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Swat Poems

Swat Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of swat 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 swat.

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weasel words are our mental traps
we are surrounded by weasel words
mental traps we set for ourselves
to shut down all rational discussion
in truly Orwellian fashion


these words are legend
everyone uses them
no one thinks about them
what they really mean

I had no choice
of course, one always has a choice

Failure...Read More
Categories: swat, america, angst, anxiety, nonsense, truth,
Form: Free verse



The Tree is Stronger than the Man
Forget the desert
I'm talking tree versus our best
in Natural Excellence
in all sorts of conditions

In this province, we have droughts
Tree sends roots deep for its own
Not complaining, feeling up or down
Simply accepting, standing like a sentry in town

Standing tall even as...Read More
Categories: swat, 11th grade, abuse, addiction, beauty, education, nature,
Form: Verse
Catfucious 16
I bring you sweet treats all the time
But you just swat my poor behind.

   Fine!  Get 'em yourself!
...Read More
Categories: swat, anger, angst, cat, conflict, cute, food, funny
Form: Senryu
Nightmares

Nightmare are dreadful things
They creep into subconscious minds
And tear at sanity's fragile strings 
Turning our thoughts to things unkind

I was a teacher of children small
And loved the years I spent with them
But soon after leaving I recall
That nightmares started my...Read More
Categories: swat, child, dark, dream, scary, student, teacher, violence,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Without Him


This Romeo is bleeding
but you don't see his blood,
nor feel the pain throbbing through his heart.
Brandishing love like a saber
you slash your way through his dreams
gutting his hopes.
Oblivious of their cutting edge
your words wound his injured pride
and this Romeo bleeds
silently;
invisible...Read More
Categories: swat, 10th grade, anxiety, emotions, feelings, heartbroken, imagery,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member Saving Me From My Imagination
Sophie dog is bark-crying, howling in consternation
As if robbers with machetes are in the closets
As if home invaders have slept under our beds.
As if sixteen escaped convicts are eating her bologna.
As if someone is approaching with two assault rifles.
As if...Read More
Categories: swat, dog, imagination,
Form: Free verse
Squish
Michael McGregor wielded a wild flyswatter
he used it in places he not aughter.
Each swat made a mess
causing wife distress 
so he up and ran off with their daughter....Read More
Categories: swat, betrayal, conflict, lost love,
Form: Limerick
Deer in the Headlights Experience
You heard me complain about this and that
Today I glorify in being at the Food Chain's top
Neither sacred bulls, cows, or holy hen are safe
From my predation; they are prey, my target

Until one summer, brother Mosquito terrorized me
Maybe it is...Read More
Categories: swat, allegory, creation, endurance, funny, hate, insect, violence,
Form: Burlesque
Premium Member RUN
The truth is stranger than fiction.
As they say,
you can’t make this stuff up.
It was the middle of summer,
And I was looking for a way to defeat
Fort Sill’s Oklahoma heat.
Escaping to the cooler climate
of Buffalo New York seem to be a...Read More
Categories: swat, black love, daughter, dog, family, humor, life,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Fashion Police
This is not just a poem
but more of a point of view.
So, go ahead and nod
when you hear something
that rings true.
You've always wanted
to call the fashion police.
Now you can!
When your shocked
by what you see.
So many things come to mind,
people post...Read More
Categories: swat, fantasy, fashion, fun, humorous, metaphor,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member TOYS OF YESTERYEAR
    Toys of Yesteryear

Some of you have seen these.
Simple, beautiful toys.
Played on the living room carpet.
Sometimes on our knees.

Some right on an oil clothed
kitchen table.
No hang ups about the sexuality
of girls and boys.
In those days, we were all
considered equal and able.

This...Read More
Categories: swat, children, christmas,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Calloway Mama
The Calloway’s mama was not unlike an octopus 
With tentacles in the PTA, the church, the A.A., 
She was involved in every aspect of whatever.
Her friends kept her abreast of what her six children were about.
When they were young, she...Read More
Categories: swat, mother,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member A free worm
Poetry, look!
A free worm* crawls on you hand!

The French always tended to invent 
all sorts of nasty things:
freedom, equality, fraternity, 
French fries, free verse.
When I was a small and ardent poet,
I worshipped rhymes
and denied a free verse the right to...Read More
Categories: swat, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Fires of Deprivation

When the peace officers arrived 
to the tinderbox scene 
at SWAT speed,
the warpath fireflies had lit the summer night
with bottles of gasoline

So much bottled-up frustration
was long last now released
Dark plumes of prescient smoke arose
in the raging fires of deprivation

Concerned conservative...Read More
Categories: swat, allegory, society, truth, wisdom,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member A Housefly
We deploy a cat
  to get rid of a field-mouse

But why swat a 'housefly'
  when it's inside the house...Read More
Categories: swat, insect, word play,
Form: Epigram
Premium Member New Years Eve in Australia
Hot summer, holiday season:
Shopping done, we focus on fun,
Another year is the reason.
Hot summer - holiday season –
Humid, cloud, ninety degrees in,
Hot summer, holiday season;
Shopping done, we focus on fun.

Thunder and  light’ning New Year’s Eve, 
Mingled with fireworks is...Read More
Categories: swat, firework, new year,
Form: Triolet
Premium Member My First Flash Mob
My friend and I were nineteen.
We decided to do a frenzied chicken dance
In the park, to see what would happen.
People ran out and joined us.

First it was an old lady. She was probably forty.
Then it was a toddler with her...Read More
Categories: swat, memory,
Form: Prose Poetry
Does Anyone Know

Why Noah failed to swat two mosquitos 
on the ark from promiscuous sex
thus depriving billions undisturbed nights of rest,
are reasons only God now knows.
...Read More
Categories: swat, humor,
Form: Light Verse
Senior Moment
Does your nose run slow?
Does it drip and spill your clothes?
Can you find it in a swat?
Can you catch it in a snot?
Are you having senior moments
that your kleenex's fought a lot?
Does your nose run slow?...Read More
Categories: swat, 9th grade, funny, hilarious, humorous, nursery rhyme,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member A Thousand Words Later


A thousand words later,
we were still talking.

I know I’m being reflexive,
this humor is a transparent way 
to paint clowns on speech bubbles.
Ripostes that ricochet
off any real wit. 

"I must be going."

One thousand and forty.

Later --- 
the replay,
witty repartee are invented,
not...Read More
Categories: swat, poetry,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member A single daffodil
`

There among the petals of my past as miniature wings buzz, 
bouncing here and there, my mind follows their wayward path,  
becoming lost within the patterns meandering, recalling those 
moments when we imagined this oasis, out beyond the arbor...Read More
Categories: swat, death of a friend,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Batter Up, no longer
From outfield judging eyes await your plight, 
though sweat and stupor feign to your ruin.
Now pull up your trousers, cinch your belt tight...
glaring down from mound, pitch straight and proven. 

Blurred ball unleashed, pitcher's swift arm uncoiled... 
tho' bat be...Read More
Categories: swat, allegory, crush, endurance, passion, slam, sports, universe,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member We Giraffes Took Over a School
We giraffes took over the elementary school on Monday.
The children cheered when we declared it a fun day.
Yes, they screamed, laughed and high-fived in a weird way.
They stacked the chairs and desks and proceeded to play.

S.W.A.T. came by but they...Read More
Categories: swat, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th
Form: Monorhyme
Premium Member Pelosi and Her Bad News Bears
Ah, dear Mrs. Nancy Pelosi,
Trying her best, with feckless,
Congressional cubbies.
Doing their best to make her
life anything but rosy.

Pick up that gavel and swat 
their obnoxious butts off!
Don't let them drag you and
your party through their dumb,
showhorse stuff!

Ostracize and censure them,
right now!
Before...Read More
Categories: swat, america, anti bullying, humorous, political,
Form: Rhyme
The Sex of a Fly
Hilly lent me his post hole digger ‘cause I’m putting up a fence
around me veggie garden, so I could give it some defence
from marauding sheep and cattle that some keep on their block,
and forget about their fences, so I feed...Read More
Categories: swat, humor,
Form: Rhyme