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Survival Poems

Survival Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of survival 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 survival.

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The Leveler
The Leveler
by Michael R. Burch

The nature of Nature
is bitter survival
from Winter’s bleak fury
till Spring’s brief revival.

The weak implore Fate;
bold men ravish, dishevel her . . .
till both are cut down
by mere ticks of the Leveler.

Published by The Lyric, Tucumcari Literary...Read More
Categories: survival, fate, nature, seasons, spring, time, universe, winter,
Form: Verse



Live
Trying to live,
Attempting to live,
Endeavoring to live,
Another day another challenge,
Aiming to live at each step is survival,
Striving to live,
Temptation lured into more than addiction,
Struggling to live,
Eyes so heavy with sorrowful blinks,
Sneers coming from left to right like time was of...Read More
Categories: survival, appreciation, betrayal, blessing, corruption, for her, for
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member LEAVES
LEAVES

My mind wanders, as I sit at my cluttered desk, trying desperately to contact our clients.  Working from home during the Covid-19 Lock down, is a challenge with no staff.
 I imagine myself sitting in a field of abundant...Read More
Categories: survival, river,
Form: Narrative
COVID-19:EFFECTS
COVID-19; EFFECTS

ROADS, ARE GENERALLY EMPTY
HIGHWAY,S AT HALF OF THEIR PACE
EFFECT ON COMMERCE, IS HEFTY
HOME, A PLACE AT LEAST SAFE

FEAR IN THE MIND, HAS A FOOTHOLD
IT IS SHOWN, BY THE BUYING OF MAN
SOME SHELVES ARE EMPTY, OF STOCK SOLD
TOILET PAPER, IT...Read More
Categories: survival, anxiety, family, natural disasters,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Survival of the Smartest
While counting down darn dire days 
In distant yet heartfelt embrace,
Let’s stay at home like we are told 
For front line courage to unfold.
From such a global novel  turn 
We shall withstand and we shall learn -
Fittest is fine...Read More
Categories: survival, angst, world,
Form: Rhyme



Back to Belfast
Back to Belfast

I have been to the Ghetto thrice
To Auschwitz twice
And to Belfast once
And to tell the truth
Belfast is the winner of the weirdest places 
Where I’ve ever been

But to be fair
That was just before Good Friday-
The peak of the...Read More
Categories: survival, christian, city, death, good friday, people, sick,
Form: Elegy
Premium Member Believe In Tomorrow
The next two weeks are to be grim.
We have been told to prepare.
The light we look for has grown dim.
Any uplifting information is rare.

We are facing each and everyday.
Wondering how it will play out.
When will someone be able to say,
that...Read More
Categories: survival, anxiety, faith, fear, heart, sorrow,
Form: Rhyme
WE ARE COMING TOGETHER IN THIS PANDEMIC
IT IS SO NICE TO SEE PEOPLE THAT ARE COMING TOGETHER
DONATING AND GIVING TO THOSE THAT ARE IN NEED
AMERICA WE CAN DO THIS, PLANTING THAT SEED
WITH US ALL COMING TOGETHER IN UNITY
FORGIVING AND HELPING OTHERS
GATHERINGS AND OVERCROWDS TOGETHER DELETED
SAFETY AWARENESS...Read More
Categories: survival, anxiety, encouraging, faith, future, inspirational love, prayer,
Form: Free verse
Corona
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Categories: survival, destiny,
Form: Free verse
THE ARMLESS BEAST
Corona virus!
Beautifully sculptured like a jewel
Armless, with bulges of a crown
But only those who narrowly escaped
With scars of your sharp fangs
Can tell the potency of your venom.

A merciless human predator
Riding on the wings of morning zephyr
He rears his tent in...Read More
Categories: survival, africa, health, humanity,
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: survival, beauty, meaningful,
Form: Narrative
ADDICTION
Like a boatman on his ship
Where the vastness of sea only exists
The urge to float towards certain destination
When the compass is pointing to every direction!
And the pole star becomes the only mean!

Along the infinity stretch of a road
Like the high...Read More
Categories: survival, addiction, philosophy,
Form: Free verse
It's Now


The flotilla of the ivory-varnished sailing clouds, 
gliding across the cerulean sky of serenading spring,
turned into the menacing fleet of sudden scare. 
Its shadow of invisible danger has changed our lives,
maybe forever.

Tangled in the complex social web of modern life,
the...Read More
Categories: survival, courage, encouraging, scary, time,
Form: Free verse
April fools day ordinarily all manner of tomfoolery abounds
April fools' day - (ordinarily) all manner of tomfoolery abounds

Pandemic straps tightly plied girded beltway
unlike any other All fools day
in annals of recorded ("fake") history
western civilization tapestry doth fray
April first two thousand and twenty
neigh, no time for horseplay

what with coronavirus...Read More
Categories: survival, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 7th
Form: Free verse
Quarantined, My Story
'Quality is Job One' is a great marketing tool for the Ford Motor company.

Until a cure is found, quality of life becomes secondary to survival itself.

After survival is achieved, life, as usual, becomes a matter of discussion.

Rationale and certain constitutional...Read More
Categories: survival, god, moving on, prayer, world,
Form: Acrostic
Covid-19 Changes the World
For the better or for worse?
It spreads like a plague, deadly and swift. 
Fear is unleashed and fear is thick.
Stores are shopped clean; limits are placed on items we need.
Workers are laid off, funds are low—
make way for the thieves.
Conmen...Read More
Categories: survival, anxiety, community, health, society, world,
Form: Rhyme
A test of our humanity
This is it,
The moment has come,
That will decide,
How many human qualities we have left,
When we come out the other side and are virus free.

To those who say we are over-reacting,
I say we are not,
What we do now, 
How kind and...Read More
Categories: survival, appreciation, blessing, cancer, care, character, community, love,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
The Uninvited Guests
They both came to visit our home,
But they were never invited.

They were glad and excited,
But we were sad and desperate.

Though we tried to avoid them,
But they came always forcefully.

Then we saw two shiny cute eggs!!
Be it hot or cold, it...Read More
Categories: survival, birth, world,
Form: Free verse
Covid 19
Everything I have known has change
Everything that was... is revealing
The truth of every country, every person... aim
A divided world against a one virus prevailing

We are fighting for survival
We are fighting beyond reasons
We are fighting for revival
Simply are we not but...Read More
Categories: survival, world,
Form: Rhyme
A Night Before
The night before... I was in turmoil
Wait... was it the night before?
Does it really matter... how the mind will toy?
With how dreams and realities will applaud

It becomes only harder to know what is real
Because of the lies we learn to...Read More
Categories: survival, life,
Form: Rhyme
The Greatest War
A random chapter is being written on history’s page 
Of the greatest war being fought in this age
This unique war isn’t against anyone 
This battle is for survival of every person 
Humanity has waged this war to see another day
To...Read More
Categories: survival, earth,
Form: Rhyme
CORONAVIRUS
Coming unexpectedly it did quickly spread
Over here, over there, and everywhere
Roads are clear only for a few needed transport
Only for us the victims to isolate in social distance.
Never in my life, I have seen such fear and devastation,
After all, it...Read More
Categories: survival, death, emotions, feelings, pain, sick,
Form: Acrostic
Angels On My Shoulder
POEM " ANGELS ON MY SHOULDER " by martin gedge

I don't have wings but tend to things
that puts my fate to test
through trying times we walk the lines
in fear and sure unrest
but as faith should guide we cannot hide
to put...Read More
Categories: survival, care, community, courage, dark, death, earth, fear,
Form: Rhyme
WHAT IF
Day's of terror have arrived,
It made us wonder how many of us will survive,
The face of this terror is a virus,
That emerged into a pandemic for humans
Walking on the path of humanity's destruction
But we never realised the results of the...Read More
Categories: survival, death, life, natural disasters, nature, poetry, universe,
Form: Free verse
Armageddon

Life has changed we live in fear 
Stay safe take care are all we here  
The lockdown has started but when will it end
Will the system break or will it bend 
Will this world ever be the same 
Who’s...Read More
Categories: survival, conflict, dark, death, depression, destiny, future, judgement,
Form: Free verse