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I Miss You


I did not know you….

we became a family

in very small steps

                         I was very young...

                         you never overwhelmed me

                         with your eagerness

                                                                When my mother died

                                                                 you wrapped your arms around me...

                                                                 you became my own 

Inspired by Dr. Ram's Contest "In Laws"
Dedicated to my Carrie Richards

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My Momma's Words

Figures do not lie
So true, though also is this
Liars can figure

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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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The Shuttering Lens

The camera flashed
Radiance smiling back
Images of love

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" Raul "

  1  " Sad Reality "
        So " Compelling ; and Profound "   ( Raul )
               ( MIATIANNA )   

   2  With my Heart Softened
       By eyes, see Pride in her eyes
       Princess of Haiti       ( HG )

Dedicated to my " Senryu Sensei " Raul Moreno "

  Author's Note : The First two lines in the First Senryu are " Raul's" Words "
   { I added the first ( So ) } In a comment to my POEM " MIATIANNA "

                      The Second Senryu is my Response

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Children, happy and contented

Story telling time Content in their small world Watch them fall asleep

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Distance Makes The Heart Grow Fonder

very nice to me lived far across the country the perfect distance
Barbara Gorelick for Dr Ram's "in-laws" contest

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Water Balloons

stretching it
balloon breaks on faucet
spray giggles


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Your parents long gone,
many in-laws fill space with joy.
Some take more than give.

By John Trusty 

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Quit Running

mom say's
quit running !!!!

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Lovelier Than A Rose

Oh lovely rose song
Pressed in that book for so long
Music can't be wrong

Memories that stay
always recurring array
Learning how to pray

Thoughts engraved so deep
Everlasting pure, keep
Reminding of love

Oh that lovely rose
Pressed in that book that was closed
She lovingly chose

Memories that say
True love won't take her away
Momma I miss you

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the egg has returned 
to the nest
winter break

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with patriotic glee

with patriotic 
glee, for love of their country,
all Americans

emptied their accounts,
piggy banks and all, to help
pay their nation's debt

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In a wine bottle

They hate his drinking -
       But they put his ashes in …
A wine bottle urn.


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Irish emigrate again

children emigrate

as Ireland’s cubs journey down

old ancestral paths

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Red Carpet and Broom Stick


My Mother-In-Law
lovely upon arrival,
a witch departing........


Contest ~ "In-Laws"

Poet ~ Rick Parise

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The Greatest Gift in Life

Love of my children More precious than words can say The joy of my life
By: Misty Leccese © November 19, 2010 To my son, Asa, and daughter, Danielle. The Greatest gifts in my life.

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Shadow of Senryu Suite 5

Concept of sameness
within family nuance...
blood line prevalent.

When The link is blood
the brain a mind of its own...
tolerance prescribed.

Honour each other
respect is earned not a gift...
like an open mind.

© Harry J Horsman 2012    
For Catie Lindsey, re-write one of my poems contest
her poem  Senryu Suite 5

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' Golden Harvest ... ' 40th Senryu

    Golden, Full Moon Shone
On All The Harvest, That’s Grown
    Welcome In Our Home

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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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Love toward heroes Eagles gather together Where carcasses fall 8/8/2011 Edited 8/9/11 for and in honor of Carolyn Devonshires contest Bald Eagle in Cemetry

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longing fills my heart

family members

send greetings across the miles...

     longing fills my heart

*Entry for Brian's three-line contest

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My Mother's LIfe

born on foreign soil she came through Ellis Island American dream she never had much worked from sun-up to sun-down wanting more for me dying much too young wishing I could say once more "Mother, I love you"
For the Senryu for Mother contest

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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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---yellow rain poncho

yellow rain poncho
with Mickey Mouse on the back
empty bedroom

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The Kids of Divorce

Mom and Dad divorce; the kids are damaged for life; but some are relieved.

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The Family

my moms' pride
forehead lines
aged in years.

wrinkled hands
aged in years
my dad's glory.

aged in years
their siblings 
grows in love.


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A child's life

The eyes of children
Wild with laughter and vigor
So clear and so bright

By: Misty Leccese
© June 23, 2009

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Land Of The Giants

arise from abyss
fable of beastly nature
angels empowered

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Stressful Vacation

Stressful vacation
In-laws staying for six weeks…
Where's the Valium?

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The A-Team

Here comes Santa Claus
The Easter Bunny’s with him
Great! Tooth Fairy too!

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The Clank Of The Spoon

                                           The clank of the spoon
                                         Against the full chili bowl
                                            Tonight gas fills room

Click on:
"About This Poem"

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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 Perfect Woman

The Perfect Woman
Is merely our, Mother Dear
Don't you remember?

judy Konos

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Spring Break -Part 2-

I had the best Spring Break yet!
Spending time with
Family makes me happy!

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His Angelic Bride

His Angelic Bride
Descending the stairs;
Her diaphanous gown flowed,
His eyes followed her.

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Precious Gems

They are precious gems
Priceless beyond belief, our
Sisters and brothers

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My Heart Revealed

It's what I believe
I wear my heart on my sleeve
My thoughts will not leave

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in relationships makes
silence so golden

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Two Worlds Colliding

love dwells still...
parents refuse their marriage
for class reasons

truth and lie
join to become one entity...
clash of titans

Olusegun Arowolo  
Contest: 'Two worlds Colliding'  sponsored by Russel Sivey

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Eyes Open and Not Seeing

Willing to read words
and not see pain in loved one
far from sisterly

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' Prettiest Picture ... ' 49th Senryu

‘ Prettiest Picture … ’      49th  Senryu

    Innocence Lovely
Pretty Picture,  Ever See
    Is My Grandbaby

  ( oooooohhh, Kisses, Kisses, Hugs, Hugs
       Oh How Fast, They Do Grow Up !  )

         A  Happy-MoonBee - (smile)

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The Challenge

meeting the challenge
leading, guiding, uplifting…
tasks for all fathers

© Joseph, 6/15/08
© All Rights Reserved

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To -- nette onclaud -- 2

“Awhh, liege -- you live life”
“Like a rose that never ends”
“ Amidst Challenges” 
These are the Words of “ nette onclaud “
To My POEM, To -- nette onclaud , below is my Response

The Aroma : of a ROSE 
Daring to Challenge

Inspired by and Dedicated to “ nette onclaud “

Author’s Note :  With LOVE in my Heart, may I
Ask YOU : Nette Onclaud, may I capitalize YOUR
Name. If you read my POEMS I Capitalize Did YOU read the Capitalized
Words in my Response : “ YOUR FOREVER ROSE “

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' How To Know A Friend ... ' 60th Senryu

‘ How To Know A Friend … ’   60th  Senryu

   How To Know A Friend:
A Friend Visits, Now and Then
    Seeing How You Been

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Loving Communications

Talk to each other
Everything completely
Trading off who wins

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Hi Dad

First autumn morning The mirror I stare into Shows my father's face

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sagging baggy pants

sagging baggy pants
below buttocks reveal an 
insecure person

so pull them up, hide
your offensive parts, find your
purpose for living

become more secure
by using your talents to
make a better world

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Best Driver

best driver his claim went to sleep singing_voice rang as he crossed the center line
I am glad that I was there to awake him and also that we were not meeting any cars or 18 wheelers....

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Fun reminiscing
Cook for hours, eat in minutes
Feet up, football, pie

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Off duty Mum

Blurred, steamy mirror
Scarlet innocent faces
Clean, soap scented babes.

Fluffy pyjamas
Tales of elves and fairylands
Cuddles from cherubs.

Fight to stay awake
So not one adventure missed
Go play with your dreams.

Peek in, one last time
Gentle snores break the silence
Creep out, tiptoe down.

Hot cocoa, slippers
Claim control of the remote
My job as Mum, done.

Jodie Williams
For Francine's Morning, noon or night senryu's contest
25 Aug 2011

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High Expectations

Never so tactile
To impress as you wanted
Just me, nothing more

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Lost Forever

Casey Anthony--
found not guilty, yet her child
is lost forever

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Sorida is greet-
Ings. My brother or sister
In Zimbabwean.

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home sweet turmoil

troops are returning
to a country in turmoil
with its debt ceiling

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---nine torn kimonos

nine torn kimonos
man sits staring out window---
bare arsed slacker

*a stitch in time saves 9

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Senryu 0424

reunion old photos yellow with age reminisce

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The Obligation

Wedding band binding
Constricting Obligating
Love bands holds uplifts

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Torn edge wedding day
Scratched photo of days gone by
Ripped graduation

By Robb A. Kopp

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Morning Rituals

Waiting anxiously, Old Red hovers by the door… Mother Nature calls The dew on the grass is soaking my slippered feet… I drink in the news Rising from my cup, white steam fogs up my glasses…. Sun breaks through the dawn A neighbor jogging, waves with enthusiasm…. I step on the scales A song from upstairs, off key, yet operatic…. I can hear his mood Wafting up the stairs, I send some encouragement…. Crisp bacon sizzles ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: In Honor of Francine's Contest: "Morning, Noon, or Night Senryus" By Carrie Richards 8/21/11

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

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Teenagers gotta love em'

Adolescence is not forever, a parent Tho’… sure thinks it's so

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In The Dog House

The Dog House
Caught, he lied to her;
His ebullient smile said all,
On the couch he sleeps.

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leaving shocked hearts blue

in the midst of joy,
they die unexpectedly,
leaving shocked hearts blue

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Family and Friends

Like sunrays at dawn,
Smiles illuminate my world;
I’m thankful for you.

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To -- Lady Elaine George

“  Life, a Precious Gift “
“ Harry, Live it, be Happy “
“ Know your dear Lenore ‘

These are the Words of : “Lady”  Elaine George
To my POEM : Wake Up, Below is my Response

Elaine is “ FRIENDSHIP “

Inspired by and Dedicated to “ Lady “  Elaine George

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That September Day in 2001

Two thousand seven Hundred and fifty victims Murdered, Rest in Peace My entry into Nathan's 9-11 contest

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Moms Are Heaven Sent -senryu chain

~~**~~ Moms are Heaven sent angels on earth Mothers are love like no other ~*~ she bends gracefully but she breaks so easily takes my breath away ~*~ alabaster skin body to soul perfection she smells like cookies ~*~ sad rain chills my bones dewdrops mixing with my tears Heaven holds her now ~*~ Heaven is her home halo hat and angel arms cherubs float on clouds ~*~ ~~**~~

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Long Summer Days Soon

She had a baby
today.  She's only sixteen.
Long summer days soon.

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Confliction of Casey

Casey Anthony
looks as conflicted as the
evidence given

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Mass Destruction

He will destroy all,
Things that hinder your call.
He will destroy all.

wrote 2-3-10

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' Generous Words ... ' 18th Senryu

‘ Generous Words … ’   18th Senryu

      Love … is A Give-Word
   God … is A Generous Word
       Forgive … Says It All

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To -- Sara Kendrick

“ The Love of Your Life “
“ Revealed in this one…I Know “
“ It is not Easy “

These are the WORDS of Sara Kendrick
To by POEM, Wake Up : Below is my Response

Watching Motherhood :
Grow, Bloom, as an Aqua Rose
YOUR Pain : My Sorrow

Inspired by and Dedicated to “ Sara Kendrick “

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Striking Back

'oft born of abuse
hate grows to a bitter cramp
red-handed it ends

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my dearest love
sweet perfume in the morning
light me with your glow 

© Joseph, 6/5/08
© All Rights Reserved

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The Beach

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

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Worn Polished Shoes


                                         New shoes only best
                                          Italian Loafers_His
                                       Make do__children first

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Christmas Day

the tree is now bare
gifts unwrapped and put away
except the ones inside

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Blood Stream

Blood Stream Flowing Life

Through The Veins Of The Many

Standing United

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' Knowledge ' 1st Senryu

‘ Knowledge ’

Knowledge is Power
Use Knowledge… It Is Tower
New Name:  Is Wisdom

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A living gospel

words like window panes
crystal clear,never opaque-
penned for heavens' sake

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Tear Apart Your Soul

if you tear apart
what God has united, you
tear apart your soul

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youthful impressions
parental termination…

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To -- James Peranteau

“ Never give up Hope “
“ but I’ll Never give up Hope “
“ For that Lasting Touch “

“ I’ve Lost two Children “
“ but I’ll Never give up Hope “
“ Blessed Night Dear Poet “

These are the Words of  “ James Peranteau “
To my POEM : Wake Up, below is my Response

Can’t Imagine ; Pain
Such as YOURS, the loss of LOVE
Begotten Children

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fingers swollen like stuffed sausages peeling potatoes ankles swollen red hold aged body cooking families meals

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Better Tomorrows

deal with hurt feelings
before you become depressed --
better tomorrows

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Streams of tears falling;
His crepuscular brawn years,
Embracing his end.

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NEWSFLASH: Charmer in Jail

charmed four wives--same time;
loved each 'til  her cash dried up--
charmer in jail now

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Good Morning my Friends
A New day, New beginning
LOVE my Family

As the Sun rises
Emotions are Formed

LOVE my Family
The Talent, the Feeling, LOVE
Encouraging Words

Emotions are Formed
POETIC Magic is Penned
Touching each of us

Encouraging Words
Creating a New Friendship

Author's Note : I choose the Form Senryu but it might be Haiku

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What Are You Waiting For

this wait
has alway's
meant never

Tribute To Martin Luther King

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' Thankful ...' 41st Senryu

Thankful, For Earth-Love …
  Life … Also Family Of …
   So … All The Above

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Street Urchins

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

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Rainy Days

During rainy days,
We relax with Indie songs,
As rain drops make music

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No Better Picture

No picture can match
As a little face twitches
A loving child sleeps

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' Mama's Foot (or Giant Step For Mankind ...' 37th Senryu

A Warm Heart, Cold Feet
Girl Told Guy, Now Marry Me …
… Kick Him In His Seat !

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Kindred Spirits

Despite indifference,
greed and passions,two colors
must blend eternal

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Family Tree

     Underneath these boughs
hiding as the morning dew
     silent teardrops fall

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Prisoner Of War

                                                 prisoner of war
                                         captive combat soldier -
                                              longing for rescue

Tribute To
 P.O.W  /  M.I.A.
You Are Not Forgotten

Bring Em Home
Never Give Up Searching

Happy Memorial Day
Love Kathy And Jenny

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' Your Cholesterol ' 11th Senryu

‘ Your Cholesterol ’   11th Senryu

        Eat Some Cheerios
   Take for Your Cholesterol
… Real Good, Breakfast Food !

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Ying Yang

(Ying Yang)
Stagnant was his life;
Her capricious habits grew,
His ying was her yang

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Familiar Question

Question-mark like bend
on mother's face, father's neck
and grandma's back too

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Sanguine cheeks smiled;
His heart forever taken,
His daughter’s first smile

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In-laws contest

When they come to town.
Asking annoying questions.
“Missed you,” like the flu.

Mom gets to know me.
Invasion of privacy. 
"Really don't mind."

Its as pleasureful 
as going to the dentist.
Is it over yet?

By Chris Matt for Dr. Mehta contest

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the killer's touch

unholy romance
lavish kisses on my corpse
death wrought by your love

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My Wife

My Wife
She combs her brown hair;
Sun coruscates through the blinds,
She warms my chilled soul.

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' Clearly Grace ... ' 42nd Senryu

  Yeah, Can’t Wait To Taste
But, Before We Feed Our Face …
     Get A Glass Of Grace

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Beauty of Children

Beauty of children,
Smiles, joy, laughs, jokes, embraces
Soft touch; their big eyes

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Quiet Walk

In silence I walked….
For many hours Dad balked
With kind words she talked

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Good Over Evil

Good over evil -
By choosing God, love is bound.
Righteousness follows.

©July 26, 2010
Dane Smith-Johnsen

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Written In My Blood

written in my blood

my children have come of me

tattoos they need not.



(January 21, 2011  Wausau, Wisconsin)

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

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Apple Of My Eye

apple of my eye
fourteen and keeps on growing
mama loves you Jen

Tribute To My Jenny
Mama Loves You Peanut

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Christmas eve candy                                                                                                     song in strength family bonds                                                                                        in loves perfecting

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Preacher's Kid--Lost daughter

if you insist then
walk out,don`t call,don`t come back...
to do something new

as a little girl
my daddy never lied to me...
I am going home

the child is home
dad gives her gold ring and a room...
father is grieved.

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A Marriage Gone Sour

Father's Day is here
They lived in separate homes
Off to Dad's they go
He offers them drinks
Then forced them both to consume 
In adjacent rooms
Sis lay dead on bed
Brother was barely alive
Dad expired on lawn

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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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" Carolyn "

  1  " This is so Moving "
      " News reports," ( Feature ) " Children "
       ( Love ) " to these Orphans "   ( Carolyn Devonshire )

   2  You have moved my Heart
       You Brave Children of Haiti
       Your Spirit Lives On      ( HG )

   Dedicated to ( History Poetess ) " Carolyn Devonshire "

   Author's Note : The First Senryu is Carolyn's Words
   In a Comment to my POEM : " MIATIANNA "

       The Second Senryu is my Response

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Sleepin In

Chaos I’ve sired
Tiny feet make me tired
Patience expired

By Robb A. Kopp
All Rights Reserved © MMX

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smiling chameleon
greedily slithers away
deaf to children's sobs

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Where your treasures are
There your heart will be also
Where are your treasures?

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My Son's Enemy

Instigates trouble
Innocents bubbles within
My Daughter torments

Nathan Bane Leccese
© All Rights Reserved 05/20/2009

*My Son is 3 yrs. old and my Daughter is 2 yrs. old. I'm sure that will explain everything. :-)

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' In Like ... ' 38th Senryu

   Took Liberties, Son
Lassitude, ‘Cause Liaisons
 Are Just, Lust-Lonesome

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My Children

Like birds, they flutter,
With a beauty all their own.
They are my children.

While never tiring,
They seem to go on and on.

Their energy flows,
Keeping them going all day,
Until evening comes.

Now, the Moon shines bright.
The children still cannot rest.
They must go to sleep!

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" Sara "

  1 " Very thought Provoking "
     " Am I too old to " ( give ) " help? ( Sara Kendrick )
            ( " MIATIANNA " )   

   2  Rebirth and rebuild
       In the Square , the music Speaks
       Honoring : the Dead         ( HG )

       Dedicated to  the ( "Flowing Pen" ) " Sara Kendrick "

       Author's Note :  The First two Lines of the First Senryu are Sara's Words
                        In a Comment on my POEM " MIATIANNA "

                              The Second Senryu is my Response

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" Constance "

  1  " Beautiful "  " Sad "  " True "
      " Creative : Amazing ; POEM "
      " For " ( the World ) " to Read "  ( Constance La France )

   2  Speaking POETRY
       Brown Eyes , Crying , Creating
       A World Reading Poetry     ( HG )

        Dedicated To ( Sincerity In Poetry ) " Constance La France " 

       Author's Note : The First Senryu is Constance's Words
               In a Comment to my Poem " MIATIANNA "

                  The Second Senryu is my Response

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Thanksgiving (Senryu)

Thanksgiving to heart Loved ones apart now gather Beaming with His love © 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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Night Buzz

Night Buzz
Loquacious wife snores,
His mind’s reprieve, time to rest;
Silent time to think.

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Humble yourself now
Or be humiliated
Later in this life

With other people
In your career, with money,
sex and possessions.

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' Charm ... ' 6th Senryu

‘ Charm ’   6th Senryu

Charm … May – be a Game      (Prov. 31: 30)
And Prettiness – May – be Vain …
… Woman of God … Praise !

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Bread and Water

Two women
Fought for one
Slice of bread.

One man drank
Two glasses
Of water.

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Take Joy In Reading

                                                Take Joy In Reading

                                             Oh, how troubling when 
                                              dyslexia plays havoc :(
                                              when typing my words 

                                                    Total emotion
                                      upsets my brain of thought, when
                                                  trying to compose

                                                  To love what I do
                                            Because Poetry Soup has
                                                   become family

                                                Early morning brew
                                          Take joy in reading poems
                                                 from soup family

                                              By Eve Roper 2/20/2015

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Virginia Tech

grief and pain within
America’s homeland weeps
pray for hearts to heal

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Clinical Child Care

Lucky Preschoolers
Government sanctioned murder
Abortion clinics

By Robb A. Kopp
All Rights Reserved © MMX

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Heirs to the Orchard

      I picked the apples
just before the tree burned down 
      now to plant the seeds

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Whenever He Spoke

whenever he spoke 
she felt like she was on trial
for her existence

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Dad's Coming Home Late

dad’s coming home late
overtime at the office
perfect alibi

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" Charmaine "

1 " A thorn in my Heart "
     " Feeling their pain, deep : Indeed "
     " Touched my Heart and Soul "  ( Charmaine Chircop )

   2  I thought to myself
       How can I help Haiti
      "Touch their Heart and Soul"  ( HG )

 Dedicated to the "Malta Princess" Charmaine Chircop

Author's Note : The First Senryu is Charmaine's Words in a Comment To my POEM
                                                 " MIATIANNA "
                                 The Second Senryu is My Response

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the bait's unknown

the bait’s unknown
of mistakes I trespassed 
your words Father, I forget

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A Father's Touch

new babe                                             
held in calloused hands --
a father's touch

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Sweet Knuckles

Honey crystals pressed
Lightly on my lips, kissing
Your sugar pockets

Dedicated to Aunt Mary

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Open Love

You can hold them close
But keep your arms wide open
Kids need room to grow

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' Crows ... ' 20th Senryu

      ‘ Crows … ’    20th  Senryu

       The Penguins … Ask What ?
and The Wise, Old Owl … Ask Who ?
   … Those, Know-It-All Crows …

(A Reminder for Me … The MoonBee – 
'Cause Nobody Likes A Know-It-All -Smile)

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The Harry Potter

the Harry Potter
breezing into mega mall
I lost my first son

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A Change

A change won’t come. So,
I don’t know what to do. I 
Guess I’ll pray for one.

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We Will Remember Them

Dying for Freedom
American and British soldiers
Will be remembered


" Dedicated to the losses our countries are taking to fight for our freedom "
                                 Haiku or Senryu matters not

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April Joy

                                              A   Hearty  Welcome
                                            To  April  Joy  Chancoco 
                                               From POETRYSOUP

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In God We Trust

It’s written on our
Money, but we worry about
The economy.

We must trust God. Read
Your money. It’s in God’s hands.
Well, do we trust God?

In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mortal man do to 
me? Psalms 56:4

wrote 1-13-10

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The Young Stepmother

The young stepmother
Nonstop, All day and all night
Her deafening concert

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Rocks and Vipers

Two women
Broke their teeth
On gravel.

That one man
Drank venom
In green grass.

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' Sea-Saw ... ' 7th Senryu

‘ Sea – Saw ’     7th Senryu

    Sea-Saw, The Children
Go Back and Forth and Hearing
   Roaring-Waves, Rearing ! 

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He Won't Wait

He won’t wait for you.
You need to walk through the door.
Walk, now! You know how.

wrote 2-3-10

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Home It Is

                            a barefoot cottage,

                    small, easy, unpretentious,
                          preciously spacious

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The Morning Traffic

the morning traffic
kids waking me up, asking
for a cereal treat 

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the warmth of human contact

in gestures of love-

inspirations from above

See an example that inspires @ Luke 7:38 & 46/47

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Quarter Past Midnight

quarter past midnight
dad’s wild footstep, as he goes
to change diaper

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Death to Death

You will receive life
Soon. He will put death to death
I can see it now.

wrote  2-3-10

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When God Created Me

my mom used to say…
there was an Angel, watching
when God created me

I did believe her… 
about the Angel, watching
me, since I was kid

and, I did love you… 
oh, my Angel, for watching
life was full of joy

now, I hate you…
suddenly you stopped, watching
me, after ten years

you left me alone…
on blissful day, not watching
the eagle of prey

the eagle of prey…
on my youth, you stopped watching
and, what have I done?

many years passed by…
alone, and no one’s watching
tears never run dry

over three decades…
on sinful life, who’s watching?
me, I’m cruel and sad

but, I learned something…
be brave, when no one’s watching
you live in this world

living, for today…
tomorrow, I’ll be watching  
my son sleeps, with peace

my mom did not say…
not only Angel, watching
when God created me

when God created me…
Angel and Devil, watching
and, I wonder….why?

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Card Games

Game cards for card games
One of Caleb's favorites
"Take That!" we invented

He likes "Go Fish!" too.
We enjoy "Uno Attack!"
He even tried "Spades"!

Daddy and son time
Friday nights with chips and drinks
Tallying up points

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Eyes Playing Tricks (Senryu Trilogy)

A slender black spot
On my bedroom door at night
Became a crawler.

Around the carport,
Up and down the hall peeking,
The lightning man ran.

Hideous tree men...
Shadows like bad guys reaching...
Monsters imagined.

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 these knives,these daggers
memories of how you died
unsheathed in my dreams

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Summers Picking Blackberries

Nicks, cuts and scratches
Stepping, reaching carefully-
Blurple stained buckets!

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Bitter Waters

A tainted fountain
A useless, unkept landmark
Though waters made sweet

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Rich and Righteous

Abraham, father
Of many sons, God-made rich
With faith, fields and funds

Solomon's wisdom
God's extravagance given
For childlike request

Job, the richest man
Lost it all, prayed for his friends
God doubled his wealth

No contradiction of terms

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  now for you I live
yesterday I lived for me
 death draws out true love

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six pack

       a box of people
packaged in with hope and love
   call this place a home

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genetic aesthetics -
                                     relative relations

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Kindred Spirit

 Far away but near
in my heart though not in sight
my dear aunt Vernette

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Pedal Bath

this craze called foot spa

restores a lot of chutzpah

shy toes of grandpa