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Best Swollen Poems

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


I Wore Your Skin
~I wore your skin~

Brother, I wore your skin last night
Nothing but friction, blood -dry ink
Announcing a crush "Silence by the Sky!"
Integrity denied, endangered enemy

Brother, I...

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Categories: swollen, anger, bullying, dark, deep, discrimination, hurt,
Form: Dramatic Verse



Premium Member Tissue Box
like visitors from outer space
they came with tears, and lined the sidewalk
long in face, and arms embracing
some (I have no inkling) who
they were or why...

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Categories: swollen, child, cry, daughter, grief, loss, my
Form: Free verse
The Last Love Letter To the West
         I can't recall 
       the day you left
  Empty...

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Categories: swollen, deep, feelings, heart, leaving, love, soulmate,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I The Mirror - With A Major Contribution By Joseph May - Dramatic Free Verse

an impression of the world
stands before me
Left is right, and right is wrong, 
and the mirror reflects a melancholy song.

i the mirror
not 
the babbling brook,
or
the...

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Categories: swollen, conflict, dark, depression, grief, horror, identity,
Form: Dramatic Verse
....The Title ^Fight....
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Leaning against the ropes, eyes swollen half closed

Its been a long fight....

Blood dripping from a dislocated jaw

Body beaten and bruised; taking a few more blows

Crowd...

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Categories: swollen, faith, love, passion, time
Form: I do not know?



IRONBAR
He just appeared to me, like wispily curling 
Chimney smoke, 
One grim and early morning in the very midst of 
Decembers briefest days, on the...

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Categories: swollen, nature, universe,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Desert Dreaming
A violent scene lay before me
Huddled in death, there’s Ella, Mary-belle, everywhere I could see
Swollen tongues, sunken eyes, frail bodies strewn in the hot powdery...

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Categories: swollen, anxiety, nature, suicide,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Abandon Dead Trails And Thy Sybarite Lust
Abandon Dead Trails And Thy Sybarite Lust

If Nature's earthen-fires thy bosom holds
and thy heart's countenance mind's eye thus sees;
life serves best those adventurously bold,
walking worn...

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Categories: swollen, appreciation, art, autumn, deep, life, nature,
Form: Sonnet
Each Day Takes its Turn
Standing firm 
we live 
we give 
we take 
we learn 
we strive to make sure 
each day enlightens us 
and brightens us
even as light fades...

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Categories: swollen, black african american, day, happiness, health,
Form: Carpe Diem
Premium Member I Forgive You
     You lost my life.
     Sharp as a knife...
     You lost a lot of things.
     Your memory in my heart
   ...

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Categories: swollen, abuse, father, father son, forgiveness, heartbroken,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Precipice of a Lost Innocence
I am standing outside my bedroom, on the precipice of lost innocence.
Wide eyed, and barefoot on cold hardwood.
Someone is hammering on our front door.
My father,...

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Categories: swollen, childhood, mother,
Form: Narrative
God is Love
Love is an authority.
It dictates choice and consequence
and joins together all the wayward lamenters
who grieve at their loss of purity.

Love is an actuality.
It breathes new...

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Categories: swollen, lost love, lovelove,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Feeling Blue And Knotted Up

in the fervour of my sweat
sheets drenched
i wake to the toxic bellow of my own voice
in the torment of my own thoughts

in the complexity of...

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Categories: swollen, introspection,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member SERENDIPITY

August wind, glass moon,serendipity...
two chairs gazing at each other in tender flow.
Hundred miles away, clouds gather
to fondle the opening and closing
of after- midnight refrains,
both trespassing...

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Categories: swollen, magic, romance,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member My Five Senses


The pitch the peak of senses piqued
each completely


Let me see

searching my memory 
biking down Laurier
locking eyes with a hawk flying in the opposite lane
is probably...

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Categories: swollen, senses, sensual,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Teacher's Pet
As I look back, it all seems funny now
Recalling all those awkward teen age years
I pushed the limits farther than allowed
Supposedly when young, we had...

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Categories: swollen, crush, funny love, humorous, teacher,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member A Girl From Darfur
I can show you where the brimstone sun has no remorse,
and where devils on horseback, have burned our homes, have pillaged our farms.
A killing spree,...

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Categories: swollen, death, holocaust, horror, sad, war,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member - Lonely Screams Of Pain -


                 Listen to the silence
    ...

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Categories: swollen, loneliness,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Lego Narcs - Under The Cover Of Night


Night! 
It’s around nine thirty 
maybe ten. 

The phone rings. 
The voice is irritating, the words frightening.

Within minutes I’m in a car with my mate....

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Categories: swollen, abuse, angst, betrayal, bullying, perspective,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member The World Around US
Awaking blithe each morning,
with eyes upon the World,
I wonder, are we mourning
with ebon flags unfurled –
or are they but a warning,
some draped like snakes and...

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Categories: swollen, earth, environment, war,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member LIFTING THE FOG
Like milk from blue mountains' swollen breasts, the fog
Intertwines with pungent campfire smoke, a blue mist
Frescoing my quiet river valley's primeval lap.
Twilight tiptoes, surreptitiously, spying...

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Categories: swollen, earth, love, moon, mountains,
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member Timberland
Wide the mirrored water stretched,
licking green upon the pointed pines, limbs sweeping low and cool.

The creek meandered, soft giggles escaping mossy rocks
where polliwogs swam, nearly,...

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Categories: swollen, betrayal, crush, first love,
Form: Free verse
Love and Lust
I did not mean to snatch your heart
Like with the claw of a vorocious bird of pray
You fell into my unset trap 
Speared yourself upon...

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Categories: swollen, adventure, me, lust, me,
Form: Free verse
I Love You, Old Man
I once had knew a man 
Who became older than a dead man 
A tired soul, he was.
Looked like he'd never seen a bed 

...

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Categories: swollen, age, dad, emotions, grandchild, grandfather,
Form: Rhyme
When You're Gone
 When You're Gone

My darling precious Mamacita
before you go,
before your last breath is drawn,
I just want you to know
how much I love you so.

Please forgive...

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Categories: swollen, farewell, grief, sad,
Form: Free verse