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Shanty Poems | Examples of Shanty Poetry

Shanty Poems. Below are examples of poems about shanty. This list of poetry about shanty is made of PoetrySoup member poems. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of shanty poetry. This list of works about shanty is a great resource for examples of shanty poems and show how to write poems about shanty. Definitions may be included where appropriate.

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List of Shanty Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Premium Member Poem Sea Witch Tania Kitchin Limerick shanty, myth,
Plastic Madness Deric Barry Rhyme shanty, fun, funny,
Premium Member Poem Distant Shores Tom Cunningham Sonnet shanty, sea, storm, wind,
Brainwashing A Greenhorn In My College Den john sensele Free verse shanty, poems,
desperate call for a witch doctor matthew harris Free verse shanty, 11th grade, 12th grade,
Premium Member Poem The Black Hunger Probir Gupta Free verse shanty, confidence, conflict,
EMPTY, PLENTY Margaret Sitawa Free verse shanty, africa,
Vengance Marqese Dabbs Free verse shanty, dark, fantasy,
GREENWOOD ISLAND Charles David Sharp Lyric shanty, song,
Premium Member Poem Shades of Love Probir Gupta Free verse shanty, life, love,

Unaccompanied Paths
by Kofi Amed
Once upon a stranger
A girl A well intentioned woman
With open and adorned soul
Askance behind silvered eyes and sighs,

Revealing her concealed seraphic smiles
In an unending sequence.
Yielded...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: shanty, bullying, child abuse, confusion,

Contentment
by Dona Salapar
You are shouting your complains,
While I'm screaming out of pain,
you are taking things for granted,
While I beg just to have it,

One ,two, and three,
I lived...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: shanty, care, dedication, deep, emotions,

Shanty Town
by Craig Mahler
The dead of children's eyes burn through the soul,
their hunger tears the heart from its cavity.
Cheeks sunken as skin hangs from the bone,
their out stretched...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: shanty, depression, heartbreak, poverty,

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Beads of Sweat
by Probir Gupta
The sweat beads sparkle on her fair forehead
She is selling fish in her black sari
A little money for her daily bread
In the black slum she...

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Sonnet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: shanty, beauty, image, inspiration, life,

The vampire suck the blood
by Mohamed Manzur Bah
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Alliteration | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: shanty, discrimination, hate, lost,

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The Yin and Yang of Doubtful Bay
by harry horsman
A subtle march hush saddles the valley
whilst dawn’s reveille is the seagulls call
staid water’s brim against ancient galley
once flew the ensign how the mighty fall.
For...

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Quatrain | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: shanty, sea,

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The Dreadful Mourn
by Andrew Jung
I'm a Piketown son who left his mum
To sail the eastern shores
Spent a year in Gloucester
'mong the barkeeps and the whores

Then a man came 'round...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: shanty, history, sea, song,

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The Palm-Chats of Jalousie, Haiti
by Cyndi MacMillan

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: shanty, analogy, bird, humanity, life,

Gundabooka Sam
by john williams
Gundabooka  Sam

Old Sam squats at Gundabooka
Somewhere out the back of Bourke,
He lives in a shanty hut,
Doesn't seem to do much work,
He wears rope-held trousers
And...

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Lyric | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: shanty, funny,

FOR I COULD NOT PAUSE FOR LIFE
by Amar Agarwala
Because I could not pause for life
She kindly paused for me, 
Her carriage held but just ourselves
And hospitality.

We quickly drove, she seemed in haste
While I...

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Narrative | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: shanty, death, life,

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Completely Different
by John Anderson
Its so hard to be different in many ways unique, fresh, oblique
Confronting not conforming, defying not complying
Requires courage, conviction, confidence to be out there upfront...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: shanty, change, , Lullaby,

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Beneath The Lies
by Shadow Hamilton
The Shanty town had running raw sewerage
covering the lanes, people with horrific sores.
Leaking tin roofs gave little shelter but
baked in the hot African sun by...

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Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: shanty, abuse, africa, people, political,

The Dark Glen
by Bo Lanier
Take special care with you as you travel
through the DARK GLEN tonight, ride
your dark stallion fast and don't stop
for nothing for there is evil there...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: shanty, dark, heaven, love,

Hey God if u only knew me, take my advice God Dammit
by Dave Collins
There's an inner/outter counter blank element that defines our earthly countenance transparent transpire to an irrelevant parlor non native nill given gotten gave, positioned ill...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: shanty, analogy, change, emotions, how

THE OLYMPICS 2016
by Mike Roberts
Four years have elapsed since London put on the show,
this time it is on the other side of the Atlantic
and there is one picture that...

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Blank verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: shanty, sports,

sea shanty seeing shandy
by Taoi Chanan
It's very very very interesting to note that a seal in a barber shop can ask specifically for creases to be designed. And floors could...

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I do not know? | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: shanty, america, bird,

The Golden Street
by Joan Donnelly Ellis
The Golden Street 

As I sit here all alone
 And reflect on the home
 My son invited me to share
 And I readily agreed
 This...

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Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: shanty, devotion, family,

Last Stop
by John Mudge
Arid sky
no clouds
endless drear
	dull

Fevered heat
presses
no relief
	alone!

Silence, thirst
flaccid
horizon
	ice-blue

No zephyr
nor chill
nor idawn-mist
	fore-er 
bright sun burns
stifles
steel rails
glint

fiercely, hot
defying
endless
sere


sundered train
one car
approaches
halts

stands alone
shanty  station
destination
consternation:

no one there
ever
soul-wrought
silent
screaming
desolation desolation

no

one

there

blistered sun
fades, dies
acid...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: shanty, depression,

Anne Bonny and Calico Jack
by Daniel Carter
There came a time when piracy was a faux pas.
There was no more work for the buccaneers.
At war’s end, pirates went and became accountants and...

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Narrative | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: shanty, adventure, history, wisdom,

Even in tough times
by Hugo Venter
Even in tough times
By H

Sing to me softly
Like the pitter-patter of rain
Falling on our shanty roof
Falling once again

Whisper to me sweetly
Like the hush of falling...

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Ballad | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: shanty, joy, love, rain, snow,