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Best Hyena Poems

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

Of Road Rage and the Poetrysoup Profanity Policy
As Joe was biking down the side of the road
He ran across a chap with a dearth of driving skills.  
Or more accurately, the...

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Categories: hyena, anger, conflict, culture, funny,

Premium Member My Cry
Mongrels gyrating on the edge of town
This it now- its going down
The chant electric, the doomsday count
It matters not that no one speaks a word

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Categories: hyena, angst, anti bullying, anxiety,

Premium Member A BUSH FIRE
One scorching afternoon,
A sudden splintering sound...

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Categories: hyena, animal, fire,

So many shades of green
visitin me aunty Cushla
For the first time in Ballybay
I found meself beside a signpost
An I stopped to find me way.
It was then I spied a...

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Categories: hyena, funny,

An Old Hyena Stalks the Pack
Lurking in the darkest shadows,
she looks for one of us to hound,
trying to catch a little glimpse
as she staggers along and limps

Spittle and drool keeps...

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Categories: hyena, animal, culture,

Premium Member The Mariner
The Mariner's old salted-air skin,  leather tight,
on a mast-hard frame of bones
and flash flood rushing blood,
faces ice-fed winds bouncing his ship
and helm cockeyed on...

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Categories: hyena, adventure,

Premium Member I'm No Ballerina
My name is Charles Francis Messina 
I can dance - but I'm no - ballerina 
My toes are too small - and I'd tumble and...

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Categories: hyena, humor,

Premium Member VULTURES


See them...

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Categories: hyena, abuse, anti bullying,

Premium Member The next isle over
There I was.

Inside a crowded Toys R Us
On a mid-Winter’s evening

Abrasively loud 5 year olds
And depressed fathers
Ready to throw their “angelic” brethren
Into life-size Nerf basketball...

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Categories: hyena, fun, heart, life,

My Africa
A dusty street, commuters meet
A taxi crowded, a route decided
Street vendors sell, plastic from China
Fresh fruit, dead meat, flies from hell
A cellphone rings,...

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© John birch  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: hyena, africa, earth, people, drug,

Four Africa Poems

Full moon uneasiness
Veranda dining, seven course style,
One day after my thirty sixth birthday,
I dine alone, in a poem.
Waiting for the Moon to pass to wane...

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Categories: hyena, adventure, africa, travel, universe,

Premium Member Zebra
 The Zebra she walks through the African dry
Unaware of the mare, under Montana sky

A World far away yet somehow so near
With similar interest and...

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Categories: hyena, animal,

So that was how the beautiful piece of heaven they had on earth stopped existing
We live in a world full of anger, hate, mistrust, fear and hypocrisy, but it wasn’t meant that way. Once upon a time, thousands of...

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Categories: hyena, adventure, animals, death, fear,

Lion Tooth
worn like a killer bite around the neck 
It breathes in unison with a heaving chest
offers protection like having eyes on the back
of the head...

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Categories: hyena, africa, courage,

Led to believe 
you'd help me achieve
the grace of a ballerina
a voice operatic 
from my usual asthmatic 
cackle like a laughing hyena

Distaste despite
I endured your...

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Categories: hyena, humorous,


Dar es salaam where I live means heaven of peace
But to me she has proved as well to be a haven of peace.
A peaceful place...

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Categories: hyena, places,

Animals found in a zoo
Zebra, Yak, Xenopus, Walrus, Vulture, Urial, Tiger, Snake, Rhinoceros, Quokka, Peacock, Orangutan, Numbat, Muntjac, Lion, Kudu, Jerboa, Iguana, Hyena, Guan, Frog, Elephant, Dromedary, Camel, Bison,...

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Categories: hyena, animal,

The Dinner Party
The elephants were feeling down
As pachyderms oft do.
The cockatiels were quite depressed
The chimpanzees were too.

The mood among the jungle crowd
Was in short quite low,
When a...

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© Rufus Reed  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: hyena, children, funny

apology to misguided feminists
Clinton on steroids—Fiornina 
She shreds truth like a hyena
Let's make the world right
No—she’d much rather fight 
As the killer in the arena

Can Hillary have the...

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Categories: hyena, class, horror, political, truth,

Each time i scolded  and abused you
It send fear into your humble heart.
High tense in the mind with high wind.
I made you cry under...

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Categories: hyena, abuse,

The Namib
If your love was like the Namib;
Mountainous and bare,
Would you dig deep for water?
Would you scour the ridged crevasses there?
For something that moved,
Within and without,

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Categories: hyena, animals, loss, love, naturelove,

Premium Member Night wars
 Isolated and surrounded by her worst enemies
 The lioness fought hard, but  her fate was  sealed
"You're gonna die tonight kitty kat" one...

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© Joseph May  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: hyena, nature,

Salt Lake Expression II
Caring is cool, my poetry is revolutionary, 
im scaring a school, the team is on my back and i carry them to, 
the promised land,...

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Categories: hyena, art, feelings, film, hip

In My Language
In My Language

This you might not know is a conversation,
It’s a conversation not of persons.
This is a conversation of multiple languages.
If you could observe the...

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Categories: hyena, funny, birth, language, sound,

Aeonia part 1

Vestal purity, all men succumb- the Virgin whose eyes stare silver beams- crystallizing his very soul....

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© Amy Green  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: hyena, angst, girlfriend-boyfriend, loss, sad,