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Best Swagman Poems

Below are the all-time best Swagman poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of swagman poems written by PoetrySoup members

The flies like molasses clinging firmly to his back,
as aimlessly he ambled along the dry dusty track.
Like a wave of the ocean the flies would...

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Categories: swagman, lonely,
Form: Rhyme

The Australian Swagman
         The  Australian  Swagman 

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Categories: swagman, history,
Form: Free verse
The Swagman
The Swag-man
On the north side of the river 
The water tumbles silver slivers
The rocks just peeking out to form a rapid fall
The waters speeding over...

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Categories: swagman, life, autumn, water, silver, water,
Form: Light Verse
Waltzing Shearer
Waltzing Shearer

Out near Dagworth Station during 1894
Where the Waltzing Matilda, Swagman drowned,
Cos he liked them lamb chops nicely browned,
He was only eating the Masters sheep,...

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Categories: swagman, adventure, death, death,
Form: Ballade
A Bagman

A Bagman

There he walked an unknown Bagman, 
who camped upon the track. 
So sad he seemed this Swagman, 
his jingling billy burnt and black. 

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Categories: swagman, adventure
Form: Rhyme

A Flathead -Aussie-Talk
A flathead once carried in his tuckerbag a grinder 
So hungry he sat at a fair dinkum binder
But he won't trust his eyes
When a fellow...

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Categories: swagman, confusion
Form: Limerick
Premium Member A Swagman's Breakfast
I wake
 With joy
 As i am to
 Have another
 Swagman’s Breakfast
 What succulent fair
 Awaits me
 As i ready
 For another day
 This meal...

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Categories: swagman, food,
Form: Free verse