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Best Swap Poems

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


Fill It With Him (Mid Swap)

There is no love, without our God; 
Search your heart and home it’s not hard ~
I cannot stay if He’s not there,
A sense of loss...

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Categories: swap, faith, inspirational, life, loveheart, home, heart,
Form: Couplet



Premium Member Scrolls of Love- Swap Quatrain
I will not read another one
These words that have my heart undone
Each message makes my heart to bleed
Another one, I will not read

The love you...

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Categories: swap, betrayal, lost love,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member It Matters Not

It hovers here, a moon opaque,
obscuring mountain trails I take.
No other living things appear.
A moon opaque. . . It hovers here.

I follow on along a...

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Categories: swap, dark, lost love,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Star-Crossed - For Love of Day, For Love of Night
(this is a form called Swap Quatrain, where first
line's phrases swap in the last line of each stanza)

In shadows’ veils, at end of night,
sweet Moon...

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Categories: swap, may, moon,
Form: Personification
Premium Member Ribbon of Joy
Where shall I find you, ribbon of joy
A sliver of something life cannot destroy
All through my fabric I’ll weave you and wind you
Ribbon of joy,...

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Categories: swap, joy,
Form: Quatrain



Premium Member Comes a Wind
Thirsting, thirsting. . . shriveled earth
suffocates in summer’s dearth,
yearns for rain clouds’ forthwith bursting:
Shriveled earth. . . thirsting, thirsting.

Browning, browning in their beds,
flowers parched hang...

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Categories: swap, nature, daffodils,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member And Nothing Else Matters-In an Upside Down World
Perhaps in a row they sit on their chair.
At their small object they all like to stare.
In an upside down world, the room’s silence grows.
They...

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Categories: swap, humorous, technology,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Some rain must fall upon every roof
When life gives a choice don't ask why
Don't dwell in dark under a star-lit sky
If music starts playing go find your voice
Don't ask why when...

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Categories: swap, life, meaningful, metaphor,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member IN HER ETERNAL SLEEP



The river flows, carrying her
Away from earth  out to somewhere---
Bird-music groans as  harsh wind blows-
Carrying her, the river flows.

The gulls above cry ,that...

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Categories: swap, death, grief,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Ante Bellum
“ANTE BELLUM”


BEIGEBest served where it can’t be seen
On Stirling Silver platters
With redruM narcotics
Delivered by sharp Blood-Red
Well-mannered talons
Strutting in sleek wet rolling tight-skirted
Long French Silk Stockinged...

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Categories: swap, america, bible, corruption, imagery, war,
Form: Free verse
Seasonal affected disorder

Awake in the darkness, curtains are not drawn,
sky a deep Prussian blue, with no sign of the dawn.
Daybreak six fifty-five, two more hours to go
'till...

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© Viv Wigley  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: swap, autumn, sad,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Scarlet Shroud

You grieve for Autumn when colored leaves die
emotional tears almost make you cry.
For fall feels like a hole with no bottom
when colored leaves die, you...

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Categories: swap, 10th grade, autumn, beauty, imagery, nature,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member I'M LOST WITHOUT YOU
Six months have passed since you walked out on me
Wearily I climb the stairs and try to sleep
My tears freely flow and my lilac pillow...

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Categories: swap, i miss you,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Perfect One
(a swap quatrain poem)

I contemplate the essence that is you -
the joy that in your lovely eyes shines through,
the atmosphere of peace your words create.
The...

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Categories: swap, love,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member DEAR GOD - FOR CONTEST
Mummy says its time for me to say my prayers
I know she listens on the landing by the stairs
I kneel down by the side of...

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Categories: swap, i miss you, prayer,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member By All of This - Ah, Wanton Bliss
That passion’s night, to make me sigh,
my love  seized several beams from sky
and shaped a ring of moonstone bright.
To make me sigh that passion’s...

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Categories: swap, romance, me, valentines day, day, love,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member This Golden Day: A Madrigal for Amber
My Amber dear, awake to me. 
My madrigal has melody
in trills of the gold finch that you hear.
Awake to me, my Amber dear!

It’s dawn. ...

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Categories: swap, romance,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Burning Embers
Always we’d  break up. We’d get back together,
passion-thirsting in hot summer’s weather.
We’d quench our desires from love’s brimming cup.
We’d get back together; always we’d...

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Categories: swap, passion, fire, fire, new year,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member We're Having Nun of That
Two Nuns travel through Europe by car
Guided by the heavens North Star
Transylvania they reach
Hymn singing they preach
Not realizing they have come so far

At a busy...

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Categories: swap, funnysister, sister,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Debaucheries
Republicans and Democrats, democracy’s a joke.
Capitalism is the key to how our engine’s stoked.

The rich swap hats and argue that they know what’s best for...

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Categories: swap, political
Form: Couplet
Sex and the British
They’re drawing the curtains in Dorking,
Lighting the candles and pouring the lotions.
Switching off TV’s and shelving resentments,
Checking on children asleep in the darkness,
Creeping  ...

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Categories: swap, love, psychological, sexy, social,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Precious Pearl
A soft whisper, across the room
I watched her shake out the old broom
Please come over to me mister
Across the room, a soft whisper

I walked her...

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Categories: swap, kiss,
Form: Quatrain
RIP LMB Sweetheart
**Swap Quatrain**

Each stanza in this poem must be four lines where the first line is reversed in the
fourth line. Rhyming pattern AABB, CCDD, and so...

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Categories: swap, dedication, inspirational,
Form: Quatrain
AM NOT POOR MY HONESTY WRAPS ME
GOD has made us with the same soil. 
Some born as  poor some enrich with gold foil. 

No big house  No luxury was...

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Categories: swap, change, corruption, heartbroken, hero, pride,
Form: Alliteration
Premium Member ALL CHANGE
When Mandy met Randy
Oh boy her legs went bandy

She began to walk like John Wayne …
Looked like she was in a lot of pain

But Mandy...

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Categories: swap, change, humorous, relationship,
Form: Couplet