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Best Swimmer Poems

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

The Olympic Swimmer
What thing seems to make men King Kong?
It lies under Michael Phelps’ thong
With each stroke of grace
See a free style freebase
That huge bulging spot is...

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Categories: swimmer, satire, sports
Form: Limerick

Premium Member City Swimmer
City Swimmer yesterday
Screamed a fish was in the way.
Lifeguards who had heard the shout
Quickly tried to pull her out,
And my goldfish from the bay....

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Categories: swimmer, crazy, funny, giggle, humor, humorous, sea,
Form: Limerick
a swimmer
thunder and lightning
as rain lashes the ocean - -
a swimmer turns back

for Heather’s Ocean-ku contest


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© jack horne  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: swimmer, nature,
Form: Haiku
Sue dated an old bloke called Darren
He said surgery'd made him barren
But one errant sperm
Escaped from his ‘worm’
Now Sue’s had a baby named Sharon!



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Categories: swimmer, baby, humorous,
Form: Limerick
How to love
The red rose asked the blue butterfly..,
 "Where were you since the last goodbye ?
So much I missed you in silent sigh...
With tears of

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Categories: swimmer, art, beautiful, butterfly, cute love, emotions,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member She
she always knew
her shadow of grey  
would never inspire 
of amber gold and olive

her residence had been a tapestry
of silent tolerance 
questioned by...

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Categories: swimmer, i am, introspection, love, perspective, society,
Form: Verse
Premium Member The thing in the pool
I drown you in wine, the goddamn squatter 
who lives in me. Flow, Lethe, dark and deep!
But even through a drunken dreamless sleep,
like a nude...

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Categories: swimmer, death, fear, river,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Sports Limerick
There once was an Olympic swimmer
Who accidently ate Viagra for dinner
His Speedo grew tight
He was awarded that night
A gold medal as the pole-vault winner

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© Joe Flach  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: swimmer, funny
Form: Limerick
Premium Member IN TOO DEEP
I joined the Brownies when I was seven
Oh what fun I was in seventh heaven
Having fun and making new friends
But in the Brownies my life...

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Categories: swimmer, fear, water,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Marion's Return
As Marion trod the old familiar path
leading to the river of her childhood,
she viewed the willow tree across the river
and recalled with clarity
the event that...

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Categories: swimmer, mystery,
Form: Narrative
Pain ~   ~   ~  pain
Invisible swimmer within blood and vein
Barbaric and callous
Dwells within corpuscles
Intrinsic and inescapable
Source of pool of tears

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Categories: swimmer, anxiety,
Form: Free verse
Childhood Beach Outing
Dug deep down inside
and pulled out the memory file
about being a child
with my family for
a rare outing at Jones Beach,
we were all there with
my Moms...

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Categories: swimmer, beach, childhood,
Form: Light Verse
Corazón Propio
I often find myself in the same situation 
As a life guard
Who dives into the water 
To save a swimmer. 
She can save herself from...

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Categories: swimmer, devotion, faith, family, hope, life, loss,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member As The Sun Set
As the sun set, a dare unfolds
Black streaks tinged with orange and gold
One lone swimmer jumps and fast falls
In the dark abyss, maybe pall 

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Categories: swimmer, destiny,
Form: Rondeau
Premium Member Turkish Holiday Humour or turk tatil mizah


Did you hear about old Forest Gump
Went up to do a parachute jump
Gave the rip cord a jerk
Found out it didn't...

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Categories: swimmer, humor,
Form: Limerick


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Categories: swimmer, daughter, daughter, school, baby, nature, beautiful,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Absence Makes the Heart ---
Your absence hurts me,
Like a persistent toothache
Or a pair of too-tight shoes.....
But, worse, your hard face,
When finally we meet,
Leaves me panicked, gasping --
A doomed and...

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Categories: swimmer, angst, depression, devotion, introspection, life, loss,
Form: Epigram
Premium Member Oh, The Beautiful Rideau Canal
On summer, fall, winter and spring days, I roar over jagged rocks,
how people love to come and watch my crashing journey!

The story of my life...

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© Dear Heart  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: swimmer, beautiful, bird, places,
Form: Acrostic
My Bio
My Bio

Born fish, a number three, perfect swimmer in sea,
Dearest child of my parents, eldest of the three,
Born with a silver spoon, a royal childhood,

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Categories: swimmer, crazy, hope,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Hooting, Chit, Chat, Chatter
Hooting And A Chit, Chit, Chatter

Monkeys jumping from limb to limb
In the trees above
Leaves rattle as the limbs are
Bounced and pounced
While back on their route

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© Eve Roper  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: swimmer, children, humorous,
Form: Free verse
Who am I
Who am I?
I’m root of a race and a culture
A lover not a fighter
Call me Weed… Call me
Spliff… Call me Ganjah
The tree that bears the...

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Categories: swimmer, identity, image, imagination, metaphor, universe,
Form: Free verse
Dawn Rises on the River Bend
'Tis still beneath a cloudy sky
where the river’s flowing gently by,
Red Gums live an artists dream,
dead brothers… lifeless in the stream.

Reed beds brown along the...

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Categories: swimmer, nature,
Form: Rhyme
A Tribute To Our Beloved Father
Our beloved father, a friend and excellent companion,
A mentor of excellence simply modelling a good life,
A teacher and Dr. guiding us with his great...

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Categories: swimmer, anniversary, appreciation, beautiful, best friend, god,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Sand and Sea
A light with bite that wounds the eye
is breaker borne. Ashore,
this bright morning burns
black holes upon the retina:
sun spots that dot the dunes.
My vision sweeps,...

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Categories: swimmer, holiday, introspection, life, nature, sad, sea,
Form: Free verse
She Does Her Toe
She Does Her Toe

Following are my favorite poets and writers:
Robert Frost, Will Rogers and Ogden Nash.
This poem is at least one about the last
one which...

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© James Horn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: swimmer, humorous, , cute,
Form: Couplet