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A Promise dies as petals burn

You do not love me                                                                                  
Love is more than just a word                                                                
Thorns have reached their depth


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Enemy at the Gates

sent to the slaughter
caught between levels of hell...
neither one he chose

he lay amidst death
destiny arrived on time
alive…it chose him
~*~

12/28/11
For "Senryu Movie Scene" Contest 
*7th Place


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Supernaturally Seductive!

“Concentration is the
     very essence of poetry.”
       —Amy Lowell


deadly deception
femme fatale flourished—
dynasties downfall!

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© Joseph, October 19, 2008
© All Rights Reserved
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Joseph S. Spence, Sr., is the author of "The Awakened One Poetics" (2009), which is 
published in seven different languages. He invented the Epulaeryu poetry form, which 
focuses on succulent cuisines and drinks. He is published in various forums, including the 
World Haiku Association; Poetinis Druskininku, Milwaukee Area College, Phoenix Magazine; 
Möbius Poetry, and Taj Mahal Review to name a few. Joseph is a Goodwill Ambassador for 
the state of Arkansas, USA, a college faculty, and a military veteran.

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Leather Summit

A mountain of shoes,
Tower the valley of clothes:
Holocaust landscape.



___________________________
Inspired by the Auschwitz Shoes


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Royalty

Black as the night sky.
We are born in true beauty .
We are Africa.


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Innovation Invigorates Inspiration: Tribute To Michael Jackson

My main man Michael Where you’re is where you’re, J Keep shining like stars ~~~~~~~***~~~~~~~ © Joseph Spence, Sr., 6/28/09 © All Rights Reserved ~~~~~~~***~~~~~~~ Joseph S. Spence, Sr., is the author of "The Awakened One Poetics" (2009), which is published in seven different languages. He invented the Epulaeryu poetry form, which focuses on succulent cuisines and drinks. He is published in various forums, including the World Haiku Association; Poetinis Druskininku, Milwaukee Area College, Phoenix Magazine; Möbius Poetry, and Taj Mahal Review to name a few. Joseph is a Goodwill Ambassador for the state of Arkansas, USA, a college faculty, and a military veteran. ~~~~~~~***~~~~~~~


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Time Healing Wounds

Tragic—nine one, one
hearts shattered—families grieved
time heals all wounds

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© Joseph Spence, Sr., 8/27/09
© All Rights Reserved
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Joseph S. Spence, Sr., is the author of "The Awakened One Poetics" (2009), which is 
published in seven different languages. He invented the Epulaeryu poetry form, which 
focuses on succulent cuisines and drinks. He is published in various forums, including the 
World Haiku Association; Poetinis Druskininku, Milwaukee Area College, Phoenix Magazine; 
Möbius Poetry, and Taj Mahal Review to name a few. Joseph is a Goodwill Ambassador for 
the state of Arkansas, USA, a college faculty, and a military veteran.

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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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Messages

Born of depth and soul  
A peaceful man rests weary 
Detained with his mind 


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Laziness

blanket of white stretched
backlash of society
laziness


Written for

Sponsor Charles Henderson 
Contest Name haiku vs. senryu 


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Irish emigrate again

children emigrate

as Ireland’s cubs journey down

old ancestral paths


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Murdered Soles

The smell of leather,
Stirs the Auschwitz warehouses:
Leather reminders.


___________________________
Inspired by the Auschwitz Shoes


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Star Fort's " trace italienne "

Soldiers and cannons Bastions and ravelin structuring Fortifications http://www.thehighlanderspoems.com/war-3.php


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Dreams Into Reality

Even though in jail.
Dreams were never put on hold.
Dr. King kept his faith.


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The World's Losses

Flares of fire erupt, Dust in the wind, ~ The World’s losses. Tears from everyone, Pain unimaginable, ~ the world’s losses. Written by Lee Ramage September 10, 2011 For Caroline Devonshire’s “Remembering 9/11” Placement: 7th


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Leather Mountains

Mountains of leather,
Summit holocaust landscapes:
Valley of dead soles.







______________________________
Inspired by the piles of shoes
in the Auschwitz concentration camps


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Heap of Soles

Apex of mute dreams,
Rise above abandoned floors:
Pyramid of shoes.


___________________________
Inspired by the Auschwitz Shoes


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The Tempest

raining corruption
malicious ear purrs wisely~
barbarians fall
 


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Memorial Day

worn headstone place a flag in honor memorial day


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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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My Montage

My life here on earth
Spreading out for all to see
In my poetry


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Share the Dream

Now, there’s time to think! Write your thoughts of Civil Rights. Share your “dream” with us…..


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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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' Carpenter's Rule ... ' 54th Senryu

‘ Carpenter’s Rule … ’      54th  Senryu


   ‘ HE ’  … Is Not A Fool
Can Not Use GOD, Like A Tool ...
     Carpenter’s Gold-Rule


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Which Side is the Cell ?

Guards singing the " Blues"
Bars can not enclose a King
History in cage...

www.scripca.com 


for Abe Lopez's contest " From a Birmingham Jail"


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' Edgar Allan Poe ... ' (Classical-Tribute) 64th Senryu

‘Edgar Allan Poe … ’ (Classical-Tribute)  64th  Senryu




     Edgar Allan Poe ...
Master of Scary Suspense
   Tortured Ambience


The Raven … The Pit and The Pendulum
House of Usher … Annabel Lee , etc. 
(“She Walks In Beauty, Like The Night”)
     one of my favorite poetry-lines


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Two Worlds Colliding


two worlds colliding worlds of the "haves" and "have-nots" life seen from both sides some struggle to live others take it for granted mankind's history
Barbara Gorelick


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FUMBLE

Columbus did not   
credit himself with finding
Our America

Who then first said this?
Was politics part of game?
Columbus no blame!


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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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Miami Nights

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


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I have reservations

To force small our lands                                                                                            held for your use later times                                                                                          let them all eat grass


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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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' More Will Rise ...' 71st Senryu

‘ More Will Rise … ’  71st  Senryu


  They Shoot Messengers
They Cannot Kill The Message
   More Rise, To Tell It ! …


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' Politics & Religion ... ' 68th Senryu

‘ Politics & Religion … ’  68th  Senryu


People Say Don’t Talk
  Politics or Religion
  Every Topic: Both …




Whether, It's Making Love,
or Making Money, Family, Crime,
Songs, Our Poems, Our Lives, How We Live It
All, Are Defined by and Every Topic Lists It &
Comes Back To:

What We Believe In and ---       Religion
What We Can Achieve and ----- Politics
Who Will Help Us Achieve It ...   Religion or Politics


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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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' 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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' 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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Political Party Pals

if John Boehner is
the great compromiser, then
what is Mitch Mcconnell


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' William Shakespeare ... ' (Classical-Tribute) 65th Senryu

‘ William Shakespeare … ’ (Classical-Tribute)  65th  Senryu




   One and Only Clear …
   He’s Poetic-Theatre
Oh, William Shakespeare ! …


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O Burning Alexandria's Effigy

groupthink likes word games                                                                                         the unwritten history                                                                                           rectification


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A cow, a kick, and a Milkmaid

Only a spark…a lantern glow…but oh, what it Did to Chicago!


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Immigration Reform...


        Documents,or not,

    prejudice,retards reason,
    
         ensuing clashes....


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Bama's bar none

who is the captive                                                                                                  
violence to violent                                                                                                           
who the Son sets free


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Sanctity

shall not be infringed
what part do you not understand
as with my last breathe


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Lord of the Sabbath

Sabbath day
hands rub against plucked grain heads
watchful foe

-Inspired by Luke 6:1-11-
12-21-13


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Still In America

Nazi swastika
on condemned church building
paint dried while running


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So Predictable

so predictable:
political maneuvers
by the left and right


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' Sara Kendricks - Senryu ... ' 48th Senryu

‘ Sara Kendricks - Senryu … ’      48th  Senryu



     Sarah: Means Princess              ( Gen.  17:  15  )
   She Was Abraham’s Mrs.
 … Faithful, Like Kendricks  …



   Shine Your Light Too, Sara
   Children Are Almost Home …


              Your Poet-Sis 

                 MoonBee


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Lost Forever

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


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home sweet turmoil

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


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TWEETS

Haiku, the first Tweets
Some funny some serious 
Capturing moments!

3-2-14


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Afterwards

The button now pressed ¬~ In modern melted mould, we ~¬~ now die, a spent race ¬~ http://www.thehighlanderspoems.com/war-7.php


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1963

Sixty-three;
a man fires
and the world is changed for
ever; blood-stained,
at war.
Cursed.


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Comparisons

Comparing all things
In apples, oranges now
Same with same is game


written for
Sponsor Carol Brown 
Contest Name APPLES ? ORANGES ? 


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Budget Victory Run

victorious run
Lincoln Memorial steps--
budget agreement


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Can You Help Me I'm Lost

lost and weary soles
looking for their better half
at Auschwitz bone yard


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One small step for man. One giant leap........

She sits at the front Rosa Parks making a stand Rebel - for mankind


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Pulled the Trigger

Bullet wounds
The criminal shoots down his
First targets

How dare you
Shoot them uncontrollably
CHAOS grows .  .  .

Don’t shoot it!
The victims are running mad
And you pulled

The trigger
I’m terrified of your strength
DROP IT, man ! ! !


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Reunion

The air is heavy With the weight of old friendships Breathe in memories...


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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 http://www.thehighlanderspoems.com/america.php


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History Revisits

It’s here once again
Some will lose fewer will win
A Great Depression

By Robb A. Kopp


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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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Freedom on the Highway

Our modern motor
Internal combustion engine
The automobile






http://www.thehighlanderspoems.com/modern-world.php


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No Lies

Interpretation
Of our persuasion of truth
Negates any lie


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Krak des Chevaliers

So many years standing
This medieval castle
Crusader fortress



    This fortress was made a World Heritage Site in 2006. The fortress is one
of the few sites where Crusader art (in the form of frescoes) has been preserved




http://www.thehighlanderspoems.com/history-3.php


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Winner Takes All

Mankind’s sorrow felt
in HIS blood salvation dwelt….

on knees gamblers knelt


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in the dark of night

in the dark of night
they found the  most wanted man
and his life's details


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Our Lost Icon

Through the white mans cells He ponders his tomorrow's His dream has been found


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Its just a Blip, but what a Blip

Brilliant device The directional ranging Unit, the radar http://www.thehighlanderspoems.com/science.php


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Never Told a Lie

if George Washington
never told a lie, then no
president has lied


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Toys

through snow parents dash
fist full of much needed cash….
with hammers toys smash


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war

the wind doesn't know
it carries bloody secrets
whispered by bullets


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Spiritual Introspection

Solitude will breathe
Spiritual introspection
Communing with God


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Beginning of the Country

The country started By making a little sweat Causing injury Writing promises Of the great Constitution Wearing fresh clothing Now we have finished Because we are very smart Awesome document
Russell Sivey


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Finale

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


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Tomoe motif

ellipsis of words                                                                                                     commas  swirling  jewel                                                                                             jaded man earth sky


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Pillar of Fire

Millions of souls fly
Fire filled cloud splits the sky…
Terrified ask why


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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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Caisteal Tioram

Our history shows
Many clannish castles fell
Dereliction death



http://www.thehighlanderspoems.com/scotland-3.php


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Ottawa Treaty

Infestation of Anti-personnel land mines Rwanda declared free On 2 December 2009, Rwanda became the first country to be declared free of landmines. http://www.thehighlanderspoems.com/war-3.php


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Nowhere To Run To

Nowhere to Run to
Footsteps closing in;
Qualms about my bright future,
Up against a wall.


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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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Temple of Athena

Enduring Symbol Athenian Monument Is The Parthenon http://www.thehighlanderspoems.com/places.php


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Empty Plate Broken

          Earth to shake,earthquake
     crevice filled with more than rock
           filled with what is naught


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Joust

With an erect stance
Her soft hues hang from his lance….
Cold air makes him dance


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Cities of Refuge

Perpetrators who Commit manslaughter could claim Asylum, if found Innocent after Trial. This was the case in Ancient kingdoms like Israel, Judah And others. They came to be Cities of Refuge http://www.thehighlanderspoems.com/life-3.php


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The Behistun Inscription

World heritage site Multilingual script The God's place or land http://www.thehighlanderspoems.com/places.php


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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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The Marsi

An ancient people Who aided Rome in its wars Denied of respect History tells us Rome never triumphed over them Or even without them http://www.thehighlanderspoems.com/history-2.php


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heh-LAY-na

Trojan Abduction Borne in Greek legend she is Sparta's King declares http://www.thehighlanderspoems.com/history-3.php


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The Descent (Senryu)

descend from the clouds
while blasting enemy lines
Ahhh!—paratroopers


© 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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helios graphein

Messages by sunlight Light reflection, optical Communication http://www.thehighlanderspoems.com/science.php


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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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Happy Trails (Senryu)

Tentacles branching Rising up and spreading out Modern day highway © 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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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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haiku

the wars with these On                                                                                             cutting words not friends                                                                                                in spirit not letter


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A Day a Year, But Do We Fear

It's December, the ~~ Twenty First, in twenty twelve The Mayans declared ~~~~¬ Their calender has ~~ Spoken, telling of pending Doom, for planet earth ~~~~¬ Is it internal ~~ Or will it be, external The bell tolls for we ~~~¬


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Stonehenge

Earthwork monument,
Comprised of standing pieces;
Prehistoric stones.


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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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How will we be Remembered

We are becoming Symptoms of the Universe We humans must change http://www.thehighlanderspoems.com/life-6.php


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PENNY FOR THEM

in contemplation-

incarceration frees up

thoughts  into a dream



Inspired by Abe's photo of Martin Luther King


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' Drama-Mama... ' 24th Senryu

‘ Drama-Mama ’   24th   Senryu 



      A Drama-Mama
   And Terrorist Osama
… Both Stir-Up Trauma


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With Certitude

Can anyone say
"with certitude" that scandals
in Congress will cease?


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Pay Me!

Tax time is coming
IRS is collecting
Wow--rich gets richer!


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Project Rainbow

The Lockheed U2 Radar cross section deflects The tracking stations http://www.thehighlanderspoems.com/war-4.php


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Detained Faith

Heart in mind confess
Solitude though still so free
Reality ours


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WORDS OF FREEDOM

Behind cell bars, he
wrote that letter with wisdom... 
revealing his dream.

Desiring justice,
he condemned unfairness...
confronting evil.

Without violence,
He spoke loudly and clearly...
the Nation listened.


Entered in Abe Lopes's contest,
" From A Birmingham Jail "


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Politician

Duplicitous claims
Slithering between forked tongue
Juxtaposition


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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


http://www.thehighlanderspoems.com/war3.php


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Tread

Souls woke in dark dread
Soles that have worn off their tread
Soles represent the dead 


By Robb A. Kopp
All Rights Reserved © MMX


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Invisible Lie

The truth or secret Cloaking device, the Eldridge Invisible lie? The Philadelphia Experiment " Fact or Fiction " http://www.thehighlanderspoems.com/war-4.php


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Ruins

Dwellings on a wall,
Remnants of humanity;
Adobe remains.


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B. C.

A period set
Ensconced without rampant strife
Days near death end life..........


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Mythical Onset

Angels watch from sky
Seeing mysterious waves
Hiding eyes from doom


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Modus Operandi....a diatribe

          Face of history,
   unmasking the virulent
    action remains same....


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Charlemagne

Germanic proverb
Do not squeeze the Charlemagne 
Sanguine pious prose


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Simple Recruit

Running from the cops
To thirsty vampires... set up
For death for prison.


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Witch Hunt

The court room adjourned
No new evidence was learned
Taken thence and burned

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