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Best Switchblades Poems

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

Pretty soon, night will fall upon the city,
And lives of crime animate spasmodically
As Gene Pitney croons “A Town Without Pity”
And the clubs and the gin...

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© Tony Bush  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: switchblades, allegory, death, history, life, people, places,
Form: Rhyme


Always left to pick up your pieces
Words fly like lead
Stares sharper than switchblades
And when did you end up dead?
Where did I lose...

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Categories: switchblades, america, food, society,
Form: Carpe Diem
Sizing Up the Enemy
Before commiting to battle,
A wise warrior reviews the odds,
Determines the likelyhood of success,
And judges accordingly...

In my younger, gang years,
I at times deviated from this basic...

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© tom bell  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: switchblades, adventure, friendship, social, teen, me, me,
Form: Prose Poetry

Thank goodness
New glass steel towers are cleaning up the mess
Of Udelnaya market.  Traffic was too fast...

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Categories: switchblades, urban,
Form: Imagism
bringing guns to a knife fight
watching the US & its NATO buddies
beat the middle east senseless 
until it get its way, 
is like watching kids show up on the playground...

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Categories: switchblades, life,
Form: Free verse

Joining the Suicide Club
We have to buy our own black leather jackets,
sharpen our words like switchblades.

Poems are dangerous things.

We shoot them up.
Our tattoos read:

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© Glen Enloe  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: switchblades, angst, art, death, on writing and
Form: Free verse
the beauty of chaos
la beauté du chaos

when the ant farm is shaken---
when there’s a fire in the theatre
when there’s word of an epidemic
when there’s been a car accident

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Categories: switchblades, life,
Form: Free verse
The Window

Peering through an open window...'cross time and history,
I saw a hint of glory past- a fresh simplicity.
Over there... behold, a mother bent humbly on her...

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Categories: switchblades, art,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member They're too stupid to know - in Trump's own words
Swords, knives, switchblades and more
Assassins circling by the score,
No-where to run, no room to breathe,
All I can do is watch them and seethe.

Little they know...

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Categories: switchblades, conflict, humorous, parody, political, pride, satire,
Form: Rhyme