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R-I-P -----ROBIN WILLIAMS




Spin off Happy Days Na-Nu Na-Nu Shaz-Bot man Planet Ork Mork fly!
© PoeTTreeZ Publishing


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Depression

Fighting Depression
We’ll defeat this enemy
We’ll soar like eagles

Edward J. Ebbs - 09/27/14


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Fall to Winter, Rise to Spring

                                      Fall to Winter, Rise to Spring


                                            Fallen, down and out
                                     Frozen, not dead nor decayed
                                           Rising, faith with wings!













                                               Kim Patrice Nunez
                                               November 15,2014


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Texas Wildflower Haiku : Widow's Tears

sun’s heat sunders sand
clustered lanced leaves green hug
widow’s tears collapse

Widow’s Tears is the common name for Commelina erecta var. angustifolia, they bloom on 
Texas beaches in sand or clay, and have the characteristic of flowering early in the morning 
and fading by noon. The bloom in all seasons but I chose spring to be more commonly 
approachable. [1]

[1] Wildflowers and Other Plants of Texas Beaches and Islands, Alfred Richardson


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Last Call

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                                        last call made —
                                        winter moonlight
                                        on an empty bottle




                                        

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Prisoner of fate

Jobless, indebted -
battles with insanity 
- writes haiku shaiku


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Insidious

Their agenda is known Their darkness shown Insidious fiends...


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GOLDEN YEARS

GOLDEN YEARS (triple Haiku)

and where to from here?
see those gray mists gathering
questions answered soon

oh!    So many years
why? ‘twas only yesterday
same eyes looking out

where has the time gone?
forgetfulness is soothing
but where to from here?


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Fragments

in - pie - ces why must you be in fragments? take me pl— ease me in- to the pangs of oppression let me ROT in fragments i trust you'll be whole again while I break


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Among the Seashells

Forlorn, forgotten;
do tears still exist
at the bottom of the sea?


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Abrupt

Sleeping in sorrow
If I don't wake tomorrow
Then all will be well.


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Like the Morning Glory at Noon

          The morning glory,
Like her heart, opens for love.
                    Twelve o clock- she gawn.


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Of a Lonesome Heart

          Where love- is obscure,
My heart- floats- amidst the fog,
                    Waiting- patiently.


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Sad Haikus of Life

For now I just want
To curl up on my bed and
Cry forever more

I just want to stay
On my bed and never wake
And never face life

I never want to
See reality again
Because it hates me

I want a shoulder
That will let me cry all day
And never leave me

I’m always lonely
So for today I just want
Nothing except you

Don’t leave me again
So I don’t go into dark
And never return


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My Window's February View

                                    Winter lies frigid
                     Cardinals flit from branch to branch
                                Blindly seeking Spring

                                 Too sad to view more
                            Shades should be kept drawn
                                   Spring sun will lift them


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If tomorrow comes

Gloomy sky weeping
depression happier now
if tomorrow comes....





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By:kashinath karmakar(14th January,2011)


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Nostalgia

Allow me another moment,
A moment in your nostalgia,
The moment that stretches to eternity.

Allow me another mile,
A mile by your side,
The mile that transcends the dead-end.


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Fragility

like a morning dew
like a rainbow in the sky
like passionate love


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haiku

flies trapped
inside rice jar
I ask him to leave


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Heartbreak

Here comes my angle, 
to fight my ugly demon, 
see technicolor



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In honor of Nadia Shahwan..... Thanks for your inspirational words


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the pulse

the pulse 
pounds in my head--
rain falls


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lonely haiku

I miss you so much
Sometimes I forget to trust
I miss you that much


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This will be my FINAL poem on the Soup

no more Soup for me all of YOU have pissed me off April Fools Suckers
JSLambert ~ This is the fabulous "Prankster Haiku" Haiku from the Heart Contest ~This is not your average Haiku. But I am not yir' average Joseph, for my "Prankster Haiku" form is highly Ex-plosiPH! Ya' DiGG?


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The value of time

over 50's;  when a bed stops you to support sleep longer.
when your body stops you to eat stronger,
when medications stop you to drink alcohol,
when Dr. advises you to stop smoking if you live longer,
you know the time when value becomes a tease monger.


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LOST CAUSE

I combed Elysium 
for my loss in purgatory
but on earth it sits


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What People Were and What People Are

People were
Many things.
Strange or not

People were
Different and
Odd and fun.

People were
Monsters but…
That’s not all

People were
And still are
Strange and odd.

People are
People. For
life is life. 

Yet not.
Not is lies.
Truth seeps from

Every mouth
Lies, lies, lies
Move, move, move

But somehow
Lies prevail.
Lies are life.

Lies are death.
Lies are homes.
Lies are pain.

Lies are truth.
Yet somehow.
Truth prevails.

Truth is life.
Truth is death.
Truth is home.

Truth is pain.
Truth is lie.
Truth is that.

Lies will die.
Lies will cease.
Nevermore.

Truth will live.
Truth will be.
Forever.


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ROTS IN HIGH PLACES

Their eyes oases,
How  shock they bury in tons-
Rots in high places


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The Cave

The cave underground
Chamber of darkness musk damp
Secure place__bat's home

Cave inside fireglow
Outward facing light Aspens
Golden yellow hair

Cave fear slow echo
Hollow blank lonely scarey
Empty dreams no hope


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Rest in Peace, Dear Friend

Flowers wilt
Dead carcasses are buried
Loved ones mourn

Rest in peace,
Your life on earth is no more…
Farewell, friend


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Deep Dark Double Grave

Stale waters go deep.
Sneaky double mountain peaks,
Death environment



Inspired by Raul's Morning Ambience contest


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School

School is place for DRAMA
School has alot of DRAMA kids
School is a place for DRAMA


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45th- BLANK

there are 2 blank cards
in the angel card deck so
today I'm "depressed"

for this to be the 
best country in the whole world
today it looks sad

just happy that I 
was a member of the age
of Aquarius

our best hour was 
revolution of 60's
created big change

now elephants rule
just capitalistic pigs
love hear themselves squeal



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Natural Hair Color

cold cold breeze
leaves partially cover her
chopped off braid


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LOVE - HAIKU

Love is as love does Peace begets peace; happy day Unconditional


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Life Of Death

Death is now Alive
Kid Conceived Deceased
A rebel of life


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sentenced

they sentenced me to 
pay off your credit cards and
back tax ring that bell

they sentenced me to 
be subjected to grumpy
not so special day

they sentenced me to
wish I didn't waste my time
trying to be sweet

they sentenced me to
wonder about your motives
it feels so phony

they sentenced me to 
first take back my heart and then 
protect it from you


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Regrets

so much i did wrong
demons haunting me for years
what do i do now


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After the War

11/10/12

war remains
small ones smell obscurity
smoke lifts—gone


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APPARITION II

APPARITION II

saharas at noon
at twilight comes a wheezing
night cannot forget



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Why Are You Being This Way

Why are you being like this?
Oh how I just wished we could be friends,
But it ain't gonna happen,
Because you hate me for no reason.
Just because I'm not popular, because
I am less than you.
I just wished you knew,
Knew how I felt about,
How I used to like you,
All the things I did,
I was scared to talk to you,
Then when I found enough courage,
To talk, you block me out of your life,
As if I never exsisted.
Maybe I never exsisted around you,
But how can you be so oblivious,
And miss that I needed you?
Why oh why can't you see this pain?
Do you care?
Do you wish you could know me better?
Do you ever think of me at least once?
Do you care wheather I live or die?
Of course you don't because,
I am just dead to you,
I am just a pity ghost to you,
A horrible nightmare that won't go away.
I slowly die inside,
From all the times I've cried.
(I've cried for you.)
You look at me,
With your beautiful brown eyes,
You look right through me,
Like I was never alive.
I am invisible,
I always will be to you.
For some reason I knew,
I would always be like this
To you.
I wish you were missin' me 
Like I was missin' you,
But no matter what I do,
I am always dead to you.
Someday I hope we can be friends.
<3 I Miss You <3
Dedicated To: Fikret Saric
07-31-12


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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.


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Haiku for Japan

I try not to say
Sorry to Japan the morn
Sunshine of Asia

I won’t be tempted
To further cloud this sore heart
With my sea water

It is not distance
That holds back the salty fluid
From my eyes but love

My own apartment
Is flooded with Japanese
Electronic stuffs

My countrymen are
Just like the moving sun and
Cannot not be there

My American
Friend’s a teacher in China
Shining so, so close

Japan has become 
My backyard in this new world
Small global village

And the eyes also
Suffer the heat of pepper
Eaten by the mouth

So your pain, Japan
Has clouded my sanity
Yet I say weep not!

For by blood have kings
Wore their crowns; and with blood have
Empires been painted

And in blood do women
Deliver forth newborn babes
Blood brings good tidings

By blood had Asia
Risen above its storms. Ask
India, ask China

So weep not Japan
For blood does bring good tidings
In all climes and times

Let the rain wash off
The pain from your memory
The rite is over

Let the sun renew
Your seas and shores to prepare
You for the new dawn.


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Bullies

Venting, hurting, pain
Angry retaliation
Masking the torment


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away my boy joy

looks like refinement
from outside boiling pot in
cool calm big fat lie

her tears tear me up
along with the depression
pukes on everyone

away my boy joy
morphed from this to that kid to man
overnight success






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Rock Bottom

                                           ...i hit the rock bottom...

                                         .. last emotion unleashed ..

                                            ...gates open ..fate ?...




for raul moreno's contest 


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Daily Struggle

Do you know of it?
The daily mental struggle?
Each day is a fight.


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VAMPIRE

Below dark sullen sky
Motion ceases, air freezes
Vampire roars, dripping blood fang looms!


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haiku 1

Bacchus only wept
in summertime's driest days
when drought killed the vine


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hanging around

as the wind blows south
the poplar tree saps black blood
soaked are roots with pride


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Hatred

Hatred blooms 
As I hear of
All the things
That you did
To hurt me.

Hatred mingles
With anger
When you say you
Love me but
It's a lie.

Hatred turns to
Depression as
I hear of your hate,
Which leads to suicide
Notes with consequence.

Hatred ran hot
And then cold
As I stood on
The bridge with
A rope.
Last I jump
It's a long fall
Though it's the end
Of it all.


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Escape to nowhere

My reality sucks.
What's the point of being sane?
....................................................................................Can't escape myself.


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Copy And Paste

In a drama free zone
I watch the copy and paste reality

Interesting !

Are we destroyers or creators !

SANDIP GOSWAMI, INDIA


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Avoidant Personality

Fears conversation
Elaborate avoidance 
Of social outings


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Blind

On the Lonely Hill
Many come, often so sad
Side by side, still alone.


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STREETKIDS

Curvy like maggots
six sleep on bare concrete
all wrapped in paper


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The Black Butterfly

A Black Butterfly
A black mist glides off its wings
It is all alone

It is always sad
Never greeted with a smile
Black and Beauty don't mix

It can find no love
In a world of bright and free
It always feels the chains

The chains of anger
And of seeping depression
Butterflies can't cry 

A black butterfly
Flies away searching for a home
But it won't find one

But I will fly still
Hoping that things get better
Hoping not to fall


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DEPRESSION

DEPRESSION

gray sky full of twigs
a late november ugly
no snow    and    no snow


a gray sky so low
staring up – eyes wide open
no snow    and    no snow







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FOOD


FOOD WAS MY COMFORT.

WHILE STRESSING IT WAS MY FRIEND.

DON'T WANT TO GAIN WEIGHT.


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Dead Trees

Old and worn—
The dead branches inward die
Outwards, gnarled for life


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Full Silver Moon Shines

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                                        Full silver moon shines
                                         Cold rocky precipice..
                                             Awaits dawn


Contest:"Pseudo-Haiku-Cuckoo-cuckhosis~!
Sponsor:Chris D. Aechtner


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Bipolar

Extreme moodiness
Rollar coaster ride in hell
Devastates your life


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Sweet Love O' Mine

I bought a burger yesterday
It was very dry like the seagull bay
I pilled a lot of ketchup on it
and still dry it remained
I was very dissappointed
as i look at the dry damned thing
I ran to the toilet
and let out a HUGE
BLEEEEEHHHHHHHHHHH
As chunks of the dry burger fell out of my pie hole
Landing into the toilet
Making dookie plop noizes
I'm done


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Absence

Love sometimes remains 
Like a fierce pain in a limb
 Severed long ago



Published in the 2012 - Spring Issue of " Paper Wasp"- An Australian journal of Haiku.


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Hurt

I don't understand why,
Why my best friend, doesn't wanna be friends anymore.
Caleb I know I may have hurt you,
I know I may have made you laugh, I did, and I made you smile,
I love talking to you, but for some reason you don't wanna talk to me,
I am wondering why.
Caleb, I miss you like hell, and I am going through hell not being able to,
To talk to you, to hear your voice, all I have are pictures, and a picture,
A picture in a frame. 
CAZ it is killing me inside being away from my best friend,
My one and only true best friend,
The only friend that has been by my side, through thick and thin,
Has been there for me when my great-grandpa died, when me and Josh broke up,
When my life didn't mean anything, the one who saved me from killing myself,
The one who talked to me everyday just to make me smile, and have a good day.
Now you are killing me by not talking to me!! Did you forget about me??
Did you forget I was there for you too?? That we were here for each other, 
That we made the promise to always be here for each other??
I miss you a lot, and I just want you to come back home Caleb Allen Zummak.


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Guillotine of Clouds

Who you know was claimed
By the guillotine of clouds
When the neck touched dirt


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Glorifying 'Hamd'

Oh thee creator
I bestow thy Holy name
Ye unique kind-fold.


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Dried Before Sight

sun peaks in
as raindrops fall from the clouds
dry from sight

all they see 
is the warm sun glaring back
raindrops gone 


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Haiku 93

	
	
	
	Haiku 93
	
	gray day...
	even Wellbutrin
	doesn’t help
	
	
	


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One Error, Two Disabled

A soldier's mistake
crippled, one body, one soul
forever, scarred so 


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EMOTIONS


  Emotional Stress~

     A heart torn by circumstance

  All are relative...


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Haiku 11

leaning over
to her side of the bed -
a coldness


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Leviticus 26:19

Sky of iron looming
Pride of power's sure rewards
Earth of bronze mocking


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Haiku 72

	
	
	
	Haiku 72
	
	summer Sunday blues
	shadows hide behind my eyes
	this dark afternoon
	
	
	


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Haiku 65

	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	Haiku 65
	
	
	taut threads of pain
	darkness behind my eyes
	clouds cry
	
	
	
	(Written for a friend.)
	
	
	
	

	
	
	


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Obsessive-compulsive personality

Perfectionism
Preoccupation with rules
Orderly, rigid


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Hopeless

Hopeless
rainbow falls from sky, no cloud with silver lining - dreams deferred drifting


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Haiku 39 - The Stone Cycle


	
	my private field
	an embarrassment of dread
	stones, cold rain

		•
	
	buried in cheap wine
	obvious worthlessness
	stones, sinking
		
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	blue and gray despair
	red and purple my anger
	stones, submerged
	
		•
	 
	color salvation —
 	“Paint yellow,” she said
	stones, receding water
	
		•

	climb to clean air
	to yellow, orange, bright green
	stones, in my garden


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tell me

you told me one time 
you cared for me day and night
no im lost with time


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My Personal Emo Poem

Cut my veins, 
End this pain,
God knows I won't be missed, 
Whoever that is.
I live by Shang-ri-la,
Juggalos and Lettes for all.
I'm down with the clown,
Till I'm dead in the ground.
Nothing can hold me back,
I can't be tamed.
You don't understand me,
So just let me be.
I wanna be free,
So why can't you just see?
See that I wanna be gone,
I'm crying till I'm soaked to the bone.
I'm crying inside,
Noone can see it.
I'm bleeding on the outside, 
And crying in the inside.
Cut my veins,
End this pain.
Always~N~Forever,
Briana Lynn Minard
Age:15
03-31-11


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For a Friend Whose Life I've Missed Out On

So bold about death,
You no longer have hope for,
Taking your last breath.


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For Him

Confusion, delusion, rejection,
Seeking gladness, finding sadness.

Cold house, cold heart,
Feelings of drifting apart.

Always trying hard to please,
Never getting any reprise.

Is it worth it, I ask myself,
Failing in the pursuit of wealth.

Sick of life, sick of living,
Tired of trying, tired of giving.

Thoughts of love fading fast,
Thoughts of hope long since passed.

Why do I fight this losing battle,
Being ignored starting to rattle.

People say hi, then move away,
Never waiting to hear what you say.

Why do I continue with this strife,
What's the point of living this life.

Each day passes in the same mode,
Making my life such a lonely road.

Not talking, just walking,
Like i'm doing the right thing.

Not hoping now of a future bright,
Living life in this fading light.

God knows my heart  better than man
He knows i'm doing the best that I can.

I suppose now that my life grows dim,
I'm trying best and it's just for Him.


I am a very happy guy who talks to folk who aren't

© Dave Timperley 2013






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Dying butterflies

Dying butterflies

Wings barely swishing
As their cries sing with the wind
Their breath screams sorrow.


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Dark Rain

Disturbing droplets
Spiral out of my control…
Devilish desires



Written for

Sponsor S K A T * 
Contest Name Dark Rain (haiku) 


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I'm Done

It makes me sick, it makes
Me Die(just a little more inside), this is
The last time you make me cry. I'm sick of
Your bullshit, I'm sick of your lies,
I'm sick of the fights, I'm sick of the sighs.
I tried to be there for you, 
You pushed me away. 
I cannot understand why you are being this way.
This is the last tome you make me stay.
I can't go on, I can't live this way.
I'm done with this, I'm done with you.
I want you to know I hate you too.
I'm done with your bullshit,
I'm done with your lies.
I'm done loving the one who made me cry.
Always~N~Forever,
Briana Lynn Minard


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Wings

longing lonly heart
wakes up in the morning Sun
where are my wings now?


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ice

tell me why you know
about the once icy cold
that was in my heart


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Haiku 50

	
	
	
	gray Saturday   
	my spirits match clouds 	
	reflected in puddles 




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alcoholism


Nepenthe numbs ye,
but wither away your soul
that lies neath the tree. 


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Dis connected

Silence overwhelms
In open rooms; lonesome words
Cry for a response.


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Reflection

Somber, forgotten:

Young taunting winds encircle

Lone-standing cactus.


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mushrooms

mushrooms
growing on the forest floor –
suicide

Ó December 4, 2011
Dane Smith-Johnsen


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Monument

Forgotten but here
Remembered yet never there
Why do you exist?


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of you

all i ak of you
is love, honesty, and trust
you give me nothing


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The Greatest Illusion

The greatest illusion in this world 
Is
Illusion of Attitude .

SANDIP GOSWAMI, INDIA


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Dream

As time stops
So does my heart.
The beat, the sound
More important love
I lose my breath
The puke in my veins.
My heart and soul
Gone away.

I open my eyes
Start screaming for help
It was all just a dream
I hope.

Look down and
Laying there in my bed
I'm as still as a rock
Cold and dead.


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" THE STORM"


THE..STORM..CAME..IN..WHEN...


YOU..STOP..PRAYING...AND..FASTING..


ENEMY...CAME...IN...


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Cold sorrow

The wind blows sorrow.
Deep into my cold marrow.
My heart blackly low.


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575

Eerie break of dawn
Hear the taps in the distance
Mourningly bein' blown


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Shyness time

time in time on time
second by second over high noon
our spring to spring of moon


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Broken Heart Strings

Trembling, trying to 
resonate; not even a 
minor chord remains.


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Moving on

Time won't stop for me
Apathy Catastrophe
Pseudo Tragedy


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Love Hurts

Love hurts as i look around wondering why
their was ever love in the first place why 
does love hurt so badly when you dont 
want it to love hurts alot with out knowing
why it does or why their is ever a such thing
as love in the first place love just hurts.


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this lifeless tot -- Florida

an innocent child,
a nineteen-month-old baby,
was senselessly shot;

cold drive-by shooter
killed a cherished little boy--
with a heartless plot

endless tears of pain--
as we remember the love
of this lifeless tot


*baby was not the intended target


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Life Is No Picnic

the fourth of july
is no kind of picnic for
our fallen soldiers




You Are Not Forgotten


Happy Fourth Of July To All


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Unvanquished Cold Turkey

And now and then eager lips

Give way to trips

But then again a composed mind

Tries to bind.


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The art of non-saying

The words get trapped here
In the tendrils of vapour
from my cup of tea


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Lonely, Depressed Man

He ran around town
Trying to impress others
Lonely, depressed man


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January

The cold wind blowing
Across shadowed timber beams
Death becomes open-space.


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Fixing the Unfixable

Fixing the Broken
When I am also a case
Mending one by one


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Five Minutes

Procrastination
In my grasp, my hands will work
Crush the bones of time


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one cloudy day

one cloudy day 
she sat in total silence –
the children ran in

Ó December 4, 2011
Dane Smith-Johnsen


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poem #3

Quiet tear drops fall;
holding the razor tightly.
Blood drops on the floor.


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Soap

Invisible cleanser.
Laughter washes sad hearts clean:
Soap for the spirit


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And The Night Came

The cool darkness came.
Night envelops me in hurt.
Why did the sun go?


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It's my time

lonely battles, endless dreams,  with dark red eyes, my childhood screams
Nothing is going, on my way, "It's my time" is hard to say
How to move, how to fall, frustration is growing tall
Still I try to find my way, "It's my time" is hard to say
With lodes of hope of mom & dad, I stand tall.. cuz i can't fall
two pairs of never ending dreams, I'll make my way.. Someday


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Night and light

The end, another
Death visits in the ink night
How much dark? ere light


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TEARY EYED---

Pair of sleepless eyes Flowing, the moonlit night long Tell tale wet pillow.


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Mixed feel of feelings

Mixed feel of feelings 
Dreadful at times, but not all
Some can be joyous


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Holding On

Bitter sorrow, cries
Have fallen on deaf ears
Remain silent, Never


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3 Haiku for Jamey

1. 
alone, the boy cries
he is no longer loved
because he is gay

2. 
the hall is unsafe
punished in the name of god
he hides how he feels

3.
we hear on the news
of a suicide
who was there for him?


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Compulsions

Cloudy cool weather:
outing still a wishful though 
- chains of compulsions


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CRY ALOUD

I want a woman today.
Now! A dog’s cry.
Like the one already has gone.


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Why Must I Suffer

why must i suffer for what i did not
do why does every one have a hang 
over me when all i do is school in
and out of love basking in the wind
sadness is tearing me up inside right now
as my mind is in the wind i can not think
of any one other then you. 


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Life Is Like

 "Life is like heating up a bowl of spaghetti in the microwave 
you put it in wait the three minutes ,take it out and the aroma overwhelms you,
then you have a bite and the spaghetti is cold"

Wriiten by Joseph Burchett 1/5/11


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I Can Not Take The Pain

i can not take the 
pain no more i love you very 
much i can not ever tell you because 
you are taken and so am i i know 
you will be happy with her and i will 
stay with the one i am not happy with.


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Approach

Sledge hammers breaking
Through the invisible walls
Holding me hostage

Chip away the pain
Moving toward releasing
The bricks and mortar

Where is my power?
My strength is dissipating
My resolve so weak

Needing to move on
Two heavy feet are throbbing
My balance is off

Summoning courage
I swing wildly back and forth
Expecting a change


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My shadows

I sit in darkness.
I feel that you won't provide,
as if you left me.

I call out to you
as I would ask my own dad,
but you don't respond.

You said of fathers:
"They don't spurn, but give good gifts."
but I feel left out.

There must be a fault.
Though, it lies with me, not you.
You, God, do not fail.

I don't understand
Help me to hear in silence
to see through shadows.

When I am in pain
have the spa-sms not distract
and heal me within.

Your love is steadfast
despite my failure to feel.
Please, Jesus, bless me.


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Signpost for winter blues

behind tired closed eyes one-colored furtive worlds blush in spring's first light show
©Ellie Daphne


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facebook

facebook breaks marriage
too much information seen
my feelings are hurt


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Never Hate You

How are you today?
Are you still depressed with life?
Is it killing you?

This is crazy, babe,
You have got to understand,
I just want to help.

Why not let me in?
What are you afraid of, huh?
Why make it this hard?

Just let me help you!
Would it really be that hard?
I want to get it.

I want to help you,
Through everything you need.
I don’t want to push.

You make this too hard,
Let me try to comfort you,
But you can’t just talk.

I think I get it,
But how can I be sure, huh?
Just trust me, you’ll see.

We may not be us,
But it’s hard not to miss you,
The real you, that’s right.

Don’t know you that well,
But I do know you’re not this,
You are not this guy.

You’re awesome and sweet.
I know it’s weird to say, but
I could never hate you.


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The Other Side

Deep burning sorrow,
Has a crack down the middle
Of her love-torn heart…


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claim payments delayed

BP explosion;
livelihoods devastated--
claim payments delayed


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Prison

Prison walls
containing
or repelling
end life


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Vacant Chairs

A back-room dweller,
nervous hands in his pockets,
seeks his acceptance.


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Equinox

End the winter's chill
Spring is here yet so the snow
It's warmth to freeze to


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Stuck

Futile attempts scar
One armed men punching the wind
Unable to vent.


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Foul Sisters

Bitterness holds me.
I do not like her embrace
because it is cold.

Her touch makes me rot
not outwardly, but inside
corrupting my soul.

Her wretched voice crows:
"Everyone else is crooked."
No one else speaks up.

I do not love her,
but when she is here with me
we see eye to eye.

She then reminds me:
"Condemnation will come soon."
I hate her also.

Together they drone
robbing me of any will
to get up and leave.

The sisters love me.
I withhold my affection,
yet they cling to me.

They each take a turn,
kissing me with rancid breath
and bugs in their hair.

I want far better.
I need better company,
yet I sit with them.


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haiku 5

Tremble of the hand,
the position of the voice.
Say it to me now.


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Depression

Oh the deep chasm,

The bittersweet darkness loves,

Idle minds to mold.


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Nightmares

All of my nightmares
Came true because I believed
In them more than dreams


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Haiku, Senryu and Tanka

ocean sounds
I pass a conch
from my ear to hers
 
monsoon dusk
the flood carrying
my shattered dreams


long rain
the homelessness
reopens the school


holding tight
to the hand of my child--
on the iPad
my mother talks and talks
of returning roles


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Sorrow

My mind is heavy -
It’s drowning in the quicksand
Of awful sorrow!


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Missing You

Feels like forever
can still feel you with each breath
loneliness sets in


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home BITTERSWEET home

Blueberry-cream waves
make sweet this bitter journey
carry this load home


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Smash Mirror

Mirror, shock value
Horror. who am I, destroy
Pieces left to cut

Russell Sivey


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Frozen Tears

Remorseful day dreams,
snatched by a bitter chill and
suspended in time.


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I Saw What You Did

i saw what you did 
in your life but why 
forget the good times in life 
and go through the bad ones it will 
always be strange to me to see you like 
this till the day turns to night i will 
always be by your side. 


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Running Away

Running through this field
Fly away from everything
Away from all pain


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Strangers

I once knew a boy-
He only knew happiness
We are strangers now


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Blind Eyes

Silent screams, torment,
desperate cries for some help --
all met with silence


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Darkness Falls

darkness falls 
all around me giving me 
a safe feeling as i walk around 
in the darkness as a gurl yet a vampire 
as well darkness is all i can think about 
and all that i can feel. 


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Unwrapping Years

Sounds petrifying my ears
Unwrapping the years
That conceal remorse and tears


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Haiku on Cobra

the lunatic dog
and the insane creature
mean splitting cobra


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Dark Days

The day has darkend
 And the lagoon has frozen
 Death could come anytime


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Disease

Jealousy disease.
It's common and contagious
Leaves some in denial

Shrewd eyes tell a tale
Some call it Jealousitus
Try not to catch it


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she talks to herself

she talks to herself 
while people watch and laugh –
mental illness

Ó December 4, 2011
Dane Smith-Johnsen


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Teardrops in Crushed Homes

hurricane ivan--
      broken trees and power lines
            teardrops in crushed homes


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Shredding Love Notes

Wince as each piece falls
To the ground, oh, it’s the sound
Of shredding love notes


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Solitude

        poem why are we alone
           no one to converse 
   its you and me inside this room-
             
                           ***

        yet write on a blank paper
          we sealed and folded
     slip secretly on someone's door.


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Insomnia

Night, sleep elusive
Day, wakefulness far from me
A troubled heart cries


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Providence

Suffering sunset
Lost in the surf so complete
My soul’s destiny


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Blissfull felicity

Blissfull Ignorance
Laughing at the broken hearts
Unknown felicity


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DEPRESSION

everything is gray
and my world is still shrinking -
but I’m holding on


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Black Widow

weeping willow, her
limbs caress giant empty
moth eaten coffins


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Sea of Troubles

Calmness...flowing waves
The tides...change
Flows them back to rage


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Hope or the lack thereof

I keep my eyes closed
because there's no hope in sight,
there's no hope inside.


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1

The sun shines through the
window, the baby cries now,
not silent, but calm.


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Depression

Depression is there.
It seeps into your bones and
You can't get it out.


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WTH

My mind is empty.
Land of the lost souls and hearts.
Welcome To Heartbreak.


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leave me

Left for dead by friends,
Now, betrayed by family,
lied to by myself.


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for the working people

Tired to the bone.......my

reflection stares back, again

nothing changes here.


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im right

Pigs are flying now.
Impossible you say, then 
i laugh in you face.


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Fall Flat

When life looks easy
for others, I attempt too,
But fall flat each time.


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Slaughter

Slay the heart within,
My days of only torment,
Are those you can feel.


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Of a Search for Love

          The thunder- striking-
Where my heart- seek- Woman's love...
                    Daunting, wounding- flames.


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sertraline

sertraline 
with 4 benedryl gulped down –
today, she will live


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Falling From The Cliff

Falling from the cliff
Wishing I would sprout large wings
Now I fly to death


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Air

Despair on my knees,
Can you feel the air tonight?
And I suffocate.


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Grey vs Gray

Grey or is it gray
Which is the neutral color
Both are correct

Russell Sivey


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Stasis

Every time I stare
at the unrelenting sun,
the abyss stares back.


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Desperate


Despair overwhelms,
Emotions lead me astray,
Am I being bluffed ?


Haiku- 5/7/5
Written on 7/7/14


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Depression

Severe depression
Kills. Robin Williams is gone—
Richard Cory too*





(From Edwin Arlington Robinson's poem)


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Lay It Now

Not knowing the answer in a rotten action,
	I ask, "Where is my charming
And where is my desire?"
 
From "Inland"


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Decaying Gown

In decaying fall, They, deadened colours abound Leaves granted leave, gown .


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Not Yet

the heart says concede
lay it down, admit defeat
but death's not my style


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deserted

i sit here at night
waiting for you to come home
and you never do


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Porcelain Shell

Ribbons from her wrist; 			
dip the bath, to amber still.	
Stain her porcelain.


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Cutting

CUTTING

Blood covers me now;
Razors cut rivers that bleed,
My veins flow freely.


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Frustration

Frustrated again –
Unemployed and unmarried
Hairs are all but grey! 


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Never be alone

shrouded by shadow
hollow in fear and sadness
smiles will medicate


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Beneath the Bridge

he faces each day with dread
demons holding sanity just out of his grasp
a bottle will pacify



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Spider

Spider curls up dead
Life has been stomped out of it
I know the feeling


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nothing left

I'm left with nothing,
after darkness sweeps over,
my life completely


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Death Waits

Echoing Demons
Addictions call out his name
Death heartlessly waits


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coffee

the coffee acrid
the taste bitter in my mouth
ruining my day


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1-22-12



The pain of the past
Is where it allways belongs,
Today we can heal


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Deceived

Moldy floating rocks.
Deceived by clear sparkling lake.
Mirrored polution.


for MORNING AMBIENCE contest


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The Morning Blues

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                                                         Blue morning question
                                                   Tears or laughter await soon
                                                            Vanilla ice cream


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No Matter

No matter how dark
The heavens with full black clouds
Sun still shines golden


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Facing Yourself

staring eye to eye
from with in the looking glass
your reflection damns.


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Crisp

Pigs begin to cry
Wish they could really fly
Bacon starts to fry

By Robb A. Kopp


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Fear

please do not fear death
I know it is but scary
but have faith today
and keep your feelings at bay


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Life-partner

I don’t have a life-partner
In my middle-age –
Half of my life is wastage!


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The Doll

doll of porcelain, 
seemingly picture perfect,
she has several cracks.