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Surface Poems

Surface Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of surface 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 surface.

New Poems

Why must we complicate life when it’s already so complicated?
Why must I do this to myself? 
I don’t know the answer to these questions yet and I hoped by writing all this down, 
it would help me get to the...Read More
Categories: surface, 10th grade, conflict, confusion, deep, poems, water,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member The Gideon Edge

“The Gideon Edge”

We walk the thin line
Alone, but in the 
crowd of humanity

We are walking 
The Edge

Feeling our way 
in the dark 
fingers tracing our pasts

on walls that sound
like braille 
rattling, perishable, frail

Instincts in the 
back of our brain
bit by...Read More
Categories: surface, god, humanity, i am,
Form: Free verse
Feather duster--
Is that what my body is
How can you muster
The dust that mistrust
Dead follicles
Every microscopic particle
Sweep left to right
Cleanse the surface of my Immortal soul

Written words by James Edward Lee Sr  2020...Read More
Categories: surface, analogy, environment, how i feel, metaphor,
Form: Rhyme
I have a dream
Why it is not there

I am ready to go
Why I am stuck

Desperate for freedom
Yet unable to

The baggage on my shoulder
How long I have to carry

I cannot break free
Stuck in my head
Going backwards

Tied up in chains
Nothing to hold...Read More
Categories: surface, dark, freedom, horror, how i feel, sad,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Delve Deeper
Delve deeper
 into one's soul,
 one's mind. Don't look 
 Dig deep
 to find
 one's essence.
 That's where 
 the heart and soul
 glow like gold.
 To know somebody...
 delve beneath the surface.
 more than meets the eye

...Read More
Categories: surface, deep, heart, meaningful, wisdom,
Form: Verse

Premium Member In The Shadowed Passover Of Fear

When facts become fear, pandemonium escalates;
likewise does the proliferation of its collateral damage
and the propensity of the word-play of contradictions:

     “…we’re all in this together…social distancing…”
     “…shelter-in-place…we’re all in this together…”
 ...Read More
Categories: surface, allegory, analogy, faith, fear, hope, inspirational, word
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Sea Changes

I have stood on many shores
and felt the long evolution of the deepest waves
where life spawns its leaping adaptions.

I have listened
to the trumpeting of great armored sea-bulls
echoing in the shallow bladder-wrack,
and on that splashing surface
invisible snouts blow from
an ancient depth...Read More
Categories: surface, poetry,
Form: Free verse
The Beauty Of Nothingness
Although I am doing my best to wrap my brains around all of this, there's just no way to dismiss some meaningful things I dearly miss. Quarantining for the purpose of containment of a deadly virus is something we have...Read More
Categories: surface, beauty, meaningful,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member I WISH-
I wish rocky mountains mountain peak 
Rich soil valleys bittersweet
I wish grizzly halos cowboy old leather boots 
Smoke signals dewdrops mystical loops
I wish grassland red carpeted beach 
Walks I wish genie lamps sunburst reach
The road less traveled
I wish I hadn't...Read More
Categories: surface, adventure, analogy,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member January Dawn Watch

You roll over the edge of an eyelid, measuring your body 
through a window.  
    Once you fit, you go outside of yourself
    where the sky is rising. 

A part of you is...Read More
Categories: surface, poetry,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Mirror of Peace
Looking through frosted glass of windows' sorrowed pain I who

Reflects upon the frozen condensation in the shelter of my mind

Delight that there are crystals on the panel which refract the joy

On the grace bestowed upon me by hindsight observation glare

I...Read More
Categories: surface, appreciation,
Form: Free verse
Every morning upon rising
Routinely searching my vital signs
As a poverty stricken person
Searches pockets for spare change.
The grim news reports,
The skyrocketing death tolls,
Mausoleums more populated
Than the emptied churches,
Many desperately seeking God
From the confines of their dwellings.

I remember the time, early in...Read More
Categories: surface, death, faith,
Form: Free verse
The World is Under Siege
The world is held hostage
Not by terror nor by gun.
But by a tiny microscopic being,
Spreading its tentacle like wild fire,
All over the surface of the globe.

The world is held hostage,
And the mighty man's heart melt like an ice,
Rummaging through his...Read More
Categories: surface, anxiety, confusion,
Form: Free verse
The Abys
                "The Abys" 
I am asking myself, What's going on? Like what happened with Marvin Gaye.

For the first time in this high tyde, we all fear the unknown, yet we know. I know, you know and they know that something...Read More
Categories: surface, america, change, death, earth day, evil, feelings,
Form: Free verse
Her heart is vicious
I can count on one hand how many times I've hunted for sex
Otherwise I'm intreged by how she confronts my respect
With her neglectful insulting self worshiping eyes
With her slowly growing suprize by my burning insides
I've devised plans to manage like...Read More
Categories: surface, analogy, devotion, girl, love,
Form: Rhyme
The lonely Plobawobby
In a pond beside a meadow
Where the slime and algae gurgle
Dwells a lonely Plobawobby
Lurking deep in murky waters.
There in sludgy weedication
All day long alone he shroudles
While the crested newts and leeches
Dragonflies and slurky skaters,
Wigglies, damselflies and skaters
Cresticate the water's riches.
But...Read More
Categories: surface, imagination, nonsense,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member La Loba
La Loba rose with the sun barely glancing over the desert’s surface.
This old hag was as reliable and necessary 
as the fall dearth marching toward the spring’s refrain.

She carried with her a sack in which to store her cache.
La Loba...Read More
Categories: surface, myth,
Form: Free verse
what a beach
she's the ocean 
waves that carry
me away like
a rip tide

dragging me
deep beneath
her surface

where tangled
in seaweed hair
and caught in
black pearl 

stares takes
the breath away 
from my dead
man's chest

and what on her
is not a hook
be it hips or legs
as i beg for...Read More
Categories: surface, muse,
Form: I do not know?
Creek Speak
Baptism grasps, water channels multiply surface
Scissored scenes lay platters simutaneously
Owl eyed creek spurs my metamorphosis 
Billowing claim domain of striving trees

Frigid inhalation arrests latent vulnerability
Surrendour,  dove's fallen feather alleviates
Split awareness open as oyster delivers me
Vantage announced by intricacies...Read More
Categories: surface, baptism, blessing, water,
Form: Enclosed Rhyme
Premium Member Concerning Self Learning
From K to 12 there is that bell 
That goes off writing the word with the correct spell 
Run youngster class is over now have some fun 
When year fourteen rolls around 
Higher education academic can be found 
Where the...Read More
Categories: surface, education, philosophy, proposal, teacher, teachers day, wisdom,
Form: Rhyme Royal
Muddied Waters
Dredged from the depths of my brain
The rich treasure of love with its heartfelt pain
Sinking back into the clouded mire
Yet my thoughts yearn to rise higher
But dragged down by carnal lust
From that weight escape I must
Bubbles of laughter and mirth...Read More
Categories: surface, love, lust,
Form: Rhyme
Face the Problem
In days the Moon laughs with different shapes
And tides of emotions high and low leaps
But the picture from shore is serene and majestic
When from your heart pleasantness you seek.

The long nights passing peaceful with hope filled
And the days with our...Read More
Categories: surface, 12th grade, happiness, inspiration, life, ocean,
Form: Free verse
Venus Or Hell
Within our solar system
Is a planet we know well,
I’ve heard it called Earth's sister 
But I think it’s more like hell.

The Romans called it Venus
Unique in every way,
Because it rotates in reverse
A year becomes less than a day.

The surface is...Read More
Categories: surface, planet, space,
Form: Rhyme
Am I drowning in the water yet

Piercing the surface I fell through

Or am I still floating dead

Sad turn of events into

Could I have escaped perhaps

Should I have even tried

Bad luck sure lends me no gaps

Had I better died

But life and...Read More
Categories: surface, death, deep, loneliness, lonely, meaningful, sad, self,
Form: Rhyme
Thoughts of Yesterday
Let it be before I go from where I've seen moons after moons,
crescent and full; let memories carve yellow suns on the 
dark-skinned children, polishing them with sweat and sea salt 
to surface their natural oils. Let me see them...Read More
Categories: surface, memory,
Form: Narrative