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Survivors Poems

Survivors Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of survivors 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 survivors.

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Premium Member We Will Celebrate
When it's all over we will celebrate,
We will be Covid 19 survivors,
Maybe we'll hold a party in the street,
"Open House," with people milling around,
Once "social distancing is in the past,
And we can all start living normal lives.

The corona virus has...Read More
Categories: survivors, celebration, change, children, drink, feelings, house,
Form: Sestina

I Remember You Happiness
I remember you happiness
through the early aroma
  of grinded coffee beans
wafting gently from
the corner coffee shop
I remember you through
fthe freshly bread 'scent 
from the baker's sour rising yeast.

I remember you through 
musicians playing in piazas
through the buzzling sounds
of the...Read More
Categories: survivors, happiness,
Form: Free verse
Unable to bid papa goodbye
Nonagenarian father afflicted,
his body electric awry
with congenital heart failure,
before long twill bid existence bye
whose physical well being -
corporeal essence inevitably will die

unavoidable manifest destiny...
accompanied into afterlife courtesy death
envision caricature immortal grim reaper
moost ofttimes (normally leering)
brandishing trademark scythe,
impossible mission to skirt...Read More
Categories: survivors, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, bereavement,
Form: Elegy

On a negative note ....

Survivors left with heavy hearts 
As rest live in fears;
The unheard unseen enemy
has put mankind to tears;
He who seemed to rule the world
is now locked in scare;
Forever he wished to reign
the entire universe.

As came the...Read More
Categories: survivors, anxiety,
Form: Rhyme
Gone Viral
GONE VIRAL (For Corona virus/ Covid 19 contest)

Don’t splutter, don’t wheeze
Don’t cough and don’t sneeze
Or they’ll lock you up
And they’ll mislay the keys

Don’t tell them you’re hot
Just say that you’re not
And don’t touch your face
Or you could be shot

With those...Read More
Categories: survivors, change,
Form: Rhyme

The Atlanteans
The Atlantean’s : Bce
(South coast of Britain)

The old man stood on the shore and felt the morning chill cutting deeply into him , the sky was grey and mirrored the mood of the few survivors that had gathered , all...Read More
Categories: survivors, adventure, beach, dream,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Kansas Winds
Kansas winds
Wind spinners whirl like crazy
Chimes sing with wild abandon
Leaves whip into mini wind tunnels

Kansas winds
Pick up the smaller animals
Toss them into the trees
Going for cars and trucks now

Kansas winds
A semi lands with a crash on the freeway
Crushing people in...Read More
Categories: survivors, morning, wind,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member Good Night Frozen Landscape
Another overwhelming day passed in the pastures of plenty

The scene was tired and did not warrant a space on the news

Just one more place with no conscience for mind numbed souls

It was bitterly chilly and bones stuck out on frozen...Read More
Categories: survivors, war,
Form: Free verse
Penny Postcard, Wrong Address
Penny Postcard, Wrong Address
by Michael R. Burch

(for the victims and survivors of the Holocaust)

We saw their pictures:
tortured out of our imaginations
like golems.

We could not believe
in their frail extremities
or their gaunt faces,

pallid as our disbelief.
They are not
with us now ...

We have:
huddled...Read More
Categories: survivors, holocaust, memorial day, murder, racism, remembrance day,
Form: Free verse
Lost: for the children of the Holocaust
?for the children of the Holocaust and the Nakba
by Michael R. Burch

Something inescapable is lost—
lost like a pale vapor curling up into shafts of moonlight,
vanishing in a gust of wind toward an expanse of stars
immeasurable and void.

Something uncapturable is gone—
gone...Read More
Categories: survivors, child, children, death, holocaust, loss, lost, sorrow,
Form: Free verse

Stand together
As young as she was left in the dark alone and scared and left out 

She found a light to guide her way,

As cold as it was that day she was young not understanding

She found a light to guide her...Read More
Categories: survivors, betrayal, confidence, dedication, for her, growth, peace,
Form: I do not know?
Rest In Peace
When mirrors crack they shatter all illusions as rainbow’s end quick fixes lie in tatters on the floor.
A plot for every dream and every dreamer engraved with stirring mottos bound  to fade.
For those who lost the plot a final...Read More
Categories: survivors, deep, devotion, emotions, endurance, eulogy, grave, grief,
Form: Prose Poetry
Great walls rise against the dawn
Sun settles all while moving on
Smooth surfaces stand majestic tall
Cast a shadow low but not for long

Stones cut by oblivion's first glance
Carved, intricate, resembling man
In their design, shaped and created
Generated by the silenced sentient
Creatures that...Read More
Categories: survivors, appreciation, creation, history,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Stroke Survivors Self Talk
	Stroke Survivors Self Talk

Happy survivor day
Every day is better, I pray.

Each day is a new trial
Some struggle to walk an aisle.

Others have OT
Still, others receive PT.

I need to walk
Instead, I sit and talk.

Not today, off I go
Time to walk to,...Read More
Categories: survivors, god, recovery from,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Rain

As I set here quiet, 
I gather my thoughts. 
I pray without the pomp...
of a beginning or an end. 
As He is always with me. 

I am waiting for the drops, 
from a spring or summer storm. 
I am longing...Read More
Categories: survivors, angel, april, art, atheist, bible, dream, may,
Form: Free verse
Never Forget
The noise of battle raged all around
distant guns, the smell and the sound
mingled with fear, lost hope and death
scars on the wounded- those who are left

The young, the old, forgotten men
lie in the earth, graves in scores of ten
friend, brother,...Read More
Categories: survivors, appreciation, conflict, courage, dedication, future, violence, war,
Form: Free verse
No Getting Back to Normal, a 9-11 Poem
No Getting Back to Normal, a 9-11 Poem
by Michael R. Burch

for the survivors of 9-11

Intrude upon my grief; sit; take a spot
of milk to cloud the blackness that you feel;
add artificial sweeteners to conceal
the bitter aftertaste of loss. You’ll heal
if...Read More
Categories: survivors, cheer up, cry, death, depression, family, funeral,
Form: Sonnet
Indelible Ink Circa 1942 Holocaust Survivors
Indelible Ink 

Circa 1941 to 1943

A painful timely reminder

Lest we never forget

The inhumanity of man

Where you're only crime was to be born

Category A

Jewish male

Nazi death camp inmate 

No A-15510

1 of the few

Not the many

Auschwitz-Birkenau survivors

Yad Veshem

...Read More
Categories: survivors, slam,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Holocaust Denial and Survival
There are many who Holocaust deny,
those who refuse the mass Nazi killing; 
a hoax,  just lies-   to convince us they try,
historical facts of death camps chilling;
the images- all lies they keep drilling, 
to just see it ....Read More
Categories: survivors, holocaust, world war ii,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Cityscapes

iconic eyefuls 
clutter its
cortex that
is of the 
plateau as
it rises from
end to end
sloping in 
its outstretched 
suburbia that
is hunkered
down as its 
role model
the panoramic 
scope of its 
hub, the 
lifeline both as 
survivors in their
own respective 
appearances,...Read More
Categories: survivors, city,
Form: Narrative
Life Without Rose
It was on my bucket list
to parachute from a plane.
Six feet under, I have passed.
By now Rose has heard the news -
my plane and I have crashed 
with no possible survivors.

Awaiting the helicopter
my last thought is of Rose.
I hear the...Read More
Categories: survivors, 11th grade, angst, death, flying, rose,
Form: Free verse
This pain is not my fault 
I was just unlucky
It brings my life to holt
Each stabbing pain, twisting ache
Strikes as hard as a lightening bolt
This cramping is so hard to shake 
Endometriosis is its name
We're not playing this is no...Read More
Categories: survivors, emotions, for her,
Form: Rhyme
Reclusive rhymester ruminates
Alone within emotional wilderness
(mine) biding leisure time
January 19th, 2020
without reason nor rhyme,
yet woke with sublime

pained acute awareness,
how once prime
merrily rightful autochthonous occupants
their land stole equivalent value
not much more'n dime.

Simple man dwells admiring
mother nature's architrave
home of the free land of the...Read More
Categories: survivors, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, abuse,
Form: Political Verse
Simply Senryu: Childhood is over
Men judge other men
Not by their motivations
But by their actions

Who writes history
It's written by survivors
No one else is left

In a person's life
What can be worse than old age
The alternative

A man becomes old
When his past regrets start to
Take the place of...Read More
Categories: survivors, perspective,
Form: Senryu
Premium Member Reflection On An Aging Nomad
I finally finished retiring four years ago,
a process that started in my mid-fifties
due to late adopting kids with special needs,
including needs for me to be home
to personally walk them on,
harness them in,
and wheel them back off, their diverse buses
and robotic...Read More
Categories: survivors, age, health, integrity, relationship, religion, retirement, river,
Form: Political Verse