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"Momma's Boy"

umbilical bound
puppeteer...she holds the strings
a grown man dangles

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  1. Date: 6/4/2015 12:03:00 AM
    That is my son when he's older... SKAT

  1. Date: 1/30/2010 4:54:00 AM
    Hi Christie, I didn't want this week to pass without congratulating you on having your extremely-perfect, clearly-imagined-insightful haiku featured this week. It was a great read. Thanks for sharing and keep writing. Lovingly, Dane

  1. Date: 1/26/2010 7:49:00 AM
    Congrats on this selection, Christie. But aren't most men constantly trying to crawl back into the womb? Love, daver

  1. Date: 1/25/2010 8:33:00 AM
    Congrats on your feature poem this week Christie Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 1/24/2010 6:12:00 PM
    WOW this is an awesome write, Christie!! Wonderful use of the 5-7-5 line but I think its a Senryu rather than a Haiku but thats just my schoolteacher self getting in the way when what I really want to say is this is just incredible and a very well-deserved selection to be featured this week at the Soup. Congratulations!!

  1. Date: 1/24/2010 1:44:00 PM
    Many congratulations in you deserved featured poem this week, Christie >> James

  1. Date: 1/24/2010 1:27:00 PM
    Congratulations are your well deserved featured poem this week Christie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/22/2009 1:32:00 PM
    Hi, Christie. Congrats on being selected. How's it go? Haven't heard from you lately. Love, daver

  1. Date: 12/21/2009 1:34:00 PM
    This is cute Christie. also congratulation on your poem going to second round. Sincerely, Love, Moses

  1. Date: 12/21/2009 9:29:00 AM
    Congrats on your poem winning the first round of PS contest!! Very well deserved, enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry. Here’s wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! May 2010 be your best year ever! Love Light Patty

  1. Date: 12/21/2009 12:44:00 AM
    Congrats on your first round contest success Christe.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 12/20/2009 11:43:00 AM
    Many congratulations on reaching the second round with your fine poem >> James

  1. Date: 5/27/2009 1:34:00 PM

  1. Date: 5/27/2009 1:34:00 PM
    uuuuuu, it happens; reminded me of a song called Mother, it is so sad and so terrific; I mean, this haiku shows the dark side of motherhood; when sweetness and unconditional love turns into manipulation and the desire of possesion, not willing to let a person grow and slide into the world; everything in just 3 simple lines, awsome!!!@.@ thanks for the experience =D

  1. Date: 5/25/2009 9:05:00 PM
    I have known a few in my day Christie, Cleverly written.

  1. Date: 5/22/2009 12:52:00 PM
    Jim Carrey had a character on In Living Color back in the day (early 90s?) that had this exact imagery. They even had a fake chord coming out from under his shirt. By my account, these types of men don't understand how to run their own lives and so transform every woman they're with into a mother of sorts. Cute poem Christie. Especially liked the dangling imagery:) -Yoni

  1. Date: 5/20/2009 1:49:00 PM
    A man is ever a planet caught between two stars ... mother and lover ... a kiss is more powerful than a string, my friend ... powerful write for the telling.

  1. Date: 5/18/2009 7:19:00 AM
    Hi Christie... did you use a rapiers tip to write this... LOL ..... momma's boy indeed and the grown man dangles.... classic work from the Lady Moses.... sigh.. as usual :)

  1. Date: 5/18/2009 2:38:00 AM
    Could not get any clearer than this Christie! Great Haiku ! james

  1. Date: 5/18/2009 12:33:00 AM
    Such true here Christie ...sadly.Rgds Brian & thanks for your welcome comments