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' The Power of A Poet ... ' 32nd Senryu

‘The Power Of A Poet’      32nd  Senryu


        Look How Devoted
       The Power of A Poet
    See How Words Spoke It



This Poem is My Tribute to:

Carolyn Devonshire (The Dove)
and James (The Highlander) Fraser
for your Powerful collaboration on:

      Mother Nature's Revenge

        It Was Truly Awesome

              MoonBee


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Thought Tumbler

Shiny in confines
ricocheted thoughts tumble on
and emerge as gems.


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Misjudged

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

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

Until the mind soar
Now is  inexplicable
Sufferings indeed

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

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






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Being One

Glitters spread all over
Seeking reflections amidst
becoming steadfast

Long lost better half
Reunite even afar
Sharing out fragments

Standing still staring 
Beyond space and time searching
A spark that mislead

Now after decades
Attracting as one fellow
When moments unfold.



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' Language Lesson Learned ... ' 59th Senryu

‘ Language Lesson Learned … ’   59th  Senryu



    I Don’t ‘ Speak ’ Evil
I Don’t ‘ Understand ’ Wicked
    Translation … Ended


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

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


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


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


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Asunder

                           
                                        
                                                   Asunder

                                               Lost in memories
                                         Surrender you by my side
                                             Missing love of life


                                             Anne Rutherford
                                              Copyright 2013
                                          Poems From The Heart
                                                    Series


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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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Sip Carefully

Never spill a word

     That cannot be wiped away

           Love that keeps stain free


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Missed

Distill emotion
to one cliché “I love you”
call it poetry

Wrap all your feelings
in colorful box, ribbons,
call it greatest gift

Inflated ego
sworn superiority
call it all I need

I hear no trace of
regret in the voice speaking
of indiscretions

I see no sign of
truth in the dark eyes that claim
to love me only

I feel not the touch
of kindness from hands that give
only when they need

Hit-and-run kisses
when all I need is for you
to linger a while

Beware the high ground
only time until the fall
inevitable

Singular captures
only the essence of one
and that one is you

I lost myself there
sometimes I think you love me
for bending to you

So say it’s untrue
though every verb indicates
quite the contrary

I can not believe
manipulated words when
you’re hiding your eyes

Redeem, for this heart
that fell blissful into you
is reaching out still


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' Devonshire and Fraser ... ' 44th Senryu

‘ Devonshire and Fraser … ’      44th   Senryu

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

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

Together They Write
All Combinations Delight
Deep Thinkings, With Might


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

                              Your Poet-Friend,
                                        
                                             The  MoonBee


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#30

One last failed attempt
Reaching for the moon and stars
For once I succeed 


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taken

Last month now seems the
distance of long ago, when
hope stood in doorways

Your walls familiar,
yet strangely distant for the
backdrop of a year,

a year I think I’d
rather let fade into the
folds of memory…

Never needed you,
but only what I thought you
could have provided – 

excitement, promise,
without a thought to the fact
that I was empty

and you could never
fill those places that simply
longed for her within…

I sought you, I found
miles of nothing underneath
laughter’s skeleton

and I cried for us,
not because we were ever
anything, but for

all that we once thought
we could have gained, and all that
in this, we have lost.


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Multiplicity

  Who are you today?
providence or choice decreed
  oh ,divided heart.


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About the girl in my math class whose name I'm not brave enough to ask - Love

I see no numbers
hers is the only figure
she's my addition


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' Electricity ... ' 51st Senryu

‘ Electricity … ’      51st  Senryu


        His Life Spark In All
   Electric-Stuff, Always Stall
… Unplugged … From The Wall


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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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The Casino Changed My Life

Tried it once
Left craving for more
Addiction took hold


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Never Let the Outsiders In

stop interlopers
cling to love's first memory
avoid nay sayers


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SILHOUETTES in SUNSET of LIFE

To be young again.

                             Bit of a stretch, like my skin

                                                                          at sixty seven!




*For Sunset Silouettes contest


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DNA Akin

.
                                             DNA akin
                              Somewhere humanoid  boundary...
                                       Mind, will, emotion


Contest:Natural and Beyond!
Sponsor:John Freeman


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Mother Earth

.



                                  Man dreams of the stars

                            To one day leave Mother Earth...

                                      Before he kills her.




                                                  Timothy I. Brumley














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KARMA

Ways to say Karma..
What goes around comes around
You reap what you sow

*Good or Bad.. You Decide!

Sponsor: Andrea Dietrich
Contest Name: The Great ITTY BITTY Poetry Contest

3-17-14


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HUMANS AND TAILS

PEOPLE AND TAILS
-‘-‘’’’’-‘---------‘-‘-‘’-‘


at the park’s big zoo cute chimps and apes jump and scream like humans …striving through them I see me surviving by first instinct
but I have no tail ???
© copyright _________________ Contest: John Freeman’s Natural and Beyond


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Hatred

Hatred is a worm,

                           That eats from the inside out...

                                                                      Leaving you hollow.




                                                                      Timothy I. Brumley


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Liar Liar Pants On Fire

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


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Gossip

deaf woman watching
many motions of their mouths
hurricane's eye words


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The Poetess

.

                                        Writing her great pearls
                                        Worn with pride everyday
                                        But shown clasp broken


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Don't Spread the Hate

retelling the words
of the past pain that she caused---
forgive her sooner


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Sufferance

Sufferance teaches,

                           The one who savors each bite...

                                                                      Knows an empty plate.




                                                                        Timothy I. Brumley


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The Plaque, The Cure

There is no disease

                           As deadly as a man's hate... 

                                                              No cure like his love.



                                                              Timothy I. Brumley


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Temptation

_________________________


Gramma's apple pie
caught my eye upon the shelf-
a forbidding sight..........


_________________________

Contest ~ Apples ? Oranges ?


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Promoting True Self Expression

"Outside of the box" 
-- not packaged -- is how I want
to define people.


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Evening Senryus

evening breezes cool 
shadows creep across my lawn
my heart hears the night

trees whisper secrets
leaves stir in the fading light
my mind breathes a sigh

twilight comes softly
sunlight beams one last farewell
my soul finds its rest


Morning, Noon or Night Contest
by Steven Mossburg
8-25-11


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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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~Longing For Happiness~

On This Day
Within My Heart
Dwells The Loneliness That Haunts Me


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---blasted cherries

blasted cherries
splatter the pavement bird dropping…
bloody tell trails


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Recipe Of Me

                                                        I didn't spill the soup...
                                                     Nor jiggle the spoon too...
                                                        Just played a napkin...

                                                         But when all asleep...
                                                         I spice up the recipe... 
                                                       My flavor then speaks...

                                                     


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Holiday Frolics

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


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A wind vane

rough draft it will be                                                                                                     lovely music though the flags                                                                                        my pen fails to revise


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Probable Options in Life

Within mundane days
Countless options haunted once
Until best opted

Nothing rise nor fall
Only learning lessons gained
Real experience 

Time and space don't bind
Anything comes in mind's eye
Heights and slopes achieved

Sparks of lights mingled
Consciousness adopts matter
Reality without

Broader perception
Discerned beyond paradox
Life is a pattern.








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My Drum Beats Slowly

My drum beats slowly
And then it beats fast sometimes
Music to my ears.

 
(January 10, 2011  Wausau, Wisconsin)

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


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EaT I OPIA

Desperately rich                                                                                       
So desperately hungry                                                                            
Desperately poor


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Which Way

What is true madness?
   One who seeks or denies truth-
      Which way should I choose?


A. Green


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Alluring Title

.
                                          
                                           Alluring title
                             Click look at who commented_
                                     Me, senior moment


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Irony

Oh! Her first flowers
never a gift such as this...
elegance on grave.

 


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blue evening

blue evening haunts me
memories swirl through my mind
restless as blown leaves

delicate dusk light
shades the garden twilight-teal
indigo shadow

the dying sun bleeds
day folds like a whorled flower
dark envelops me

windows' glowing eyes
gaze upon my solitude
fear's cold hand grips me

whispering voices
commune with me through silence
spectres of the past

night stirs soul sadness
alone in a soulless home
blue tears' waterfall


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Red Dirt

Lying on hard dirt 

Unintentional loud blurt… 

pulsating nose hurt


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Yesterday and Tomorrow on Paper

                                         Washing memories...
                                       A square fit in a circle...
                                         Just doesn't happen...

                                          Forgetting the past...
                                 Like running between raindrops...
                                          Always getting wet...
                                 
                                            Writing a future...
                                  Jumbled words scattered about...
                                         A rhyming life penned...
      


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' Guess Who's Coming To Dinner - (2) ...' 70th Senryu

‘ Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner – (2) … ’  70th  Senryu


     We All Need To Know:
What Time Justice, Being Served ?
 ‘Cause, GOD Made Dessert !


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' Mail - Lottery ... ' 50th Senryu

‘ Mail Lottery … ’      50th  Senryu


         Generic-Goody  
Publishers Clearinghouse Spree
 ...  ‘ Show Me The Money ’ !



(Yeah, I Know That's Jerry McGuire Movie's Line)


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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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Threshold

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


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' Ask Yourself ... ' 72nd Senryu

‘Ask Yourself … ’  72nd   Senryu


 Have You Ask Yourself ? …
Just What If It’s Really True ...
GOD … His Son … and You ?


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Poetry

Oh how can it be
this gift of one’s inner soul...
poor poet with such wealth.

© Harry J Horsman 2012     


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

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



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


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On This Day

Darkened clouds overshadowed me
Insults dropped like rain, My
Thick layer emerged



















There are times when people are at
their worst and they do all they can
to make you just as miserable as
them ,don't let them...Just smile 
and put on your Thick Layer.


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Silence

Silence, my dear friend
look what you have done to me:
voices are painful


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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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Life's Symphony

                                            I close my eyes tight
                                       My soul hears the symphony
                                             The song of my life.


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Dying Alone

A rope snaps,
nobody hears,
Does anyone fall?


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Flesh

insatiable...
a necessary burden
Journeying through life

Enervates spirit
engaging worldly pleasures
a walking billboard 
~*~


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Remembering Spring

defiant iris stands alone in the garden remembering spring


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Naught

   Nothingness is real
zeroes hold a place for me
  empty as my heart


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' Guess Who's Coming To Dinner - (1)...' 69th Senryu

‘ Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner – (1) … ’  69th  Senryu


    Just Ask Gomer Pyle ...
' Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner ? '
    Big,  “Surprise, Surprise !”


(Also, One Of My Past Favorite TV Shows)


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' Movie Reel ... ' 52nd Senryu

‘ Movie Reel … ’      52nd   Senryu


                   Your Movie Life Real ?
                   DVD, Celluloid Wheel
                 ... Or Film For His Will


( Ok, Back To Transformers and G. I. Joe Movies - LOL)


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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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Answer my Question

Senryu and Tankas

ANSWER MY QUESTION

Answer my question
while we agree to differ,
as long as people
realize brains are not equal
a solution to be found?

MANIPULATION

A mind to control
the whole of the human race...
in the right hands?

SAFETY NET

Those that want to lead
saviour of those to be lead...
two minds think as one?

A FRONT CREATED

When the rich want more
the earth plunged in to despair?
a front created
this usually a war?
we all weep for a hero!

  
IS OUR SYSTEM WRONG

Is our system wrong?
why are we disappointed?
we’ve tried others,
people power, religion
communism, liberalism.


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' A Snake In The Grass ... ' 19th Senryu

‘ A Snake In The Grass … ’    19th Senryu



    A Snake In Tall Grass
Strikes, Bites and Cruelly Laughs …
     ‘ Did It Hurt’  It Asp


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Wild Iris

 


Gently lapping shore
Wild Iris leans close to drink
Taffy made you smile




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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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'exposed'


mysterious spheres uncover my cradled thoughts freedom on offer
061220111328


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Stain Glass Masquerade

                                     Stain glass masquerade 
                                    each face a different mask
                                         lost in reflection


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empty seats

empty seats
woman dressed in white
opts to stand


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am self failure from

                                           am self failure from 		
                                       God deserves it so I love 		
                                               my destination		


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'change - one smile at a time'



I will share my smile subsequently you’ll share yours gloomy day no more
©101220111815


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See the Rose


A world seen through eyes
of children and grandchildren
wakes our lost vision

Eyes tainted by life
see ideas in different lights
black and white now gray

Enlightening words
spewed from the mouth of mere babes
cause us to ponder

Ears tainted by life
hear darkness in spoken words
bonds of trust broken

Spoken words of truth
from the innocence of youth
often brings laughter

Embrace each new day
with eyes and ears of a child
give ode to the rose


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Intense Doubt

Sitting on the chair 
Blinking eyes to find out 
That I forgot something 
And again in a deep thought 


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What I'm Not

A poet I’m not
I merely fumble with words
to clarify things


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12-21-12

The end of the world — 
I will see you all in hell.
May I rest in peace.


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Broken Pieces Fall

                                                           ~~~
                                                   broken pieces fall
                                          shattered and scattered about
                                                    a reflection gone
                                                           ~~~
                                                    lost images fade
                                           as shadows pour and cover
                                                     just a memory
                                                           ~~~


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Political Party Pals

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


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Basement

Stillborn static cry
Smothered screeching granite knife
Crimson chalk demise 


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Driving in the Fog

Driving in the fog--
Eyes wide, and creeping down a
road without edges.


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THOUGHTS TO EXIST BY



    Sitting here in thought
  
           Deeply troubled by the words

    Yet, can I but write


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My Mission


Try to find the good Wear compassion like a cloak Laugh a bit each day
My Mission Statement contest


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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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Driftwood

they tend to ebb and flow

like driftwood my emotions

joy, tears, cry and smile~~


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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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Empty Shoes

I see empty shoes

stories waiting to be heard

lonely hearts and minds



(April 6, 2011 Wausau, Wisconsin USA)

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


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Lollapalooza Drive-in

carry you a tune                                                                                                            I have to bring my bucket                                                                                            ice but what the Eh 	


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Right A Wrong Senryu

vicious lies were told getting revenge on a foe – other cheek should turn


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Cinderella

Will I never learn?
Feet will always end up burnt
When walking on coals


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Oh, Child

My soul came wanting -
Begging for your happiness
When your life took flight.

© July 26, 2010


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The Great Illusion

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


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out of brokenness

out of brokenness
we can become stronger in
our spiritual lives


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He Was Just a Nice Guy

he wanted to be
a hero, but they thought he
was just a nice guy


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One Must Touch The Earth

 
one could ride a horse
what use then would be your feet
one must touch the earth
 
(c) Christine A Kysely All Rights Reserved
 (November 10th, 2011 Wausau, Wisconsin USA)


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Hungry For Words

senryu provides
with wit or irony some
ilk of food for thought.


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MASK

                                                     a mask of fashion
                                                kind of face's decoration
                                                      real is hidden in


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Random Thought 0501

the crystal smears the seeker's vision distorts clarity lost


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Life of a Poet


          A lone cloud floats free..
      A steady breeze sits behind..
          Lends a hand not seen..

                                                                 A childs lost youth..
                                                              Dances to older music..
                                                            Writes of years to come..

            A man stands alone..
      His life and past not far from..
              Each Poem ,a day..

                                                                  I now write of life..
                                                            To where it has taken me..
                                                                And where I am now..


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Spiritual Direction

The spirit is not
so illusory as it
believes it to be


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Unfound

      Somewhere I exist
just not where this world can see
    husk blown in the wind


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Wilting

I am nothing more
Than a simple blade of grass -- 
Walked on and wilting.


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Float Amongst Wet Clouds

float amongst wet clouds

leave innocent vapor trails

destiny follows



June 3rd, 2011 Wausau, Wisconsin USA)

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


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Want To Bet?

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


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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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jobless claims

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


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Profound Question

If Adam ate first
Of the Forbidden Apple
Would women rule Earth?


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My Love Has Left Me

my love has left me
my love has gone far away
 I can live again

(c) Christine A Kysely, All Rights Reserved
(November 23, 2011 Wausau, WI USA)


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As a Lie Grows

as a lie grows, so
does the internal turmoil
of its inventor


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IMAGE A TRAIL OF FOOTPRINTS

                                         What already done 			
                                   image a trail of footprints 			
                                       that can't be undone			


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HAUNTED

Haunting dreams of what
could have been encompasses
my hope in darkness

The desires of my
heart continue to elude
me unceasingly

Leaving me to feel
as though I’m being punished
for my existence

I can’t comprehend
why my efforts at gaining
serenity fail

Still, I continue
striving for goals I haven’t
obtained, beseeching

The Almighty for
wisdom and patience so I’m
worthy of His grace


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The face of indifference

nothing more painful
vague masks of indifference
kill never softly

nothing more wordless
faces of indifference
so suicidal 

nothing more empty
void views on indifference 
drill to go ahead

(c) Elly Wouterse


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The Obligation

Wedding band binding
Constricting Obligating
Love bands holds uplifts


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caramelized

burnt sugar caramelized hopes and dreams patience learned


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home sweet turmoil

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


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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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Summer Senryu

Cicadas' songs in still heat
  evoke the ghosts 
    of childhood

           Bring to birth nostalgic thoughts
           times far removed

A simpler life
  child's eye view
    all mysteries accepted

            Each day a calm
            perfection

Which grew into itself, then
  vanished
    into its nightfall

             The self I then was wandered,
              stumbling towards adulthood

And even now still haunts me
  when cicadas sing
    and children laugh

               Somewhere in the hazy heat
               Somewhere in the white distance


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Lost Forever

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


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Peace Floats On High Winds

peace floats on high winds

seeks to travel  far and wide

touches open hearts




(June 2nd, 2011 Wausau, Wisconsin USA)

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


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My Soul Feels...

My soul feels anguish,

     Pain, affliction, and trouble…

          When will it all stop?


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Dilemma

stay the same or change,
a love affair dilemma ...
none of us immune.


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Carnival

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

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

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


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GranD WorlD

it's a GranD WorlD With
love DeaD and chivalry too
a WonDerful WorlD


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The Seeker

trust the seeker the eye can not discern your truth only the heart can


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A Lie or Not

if George Washington 
never told a lie, neither has
Anthony Weiner


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TIME IS EVIDENCE

                                              long long way to go
                                          still remains for us ahead
                                           the World will win goals

                                             a seed becomes tree
                                        the Sun rises and sets well
                                               fruits of perfection

                                              man did never cause
                                            causation made in to all
                                                time is evidence


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Hard Read

a refill for me
white porcelain leaves of tea
squinting hard to see


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LET LOOK TO THE PAST

                                               let look to the past
                                           present will be nostalgic
                                               all sweet memories


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A Thought

All Life stands on this:
Love and Joy and Sacrifice,
Honor, and a Kiss.


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existence questioned

existence questioned:
when the glass door wont open,
I wave at myself


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Wow

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


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SCIENCE AND CONSCIENCE HELPED

                                                    natural power
                                                human is animal like 
                                        science and conscience helpEed


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At Peace

I'm glad I listened

  to the sound of my own voice

       I'm where I belong


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Sound Sleep

somnambulating
eyes dream fire burning house
stubbed toes don't waken


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Fogless Mirror

Time’s definition
Ocean’s Rippled reflection
Man’s intrspection


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CHOICE SPEAKS NOT SAME

                                               north pole with south pole
                                               they connect to each other 
                                                       opposite relates

                                                          material law
                                            device depicts not fails there 
                                             but choice speaks not same


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TRUE HEARTS HEAR

                                              by ears all hear sound
                                        meaning feel by own self mind
                                          true hearts hear real rhythm 


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WE DESERVE THE BEST

                                           Science of Physics
                                   tests to know certain results
                                        We deserve the best


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Steel Whirlwind

Storm on black top
A frustrated teenager 
Pontiac Tempest

By Robb A. Kopp
All Rights Reserved © MMX


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Visionary Clouds


 visionary clouds
 float towards future dreaming
 momentary bliss

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


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' Personality ... ' 22nd Senryu

‘ Personality ’   22nd   Senryu 



     No  Morality ?
… TV  Technicality
      Sad Reality …


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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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Knowledge

Knowledge changes thoughts
Perception is adjusted
Beliefs are transformed

Knowledge is wisdom
Lessons learned through the ages
Falling on deaf ears
 
Knowledge awakes thoughts
New Ideas open the mind
To clearer judgments

Knowledge is creative
Stretching beyond boundaries
Knowing no limits

Knowledge teases thoughts
Information abundant
Right and wrong unclear

Knowledge is danger
In hands of evil doers
Dominant intent

Knowledge transforms thoughts
Choices made to character
Constant changing force


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Aging

patches of rain 
dampened cobwebs on yew bushes --
the gray in my hair

the creaking of the
screen door swaying in the wind --
my knees in motion

the sight of a 
one headlighted car passing by --
my dimming childhood

finishing an expert
crossword without a dictionary --
wisdom


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Illumination

illumination
thoughts felt at the speed of sound
breath of inner self

June 3rd, 2011 Wausau, Wisconsin USA)

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


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Eternal Cycle

Midnight has fallen,
Fated to be overrun
By bright, sunlit skies.

But Dawn also breaks;
And Daylight is forced to fade,
So Night might rise.

Eternal cycle
Unbroken for centuries,
Until the sun dies.


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Theory of forms

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


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PALE RED OUT DATED WHITE

                                                              color important
                                                  strong emotions become pale
                                                           red out dated white


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All Gifts

each has been given
          
                    abundant blessings, all gifts

                                     look in your hands, see!
~*~


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Cushions Please

raw jalapeno
flame going in the body
hard to sit when out


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NET

                                          Not means for fishing 		
                                        Not the net of mosquito 		
                                          world communicates		


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Waiting To Escape

my thoughts float captured

random notes in a bottle

waiting to escape

 

 

(February 8, 2011 Wausau, Wisconsin)

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


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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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Senryu 0427

blank page inspiration does not flow dry well


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Confidence Erases Fear

.

                                      The dark mid-night hour
                                Brings fear even though prepared
                                       Faith brings confidence


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#56

State of hopelessness
Inability to sleep
And downheartedness


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PEN AND GUN

                                                      soft weapon
                                                 writes on white paper
                                                    heals the heart

                                                    sharp weapon
                                                 causes body pain
                                                      other tears


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LIKE A DREAM

                                                 driving car at night
                                        disturbs eyes with flashing light
                                             at morning reached home

                                                tired body needs rest
                                             after waking up from bed 
                                                that was like a dream


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ODD LOOKING

                                                angry atmosphere                   
                                              image in front of mirror
                                               odd looking face seen


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20-20

The eye in the sky
Is clouded with cataracts
But I see just fine.


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Hope: Definition of

Beacon of the Souls light…eternal wish that this Time…we get it right!


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it isn't there

I'm trying to find
the answer at
the bottom of a bottle


July 18, 2014


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Twins Are Never One

twins are never one

three will never equal two

soulmates live as one




(June 2nd, 2011 Wausau, Wisconsin USA)

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


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Sty Animation

if you feed it, then
it will continue to grow --
litter on the ground.


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Little Tiny Thoughts

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

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


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TEST OF SMILING FACE

                                                     Test of smiling face 
                                                 keeping beauty glorious
                                                    looking glass in front


                                                       no one is ugly
                                                 smiling beauty of faces 
                                                      in front of mirror


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MIND INTENDS TO MELT

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


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The Present Form

a creation of
an appetite for the same
political taste.


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Deep Purple Ribbons

deep purple ribbons

wound in and about my head

my own royal crown.

 

(January 18, 2011  Wausau, Wisconsin)

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


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seaweeds


dealing with humans
oft leaves me feeling as though
they are dried seaweeds

cold of bright spirit
clammy with the residue
of having brushed life


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silence

like a cancer spreads
across the wires, distance grows
placid like your heart


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PAST DAYS NEVER COMES

                                          black hair becomes brown
                                     matured limbs bear less strength
                                           past days never comes


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Give Yourself A Second Chance

if you did not  have
a good childhood, then stop and 
smell the roses ... twice!


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inside the body

inside the body
of Christ is love and wisdom
what happened to yours?


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PRICE OF QUALITIES

                                                  man fears of the age
                                               a piece of old gold is gold 
                                                      price of qualities


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No inspiration

No inspiration,
Just an eraser marked page
And an empty beer.


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' Orbit Gum ... ' 28th Senryu

‘ Orbit Gum … ’   28th   Senryu 



       A Devious Tongue
    Is Not A Dry-Witty One
   Just Dirt and Mouth-Scum


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Friendship May Grow Strong

meeting of the minds

an easy conversation

friendship may grow strong

 

 

 

(February 7, 2011 Wausau, Wisconsin)

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


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AIRY FAN

                                                           airy fan
                                                 makes the body cool
                                                          hot again


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OLD GRANDMA'S EYES BOLD

                                                        needle's hole
                                               old grandma's eyes bold
                                                      tries with thread


                                                        nice her eyes  
                                                    gives life by caring
                                                         matured star
                                                                                


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Lost Innocence

                                                 tears falling like rain
                                             grieving for lost innocence
                                                   never to be found


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A LOCK WITHOUT KEY

                                                 a lock without key
                                          keeps no use and value there
                                                  a key without lock

                                                  a key's not of own
                                               rusting daily in drawer 
                                                   lock's of another


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SPOTS DIFFER

                                                    truth of things 
                                              touching the big world 
                                                      spots differ 


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Never Told a Lie

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


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'Explore'


unrelenting search little things to complete me I found deep within
©260620121655


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Pay It Forward



troubles ruled the day but a smile and a kind word made a difference perhaps one day soon you will have an occasion to pay it forward
For the Small Gifts contest...


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Holiday's Circle

holiday's circle
 bright colorful traditions
 emptiness inside
 
© Christine A Kysely All Rights Reserved
 (December 16th, 2011 Wausau, Wisconsin USA)


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THE SUN




                                          no plug no current
                                     round nuclear bulb's power
                                        God's current with in


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Possibilities


climbing step by step
struggling to reach the top
expecting, hoping

panoramic view
of life before and after
possibilities


For Anthony's contest


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LEVEL BEST

                                            I promise myself
                                     shall try to read level best
                                            I missed earlier

                                          all poets' treasure
                                    storing building day by day 
                                         God's blessing upon









Requesting note:- Please no comment. Just read


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then creditors came

she worshipped money
clinched it 'til the day she died;
then creditors came


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WITH OWN ENERGY

                                               Unknown person dies
                                         one keeps silence without cry
                                               tears for who in heart

                                                 the power in mind
                                      the Sun's light covers the world
                                                  with own energy


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The Gardeners Young Mistress

perhaps hands folded......
unknowingly innocent
ingenue revealed


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A SWEET KISS AT MORN

                                                 A Sweet kiss at morn
                                            bread with butter and coffee
                                                       is it holy day?


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#45

Tiny mirrors sparkle
Light and dark battle again
Ocean water calms


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SOUL SPEAKS OWN PICTURE

                                               sense's water like stream
                                             passes through brain channel 
                                                flows from mind and soul

                                                    heart's fleshy mirror 
                                             mind depicts borne qualities
                                                 Soul speaks own image


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On Antibiotics

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


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hello love

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


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FACE IS SEEN DARK IN DARK GLASS

                                                      glass's identity
                                          face is seen dark in dark glass
                                                     clear in looking 


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I Don't Know Whether To Laugh Or Cry

Laughter... 

The manic depressives greatest tool 

Are you kidding me?


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Bottled Thoughts Within

bottled thoughts within

release brings rich aeration

added depth to taste




(February 9, 2011 Wausau, Wisconsin

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


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PRELIMINARY TO TOP

	                                 Stairs are like classes		
	                                     preliminary to top		
	                                  who reaches obtains		


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SWEET VOICE

                                                       Instrumental sound
                                                 rhythm of musical beat with
                                                  sweet voice meaning song


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Better Tomorrows

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


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Woman In A Glass Bottle

Floating on blue sea

Woman in a glass bottle

Open sky, closed land.

 

 
(January 14, 2011 Wausau, Wisconsin)

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


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Spiritual Introspection

Solitude will breathe
Spiritual introspection
Communing with God


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3rd Sense - Touch

Reach outside yourself

Touch universe with your soul

Feel your inner heart.

 

(January 26, 2011  Wausau, Wisconsin)

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


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Finale

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


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Scents

patchouli incense
opens nostrils --
fragrant dreams

patchouli incense
smolders ethereal --
phantom dreams

patchouli incense
burns as fingers --
massaging dreams


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WHAT IS SEEN INNER

                                          wander with self mind 
                                       at long distance from body
                                            what is seen inner


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MIND IS A BOX

                                                  Mind is like a box
                                      What are kept that depicts through
                                                 Character reveals 


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Before You Recognize Them

Sometimes the whole world
has to see your faults before
you recognize them


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#54

Whispers in the dark
Calling a restless soul home
Unfamiliar warmth



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free

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


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Sin Invaded His Soul

Defenseless, he prayed
"O God Forgive me, I let
sin invade my soul."


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MIRROR AND FEELING

                                               No one can control
                                            image in front of mirror
                                            style depicts own style

                                               but feeling evolved 
                                        in mind pictured with the same
                                              one may not be there  


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Message to be bottled

message to be bottled

scent of workers sweat 
pungent stench of self-esteem 
what would you bottle

(c) Elly Wouterse.

Note:

Just had a conversation with a great radio-guy about a singer from 
abroad(from my point of view) I recommended to him.. and somewhere in that 
conversation the topic changed to working hard in a sweaty (radio)studio and 
the high temperatures outside and also inside his radio studio We both found 
ourselves only second later making a joke about self-esteem..and workers 
sweat...............

I couldn't help it.. I wrote a little poem -  re-wrote it into a  senryu - entitled
"Message to be bottled"


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TWO HEARTS

                                                 Two hearts Union of 	
                                             not of the mass but of love 	
                                                    enters in to Soul


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CONCEPT EVOLVES AS A WHOLE

                                                tough to adorn words 
                                             a picture of whole concept 
                                                  felt by sense with in

                                                  Sun is at eyes' sight
                                             concept evolves as a whole
                                                  words miss to depict 


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IN A FIRST CLASS TRAIN

                                         


                                           in a first class train
                                      third class passenger travels 
                                         due respect's not tuned


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My Thoughts Are As Pearls

my thoughts are as pearls

waiting to be nobly strung

one by one by one


(April 30, 2011 Wausau, Wisconsin)

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


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Edge Of Infinity

Teetering atop
The jagged edge of A cliff
My spirit takes flight.


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' Can't Scratch The Surface ... ' 27th Senryu

‘ Can’t Scratch The Surface … ’   27th   Senryu 



         Those, Who Like To Pick
    Try to Stick, Like Lice and Ticks
        … Get Rid-X, Real Quick !


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' Thankful ...' 41st Senryu

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


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Lost Consciousness

thoughts escape my mind

flying swiftly through space, time

lost consciousness




(February 7, 2011 Wausau, Wisconsin)

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


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NOT THE CASH COW BUSINESS

                                             Ups and down is must		
                                         Not the cash cow business 		
                                               Enjoy the life well		
		


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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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Need For A Once-Over

don't stare a gift horse
in the mouth.  it may be shy
and need some braces.


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FALSE IS SEEN REAL

                                                    putting magic spell
                                             of different chanting words
                                                 false is seen real there


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Never Empty

Open hands receive
          
               Immutable gifts, freely
                    
                              Give, never empty


           
            



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MANIFESTATION

                                              a color seen through
                                            different glasses' colors
                                              all are not the same

                                               feelings of choices
                                 nose likes good fragrance smelling
                                                  manifestation

                                             Unique is whole one
                                        causes instinct for changes
                                                lies in every one


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facing a new day

wake up knowing you
are only one in billions
facing a new day

go to sleep thankful
you survived another day--
numerous did not


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CLEAN MIRROR IN FRONT

                                                 Beauty smiling face 		
                                         Free heart casts all the way nice 		
                                                 Clean mirror in front		


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MAN TALKS WITH HIMSELF

                                              man walks on the way
                                          cell phone closing to the ear
                                               man talks with himself


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#52

Belief stands alone,
Light feeds upon the darkness
Darkness upon light


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Thoughts Cannot Be Caged

thoughts cannot be caged

even from behind closed walls

they can touch the wind

 

 

(February 9, 2011 Wausau, Wisconsin

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


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Steps


Just a moments rest
Walking this uncertain path
Rewards in heaven

For the Still Life contest


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Bend Or Break In Two

bend or break in two

no other possibilities

either is your choice.

 

(January 19, 2011  Wausau, Wisconsin)


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


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VALENTINE'S BEAUTY

                                                     Valentine's beauty
                                            waits for few hours to lovers
                                                    without wishes miss


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COMMUNICATES VOICE

                                                          far away
                                                  communicates voice
                                                     silent thoughts 

                                                  thoughts of poets
                                                   images of words
                                                        read by all

                                                    with own style
                                                 rivers rose flowers
                                                        put colors


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KNOWN IS IN

                                                   things are seen 
                                                 matter of heart not
                                                     known is in


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Job

Spending the whole day
Working so hard and striving
For the wine and gold..


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THIRD'S OF OWN

                                                        first use eyes
                                                     until senses grow 
                                                         no one sees

                                                       sense helps first
                                                     second other shows 
                                                         third's of own


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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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ANTIQUE GOLDEN WEALTH

                                                   all sweet memories
                                            pendulum of old clock chimes 
                                                 antique golden wealth


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Below The Surface

shiny red apple admired for its perfection inside a fat worm


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IT IS NOT BELIEF

                                                    it is not belief
                                                   reality within it
                                                One power one God

                                                all are of same light
                                             travel by different flight
                                                 formation in space

                                                   Universe Ocean
                                              segregated into drops
                                          light's beams are scattered


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THIS WORLD IS A BOOK

                                                    This world is a book
                                                The Universe is the great
                                                     learning never ends


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#53

The warmth in sunshine
Felt on a warm summer breeze
Reminiscent minds


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IT IS SWEETER THAN HONEY

                                            Penny means money 
                                          It is sweeter than honey
                                              ends mind's agony

                                            All things we can buy
                                       For needs never ending cry
                                              so we always try


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#55

Lost mind never found
Never found in a lost sea
Wet behind the ears



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The Wizard of Oz -Searching


The not so "great" Oz showed them they searched for something they already had


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FEAR



      Oh, the fear of growing old,


         Youthful bodies now turning cold...


              Death, the fear of a life unworthy.


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PROFIT MEANS PROFIT

                                            Profit means profit		
                                     shows intention and motive 		
                                            Dog disregards gems		


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Papillon

Fragile wings calling
Living life in the moment
Beauty unaware


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Conversation

sentence to sentence

no breaks, no empty silence

words flow easily 

 

 

 

(February 7, 2011 Wausau, Wisconsin)


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


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' This Parade ' 8th Senryu

‘ This Parade ’     8th Senryu


  Rain … On ‘This’ Parade
Returns Back To Angry Cloud
        Answer of Acid


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Value Of Nature

value of nature

what is a sand dollar worth?

can it buy you love?



(February 5, 2011 Wausau, Wisconsin)

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


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WAY TO FLY AWAY

                                                     way to fly away?
                                              no, everything is nothing
                                                  nothing's everything


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EYE'S SENSE OF A POET

                                           Eye's sense of a poet
                                        ink flows to pen on paper 
                                        a scene snapped with in


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NICE DEMOCRACY

                                                        nice democracy
                                                shows equal justice for all
                                                     Nature Mother calls

                                                      rules of air water
                                              same over the earthly world 
                                                        even of red fire


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CIRCLE IS ZERO

                                                   boundary less thing
                                                      infinity with in it
                                                         circle is zero


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Haiku Trauma Drama

laugh to comedy.
cry to tragedy. do both
get extra relief.


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The Lost Heart


     Had I but thought more

     Of your love and what it meant

     You would still be here


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Fences

   
Hard to figure out When looking at a new fence, What the intent was. Did the builder want to keep something in Or perhaps keep something out.. Maybe it was both.
Barbara Gorelick senryu/kimo for " A Mesh of Forms" contest


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' Can She Pick 'Em ... ' 26th Senryu

‘ Can She Pick ‘Em … ’   26th   Senryu 



Boy, Can She Pick ‘Em !
From Machiavelli-Boyfriend
   Rasputin-Husband


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MISUNDERSTANDING

                                      Sometimes words quite fails 		
                                      Sight and mind not in touch  		
                                            misunderstanding		
			


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Unfolding golden origami

that is what I meant                                                                                                     that which was read irony                                                                                               a thrown paper wad


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EVERY ONE DREAMS

                                           Every one dreams  			
                                 warm embrace of sweet true love 			
                                          wins for endurance			








For contest:
Sponsored by: Brian Strand 







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E. Coli Outbreak

cartoon character's 
favorite veggie is off
the market.  oh drat!


--  This is for all of us who like spinach and can't eat it until the E. Coli
outbreak has been fixed.


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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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their birth certificates

everybody 
who seeked proof of his birth, sent
their birth certificates

to the supreme court
to verify that they were
legal citizens


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Without Thought

Challenges come swiftly
While emotions get carried away
Far too soon


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God Brought You to Life

God brought you to life;
why do you want to misuse
it, and ignore Him?


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TUT

                                                       Flowers in a pot
                                                   all unreal except one
                                                     think all are plastic


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' The Weed ... ' 13th Senryu

‘ The Weed ’   13th Senryu



    A Weed-Like, Sick Plant
Roots to Shoots and Rise to Rant …
      Infectious, Like That


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sometimes

ink sometimes 
spill from my pen,
mostly not


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' Mimicry ...' 23rd Senryu

‘ Mimicry ’   23rd  Senryu 



        Is That Mimicry ? …
Yeah ! … A Caged, Enraged Polly
          Parrot-Parody !


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If You are Dirty

if you are dirty
why do you want to corrupt
others with your dirt


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GLOWING IN PS

                                              A glittering Sun
                                       Hundreds of light particles
                                              glowing in P.S


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NEW BORN CRIES

                                                    fresh new dawn
                                                  offers love to new
                                                     new born cries
                                                    


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DAWN AND DUSK ARE ALIKE

                                                      dawn-dusk are alike
                                                     mediators of day-night
                                                      reverse shows alike      

                                                         infant's not aged
                                                  every oldest speaks unclear 
                                                       dawn-dusk are alike


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Ruby,Cobalt and Amber

reflections I dread
amber cobalt ruby red...
Should have walked instead


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FIGMENT

                                                        imagination
                                           a figment of some one's own
                                                shows nothing real one


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Disturbed harmony

contemplative thoughts

               hands of time moving slowly

tranquility gone


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PEN WANTS TO TALK TRUTH

                                            Order means Order		
                                           for Numerical numbers 	 	
                                           pen wants to talk truth		


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NICEST MAN AROUND

He has nothing left
The "needers"? took and banked all--
Nicest man around


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Fragile Glass Of Hope

Fragile glass of hope

Divinity intercedes 

Wishful thought of mine.



(January 14, 2011 Wausau, Wisconsin)

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


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Smiles and Frowns

babies and children
puppies, kittens, all small life
make me smile with love

ugly words, lewdness
crudeness, rudeness, hatred and 
meaness make me frown

For Michael's contest


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Two Hearts Unfolding

two hearts unfolding

close their eyes to outside world

no longer apart

 

 

(February 8, 2011 Wausau, Wisconsin)


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


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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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two senryu

Senryu 

On anvil of life
Man is fixed to conform 
To society´s norm 


Senryu
Hammer on hot steel
Yields as softest of butter  
Forever a horse shoe 


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OURS LIMIT

                                                       God is one
                                                  He's no boundary
                                                        ours limit


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Yet

Wounded yet healing
Sedated yet still feeling
A sinner yet kneeling

By Robb A. Kopp
All Rights Reserved © MMX


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Creatures of Habit.....

                 Blindly we transit,
        our seeing eye dog will lead
                habits become us


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Torn Muscles Are Weak

torn muscles are weak

separate fibers dangle

seek to grow back strong

 

 

 


(February 7, 2011 Wausau, Wisconsin)


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


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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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EXCHANGE HEART

                                                    exchange heart
                                                  then inflict just pain 
                                                      feel the effect


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IN MASS NEAR TO HEAVEN

                                                 being in whole sense
                                          happy feeling more than mind
                                                 heaven's freedom felt

                                                   in ninety nine's nine
                                              next steps to hundred only
                                                in mass near to heaven


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' Complicated ' 5th Senryu

‘ Complicated ’

Give Me Crème-Fill-Cake
Complicated Cookies Bake
Nuts, That I Can’t Take ! ...


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ALL REEDS ARE NOT TUNED

                                                         Harmony 	
                                               All reeds are not tuned
                                                          Chaotic	


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Rathers

Worst day on the beach
With broken tar stained flip-flops 
I’d take over this

By Robb A. Kopp
All Rights Reserved © MMX


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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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Fate

   



             A bird's nest

             Lays two eggs ,

             One hatches !








Written on 6/7/14


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Molting

Ostracized again
Just as my wings began to mend….
Feathers blow in wind


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Enlightenment

Post-enlightenment,
Try to live a better life,
And inspire others.
I read a text Zen Budhism once, and remembered a line that said: "Before enlightenment, chop wood and pick up sticks. After enlightenment, chop wood and pick up sticks."


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Remodle

Dust an inch thick
Plaster peeling from red brick….
Black mold makes me sick


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QUANTITY QUALITY

                                                   water color glass 
                                          red blue...poured separately
                                                     quantity in it

                                                if torch light flash on
                                           same color gives reflection
                                                      quality of it


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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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Plead The Honorable

To speak for our Christ            				                 
Living letters of the Word                                                                                     
Preach in deed and truth


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Healing Crush Syndrome

infatuation:
out from under this is more
of my blood and air.


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Write Away

a poem a day
keeps the doctor at bay with
good  hand exercise.


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Callous

Thou, one who feeds thy

              Satisfaction by eating
 
Thy scruples…Callous


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Circle Requires Square

Circle requires square,

To off his top outerwear

Show her his respect.

 

(January 15, 2011  Wausau, Wisconsin)

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


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Chip Away Future

Image in my mind

Who is it that I can be

Chip away future.

 


(January 16, 2011  Wausau, Wisconsin)

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


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

‘The Archeologist … ’      33rd   Senryu

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


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' Argumentative ... ' 25th Senryu

‘ Argumentative ’   25th   Senryu 



        Argumentative …
… Just Like Being Derisive
    Need, More Laxatives


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Takes Two To Tango

takes two, to tango

heated dancefloor, or bedtime

two now intertwined.

 

(January 27, 2011  Wausau, Wisconsin)

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


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Blind Faith

if we have blind faith
in congress, then we are not
astute citizens


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Death Has Come To Call

eventual perch

raven sits on empty chair

death has come to call.

 

(January 18, 2011  Wausau, Wisconsin)


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


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Electricity On Track

Lights come bearing down

Electricity on track

Persistent life train.

 

(January 14, 2011 Wausau, Wisconsin)

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


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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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Bread and Water

Two women
Fought for one
Slice of bread.

One man drank
Two glasses
Of water.


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Exam Outcomes

autopsies can bring
more tears to some or a peace
of mind to others.


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Life's a Carousel

Life's a Carousel
Who we meet we do not know
Pick a horse and ride.


(January 11, 2011  Wausau, Wisconsin)

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


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HURTING MAKES

                                                   Inspiration boosts 		
                                               either to do good or bad 		
                                                Hurting makes too mad		


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Paper Thin Shoes

Life silently treads

On shoes that are paper thin

Any time can tear.

 

 

(January 18, 2011  Wausau, Wisconsin)


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


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City Of My Mind

City of my mind

I am mayor of this land

It's all built by me.

 

(January 18, 2011  Wausau, Wisconsin)


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


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How Solutions Can Be Born

credit bills piling
on the kitchen table. it
is time for a fast.


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What's in Your Closet?

Skeletons with skin
Carcasses with hair and nails
Not fully decayed


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REFINED SENSE CAN TRACE THE GAP

                                             An expert player  
                                  Refined sense can trace the gap 
                                        between sense and words


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' Poet Definition ... ' 30th Senryu

‘ Poet  Definition … ’   30th   Senryu 



           Define A Poet:
 So Much Reading and Writing
          And Arithmetics


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' Can Not Hide, Who You Are ... ' 29th Senryu

‘ Can Not Hide, Who You Are … ’   29th   Senryu 



                  Whether, Near or Far …
            You Can Not Hide, Who You Are
        … Mouth, Speak Words … From Heart …
                            
                          Luke 6:  45


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Fear Not The River

fear not the river
bridge, if, you do want to go 
to the other end


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SILENT HEART HELPLESS

                                                a simple odd sight 
                                                 inflicts inner injury
                                               silent heart helpless


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Coffee Awakens

Coffee awakens
From the first to the last drop
With a friend is best.


(January 10, 2011  Wausau, Wisconsin)

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


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Juicy Fruit

bite juicy apple

tastes of the unforbidden

salt pours from my eyes.

 

 

(January 21, 2011  Wausau, Wisconsin)

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


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Deposition

Alter ego you
Assailed shall laugh in the end
For refracted light

The mirror unveils
The face, the face unveils the heart
Love unveils the man

Let them twin us wrong
I dance the rhythm not the song
Mirrors feast on light.

Let us love us still
As one, and to one be true
Surrendered in will.


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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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Assembly Line

Verbless old haikus 
Eastern tradition how-to’s
Making me feel blue
 


By Robb A. Kopp
All Rights Reserved © MMX


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No More Fakes on Stage

why would realistic
politicians hire someone
to fake reality

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


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Distress That Gets Ridiculous

impromptu Lamaze
pants are what great pain puts you
through when in a pinch.


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BUILDING GETS CONFUSED

                                            Foundation and pillar
                                         if they fight for own credit 		
                                            Building gets confused	


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What Lies Within Woman's Breast

Man tries discerning

What lies within woman's breast

Hidden cannot see.



(January 15, 2011  Wausau, Wisconsin)

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


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Empty Chairs

Empty chairs sit

Waiting silently alone

Shared warmth eludes them.

 

(January 13, 2011  Wausau, Wisconsin)

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


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Pray for the Fallen

pray for the fallen,
despite their disappointments--
it could have been you


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HUMANITY RESTS

                                                     Humanity rests
                                            upon the foundation of peace
                                                Love maintains it well


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Scarecrows Against Sky

Scarecrows against sky

Stand against feathered black

Protect inner eye.

 

(January 19, 2011  Wausau, Wisconsin)


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


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Scissors

Scissors cut and shape

Hands to define direction

Chose to carve or tear.

 

(January 19, 2011  Wausau, Wisconsin)


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


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Senryu #1

Hear the story told
Watch the lights from the high ground
Know the magic truths


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Valentine's Day Remorse

he sees her, she him

he nears her, she turns away

love refused again.




(January 27, 2011  Wausau, Wisconsin)

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


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' A Thorn, Is A Thorn ' 15th Senryu

‘A Thorn, Is A Thorn’   15th Senryu



        A Rose, Compliments
The Blossom-Dew … Then Thanks It
       But The Thorn-Bush Bit


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47th Parallel

Midpoint of my life

47th Parallel

Ending, Beginning.


January 15, 2011  Wausau, Wisconsin)

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


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Blueprint

Caked make-up, etched brows,
Masks my face, hiding the truth,
Despise my blueprint


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Oil In The Water

Oil in the water

I float amongst the colors

They don't mix with me.

 

(January 22, 2011  Wausau, Wisconsin)

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


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Nine Times Out Of Ten

when you know you're right
and don't implement what you
think.  you'll be sorry.


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Highbrow Says He Knows

Highbrow says he knows

Universal truths of man

Square peg in round hole.

 

 

(January 15, 2011  Wausau, Wisconsin)


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


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SWEET APPEARANCES

                                                 Happy smile roses
                                          other one's anger douses
                                                Sweet appearances


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Hitchhiking Alone

Did you leave your heart

Sitting beside life's highway

Hitchhiking alone?

 

(January 14, 2011 Wausau, Wisconsin)

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


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Elusive

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

   


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Atmosphere Above

atmosphere above

clear umbrella shields me not

from life's wind and tears.

 

(January 18, 2011  Wausau, Wisconsin)

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


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CHANGING MODES OF LIFE

                                          Matured's sweet silence
                                   Crowds of children playing game
                                          changing modes of life


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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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Don't Wear Out Your Welcome

dandelions have
a short stay.  they adorn the
ground then blow away.


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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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Axe Waiting To Fall

Painful cracked heel
Wolf nipping at the entrance
Axe waiting to fall.


(January 11, 2011  Wausau, Wisconsin)

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


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Leap Into Knowledge

Leap into knowledge
Philosopher of fortune
Feed your starving mind.


(January 11, 2011  Wausau, Wisconsin)

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


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Closed Ears, Happy Mind

Hidden pain, hurts bad
Cutting like knife, words not truth 
Closed ears, happy mind.


(January 11, 2011  Wausau, Wisconsin)

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


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Walls With No Windows

walls with no windows

no advantage points inside

in, out, see nothing.



(January 18, 2011  Wausau, Wisconsin)

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


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' Alexander's Fate ' 10th Senryu

‘ Alexander’s Fate ’   10th Senryu

        Alexander’s Fate 
See, That Was His First Mistake
   Thinking He Was Great 


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Black and Blue

Bodypaint in skin

Hidden hurts manifested

Painted black and blue.

 


(January 22, 2011  Wausau, Wisconsin)

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


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Jump Those Tracks And Run

Two ways only to go

Tracks determine direction

Jump those tracks and run.

 

(January 15, 2011  Wausau, Wisconsin)

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


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Self-Consciousness

hover between worlds

embryonic suspension

self-consciousness.

 

(January 20, 2011  Wausau, Wisconsin)

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


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Love is for poets

Love is for poets
Bleeding on crystal blue days
Red words of bound pain


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#3

Dream sick lullabies

Wake to a world not hidden

Going to sleep again


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It Used To Not Be

transit by airplane
is not as quick when adding
the preboarding time.


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Clawfoot Tub

enter, wade in life

bathe in peaceful clawfoot tub

showers not given.

 

(January 19, 2011  Wausau, Wisconsin)


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


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Feet On The Keyboard

Feet on the keyboard

Tapping out a happy tune

Life is our rhythm.

 

(January 13, 2011  Wausau, Wisconsin)

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


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Lottery Tickets

lottery tickets
get your hopes high to be or
not to be fulfilled.


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' What Is Your Problem ?' 16th Senryu

‘ What Is Your Problem ? ’   16th Senryu



         What is Your Problem ?
 To Solve Them… Now, Get A Clue ! …
     … Your Problem … Is You !


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Worst

fire couldn’t get rid
worst poem I ever did....
in my mind it hid


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Tread carefully

Life is like new snow
     Steps we take throughout a life
                   Each imprint will show
                                                    ^
                                                      ^
                                                       ^
                                                       ^ 
                                                     ^
                                                  ^
                                                ^
                                              ^
                                         ^
                                      ^
                                 ^
                            ^
                        ^
                 ^
           ^
    ^


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Antique Mirror

Cracked mirrors can’t waltz
Chipped from previous assaults
Just there to show faults

By Robb A. Kopp

All Rights Reserved © MMX


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' Control ... ' 14th Senryu

‘ Control ’    14th  Senryu



     Control … ‘ Together ’
If  You Can Control … ‘ Never ’
   … Control,  ‘ Forever ’


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Self-Love (senryu)

Divinity shines

           within purity divine 

                        a self-love sublime


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Circles On Circles

Circles on circles

Shaded glass to shield sun's glare

Hide eyes from bad squares.

 

(January 18, 2011  Wausau, Wisconsin)

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


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All It Is I Own

all it is I own

baggage that resides within

more added daily.

 

(January 18, 2011  Wausau, Wisconsin)

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


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Hard Love

I swam the gutter
His harsh love made me shutter….
A ship with no rudder


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Time Reflects Future

mirror shows myself

today, not my tomorrow

time reflects future.

 

(January 18, 2011  Wausau, Wisconsin)

 

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


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Unsettled

soldiers in the desert
poised with weapons at bay.
tanks butcher the sand.


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Over There

The way over there
Is beyond my mind can go
So I will stay here

Russell Sivey


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GREEDY BEARS DIRT

                                                pong of ear causes		
                                         Callousness shatter the heart		
                                                 Greedy bears dirt		
		


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Fright Light

"i don't like you, but
i love you" is a  scary
thought when committing.


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Have I Hated?

Empty porridge bowl
Birthright sold, no blessing left
Tears and flying snots


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' Brimstone, The Senryu ... ' ( 34th Senryu )

‘Brimstone, The Senryu … ’      34th   Senryu

            Fire On Mountain, Strong
      Ashes and Dust, Hot-Wind, Blown
          Fire and Rock … Brimstone


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Drawing the Curtains

The window of my soul
Through my pen and not my eye
If you wish to spy

By Robb A. Kopp


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NEED CAUSES

                                               What I have
                                               I never cry for
                                                need causes


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Life Is Not A Rehearsal

Some are black, some white

Piano's ivory keys

Rehearsal, It's not.

 


(January 18, 2011  Wausau, Wisconsin)

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


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Gone

Stressed out lost my way
Locked down my mind gone away
Cold tired and cast away

By Robb A. Kopp

All Rights Reserved © MMX


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Let It Go

Let it go, now, Sam
It’s time to leave it behind
The time has come; Go!


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Heighten Your Vocabulary

a little foreign
language can open your eyes
to your own language.


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Whispery Questions

Pandemonium
Adds to my delirium
Wild delphinium

By Robb A. Kopp


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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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Tango Of Life

embrace with passion

remember heated moments

live life extended.

 

(January 27, 2011  Wausau, Wisconsin)

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


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Earthlings


            without our longings,

                                   what's the point of our strivings,

            small, stranded earthlings ?


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A Piece Of My Mind

if i tell you my
true opinions, then i hold 
you in high regard.


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A Hundred in One Haiku

A hundred haikus
Are contained in these few lines,
And deep in your mind.


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Chiromancy Hand In Hand

next time you shake a
person's hand, it could be a
future investment.


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'The Wick' 12th Senryu

‘ The Wick ’   12th Senryu



          A Wicker-Basket
Full of Wicked-Things … Trash It !
  … Keep Candle Wick – Lit !


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Soldier's Son


soldier's brave only son,

     mighty scared of the hand gun,

          none else makes him run!


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' Tidal - Waves ... ' 17th Senryu

‘ Tidal-Waves … ’   17th Senryu



Flood Waters … She Gave
Just Strong Swimmers, Will Be Safe
Moon’s Full-Tidal-Waves !


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Storing Regrets to Age

Sighs in a barrel
sealed in darkness and red wax
Branded, burnt oak skin...


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Mythological Amour Refreshment

when Eros marries
Eos you get a nuance
of love at daybreak.


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Two Heads Are Better Than One

if we put our two
cents together, we will have
twice the change of minds.


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On Watch

Scratched Scarred and marred
Remembers times and schedules
Tarnished yet ticking

By Robb A. Kopp


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Utopia



       ... of cornucopia,


           of health and panacea,


           of dreams, Utopia ...


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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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Decisions

I’d like to rewind
I have sadly changed my mind
Now I’m disinclined


By Robb A. Kopp


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Prudent Silence


     ... prudent silence keeps


         foes on their toes, all guessing


         when you'll be striking...


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Abysmal


                but though you don't know

                  I betrayed you, down I go

                           abysmally low.


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' Duplicate ' 4th Senryu

‘ Duplicate ’

       Original Me
Never Can They Copy Me ...
    You, Duplicate-Thief


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Thoughts Of Schadenfreude

you can curb your poor
actions and always bite your
cheek before you laugh.


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Pervasiveness Of Litter

sandwich of lettuce,
ham and swiss on the sidewalk
now evolved to waste.


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Irrepressible


           deep in every soul,

           craving irrepressible,

           for what's good, what's noble.


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Dry Cleaners To The Rescue

when you don't want a
date, tell the person you have
pressing engagements.


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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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Lonely Moon

Light sneaks through the trees
I'm covered in pale moon drops
Lonely moon, like me.


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Pyramids

    ... exalt the dead's deeds,

                  fine marble tombs, pyramids,

                              bones, dust 'neath their lids...!


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Crutch

if you run out of
interesting things to say,
smile and make small talk.


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Hedonism



bare hedonism

anesthetizes the mind,

then the soul goes blind!


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To The Punch

if pain is supposed
to hurt you, what do you call
it if it helps you?


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Superlatives


     ...don't exaggerate,


        beware of superlatives,


        of the truth they're thieves...


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Rich Becomes Richer


rich becomes richer
God’s not forgetful, he knows
poor becomes poorer


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Verbosity

              haiku need not rhyme..

                    thought sparks, terse verse, timeless time..

              verbosity, crime!


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Day to Day


theres vitality

          in the great triviality

of the day to day


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Deity


                    don't bet on lucky,

                                     prepare for that deity,

                                                       Opportunity !


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Dream Destination

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


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Spontaneous Outcomes

a paroxysm of 
applause in a crowd creates
a popcorn popping
reaction, but burst into
laughter you might be a clown.


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It's You Who Count


   your own score you know,

               worry not how they judge you,

   they don't count, you do!


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Think Deep

density of thought
can lead to a mind of rock
and enlightenment.


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Dust


       ... to rot and to rust,


                       all gather, and become, dust,


                                       thank, curse if you must !


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' What Colors Are You ? ' 3rd Senryu

‘ What Colors Are You ? ’

Red Is For Passion
Purple, Is For Royalty
Green... Is For Envy


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#28

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


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Be More Positive

don't dwell on what's bad.
you might fulfill an omen.
think sunny-side up.


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#34

I can hear them play
Children running and laughing
Where are my ear plugs?


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Strangely Familiar

strengthens, burdens me,

          this strange familiarity

                    of every new day.


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New Light

we can learn more on
color from those with sight and
from those who are blind.


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Chronic Fatigue

it's like the dream where
you're running in sludge and can't
seem to get away.


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Unshriven


             dark whispers linger

           heeded and unforgotten,

                 guilty, unshriven


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Brittle

     ... as thin glass, brittle,


         proud egos crack and crumble


         before the humble ...


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Self Realization....

                      Reflected moments,
       shards of glass from broken mirror
                       glaring reminders......


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Saying Little Can Take Much

pithy things to say
often need plenty of wit
and thought before said.


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Speak To Grow

when people refuse
to talk, a blight of learning
occurs in their minds.


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#5

Forgot the feeling

Shall I go outside and play

Give me peace again


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My Hair

it gets combed. it gets
brushed.  it does what it wants, and
i like it like that.


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#2

My world, beautiful

Clean, unblemished, and pure white

Once again I dream