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Famous On The Make Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous On The Make poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous on the make poems. These examples illustrate what a famous on the make poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).

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by Paterson, Andrew Barton
...e went to spare 
You could hardly say he breathed, he "commandeered" it. 
For nowadays you'll notice when a man is "on the make", 
And other people's property is anxious for to take, 
We never use such words as "steal", or "collar", "pinch", or "shake". 
No, the fashion is to say we "commandeered" it. 

And our simple-minded hero used to grumble at his lot, 
Said he, "This commandeerin's just a little bit too hot, 
A fellow has to carry every blooming thing he's g...Read More



by Service, Robert William
...h I could discover. 

 Chorus:
 Oh Lip-Stick Liz! What a lousy life this is.
 It's a hell of a break for a girl on the make,
 Oh Lip-Stick Liz!...Read More

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