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                                       Turning point in life
                                       Eternal satisfaction
                                            Fuel euphoria

By: Eve Roper

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In and Out of Shadows

standing in the sun laugh lines round her bright blue eyes - the cheerful sister the gloomy sister - lines etched deeply in her face - hangs back in shadows
Inspired by the Contest of Rick Parise: "Shadows and Lines"

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Tranquil Waters

Her dark eyes reflect
Tranquil waters beyond dusk
When she does not cry.

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In Her Tiny Hands


                                             in her tiny hands
                                             she takes my chin and smiles — 
                                             two diapers


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Ripe Mango

your presence is:
sweeter than a ripe mango
filling to the soul

© Joseph, 6/11/08
© All Rights Reserved

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A caring One

A caring one is more 
Than sweet fragrance,
Even when sweet fragrance ends,
The caring one remains...

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Violinist Composition

I hear the straw hum
stretched chords groan and snag my heart
leaving me composed.

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I'm Cleaning Up My Act

<                                        amidst thy shell's core

                                          healing of ones soul begins

                                         with .........  wholesome cleansing 





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Dr Ram Awaits

Get your Than-Bauk out 
climb the roof and then you shout 
I'm In! Me too! ....You?

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Candle Light And Wine

Candle light and sweet wine
Dinner for two and soft music
A night made for love

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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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A Bit of Joy

Her tongue drips silver
Calling children of all ages
Walk in the spring brook

Soft pebbles tickle
Urban woes begin to fade
A small interlude

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Paper Plane

Leaf, folded and thrown
When it crashes, spirits soar
My life is this leaf

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Love Song

I love you so much
I will sing you a love song
And hope you love me 

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His Faith

Faith is evidence
Inner substance of our souls
God fulfilling needs

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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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My Best Friend

A husband,
My lover,
My best friend

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My Call to You

your passion fills me
loving you is so easy
you erase my pain

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Two bodies entwined...
Sultry feeling spreads quickly
Heat sparks engulfing us

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Quit Running

mom say's
quit running !!!!

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'Two Worlds Colliding'

unfathomable emotions move to and fro an exploration I came across you reassurance, I now found I breathe easily Contest Name: Two Worlds Colliding For Russell Sivey By : Wilma Neels

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Tango and Love

let your hearts dance free
in tune to love's harmony...
tango forever

** August 21, 2010 for Linda's Awesome advice contest :)

excited for you already dear Linda!! :)


As I read back on this, I can't help but feel how this can still be
applicable to Linda-Marie, dance with the angels, luv-- I'm so 
sorry I can't write something decent for you now, but please
know what's in my heart. From all the poems that I wrote that was
inspired from your contests, this is actually one of my favorites,
 I only saw it fitting to submit this for Andrea's tribute.


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My Valentine

Thumping, overflowing
Love out of control for you...
My entrusted heart

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Liar Liar Pants On Fire

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

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As they enter the room

My children screaming
Letting me know they are there
Come running for hugs

By: Misty Leccese
© June 14, 2009

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he blows out candles wishes are a boy's laughter his face is my smile across the ocean a boy falls asleep hungry no birthday wishes

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Fabrics of Life

my chantilly heart
spooled by your burlap embrace --
simple blessings twine

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Summer's Spilled Milk

Summer’s Spilled Milk
City dwellers pumped;
Oil effused into ocean,
Ocean creatures died.

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That Sucks

<                                     on your own death bed 
                                       you couldn't even admit ........
                                       that you were married

Entry For Paula Swenson's Contest 
Two Wrongs Don't Make A Right
G.L. All

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My Everyday Valentine

                   Scent of flowers bloom

                 lover's holiday embraced,

                   along with sweet treats...


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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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~tangy flavor drips
     on watermelon’s skin pink…
         brushing kneaded mouths

flesh of summer pulp
     pops with zing  like frothy cream…
          to thrill nibbling bites

 breaths in rhapsody
      trailing juicy midnight love…
            when melon lips meet

~ ~

Carol Brown’s Lips Contest
by nette onclaud

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A Christmas Story - Leg Display

a sexy leg lamp
perched in the window lit up
his eyes, her anger


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Mind, Body Spirit-Yoga

mind body spirit
As one convergence in light 
exhaling toxins


For Tahera's "Yoga" Contest

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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 Perfect Woman

                                    Perfect woman is
                          one who changed myth to mrs*.....
                               she wears my gold ring

* Mrs is the title for married women in the UK  (pronounced Misses)

Seren Roberts

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'me and my mistletoe'

a great investment mistletoe well positioned kisses all over

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Smile and Frown contest

Of strangers
Passing by.

From the known
Passing through.

By: Sabina Nicole
Contest: smile and frown
Written: 8/22/12

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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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Beautiful Day

Beautiful Day
Blue sky hangs above;
Canorous birds sing to me,
Today my heart swells.

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Earth Angel

Earth’s Angel
Her salient wings glowed;
With love she cradled wild world,
All rested in peace.

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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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Years of tyranny
Shot down in a solid blast
Freedom reigns again

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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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Nectar Niche

Pure inspiration:
honey combed wax bursting sweet
between mandibles.

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Are you ready

If tomorrow comes
The last of the end of days
Will you be ready?

Hope is to be found
In the one who gives us life
Jesus Christ, my Lord

Pray to him always
Abide in the truth he gives
Love and peace to you

Victory is won
Glory to God in all ways
Satan must pout now:)

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Beam and Twist

Kind refreshing words,
like a soothing balm on wound,
make my long face beam.

sharp piercing words,
like great Esimuda's sword
twist my face to frown.

Esimuda was a legendary figure in my tribe's folktale. He was a warrior with a sharp two-edged sword.

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New Horizons

As the sun rises The pain takes itself away She starts life anew!
By: Misty Leccese © November 14, 2010

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Sacrificed Blood

Drifting down slowly
Painful, sad but tender warm
The sacrificed blood. 

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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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Only Stars and Thoughts

As dusk approaches
I grab my notebook and pen
Sit under a tree

I write about life
I feel the breeze on my face
I talk to the wind

This is what inspires
An orange sky calls my name
The light fades away

Moon light shines on me
Here is where my mind finds peace
Only stars and thoughts

Each poem I write
Tells a story of my life
My hopes, dreams, wishes

Time everlasting 
Return to this other world
Until the next night

***For Francine Roberts contest, “Morning, noon, or night senryus”***
** By Chris Matt 

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A passion so bright Always unconditional Dazzling by far
By: Misty Leccese ©December 16, 2010 This was written for a wonderful young man that I am very fortunate to have in my life. He is so passionate about so many different things. I was thinking about him and this is what came to mind.

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Wet Kiss

Kisses are like rain, 
they can bring a fruitful harvest... 
or a hurricane

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My Faith

My Faith
Thoughts of God take me;
Ethereal in orbit,
Shielded from all harm.

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Fighting To Save Lives

Fighting To Save Lives
He was dyslexic;
Arduous trials through med school,
What a great doctor!

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Sexy Smile

A mind at ease puts A smile on ones face, but sex Can do it better

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Purest White Season - Senryu

So Bright : Silken White
Human Angels in HIS Light...
Father Time ; Stands  Still 

Inspired by “SweetHeart”, Linda-Marie’s Contest
                    “ Seasons Senryu “

     A Tribute to " Winter " my chosen Season

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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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The Great Illusion

The great illusion Is a bright and shining thing Known as happiness

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Royal Fanfare

Royal Fanfare

Royal wedding plans;
Pageantry fit for a King,
All the world awaits.

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Gentle, sweet and sagging smile, No finer music than her snoring - My loving English bulldog Frankie. Just hate to exercise all alone, Got Frankie to share my walks - She does, to the end of the driveway.
Written August 25, 2012 For Michael J. Falotico’s contest “What makes you smile, What makes you frown” Two Senryus

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The Vital Holy Day

Getting ready for
Passover to shed us might
For joyous future

The significance 
Of God’s holiday is way
More vital than us 

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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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His Angelic Bride

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

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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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On their wedding day,
Red roses decorate church-
Love fills the sweet air.

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Happy Senryu

You can’t buy happy! But you can buy cookies. To me, that’s the same thing (and puppies, popcorn, and pizza)

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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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Facebook Fear

Logging on Facebook
Feeling as if he’ll never—
By Jove! He wrote back!

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Corn On The Cob

corn husk pulled
soaked in the boiling water
yellow crunch


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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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Loving Communications

Talk to each other
Everything completely
Trading off who wins

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Bothersome Bird-woman

That one sweet moment
when the harpy's song is gone
Peace, once again, reigns

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Her kiss was
red as strawberries:
sweet and wild. 

She made me
taste that rare fruit found
in bright fields.

Then my kiss
became passionate 
and sublime.

Written by Andrew Crisci
for Michael J. Falotico's contest,
" A Kiss Like Fruit "

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they tend to ebb and flow

like driftwood my emotions

joy, tears, cry and smile~~

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her eyes emotional bliss
takes me beyond all

one kiss motivates
warming soul beyond compare
capturing my heart

simple words control
sending waves of pleasant stirs
returned in passion

written for
Sponsor Francine Roberts 
Contest Name Romantic Senryu Contest  

date written

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jobless claims

congressmen claim they’re
working for our happiness
while we crave for JOBS!

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The Best Way to Die

Silent contemplation  -_-
My friend cries “MOOSE!”  }8 : o
Die of mirth xD

*dedicated to Rebecca Larkin/Moose

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' Write: Because You Love To Write ... ' 58th Senryu

‘ Write:  Because You Love To Write … ’   58th  Senryu

    Read:  For More Insight
Write:  Because You Love To Write
     Speak:  Invite … Unite

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That 'Goodbye' Was Hard

That 'goodbye' was hard
The rope of togetherness
was torn, ripped apart

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Wonderful Wishes

I count ALL blessings
Wonderful wishes sprinkles
Upon me - I beam!

I count most stars in 
The brilliant, ebony
Sky - I scream in joy!

I count on the Lord
He fulfills my needs and wants
I wish I'd thank HIM!

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Smiles and Frowns

                                                     a baby's laughter
                                               joyful and spontaneous 
                                                 always brings a smile

                                                  the state of our world 
                                             so much hatred, so much war
                                                brings tears and a frown

for Michael J Falotico's 
"What Makes You Smile, What Makes
You Frown" contest

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Serendipity of Life

Life’s discoveries
Love, wisdom in many forms
Poetic lexis

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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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Waiting for Loving (Senryu)

Here I sit looking
The moon overhead shining
Wait for my loving

© Sam

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By And Large

by the way,
bygones will be forgotten,

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Basic Notes

Take a seat!
Let’s learn how to read basic notes 
Take your time . . . 

Quarter notes
Appear in our choir pieces
Math’s involved . . . 

Unique notes
Catches my full attention 
Everyone sings! ! ! 

Sight reading
Could be challenging at times
Try your best! 

Basic notes – 
It’s vital to your skills 

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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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Temptuous (6 little words/haiku)

Masculine scents,
his torso sighs - 



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A rose that I loved...
I handed to you:
you smiled.

A certain feeling
of happiness...  
I sensed.

That rose never wilted...
the flame still lives

Written by Andrew Crisci
for Michael J Falotico's contest,
" Eyes First Met. "

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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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' 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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threshold adornment… 
           customized love
                    awaits caressing touch

Written for

Sponsor Andrea Dietrich 

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Children are so sweet
They speak different languages
I can still hug them.

©  Kathy Mary Gillet
©  January 11, 2007 All Rights Reserved

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A New Day for Egypt

protests for freedom
twitter, facebook, cell phones brought
new day for Egypt

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                                             mind intends to melt
                                      as soon as beauties are seen
                                               commonly forgets

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My First Love at First Sight

Her eyes captured
Angels flew by
Persuading my soul

Almond shaped
Delicately demure
My heart gasped

Seductively lost
Breaching my spirit
She fulfilled my passion.

written by
Cecil Hickman

written for
Sponsor Michael J. Falotico 
Contest Name "Eyes First Meet" contest ******** 3 Senryu's only 

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My soul has a hole;
Each new success ekes my soul,
I heal every day.

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My Mind is Renewed

I see you in new light—so bright! My mind is renewed

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Elusive at best
as light as the cat tail wind
yearned for happiness

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Makes Me Smile-Makes Me Frown


A bowl of Popcorn
Steaming hot and freshly popped 
 A delicious treat


Morning newspaper
In a puddle, soggy-wet
 Will never be read 

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Hungering And Thirsting

Majesty of God.
Answer to deepest longing.
Yearning for Heaven.

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Walk in June

A proud walk in June Pulling its own, allowing Eyes to beam ahead
Russell Sivey

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the featured poem

the featured poem
of a poetic mind gives
joy on my birthday

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Jubilant Indeed

I’m blanketed 
By triumph and courage  
Yes, I’m obliged

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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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Pot Of Gold

Pot Of Gold (Senryu Suite) Leprechaun heaven rainbow luck of the Irish pot of gold glory the moonrise lantern over the happiness bridge universe wonder happy rainbow dreams with a pocket full of gold for some carefree years of life peaceful rejoicing St. Patrick jolly parade merriment fanfare open house jiving neighborhood is invited fancy food for all music and dancing a yearly celebrations oh hallelujah Erich J.Goller Copyright 3.15.2012

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In His Image

be gone dark no more 																			 not even a faint shadow 																	silhouettes of light

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Spooky Ratio

terra firma
three hundred sixty-four days.
terror firma for one.

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Pastel Sky

lovely pastel sky
my diamond studded dreams ride
on horses with wings


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Prevailing Purpose

Offering respite
for all skeptical thinkers,
godlessness prevails.

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hello love

Her beauty is love
So pristine, yet mystical
Hello love, hello

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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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Decadent Pleasure

                                                    dark choc'late kisses
                                               melting slowly in my mouth --
                                                      decadent pleasure.

written 2/15/12
Entered into PD's Any poem of the week contest.

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ignorance.. Never!
ignorance is ignorance~
happiness is bliss!

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billionaire's son sleeps in a homeless shelter, free and happy now

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my rose garden

newly risen
     reaching to the sun...
                  here grow my dreams

     shades of palest pink...
                  here grow my hopes

purest white
      folding into pearl...
                  here grow my truths

palest yellow
      softly touched with rose...
                  here grows my love

      climbing rusted scrolls...
                  here grows my trust

crowned with crimson 
       bowing towards the earth...
                  here grows my wisdom

        flushed with summer’s sun...
                  here grows my faith

ripe with color
        yearning toward heaven...
                  here grows my life

[...with particular recognition and gratitude to Mr. Charles Henderson]

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Once I Found Love

I ignored the in-between
Splintered, velvet laugh of desire,
Hiding beneath your delicious lips!


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' Thankful ...' 41st Senryu

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

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alive—you are forever I shall listen in bliss

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Oh Sweet Winter Night

oh sweet winter night
you brought back laughter forgot
we made snow angels

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Baby - Baby - Baby

her smile lit the night
her laughter inspired angels
to sing while dancing


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Spring Kisses

you found me in spring
I remember your first kiss
touched my lips and heart

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Rainy Days

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

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Long John Silvers

Seafood like fast food
Fish, hushpuppies, and scallops
Long John Silvers? Wow!

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High School Teacher

                      ink-stained shirt pockets
          full of old pens that don't write,
teacher taught me right.

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Balloons in the Hands of Children

Floating on a string
Daring escapes from happy
Innocent clutches

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A Valley of Pain

greed gives you pleasure
for a fleeting moment, then
a valley of pain.

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Night Flower Moon

silhouette melody
painted against silver sky
moonlight becomes you

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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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Have Faith (Senryu)

bitterness shall not
have victory over souls
a new dawn will come!

Dedicated:  To individuals seeking a new path and new light of life

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 and things in general.

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My beautiful bride,
our tender moment has come...
when we become one!

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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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True Love

My life’s spirit yours
Forever I will cherish
You with my love true

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Hastened Bliss

Time evaporates,
And seems to be a quick blur:
When I am with you.

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I love you because
you let me be who I am
despite who I am

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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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Inch Worm Conversation

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

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Hershey, PA

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

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Serenade Of Love

Serenade of Love
His laconic lips;
His body sang to her needs,
She welcomed his touch.

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Content in my life
I know there is more to live
More to learn, give, love

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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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Summer Pool

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

Summer Season Senryu

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Eternal Wish

Together, with LOVE “ L E N O R E “

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Your Smile

I saw a rainbow today
your smile wore ribbon traces
the sun was jealous


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Thanksgiving Alliteration (Senryu)

Living and laughing Gathering, gleaming in grace Thanksgiving today! © Joseph 11/22/07 © 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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my heart was heavy
then I chanced upon the waltz
of lotus blossoms

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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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Go Out, Be Happy

go out…
touch the sun, see the life in China
be happy

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Hawaiian Sand

Feet on black beaches
bits of history, lava sand
igniting burnt soles.

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Sky and flowers

A wonderful sky
sun colors pair and roses
the lovely flowers 

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Mountain Climbers

we make snow angels
atop mountain we dared climb
our laughter echoes

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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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A Quest

Quest of one acquired,
Persevering explosion
Her desire tempered

written for
Sponsor Francine Roberts 
Contest Name sensuous senryus 

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Violet candies,
a scent turned into a taste,
remind me of spring.

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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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' Always Told ... ' 43rd Senryu

    Sky-Page Cannot Hold
All The Thanks, Within My Soul
  Thank You … Always Told

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all there is is love

we are one forever now

happiness is ours

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daydreams of you drip like honey through my day sweetening the hours

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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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Trick or Treat Sweetness (Senryu)

Halloween is here
treat me with some sweet candy
just like your sweetness

© Joseph, 10/30/07
© All Rights Reserved

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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Life in the Clouds

To "live in the clouds"
is to self sufficient dream
a happy blizzard...

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   lost in the madness
    of life’s never ending chase,
     search for happiness.


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A Starry Wish (Senryu)

golden streak of light
flashes across the night sky
wishing on a star

© Joseph, 5/18/07
© All Rights Reserved

The traditional or classic Japanese senryu format has three lines:  the first has 
five syllables, second has seven syllables and the third five syllables.  The 
pattern is 5/7/5 for a total of seventeen syllables. The senryu is generally about 
an emotional expression.

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Before I Could Say Goodnight

Twilight wrapped its arms
Around me, warm and gentle
So peaceful my heart


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The Glow (Senryu)

Your touch makes me glow like bright leaves with Chlorophyll in the autumn breeze © Joseph, 10/30/07 © All Rights Reserved 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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beauty in my eyes

happiest is what i am

when were together

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The Muck of Life

The Muck of Life

Wallowing in muck
Brings delight into life’s plight.
If you say, “Oink.  Oink!

© Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen
March 16, 2010
Poetic form: Senryu

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Clearwater Beach

I hide from the sun
Children play with sand and spades
A day at the beach

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The Humble Bee

Humble bee so light
flying filled with flower life
Pollenate my view

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Allies to be 'round,
Even when you're out of town.
Real friends are bound.

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Voice singing praises
Blessings coming from above
Souls open with grace

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I once was a child

I once was a child Who begged to be reconciled Then my life was mild
Russell Sivey

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Green Heat

Sushi like butter
Heated by wasabi lips,
cooled by ginger flesh.

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Ocean Dance


                           She held my tiny fingers
                      And we jumped each salty wave
                          Dancing with an angel

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Angel of Hope

    She's somewhere up there
look for her where dreams come true
     under Christmas stars

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Dream On

rainbow melody
lifting burdens from the heart 
time well spent dreaming

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Golden Essence (Senryu)

Worn inside the heart Your true essence is golden You are gold that’s pure © Joseph, 10/12/07 © All Rights Reserved 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 and things in general.

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Freeze and Retrospect

On the coldest night
we snuggle under white down
giggling like children...

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Word Balm

Golden, wrapped to eat
on bitten tongues long misused
Elixir:  kindness.

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Lemon Leaf

Pinch the citrus leaf
filled with sour lemon dew
My mouth waters still...

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Friends go hand in hand,
Through thick or thin they are there,
Always by your side.

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Home It Is

                            a barefoot cottage,

                    small, easy, unpretentious,
                          preciously spacious

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Beautiful Magnolia

with an artist eye
I will paint your fair beauty
we shall be famous


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A handful used like a bountiful little or abundance, no difference anything possessed is enough

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                                  from my veranda

                                           I see a barracuda

                                                   chef at work, goodah!

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Sense of Hope

Behold, dreams arise!
My darling, You give me hope
In my world of doubt

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Rose grenadine lips
twinkle eyes of ice to melt
and the summer rolls...

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Rosemary Hands

Your rosemary hands
sweetly kiss me with their scent
Sprigs of summer love

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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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The Tasting of Sky Wishes

Sparks and white wires
holding electric glow hands
flash the darkened gulf.

Rusty stars still shine
against the indigo night
sky wishes tattooed.

I taste each sky wish
White glitter in synapse strings
rusty, but brilliant.

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Cotton Candy

Sweet, fluffy colors
Weightless, twisted 'round a stick
Puffed up in a bag

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Juice of July

Soaked in rinds of limes
with sugared rum in summer
sunburned lips smile.

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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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. . . such relief, such ease

              itchy, consummated sneeze

                        cathartic release . . !

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Better Than Ten Sons

Hannah was favored,
But Peninnah was fertile-
Both, wives of one man.

Peninnah provoked
Hannah til she cried to God
For an open womb.

Elkanah trembled
With Hannah, the wife he loved
After they worshiped.

God was exalted.
Peninnah's voice was silenced
By Hannah's promise.

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Springtime of Your Life

Your eyes cracked with life,
hope born in Spring, fit to fly,
bright robin's egg blue...

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She hangs her head, sighs
Looks like she’s forgotten me
I wish she’d look up

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Mute Joy

                             just your being here,

                such wordless comfort, wondrous,

                              we two are now us.

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Winter's Novelty

Blue breath in the air
Frozen words suspended still
Winter's novelty.

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The blue lights soft glow
The darkness swallows it whole
The blue lights soft glow

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Dream Destination

Last night's dreams dispersed
like dandelion seed air
floating to the sky...

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Incandescent light
Staring blankly at the screen
It’s a lot like love

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She Glows!

Stand below the moon
open mouthed, with saucer eyes
catching lunar rain.

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Catch Me in Motion

Stars in mica dreams
caught and carried down the stream
pooled in my star bank.

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Threaded in silence
strings of golden looks and sparks
braid my eyes to yours.

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Gorgeous Smile

Through your busy day
At meetings, work, lunch or play
Don’t forget to smile

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Build a crescendo,
Stairs that lead you to Heaven
Best steps or better?

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                           the stallion gallops

                                        as we dine on baked scallops

                            with pacman's wallops!

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Light Headed

Rice paper fire flies,
floating gold against the night,
caught in my love's hair.

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                                             scumble the number

                                      dates you want to remember

                                             summer in umber

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Love Under Stars

Silver strings and stars
floating, watching as we kissed
moon blown, out of breath.

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Which D'ya Prefah?

                                        choose which is bettah

                            like horns of a dilemmah

               wintah or summah ?

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Pedal Bath

this craze called foot spa

restores a lot of chutzpah

shy toes of grandpa

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                                   balance sheets the same,

                      but for the decimal points

of wealth, love, peace, fame