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Her journey begins.
Moving through soft veils and mists,
Pilgrimage homeward.

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Silence can deceive                                        
One's quiet to understand
Another to destroy

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One wake-up away
From the best day of your life.
Life’s just a crapshoot. 

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they won't hurt you now
even though you hurt me bad
signed your best friend

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Their agenda is known Their darkness shown Insidious fiends...

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Among the Seashells

Forlorn, forgotten;
do tears still exist
at the bottom of the sea?

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Sleeping in sorrow
If I don't wake tomorrow
Then all will be well.

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Not His Game

He tried basketball.
He can’t run and he can’t jump.
He sits in the stands.

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  Screams above the din

A moment of grief and loss

    A loved one passes

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gray moon eating black,
sparrows flush red coughing rain
slums of streets decay


drenched women bleeding
broken spills of spines, alms… alms
devil torrent tears


spikes of bones splattered
drowned by screeching sounds silenced…
rain begets mud tombs


(( for SKAT's  "Dark Rain" Contest" --Haiku ))

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A Sister's Love

A sister should see
the atrocities
and help attain sanity

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No Fear

Evil's popular,
But I will do the right thing.
If caught, so be it.

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nature's wrath in the wind forgiveness

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The Internet

Oh the internet
A battle ground for morons
Will we ever learn?

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Haikus About God: V

Omniscient guy
Yet he lets bad things happen
How can he exist?

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Haikus About God: II

Invisible chap
Bearded egomaniac
Probably not real

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Just Say No! (For Medical marijuana Contest Sponsored by: Michael Jordan)

Marijuana puffs
Famed hallucinatory.
Laced with excuses.

© Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen
June 8, 2010
Poetic form:  Haiku

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Night consumed the day
dawn bring forth a tragedy
morning birth despair

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Recurring Nightmare

Recurring nightmare--
my blank answer sheets
in all the exams

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my voice is changing my body rearranging i hate puberty

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Token of Regret

Sparks fly, flames ignite
intoxicated passion
follies of greenness.

Haste vows in wishes
rapid change adaptation
birth of an angel.

Smoldered brawl outburst
pen scribbles by gavel's call
Fire sizzles then drown.

Comes winter anew
tears of the lonely angel
token of regret

Dovey Annie

(This is my first time writing a Haiku poem. It is raw and lack shine, but hope you guys will enjoy.)

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Fear The Water

Still waters run deep.
Stay out of the deep water.
Don’t be stupido.

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Haikus About God: III

Beauty of nature
Why condense it down to God?
Isn’t life enough?

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Last Promise

I left you with one
promise hanging on my tongue.
So tell me my love,

do the words still haunt
you? I can hear your heart call
my name across hell.

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Haikus About God: VI

The body: sacred
We’re all made in God’s image
Hence... circumcision?

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Haikus About God: IV

God made all people
But some better than others?
Stop being silly.

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This will be my FINAL poem on the Soup

no more Soup for me all of YOU have pissed me off April Fools Suckers
JSLambert ~ This is the fabulous "Prankster Haiku" Haiku from the Heart Contest ~This is not your average Haiku. But I am not yir' average Joseph, for my "Prankster Haiku" form is highly Ex-plosiPH! Ya' DiGG?

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What Does The Boss Say

What does the boss say?
“I am the man. You are not.
Get your butt to work.”

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Deadly Mistake

trip and splash
teeth take advantage and sink
flock must flee

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Blood Moon Arising

Blood Moon arising!
Could it be a disguising
of the end of time?

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What People Were and What People Are

People were
Many things.
Strange or not

People were
Different and
Odd and fun.

People were
Monsters but…
That’s not all

People were
And still are
Strange and odd.

People are
People. For
life is life. 

Yet not.
Not is lies.
Truth seeps from

Every mouth
Lies, lies, lies
Move, move, move

But somehow
Lies prevail.
Lies are life.

Lies are death.
Lies are homes.
Lies are pain.

Lies are truth.
Yet somehow.
Truth prevails.

Truth is life.
Truth is death.
Truth is home.

Truth is pain.
Truth is lie.
Truth is that.

Lies will die.
Lies will cease.

Truth will live.
Truth will be.

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it is hard to sleep

it is hard to sleep

little eyes are a peekin'...

santa comes tonight

  * Christmas

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Blathering Fool

Rat Fink Harry Reid
complaining about ranchers.
A Blathering Fool!

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Another Old Haiku

Night's blackness obscures
our very limited view.
Does dawn surprise us?

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Darkness in my room.....
the pain of your absence
suddenly vivid.

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The Last Seven Plagues

those who bore 'the mark'
screamed from painful ugly sores
First of the Last Plagues

the sea turned to blood
and everything in it died
Second of Last Plagues

the rivers and springs
became blood--no more water
Third of the Last Plagues

the sun had power
burning people with fire
Fourth of the Last Plagues

kingdom of 'the beast'
was plunged into vast darkness
Fifth of the Last Plagues

       STILL--people cursed God
       and they refused to--REPENT
       global armies formed

the great Euphrates'
water dried up--transit road
Sixth of the Last Plagues

       world economic
       devastation, suicides
       lootings and killings

       stench of dead bodies
       cities on fire--engulfed
       chaos, fear, riots

the sun became darkened
the moon gave no light--all dark
stars fell from the sky

huge exploding holes
in the darkness as they fell
hundreds all at once

       army of 'the beast'
       horizon to horizon
       Plain of Megiddo

clouds blanket the sky
painful peals of thunder roll
gold weaves through the clouds

hundred pound hailstones
fell on unrepentant man
cars, homes, land destroyed

most severe earthquake
islands diappeared--Earth FLAT
splits Jerusalem

then voice from Heaven
"It is done"--is heard by all
Last of the Last Plagues

       wait at Magiddo
       the Son of Man--Returns
       on white horse, in clouds

       blood runs two hundred
       feet wide/long and five feet deep
       bodies explode at

       the sound of The Word
       spoken from the King of Kings
       one-sided battle

anti-christ and false
prophet thrown in lake of fire
beast chained--thrown in pit...

thousand years in pit
(Jesus rules Kingdom on Earth)
then, loosed for a time

there is still HOPE
Know Jesus loves you and died
for your sins--REPENT...

Gail's "End of the World Armageddon" contest

wait at Megiddo

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Sounds of Pain

angst and all anger
can cause chaos you can't shake
catastophe calls

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Note to Self

Stop writing haikus
They don’t even make sense now
Something something cake

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Untitled Triad of Haikus

The lone rain puddle  
Catches the shimmering moon  
As it mimics the sun  
And mirrors the dreams  
Of our long ago youth  
With days eroded   
Like the shores upon   
Which we strolled, listening  
To the crashing waves 

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Rest in Peace, Dear Friend

Flowers wilt
Dead carcasses are buried
Loved ones mourn

Rest in peace,
Your life on earth is no more…
Farewell, friend

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Laps up cool water
Lifts up head
Get off the toilet!

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Deep Dark Double Grave

Stale waters go deep.
Sneaky double mountain peaks,
Death environment

Inspired by Raul's Morning Ambience contest

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Fallen Angels

Even together
Fallen Angels you and me
feel so lonely now

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I’m the only one
That hasn’t been taken to
Be a lab monkey

However, I’ve learned
That loneliness can be a 
Cage of its own kind


Received 5th place in "Natural and Beyond" Contest

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Natural Hair Color

cold cold breeze
leaves partially cover her
chopped off braid

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Her Return

Time passes along,
Seen by his heart so heavy,
Angst at her return

First ever try at a Haiku.

Written in Afghanistan -3 SEP 2013

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45th- BLANK

there are 2 blank cards
in the angel card deck so
today I'm "depressed"

for this to be the 
best country in the whole world
today it looks sad

just happy that I 
was a member of the age
of Aquarius

our best hour was 
revolution of 60's
created big change

now elephants rule
just capitalistic pigs
love hear themselves squeal

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It Is Probable

It is probable
that if I had studied hard
I would be employed.

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Nix To Thuggery

Do not be a thug.
Be a decent humane man.
You are a human.

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Whatever you say
Will never silence one thought...
This is modern war?

Watch the video: "About This Poem"

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Protesting Geishas

Geishas on the march.
Protesting we know not what.
They really look pissed.

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Put In Trial

Try it-- I dare you!
Place me 
In clueless trial

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Many men
who rule over other men
are tyrants.

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Don’t goose a mad man.
He will knock you on your butt.
Wham! Bam! ER Room!

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they sentenced me to 
pay off your credit cards and
back tax ring that bell

they sentenced me to 
be subjected to grumpy
not so special day

they sentenced me to
wish I didn't waste my time
trying to be sweet

they sentenced me to
wonder about your motives
it feels so phony

they sentenced me to 
first take back my heart and then 
protect it from you

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A Hidden Truth~

behind demure mask
hides one volatile temper~
offend cautiously

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Haikus About God: I

Overture of lies:
Don’t take it literally

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Heck The What

There was a pixie
inside the bottle I had.
She drank my whiskey.

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Thirteen has landed
on the advent of weekend...
Spare me from the curse!

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A Christmas wish list
A quick glimpse into my life
Not much going on

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Sky of Morning Smog

northern white clouds rise
each morning, any weather--
sky of morning smog

*For strict Haiku contest

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Downward We Go

President Lincoln.
Now, President Obama.
We have fallen far.

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Unidentified Feelings

Under a smile - pain.
Faces are good at hiding
Oppressive feelings.

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Still My Enemy

Some boys called them dinks.
I called the bastards Viet Cong.
Others called them gooks.

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Why Are You Being This Way

Why are you being like this?
Oh how I just wished we could be friends,
But it ain't gonna happen,
Because you hate me for no reason.
Just because I'm not popular, because
I am less than you.
I just wished you knew,
Knew how I felt about,
How I used to like you,
All the things I did,
I was scared to talk to you,
Then when I found enough courage,
To talk, you block me out of your life,
As if I never exsisted.
Maybe I never exsisted around you,
But how can you be so oblivious,
And miss that I needed you?
Why oh why can't you see this pain?
Do you care?
Do you wish you could know me better?
Do you ever think of me at least once?
Do you care wheather I live or die?
Of course you don't because,
I am just dead to you,
I am just a pity ghost to you,
A horrible nightmare that won't go away.
I slowly die inside,
From all the times I've cried.
(I've cried for you.)
You look at me,
With your beautiful brown eyes,
You look right through me,
Like I was never alive.
I am invisible,
I always will be to you.
For some reason I knew,
I would always be like this
To you.
I wish you were missin' me 
Like I was missin' you,
But no matter what I do,
I am always dead to you.
Someday I hope we can be friends.
<3 I Miss You <3
Dedicated To: Fikret Saric

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DEATH WISH HAIKU A Musical History of Cigarettes

 DEATH WISH HAIKU (AS Musical History of Cigarettes)
Snooky Lanson sang it clear
smoke in every ear.

From your Hit Parade,
Frank Sinatra blew the words one time
Didn't Fence Him In.

Dorothy Collin's voice
America there's only one to smoke
Lucky Strike's the one.

Drifting up her nose
pulling smoke into her lung
biting on her tongue

what is she doing?
coffins closing in with nails
death as slow as snails.

Do you want a Lucky?
More satisfaction pleasure
undertakers measure.

Camel smoke was nil
More Doctors smoked  Lucky Strikes
Than Mike Hammer smoked.

Nicotine all day
tie hers up in Christmas bows
blow it out her nose.

Free on Navy ships
Sailors never saw the light
Though the match was free.

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facing depression
enduring the agony
constant state of angst

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Truly Blind

She is a sweet girl.
He is a total asshole.
Love is truly blind.

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Sound Sleeper

He was sound asleep.
A worm crawled out of his ear.
That was real creepy.

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Uncle Joe

He’s Vice President!
He’s loco in the coco!
Uncle Joe Biden!

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an act of choosing

an act of choosing
a choice you and I sadness with smiles tell lies probabilities in life ups and downs smile sneers eyes leers ogled glance probable options measure for measure the pits depth zenith crest base an act of choosing ____________________| PENNED ON JULY 18, 2014! for haiku on probabilities contest!

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Nunna Dual Tsuny

"Nunna Dual Tsuny"

wild roses now grow
as living epitaphs on
"the trail where they cried"

deborah burch

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Night Watchman

Not on my watch man!
No streaking! Put your clothes on!
That’s perverted dude!

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Venting, hurting, pain
Angry retaliation
Masking the torment

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He stubbed his big toe.
He screamed and then cried out loud.
He is a weenie.

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away my boy joy

looks like refinement
from outside boiling pot in
cool calm big fat lie

her tears tear me up
along with the depression
pukes on everyone

away my boy joy
morphed from this to that kid to man
overnight success

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Daily Struggle

Do you know of it?
The daily mental struggle?
Each day is a fight.

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Friends,i presumed us
My adversary,you viewed ye
Hence,foes we become

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lead us not into temptation

lead us not into
temptation: restrain us from
our politicians

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reared on six shooters
pretending dead act again...
real life a dead cert.

© Harry J Horsman 2013  

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Under the Hood

fluffy tail went splat
under my warm hood it sat....
shortened bobtailed cat

By Robb A. Kopp

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Rain pours with a blast
The mad symphony deafens
Lend me your hug shield

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a relived stroll

a relived stroll down a creaky wooden walk… screams of hatred
Russell Sivey

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Avoidant Personality

Fears conversation
Elaborate avoidance 
Of social outings

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Another Crossroad

Which way should I go?
The result to me unclear
Left right please give sight

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Do not just stand there By the door laughing at me. I can read your mind. Your love for me gone. Now clinging to someone else. I can read your mind. Now I do not care. Where you go away today. I can read your mind. Do not turn around. Try to explain why to me. I can read your mind. Do not ask my thoughts. For you would run a mile if, You could read my mind. If You Could Read My Mind

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On the Lonely Hill
Many come, often so sad
Side by side, still alone.

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Questionku 6 Hurting Heart

You have been hurt
Flowers and candy
Is it time to forgive?

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A brand new employ!
I guessed they could not wait,
Your desk reallocate!

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    on rain lashed mountain
    a sheep cries out in anguish -
    her lamb is lost

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Love sometimes remains 
Like a fierce pain in a limb
 Severed long ago

Published in the 2012 - Spring Issue of " Paper Wasp"- An Australian journal of Haiku.

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Are you good

I ask: Is it true?
You whisper: answer with you
A lamp within guides

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Your Moment to Keep: Your Courage to Hope

Restless morning rush,
   A sour hurry to wait for
   Th day be over.

A treasure by day,
Trash'd after six-thirty news:
Pink lottery ticket.

Drifting dinner thoughts, 
Plenty done & said-- none felt.
    "O th morrow's madness"!

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Soaring wood prices;
The axe falls upon the tree.
Mother earth cries out.

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Extreme moodiness
Rollar coaster ride in hell
Devastates your life

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I don't understand why,
Why my best friend, doesn't wanna be friends anymore.
Caleb I know I may have hurt you,
I know I may have made you laugh, I did, and I made you smile,
I love talking to you, but for some reason you don't wanna talk to me,
I am wondering why.
Caleb, I miss you like hell, and I am going through hell not being able to,
To talk to you, to hear your voice, all I have are pictures, and a picture,
A picture in a frame. 
CAZ it is killing me inside being away from my best friend,
My one and only true best friend,
The only friend that has been by my side, through thick and thin,
Has been there for me when my great-grandpa died, when me and Josh broke up,
When my life didn't mean anything, the one who saved me from killing myself,
The one who talked to me everyday just to make me smile, and have a good day.
Now you are killing me by not talking to me!! Did you forget about me??
Did you forget I was there for you too?? That we were here for each other, 
That we made the promise to always be here for each other??
I miss you a lot, and I just want you to come back home Caleb Allen Zummak.

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Winter Suns

A struggle through clouds
passing across chilled blue of
winter sky gives in

to jagged horizons
surrounding the restful hazel eyes
recalling Autumn
Can't you see? That the
winds were stripping trees last time
we sang of how stars

chase sunsets and how
their light is the wake of their
deaths, so long ago.

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Ultimate Betrayal

Playful laughter rests.
Parental steps come nearer - 
reality fades.

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A suffocation
Poor poetry drowns me out
Most of it my own

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Your love is sour
You have nothing that I want
You're rotten inside

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Free Labor for China

China accepted
free labor from Americans
to pay U.S. debt

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Driving Home

Rainbow reflection
each tiny droplet captured...
windscreen wiper broke.

© Harry J Horsman 2012    

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With line upon line
I am drowning in my own
stream of consciousness

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Injured dream-
reality bruising 'daymare'
another blood sweat stain...

mirroring the state of unemployment in Nigeria.

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Hurtful Words

I tune in, tune out
Truths, lies, a mix in between
Now shut the hell up!

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my wrist

scars on my wrist shadow clouded memory of that day dec cghjr

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Obsessive-compulsive personality

Preoccupation with rules
Orderly, rigid

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The Weather

The drop spreads, freezing
Cleaning mist falls from grey skies
I see memories

In silence we go
Water lilies lie around
Through the field of stars

I'm anew my breath,
frozen white by icy air.
You were golden sun

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My Phone

Oh old mobile phone
Thanks for fixing my toilet
Now scared to touch you

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Glory in the end
Sparkle, then faded lust
Left to love again.

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Paradox Crystal

No sparkle, no joy
black through and through
inside and out

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                                        Rider cracks his whip 
                                    thousand people enjoy race
                                    forced Horse leaps with pain 	

For contest:
Sponsored by: Dana'lynn Smith
Written by: bldevnath

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Being in the servitude of others

Look down their nose to mud;
always right;
you lose.

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Selfish to the end
narcissistic to the core
empathy absent

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Promises broken
Hollow words disgust my ears
No honor no soul

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I sit staring
daydreams never seem to age
as the children 

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guns bought for defense
could be used for injury
in or out of home

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Senseless falling causes
Time when you are sad.

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cracks reminding us 
a calender hangs silence 
by all irony.


Practice for the blind 
circulation shutting down
shall twist towards plot


Running for their skin,
civilised sugar paper , 
for response alone.


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growing on the forest floor –

Ó December 4, 2011
Dane Smith-Johnsen

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A battle with life

A battle with life 

Dying each minute 
Disease and medication 
Diagnosed cancer

Two loving hearts part,
Trepidation that turns true,
Tears their souls apart,

Contiguous breaks, 
Courage totally shattered,
Can see blemishes ?

Heartbeats if fumble,
Hard to search serenity,
Harsh words can crumble,

Drug abuse poisons,
Destructive devil dares do,
Death knocks anytime!

Written September 2nd, 2014
Haikus 5/7/5
For contest ' Heart and soul' by Charlotte Puddifoot 

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Forgotten but here
Remembered yet never there
Why do you exist?

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Dark Cloud

Intense black cloud grows
Nasty predicament flows
Ocean of dark woes

By Robb A. Kopp
All Rights Reserved © MMX

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I Am Nothing

Old hunter lifts

shattered lives lay
at his feet.

Tears roll down his

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The Final Countdown

Prepared for when Death
schedules his meeting, I… 
A patient landmine

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A mirror grimy
Dust, insect, fears, tears: my past
Reflect his image.

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Tyrants and Titans

Impossibly still
The very worst of our kind
Often lead us all.

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In the distance saws
Assault morning's quietness.
Tears fall like the trees.

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structured in the night
peaceful beacon beams and glows
calms the storms in me

guide me through all cares
sailor tossed up in the foam
rescued by your light

By Deb Wilson
for contest In The Light Of Haiku

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Two Worlds Colliding

Being disabled
Splits the world into pieces 
Either fine or rough

Your attitude will
Choose how you succeed or not
Till the sun comes out

Julie Heckman
Two Worlds Colliding

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Broken Heart Strings

Trembling, trying to 
resonate; not even a 
minor chord remains.

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Tsunami haiku

receding tide. . .
darkened sea with
much debris

I live in Hawaii and wanted to let everyone know that our Tsunami warning has been 
lifted and we were blessed with no damage. Our prayers go out to those in Chile.

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this lifeless tot -- Florida

an innocent child,
a nineteen-month-old baby,
was senselessly shot;

cold drive-by shooter
killed a cherished little boy--
with a heartless plot

endless tears of pain--
as we remember the love
of this lifeless tot

*baby was not the intended target

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Cold, Flexible Steel

A serial of haikus, all addressing the same topic with 
a hint of humor; but advice that could save your life
or that of a loved one.  New to PoetrySoup, so I hope 
I'm not "out of order" with this submission or topic. 

Cold, flexible steel
Probing my dignity...

This “simple” exam
“…could prevent cancer.” they say.

We all have to die,
But not from colon cancer.

There's a downside tho’.
“Yuk! That, nasty brown liquid.”

“But boy, does it work...
Work and work and work some more. 

Baring your buttocks...
In a fetal position;
Then the lights go out. 

“No polyps", they say.
There are no malignancies.

Your colon’s okay.
It’s five years until your next...

Want some peace of mind?
Insurance may pay for it.

One “simple” exam
Can provide that peace of mind.

You might save your life.
Over 45?  Do it!

Cold, flexible steel.
On the other hand, what if…
Something else kills you?

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Five Minutes

In my grasp, my hands will work
Crush the bones of time

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You stand there, breaking
I think about endings
Now everything leaves.

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I've tried to count sheep,
but my eyes refuse to close,
I really need sleep!

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Suicide Dawn

Clear morning
no warning impedes
the intention of many

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The Arguer

You argue, mercy
is not to be found with you
Relentless you are

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Fixing the Unfixable

Fixing the Broken
When I am also a case
Mending one by one

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Cutting Words

words cut me razor
ignore me replace me now
but i still love you

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Karma stalks me

Karma why stalk me?
what crime have i committed
to deserve this wraith

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Death Stalks

On steep slopes
Ice picks break
Crow swears

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Night and light

The end, another
Death visits in the ink night
How much dark? ere light

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two women

two women
fighting over lingerie –
police cars speed

Ó December 4, 2011
Dane Smith-Johnsen

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Moving matters

two times five fingers
touching the outside deeply
underneath a storm

motion diving deep
everything pounding so hard
all shaken and stirred

down to the bones wrenched
what it's all about reset
wishing back the best

©Ellie Daphne van Stralen

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my anger flares
black as a buzzards wing~
I put on a smile

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Disdainful Haiku

Raped by Confusion
No one has a clue about
My lame, weird haiku  

Disdain is like rain,
Dripping continuely...yet
I ponder...wander

I think about you
And how treated me so
You're as sweet as pie

Something is missing
Oh! Something drives me insane...
Disdainful haiku

Why are unclear?
You're like a Positive Sheep
But, in wolve's clothing

Something smells fishy
Is it your odor or what?
Your attitude stinks

I think about you 
You've treated me badly...how
Dare you...oh you jerk!!

Drain away your tears
Don't bottle it up inside
Angst pierces my soul

Disdainful haiku -
Why are you so cruel to me?
Never stop trying (poets)!!! 

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Futile Resistance

futile resistance

naturally one combined

two souls intertwined

(April 21, 2011 Wausau, Wisconsin)

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

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Glowing Reminiscence

Basking in moonlight,
Old birds remember the nest.
Ruffles my feathers.

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Such a Yearning is Mine

Dusk settles like snow		   
Falling slow, and the night spreads		   
its dark sleepy eye		 

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Myth of Poverty

Poor black neighborhood,
Too much policing; All white
Neighborhoods are safe.

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Love Cheats

Love cheats

Hearts of paper beat,
As fleshy emotions cheat,
Better define love !

Haiku- 5/7/5
Written November 4th, 2014
By Dr. Upma A. Sharma

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In the end

In the end i fell
your words paralyze me still
i can not move on

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My poetic pen
Wasted on a arrogant 
jerk that had no soul

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Haiku poem 1

Battle scars, bleeding

Knocked up wombs from inbreeding

Join hands "God's children"

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Red Rock Sits Alone

red rock sits alone

between many colored stones

among, yet apart



(February 6, 2011 Wausau, Wisconsin)

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

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hollow morn'

morning light seeps in   
like a wisp of a breath  
in winters frigid air  
spectrum of silver light   
like sunlit cushioned clouds 
against paper thin walls  
as shadows quickly   
appear: rush to these paper walls  
like tunneling snakes  
light brims golden,  
spattering dewdrop fields-   
glittering jewels  
their moistening of  
blades bending to the winds  
echoing a hollow morn' 

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Taking Flight

rise up    take flight 
killdeer cry

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My Shoulder

My Shoulder

My shoulders
Hold the care of someone else
No warning

Heavy weight
Responsibilities grow

Tasks for two
Now are mine to meddle through
Keep Control

All appointments and the meds

I can feel
The stress upon my shoulders
It grows now

No easy task
I strain to make the effort

Not easy either
Daily challenges await
Days go by

My love too
Struggles with both walk and talk
Stroke attack

We face all the days ahead
Not I alone

Changed views now
Our tired eyes do see the world
Moving On

And with it much confusion
Sort it out

Love is strong
Any other seems so wrong
Find a way

The days with fun and flare
Are dreams now

My shoulders
Grow strong with all they carry

Look forward
Work now toward better days

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To be seen but never noticed
Like a ripple in the water
That dissapears before your eyes

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The Black Butterfly

the black butterfly
on a leaf, restoring her
weak body and mind

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Crimson blood runs down my pallid arms 
the rain falls brutally hard 
landing and soaking into my wounds

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claim payments delayed

BP explosion;
livelihoods devastated--
claim payments delayed

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Solitary Tear

A tear ~ solitaire:                                            
Faint whispers of loneliness                              
Echo as it falls.                                                 

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Going on the stage
Slight tremble in the belly
Breathe in. Choke and smile

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Dishes Pile Up Once More

I sort bubbling dishes in proper place
I drown absorbed sink with soapy water and towering dishes 
They pile up-- what's the point of doing them?

I place a towel next to the filthy sink
I drown dishes and try my hardest to dry them without a drop
But what good would it do-- dishes pile up!

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black smoke on the horizon

black smoke on the horizon
polluting the air

Ó November 30, 2011
Dane Smith-Johnsen

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Necrotizing Fasciitis

Necrotized skin area Tissue attacked, flesh eating Bacteria bug http://www.thehighlanderspoems.com/life-2.php

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The End

severed from my limbs;
toothless body cannot stand.
Close to tears and end:
I grin.

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Love unrequited

I gave you my all
the harsh moon cast its shadow
Silence filled the air

Love unrequited
eyes shed tearsdrops of fire
unable to stop

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loose radiation

my skin is crawling
over radiation--will
it hit my sky soon?

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an angry woman
bashed another woman’s face—

© December 7, 2011
Dane Smith-Johnsen

Written for Poetry Soup Member Contest:  BLOCK~ BLOCK~ BLOCK 	Sponsored by: 
Destroyer ~ Poet

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Shock after 6 months

Shock after 6 months

Pure love filled two souls.
They wed, hoped eternity...
First X-wife not X...

©  Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen
     January 14, 2010

Inspired by Poetry soup member contest Betrayal 	
Sponsored by: Olusegun Adelan

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Foul Sisters

Bitterness holds me.
I do not like her embrace
because it is cold.

Her touch makes me rot
not outwardly, but inside
corrupting my soul.

Her wretched voice crows:
"Everyone else is crooked."
No one else speaks up.

I do not love her,
but when she is here with me
we see eye to eye.

She then reminds me:
"Condemnation will come soon."
I hate her also.

Together they drone
robbing me of any will
to get up and leave.

The sisters love me.
I withhold my affection,
yet they cling to me.

They each take a turn,
kissing me with rancid breath
and bugs in their hair.

I want far better.
I need better company,
yet I sit with them.

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Think 'Trees'

Take a moment to Sit and think about the trees Or they won't be there

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think a berry pie
poor fruit fallen
from a tree
foot sole cherry red

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Lamenting Blossom

Lamenting Blossom

Shed not tears of grief.
Light forestalls your requiem.
Glorifying life.

© Dane Smith-Johnsen
April 18, 2010

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Stoner's Lament

All those wee pot flakes
So carelessly whisked away...
Could use a joint now.

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The spade dug into

soil, broken roots exposing

more problems again?

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for those that were lost
a day for remembering
haunting history

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Almighty Beauty Overcomes Man's Blasphemy

Seared shadows fall
cascading retinal fire
chrysanthemums bloom.

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blood in stool

the old brick is dead
tuck the morkin, shoot the dog
voiceless memories

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Days and nights and the universe

Days and nights and the universe 
The musty monsoon 
insects with swelled bellies
soggy paper boats.
a black feathered bird peeps in,
there is no return.
Close the eyes, its night.
A bat has taken a bite; 
the fruit rolls away. 
The desolate rails.
Millions of butterflies, 
they reign the wild shrubs.
Crystallized water, 
this rock has witnessed years,
a fly has more eyes.

=© 2009 - All Rights Reserved Kushal Poddar 

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Skies Blood Runs Bright Red

skies blood runs bright red

heart is filled with emotion

moon seeks to heal her



(February 6, 2011 Wausau, Wisconsin)

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

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Race Against Time

It's Time versus me
I seldom win; pursuing.
Time's always ahead

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the high rise swell breaks eroding cliff of dark rocks... echoing my rage

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Frozen Tears

Remorseful day dreams,
snatched by a bitter chill and
suspended in time.

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let the good times roll

let the good times roll!

way of life revels                    let the good times roll                     
adore delight value                 stroll with self-confidence of
bask in good times                 in time of perils stead

damn crazy minds not mine   way of life revels  
crime scene alters walk of      adore delight value
melodramatic life                  bask in good times

let the good times roll             damn crazy minds not mine
stroll with self-confidence of    crime scene alters walk of
in time of perils stead              melodramatic life
Penned on June 10, 2014!

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Far gone

If she's that far gone
Maybe I can be gone to
now till forever

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These Issues

These Issues haunt me
follow me to work and home
these issues rule me

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Blind Eyes

Silent screams, torment,
desperate cries for some help --
all met with silence

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Red Blood Shows Itself

red blood shows itself

slightly below skins surface

never an escape



(February 7, 2011 Wausau, Wisconsin)

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

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foggy windshield
steals the air

Ó November 30, 2011
Dane Smith-Johnsen

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Unwrapping Years

Sounds petrifying my ears
Unwrapping the years
That conceal remorse and tears

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What It All Boils Down To

Pot boiling over.
Steamy heat. Pulsing bubbles.
Boils down to nothing

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No Sleep Is Placed In Eyelids

I'm haunted with vision
I can't resume my mission
My eyelids split open

Sprawled in my puzzled head
Unable to push head down 
Sleep never exists here 

I'm missing my slumber 
The clock spins madly...spiraling
My wings are unfolding 

Blurred by the galling night 
Crying desperately for sleep 
My eyelids are cut off

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Love light

Love my dark away
Cast out fear, don't drive it deep
Light: for darkness weep

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Change sweeps along
Trading places;
Upsetting old routines

Coming back home
From another world;
Fine tune what's new normal

Old routines confront
Hostile takeover;
Awkward adjustments

New messages
Cluster of tired demands;
Who can go back?

Memoirs of journeys
On-the-road feelings;
Post holiday blues

Itchy cough
Climate change;
Seasonal affliction

From hot and humid
Cold and dry winds;
Difficult breathing

Once upon a tour
Back home recovery;
Disturbing sensations

Normalcy presides
Tour over in days;
Settling into vague routines

Yes you missed us
Yes we missed you;
Missing is leaning

There comes a time
When rhymes don't match;
Persuasion floods contempt

Leon Enriquez
30 May 2014

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I heard glass shatter in the still of the night -- shards pierced my skin

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I thought about it

Told myself it gets better

Guess what? I was wrong ...

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what were you thinking
when you drank heavily
and jumped in?

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Shredding Love Notes

Wince as each piece falls
To the ground, oh, it’s the sound
Of shredding love notes

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End the conflict now
Be not afraid to hear it
Let it fall softly

Listen to the wound
Allow the healing to begin
You do not know it

The reality
Eludes even the wise ones
Striving for freedom

You cannot trust that
Your influence can be heard
Worlds are so varied

Breathing the same air
How can we tune out our pain 
Finding our own peace?

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Jealousy disease.
It's common and contagious
Leaves some in denial

Shrewd eyes tell a tale
Some call it Jealousitus
Try not to catch it

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she talks to herself

she talks to herself 
while people watch and laugh –
mental illness

Ó December 4, 2011
Dane Smith-Johnsen

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It was pure

dislikes snow dirty                                                                                                    tires throw black salty tread                                                                                         on white driven snow

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the call

the call doesn’t come

waiting……waiting……pace……. It rings,

heart pounding….hullo!

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Night, sleep elusive
Day, wakefulness far from me
A troubled heart cries

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She was his wholeness,
Everything he thought about.
She turned him away.

His love for her dwells
In his heart, with passion.
He just can’t forget.

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Two steps forward
Three steps back
No way out
Fall down dead

Brandon Harvey

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chest of loneliness
panting against stained window
nailed with broken leaves

Creative Haiku

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            Today, tomorrow              
(Let my heart find peace at last)
      Please no more sorrow!

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Quileute Legends

A pact has been made
No feasting on human blood
The Cullen's behave


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Patience test

Need hares pace to succeed
Turtles migrate along path
Clutching to patience

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sweetly scenting the air –
a honey bee stings

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Suffering sunset
Lost in the surf so complete
My soul’s destiny

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You're a lover boy

Devouring arsenic

No more pretty face

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Night and day

The end, another
Death visits in the ink night
How much dark? ere light

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Chains clank
dragging past
into tomorrow
never free

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Love Hurts

                   Love hurts like;
               porky pines needles, of 
                    A cactus bush... Ouch!!!
                                     That hurts.
     Stop poking me...

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The sun is alone,
But raindrops have many friends,
Dancing through the storm.

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Ghost Business

Car keys disappeared.
“House Ghosts” working overtime.
Are they with the socks?

© Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen
January 22, 2010

Poetic form:  Haiku

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leave me

Left for dead by friends,
Now, betrayed by family,
lied to by myself.

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Elevator doors,
Open. Enters, chocolate skin.
Pours out, the feared white!

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Chocolate skin walking,
Flopping through store aisles, shopping,
White stares: Nigger's robbing?

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Storm Black

My version of a haiku x-) enjoy soupers!:

Rage brews in her heart
She has no time...she must flee or
Chaos will unfold 

Misery attacks 
In her heart...she prays for mercy
Her lover returns

Gladness strikes her heart
She has no time...she must kiss him 
Love brings her to life

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Duck trapping the mind

The interstitial space of existence
Drumming up support again-
Finally I catch the glint in your eye!

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Storm approaches

Storm approaches me
Calm hides truth, shows all the fear
First drop: rain or tear

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Stop Complaining Now

were you born that way--
complaining all of the time;
if not, stop it now

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The confession

I did that!!!
I stabled the child
In his chaste, and kill his dreams
While he wanted help

I saw his pain flew
Before the wick act of mine
Felt his field of pain

I could help him from
His savage time under woe
But I show no love

I could make a spark
Of light made a difference
But I was too sloth

He wailed with strong pain
That I myself felt his wounds 
But I was still numb

He was a gold child
‘Cause of his youth or future 
Of change, the oil o’ it

I should help him ‘cause
In my times, I was in his 
Place, and eke hurt

I had all to help
Him, but I ignored him.
It was my dark eyes…

Whatever his pains
Were, I had the hands of pelf
For I show no clack

Thus, he died under
My sight indirectly for
People, but me – no!

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Sneaky Insanity

Tickling the brain
Madness silently infiltrates
And exacerbates

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with 4 benedryl gulped down –
today, she will live

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Nameless the First and Second

without my voice i
cannot sing, without my heart
i can only breathe

the sparrow waits in
silence, the clock holds its chime
voice and heart wander

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Cyclone of Furies

cyclone of Furies

rolling twist of deadly Fates

possess, hold me not.


(January 21, 2011  Wausau, Wisconsin)

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

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The Walk-Out

Considering that
you left before the period,
we're not finished yet.

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Burning Passion

Burning passion

Passion in heart burns,
Throe follows the last supper,
Invisible fumes !

Haiku- 5/7/5
Written September 22nd, 2014
For contest 'Creative haiku' by Charlotte Puddifoo

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Swept on a current
floating with debris, submerged.
Tranquil, carried, swept.

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Japan attacked first

~*~ Japan attacked first awake is sleepy giant atom bombs end it ~~**~~ ~*~

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Try To Make It

Scared; falling, failure
but if I do not attempt
I will never know

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Slinky (My First Senryu)

My childhood was like a brand-new Slinky tangled irreparable ©Danielle White

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Havoc's Cry

Wet death, cold, bone-chilling
survival lusts for kindling 
Winter wreaks havoc.

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Who can hear sounds ring…
Crickets singing in my head
Is sanity dead?

© Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen
January 22, 2010

Poetic form:  Haiku

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Dark Dreams

envelop winter,
pose questions blackness recalls
but light burns silver.

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Caged Birds

caged birds can sing not

unhappiness, No songs bring

dream of their freedom.



(January 23, 2011  Wausau, Wisconsin)

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

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Spring Flowers Arrive

spring flowers arrive

when all old roses

show their ugly thorns


(January 29, 2011 Wausau, Wisconsin)

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

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Blood covers me now;
Razors cut rivers that bleed,
My veins flow freely.

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Don't make her furious
or else...
She'll erupt & smear you!

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Moon, Stars, Sleep Alone

moon, stars, sleep alone

enjoy chosen solitude

fulfill their own desires.



(January 28, 2011 Wausau, Wisconsin)

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

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Hiding behind words.
Never knowing the real you.
Fate is not for us.

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Goodbye 8-29-01

                                                   You see the tears
                                                    Roll down my face
                                                   The time has come.
                                                   You walked away
                                                    I reach for you
                                                    But you say no.
                                                    I turn to leave
                                                    Tears fall from my face.
                                                    You whisper one last time

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Forever Raving

The insanity
seems almost too much to bear
Will it ever end?

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If you end it

If you end your life
will you see
a new beginning?

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Last Goodbye

Suitcase in her hands.
This scene has gotten too dull.
Goodbye, New Jersey.

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Sad Seeker

Insidious foul mist
She creeps through lives
Quietly mourning her faults

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Wisdom insured life
Man wreaked havoc on nature.
Spitting in God’s face.

© Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen
February 14, 2010

Poetic form:  Haiku

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Bird wing song
Morning offering;
Sun shine smile

Bamboo glimpses
Two butterflies;
Love fluttering

Magic motion
Sunny side up;
Eggy breakfast

Mall shop space
Hefty real estate;
Make or break venture

Failure is mother
Success a child;
Delinquent of a sort

ATM cash dispenser
Collect and go;
Remember to store

There he goes now
Wealthy in cash;
Poor otherwise

Strictly casual;
Succinct lines trace

Newspaper ad:
Help wanted;
File your application

Image and text
Play hide-and-seek;
Coffee table escapades

Glossy magazine
Perfect people;
Self-Help works how?

Leon Enriquez
05 July 2014

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her life's possessions

her life’s possessions 
piled up in old crumpled boxes—
she cries

Ó December 4, 2011
Dane Smith-Johnsen

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sweetest sin 20 word haiku

shes as beautiful as sweetest sin
wicked as any girl has ever been
dirty girl with the naughty naughty nightie

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Sea Serpent

Crude serpent of oil
Crawfish caught in its black coil
Our earth determined to spoil

By Robb A. Kopp
All Rights Reserved © MMX

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First Memory

Only four weeks old
Staring at a bare light-bulb
Screaming for my Mum

Inspired by Danielle White’s competition
“My Earliest Memory”

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Random Petals Sing

Random petals sing
Voice inside amplifies pain
World hears silent screams.

(January 11, 2011  Wausau, Wisconsin)

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

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Moldy floating rocks.
Deceived by clear sparkling lake.
Mirrored polution.


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Emotion 4-1-06

                                                 Raw, subtle
                                                 Shifting, pulsing, transforming
                                                 A centerpiece of soul.

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Metal Lies

Speaking metal lies
Your argument is rusting
With salt from your tears

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This river of hope flows easily enough
Yet I cannot see how
With the uncertainty that resides inside it

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The Morning Blues


                                                         Blue morning question
                                                   Tears or laughter await soon
                                                            Vanilla ice cream

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Night market stalls
So much to see;
Feel happy daze

Curious eyes feast
Seek a fond buy;
Pretty things shout

Street food vendor
Pleasant fare delights;
Long queue waiting

Crowded street
Hawker offerings;
Brisk buy and sell

Waylaid by stuff
Hordes descend here;
Night bazaar tempts

Just for a while
Try buying happiness;
Walk the bazaar route

Street side beggar
Ragged marionette;
Selling tissue packs

Feeble old lady begs:
"Give me two dollars please..."
My wallet agrees

Caught in the act,
I sigh with heartache;
Old man collects discards

By this wayside
Beggar sleeps dreaming;
Sleeping in a warm bed

Chinatown detour
Sign of the times;
Lonely old folks gather

Faces from the past
Lingering here now;
Beyond expiry date

Sad and dreary
These haunting images;
Intrude upon sensibilities

My heart bleeds
Distressed by such sights;
Cruel squalor loiters

Time has excavated
Skeletons in the closet;
Revisiting old haunts

Now and then
Becomes by and by;
Broken pieces litter

Poverty speaks
In ugly tones;
Shady undertakings

To die is easy
Living is so hard;
Pain, suffering, disease

Oh my soul,
Let us go, you and I;
See better sights

Leon Enriquez
14 July 2014

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Death knocks on earth’s door
Resources used for profits
Cry, depleting…all.

© Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen
February 14, 2010

Poetic form:  Haiku

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The News

Stabs reality
into souls, images
seared like marks on minds.

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Tell Me Why-

Tell Me Why…

Ecosystems live.
Biodiversity thrives.
Where…man is least found.

© Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen
February 14, 2010

Poetic form:  Haiku

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Autumn slips away,
explodes green water, dives back
into crystal breath.

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Hard Knocks

hard knocks on prison rocks
with chains that rattle and bang
and guards that don't guard
those hard knocks are rough

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Tiny Confusion 2-13-01

                                I’m playing with those words again
                                Over and over again
                                Inside my head
                                But they don’t make any sense
                                How can you say
                                You want something
                                But not until
                                It’s gone.

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in the line of fire

in the line of fire
the grey silent sky witness
unknown tombstones cry

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These Words

Sing songs hearts cannot
say or articulate, posed
in mouths left agape.