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Swimmer Poems

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Me Oh My Oh
Mudlarking as a child was fun
growing up on the Ohio.
Treasures wanted by nobody
became all mine, me oh, my oh!

Mudlarking as a new swimmer
squeezing my toes on the bottom
sometimes found a crawdad or two
Not funny, we never caught 'em.

Mudlarking means digging...Read More
Categories: swimmer, 11th grade, humor, scary,
Form: Quatrain

Radio Odyssey
It’s that time again, 
that airy hallmark intro, the vibrant soul ensemble.
Signpost to an hour long  journey where passage, paean and piece come out to play.
Odyssey for fantasist and literary scion.
Earnest open invite to the madcap  mind,
mine and...Read More
Categories: swimmer, appreciation, art, beautiful, birth, creation, deep, devotion,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Fog and Water

Fog slow-dances over the inlet
until water and air waltz together.
Too early to tell
if any birds are awake
besides, my ears are muffled in the wet air.
Grebes and Coots colonize this tributary,
gulls just visit.
I could row out to the ocean from here,
but...Read More
Categories: swimmer, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The thing in the pool
I drown you in wine, the goddamn squatter 
who lives in me. Flow, Lethe, dark and deep!
But even through a drunken dreamless sleep,
like a nude drowned man in see-through water,
the memory is seen… That very sunny
day on the river, tender...Read More
Categories: swimmer, death, fear, river,
Form: Rhyme
Hey! This one is my melodramatic mom’s!
One thing I have realised: No one else in the world can ever be more loving than one’s mom. 

I see five roundballers at the court.
I see her dropping dimes,
As she plays at interschool...Read More
Categories: swimmer, basketball, emotions,
Form: Rhyme

What the Poet Sees
What the Poet Sees
by Michael R. Burch

What the poet sees,
he sees as a swimmer 
watching the shoreline blur
sees through his breath's weightless bubbles:
both worlds grow obscure.

Originally published by Mandrake Poetry Review
...Read More
Categories: swimmer, voice,
Form: Epigram
The blackest night wrapped around the lake of Votna - snow fell fast what is up and what is down? A fist held tightly not allowing a single sound.
 Below the murky waters lay a creature unfound. 
On its serrated...Read More
Categories: swimmer, deep, fairy,
Form: Blank verse
The Blues
The Blues

I’ve been by the river
With dirty, old  shoes 
Ain’t no swimmer
I done got the blues 
Tired of black, purple hues
Toss me a wave
And a whistle, too
Mold me into a tortoise shell
Give me some water for my empty well
Come...Read More
Categories: swimmer, depression, health, mental illness, psychological, river, suicide,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Turkish Holiday Humour or turk tatil mizah


Did you hear about old Forest Gump
Went up to do a parachute jump
Gave the rip cord a jerk
Found out it didn't work
Hit the ground with one hell of a thump...


In the care home was an old...Read More
Categories: swimmer, humor,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member The Lake that Ate Me
I Almost drowned,
which is to say,
I fell upwards into a darkness
that contained no earth or sky.

Ten years old and a strong swimmer,
but that lake only buoyed up
its own natatory denizens, 
it allowed some to swim,
some to glide, dip or delve,
but...Read More
Categories: swimmer, poetry,
Form: Blank verse

Life of Balance
Come to my side and hold my hand
As we stroll through this maze called life.
I the teacher and you the student can travel side by side.
I see the whole forest 
And you one tree at a time.

Come to my side...Read More
Categories: swimmer, life,
Form: Free verse

     I sail in stream, sail in sea all alone.
     Little brittle ripples dance on river  
      Or giant sea...Read More
Categories: swimmer, 12th grade, freedom, lonely, river, sea,
Form: Sonnet
Babe Ruth the swimmer
I dreamt of Babe Ruth
in Howard Johnsons' 
lighted pool doing

the backstroke so brilliantly.
No bats lying around
anywhere. warm water

reflected dorsal pecs, 
beautiful biceps, round
spiral muscles fanning

along so softly.
Finally finding the nerve
to say: Babe! your a

ballplayer; Sultan of swat.
Smiling at me timidly:
I'm...Read More
Categories: swimmer, night, water,
Form: Free verse

A float




A float

4/29/19...Read More
Categories: swimmer, analogy, fishing, surreal,
Form: Footle
Radio Dies
He fell asleep with the ignition on. 
The smoke filled the car in such a way,
The outside became a dim haze. 
Such an easy way to miss what’s going on. 
As the night covers what was once the day,
He’s captivated...Read More
Categories: swimmer, dark, death, depression,
Form: Rhyme
Shooting Rapids In The Time Stream
Steady rain swirled, pooled,
and eddied around rolled
up pant legs skinny ankles, which
immediately felt cold
before undertow willingly

steadily, and nimbly pulled this former
ace swimmer into watery fold
quelling, relinquishing, and taking
my hard won mettle of gold
earned early in primetime, now

at last...preemptive quiescent salvation
sluiced...Read More
Categories: swimmer, allusion, father, heaven, humorous, imagination, old, sea,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Not a swimmer
There was a girly landlubber in pink  
Who to a burly fisherman was linked --
   Not a swimmer, she sank
   In his great big fishtank -- 
Now in winter she's a frozen ice rink

...Read More
Categories: swimmer, fish, marriage, water, winter,
Form: Limerick
Virginia's Beaches
Lifeguard sound the alarm
The biggest Virginia waves are coming in
Watch out so deadly it will pull you in
Watch out 
Watch out
Watch out
For those killer sharks
If you know what's best for you
Don't you dare swim these beaches all across Virginia
Don't bring...Read More
Categories: swimmer, ocean,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Fin in the water
There’s a fin in the water
What’s its path?
Is it toward
Or has it passed

There’s a fin in the water
What’s its movement?
Is it curved
Or is it straight

There’s a fin in the water
It’s a shark

There’s a fast swimmer
In the water
He’s making a...Read More
Categories: swimmer, summer,
Form: Free verse
What on her disgruntle to sidetrack my dear love-
When by all means all hers are the mainspring of my joy?
Her face; yea, hers, is the mellow effulgence of moon
That sweeps away malaise out of my face
Her smiles are the wellspring...Read More
Categories: swimmer, girlfriend, love, true love,
Form: Free verse
live at your eyes
Let me live at your eyes

One says

You must be a sailor as swimmer or fly

You must have a way to be in her sight

In her eyes, in her heart or in her right

You must be faith with a word you...Read More
Categories: swimmer, absence, beautiful, beauty, heart, hope, love, nice,
Form: Classicism
There is no horizon like a flat horizon!
The autumn water's stinging embrace
Is like an Ice Queen's embrace:  sudden, and welcoming, and deadly...
Is like squeezing through a sieve and coming out clean,
Your Whole body emerges from brokenness, alive! and Vibrating!
Like...Read More
Categories: swimmer, autumn, dedication, life, nature, seasons, solitude, spiritual,
Form: Free verse
Let the games begin, may the best swimmer win, so is the tale at inception.
Unlike Michael Phelps, we are no geniuses at backstrokes.
It's a miracle, out of millions of possible combinations, we even won the race.
Just imagine a field of...Read More
Categories: swimmer, abuse, bullying, child abuse, evil, grief, meaningful,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member RIDING BOAT

          BOAT RIDING

                          Pretty pig and...Read More
Categories: swimmer, 4th grade, animal, appreciation,
Form: Limerick
Riptide wilderness
Lunar swimming in angry cerulean torrents
swiftly as primeval passing of blue equinox
sea-born of indomitable nautical command
to envelop cloaked within mother the ocean

Remembering in-utero wild amniotic hunger
I dive deep submerged inside Poseidon's lair
Senses burning alive tribal inebriated oxygen
embryonic aquatic kingdom, vibrancy...Read More
Categories: swimmer, beauty, devotion, environment, visionary, water,
Form: Romanticism