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Surprise Poems

Surprise Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of surprise 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 surprise.

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Oh my God you are the man!
What an amazing job you did creating all of this land.
The bright blue sky and how the clouds magically hang.
Every field of green, mountains, lightening and how the thunder does bang.

From the largest beasts...Read More
Categories: surprise, prayer,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member Things Grow Legs
Things Grow Legs

Sometimes, I swear, things grow legs
Recipes, scissors, car keys in place
But when I look they move away
To floors, newspaper piles – hiding spaces.

We almost hear them laugh, or sneer, 
“Catch me if you can – over here.” ...Read More
Categories: surprise, humor,
Form: Rhyme
A Brief History of Angels
In the history of medieval religious art
angels are assigned an important part.
Yet you’ll never see one depicted fat,
overweight or obese or anything like that
because they don’t eat three meals a day
like humans do, therefore slim and trim stay.
And why they...Read More
Categories: surprise, angel, humor,
Form: Didactic
Premium Member SOLELY SOLAR

      Solely solar: Truly toddler Sun crawling 
      on canvas of Cosmos five billion years ago 
     as Proto Star formed...Read More
Categories: surprise, appreciation, sin,
Form: Free verse
With their undeniable transport-function
Horses demand rigorous empowerment… 
Hence in their vital rejuvenating station
They huddle for hearty replenishment.

What a sight to behold them in their haven
Feasting along grazing land’s abundance…
While displaying prowess tenaciously proven
Midst tourists enthralled by their elegance.

Sternly ushered to...Read More
Categories: surprise, animal, appreciation, blessing, christian, god, horse, uplifting,
Form: Quatrain

The time has come we must realize.
This virus is a big surprise.
Our loved one’s lives could end soon.
We all need to cocoon.

Live is short when getting old.
Have the patience to stay alone.
In time we will hug again.
Less people will have...Read More
Categories: surprise, earth, family,
Form: Rhyme
Years ago, in Holland,
In a cool, eclectic store,
I bought a set of clothespins
To jazz up my home décor.

Of brightly colored wood
And smaller than the average size,
I pictured them with photos
Hanging like a sweet surprise.

My plan did fizzle like
The best-laid ones...Read More
Categories: surprise, home,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member LET YOURSELF GO a surreality
come to the beginning
                a vague     riddle
              ...Read More
Categories: surprise, art, surreal,
Form: Verse
I'll Wait
I have to be honest with you
I've  been feeling you ever since I've laid my eyes upon your lovely smile. 
Can of shy to make my approach
So I've decided that I'll wait.
Because I know one day that opportunity would...Read More
Categories: surprise, love,
Form: Ballad
Good Yankee Advice for Spring
Don’t be fooled by purple crocuses
or bright yellow daffodils – it’s an illusion.
They’ll be under a crust of snow by morning,
and the shovels you put away last month 
will have to be brought out and used again.

Spring is a magician...Read More
Categories: surprise, humor,
Form: Light Verse

Premium Member Same Cloudy Reason
There once was a white cloud
That lived in the sky
Every 10 years it passed
Just blew in, and flew by.

Never dropped any rain
Never talked much less sighed
The craziest thing I saw… 
All I could say was my, my.

When I was ten...Read More
Categories: surprise, drug, humorous, imagination, mystery, riddle, silly, simple,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member One

When the people of the four winds

They speak with one voice
 A rumbling
Deep and resonate
		A constant unbroken union
Rising – falling
 Neither bass nor alto
As one 
In the rhythm of one heart
		Beneath the multi-colored mantle
			Of one world;
When the...Read More
Categories: surprise, celebration, life,
Form: Free verse
The Mad Rush
They swarm the street like mad ants
Scraping up all that the can find
They are panic buying while some people are crying
The people are anxious and they are moving in a rush
Something is swirling in the air and it is causing
the...Read More
Categories: surprise, city, community, confusion, courage, desire, encouraging, environment,
Form: Narrative
Meet me in the Woods 
Under the Open Sky,
The Autumn Roads
of fallen leaves left behind,
At dusk or dawn
when its not too bright,
The drizzle of flowing River
Across us shall lie,
A splash of Air
over our faces ; Our feets shall be 
at...Read More
Categories: surprise, autumn, beauty, introspection, nature, philosophy, snow, youth,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Dream of Beautiful Nature
To cherish the dream.

Of the beautiful nature.

To create feelings.

With emotions of pleasure.

To make the world.

A place to nurture.

To fulfill with joy.

Then becomes the culture.

From sound to light.

From air to water.

From plants to birds.

It comes in colors.

Colors of happiness.

Shades of cloudiness.

Of...Read More
Categories: surprise, appreciation, cheer up, happiness, health, passion,
Form: Free verse
The Old Weathered Barn
"My heart still feels those times spent in the warmth - from the poem 'What the eye sees the heart cannot forget."   (A line from an Eve Roper poem)

Spent our summers as kids
on Grandpa and Grandma's farm,
always something...Read More
Categories: surprise, appreciation, extended metaphor, family, farm, nostalgia,
Form: Rhyme
Bass Strait Sealing Rush
The Bass Strait sealing rush began in eighteen-o-three,
where at least a dozen vessels were wrestling with the sea,
for the China trade was booming, for the want of skins and oils.
This was the first real export, from Australian soils.

With prices high...Read More
Categories: surprise, history,
Form: Lyric
Cat Sitter
It was a hard day in the office for the boss had gone berserk,
so I was quite relieved to know that I was driving home from work,
and once I parked me car and locked me shed; I went to get...Read More
Categories: surprise, humor,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Death of a Poet - Leonard Coen
When you died
My heartache reached my bones.
You seemed an old soul, but ageless.
Your death caught me by surprise.

Your deep, long, full voice
never to sweep through a room.
Never to fillet my soul
or plunge cold reality into my heart.

The lingering lines of...Read More
Categories: surprise, death of a friend,
Form: Free verse
The Lady Down The Lane
The lady down the lane knew it all.
From the number of people in our small country town,
to why Mr. and Mrs. Francis had that ugly fight that ended up real bad.
Who am I kidding,
She even...Read More
Categories: surprise, memorial, mentor, mystery, trust, woman,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member A World Without Pity Part II
I will begin my story with this concise summary,
Of the amazing things that have happened to me;

After I had lost a home, where I'd lived my life long,
So they could build a highway, for the busy throng!

The city had emminent...Read More
Categories: surprise, adventure, earth, fantasy, love, nature, peace, science
Form: Couplet
Butterflies Above The Merry
Butterflies bend the wind to color
They dip in circular momentum calm
Lifting the air enchanted through the pines
Past lakes at speeds monitored by time
And when the blue jay turns its head
More in a hurried pitch than surprise
In accordance with the laws...Read More
Categories: surprise, appreciation, butterfly, innocence, inspirational,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Quiet Time
Quiet Time
Written: by Miracle Man

The best time of day is when I first arise,
about two in the morning, surprise, surprise.

Outside it's ebony, I’m waiting for dawn,
to occupy self I drink coffee and yawn.

I have little future, left to be written,
so,...Read More
Categories: surprise, age, life, time,
Form: Couplet
When our heart is filled with sorrow we find it hard to comprehend
why this happened in our life…why to our family or friends?

Yet it’s preposterous to think in a world where every living thing must die
that sorrow will overlook us...will...Read More
Categories: surprise, sorrow,
Form: Verse
Premium Member A lite-pink band in the sky
A lite-pink band in the sky
  midst powdery baby-blue
I thought to myself, 'But why?'

Does it herald the birth of a girl
  cared for by five loving brothers
Or perhaps it's a cotton-candy twirl

Could it foretell an early flamingo season
...Read More
Categories: surprise, color, rose, sky,
Form: Rhyme