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Best Short Changed Poems

Below are the all-time best Short Changed poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of short changed poems written by PoetrySoup members


Short Changed
Bonds are breaking cold
Upon the heart is all wealth
Nothing left but self

Secure in our fear
Violence has no heart left
Progress stumbles here

None depend again
Has love depended...

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Categories: short changed, social, heart, heart,
Form: Senryu



my life the lie'the long dream short changed
she just put on a mask
looked me in the eyes
said I love you
went out  went shopping
made dinner washed dishes
went to bed had sex didn't
hugged...

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Categories: short changed, confusion, passion, romance, sad, love, time,
Form: Free verse
Sunday Brunch
The same cross you nail someone else's sin to; will be the same one used to advertise you. 

The day gold became more important than...

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© TS Lewis  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: short changed, abuse, child abuse, courage, perspective, psychological,
Form: Prose
Premium Member LIJIANG IN YUNNAN, CHINA

SPRINGTIME MEMORIES



Mountain sentinels
By ancient town;
Clear waters cascade


Cobblestone streets
Winding pavements;
Trade offerings buzz


Fertile plains
Crystal clear waters;
Shady trees guard


Treasure-hunting stroll...
Through Lijiang Old Town;
Curiosity detours


So many things to see
Pleasant...

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Categories: short changed, adventure,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member SYLVIA WAS AN 'A' STUDENT
SYLVIA WAS AN ‘A’ STUDENT 
and Alpha woman

The Abyss was bared, and malevolently yawning,
The deep black pit of endless loss to rile
You, and you didn’t...

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Categories: short changed, anniversary, anxiety, bereavement, courage, destiny, education,
Form: Villanelle



Premium Member 'Illusion of Me'

You stepped all over the depth of me
You tore apart the essence of my being
You short changed the altered parts
Only to realize what you thought...

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Categories: short changed, life, pride, relationship, wisdom,
Form: Free verse
Human being
The being , being of human in structure and form
O human being i have observed you, living lavishly
The being , being civil in manner and...

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Categories: short changed, betrayal,
Form: Narrative
Wildfire legacy
Tensely polarized 
Fiercely alienated 

Furiously devoid of
Space and peace

By deeds unjust
By antics blatant

Short-changed
Shit-noshed    

Orphaned 
Offended 

From people
To pieces 

An equation 
Unbalanced

Sinister motives
Documented

Grand...

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Categories: short changed, depression, history, places, political, satire, social,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member I Believe
I believe
our current overly competitive economy of commodification,
our environmental critical climate transitional era,
is a blip on the screen of history
and autonomic, intrinsic perma-culture,
a Positive Deviant...

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Categories: short changed, culture, environment, nature, political, science, society,
Form: Free verse
Mind Vybes
I guess this had to be said
The root causes for the way
I am kept awake at night 
Summer heat no sleep
My only companions are
Past events...

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Categories: short changed, feelings, freedom, introspection, psychological, repetition, spoken
Form: Bio
Rearview Mirror
Rear view mirror

Objects, objectively put, are  closer  
than they  appear. But it doesn’t say it all. 
With the fair signs that spewed...

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Categories: short changed, life,
Form: Free verse
the wonder that precedes the thunder
I haven't got what it takes to quit
'just play my hand n' get on with it
some might pray or say it's written in the stars
Holding...

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Categories: short changed, anger, character, leadership, me, passion, self,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member give me back my name
tell them i’m gone
tell them i’m gone to change my name
give them any name
i’ll not give them another name

tell them i’ll not take my father’s...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: short changed, allegory, change,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Premium Member DIARY NOTES: Lament at Dawn
Diary Notes: Lament at Dawn
				                    ...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: short changed, french, holiday, introspection, paradise, paris, vacation,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member If I Don't Kill You, You're Going To Kill Me
Let me begin by saying that I'm so very sorry
but if I don't kill you, you're going to kill me.
I wish there was another way...

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Categories: short changed, education, healthme, friend, me,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Diary Notes: Lament at Dawn - A Year Ago Yet Now No Change
 Diary Notes: Lament at Dawn A Year Ago and yet now No Change
				           ...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: short changed, august, christian, discrimination, hate, immigration, islamic,
Form: Free verse
Zero gain
Murmur no things
or strings of sounds...
Could not care less
more-ish whispers
were Wicked
Whips of Words-
Weighted.
Tongue- lashing sharp
fork- tine Torture.
Cat-0-nine-one-one-tales...
Thirty-nine...
Forty-less-one
thrashing...
thrashing...
Thrashing...!
        ...

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Categories: short changed, abuse, anti bullying, community, encouraging, for
Form: Free verse
2
we got reports about wars of all sorts
being fought in and out of forts
the retort of some is to snort fire
right before they expire
breathe in...

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© Gun Poet  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: short changed, america,
Form: Free verse
SHORTEST DAY TRICKERY
SHORTEST     DAY    TRICKERY


Again  December 23 is almost here 
Frost’s darkest evening of the year,
Ok.  But what...

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Categories: short changed, philosophyday,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Soldier's Bier
Grizzled veterans gathered about their brother's bier,
To reminisce and honor their late departed peer.
They talked of yesterday when they were young and gay,
The good and...

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Categories: short changed, loss
Form: Rhyme
choices
Choices
Choices made here at your door,
The super rich want your vote sure,
They will undercut your wage’s till,
Overseas workers cheap, do fill their bill,
No morality here...

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Categories: short changed, adventure,
Form: Ballad
Afraid to live
Chinks of light filter
thru pitchblack emotional prison
vestigial shadow figure hunkers,
an atrophied, mortified, petrified old man
implacable self destructive nemesis
birthed in league pitiful human shambles,

his abysmally forlorn...

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Categories: short changed, allusion, baptism, dark, death, fear, funeral,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Thats settled then


The shock that I felt was enormous,
as the tab on the cat food I pulled,
a fountain of biscuits shot out of the top-
the box, it...

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© Viv Wigley  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: short changed, food, humor,
Form: Rhyme