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Traces

Traces
In the wet sand
Footprints of gulls, and man
Disappear in the tidal dance
Of waves.

Traces
In the red dust
Feet of man, and horses
Up in canyons, leave no trace of
The brave.

Traces
In the garden
Of such delightful scents
In spring and summer by winter
Erased.

Traces
Of human life
Throughout world's history
However, are reported upon its
Pages.
Traces
Of wins and woes
Like hand prints upon walls
Can't be erased, for their foothold
Remains.


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Gold Refined

Unstable
Uneven ground
When you sit on a fault
For a heartbreak makes your faith
falter.

Restore
A broken trail
Requires sunshine and rain
Water cleansing the heart that needs
Warm rays.

Resource
From high above
Be the only recourse
To recover, the heavens charged
With force.

The Force
That never fails
May be at times at bay
By somber fearful clouds
A phase.

To build
Your inner strength
Which raises faith again
That the sunrise brings a new day
That grants.

New hope
Comes to restore
Your dream sleeping no more
The tarnished gold of your soul, refined
Bright ore.

By CarolineCécile
Copyright © 09.07.10


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Woman

Woman
Man's other half
Sharing to build a life
Love and patience is in your blood
Woman


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Baby

Baby
A couple's dream
Born to give happiness
Innocence brightening your face
Baby


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Jesus

Jesus
Immortal love
Tranquility for us
Our life everlasting thereof
Above


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Renewal

In time

The winter winds

Erase the old year's scars

Leaving a fresh canvas to paint

Again


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DAWN

Dawn
Morning light
Now comes rejoicing
The thrill of waking
Daybreak


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Jesus Savior (Cinquain)

Jesus
Precious Savior
Forgiving mankind sins
Transcending man’s earthly bounds
Savior



© Joseph, 8/19/07
© All Rights Reserved


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JC

JC
My only hope
Died for telling the truth
True wisdom and love is in you
JC


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Dog

                                              Dog
                                         Loyal, brave 
                                Loving, Playing, Gaurding 
                                      Best friend of man
                                                 Pet


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WEATHER (Cinquain)

August
Fun at the beach
Picnics with the family
Soon be time to go back to school
Summer


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Nightfall

Night falls,
Darkness prevails,
Summoning the reaper,
To collect the gruesome harvest,
Death holds.


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Identity Crisis

Keep Away from Your concave mirror Streaky, glassy identity Faceless ©Drake J. Eszes
My 1st attempt in this form. I hope you all like. I read a description on what a Cinquain consists of from my dear pal, Nette Onclaud, on this form. I felt, why the hell not? So, I dabbled..."


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Rise and Fall



dawn breaks;
I move to see
the slow, aching sun-rise
not warm like I remembered it
before.


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Mothers

                                           Mothers
                                       Kind, Helpful
                              A special person in are lives
                                        Mothers Day


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Life Boat

I drift
In a sea of
Responsibilities
Desperately seeking my ship of
Lost dreams.


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Addiction

Gamble,
Feed the machine,
Light and sound hypnotize,
Ding, ding, ding, ding, triple seven,
Winner.


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Music in My Home

Music
Made in my house
Your emotions breathe in
No concerns as they fly away
Classics

©Holly P. Moore
  November 2012


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'Fresh Spring'

fresh spring cascading down exposed skin awakened invigorating my senses water
Contest name: "Wow me in five lines" 20/04/2011 HM


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Up and Down We Go

Travel
Does not change theme
Up and down, we go far
Coming back from where we began
Need Map


©Holly P. Moore
   December 2012


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Dreams 'Modern Cinquain'

Dreams
Seem real
People we see
Gone but not forgotten
Inspiring


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Logic vs Emotion 2

logic
and emotion
coexist but conflict
heart and mind struggle to decide
who wins


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Mind Games

Mind games,
They make us think,
The norm is not the norm,
Our thought patterns are being changed,
Unboxed.


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Break Up

mistake
unforgiven
relationship falters
bond of love overcome by doubt
break up


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Jet's Exhaust

Exhaust Jet's etch a sketch 'Pon a clear horizon White elongated clouds eye shaped Exhaust


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One Egg Or Two

Order,
One, two, three, four,
He tumbled off the wall,
A heaping plate of scrambled eggs,
Chaos.


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Critics

critics
shoot their arrows
pointed remarks puncture
self-confidence and instigate
anger


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'Harmony'

music instigator of love and vehemence can start an inferno within accord


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Lost Soul

Someone,
So far from home,
Wondering why he's here,
Just another face in the crowd,
No one.


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EATING COURAGE

                                            EATING COURAGE

                                               Thunder
                                               Kisses my gut
                                               Drags fear from my faint heart
                                               Sword high--Songs burst from my throat as
                                               Thunder



Victoria Anderson-Throop
2013


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Complications

Progress,
Improve the world,
Life became more complex,
Moving forward lost its appeal,
Step back.


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Look Ahead

Regret,
Visit the past,
Look ahead, not behind,
Your destiny has not been set,
Wonder.


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Closed Eyes

                             We seem
       To walk through life with our eyes closed
                        Oblivious to pain 
                        That stays away 
                              From us

Written by Brenda Meier-Hans
2012
Reverse Cinquain


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Words 'Modern Cinquain'

Words
Your Voice
Sounds coming forth
A joy to hear
Speech


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Foggy Morn

Foggy Cool, peaceful morn Solitude's feast of quiet commune Dove's coo Red sun slips over morn's blue horizon. Whispy angel wing clouds decorate sky. Sun's up


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Young Girls Pain

Love
Deceitful, wicked
Weeping, cringing, loathing
Things children shouldn’t feel
Hate
 
Intimacy
Repulsive, severe
Struggling, bleeding, collapsing
My pain continues unheard
Father
 
Hope
Abandoned, faulty
Hiding, listening, praying
Life is my suffering
Justice
 
Purpose
Forbidden, fruitless
Reeling, clutching, grinning
The agony has ended
Redemption

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The Seeking

13 February 2010

The Seeking
By: Noel N. Villarosa

Cinquain poem

Worries,
blaming oneself
for the ungrateful work
seeking a forgiveness to ease
the pain.


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My Destiny

Each day As if through night I walk, searching my way Holding in my hands, a flashlight eyes strained. Watching The road closely I stay on the small path Stepping over rocks, avoiding Ivy. But soon The flashlight dies I know I must go on Yet feel blind in pitch black night, I stop. I hear The night's music Around me like a voice That sings to me a melody Of love. I wait With my faith strong I know something will change And I raise my voice in response Clouds part. The moon Is then revealed I see the path clearly Before dawn I'll be where I belong, With thee. Cinquain Suite © CarolineCecile 04.29.12


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Perception

Observe,
What do you see,
Your eyes may be lying,
Reality or illusion,
Perceive.


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Today

Morn's clouds Golden sun rising Which will rule day rain_shine? Either way God is omnipresent Watching


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Cinquain Four

Needs 
not met
Looking after others
While you're left alone
unsatisfied


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Trampled Flowers of Emotion

Trampled mauled emotions seeking an escape path reverberate heart's corridor confined. Released ink of sorrow emotions' molten flow compose a soothing serenade heart felt. Tear drops sprinkle water refresh trampled flowers, flowers of emotion again blooming. © kashinath karmakar (12th Feb. 2012) =============000============= Placement: 5th; (Feb. 2012) Contest:Trample Sponsor:Paula Swanson


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When Hate Becomes You

Hate
Ignorant fears
Jealousy, envy, tension
Grows into something dangerous
Death


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A Virtue

Patience calm aura tolerance gladly exercised actions peaceful, thoughts clear acceptance


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Loveless

Loveless
Broken hearted
Abused, beaten, bruised
Aching, hurting, wanting,needing
Lonely




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Self Doubt

Reflect,
Contemplate life,
Question your existence,
Do you fit into the puzzle,
Unsure.


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Heart Stops

Heart stops Tick Tock, Tick.....Tock I hold my breath and wait But you refuse to catch my eye Heart breaks.


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Untitled 1

Prison,
Suffocation,
Stifled by tradition,
Gasping for a breathe of fresh air,
Escape.


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Untitled 2

Nightmare,
Vision of death,
Darkness envelopes life,
Immortality is a myth,
Awake.


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RELAX (Cinquain)

 
Sunday
don't have to work
watch football, snack, take naps
Listen to wife gripe  I'm lazy
Fun day


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The Spring Flow

Let go
Of the sorrow
Caused by those who walk low
Like ghosts, possessed by their own woes
Lost souls.

Because
They could not pause
To listen to the sound
Of the spring's clear, pure fountain flow
Love's song.

The voice
That speaks so soft
In the depth of our souls
Words of life and stories of love,
God's own.

Wisdom
Comes to the one
With an ear for the one
Who shares your life for it is you
They chose.

Let go
Of your false thoughts
Coming from unknown ghosts
Loose not your soul in bitter woes,
Death hole.

Love's song
Will be your own
That gives light to your soul
When you taste the spring of life's flow,
Pure gold.

By CarolineCécile
Copyright © 10.01.10 


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Rising Early

Housewife Rises early Before sun cooks breakfast Graciously cares for family Servant
Thanks David Williams for contest The Three H's Theme chosen: Housewives Form:Traditional Cinquain June 2, 2012


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Emotional Jars

Jars,
fragile vessels
falling to pieces
liberating the stifled emotions				
contained


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Reminisce 2

Flashback,
Memories stirred,
Relive another time,
A vision of past happiness,
Tearful.


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Pivot Point

Balance symmetrical existence life divided equally peaceful calm, steady thoughts equilibrium


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Good Luck Meal

.
                                                      Noon Meal
                                               Soft blackeyed peas
                                      Collard greens chopped real fine
                               Pork boiled baked or fried, corn bread jive
                                                      Good luck
                                                       
                                                      Meaning
                                             Soft blackeyed peas
                                         Equals the pennies made
                                 Collards equals dollars one makes
                                                     Eat much

Sponsor: Russel Sivery
Contest: Good Luck Meal


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Sounds

.
The sounds 
                    Of air moving 
                             against water in  jar  
                                         moist oxygen now delivered
The noise 


Second choice on list
of Cinquain


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Revival

Repel
The sounds of hate
Fate, voices of fury
That grip the heart in an icy
Embrace.

Repeat
The sounds of love
Words, songs and special gifts
That lift the heart upon the wings
Of doves.

Return
The sounds of joy
With a voice filled with songs
That seize the heart, no longer wronged
Royal.

Rejoice
With sounds of cheers
For here comes the new sun 
And all hearts can be lifted up
In peace.

By CarolineCécile
Copyright  © 08/18/10


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Good Night Out

Dead drunk
Partied all night
Tequila and women
Vomiting all over the place
Good night


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Reminisce 1

Look back,
The past beckons,
Wish I was young again,
Fantasy, not reality,
Move on.


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COD: Call Of Duty

COD
Overrated Game
Ruining perfect relationships
Taking life from teens
Pointless


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Ocean Spray

Summer
Relaxation
White crested waves wildly dancing 
Release cool ocean spray, refreshing
Beach time 


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Tighten That Belt

Illness,
Diagnosis,
Rush to emergency,
Prep the patient for surgery,
Cut back.


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Blues, No Rhythm

Broken
Is he who lost
The will for life and love
To hold the future in his heart
With hope.
















June 5,2009
Cynthia BuhainBaello


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There No Rest

There No Rest


I can't hear you
I can't see you
I must be losing my mind


Our sanity is losing it pace
Shall this trio fall into madness
Let us fall for we shall never break

Must we see day as or time to rest
Must we see night as or time to play
Where going feel every second painfully

I touch your head
I touch you lips
I touch you chin

I release you
I trap you
I watch you

Sleep
Awake
Meditation

I give you birth
I take your life
I give you peace
 

Let sleep
Let lay our heads
At least we know 

We are protected


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Late Night

Late night,
Streets are silent
Upstairs, my husband snores
In the light of my computer,
I write


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Cinquain 2

Men live
in constant dread
of nonexistent ills.
We delve below the obvious
for thrills.


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Wind

Faster...
Rushing onward,
The misworded master,
Cursed to an ageless silent chord:
Wisdom.


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Cinquain Train

Of school 
I had no need. 
I was too smart for such 
useless and unfulfilling crap 
I thought

Too soon 
two many words 
to far from the center 
of a cinquain going down hill 
2 fast.

You kiss 
with iron hot lips. 
You touch; ice cold fingers. 
You love; the heart of a river 
flooding.

Night , day 
light, dark, hot, cold 
don’t matter to a blind 
pig, he just stands by the feed trough 
waiting.

I wait 
with a flat tire 
on the side of the road 
and sing a little song, to kill 
the time.

Pinch you? 
I did not –pinch! 
I only felt of your 
fat, hanging, drooping below your 
beltline.

Traffic 
will never be 
the death of me, even 
traffic will die with these high gas 
prices.


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Wonder

Wonder-
ment for your ear-
full of songs of my heart-
felt pleasure in finding you're in
to stay.

Wonder-
full is the moon-
light so bright tonight for-
getting all the pain contained  in
my heart.

Wonder-
lust for a life-
time that changed for a soul-
full of pursuit for something worth-
while here. 

Created by CarolineCecile
copyright © 06.29.11


Was having fun tonight creating this series of cinquain that can be read in 2 
different ways. Can you see that?
Thanks for reading,
Caroline.


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Shadow

Shadow,
forever mine,
follows me everywhere.
I try to hide behind the shade,
never.


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PALS

Girlfriends
Real confidant
Important in our life
Sharing secrets, as with no other
Women


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GOODBYE (Cinquain)

Candles
On the altar
Left for her by family
They will never forget today
Glowing


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PASSION - Cinquain

Passion
never awaits
upon untrue intent;
she only endures hard-bitten
texts learned.


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Cinquain Again 6

Dream of 
cotton candy 
and ticker-tape parades 
when we finely win this grievant 
long war.

Do it! 
But how can I! 
There has been no training, 
no understanding of what I 
must do.

One pie? 
Just one little pie? 
Means I will have to share! 
W.F. give Gary some apples 
to bake.

A dream 
my lad, a dream 
oops.. such a dream could kill 
and I would never wake up again 
never!

Next one 
to post a cinq 
might just be the winner 
of this free-for-all traffic jam 
maybe!

Eat out 
again tonight? 
I thought we could cook toast, 
some Blue Bell ice-cream and ketchup 
on toast!

Mm mm 
is such a hard 
word to rhyme. I can’t thank 
of any word that will rhyme with 
Mm mm.

Yum seeds 
won’t grow in Fall. 
You have to plant them soon 
before the sun grows too warm in 
Summer.

Gardens 
still wait for heat 
and sunlight to shoot out 
their buds and tender young leaves 
up right.



Huge grin 
is on my face 
as I think about you 
sitting tall in the audience 
with pride.

Yourself 
ourselves, themselves, 
we are all the same inside. 
We are full of beans and filled with 
hot gas.

Addict! 
I have rats in 
mine. Did you say attic? 
My mistake, must be getting deft 
or old.


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Through night

Through night It is a flight Hard to see where it leads Along the way, stars come to be Lighten The path Swerves through a sea Of rocks and lands of ice Unfamiliar territory To dawn. At dawn Our struggles cease For they have all been drown In His love when our heart's grown to meet His. In love Our life is turned To flourished lands, image Of God's own, a familiar place Heaven. By CarolineCecile copyright © 08.04.11


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cemetery

cemetery

resting place

family gather around

many bitter sweet memories

silence


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Create

Create weakness?

No, create strength.

Create stagnate?

No, create great.

Choose create.




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CASH

Money
Necessary
Cannot buy happiness
But just try living without it
Paper


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Things Worthwhile

The larks
Sing in the tree
And wake me with the morn
To start my day with their sweet song
A plea.
To find
The sweeter things
That make special each day
To help me keep a smile all day
Singing.

Spring blooms
Give me their scent
To breathe sweet atmosphere
And walk my steps with an upbeat
A blend
To taste
The finer things 
That bring the heart a rise
And make life so very worthwhile
Giving.

Your eyes
Their life a gift
That stays with me all day
Their speech filled love that need no say
A lift
To spring
My spirits up
When clouds darkens the day
And help me brave the storms unscathed
Living.

By CarolineCécile
Copyright © 05.14.10


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City Bus (Cinquain)

This bus
Carries mixed thoughts
The thinking zone on wheels
No talking, only wild thoughts
That’s us

© Jonathan, 4/6/08


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Young Day

Young day
One sky-walker
Their beauty‘s wonderful
Hot air balloon ride with some birds
Young love

Russell Sivey


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Heaven

Heaven
Bright light
Flying upward, quickly
Utter joy and gratitude
Peace


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Eyes On Me???

Eyes on me,
People watching,
In my direction?
Can't they look somewhere else?

Feeling uneasy,
Discomfart rises, too.
Afraid to mess up,
Afraid to fail.

Eyes are on me.
I feel pale.
I freeze.

I don't want
The attention.


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Summer Dreams

Summer
Heat, humidity
Long days, sun, insect bites
Short bright nights twinkling stars moonbeams
Great dreams


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Snowflake

Snowflake


Snowflake
Unique, Vulnerable
Isolated Within Condition
Exceptional, Innocent, Unparalleled, Perplexing
Autism


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Percolator

Coffee Every morning Perked in percolator Memories wafts on morn's cafe' Latte


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Cancer

Cancer
Body Danger
Killing Far Too Many
Silent Killer Of Families
Disease


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Girls-bees

Girls-bees
dancing "hora"
in honey heavens`dream ,
while many soldiers try to win, 
the rain. 


 


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YOUTH MUST BE LIVED

How true is the saying that youth is eternal and glorious only for some,
when hearts are free of worries, they know nothing of human pain;
fantasy suddenly begins and dusk that brings night delays to come...
and as wild and incredible it might seem, it always recalls home!
Youth must be lived, not wasted, but be reveled in happy refrain.


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Musician

Musician Gifted, artistic Sways, grooves, moves, Joyful, hopeful, loyal, important Virtuos


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Star

Star
Big, bright
Glowing, giving, shining
Lights up the universe
dazzling, sparkling, lighting
Object, sphere
Light


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Running In The Dark

In the dark,
Shadows whisper.
Dreadful creatures stir.

Running away now
Into the light.
Now all's safe.


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My Mentor

Why not
Become my one
To become my mentor
I would love to learn much from your
Great heart

Russell Sivey

Entrant into Brian Strand's "YOUR CHOICE ONCE MORE" contest

2/17/2012


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The Gentle Spirit

She stands
Walks, strolls, sits, dreams
On the beach as birds draw
Near just to feel her quiet gentle
Nature


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My Horrible Woman

Hurtful
Terrible soul
She brings me awful pain
Horrible she is, killing all
Of me


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Purpose

Purpose
Lifes Reason
Everybody Everywhere Worldwide
Has Purpose In Life
Existence


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Nature's Melody

                                                              Birdsong
                                                        fills the spring air, 
                                                      serenading new life.
                                                A chorus of insects joins in
                                                              the song.


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Lightning

Lightning
Life's light
Flashes in darkness
Over before it starts
Live now.


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The USA

(Cinquain syllable count) 


United States 
Beautiful land 
of many opportunities 
Home of the brave and the free too 
Powerful! 



Dorian Petersen Potter 
aka ladydp2000 
copyright@2009 


August 1,2009


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Love Songs

Searching higher than low for languishing love songs ears listen for the heart's desire to smile
By Rhonda Johnson Saunders Third Place in No Name/Ten Line Max Contest (Brian Strand)


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OUT OF CHAOS

By chance,
with providence,
the randomness in life,
metered,and free verse becomes a 
sonnet.


inspitred verse in Good samiritan prable ( Luke 6:31) and Rom 8:28


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Circles

Circles
Round forms
Turning flips in water
Comforting group of close friendships
Cliques


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Baby

Baby
Smallest Human
Cooing And Kicking Fun
Parents Favorite Gem of Their Love
Infant


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Vermilion

Vermilion
Blood red
Symbolizing the dead
Shed by the weak,
Murdered!


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A New Beginning

                                                          Baptized
                                                       into New Life
                                          through Jesus Christ our Lord
                                      God's grace begets New Beginnings
                                                         Seek Him




12/29/11


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The Solar Effect

The Sun 
The nucleus
Of our space radius
A constant, its incandescence
Essence.

Its light
Energy source
Divinely bestowed force
That burst across the Universe
Defers.

Power
Of attraction
In all things and beings
Magnified by the force of love
Above.

Creates
A  huge cocoon
Of warmth like a greenhouse
That gave birth to our planet earth
Our berth.

The sun 
Solar effect
That will never object
To the release of its light beams
In speed.

By CarolineCécile
Copyright © 02.07.10


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MY LOSS (Cinquain)

Tina
my little girl
drowned when she was six
I love and miss you every day
Daughter


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The Hidden Side of Love

                            Love
                    Hopeful, Hurtful
             Exposing, Hiding, Changing 
             Secrets hidden by emotion.
                             Lies


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Speechless

Speechless

Speechless
Voice Extinguished
Inaudible Words Muted
Dumbfounded Restrained Vocal Cords
Silence


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Trust


(Cinquain Syllable count) 


Do not 
place your trust on 
mere mortal man God says 
but trust just Him with all your heart 
And soul! 


Dorian Petersen Potter 
aka ladydp2000 
copyright@2009 


August 1,2009


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Christmas

christmas
yule time
celebrating Jesus life
overwhelming sense of joy
yule


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Honor Life's Pain

Never
Never again
Shall I veer from life’s pain 
My honor relieves my conscience
Unveiled 


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Bible

Bible
Holy Scriptures
Uplifting man’s spirits
Different versions, same contents
Bible


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Fortress

Fortress
built to protect
designed to keep us safe
But, what if we are the danger
Prison


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Shade

                      Shade     
                Damnable darkness 
             Following, chilling ground 
          Where confusion, doubts dwell 
                      Shade


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Breath Again

 trapped in a dream forever i was gone 
a mind of deception a love that was strong 

     my back against the wall with stabs to the heart 
my love, my life,,has driffted apart 

     you say you love me, i can hear the lie 
you say, you don't lie, but the angels cry 
  
     they cry a sunny day, cause it hurts so bad 
in this time in our life we feel so sad 


     were lost in a maze trying to find eachother 
lost like a child with no warmth of a mother 

     i wanna die cause i hate this life 
i close my eyes and fight this life 

     my world has falling and i lost a friend 
please help me god, so i can breath again 
     


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Girlfriend {Cinquain}

Girlfriend
Like a sister
Alway's there when needed
Soft warm kind gentle loveable
Friendship







       To All My 
Loveable Girlfriends
In Our Soupbowl
Hugs And Kisses


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Harvest Moon

rainbows
harken farewell
daylight summons closure
stillness echoes final triumph's
magic!


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The Tongue Of Ancients

I speak
Though words are far.
In the tongue of ancients,
Here shall I abide in love.
I sing


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Bruised ego

Who cares?
Whom fares this sea?


See, hear the tongues lashing.
Forces clashing in every mind:
love blind


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Where the Heart is

Home
A mother's touch
A father's protection
Where the heart was born and raised
Family


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Hurry

Hurry
Takes its toll,as
In our daily stroll,we
From deepest ruts of blind alleys,
Quicken


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White

Loaded.
Innocence and 
Purity mask secrets.
Friendship blossoms in the wake of
Despair.


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Wisdom

Wisdom
many years
trial and error
experience the best teacher
smarter


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Pink Gloam

pink gloam a reflection of sunsets long ago mirroring my longing of days gone by


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Appreciation

grateful
is a thankful
attitude.  it's often
not made a necessity.  that's
shameful.


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Fire

Fire
Bright,Light,Wild
Burning,Dancing,Hypnotizing
Hell's Golden Beauty
Warmth


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skeletons

Free 
or not free
long haunting skeletons 
trying to escape imprisonment 
for freedom


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Divider of People

Great walls
Sealing dried tears
Locking out yearning hearts
Like Jericho’s walls, they too will—
Crumble

© Joseph, 4/4/08
© All Rights Reserved

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Cinquain Again 7

M. T. 
is a grand name 
for a cute young lady 
but it will be a shock to all 
us men.

Trust me 
There are few things 
In this world more fearful 
Than to run smooth out of toilet 
Paper.


Too long 
I have set here 
screaming for a little 
help, just anyone to hand me 
a wipe!

Wonder 
I do about 
the flat white rock I found. 
How long did it have to lie there -- 
resting.

Breakfast? 
Who is cooking? 
Can I get some eggs –please! 
Over easy, a piece of toast: 
Some grits?

Old’s fine 
are it’s alright, 
as long as you don’t get 
too old to retire, or too poor 
to eat.

At risk 
is the sunshine 
from a storm that builds and 
grows with the rain of discontent 
anger.

Weather 
Is sunshine and 
Rain. Regardless Tristan 
I did not mean to step on your 
Cinquain!

Poets 
wild folks is not 
what we need --a traffic 
cop for this poetic jam; or 
stop lights!

Mirror? 
Do not have one. 
They do not work for me, 
it seems that I bring out the lies 
in them.

Hydro! 
I had a dog 
named Hydro. He had a 
short leg that he lifted every 
ten steps.

Their backs 
against a wall 
they stare at the wet paint 
and wonder how long before it 
will dry.

Fair game 
even if they 
are unarmed, stupid, crippled 
and smell really, really awful? 
Fair game?

Stretch marks, 
I have them too! 
I have them on my butt! 
My father gave them to me; long 
ago.

Goodwill 
with your bikini? 
I would give my swim-suite 
but it has a hole in the knee-- 
left leg. 



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The Life of Love

Where's Love?
Who is it in?
It is in all of us.
It's going to be around us
Always.


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Cinquain Train II

Ways, means? 
My shopping list? 
My billfold; my bank card? 
There seems to be inadequacies’ 
somewhere.

Today 
the sun is bright. 
I need to cut my grass 
but the sun is so bright today 
I can’t.

from you 
flows the sunshine 
from you the wind is touch 
from you runs the river of life 
for me

fireworks 
will fly and we 
will rejoice at the end. 
If the end comes and with it a 
new start.

and Crocs, 
Alligators, 
Cotton-mouth water snakes, 
and those large Logger-head turtles; 
all bite.

Accept 
this tone, this word 
as it is printed here 
and pass it along to the next 
player.


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Attack

Attack
Vaguely warlike
Guiltless people suffer
Dreadful losses, heroes arise
Assail


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Fishing

Cane pole
cork is sinking
letting him run wild
"Fish!"


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Skyline

skyline 
standing boldly
against golden beauty
heroes recalled today, always
vista


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Melancholy

Melancholy
Glum despondence
Drifting, dreaming, mourning
Cycle of unending demotivation
Dejection


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Cinqu's

For more 
sleep I will drink 
a few more beers, then I 
will sleep like a pooped baby 
all night.

Nothing 
in a bottle, 
nothing in a jar, and 
nothing in the cabinet but one 
something.

Your wish 
will not come true 
with out lots of hard work 
and revenant attention to 
detail.

Apart 
we are tonight 
but we share the same moon 
tomorrow we’ll have the same sky 
always.

Your words 
can cut and slice 
as well as a sharp knife. 
Your voice can be as pointed as 
ice-picks.

Go there! 
Never again 
I have been there three times 
and I have been thrown out three times-- 
Three times!

Dragons! 
rather have rats! 
Rats eat less, smell better, 
and rats want set you on fire with 
bad breath!

Truth stretched 
to the far end 
of a lie, then again 
maybe it just sounds like a stretched 
half truth.

I was 
standing there with 
my finger in my nose 
when she walked up, and ask me if-- 
it’s stuck?

Fragrance 
sweetness of smell, 
a pleasant aroma; 
the scent of a rich bottle of 
perfume.



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Majic

Magic
 
Hocus pocus
 
Secret motions withheld
 
Bunnies and women disappear
 
Presto




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Cinquain Again

Tonight 
our moon will shine 
out of a brown bottle 
the world will spin and spin and spin 
around.

Wasted 
were all the words 
ever said or written 
every drop of ink wasted on 
just words.

Painful 
it is to wait 
my turn to post a line 
when W.F. Roby should be 
next post.

Her farm 
was her life blood. 
It held her past apart 
from her future and the present; 
measured.

To rest 
and to lay eggs 
to warm with my feathers 
to watch for cats and crows to be 
on-guard.

Uncle, 
I worked for him 
two years in south Asia. 
Did not enjoy it much; too much 
shooting.

Cigars 
are for baby 
boys, donuts are for girls 
as time passes nothing changes 
but time.


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DUVETS OF LOVE

Traumas
of childhood
imprint the mind-
loving-kindness covers
our past


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HAPPENSTANCE

Scoundrels,
hiding evil
behind benign deceit
only create malign karma
within.


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Anger

Anger
Sudden outburst
Suddenly a finger
Our inner-emotions Coerced
Headfirst 

© 2007 Michael Jordan
All Rights Reserved


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Shadow

Shadow
Trite reflection
Caricature of self
The existential paradigm
Stalker  


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Onward Beyond

Love goes
Onward beyond
Catching the corner of
My humble heart, blazing ahead
Forward

Russell Sivey


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Winter Rose

Red.
It's love at its
Purist. It blooms intact
then love turns a numb, cold shoulder.
The frost.


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Recall

In early August the order was placed
He was inserted inside his crate
With designs in hand the builders raced
Inside my brother was to wait
Safe inside from harm

Awaiting his debut
On his head they covered with just a hint of hair
They painted his eyes blue
A likeness to his designer he did share
He could suck a thumb at the end of his arm

Misfortune befell him today 
This days not one of joy
All his dreams have been torn away
All the dreams of this little boy
January 15, his order was aborted

By Robb A. Kopp
All Rights Reserved © MMX


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Hearts are to earn not to have

Earn it if you want it. My heart is not a toy; you can't get at it easily It's mine.


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Sugar

Sugar
Sweet luxury
Flood adrenaline veins
The happiness ignition key
Sugar.


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Children (Cinquain - I believe?)

Children -
little people.
Laughing, running, playing.
Emotional, excited things -
youngsters.


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Another Miracle

Life surrounds us with miracles each and every day
Blinded are the people who don’t see the wonder display

A child who’s born with ten fingers and ten tiny perfect toes
A child who’s free from illness and healthy as he continually grows

A single mother struggling to ensure the ability to survive
Facing endless obstacles; her child’s health promotes her drive

A troubled lost soul in dire need, of a kind helping loving hand
His suicidal thoughts evaporate; a now vanished forever disband 

An atheist whose religion is filled with hatred and disbelief
As he takes his very last breath, the Lord’s love fills his voided grief

An elderly couple who’s family is misplaced and sadly out of touch
A homeless needy puppy who’s love has given them simply so much 

An abused neglected child dwelling inside a house of dead
Blessed is the hero who saves this child of dread

A once successful entrepreneur who’s lost everything he once had
Homeless in need of shelter, a “nobody” lends him a helping hand

Miracles are all around us, if we only take the time to truly see
That the next one in need of a miracle could surely be you or me

© Stacy Lynn Stiles


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Failure

I write
to a gold moon
but the moon cannot read
and the stars cannot sing or dance--
I fail.


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WRONG QUESTION

Problems
War and famine,
Still we have no answer-
Perhaps we ask wrong questions of
Ourselves.


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Chance 4-26-06

                                              If only I had a chance
                                              I dream what it would be like
                                              to have you laughing with me,
                                              to be able to hold you close,
                                              to be able to spend time with you.

                                             We walk past each other
                                             with just a friendly hello spoken.
                                             Our shadows meet on the cold,
                                             emotionless pavement.
                                             For that second were close,
                                             closer than well ever be.

                                             You don't know how I wish I could talk to you.
                                              If only I had the chance.
                                              Time moves on,
                                              and I know that it will eventually run out
                                              and you will just be a
                                              distant memory in my past.



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Fighter (Insurgent Man)

                                                            Fighter 

                                                      Insurgent man 

                                                   Detonator in hand 

                                  Stone eyes watch the troops approaching 

                                                            Killer 

                                        Awaits the optimum moment 

                                          Shouts "Death to Infidels" 

                                                Soldiers survive 

                                                         Coward


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Friendship

Friendship
A soul for soul
To share life and to love
Always there, side by side or not
A bond


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Land Of The Free (Base)

Thailand,
Or Kensington?
Tinfoil from a Kit-Kat,
Tells you that there’s no difference,
Outside,

Cocaine,
Ammonia,
Old Martell miniature,
A Bic lighter; a mound of ash,
Bangkok?

Fly south
Like Garuda,
Drift off to Koh Samui,
A Beach house, Or Council estate?
Who cares?

Wake up,
Burnt down candles,
Landlord on the doorstep
‘Last weeks rent?’ ‘Giro on Thursday…
…Get lost…’


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LEAN ON ME

Living
Life ,day by day,
With strong faith..a best friend-
For heartbreak dwells ,just around 
The bend.


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Angel

Daughter 
Resting sweetly
Softly breathing, dreaming
Gentle heartbeat, wings of my soul
Flutter 


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Sunshine On A Winter Day

Sunshine
Warm relaxing
Welcomed on a winter
Day to warm and relax the body
And soul

(Traditional Cinquain)

Doris thanks for the challenge and I pass the challenge to Carol Brown.


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Mother

Mother
A pure heart
Feels pain and joy
Melts kindness in tears
Mother


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FireEater

                                                            Fireman 
                                                    Charred uniform 
                                                   Savior of innocents 
                                      Weeping mothers kissing children 
                                                                Hero


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Sneaky Sentence Function

premise
a one liner
that can bring you to sound
thought or progressively red-cheeked
thinking.


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Find Love

Find Love 
Deep Dull Gray, Black Shiny Sea 
Love to Hate 
Trading your hate for love
A thin line still ….


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SHAVE .

                                          Shave
                                  Razor  kissed  ;
                          Close  call  , another
                     Near  escape  that   we
                                  Missed  .


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Angst Of Burden On An Overcast Day

onus
traps me inside
myself -- suffocated.
to love but be unloved -- my cross 
to bear.


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Hatred

                                   Hatred
                             Spite,Disdain
                   Hurting,Yelling,Breaking
         Crestfallen,Forlorn,Regretful,Dark
                               Animosity
                    










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Some Accomplishment

No one
Gives a  darn ab-
Out my accomplishment
No one gives a darn that  I wrote
A book


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Prejudice

prejudice,
mental jaundice,
distorting personal perspectives,
corroding humanity's noble objectives,
bigotry.


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Poet

Poet
Word traveler
Letting us see his mind
Pen and paper always with you
Poet


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Tomorrow 7-6-02

As I look across the sky
With waves lapping at my feet
I saw shades of yellow, pink,
and red acorss the summer sky.
Them the sky was dark
and the stars bright.
My heart felt light as air
But as the wind began to blow,
I turned around and walked away
Without a single look back
to what I left,
but to only to
what's ahead of me.


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I'll Watch You (Choka)

Fear not fair maiden
I am here to protect you
To you, harm shan’t come 

For this night, I shall stand guard
To watch over you
When the moon rises above

As you sleep, I’ll stand
I will keep my eyes open
And will stay alert

So sleep, fair maiden, just sleep
Dream of the knights that you love


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Respect

respect
all need some, for
they have the gift of life
in them.  this is what is to be
treasured.


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Perturbed Under Adoring Eyes

disturbed
greatly, i feel
like a schoolgirl again.
i want to hide my face in shame.
red-cheeked.


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Love

Love
Burning Ashes
Empty bowl of Dreams 
A mixture of anger and wait
Love


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Apology

Apology
too many
over, and over
I don't belive you
word


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Conceit

hubris,
worst blindness,
adoring own monument,
clay tower upon sand,
conceit.


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HEADSTRONG

Passions
unrestrained
by common sense-
wander unaccustomed
pathways


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It Reminds Me

As a gentle breeze blows against my face
It reminds me of your soft caress

When I look up at the blue sky
It reminds me of your beautiful eyes

A song plays on the radio
It reminds me of the music you use to play

When I hear someone telling a joke
It reminds me the jokes you use to tell

Someone makes a silly face
It reminds me of the faces you use to make

When i look at our pictures
It reminds me of the love we shared

Everywhere I look
It reminds me of you


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Goddess

Goddess
Adelaide Crapsey
Versifying unknown souls
With tinge of dawn
Poetess


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FREUDIAN SLIPS

To prove
this theory,
exceptions make a rule-
patriarchs seeking a father
figure.


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BRING TO THE LIGHT

Sunlight
in the shadows,
sliver lining the cloud-
forgiveness heals with whispers said
aloud


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Blood

Blood,
Bright red,
Soaking hospital bed,
Scary wet wake-up,
Fear


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Tweaking

Tweaking
Spinning faster
Forever speed seeking
Constantly lost to disaster
Master


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POetiC thOrns

Poverty
Economically depressed
People are dying 
Happiness is worth Annihilation
Desperation


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Flooding Rivers (Cinquain)

Rivers
Flowing over
Destroying many homes
Sadness upsetting many hearts
Flooding


© Joseph, 8/19/07
© All Rights Reserved


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EGO TRIP

Self-love,
Narcissism,
A desire to be wise;
Disguise egos  veiled in our
Conceit.


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WITH HELP FROM ABOVE

Harmless
as a rock dove,
yet shrewd and worldly wise-
but forswearing pretext,pretence 
and lies.


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Ginkgo

ginkgo
a mental spur
from a Chinese tree with
fan-shaped leaves that makes tea and thought
girders.


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No Secret (Reversed Verse)

For naught 
Tempt in darkness
That which the heart would not 
Have revealed by light un-harnessed--
Confess
~O~
Confess 
Have revealed by light un-harnessed--
That which the heart would not
Tempt in darkness 
For naught






Comments: You know what they say about whats done in the dark... Be well stay blessed


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Last Sight

Visions,

Within our mind,

Show continuity,

Our compassion - Integrity,

In life


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Mirror

Moment 
in mercury:
a fixed constellation
of your dancing and spinning self.
Be still.



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Revenge (Cinquain)

                    Revenge
                Hatred inside
    Someones inner self hurts
   Desperatley needs attention
                   Loves not


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Baby's Grown Away

                   missing,

             echoing away,

   baby's chuckles silenced,

    she's grown, she's gone

                     away


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Hope

Hope,
Desire of mind
Excites eagerness of heart
Dreams for the welcoming moments
Hope


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Aloe

aloe
may soothe small cuts
and abrasions but is
great on your windowsill or in
gardens.


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EASTER

Easter
Immanuel risen
Death's sting defeated
Hearts all rejoicing
Resurrection


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Heaven

Heaven
Peaceful gardens
Angels smiles everywhere
Pearly Gates everlasting now
God's home


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REAL OR IMAGINED

Poets
do so often,
from the sidelines,daydream-
the procession of joys upon
life's scene.


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Telephone

Telephone
annoying thing
ring, ring, ring,
always when I'm busy
unknown


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A Matter Of Words

repair
involves some time
for a machine unlike
a heart which takes more time for it
to mend.


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Loosen Up

rigid
it's black and white
for you.  no grey region
to stand on.  think things through, or you
might crack.


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Water

Blue hue 
Where life begins 
Wonderful, reflective 
Is, hydrogen oxygen  
Sparkling


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dignity

                              respect, 
                    mutual acceptance,
      differences, strengths, weaknesses,
                  blind eyes see these,
                               dignity


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Jesus

Saviour
merciful shepard
saving lost souls
exurberance joy and harmony
Lord


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Speed Up

no time:
there's none for rest.
the deadline has arrived.
there's none for second chances so
perform.


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DILEMMA

on an
old orchard wall
russets ready to fall-
deep pockets bulge with illegal
harvest


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Wallets

Wallets 
Leather cases 
Keeping secrets safety 
Most private men’s belongings 
Wallets 
 


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Butterfly

Butterfly
Above the flowers
Kissing the soft petals
Sucking the taste of love
Butterfly


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Winter Bites

Winter
Night's long and cold
Frost sets in, prices soar
Deep slumber of hibernation
Snowfalls


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MISTAKES

Hurry
Takes its toll as
In our dailt stroll,we
From deepest ruts of blind alleys
Quicken.


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Terrorism

terrorism,
despicably inhuman,
murderous, treacherous malevolence,
extolling deranged, cultic fanaticism,
devilish.


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Untrue

insincere,
hollow, shallow,
sychophant smoothing ego,
praise empty , without blood,
untrue.


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Ever After

Be there
In the morning
And every day after
For eternity then exists
For us

Seeing
Each tomorrow
Through your beautiful eyes
Excites my very heart and soul
Always


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AS ONE

Together
The lovers sat,
Whipped by westerly wind
On blurred walls of ivy clad,clasped
As one.


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Quick

Quick 
Virginity removed
Not making love 
I felt so compromised
Gone


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CRAVINGS

Why me
life's plaintive plea-
yet one cry,one call;
a choice open to us all...Lord
help me!


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Love Light

In the
spotlight of love
we all reflect the glow.
As it warms us, we energize
the very source of it
returning its
power.


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Disturbing Times

dire
necessary
and urgent.  be careful.
don't be desparate.  think clearly.
hurry


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REMEMBERED SCENES

Long days
six 'til seven
of sunfilled bygone days,
evocative evermore to treasure,
yet so
outre,
larger than life,
peculiar,precious-
a nostalgic ghost to haunt
old age.


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Ginseng

ginseng
get up and go
with this organic pill,
but don't take too much or you'll get
jitters.


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Got Heartburn { Cinquain}

                                                        Heartburn
                                                      Gastric acid
                                            Bad burning sensation
                                         Caused by a regurgitation
                                                         Buildup