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Superstructure Poems

Superstructure Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of superstructure 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 superstructure.

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Battleships
I see it tied up to its pier,
steel monolith, huge and grey,
the USS Massachusetts,
now a museum by the quay.

Big sixteen-inch guns are silent,
the five-inchers point to the sky,
kids play on the forty-mil guns,
shooting phantom planes as they fly.

Tourists walk this...Read More
Categories: superstructure, appreciation, history, imagery, nostalgia, ocean, places, war,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member A Tribute to Guru Gobind Singh
You were primarily a spiritualist, 
But circumstances made you a noble warrior:
Your father, Guru Teg Bahadur,  
was treacherously beheaded.
You had to contend invaders from the Western frontier
And ward off repeated imperialist incursions from the East. 
Both the identity and...Read More
Categories: superstructure, faith, religion,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Boomerang
Karl Marx thought that religion 
Was the opiate of the masses,
Which is true as far as it goes.
In his times and in the circumstances,
He could not have thought better or worse—
Not, for instance, of the boomerang, that is,
The dialectic of...Read More
Categories: superstructure, irony,
Form: Lyric
Stretch not on me your other hand
Stretch not on me your other hand:
The tree you stretched it on yesterday;
Its leaves  were off, its fruits dispersed.
The house you stretched it on yesterday; 
Its beam was down its roof was off.
The vessel you streched it on yesterday...Read More
Categories: superstructure, wind,
Form: Personification
King I was
Had been to an astrologer
To know about my future
But he got hooked up on my past

King I was, he said with reverence
Reveled in all materialistic pleasures 
Have enjoyed life to fullest

I reflected awhile 
Yeah, have no temporal cravings 
Feel no...Read More
Categories: superstructure, life,
Form: Free verse



Free Education
 sometimes wonder how many dark chapters are lost between the glitter of the details,
Flowers of the most beautiful bloom lay dead while artificial wreaths are being twined,
And how much do you think a poor man will have to pay...Read More
Categories: superstructure, education, education, education,
Form: Prose Poetry
Cloud Story
Before the lightning comes
Before the thunder frightens the birds
I am under this oak tree
An adolescent of a plant
The grass is cool beneath my back
Around me sizzles like a steaming rock
I look at clouds
Two of them like you and I embracing
I...Read More
Categories: superstructure, imagination, love, naturelove, me,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Dorothy
Somewhere on the ocean waves in the year of sixty six
The ocean wind and rain joined forces, a deadly dangerous mix
We were on our way from the Mediterranean, where we were deployed
Amphibious operations and some ports that we enjoyed

It was...Read More
Categories: superstructure, adventure, ocean, sea,
Form: Bio