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Poem Details | by andrew delapruch
Categories: political

7-4-6

how many walking time bombs
wearing fake smiles
dwell in america?

explosive charge + timer + detonator = resident of the US of A


Poem Details | by Poet Destroyer A
Categories: funny,nature,

ROSES FOR YOU-

Roses for you!

**
petals all over
sexy, sexy as can be
press the flesh tonight

**
my roses are black, 
did I forget the water 
dry flower bed!!

**
my roses are red, 
give me a kiss, sweet as you
potion pucker lips

**
flowers for the dead
roses running through my head
zombies are blue.

**
ouch! ouch! prickly thorns 
rose blood, falling all around, 
snake under my bed

**
I did not mean it
I'm sorry! I'm so sorry!
here have 2 roses

**
baby bash, ice cream
only In America
roses in demand 


by;pd


Poem Details | by Üzeyir Lokman CAYCI
Categories: people,social,

What Species of Humanity Are You?

What species of humanity are you?
Whatever kind you are, you don't worry us. 
According to hearsay
you were willing to lay your hands
on small items
deposited by my mother
to the communal account,
close to a bank.
I know that since its existence
Istanbul has changed others.
Some who have gone there wearing worn down shoes
have returned in high heels.
You continue to brush its streets with your skirt.
Mirrors do not show what really happens. 
Ah, yes, you forget so quickly
the dusty streets of the sub-prefecture
of your childhood.
This ruse is your currency of the moment.
I know you.
You have swindled your brothers and sisters
with many recoveries.
My daughter, is there nobody to take you by the hair
and demand that you seek out America or Europe?
You have invented a lie to fill your pockets with money. 
What species of humanity are you?
Whatever kind you are, you don't worry us. 

Üzeyir Lokman ÇAYCI 
Paris, le 09.10.2004 
Traduit par by Yakup YURT en français 
French free verse translated into English free verse 
by Joneve McCormick - 25.10.2004

(Note: Soul to Soul presents this fine poem and others
in the spirit of communicating freely to increase understanding,
not to cater to any agenda or offend any nationality.)


Poem Details | by daver austin
Categories: life

OPINION (multiple Haiku)

OPINION (multiple Haiku)

did you see the show
“america has talent?”
where the hell was it?

it was a circus world
but minus the elephants
spare the pachyderms

oh where in the world
can singers with 5-note range
go to hollywood?

i’ll give you a clue
“america has talent”
hey!   give me a break! 


Poem Details | by Andrea Dietrich
Categories: placespoetry,

Home is Where the Heart Is

( I sure do "heart" america's heartland!)

                Iowa heart  land
spring's Redbreast, summer corn rows
            fall harvest,     winter tableaus

For Brian Strand's Poetry of the Noun contest

And for Skat's MY LAND IS MY HOME Poetry Contest


Poem Details | by Sandra Adams
Categories: nature,

Sandy at Seaside Heights

ferris wheel
waves crash over dock
no longer stands













In 1973, the Haiku Society of America noted that the norm for writers of haiku in English was to use 17 syllables, but they also noted a trend toward shorter haiku.[12]

Some translators of Japanese poetry have noted that about 12 syllables in English approximate the duration of 17 Japanese on.


Poem Details | by Vee Bdosa
Categories: adventure,angst,art,black

DEATH WISH HAIKU A Musical History of Cigarettes

 DEATH WISH HAIKU (AS Musical History of Cigarettes)
L.S.M.F.T.
Snooky Lanson sang it clear
smoke in every ear.

From your Hit Parade,
Frank Sinatra blew the words one time
Didn't Fence Him In.

Dorothy Collin's voice
America there's only one to smoke
Lucky Strike's the one.

Drifting up her nose
pulling smoke into her lung
biting on her tongue

what is she doing?
coffins closing in with nails
death as slow as snails.

Do you want a Lucky?
More satisfaction pleasure
undertakers measure.

Camel smoke was nil
More Doctors smoked  Lucky Strikes
Than Mike Hammer smoked.

Nicotine all day
tie hers up in Christmas bows
blow it out her nose.

Free on Navy ships
Sailors never saw the light
Though the match was free.


Poem Details | by Jack Jordan
Categories: grief,nature,

Haiku 49

	
	rainy season 
	grief, white hydrangeas 
	hungry caterpillar



In part, The Haiku Society of America’s definition of a haiku reads, “Usually a haiku in English is written in three unrhymed lines of seventeen or fewer syllables.” Further, Japanese scholar Shigehisa Kuriyama states, “The 5-7-5 pattern by itself does not make a haiku.” (Gurga, p. 1). Contemporary English language haiku have departed radically from the 5-7-5 convention, including the Beat haiku of Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and Gary Snyder, the latter awarded the Masaoka Shiki International Haiku Grand Prize in 2004. The haiku of Robert Spiess are especially experimental.

I recommend two sources for further study of haiku: “Haiku: A Poet’s Guide,” by Lee Gurga, addresses haiku in it’s traditional form; “Haiku Poetics in Twentieth-Century Avant-Garde Poetry,” by Jeffery Johnson discusses haiku as realized by modernist poets.  

Speaking personally, it is most important for me to enjoy writing a haiku, correct form or not, and for my haiku to be enjoyed by the reader.




Poem Details | by RALPH TAYLOR
Categories: holiday

OLD GLORY IS WAVING

Old glory is waving

        Fireworks are booming

                God bless America


Fireworks contest


Poem Details | by Molly Cooper
Categories: holiday,hope

~Untitled~

Think America

Red White and Blue kaboom Bam......

The Sounds Of Freedom


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