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Best Hunched Poems

Below are the all-time best Hunched poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of hunched poems written by PoetrySoup members

Premium Member Precipice of a Lost Innocence
I am standing outside my bedroom, on the precipice of lost innocence.
Wide eyed, and barefoot on cold hardwood.
Someone is hammering on our front door.
My father,...

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Categories: hunched, childhood, mother,
Form: Narrative

I Love You, Old Man
I once had knew a man 
Who became older than a dead man 
A tired soul, he was.
Looked like he'd never seen a bed 


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Categories: hunched, age, dad, emotions, grandchild, grandfather,
Form: Rhyme
Grandpa's Study
The room is still,
Quiet but for wind and rain
Making music on the windows.
Empty but for endless shelves
Of leather-bound volumes -
The first editions you loved so...

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Categories: hunched, family, life, loss, peace,
Form: Free verse
Kerouac's Grave
slicked with sweat,
and hearing the locusts’ cries deep in my neck,
I stood over the remains of Sal Paradise.
The spotty grass around the tombstone
was browned...

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Categories: hunched, confusion, death, sad
Form: Free verse
A Crooked House
We lived in a crooked house.
Built on a muddy mound of hope with the corpse of yesterday half buried beneath
Sad eyes and smiley faces. A...

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© Zed Zed  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: hunched, childhood, home, memory, sad,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member For Straight White Boys Only
Have you seen a Rockwell 1950's Lemonade Wars?
Two girls, both white of course,
dressed for YoungRepublican success
scowling at each other on a pristine deserted street
of the...

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Categories: hunched, culture, health, humanity, humor, judgement, political,
Form: Prose Poetry

Hunched over the computer, I am  mystical,
With mental white gloves and a karate belt - 
A daylight cursor, but on my bicycle,

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Categories: hunched, angel, career, caregiving, class, dedication,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member A Christmas Carol
Oh the Ghosts, Oh the Ghosts!!!
The Ghosts of Christmas shall haunt the wicked
They shall haunt the bitter and sorrowful decrepit creatures
Your hunched back and wallet...

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Categories: hunched, childhood, christmas, funny, poetry, writing,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member School Supplies
I glanced out my window watchin' kids plod along to school today.
I recalled my school days and how things have changed along the way
I watched...

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Categories: hunched, funny, school, school, school,
Form: Rhyme
My Cousin's Wedding
My cousin shared her wishes and dreams,
On our star gazing night,  she whispered them so sweet
As a shooting star glided down from  the...

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© lg ds  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: hunched, age, cousin, funny, happiness, love, old,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member The Mystery of Spring
(a Salute to Howard Moss)

Although it is not yet warm,
we have shoved to the backs of closets
snow-boots, gloves, and woolen scarves, 
locked tire chains and...

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© Cona Adams  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: hunched, appreciation, mystery, spring,
Form: Free verse
A New Day

Her grateful kiss moistens the dawn, raised arms embrace the sun.
A light like fire burns for all time, a new day has begun.
When Sunday morning’s...

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Categories: hunched, faith, music,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Pure Circumstance
God knows each heart that walks the streets, and then,     
each sense of guilt caught up in false pretense.  ...

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Categories: hunched, people, poverty, social, society,
Form: Sonnet

Sweet, bitter March,
last year tears haven’t dried out up 
till now and yet you
are already at the door,
knocking lightly!

Sadness is still flapping over my head...

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Categories: hunched, nostalgia, march,
Form: Prose Poetry
She looks so fragile. Her posture, usually so straight and confident, is hunched. Her eyes - those brilliant sapphire-blue eyes that captivated my dad thirty...

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Categories: hunched, family, love, mother,
Form: Haibun
The Sun Will Shine On Your Face
Suspended improbably on shoulders
Hunched by years of glacial attrition
And threaded through a forest of boulders:
The path that holds the key to my mission
I speak allegorically,...

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Categories: hunched, friendship, hope, life, love
Form: Sonnet

littered twigs now stale
unlike past season,  enhanced
by rapture of air whistling

shades of veiled light
hide her bloomed  navel with child
on path of forgotten love


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Categories: hunched, inspirational, life,
Form: Sedoka
in thin water
stones in thin water
hunched like spines of animals
waters whisper through

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Categories: hunched, animals, faith, imagination, inspirational, nature, peace,
Form: Haiku
In Kolkata or in Rome
With rose or tulip
Every night we are back home
In our fond fetal sleep

Our body on its left side
The torso a little...

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Categories: hunched, mother, mother son, sleep,
Form: Rhyme
The Perfect Storm
A storm is brewing...

If you listen closely
Hold your breath
Close your eyes
Cock your head
And…really listen,
You’ll hear it –
You’ll hear 
the deafening sound of silence!
There’s a reign...

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Categories: hunched, storm,
Form: Free verse
Pain In The Neck
I'm very happy I found this site, is a lot of fun,
I spend so much time on the computer now
I have time for no other...

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© tom bell  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: hunched, art, computer-internet, friendship, health, on writing
Form: Bio
The Downward Spiral (with a nod to NIN)
She sees herself suddenly as a small girl
bare feet on the cold black and white tile
little toes curled
sees the white porcelain tub and
how pretty the...

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Categories: hunched, childhood, introspection, life, nostalgia, timewater, dark,
Form: Lyric
An Oak
I have never seen a living thing
That looked so very dead--
Lacking elegance and color,
Seeming dolorous, instead.

And its limbs were much distorted,
Like an old, arthritic hand,

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Categories: hunched, nature,
Form: ABC
Premium Member CalifornY

Jack was sitting poker faced 
With bullets backed by bitches.
Neal hunched at the wheel 
Puttin everyone in stitches.
He was braggin 'bout 
This nurse he'd screwed,...

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Categories: hunched, america, time, travel,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member In the House of Death

In a house too huge for them to maintain,
a man hunched over with back pain lives
with a disabled daughter and
his very elderly wife.
A recent heart...

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Categories: hunched, death,
Form: Etheree