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Swapping Poems

Swapping Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of swapping poetry to share and read. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for swapping.

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Premium Member The Spit And Whittle Club
The Spit & Whittle Club
As remembered: by Miracle Man

As a kid it was always town on Saturday,
horses and wagons dotted our main street.
 Tied to curb rings up and down Broadway,
then penny candy, was sometimes a treat.

Many had come to...Read More
Categories: swapping, change, child, life, remember,
Form: Lyric

Premium Member Ghosts
She lives within the edges and corners of life;
dipping and drifting, side to side.
She teeters on the edge of the day
then pops up peeking over the sun.

She dances with the fairies; swapping partners 
with the ease of a crochet needle...Read More
Categories: swapping, death of a friend, friend, remember,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Selected Lyrics from THE IMAGINARY INVALID
 After graduating from UF, in the early '80s I wrote the book, lyrics and score for a musical adaptation of Moliere's farce Le Malade Imaginaire ("The Imaginary Invalid") and have decided to post five of the song lyrics from...Read More
Categories: swapping, funny, humorous, parody, satire,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member A Joyous Christmas Day
Christmas has always been a joyous time
Family getting together for food and wine
Fragrant Smells of balsam and prime rib roast
With warmth of smiles during our family toasts

Colored Christmas lights adorn the perfect tree
Ribbons and bulbs arranged perfectly for all to...Read More
Categories: swapping, celebration, christmas, family,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Christmas
parties are great!
This coming Friday is
a fun event for the teachers:
the swapping of strange or amusing gifts -
a White Elephant Gift Exhange.
Also we’ll have potluck -
yummy food for

Dec 9, 2019...Read More
Categories: swapping, celebration,
Form: Rictameter

Are you looking at me
Not staring out the window
but catching the ghost reflection
That almost me
Trying to connect
with the mist me
haloed with embers new born
Swapping places with the places
And as the diamond silhouette
catches my gaze
i cannot recognise
the eyes within the face...Read More
Categories: swapping, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member LUDix-Rym: Thine Art Loveth

HARK, whilst thee singeth melody,
gauged labyrinths midst harmony,
ransom subconscious, placed thee free,
persuade possessed, heed thy purged glee,
beg reposed heart thy beating plea.
Themes prune labor to a degree,
song finesse thine assent of thee,
music quell sorts of thine decree
tune thy hearts, minds,...Read More
Categories: swapping, beautiful, character, heart, hope, inspiration, motivation, romantic
Form: Rhyme
Lazy Millennial
Lazy Millennial
Give the Lazy Millennial a damn job
He just plays Mobile Legends all night

And sleeps all day long like a cat
I’ll give the Lazy Millennial a goddamn job

Here’s a shovel son go and clear out the Mt Mataba Jap tunnels
Its...Read More
Categories: swapping, satire, teen, work,
Form: Prose Poetry
Tales From The Multiverse: April 15, 1912
I step outside to get some air
upon the ship’s fine teakwood deck,
the North Atlantic air bites deep,
I raise my collar ’round my neck.

Remind myself that it’s April,
and that it must be near midnight,
the long bow seems a lovely place
to stretch...Read More
Categories: swapping, anxiety, fear, history, imagery, night, ocean, science
Form: Narrative
As I wonder past myself I ponder my openness
As I wonder medieval self I meditate my openness
 medieval sinner, saved now ponder for meditate salvationists
Mercies grace, was the witness now I’m open up to blessedness
As I wonder past myself...Read More
Categories: swapping, analogy, anxiety, appreciation,
Form: Alliteration

If we put the wisdom of providence on one plate of the cosmic scales, and the mysteries of luck on the other one; 
the bottom line will turn out a third mystery. Let's say, our individual value in the universe.
Would...Read More
Categories: swapping, surreal,
Form: Narrative

Tell me
how did we get here 
at a swishing swapping party?
(The voices echo in emptiness) 

Bubbly cheerful and happy, naked and raw 
forever bachelors Larry and Harry, 
and the hot mom and the pool boy 
go flash dancing with dawn!...Read More
Categories: swapping, humorous, poetry, silly,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Dinosaur Party - For Children
              Jack loves Dino's,
        since a toddler collecting them;
      he has replicas, books, stickers, and...Read More
Categories: swapping, birthday, children, fun,
Form: Verse
I saw an alarming ghost,
It wasn't all by choice;
I saw a scary spectre, 
swapping alarming for scary...entomb host;
swapping ghost for the spectre,
gravesite loyal protector;
I saw an alarming ghost;
I heard a ghastly ghost,
swapping alarming for a ghastly scary...Read More
Categories: swapping, analogy, environment, gothic, horror, scary, surreal,
Form: Alliteration
Book a room at a certain price,
After some comparing.
Checking rates just once or twice
Is fine if you’re not caring…

About exactly what you spend,
For sometimes rates start dropping
And surely you cannot depend 
On clerks to do that swapping.

So diligence might really...Read More
Categories: swapping, money,
Form: Rhyme
Caravan No 4 Son of a Gun
Apt 4

Black Door

Next Door neighbors moved out 

Week before last 

Citing strange noises 

Rotten stench and an unruly pet

And the fact they had never seen , spoken nor met

Human nature is to speculate

But why waste the energy and time 

No...Read More
Categories: swapping, addiction,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Night to Remember
Diamonds on the soles of her shoes brushed the intricate parquet 

Carmel was swept off her feet to the clanging tunes of Flamencos 

A pink flamingo swapping kisses and castanets high above the floor

Gypsy tattoos on her ankles swirled like...Read More
Categories: swapping, dance,
Form: Free verse
never mind the pain
never psyche the pain 
never swapping mind for psyche
never mind the pain
never mind the nuisance 
never miserable, mild mind the persistent, pain 
never moist, menacing mind the postoperative, pleuritic pain 
never messy, mellow mind the powerful, pleasurable...Read More
Categories: swapping, addiction, analogy, pain,
Form: Alliteration
Hobbies revisited
With time on my hands now that I am retired,
To hobbies I have returned,
And I am not disappointed.

I am back into stamp collecting,
Still find it rewarding,
Brain cells re-connecting,

Memories of shared interest with my Mum,
Which was far from Dumb.

Stamps on approval...Read More
Categories: swapping, addiction, appreciation, beauty, blessing, cool, friendship, uplifting,
Form: Verse
Swapping places
What if I were a bird or a tiger?
What if butterflies and bees are human?
And tall bamboos were brooms sweeping
Streets of heavens while lilies were citizens
Of the skies and frogs are rulers of the universe!
May be then, stars were teardrops...Read More
Categories: swapping, absence, africa, age, allegory, allusion, america, change,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Sorry - I've Not Been Around
Sorry, I've not been around 
But for Christmas time...I was Texas bound 
I hadn't time for poetry 
First time there...had much to see
Like longhorn bulls, in tamed stampedes
Cactus plants and tumbleweeds 
Saw Dallas Cowboys and their fans 
Then lightning...Read More
Categories: swapping, absence,
Form: Verse
Premium Member A Swishing Swapping Party
Let us have a swapping party		
I’m not placing any bets;		
This could be so eco-friendly		
Money saved and no regrets!		

We can try a bit of swishing		
Let us have a swapping party		
Unlike shopping no guilt feeling	
Choices range from prude to tarty.	

One more chance...Read More
Categories: swapping, fun,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Another Halloween
Hovering spirits in the nights obsidian sky, 
avoid the moons lemony light.
Grinning ghouls leer at costumed children trick and treating from, behind every skeletal tree as, fogs frosty fingers crawl across the glowing street lit roadways; an autumn chill creeps...Read More
Categories: swapping, candy, halloween, night, october, scary,
Form: Imagism
Premium Member Kids In The Park Collaboration

Swing set riders 
And sliding board sliders 
And players 
On the Merry-Go-Round
Getting scratched up knees 
From climbing up trees 
Dirty sneakers 
From the mud on the ground

They build castles in the sand
With plastic buckets in hand
A league of super...Read More
Categories: swapping, 10th grade, 12th grade, childhood, imagery, imagination,
Form: Rhyme
Drift in and out of the moment
Life is just a splash
So drench yourself in the madness
And when it becomes too much
 Cool off in the sweet Reverie
Where you'll find the cool cats
Swapping stories of glory
For bootlegger straps
And folded crumpet wraps
And...Read More
Categories: swapping, art, cool, life, music,
Form: Free verse