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Best Hyphenated Poems

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

Hyphenated Words
What is a hyphenated word?
A written impression?
An expression of discourse?
Defamation redefined?
At fault when it is labeled as hate?

What are words when they change
to play a...

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Categories: hyphenated, life, passion, political, socialwords,
Form: Free verse


You have the biggies like Chinese-Americans
And Latino-Americans and German-Americans;
And miniscule groups like Armenian-Americans
Or   Bosnia-and-Herzegovinan-Americans;
But why do we never hear of  English-Americans,

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Categories: hyphenated, funny
Form: Free verse
The million-to-one longshot - 
I know this unlikely victory 
isn’t so sweet when the race is fixed
and everyone got paid on the side
for being in...

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Categories: hyphenated, confusion, loss, love, , cute,
Form: Free verse
Hyphenated Hyperventilating

Talking heads 
will give you their attached credentials
with solemn aplomb

And it’s plenty hyphen proof long

They’ll make unlearned eyes gasp
at their hyped expertise

Get simpler minds to...

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Categories: hyphenated, humorous, parody, wisdom, words,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Rules and Regulations
How long did it take her to be free?

How long did it take
For the wingless dragonfly to finally open her heart to the world

How long...

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Categories: hyphenated, courage, freedom, judgement, life, daffodils,
Form: Free verse

Names with Attachments
I'm an African, with an American attached to my name,
a lot of cultured people like wearing nationalistic, hyphenated accessory
My people arrived on a no-class ship...

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Categories: hyphenated, black african american, confidence, political, truth,
Form: Pantoum
Premium Member The Christian-Taoist Continues Standing
I was baptized as a Christian,
once or twice.
It's not so much that the baptism ritual malfunctioned
in some series of unfortunate events;
It's more like Taoism as...

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Categories: hyphenated, baptism, community, culture, earth, health, humor,
Form: Political Verse
Broken Thought
A carnival of linguistic parallels 
celebrate at the ball of my pen.
Where elastic ideas are

around yesterday’s hypothesis
around today’s theory 
around tomorrow’s cognition 


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Categories: hyphenated, art, confusion, on writing and words,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Light and Dark Markets
The primary political and economic metaphor for human life on Earth,
at least here in these disuniting States,
is "market,"
with a consumer and a producer face;
robust, healthy,...

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Categories: hyphenated, earth, health, light, nature, paradise,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Better Climate Questions
It has been said
There is no bad question
asked with cooperative integrity.

While those asked with competing disintegrity,
are not really questions at all.

That said,
conceded as asked and...

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Categories: hyphenated, earth, games, gender, health, integrity, nature,
Form: Political Verse
Here comes our man with briefcase swinging.

Has an opinion on every currency topic.

Likes to discuss issues with a passion.

Words can be bent broken and hyphenated.


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Categories: hyphenated, business, parody, philosophy,
Form: Light Verse
Farrago Go Again With My Gallimaufry
A nascent hodgepodge
     of gobbledygook from me,
or alternatively yours
     nada soo true lee,
this incipient harm

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Categories: hyphenated, 10th grade, 12th grade, joy, mystery,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Green Health Advocate
Don't shoot me down.
Don't start to frown,
It's past my pay grade.
I'm just Her messenger.

QueenMother DNA
has Her final
non-violent first say.

She's polypathic
and gracefully green.
Love's systemic polyphonics,
math paths...

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Categories: hyphenated, feelings, health, humanity, humor, integrity, math,
Form: Political Verse
Dried Ink
There's consolation in knowing
the rise and fall of angles;
the whorled tempests of
alpha and omega.

Liquid vowels
and hiccuping consonants
curiously curled around
the pith of visions.

Silent expressions
circumcised by dots,

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Categories: hyphenated, on writing and words,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Systemic Change
It is known throughout Earth's anonymous
unanimous Commons,
Systems are hard to change.

The more macro-competitive,
The more difficult of all conversion stories

Over pernicious decades,
We tend to add "isms"

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Categories: hyphenated, caregiving, health, integrity, peace, psychological, wisdom,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Yang-Yin ReJoined
If you are a Zen Buddhist
a Taoist,
where past wealthy resonance
interdependently governs global developing history
with resilient future health projections,

If you are a Zeroist,
or an in-between Zoroastrian,

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Categories: hyphenated, community, destiny, green, health, humanity, integrity,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member EarthTribe Shadow
Earth's universal Shadow
shades whatever Earth is not.

Ego's universal right-hemisphere Shadow
shades whatever EgoResources left is not.

What Earth's potential positive win/win
sacred integrity is not
shades whatever negative Ego...

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Categories: hyphenated, deep, faith, health, integrity, love, peace,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Resonant NonJudgments
I would not judge someone
and then some dreadful thing
or some nasty place
or some too distant time.

Let me, instead,
invite judgment from
that one relationship in real spacetime,


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Categories: hyphenated, community, health, integrity,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Trixie My Insistent Muse
Trixie is insisting on a hyphenated name.
Okay, I say. Let me get a pencil. She insists on a pen.
That one is blue ink, she says....

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Categories: hyphenated, muse,
Form: Light Verse