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birds mourn their unborn

twisters swirl

nest graveyards ‘neath fallen trees

birds mourn their unborn






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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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Fading Grandeur

Silken veil slides

Over Gaia's solemn brow

Her grandeur fading



Looks like I was too late to enter Raul's Rhythm of the Falls Contest, though the picture
inspired this haiku


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Prisoner of fate

Jobless, indebted -
battles with insanity 
- writes haiku shaiku


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Lost at Sea

The sea is unkempt
Unwary sailors regret
Thar mate has been swept


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with their eyes wide open

only foolish men
let their nation plummet, with
their eyes wide open


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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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Autumn

A wisp of white cloud
On a breeze, that cools the land
Autumn is soon here


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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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Of a Lost Love

          Racing- against time,
Her breasts- pressed against her lungs.
                    Lateness- vanished him.


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Once Upon a Dark Fog

Where the trees once stood,
A dark fog covers their grounds-
                    A path through lost lives.


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The Internet: Return

A void of Facebook
Creativity dies here...
Procrastination!


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A Farmer's Tale

pale silken strands sway
tickling the warm breezy air
honey wheat wands dance

prosperity flows
nourishing life on the farm
drought came and all died

TLH  ©  05-31-2012

Haiku/Senryu


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Passing...

  Screams above the din

A moment of grief and loss

    A loved one passes


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The Fire Hydrant

Ghetto dreams, ponder
Broke hydrant, cement
Only leaking tears

© Drake J. Eszes

Submitted to Charles Henderson's: "Haiku your way" contest.


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raindrops on paper

soul fills up,
overflows...
rain streaks down my cheeks

brightness blinds my world
darkness cloaks and chokes me up...
heaven's tears soothe me

angry skies flash teeth
wind wailing its frustrations--
drenching rain drowns soul

black and red rain
hateful words, scorching wrath boils 
daggers on paper

each word stings eyes, heart
pen takes a stab, then twists hard
raindrops on paper




** jan 15, 2011 for Skat's dark rain contest


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pollution

Black smoke covers all
children animals run
but they can't escape


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haiku

nature's wrath in the wind forgiveness


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Environmental Destruction

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                                                Ornamental bird
                                         Silver coated on den shelf
                                            Oil coated soon death


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The Less I Have

the less i have of
the additional use of
the more it breaks down


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Haikus to Iran

In Iran they march
"Where" they ask "is my vote gone?"
Answered by truncheon

God, Allah, they call
In His name, holy, oppress
Gods weakest children

Other news shall show
Western television screens
But we wont forget

Hundreds dead now
We only know one name, one face
A prayer for them say


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Haikus About God: V

Omniscient guy
Yet he lets bad things happen
How can he exist?


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A Life Lost

A Life Lost


    blue ocean waters
jewel- like fishes abode
   old sucker -cat dies..




*my sweet n brave goldy(golden sucker cat fish)dies of white spot disease . :-(


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Nature the Destroyer

a blackness now looms
funnelled vortex shows anger 
nearer, we now wait

daylight to night-time
shadows of spewing debris
devastation rules

aftermath now in view
nuclear surround springs to mind
regeneration


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haiku

flies trapped
inside rice jar
I ask him to leave


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Haiku

a cricket in the eaves
harmonizes with
night rain
==================
old river benue
a fisherman's canoe
ladened for market
==================
graveyard's windy dust
sending papers and leaves high
every ones underground


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Patting My Back

My hands were
Alone that
Patted my back 


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Haikus About God: III

Beauty of nature
Why condense it down to God?
Isn’t life enough?


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Pestilence

Once Every Second,
A child dies in Africa,
Where are your children?


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Confessions in the rain

impassioned sky mumbles tasteless rain
a soaking measly carapace collects  muddy remains
weather overbears a confessing cloud.



For Carol Brown's 'Nature comes to life' Contest.


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Haikus About God: IV

God made all people
But some better than others?
Stop being silly.


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Haikus About God: VI

The body: sacred
We’re all made in God’s image
Hence... circumcision?


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HURRICANE


storm's debris-- in a crying child's hand a smiling one legged doll


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Haiku - Good Day

A white day ends—
red clouds reflect
the setting sun


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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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Parking Ticket

Friends told a secret
Put the ticket on the shield
No more new tickets
I did not wait long
To realize the secret advice
When I got ticket
I did what they said
I left my car with ticket
Glad to know the trick
Dark when I came back
I saw the ticket gave birth
I do l!#*ve my friends


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An Old Haiku

The earth is green now.
The flowers open early,
blooming but to die.


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Alone

Darkness in my room.....
the pain of your absence
suddenly vivid.


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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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Cruise Nightmare

In the middle of
an ocean, a heavy storm 
raid... a ship capsized.


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THE END OF LIFE

Gasping for the air
The color lost in your face
It is time… good-bye


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No Government Shutdown

millions arrived on
capitol hill protesting
goverment shutdown


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I Lost the First

Standing in one spot,
Enjoying my freedom on
A park podium.


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Christmas tree bulb

Christmas tree bulb 
reflects a tearful face--
empty stocking hooks


*creative aspect decorating


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..harsh the killing frost

harsh the killing frost
bow the tender barbs of summer...
swan song


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Ocean-ku

Rough, Wild, Dangerous
Sinking the Sailors and Ships
Breaking Hearts alas!


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Environmental Muggers on the Loose

Just in: Reported 
Thefts of fresh air leave victims  
Of B.O. gagging!


9/16/11

Received 3d place in "Make Me Laugh" contest
Received 5th place in "any Haiku will do" contest


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Tragedy Abroad

Japans painful wounds
Shakes the world and floods our eyes
Our prayers go out


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Kathy

I love my sister
The way she smiled with her eyes
She smiles for the Lord


My sister Kathy passed last night.
Rest in peace little sister.You 
were too good for this world. 


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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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Carnations

Rows of carnations
children grab, defying rule
time withers with them.


© ~JSLambert  2011


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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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Shattered

Towering anger
Sea overpowers terrain 
Unfathomable


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The Price of Oil...

Beach as black as me
Human error killed my wings
Hoping for God's rain...


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Frozen in Time

shipwreck victims whisper from the ocean floor frozen in time
*contemporary haiku (lacks nature subject or season word) is inspired by the 100 year anniversary of the Titanic sinking By Rhonda Johnson-Saunders, March 22, 2012 for Haiku from the Heart contest (Sidney LeeAnn)


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Corn Husk Dolls

empty cave
save for three corn husk dolls
tide takes one

4-7-13


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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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Decorations

 
green eggs on gravestones
with Easter baskets for two
I wonder aloud
 


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Lost Youth

Lost Youth

pulsing memories
clawing beyond youth's veil
harvesting regrets

deborah burch©
07/12/2012


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Dreams

broken heart still beats

dreams of my father still haunt

chance to hug once more


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North Pole Divorce Club

Snow everywhere
once joined, now melting apart
causing much distress.

Santa got divorced and also got fixed
too many little Santa's running around because of his tricks
  Santa liked the women.
  Too many little guys were swimmin'  ;)
Now we all know how Santa got his kicks!

Santa slept around and ate too much grubb
His wife finding out made him join the North Pole Divorce Club!


*For PD's Divorce Club contest.


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My Christmas Wish

Wish I can now see
All those faces that left me
To hear them say hi


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Farewell

passengers boarding on two distinct tall-boats sailing from their port people passing by visible for a moment never forgotten © Ellie Daphne


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Lifeless Love

Desert plains, love dies.
Lust remains we say goodbye,
Pain is crucial now.


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Tuskless

a startled sun -
elephants on the plain;
the families grieve

Written: February 1999
Updated: March 19, 2012


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VII


fireflies swarm
igniting dark spaces;
empty rocking chair. 


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Engulfed

This beautiful rose She cries as the dark abyss Engulfs her moment Her flaming petals Screaming as combustion takes The blackness confirms


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---woodpecker

woodpecker
knocks in the bare forest
shutters slam


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Gun-o-ku

trigger fingers flex
innocent victims crumple
questions unanswered


For the "Gun"-o-ku poetry contest sponsored by Gwendolen R.


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Shattered Normality

sounds of gunfire
    shatter a warm afternoon...
         one more lockdown

gray feral pigeons
     scatter from their rooftop nests  ...
         tomorrow's headline





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Haiku of a Broken Dream

I will soar freely, Hum songs to Everest but Ne'r will I eagle.
(inspired by a broken bird's egg seen on a plant)


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Valentine memory

From a hospice bed
To a special dinner date
And a wet Red Rose 

I hold in my heart 
The memory of that night
My Rose bush still blooms

In my night garden
My Rose bush exudes that night 
My heart is embraced

A gentle rain falls
Creating weepy puddles 
Reflective mirrors


© Brenda V Northeast 6th Feb. 2012


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Misty Morn

on his cheek
by her graveside
one drop


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Litter

trash dump filled
little green sprouts from moisture
dies from fumes

trash emptied
fresh grass sprouts beautifully
something seen

a small can
glistening atop the grass
never dies 

4-29-13


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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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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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War is Noise

folded wings
doves sense chaos from afar
war is noise

4-7-13


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Fragile

A promise breaking:
The sound of a snapping twig
Or butterfly wings


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Winter Haiku



Snow falling softly
Mingles with my frozen tears
On your crypt below


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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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Modern Tyrants

Political Games
Played over the dying
Trophy of decay.


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Broken heart

My heart on the ground. Her heel coming from above. Then unto my love.
-Zach Kindell


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Haiku

                 One more year has passed.
               Memories are glints of light.
                    On a broken glass.


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I MISS YOU

I miss you so much,
This aching in my heart is so unbearing,
It feels as if my heart is shattering,
And the only thing that can fix it,
It seems is your words, and your deep, crisp voice.
I miss you so much,
I am at loss of words,
When it comes to describing,
Describing how much I miss you.
It seems like I can't live without you,
Because you are such a great friend,
A friend I don't want to lose.
If I ever lost you, I don't know what I would do,
I would blame God, I am really starting to doubt him,
He has taken Pappy(grand-grandpa).
My sisters(best friends).
Ashley and Tiffany Brown,
And it feels as if he's trying to take everyone I love.
I MISS YOU!!
Always~N~Forever, Briana Lynn Palmer
Dedicated To:CAZ


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Lineage

Discarded old car
Star on Grill
Still a Mercedes


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frosty morning

frosty morning

the stone seats by the beach

empty


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rutsted skies

smears orange colors dying from a times neglect those poor rusted skies


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The Alzheimer Effect

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                                      leaflet's silent weep
                                                   tears of knowing are dropping
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Scared of You

Scared of you leaving
this world to go far away.
I need you to live.


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Goodbye Jess

With a broken heart,
I say goodbye to you Jess,
May you rest in peace.


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Love Stories

Tragedy and Comedy
Blended and Beaten
Memories last a lifetime


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WRITER'S BLOCK

Quill still as the sky
motionless arms akimbo
severe writer's block.


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Paradise Lost

blighted by mankind

  the slaughter of innocence

     feather by feather


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Metaphor

Walking on nothing.
Do you think you could show me,
How ive come this far?


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Charity

Cracked and broken lives
Don't take our precious money
Homeless dreams are naught


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I Miss You Pappy

Pappy, I miss you
so much, it's sometimes
unbearable, this pain, 
simple pain of losing someone
that was always there
for me, the one eho helped
me, and told me stories
of World War II, Pappy I
still cry sometimes, you
were my life, the center of
everything, the one who always 
came first, the one who is
still the world to me, I miss
you so much Pappy.
Why did it have to be 
you Pappy? Why not me
instead? No, Not me,
someone else? My 
heart is getting healed,
day after day. All I
have to do is think of 
you, if I am having a 
bad day and ask myself
"What would Pappy do
in this situation?"
I miss you greatly 
Pappy! Pappy someday
we'll be together 
again someday
very soon.
I love you
Pappy!
Always~N~Forever,
Briana Lynn Palmer
12-6-11
9:04
Age:15almost16
~Dustin's Faithful and loving Wife~


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Heaps of hearts in heaven - In Memory of the 20 and 7 new angles of heaven

ill
deaths again
shocks

lost 
so many
gems

gone
so umpteen
more

void
black nightmare
hurt

weep
lots of tears
cry

why
questions marks
why

while  
speechlessness
rules 

time 
hopefully
heals

when
memories
balm 

eyes
on portraits
beam

clear
heaps of
hearts 

lights
from heaven
shine


©Ellie Daphne van Stralen  

Note:
Speechlessness dictated a spectator -  on the other side of the world -  the writing of this dramatic verse using the 1-3-1 Haiku form................ 

In Memory of the 20 + 7 new angles of heaven~ "our own little poetry soup VIGIL "Sponsored by: SKAT- AB SIN THE-"


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Armin Babic

I cannot believe that I used to have a crush on you,
You are cold, heartless, and MEAN!
I never talked about you, never did anything to you,
I never deserved that, you had no need to be so mean.
You stooped so low, never had I seen someone do that,
People told me you were like this, I just didn't believe them.
I didn't believe her when she said you were a womanizer,
Didn't believe you were a Cowboy Casanova, well you showed me,
And never will I do that again, you made me believe,
Believe her, snf you made me believe you liked me, you led me,
Led me on, and then you were like, "I don't like you."
Well guess what I didn't care then, and I sure don't care now,
Cause I loved my hubby all along,
Love him more than anyone and anything, I love him and only him!
I cannot believe I used to have a crush on someone like you,
I swear you are the spawn of Satan himself,
And I feel sorry for girls who date you or fall in love with you,
I do, because all you do is play them like a game.
I don't hate you, but I don't like you like that anymore.
You led me to believe you liked me, and then you said it was all a joke,
Yeah well you were a joke.
You were a pill, I was willing to take,
I am glad I didn't take you,
You are an unmistakeable , unidentified drug.
I am a good-bad girl, I can tell a bad boy,
But even I didn't see this, didn't see that you like this,
The boy with beautiful brown eyes,
Are now dull, no longer do they shine,
That brown hair, that I loved, is now just a memory,
The boy born on February 18th,
The one that I thought was perfect,
God what the hell was I thinking??
Don't ask if I'm alright,
I don't have the answer,
But if you ask me if I want to hurt you badly, I will say,
Say yes without hesitation.
You have no idea how bad I want to hurt you,
But then again I don't.
Half of me hates you,
The other half can't bear to see you,
The game you played on me,
It was cleaver, but it was also cruel and hurtful!
I want to hurt you like you hurt me, but I could never that mean.
I could be as mean as you,
The person who doesn't know how much what he does hurts people,
I bet you don't care either,
Because that's just the kind of person you are.
They tried to warn me, those two girls, M&H,
But I didn't listen to them.
I didn't listen to them, because I am not the kind of person,
The kind of person, to believe what other people say, without,
Without knowing about you, getting to know what you're like, 
Until you do that to me.
Until I learn on my own, that's the kinda person I am,
I take the time to figure people out, instead of judging them,
Judging them by how they look like, and what people say,
That's the kinda person I am, I am a strong Redneck Woman.
And I will never change who I am, change myself for anyone,
I will not change for anyone.
If you don't like me for myself, then you don't deserve my time, or my words, 
Or my anything.
This is officially the end of me and my poem, 
Goodbye.

					Always~N~Forever,
					       Briana
						Lynn
						Palmer


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a relived stroll

a relived stroll down a creaky wooden walk… screams of hatred
Russell Sivey


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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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Dandelion Bouquet

Dandelion Bouquet
                     pursed lips gently and lightly blow  
                                                                    Summer drifts away


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Rainforests

Amazonian
rainforests relinquish life...
Gaia’s lungs expire


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Smoker

A saturated room
A cancerous smoke blower
Killer of my child


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Old Old Fireworks Stored

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                                            Old old fireworks stored
                                          Gave permission to use up...
                                               Rocket misfired fire


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O' Forgotten One (#2)

O' forgotten one
Does peace ever come to thee?
Ever so lonely


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seeds


Summits hypnotize,
Ardor, eviscerated,
Seeds defy the dirt.


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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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A Haiku



The little
wildflowers
of spring blanket my
backyard
till the mower
comes.





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Yesterday

Nothing stays the same
remember yesterday
A quite love
cuts like a blade.


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Beneath Mima's Canopy

Graying clouds, faces
Sprinkled with tears of sorrow...
Deepening thunders

Howling winds, braces
Buffeted by ghastly breath...
Trembling ropes and spikes

Blowing rains, vases
Overturned near grave diggers...
Strewn flower petals

Clearing skies, races
Blanketed the pink coffer...
Gifting her gray vault

Waning tears, faces
Leaked with canopy waters...
Tossing earth within


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The Power of the ON Switch

Darkness all around me
Until I turn the lights on
Now it's very bright


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Mourn For Me

trees mourn my passing
warm caress now frigid grip
leaves shed in sorrow


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One Error, Two Disabled

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


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Ally

Golden eyes shine still
Warm fur soft under hand
Sweet sipirt waning


Lelah D. Walters
9/6/09


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Gone

Tears stream down her face It was so unexpected He was in a wreck


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Sour

Your love is sour
You have nothing that I want
You're rotten inside


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Don't cry


a drop on a leaf

rolling across .. morning dew ....  

please mother .. don't you cry n


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Don't Let The Parade Pass You By

Tadpoles in pond.
Growing bigger ev'ry day
Soon will become frogs.

Ponds have lilly pads.
Which tadpoles like to ride on.
Croaking all day long.

Lilly pads float by
As frogs are on parade.
Waving as they pass.

Tadpoles still grow.
Choosing their own way to go.
Parade passes them!

*For Charles Henderson's "String Haiku" contest


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Lost

bottomless deep pits
universes without you 
stuck in the middle

©Ellie Daphne van Stralen 2012



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Global warming

Crushed beneath the wheels
of my new hybrid camry
the butterfly dies


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Skull Rack

  
pale naked head bones
grim remains of sacrifice
the horse heads hang low
 


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Stay Away

You hugged me
My body stayed stiff
Not ready to forgive


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Haiku 42 - 1,2,3,4,5

							
			1
		a noiseless moment 
		he writes in his diary
		incessant snow  
			
			
			2
		every day he hoped   
		every day she avoided…  
		waning moon
			
					
			3
		his need for love 
		he opened his careless mouth 
		oak tree, splintered
				
			
			4
		words that she heard
		anger and bewilderment
		forest inferno
			
			
			5
		his trembling sadness 
		enclosed in silence and time
		incessant snow
			
			
			Fin


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In the sea of tears

In the sea of tears
A trawler full of fishes –
The pirates attack!


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GunShots

Gunshots

Murder of treasures,
Of atlanta pints of blood
And warmth shiny cloud.


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Hank's Grave

Forget-me-nots bloom
My darling's epitaph reads
Do you hear the whippoorwill


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My Phone

Oh old mobile phone
Thanks for fixing my toilet
Now scared to touch you


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fourth of july

Fourth of July..

Dead bodies, a cry
People must come back home soon…
Enough with the war!


To all of those brave men who will never be home to celebrate our Independence 
day this weekend, and the years to come!

Thoubert!


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A Sleeping Headboard

A sleeping headboard
two broken legs
eternal bed rest


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Preying On Prey

.

                                                    Scary bug eye stare
                                           Determined stance awaits prey...
                                             Blood-red mouth, throat, gut


(Not for the contest but just came to me.)


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Pains of a motherhood

Swift as a twinkle
her claws to the brittle chick
and a mother's wail


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Burning ember

just a flicker….
here now gone tomorrow
who misses who


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Sensitivity

Teardrops that fall down
Show sad sorrows of a man
Sensitivity


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Attachments Bind

. 
                                          Attached by small stem
                                            Sustainability...free
                                           Floating on wind land


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A Night Without Stars

rain clouds linger on a night without stars -- a candle snuffed out


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Sayanora

   *   
      *

   O
    ;          
    '
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moon face over
Mt. Fuji
weeping





Will this suffice for contest re Japan?


I have a problem with the original symbols for mountains--two black triangles are now two question marks.  HELP!


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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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he turned to leave

he turned to leave
the grass flat in his footprint
at the head stone


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Little Dog Sleeps

in cool, green grass my little dog's at rest -- rain clouds remain in shades of pink the sunsets low -- I call her name fragrant sweet pea swaying in the spring breeze -- moonlit memories *for my little Sweet Pea, now chasing cats in Heaven (?1995 - March 13, 2012) She always kept us on our toes. The house is too quiet without her.


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Just Plain Crude

Filth, foul, greedy, crude
   Soiled beauty and freedom-
      Will this disgrace end?

A. Green


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Between Storm And Afterworld

opening and closing
wings bare of colored dust
a butterfly dies


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A Rough Haiku (for JEW)

A diamond in
The rough wears common disguise
Nothing shines like stars

I should have loved her
My diamond in the rough,
O pity me blind

Forgive me, too late
Time polished my diamond
In the rough at last

And I cannot hope
To reclaim this diamond
In the rough I lost

A diamond in
The rough prejudice eyes see
Not heart of darkness

Only fools compare
The treasured diamond
In the rough to stars

I should have loved her
My diamond in the rough
Still shines on my mind.


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Dinosaurs

Ya gotta love them.
Huge, wild, extinct, Flintstone's bus....
Tyrannosaurus.

Rex was his last name.
He disappeared all the same....
Ice age was to blame!!

Triceratops too.
And if he ever said boo...
Would scare even you!!!


*For SKAT's "Dinosaurs" contest


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A Petal

Flourishing life lives
Colorful and creative
Burned away and lost


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Lost Love

So much feeling for
So many memories with
I can't have you back?


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weath on worthy ground

does a rich man sink
with his fellow citizens when
his native land sinks,

OR does he move to
a more promising country
with his abundance?

fellow citizens,
rich men find worthy ground
for their wealthiness


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...our lobster killers

 
...our lobster killers
BP's oil spill destroying
ocean, tap water


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Summer's End

Soft, pink petals sway
Sweet perfume of summer’s end
The buebirds cry in sorrow


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Purple

stars swarm times tide
standing in the purple rain
once upon a time


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We Owe It To The Children

Let the beauty be
for my child, for years to come.
Will it stay untouched?


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Crying Maple

Every Maple weeps
when tapped with loss of its own.
Even tall, strong ones.


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Chameleon and the Butterfly

The Chameleon ate 
the Butterfly, both do change
in different ways


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Dead

I slowly die inside
From all the times I've cried.
(I've cried for you.)
You look at me
With your beautiful 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.


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Haiku 22 Love Life




    running  . . . denying

                                         I am weary -- where can I go

                                                                                         your love pursues me


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Black Blood

tattered wings do fall,
black feathers dripping like blood.
will Death occur here?


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ICU

intensive care unit
may recover or  take leave
by those ill and not


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Losing her, Missing him

She promised she'd stay He promised he'd pray come nights But, they still fell away.


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in an instance

in an instance, waves
from the tsumani washed their 
lives into pieces


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GONE THE WAY OF THE EARTH

Where are the brothers of love,
Leaving behind sweet memories,
They are gone the way of the earth,


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Haiku Quadruplet-THE TWO SIDES OF ROMANCE

Valentine
is that adorable cupid
inciting love.


Thousands of poor hearts
break into small pieces...
some delirious.


Unable
to think of new romance...
they wait and dream.  


Who wouldn't 
smile...remembering
how wonderful it was?


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Death Invasion

Slow death invasion
Slick, black, silent, riding waves
Man again breaks faith 


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tears for sadness

God gave us tears to
release the sadness that death
brings into our lives


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Broken Heart Strings

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


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Control

Powerless player
Dealer always wins the hand
Illusion of chance



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gods feast on lost moons

 
Hills roll green, nudging    
blues and greys of stretching skies  
that drape gold sunrays  
    
gods feast on lost moons  
devoured as the sea ebbs  
a retreating roar  
    
Horizons brighten   
as her footprints touch upon  
timeless sands, fading 
 


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Sunset

the glory of the sun
as it sinks in the far west
clouds wave farewell


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War: Misery of Human Life

Expenses for war
Useless, Only to lose peace
Alas! Rise of poor.


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media

This is today's news:
A sinkhole swallowed a man whole
as the earth yawned

in the ancient land
of monsoons and man-of-wars
after the waters

ceased. One was portrayed as 
man suddenly gone, captured
live for us to see.


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Barren Scene Seen

Barren branches show Invisible camouflage Leafless season seen .


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Valentine Without You

February nights Cold and lonely without you Cupid forsook me


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Eleven

     



       
Eleven 

Sad heart breaks in two.
A walk with pain, sorrow, death,
unbearable pain.
Daddy snatched away from her.
Scared, defenceless, eleven.


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Broken Love

Child in a stroller,
His mother young and joyful,
Yet dad has gone away.


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Leaving Autumn

Gilded orange/brown 
Readying to return down
Rise from root once more


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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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40km2

Ancient farms poisoned
by unseeen radiation --
sound of falling tears.


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Homecoming

 
waiting  at airfield
I salute my brave comrade~ 
welcome sweet sorrow
 


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Lost

When a mind is lost
what more is there left to do?
Besides sit and think.


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aha moment

married forty years
space for one more name on stone…
lawnchair dents in grass

-03 Aug 2014-


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CORN EMERGES

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                                                    Crow sentinel watch
                                      Caw, caw, remove beak fly____boom
                                                 Tail feathers float down


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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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let this child be remembered --NYC

a lost boy asked a
stranger for help; was kidnapped,
killed and dismembered

an innocent life
snatched by evil hands ; let this 
child be  remembered


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Evening

a gentle evening
the light is fading rapidly
trees are sentinels


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September Mourn

shriveling towers
serpent cheering- mobs rejoice
fisher woman cries
 


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Disdainful Haiku

Raped by Confusion
No one has a clue about
My lame, weird haiku  

Disdain is like rain,
Dripping continuely...yet
I ponder...wander

I think about you
And how treated me so
You're as sweet as pie

Something is missing
Oh! Something drives me insane...
Disdainful haiku

Why are unclear?
You're like a Positive Sheep
But, in wolve's clothing

Something smells fishy
Is it your odor or what?
Your attitude stinks

I think about you 
You've treated me badly...how
Dare you...oh you jerk!!

Drain away your tears
Don't bottle it up inside
Angst pierces my soul

Disdainful haiku -
Why are you so cruel to me?
Never stop trying (poets)!!! 


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Ode to Misha

It`s been more than eight summers ago or so that I last saw you. But dear, not a day has passed that I forgot you or our memories. Your dark raven eyes, and silky ebony fur, how I miss them so! I love you, Misha, Your presence I still long for, every single day.


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Single and radiant

Sadness comes along,
even when rays fill your face...
The lonely sun's fault.


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Dyspeptic

Sour bile on my lips
Carrots and potatoes spew
Orange and yellow


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Storm Chasers

cameras clicking
a twisting path we follow~
devastation dawns
 


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Blood Red

Sun setting below Touched by crimson's searing Kiss, eternal dark


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Puddle

The puddle this morn 
Dappled image of the sun
Burnt and on the run


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Red Rock Sits Alone

red rock sits alone

between many colored stones

among, yet apart

 

 

(February 6, 2011 Wausau, Wisconsin)

(c) Copyright 2011 by Christine A Kysely, All Rights Reserved


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Cloud Watching

Cloud Watching



Grass tickling your neck
white pillows across the sky
           Your own gallery


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Life

Life…

A drop from the sky
A single look or a smile
Touching.. leaving ...you


 *** A day of rain brings the beauty of nature,
                        A single look and a smile, brings hope and new relationships...
                                     A person who passes by may have a life long impact in our lives.


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Domestic~

night falls silently
covering shades of violence
sunlight strikes horror


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Farewell Ginger

Walked her in the woods,
And on beaches; then crying,
We put her to sleep.


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Grief

A black crow came home
Singing to all his neighbors
Odes of death and sin


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COME SEPTEMBER MY HEART BLED

Darlingest baby 
I have found your Barby doll
your daddy's last gift


Fire,splinters,dust
Embedded in the first cell
Shattered rosy womb



Mom broke her promise
Daddy says  no she did not
She only loved you


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The Bearer of Bad News

So eloquently
I delivered the bad news
She really cried 

Russell Sivey


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claim payments delayed

BP explosion;
livelihoods devastated--
claim payments delayed


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Necrotizing Fasciitis

Necrotized skin area Tissue attacked, flesh eating Bacteria bug http://www.thehighlanderspoems.com/life-2.php


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Missing Father.

Lost  Lucifer now.
My only friend ... Where is he?
Return to me, king.


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Adultery

How violated?
"thou shalt not...", fell on deaf ears
abandonment, tears


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during and after

The cannon sounds everyone around is terrified; they see lost lives


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Woe

Night and Hokies fall
Black clouds descend o'er Blacksburg
woe hangs over all


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Red Ribbons

Red ribbons trace tears
Leaving winter's rain for spring -
From death to rebirth 


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Fear

One little flower
Quivers at a fingers touch
and begins to die


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The Claws of Satan

The claws of Satan
Clinched their honorable souls--
Demons laughed and clapped


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Why...Jenny?

the sun plays hide and seek with the clouds
sometimes it shines with full brightness then
like a lightbulb that has expired
loses it's brilliance...
insects,create their own brand of music
click...click...click...
all around is quiteness-
you can even hear your own breathing.
the day is almost over
the sun is getting tired with it's plays,
starting to set...saying goodbye
and suddenly-
your shadow exist behind me
white and black-like a smoke.
it is not easy to get rid of the pains.
inoperable.incurable.
seems destined to stay.
i lost my jenny...
WHY...JENNY?



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Big Splash (Haiku)

tension on roof weight of snow crashed through floor with big splash © Joseph, March 14, 2008 © All Rights Reserved This actually took place in a well known supermarket chain when I do grocery shopping. It was pretty scary!


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Life

Where did my life go?
I catch glimpses of places
people and young dreams


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The unwary foot

Blue streaks on water
Draw me to the hidden shore
Brittle ice cracking.


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Love's Ghost

Apparition pain
Soul blatantly split and void
Barren theme my heart 

Haunted fragments wild
Storm vehement frustration
Swept by loves embrace 


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Untitled 12

Mother of nothing,
the buds that do not blossom:
empty cradles rock.


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Hindrance

Longing of what was

Obstruction of what may come

Progress impeded


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Adopted Swan

Lone swan on the lake
Surrounded by Mallard Ducks
Hatched by their mother


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Shipwreck

siren's saddest song
a hypnotic lullaby
gulls wade the tide pools


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Days and nights and the universe

Days and nights and the universe 
I
The musty monsoon 
insects with swelled bellies
soggy paper boats.
II
Curiosity 
a black feathered bird peeps in,
there is no return.
III
Close the eyes, its night.
A bat has taken a bite; 
the fruit rolls away. 
IV
The desolate rails.
Millions of butterflies, 
they reign the wild shrubs.
V
Crystallized water, 
this rock has witnessed years,
a fly has more eyes.

=© 2009 - All Rights Reserved Kushal Poddar 


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The Ghost

loving misty you how come you are now a ghost purple are my tears


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Tears

Night is coming still
Icicles drip the seconds
Tears of a broken heart
       ...
Dust on moth wings fall
In shards and none hears it
Tears in the shower
       ...
A moon rolls throat down
I swallowed air in the gulp
Tears are bitter still
     ...
Looking in the sun
Makes the eyes wet and not dry
Like thinking of love


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Skies Blood Runs Bright Red

skies blood runs bright red

heart is filled with emotion

moon seeks to heal her

 

 


(February 6, 2011 Wausau, Wisconsin)


(c) Copyright 2011 by Christine A Kysely, All Rights Reserved


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Your Blue Eyes Look Down Upon Me

Destiny awaits,
Shattered dreams, of a life gone
Heart screams in pain, loss.


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a harpers tune

a man dull in sence
                                music playing in fine tune
only to perish


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Bella Nonny

Rest eternally,
You’ve touched my soul with your heart,
My peaceful angel.


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Promiscuity's Obscurity

Promiscuity
self-indulgence, did you wreak
you, did judgement seek


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Frozen Tears

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


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A Mother's Worst Nightmare

a cold stone bears his name
grief pours onto his green plot
prostrated mom shouts "why?"


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Wasted

Wasted water; flow;
mouth of careless life; freedom.
The tree breaths his lost.


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Birds Try To Fly

Gulf of Drilling Rigs
Scared oily birds try to fly
Jet contrail in sky


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Flame

the cloud is a flame 
the day is closing its eye 
i long to go home


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a dark anouncement

a bush swept the floor
                                     kindiling the sining sun
a treaded forest


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haiku

she dead and scattered
still the dog at the door
waits for her


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Dark Days

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


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Glass

I heard glass shatter in the still of the night -- shards pierced my skin


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GONE THE WAY OF THE EARTH

Where are the brothers of love,
Leaving behind sweet memories,
They are gone the way of the earth,


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Teardrops in Crushed Homes

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


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Ireland

Small rock church backed
By a massive mountain tall
Relic of the past


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Skeleton Bones

Abandon me now, 
Don't expect me to ask how, 
This is what I vow. 

Leave me here alone, 
With all these skeleton bones, 
All your lies are known. 

You will always cheat, 
Then you blame it all on me, 
Now you'll catch the heat. 


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Florida Panther

   you follow my ghost
too late you came to save us
  did your children learn?


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LIFE

Life keeps reminding
me that fate isn't about "why"
it's just about "is."


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Try to the end

Brown leaf hangs on tree.
Struggling to stay for longer
before it must... Fell.


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Fruit Tree's Abundance

fruit tree's abundance

endless bounty on display

world pulls it away

 


(February 7, 2011 Wausau, Wisconsin)

(c) Copyright 2011 by Christine A Kysely, All Rights Reserved


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Lone Pheasant

lone ring neck
i remember when 
you were plentiful


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Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

Our love once smelled new
Blossomed with life, grew in time 
Like flowers at noon

I miss you Chula,
You left me without a word
Hurricanes come fast

I once overheard
“If you bow at all, bow low.”
Our leaf flew from branch

Death would be softer
Without you I am not whole
Snow covers my heart


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Stability

Great tremors
Tectonic plates shift
--Upheaval


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Forget Me Not

Tears frozen in time,
Whispers suspended in the
Dark: Forget me not.


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Two Haiku


A grand holly tree 
invaded by squirrels stealing
all its red berries.


Reluctant leaves fall
from the old tree showering
an old man walking.


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Rose

From the hand of time
a rose petal falls unjust
wherefore, ugly thorn?


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Pain Through Time

Beneath the awning
I stand and contemplate life
All pain included

Hurt and pain gathered
Everything thought within time
Destroying all loss

Russell Sivey


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Nayla's Pain

sun shines bleak, cold winds whip
death's sting floods her tender eyes
daddy is laid to rest


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Beauty

Beauty Lies within Yourself

And All the Miserable Pain you’re dealt

Your Sorrow No One Else Felt


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Parade

scattered confetti 
covers the streets 
of downtown 
you missed the parade


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Tears

Sorrows of the heart,
that were concealed for decades,
trickle down her cheeks.


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Ghosts Live In Their Minds - Elephants

ghosts live in their minds

elephants do remember

feel it in their bones





(January 29, 2011 Wausau, Wisconsin)

(c) Copyright 2011 by Christine A Kysely, All Rights Reserved,


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One Red Leaf

One red leaf on stone
As the babbling brook moves
Onward to the sea


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Flower Desires Sun

Flower desires sun
Eclipse creates shadow
Flower turns away.

(January 11, 2011  Wausau, Wisconsin)

(c) Copyright 2011 by Christine A Kysely, All Rights Reserved


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OMG!

Oh My God Ms Priss
your controlfreakiness has 
influenced my life 

in unexpected 
ways of which I never dreamed
have denied myself

family company
so that I don't have to lie 
or cry to cover

the questions of how
you are or what's up with the 
'lil strawberry girl

time is not our friend
my green eyes are now red, white 
and blue cause of you



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My Life At Standstill

My hate filled life,
Is at a bloody standstill,
I can no longer think.


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Forbidden Fruits

Eve made from Adam
first sin causes them to fall
Men now fend alone


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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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Subtle Expectations

Unexpected denial
Freedom to overcome
The wrath of this old world.


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Mentally Spent

Without thoughts I find
Difficulty in writing.
My head is empty.


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Grains of Sand

Weathered, eroded...
All these fragile stones and shells
now peacefully rest.


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sleep

the act of sleeping
falling into an abyss
where one cannot be found


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The "Joy" of Fire and Brimstone

Satan brings you "joy"
Until you die in his arms
Of fire and brimstone


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CASEY

Casey Kasem, our
forever number one voice,
reaches for the stars.


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~Haiku #22~


two shoes lie mirrored
forgotten when spring cleaning -
the wake remembered

The use of 'lie' in line 1 is meant, a play on words to try and create a double image /
feeling depending on how it is read.

1. Two shoes laying side by side, a mirror reflection of each other
2. The shoes, just by their presence there imply that they are used, which as the reader
discovers later in the Haiku is in fact a lie.


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Last Kiss

last kiss
before dying
how tragic




Tribute To 
Our Loved Ones 
On The Other Side

{R.I.P.}


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Light never again

The matchstick you lit
nobody will see  again
I'm still enlightened


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Bell toll

The church bell is tolled –
A child,  a spouse or no one 
is shedding a tear. 

7/20/14


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a wink

if a wink were all

it would take for clouds to cry

tears commodity


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Prey - Pray

Many men fallen, Carcass, the vultures calling Survival twisted Even in blizzards Spot the circling buzzards spy; Carrion cleaners Birds of prey, pray swoop Deceased unaware souls lost Carried on the winds. Tribute to Leon Stacey's " Casualties of War "


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I Remember

Labor Day
honoring those served
with remembrence







Tribute To
Fallen Soldiers
    R.I.P.


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Haiku 42

pulling at grass
wet with dew - how quickly
my world slipped away


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The Other Side

The passing of a ship,
on the river Styx,
the sails fully unfurled.



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Mournful Howl

hauntingly eerie a sorrowful outpouring love lost, uncensored
TLH © 05-17-2012


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911 Before And After

Four birds fly the sky
men so trained to kill and die
world reborn to mourn


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Hold Dear

Cold lonely and dark
A life is without focus
With none to hold dear


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Haiku

My heart bled today
Because our love had ended
Just like a sunset.


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Cutting

CUTTING

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


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Skeletons Within

skeletons within

past or present from future

flesh always to dust

 

 

(February 4, 2011 Wausau, Wisconsin)

(c) Copyright 2011 by Christine A Kysely, All Rights Reserved


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Glitter Off The Trees

glitter off the trees

blooms of scented, drifting pinks

spring has met her end.

 

 

(January 21, 2011  Wausau, Wisconsin)

 
(c) Copyright 2011 by Christine A Kysely, All Rights Reserved


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The Works

Fire cracker in hand
The fuse is lit time to throw
Rushed to hospital


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Shot in the Dark

Blood on the ground
The leaves will be turning red
A shot in the dark


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Grains of Time

Slipping through fingers
Unnoticed until it's gone
First too much, then none.


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Unprovocative Ending

Scent follows her way
to passersby, steals their stare
tearful sins, they bare


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Weather Change

It was so abrupt!
"It must have been lust," they say.
It was a whirlwind.

Obscurant, untamed
Spirit and human nature
With tornado strength

Willed inhibitions
As an announcer calls out
Colors in Twister.

Suddenly!  It stopped.
We fell upon each other.
Butterfly effect...

A season of love
Caused a season of hatred.
The funnel cloud left.

Remains of the day
Accounted during clean up
Made crumbs of crullers.

It was too abrupt!
"It must be lust," they all say,
To yield to the wind.


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The Goshlings

Mother and goshlings
Canadian geese on lake
Alligator dines


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Goodbye 8-29-01

                                                   You see the tears
                                                    Roll down my face
                                                   The time has come.
                                                   You walked away
                                                    I reach for you
                                                    But you say no.
                                                    I turn to leave
                                                    Tears fall from my face.
                                                    You whisper one last time
                                                     Goodbye.


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Untimely Ends

Tormented soul speaks;
Truth in darkness lies buried.
Clouds weep bitter tears.


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THE CRIES OF A DOG(Haiku)

He found his master,
Lying face down in the grass,
The dog cried that day.


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Quiet

you are so quiet,
I'm quietly losing it,
I'm losing control


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'Rainbows' (Haiku # 8)

‘ Rainbows ’    Haiku # 8

    I Reach For Rainbows
To Touch The Shimmery Show
     After Each Storm Go


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Haiku on Fatal

all buds are falling
from the inflorescences
fatal desire


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His Fires Scorch Your SOUL

Satan pulls you down
Into his "bright" pleasure pit.
His fires scorch your soul.


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The silver mail box—


The silver mail box—
Abounding with love letters,
Yellowed through the years.


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4 x 6

four by six picture
remnants of your precious smile
all that's left of you


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Out Let

stinging eyes of wet
certain day of not forget
Hand dribbles dirt yet




(Work notes)
Attempt at haiku
Days after  sister and I
were at  parents' grave


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Sad

As I cry
my tears are like floods
they never end or start
as I sit here and cry
nothing brings me joy or peace
I just sit here and rot away


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Tears run down our face

Tears run down our face
Shots ring though your ears, through streets
Blood runs down your hands


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Here, See Long Winter

here, see long winter

emptiness, everywhere

even owls fly thin.





(January 29, 2011 Wausau, Wisconsin)

(c) Copyright 2011 by Christine A Kysely, All Rights Reserved


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Never Defeated

My heart is broken
But my love still remains pure
I wont let you win


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Hidden Souls Return

Ax slamming the tree
leaves falling desperately
hidden souls set free


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Children

Weeping in the grass,
Broken red balloon;
Sky still there…blue.


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Saying Goodbye

Quietly she walks
holding back a flood of tears
they all sense her pain
empty stares behind their eyes
as she lay her child to rest
          ~by Barbara Writes 


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The Flame

Fire raging high
Mountain habitat unsafe
Rescue on the way


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pyre

Grief now is the fire
My soul the bitter kindling
Strike the pyre,I burn!


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Warning

Warning

Death knocks on earth’s door
Resources used for profits
Cry, depleting…all.

© Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen
February 14, 2010

Poetic form:  Haiku


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Insomnia

I need restful sleep
An undisturbed slumber deep,
But my eyes won't close.


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Some Days 2-10-00

                                              Some days leave me all alone
                                              In despair within the rain.
                                              They let tears fall down, one by one
                                              To try to drain away the pain.
                                              And there are some days when sun’s out
                                              Leaving rainbows in my heart 
                                              For hope for a new start.
                                             And there are some days I sit alone
                                             With no words to say
                                             And wait to hear my own voice
                                            To tell me it’s okay.
                                             I tell myself to pull myself together
                                            That I’ll make it after all.


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Headlines

a random drive-by
where dealers negotiate~
tots life ebbs away


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No Fish

Black gold is unearthed
Because the stream's drying up
No fish for my dish


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The Art of Human Activities

          Forest is ailing.
For her creatures are dying.
                    Soon- her heart will stop.


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Flooding

The water fills up
Contaminating around
the fragile rooting

Nothing holds on tight
Grasping hands slip and sliding
Away from the hope

What can we all do?
Something must be done right now
The money is sent

Empty wishes fade
Life goes on while others die
Tears cake in dry eyes

Clogged efforts are slow
Wading through the dark water
hoping to avert sharp teeth

Natural forces
Too big for comprehending
Our only excuse

Time will not pass soon
An exhausting wait for souls
whose time has not come

Pray for an answer


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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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Comely Grace

Pleasing eyes or face
have but a fleeting moment-
then gone, evermore! 


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FUNERAL

   shed tears on pale blooms
tilting in the rain at noon
   black umbrellas mourn


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Casualties of the Last World War

The vultures gather
For the great feast of the Lord.
Buzzards are circling...


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set free

ashes released~
Red tail Hawk Hovers
as loving Hands drop blooms.


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In Shadows

Within the shadows,
Souls of the forgotten lurk;
They crave salvation.


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Parthenon Marbles


Parthenon marbles
the Greek ancient heritage 
why the Queen has it?


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The Mourning After

  Learning about you
first impressions fade away
 exiting my dreams


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Silent

Speeding car in the dark
Frightened eyes caught in the lights
The forest was again silent


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Hard Knocks

hard knocks on prison rocks
with chains that rattle and bang
and guards that don't guard
those hard knocks are rough


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Nature Aside

there were asphalt chips
in the grass near the curb -- not
enough room to grow


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The Field of Blood

The monstrous tree swings
A noose above the carcass
Thrown head first to earth.


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unfinished dreams

     Bright star entangled
twisting in time's cold embrace
     metered life expires


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the diagnosis

with only three words,
future plans and dreams ended.
now is all there is.


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in the line of fire


in the line of fire
the grey silent sky witness
unknown tombstones cry


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Short Fuse (2005)

Pop goes the fuse
In seconds it crumbles
All you have to loose


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into the river

cremation's mourners squawk~
Red tailed Hawk follows
Daisies downstream


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Floating Axe Head

Into the river
The axe head sank, then surfaced
Floating by a stick.


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No More War

what's worst than blood lust
the shell shock of another war
what's worst than trust lost
the shell shock of a child lost


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My Dieing Soul

What tortured soul lies,
Dead and unmoving towards life,
But my dieing soul.


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The Last Orchid

White velvet petals,
On a crooked emerald stem,
Now there is no more.


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Passed On

Your face now a blur
 lost in the haze of twilight
  from days long gone by.