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Famous Suckers Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Field, Eugene
...ked with Dana on the Noo York Sun."

We dropped the matter quietly 'nd never made no fuss,--
When we get played for suckers, why, that's a horse on us!--
But every now 'nd then we Denver fellers have to laff
To hear some other paper boast uv havin' on its staff
A man who's "worked with Dana," 'nd then we fellers wink
And pull our hats down on our eyes 'nd set around 'nd think.
It seems like Dana couldn't be as smart as people say,
If he educates so many folks 'nd lets...Read More

by Gregory, Rg
to the nectars of delight
that peaches bosom forth
(no better biter’s worth)
or so the vision seems

till age sends suckers out
to tease such juice away
and longing’s hardened crust
admits a fraying trust
that o the joy’s run out

believe that if you will –
till death the sweetened flow
haunts lips the peaches kissed
embalms taste-buds so blessed 
no timelessness can kill

where peaches nestle - hopes
cannot be pensioned off
they cluster down the ages
drop softened onto p...Read More

by Paterson, Andrew Barton
...The track that led to Carmody's is choked and overgrown, 
The suckers of the stringybark have made the place their own; 
The mountain rains have cut the track that once we used to know 
When first we rode to Carmody's, a score of years ago. 

The shearing shed at Carmody's was slab and stringybark, 
The press was just a lever beam, invented in the Ark; 
But Mrs Carmody was cook -- and shearers' hearts would glow 
W...Read More

by Walcott, Derek organized to conduct a big quiz,
with himself as chairman investigating himself.
Well, I knew damn well who the suckers would be,
not that shark in shark skin, but his pilot fish,
khaki-pants red ****** like you or me.
What worse, I fighting with Maria Concepcion,
plates flying and thing, so I swear: "Not again!"
It was mashing up my house and my family.
I was so broke all I needed was shades and a cup
or four shades and four cups in four-cup Port of Spain;
al...Read More

by Gregory, Rg
...strange hopes redesign the day

fresh hope stems from a dead conclusion
high art is a fraud - a provider of pap
for suckers happy to give up their own
longings to beauty in a cellophane wrap
spending their rights for a rich illusion

people demean themselves before a throne
but sooner or later have to let the sap
earthed in them rise to a new extrusion
art's not in the show (a lovely touch of clap)
but in the tough fusion of blood and bone

dreams may be soured in the dra...Read More

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