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Best Swim Against The Tide Poems

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Premium Member A Summer Walk
The sun is slowly rising and a soft wind gently blows
We are heading for the beach to feel the sand between our toes
There is something...

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Categories: swim against the tide, life, sea, summer, me, summer, sun,
Form: Quatrain



Premium Member Passion Pits
My father had a passion to swim in the open sea
He used to shout, come on,” *Babu, will teach you”.
But never had the courage to...

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Categories: swim against the tide, passion, father, me, father, me, passion,
Form: Enclosed Rhyme
yesterday
yesterday i was young,
seawater tried to drown me lung,
i was dog paddlin alone,
in the sea, a rip was going,
taking me far from home,
i tried to...

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Categories: swim against the tide, adventure, me,
Form: Ballad
A piece of respect
In times of affliction
I raise a voice.
A pain in my heart
Difficult to disguise.

A tale of wrong
You cannot deny.
A wound so deep,
It makes me cry.

Delicate and...

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Categories: swim against the tide, faith, life, people, religion, social, allah,
Form: Rhyme
Waves of Dreams


Life’s ocean of colors carries me 
home. Red and blue waves flow into you 
and days gone by. I am afloat, often 
rolling over and...

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Categories: swim against the tide, dream, emotions, life, loneliness, memory, strength,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member True To Myself
I've never been one to follow others like sheep
I'm not afraid to stand up for what I believe
Not loved by everyone
but I strive for goodness...

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© Peter Dome  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: swim against the tide, introspection, me,
Form: Free verse
Eyes that lie
You put me through the mangle,
Interrogated my mind with grilling smiles;
And when you walked away my heart wore a green willow!
I nearly invested all my...

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Categories: swim against the tide, me, sad,
Form: I do not know?
Like a bridge
If there was ever any doubt in your mind
You know that I would be the last person to leave you behind
Need or require anything, ...

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© john scott  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: swim against the tide, friendship, mum,
Form: Acrostic
FUTILE LEADERS
In crisis we swim
Hunger for education has made us slim
The beauty of dye was washed by rain
From ignorance to ignored we leave by cain
Solidarity of...

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Categories: swim against the tide, absence, leadership,
Form: Free verse
Regret
I knelt down at a little creek
To cure my aching thirst.
But before the water touched my cheek
It asked me something first:

“Whose reflection is this here?
Does...

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Categories: swim against the tide, depression, loss, me, river, sad,
Form: Rhyme
Eggshells
You say you will, but then you won’t
Say you do and then you don’t
I’m running around in circles all the time
You tell me that you’re...

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Categories: swim against the tide, angst, how i feel,
Form: Lyric
Swimming against the Tide
Swimming Against the Tide

The easy option tempts us into going with the flow,
To drift downstream, and gently dream, there is no need to row.
As life...

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Categories: swim against the tide, analogy, appreciation, character,
Form: Rhyme
Ocean Dreams
The bright radiant sun hits me thru
the oddly shaped clouds
Hot crystal like sand beneath my feet.
The soft touch of the ocean's breeze, 
glad we could...

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Categories: swim against the tide, adventureocean,
Form: I do not know?
Swimming against the tide
 Sometimes you have to swim against the tide,

at times you have fly in the face of opinion,

sometimes you have to decide which side,

that you...

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Categories: swim against the tide, inspirational, uplifting,
Form: Free verse
The Way I Am
Do you love me the way I am?
Think of what you want of me
I couldn’t even give a damn,
About your attitude as bitter as black...

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Categories: swim against the tide, inspirational, lifeme,
Form: Free verse
Forever Wet
If no man is an island,
  what can one man be

If no man stands alone,
  to write the words, himself to free

If never...

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Categories: swim against the tide, writing,
Form: Rhyme
No Suffering, No Success
N-o suffering, no success, 
I-t's a swim against the tide; 
K-ind clime after the storm 
K-ills the fear deep 
I-nside. 

T-wenty-first October morn 
A-llows your...

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Categories: swim against the tide, birthday,
Form: Acrostic
Poetry Blues
What is it that compels us to 
forego
what is.
The known.
Fact, 
proven or held true by the 
many.
Excuse ourselves from family 
and friends.
Step into a moving river 
Swim against...

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© Joe Murphy  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: swim against the tide, inspiration
Form: Free verse
Premium Member To whom It Might Concern
To Whom It May Concern

If I should suddenly take my last breath
Leave my mortal coil behind
And succumb to the dark of death
Think this of me

I...

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© Peter Dome  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: swim against the tide, angst, forgiveness, identity,
Form: Verse
Kayla and Junaid
It’s already proven
Engraved in heaven that two faiths can make it
Two souls stood the test of time
Against all odds they reached their prime
Love so true...

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© Mark Frank  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: swim against the tide, education, endurance, love,
Form: Romanticism
In depth
Whatever happened to in depth analysis?
Whatever happened to in depth discussion?
Whatever happened to in depth research?
Whatever happened to in depth investigation?

Are we doomed to a...

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Categories: swim against the tide, analogy, confusion, dark, deep, environment, grave,
Form: Blitz
Premium Member My Pen
My Pen.

Blue ink spilt on paper
From the pen with witch I write
Words flow from my heart and souls
Golden light
Words of love words of sorrow
About the...

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© Peter Dome  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: swim against the tide, poetry, words, write,
Form: Verse
Lesson
And so ends the lesson
As I go to the top of the class
For each time I fall over
I get up again and again
They say it’s...

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Categories: swim against the tide, life,
Form: Ballad