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Surly Poems

Surly Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of surly 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 surly.

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Premium Member To drink so deep
Events are canceled day and night
No sports, no concerts, wrong or right
Right now it's hard to see the light
  Pandemic frenzy grips us tight  

The college campus' shutting down
Though no one's going out-of-town
Most folks are wearing surly frowns
...Read More
Categories: surly, health, love, scary,
Form: Sonnet

The art of real living falls upon the inert egos of us all and their antiquated mused ill givings. When we can encounter those mannered inequalities that keep us intolerant and locally dead, forlorn to a fault and viscous in...Read More
Categories: surly, deep, desire, destiny, devotion, dream,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Daylight Saving Time

DST screws us up, makes us surly
A custom from the past, makes us late or early
Should be abandoned
The eagle has landed
Time to move on, it's no longer majority

...Read More
Categories: surly, time,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member LAST WORDS

   surly pain must ink the charred troposphere,

mascara running down poet’s kaleidoscopic cheek.
the breastplate clan have left the spoils weak.
the rustical clang of the rusty second hand’s fear,

felt with such clarity. the morbidity of the times,
like bleakest...Read More
Categories: surly, christian, dark, writing,
Form: Enclosed Rhyme
My time to speak
I rebuke, false claims that your soul is evil
I mean, after all, we’re only people
You’ve lived through storms, when I was dry
We’re not quite equal, you and I 

Even if we were born, exactly the same 
Our different paths, would...Read More
Categories: surly, anger,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member I'm Simply Better Than You
When I look into a pool and sense my noble bearing
    in a reflection meant to dazzle and impress.
I see a gentle fellow imbued with love and caring
    whose need for adoration has been...Read More
Categories: surly, funny love, humor, satire,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Truth
Searching this mirror before me my heart question’s questions I am capable of seeing truth, understanding the eyes through which I see are surly colored with flavor of bias and self-justification. My mind in calling for logic and hope of...Read More
Categories: surly, introspection, self, truth,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member The shop a holic
Money comes and money goes, one can see she's in the throes. She's very detrimental to the wallet. I guess she is a shop a holic..Try to stop her but your chances are slim, as she'll buy most anything on...Read More
Categories: surly, money,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Emily
Emily, if we could have met,
I don't suppose I would forget
How very awkward it had been,
I can picture thus the scene:
Introvert to introvert,
Apprehensive, stiff and curt,
Neither of us keen on seeing
Another dreaded human being.
What would have happened if
I'd greeted you...Read More
Categories: surly, anxiety, appreciation, books, celebrity, courage, home,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Cellophane Crystal Ocean Faerie
Mystical crystal ocean faerie arrived the first time wearing light blue.
Quite a sight against a giant wave, mimicking the ocean’s frothy hue.
Staring ahead, totally unafraid, standing on swirly finned trout three,
Observers understood immediately there was no other faerie like she.

Tossing...Read More
Categories: surly, fantasy,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member Dream 1: 4 Weeks in Positano

"Dream 1: 4 Weeks in Positano"

Kisses long linger warm lips tasted intense
so sweet like cured Valencia Oranges
lips liquored triple sec not dry drunk on love
softly grazed, then held long

slow, deep, warm and wet

The story is written on bodies
as they walk...Read More
Categories: surly, dream, romance, sensual,
Form: Romanticism
Premium Member Love Homage To Rumi
(17th December Shab-e Urs of Mawlana
17th December, the holy eternal meeting wedding night with God of Mawlana Jalaluddin Rumi)

A little dedication from me-

in this holy divine spiritual wedding night
I want to sell all my hate
I want to sell all discrimination...Read More
Categories: surly, dedication, love,
Form: Free verse
The Rapist Therapist
Therapy is afraid of me,
I'll write it down for you to see. 
The mental examination process of my necropolis, 
Abomination  of mental stability, into a thought abyss.
If you think before you act, you're ability surly increases, s. Leave your emotions...Read More
Categories: surly, i am,
Form: Rhyme
Snowflakes, Legends of the Wolves
In a winter chorus, autumn’s rouge and sallow shed.
Their shuffle settles loamy dregs of timber lords.
As they await the hurling puff to haply brush the forest floor,
of what to grace their lot, they’ve lack. No praise up-whirls.

All we born, as...Read More
Categories: surly, animal, magic, winter,
Form: Rhyme
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: surly, betrayal, funny love, love, lust, ocean, sea,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Fancy Dancer
As she leaps on pink and satin cloud,
Beauty is with her, like a shroud.
In sunny mist, a twilight stream,
She laughs and frolics as in a dream.

Through slumbrous days and steamy nights,
She oft takes off on strange flights.
The dance is one...Read More
Categories: surly, beautiful, dance, imagery, nature, nice, uplifting, wind,
Form: Personification
blue birds
the entry below is a short little entry to say hello
may all be well with poetry soup and all of you
happy holiday season

"blue birds"

a better place a better time
baby blue birds flied
call me a dreamer
dancing in front of me is...Read More
Categories: surly, celebration, graduate, love,
Form: Light Verse
Peg's Halloween Party
Last Halloween was scary
with evil brewing strong
when Peggy planned a party
and things went off all wrong

In tatty robe, her hair awry
she slaved all day with care
her neighborhood to satisfy
with an elegant affair

Fine treats she baked and broiled
and decorated in detail
until...Read More
Categories: surly, funny, halloween, holiday, humor, humorous, people, silly,
Form: Rhyme
AI Alone, Part III
...And who really wants to deal with
a surly teen, that was no fun.
Hard enough to stand human kids,
much less an artificial one.

It would be something we’d have to fix
in the next A.I. we sent out,
all were sure another would fly,
our...Read More
Categories: surly, computer, growth, journey, sad, science, science fiction,
Form: Narrative
Some children arrived dressed as ghouls,
I asked don’t they learn dates in schools -
They’d come one day early,
Were rude and got surly,
I chided them as stupid fools!

A NEW Halloween Inspired Limerick Poetry Contest

8,8,6,6,8 checked with how many syllables

Sponsored by Tania...Read More
Categories: surly, children, halloween, irony,
Form: Limerick
Jaws for pet contest
No one knows the joy you bring
They wish you weren’t around
The neighbor’s cat was just a “thing”
That moved and made a sound

It’s clear to see, you meant no harm
You thought it liked to play
To suggest, your transfer, to a farm
Well...Read More
Categories: surly, cute, dog, funny,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Gun on my Temple
(14 year old boy with mother in a police station during the Korean War)

The captain 
His feet on his desk
Smoking a cigarette

Where’s your scumback communist brother?
I don’t know, Sir.

Where’s your father?
Supposed to be a Christian minister?
North Korean soldiers took him...Read More
Categories: surly, mother, war,
Form: Free verse
The Lost Childrens of YAH
Blessed is the man who never walks in counsel of the ungodly. For why do the heathen rage? And the people imagine a vain thing? How are they increased that trouble me? Have mercy upon me! And hear my prayers....Read More
Categories: surly, black love, slavery, spiritual,
Form: Sonnet
My Son
I knew you once, a goodly soul. Your kindness and nature made you whole. Your love and your laughter beamed from your heart, I just knew there was nothing in heaven or earth that could tear us apart. But slowly...Read More
Categories: surly, drug,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Star Dreamers
“We will never forget them, nor the last time we saw them, this morning, as they prepared for their journey and waved goodbye and ‘slipped the surly bonds of earth’ to ‘touch the face of God.’”  Ronald Reagan

In moments’...Read More
Categories: surly, space,
Form: Triolet