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Best Sink Or Swim Poems

Below are the all-time best Sink Or Swim poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of sink or swim poems written by PoetrySoup members


Sink or Swim
those who cannot swim
will not drown in the water
if they stay on land

those who cannot swim
should not drown in the water
if they use a boat

those...

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Categories: sink or swim, water,
Form: Haiku



Sink or Swim
Sink or Swim?

I never learned how to swim at all 
I was young and fell in as I recall
I was frightened of water after that
And...

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Categories: sink or swim, funnywater, water,
Form: Rhyme
Sink Or Swim
A fool's paradise , to live for what might have been
A maze from which escape comes hard
A time spent which is futile,wasteful and sterile
Wallowing in...

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Categories: sink or swim, hope,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Fred Junior
Fred The Hawk and his wife were most frightening to behold.
No one got away from them; they were in a class so very bold.
They had...

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Categories: sink or swim, fantasy, fun, growing up, identity, image,
Form: Light Verse
You Are Water





You, are water~
fluid moods
overflowing extremes.

I dip my toes 
testing,
should I dive in..?
This time,
will  y o u  let me sink or swim?
Have you ...

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Categories: sink or swim, abuse, conflict, fear, pain, relationship, violence,
Form: Free verse



Trying to find myself
I'm travelling my journey just trying to find myself 
Heart in one place, my mind's somewhere else
Funny how the people who say they'll always be...

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© Alex Duffy  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sink or swim, break up, deep, lost love, love,
Form: Free verse
A True Friend
Why is a true friend so hard to find?
Come, take a step inside my mind.

I will tell you what it is they will do,
If really...

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Categories: sink or swim, friendship, life, friend, life, friend, life,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Waterlogged
I was feverishly thinking… when suddenly my imagination just spilled!
Or rather my bucket was simply empty, until my Hubby just walked in!
Everything he said was...

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Categories: sink or swim, feelings, good morning, how i feel,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Never Land Part 1
NOTE TO THE READER
Once Apun a Time

This yarn is a flossy fabric woven of several earlier warped works, lightly laced together, adorned with fur-ther braided...

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Categories: sink or swim, fantasy,
Form: Rhyme
BLACK MAN BLACK BROTHER STAND PROUD AND BE TALL
BLACK MAN BLACK BROTHER STAND PROUD AND BE TALL, IT IS TIME FOR YOU TO LEAVE THOSE PRISON WALLS.

IT'S TIME FOR YOU TO TEACH OUR...

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Categories: sink or swim, black african american, dedication, faith, family,
Form: Ode
Dreaming with Eyes Open
I come from a place where its all about your pace
Where hopes and dreams, Are written on your face
Sink or Swim, How?, If in a...

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Categories: sink or swim, city, dream, encouraging, growing up, inspiration,
Form: Couplet
I Speak Speeches
Alicia altered my life attachments!
All I say, all I see, all just happen!
Errors exist in English!
Emotive enable enthusiasts explore!
Even the early come to an end!
Fate...

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Categories: sink or swim, allegory,
Form: Lyric
Not my downfall
Emotions boiling over.  
Went from peace to rage in seconds
Need to breath need to collect
You are not worth all this negativity
Your are soon to...

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Categories: sink or swim, anger, dark,
Form: Free verse
Living on the Edge
“Wow, life”! 

Always in the proper order organized and determined to stay intact.
Step by step rules with regulations and all judged with such strict order.
And...

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© Ann Rich  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sink or swim, adventure, allegory, imagination, inspirational, introspection, life,
Form: Narrative
Weatherbound
Curiousity hovers in the air
Peeking out of their cozy lair.
Just close enough for them to touch
The snow that falls in wanderlust.

Snug together they share the...

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Categories: sink or swim, childhood, inspirational,
Form: Rhyme
THE QUEEN OF DIAMONDS
You’re wielding a sickle
In my field of dreams
You’re every obstacle
In my maze of extremes

Tossed in the deep end
We were on the same team
Withdrew a helping...

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Categories: sink or swim, love hurts,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member LIKE A BIG BROTHER


Dropped ad lib in foreign terrain
Not knowing a word of English
It was called ‘learn fast, sink or swim’
You smiled when I first looked at you
Offered...

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Categories: sink or swim, appreciation, confidence, innocence, school, thank you,
Form: Verse
Story of Snowball Latham

Down in the white famed plains of Western Kentucky in the 19th century, Alpha Omega Latham was born. Days after his father was shot on...

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Categories: sink or swim, character, community, desire, dream, hero, history,
Form: Verse
Premium Member My Favorite Hat
I see it in the shop window,
blue straw, white braided trim.
On the back it has a lovely bow.
I buy it on a whim
and don it,...

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Categories: sink or swim, funny, happiness
Form: Quintain (English)
Premium Member The Anatomy of God
"The Anatomy of God"

Who shall say there is one God?
if there are many, as it seems
in all the world’s sects and religions -
Who is their...

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Categories: sink or swim, bible, dark, god, psychological, religion, war,
Form: Free verse
The Paradigmatic pool
Breaking the surface to a déjà vu of what was, what is and what is still to come, hearing my silent screams from a voice...

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Categories: sink or swim, addiction, adventure, angst, anxiety, conflict, confusion,
Form: ABC
Paranoia
PARANOIA

WHY DOES IT FEEL
LIKE NIGHT, WHEN IT’S DAY?
SOMETHING IS NOT RIGHT
WHY AM I SO UPTIGHT?
WHY IS EVERYTHING BLANK
IN MY MIND NOW

I DON’T KNOW WHAT STRESSED...

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Categories: sink or swim, allusion, angst, anxiety, confusion, crazy, feelings,
Form: Free verse
Lie Not to Yourself
what we hear, is not the whole truth.
what we see, may only be half the truth.
what we are told may be the truth, to them.
Though,...

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Categories: sink or swim, betrayal, life, people, philosophy,
Form: Rhyme
The market is up
The market is up, the market is down
Pundits speak of recession fear
Under-employed, we are sure it is here
Elections are near, common sense in short supply
The...

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Categories: sink or swim, political,
Form: Classicism
A Make Believe Tree


                  A Make Believe Tree




The outside is looking...

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Categories: sink or swim, angst, anxiety, confusion, deep, mirror,
Form: Couplet