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Best Swamp Poems

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


Tears From The Swamp
Author: Joseph Osita

From the swamp
Haunts me the tears of my blood
Stripped of all hope-the soil to shelter
And banished to swim in oil-poisoned sea
Do they know
Ghost...

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Categories: swamp, death, depression, sympathy, people, me, people,
Form: Free verse



Swamp Life: Human Nature Contest
Swamps are like places where dinosaurs roam  
shadowed by ancient moss-draped trees.        
A prehistoric world in shades...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: swamp, life, nature,
Form: Verse
Premium Member New World Order
The Rulers wield their silver shields,
             wear golden coronets
while warders guard the prison...

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Categories: swamp, drug, society,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member On My Mother Passing

ON MY MOTHER’S PASSING

i wanted to keep my mother physically with me
but it would be like trying to hold the sun
like in life she still...

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Categories: swamp, cheer up, mother, mother son,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Silence Felled
Silence Felled

Lurking in dark corners
The swamp stirs in the night
As the deceiver rises
Begging to share his illusions might

Only behind the veil
Does he let his murky...

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Categories: swamp, art, dark, evil, integrity, mental illness,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member In the Silence of Death
Rampant rain is ruining
lushness of my lawn.
Helpless I watch
strands of green drown 
in shallow puddles.

Swamp like state creates
slush and sludge -
I remain stuck in the...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: swamp, analogy, death, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Teetotaler
In Ordinary Cups

The blades of winter grind into the ice
like blood on a bitten lip
two lovers spin and twirl
The days pass from teacup to teacup
in...

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Categories: swamp, memory,
Form: Terzanelle
Sweet Dixie
A land unto its own as old as dirt
Condemned by voguish northern state of mind
This realm you'd be hard-pressed to disconcert
Though his'try would prefer it...

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Categories: swamp, beautiful, deep, food, happiness, home, missing,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member IMPEACH
Merry Impeachness

Justice delayed however symbolic
the orangutan finally won his award
for corruption and dereliction of duties
the constitution used to apply to all

IMPEACH
the orange leach
Lucifer has more...

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Categories: swamp, america, child abuse, evil, patriotic, political,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Yellow Press -
He undresses rumor to reveal lies
this is how the desperate man cries,
Extra Extra he tries to sadden ya,
a bundle of rancor rambles from the shambles...

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Categories: swamp, bullying,
Form: Epitaph
You're Beautiful My Country
You’re beautiful my country where mountains gather snow.
Where forest giants of many years are left alone to grow.
Where rivers in your forest still run so...

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Categories: swamp, nature,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Water Droplet
Cut loose from the rigid regime
of a snowflake, I join with a stream,
flowing free - oh! just like those sweet dreams
that I dreamed when I...

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Categories: swamp, fun, water, winter,
Form: Personification
Premium Member Let's Do It Election Insanity

Yes, Let's Do it. Election Insanity.
....................

Yes! Let us have all felons vote!
Better yet, let's muddy the "Swamp"
Have known killers run for Congress.
Perhaps, even be our...

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Categories: swamp, america, patriotic, political,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Sylvia's Flower Garden
Musky fragrance inundates
my nostrils as I enter 
the garden center:
a rhapsodic feeling
in idyllic surroundings.
The air is humid
like an Amazon garden,
heat barely tolerable
making my glasses misty.
Soft...

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Categories: swamp, flower, garden,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Did you notice
On either side the boarded footpath lie
Still pools in swamp with sinister reflection
Dull images and scenes of life gone by 
Suggest to heart a darkness...

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Categories: swamp, life,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Australia Down Under
Down under continent
Down low is Australia
Australia the big island
Australia sixth largest continent
Country whose desert known as outback
Country who has the largest reef
Reef called the Great...

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Categories: swamp, nature, weather,
Form: Blitz
Premium Member Lacking Eloquence
Lacking 

Lacking eloquence
Lector lacking

Bullfrogs and lemmings crooning
In the swamp of dim intellect
Spewing their haughtiness
Through their noses the spittle drops
Collecting in murky waters

Their stagnation hiding within...

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Categories: swamp, art, beautiful, bullying, deep, evil, god,
Form: Free verse
Don't Look Behind You
Don’t Look Behind You


From swamp I lifted from an arm
But collapsed to pitiful puddles
And ground my fist in slush
As I heard their voices
Drag at thus
And...

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Categories: swamp, fantasyme, me,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Gone Fishing
The snow so deep… That it was over our heads… Was a melting by the hour!
Give it a day, or two at most… and with...

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Categories: swamp, adventure, funny, happy, humor, imagination, smile,
Form: Light Verse
Childhood Spirit
From the kitchen sink at the window sill,
I see a house on the distant hill,
when as a child I had time to kill,
where now my...

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Categories: swamp, childhood, memory,
Form: Rhyme
Redneck Family Reunion
Every couple 'a years or so 
Our family reunites
It takes a couple 'a years or so
To recover from the fights

A family like our'n
Doesn't party like...

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Categories: swamp, america, crazy, fishing, funny, humor, music,
Form: Rhyme
Goin' Green
Reuse, Repair, Recycle—that’s the Mantra I have heard
Goin' Green is about those three refreshing little words
So, I’m gonna rehash a poem I penned by free...

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Categories: swamp, holiday, humor, political,
Form: Rhyme
How ever,I rise
In your mind you conclude that
'this one is a dried bone'.
And you look at me as if am alone, 
But i have got back bone...

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Categories: swamp, satire, future, prejudice,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Spidy Man Dragon
Dragon saw a Spiderman costume at the local department store.
We were there for Dragon Food- You know- little charcoal briquettes.
How else could he keep his...

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Categories: swamp, fantasy, fun, funny, hero, humor, humorous,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Ode to a President
Many Americans, at least it would seem,
Win Megabuck lotteries, inside their day dreams;
What will I do now, with all of this loot? 
I’ll jet far...

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Categories: swamp, america, appreciation, blessing, conflict, encouraging, patriotic,
Form: Rhyme