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McGovern. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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What is a hyphenated word?
A written impression?
An expression of discourse?
At fault when it is labeled as hate?
What are words when they change
to play a different game,
to make it more palatable,
the meaning remains unchanged?
The use of hyphenated words,
politically correct hate.
The use of hyphenated words such as the N-word has become an acceptable alternative in
discussions related to racial slurs. I fail to understand how this is tolerated when the word
has the same meaning and should have the same impact as unacceptable under any