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Best Hypervigilant Poems

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

Premium Member Childhood Inequality In School
Some children come into the school building dancing, singing, hopping, bursting with uninhibited glee.
They exchange giddy, happy stories about their day at the mall, dropping...

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Categories: hypervigilant, child, child abuse, children, family, school,
Form: Narrative

Restlessness, impulsiveness,
loquaciousness, compulsiveness,
distracted inattentiveness 
and tangent railway tracks.

Complexities, anxieties 
and dopamine deficiencies.
Instant gratification please,
relief for my synapse.

Procrastination, wired sensation,
biochemical frustration,
forget to take my medication. 

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Categories: hypervigilant, anxiety, emotions, feelings, fun, psychological, rap,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Grandma's Faithful Friend
Sewing machine,  I wish you could talk.
Grandma’s last friend on her final walk.
Sewing machine, I wish you could say,
What happened to her on that...

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Categories: hypervigilant, grandmother,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member I Stand Here
I stand here in front of myself, yelling, stop.
Loudly, authoritatively, sometimes meanly.
Because I know the damage I can do with an angry face, or a...

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Categories: hypervigilant, how i feel,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Maternity Ward Blues
The woman was older, had black hair, angry brown eyes, and wore a perpetual frown on her face. Chel had heard the nurse on the...

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Categories: hypervigilant, baby, hope,
Form: Narrative

Premium Member Self Terror
Terrorized by self
Out of control thoughts
Angry suspicions
Worked into frenzy

No evidence
Only feelings
Terrorized by
Silent stalker

Text message
Evil mind



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Categories: hypervigilant, fear, self,
Form: Diminished Hexaverse
Premium Member Watch
Watch what you do.
Children are watching.

Watch what you say.
They hear you.

Watch your stance.
Children are hypervigilant.

Watch your face.
They pick up on every little wisp of emotion.


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Categories: hypervigilant, mother daughter, mother son, parents,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member She Wore a Skull on her Belt
She wore a skull on her belt, but it was small
And it did not have hair on it or flesh, 
so the parents thought it...

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Categories: hypervigilant, 10th grade, 11th grade, 6th grade,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Herone Within Trumps Bad Label
A delicate ego, fragile, hypervigilant, easily broken.
	A frightened ego.
Hidden in self shadow, scared,
	Not easily lured out.

A well-built wall,
	Constructed slowly, during hurt felt times.
A new persona....

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Categories: hypervigilant, child abuse,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Shush Did You Hear That
Shush! My dog ears caution me. Did you hear that? I stop sorting coupons, and listen, hard.
My husband is gone, and there are adult footsteps...

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Categories: hypervigilant, horror,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Slivers of Body Language
and tone
gives away mood
sometimes shows sorrow
stress conveyed quite clearly
in tiny conversations
in slivers of body language
hypervigilant children read you


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Categories: hypervigilant, life,
Form: Nonet
Premium Member The Hawk is Angry Fierce Ready to Kill
The nation is burning in the form of a hawk 
Rising toward the heavens in fiery redness
The rest of the world watches, sadly helpless 

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Categories: hypervigilant, extended metaphor, fire,
Form: Prose Poetry