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Surprising Poems

Surprising Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of surprising 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 surprising.

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West
Indigo clouds edged with topaz hues 
Stretched thin with an ivory crescent moon
Frogs serenade an evening promenade 
Crickets sing while a lone wolf bays 
Stars Cascade in galaxies far away
Old trees crack as  north winds sway
Trickling stream ripples and...Read More
Categories: surprising, allusion, beautiful, dream, nature,
Form: Rhyme



Soul Sounding Music
Lazily, disdaining up above the sky to pursue
As the setting of the sun is to indolent to hold
Such a tournament is lengthened and embedded in gold
While the sun passively darkens for a night barbecue

I sit beneath a silvery moon hearing...Read More
Categories: surprising, appreciation, inspirational, journey,
Form: Rhyme
This Will Pass
There is an inhuman and invisible enemy that must be stopped. The Coronavirus reminds me of one of the last great menaces to the world and to God. There once lived an evil man, threatening, deceitful, and manipulative. It was...Read More
Categories: surprising, courage, fear, god, history,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member YOU ARE THE PAPER AND I AM THE PEN
YOU ARE THE PAPER AND I AM THE PEN

Hi Jenn, glad you are writing a poem today,
And ecstatic you are drafting it in a 
Happy and mostly pink notebook,
Which of course is me,
What on earth was it that took
You so...Read More
Categories: surprising, scary,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member To Life
Life is time that's awarded to do what you will.
It's your deeds then recorded that chapters will fill.
It's a miracle given, divinely ordained,
That by passions is driven, by conscience restrained.

Life's pretend and illusion and fantastic dreams
It's mistakes and confusion, excitement...Read More
Categories: surprising, age, blessing, destiny, humanity, life, self, wisdom,
Form: Quatrain



Corona Crisis
Corona Crisis 
viral virus 
no immunity no vaccine watch the community start collapsing 
people dying 
people lying 

I’m suspicious of the timing 
Brexit Trump forgotten items 
pandemic dread a new horizon 
governments all left advising 

Crikey don't let no one...Read More
Categories: surprising, holocaust,
Form: Rhyme
CONTAGION

People are hurrying, scurrying, worrying
Frenziedly squirreling clusters away.
Rumbling hypotheses riding on every breeze
Cast a malificent shadow our way.

Spreading pervasively, sneakily, rapidly,
Spanning the continents, changing its tack,
Causing uncertainty, splitting humanity
Interdependency starting to crack.

Tension is rising, it's hardly surprising that
Feverish tremors disquiet...Read More
Categories: surprising, fear,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Karma
Karma

Is our conditioning..
It is that which veils
Our eternal Now..
Veiled when separation
Gains our attention
And we venture into
Past and future..
East of Eden in the
Story's terms..

So..
In our many lifetimes
In the Life we live
We experience Now 
In surprising glimpses..
Until..
Our  lifetimes' shadows
Are deemed enough
And...Read More
Categories: surprising, inspirational, uplifting,
Form: Blitz
Premium Member The Fickle Fate of Friendship
Did you think my friendship fickle,
thus deserving of the sickle
did you think that it would wither up and die?

Did you think my friendship faded
thus transforming true to jaded
did you think you could revive if you try?

Did you think my friendship...Read More
Categories: surprising, appreciation, forgiveness, friendship, friendship love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Out of Time
It was a beautiful day for a picnic in the park,
We all thought we would stay there until dark.

Just enjoying the peace of a late summer bliss,
Like a departing lover engages you with a kiss!

We lunched on good food, and...Read More
Categories: surprising, adventure, bird, family, fantasy, imagery, journey, time,
Form: Couplet



Premium Member The Valley of Echoes
(1)         At the Edge of the Valley of Echoes

Little is written of The Valley of Echoes
Though many have halted at Valley’s edge
For few there are that would wander further
Where only unsettled wander,...Read More
Categories: surprising, fate, gothic, humanity, judgement, prison, surreal, veterans
Form: Free verse
Premium Member again, just a dream
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Lost in the silence where dreams now awaken,
closing my eyes to the stress of the day
Feeling alone and a little forsaken,
wishful these moments that come into play

Wondering if it is imagination,
bringing these thoughts on this evening to me
Something to quell...Read More
Categories: surprising, good night,
Form: Rhyme
Are we not


The argument started, both parties saying their views;
both raising voices trying to put afterthought logic.
No chance to end soon though tension mounted;

Then one of them says, don’t interrupt,” as if she never interrupts;
The other says, “don’t be judgmental,” as if...Read More
Categories: surprising, spoken word,
Form: Verse
Premium Member And When They Die
Apparently this style of verse, relying on alphabetical order, has a

Biblical background to its popularity, hardly surprising,

Considering the vast number of people who remain

Devoted to the ancient and improbable concept of

Everlasting life, promised by an all-powerful

Father, known by the conveniently...Read More
Categories: surprising, angel, atheist, bible, devotion, father, god,
Form: Abecedarian
Yesterday I Dreamed Of You
My love, yesterday morn I awoke,       
To whispers lingering that you spoke,
In a relaxed and happy dream,
Your soft voice and eyes agleam.

At a party therein we’d met by chance,
Once joined, neither spared another a...Read More
Categories: surprising, dream, heartbroken, hello, i miss you, joy,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Unforeseen Aubade
Up slightly past midnight, 
we finally called it a day as we 
exchanged goodnight kisses and 
amorous glances with tired eyes

Half-awake early morn', I lay supine 
on the left side of our king-sized bed
I scanned the right up-and-down for her;...Read More
Categories: surprising, aubade, i miss you, longing, love, morning,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Light in the Darkness
Loves power pleasure and pain 
a light in the darkness. 
Do you know her name? 
Poetry.
 
I am a happily married man, 
but Poetry is my mistress, 
I write everything in her name. 
If you have not seen me in...Read More
Categories: surprising, fantasy, life, love, true love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Lamplight, Sunlight, Moonlight
I slip beyond the lamplight that dims
As Christmas darkens in this ending year,
To wait for the sunlight slipping behind the blue moon 
To hide and wait for you.

The Christmas morn hangs its gifts that glisten
While children scamper in their drifting...Read More
Categories: surprising, christmas, dream, feelings,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member Positive Teams and Allies
My sanctuary
includes an anti-racism team.

Our closest synagogue ally
has an anti-defamation league.

Both my Team
and our League
are against contempt for Earth
and all Her natural/spiritual Tribes and Systems,
Networks and PassionStories.

We are composed of anti-patriarchal feminists
not against non-violent actions,
and against non-verbal 
and verbal
and pre-verbal
and...Read More
Categories: surprising, anti bullying, games, health, integrity, peace, wisdom,
Form: Political Verse
Blood don't lie
Blood don't lie 
Too many places
Africans are found 

Theirs is always 
This signal of connection

Is so great how 
Our different tribes
Countries languages
Cultures 

Can't change this signal 

We are all same 
Were ever we settle 

Our energy never change 
Our struggle...Read More
Categories: surprising, africa, dedication, deep, encouraging, humanity,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Selected Lyrics from THE IMAGINARY INVALID
 After graduating from UF, in the early '80s I wrote the book, lyrics and score for a musical adaptation of Moliere's farce Le Malade Imaginaire ("The Imaginary Invalid") and have decided to post five of the song lyrics from...Read More
Categories: surprising, funny, humorous, parody, satire,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Christmas Morn, Night Still Paraded Its Cloak, A Christmas Narrative
Christmas Morn, Night Still Paraded Its Cloak,
A Christmas Narrative

Christmas morn, night still paraded its cloak
dawn had not our dear earth with its rays soaked
yet something magical was in the air
for beneath barren tree, presents a pair
one was bright red, other...Read More
Categories: surprising, art, blessing, christmas, imagination, inspiration, romance, writing,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member The value of Zero
Aman was his real name, friends called him ‘Zero’,
Helping others was second nature to this little hero,
He had calmness and peace of a Himalayan sage,
It was surprising to see in someone that age!

The arithmetic teacher liked him the most,
Despite his...Read More
Categories: surprising, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 8th
Form: Verse
Premium Member Slices of Air
"Amid the jagged shadows of mossy
leafless boughs;"
                        Samuel Taylor Coleridge


Earth Rips different
Not like cloth

 tearing, sharp, painful...Read More
Categories: surprising, irony,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Survival Of The Fittest
Survival Of The Fittest
By: Miracle Man
11-22-2019
The sun plays peek a boo through a mottled sky,
And a Red Hawk circles in it’s lofty search.
Espying no movement in the grass from on high,
It returns from aloft to it’s dead tree perch.

Most times...Read More
Categories: surprising, bird, life,
Form: Lyric