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Best Swung Poems

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

Alice Sweet Alice
      ~Alice Sweet Alice~

        *Like Sisters*
   Everyday -- Holding Hands 

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Categories: swung, abuse, addiction, anger, art, confusion, dark,
Form: Dramatic Verse

The Tower rebuilt
I shall resolve to leave this
Place now...
And steadfastly search out,
Nestling between ridge and bluff
Amidst the folds of a foreign 
Several acres of unkempt ground
Fallow and...

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Categories: swung, hope,
Form: Rhyme

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Categories: swung, giggle, jobs,
Form: Limerick
The Older I Get
I once heard the whisper of falling snow,
saw a spark in the eye of a coal-black crow,
felt the power and awe of a swift river's...

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Categories: swung, allegory, angst, health
Form: Monorhyme
Premium Member Musings - Sucker Punched
I can't recall exactly when
Life swung and hit me on my chin
I"m ashamed to say, it knocked me cold
When I came to, I woke up...

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Categories: swung, age, humor, life,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member My Allegiance I Vow
To my terra of roots
my allegiance I vow
I wallow in your fruits
and to your flag I bow.

Dream not till wake of dawn
beaming sun light I...

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Categories: swung, africa, art, blessing, feelings, how i
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Halloween's Headless Horseman
One Halloween night when I was five
Rain pelted city streets, we stayed inside

Dad lit the Jack-o-lantern candle
Told us the tale of a famous vandal

One “Headless...

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Categories: swung, childhood, children, dad, halloween, holiday,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member The Forgotten Gifts
She sat in her little cottage
Her ears tuned
Her body alive
Waiting for that knock on the door
Anytime now
She pulled back the frilly curtains
And peered out at...

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Categories: swung, giving, poetry,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member LIFE'S STORIES
His eyes are dark, but, there's still a spark. 
There are canyons in his face.
His lungs are gone and it won't be long,
'Till his heart...

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Categories: swung, journey, life,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Here In My Heart
These days you're with me, everywhere I go
I know you're there, although you never speak
Just yesterday we waded Dogwood Creek
It picked me up when I...

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Categories: swung, how i feel,
Form: Sonnet
Long before the whispers
fell down 
upon your solemn shoulders   
as with new day dew's droplets   
dangling so delicate, so free ...

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© TS Poetry  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: swung, love,
Form: Romanticism
The Wall
Winnie, wild-eyed, went insane and sang
“Happy Birthday” in the rain, while she
washed away her bloody pain.

Now all day long she sings that song,
she sings it...

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© Eric Cohen  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: swung, birthday, character, child, child abuse, loneliness,
Form: Rhyme
It could have been a beautiful memory to write down

Walking hand in hand with mama

My long brown french pleats  bouncing in the wind 


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Categories: swung, abuse, child,
Form: Free verse
Kingdom of Ruin

Rising from the desert sand
was a shimmering mirage
of a thousand shouts
	Heated winds of fanaticism,
	intense and blowing violently loud
Shrill calls to blood prayer seethe,
breathing fiery invocations

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Categories: swung, death, judgement, religious, truth,
Form: Elegy
Premium Member For This Is The Story, An Old Poet Sought Not To Miss
For This Is The Story, An Old Poet Sought Not To Miss
 (Part One)

I've ate Eden's last apple, coveted Jason's* golden fleece
chained myself in caverns...

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Categories: swung, creation, fantasy, hyperbole, mythology, poetry, surreal,
Form: Rhyme
These hands
These hands have known the joys of a boy’s youthful play
Also known the farm work that was required each and every day
These hands pulled the...

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Categories: swung, nostalgia,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Red balloon
At any rate, a boy was holding a red balloon
Filled with helium, attached to a red ribbon.
Swirling and whirling without constraints
Having fun together they became...

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Categories: swung, boy, friend,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Blade so blue
Friend, you may view me as piteous
for my form is quite hideous
Bloodstained hands I cannot clean
even though I'm fastidious
I accidently killed the queen

This deed beyond...

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Categories: swung, innocence,
Form: Quintain (English)
Premium Member The Girl and the Dragon
The Girl and the Dragon

Come sit and listen to my tale
I’ve written out in rhyme
About this very special girl
Well…Once upon a time

I watched her as...

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Categories: swung, fantasy,
Form: Rhyme
Heaven's Grocery Store
Marching down life’s highway, my feet became very sore
I then came upon a sign that read “Heaven’s Grocery Store”
When I got closer the doors swung...

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Categories: swung, caregiving, dedication, faith, forgiveness, friendship, happiness,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Childhood dreams part 1
When I was a child
Everything was magical
Full of mystery and the unknown
I read hundreds of books
The library my haven
My home
Hours upon hours
Night and day
I read...

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Categories: swung, childhood, cinderella, dream, fairy,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Ramblings of The Water Mistress
I feel the water
above me
below me
all around me
loving me

I go further down
to touch the bottom of the pool
and there
on the two painted dolphins
I push my...

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Categories: swung, identity, water,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Now and Then
Is this the world that was so young
and fresh and fair but yesterday?
From leafy bows the robin sung
Is this the world that was so young?

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Categories: swung, dream,
Form: Triolet
Premium Member Another Cruel Link in their Chain
         Another Cruel Link in their Chain 

1.   Beginnings

Her babe was her joy, such a...

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Categories: swung, body, life, men,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member Zolar the Inet God
(after Edgar Allan Poe's "The Angel of the Odd")

It was a tidy day and I sat, replete, under vellux blankets.
Sadly, my tea was weak, the...

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Categories: swung, abuse, addiction, anti bullying, betrayal, bullying,
Form: Quatrain