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solicitation

lady of the night
performs tricks in an alley....
father taught her well


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STRUGGLE

                                  Struggle to survive.
                            The world will eat you alive.
                               Bite back or be dinner.
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INSIGNIFICANT

                                  Forgotten eyes see
                            The shadows are no longer
                                       Insignificant
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WORLDLY WILDERNESS

                                   a concrete playground
                                   Wickedness wilderness
                                breathe, there is no sound

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RELEASE

                                  Feed me all my fears
                                  I am too afraid to cry
                                 Release my inner child.

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STRENGTH

                                     I make the pain stop
                                    Powerful determination
                                       I will not give up.
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DUALITY

                                     The skin of the soul
                                     Masculine or feminine
                                            See duality.
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Date 07-29-2014


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Tears in a Bottle

Tears in a Bottle
doors open, doors close wasted opportunities – tears in a bottle
Entered in contest “One Solo Epic Senryu or Haikyu – In a Bottle” sponsored by Poet Destroyer A (7-22-2014).


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Love and Learn

One learns nothing
till one falls out of love....
rebuilding life


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You May Not Agree

Oh the cock may crow
but hens deliver the goods...
more to life than sex.

© Harry J Horsman 2013  


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Fingered

Chamber of secrets
Locked in wisps of steel incense
Swabbed sulfur din


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Tranquil Waters

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


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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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Say it now!!!

Give me my life back
Satan release your grip—now!
God’s love—can’t touch that!

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Now believe it
Continue to live by it
Let it manifest!







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Wait For Me

Do not leave me now
I am here by your side and...
Heaven will wait dear


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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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Jokers Lament

eyes of deepest blue
lips sweet as maple syrup...
his dog loves him too


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Sleepless Nights

first sunbeams on my infant's face the chair still rocking


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Violinist Composition

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


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Ripe Mango

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

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


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A caring One

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


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Blind

Fornicated bliss
Devoured, unearthed, blinded
Tomorrow lacks sight

© Drake J. Eszes


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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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Rose Petals on my Table

early morning dream a butterfly on my eyes tiny fingers' touch an innocent face eagerly waits with closed eyes daily breakfast kiss rush hour traffic jam flower girl at the window dew drops on fresh rose ringing telephone nobody to attend it quivering roses afternoon tea time rose petals on my table another sun set © kashinath karmakar(21st August 2011) ============================= Placement:5th;(Sept.2011) Contest:Morning,noon or night senryu Sponsor:Francine Roberts


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You Will Feel

be mindful
human rights are human ways
that lead down

be careful
the words above always remain
wear no crown

trap the sin
destroy the lie of conceit
look within

don't consume all that you see
you will feel
wrong like fire


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Pieces

A heart divided
Hurt knows no bounds anymore
Only time will tell


By: Misty Leccese
© June 16, 2009


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Eyes Weeping

eyes weeping
laughter ringing in ears
the last goodbye


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Worry-Wart

I often worry
that I might run out of things
to worry about...


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Walking Flowers....

Her scented perfume
another flower with toes,
as I bend to breeze....


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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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Marriage Vow

My Life is my past

Your Life is your history

Our Life - our future


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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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'Grow fainter'

our doubts fade away when our focal point becomes positivity
©142011082013


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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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My Momma's Words

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


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Time Alleviates

Time takes away hurt But moves slow when you’re in pain… Alarm is beeping
Russell Sivey Contest: Senryu Sponsor: Black Eyed Susan 10/5/2013


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Obituary

Column holds no house
Throw as many stones as wish
Nothing made of Glass


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Countless Life

1, 2, 3
Down, and counting life
Three, two...one


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Love's an Illusion

I’ve realized that
love is an illusion, one
that’s out of my reach

I’d hoped that if I
refused to seek it, it would
come to me softly

on butterflies’ wings
fluttering in the spring breeze
…so sweet and simple


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Unshackled Souls

Uplifting the soul
Pay tribute to saving lives
Not shackling those in need



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Love on Wheels

United couple A road of hazardous turns Two Hearts on the wheel


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Indian Tales

When night settled down
Pow-wows rose to a climax
Giving the world joy


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Shattered Moon Beams

Pop the silver orb
Moon drops splashed upon your wrist
Goodbye on your lips...


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The Judgment seat

every man must stand                                                                                             some kneel first time before God                                                                              sadly the last time


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Envy

envy at our birth
The true poison of this earth
dooms the chance of mirth


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I Smile and Frown When

I smile when-
Woman has strange men over
You laugh and mind business
Married to your asshole neighbor

I frown when-
Man wants medicine for kid,
Clinic shut down,
Alcohol delivered a government payout


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The Shuttering Lens

The camera flashed
Radiance smiling back
Images of love


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Car Wash Line

Car wash running hot
Backed up around the next block
Car in front just clunked


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on a diet

sugar substitute
low fat carbohydrate free
feed it to the cat


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Sign Language

No shouting at all
If let little fingers speak
Deaf hears, loud and clear


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Miatianna

1  Miatianna                                           2  Miatianna                            
    Stands alone in the rubble                       Outside, standing in the mud                     
     Looking for MaMa                                   Crying for Daddy              
                                  3  Maitianna
                                      Sorrounded by disaster
                                      Where is brother, Juan

4  An orphan, at six                                  5  How will she survive?
    Her tummy growls from hunger                Let us Pray to the Most High
    Her Throat parched from thirst                 A Prayer is answered
                                                            
                                     6  Miatianna
                                         Moving to America
                                         Knowing Love again

                               Inspired by the Haitian Earthquake
                               Dedicated to all the Haitian Nation


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A Bit of Joy

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

Soft pebbles tickle
Urban woes begin to fade
A small interlude


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Paper Plane

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


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Protectors in the Sky

Archers in the cold rain Holding their bows steady Ready to strike at will Warriors, the sturdiest Women of holy peace Protecting the innocent Seen in the skies today Watching over the pure Keeping the weak safe Archers of light and hope Women warriors of heart Timeless beings secured
Russell Sivey


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Natural Reflection

Just like a flower
Sunshine stimulates her face
Sparkling with love


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The Breath

From the Breath of God
Descended in human form
A savior named Jesus


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IED

Fabricated to Kill, guerrilla's general Unconventional http://www.thehighlanderspoems.com/war-3.php


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Perfect Embrace

Your perfect embrace A deep heart of wondrous warmth Gleam reaching our eyes
Russell Sivey


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The Mighty Hulk

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


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Alibi

Bruised skin from impact
Disguised behind, fake beauty
Alibi … makeup


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The Light

Season of His love
Touching many hearts and souls
Everlasting light


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the flying saucer



                                            the flying saucer
                                 missing my head by an inch
                                            did you notice it?


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Season of Peace

Mean spiritedness
Shall not prevail this season
Peace to all mankind


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Over The Moon

            I realize the moon
Is not far, after I placed my arm
                  Around you


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Listening

 sussurations swish
by the wishing well I wish
 distant pennies fall


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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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His Angels

The spirit of God
Angels standing by His saints
Love insulation


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His Faith

Faith is evidence
Inner substance of our souls
God fulfilling needs


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I Call The Shot



Where I want to be
 there I shall always stay –
  I call the shot, baby.


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Have A Heart

As you bring forth joy
Do not use me as a toy
My heart is at risk


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Playground

Kids go down
The slide…they head toward the swings
TIME TO SCREAM!

Free time ends
Their parents want to go home
Frowns exchange 


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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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Supernaturally Seductive!

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


deadly deception
femme fatale flourished—
dynasties downfall!

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

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Seasons

Poetry is like a river
Always changing currents
Soft, wild, always demanding attention. 

October sun fading  
Blowing thru golden hair
Wind swept streaks on face.

Never a green leaf whispers
As the sweet smelling flowers drift
Deep into the heart of summer.

I saw spring today
Was an awesome sight
Heaven was open to me.



3/ 5/ 2013 Tues


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our grandson

our grandson goes off to college to study... wild life management
Click on "About This Poem"


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HONESTY


                                       Broken promises
                                      The truth can hurt
                                           Be honest




01.11.2012
A-L  Andresen :)


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Itty-Bitty-Worry-Wart

I often worry
that I will run out of things
to worry about...


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The time flies - and I fly with it


                                                My mirror
                                 it shows me a middle-aged lady
                                                Who is it?




07.12.2012
A-L  Andresen :)


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Cast Away--Wilson the Volleyball

A stranded lone man
talking to a volleyball...
personified friend

though only listens
it gives him inspiration...
wilson the friend




© kashinath karmakar (Dec 2011)
========================

Placement:9th;(Dec 2011)

Contest:Senryu me a movie Scene

Sponsor:Andrea Dietrich


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Venetian Blind

Peek, gentle whispers
What you seek of me, open
Your embrace, full mast

©Drake J. Eszes


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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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Gallop

Hands toward gold sky
Their penitence proclaimed, blinded
Horse not high enough

©Drake J. Eszes


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mother did not mind

mother did not mind
a kind beauty of passion
and then there was me

singer of night songs
tone deaf to all but to me
the randy cat howls

mated wife, mother
baker of red cherry pies
one in the oven


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Turn a Blind Eye

A visionary
Selective blinks, loud mouth
Big picture, lacking


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Time Healing Wounds

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

~~~~~~~***~~~~~~~
© Joseph Spence, Sr., 8/27/09
© 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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- HALF PRICE -

          Material - human greed
          In January sales half price
          Not for - you need





25.01.2014



Sponsor //	Black Eyed Susan
Contest Name //1 senryu 
Deadline //2/9/2014 12:00:00 AM


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The Secret of Life

Traced undated thoughts
Conversed deepest life's questions
Ageless wit surmount

Mind traversed within
Whilst vibrant colors  made hue
Gently asked questions

Embraced each other
Radiating every facet
Life's truest secret.


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Lies

Only a few words
Spoken strong with liberty
Ever misleading


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My daughter emigrated today non traditional haiku

after she has gone

the teapot still full and warm

now empty


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' Do The Math ... ' ( 35th Senryu )

‘Do The Math … ’      35th   Senryu

          Defeating Censure
   Thru All My Years of Tenure
       Tells You … ‘ Go Figure ! ‘


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Monopolizing Greed

_____________________

With-in the projects
in the desolate graveyard 
cost outweighs the pain 

A facade lingers
his true intentions hidden
their money, now his

Building an empire 
floating along the boardwalk
his kingdom blinding

_____________________


Contest ~" Monopoly The Game Of Life "

Poet ~ Rick Parise




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Only A Dream

..
                                                 Early_ quiet house
                                     Warm, snug under covers _dreams
                                           Kiss, hugs, snuggles_ah!
                                          
                                              
                                             Mist rises from creek
                                      As dreams take me to seek love
                                            Snuggles warmth tickle


                                           Kiss, kiss, kiss, snuggles
                              Waking daylight streams through blinds
                                         Princess! quit licking__~~



Contest: Morning, noon, or night senryu
Sponsor: Francine Roberts
Penned by: Sara Kendrick
On August 20, 2011
*Note:Click on about this poem..


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Moment of Silence

A fallen embrace
The beautiful mute, never
Said they’d walk away

© Drake J. Eszes


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Buckle Up

One man one woman
Upon a horse they did ride
Till off it she slid


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An Enjoyable Summer Eve

on my deck I watch
shadows crisscross sun’s last rays. . . . 
my skin still feels warm

driving from the gym
seeing the mountains darkened. . . . 
thinking of supper

the house is quiet
I savor all the morsels 
of my peaceful meal

At my computer
I click on my friends' poems. . . . 
night time’s joy fills me

Time is getting late 
From my bed I watch TV. . . .
moon peers through the blinds

curled up by my cats
as my eyelids grow heavy. . . . 
slumber land - take me

Written by Andrea Dietrich/Aug. 20, 2011

(see note about the poem)

Inspired by Francine Roberts' 
Morning, noon, or night senryus Poetry Contest


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The Casino Changed My Life

Tried it once
Left craving for more
Addiction took hold


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There in the shadows

Yes love is scary-
but it's more what comes after
that stops me trying. 



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'Cradle your blessings'


cradle this moment don’t let the minutes slip by enjoy your blessings worry will be there it is part of life’s journey call its bluff sometimes
©111020121345


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Homeless

A homeless child wanders the urban wild,-- feels loathed...reviled.


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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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Two Eyes Contact Two Eyes

Two eyes two male eyes
     Follow upon my entrance
Stare a burning hole

Eyes continue follow
     As take place by window
Those married male eyes

Face to face desire
     Older with young woman
Eyes meet years pass ...still

Contest: "Eyes First Meet"
Sponsor: Michael J. Falotico
Written by:Sara Kendrick


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Morning Sunrise

sunrise rushes eyes
taut from night of sleepy dreams….
clumsy fingers pry

hard floor limbers feet
stiff from immobility….
quick run to bathroom

java perks real strong 
black as the ebony night…. 
cold bran cereal

movement is real slow
old feet and knees start to ache….
tenacious treadmill

eyelids wide open
embracing daily house chores….
anticipating

Copyright © 2011 By Caryl S. Muzzey
August 24, 2011

Eighth Place Winner ~ "Morning, noon, or night senryus” Poetry Contest
Sponsored by: France Roberts
Sept. 20, 2011


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The Light

Walk out of darkness
awaiting is a new light
dawn of cleansing path

~~~~~~~***~~~~~~~

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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Quit Running

mom say's
quit running !!!!
  {walk}


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Reviving Souls

Beauty of the dawn
shining bright a special light
uplifting our souls

~~~~~~~***~~~~~~~

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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My Way or His

My will have I tried
Depths of despair have I wrought
I turn to you God

2nd place in the contest

Written on 5/11/11 
for Brian Strand's "Whatever" 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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Man and Monkey thoughts

Unbeatable  and
Resourceful  'Anjaneya'
Is our 'monkey-God'

Ape is ape and man,
Man. The twain did never meet.
Nor will ever meet.


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School Days

Alarm screams TOO LOUD
Just five more minutes, I beg
But life is ruthless.
Sitting through classes
That drag on for far too long
Barely time to eat.
trudging through schoolwork
Until wee hours of night
Crashing until light.


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Summer Grind Senryu

summer cruise
we park in the side road
and backseat grind


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Liar Liar Pants On Fire

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


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Why Not Everyday

a vacation is
a time to hug family
and friends.  celebrate!


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What price ecstasy?

Pill at the club door
You dance tonight; never more
Another mourned life ~


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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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Timeless

Timeless
suspended in time, hourglass broken and forlorn - past, present, future


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The Temptress

forbidden fruit
sinfully delicious
tempting many a fool


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proof unveiled

       (*unveiled*)

       she said no....
staccato heartbeats
          tell otherwise



                                                (*proof*)

                                               never again---
                                                    toilet tank hides bottles
                                                              drowning resolve







---for Chris' contest  O_o


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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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Life Is What You Make It

birth, to those who dare
begins the life adventure
to never fear death

©Donna Jones
3-17-2014


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'Shackled'



manacle she felt incarcerated by things beyond her control
©220720121755


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Sufferance

Sufferance teaches,

                           The one who savors each bite...

                                                                      Knows an empty plate.




                                                                        Timothy I. Brumley


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'History'


let me flip the page to that memento of fear your growth reminder that is history visualize your journey forget fear just fly
©135830082013


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Tombstone - Like The Four Horsemen

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

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


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Irish emigrate again

children emigrate

as Ireland’s cubs journey down

old ancestral paths


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Laziness

blanket of white stretched
backlash of society
laziness


Written for

Sponsor Charles Henderson 
Contest Name haiku vs. senryu 


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Wishes


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


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Summer's Spilled Milk

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


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That Sucks

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














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


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illusions

some questions
better left unasked
living illusions



**august 10, 2010




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BLACK FRIDAY

Black Friday traffic
So I'll shop online today:
Coffee and my robe

11-28-14


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Hail Mary

she steals money 
from the church collecting box - - 
Hail Mary

for Susan’s Senryu contest


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A Quick Thought

The fool
if I catch him will
be me

This Annoyance
in soup server error is pain in
ones arse

The arrogant
never return compliment
what wrong

the wit
I often use is misunderstood
go figure

fat cat
has more than he needs his
hands greedy


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Senryu Spree

Judge much
but not wise
no surprise

Hearts of stone
eyes are blind
no comprehension

Pick and snipe
is not wise no
origional thought

Rigid standard
is their pretentious
banner sad

Free bird
shooting arrows
they kill

Their faith
is in themselves
noone else

Eagle soaring
too much to take
eyes turn away

Sail Captain
on stormy sea
Ship sinks


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Love Lost

Love lost A life found... What goes around.


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'Alive'


toasting life’s journey in spite of the ups and downs I am still alive
©134503102013


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Like In A Dream

soft scarlet slippers so comfortable and warm like a lovely dream
Single Senryu Poetry Contest-Spt 17


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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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But A Dream

A surprise to me
Your heart full of love and joy
Magnificent dream


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'constant performer'


constant performer made life her permanent stage show has been cancelled
©260320122215


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Alzheimer's Parody



her mask unchanging
rippling reality stints
despair’s fiery pits

sanity tilted
crust layered with razor blades
echo touched voices

opposites control
revolving kaleidoscope
serene destruction

sketchy shadow paths
Alzheimer’s parody stains
fog filled memories


Janet L Vick


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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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Menacing Moms

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




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



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




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





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' Golden Harvest ... ' 40th Senryu

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


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Circus Clown -

_____________________ the big top tumbles- tears lie deep within a painted smile


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~Longing For Happiness~

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


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The Handicapped

13 February 2010

The Handicapped
By: Noel N. Villarosa

Senryu poem

The handicapped,
unable, at a disadvantage
emerged as winner and versatile leader


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In the attic

           .
                         



                                    Portraits Of Our Life
                      
                              Yesterday passed and gone
                             
                                    Chest Of Memories





                                                                            
                                                                                      Charma


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---blasted cherries

blasted cherries
splatter the pavement bird dropping…
bloody tell trails


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Puppet on a string

linked by a silk rope 

i am played by the hand ..folklore 

puppet on a string 

p


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Leather Mountains

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







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


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Crows

Circling like black crows

On languid farmland thermals

Murder of deadlines


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a lonely walk

a lonely walk while
shoulders brush on crowded streets
get out of my way


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...cocoa brown acorns

cocoa brown acorns
wait patiently chortling...
whoops man down


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Futility

catch the rainbow
a pot of gold awaits
futile quest


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Omnipotent Father

Sun does rise
when moon sets
Ye who spins


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Holiday Frolics

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


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Two Worlds Colliding

reeking much havoc critters invade our spaces destruction of things cold concrete forests replace nature's habitat destruction of life Tanya Harrington © 07-30-2012 Two Worlds Colliding Contest


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Two Worlds Colliding


Major breakdown
an emergency call
rushing to the plant

on my table
under the candle
an unfinished poem


*******************

By:kash poet

Contest:Two Worlds Colliding

Sponsor:Russell Sivey



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Memorial Day

worn headstone place a flag in honor memorial day


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

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



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


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Spring Talk

Don't push me down with all your might I may recoil and hit you back
Sept. 25, 2012


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The Steak Out!

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


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The old grist mill

[img src="http://www.wallpaperpassion.com/upload/18797/water-mill-wallpaper.jpg"]

the old grist mill stands
nestled in the rocky bank..
red fall leaves surreal............................by Sara Kendrick
 
vibrant blue sky glows stronger
shadowing my dim life's light.......................By Doris Culverhouse
 
red stained swift water
rushes onward to the sea..
slow decaying mill.............................by Sara Kendrick 
 
Vibrant life vacant
Emotions rush, rapids flow
heart and zest soggy....................................by Doris Culverhouse
 
The once spinning wheel silent
Red Birds watch an era leave........................By Sara Kendrick

rocks wear smoothly slick 
as time ticks a new way starts
Cycling ways and days......................by Doris Culverhouse


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In the Shadows

Man sits in shadows Darkness consumes all of him… Blackness of the crow
Russell Sivey Contest: 1 senryu any subject Sponsor: Black Eyed Susan 5/24/2013


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My Montage

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


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Dark Light

                    War is a dark light
                we fight for others to live
                     ignited by words


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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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Zodiac, Princess of the Sky

Zodiac, Miss Sky Princess, bringer of thunder And downpours of rain Power that’s enthralled By multitude of humans Great fear from the storms She contains wisdom Beyond even the greatest Knowledge of the sky The rain does creep in The thunder booms its greatness Her power enforced Zodiac princess Storms erupt, her powers rise Humans then cower She at times relaxed And the air calms, rains subsides A friend of the sky Her love of the sky Greater than all other gods Timeless Zodiac
Russell Sivey Entrant into Tracie's ~*~ Indigo Dreamweaver "..Welcome to the world of fantasy.." contest Character: Zodiac, Princess of the sky 5/16/2012


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Full Moon

emergency room
filled beyond capacity
a monthly full moon


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he went to college

he went to college 'pon borrowed money played wild... reaps remorse four-fold
Sponsor: Black Eyed Susan Contest:Senryu/Any Subject This 24 day of May, 2013 Only one Senryu


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Murdered

Murdered
Life’s sparkle buzzed, danced;
Her life absconded by gun,
Soul departed earth.


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World Of Men

Fear not God
told this true
by blood spilt


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Follow Your Dreams

Follow your dreams Or they will become extinct In the scheme of life
Russell Sivey


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Alluring Title

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


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better to be a pessimist

No word from you, is
Like expecting a kiss, but
Getting slapped instead 


8/3/11

Received 3rd place in "Sayings of Wisdom" contest


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Small Town Late at Night

Small town late at night Not even a light is on Cool breeze blows on through Calm repose is here A blue cast is all about No howls are present I walk to my home Sleeping people await me Warmth fills my big heart
Russell Sivey


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Special Sentimental Senryu

Tiny gesture kiss
One smooch returned by other
Shows loving notion

One soft word spoken
Returned words of endearment
Comforting our hearts

Giving silent love
Cards that say, I love you so
For our private bond



Written for


Sponsor Linda-Marie The Sweetheart of P.S. 
Contest Name "SPECIAL SENTIMENTAL SENRYU" 



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Challenge Thrown Down

decides to answer
physically challenged dancer 
self pity’s cancer


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A child's life

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

By: Misty Leccese
© June 23, 2009


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live another year

try to beat the odds
doctors gave me little hope…
     live another year



*Entry for Tracie’s New Year’s Resolution contest     


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Never to Be - Love

you belong to him
wanting what I cannot have
brings beautiful hurt


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'Twisted Opinion'


onlooker from far your scrambled estimation devoid of all truth
©140008102013


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Waiting for the bell

The dank and dark room
While muttering students sit
Waiting for the bell


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I Don't Give A Hoot

<                             beneath swollen moon
                               silhouttes conjoinment dance
                               hooting escalates  







Entry For
Sensuous Senryus


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You Are My Sunshine

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


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


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Earth Angel

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


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His Majesty

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










Tribute To
The Bald Eagle


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' 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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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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Life

setbacks are normal
happens to nicest people 
pick up the pieces


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Moonlight

calm face of the moon Its light softens hard edges of days in the sun


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Paradox

Life is beautiful
Glass half-empty; glass half-full
Death is imminent


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My Mission

                                                            My mission in life
                                                       Is not to give up, but fight
                                                        for love and peace, right


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A Dangerous Method - demons ride her bones

demons ride her bones
while she shrieks till her teeth hurt --
pain being pleasure





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Are you ready

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

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

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

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


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A Man Alone

the solitary man
singing a song of freedom
he wrote yesterday


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Dentyne Fire Shared

.
                                            Dentyne Fire Shared
                               Clean breath white teeth alive mouth...
                                              Hot fervent kisses

*Note
Click on "About This Poem"


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Senryu Medley

living in eden
run from the girl with apple
if you want to stay

skin to skin heaven
under a perfect night sky
brown eyes talk to me

half of what once was
perfect heart, broken in two
totally empty

don't hurt me anymore
killing me with your kindness
I can't just be friends

lost in a feeling
how good together could be
praying for a yes

the shadows lengthen 
living here is almost done
still I'm loving you

the best I never had
unknown possibilities
a card never played

fear is a liar
it took you away from me
what do I do now


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A Ripe Peach

Love is a ripe peach It can be sweet and juicy But can be the pits
Russell Sivey Entrant into ~ SKAT ~'s "Define Love!" contest 9/1/2012


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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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Seasons Of The Dance

Atoms dance, stars dance;
entropy increases while
creation dances.

Words and thoughts can dance.
These words danced across the page.
Seasons of the dance.

The seasons dance by;
Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter
and once again, Spring

We too are dancing;
some with joy and some with tears,
for life is a dance.

Those who dance with tears
feel the seasons of their life
are always Winter.

Those who dance with joy
celebrate all life's seasons
and all life's dances.


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The Treacherous Heart

It beats and pounds it gives life
to give or to steal
the treacherous heart 
~GG~ 25/10/2102


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Hurtful and Depressing Homework

To a vast degree
I have difficult homework
Destroying good grades

Entrant into Joe Fach's "A Dilemma" contestl


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Threshold

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


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Smile and Frown contest

Melodies
Of strangers
Passing by.

Distortions
From the known
Passing through.

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


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Senryu Serendipity

Thank you for the pain
Out of pain is born beauty
I am satisfied

My soul is at rest
I smile at what lies within
No need to explain

A new day brings hope
The sun still hangs in the sky
There is warmth and light

A song in my heart
The greatest love is still mine
Eternal promise

Eileen Manassian Ghali :) :) :) :)


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Appearances

.


I slipped off my smile and removed those tight shoes..... alone in my room


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OUCH

Diving in head first
Love crushes me instantly
OUCH! When will I learn?


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The A-Team

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


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

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




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


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


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As The Day Ends

You look back and think Have I done what needs to be No remorse, of course
By: Misty Leccese © November 17, 2010


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Snow Angel

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


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' 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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The Kids of Divorce

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


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All Things To All

being all things to all a fruitless, worthless pursuit being kind, unique good character builds


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Only Stars and Thoughts

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

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

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

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

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

Time everlasting 
Return to this other world
Until the next night

***For Francine Roberts contest, “Morning, noon, or night senryus”***
** By Chris Matt 
*8-22-2011


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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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LIFE

LIFE

Lessons after lessons 
In this school without exams
Waiting to close

Form:Senryu
21 feb 14

S.Jagathsimhan Nair
Motif: Philosophical


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the twilight of memory

she doesn't know him;
his wife of sixty years -
a baby is born


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House of WEED

Aromas, green, sweet
Enter through doorway now 
S—sick horror can’t breathe 


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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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The Devil Made Me Do It


Bedeviled by lust He didn't wear red or have a cape But oh, those brown eyes


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Two Worlds Colliding

~~ this world beautiful where we live and love and die - flowers left with tears heaven and earth meet in a moment it can be - each must go alone ~~ Written by Constance La France August 5, 2012 For the contest "Two Worlds Colliding" Sponsored by Russell Sivey


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Field of Play

A field of play… Intriguing words of life A miracle
Russell Sivey


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Chains of Love

Shackled etiquette...
somewhere there’s a place for us
every one of us.

© Harry J Horsman 2012    


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Miami Nights

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


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Until You

I never Truly made it through
Death’s Dark Vale
until... You!


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Lazily Listening

Quietly content
listening to morning break
Sunday bliss in bed


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

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



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


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Sexy Smile

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


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Spring Break -Part 2-

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


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Mother's Love

Feelings of love shown A closeness that can’t compare A tender touch
Russell Sivey Entrant into PD's "Early Mothers Day" contest 3/29/2012


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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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Still Breathes

                                   Nothing left to see..
                           Ashes outline what's not there..
                                But a soul still breathes..


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All Smiles and Frowns

Smile A design from clouds That covers a soft red sky At perfect sunset Frown This sky turning grey From darker invasive clouds At tearful midday
Entrant into Michael J. Falotico's "What Makes You Smile, What Makes You Frown" contest 8/17/2012


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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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' Dane Ann Has Done It ! ...' 66th Senryu

‘ Dane Ann Has Done It ! -  … ’  66th  Senryu



  Dane Ann Has Her Brand !
As Published Poetess Grand ...
    Congratulate Hands !


Dane Ann 's Book: “ 100 Poems For Life ”
Release Scheduled: Jan. 19, 2010
Poetry-Soup, Let’s Give A Hand of Applause !

(I Know, I’m Not The Only One To Know This
But Let’s All Spread The Good News in Our Own
Little Corner Of Poetry-Soup … So, We All Know
Again Congrats Are In Order To:  Dane Ann

            God Bless You, Hon ... Amen

                             The  MoonBee


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Shrinking Dollars

Shrinking dollars
Unpaid bills
Wealth unfolds


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Travelar's Journal of Experience...


           Consciousness expands

           beyond the next horizon,

              journey of the soul...


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Part of My Community

Friends, family, and 
Fans of me are part of my
Community. Cool!


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Flesh

insatiable...
a necessary burden
Journeying through life

Enervates spirit
engaging worldly pleasures
a walking billboard 
~*~


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My Heart Revealed

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


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she walked

she walked stiff legged balancing with difficulty... wearing stilettoes
Click on "About This Poem"


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American Scream


                                                         american scream
                                                       life without security
                                                     the dream is now lost


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6

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


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Naught

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


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scales

scales don't lie off with the clothes, bathe, shave.. augh!!
I know it isn't true to form!!!


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Remembering Spring

defiant iris stands alone in the garden remembering spring


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His Love (Senryu)

the blessings declared
generous deliverance
His love continues


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Blank Canvas

                                                      a new year is born
                                                  the old is gone forever--
                                                     blank canvas awaits



1/12/12

entered in Brian Strand's "One from your last fifty posted on PS" contest


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Opportunities There Be

In deeds throughout
Stars are vast
Asking Father time


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His Angelic Bride

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


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Sudden Death

Too much suffering
Time for him to go away
Never quite prepared


“I don’t understand,
Well just last night she was like…”
Always comes too soon


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Is Ye Path The Ones Training

War among stars
Far distance travels
Anu you have wings


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The Vital Holy Day

Getting ready for
Passover to shed us might
For joyous future

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


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PEOPLE

Some folks don't know half,
as much as they think they do;
And some know too much.

                                Judy Ball




Have you ever noticed how some people seem to think they know more about YOU than you know about YOURSELF?

Wouldn't it be nice if we all just minded our own business instead of talking about everyone else's.?





For Sayings Of Wisdom Contest by John Freeman


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Pathos, Gusto, and Crimson Taste.

Chameleon, this tongue.
Coloring words to convey
emotion's spectrum.


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SEVEN YEARS OLD

Naked and Naïve
Muffled screams of ravaged dreams
Discarded debris


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Things Remembered,

Worn black purse
Once carried treasures
Memories of the past


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Echoes of You

The house is stained with,
Your nostalgic memories:
Reiteration.


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Cohabitation


cohabitation
diplomatic existence
between lust and love

cohabitation
mutual acceptance of rules
under the same roof


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For You

Each layer of life
I peel off only for you,
naked I am truth.

© Harry J Horsman 2013  


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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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Clouds

coughs smoke from cold lips
cannonball through young flesh rips….
tobacco’s  cud drips


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End Of Days

take my only smile
this one i have no need of...
the sun shines no more

© Harry J Horsman 2013 


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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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' 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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On Government Spies


on government spies
kill or be killed is the rule,
same for terrorists


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Energy of love

This is the first time
in this life, I have viewed it
positive sparking


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Old Bones

sifting through the stones
wrist deep in icy currents
the creak of old bones


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Judge ,Jury and Executioner

a just judge thats' fair                                                                                                    in the unjust judge's case                                                                                                never lost any      *                                  -                                                                                                                     *             innocent that's fine                                                                                                twelve of your own guilty peers                                                                                   why would you want them                           -                                                           *                                                                                 executioner                                                                                                               the swift hand a quick death rate                                                                                     a sadistic one


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

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



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


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old couple

old couple square off to fight.. humor rolls wins bout


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Fearing Only Death

Want man calls
life in wealth
dead you be


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Birthday Child

No matter your age
Forever childish that day
You're a Birthday Child


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My door ajar

 
leave the door ajar to let the wind sing softly to renewed spirit senryu © CarolineCécile - 03.23.12


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Self Portrait

I  never grew up  
Thought my life was made for fun 
Back Tracking," I've Won" 







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Two Worlds Colliding

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

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



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


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Migraine

Migraine on
Love, laundry and lawn
In pain again.

30/8/12.


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Finding Fault

Please don't criticize Until you've walked that long mile In shoes that don't fit


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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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Plain View

If you can't find it,
it certainly was not there...
true love does not hide.


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pointless

is there any point
To do things you hate to live
and truely love  life?


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to late for regrets

indestructible this is what I thought I was - to late for regrets reality check in a moment life finished - so not immortal Written for the contest If I didn't think what I think, Here's What I'd think . . . Sponsored by, Nancy Jones


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Homeless


Peace on earth, mercy 
Mild… Please give… to help feed, a
Homeless, hungry child

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Snow so soft, winter’s
Just great! Unless one’s home is…
In a cardboard crate

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Christmas…is a place in
The heart…where many poor souls
Live too far apart

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No coats…gloves or heat
No bed…Not enough to eat.
That’s Life on the street

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Offer one a hand up
To one who’s down, help to
Fill an empty cup

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Tomorrow get up 
and about… and help someone
Who is down and out



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am self failure from

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


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Lost Child

         seeking adventure
crystal cracks back on the lungs
          another lost child


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Orang Versus Bog

Listen well my droogs
the prevention of free will
leads to prestoopnick


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Toil

Destiny whiteout
on the long winding highway...
many turns in my life.

© Harry J Horsman 2012   


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Vulnerability

the more I say
the more I reveal
vulnerability increases exponentially


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selflessly homeless

an old homeless man
feeds the city doves with 
bread from the shelter


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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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Giving the Finger

One finger salutes -
road rage...
drives animosity

One finger draws
rigid rules...
muses weep

One finger pounds
on a chest...
others retreat

One finger wags -
shame, shame...
souls wither

One finger points 
to the door...
hearts exit

One finger pushes
a button...
missiles end the world

One finger beckons -
follow me...
dies on a cross


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Showing Up

A fat lip to bust
Blackened eye covered in dust….
We do what we must


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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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Vaya Con Dios

the start of this life
looking back was yesterday...
someone is calling

© Harry J Horsman 2012


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' One Sin, 'Never' Forgiven ... ' 47th Senryu

‘ One Sin, Never Forgiven … ’      47th  Senryu



   Please Pay Attention:
One Sin, ‘ Never ’ Forgiven …        (  Matt.  12: 31  &  Mark  3: 29 )
 Watch Out, Keep Living ! …


     Examples of Those Who Commited It :  The Devil, (Liar) Adam (Accepted The Lie)
                                                               Eve (Believed The Lie) and Judas (Joined The Lie)

 (Please, Please, Don't Lie On God)

                      Your Poet-Human, Sis ...   

                                MoonBee


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' Prettiest Picture ... ' 49th Senryu

‘ Prettiest Picture … ’      49th  Senryu


    Innocence Lovely
Pretty Picture,  Ever See
    Is My Grandbaby


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

         A  Happy-MoonBee - (smile)


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My Teenager Son

my teenager son
his room wall is hung with lots
of sexy posters


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His Baptism

God blessing His saints
As they walk through the fire
With His baptism


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Crying

A newborn's first cry Being thrust into the world Reassuring wail The tears of young love Her heart such a tender place Cry of the lovelorn We are all alone When death creeps round the corner Cry of the unknown
12/28/13 For the Three Stanza contest


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Memories of an Ex

I Don't Know Where She

Is, Or What She's Doing, But,

I Hope She's Okay...


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The Rush Job

emergency room such doctoral confusion medication goof © Joseph, 4/20/08 © All Rights Reserved


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Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel gel Fifty dollars = six ounces Sample last how long Rub a little on Each morning just feel richer Ackchu allergy
Too rich for my pocketbook anyway


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Glaring

Your cutting glare bores
Into me like a pin in 
A voodoo doll. Prick.


7/5/11


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To -- nette onclaud -- 2

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

YOUR Liege : FOREVER
The Aroma : of a ROSE 
Daring to Challenge

Inspired by and Dedicated to “ nette onclaud “

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


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The Challenge

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


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


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Little Boy

Little boy runs from his grandmother up a tree... Gran sits in chair waits He needed spank'n so she waited 'til he came down.. Discipline takes time
Cody's dad told this story about him and his grandmother years ago....


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Death of Chivalry

                                                  Chivalry is dead
                                           Only damsels in distress
                                                 Mournful requiem


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Reality

Day dreaming… My mind refuses to see The real world… Half asleep… My reality broke free From the strain… Eyelids close… The meaning of living here ASTOUNDS ME! Half awake… My dreams are so spellbinding PINCH ME, please?


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The First Day of School

the first day of school
thank God, my son’s not crying
i sit beside him


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Two World's Colliding

with a chest puffed-out
like a rooster I trumpet
I own you my hen

downy soft, fragile
with caste down eyes I whimper
a mated pair torn



Poet: Debbie Guzzi
Contest: Two World's Colliding


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BE MY VALENTINE

To the female sex I send my whole heart burning A feeling so true
Russell Sivey To: All the women on the Soup, From: Russell : Be My Valentine Entrant into PD's "'WOULD YOU BE MINE' or 'BE MY VALENTINE' party~" contest 2/12/2012


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Drought

Heavy rain here
every drop helps it is said...
life on the ocean.

© Harry j Horsman 2012   


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Melancholy Child


                                                    Melancholy child
                                                  Shrouded in mystery
                                                Woeful heart; weeping


                                                      Melancholy child
                                            time of innocence; haunting
                                                   Draped in shadows


                                                      Melancholy Child
                                            Your angel beholds Gods face
                                                   your Goliath will fall




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Synaesthesia

color awe
so crystal as to hear an
enigma

whiffed fragrance
a strangeness to scarcely taste
obscure scenes

light is sown
feel the warmth that follows miles
minds do smile


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"An individual whose conscious awareness is such that a sound becomes fused with a sense of color and taste; for whom each fleeting impression engenders a vivid, inextinguishable image; for whom words have quite different meanings than they do for us—such a person cannot mature in the same way others do, nor will his inner world, his life history tend to be like others'."

from:

Luria, A. R. & Solotaroff, Lynn (translator) (1968) The mind of a mnemonist: a little book about a vast memory. Jonathan Cape


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Interfering With the Learning Process

 Leaders who inter-

Fere with the learning process

Will fail hard  life's test.

 

Teachers who are blamed,

For a leader's mishaps will,

Have God's back and in,

 

Every ferocious at-

Tack the power of the leader,

Lessens and leaves no,

 

Matter how many,

Tricks are up his sleeve. The thief,

Is in him and that's no,

 

Lie. Leaders who int-

Erfere who the learning pro-

Cess won't ever be blessed.

 

 Leaders who inter-

Fere with the learning process

Will fail hard  life's test.

 

wrote 12-2-10




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Tender Kiss

a tender kiss
the other half of me
has come home


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

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




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


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Paradox

the poor count riches
loudly persuasive to self
hot water rises
 
 


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loaded shopping cart

 
           loaded shopping cart 
        takes tour of big city streets 

               no travel rewards


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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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THOUGHTS TO EXIST BY



    Sitting here in thought
  
           Deeply troubled by the words

    Yet, can I but write


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A Bare Back

A bare back Soft and ready for strokes… Passionate eyes
Russell Sivey


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On This Rainy Day

On this rainy day
 a smile was my umbrella
passed to those I met


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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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Irresistible 1

stretch your wings
reach for the sun
death sentence


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takers

i'm thru sharing with
those people who wont listen
why give to takers?


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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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Insecticide

they scurry to hide
It’s our cupboard the bugs cried….
sprayed INSECTICIDE



By Robb A Kopp


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sleep

so long with eyes shut
makes the light seem far too bright
never sleep again


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Gadfly

Pebble in my shoe

From footpath in the backyard

Realistic pain. 





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Key

sparks fly when they meet
insertion makes her complete… 
igniting her heat


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Breaking World Records

breaking world records…
the world sportsman of the year,
drugs related feat?


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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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Curious Conundrum

How does one go on
knowing pain caused to others
yet closes ones eyes?


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hunter's bullet fired

hunter's bullet fired turtledove falls swiftly down... white aura floats up poet collapses upon kitchen floor silence... white garment caress white light very bright draws dove poetess to come... white light tunnel's end
Who knows what it is...


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Shades of Honesty

Shades of honesty
Grey areas needing light…
The brilliance of truth

Eileen Manassian Ghali


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Possessive Perspectives

being number one
wiggles underneath the rock
a spade descends

being number two
hides behind the rock
a foot falls

being number three
lays on top of the flat rock
skin to stone

being number four
perches atop the rock
shells crack

being number six
flies over  the rock
guano falls


*who are the beings [do you see them in your head? I didn't tell you!]
**how big is the rock [did you see it in your head? I didn't tell you.]
*** how did what happen, happen? in line 3 did you see it in your head?

**** haiku and senryu are in the moment verses which require
showing not telling and the bulk of the poem is always in the readers mind
not the poets pen.


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The Rain

The rain…does it flow Open drops do fall downward A springtime event
Russell Sivey Entrant into Francine Roberts' "Spring Rain" contest 5/7/2012


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Born Equal

When a child is born
Innocence personified...
Only life corrupts.


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Redemption

Shed, dark crimson red.
Staining an old rugged tree.
Precious cleansing blood.


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Cinderella

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


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Soon

Soon I will rejoice
when snowflakes disappear,
to welcome Spring.


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BIG CITY LIFE(senryu)

Bright lights, busy streets-
Always something going on,
Kids love playground swings.


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Time

Time hasn’t been kind I hurt very much within My soul aches with pain
Russell Sivey


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Glass Gal

Shattered and broken
she stands on the precipice
frightened and alone


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no title

giving, receiving Christmas a happy time love abounds


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CHILD PRODIGY

Old soul, new body
Showing skills from a past life
Skills stored in the soul


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Comfortable Silence

no conversation
we already understand
lay down beside me…


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Sweet Kisses

.
                            McDonald's breakfast...
                                                            .... sirupy kisses.


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Insanity of Faith

Norway is mourning
little lives cut very short
no God and know peace


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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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When You Repent Sincerely

His will forgives
Stabs of a knife
Life still in strife


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A Smile- A Frown

Smiling unexpected call hearing voice of an old friend renewing a bond Frowning busy freeway scene driver looking down , texting what's so important?


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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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Best Driver

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


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Empty

Funny. They all wanted chat rooms—they got it Empty.


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Standing Woman

She stands there Her heart all askew… Backless dress Russell Sivey Form Modern Senryu


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Random Thought 0501

the crystal smears the seeker's vision distorts clarity lost


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look and not see for contest

to look is not to see…
optical differences 
cataract impaired


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Money Matters

The Money matters
matter;  wish I didn't care!
My empty pockets!


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Darkness will Betray You


                                     Dancing in the dark,
                               Winking at the moons slick grin,
                                   Feasting with your flesh,

                                 Asleep in motions madness,
                                 Paralyzed in cheap appeals,
                                Empty pleasures fade to dust,
                                    Frozen from its chill.


      By: Sabina Nicole
      Contest:Senryu:Dodoitsu


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philosophy

Life is unwritten
      A cusp you must discover 
                 Thumb through carefully















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Spiritual Direction

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


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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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Faster Than the Others

crack the egg
chick embryo in the slime
there's a sign

crack one more
this one's safe to eat I'm sure
chew it fast


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The Wait

two worn shoes await
the joyful youth that filled them. . . 
wait to just feel life.






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Mighty Old Warrior

Pain, instilled within Goes into a state of numbness… Mighty old warrior
• The ice cube sent me into pain at first for a while then my hand went numb from the extreme cold that I felt…then the water was dripping from the cracks of my fingers. And this continued until the ice cube melted. A little pain came back to my hand while I was waiting for the numbness to subside. But I couldn’t represent this within my Haiku. I enjoyed this hands on contest. It was unique and fun. Russell Sivey Contest: ICE KING (in less than 10 lines) For the adventures one. Sponsor: SKAT - OZ 7/19/2013


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DEAD -- A Senryu Series

Shall I stand alone
In the silhouette of death
The furnace of hell

The unbeliever!
Wash my soul, with hell's fire
Live among : damned

If I had been True
To Christ, my Higher Power
I could live in “Light”

Lenore beside me
For eons of Forever
I am lost : Alone

Evil owns my Soul
Darkness, my Forever life
Ignited in Death

A word of advise :
Live your life with-in “HIS” Love
Know Eternal “ LIFE “


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The Devil Reigns

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                                                     Kingdoms and powers
                                              All in his hands...bright future
                                                     Then the devil reigns


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Instigated Evil

Don’t provoke evil
The ending will not succeed
My arm is twisted

Russell Sivey


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CAPTURED

an image moment-

love has no shades of grey

two minds as one


Inspired by Carolyn's photo


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Wilting

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


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pulverized bodies

pulverized bodies of cochineal insects.. uuuummm cherry yogurt's good
Dannon Yogurt's flavors strawberry, cherry, boysenberry, rasberry Contain(or did contain) Carmine food dye made from Cochineal Insects an arthropod native to Mexico and South America.. Don't that take the cake.. Some people have had bad reactions to it also..


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His Love

His loves not fiction
tribute to his conviction….
bloody crucifixion


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Captured

sensuality
her eyes emotional bliss
takes me beyond all


one kiss motivates
warming soul beyond compare
capturing my heart

simple words control
sending waves of pleasant stirs
returned in passion

written for
Sponsor Francine Roberts 
Contest Name Romantic Senryu Contest  

date written
01/29/2012


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Senryu on Loneliness

Septic.
Cold, wet days.
Glittering, cheapened stone;
filtered rain
falling
home


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Starting Over

She sits down naked And feels her life is over But it just began
Russell Sivey


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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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the same song

always the same song incessantly his gums flapped.. cotton in the ears hungary buzzards on a still morning look the same flapping their wings


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City Sounds

Busy sounds near me
Noisy people are about
Traffic cruises on


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Loving Communications

Talk to each other
Everything completely
Trading off who wins


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jobless claims

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


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Brokenhearted

Why must you be Be so brokenhearted I didn’t mean to hurt you
Russell Sivey A modern Senryu


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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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Senryu 0222

poker face jokers trump the one eyed jack the clock ticks


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Embrace Life

Jovial spirit
Obliterating sorrow
Yarely breaks life's falls


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

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



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


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As a Lie Grows

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


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dine out 'pon good food

dine out 'pon good food salad soup entre' dessert chocolate molten cake getting dressed for date all my pants shrunk at cleaners lie down to zip up
Sponsor: Michael J. Falotico Contest: "What Makes You Smile, What Makes You Frown"


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Moon Between Two Trees

Moon between two trees Layers of light in heaven Fixates my eyes
Russell Sivey


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Morning Rituals

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


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Senryu 0424

reunion old photos yellow with age reminisce


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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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A Typical Man

“A typical man” That’s what this woman has said. She gives me no thought.


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masked criminal life

so honorable,
yet stripped of rank and honors:
masked criminal life


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

‘ Sara Kendricks - Senryu … ’      48th  Senryu



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



   Shine Your Light Too, Sara
   Children Are Almost Home …


              Your Poet-Sis 

                 MoonBee


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caramelized

burnt sugar caramelized hopes and dreams patience learned


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TWEETS

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

3-2-14


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home sweet turmoil

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


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A dream of a thousand dreams

The dream of a thousand dreams,

transcends his mind into a ethereal reel,

altering his morality into a godly personality.


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Alcoholism

he staggers out
after beating wife to coma...
cirrhosis is near



Contest:" Single senryu-No Nature poems please" sponsored by black eyed Susan


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Afterwards

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


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rear loader garbage truck

rear loader garbage truck stopped by site manager.. loud voices door slams someone just had a chat with the boss losing war.. boss in pouring rain truck drives speedily away as fast as will go.. umbrella still stands
Female boss/ male truck driver


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Waiting for Loving (Senryu)

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

© Sam


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Best Friend

To have a best friend    
In your life is a treasure
I hope you have one


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Serendipity of Life

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


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Comparisons

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


written for
Sponsor Carol Brown 
Contest Name APPLES ? ORANGES ? 


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Awoke due to Troubles

I have a strong fear
Worry so great it’s crazy
Creates holes inside

It seems troubles come
Deep within me at odd times
Triggers hurt and pain

So much of these things
Causes sleep to fall apart
I awake teary

Russell Sivey

10/29/11

Entrant into Ed Ebbs', "What makes you wake up each and everyday!" contest


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Disappearing Honey Bee......

                   Germination bush

              Pollination bee's to lush

                Dwindling food source.......


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Irresistible 2

succumb to her charm
no escape from the web
dagger through the heart


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Dust

unproductive night
dusty canvas still white…
saddened by his plight




Robb A. Kopp
© Nov.13.2012


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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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Needle in the Hay

Sitting by some hay Doing some quick needlework I drop the needle
Russell Sivey Entrant into Dana'lynn Smith's "Needle in the Hay" contest 3/1/2012


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The Diet

 
dainty bites adorn
tantalizing emptied guests
fat me stands haunting
 


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Can You Help Me I'm Lost

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


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The Human

Under time ripped clouds,
The changing skin of Gaea,
Holds the selfish one.


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Burning Image

Burning image Formed by a raging fire… A face appears
Russell Sivey


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Turning Clouds Into Fog

Flying upwards high
Seeing clouds everywhere free
Making fog below

Russell Sivey


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The Seeker

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


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To -- Lady Elaine George

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

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

Elaine is “ FRIENDSHIP “
Elaine is “ INSPIRATION
 “ POET  LAUREATE “

Inspired by and Dedicated to “ Lady “  Elaine George


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Fear-

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


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I Failed

Thing I regret most Is the fact that I failed her Haunting me always
Entrant into Black Eyed Susan's "Nailed or Failed" contest 5/21/2012


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BIG STEPS BURDENSOME

                                                    step with little legs
                                               all happy days gone away
                                                  big steps burdensome

                                                  sweet softy eyes tear
                                               Parents and family borne
                                                  rare one today hears


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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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Bet your life

while looking around                                                                                                    no-no all of this to chance                                                                                                I do not think so


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Wow

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


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Around Here

my black kitty near
the tackle box and fishnet
quick curious paws

storm and computer
screen aglow with my poetry
saved from  power surge

clock on the wall ticks
my flytrap needs some watering
abandoned cobweb

picture of children
calendar needs to be changed
my womb is empty


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denial

 denial in my veins 
 a sea of forgetfulness 
 where did I come from


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100 Birthdays


100 birthdays
my favorite nurse is gone,
a loving daughter


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push

everything in life
pushes us to do evil
but do you push back?


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Parenthood

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


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Discount Shelf of Life

 Armless doll
 Thrown in Fate's trash 
 Her heart still beating...


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Basic Notes

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

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

Unique notes
Catches my full attention 
Everyone sings! ! ! 

Sight reading
Could be challenging at times
Try your best! 

Basic notes – 
It’s vital to your skills 
CONCENTRATE!


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The Look

The look on your face The roll of your eyes, you are sharpening your tongue


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Entitled to Nothing

Are you glad?
Though entitled to nothing,
We are blessed!


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Angelic Blesses

Singing to thee, Lord
Our blesses to you alone
For all things given


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Happiness

laughter ringing out
dancing in field of flowers
gather love's bouquet


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summer peach

Tender light,
Sticky sweet,
Our lips meet.

Ready ripe,
Juicy, soft,
Lite nibble,

Taste of bliss,
Delicious,
Summer peach.



By: Sabina Nicole
contest: Kiss like a fruit
10-10-11


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Early Bird

wake early each day

opportunity awaits 

slumber gets nothing.....


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Alto

Haunting sound And so profound and soothing Follows nice!


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Pulled the Trigger

Bullet wounds
The criminal shoots down his
First targets

How dare you
Shoot them uncontrollably
CHAOS grows .  .  .

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

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


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Toothache

My toothache pounds hard Throughout my body it moves Pain intensifies
Russell Sivey


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Do It

They with evil eyes Shall take thy golden hued prize Apropos, do it


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Watching A Movie

watching a movie 
in a theater, with girlfriend
my heart’s beating fast


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A Child's Laugh


The children's laughter So sweet, pure and innocent Life gets in the way


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Angelic Card

An angelic card With a butterfly flutter A grandiose heart
Russell Sivey


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Reunion

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


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ww4

this war I fight now
is not one of guns and lands
but of my own soul


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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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Philosophical Waves

Listen to the waves
Waves that crush down on my feet
Nature’s way of life

Russell Sivey


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That September Day in 2001

Two thousand seven Hundred and fifty victims Murdered, Rest in Peace My entry into Nathan's 9-11 contest http://www.thehighlanderspoems.com/america.php


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That's life

One thing about life
That will never change... is that
Life will always change


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' Personality ... ' 22nd Senryu

‘ Personality ’   22nd   Senryu 



     No  Morality ?
… TV  Technicality
      Sad Reality …


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Mistletoe

threshold adornment… 
           customized love
                    awaits caressing touch










Written for

Sponsor Andrea Dietrich 
Contest Name HAIKU ME A CHRISTMAS TREE 


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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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' 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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Senryu Collection '2'

QUESTION

                   
               If
God loves us all
                   
         In his
image we are made 
                   
                 How
do I fit in?

______________________________________________________________
JUDGEMENT

                   
            Bound
lies escape chains
                   
  Judgement thrown
like stones on glass
                   
                An
image destroyed.

______________________________________________________________
BODY

                   
                  
                  
Nature gave me this
                   
                My
body is not my soul
                   
                 Am
I wrong to change?
______________________________________________________________

SHAME

                   
                  
                   
      Eyes in secret
stare
                   
                   
 Seeing share like
spiderwebs
                   
                   
         I become
the prey.
______________________________________________________________

GENDER

                   
                  
                   
  Why must I suffer?
                    
                 
Isn't living hard
enough?
                   
                   
    Gender confusion

______________________________________________________________


UNCONDITIONAL

                   
                   
                   
      God has made
us all
                   
                   
    Love to all is
his answer
                   
                  
                   
          
Unconditional.

______________________________________________________________



08-01-2014


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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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Generation Rap


     ... his dad loathed hard rock,

         his kids blast his day with rap,

         kinda likes hip-hop...!


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Black Diamond Night

The night, oppressive The darkness reigns within it Vision falters, dies Only one form sparkling Somehow throughout the dark night Black diamond shines The harsh pitch black night Holds this dark diamond shape And harbors a hope Black diamond night A feeling breaches inside A new stone to show
Russell Sivey Entrant into Nathan's "Black Diamond Night" contest 8/18/2012


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nightmare

dont be a nightmare
toiling on and sleepless
a workhorse in the dark


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Standing Woman

She stands there Her heart all askew… Backless dress
Russell Sivey


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Thick

this guy was so thick
if his brain was dynamite...
his cap sits tightly.

© Harry J Horsman 2012    


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Shame!

Lady Holi'Day - 
"I Love You, Porgie/Don't let 
them take Me/..." her lush 

sad-voice, coarsed & closed 
& the '40's "Strange Fruit" All 
and I am White, Shame!

                             (Revised- To Haiku/Senryu - 1.19.MMviii.)



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Mass Destruction

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


wrote 2-3-10


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To -- Sara Kendrick

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

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

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

Inspired by and Dedicated to “ Sara Kendrick “


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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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She Knew What She Wanted

she knew what she had.
she knew what she wanted--stole
the money and ran


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Well Defined

struggles in my life
helped me become who I am
a man well defined


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All Gifts

each has been given
          
                    abundant blessings, all gifts

                                     look in your hands, see!
~*~


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A New Day for Egypt

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


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Temptuous (6 little words/haiku)

Masculine scents,
his torso sighs - 

 

lust...


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FIRST STORM OF WINTER

       fragile dawn   
summer bravado cracks
       splits the sky 

     duck flats freeze
flurried white fills footsteps
        frail adieu

          fragile dusk
ready kindling stacked strong
          storm rages


V Anderson-Throop  2014
Valdez, Alaska


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Dilemma at the Beach

I walked on the beach
Sat, now sand all in my crack
Showered sand is gone


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Object Objection

I am many things:
a friend, a mom, a lover.
But not an object.


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My First Love at First Sight

Her eyes captured
Angels flew by
Persuading my soul

Almond shaped
Delicately demure
My heart gasped

Seductively lost
Breaching my spirit
She fulfilled my passion.


written by
Cecil Hickman


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


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Winter Tree

.
                  Winter tree mistletoe loaded.....
                                                               standing underneath...


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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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#56

State of hopelessness
Inability to sleep
And downheartedness


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Ugly

Life can seem ugly
The beauty will never start 
Until you believe


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


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

               - - - - - - - -

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

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

                God Bless You Moses
                           
                             MoonBee


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Purified Wish

I came upon a
Dynamic purified wish
Wasted it on food

Russell Sivey


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To -- nette onclaud

“  I am speechless, Liege “
“Allow me to just Revel”
“ Happy 40tith “

These are the Words of nette onclaud
To my POEM :Wake UP, below is my Response


Dear Nette, Let LOVE : LIVE
In YOUR HEART, and in YOUR SOUL
As it does in : MIND

Inspired by, and Dedicated to -  “ Nette Onclaud "


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Moments of Reflection

This autumn evening,
Memories of my whole life,
Birds fly in the sky


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Nature ( Death Result Birth)

~
~

Thy infinite birth

My spirit circulate above

A silent capture           ~
                                 ~


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Passion

Midst the oceans calm
Together deeply in love
Our passion blocks night


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Sheer Disbelief

A natural sense She looks in sheer disbelief Contours of her face
Russell Sivey


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unstable

fly off the handle
point fingers for your problems
and i'm unstable?


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Confidence Erases Fear

.

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


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Sudden Change Compares

Sudden change compares
Good, evil, both enlighten…
Confusion therein

Russell Sivey


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#8

universe, waiting
surrounded, yet so alone.
I will wave goodbye


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Senryu Collection '3'

EVIL

Evil looks angry
Differences are put
to shame
Bullied and broken.

_______________________________
LOST

Streets paved with
ashes
Stealing souls with
every blow
Lost to the reaper.
_________________________________

VICTIM

Bang loud on the
door
Save the soul of
this victim
Answer me freedom

_____________________________________
SURVIVAL
INSTINCTS

Survival instincts
Sharpened nails
ready for blood
Fresh kill feeds the
flesh
______________________________________

TRUTH

Truth to thine own
self
Identity does not
change
Change the world
instead.

________________________________________
ACCEPT

Accept differences
As a blessing not a
curse
I already have.
_____________________________________


08-01-2014


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Blue Eyed Woman

Eyes of a blue hue Wearing gorgeous vintage dress And a ponytail
Russell Sivey


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THE LIPS

they open like
cave from the hill with steamy fumes...
teeth exposed

speech pours out
with vibrating intensity...
truth is better

paired not joined...
beautify face and attract love
with soothing kiss



Olusegun Arowolo    Date:07-22-2012

Contest:"Lips" sponsored by Carol Brown


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Moving On


                                                   a crown of white locks
                                                   encircles a feeble mind
                                                sleep perchance to dream


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What Darkness Exudes

No matter how dark There is always light with me Shining inside me
Russell Sivey


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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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Pair of Gloves

Taunting pair of gloves Superior in all ways Who’s wearing them now
Russell Sivey


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Happiness

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


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A Lofty Freedom

A lofty freedom A way to higher power A simplicity
Russell Sivey


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Strong Words

Pages of strong words
Written in the eye of fear
Watch them come at you

Russell Sivey


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FOCUS

Her name is FOCUS
She is strong and empowered
She is me. Take flight.


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Lip Balm

She leans up closer
Lips to connect is our goal
We find each other

Our passionate kiss
With the taste of strawberry
Lip balm shared as one

We enjoy the taste
Of each other’s warm sweet lips
Another kiss waits

Russell Sivey

Entrant into Michael Falotico's "A Kiss Like Fruit" contest


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Diamond in the Rough

Your eyes fill rooms with Unimaginable treasures Your heart full of sparkle
Russell Sivey


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No Lies

Interpretation
Of our persuasion of truth
Negates any lie


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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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Purest Thoughts

Her subtle breasts Impacts my purest thoughts Leaving me in awe
Russell Sivey


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Television Set

Antenna goes wild Television’s flickering Overpowered set
Russell Sivey


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Pain in the Pages

Read alone at last She finds shock in the pages… Cold hearted bastard
Russell Sivey


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Ageless

If age is just an arbitrary number racked up in years,
then why does it bring so many...
to so much uncontrollable tears?


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The Beach

That day on the beach Brings back childhood memories Such precious moments http://www.thehighlanderspoems.com/life-11.php


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things that matter

my cat purring soft on my lap as I watch TV - my heart is smiling reading a story on a rainy summer day - the sun brings a frown For the contest What Makes You Smile/Frown Sponsored by Michael J. Falotico


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On The Edge of Forever

We stand on edge of
Forever overlooking
Our frayed existence


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Hollow

A tiny thatched hut
Built with a view of the sea
Broken and empty


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Fingertips

fingertips still reach
I recall when our palms touched
will we recover











http://www.thehighlanderspoems.com/life-15.php


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Psycho

Frosted silhouette Fading impression captured She screams, cleansed in death http://www.thehighlanderspoems.com/dark-3.php


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Touched By Romance

Everlasting heart Keeping our souls intertwined Calmness, peace within Honor among hearts Joyful pleasure with two shared Pure lust all around Timeless passion rings In the soul of harmony So touched by romance
Russell Sivey Entrant into Francine Roberts' "Romantic Senryu Contest" contest 1/25/2012


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instant

in an instant now
i see what i truely want
its given to me


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Palm Reading

Reading of my palms
Prediction of my future
I don’t believe it

Russell Sivey


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Horror

Power of horror Scrapes the side of infamy Terror lives inside
Russell Sivey


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in the dark of night

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


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My day

With my pen in hand 
I write of the morning sun
As the dew sparkles.
Sitting on the porch  
On an early afternoon
Watching as blue birds
fly away into 
the night sky as  I go rest
my head for the night.


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Walk in June

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


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' 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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Hidden Images

hidden images 
chatting through the internet,
meeting of the minds


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Dividing

Dividing apart A separation of self Lost identity
Russell Sivey


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Deeply Afraid Man

Deeply afraid man Fearful of many dead ends Scary is his path
Russell Sivey


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Woman Floating High

Woman floating high She carries a magic wand Fairy God-Mother
Russell Sivey


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One in the hand

seek and you shall find                                                                                                              the greatest treasure found us                                                                                            the truth a given


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Dearest

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

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


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Within The Shell

imprisoned in shell
no song to sing no story 
to tell, rescue me!


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Chirping Bird

Being blindfolded She extends her hearing there A bird chirps along
Russell Sivey


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a gift

looking past the night 
the dawn awakes my spirit
a gift given me


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Just Open Your Eyes

beauty surrounds us
in unexpected places
like scattered laughter



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Forfeit

captured pieces stack
uncompromising attack…
resilience lack


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the featured poem


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


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Footprints and Promises

as he walked and talked
on oily gulf shores, Hayward
left footprints and promises


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No Discription

no amount of words
can ever describe my life
not while i live it


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Turn Away From It

avoid all evil
despite constant temptation
turn away from it


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Do The Rumba

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


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Love of a Woman

Love of a woman
Soft, tender, passionate heart
Fulfilling, complete

Russell Sivey


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Mid Life Crisis

Escape from the norm
Most men want a motorbike
I am your crisis.


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Woman's Body

The woman’s body Flowing in and out of lust Beauty being nude
Russell Sivey


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Delightful

I don’t understand The "why" of life… but the "way" of it delights me


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Flying on Broomsticks

The witches all go Flying on their great broomsticks I fall to their strike
Entrant into Black Eyed Susan's "Single Senryu - no nature poems please" contest 9/17/2012


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In His Image

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


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The Whole World in His Hands

God has the whole world
in His hands--so stop acting
like it's in your hands


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Life Without the Soup

Life without the Soup My heart would die, short supply Of perfect poems My soul lives within Middle of the needed Soup My life-force brings want I love the whole Soup People inside and their hearts And their great poems
Russell Sivey


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Fool's Counter

E2 to e3
You won’t make a fool of me
Pawn to f6 see


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Entwining Vixens

Entwining vixens In pleasurable embrace Conquerable love http://www.thehighlanderspoems.com/love-10.php


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'Explore'


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


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Inspiration

I in spire                                                                                                                  root of Jesse sprouts from dry ground                                                                              Resurrection's new hope


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Slither Locks

baby snake
slithers up and up the curl
cute cute girl

little head
pokes out from the very end
gross tom boy


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HE ATE HER YEARS

                    

                                                      HE ATE HER YEARS

                                                          Ate her years
                                              Doused with cold draft beer      
                                                           Took a bow
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      


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Neon Sign

Neon sign says it all Glowing next to the window At a cheap hotel
Russell Sivey


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Star of Light Trilogy (Senryu Series)

darkness turns to light, 
gracious star illuminates; 
beauty of your love!
 ~~~~~~~~~~ 
supreme above all; 
your creative beauty shines, 
everlasting star! 
~~~~~~~~~~ 
opens heaven’s gate, 
guiding star shines for my feet… 
walking the right path! 
~~~~~~~~~~ 


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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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Born upon a breeze

you hear it coming                                                                                                                                                                   not from where or where it goes                                                                                                                            but what does it say


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Pretty Horses

Twins prance on the board
they advance in an accord.....
Knights fall to Queen’s sword


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then creditors came

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


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November Moonlight

November moonlight On a cobblestone alley Mist covers the ground
Russell Sivey


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Entranced

Doing a purple Moon dance, entranced Moving elegantly
Russell Sivey


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SCRATCHED

His hopes for the race,
Rode in the saddle of Pride.
The horse fell down.


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Generation Gap

evening shadows
give solace to young lovers
the old people dance


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For You

I made something quite
Special for you mom and dad
For Christmas this year.


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When Fate Hits

It doesn’t faze me When fate smacks me a good one I just limp along
Russell Sivey


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Emphysema

Emphysema…

So very deadly
Battle to breathe, loss of breath
Ultimate death by…

Asphyxiation

Russell Sivey


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Sin

Sinners in Hell fry
Celestial Angels cry….
Sinless babies die


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Cry Something New

I’m going to cry Something gorgeous and brand new Tears will flow on down
Russell Sivey


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Life


                                                   sixty five plus years
                                                         same old life
                                                         different me


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A FLAME

                                                





                                                a flame in dark room
                                           may not be enough to light 
                                                  to send away dark

                                             dark becomes more dark
                                            as soon as it dies there in
                                                    in it no dark sure


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Neil not Young

I creak when I move
uphill or down; I can't win...
'cause rust never sleeps.


For "Rust" contest sponsored by Rick Parise.



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Scars

The bright sun has set
and the cover of darkness
cannot hide my scars.


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hope for crescent

darkened half moons--
rings beneath the eyes--
hope for crescent


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To -- James Peranteau

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

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

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

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


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Burnt Bun

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


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Always in Love

When I’m with you I’m always in love Sugar bear
Russell Sivey


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Reflections of Light

Reflections of light On stone walkways within town On October nights
Russell Sivey


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A Bellman Harks Temper

Isn't it amazing
   to reap what you sow?
      Now harvest. Before, plow.


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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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cage

my body's a cage
locked inside a mortal shell
i plot my escpae


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Top Models

Fishing for women Will I find cream of the crop Top models only
Russell Sivey


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my rose garden

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

tender-budded 
     shades of palest pink...
                  here grow my hopes

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

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

intertwined 
      climbing rusted scrolls...
                  here grows my trust

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

open-petaled
        flushed with summer’s sun...
                  here grows my faith

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



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


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Denounced Man

Shooting stars run through A saddened and denounced man Depressed without hope
Russell Sivey


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The Pain She Infuses

Infuriated Of her nagging loveless heart She hurts with a stare
Russell Sivey


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Beginning of the Country

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


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Lifes Cycle

Birth and death are one; The circle of life spins on Never breaking speed.


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SWEET VOICE

                                                       Instrumental sound
                                                 rhythm of musical beat with
                                                  sweet voice meaning song


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Unzipped Lips

Love’s emphatic sigh Complete with warm air and wind Saying I love you
Entrant into Nancy Jones' "Unzipped Lips" contest 5/16/2012


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In Your Eyes

Unexpected glance,
Eyes arrest my weary heart,
While Restoring warmth,

Absorbing toxins,
Diluting daily routines,
Filtering the old.

Awaken by bliss,
Suddenly infected with
Comfort evermore.

By: Sabina Nicole
1-28-12
contest: romantic/Love


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Better Tomorrows

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


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the weather was good

the weather was good
until you brought dark clouds--now 
I am raining tears


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Surprising Motion

graceful tiptoeing
swim through life's troubled waters
bob along with pride


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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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Age before Beauty

age before beauty -
knowing the truth about men
I begin to laugh


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Deep Blue Depressing Fog

I’ve got the deep blues Depression has a strong hold Darkness lives in me The world seems so bleak River of hope passed me by I live in the fog The land seems real dull Within bouts of hell I scream It’s surely this bad I’ll never leave here This funk I have phased into Forever I’ll sulk
Russell Sivey


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Haiku Life

Live a haiku life Filled with nature's great beauty Simple and concise


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NEWSFLASH: Charmer in Jail

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


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a living thing called-Love

axe or scalpel                                                                                                       cutting to joints and marrow                                                                                          a cure or kill


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WHEEL CYCLE SHOWS STYLE

                                                           life cycle 
                                               wheel cycle shows style
                                                      ups and downs


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Finale

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


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Senryu for Linda

Noble Eightfold path leads way to understanding all life’s suffering


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Prevailing Purpose

Offering respite
for all skeptical thinkers,
godlessness prevails.


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Painting My World

How I paint my world Depends on the day at hand My heart holds the brush Some are vibrant blue Awash with the sea and the sky Melancholy eyes Comes the gray and black When the paint drips with sorrow Faded hues of pain Passionate red days Filled with fire and the heart's song Rose tinted glasses Lush green of nature Alive with such promises The humming bird's wing Always rainbow days Changing with the prism's turn Laughter and my tears


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' Knowledge ' 1st Senryu

‘ Knowledge ’

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


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The Cracked Glass Mirror

the cracked glass mirror 
gets more images of me,
than a whole new one


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COMPOSER'S MUSIC

                                                   composer's music
                                            various sounds' timely beats
                                                 singer's song release

                                                    in harmony with
                                          up and downs of sweet voices
                                                   hearers enjoy well


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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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Powdered Sugar Mountain Fair

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


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Sunday Saints

Sinners on Mondays
Fail to live up to sermon;
But we keep trying!


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Peace Be With You All


peace be with you all
it’s really nice feeling it, 
in my own dialect



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Brain

The thinking noodle
Use it sometimes and let no
One noodle fool you.





Wrote Fall 2004
while student @ University of Louisiana-Monroe


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#54

Whispers in the dark
Calling a restless soul home
Unfamiliar warmth



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Red Enchantment

Your red enchantment A rose so perfect it gleams Completes all of me
Russell Sivey


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Spirit of Full Moon

Spirit of full moon Creeping down on innocence Past life of dire youth
Russell Sivey


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FII

Fabricated or Induced illness, elicit Attention seeker Sympathy drawn by Parent, guardian or spouse Munchhausen Syndrome http://www.thehighlanderspoems.com/life.php


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Eiffel Tower

Be like red roses Sold at the Eiffel Tower Loves tender moments
Russell Sivey


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Be Careful Out There

be careful out there
there are cameras near you
that showcase your life


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The Shift

while tossing in bed
a sinking shift in the room
and the devil smiled


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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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A Mother's Cry

Bills due date nearing
Bare cupboards hungry children
Six months unemployed


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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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Emma's Garden

Something so special Emma’s Garden of Eden It’s heaven on Earth
Russell Sivey


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Winter Blahs

Cure the winter blahs
By sitting on a warm beach
With a tall, cool drink


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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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Toxicity

Too much of any, 
known thing can have toxic-
-city. Don't try it!


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Miss Cheater

Your man's Mr. Good
But your panties are wet from
Some other man's wood.


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England Town

In an England town Castles exist and rain drowns Horse and buggy pulls
Russell Sivey


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' Thankful ...' 41st Senryu

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


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A Good Reason He's Still Single

I do not need love
Say’s the single billionaire
Stupid ignorance

Russell Sivey


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Lethargy

Put in lethargy Weakness stupor sleepiness No energy left
Russell Sivey


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Teen Years

Poodle skirts and hot rod cars
Cherry cokes at the soda bars
We were teenagers


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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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Overcoming shyness

Your choice dark or light
Never shy from a mental fight
Chess is my delight


By Robb A. Kopp


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Never Empty

Open hands receive
          
               Immutable gifts, freely
                    
                              Give, never empty


           
            



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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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Aimless (Senryu)

Lurking in shadows
In darkness of my desire
Longing to be free


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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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Renewal's first watch

Before honor is                                                                                                    Humbly sleeping   				                                             Waiting like the eagle


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Sentimental Kiss

Sentimental kiss In the pouring nighttime rain Under umbrella
Russell Sivey


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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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When Dreams Attack

When dreams attack The mind becomes crippled Becoming useless
Russell Sivey


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#52

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


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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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Starving

Your vase of flowers
Is eye candy, but my heart
Needs a full course meal


6/28/11

Received 3rd place in "Any poem or theme" contest


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The Lost Seek

The Lost seek, arms out
Eyes openly shut so tight
Blind leading the blind


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She Did Not Tell Him

she did not tell him
because he would repeat it
after he heard it


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Drying of the Years

Little fears of boys
           Transmittlal years of rejoice
Brittle tears of joys


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What Are You Waiting For

this wait
has alway's
meant never





Tribute To Martin Luther King


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His Blessings

His love preserves us
Blessing us upon the earth
No weapon prevails


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Morning Senryus

the first sip of espresso
  jolts awake the taste buds
     then the rest of me follows

book and coffee on the deck
   watching the deer dine
      sunshine makes this day sublime

dressed for success on day off
    bare feet and blue jeans
        relaxation is the goal

my life is nearly perfect
  loneliness sneaks in
      soul mate is still M.I.A.
 
summer sun envelops me
   the breeze in the trees
     helps keep it tolerable


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Rainy Days

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


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Job

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


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Street Urchins

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


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Ottawa Treaty

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


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Human Psyche

Deep inside the brain Is about human psyche Most interesting


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Nothing

I can feel nothing There’s nothing inside of me I’m less than nothing
Russell Sivey


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My Top Hat

My coal black top hat Worn to several functions Many looks my way
Russell Sivey


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Golden Eyes

Brown, beige, a warm tan She blinked, I missed old glory Wondrous golden eyes
Russell Sivey


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Pouring of Loneliness

The pains felt inside The pouring of loneliness Hurts a tender heart
Russell Sivey


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About to be Born

The time indeed came She was about to be born My precious daughter
Entrant into Michael J. Falotico's ""No Names on this Love Contest"" Contest 5/13/2012


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ANTIQUE GOLDEN WEALTH

                                                   all sweet memories
                                            pendulum of old clock chimes 
                                                 antique golden wealth


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The Silent Voice

The Silent Voice speaks
Only the wise can heed it
Close your eyes...Listen!


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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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americana

digital
blasphemy--
americana


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Handful of Sorrow II

Handful of sorrow
Escape the corrupt heartache
Whenever you can

Russell Sivey


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Midnight Pearl

She brings me smiles Open with heartfelt smoothness She’s my midnight pearl
Russell Sivey An example poem for my next contest!


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Old Times

Old Times(quadruple Senryu)

I drift into past
I remember the old times
That`s hard to forget.

We walk on beaches
Hand in hand and Side by side
Smiles filled with passion.

Feel warm in bath tubs
Rolling on rumpled bed sheets
full of life and joy.

Can`t we have this back?
Old times of good memories
Which is unshaken.


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COWARD

'Tis a cow'rd indeed
Who does not have the courage.
To say, "I'm afraid."


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Oblivious

At once the world fades,
Being is oblivious.
Creation brightens.


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#53

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


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Message In A Bottle

For the good of man                
      Let us not forget to care  
            Our past is our roots


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Prancing

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

All Rights Reserved © MMX


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To Be A Winner

Passion and hunger Spirit flowing through our veins Breeds many winners The ultimate play, Sportsmanship and the joys of Participation


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Freebird

I am, I'm me ~ Like the Skynyrd Freebird ~^~ I'll be free - you'll see ~ http://www.thehighlanderspoems.com/music-2.php


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Overturn

Overturn true hate The cloud of turbulent grey Finding soft blue sea
Russell Sivey


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Death Petal

The end is coming The death petal is revealed Its power is known
Russell Sivey


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Have Faith (Senryu)

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


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

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


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Your Choice

Darkness or pure light
Choose which path you will follow
Joy cometh from one


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Unfiltered Grey Eyes

Unfiltered grey eyes Starkly contrast on black page She seemingly glows
Russell Sivey


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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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Power of the Eyes

Power of the eyes Sucking you in the pupils Reflection downcast
Russell Sivey


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Pollution

Acid rain gets blamed,
Sulfur from burning coal,
Stinging the sweet earth.


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#55

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



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Glass Heart

I have a glass heart Sensitive to extreme falls Breaking on impact
Russell Sivey


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PROFIT MEANS PROFIT

                                            Profit means profit		
                                     shows intention and motive 		
                                            Dog disregards gems		


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Deception

Illumine my fear Deception of crescent moon Visions of grandeur
Russell Sivey


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Darling~

bordello beauty
exhilarates rich gray beard~
rubies seduce her


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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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Handful of Sorrow

Handful of sorrow
Fills heart full of emptiness
All days of the year


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Boring

While I stand and watch
Nothing important happens
As clouds pass over


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The Lighthouse

Structure of the night Mariners pillar of light Saving beam of life http://www.thehighlanderspoems.com/life3.php


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Multiplicity

Will you multiply If you constantly deny The evening of truth
Russell Sivey


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As We Move Through Life

We must soar above
Frayed madness of worldly deeds
That singe our spirits

4/8/10


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I am only two

Mom tells me shut up
Threatens to give a head smack
I am only two


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On White Snow

My mind is at ease Walking on white snow of hope Purity of heart
Russell Sivey


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Youth

A rose with no thorns,
Maybe a ram with no horns
Both are very young.


















written Fall 2004
while student @ ULM


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Men

They just freak you and
Leave without telling you their
Freaking true feelings.


Wrote Fall 2004
made it mild for poetrysoup because no profanity is allowed
while student @ University of Louisiana-Monroe


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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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Sunlight Running Through

Sunlight running through Leaves of elaborate trees Lighting her white dress
Russell Sivey


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


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


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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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He Became Insane

he was sane until
he was charged with a crime; then
he became insane


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life changing moments in the shower

 
Life changing
verdicts in
The shower.

Proposal,
on knees in
The shower.

Conception,
first child in
The shower.

By: Sabina 


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The Test

He took the test; fail
Disappointment in his tone
He must be picked up


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Twist of Fate

I open my heart
To let her meander in 
Twist of fate is through

Russell Sivey


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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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Untitled trash7

When'ere ya feel small
and wanna say f*ck it all
just don't go in raw.


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Moments

Like a breeze they move;
Barely a whisper or sound
Until they have gone.

Wasted and misused;
We all take them for granted
Until we have none.


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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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Good Sex

You screwed me hard.
'Til I screamed your name real loud.
I came-now, you're gone.




Wrote Fall 2004
made it mild for poetrysoup because no profanity is allowed
while student @ University of Louisiana-Monroe


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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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God Brought You to Life

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


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We Are Infinite

We are infinite One together holding true Unity so embraced
Russell Sivey


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Life

we exist to die our mortal time moves so fast Re homed in our hearts


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A Simple Adage

A simple adage, Kindest hearts feel the most pain Givers dilemma
Russell Sivey


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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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The Treasurer

Thirty silver coins
Identified with a kiss
The secret of God.


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Shhhhhh!

Stole kisses in nooks….
Above the frame dirty looks
Over due art books


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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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Her Lace

Her lace shows passion Simple sight brushes my eyes True romance embark
Russell Sivey


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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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' Mimicry ...' 23rd Senryu

‘ Mimicry ’   23rd  Senryu 



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


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Memories

vivid memories in the spotlight on life's stage snapshots shown piecemeal


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Route to Heaven

The route to heaven Goes straight through your beating heart May the light shine down
Russell Sivey Entrant into Brian Strand's "SUIT YOURSELF" contest 2/16/2012


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Above The Clouds


Drifting above the clouds White pillowed landscape below Searching for heaven


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Life

The circle of life
From birth to the grave is strife
Yet we do survive



July 24, 2014
©2014 by Regina Riddle


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There is Hope

for God so loves
the world He gave His only
Begotten Son


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Pen and Paper for Poetry

I have a paper So then I can use my pen And write poetry
Russell Sivey


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In Desperation

In desperation Kindness may lead to anger Hurtful ire in haste
Russell Sivey


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Brushing Your Sweet Lips

Brushing your sweet lips I shift my placement to you Kissing your soft cheek
Russell Sivey


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Ive Got A Right To Sing

of perfumed sorrows
purple twilight's teared silence 
pink horizon's smile


Cynthia


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Incompatibility

   she truly loves tea,
   but he prefers Nescafe,
   goodbye, wedding day!


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A Friendly Bishop

A friendly Bishop…
In Angel’s weary eyes lies 
The color of sin


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Vexation; Envy

Now I feel jealous
Though I cannot explain why
Vexation; envy


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FIGMENT

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


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Good Over Evil

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

©July 26, 2010
Dane Smith-Johnsen


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Content

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


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Going Too Fast

Aspire to slow down For life tends to fly quickly So enjoy the scenes
Russell Sivey


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White Sphere

The realm I live in Within the white sphere of light Compels me to live
Russell Sivey


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Devilish Ghoul

A devilish ghoul Receives an impish feeling Downtrodden evil
Russell Sivey


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Unpleasant Thirst

Lover defined sweet
Taking me beyond
My bitter end


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Chase Event

Lofty chase event
Lays back to exhausted goal
Never sees ending

Russell Sivey


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Earth Reveals a Truth

Earth reveals a truth Message inside trembling trees Trials of suffering
Russell Sivey


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NICEST MAN AROUND

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


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Feeling It

with full force he throws…
red drips on rubberized toes
throbbing swollen nose


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Elevated Minds

Light sublime
Death ye who?
Choose the best


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Words of Ridicule

Dork-wang, doo-meister--- Words of ridicule, insult That are demeaning
Russell Sivey


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Slow to Know

Between now or then
I’m slow to know, to depend
Open mind begin

Russell Sivey


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Demons Working Together

Demons together Work to take your soul away Nightmares in your sleep
Russell Sivey


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Braided Undercurrents

Entwined finger roots
cracking pain in concrete threads
Slow and quiet strength.


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Send Me

Sweet woman Please send me along Down the right path
Russell Sivey


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Senryu Suite

somewhere deep inside
where hope once flourished then died –
an old woman cries

hope awakens new
focusing through new born eyes –
an old woman cries

so fragile this hope
with swelling of love within –
the sleeping child stirs

a new dawn breaking
hope rests in evergreen eyes –
an old woman cries


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Prayer

twisted thoughts rise up
beat down through the blood of christ
the essence of prayer


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Heartfelt Passion

A heartfelt passion I desire for your sweetness A longing sublime
Russell Sivey


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Conundrum

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


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Artwork

Delicate artwork Delivering a small splash Of tranquility
Russell Sivey


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Away

No noise, very silent 
No excitement 
No smile, very sad 
Is the loneliness all about? 


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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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Fridays

Clock-watching Fridays, Bring sweet sanity to souls, Weary of the rat race.


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A Marriage Gone Sour

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


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Lost Virginity

Progesterone mounts -
All reason spreads asunder
Retracing one's love.

© July 16, 2010
Dane Smith-Johnsen


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Mothers

A child not yet born -
Loved within a mother’s womb
Lives, grows, and trusts her.

© July 24, 2010
Dane Smith-Johnsen


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Creatures of Habit.....

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


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Uncovered

She lays uncovered Arms crossed tight she discovered Hard fingernails scrape
Russell Sivey


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Being

Tree resides in seed
Spread cloth interwoven threads
Life, thought residue


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I Care For You

I care for you,
Probably more than you do,
For yourself. Lucky you!




Wrote Fall 2004
while student @ University of Louisiana-Monroe


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Hot counter offer

Hot counter offer To bed she offers we go Change of plans tonight
Russell Sivey


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Oh No

Burning midnight oil
Sleeping through sunrise
Set clock for sunset


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Puppet Master

You’re my puppeteer,
Manipulating my love;
Emoting my strings.


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Thanksgiving Alliteration (Senryu)

Living and laughing Gathering, gleaming in grace Thanksgiving today! © Joseph 11/22/07 © All Rights Reserved Author’s Comments: The Japanese Senryu format has three lines as follows: the first has five syllables, the second seven syllables, and the third five syllables. The pattern is 5/7/5 for a total of seventeen syllables. The Senryu is about an emotional expression, human nature, and things in the human realms which maybe satiric or humorous.


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Mediocre

My love is greater Than her petty attitude On mediocre
Russell Sivey Entrant into Brian Strand's "ONE FROM YOUR ANTHOLOGY" contest 2/11/2012


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Slow extinction

We have been bumped Into a slow extinction Time’s not on our side
Russell Sivey


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Time of Change

The scent of autumn
Passing slowly through the town
Is all I notice


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Perfect Cut

it’s time to cut more
imperfections on the floor…
twelve make their hearts soar


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Dragonfly Tattoo

Dragonfly tattoo I have seen flying on you Dove into nether
Russell Sivey


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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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Hershey, PA

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


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I Adore You

I adore you, true.
I don't want to abhor you
Just want to caress you, true.









Wrote Fall 2004
while student @ University of Louisiana-Monroe


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Ink Quill

Give me an ink quill... I will write of the heavens The beauty within
Russell Sivey


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Young Wife Is Calling

young wife is calling
your enemy at the gate
what comes to your mind?


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My Heartbeat

1 Do I ever Think
   That  I will never Find LOVE
   I have Barbara

2  Do I ever "DREAM"
    That I will never Find LOVE
     I have Barbara

3  Imagination
    That I will Find True LOVE
    I LOVE Barbara

Inspired by and Dedicated to my HEARTBEAT -- Barbara Jean Gorlick


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Two Degrees of Separation

Two pressed together Like small wood chips drowned in glue No separation
Russell Sivey


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Fate

   



             A bird's nest

             Lays two eggs ,

             One hatches !








Written on 6/7/14


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The Crown

The crown before me Kingly its very nature Purity to serve
Russell Sivey


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Don't Go Wandering

Don’t go wandering If you think you are quite lost Keep an open mind
Russell Sivey


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A Burning Feeling

My love is a gem Red as fire, hot as desire A burning feeling
Russell Sivey


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Fallen Angel

You, fallen angel, I believe you’re an angel, How far did you fall?
Russell Sivey


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The Doorway of Death

What makes a person Decide to participate In the life of drugs?


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Morning Ritual

Morning ritual Coffee poured inside a cup Drinking loves comfort
Russell Sivey


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Your Look

Domineering look Sneering penetrating eyes You look so vicious
Russell Sivey


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Any Given Day

Any given day Imagined dreams can come true Seek their reality
Russell Sivey


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Apple Of My Eye

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







Tribute To My Jenny
Mama Loves You Peanut


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Changes~

smiling chameleon
greedily slithers away
deaf to children's sobs


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The Descent (Senryu)

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


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


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


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Love's gravity

What love is impart                                                                                                         sum of love greater than whole                                                                                 what love is not partite                                                                                      - -NOTE for further reading - Love the sum of all virtue by
Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) 
 - at truth in heart   


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Email Order

Hopeful brides would bail 
Years of search to no avail
Found her through e-mail


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Healing Crush Syndrome

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


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' In Like ... ' 38th Senryu


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


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Relationships

They wasted my time.
I have moved on to bigger
And much better things.




Wrote Fall 2004
while student @ University of Louisiana-Monroe


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Control The Skies

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


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Web of Man

Man's web of deceit
Possesses not loveliness
Of spider's web



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Denial

Denial, like stone
Heavy, burdening me down
A weight that must shift


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Today's topic..."The meaning of life"

Inspire just one
For that my friend, as they say
Topic of the day


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Callous

Thou, one who feeds thy

              Satisfaction by eating
 
Thy scruples…Callous


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Unveiled

Surreptitious lies
Truths so twisted to disguise
Betrayed by your eyes


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Humanity's Incineration

Derisive vile of
Violence, as we speak in
Silence,   igniting…  


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Dancing

I will dance away… Dreams to finally reach an Elaborate bow
Russell Sivey


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Dwindling Time After Time

Back & forth
The swing dwindles and fluctuates forever caught in a spiraling breeze 
Time & again 


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Go Out, Be Happy


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


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Empty Bottle

Begging for dear life –
The eyes of a street-child  with
An empty bottle.

7/20/14


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white crosses

the two white crosses
on the side of the highway--
i picture their smiles


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Smooth Parting

The smooth parting Of lifelong presence… Rosy lips
Russell Sivey


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Dream Catcher

A real dream catcher Elaborate in design Snags many nightmares
Russell Sivey


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Biology

The study of life.
A very interesting sub-
Ject. I just love it.


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Thanksgiving (Senryu)

Thanksgiving to heart Loved ones apart now gather Beaming with His love © Joseph 11/23/07 © All Rights Reserved Author’s Comments: The Japanese Senryu format has three lines as follows: the first has five syllables, the second seven syllables, and the third five syllables. The pattern is 5/7/5 for a total of seventeen syllables. The Senryu is about an emotional expression, human nature, and things in the human realms which maybe satiric or humorous.


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The House's Very Clean

the house’s very clean
the owner’s very dirty
nita's very tired


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Old Shoes

Twirling, spinning round
I was a ballerina
On Grandma's wood floor

Buttersoft, tattered
Hours of carefree dancing
My shoes set me free



entry into Raul Moreno's contest: Still Life
No placement


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Evidence

 
imminent danger -
flames engulf his rotten soul
- some facts you tamper
 


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Our Sweet Love

Sweet lovely woman
Your loving heart beats in mine
Our love will not part

Russell Sivey

Entrant into Francine Roberts' "Short and Sweet" contest

12/25/2011


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My Life

The life that I live,
Premeditated glory:
A life of Thy will.


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My Children

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

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

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

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


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Lighting My Candle

Lighting my candle Deep within my very soul Where it absorbs all Keeping my heart pure It needs as much candlelight That a candle does have
Russell Sivey Entrant into Paula Swanson’s “By Candle Light” contest


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Hawaiian Sand

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


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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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Hop

Over pawns he hops
Eye to eye with the bishop….
Just where will he stop


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Evolution

Slight change over time
Turns into tremendous change
In millenniums.







written Fall 2004
while student @ ULM


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Husband

I want mine right now.
I can't wait to write my vows.
And recite them, wow!










Wrote Fall 2004
while student @ University of Louisiana-Monroe


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Humility

Humble yourself now
Or be humiliated
Later in this life

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


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A Floating Painting

A floating painting Picture of Earth rotating Solitude disguised
Russell Sivey


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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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Dreamers

Reaching for the stars
But falling to rock bottom
Just to try again


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Many Pens

I have many pens So I can write distinctly In several ways
Russell Sivey


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Ebony Death

Death is before you He motions for you to come Reaches for your hand
Russell Sivey


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Lone Birdhouse

There’s a lone birdhouse In a field of irises Flowers purple-blue
Russell Sivey


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' Argumentative ... ' 25th Senryu

‘ Argumentative ’   25th   Senryu 



        Argumentative …
… Just Like Being Derisive
    Need, More Laxatives


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Love?

Love?

Forever disgraced.
Imagined love drenched in pain
Leaves a lost soul dry.

© Dane Smith-Johnsen
May 20, 2010


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While You Sleep

while you sleep, poets
with insomnia write verse
to while time away


6 a.m.


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Sunset's Gorgeous Scene

A walkway in Spain Leads down to the calm ocean Sunset’s gorgeous scene
Russell Sivey


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Your Hatred

Extreme loneliness Brought upon by your hatred Your sadness does reign
Russell Sivey


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Summer Pool

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


Summer Season Senryu


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Legend of the Phoenix

Though death comes to her The legend of the phoenix States she’ll rise again
Russell Sivey


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to meet my other

to meet my other
one that opens her soul to me
I may love onwards

Russell Sivey


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A Grey Floating Fog

A grey floating fog In my mind’s eye it resides An in depth presence
Russell Sivey


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forgot

a forgetful man
will forget he vowed
never to forget


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She's Gone

They say that she’s gone I can’t believe what I’ve heard She’s missing I fear She would never leave Without a real good reason There was no abuse She got everything That she had ever wanted She is still a pup I hope they find her My sweet little puppy dog Sad she’s still missing
Entrant into Susan Burch's "Missing" contest 3/2/2012


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Common Sense

Thomas Paine wrote it.
Don't settle for having it.
Enhance your sense, read!


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The Cloak

She smiles at the cloak That of simplicity's eyes In loves purest form
Russell Sivey


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A Quest

Quest of one acquired,
Persevering explosion
Her desire tempered


written for
Sponsor Francine Roberts 
Contest Name sensuous senryus 


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' Always Told ... ' 43rd Senryu


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


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Darkness Surrounds

Darkness floods around Clouds surrounding me inside Only my face stays
Russell Sivey


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One Summer Day

One day long ago An engagement had been gained Love wins out again
Russell Sivey Entrant into frank herrera's "'A SUMMER MEMORY'" contest 4/15/2012


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High Noon (Senryu)

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

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

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


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Exam Outcomes

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


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Aspire to Love

Aspire to love,
When the seed breaches the ground.
The frost comes too soon.


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Soldiers Coming Home

soldiers coming home
unwanted war continues
inside their worn heads


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Finest Wines

The Earth’s finest wines Don’t compare to your green eyes Purples majesties
Russell Sivey


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Parachuters

In the mid air like
Paratroopers floating fair
Parachuters in air.


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My Cities Trilogy (Senryu Series)

glittering New York
time Square looking great—but oh!
grand Central Station!

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
the Windy City
diversity of cultures
Chicago—my home!

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
San Francisco Bay
place where people work and play
my dream—going west!


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Strength

Life only comes strongly,
enough to your potential,
at the edge to your limit.


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Plants

Some have a pigment.
It is called chlorophyll.
We eat plants for meals.


















written Fall 2004
while student @ ULM


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' Charm ... ' 6th Senryu

‘ Charm ’   6th Senryu

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


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Virginia Tech

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


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HURTING MAKES

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


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Battle

You won or lost day
alive or part of you died ?
new day-new battle


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Falling Leaves

Her joy holds the leaves
with love to the branches.
I fall to the ground.


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All of His Answers

all of his answers
were insulting--he thought all
questions were stupid


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Your Charm (Senryu)

rhapsody of you
sensations moving the soul
eloquence of charm



© Joseph Spence, 7/21/07
© All Rights Reserved




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


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A Storm Set

I have a storm set With solid foundation in My delicate mind
Russell Sivey


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What will this babbler say

I will like the brook                                                                                                       Jesus is Lord giving life                                                                                          streams of endless Love


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Evil Lies

She speaks evil lies But the peace of truth runs deep I hear not a thing
Russell Sivey


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Cheating Death

Stones fill the bottle
lifting the elixir up
One last drink of life.


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Beer Company

Bring me one just one
Mexican senorita
My beer company.


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A Calling

Heard from a-far, so, so far,
every step to much closer,
time let it be, to action.


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Laughing White Knight

A laughing white knight Grinning at lady desire She winks at his gall
Russell Sivey


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What's in Your Closet?

Skeletons with skin
Carcasses with hair and nails
Not fully decayed


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Whenever He Spoke

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


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On my Head '2nd Version'

My head does tingle After falling hard on it It’s very damaged
Russell Sivey


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The Rehabilitation of Killers ( Two Senryu Trilogies)

Out of water
Moses killed a task master
And hid the body.

In the wilderness
Forty years and reconciled
Called by Burning Bush

Out of the desert
Moses, the deliverer,
Set God's people free.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

A true Pharisee
Of Pharisees, Paul stood by
Consenting killings.

Killing more Christians
Blinded, thrown off his high horse
Sent to a Christian

The scales fell away.
Paul became a man of God...
Trusted apostle.


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How will we be Remembered

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


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Abortion (Senryu)

 

must be a bad seed 
plucking it from her garden 
where was the planter


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Eureopean Streets

An enormous feel European streets of old Fanciful desire true
Russell Sivey


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Floundering

Like a river of
Drastic thoughts cascading down
A suppressed ocean….


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Shawl Uncovered

Girl with open bangs Wearing a shawl uncovered Her shoulders are bare
Russell Sivey


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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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Far Country

Don’t you travel to
A far country. God won’t let 
You stay there for long.

Luke 15:13-20


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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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What Makes Me Smile - What Makes Me Frown

I Smile In Prayer

Lord thank you for space
To float dreams on water wings
In the sea of life


I Frown When

Some snakes walk, talk, are
Deceptive beyond reason
Use hearts to play darts

Aug. 26, 2012...written


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Purple Rose

With this purple rose I declare my love for you A vast covenant
Russell Sivey


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Seasons

There are five of them
Summer, winter, spring, fall and
The blessing season.


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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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I Write Poetry

i write poetry
in a plain, simple English
am I a poet?


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DREAM on BOY

Gazing at the stars
Praying to the Gods, hoping
That she feels the same..


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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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You've Been Chopped

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




Tribute To Fine Foods


Entry For 
Matt Caliri's 
The Job Contest


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Divine Sword

The falling flowers,
gently slicing the spring air.
From softness death comes.


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Life

My life is a dream, that I never waken from, but still keep trying
M.Mahauariki © 2012


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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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OLD

                      I  stand in Darkness
                      In the middle of the day
                      Alzheimer ,Senile


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Mythical Onset 2

Angel views from sky
Mythical sea approaches
Hides her eyes from doom


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I Miss Him

 It still looks like he’s
Sitting at the T. V. I 
Wish that he was here.


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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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Turn me into a Werewolf

Come to me werewolf And bite me, turn me into One of your own kind
Russell Sivey


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Clinical Child Care

Lucky Preschoolers
Government sanctioned murder
Abortion clinics

By Robb A. Kopp
All Rights Reserved © MMX


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Tailgating Slam

Tailgate party time
Chicken, steak, baby back ribs
Quarterback show down


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Show and Tell

I’m energized now You’ve spiked my solid interest Lingerie revealed
Russell Sivey


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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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What's New

Tattered, foundations
Resting wearily composed
Secretly reborn


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Wishing Ring

Sapphire blue ring A trinket made for wishing Hearts skip a beat
Russell Sivey


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Fast Lane

Slow down there my friend How fast do we need to go Life in the fast lane
Russell Sivey


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Believe the Unbelievable

Clever ideas Believe what you can’t believe Try super unique
Russell Sivey


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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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Educated

Reading more Than necessary Genius ahead


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You so Often Say

You so often say You don’t have love anymore What do I feel then
Russell Sivey


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Olden Days

White-bearded man puffed...
And found the scent of  his yore,
In my purple youth


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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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Self-doubt's unreliability....

             Certain honesty,
     what's uncertain honesty
              ......insecurity ?


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Pay Me!

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


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Caught between Love and hate 5 Piece Senryu

Passions feed desires, continuing need to please, to care is to love. Bitterly twisted, tormenting relentless pain, despair turns to hate. If I care to much, people will start to use me, resentment begins. To caught up in hate, a need to avenge, but feel sad inside. Keeping the balance, between lover and hater, often troubles me. Contest: UPTO FIFTEEN any form/any theme. 27/01/2012
M.Mahauariki © 2012


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Explosion

Explosion A massive spray across Lines compiled about
Russell Sivey


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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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Be Approved

Be Approved

The sinner—
As God loves,
Man must love.


Inspired by reflections on the Holy Bible

© Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen
March 3, 2010
Poetic form: Senryu


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Wet Enlightenment

Slight pelting of rain Outside our small umbrella Encompassing love
Russell Sivey


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Seductive Woman

She’s so seductive Luring me with tempting eyes Trap waiting to spring
Russell Sivey


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Aiming Marksman

A hot tempered man Disobedient marksman Aiming for danger
Russell Sivey


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Hills of Smoke

My eyesight blinded
Walking on the hills of smoke;
Searching for wisdom.


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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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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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Immense Dormant Tree

Above ripe pumpkins Sits an immense dormant tree Waving at the stars
Russell Sivey


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Desperate Man

A desperate man Fearful love won’t be enough To acquire her heart
Russell Sivey


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CRYSTALLISES TO SELF



                                         day's mind thinks for all
                                         night crystallizes to self 
                                         though mind's for many


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the bait's unknown

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


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A Heart's Wish

rough waters stop not
heart's wish for promised days of
love's sweet ecstasy


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True Essence (Senryu)

souls full of blessings
shining with His precious love
such essence of Christ

© Joseph 1/11/08
© All Rights Reserved


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Religion

Churchyard on Sundays –
The child still waits for a sound
From the empty can.

7/20/14


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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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Elusive

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

   


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IN OWN CONDITION



                                         heart's like pond or sea
                                        expectations desires live
                                             in own condition 





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Momma and Daddy Time

Wistfully waiting
Longing for that gold moment
That they fall asleep

By Robb A. Kopp


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Home is where the Heart is...

Lets leave our own soil
lets meet half across the world,
Lets find Our homeland.


 
 Charma


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Recalling

Hue of joy colors
Embers of past wilted scenes;
Memories relived…


  


  


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Detained Faith

Heart in mind confess
Solitude though still so free
Reality ours


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Bed Covering

My bed covering From the bed it softly came My quilt comforts me
Russell Sivey


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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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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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Silence

The silence so great
It is beyond all senses
Keep in line with love

Russell Sivey


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Affection of Love

Affection of love
With the matters of the heart
Romance is alive

Russell Sivey


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Darkness and the Sun

Sky, quite cold and grey
The sun shines through very bright
Keeps darkness freeze out

Russell Sivey


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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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Life in the Clouds

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


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We Will Remember Them

Dying for Freedom
American and British soldiers
Will be remembered

 

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


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


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Time and Unforeseen Occurrences

Picnicking with pie
Home on the red prairie plains
Bullets from the sky

By Robb A. Kopp
All Rights Reserved © MMX


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Forgotten Home

A split rail fence sits 
along the edge of a field 
holding back the past 

An old wagon wheel 
leans lazy against a post 
Weathered by the sun 

A battered mailbox 
with it’s red flag hanging down 
sits, waiting with hope 

A dirt road runs past 
Rutted by years of travel 
Leads to a rock drive 

The drive leads to a home 
of countless generations 
born and raised right here 

If the walls could talk 
they would speak of all the love 
through out the years 

The walls would tell of 
births and deaths and weddings too 
There is much to tell 

All that is left now 
are just the past memories 
of a better time

All the windows gone 
The porch boards rotted through 
Roof tiles blown off 

The old pump house leans 
The old red barn out back sags 
The corrals are gone 

The one tree out front 
that held the forts and the swings 
stands with bare branches 

It is sad to see 
a home with no family 
lose it’s will to live 


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the P is common

the P is common
pen, paper, poet, poem
always together


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Labels

The labels I wore, they will never let me shed, changing is so hard. Try to change myself, they still keep pulling me down, constantly biting, Who I use to be that person is no longer, I am living free.
M.Mahauariki © 2012


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Ones Forgotten

In the eves of dusk The slate blue-grey waters show The ones forgotten
Entrant into Black Eyed Susan's "Forgotten" contest 7/9/2012


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Kiss the Butterfly

Kiss the butterfly Allow the wings to lift you Take off in the sky
Russell Sivey


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Insomnia

Foe, insomnia ~
Balanced on the edge of dreams
Push me off the cliff


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Iredescent Bliss

Unfurling of one Peacocks majestic wild plume Iridescent bliss
Russell Sivey


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The Garden Party

the garden party
a neighbor’s timid shadow
peeking thru my fence


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Tale Spinner

While weaving odd tales,
she buries herself deeper
into a mad world


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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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A Starry Wish (Senryu)

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


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


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





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senryu 7

a glimpse into life
insurance company light
the more the merrier


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Old Dark Basket

Collecting dead leaves Inside an old dark basket Just for their sad sounds
Russell Sivey


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Heirs to the Orchard

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


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Travelars Abound...

      From the deepest depths,
               journey's the soulful spirit
                            to the highest heights....


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Lit with Candles

With the power out My room is lit with candles Shimmers of orange
Russell Sivey


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Multicolored Cross

I was given beauty A handmade multicolored cross Created by a child
Russell Sivey Modified Senryu: 6/8/6


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The Refugees' Plight

the refugees’ plight…
bringing sufferings with them,
to unknown future


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Clouds and the Moon

Sky’s bewilderment…
Clouds caress the sun along
Sweetly kiss the moon

Russell Sivey


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Silver Necklace

Real silver necklace Slick with metallic grey cast Costly investment
Russell Sivey


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emily:MEASURE BY MEASURE

consequence is my wage-
                           if I with vengeance wage

see more at Luke 6:38

note:
emily:is a 2(or sometimes 3) line paradox form(I labelled it thus,inspired by Emily Dickinson 
poem 1732).It may or may not have a title,uses a word with separate meanings,(or one that 
sounds the same,with a different spelling) with the intention to mean several things,therb to 
enhance the thought's ambiguity/enigma.
ED 1732 begins:   My life closed twice-
                                                               before it's close
SHAKESPEARE's Romeo& Juliet:   ask for me tomorrow-
                                                                                           and you will find a grave 
man


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Love to Earth

Dove amongst heavens Clearing through the dark storm clouds Brings love to Earth
Russell Sivey


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From Heaven's Peaks

Soft teary eyed love Descended from heaven’s peaks Comfort lost and found
Russell Sivey


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Our Lord

Born in a manger
Walked the earth free of all sin
Crucified by man


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Trunks and Hunks

Bronzed hunk on the beach Trunks falling, the girls screaming Oh my, man oh man Written for Katherine Stella http://www.thehighlanderspoems.com/life2.php


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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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Sniper (Senryu)

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


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


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Lottery Tickets

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


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On Her Silky Lips

on her silky lips
she paints different lipsticks,
same sweetness I feel


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Within Us

within each of us
lies the ability to
soar high as with wings

C. Alvez


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Artists of the World

I admire all the 
Artists in the world then I
Noticed I’m one too

Russell Sivey


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Winter Waking

Succumb, submissive
with silver wind lifting eyes
lulled into sleep frost.


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Forces beyond our nature....

               The great river flows
          turbulent waters for most
           challenge...sink or swim


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Wind Spins

In sky with dark clouds Wind spins cultural turbine Showing glint on steel
Russell Sivey


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