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Swan Song Poems

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Premium Member Collective Guilt LM
‘What good´s permitting some prophet of doom? To wipe every smile away …’

The orator grins at his drunken audience through make up and mask

Opens the cabaret’s veil in the theatre of forsaken minds on the run

Champagne flows from magic fountains...Read More
Categories: swan song, history,
Form: Free verse

Swoon Song
Swoon Song
by Michael R. Burch

In this ordinary swoon
as I pass from life to death,
I feel no heat from the cold, pale moon;
I feel no sympathy for breath.

Who I am and why I came,
I do not know; nor does it matter.
The...Read More
Categories: swan song, absence, anxiety, bereavement, death, depression, destiny, funeral,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Threat of Extinction
Words hanging from parched branches confused and betrayed

Under a canopy of shadows in the recess of belittled thoughts

A prison of speechlessness bereft of expression and meaning

Letters motionless in disarray fighting lost battles lonely at heart

Starved streams of consciousness as a...Read More
Categories: swan song, poems,
Form: Free verse

How the days have flown!
We’ve come to the end
of another year
and I reminisce
on good times and bad

I’ll shed a tear 
for friends who’ve died
but then recall
fun times we shared

let’s embrace

and greet
the new


Title chosen 5. December's Swan Song

Pick A Title, Vol...Read More
Categories: swan song, change, december, moving on,
Form: Diminished Hexaverse
Premium Member Decembers Swan Song
The darkness extends
As the sun descends
To partial ellipse
And deep cold now grips
Penetrating core

Skeletal trees’
Dark silhouettes
Against pale sky
In waiting sleep

Burst of lights
Signal makes

Old year
Comes to


39.December 2019
December’s Swan song
Sponsor:Edward Ubeh...Read More
Categories: swan song, seasons,
Form: Diminished Hexaverse


I guess we can struggle when we sit down to write
But use your own words - to plagiarise isn’t right
When I read a poem that’s simply too good to be true 
I then begin to question, was it even written...Read More
Categories: swan song, corruption, poetry,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member December Swan Song

     December’s Swan Song
     declaring dingdong
      performance of year
      success to appear
      failure to bear.
...Read More
Categories: swan song, appreciation,
Form: Diminished Hexaverse

Breathtaking build up
With Santa’s coming
Hoping for snowfall
Christmas caroling
And season’s greetings

An endless list
So much to do
Festive details

Midnight mass
In the air

Did it~


Submitted on December 27, 2019 for contest PICK A TITLE, VOL.12 – DIMINISHED HEXAVERSE sponsored by EDWARD IBEH...Read More
Categories: swan song, celebration, christmas, family, joy, stress, time, tribute,
Form: Diminished Hexaverse
you posted stolen poems it is wrong; now you’ve had your swansong!

A thief who Steals your thoughts Poetry Contest

Sponsored by Bobby May


*swan song is a final performance 
 Many thanks to PS admin for getting rid of this person and...Read More
Categories: swan song, corruption, poetry,
Form: Monoku
Premium Member December's swan song
Exiting autumn 
Gentle winds whisper
Foretelling snow storms
As last days wither
In songs of winter

Dry trees shudder
In frigid nights
Dreaming of spring’s
Blooming flowers--

Though at dawn
Pink sunrise
Warms up hearts

Birds are


December 26, 2019
Placed 2nd: Pick a title, vol. 12—Diminished hexaverse poetry contest
Sponsor: Edward Ibeh
December’s swan...Read More
Categories: swan song, seasons,
Form: Diminished Hexaverse
Premium Member December's Swan Song

After Christmas time
festivness lingers.
A new year comes as
this year’s final eve
sparkles with fireworks.

Sing Auld Lang Syne
Toast the New Year.
Give somebody
a midnight kiss!

But what if
magic drifts
down to you?

The month’s
swan song. . .


Dec. 26, 2019 
for Edward Ibeh's Pick A Title, Vol...Read More
Categories: swan song, december, holiday,
Form: Diminished Hexaverse
Lest Time Races Away

If I have the time I would stall lest it races away
to the ordained hour of destiny set by the unseen.
All the lost battles I’ll fight once again to win,
invent a sunburst horizon in the sky gone grey.

All the promises...Read More
Categories: swan song, hope, inspirational, life, time,
Form: Enclosed Rhyme
Premium Member December's Swan Song
Christmas comes and goes.
We’ll take down the tree,
store decorations,
dine on leftovers,
and swear to diet.

On that last day,
will we make some
Sing “Auld Lang Syne?

Hold hands? Pray?
Laugh and cry?

a toast?


Date: December 18, 2019
Contest Title: Pick a Title, Vol 12, December's Swan Song,...Read More
Categories: swan song, december, new year,
Form: Diminished Hexaverse
December's Swan Song

Polar winds blow chilled,
whistle tunes of clouds,
singing swans afloat
on wings of winter
in December sky.

Morning mist melts,
horizon gleams
with joy in air
of Christmas time.

Dense night falls
on white vale,
waits to see

the birth
of new


December 17, 2019
Syllable count checked on
Contest : Pick A Title,...Read More
Categories: swan song, december, imagery, new year,
Form: Diminished Hexaverse
Premium Member December's Swan Song
December's here to end
another grand old year
bringing us happiness,
celebrating her reign-
filling the final days
with holiday magic.

Old turns into new-
time to disappear,
gifting a present
of seasonal joys
in holiday love.

Now a new year
says it is time-
yet sad to go,
to bid adieu.

abides by

New Year


December...Read More
Categories: swan song, december, goodbye,
Form: Diminished Hexaverse
My Midsummer Swan Song

When the seraphic spring departed it left for me
a posy of purple rose as dainty as the autumn dew.
I kept it in the alluring vase of my craving heart, 
soaked in love, so it won’t wither in summer heat.

In midsummer...Read More
Categories: swan song, emotions, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member December Swan Song
December, the month
dedicated to
family Christmas
and its traditions,

must soon give way
to the New Year:
January is closing in;

the old year,
due to fade,
will become

the past,
dead and


December 11 2019
"December Swan Song"
Sponsor: Edward Ibeh

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Categories: swan song, christmas, december, family, january,
Form: Diminished Hexaverse
Autumn Sonata

Storm dusts of end summer dusk disappear,
ginger sky dons the silk attire of blue,
north wind whispers winter footfall is near,
boughs reclined on trees shine in amber hue.

Gold gilded leaves forget they were once green,
from air of fall drizzle blazing colors,
paints...Read More
Categories: swan song, autumn, beauty, nature,
Form: Sonnet
Swan song
He liked the dusty track
Sitting on the log looking back
And the kookaburra sung
In the bright mid morning sun

The walk had seemed so easy
When he started walking you see
He had wanted it so bad
And now the walk made him glad

Alone he...Read More
Categories: swan song, life,
Form: Ballad
Do the Dance
Vows were spoken, promises made
The words seemed so sincere, 
but slowly through the years
The love turned into tears

We had it all here in our hands 
but we let it slip away
As the dream begins to fade 
don't quite know what...Read More
Categories: swan song, divorce, lost love, remember,
Form: Lyric
Tapestry Of Fallen Autumn Leaves

Summer swan song reminds autumn romance.
You came floating like tinged cloud in my sky,
in my heart its flushed fringe began to dance
with you while love flew as a butterfly.

Charmed I felt nip of longing in the air,
drizzling the spectrum of...Read More
Categories: swan song, autumn, love,
Form: Sonnet

Summer swan song dissolves in autumn romance,
clumps of cloud caressed by the silk of sapphire sky
wait for the northern wind to hold the hands to dance
on the edge of kaleidoscopic horizon before they fly.

The garden path laces the blushing trees...Read More
Categories: swan song, autumn, love,
Form: Rhyme
Swan Song of an Old-Guard Tory
I am  one of the last of a dying breed,
I’m an antique true-blue Tory.
I grew up on Supermac
And ‘the Land of Hope and Glory.’

In Rab Butler I once found
A man both mild...Read More
Categories: swan song, political, sad, satire,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member King Louis
King Louis of France
Was looked on by many askance
Then the people said fooey to Louis
And made their selection: Chop Suey

Old King Louis got everything wrong
Told his wife in a touching swan song
“I think it’s for the best
Get it off of...Read More
Categories: swan song, humorous,
Form: Clerihew
Fun with Animals
The Lion

The lion brags he’s the king of beasts
and on other animals feasts.
That boastful reputation doesn’t sit well
with animals who are edible.

The Rooster

The rooster is a cockadoodeler 
and an early morning waker-upper.
Late sleepers call him a sleep awakener
and plot to...Read More
Categories: swan song, animal, humor,
Form: Light Verse