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Poem Details | by Carolyn Devonshire
Categories: animals,love,

A King and His Beauty

A King and His Beauty

the audience stares
King Kong shakes shackles, breaks free…
     chaos, people running away

Kong’s mistress in crowd
once free, he cannot find her…
     crowd is in frenzy

the beauty nears Kong
he picks her up in his palm…
    Empire building scaled

planes appear in sky
protecting Beauty, he fights…
    even beasts can love

Kong falls to his death
Beauty lives to love again…
     Irony defies
     


*Entry for Tracie’s “Ku Ku Crazy” contest.


Poem Details | by Richard- Olivier Marius
Categories: happiness,peace,places,

Of a Peaceful Ferry Ride to Staten Island

          As the engines grate.
People read- exclusively.
                    Peace at last- onboard!


Poem Details | by Üzeyir Lokman CAYCI
Categories: inspirational,love,nostal

They Have Woven a Net Around Us

 A feeling of nearness to suffering
In our hearts
While we reduce the dimensions
Of the essence of light
With our eyes
In a local scuffle
Them
They have woven a net around us.
Bearing the pains of life
While watching the people with sullen faces
And tired thoughts
All along the years
We have heard the whistle of whips...
With well-concealed thoughts
Those
Never thought of us
And... without any mercy
Have woven a net around us.
 
by Uzeyir Lokman CAYCI
Traduit par Yakup YURT en français
French free verse translated into English free verse
by F.J. Bergmann, 2002


Poem Details | by marvin celestial
Categories: adventure,allegory,dedica

Misjudged

Standing still head's up
Retrospect greatest pitfalls 
Mass consciousness whim. 

Wandering till dawn
Waiting brave for the result
Less breathe heartless beat.

Until the mind soar
Now is  inexplicable
Sufferings indeed.

People grim anew
For the best of all Juries
Render canny nod.


Poem Details | by Andrea Dietrich
Categories: funnyold,old,

Twisted Goose Goes Cuckoo for Haiku

For P.D's "Going Haiku Crazy" Contest

 
How Many?

going to St. Ives
met folks on that smelly bus
more than I could count

Just Sleep Walking?

Wee Willy Winky
caught outside a boy’s window
in a night garment

Got Wool?

naked in the lane
three bags-full of wool sheared off
baa baa black sheep fleeced

She Didn’t Know What to Do!

Kids’ cries from inside -
outside an old woman’s shoe
child welfare people

Clean Your Plate!

Licking their plates clean
Jack Sprat and wife do their part. . .
kids starve in China

The Treacherous Hill

pail of spilled water
Jill’s body sprawled over Jack’s
one big bloody mess

What a Ding Dong

good deed for the day
boy scout Tommy Stout by well. . . 
scratches on his arm

Not Even a Bone

old Mother Hubbard
Social Security cut
dog needs a new home

Yellow Georgie

victims of Porgie 
confront him in the playground
his true color shows

The Original Blonde

Bo peep loses sheep
birth of a new tradition. . . 
blonde jokes being told

The Schemer

some spilled curds and whey
spider near a fallen chair
supping happily

Making the Best. . . 

Humpty takes a spill
the whole army can’t fix him
omelets for lunch

Baby Catches On

the church and steeple
and now you show me people?
those are just fingers!

They Say He Couldn’t Keep Her!

gossip in the town
pumpkin shell big as a house. .  
where is Peter’s wife?

Bye, Hushed Baby

the sound of wind’s rush
baby’s cries abruptly hushed
broken branch on ground

*I'm choosing this series of haiku for several reasons.
First, it's the only post I made named "Twisted" so it
is an obvious choice. Second, I do have other poems
I consider a bit twisted, but, I simply cannot
remember the titles of some of these really old poems
to look for them.  Finally, this series was inspired by 
a long ago contest of PD's in which I got the idea
to take nursery rhymes and twist them,  and so 
I'm reviving this series which can no longer be
viewed by anybody here unless it's in a contest!


Poem Details | by The Situation
Categories: death,dedication,introspe

Situation Haiku

the tsunami struck
with the entire world watching
the judgement of God

the radiation
that they always knew was there
silently rages

it's time for prayer
for the people over there
humble one's self

it's time for hero's
knowing they will not live
yet they bravely give

the sacrifice's
ordinary men will make
will save their nation


Poem Details | by Daniel Cwiak
Categories: husband,life,lost love,wi

DISSOLUTION by DIVORCE

Great joy together...

Hearts now torn by love and hate...

Solution: Divorce.



It all began with "For Better or Worse",

But the words afterward became very terse.

Divorce was the answer she decided upon

As with me she didn't want to go on...

The only other answer was to ride a hearse.



Two people in love end up in court and for a divorce sue,
It would never have happened...had they not said, "I Do"!


(Top - Haiku, Middle - Limerick, Bottom - Single Couplet)
For Poet Destroyer's Divorce Club Contest


Poem Details | by Dr.Ram Mehta
Categories: lifelife,

Search not happiness, let it come itself

Enjoyed life fullest
Happiness not gained but earned
Muse on, no regrets.

Felt God’s bounty
Seen lands, countries and cultures
Received love from people
Whom I loved and who loved me
Happy with kids and grandkids.

Took life as it is
Not expected things yet got
All good things of life.


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12th place win in the contest
Contest: Harvest of Happiness in Honor of Linda, the Sweetheart of PS


Poem Details | by Donna Jones
Categories: introspection,psychologic

Fool Me Once

I once was naive
many people are not good
the sun is rising


©Donna Jones


Poem Details | by Ed Ebbs
Categories: life,

Neapolitan Ice Cream

One people we are
Matters not Red White or Brown
We are all the same

Edward J Ebbs
Contest: "Neapolitan Ice Cream (HAIKU)"


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