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Seek Life after life
Illusive task to obtain
Beyond doubts and fall

Start and end  dramas 
Decipher complexities
Found partial answers 

Paradigm issues
Confusion overate quest
Esteem falters wit

Stand mindful actions
Stuck within clearer pathways
A stretch still needed

Persistent conscience
Always craved  enlightenment
Recall life purpose.

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Riding A Unicorn

A virginal ride

Holding the mane of a myth

Through fantasy clouds

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

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

Until the mind soar
Now is  inexplicable
Sufferings indeed

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

Continued service
Captivated voter's wit
Last laugh never ends.

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.                              diary of river banks
                                    lovers lay on sand blankets
                                                         ....August moon blushes

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' Raul Moreno, Poet - Sensei ... ' 56th Senryu

‘ Raul Moreno, Poet- Sen•sei … ’   56th  Senryu

   Like Marco Polo
Haiku Master, Moreno
Explores Nature’s Show

From Magnanimous Me (he! he!)  (LOL)
             Love Your Poetry, 
        Your Poet-Pal, MoonBee

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Fantasy Escape (Senryu)

World of Walt Disney The day after Thanksgiving Shoulder to shoulder © Joseph 11/23/07 © All Rights Reserved Author’s Comments: The Japanese Senryu format has three lines as follows: the first has five syllables, the second seven syllables, and the third five syllables. The pattern is 5/7/5 for a total of seventeen syllables. The Senryu is about an emotional expression, human nature, and things in the human realms which maybe satiric or humorous.

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' Devonshire and Fraser ... ' 44th Senryu

‘ Devonshire and Fraser … ’      44th   Senryu

Some Poems, Highland Fling
Kilt-Clad-Portrait, Scotland’s Theme
The Laird of Sweet-Dreams

Devonshire, The Dove
A Vision Of Light and Love
Highland, Speaks Well Of …

Together They Write
All Combinations Delight
Deep Thinkings, With Might

For:          The Dynamic-Duo of Poetry Soup
      James Fraser and Carolyn Devonshire – ( 2 Scoops)
                  You’re In My Must Read Group …

                              Your Poet-Friend,
                                             The  MoonBee

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The Mighty Hulk

He is turning green…
Someone just made him real mad—
Keep the man happy!

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Kids go down
The slide…they head toward the swings

Free time ends
Their parents want to go home
Frowns exchange 

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Virginia—Set Mothman Free!

Mothman ate your clothes?
No way; too big for dressers
—mus’be his baby cuz!

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How Does One Know

Lies be told 
as though true 
nothing changed

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The Foot

Wow; not a dream dude
nor a mirage flash—but one:/
hairy big foot thing! 

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I'M A 3

always believing there's more -
using wit and charm

Contest: Andrea's "Tell Me Your Number"
Date: 9-26-14
Path Number: 3 (Destiny number also happens to be 3)
March 9

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Hunger Games -Tracker Jackers

fire rages through woods
katniss injured, climbs tree top…
a plan to survive  

mutant killer wasp
tracker jackers’ nest above…
entertaining games

poisonous stings ooze
with green puss and intense pain…
triumph applauded

Copyright © 2012 By Caryl S. Muzzey

Hunger Games is not a movie yet but an extraordinary series of books.
I can’t wait to see the movie!

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Liar Liar Pants On Fire

<                              the great ....  deceiver
                                practices artful ....  falsehood  
                                bold .... assumptions

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Tombstone - Like The Four Horsemen

they walked along
weathered, carrying their guns;
like the four horsemen…

down to the O.K.
guns blazing, bullets flying;
smoke clears, the strong stand…

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pirates on the sea


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---the white balloons

the white balloons
punctuated the blue sky....
questionable tails fly

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Irish emigrate again

children emigrate

as Ireland’s cubs journey down

old ancestral paths

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one leaf dangled

one leaf dangled from
a single spider-web strand
in fresh morning air

as I greeted the sun,
sitting under a tree in
my dew-filled backyard

I was stilled by the
beauty of this lone leaf, in
its simplicity

But, then the leaf fell
I was startled, but the joy
in my heart  remained

**morning, noon, night senryu contest

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Bad Puppy

My new little Pup
She Bit my computer cord
Off line for a week

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Menacing Moms

<                                     just look at my son ...
                                 down to size of thirty two
                                 ....    fencing hackling

                                      meat and potatoes ...
                                   leftovers from my mother
                                 ...  well isn't that special

                                     eat sleep and ... running
                                     thats all I will ever see
                                   ...  glad father isn't here

Written by Katherine Stella
For Dr Rams IN-LAWS Contest
Gl All

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Laity To You I Preach

Take of mask blind 
does light 
you now know

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---blasted cherries

blasted cherries
splatter the pavement bird dropping…
bloody tell trails

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Holiday Frolics

Holiday Frolics
Shoppers walk to tunes;
Mall’s cacophony rings loud,
Santa listens well.

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The Tempest

raining corruption
malicious ear purrs wisely~
barbarians fall

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' King David's 23rd Psalm ... ' (Classical - Tribute) 61st Senryu

‘ King David’s 23rd Psalm … ’ (Classical-Tribute)  61st  Senryu

The Brave Should Know Song:
King David’s ‘ 23rd Psalms ’
Makes Warriors Stay Strong

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The Steak Out!

Track prints in the snow
Venison treats on their minds
Deer watching hunters

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Circus in Town



The big top towers
stilt walking clown welcomes one...
happiness assured.


With teardrops falling
children uncomfortable...
head in lion’s mouth.


The hubbub crowd pause
blade glistens in the spotlight...
anxiousness relieved.


Life’s giddy balance
on the tight rope overhead...
one’s ambitions met.


The slash of the whip
controls the snarl of the wild...
giant *****cat.

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Ground Floor

black knights resentment
carnage on checkered pavement
stale mate’s contentment

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...oil all the hinges

oil all the hinges
silence the light with rose pink…
hide the computer

*advise to lovers :P

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Land Of The Giants

arise from abyss
fable of beastly nature
angels empowered

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Challenge Thrown Down

decides to answer
physically challenged dancer 
self pity’s cancer

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I Don't Give A Hoot

<                             beneath swollen moon
                               silhouttes conjoinment dance
                               hooting escalates  

Entry For
Sensuous Senryus

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You Are My Sunshine

<                             covered chocolate
                       bursting ......  cherry implosions
                               over pallets tongue

                                a bit of sunshine
                         waiting for the right peeler ....
                             orange ya glad its you

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Terrorist attack
Night’s blue curtain fades to black….
Tall towers they smack

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Rush Hour

Rush Hour
Frenetic traffic;
Distracted drivers squeal tires,
Traffic kills people.

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His Majesty

<                                                symbolic ~ icon
                                     representing .... Red ~ White ~ Blue
                                         the ~ Great    ~       Bald .....  Eagle

Tribute To
The Bald Eagle

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' The Pied Piper and The Tiger ... ' 67th Senryu

‘ The Pied Piper and The Tiger … ’  67th  Senryu

 Both:  The Pied Piper
The Lady Or The Tiger …
Readers Picks … Either …

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body cries no more
my head starting to soar...
hands grasping the door

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' Lord Alfred Tennyson ...' (Classical-Tribute) 62nd Senryu

‘ Lord Alfred Tennyson … ’ (Classical-Tribute)  62nd  Senryu

       Tennyson Thundered
‘ The Charge Of The Light Brigade ’
      Salutes … Six-Hundred

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Snow Angel

Snow Angel
Waving arms and legs;
Smiling at moon and bright stars,
Angel trails behind.

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Opportunities There Be

In deeds throughout
Stars are vast
Asking Father time

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Miami Nights

Miami Nights
Calypso music plays;
Hips and arms sway to the beat,
Hearts melt in the heat.

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Taste the morning mist-
smell the dampness around you;
only sound your steps.

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Ladies Fair

to all ladies fair
on soup bloom of the flower...
wish i was a bee

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Little Tiny Thoughts

little tiny thoughts
hidden beneath soft feathers
fly on big strong wings

(c) Copyright Christine A Kysely All Rights Reserved
 (October 24, 2011 Wausau, Wisconsin USA)

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Life is so serene
Sailing along the ocean....
Stranded with no tow

Wave floods over bow
three tiered cake melts in the noon
June sunshine

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happy children sing
filled with holiday delight-
dunce in teacher's clutch

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Disco Ball

Disco Ball
Frenetic feet tap;
Across the room
Shy boys gather,
First dance jitters crawl.

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Comical Movie--Dumb and Dumber

comical movie
had me laughing in stitches 
crazy versus crazier

kookie zany men
driving across the country
short on common sense

a bag of money
returning to the owner
brings total chaos

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' Alfred Noyles ... ' (Classical-Tribute) 63rd Senryu

‘Alfred Noyles … ’ (Classical-Tribute)  63rd   Senryu

   Alfred Noyles’ Poem Rings
‘The Highwayman’, Came Riding
   … Still Gets Me Crying …

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---a grey kitten

a grey kitten
inside a white porcelian tub---
claws shriek

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Cupid's Arrow

Cupid’s Arrow
Walking through the bar;
Her nacreous smile grew wide,
He fell to his knees.

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What Time Is It

spring ahead fall back
tick...tock....tick...tock ...  just ticking ...
waiting for Winter 

Gotta Just Love That White Stuff   LOL

Winter Is My Chose For Season Senryu

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' Kept Light On ... ' 46th Senryu

‘ Kept Light On … ’      46th  Senryu

      He Left The Light On …
So, We Could Find Our Way Home
     Look Up, Before Gone …

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' Not A Means To An End ... ' 53rd Senryu

‘ Not A Means To An End … ’      53rd  Senryu

            Not Just A Car-Pool
   It Takes True-Love, To Refuel
      … Stubborn-Journey-Mule

      (Love ... Is A Two-Way Street)

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the poor count riches
loudly persuasive to self
hot water rises

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Steel Rims

trying not to roll
car skidding out of control….
bald tires take their toll

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A First House

Buying your first house; Terror grips you like iron claws And you feel so owned.

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great expectations
pinned upon a knock on wood ~
Grim pens a new tale

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Decisions, Decisions

wake to bright morning
no rush, no plans, no worries

disable alarm
time mine to use or squander
first day vacation

two weeks of freedom
toast and eggs or cereal 
breakfast in leisure

no clouds in the sky
dress for shopping or running
delightful choices

final decision
gym clothes begging to be worn
the morning awaits

Joyce Johson 8/22/11  Won an 8th

For Francine's Morning, noon or night senruys

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Circus Ambitions

circus haiku

coming of circus
summers biggest fun event….
wait seems forever

eight year old girl sees
glamorous trapeze artists…
through myopic eyes

diary explodes
magical high flying acts…
new life’s ambition

duty intervenes
diary lies unopened…
trapeze acts a dream

advanced age hampers
high flying acts beyond reach....
bungee jump perhaps

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The Match

advanced knight pawn blocks
different tics on their clocks…
chessmen in a box

Robb A. Kopp
© Nov.13.2012

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fourteen, ninety-two
three ships head to the unknown
yesteryear's spaceships

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Olympic Opening Ceremony London 2012

A dancer; "Doctor"
I was an Olympian;
great ceremony!

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Red White and Blue

no relief in sight
war's red skies once blue and white...
tired eyes wide with fright

Robb A. Kopp
© Nov.13.2012

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Want To Bet?

bingo's a game that
may or may not be fair but
always gives surprise.

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reaper’s sickle flies…
far above battlefield cries
scorched and bleeding skies

By Robb A. Kopp

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In The Dictionary

violet posy
pressed between heartache and home
sad token of lies

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Greatest Show on Earth....

        Animals dancing 
   carnival and circus show
       performing artists

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carnival -- indoors
instead of outdoors -- has a 
stifling air to it

silk wearing psychic --
mouth with an overbite -- tells
the future glibly

basketball game -- hoops
too small for tossing -- gives a
large dust-covered prize

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A Fairy Tale

grasping a bright bloom
enchanting words he whispers
the birds sing praises

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terrifying state….
battles’ angry debate
mayhem at the gate

By Robb A. Kopp

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harmless mouse running
panic erupts in a yelp
moist pants are hidden

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the stubborn grimace
just another teen age phase~
I stumble along...

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wisest ones see all 
others without rose tone shades-
wishing blindness yield

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Theory of forms

In a world of forms
Nothing is seen as perfect 
Except for ourselves

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Riding winds of change...

Cross training trail bike,
off the beaten path of life
changing perspectives....

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Red Queen

King’s grimacing frown….
crimson soaks her once white gown
she mowed the field down

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' Modern Moses (For John Freeman) ... ' 45th Senryu

    That One, Parts Red Sea
This One … Now Points To Set Free
           Moses’ Poetry …

               - - - - - - - -

Because Of Your Shining Faith-Light
            Day and Night
              Always On
        Truck-Drivin' Home

      On Highway (or) Space
      You Share God's Grace
        That Circle So Bright
    (Just Like MoonBee's Light  -  smile)

                God Bless You Moses

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in order

serve patorns 
golden plate
no phones allowed

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Country Swim

.              shoes on river bank
                        best friends visit Sugar Creek
                                Sunday afternoon

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Dark as a Raven

sad call of raven…
supports led to the cave in
Rescuers saved ten

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Do The Rumba

down by the sea shore -
silhouette conjoinment dance -
under cloud's cluster

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The Beach

That day on the beach Brings back childhood memories Such precious moments

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The Snow Cometh

senryu series

first snowflakes 
peppering down
salt trucks ready


dirt hides under
a blanket of snow
for a short while


my driveway
piled high on both sides
city plow cometh


new coat of snow
on the hillside
kids bundle up too


growing snowman
guards the garage
cars on the street

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he blocks and shields
victory on many fields....
the power he wields

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On Antibiotics

my reaction time
      is a little bit ... slow ... er ...
           i shouldn't have played darts.

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Burnt Bun

He just wants a son
Tummy rising like a bun…
It can’t be undone

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bloated pigskin tossed
bucket heads guarded line cross
striped wardens flagging

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salty breeze tickles
highly mellowed man drags board
men in gray suits feast

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Duck a L' Orange

moonlight quackers
squabble over cold fast food
I heat my oven

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My lovely Night

My Lovely Night

Hanging out with guys
To have a couple of beers
Satisfies the soul.

I had enough fun
Love singing while driving home
My Jane awaits me.

Warm welcome at home
Kiss and hug soothes with comfort
...Walk into the room.

Kiss my baby~bye
I went to bed supper- less
...drift slowly away.

Olusegun Arowolo:8/22/11;contest:morning,noon,or night senryus*

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Dragon's Mead

Drink down horns of mead
 These guys could both sail and read
Ships of dragon’s speed

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Bloody Lunge

Black queen’s bloody blade
Six pawns at his feet laid.... 
Knights lunge to evade

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Powdered Sugar Mountain Fair

Powdered Sugar Mountain Fair
Ephemeral fair,
Hundreds of funnel cakes made;
Fluid team work day.

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Blackjack Senryu String Part III

Well, I’m back again. I’m here to try out my luck. Be nice to me now. Will you let me win? I feel you are overdue to give me winners. Here is my money. Are those chips of yours lucky? I need some good luck. Shuffle up those cards. Make them all come out my way. All blackjacks for me! Here is my first bet. Just starting out small this time. I feel lucky now. An ace and a king! And that is my first blackjack! Thank you very much! You can’t pay me yet? I see you have a ten up. No insurance please. You don’t have blackjack I will guess you don’t have it. You don’t have an ace. And you have an ace. It’s only a push for me? And I don’t get paid! Let’s try it again. I will double my money. I need a blackjack. A eight and a three That is eleven for me. You have a six up. I will double down. Here is my extra money. Give me something good. You give me a five And that amounts to sixteen. I think you will bust. Do you have a ten underneath that six of yours? I hope you will bust. What? That is an ace! That gives you a seventeen! You beat me again! This is the last time. I’m almost out of money. Make this a good one. I have five and four That is a nine you gave me. Your up card is five. Double down again. I need a winner right now. Give me something big. You give me an ace. I have a soft twenty now. I want you to bust. Your hole card’s a jack. So that gives you a fifteen. Please go over now. And you draw a six! Twenty-one beats my twenty Forget it today!

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fish markets bristle
tourist traps brim with coy baits
acropolis shrouds

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On the Bright Side

queens and Kings unite
one side dim the other bright….
check mate by white knight

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Street Urchins

coins drop palm to palm
a lively tune she dances~
we applaud loudly

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Five Card

gambler tempts the Fates
dead woods cemetery gates....
two aces and eights 

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Lost Soldiers

steamy rice paddies
weathered old Joe muttering~
oh let freedom ring

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romping horsemen leer ~
spellbound illusions splattered
squalling maidens bathe

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When it's

When it rains..
Washes away all the filth
The grass will be greener on the other side
New day to make up for any guilt

When its sunny...
Birds fly high
Kangaroos jump about
Want to be outside but I'll sigh from the window at my desk

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Mighty Roar

The first to explore
Found America wanted more
With a mighty roar

By Robb A. Kopp

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selfish blunders jolt
wedding trinkets soon tarnish
apathy begins

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bordello beauty
exhilarates rich gray beard~
rubies seduce her

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rides true on his course
black Knight prancing on his horse….
takes the rook by force

All Rights Reserved © MMX

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Deaths Catch

mystery excels
I dare not salute your grave
you were but to fish

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Along the Strakes

tar caulked wooden floors
rowing with thirty two oars
within sight of shores

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Inch Worm Conversation

Little green's travels:
Just inches.  "Can I hold you?
We'll travel miles..."

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black knight withering
lofty castles plummeting....
bishop wondering

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Hershey, PA

Dutch flowers painted
bright on barns to welcome us
to chocolate country.

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G one moves forward
This rook should not be ignored
Clash of brick and sword

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senryu 6

natural spring water
black bear sits down for food
kid out in the open

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Summer Pool

Summer Pool
Bikini time fun;
hanging ten by the cool pool,
grinning men enjoy.

Summer Season Senryu

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dark water restrains
coconut tree reflections
I dream of pizza

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Enjoy Your Journey

I am president
of the U. S. A. with a
real birth certificate

which I used to run
for state senator and
the U.S. senate

I'll use all of my
energy and time to solve
the nation's problems

Meanwhile, if you are
searching for the long form, please
enjoy your journey

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Control The Skies

heat of the battle dog fighters command the sky top gunning air force © Joseph, 1/22/08 © All Rights Reserved Comments: I wanted to be an air force fighter pilot when I inquired into joining ROTC in college. They informed me that I didn't have 20/20 vision at the time and was not selected. As a result, I switched to Army ROTC and had a wonderful time with twenty-one years of meritorious service.

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Ben Hur-Lives Saved

prince of downtrodden
the carpenter saved your life
when you were thirsty

faraway consul
made your life a living hell
but you saved his life

the chariot race
you beat your adversary
you could not save him

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trusting confidence
a conversation prayed ~
darkest clouds relieve

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The Descent (Senryu)

descend from the clouds
while blasting enemy lines

© Joseph, 1/20/08
© All Rights Reserved

Comments: I wanted to be an air force fighter pilot when I inquired into joining 
ROTC in college.  I didn't have 20/20 vision at the time so I could not.  So guess 
what?  I became a hard-charging paratrooper!  Since they would not let me fly, I 
made the decision to jump from a perfectly good airplane while in flight.  
LOL!!! “Airborne—All The Way.”   “Then Some!” Ahhh!!!

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Cold wave surrounds, and to halt my way   

Water turned to ice and I was shivering 

In chorus with my heartbeats 

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' The Archeologist ... ' ( 33rd Senryu)

‘The Archeologist … ’      33rd   Senryu

        Bible, Map, Compass
Dig With Whole Soul, Heart and Fists
         … Archeologist !

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Farmers sound alarm
Red scourge over English farms
Nieuports keep from harm

By Robb A. Kopp

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Two Dollar Split

A two dollar split It pays thirty-four dollars While playing roulette.

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High Noon (Senryu)

with six guns hanging
walked in saloon at high noon
outlaws backed their coats

© Joseph, 1/6/07
© All Rights Reserved

Author’s Comments:   The traditional Japanese Senryu format has three lines as 
follows:  the first has five syllables, the second seven syllables, and the third five 
syllables.  The pattern is 5/7/5 for a total of seventeen syllables. The Senryu is 
about an emotional expression and things in general.

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Torn Mask

torn mask hit the floor
through skies moon begins to soars
he’s a man no more

By Robb A. Kopp
All Rights Reserved © MMX

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His spoils of war do grow
Respect to dragons knights owe…
Fire belched from below

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I'm running, panting. I feel hot breath on my neck. I turn, nothing there!

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You've Been Chopped

fine tuned precision
mandolin wheels slicers ect
you've been chopped - goodbye

Tribute To Fine Foods

Entry For 
Matt Caliri's 
The Job Contest

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shrouded eyes glaring
menacing pushcarts skirting
pyramids hover

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Take Off

Turbulent crosswind 
Reducing the aileron
Thrusting me backward

By Robb A. Kopp

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The Lie

ageless deception
drips sweetly from ruby lips
moonlight passion dies

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No More Fakes on Stage

why would realistic
politicians hire someone
to fake reality

no more fakes on stage
we want real peolple with real
answers to problems

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Tough Riders (Senryu)

off the dusty trail
they rode in town looking tough
marshall stood up—spit!

© Joseph, 1/5/08
© All Rights Reserved

Author’s Comments:   The traditional Japanese Senryu format has three lines as 
follows:  the first has five syllables, the second seven syllables, and the third five 
syllables.  The pattern is 5/7/5 for a total of seventeen syllables. The Senryu is 
about an emotional expression and things in general.

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New Shoes

Sharp hemp splinters
Cement warms as it hardens
Keep holding my breathe

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The Red

In front of a gale
Harnessing wind with his sail
Where sea monsters dwell

By Robb A. Kopp

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Sniper (Senryu)

In the deep jungle
from under wet limbs and shrubs
sniper winks and aims

© Joseph, 1/15/08
© All Rights Reserved

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Taking Risks

Willingly lorded by uncertainty in a town where danger robs all for just a good reward

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Eyes’ floodgates pour free
Plunging gagging still rising
Both nostrils enflamed

By Robb A. Kopp
All Rights Reserved © MMX

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morning afterwards
best possible experience
waterfalls due west

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Muslin ailerons
Rotaries propelling death
Fokker’s winged furry

By Robb A. Kopp

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Buccaneers of old
Sea legends faithfully told
Their conquest for gold

By Robb A. Kopp

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From the Black

It terrified her
Hideous scaly monster
The lagoons creature

By Robb A. Kopp

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I can taste the air
I can see and feel the love
And I hear and smell

-all 5 senses

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Dragons for their keel
Rowing oars instead of wheels
Their ships rock and reel

By Robb A. Kopp
©2010 All Rights Reserved

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Forgotten Hammer
Shimmering oscillation
Dreidecker Fokker

By Robb A. Kopp

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Rum Bottle

Mutineer’s rum drank
Message in the bottle sank
Captain walked the plank

By Robb A. Kopp

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The Long Walk (Senryu)

land under water 
Berring Straits they walk no more 
jets now fly over 

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Within Sight

Moonless angry sea
A flicker on the horizon
Crew combat the squall

By Robb A. Kopp

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Sailed in nine hundred and ninety-four
Conquered new worlds and sought out more

By Robb A. Kopp

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She Emerges from the Sea

Straight in pins of hair,
slick from salt and diving down,
learning to talk "Fish".

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Unaware of Particul-airs.....

            Currents of starlight,
       swirl like faerie pixiedust
               unseen particles