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Famous Son Of A Gun Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Son Of A Gun poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous son of a gun poems. These examples illustrate what a famous son of a gun poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).

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by Paterson, Andrew Barton
 The railway rattled and roared and swung 
With jolting and bumping trucks. 
The sun, like a billiard red ball, hung 
In the Western sky: and the tireless tongue 
Of...Read More



by Simic, Charles
 A New Version: 1980

 What is that little black thing I see there
 in the white?
 Walt Whitman


One

Out of poverty
To begin again: 

With the color of the bride
And that...Read More

by Paterson, Andrew Barton
 Oh the airman's game is a showman's game, for we all of us watch him go 
With his roaring soaring aeroplane and his bombs for the blokes below, 
Over...Read More

by Lawson, Henry
 We boast no more of our bloodless flag, that rose from a nation's slime; 
Better a shred of a deep-dyed rag from the storms of the olden time. 
From...Read More

by Edgar, Marriott
 Albert were what you'd call “thwarted”. 
He had long had an ambition, which... 
Were to save up and go to Australia, 
The saving up that were the hitch. 

He'd...Read More



by Sandburg, Carl
 JACK was a swarthy, swaggering son-of-a-gun.
He worked thirty years on the railroad, ten hours a day,
and his hands were tougher than sole leather.
He married a tough woman and they...Read More

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