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Best Swifter Poems

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


Premium Member Impressions From a Stone Skipped on Water
He grabbed me up from where I lay, peaceful in the sun, 
with my brothers and my sisters round about me. 
I felt four digits...

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Categories: swifter, character,
Form: Dramatic monologue



Premium Member Nightstar
"Nightstar"

As amber rays wane with their task done,
The melting of the rainbow, pleasing Mr. Sun,
Setting colours free across a canvas, blue,
To paint a new marvel,...

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Categories: swifter, fantasy, horse, love,
Form: Rhyme
The Lighthouse
What breathes into the brain 
  and sustains from some secret place a sullied heart?

The pains of faces of others for the wicked barb
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Categories: swifter, courage, evil, hope, life, truth,
Form: Classicism
The Crossing
The time has come for me to go,
I see the chariot near.
The Angels are now coming for me,
What wonderful music I hear!

A heavenly light is...

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Categories: swifter, angel, death, heaven, inspirational, jesus, religious,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Last Chapter
Through the gap between the closed drapes
A maid peers in a daze
An ashtray upon the table
Held her undiffused gaze

Clearly there was bright red lipstick
Circles upon...

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Categories: swifter, heartbroken,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member disjointed memories
happy (dead) mothers day
a fistfull of flowers for your resting place 
didn't have time to know you
you were far swifter than your time,
just a few...

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Categories: swifter, life, loss, mother,
Form: Free verse
Worlds Fake Not Me
Clever, Talented, and real my rhymes just swifter
Ain't got no muscle but i'm still a bra lifter
Fed up so that weed going straight to my...

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Categories: swifter, culture, deep, future, hip hop, stress,
Form: Rhyme
Bounty for blood
Bounty hunter: the swifter picker upper!!...

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Categories: swifter, cowboy-western,
Form: Free verse
Flicker of the Mind
How fleet is a flicker of the mind
Perhaps with a noble thought assigned
To explore some lofty domain?

Electrical impulses move about
Seeking logical connections, no doubt,
And thought...

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© James Tate  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: swifter, introspection
Form: Rhyme
When eagles fly------again
The master created me to fly on high
Way up there, a speck to the sight
I take my perch on the highest branch
Of the tallest cedar...

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Categories: swifter, inspirational, life, me, may, me,
Form: Couplet
Ode A La Keats
O burgeoning soul of sweet things 
   mellowed to summer's surge,
   with autumn's dim appraisal
   loitered to a final...

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Categories: swifter, tribute,
Form: Ode
My Guilt

Two days have passed and its not over
I'm still ravaged by my gory deed of inaction
Been praying to the gods asking mercy
To forgive me and...

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Categories: swifter, abuse, anger, confusion, cry, howl, prayer,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Gathered pieces of a one-time Life-w
"Fragments and crumbs of life, all the little pieces" 

               ...

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Categories: swifter, life,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Exoneration
These days, when He watches her, she unconsciously moves 
               ...

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Categories: swifter, abuse,
Form: Free verse
WILD SAFARI IN WEST AFRICA
Twelve men louder than cowboys engage in a wild safari
on a plain of West Africa where the grass is yellow and dry,
they chase after gazelles...

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Categories: swifter, africa,
Form: Rhyme
Night Of Passion
each gleaming candle with it's yellow glow, surrounds her beauty like an aura. Her 
eyes are like a cats..sparkling with curiousity and wonder as she...

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Categories: swifter, art, imagination, passion, romance, visionary, me,
Form: Dramatic monologue
SouthWind
" SouthWind "

'Twere it surely a wind from sultry hot south~
She which 'twere cause for all this night's play~
That wind which lifted drink to my...

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Categories: swifter, adventure, me, me,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member She is an Alien
She is an alien.  She comes from the sky.  She is a shapeshifter.  She is a transformer.  She is a changeling....

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Categories: swifter, romance, romantic, science fiction,
Form: Free verse
WHEN A MAN CRY
When a man cry 
The walls has broken
Spirit had left the body of his brother
Then headed down the street of nothingness 
When a man cry
He...

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Categories: swifter, blue,
Form: Ballad
Star Seeker
The winter is dwindling!

   the winter is dwindling!

There is an ancient warmth

   returning to kiss this land

   with warm...

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Categories: swifter, spring, sun,
Form: Free verse
Imaginary Wars of Rain
All I can do this day
Is watch the pouring rain
As its march beats odes of war parade

And enlists an army of my imaginations
As out of...

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Categories: swifter, adventure, children, nature, war, war,
Form: Rhyme
REMEMBER ME
I put the kiss in your heart.

Remembering the days we wear hat.

When the winds blow.

Look upon the sky and below.

You could see what I am...

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Categories: swifter, best friend,
Form: Couplet
LAMENTATION 1
What is life without joy and happiness? 

what is life without self honour and pride? 

Upon this mountain hell i lay every day

Battered and frustrated

A...

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Categories: swifter, addiction,
Form: Elegy
2015
Starched tears stream, crust
over like a spoiled sweet on 
pink cheeks, flushed,
from suffocated time,
gasping for air,
I shatter at his words like brittle rust,
crushed to dust,...

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Categories: swifter, abuse, addiction, anxiety, emo, emotions, hurt,
Form: Prose Poetry
Dreaded tutoring experience
From fourteen feet I visualize how heavy is the frame,
which parallels encasement of slow and lumbering brain.
While even with my vision blurred and tables in...

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Categories: swifter, child, how i feel, school, student,
Form: Monorhyme