,
Also cold-brew coffee flavor
On a cone, a...Read More
Categories: squid, chanukah,
Form: Rhyme
Someone Had to Create It All
It’s our responsibility,
To help the world survive you see,
It’s urgent, because after all,
Someone had to create it all.

Of every leaf on every tree
Reflecting pure symmetricality
Throughout the spring, summer and fall.
Someone had to create it all.

Of flower petals perfectness,
Roses next to...Read More
Categories: squid, appreciation, god, nature,
Form: Kyrielle
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: squid, animal, christmas, humor,
Form: Light Verse

Premium Member You're Mine
Guilty I voiced my plea
Whilst the fishies looked at me
There he stood-pleased and grinning;
Disregard of what was sinning

Guilty I yelled again;
Affirmation for the man
My heart you stole for I stole yours;
Exchange of hearts with distant shores…

The tide rolled in and...Read More
Categories: squid, betrayal, funny love, love, lust, ocean, sea,
Form: Rhyme
A Floating Market on the River
Floating  Market on the River

A Thailand tradition 
Large sun umbrellas 
And boat roofs or hoods
And Asian conical hats
A bucket of cracked brown egg shells 

A grandma quickly whips up 
Egg, oyster and fresh, crisp bean sprout
In rice flour batter

Raw...Read More
Categories: squid, fishing, food, garden, money, people, river, water,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I'm Just Getting Started
Born in Madrid, in fifty nine,
A military Kid, 3rd of 7 in the assembly line;
They named me Michael, but I answer to Wedge,
A Master Sergeant’s son—not much here that's cutting edge.

I grew up a runner, and I wrestled some,
I was...Read More
Categories: squid, age, career, children, family, growing up, life,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Monster Wars with My Son

Mock battles with my sons.
Star Wars characters hauled out
of their tubs.

Rancor Monster, Squid Head, Yak Face.
Darth Vader, Jabba the Hut…
Snaggletooth is a real dick.

Skeletor, Beast Man and Evil-lyn.
The whole crew, just bad to the bone,
but at least Evil-lyn was hot....Read More
Categories: squid, poetry,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member WordScape Triptych 1
WordScape Triptych  #1

Coming from the Underworld as a ghost, just sauntering out of the depths like you did;
With all the rest of us just watching and wondering what you were going to say;
Tell us young Beatrice what shavings you...Read More
Categories: squid, poetry,
Form: Free verse

Switch off the lights 
Close the  drapes and the blinds
Bury the sunshine 
Surely , dawn shall arise
And tend to my cry

Of turquoise and of diamond  

Black coffee
Cocoa bean

Subtle...Read More
Categories: squid, appreciation, beauty, best friend, black african american,
Form: Free 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: squid, journey, sea,
Form: Free verse

There was a man from Bermuda,
Went fishing for Barracuda.
He hooked one one day;
But it got away.
He said, “Damn” and more words ruder

A famous sea diver called Fred,
Met dozens of squid in the Med.
Shook hands with each one,
But when he...Read More
Categories: squid, fish, ocean,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Stark Contrast
While in Segovia,
Where life is rosier,
I sipped ambrosia
With sweet Zenobia.

Back home in Madrid,
My old mate, El Cid,
Won himself fifty quid
When he caught a prize squid.

17 July 2019

Madrid-Segovia...Read More
Categories: squid, drink, fishing, international, spanish,
Form: Light Verse
Spanish conquest
Segovia, Segovia, proud city on a hill,
So steeped in ancient history, your beauty charms me still.
The Roman aqueduct remains a marvel to admire
And cobbled streets wind upwards to the golden Gothic spire.
You boast a princely palace with a fairytale allure,
And...Read More
Categories: squid, places, spanish,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Not Her Genes

Kimberly who lives in the Philippines
Fell in love with a handsome marine
Got married, had a kid
Resembled a squid
Think sea water was to blame not her genes

...Read More
Categories: squid, silly,
Form: Limerick
Mr Krabs secret formula
Chilling with my computer
Skyping to myself,
Pretending that the computer
Talks lets imagine:
I'm Plankton and i want the secret formula!
The gradients of success,
Too bad: guess that I don't know 
All you need is a goal, love
And hard work, 

Sponge bob knew...Read More
Categories: squid, allegory, identity, image, life,
Form: Imagism
Premium Member Have You Ever Tasted Human
Loud insistent dragons are pounding at my brick walls.
Bam. Bam. Bam. Bam. Bam. No walls now. 
These giant creatures have escaped, uninhibited, free.
In a happy, wicked slow walk, they approach the town.

Heading toward a communal meadow of unsuspecting villagers.
Children running...Read More
Categories: squid, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 6th
Form: Lyric
The King Reigns
Penguins are beautiful creatures
one of the most elegant is the king
second only to Emperor in size
stands up to 100cm an amazing thing

The king's diet comes mainly from the sea
having appetite for lanternfish, squid and krill
so their average weight is so...Read More
Categories: squid, animal, life, nature,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Sailor
crisp white uniform
like pure white ocean foam
his eyes navy blue
for he winked at the sea
his shoes polished squid-ink black
with superior shine
his medals proudly gleam
the Captain grins, wants to salute him
eagerly waits his turn
his fellow seaman — some like him
others hold...Read More
Categories: squid, military,
Form: Free verse
Far from the surging crowd,the aesthetic mass ever loved
For,some fascinated to drilling mud,more satiated with coconut ground
Most elated admiring flowering buds,all hailed for herbs, spices,Salmon or squid
But there came the most tyrannous deluge with a thud!
Oh!They called it a massive...Read More
Categories: squid, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, beauty,
Form: Carpe Diem
Premium Member Trying Something New
Since youth, I've been a big foodie; every goodie I've tried, even sushi.
At 18, I traveled abroad, first to France; Thank heavens I didn't try frog!
I got to try crepes (sweet filled envelop shapes) and liquor-filled chocolate
that I ate on...Read More
Categories: squid, food,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The King Of Telling Tales
Grandad was a sea dog,
Who'd sailed the seven seas.
He told of his adventures
As we sat around his knees.

He told of a giant octopus
With tentacles aplenty,
We cried "how many grandad,"
He said "I reckon twenty."

He said it had one giant eye
And a...Read More
Categories: squid, grandfather, humorous,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Calamari in the Mist
Curious to test the fallacious claim
that you could eviscerate calamari squid
in the vortex of a blender,
the amateur chef took the plunge
to bewilder and tantalize friends.
He added a whole squid to the bowl of a blender
and selected the lowest speed.
It looked...Read More
Categories: squid, food, nonsense,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member You Can Call Me Ray

Oh, to fly underwater - to ply the deepest oceans!
          To navigate sunbeams like temple pillars,
               ...Read More
Categories: squid, animal, appreciation, ocean, sea,
Form: Free verse