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Cries for peace heard loud 
War mongers, rifles lifted 
Silence established! 

© Demetrios Trifiatis
  06 NOVEMBER 2014 

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Oh them hot air balloons


Them that need to climb
ride as the hot air balloon--
soon come down to earth


Ride with the rainbow--
silent as the mouse cursor
across Google earth 

For SKAT hot air balloon contest.

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No Chain, No Charm

In Unison-
~No Chain, No Charm~

United we own
Firm, full of finest goodies-
Our ground of freedom.

United we stand
Firm from failure and horror-
On the ground of strength.

United we pray
Faithfully with open mind-
Our bliss is assured.

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glad you're gone

storming away
your absence leaves me
reaching for rainbows


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Tiers of Government

The tiers of government

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Something to ponder

What if love is just chemistry?
Starts in the head and ends in the body,
Making us dependent.

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friend to friend

friend to friend maybe we should fight our own windmills

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A poem invades

A poem invades enlightening darkened minds to new sensations

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Lightning Strikes

lightning strikes
mom's kitty cat
what have I done?

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Stuttering life

A stuttering life
a life of being ignored
judged without knowing

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A Gaga Gadfly

a gaga gadfly 
on a water buffalo
touch me not, i rule

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The Responding Slap

In the bright sunlight
Bold with such tenacity
A Mosquito bites

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Two Birds

Harmony, nature
Eagle and the dove unite
Two birds blossoming

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Two Quills And A Rose

two quills and a rose
on the same wooden table
love triangle

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misconceptions of my color

words of woes warring on the platter of mire
painted on my colour by mouth that burns with unjust fire
injustice, neocolonialism and inequality soaked in lies

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Environment pollution

We need to control
Environment pollution
By hook or by crook

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Save Earth From Pollution

There are solutions
To save earth from pollution
New resolutions

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Word Impression Poem 8: Credenda

Man measures all things;
Laying down those credenda
Others live to serve.

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The Internet: Return

A void of Facebook
Creativity dies here...

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Life in A Farmer's Day


                 Ploughs and pastures, furrows and frowns
                     Rows of seeds, for miles and miles
                  A crop, a harvest, to table, and smiles

Submitted for Brian Strand's contest
"Poetry of the Noun" Haiku

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The suicide note

In his suicide note
My poverty is to blame
No one else, he wrote

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Ode to the farmer (#2)

Ode to the farmer
We depend on your livestock
We're very grateful

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a rose

a rose
the pain of a tatoo
on her nipple

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Fright Night

<                                       the ... be ~witch ~ing ~ hour
                                         ghost ~ and ~ gobblings ~ lurking .... for
                                         it's  ~  candies .......  bounty

                                        amidst ~ swollen ...... moon
                                        face ~ of ~ wicked ~ witch .....  smiling 
                                        bats ~ fly ~ in ....... frenzy

                                       great ~ jack - o - lantern
                                       menacing ~ halloween ~ glow
                                       on ~ darken ......... doorsteps

For Linda Marie's
Halloween Haiku
G.L. All

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Playing Peek A Boo {Edit}

<                             coniferous tree
                       playing peek a boo .... shuffle                                
                              candid smiles glisten

{ Christmas }

Entry For
Deborah Guzzi's
Holiday Haiku Contest
G.L. All

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Generation Z

Youth becomes brainless
Consumed by technology
Generation lost

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Power devours
Baits with stealth
Ensnares prey

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A Sister's Love

A sister should see
the atrocities
and help attain sanity

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as I walk by you 
 you sit there
drowned in your tears

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Haikus About God: II

Invisible chap
Bearded egomaniac
Probably not real

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Sentimental You

<                                      amidst flocked needles ...
                                        woven ornament strewn ...
                                               a star is ... born

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Radio Dial: All Me All The Time

Yes, the topic we have for today
( We are on a ten second delay.)
would most surely be me!
Where would all of you be?
If I do not run down or nay say?

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The Sex Complex

two opposite beings
appearance, thinking, outlook
made for each other

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Mama Said

beware short

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Nudist Stoner

Those in glass houses shall never throw stones or run naked at daytime
*I must give thanks to my friend B.B. for inspiring me to provide you with the PG description of his depravities

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The Internet

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

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Every Birthday

every birthday
is as splendid as the soul
of its celebrant

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Haikus to Iran

In Iran they march
"Where" they ask "is my vote gone?"
Answered by truncheon

God, Allah, they call
In His name, holy, oppress
Gods weakest children

Other news shall show
Western television screens
But we wont forget

Hundreds dead now
We only know one name, one face
A prayer for them say

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Haikus About God: V

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

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the cat acts crazy,
because its read your mind
think like a flower

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Green Grass Of Home

the green grass of home
other pastures desirable
commandments broken

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Unconditional Love

with arms outstretched
brothers and sisters unite
love of God they share

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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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Love Birds Haiku

Love birds sweetly sing
A valentine song they ring
A very true meaning

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C E O Haiku

Glorious riches
No sleep or time
A wicked hero

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another day

city - day
bustle, exhaust, fumes
moving on...

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House of Mirrors

Crowds and solitude still
World - a house of mirrors
I'm the spectator, I'm the show

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What Species of Humanity Are You?

What species of humanity are you?
Whatever kind you are, you don't worry us. 
According to hearsay
you were willing to lay your hands
on small items
deposited by my mother
to the communal account,
close to a bank.
I know that since its existence
Istanbul has changed others.
Some who have gone there wearing worn down shoes
have returned in high heels.
You continue to brush its streets with your skirt.
Mirrors do not show what really happens. 
Ah, yes, you forget so quickly
the dusty streets of the sub-prefecture
of your childhood.
This ruse is your currency of the moment.
I know you.
You have swindled your brothers and sisters
with many recoveries.
My daughter, is there nobody to take you by the hair
and demand that you seek out America or Europe?
You have invented a lie to fill your pockets with money. 
What species of humanity are you?
Whatever kind you are, you don't worry us. 

Üzeyir Lokman ÇAYCI 
Paris, le 09.10.2004 
Traduit par by Yakup YURT en français 
French free verse translated into English free verse 
by Joneve McCormick - 25.10.2004

(Note: Soul to Soul presents this fine poem and others
in the spirit of communicating freely to increase understanding,
not to cater to any agenda or offend any nationality.)

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flies trapped
inside rice jar
I ask him to leave

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Haikus About God: IV

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

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Humans celebrate
Environment is weeping 
Earth turns off music!

© Demetrios Trifiatis
   27 OCTOBER 2014

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a wolf moon

a wolf moon 
through my kitchen window --
spring trout thawing

The Wolf Moon is the name given by Native Americans to a full moon that occurs in January. Native Americans chose this name because they heard hungry wolf packs …

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He sits quietly,
Warm in his beautiful coat.
What is he thinking.


Sitting here alone,
Contemplating lifes meaning.
Freaking cold out here.


For Natural And Beyond Contest by John Freeman  --  Aug. 21,2011

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Awe Man

<                                 life's bare essentials
                                   can become some great assets
                                   in dires time need

                                  predator or prey
                                  endangerment of species
                                  remains that of man 

Entry For John Freeman's 
Natural And Beyond Contest 
G.L. All                               

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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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Halloween Haiku

<                                      amidst swollen moon
                                 creatures of the night stalking .....
                                          predator's bounty

                                          be ~ witching ~ hour
                                     beastly  mannerism   gone
                                          totally but .... wild

                                          black cat crosses path
                                          another seven years of ........
                                          having such bad luck

                                              culdron pot boils
                               hearts ~ gizzards ~ livers ... bat's hair 
                                          witches stilled brewing

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Ode To The Farmer

Ode to the farmer
Carry on your hardy tasks
We live on your crops

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Once Every Second,
A child dies in Africa,
Where are your children?

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Once blurted without caution,
It creates history enveloped in anguish
Only leaving you will bring serenity.

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Haiku 68

	Haiku 68
	storms raging
	breached levees of sanity
	lives swept away
	rain-swollen river
	lost in swirling darkness
	madness in their eyes

	receding waters
	absent, some forgotten
	voids where they once were

	my awakened heart


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a card spread

stupid from stupid
tarot read child and people
the fool in the world

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STORM COMING African tribal violence

Storm coming, madam
Me-- I’m going up country-- 
Lay low and stay sweet*

*stay sweet--stay alive

Victoria Anderson-Throop
Nairobi, Kenya
November 26, 2012

Note: Political unrest near Nairobi, Kenya due to election strategies. Polish nun told me that she was warned by a local moonshine runner to hide. Too late. She was pistol whipped by local police who wanted more protection money. Didn’t get the money (it was a free clinic, so nurses had no money) Police beat the nurse/nuns and absconded with the very rare and precious AIDS meds to sell to the hospitals.Free AIDS clinic was forced to close.(Kenyan government does not have free health care for the poor)   Nuns are recovering then being transferred to other clinics. Three went back to Europe forced into early medical retirement due to permanent injuries sustained by police and/looters. The care program(education and/or placement) for the children whose parents were AIDS patients is gone. Children have taken to the streets in desperation.  Count your blessings.

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a true


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A child's liberty

A child’s liberty
Swift as a guiltless white hare
Sprinting in splendor.

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Harvest Festival

aerial viewing
outstretched crows flying frenzy
harvest festival

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Still married

old couple walking
together, hand in hand - an
endangered species


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Halloween Haiku (for Linda-Marie the sweetheart of P.S.'s contest)

Halloween Haiku

Suburban parade:
A night to transform yourself,
and beg without shame.

Subsequent morning:
Pillowcases wear make up-
Wrappers and trinkets.

The Thanksgiving porch:
Mouth with one neglected tooth-
The jack-o-lantern.

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The Room: Part One

Quiet room, perhaps
The hammering of keyboards
Talking at the back

(By Peter Thomas and Dan Keir)

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We've All Been There

Drift into childhood

It's jam-packed with delusions

Vibe with the insane

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trigger fingers flex
innocent victims crumple
questions unanswered

For the "Gun"-o-ku poetry contest sponsored by Gwendolen R.

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stray winds flick rotor fingers

stray winds flick rotor fingers
uranium rods shun sun
for perpetual motion

puny pursuit of power continues

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Play The Radio Get Up And Dance All Night Long Music Heals The Soul

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Someone Cares

A new day
A hug and smile
Renewed hope

* Modern (short) Haiku *

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All About the Music: The Infinite Magic of Lyricism

Pop may be catchy
But not lyrically deep
Case in point: Chris Brown.

(N.B. Poem written after hearing "Don't Wake Me Up")

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Cherry Blossoms Jamboree

Cherry blossoms bloom; the townspeople sing, laugh, dance: hope springs eternal.

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My Sweet Valentine

My sweet valentine
Our hearts forever entwined
You are always mine

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After Milk...

After milk, fruit, sugar and ice
Use fresh mineral water
From the montains in a Paradise!

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a David for David

ziggy stardust struts- -
david bowie peers out
at the audience

written for Cyndi’s contest, with my very best wishes for David and Geraldine

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Haikus About God: I

Overture of lies:
Don’t take it literally

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No Government Shutdown

millions arrived on
capitol hill protesting
goverment shutdown

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' VOTE '

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grounded by Father. . . His willful kids keep trying to break nature's laws

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Haiku Cigarettes

Cigarettes are gross. They can really kill you too Dead. Gone. Forever

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Cycle of the sunken

Today you look thin,
Every mirror slanders doves,
Tomorrow you’re fat.

Internal war waged,
Relentless burns subside,
Tranquilize the fear.

Society smears,
Fractured fountations tremble,
Look up for repair.

By: Sabina Nicole

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Of two, your uncle doesn't like either

By his attitudes
your uncle resembles
a machine with laughs in brightness! 
With some difficulty
most people stop themselves
from laughing.
Besides, are they are in a state
to laugh -
poor people?
Their problems exceed their means,
high costs exclude...
their children are untenable.
Their waiting
lags behind
the century. 
nothing else in place
he grabs passers-by
by the nose...
a gag in one hand,
a carrot and an onion
in the other.
As a matter of fact...
what does he want,
your uncle? 
Üzeyir Lokman ÇAYCI
Magnanville, 17.04.2001 
Traduit par by Yakup YURT en français
French free verse translated into English free verse 
by Joneve McCormick, 16.10.2005

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Enlightenment---The Story Teller

a book about war
lays ignored upon the desk...
at the door, a guest

with far-away eyes,
an old man has cleared his throat...

the soft, but wise voice
fills the huge room with black words...
dust motes glitter bright

afternoon shadows
emphasize a wrinkled brow...
sun silvers his hair

the word "halocaust"
fills dark corners of the room...
tears shine in young eyes

a story unfolds
and hours turn into years---
new enlightenment

For the Contest: Haiku "Enlightenment"
Sponsored by Marvin Celestial

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More Randomness

Must finish homework
Bio, hard Math, and German 
Ooh! Look! Butterfly...

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You're My Only One Haiku

Two hearts beat as one
Your smile beaming like the sun
You're my only one

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Buddha 4

touch football the far goal is Buddha I am not advocating disrespect for anyone's religion, just reporting life as I see it

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Environmental Muggers on the Loose

Just in: Reported 
Thefts of fresh air leave victims  
Of B.O. gagging!


Received 3d place in "Make Me Laugh" contest
Received 5th place in "any Haiku will do" contest

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Rows of carnations
children grab, defying rule
time withers with them.

© ~JSLambert  2011

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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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People are walking 
In one direction like an unicorn's 
	Shadow, I found it weird.

From "Inland"

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The sex-workers

The sex-worker’s woe
Can be eliminated
If we treat them well

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Gertrude Stein

not not
do do
Gertrude Stein

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Questionku 7 Casting Bread

Old man fishing
Bread cast on water
Is he wasting his time

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Last Minute Halloween Costume

Last Minute Halloween Costume
Toilet paper wraps;
Costs less to dress as mummy,
Mom thinks it’s funny!

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The solution to ethnic-cleansing

We are all humans
Irrespective of race
And religion

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Sand Castle Palace

Boundless creations
Palace created for you…
Poetic dreamer

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Sanka mountain house

snow covered nest                                                                                                     huddled hands in prayer                                                                                        dreams not forgotten

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A cat with scabies

A cat with scabies
next to the beggar's empty 
skeletal handfuls.

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Delicious Food!
One more child dies of hunger-
Somewhere out there now!

*** And what can you do??? Try not to waste it!!!

Thoubert Larus in tribute to the hungry children dying out there right now of 

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Autumn in the Moselle Valley

Ripe, plump sun kissed fruit

Luscious grapes, plum cherry hues

Sipping sweet red wine

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a newborn baby
equal opportunity
leaders of nations 

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Democracy nears revisited

    Democracy nears

   For unknown Arab countries

    Angry Arabs yell

  Suicide bomber

  Islam, Religion of peace 

  Perhaps when they're free

 The Crowed Goes wild
  Egypt  you are next in line     

  Democracy nears  

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New Year's Resolution

Do you speak Spanish?
New neighbors are speaking it.
I can talk to them.

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Silence is golden
unless this sad quietude
is coming from you.

[Wrote this for a GR friend, who sometimes disappears for long stretches, and I liked it enough to post here, cause it often applies to many people I know, who go quiet (or even disappear altogether) from the online ranks. I thought other poets and readers might empathize.]

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Rock Bottom

                                           ...i hit the rock bottom...

                                         .. last emotion unleashed ..

                                            ...gates open ..fate ?...

for raul moreno's contest 

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Buddha 5

rainy day an old man dries the face of Buddha I am not advocating disrespect for anyone's religion, just reporting life as I see it

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The Darkest Rain

The Darkest Rain


the dawn of the sun
flourishing of cells begun
birthing decadence


one innovation
persuading the rest of feet
laziness prevails

strength divided  by deceit
long arm of the law


growing civil unrest
the mass desecration of war
eminent demise


timeless prophecy
lethal black poisonous skies
death falling like rain

By: Jeremy Siedlecki

this poem is designed as a scale between
the lifetime of a man and the length of
mankinds existence

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Buddha 1

trying not to blink I can not outlast the stare of Buddha I am not advocating disrespect for anyone's religion, just reporting life as I see it

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Child labor

Please stop child labor
Let the poor kids go to school
Please give them stipend

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Armin Babic

I cannot believe that I used to have a crush on you,
You are cold, heartless, and MEAN!
I never talked about you, never did anything to you,
I never deserved that, you had no need to be so mean.
You stooped so low, never had I seen someone do that,
People told me you were like this, I just didn't believe them.
I didn't believe her when she said you were a womanizer,
Didn't believe you were a Cowboy Casanova, well you showed me,
And never will I do that again, you made me believe,
Believe her, snf you made me believe you liked me, you led me,
Led me on, and then you were like, "I don't like you."
Well guess what I didn't care then, and I sure don't care now,
Cause I loved my hubby all along,
Love him more than anyone and anything, I love him and only him!
I cannot believe I used to have a crush on someone like you,
I swear you are the spawn of Satan himself,
And I feel sorry for girls who date you or fall in love with you,
I do, because all you do is play them like a game.
I don't hate you, but I don't like you like that anymore.
You led me to believe you liked me, and then you said it was all a joke,
Yeah well you were a joke.
You were a pill, I was willing to take,
I am glad I didn't take you,
You are an unmistakeable , unidentified drug.
I am a good-bad girl, I can tell a bad boy,
But even I didn't see this, didn't see that you like this,
The boy with beautiful brown eyes,
Are now dull, no longer do they shine,
That brown hair, that I loved, is now just a memory,
The boy born on February 18th,
The one that I thought was perfect,
God what the hell was I thinking??
Don't ask if I'm alright,
I don't have the answer,
But if you ask me if I want to hurt you badly, I will say,
Say yes without hesitation.
You have no idea how bad I want to hurt you,
But then again I don't.
Half of me hates you,
The other half can't bear to see you,
The game you played on me,
It was cleaver, but it was also cruel and hurtful!
I want to hurt you like you hurt me, but I could never that mean.
I could be as mean as you,
The person who doesn't know how much what he does hurts people,
I bet you don't care either,
Because that's just the kind of person you are.
They tried to warn me, those two girls, M&H,
But I didn't listen to them.
I didn't listen to them, because I am not the kind of person,
The kind of person, to believe what other people say, without,
Without knowing about you, getting to know what you're like, 
Until you do that to me.
Until I learn on my own, that's the kinda person I am,
I take the time to figure people out, instead of judging them,
Judging them by how they look like, and what people say,
That's the kinda person I am, I am a strong Redneck Woman.
And I will never change who I am, change myself for anyone,
I will not change for anyone.
If you don't like me for myself, then you don't deserve my time, or my words, 
Or my anything.
This is officially the end of me and my poem, 


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The Knowledge of Nothing

The path looms ahead
Naïve, my feet press forward
Now I know nothing.

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there are those that need
structure even in their art
personally not

for me, I'll write it
however it comes to me
sorry if it don't fit

in your poetry 
mold, keeps me from growing old
you wouldn't want that

so write your tight 'lil
lines and I will still write mine
hopefully we can

share some dreams and things
and for each of us it will
still be very real

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tiny things

tiny things scurry
on the green field far below --
the score board changes

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Cracked and broken lives
Don't take our precious money
Homeless dreams are naught

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Success of nations

There is no nation
That can succeed unless they
Try their level best

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A Nightmare Blind Date

No, I'm not perfect,
Just a man finding his way...
Too good for you though!

Or maybe...

No, I'm not perfect,
If I were I wouldn't be
Dying here with you!

Or maybe...

No, I'm not perfect,
But it's clear you are my dear;
A perfect buzzkill!

Or maybe...

No, I'm not perfect,
I've been lied to; I was told
Opposites attract!

Or maybe...

No, I'm not perfect,
And I'm sorry I'm not your
Mister Right...CHEQUE PLEASE!

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Goodbye great singer 
Who has left life without help
Sad day to us all!

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A man kicked my dog
A neighbor without a heart
God's law is his judge.

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Walking on nothing.
Do you think you could show me,
How ive come this far?

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evening light

evening light is low toward the sundial he feels mellow Oct 18, 2013 cghjr

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Ancient History

ancient history
defining our past mistakes
will be repeated

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Pay Rise

Three-fold pay rise. Two- faced politicians, One- way thought. Me , me, me.

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MPs kissing babies. Crosses on ballot papers. Voting time again.

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Natural payback
What goes around comes around
Consequence of acts

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The Festival of Lights

Prayers in luster
Candles shimmer as fireflies
Graceful Diwali


Clamorous of noise
Firecrackers on exhibit
Children astonished 


Clatter enlighten
Glamorous of sacred day
Be blessed among them


Author Note:
Happy Diwali for those whom celebrate

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our dreams

our dreams 
feed the debate
ectochrome ?

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A prison

A prison of fear
Walls pretty, safe and glass clear
Still a prison here

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Buddha 3

stop for chit chat a pepsi crowns the head of Buddha I am not advocating disrespect for anyone's religion, just reporting life as I see it

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among crocus

among crocus
stands a lone daisy
I am humbled

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A Woman Scorned

dry summer winds dance
dusting bridesmaids gowns russet
vixen sister laughs

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Easter Cheer

Easter time is here
Wishing the soup group cheer
For another year

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Questionku 18

I slam the door
Leaving screams behind
Is this the end of us?

10 remaining spots for my Questionku  contest, sharpen those questioning minds. At this rate the contest may be closed within the week. Don't miss out on the one and only Questionku contest. This is your chance to make history my friends!

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Never Satisfied

                                                        It's to hot
                                                        It's to cold
                                                        It's to wet
                                                  Are we never satisfied
                                                        In England

The Weather here has been Marty Pelow, wet,wet,wet. and we brits have complained of no summer, Now the sun is out and everyone I meet says it's to hot, never satisfied or what, thats brits for you.

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lost temper

lost temper
usually my friends 
find it.

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Real Humanity

We can also feel
That our happy summer life
Is a holiday of something real!

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respect our lawyers
        highs lows ins outs ups downs formed
respect the path tread

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If You Are A Gentleman...

If you are a gentleman, you must be sure that the rule is thinking and then doing,
To get something good as a rule is not bad,  to build - not to ruin, stay on diet:
From one side coctail and from another - a la furshet!
Fly and dream about tender love...

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Lightning and thunder
Blaze at the pull of a trigger;
Such dangerous tools.

Safety, protection,
That should not be misused or
Put in hands of fools.

Maniacs use them
But more sane people do, too.
Don't change the gun rules.

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tell me why you know
about the once icy cold
that was in my heart

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My Books

You can call me whatever you want,
but it will not affect me in the least. When I
read books I picture myself as the main 
character, like I am really in the story, and
then my books are written in a different 
way many people do not understand. Many people
have told me that I cannot write good stories
or poems, and some people say they love my
writing; that they love my creativity, but do you
see I don't believe I write that good. If there were
no books in the world, I would go absolutly 
crazy! I love books with a cover and paper,
and not those kindle things. I will never own one of 
those things, I need my books, I need my libraies!
Briana Lynn Palmer
~Dustin's Wife~

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Foggy heads

Dim as lonely shades,
Hidden thoughts of glory come,
Spinning our egos.

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Midwest Memory

perfect rows of corn
thoughts are evenly complete
dreams flirt in green skirts

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Drug abuse

Many of my friends
Has passed away in their youth
Due to drug abuse

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BE PATIENT (multiple haiku)

"brothers    it's Christmas
old people love Christmas too
hark the master's voice

one and all    hear me!
old people are beautiful!”
thus spake our preacher

“I want you to know
Jeeeezus loves all old people.”
says our fine shepherd

“if Jeeeeezus loves ‘em
then we have to be patient.”
shaking one finger

“in the grocery store
if you get goosed by a cart,”
the reverend smiles

“then    friends    by Jeeeezus
if you would go to heaven
turn the other cheek!”

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  Emotional Stress~

     A heart torn by circumstance

  All are relative...

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Hank's Grave

Forget-me-nots bloom
My darling's epitaph reads
Do you hear the whippoorwill

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Flowering Sensations

One scent of jasmine, or sweeter, Aromas divide to conquer wild. Greenery arrives slowly, quickly rise. Meadows hidden behind blinds Naturally so calm, Blazing spring sublime Erasing disheartened specks… In natures design Delivering peace To my soul, while bringing work To all of mankind
Written by Cecil Hickman Written for Sponsor ~ Constance La France ~ A Rambling Poet ~ ~ Contest Name Nature, Four In One

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Sad Eyes

Sad eyes are dreaming
Lost in visions of new things.
Strive to spark the soul

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And Was Blue Earth...

And was blue Earth, green woods and hills,
Place that is good, animals had a dream:
My dear, remember me and my deer...

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Administering Angels on Earth

holy retinue
to serve on earth, call him Jew
secrets, known to few 

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April Morning

cherry blossoms burst
blue feathers line a new nest
Madam pens haiku

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                                             human for human
                                      feel everyone as members
                                              of same family

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This Pious Liar

This smart pious liar,
hatching thousand tales.
Will he cover the truth?

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Pure Happiness

Consecrate others
A gift that is forever
Till eternity

Faith is a blessing
Composure will enrich life
Conviction of soul
Rings outward to many too
Delivering hope beyond

Destinies pathway
Harvesting happiness now
Feeds humanity

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a subjective haiku

a rest stop could that be water on the floor?

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great destructive wind

great destructive wind
not often felt in Britain
      don’t trust Michael Fish

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short pirate braying
one-horned horse falls apart
the tail chases ghosts

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Go For It!

When it’s 4th and Goal
and you’re down by 13 points,
air out that pigskin!

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Two Worlds Colliding

Turning to the sky
Something Unfamiliar
Winds brought them over

Friends ran, some greeted
But I prepared for the worst 
In end, I was right

Two Worlds Colliding

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Soldiers stand erect. Red and white uniforms guard British motorways.

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the mail

the mail
a smile arrived
on Valentines

Jan 25,

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Sweet Love O' Mine

I bought a burger yesterday
It was very dry like the seagull bay
I pilled a lot of ketchup on it
and still dry it remained
I was very dissappointed
as i look at the dry damned thing
I ran to the toilet
and let out a HUGE
As chunks of the dry burger fell out of my pie hole
Landing into the toilet
Making dookie plop noizes
I'm done

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Summertime Sandcastles

Summertime is here Golden sands await the rush Territories shared Excitement abounds Buckets and spades in frenzy Silica shapes form Children creating Young voices resonating Sandcastles they show

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Questionku 9

Lonely walker
Going it on his own
Is he on the right path?

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Strawberry Colors

Strawberry colors 
Illuminate vanilla clouds.
The setting sun sinks.

Children watch, singing.
A Neapolitan World
Melting into dreams.

When heaven sprinkles
Delight comes to one and all.

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Day's End

The Day Is Gone Again
I Wish Skies Were Blue Or White
But They're Black Like Eyes

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I Laugh At You

You all laugh at me
And I laugh at you because...
You are all alike

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Buddha 2

short rain why should I not dry the face of Buddha I am not advocating disrespect for anyone's religion, just reporting life as I see it

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life is about hue

Remember when it’s
black and white it’s called mono…
life is about hue

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Two Worlds Collding

                    Africa, lie low,
             amidst the jungle beauty
                and many oceans.

                  Stanley meets Zulu
            the center cracks open then
                  all things fall apart

       for Russell Sivey's Two Worlds Colliding Contest

7th August, '12
Modupe Sefunmi

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Small and meaningless
But holds the world in it's hands
Money paints us green.

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First Glance

beautiful strangers,
unrelenting rain...
steal furtive glances....

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

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Social Networking

Refrain from silence Talking gets a warm return Zero out emotion

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My own proverb

“ A politician thinks how to cheat the people and win the next election. the people think how to teach the politician and send him to hell” Ravi Sathasivam / Sri Lanka Copyright @2012 Ravi Sathasivam

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a tall flower

The silent rain does fall, 
Onto the flower alone
It grows tall and strong

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playing with words

juxtapose, so long
winded to say – it means? You

and me               side by side?

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Resolve For A Positive Option To Pass The Test Of Time

There are people who express their frustrations in extreme and fatal ways which take them out of the equation of "The Test of Time". These "Tests" are given to every last one of us at birth. There are millions of versions of these "Tests" due to the variables in their environments which they were brought up in. There are some inevitable variables though that wind up fatal regardless. I feel in these fatal situations, these people would have a blessing from the creator due to these unstoppable events. no matter Rich, Stable, or Poor, these "Tests" are here for everyone to go through. Fact: The elders of this world have "Resolved" many "Tests" or their lives would have been shortened before they would've reached 60,70,80,90, or even a whole century of lifespan on this planet! Imagine the many "Resolutions" they have to share with us through their "Tests" they had to take. Some of their "Tests" are very similar to ours of these current times, even though the trends are very different. No matter what, everybody gets slapped from time to time by life, you must suggest to yourself a positive"Resolve" and push forward. I have went through many "Tests" in the 36 years of my life and had to examine my options for a positive "Resolve" in these "Tests" and I expect many more in the future. So if you meet someone who says they rarely are "Tested" by life or they "Resolve" their obstacles swiftly, they're lying, because like I said they happen to everybody, some are sudden and there are some "Tests" that your only "Resolve" is to walk away from in a since and let it take it's course!

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aralimilic pardin

all orchured prayers
                                 wolking it's agavien deed
a possiable plead

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city lights

midnight city lights
reflecting in wide eyes—
colorful beads


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The petty's bigger,
Important issues ignored,
The world in distress. 

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Paradox Crystal

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

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Is A Paradise!

For women and children think too:
If the money are real thing - work is true,
But think twice - trade union is a paradise!

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Bar Haiku

Hanging out, a smoked
filled bar: waiting for the dime
Jukebox, my one song.

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human nature

people will lie to 
themselves to protect themselves 
from themselves, mostly

© Goode Guy 2013-02-03

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Failed Neopolitan Ad Campaign

Ice cream, for people who can't
Decide what they want


for "neopolitan ice cream (haiku)" contest

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The thought of doing anything else,
When you have to do something particular,
Is truly distracting.

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The Concert~

under summer sun
rocking melodies rumble
bottles lay empty

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Killing time

Waiting in queue:
Platos, Socrates, Bernard Shaws -
Ah! These tax returns

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Our fault

Falls of life splash us,
Just how much more we can take?
We create limits.

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China Town Winter

frostbitten Buddha
apprentice sweeps salty slush
cabdriver sneezes

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Her love is hotter
And his hatred is colder
Than desert climate.

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Ha Ha xD

My tamahawk kills
You all better hide from me
Just kidding, i suck

(this is a Haiku about Call Of Duty: Black OPS)

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Earth's Land

Earth's Land

Replenish the soil.
Agricultural crops need—
The hungry harvest.

© Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen
February 14, 2010

Poetic form:  Haiku

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Beauty Is...

Beauty is your face,
Grace is in your mind,
Free and open society you may also find in my Kiev...

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on peace

are you working for
peace, or waiting for peace to

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Spiritual Pillars

America's gems Indigenous skyscrapers Red sculptures of old

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Mighty Japan speaks
in words of light and power,
like the rising Sun

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Lighthouse Keeper

man battles the sea guiding beacon in the dark fog shrouded coast line looking out to sea imagining comfort felt diligent keeper
Barbara Gorelick Lighthouse contest

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may clouds

may clouds
I dry the face
of Buddha

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Adulterated foods

Adulterated foods are
In many markets!
Money hushes the police!

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constant clicking

constant clicking
of a ball point pen

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river side

the docks
a bent old man on the pier
cleaning catfish

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Senseless crimes

Hear the calls of war
Tears falling in the dark night
Falling on deaf ears

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                                   Players play their own game
                                         Audience freely enjoy............
                                             If no match fixing

Note:- Here I don't mean only the Cricket Match fixing, but all kinds of 
fixing including politics, society............

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The Wind, see it move.
The trees, the grass, the world 'round.
Beauty in plain form.

A maiden so fair,
She's strong, loved, feared, worshipped.
A maiden not tamed.

Gaia, our mother,
She's a dream and a nightmare.

The sunrise, sun set,
Another day in her arms,
But then we grow up..

She's nothing to us,
Gaia is another planet,
That scientists probe.

Smashing my belief,
That my goddes is not real.
Why do this to us?

She is our mother,
Our home, who's wedded to our God.
We worship the earth.

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Minds are all like caves:
Light creeps in through hidden cracks
And hope emerges.

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Chinua Achebe

The Iroko has transmuted  
Chinua Achebe
Unending teacher 

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Eco-friendly design

We should encourage
More Eco-friendly designs
Of all the buildings

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O, you nature's bard!

O, you nature’s bard!
Does your heart truly charms us,
Like a yellow rose? 

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For now, we are here;
Let us forget difference,
Embracing the present.

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How Much Do You Love Me?

Way up to the sky,
From depths of oceans and seas
Up on waves to sands-

All around the world...
Can you hear it in the winds?
See it in the stars?

From the sun and moon
Back to the ends of the earth,
I love you so much.

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Out of Gas Again!

My van is on push!
Can I borrow some money
To fill up the tank.

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Colors Of A Hero

Silver, purple, gold 
A heros story untold 
Colors boldly rolled

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Old West Illinois

Monmouth, Illinois Wyatt Earp was born right there Can that be OK?

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                                          New Year is bringing					
                                     on the late eve of Monday 					
                                   Two thousand twelve's gifts	

Sponsored by:Tracie ~*~ Indigo Dreamweaver					
Written by: bldevnath					
Dated: 16th December 2011					

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

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In Rythm

faded wallflower
shows no appreciation~
clumsily we dance

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Write here heart and soul,
Use words, why won't they listen?
Write here, change the world.

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On The Beach

sparkling rays from sky
as surfers ride on the waves...
on sand,love resides

CONTEST:" Ocean-ku "sponsored by Heather Ober.

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Tower of Babel

burnished ladder lifts
human pride ascends each rung
divine will descends

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Lonely, Depressed Man

He ran around town
Trying to impress others
Lonely, depressed man

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Tyrants and Titans

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

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Sunset Kisses

Sunset romancing
Natures dimmer switch turns on
Silhouetted kisses

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Broken Woman

Screaming so silently
the broken woman
sees that which is not there

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shimmering costumes~
a princess behind the mask
arms lifted for beads

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Looks to kill

Looks to kill
Missing the smile form profile picture
Hunting or hunted? 


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Magnificent gifts
Equals luminosity
Of one called the Sun

Red rivers run smooth
Flowing to mesh with life's pool
Gifts reservoirs cool

Sclera of twin orbs
Posing where the whole world looks
Foes surface like crooks

Blue veins quiet streams
Where the heart is, you have been
Though obscure you're clean

Blue skies white nimbus
Red silent sun simmering
I've angered no one.


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Once Upon A Time Life

Once upon a time,
when I used to call you mine,
I gave you my heart,
but you tore, and shattered it.
You damaged it,
I left it with you,
and you betrayed me,
I was a fool to think you would
be loyal and faithful.
Wow, I was dumb.
You were a coward,
You were a jerk,
In so many ways.
You left without me,
Spent so much time with her,
said she was just a friend,
Then a week later,
Found out you were cheating on me with her.
I was thinking I was dumb, but then I just said
I'm done, I am done with you,
I went to someone better,
better than you.
I used to be that once upon a time girl,
Wow, now I'm a free girl.
Written By:Briana Lynn Palmer 09-16-11 Finished:9:14P.M.

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the smile:
masking words of anger
from a friend

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Old and wise

Pure peaks of reason,
Stand the test of the cruel time
Peaceful in the world.

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Tulips sway by wood,
Take a puff of the new day,
Where is the coffee?

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The Pride

Blacks should have the pride
Out of every race there is,
We ARE the color.

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My Life

My life is so perfect and true 
With you my love,
Noone else treats me the way you do.

My step-father treats me wrong, and blames everything on me,
Which makes me explode or say some things to people that I don't mean,
My mother is awesome, and she is my best friend, the only other one I can trust, except you.

I have never really loved anyone before you, except my friends, but never as much as you, my love. 

I can't imagine living in a world where you don't exsist,
If I had to I would'nt do it, I would die,
I just can't be without you more than 24 hours, I am glad we are in the same school, that way when I am grounded I can still see you, 
I dream and daydream about you every day and every night, 
I want you to cloud up my mind, so I can think of nothing else.
My life is simple, perfect, and true.

There are some people that I wished I could say sorry to for my behavior towards them, but I don't think they would listen,
It eats my stomach up, and I feel bad for my behavior towards them, but I know I can't go into the past and erase it, guess I just have to live though it,
It just puts more scars in my heart, because no matter what we are all family in God's eyes.

I can not hate, Dislike, or even Strongly dislike anyone, even though they don't like me or may hate me, I think of them as family. So I will say sorry to someone I go to school with, she deserves it. I have 3 periods with her, so I will say sorry someday when I get the guts.

My life is so perfect, clear and safe to me

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You walked

You walked away then,
I found myself a new man
Now, you're just a friend.

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Icy stream

Under ice, flowing
Stream of living water runs
All life does not freeze

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Have You Known the Love

Have you known of love
Lasting and forever kind
That I feel for you

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There are so many terrors,
Die and die without.

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Supreme View

The eyes above are
watching. Seven deadly sins
walk, ghosts behind men.

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My Fate Will Lead Me

my fate will lead me…
i wander around, seeking 
warmth, food and shelter

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Snow Bound

elbows on table
daydreaming beauty sees naught
winter storm moves in

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Another Dream!

Another dream and power then exist:
It's a desire of untimely restful travel
And harmless laugh!

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People of The Book

born to be a jew
a place traversed by so few
language, called hebrew

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Lonely Love

There was a boy named Chew Too Who. He fell in love with a girl named Sue. He gave her a flower, But it was too sour. She fell in love with someone new.

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Hungry and famished
unsatiable desire.
Greed's grotesque face grins.

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Life Is No Picnic

the fourth of july
is no kind of picnic for
our fallen soldiers

You Are Not Forgotten

Happy Fourth Of July To All

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no one can predict it

even journalists
can not predict the future
of the middle east

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I Had a Weird Dream

I had a weird dream--
the whole world was lifting up 
hands and praising God

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night falls silently
covering shades of violence
sunlight strikes horror

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Low Tide

carpet of hot coals
ancient villagers chanting
healers pound kava

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let this child be remembered --NYC

a lost boy asked a
stranger for help; was kidnapped,
killed and dismembered

an innocent life
snatched by evil hands ; let this 
child be  remembered

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Pure joy inside you
truly universal you
connecting people

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life of harmony
no exception to the rules
stumbling ..  I rise

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Alien Has Landed

Plane has landed
Interrogated by customs for hours
Back on the plane again

*My first bash at this

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sixteen miles upstream
traffic jams in flooded streets
sticky rice fills me

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Turtle Island Survival

Turtle and earth clans
Symbolizing island birth
Survival at best

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swollen waif implores
disappointment stands firm
strangers welcome babe

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Empty Corner

a struggle abounds
embellishment torn away~
runaway... Headlines

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Behind The Smile

Those beautiful smiles
Sometimes have cried the most tears
Charitable hearts

Edward J Ebbs - February 22, 2015

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paper boats

stuck in the rains
I watch the kids ride
paper boats

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Saw my ex
heart attack transformed
cruelty zapped

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In the scorching sun,
friends and shadowy trees alike
- egos deeply hurt

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Those Adult Who Felt...

Those adult who felt...
Happiness in their childhood,
Let you not waste it.

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No Money

No money,
No honey—yet still
I’ve a breathe to share

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Opening Mouths

Compassion is lost
Understanding is the key
Love is the answer

Unlocking the pain
Making waves in the ocean
The under tow pulls

A downward thrust calls
Swim hard up to the blue sky
Breathe in and breathe out

Open mouths suck air
To calm the tired spirits
Exhaling their pain outward

Deeply remember
Listen to the suffering
Take it not on board

Compassion is lost
Understanding is the key
Love is the answer

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On a windy day

On this windy day
Boatmen are sailing their boats
In the wild river! 

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flowered gate

at the flowered gate she fondles the rusty lock her puzzled look

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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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MY ode to the Netherlands - Goeie moarn Fresia

radiant sun shines
laurel of meadow sage glows
fragrant flowers rise
across swooning bay
voice settled in the woodland
good morning Fresia
a lullaby flew
In the Morra nightingales
dancing in the trees

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Specks in time

Universe is vast,
Endless splendor spinning,
We are specks in time.

By: Sabina Nicole

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Scents upon Daybreak

scents upon daybreak..
trapping catacomb of thoughts
sealing mornings views

inferring the roar
coming down steel bar tracks….
destination where

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Calm Before The Storm

The sea of troubles
Spewing frolic wrathings
Islanders compose

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Tyrant Haiku

The clock's time is off.
Like a capricious tyrant,
my cell is bothered.

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Long Live!

Long live our God: Jesus Christ
And his children, trust you and love,
Peace is a friendship - what we must do and how?

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neighborhood children

     board the old yellow bus...

           sad eyed dog walks home


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Midnight walker

Why he walks alone?
- midnight puzzled, silence dumb:
footsteps whisper, O'Man!

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his soul was wintry

his soul was wintry
til she brought a summer breeze
to warm his heart

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taller grass

grass taller
than the shrubbery
an empty house

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claim payments delayed

BP explosion;
livelihoods devastated--
claim payments delayed

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How violated?
"thou shalt not...", fell on deaf ears
abandonment, tears

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The Valley of the Culprits

In the valley of the culprits 
be patient. 
Remain planted on your legs 
to be struck 
by the newcomers and leaving them 
never look behind you, 
so that each one can see 
the hairstyle on the nape of your neck. 
In the valley of the culprits 
while insults fuse 
do not say anything, especially 
make like the nightingale which ate a blackberry 
while the human one depreciates. 
The bump at the end of your nose 
must not have an impact on your spirit. 
Know that your language burns if you eat while pricking 
and your backyard burns if you speak bitterly. 
Above all 
forget your mother, and your father. 
It is not necessary to worry about their fate 
or that they are weakened physically 
and drag themselves along. 
Do not say anything. 
Let your efforts break down. 
Let the mast be reversed... 
Carry on your way simpering. 
If you see a fallen friend 
above all have no feeling 
no pity 
and if you have envy, give him another kick. 
Do you know that nobody is thinking of you at this moment? 
If you come across a large turkey 
cut its throat without saying anything to anybody 
and eat it! 
Have no panic, remain still 
where you are well hidden! 
In any event 
You are in the valley of the culprits. 
You will be viewed badly if you work much. 
You will be driven out if you speak the truth. 
You will be crushed 
if you go the way of love. 
You will be beaten in various ways 
if you resist tyranny. 
You know 
that there are things not to be neglected. 
In any event 
you are in the valley of the culprits 
Be pitiless! 
You know that integration is spoken about uniquely, 
that at least your indentity card is like theirs. 
One demands it from you insistently. 
If in spite of all you do not like 
all that I have just said 
do what you want, act according to your desires 
as well as your accomplishments. 
One never knows 
Perhaps you will be accepted! 

Üzeyir Lokman ÇAYCI 
Paris, le 04.11.2004 
Traduit par by Yakup YURT en français 
French free verse translated into English free verse 
by Joneve McCormick – 05.12.2004

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The solution to poverty

If the rich people
Becomes more sympathetic
There will be no poor

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Killer! At random

There is a killer
whose victims are by random
The bloods on our hands

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Then Present Always

On clouds she dances,
With the grace of an angel,
Water in the sky.

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True Revenge

revenge aftermath 
your favorite ice cream with
brain freeze at the end

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Jibonananda Das

Is a romantic master
Of the poetry.

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True but sad

Beauty just stands out
in the ocean of dullness,
rarely with essence.

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during and after

The cannon sounds everyone around is terrified; they see lost lives

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Is peace just a dream
Will mankind ever accept
The futility of wars?

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	Set realistic goals:  be realistic
	Practice it: Practice in the mirror

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Mothers are like God
They give us birth and feed us
They teach how to talk

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happy forever
sounds a worthy endeavor
but mostly ain't so

© Goode Guy 2013-02-02

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A Tribe

A tribe of black swan
Does an ethnic dance in cool
Water, unmindful…

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'Yellow Rose of Texas' (Haiku # 14)

‘ Yellow Rose of Texas ’ Haiku  # 14

         A Lone Star Shone On
         A Yellow Rose of Texas
         and Bluebonnets Grown

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On True Faith...

And may get other way for every love on true faith
That is crossed with sun and going to stay now,
In future and many years ago!

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Fall into beauty
it won't swallow you up long
just til you are whole...

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Inspiration of the pure High Art is a sweet and light Creation:
Let us build the new happy life - aesthetics
And humanity generation!

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Change For A Dollar?

The only thing that exceeded the dinginess of this rat-hole bar was its stuffiness. I
stopped in the place to make change for a parking meter just outside its door. God! It was
awful in there, and I wondered, how in the hell the three inebriates sitting at the bar
were able to breathe. I made a futile attempt to hold my breath, but the bartender knew
his effort was a no-sell, took his grand old time getting to the cash register. I just
couldn’t hold my breath any longer.
There was a very old *hit-kicker song lamenting about a lost love while the barflies were
adding to the toxic atmosphere with their continual chain-smoking. Finally, the barkeep
reached where I was standing and slammed the four quarters down on the bar with a loud
bang, that it startled the sots into momentary soberness; but just as quickly, they
lowered their heads and continued staring at the legal poison sitting in front of them.
I said thanks and turned to leave, but not before I was compelled to show my displeasure
for his rudeness by asking him, “By the way, you wouldn’t know the average life expectancy
of your patrons, the ones who frequent this rat hole, would you?” Before he could reply, I
was out the door.

                                                    Not all jackasses
                                      Bray, nor do they have four legs;
                                            Some are just blockheads.

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The poor

In congested homes of slums
The poor people live –
No one listens to their grief! 

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sweltering I fan the blaze of life it grows hotter lies -- hanging on the air like soap bubbles how do you know that I am lying? my open mouth covering the shadow of mendacity lies and more lies

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The Gulshan Lake 2

The children of slum
Swim in the dirty water
Of the Gulshan lake!

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World with no Faith

The sky is crying The sun is gone with out trace A world with no faith

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Love And See!

'On' is extra, 'in' is sense, 'off' is the absurd away from the free herz:
To be now the new International Democratic Society - we must
Love and see our life as the future in past

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Peaceful Spring!

Greetings to all women: it's a peaceful spring and sky,
And mirthful homeland of people and children, they smile
And say: Jane, dear mama, thank you!

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Beach Babe

standing on the sand
she lifts her face to the sun
silverfish darts by

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My life with you there
As beautiful as a rose
In a meadow’s grass

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Fathers give us home
They give us loving mothers
They solve our problems

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In Your Beginning

in your beginning,
God gave living water; at 
birth, air for living

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Just Another Day in Paradise

~A Book of Haiku~ tangerine morning singing birds in chorus line quiet gentle mist yellow bus flash red boys and girls at playground games empty nests at home plate lunch four dollars loco moco two scoops rice saimin noodle smile open air market flower lei’s and hula dolls tropical shave ice local meeting place talking story on park bench happy memories brown sun kissed faces song and dance sweet melodies lovely hula hands purple shadows fall lets go on a moonlight swim lovers silhouettes A Book of haiku: Theme :Another Day in Paradise

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After the Storm

afternoon storm~ 
at the bottom of the falls
a basket of single flip flops

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My lovely garden
a place of endless beauty
I gather bouquets

This is dedicated to all the many gardeners here.
Thank you and God Bless.  RG

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Brilliant, blazing sun
                 Death to enemies of life
                         Healing earth's species 

Bathe in her beauty
                 Before and after she peaks
                           Her duty fulfilled

*Hope everyone's enjoying the 80 - 90+ degree weather, just a reminder to stay safe!

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The rural poet
Jasimuddin’s works mirror
Love in the nature.

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And Heaven Like...

And heaven like a cloud from the rain:
You love and strike in a garden again!
Our life is never seeing end...

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'Moon-Rock... ' (Haiku # 12)

‘ Moon-Rock ’  Haiku # 12

Moon Rock, Craters, Crust
What Does This Terrain Adjust …
“ Earth Was Made For Us ! “

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Always expanding,
But man puts it in a box
To comprehend it.

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With tender flowers of love and happiness for a child
In a warm harmony and sweet dream of peace
And high thoughts of friendship: be!

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sty sty off my eye
muttered backing from fowl house
grandpa plows the mule

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The Safest Place in the World

The safest place in the world
Is in the arms of a friend -- sleeping.

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green is good haiku

man snaps at cohort
the latter's response is green
continuing normal....

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Drink Kvas!

On air or water - Diesel power, on Earth
Electric engine car is better and gas,
People can move only with tea and juice - not vodka, let us drink Kvas!

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The Same Box

At the end of life the kings, the
Queens and the pawns are in
The same box

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Pendants of sorrow
Weeping wounds scantily dressed
Melancholy’s mist

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At Wick's End

Candles in rock pool...
Water like the deepest sea...
A stirring began.

Two hearts turn to flesh.
Angelic auras ignite

Silent, holding hands...
Yet full of words afterwards
Sent in love letters

With upside down stamps,
Scented poetry pages
Drip unfailing love.

Charismatic speech,
Uncommon romantic deeds 
And fantasies bloom.

Promises prematurely
Penned with shallow love

Melt souls like soft wax.
Formless objects of desire
At wick end's dead flames

Reveal the candles'
Mistaken identities-
"I thought I knew you's".

Reality lights
On the still, stagnant pool with
Ripples of "you said's".

Glowing nimbuses
Form the rolling thunderheads
And vapors of rain.

Soft shoulders turn cold.
Tongues set on fire with Hell's rage
Turn indifferent.

Two hearts become stone,
And the first visitation
Evokes hurt and hate.

Endangered peace talks
Precede a trail of tears to
Extinct promises

In boxed up letters
Rubber banded together
In a hidden place.

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The high cost of air
If you breathe not its freshness
You are dead---poisoned

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the crunch
as I chew fresh broccoli
a quiet room

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The Claws of Satan

The claws of Satan
Clinched their honorable souls--
Demons laughed and clapped

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Soul And Love

When those senses: soul and love again exist -
We have the right to know how no longer -
Will matter turn back to brains!

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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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Love Could...

Love could return us the rest
Of delicious fresh air like a child reading at first
Literal world of live words would do!

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They come out at night

They come out at night
Frightful creatures knocking doors
Tricking or treating

Distorted faces
Little monsters carrying bags
Eating sweet victims 

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The Hunter Has Become a Guide for the Birds

The hunter has become a guide for the birds,
his two faces
against two wings.

He has chopped down trees
to make a post
with small dried branches
for the birds to roost.

He has broken off flowers
to decorate this small tree
to cheer the birds.

He has put small stones
and large grains of wheat
on plates
so that the birds can eat.

He has constructed
posts with pencils
and towers with posts
from the ruins of the towers
so that the birds can take cover.

He has appended signatures,
each one different,
on dry leaves
with his two faces,
no one noticing.

After some time,
chasing the birds one by one,
he blows like a wind,
saying that judges and prosecutors
are his friends.

The birds, like many others,
quickly understand
and when the time is ripe
they emigrate
exchanging one thing for another,
finding another country,
agreeable people, trees,
grains of wheat on plates
and flowers of all colors...

while living peacefully there,
the hunter is of two faces
against two wings.

by Uzeyir Lokman CAYCI 
Mantes la Ville - 1998 
Traduit par by Yakup YURT en français 
French free verse translated into English free verse 
by Joneve McCormick 

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Autumn Festival

autumn festival
laughter is filling the air
in my ancient Greek

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Look And Think!

Look and think as long to every life in our heaven
As a new time and other changes keep a peace
For true love and happiness of the people!

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Taxicab driver
Midnight rates apply;
Moonlight serenade

Tipsy bar crashers
Stepping out;
Cigarette break

Alcohol buffet
Free flow of beer;
Sorrows guzzled

Chit-chat combat
Happy hour banter;
Bartering progress

Too much stress
Nobody seems to know;
Things will be better

Complaints collide
Bar time gripes;
Bad bossy boss

Pain in the neck
Grumpy buffalo;
Home on the range

End of day
Work retreats;
Until tomorrow cheers

Profound exchange
Gin and tonic;
Alcoholic beverage

More and more
Of less and less;
Vodka and coke

Watering hole
Midnight Saturday;
Party till the last drop

Drop dead gorgeous
After six smoothies;
Tipsy compliance

Leon Enriquez
08 June 2014

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Sing Proud!

My love and songs are on the page:
For golden sake age
Sing proud!

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Are Hippie!

In the freedom of spirit and harmony of soul
Live the happy young and their parents people - all
Is not under control, I and We are hippie!

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The Snare~

Roma  lassies dance
charming the robust to feast~
pickpockets count gold

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                                                   bitter medicine
                                         over the skin covers sweet
                                               patients have no say

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Tell me, can you tell that I'm only seventeen weary seventeen

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To Stay Young

A fountain of youth
Its virgin water dancing
For my old man’s dream 

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Super Bowl Lyrics Disaster

lyrics disaster--
"what so proudly we watched at 
the twilight's last" WHAT?!

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Super Bowl Shivers

snow storms delayed flights
snow job: seating arrangements--
super bowl shivers

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Freedom Is...

Freedom is always in Peace:
So many time we often miss -
A Liberty in the open nature of the forest!

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Kimono Princess

Kimono princess,
A vision of jade sunlight,
You are desire.

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tiptoe through the rain
arms flung wide open ..  eyes smile
all things possible

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Sun Of The Freedom!

Say to me that our love will be so beautiful as our blue sea,
Whisper that the new, tender light will be our big, high delight
And forever would be an outstanding Sun of the Freedom!

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Fragrance Amid Stench

wrinkled woman hums,
plants flowers round her hovel

at the garbage pit !

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The Gulshan Lake 1

The dwellers of slum
Cross the Gulshan lake by boats
From morning till night.

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awed watchers whisper
afraid to break the silence ~
flyer leaps forward

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In The Lunchroom

I told you so, yes?
Why do so many thrive on this?
You feel bad enough.

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Traffic on avenue,
CROWDS flock to subway station,
yellow cabs hustling.

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Growing Equation

Curled locks hang from head
Sunflower transparency
Comparative growth

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If Your Business...

If your business - not simple work,
Do not often smoke and talk,
Drink and dream about tender love!

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In the beginning
Sincere words of life went forth—
Today’s creation!

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unheard song

a wrath unfit prism
                              A dark unseen gizim
loud sparking rythum

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Love Is A River!

Love is a river, love is a kiss,
Love shines forever, it is ageless,
Love is a Sun, on the Earth it is Shania!

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Quileute Legends

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

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Life's Day...

Life's day: love you and your eyes by new way:
Only we, children, chose your tender face,
Place and beautiful tea-rose now...

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Realm Of What Is True

Love your smile, it‘s you,
Happiness abounds, it’s true,
Love, the next level.

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 Icy cold steel grip, 
Dominating all our thoughts
Chilled by evil's touch. 

Helen Araromi

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Enlightened Moods

the blue sky
enlightens mood greatly
brings better days

moods that invade me
let me write
for better or worse

writing poetry provides
realistic worth of myself

worth not of a writer
just a person
with a rhyme or not

Written for

Sponsor Charles Henderson 
Contest Name String Haiku 

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Holiday Greetings!

Lovers of cars, Papas sitting in the bars -
Somebody think how not to drink: milk holiday greetings
For driver meetings!

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

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Sunny Days!

Sunny days all times stay like true heaven,
Even Moon in the cloud tingling to-night,
Peace and love are our happy life!

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My Friend

- Beginning
We were delighted,
At becoming best of friends…
Care free in our youth.

- Growing up
I didn’t know it but,
we were like leaves on the wind…
I surely missed you.

- Gone
In the dead of night,
The familiarity…
Is what I miss most.

- Return
It’s been a long time,
Since I’ve seen you ’round the block…
No need to explain.

...(Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring)

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fools stomp grumpily
dancing wildly with anger
I wait with a smile

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A Sunrise!

If your baby is a beaty from south,
Maybe she can help you to live on the sea!
Pause: open your eyes... It's now a sunrise!

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Sea Makes...

Sea makes me feel
This life and sky more real:
Fresh air, clear morning, on the free place love is calling...

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Healthy Choices

Water and smoothies
Vegetables lean meats
Frequent small portions

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Early Riser

my bright cork plopped
into knee deep ice water~
tented ~ she slumbers

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Not So

What makes lawyers tick?
        Greed leads the list many say
I beg to differ

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And Pleasant!

Happy only with MTV in Ukraine,
The Sun must always shine, no more rain
Or cold weather, let it will be warm and pleasant!

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World Of Notes

All is Optimism,
Temper, Joy and Humanism,
Fresh and sunny sky -
Only think and try:
Fresh! -
Fire, water and ash... 
Show also is fine,
Music and life! -
All with our dream -
Children! -
Remeber this film?
On the Milky Way
Long and easy play,
After that are true -
Let some milk have too! -
Our feelings and thoughts
In the world of Notes...

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Is Our Life!

In the sky love and pleasure were born
And in the homeland happiness with humour
Are the wisdom - peace is our life!

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Let Show!

Let show the world our festive art,
Let poetry always be the merry part
Of audio and visual light fireworks!

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Ribbons of ballet

With precise movement
and purposeful lift with time
We applaud the dance 

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Haiku on Peoples

peoples quarreling
around circumference
worrying context

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You Is A...

You is a song and all are with holy fire:
Even the King and Queen start to dance and sing
New thing from our dear Shania

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Play This Role!

Peace and friendship, music and all
That is pleasant for intellect and our soul:
Love your children, play this role!

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Democracy nears

Democracy nears
for unknown Arab States
Angry Arabs yell

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Loosing bet

reptiles rattle sand
the penniless bag nickels
barbarians drink

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I Remember

Labor Day
honoring those served
with remembrence

Tribute To
Fallen Soldiers

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The two poor kids

From the garbage two poor kids 
Are searching fresh food!
What a cruel society!

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Robbed Without Justice

You told me you loved me
Yet even though it hurt me
You took it away
Now I am left alone while
You live without consequence

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Sheikh Mujib

Friend of Bangladesh -
Lionhearted Sheikh Mujib
Is the nation’s pride!

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Pale Peach

Oh, no I couldn't
please just leave me to myself
I'm unpretentious 

I just can't say it 
Let me be my quiet self 
I'd like to stay dignified

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Lady - path less trekked Bifurcation of my route Ambivalent? NO. Mourning? Lady you're here nestling me with blithe You're an aura of heightened value Simple yet inexplicable Totally unfathomable, esoteric in every facet Intelligent, astute - no doubt Quiescence sometimes your endowment Understood through words of aesthetic poesy Excellence, eminence is your efficacy. Pure peeress of what if's. PERPLEXITY? NO. Unscathed course of actions' sovereign. Inconceivabilities? No worries Lady of Value " WORTH " . You're the VERITY in MYTHS and the VIGOR in LETHARGY , yet still IMPERFECT. ============================== haiku acrostic tetractys monoku * " WHO AM I ? " * Paula Swanson's sponsored contest ---- an entry....

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All Dear

People saw that wonderful sky
Where there was my colour among the remembered
Sunsets and the country of all dear

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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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Storm approaches

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

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poetry in view
a thousand flowers blooming
within your heart smile

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A northwester

Summer’s afternoon –
Steamer was overcrowded 
Then came northwester!

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Sky and clouds repose
in the lake, imparting some
of their loveliness.

Entered in Raul Moreno's contest, " Tranquility "

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Raindrops keep falling
and trickle down from the roof
as we cuddle up..

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Prey - Pray

Many men fallen, Carcass, the vultures calling Survival twisted Even in blizzards Spot the circling buzzards spy; Carrion cleaners Birds of prey, pray swoop Deceased unaware souls lost Carried on the winds. Tribute to Leon Stacey's " Casualties of War "

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A Nocturnal Bird

a nocturnal bird…
its eyes intently watching,
laughter’s on the ice

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Blind Date

a plump darling smiles
as hooded enemies emerge

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A good day

Her laugh broke water
     loud and uninhibited
she is left breathless.

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An Old Wooden Bridge

an old wooden bridge
under the shades of a tree
connecting people

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Something New!

Something new for all who love Russian Poetry can find and view,
Submit on any language and then read, but use russian font, meet
Your friends, translate on site - don't wait...

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the braggart slurs  
a cork falls

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Dream Giver

Silver moon rises
Casting light over my eyes
I have silver dreams.

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glistening sun

glistening sun
sparkles warmth though the trees –
blind man listening

Ó November 26, 2011
Dane Smith-Johnsen

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Winter Cabin

candle smoke spirals
a wreath around her dark curls~
snow flakes dance outside

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To The Music!

Back to the music from TV and Internet,
Enjoy again a fresh air, no cigarette,
Let dance together, now is good weather!

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Batter on the Spatula

Let me lick the spoon
After you scrape the mixture
Into the cake pans.

Let me have the bowl
So I can lick the sweet streaks.
I will wash the dishes!

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The "Joy" of Fire and Brimstone

Satan brings you "joy"
Until you die in his arms
Of fire and brimstone

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heart, lungs, mind, power

significance of unseen

bulls exhibit all



(February 1, 2011 Wausau, Wisconsin)

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

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Your Ears Have Choices

God has one sound voice
The world--confusing voices
Your ears have choices

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Brilliant Morning Sun

Brilliant morning sun
Pierced the chilly, blinding fog
Cold drivers squinched eyes

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Haiku on Faddy

absentee owner
jeopardizes worship
faddy factory

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Love Birds

Sparrows fluttering
One on top of the other

By the passing cars
In the middle of the road
Near death, unaware

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Hitting the spot


          Chamber revolving slowly around, click and then it stops

          Squeeze the trigger bullet flying heading for it's target

          "Hey it's hit, they've scored a bull," and won Olympic gold

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Darkness dawns upon me 
With such dark I cannot see
It constricts  my lungs as I breathe
As I sit in the corner and chatter my teeth

Sending prayers of happiness to the one above
Hopefully he will answer with love
To save me from my fear
Oh ,please help me dear

Thoughts of nothing within 
As the night creeps to an end
All I can think about 
Wants me to scream out loud

With terror among us all
We will surely fall
Unless the one from above
Spreads us with his love

He made sacrifice for us to live
And murder, suffering and pain is all we give?
Come on people try to find your heart
You and I both know your smart

You may not be as sharp as a dart 
But you have the might of a lion’s heart
You cannot give in 
To the feelings within

Telling you to do this and that
Its just love we lack
Just reach to the stars above
And fly like a dove

Fly to the sky
Oh so very high
Find what you have been missing
Even if it’s the loved one your kissing

Darkness is powerful
And make us bleed and drool
But light can overpower 
When it’s the lord’s hour

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The slums children

By the Gulshan lake
The slum's children play cricket
On a tiny land! 

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Knock at the law
                             cruen larn bye appendince
cue needs long life

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And Like You!

And like you could dance:
You are the part of sense
Where the time sends a soul and galactic rhyme sometimes!

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Brown-eyed Susan

Wild flower bouquets
Handpicked, wrapped with blades of grass
Placed in her clay jars

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Hawaii Five-O

As a little boy
Hypnotized by gyrating
Hips and bare navel

As an adult man
Light-skinned exotic women
Always more preferred

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Silky emotion.
Expression of all within.
Speech conveying hearts.

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Of Future Travels

Foreign flowers peek,
Up from my scarred hands today,
How I love this life.

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History of the Pretzel

Your bedtime prayers
Coupled with the right Scriptures
Yield "pretiolas"

To tie the knot with...
Thick, soft "bretzels" are folded
Like arm over arm.

Hard, brown pretzel twists
Are more than little rewards-
Sweet licks, salty bites...

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Last Goodbye

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

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Pinked Pleasure

Naked souls in meet
Spread across two continents
Our Turkish Delight

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in a praved courtyard
                                    soulituded ment needs for braging
a wonders olay

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Butterfly enclosed
By its spinnings emerges
Once seen as a worm

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mediterranean treks - 
                                         walking the word of God

Full story @ Book Of Acts

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Am I You?

When the lands and the sky are green -
As your summers are now crying dream
That in heaven all may - am I you?

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See pain, hear dread sounds.
Smell fear, taste adrenaline.
Feel. Touch hurting hearts.

Inspired by HG's  "Miatsianna"

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The people

God bless the people!
Please do listen to their prayers –
Make them beautiful!

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Kite Flying

Circumscribe FALL winds
No soaring up to heaven
Not a chance at all

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Her Heart 9-7-05

                                                She knows her heart
                                                Has been broken
                                                Into tiny pieces of a man.
                                                Could she love again?
                                                Only she can answer that
                                                No man can’t force her to do
                                                What she thinks is best
                                                For her heart.
                                                She wants to feel the need of
                                                Love, romance, passion,
                                                And truth.
                                                But at what price
                                               Will she sacrifice her heart?
                                               Only she knows if she lets
                                               Another man
                                               Into her heart.

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The laborers

The construction site –
The laborers toil and moil
Even in the rain! 

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Photographs of girls,
Thin, pretty in magazines:
Today's role models.

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The Deep Blue Is Rough

The deep blue is rough
Strangers' weary eyes float by
Unknown future waits

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retetory rape

a muk feels u
                        the varal motions parn
a quite intention

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My Poems

.            My poems
.         Express my life
.    They let people see me
. People understand who I am
.               After

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The Commuters

Rainy season comes –
The Commuters’ trouble comes
In Dhaka City! 

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The songs

The songs till late night
To celebrate the weddings 
Are in vogue today!

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It Hurts Being Used

Is it fair to play
With the hearts and lives of those
Promised love always?

Since you have not stayed,
Time after time, they suffered
Feeling hurt and used.

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Happy Win!

Silence... then - not, my own way of soft
Up magic dreams, I love you with your joy
And happy win!

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Our Shadows Grace

The sun awakens -~ Our shadows, grace living souls -~- Angels among us -~~-

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Unprovocative Ending

Scent follows her way
to passersby, steals their stare
tearful sins, they bare

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gently kissed the hand
withered black and decomposed;
how much was that worth?

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Twenty Haiku

Now she sits down, head
hung low as my soul,
picking at the grass

Her head’s on the desk
counting out the syllables
just like me

When the moment calls
ah, what use are syllables
let’s break the cycle

Five seven five five
five seven five seven five
five seven five five

Tick tock, going round
and round and round and round and
round and round and round

As eons crawl by
the moments repeat themselves
only for those who listen

Facsimile smiles
she told me this yesterday
and I know the secret

“Cut it out guys, it’s
serious as a heart attack”
that was good timing

A hole on the knee
a hole in her jeans
a hole in my soul, oh yeah

Counting out the words
what utter futility
what else in our lives?

Eight bars of light sit
on the ceiling, letting us
see what we are doing

Impeach Bush and Cheney
says the orange bracelet

until they all come home, I
will wear this yellow bracelet
to show my solidarity

Hair stands on my hand,
blown by the breeze
of the air-conditioner

A silver cross is hung
from the fire alarm
blown as well on the breeze

Under the sun, we
play out our peaceful lives
never stopping to think

Dammit, go away
sit down, because you
are the freak

“Nice guys finish last”
stop talking to my lady
well, not really my lady

This feeling,
I must deal with it

Dangerous, dangerous lady!
Don’t you know you’re heading down
the road to heartbreak?

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Public language
And body talk reveal your

True conversation
Reveals your hidden man's heart
Known here by your face.

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For Children!

Some love should turn this life and time
To something more delicious:
They make the sky -blue and dreams - for children!

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Death Waits

Echoing Demons
Addictions call out his name
Death heartlessly waits

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

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Moon Shine Trilogy (Haiku Series)

fresh Moonshine
hidden jars in barn
country road


sweet corn from the field
natural grain distillation
liquid vapor flows


mountain still brewing
transforming barley and rye


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nor shall I morn few
                                  In a place made just in true
A secret is kept

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Self Realization

When different folks
Say the same thing about you,
Consider closely...

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fair lady dances

fair lady dances
on a spread of green field,
my mind

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The bus

An old local bus
Emits a lot of black smoke –
It seems no one cares!

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Pride Bodies Jangling

pride bodies jangling
tender laughter in the air
my hot summer dream

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Casting a Spell

Sleek and wet
   Your tongue
       I am a mirror!

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Virtue's Guard

Virtue’s Guard

Sleep tight sweet virgin.
And on the morrow take flight.
Thou art virtue’s guard.

©  Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen
    1/ 5/ 2008

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In Your Times

Have you ever felt
You were born decades too late?
Centuries too soon?

Well, maybe you were...
To bring back old landmarks or
Usher new knowledge.

So, let history
Repeat its lessons through you
Or write your own books.

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Tapestry of Life

on sunset evening	
sun, sky and sea interplay
lovers become one

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Human Rights

Human rights are the real laws:
To live in peace and not to use any kind of force
Or weapon, people love and be happy!

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State of the Union

State of the Union is strong
Congressman: "you lie"

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Young Poets Gather

young poets gather
on rocky beach, disguising  
as great sea turtles

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'Rainbows' (Haiku # 8)

‘ Rainbows ’    Haiku # 8

    I Reach For Rainbows
To Touch The Shimmery Show
     After Each Storm Go

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remember that time

Remember the past?
When it was hard to last?
When people died left and right?
And went down with nearly a fight?

The ones who stood tall
And picked each other back up when they fall
The ones who believe in freedom
The ones who  fought to keep them

They kept pushing forward
Even when people fell backwards
They heard screaming through the night
And  heard words of fight

When the sun nearly rose
They had to get back on their toes
Only to walk head on into death
Everyone had words of distress 

They would unfold their little blankets to sleep
“I hope I get home alive” they weep
As  ones who struggle to carry on
Its their knees they fall upon

Crying tears of happiness to hold their loved ones again
Only to have their thoughts taken away from them
As the fire of guns ring in their head
And killed that guys best friend named Fred

Sirens of emergency ring
Our troops in green
Forward march ahead
In remembrance of that guy Fred

Victory they sing
As jolly bells ring
Time to go home guys
Thanks for letting our flag fly

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Freedom Rings

Freedom Rings
     By Dane Smith-Johnsen

Saddam Hussein's friends
Wore body bombs and killed men.
But freedom still rings.

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Poet Nazrul Islam

Poet Nazrul Islam
Saw life through many windows –
A born genius!

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Green Silent...

Green silent sky - I love your eyes:
Warm like the stars, hands, face are hot,
Life is your soft... soul!

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    Has I watch the stars 
    I sit and think about my love 
   and still he's not here

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'Just Play' (Haiku # 1)

      ‘ Just  Play ’   Haiku # 1

This Sky of Pale Gray
Cloudy-Mist and Silvery
Still… Children Will Play

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Sad Seeker

Insidious foul mist
She creeps through lives
Quietly mourning her faults

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Little Children's Toys

Squeaky and coloured
They roll and bounce like a ball
A child picks one up.

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a fat hog wallows
in the sun warmed morning
Grandma fries bacon

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When i go to temple, some
hands are raising and praying me
the beggar men

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For Children Too!

If you have so many money -
Stay here and say that they are very good not only for your honey,
But it must ber also true: money are good for children too!

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The Old Chair

reflections of joy
beckon my heart gently home~
pure love rests rocking

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Even the Mountains

even the mountains
needing warmth, in winter cold 
to chant lullabies

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The Fine Silky Hairs

the fine silky hairs
jungle king's proud possession
hunters' obsession

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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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Thank You, Robert!

Thank you, Robert for your great pedagogical
Business saving our souls:
Library is a defender from a black hole

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The Mankind Thoughts

As press-releases are the focused lights -
The ranked books will be the wordless looks:
Like the mankind thoughts about a news-paper!

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i pick a flower

i pick a flower
and notice my old neighbor
has been spying

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Fiery Fingers

a lit Lucifer
falls from a fumbling fist
the burned oaf gawks

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Yard Sale

First light
Neighborhood congested
Too late

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Stairs (Winding)

A mirror...broken
A legion of different views
It's our choice to choose!

(For Jason, and Ness)

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Unsure Economy

Dancing butterflies, await
Optimism holds, nothing is secure
A nation pauses.

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' Under-Stand ' (Haiku # 10)

‘ Under-Stand ’  Haiku # 10

   Red Lotus In Hand
This Five-Finger, Lily Pad
… Be An Under-Stand …

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She Always Looks Gorgeous

Photoshop "facelift"
For her facebook-- "friends" say she
Always looks gorgeous

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If You A Singer...

If you a singer show to people king of a
Wonderful this world: they are the bees,
Live and drink with children in peace!

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'One Rose' (Haiku # 13)

‘ One Rose ’  Haiku # 13

     One Rose, On The Path
Of Overgrown Weeds and Rocks
… That Is How Hope Laugh

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Electoral error

Chanting from coast to coast
 the game is one man one vote
 …the rule is rig and roast

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Us, Poets!

Let our girls remember artists from Arbat in Moscow,
Where the roofs are for fairy life and stories for - children,
Waiting us, poets!

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Illusions darken
Poets following pigs plod
glass reflections gripe.

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Your Times Almost Done

your times almost done 
and still you have not told me, 
how great your life was?

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Others Take Time

others take time to
blossom, some could no longer
hold the weight of love

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an old ear tilted
listening to the wind
red hawk soars above

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Love of Money

sitting at the bar
sweet desire an untamed fire~
tender smiles for tips

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Mine Is Brown

Seeing the beauty 
of the world, does color of
….the eyes important?

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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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Fingerprints On Glass

curving lines, that would
seem gritty, glide around as
ice skating beauties.

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You Can!

If you are free woman, not only fan,
Do for our people what does a superman:
Love Shania Twain and sing if you can!

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Pellets Of Tears

Pellets of tears from
the sky, break the spider web
to free the helpless

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In His Heart Not Found

in his heart not found
what's bad or good for others
unlike us people

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Storms swirl around me
To beat and shake my body,
But with my eyes fixed,

Winds and clouds are hushed;
Waters become tense like earth
Under faith's command.

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Stereotype Reinforced

Joke I will bomb you,
Offend my faith, god and I
I threaten you with death?

Am I what joke says?
Offend my faith, god and I
I threaten you with death?

I am not this way,
Offend my faith, god and I,
I threaten you with death?

I want peace and love
Offend my faith, god and I,
I threaten you with death?

I want free speech rights,
Offend my faith, god and I,
I threaten you with death?

Tolerance I preach
Offend my faith, god and I,
I threaten you with death?

Joke I will bomb you,
Offend my faith, god and I,
Prepare for the bomb.

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So bitter, so strange
I will never know her mind
Or what speaks within

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Grandpa's Pond

Long legged birds stand.
Streams among muddy stumps flow.
The dam has broken.

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And There Is The Sky-

and there is the sky…
where the cockcrow and dusk meet,
i’m caught, by surprise

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They Strut Like A Cat

they strut like a cat
in front of the greedy eyes
i sit watching them

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Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams

Tired thoughts find respite.
When burdens of the day pass
Sweet dreams fill the nights.

©  Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen
    1/ 5/ 2008

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a random drive-by
where dealers negotiate~
tots life ebbs away

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Hate At First Sight

Me, staring at you!?
How d'you know, if, you did not?
Love beyond belief.

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Casualties of the Last World War

The vultures gather
For the great feast of the Lord.
Buzzards are circling...

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The Boy from Perthshire

Our Scots botanist Coniferous evergreen The Douglas fir tree

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daylight emerging
sleepy harbor roars to life
fishwife hawks her wares

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The rich

The palaces of the rich
And their lifestyle
Are nothing but waste of wealth!

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Coming-Home Haikus


                                    Baby boy smiles wide,
                                    Bouncing happy in his crib
                                    Joy beyond all bounds.


                                    Soft Heaven, her kiss
                                    Chains my heart with her sweet touch -
                                    Smooth as ivory.


                                     Love beckons me home,
                                     Where little brown eyes look up,
                                     Glad to see me back.

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Water Divides Lands

water divides lands…
rainbow bridges us, you see
what it really mean?

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'Pitter-Patter...' (Haiku # 9)

‘ Pitter-Patter ’   Haiku  # 9

        Pitter, Patter On
Windows, Roof… Now Car Alarm
 … A Hard Rock – Rain Song !

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In Love...

In love we are free,
Friends - our freedom, we are the voices of liberty:
Live with the Sun in your soul, if you are also the leaders!

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Familiar Pain

so she laughs at tears,

         she who's familiar with pain,

                  hurts heal, scars remain.

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Our Happy Life!

If you live on the free land,
Vote for the free trade union and
Dream about our happy life!

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Haiku for Atiba

I’m withered without,
Your light spilling on my days,
I need your spirit.

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Slowly Up!

What have the living way today made for world,
How peace will want the love things like our children,
Why always train is so slowly up!

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Can See!

With knowledge of high love and freedoms,
Standing on the ocean of the open windows,
We know that in this sea many things you can see!

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passions wax and wane
as the phases of the moon
fickle human hearts

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the weeping willow
shelters a laughing maiden ~
a young man searches

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Feeling Of Love

Fields will show very bright flowers
That are the crystal light
And was soft feeling of love often hot but white!

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Chasing The Sun

Pipit is calling...
Pleasant bird song fills the air
Tired face lives in hope

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The Deeper The Better

The words evade me 
My thoughts are of you tonight
But I cannot think.

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‘neath the mango tree

‘neath the mango tree  
a butterfly and a man,
they're both travelers

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gymnopedies pieces - 
                                          minimalist miniatures

Tribute to Erik Satie

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medics trained to heal

     wounded warriors trained to kill,

          kind, cruel, both real !

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like wild cicada

like wild cicada
your throbbing lushness reflects
memoirs of twilight 

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Tidal sands

Water rushes, sweeps.
Tide enfolds as ground moves round.

Feet engulfed. Swallowed.

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Love Her!

Love her now: danced,
She is from the high free life,
Children and friends!

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canvas and paint box
abandoned on the sand~
stained hands build castles

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Over Time


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kissing-gate swinging-
eternally hitched to you
my heartfelt love

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set free

ashes released~
Red tail Hawk Hovers
as loving Hands drop blooms.

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Girls And Boys!

Let George, I think, let MTV will be again,
Our George... Michael - the best singer
And Shania on Christmas: all girls and boys!

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Greener Grass

Black cow in green field
One eye to sky, one on ground
Through rusty red gate

Knelt with neck sideways
Reaching extending pink tongue 
For tall greener grass

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Ready And Waiting

Ready and waiting
Sunlight beams thru my window
I am tickled pink

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Tender Love!

If you are so good as we,
Do not often serious be,
Fly and dream about tender love!

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Lonely Heart

The night dark and cold,
Thoughts of you warm and brighten,
My lonely heart so.

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For Friends!

For friends we tell something more than truth
At this moment's pleasure, also chance to explain
And to view something better and new!

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Lovers On The Bridge

lovers on the bridge
watching shallow river flows,
two birds on the ground

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Moving Up...

The trees are forest of immortal love:
To kiss all without tears for free and innocent
Wisdom of Teddy Bears moving up...

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Look Well!

Look well like long harmony,
May smile to the seeing very sweet desire,
Have it much more as an open dream for your Love Fire!

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With Rain...

And high impulsive love is here with rain
From leaves and all directions of desire,
Hot arms of night now and lights of fire!

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Born again they cry
Wild fever worn like halos
What happened first time?

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Cumulus Mountain

cumulus sets moods

losing now much of its woods

dark mountain grieves, broods

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Never to squander, 
This or that is where I am,
It makes you wonder.

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Pray or Prey

praying, seems it is..

       preying on moths without miss..

quick, lethal mantis!

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Sun Of Freedom

Say to me that our love will be the sea,
Whisper that this light be our high delight
And outstanding sun of freedom

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olden memories

olden memories
linger as the great orb fades,
before lovers' eyes

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Skipping Puddles

It came in a rush
People running for shelter
Showers from Heaven!

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from an old fountain

from an old fountain
i take water for my face —
someone makes a wish.

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Land of the Gentiles

land of the Gentiles
without water or rainfall
forsaken by God?

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The Excursionists

the excursionists
visiting the lake of green
did they find haiku?

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the Apparition

the Apparition
in the morning news headlines
what is the message? 

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Sands of Time

What compels a man,
He, walking throughout the land,
His heart in his hand.

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... impulse throbs raw, speaks

            of conquering mountain peaks,

                        heights grand, climber seeks ...

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Lining Up For Food

two friends are on guard
while the other one feasts,
one at a time rules... 

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Shew Birds

Shew the birds that fly
Overhead with sticks and strings
In search of branches.

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Patiently waiting....
Seeing cloud burst over me, my reward!

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Glorious Morning

Rising from the east
Providing light to the world
Morning glory shines

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Why Wait

Why should I wait for,
what never is to come pass,
even though it's here.