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Best Swapped Poems

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

Premium Member Thanksgiving Day
Around the grown up table bowed in prayer
Familiar faces etched upon my mind
Back then, I never thought the love we shared
Would be so rare, to...

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Categories: swapped, appreciation, thanksgiving day,
Form: Sonnet

Premium Member My Rhetoric muse
Standing in my home’s backyard, I gazed at the skies
Nothing comes to my muse’s sight but two staring eyes
It swapped the branches of a tree...

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Categories: swapped, animal, muse, nature,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Inseperable
their love is timeless
flows easy like quiet streams
adjust to each season

two beautiful hearts
engraved from one pattern
existing betwixt 

hearts swapped forever sealed
undeniable ying yang

This is for...

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Categories: swapped, girlfriend-boyfriend, love, passion, romance
Form: Senryu
Premium Member My Poetic Prose
My Poetic Prose
Standing in my home’s backyard, gazed at the skies
No poetic prose jumped out, but two staring eyes
It swapped the branches of a tree...

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Categories: swapped, animal, nature,
Form: Rhyme
Story Time
A warm sultry summers night, a silver crystal formed in
the corner of an eye. Trickled and rolled a gentle cheek,
fell to earth where all was...

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Categories: swapped, childrenwater, blue, silver, water,
Form: I do not know?

Growing pains
All hope is lost, for fairytales
Happy endings are only fiction
High pitched whistles drown the bells
Only fools waste pennies, wishing

Dreams were big when we were small

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Categories: swapped, grief, growing up, growth, how i
Form: Rhyme
Wierd Gray sage
Concrete jungles, mechanic life,
Work, earn, every day we strive!
Seizing me from the normal realms,
Away, you fly me to the valley of elms!
Weird gray sage,
Every time...

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Categories: swapped, appreciation, beautiful, cheer up, crazy,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Legend of Rain: A Love Story
(this is a type of quatrain called Swap Quatrain,
wherein the fourth line of each stanza
is actually the first line, just swapped around)

Another Time, long long...

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Categories: swapped, imaginationsweet, rain, snow, bird, bird, rain,
Form: Quatrain

There once was a girl by the name Joy   
who got joy whenever she'd annoy.  
Her poor little brother 
she swapped for...

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© John Smith  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: swapped, family, joy,
Form: Limerick
First Time Mom
First time Mom

Staring down into
Eyes liquid-y 
Full of innocence and wonder

Intoxicated by your New life smell
Sleepless nights resulting from your 
New life energy
Proud momma
So blessed

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Categories: swapped, family, life,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member Most Embarrassing Moment
"Twas during the Cuban Missile Crisis of October nineteen sixty-two,
When I was proudly wearing the distinctive Air Force suit of blue.
I was sent to perform...

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Categories: swapped, humorous,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Glug
Wannabe escape artist Ed's first trick 
took place in a tank of water 
Tied up with chains.
Wife swapped padlock key.

Also final trick....

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© Ken Duddle  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: swapped, funny,
Form: Free verse
A Dream Voyage
By Sara Kendrick and Jack Horne

A small craft was put to sea
In mid-ocean it was set free
It carried but one passenger
A host scented with lavender

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© jack horne  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: swapped, adventure,
Form: Verse
Do I look funny, kids- for contest

I dreamt I took myself to bits
just like you would an Airfix kit
I know that sounds quite rash of me
but I know my biology.
I took...

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© Viv Wigley  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: swapped, body, humor,
Form: Couplet
Story of Afghanistan
Story of Afghanistan

The barren land of my birthplace
Green at times but screening a rocky face
Known for thousands of years for its warrior race
Let me tell...

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© Roya Zereh  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: swapped, age, animal, beautiful, best friend, bullying,
Form: Epic
What Might Have Been


i plucked a string;
it rang through me
like a hook through
a fish.

i was hooked on
the fine 
the way the wood
was cut.

i was convinced
that the hollow
inside contained

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Categories: swapped, art
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member WHAT IF
What if...the world weren't broken
And mankind loved each other
No poison words were spoken
And brother loved his brother

What if...the wealth of Nations
Was loosened from the greedy

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Categories: swapped, desire, education, faith, freedom, happiness, imagination,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Dragon and Duck Dynamics
Dragon wanted a summer job so off to Dragon Air he did go.
But his erratic flying audition brought him, only buckets of Whoa!
They told him...

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Categories: swapped, adventure, fantasy, fun, funny, humor, humorous,
Form: Light Verse
My Nan
I used to sit on my Nan’s knee; she ran her fingers through my hair
She told me all the stories of when she thought life...

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Categories: swapped, family, love, time,
Form: Couplet
Familial Ties
genes swapped
stirred by unbounded love
family is born

bound by filial bonds
maternal and paternal
relations emerge

love, caring, support
joy and sorrow shared alike
life's music composed

echoing through ages
increasing genetic pool

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Categories: swapped, brother, family, humanity, relationship, world,
Form: Haiku
Back to School
Brand-new backpacks, brand-new shoes;
Headbands topped with flowers.
Parents trying to enthuse
About the coming hours.

Photos taken, kisses swapped;
Pupils all converging.
Quick goodbyes as doors are propped;
Teachers gently urging.


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Categories: swapped, school,
Form: Rhyme
A Devon Lass
A Devon lass was Mary Read,
Raised as a lad the pirate queen,
All for her mother’s wish to succeed,
To the world a boy was she seen,

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Categories: swapped, history, sea, world,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Succumbing to the Age
My psychiatrist ain't cheap
now that I swapped the basic for an iPhone 4G.
Guess them Apples really do keep the doctors away!
That is if you have...

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Categories: swapped, technology,
Form: Light 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: swapped, character, community, desire, dream, hero, history,
Form: Verse
Bait and Switch
The devil done put a new face
on an old sales technique
It's brash, it's bold
It's tricky sweet
But it tastes sour, this maggot treat
He swapped the fresh...

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Categories: swapped, betrayal, death, history, political, truth,
Form: Dramatic Verse