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The Aha Moment

succumbing to death his eyes shine as he whispers . . . I am not afraid

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Now my tendrilled soul,
Has found its pergola-- Christ--
To wind its way up....

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- Haiku X 43 - The Death-

               Christmas sparkling lights
               Weak brightness through tearful eyes
               Unexpected death

              A-L Andresen
              Copyright © All Rights Reserved 

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Spin off Happy Days Na-Nu Na-Nu Shaz-Bot man Planet Ork Mork fly!
© PoeTTreeZ Publishing

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How Fast it Dries

the jaguar's tear
slides off his single whisker
clouds do sigh

three offspring
dragged into the river's teeth
one remains

they both stretch
the moment of sorrow lost
life leaps on

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#1**Unicorn Valley**
Land of purple hues
simple, sweet innocent eyes
rises from the east

#2**Guile of Disciples**
Magic gathering
hides away from the darkness
horn found on the ground

#3**Beautified Dreams**
Enchantment of life
ancestral home broken down
adorn the unicorn

#4**Freedom Quest**
Liberty or Death
Unicorn celebration
Epic battle won


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Texas Wildflower Haiku : Widow's Tears

sun’s heat sunders sand
clustered lanced leaves green hug
widow’s tears collapse

Widow’s Tears is the common name for Commelina erecta var. angustifolia, they bloom on 
Texas beaches in sand or clay, and have the characteristic of flowering early in the morning 
and fading by noon. The bloom in all seasons but I chose spring to be more commonly 
approachable. [1]

[1] Wildflowers and Other Plants of Texas Beaches and Islands, Alfred Richardson

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darker than raindrops

darker than raindrops
mushroom cloud blooming purple....
I can see my bones

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

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The Lost

                                                Innocent lifeless
                                       Pretty children rest in peace
                                             Let us pray for them

                                            The kids were victims
                                       The shooter was victim too
                                             Let's not put a blame

                                                 Exclamation sign
                                          Love family, love it right
                                        Don't loose, hug them tight

                                                  Dear educators
                                           Part of the victims as well
                                               The lifetime tribute

                                           Mourn traveled the world
                                         Burn by cause last on effect
                                               Careful in our steps

Author's Note:
Deep condolance for the victims of Sandy Hook School in Newtown, Connecticut,
Inspired by Zamalea George Poetry "Sweet Children, Sleep"
4th place
poetry soup VIGIL" Free Poetry Contest 

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White Cotton Candy Tuffs


                                           Pampas Grass' tassles
                                       Shooting upward fresh new
                                           Beauty filled short life

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death's breath is warm

death’s breath is warm a welcome reprieve in the winter of life

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Demonic Noise

tsunami commands 
mother earth to tremble --
demons unburied

blue skies of water 
pour out devastation --
crashing tears thunder

thunderous booms of
explosions in aftermath --   
resilience conquers

By Rhonda Johnson-Saunders, March 9, 2012
for Nature the Destroyer contest (PD)
first place

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Cracking lifeless limbs.
Casting creepy dark shadows.
Illumined by moon

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Haiku 9 Life

lodgepoles pines fall 
dead, beetle attack, new life
emerges -- aspens

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Haiku 103

	Haiku 103
	my being’s
	deepbreath    I slowly
	e  x  h  a  l  e

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

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Dead Heart

Black clouds : Blood red rain
Thunder roars in agony
 A Broken Heart : Dies

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When the Stream Stops Flowing

          My heart beats roughly
With the stream's incessant flow-
                    Impetuous death.

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Silver full moon above
Touching snow covered mountains
As you slowly set

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Once Upon a Dark Fog

Where the trees once stood,
A dark fog covers their grounds-
                    A path through lost lives.

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Life's Fragrance

Bright and intense hues
Breaching through Earths fertile womb
Strewn upon the tombs

By Robb A. Kopp

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Blazing red sunset
Touching earth, touching sky; me
Sets soon warmth gone night

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    -Bunny Hole- by:SKAT

hidden muddy home
dirty paws, good boy' good boy!
yummy with carrots :)


  -Unwanted Fluffiness- by:PD

Big Brown Burlap Bag
drop Bunnies down By the Bay
Better off -Blue grave


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  Screams above the din

A moment of grief and loss

    A loved one passes

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Haiku - X 13- Boston Bombs

                                               One lovely ballerina
                                            The bombings slammed
                                                No more dancing

A-L  Andresen :)

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Viking Death Prayer

With raised sword and shield,
The Norseman yells to Odin
The Viking Death Prayer*

 *  The Viking Death Prayer

Lo, there do I see my father.
Lo, there do I see my mother,
My sisters and my brothers.
Lo, there do I see the line of my people,
Back to the beginning.
Lo, they do call to me,
They bid me take my place among them
In the Halls of Valhalla,
Where the brave shall live forever,
Where thine enemies have been vanquished,
Nor shall we mourn but rejoice,
For those who have died
The glorious death.

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Haiku - X4 - Heart

                                         A heart
                            learning language of love
                                    but also grief

                                       The grief
                            learning heart to go uphill
                                    death is heavy

A-L  Andresen :)

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What Does The Doc Say

What does the Doc say?
“I’m God with a stethoscope.
Welcome to my world.”

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Black smoke covers all
children animals run
but they can't escape

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An Unknown Death

an unknown death

cracked leaves sigh and decay

bones infused in bark

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The distant night stars
Spread out like the fireflies
Granny watches me.

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the final autumn leaf clings to the skeletal branch its life is in the balance Jan Allison 12th November 2014

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Environmental Destruction


                                                Ornamental bird
                                         Silver coated on den shelf
                                            Oil coated soon death

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Foliate Scourge


                                      chlorophyll cancer
                                constricting aquatic breathe
                                         suffocating life


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Haiku 21

sliver of time
it was now no longer
foul smell of death
Entry into "Only # 1 Poems..." Contest of: P.D...... Placed 8th Note: I feel so honored to have received the placement below from Brian Strand Entry: Short & Sweet Contest Sponsor: Brian Strand 1st Place Winner 02/15/2012

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Death Comes Quickly

Hiding in darkness
laughter fills the night air then
death strikes, swift, sudden

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Some use death to flee,
But suicide lacks honor.
Living takes courage.

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An Old Haiku

The earth is green now.
The flowers open early,
blooming but to die.

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Situation Haiku

the tsunami struck
with the entire world watching
the judgement of God

the radiation
that they always knew was there
silently rages

it's time for prayer
for the people over there
humble one's self

it's time for hero's
knowing they will not live
yet they bravely give

the sacrifice's
ordinary men will make
will save their nation

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~           JUDGEMENT          ~ 

~~  teeth deep in the ground
~~~ alligator skin like knifes 
~~~~~~ listening to lies

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Heaven's Rainbow Bridge

Heaven's Rainbow Bridge

green grass and blue skys
fresh water and food to eat
no hunger--no pain

dear friends wait beyond
prismatic spectrumed colours
heaven's rainbow bridge

~deborah buch©

In 1994, William N. Britton wrote the , "Legend of Rainbow Bridge". It is a hope filled story of where all (pets) "special friends" go when they leave this earth. It's a place of "beautiful meadows, grassy hills...fresh spring water...plenty of their favorite food to eat...others to play with...". That place is called "Rainbow Bridge" and it is where they wait until we get there, "just this side of Heaven", so we may go in together. db

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haiku 28

rainy morning...
the drops
of a tear flow

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To Lose Someone You Love

To lose someone you love....
Its like trying to live violently among the peaceful people who are dying 
To lose someone you love....
Its like Im living in lies with laughter and happiness while Im truthfully sitting in anger and pain while crying
 Im grounded in shame yet Im still airborn with death together we flying 
Its hurts when one dies past groundshaken proximity under the hate but sent with earthshattering love above
 where we live to die yet we are born to survive where we bred to learn to get past all the ones we have lost with hate because ITS REALLY HURTS TO LOSE SOMEONE YOU LOVE.

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Random thoughts **49** Haiku--Tanka--Haiku

5,7,5 -- 5,7,5,7,7 -- 5,7,5

Evil brews, no rules,
looming witches ride their brooms,
demon eyed ghouls drool.

Potions have been brewed,
voodoo dolls alter my mood.
Serial killers,
dead become walking dead,
I feel like I'm in "Thriller"

Vampires, Ware-wolves,
Kruger and Micheal Meyers,
stalking to retire..

Jared Pickett

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honeysuckle vine wraps tenacles to trellis.... clematis demise

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Changing Probabilities

one life has ended
a spirit caste to the wind
watch the dragon-fly

For Marvin Celestial's Haiku Contest.
Written August 3rd, 2014. 

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out on the porch

out on the porch listening to nature does the owl hoot Sara?
From the book entitled "I Heard the Owl Call My Name" By Margaret Craven Kwakiatl native American tribe's belief when death is imminent that the Owl calls one's name.. Sponsor: Richard Lamoureux Contest: Questionku Last line a question.. I bet you were not expecting this...

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Death Haiku for Steve Jobs

Mystery unfolds.
Gasps: "Oh Wow Oh Wow Oh Wow!"
Greatness is amazed.

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Earth's Calamity

time light extinguished
all mankind’s final demise
blackout upon us

seas overflow shores
earthquakes open up portals
feeding ravenous

meteorites pelt earth
immense inferno burns realm
earth’s calamity

Copyright © 2012 By Caryl S. Muzzey

Fourth Place Winner ~ "The End Of The World Armageddon” Poetry Contest
Sponsored by: Gail Doyle
July 10, 2012

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On a new journey,into a new body

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Black Widow

Lust faking
Widow in making
Breath taking

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Haiku 5 - mournful cries, way of nature, flight into eternity

mournful cries fill the air
mother bird calling for its baby
eaten by the cat

mantis catches butterfly
I am sad: yet, that is 
the way of nature

loud feathered thud
- flight into eternity
deceptive glass pane

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Love letters

winters gone
the letters they
keep on comming

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

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brave fallen soldiers   
sacrificing young men's blood
red poppies whither 

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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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Life Oozes

Written by Gail DeBole 
on December 13, 2012

Thrust onto the ground -
Woven miracle of twigs;
The spilled egg cracks.

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

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                                       Deer young wild free runs
                                     Open meadow grass flowers..
                                          Road impact lights out

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Last Promise

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

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

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tune in old movies
and there stand the twin towers

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Their eyes oases,
How  shock they bury in tons-
Rots in high places

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Gasping for the air
The color lost in your face
It is time… good-bye

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Flight of the phoenix

from ashes to dust 

the rebirth of the phoenix 

broken ... now stronger 


i wrote this one for a friend of mine 
she has been cheated on by her BF 4times 
and she asked me to write something this is it 

meaning : 
"from ashes to dust rebirth of the phoenix" - after the phoenix dies it burns and turn into 
ashes ... if we have to believe the legend that after its death a new phoenix would rise out of 
the ashes of the old one .. 

"broken" - ... now stronger" well death is sad .. after everything my friend gone through a 
part of her died .. 

overall - 
she was " a new person is born after all the pain .. and came out stronger 
stronger " =]

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Haiku 14 Eyes

      face, etched with deep lines
    dark sadness pools in the eyes
        lost in death . . . daughter

For all who have loved and lost

David Meade
Live Generously

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This will be my FINAL poem on the Soup

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

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Flaming shperiods descend
As the clouds swirl frenziedly
Uprooting erections

The seas withdraw then rise
To swallow the earth
As death enters

The grounds depart
To sail the seas
As ember paints the skies

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Tears Crying

Tears Crying Sorrow
Alone in the Darkness of Death
Will I see HEAVEN??

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Deception lingers.
The Lord counts on his fingers.
One two three four five. 

Our sins pile up high.
Brim stones unleashes from sky.
The bible explains why .

Humans mystified. 
Humans contemplate their sins. 
Down crumbling mountains. 

Blood sheds blood sheds wild.
Genesis revelations.
brute termination.

End of all generations .
lo lo damnation.

Tornadoes destroys.
A vast grim darkness deployed.
One two three the end.

The son falls on earth.
Lo the earth burns the earth ends.
One two three the end.

Definition of lo:look! see! 

Sponsor:Gail Doyle
Contest:The End Of The World Armageddon

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last journey


                                                         last journey---
                                              dead bodies draped in white 
                                                     waiting in a queue

 *Scene from a burning ghat (crematorium)


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Rest in Peace, Dear Friend

Flowers wilt
Dead carcasses are buried
Loved ones mourn

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

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Death and Grief

Death creeps quietly in
often taking by surprise
one last gasp of air

leaving behind pain
sadness, sorrow and such loss
emptiness of heart

days pass by in grief
each becomes full of torment
as one struggles on

no light just darkness
no end is yet to be found
time they say will heal

for them left behind
no peace, just grief smothering
icy heart with blackness

written 9/16/2013

contest Grief

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I turn off my TV

I sit on my chair and travel the world
I turn off my TV 
And cry

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tank filled with green crud
on the bottom like a spud…
goldfish was a dud

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Decaying Gown

In decaying fall, They, deadened colours abound Leaves granted leave, gown .

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Haiku 38

blood by the pond
her reflection

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ant crawling in the gasket of freezer... chilling out ant seen by me.. short life

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For Mother

Will I ever live
Up to your highbrow standards
Like him,  when I die.

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Twilight of Memory

he tends his wife’s grave
and hears the wedding march - -
smiles and tears

For Andrea’s The Twilight of Memory contest

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       Always watching you.
     He lurks in every corner.
     You'll think you lost him.
       He stalks you at night.
    Don't ever look behind you.
        Cause he will get you.

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What People Were and What People Are

People were
Many things.
Strange or not

People were
Different and
Odd and fun.

People were
Monsters but…
That’s not all

People were
And still are
Strange and odd.

People are
People. For
life is life. 

Yet not.
Not is lies.
Truth seeps from

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

But somehow
Lies prevail.
Lies are life.

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

Lies are truth.
Yet somehow.
Truth prevails.

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

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

Lies will die.
Lies will cease.

Truth will live.
Truth will be.

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a summer morning

at the crematorium-

tears dry on the breeze

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The Last Seven Plagues

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

       world economic
       devastation, suicides
       lootings and killings

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

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

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

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

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

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

most severe earthquake
islands diappeared--Earth FLAT
splits Jerusalem

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gail's "End of the World Armageddon" contest

wait at Megiddo

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a candle wanes

a candle wanes
the old man sees
his last sunrise

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A random walk, yet
entropy dictates my course
forever downward.

Others may curse
this inexorable decline
yet I embrace it.

For in my passing
the seeds of new life are sown
the cycle goes on. 

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My ship has sunk down I survived but dare not swim Save me from evil

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Nature’s wrath supreme
Tearing down humanity
Human grace denied

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End of Days

                                                        war between nations
                                                    rivers overflow with blood --
                                                         the earth convulses

                                                         a crimson sky glows
                                                       meteorites fall like rain --
                                                         hearts fill with terror

                                                           stars fall from the sky
                                                   darkness overcomes the earth --
                                                         screams fade to nothing

                                                            end of days has come --
                                                     all life has been extinguished
                                                             the earth is no more

written June 19, 2012 for Gail Doyle's The End of the World/Armageddon contest.

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Skeleton Tree

skeletal remains                                     
ancestral tree  of life
portrait of ruin                                          

valley of dry bones
branches broken and scattered
generations lost

Breath of  life returned
deepened roots of faith grown strong
Epitaph of hope

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Life Of Death

Death is now Alive
Kid Conceived Deceased
A rebel of life

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Together Bonnie
We set out on a love spree
For eternity

Blinded by no tear
We will always remain near
Never showing fear

You have not left me
We survive in infamy
Bloody destiny

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Subtly There

Subtle, heart breathes in Catch a glimpse of heaven's face Spiritual wanting Warming light beckons Signal the rider, scoop'em up While Cimmerians bleed Bless the ones who ride Angels at their side give speed God fulfills the need In that lofty lot An importunate wish be Call next upon me Inchoate sins speak Ice mars the surface of men God perfects it then Raise of the hand comes The signal, the nod, for me? Yes son, please, just ride.

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Ancient to Modern

Ancient to modern Natures innocence struggles Amidst crude demise

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Love Bite

Sexy young women
Hypnotizing guy
Punctured neck

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trees outside
heavily laden with ice—
night rain continues

a plump woman
shivering, teeth chattering—
near the fireplace

the door opens
and gusts of cold air burst in—
the nursing home

my grandmother
lying in bed starving—
no food allowed

I watch helplessly
while her bony hands squeezed mine—
ninety-eight years old

after nine days
I hear Grandma’s last gurgle—
crying and one kiss

© December 8, 2011
Dane Smith-Johnsen

Written for Poetry Soup Member Contest:  Dead Winter 	
Sponsored by: Sidney ~ LeeAnn 

FORM:  Haiku Series

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Haiku Cigarettes

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

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I love my sister
The way she smiled with her eyes
She smiles for the Lord

My sister Kathy passed last night.
Rest in peace little sister.You 
were too good for this world. 

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Frozen in Time

shipwreck victims whisper from the ocean floor frozen in time
*contemporary haiku (lacks nature subject or season word) is inspired by the 100 year anniversary of the Titanic sinking By Rhonda Johnson-Saunders, March 22, 2012 for Haiku from the Heart contest (Sidney LeeAnn)

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Haiku Wind

         Haiku Wind

To the ground a dive

Hawk, Squirrel struggle soar down

Sky ground merge…. end there

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Deep Dark Double Grave

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

Inspired by Raul's Morning Ambience contest

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

© ~JSLambert  2011

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An Untitled Triad of Haikus

As the tide rushes
Forward, brown black seaweed strands 
Wrap the graceless leg
Silver scaly fish 
Catch the light of the sun as
Silken drops of sea

Slide off the pale hand 
Lifting to wave to those on
the retreating shore

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After the War


war remains
small ones smell obscurity
smoke lifts—gone

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green eggs on gravestones
with Easter baskets for two
I wonder aloud

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What a drag they are
Pressure rises until death
Sleep peacefully now

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you now possess me
cover me with your blanket
earth caress my soul

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life exposed to
the time penetrated -
rust twined around the sword

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Samurai Song, Haiku

delicate blossom
rests in the still gnarled hand
bruised petals weep tears

weary eyes open
tiny cuts, the body bleeds
peace still years away

sun rise breaks the hill
heralds another battle
draw your sword and charge

Trisha Sugarek, 2011
From The World of Haiku

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Stripped Bare and Barren

at the journey’s end
stripped bare; barren, withered tree---
lies in final sleep


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A tear

Tears splash the paper
Leaves an unimportant smudge
An important death

©2014 by Regina Riddle

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Death of a hungered child

Weary hungered child
Vain Struggle for survival
A perched vulture

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A Mother's Worst Nightmare

a cold stone bears his name
grief pours onto his green plot
prostrated mom shouts "why?"

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Play with doves

After long day`s play
with doves ,they fly in the light
Let`s rest in the love

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Grim Reaper Winds

Cloaked in midnight gusts, 
The wind scythes the grove of trees;
Death is in the air.

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Change of plans and planes

two couples exchanged
tickets to the their tropics
point of no return

bright blue summer sky 
cloudless close towards heaven
crashed on foreign ground

airborne or grounded
temporal or eternal
dreams downed for ever

(c) Elly Wouterse

Based on the recent Ukraine air disaster and several related and saddest but true 

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a shot

a shot --
one of the porch chairs
stops rocking

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A Gun Fight

The horses gallop,
and the silver guns fired
one good cowboy dies.

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At death's wondrous gate 
Immortality, awaits 
Blissful souls laughing!  

© Demetrios Trifiatis
27  SEPTEMBER 2014

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Accidentally Fearless

Fears only one thing;
Scaffolding came down-
Nothing left to Fear.

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Misty Morn

on his cheek
by her graveside
one drop

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Death Call

Nature's alluring call
in deep sleep of death
wailing night fades to bleak

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Haiku 36

                                                            a red rose
                                                       lying on a grave --
                                                         love is forever


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Life chaos then death
Start again, return to dust
Dust fusion time life.

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and be 
of death,

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Ugly Vanity

A Beautiful Beast,
Killed for it's glorious fur,
warm ugly women.

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swirling nebulas

swirling nebulas bridge to the edge of the world colored requiem

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DEATH WISH HAIKU A Musical History of Cigarettes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Winter Haiku

Snow falling softly
Mingles with my frozen tears
On your crypt below

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Know not when you sleep
             sleep is bliss so is death
                      Discern not when you die

First time I write Haiku.
Suresh M Iyer

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Skeleton Tree At Sunset

Skeleton Tree At Sunset

mangled phalanges
reach from haunched spectral shoulders
death screams at dusk

deborah burch ©

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youth`s luminous graffiti,
drawn on winter`s wall.

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Haiku of a Broken Dream

I will soar freely, Hum songs to Everest but Ne'r will I eagle.
(inspired by a broken bird's egg seen on a plant)

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Sandy A Bad Storm

Sandy is a Storm
Sandy is a Winter Storm
She is a Deadly Storm

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Hopefully I'll die
By ultimate sacrifice;
A promise through death.

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Modern Tyrants

Political Games
Played over the dying
Trophy of decay.

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hanging around

as the wind blows south
the poplar tree saps black blood
soaked are roots with pride

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Below dark sullen sky
Motion ceases, air freezes
Vampire roars, dripping blood fang looms!

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blade to my belly
i smile thinking of my life
love and sacrifice

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Destroys the Darkness, Shining brightly like the Sun. Burning, destruction.

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Joe Cocker

The music fades
but I hear his voice
out the bathroom window.

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Lunch On the Run


                                                        Dragonfly hovers
                                           Blackbird swoop down stealthily__
                                                  Death on SUMMER day

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You cannot Survive

Night invites Chaos from the ocean and above Sudden Death approaches Screams of falling Buildings Exploding Fear of Life Rupture of the Sky Strange objects invading Our sounds quickly disintegrating You cannot survive

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Heaps of hearts in heaven - In Memory of the 20 and 7 new angles of heaven

deaths again

so many

so umpteen

black nightmare

lots of tears

questions marks




on portraits

heaps of

from heaven

©Ellie Daphne van Stralen  

Speechlessness dictated a spectator -  on the other side of the world -  the writing of this dramatic verse using the 1-3-1 Haiku form................ 

In Memory of the 20 + 7 new angles of heaven~ "our own little poetry soup VIGIL "Sponsored by: SKAT- AB SIN THE-"

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Artic avians

Arctic avians
screech zenith zero zephyrs...
dank December bones

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Halloween Night

silhouette visage 
scare awake the silent dead
on Allhallows eve

weird sounds penetrate
wildly woods so dark and deep
making one cower

a cold eerie chill
overtakes a breathless evening
waking dead spirits

fears manifest great
sullenness apprehensions
scaring one to death

little children lurk 
the streets full of kindly houses
with fun faces that awe

Copyright © 2010 By Caryl S. Muzzey

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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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New Ozymandias

O How Great It Is...
To be alive on this day!
Heh, Most unlike you!

You're Deader then dead
Just like the wooly mammoth,
Who's also your dad

I'm alive in space!
Without a care or worry...
I'm forever free.

Remember highschool?
Well, I haven't forgotten.
But you have, my dear

You rejected me!
But not privately, mind you!
No, that'd be too nice...

Had to be cruel...
You told them all when I asked.
And I was left, mocked

But space is so kind.
Unlike your now burning Earth.
Fighting my cyborgs?

Sorry for the mess.
Death Stars aren't too accurate...
They get the job done.

Well, England is gone.
Your most favorite city.
I burned it myself.

I'm truly happy
Yep, I'm just floating in space.
Yes, Yes... I'm damn sure.

I do NOT miss you.
Or the goddamned earth, either.
Just stop guilting me!

No... I'm not happy.
I'm just alone in deep space.
I'm Watching you burn.

Please forgive me, miss.
I was so jealous, old friend
I was just so hurt.

I feel  terrible.
Like I'm Ozymandias
Only, I despair.

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A nature haiky for once

Leaves fall one by one
onto the shadowy pond
sailing in heaven

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ASH: Acrostic Haiku

Air filled with white lies;
Seems like snowflakes are falling.
However, it's ash.

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Tourist guides show Vlad's castle.
Vampires are not real.

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Death's Slumber

Eighteen wheeler
Stop sign unseen
Now you rest in death's slumber

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deeply, the last rose

deeply, the last rose inhales for a final breath farewell her perfume

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Haiku 5

In its final soar 
Finds the limb it learned to fly 
Lands, to fly no more 

Gene Bourne


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A graveyard silence;
The bell's pendulum is lost:
Komla Dumor died.

The Continent mourns;
People's voice has departed:
Komla Dumor died.

Evil wind blows;
Fine flower has dropped in bud:
Komla Dumor died.

The battle is lost;
The gun has lost its trigger:
Komla Dumor died.

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

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Bells and Cries

A lovely lady;
Growing inside, a new life.
A man in a tux.

Another bell rings now.
Final grades, balanced college offers,
Off to another adventure.

Damp ground, headstones.
Growing inside, a new life,
Done with their adventures.

-Caroline Youngless

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Nature, the Destroyer

Nature,  the destroyer

Unsuspecting  morn,
All  else  left  save  old and kids,
In  fisherfolks’  huts.

A rogue wave crashes
Into the coast ,  flattening
Them  out  in a flash.

Bodies, four hundred,
Dumped and under debris,  rot.
Town stinks for a month.

By: S.Jagathsimhan Nair,  11th mar 12
For: PD’s " Nature the destroyer-haiku" contest
Ps:  Based on the devastation caused by Tsunami ‘o4 at a town called “ Colachel”, the worst affected, not far away from my place. 

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an invisible hawk
circles an invisible tree
prey could it be me

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white laced cotton lay
over the hard open ground
grandma's cup missing

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Feet from the beach...
if they were many miles,
aimlessly they die.

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Golden eyes shine still
Warm fur soft under hand
Sweet sipirt waning

Lelah D. Walters

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I Fell Into My Grave While You Watched

I Fell Into My Grave While You Watched

To fall down into the endless abyss
Your staying to watch me as I drift away from the world I once knew
What am I doing I losing control I'm going without word
Why do you watch from afar laughing as though my pain is some pleasure?
Is this the end of me? shall I die here ?
Why is it you watch me why is it you do not save me.I see you watching with a smile.
I thought it was love maybe it was greed that made you push me down down into my grave.
You seem happy maybe it because I'm dead?Yes that it
I'm happy again I was feared death but now i see it as pleasure
Why are you crying can't you not see me smile your tears or vain to me
I'm smiling as I see you suffer you killed me and now your paying for it
Here you are now you can stay by my side forever
I'm happy even more since you came now we can float together in this endless void you created
I can see your back to your old none selfish self may we both smile more

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Sad heart breaks in two.
A walk with pain, sorrow, death,
unbearable pain.
Daddy snatched away from her.
Scared, defenceless, eleven.

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The Great War

Scores of suffering stalwart soldiers stand steadfast in scarlet-soaked soil ----------------- (C) John C Michaels, 2014 Submitted on the centenary of The Great War (4th August 2014), in memory of the sacrifice of those who are no longer with us and to whom we owe so much.

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Lessons of Life

There’s learning in life
you learn the alphabet first
death comes later on

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Sexy Death Wish

The way to go out:
Shot by a jealous husband
At ninety years old!

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A saturated room
A cancerous smoke blower
Killer of my child

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C'est La Vie

Like a winter’s night Death often arrives too soon. And lasts far too long.

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the light dims

the light dims and he thinks of midnight his head shaved Dec cghjr

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Global warming

Crushed beneath the wheels
of my new hybrid camry
the butterfly dies

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Mourn For Me

trees mourn my passing
warm caress now frigid grip
leaves shed in sorrow

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wearied seamen rest
beneath their own blue blue sea
ocean - solitude

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Incorruptible and pure, the snowflake melts,-- what ironic death!

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About a life

Womb, lost paradise
Strong wind, insecurity

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she takes her leave

she dances, she sings fly away into the clouds give her angle wings

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I Was Your Angel

!!...You Always Said You Love Me...!!
**...You Always Said You Do...**
!!...I Was Your Angel And The One Who Had Everything To Do With You..!!
**...I Know I'm Selfish But I'M Trying  To Make Myself Strong...**
!!...But I Wished You Told Me Where Did I Go Wrong...!!
**...It Makes Me Cry When I Wonder Why...**
!!...You Got Me Wrong Whenever I Tried...!!
**...I'm Just Done With All My Thought's...**
!!...This Is All What I've Got Tear's In My Eyes...!!
**...And Smile On My Face This Is How I Would End In My Grave...**

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Dead Trees

Old and worn—
The dead branches inward die
Outwards, gnarled for life

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Drunkards are we all
Mortality's sweet suckling

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The last trip I will ever take

throw my stuff away
it wasn't me anyway
nothing comes with me

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the harvest

upon mine ears the emptiness…
          a silence of lambs
            after harvest

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Born in Paris: Ineffective
Tossed off in a clown suburb;
All what is left a booze somewhere.

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A Change Of Address

Summer storm flooding

in city cemetery.

Moving day at last!

Author notes: This is a Bible-based Haiku. To understand it please read 1 Thes. 4:16 and 1 Cor. 15:52 

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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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Empty Seat

I now eat alone. You’ve been gone so long, so why is your place still set?

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Natural Reclamation

the forest
surrender to nature
white oaks fall

For the Haiku from the Heart Contest
Submitted by Ann Roske
Form : contemporary haiku
3-6-3 format

We've had a really wet and weird winter and have 4 white oaks that have fallen over on the back of our property.  It is sad to see them go down, but Mother Earth will reclaim and re-purpose them.  This is my small tribute to that wonderful and mysterious process - circle of life.

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Attachments Bind

                                          Attached by small stem
                                           Floating on wind land

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The Fox

The fox escapes hounds only to kill a chicken the following day.

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                               FLATTERY LAYING A SNEER..............

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My Personal Emo Poem

Cut my veins, 
End this pain,
God knows I won't be missed, 
Whoever that is.
I live by Shang-ri-la,
Juggalos and Lettes for all.
I'm down with the clown,
Till I'm dead in the ground.
Nothing can hold me back,
I can't be tamed.
You don't understand me,
So just let me be.
I wanna be free,
So why can't you just see?
See that I wanna be gone,
I'm crying till I'm soaked to the bone.
I'm crying inside,
Noone can see it.
I'm bleeding on the outside, 
And crying in the inside.
Cut my veins,
End this pain.
Briana Lynn Minard

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Between Storm And Afterworld

opening and closing
wings bare of colored dust
a butterfly dies

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She knew how to write
felt every change in the wind
died on the sabbath

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7,000 LEAFS

Visiting my face 
A monster-angel
Leads me the way to Dante.

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A battle with life

A battle with life 

Dying each minute 
Disease and medication 
Diagnosed cancer

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

Contiguous breaks, 
Courage totally shattered,
Can see blemishes ?

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

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

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

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fourth of july

Fourth of July..

Dead bodies, a cry
People must come back home soon…
Enough with the war!

To all of those brave men who will never be home to celebrate our Independence 
day this weekend, and the years to come!


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For a Friend Whose Life I've Missed Out On

So bold about death,
You no longer have hope for,
Taking your last breath.

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Frog 1 And 2 - Haiku

     Frog 1 And 2 – Haiku

          Frog 1

lights, stage, action, shoot
frog sings opera, hat, cane 
Saturday cartoons

          Frog 2

riveting story
jumping to conclusions, sad
frog misses pad, croaks

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If tonight the Milky Way prays,
Over the face of a brawny face,
And spilling it hopes, then I am going to pray too.

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Beyond Suffering

Breath deeply my child, 
eyes closed my child, you'll soon be
beyond suffering.

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My Clock Struck Midnight in Autumns Court.

The Darkness fills me
illuminates fingertips
my eyes turn jet black
our dark hearts shatter like glass
your skin is cold blue
once vibrant soul matches suit
paralized with fear
we dance on our graves
holding sober hands
childrens laughter fills my head
flashing dark crimson and white
the grounds set for our last stand
our features are blank
as our last breath expires
embrace and explode

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The End is Near

fiery skies rage black the dawn's light will never come ash falls from death's cloud wild beasts devour seed the dry earth starves her children thunder is our cries rivers flow crimson the moon drips blood from her wounds earth trembles from fear battle swords are drawn cowards flee to hills and caves destruction finds all for Gail Doyle's End of the World Armageddon contest June 19, 2012

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Haiku 45

	my father’s life
	too short, a battle lost
	cold, dark, rain

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Dying butterflies

Dying butterflies

Wings barely swishing
As their cries sing with the wind
Their breath screams sorrow.

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Burning ember

just a flicker….
here now gone tomorrow
who misses who

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To Frank

My memory tells
about your happy school days
as seen in your smile

I heard recently
you bought a dress for your mom
with your own money

I saw you lately
at the center of the crowd
beside the right lane

An old man asked
"He is your student, isn't he?"
I could not answer

You went to Sog-ong
last night in a barayle*
it was fiesta** there

Our eyes were not there
to see the knife reach your lungs
and mar your future

Your friends could not serve
as a thick metallic shield
to face the sharp blade

All that they could do
was to carry your body
home by the hammock

Goodbye, my student
whose life was taken swiftly
like a lost bubble

* Barayle is a local term for "night party"
** Fiesta is a tradition in the Philippines where people celebrate a feast in honor of a saint

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Severe depression
Kills. Robin Williams is gone—
Richard Cory too*

(From Edwin Arlington Robinson's poem)

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On Longing and Death

Black, torture, wilting
Possessing all great beauty
A wonderful veil

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2-8-2012 Prompt: hat -Written for NaHaiWriMo

exotic plumage
adorning expensive hats—

© February 8, 2011
Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen

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aralimilic pardin

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

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I see some black crows

I see some black crows sitting on an antennae… smell of rotting flesh
Russell Sivey

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Ancient Angels 
await~ Resting
pure soul rises

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The Inevitable End

The sun is dying The giver of live on earth will be a nova It’s burgeoning red It’s pulling the earth closer The oceans turn dry We are burning up The sun consumes the cinder that was our planet Nothing else to do The inevitable end is now upon us

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Preying On Prey


                                                    Scary bug eye stare
                                           Determined stance awaits prey...
                                             Blood-red mouth, throat, gut

(Not for the contest but just came to me.)

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Donnie Darko

through the cellar door the artifact of living tangent universe

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The Gallows

          on a sunny day
          She visited the gallows
          To see her loved ones

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golden spears
wither my poppies

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After Death

Chaos severe hate
Terror reigns burning hellfire
And brimstone beckons

Russell Sivey

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haiku 1

rows of tombstones
unattended line the hill --
crows roost

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haiku december 4

frothy wave's end run
naked bodies nestled hourglass
moon-ray on buttocks 

© rajat kanti chakrabarty

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Emminent Death

Helplessly she lies
waiting for deliverance
from eminent death

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Not Without Honor

When a man of God
Goes the way of all the earth,
The prophet's home town

Celebrates his life
And honors him after death
With weeping and praise.

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Forever Quiet with the Shadow of Black Noise

one day i shall sleep
My body still ,had been reaped
cold..., silent..., nothing?

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Soft Padded Paws

Soft padded paws stalk
Golden eyes glow with knowledge
Fade into darkness

Darkness eternal
Does light exist anymore?
Starving corpses wail

Hungry light feeding
Patterns appear in shadows
Soon the world is whole

A great hole appears
Cycles repeating 
Fade and back again

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I heard the unborn child stretching out
In the deep street-shades of Paris
Calling a single mother.

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Walking Through A Field Of Light

Walking Through A Field Of Light

then me and you see it the same way...i care not what happen to this body for the soul will still walk this earth watching over those it shown it love for

And yet the spirit of forgotten pain protects me, not wanting me to travel into the darkness that consumes the soul, for without this body, how can i protect those i love?

i watch and guide them for the body was lost but i shall lead them with a kind head and open arm. i protect their soul so they may keep watching there life grow into something beautiful.the darkness shall flee at the sight of the almighty light that watches my deed and my small soul

but for my last act shall be to vanquish the darkness that threatens life itself. but all things come to an end. what of the times, not yet past, but already forgotten, when i will no longer be there.....

when my fight is done i have no need for this unsettling place and with ever harming word will i walk into that everlasting light if i to be forgotten then that is fine for i have done them good and have made there life into something more then mine was.To be forgotten is fine for i shall not want a legacy

to have forged a life worth remembrance is fine, bu to make someones else worth remembering is all the better, for it means that they shall have a life worthy of my sacrifice, a life worth the pain once experienced, but never remembered, for i am now content.

after this body is lost i wish to be pay myself a gift is what is called.i will be content on not having left something a memory to be mourned for i with's no pain on those who have still they hearts where as i have walked this earth unknowing i died some time ago.let me be free for i am like a animal needing space time and needing that way of life.

then be free from the pain of the remembrance, and transcend to tomorrow, for that is where the future lies. i shall always remember you, but i shall not mourn, for we shall meet again

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at midnight

at midnight
he closed the switch 
a life gone

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Stuck on brown seaweed,
its fate is awaits
death in dark exile. 

Entered in Raul Moreno's contest, " Journey "

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Born in Paris into a cubbyhole;
Someone tossed me off in the suburb;
All what is left a bind around my neck.

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Skeleton Tree

Dry as the desert
You and me both are thirsty
For that pure water

You need it to live
I need it for my dry heart
Without it, we die!

Known as skeletons
We strive to fill our needs
And old tree and me!

Lifeless yet happy
To be on a given quest
That Power called Fate!

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Fallen Sun


I. The Bloom

Delicate flower,
sleeping endlessly dreaming
Patiently waiting

White horizon, winter peace,
release tears reluctantly.

II. The Village

Boxes in spaces,
old wooden tatami floor
Summers breath still held within

Outside streets, shuffling feet,
their chatter less foreboding.

III. The Animosity

Blood-stained katana,
glinting insinuation,
fell against ground.

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the first

she mused while fondly touching his chair his scent lingers the salty taste of yesterday tears refreshed again brushing it aside she again asks the question only she can answer

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Birth of death

Birth of death

As death ushers in,
Journey of soul embarks on,
Till brand new life stems !

Written September 5th, 2014
By Dr. Upma A. Sharma

Entered into contest ' A poem you have not entered in a contest#12'

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Black Blood

tattered wings do fall,
black feathers dripping like blood.
will Death occur here?

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Commense the Fall

Sun Yellow Flowers
Open to the day light rays

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Cold sorrow

The wind blows sorrow.
Deep into my cold marrow.
My heart blackly low.

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Options In Life

No choice to be born
Why can’t we have the right to
Choose when we can die 

Jan Allison 18th July 2014
Written for Haiku on probabilities contest sponsored by Marvin Celestial

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2012 -- The End

1 The bright harvest moon
    Turns blood red, withers, and dies
   The Rapture, survive

2 Starvation, rampant!!
     The Earth can’t give anymore
    To the leech: Mankind

3 Gold; can not buy Life
     The world turns cold and barren
   The Heart turns vicious

4  Christians, heed the Word
     Believe in His only SON
    The Battle; We Won

Inspired by Gareth James' Contest " 2012!!! "
Author's Note : I do Believe this is Hype

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tears for sadness

God gave us tears to
release the sadness that death
brings into our lives

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The Final Countdown

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

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Sun Tan

Sun radiation
Fun to look nice with a tan
Cancer death awaits

Russell Sivey

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This is today's news:
A sinkhole swallowed a man whole
as the earth yawned

in the ancient land
of monsoons and man-of-wars
after the waters

ceased. One was portrayed as 
man suddenly gone, captured
live for us to see.

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Tortured Jack

Slowly singled out
Squash are sawed and set alight
All for one dark night

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As time stops
So does my heart.
The beat, the sound
More important love
I lose my breath
The puke in my veins.
My heart and soul
Gone away.

I open my eyes
Start screaming for help
It was all just a dream
I hope.

Look down and
Laying there in my bed
I'm as still as a rock
Cold and dead.

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Heart of Mine

A dangerous job Shafted as hearts collapse in Into energy bleed

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Eerie break of dawn
Hear the taps in the distance
Mourningly bein' blown

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Cracks in the pavement
Leaves litter naked brown earth
It all returns down

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On the wind,a bell
Muffled from across the square
Raindrops fill the air

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tomorrow wonders
why we assume it’s promised…
no one knows the hour

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Winter rains caress the slope Where your ashes fell Rain and Spring will bring new life

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The Past

A pristine blue sky
Mirrored agrarian lives 
Living with nature.

Their work was always difficult
But that never seemed to matter.
Their crops were all that counted most:
Enough to feed the family
In good times as well as the bad 
Everyone loved their plot of land.
They knew it meant their survival
So the hard work was the trade-off. 
What developed was mutual
Respect: an interconnection
Whereby one affects the other;
But then one day a cloud appeared:
A black, menacing, looming cloud   
Foretelling future misfortune.

The Present

The industrial
Revolution dawned under
This foreboding cloud.

Machines began to do the work 
That man and beasts for eons had
Performed with blood, sweat and tears.
His work was easier to do
But soon discovered that he had 
Become an industrial slave.
A mere symbiotic creature:
His nature was parasitic.
He no longer had in himself
The oneness and independence
That he had always called his own.  
He’d become fat and ignorant 
Living by his own destructive
Philosophy: hedonism.

The future

The sky is poisoned
As well as the land and the seas.
The earth was dying.

Through Mans continuous neglect
The earth became terminally
Ill. It was no longer able  
To sustain the needs of Mankind.
War broke out all over the globe
Millions killed, many more had starved
To death; billions soon will follow
Billions more after that. The stench
Of rotting flesh has overwhelmed
Those able to live another
Hopeless day, gasped the putrid air
Futile murmurings continued  
Until silenced by the guns
The ultimate judicature. 

An eerie silence
Prevailed and all that was heard
Was screeching vultures.

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Clawed Branch

Discarded driftwood clawed branch in desperation where once it stood tall .

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...our lobster killers

...our lobster killers
BP's oil spill destroying
ocean, tap water

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Death Invasion

Slow death invasion
Slick, black, silent, riding waves
Man again breaks faith 

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haiku of love and death

                                               musky abdomen

                                  deer's love perfume doe eyes closed

                                               lion reaches out

© rajat kanti chakrabarty

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Crows Heckle

Snow drifts in the bones
Cold earth absorbs the fallen
Crows heckle the wake

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Ocean Rights

Ocean Rights

I swim for my life
Free and following the waves
Don’t kill me with oil

We are all equal life in this planet. We might be smarter, but nature is stronger than 
                    Thoubert Larus

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Dark Cloud

Intense black cloud grows
Nasty predicament flows
Ocean of dark woes

By Robb A. Kopp
All Rights Reserved © MMX

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Dead Of Winter

dead of winter with zombies 
running a muck dead of winter
with vampires hovering above
peoples beds dead of winter
is a time for the dead to pop
out of their graves and celebrate
the dead of winter once in awhile.

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Darlingest baby 
I have found your Barby doll
your daddy's last gift

Embedded in the first cell
Shattered rosy womb

Mom broke her promise
Daddy says  no she did not
She only loved you

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this lifeless tot -- Florida

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

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

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

*baby was not the intended target

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There are so many terrors,
Die and die without.

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withering petals
gently fall on hardened earth
autumn's tragedy

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No Happy New Year For The Bereaved

midnight explodes, cheers, sings
life for the new year begins
a mother still wears black

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Death at Kent State

Four students were killed
On May fourth nineteen seventy
Antiwar protest

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Final Thoughts

Triumphs and sorrows
lived my life the very best
sometimes nothing works

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haiku #2

contrasting stark
monolithic.  September
horizon at dusk

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Haiku You

Love makes flowers bloom,
neglect leaves them weak to die.
Bees fly away mad!

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The Glory of Ancients

the birth of an infant
the ancient kingdom celebrates
gentle gift of life

man moved ahead
kingdom no more survived
families break up

new nuclear family
birth and death forever here
just seem to pass by

when death knocks on the door
realisation slides in
of the glory of ancients

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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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At the gates of pearls, received by one blessed by Him; maker met at last.

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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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The rage of lightening

The rage of lightening,
Strikes with unbridled fury.
Claiming who it may.

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3 Haiku for Jamey

alone, the boy cries
he is no longer loved
because he is gay

the hall is unsafe
punished in the name of god
he hides how he feels

we hear on the news
of a suicide
who was there for him?

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inside his head

inside his head
he only sees darkness
his last vision

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Leaving Autumn

Gilded orange/brown 
Readying to return down
Rise from root once more

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Scampering along
Stiff, silent on the asphalt
Crows delicacy 

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The patient crow

I am trying to learn Haiku form - is this haiku?

Crow patiently waits 

Poised on a dry brittle twig

Death is not silent

© Brenda V Northeast   23rd Jan. 2012

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dying fox ~


on bluebells

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Between Venetian Blinds

Tuscany beckons
Wandering minds traveling
On the sun's last rays

The pale flesh glowing
Mother stirs from her closed bed
She slides to a stop

Where is she going?
When will the awaited day
Arrive for our sakes?

Letting go is real
Cry, celebrate, or wishing
Through it all we wait

Touched by the angels
Her heavy eyelids closing
Old thoughts will return

A warm offering
Quiescent reality
Numbing all to sleep

Brother's soft hair
Sobbing through the stagnant air
Breathing in deeply

Distant music plays
Chords of joy and pain wander
Forever reaching

Sister's loss held in
Bursting with the hope for death
Squeezing in the love

Past, present, future
Father's sad joy leaking out
Through Venetian blinds

There are no angels
Hovering where we can see
Belief quivering

God sends us no signs
Mortality challenges
At sunset right here

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Spring Flower

Dogwood flowers bloom
On the same thin, twisted branch
A lone flower dies

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Haiku 50913

deathly laughter heard
nightmare scenario seen
God will claim my soul

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Lotus Tree Exposed - Haiku

     Lotus Tree Exposed – Haiku

Lotus falls to earth  
To addictions harvesting

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Ferocious Unexplainable Drive

Thirsting without quench
Faith be that of endurance
Satisfied at thrown

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omen of ruin

cold desolate abandon uninhabited snowing
      rain slippery icicles spike frostbite 
first month of year pillars of ice blind black

      black ice bad month first of the year
january gray shade screen canopy 
      frolicking jamming January boy birthdate omen of ruin
Penned on May 06, 2014!
For Two Haiku (Describing The Month of January) Contest!

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Nayla's Pain

sun shines bleak, cold winds whip
death's sting floods her tender eyes
daddy is laid to rest

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September Mourn

shriveling towers
serpent cheering- mobs rejoice
fisher woman cries

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The Light

Incandescence floods my senses as familiar silhouettes beckon --------- (C) John C Michaels, 2014

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SHOWDOWN : The Inevitable End

Once would we see Never would we tell the tale The Armageddon So catastrophic An epitome of end The unchangeable Rivers roar like lions Ice respect the heat above The great Avalanche Properties extinct Human's hope elude for good The WORLD'S end. Pronto!

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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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The End

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

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Its End is Nigh

In sorrowful drift Its moment in time ceases To our earth it falls

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The sun bitter cold
Down my cheek is tragedy
My soul sits in pain

Mind in dark shadows
Seeking last light perfect blooms
To make tangible 

Heart drifts with a cloud
Blemishes fade on the wind
He was perfection

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

Brandon Harvey

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Bullets pierced the night. 
A Mother's Cry pierced the calm. 
His life stained the streets.

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                                                    Crow sentinel watch
                                      Caw, caw, remove beak fly____boom
                                                 Tail feathers float down

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searching the horizons

violet tinged edge of night-   
the lights like clinging jewels  
draped over cities  
and as they stab the  
dark that cloaks like black winter 
coats, enveloping  
a streetlight dies quick  
like my mother, though I will   
search for her always 

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The Black Butterfly

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

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on my tv

on my tv
a sticky handprint
her small coffin

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brownish, leafless trees
the earth upturning with mud
a lifeless creation...

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Dead armadillo on the road
It bodes unwell 
Two vultures attending

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Blood Red

Sun setting below Touched by crimson's searing Kiss, eternal dark

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The cold wind blowing
Across shadowed timber beams
Death becomes open-space.

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Life and Death

Life is a bad dream
Only death can wake me up
To give what I want

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Necrotizing Fasciitis

Necrotized skin area Tissue attacked, flesh eating Bacteria bug

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a wradled lession

A fight not spoken 
                               is a voice unwelcome
an inoccent tragdeity

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Night Walker

This poem is in a style called haibun which uses prose to tell a story, with haiku places
within to bring the story deeper. The haiku must stand on it's own as well as fit into the

Waking moments with the strong aroma of coffee percolating throughout the house, I arise.
Drifting through the morning mists, I find my way to the kitchen where the hearth-fire
embers, still warm from the night, glow orange in the pre-dawn emptiness. Where are you?
You, who have left your plate upon my table, sticky with basil and fresh eggs? You, who’s
scent upon my skin I wear as the finest perfume, inhaling deeply into my soul, your
remembrance with every breath I take, where are you?

Horizon softens
Night sky melts into daylight
Evanescent dreams

I hurry to open the heavy wooden door, and gaze out as dawn cracks the purple sky and the
smells of spring gust through my doorways, erasing all doubt of what I know. There, fading
in the morning dew, I see your footprints luminescent in crystal light, imprinted upon the
deep green of the forest path. Your tracks are leading away, back from where you came and
where I cannot go, yet. I watch the sun climb the skyline, exposing the stark truth of
daylight, so harsh with it’s radiant glare, that I must turn away. Footprints fading, I
know you are gone, and I return to my cold fire to prepare for another day.

Slate sky epitaph
Morning does not awaken
Shadows chase the light

Many more will come today, with gifts of food and flowers. I have run out of vases, and
places to leave condolences. Excuses for why I do not accept a visit run as dry as unshed
tears through barren conversations. I cannot hear them and it is a great strain to see
them, the daylight hours are too bright, and their apprehension too loud. Forgive me if I
offend, in my knowing of just where I need to be, I did not seek anyones advice anyway.
Looking out past worn curtains I watch for the setting. Crows gather on the budding trees
and raise ruckus in their frenzy to reunite. I know you laugh at me, waiting as I do. I
hear you in those black birds. It’s called a “murder of crows” you’d tell me.
 I hear you in my mind, just as I always did, and I feel your presence as a warm breeze on
the small of my back, but it is not the same, and never was, you know this.

Time sprinkled starlight
Darkness holds doorways open
Eternity’s faith

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each drop of His blood

each drop of His blood
was for a divine purpose:
saving sinful souls

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Linger On

I am cheating death,
Shaky bent knees, wayward branch
Wet cement sidewalk.

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Mind Games

Bad thoughts racing on
sweet will drip from my nervousness
so life starts to fade

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Deaths Singularity

a one way ticket
travel that final journey  
to see, but not seen

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The Dead, Dying... Death
The visitor that appalls
Even when foreseen

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A black crow came home
Singing to all his neighbors
Odes of death and sin

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Mother's  looks, hung head
A golden casket planning
Grandfather is dead…

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Ferris Wheel

Top of Ferris Wheel
My shooting star pierced heaven
Time runs slowly out

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If a tornado 
ever stroke land: hide and pray,
because death is real.

When towns are ravaged,
people can't talk but shiver...
they wait for the calm.

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Haiku on Death

pharaoh of Egypt
mummy devoid of life
death is ultimate

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Do I Die

Nature resurrects,
Nature and I are alike,
Then why do I die?

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Life and Death Haiku

The beauty of Life
Is learning not to fear death.
Accept the Challenge!

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Higher Grounds

He has risen from
the grave of death to lift you 
up to higher grounds

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New Life

Death envelopes all. But from that predistiny, Will surely come birth.

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Lost Time

Sunrise and sunset
The earth moves without stopping
And time slips away.

People are born
People live quickly and die
Do not waste your life.

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Haiku on Graveyard

but it is coming 
i don't want January
nearer the graveyard

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Life Is a mere race

In which all of the results

Are the exact same

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Six-Petaled Rose
Crossed legs beneath oak tree.
Omniscient repose.

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All For Me

Red berries galore,
On dogwood leaves with crosses.
Shedding just like blood.

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As the Poor Man Crossed the Street to the Money Tree

          The poor man crossing
Got hit by a long limo.
                    "So close," said the tree.

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Silent Air

Screaming fill of pain
Oh! I must just try, to die...
Die, with all my might..

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I do not fear death
I am almost certain that
I have died before

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Skylark spread your wings
Pull yourself up from the ground
Trust in the currents

One foot can lift you
Out to meet the starry night
Release yourself soon

Energy is faint
Yet the heart beats with power
We can not lift you

Find the quickening
Chance to take your maiden flight
You will remember

Flying is in you
You have been at rest so  long
Take this one last flight

We will all watch you
Cheering through our tears and fears
Imprinting the sight

Sooner than we think
We will have to take our flights
Risking the journey

Waving our hands high
Reaching for the clouds above
Hoping for entry

Greeters are waiting
With open arms and smiling
Relief on their end

The world is troubled
Peace must live somewhere we hope
You are needed there

We all must let go 
If we hold you too closely
You'll not make your flight

Skylark sing your song
The melody resonates
Through the summer air

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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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dust to dust


dust to dust
all blossoms shrivel
unlike seeds

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

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A Dialectical View

On the ground, stark still
The child immobile stared, saw
Its dead broken will
Songless feathers cold
Limping back from shivered tears
The bird speechless too
One bird flies no more
Death disshevelled to it clings
Like a silent heart
Each dying makes dust
Dust the silence of the song
Dust, death of a bird
No post mortem whys
Knowledge sorrows has no cure
Death cloud us with sighs
One tear glistened then
The mother tugged her away
Heart beating like wings
Dead before the church
In coldness, nothing flies now
In the silent skies
Hangs still the clod cloud
Air in air, a frozen will
Like a dead bird - falls
The mortal thread dangling dust
To featherless wings
A bird's desire fled
To this feathered crumbled heap
Shall I trust to sleep?

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the flatline will come
there's no glory at the end
and all forgotten

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Death scours the grove,
A wretched symphony chatters:
Requiem of the leaves.

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LOSING IT (five haiku)

not those here-and-now colors
but    in memory

cloudy sky is filled
full of black    twiggy branches
a large crow shoots past

picket fence and trees
standing tall    like sentinels
like     sad    sentinels

comes-on quietly
so benign the sensation
so bloody empty!

this revelation
times    at last    you think you know
shrug!    alas    you don’t

fleeting memory
self-flagellation    head-shake
another one lost

again    and    again
scene full of twiggy branches
black crow descending 

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   the lamb was found
   lifeless after the snowstorm -
   his mother cries out

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Clearly a Civil War, Not Genocide

          Tis' not genocide!
Government- and- locals fight.
                    Darfur- Civil War!

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The songstress

Bird on barbed wire fence
Sings to his hearts delight
Shot in mid sentence.

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I See Him Dying

I see Him dying
for me, atoning for my sins;
I'm deeply thankful

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haiku 10

gone hungry
the smell of death,
lost in the jungle

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The Ghost

loving misty you how come you are now a ghost purple are my tears

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The dark smoke bellows,
the fire dances to her rhythm
and humans watch on.

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Doe and Spotted Fawn

doe and spotted fawn

early spring, bear awakens

doe now feeds alone.


(January 29, 2011 Wausau, Wisconsin)

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

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The rhythm of essence, 
Bodies wither and perish, 
Souls thrive and endure

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Promiscuity's Obscurity

self-indulgence, did you wreak
you, did judgement seek

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Dead Men Come Alive


                                                  White-washed sepulchers
                                              Full of decaying men's bones...
                                                  Come alive Spring's here

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As Strong as Death

Like love latches on,
Death takes hold when life escapes
And will not let go.

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I shout in deafness
Can't understand life and death
Why,what,and how come???

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Warring Ever More

Warring ever more
Constant fights within/out us all
Never to be done

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Watch Things Die

Oh, the webs entrap
Hopelessness, instinct and yet
we are mesmerized.

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Black Widow

weeping willow, her
limbs caress giant empty
moth eaten coffins

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Questionku 3 The Room

You get dressed up
Go to crowded room
Why are you still lonely

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Dark Days

The day has darkend
 And the lagoon has frozen
 Death could come anytime

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Life and Death

People Die Like Forest's
They Live Strong And Further the world
Both Born Into Chaos

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It Awaits Us

Darkness becomes us Souls in universal roam Eventually

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Skeleton On A Pushbike

The moonlight shimmers
Skeleton on a pushbike
Coins for a dead man

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The Old Grave

the old grave…
unwanted tare adorning
my own epitaph

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thoughts quickly spinning,
devil in my ear grinning,
forgot all again.

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Two Faces Of The Warrior


                                              Bengal Tiger Grrreat
                                             Excellent warrior land
                                                Superb fisherman

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     crimson poppies
     sprinkle the fields -


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The final goodbye

A Heart overcome.
Knife pierced skin, blood gushes out. 
Say goodbye to life

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loved ones as numbers
health care administrator...
calculating life

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Try to the end

Brown leaf hangs on tree.
Struggling to stay for longer
before it must... Fell.

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A Pretty White Rose

a pretty white rose
her robe is being filled with
tears from someone's eyes

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I didn’t leave much
of a footprint, but I did
touch a few people.

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Styx in my mind

Behold the river
Where Charon plies his grim trade
Ferrying the dead

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Nothing is enough
Everyone wants more and more
Spring is far away


The soul will depart
One day you will be no more
Crows roost calling loud


Gods galore rule now
Thrones made from enemies heads
Feathers on a scale


Morphed into the air
I am forever hidden
The water fall drips 

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You're a lover boy

Devouring arsenic

No more pretty face

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A Well Built Castle


 a well built castle
 and, what happened to the trees?

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Skeleton Tree

A Tree Softly Weeps,

It's Boughs Over Fruitful Earth,

Until Death Ensues.

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Summer floods and death.
Despair sorrow, some homeless.
Barriers in future?

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Loving You Still

 Sunset wrapped around me, 
Twilight quieted my fears,
Starlight smoothed my brow
The clouds drifting by cradled me
In their lumpy beds while 
Raindrops sang a melody to
Your memory...
I am loving you still...
Morning dew whispers your name.


9:06 P.M.
jULY 2, 2013

By Cynthiaapwlts 

© 2013 Cynthiaapwlts (All rights reserved)

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Remembering the War

The air is fire and water,
He walks amongst the bodies,
I do not breathe here.

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Haiku on Past

deplete calyx
is weeping from the cloud
kitten Taylor passed

To D Elizabeth R Taylor

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Fungus Rebirth

Mushrooms grow in yards,
are plucked for tonight’s supper,
but grow back by morn.

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White mouse with cheese runs
Siamese cat one-half paw
Behind, what faces

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History of Life Pt 1

Pigs in a mud hole, Glorious in contentment. Ah, but soon bacon!

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'Spooky Ku'

I stand at the grave,
amidst the black clothed mourners,
it is I who died.

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Why the People Died

          Who understood them-
The waves- clinging to their feet.
                    Nature's fatal force.

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Kill my beloved,
See him to his early grave,
Our love has ended.

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Perfect Day

Sun lights up the earth
Warms Nature's grounded bodies
Dries out the Flora's blood

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In the dark

In the dark you wait
for shadows of loved ones past
to show you the light.

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Ghosts Live In Their Minds - Elephants

ghosts live in their minds

elephants do remember

feel it in their bones

(January 29, 2011 Wausau, Wisconsin)

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

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Last Kiss

last kiss
before dying
how tragic

Tribute To 
Our Loved Ones 
On The Other Side


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Hemingway on Death

Hemingway once said
"All great stories end in death."
So do all great lives.

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Lay It Now

Not knowing the answer in a rotten action,
	I ask, "Where is my charming
And where is my desire?"
From "Inland"

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Before, Under, and After a Lava's Realm

          In a lava's realm,
Here, were innocent creatures.
                    But now- the sun sets.

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I Remember

Labor Day
honoring those served
with remembrence

Tribute To
Fallen Soldiers

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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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haiku deep waters

ship sinks deep waters
child clutching blanket of hope
dead mother waiting

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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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Not Withstanding His Truth

Cut I have the noose
Setting all free now you choose
The spice of death, life

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Cold Deadly Dangers

Danger in the snow.
Icicles falling off lines.
Stabbing broken hearts

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10:AM  29 Oct 2014

Leaves fall to decay
Turning to food for next year
To make new green leaves

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Porcelain Shell

Ribbons from her wrist; 			
dip the bath, to amber still.	
Stain her porcelain.

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Lines for Thought

   Look upon death as
a shadow offering shade
 from the sweat of life.

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Deceased Tree

A tree is now dead. How would Joyce Kilmer react if he could see it?

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Falling From The Cliff

Falling from the cliff
Wishing I would sprout large wings
Now I fly to death

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gate to rising sun
corridor to afterlife
chamber of deceased

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                                         A Monk finds a skull
                                                A skull finds a monk
                                                    Both exchanges death


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Haiku on Death

Full moon is turning 
Shadowy waning crescent 
Death of Liz Taylor

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                                                      Shasta Daisy white
                                              Yellow face to light teardrop
                                                     Burdock passed gone

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Red Ball - Haiku

     Red Ball – Haiku

Giant object, round
Red, drifts on the lake closer
Reach ball, touch, slip, drown

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Child With a Sword

Immaculate Son
Sent for division, not peace
Giving His sentence,

He is not guilty.
But as blood drips from his blade,
He cries out for life.

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Ery Ocean No Lighthouse

Surrounded by fog,
Ghostly ocean moves shipwrecks,
Rocks become tombstones.

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shrines to those they lost
dotting the southwest highways
there are so many

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Fleeting, life's a dream,
Sinking into the darkness,
We wake to nothing.

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Prize trophy to bag
Alone on top like a flag
The herd’s trusty stag

By Robb A. Kopp
All Rights Reserved © MMX

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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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Enlighten thought

Longing to find end,
Boredom comforting my 
Seeking love for eternal.

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The Ghost of Dead Tree

the ghost of dead tree
comes in new form, reflecting
the artist’s image 

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After long dry spell 
Rain hatches deer tick babies
Hungry bringing death

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Death Affirmation

For security
guard at my shadow distance
death affirmation

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Knuckle white knight soars
Over cliffs on stormy shores
Her majesty's broken oars

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Rest in Peace

I should have been there,
Even while your morphine dripped,
Now gone forever.

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The Other Side

The passing of a ship,
on the river Styx,
the sails fully unfurled.

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Skeletons Within

skeletons within

past or present from future

flesh always to dust



(February 4, 2011 Wausau, Wisconsin)

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

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magnificent tree

magnificent tree
shading the ground quietly
death to life below

Russell Sivey

Entrant into Destroyer A Poet's(I believe Linda) "any Haiku will do" contest

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My tale of darkness
Begins on the witching hour
When the moon shines bright

An evil witch dies
She is reborn within you
Your torment builds slow

Reborn with magic
She overtakes your soul quick.
Now you are fiendish

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My Fall

I fear not the night
for I believe in the day
I fear only my fall

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There is life in death
Perfect symmetry exists
Life now unending

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Death's Dark Divide

lifes steep silty bank
deaths deep dark murky river
souls last lengthy stride

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~Haiku #22~

two shoes lie mirrored
forgotten when spring cleaning -
the wake remembered

The use of 'lie' in line 1 is meant, a play on words to try and create a double image /
feeling depending on how it is read.

1. Two shoes laying side by side, a mirror reflection of each other
2. The shoes, just by their presence there imply that they are used, which as the reader
discovers later in the Haiku is in fact a lie.

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Silent Aftermath

A puppy whirlwind
Less destructive gradually
Silent aftermath...

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Black Rocks

Black rocks on gray waters
Night is bringing one home soon
To safety, warmth, love

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911 Before And After

Four birds fly the sky
men so trained to kill and die
world reborn to mourn

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nothing left

I'm left with nothing,
after darkness sweeps over,
my life completely

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the traveler

 young couple make plans 
 camping gear scattered highway 
 skid marks tell a tale

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Death Waits

Echoing Demons
Addictions call out his name
Death heartlessly waits

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Dimitri's grave

a cold bizarre wind
Dimitri's grave diggers yawn
only rocks abound

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Nature's End

Aging leaf, detached 
spiraling downward, dispatched
withering, no more

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Life force exiting
The soon to be departed
Hanging on to life

By Robb A. Kopp
All Rights Reserved © MMX

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4 x 6

four by six picture
remnants of your precious smile
all that's left of you

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Unknown Soldier

                                                        unknown soldier  
                                                       fallen unsung hero  
                                                         without a name

Tribute To Our 
Armed Forces

Thanks For Serving

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Grim Reaper

Uninvited guest
Who's gruesome presence beckons
For whom the bell tolls.

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please do not fear death
I know it is but scary
but have faith today
and keep your feelings at bay

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Fairy Nature


I'm fairy nature,
come to collect fall's leaf wares
to help make a coat.

A coat of sunsets,
a last breath of summer's glow
to wrap up autumn.

I disguise myself
living amongst the woodlands,
squirrels, bugs, birds, bees.

Slowly with magic
I single handedly turn
the seasons over;

sweeping winds and driving rains,
giving nature rest till spring.

I nourish the land.
Autumn's blanket becomes crisp,
stark, white, purity,

I contrast, redecorate 
new, sleek, sexy, wavy tones.


All 5 senses are expressed within this write, looking at touch, taste, sight, sound and smell.
'make a coat','wrap up' all indicate being touched or enfolded for warmth/ does 
winter's 'blanket'
sounds - could be taken from the animals, and weather...'crisp' evokes sound also. 'rest'-
evokes quieter times...
smell - comes from earthy woodlands and fallen leaves, contrasted with freshness of icy or 
snowy air...
taste - evoked from 'nourish', 'last breath' of Autumn and new breath of winter air.
sight- comes from the autumn colours evoked from the 'sunset' and greens and browns 
of 'woodlands', 'sexy', purity of ice and snow, 'falls leaf wares' - reds, oranges, yellows and 

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Idle gnomes
glumly guard gravestones
ungrateful Immortal sleeps

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Furry smear black with white
Aroma penetrating 
That smell tells my plight

By Robb A. Kopp
All Rights Reserved © MMX

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Untimely Ends

Tormented soul speaks;
Truth in darkness lies buried.
Clouds weep bitter tears.

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


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Big whale Dick
Poor soul red hollows
Death, harpoon, strikes
Harpoon strikes
The whale wails
A little water added to the brine
Whale's blood
warm as your daughter
Your harpoon kills her sibling
My whale brother
Is your meat so soft?
Your fat lights Faroe.
Mars and Venus
Moby Dick.

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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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Death Of A Tree

The death of a tree
Is praised by an inscription
There's warm in my house

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Black Of Night

Golden sunrise colors
Morning, casting golden rays
Yet black of night stays

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Tears run down our face

Tears run down our face
Shots ring though your ears, through streets
Blood runs down your hands

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Great Northern Icon

pulsating quarry

lanterns signal midnight hour

great northern icon.



(January 21, 2011  Wausau, Wisconsin)

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

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Earth's womb is full, it's
Time to give birth to encased
Bodies, womb groans weight

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Crocodilian Lullaby

                                    still water beckons 

                              drink deep of my reflection 

                                  danger lurks elsewhere

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trees rise 
from forgotten graves
unkempt weeds

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I wish they could live
forever, but that can't be,
my childhood heroes.

RIP Leonard Nimoy. Live Long and Prosper.

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The pain of the past
Is where it allways belongs,
Today we can heal

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White Flies Over White

White flies over white

In flight, yellow talons grasp

Mouse will meet his end.


(January 21, 2011  Wausau, Wisconsin)

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

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What Will You Do

The fight to survive
Understanding where true life 
All inside ye look

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Saying Goodbye

Quietly she walks
holding back a flood of tears
they all sense her pain
empty stares behind their eyes
as she lay her child to rest
          ~by Barbara Writes 

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Unknown peers sleeping
In stillness six feet under
Awaiting sermon

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Newly Born

a new Mother coos
the proud papa struts and preens~
bored, the old soul yawns

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   shed tears on pale blooms
tilting in the rain at noon
   black umbrellas mourn

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Above lightning sky,
Oak split forest deep inside.
Nature dies violent.

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Dead Life

The sun won't shine on,
me but I no longer care,
because my life's dead.

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

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Southern Liquor

Tea kettle whistles;
As the life evaporates,
The brew soothes the soul.

In Loving Memory of Granny Pearl's Heavenly Homecoming

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The Art of Human Activities

          Forest is ailing.
For her creatures are dying.
                    Soon- her heart will stop.

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The Mountain Is Chopped

the mountain is chopped
by fragile hands, into parts
mysterious sky grieves

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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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Sweet Lamb of God

the sweet lamb of God
who died to cleanse me of sin
on Mt Calvary

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I Am A Ghost

I am but a ghost,
I am not alive nor dead,
I am between worlds.

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Tony tough on crime.
He lies, tough on cause of crime.
Again lies on Iraq.

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Sleek Sails

The vista: black sleek
Sails on horizon going
Home to distant shores

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haiku II

Time is not a friend!
The ones who have time are gone!
Run from time to live!

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Devil's Eyes

The devil's light shines,
eyes like flames but much colder,
these are your dead eyes.

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Life after -

Anchored with no slack
Moray swims through silent grave
Shipwreck breaths with life

By Robb A. Kopp

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Cracked Thermometer's Risk

mercury's dance tempts
me to touch it    once out of
sight,  it is calm bane

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The Field of Blood

The monstrous tree swings
A noose above the carcass
Thrown head first to earth.

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What's Your Hurry

                                                   tropical retreat
                                         bestowed hurricane sirens
                                                  islanders scurry

Tribute To
Hurricane Victims

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set free

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

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The Vampire

Blood drips down his chin.
Fangs flash, a heartbeat ends and
night goes on again.  

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Dogwood Communion

Four red-tipped petals
On each blossomed branch retells
His death til he comes.

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Red Tide

Fishes puffed and stiff
Seaweed froth as beds for them
Red tide dreams tonight...

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In Shadows

Within the shadows,
Souls of the forgotten lurk;
They crave salvation.

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Eternity (A Senryu)

                                  Tomorrow will be
                            The first DAY of  Forever
                                     I shall enjoy it

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Bleeding Too Much

The blood is too much,
I cut my wrists to deeply,
I can't stop this death

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Struggle in vain

 Goose feathers and blood

litter the path. Life and death

struggle that was lost. 

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church of evil

oh lingering hordes
many more than there was good
we carried the day

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The Sky Is In Flame

The sky is in flame
cracking the edge of our life, 
no sign of laughter

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No More War

what's worst than blood lust
the shell shock of another war
what's worst than trust lost
the shell shock of a child lost

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Hollow Life

No shining light stares,
all there is, is cold blackness,
my cold hollow life.

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in the line of fire

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

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into the river

cremation's mourners squawk~
Red tailed Hawk follows
Daisies downstream

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My Dieing Soul

What tortured soul lies,
Dead and unmoving towards life,
But my dieing soul.

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Passed On

Your face now a blur
 lost in the haze of twilight
  from days long gone by.