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Best Swum Poems

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

Premium Member All That Is Between
Dust, they say ...

Dust ... to dust, yet
I have measured the stars
Counted their intervals.
Felt oblivion's breath on my neck, keen

Kissed and cursed its face.
I have...

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Categories: swum, analogy, appreciation, life, metaphor, wisdom,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member In Thrall
 In Thrall

I’ve cut rock chunks from the sun
To cook meals and heat my bath
Moved Mount Everest just for fun
And none, can ever walk my...

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Categories: swum, fantasy, fun, humor, life,
Form: Quatrain

[start at 25 seconds in]

I‘d have climbed the highest mountain
I’d have swum the deepest sea
Just to see...

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Categories: swum, break up, heartbreak,
Form: Lyric
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: swum, fear, water,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member An Invitation to Night Terrors
Lay your head beside mine if you dare and enter the world of my nightmare.  A long hall 
before you is lined by many...

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Categories: swum, angstjourney,
Form: Prose Poetry

Premium Member Goosies


Jennifer Lopez gets them a lot
when she listens to singers on American Idol.
Perhaps it happened to me a few times, but I can’t recall
the specific...

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Categories: swum, feelings,
Form: Prose
Premium Member Between Storms

       Caught between two storms
            Payne's Gray painted...

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Categories: swum, child, death, health, heart, life, wisdom,
Form: Choka
Premium Member They Run Soundly
A Shadorma

My soul has
earth roots tunneling
down into
earth’s belly,
swirling, curling round about,
among creatures there.

My heart rides
their elevator
going down;
deep into
mother’s sheltering, calm womb
and drinks eagerly.

I have swum

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Categories: swum, depression, emotions, pain, philosophy, self, spiritual,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Five ducklings feeding
Five ducklings feeding

The back of the camper bus
proudly sported the family 
seven yellow stickers ducks 
five little ducklings in a line
feeding on life presented to

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Categories: swum, childhood, family, father, life, together,
Form: Free verse
The Ever Shifting Patern of Life
The Ever Shifting Pattern of Life by
Terence David Cooper. June is wife's
name and they are Basildon,  Essex, 

As children we learn lessons clear
Broadly defined...

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© James Horn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: swum, allegory, analogy, encouraging,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Road for a Curious Mind's Journey
The Bimini Road is the one that I travel
Seeking the answers to history and lore
This undersea road has been tied to Atlantis
Who went here before,...

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Categories: swum, introspection, mystery
Form: Rhyme

I’ve sailed across the seven seas
and scrambled over hill and dale.
I’ve heard the wind sigh through the trees
and watched the moon grow thin and pale.


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Categories: swum, dream,
Form: Verse
Gold fish
Gold fish

On my vision and swum one
Sprawls the heart of those humans
Ah! They say funnily
Not knowing my stay 
Why? In such a way.

What matters only...

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Categories: swum, faith, pain, stress, visionary, wisdom,
Form: ABC
Eva Sweenie

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Categories: swum, fun, nonsense,
Form: Limerick
My Ocean
Do you know my ocean?
That rages deep inside
Or the swirling of my currents
And my ever-changing tide

Have you heard the waves,
That crash within my mind.
The storms...

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Categories: swum, ocean, self,
Form: Romanticism
A Dream of Waking
I dreamt of ships one winter night
In heavy seas and high alarm
We'd missed a meeting, lost our clothes
could hardly run, had swum too far

And then...

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Categories: swum, boat, dream, night, sea, sleep, son,
Form: Quatrain
A wind scared of roaches
Blew fiercely over the sea 
Gootle sank or swum.

Gootle made a bow
To the king of England
And gave his nose to the...

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Categories: swum, fun, nonsense,
Form: I do not know?
True Story A Whales Tale

Believe it or not this story is true it occured on 11/6/01. ...

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© 38 Tango  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: swum, animals, sea,
Form: Blank verse
Bethany Firth
Bethany swum for Ireland in London’s Paras, 
Her teacher dad used to be a church minister, 
She enjoys the Christian Fellowship Church, 
And raises her...

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Categories: swum, sports, strength,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member Accompanied
Thank you Lord for walking with me
Through the shadowed vales and valleys,
Holding when I blindly stumble
Until flagging spirit rallies.
When you take the larger burden
Relieving me...

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Categories: swum, faith, me,
Form: Rhyme
The country, people, and the village,
All equal, as if, for the first time, 
All of that gave a fresher image,
Nay, 'tis but a relative vantage.

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Categories: swum, allegory, beach, childhood, grandfather, nostalgia, remember,
Form: Narrative
Not the first time........... 
I cheated death...... 
Last week... 
What a narrow squeak! 

The car narrowly missing me........ 
Yet determined to run me down 

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Categories: swum, funny, imagination, uplifting, me, me,
Form: Ballad
Sharks of the Air

Oh not again!
This sickening fright of height please
Fade away like dreams of a lazy man
Some thousand feet below
A sight of vacuum seems so terrific, a...

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Categories: swum, nostalgia,
Form: Free verse
Lewis White
Lewis was only born in April 2000, 
So when he swum to bronze at Rio, 
He’d just sat his GCSEs, he’d done well: 
He had...

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Categories: swum, sports, strength,
Form: Rhyme
Ryan Crouch
Ryan has been plagued with illness, 
So took a swimming break in 2014,
But managed to be selected for Rio,
Where he made the finals freestyle.

He possesses...

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Categories: swum, sports, strength,
Form: Blank verse