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My Momma's Words

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

Copyright © cecil hickman

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Fantasy Escape (Senryu)

World of Walt Disney The day after Thanksgiving Shoulder to shoulder © Joseph 11/23/07 © All Rights Reserved Author’s Comments: The Japanese Senryu format has three lines as follows: the first has five syllables, the second seven syllables, and the third five syllables. The pattern is 5/7/5 for a total of seventeen syllables. The Senryu is about an emotional expression, human nature, and things in the human realms which maybe satiric or humorous.

Copyright © Joseph Spence Sr

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The Shuttering Lens

The camera flashed
Radiance smiling back
Images of love

Copyright © Joseph Spence Sr

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" Raul "

  1  " Sad Reality "
        So " Compelling ; and Profound "   ( Raul )
               ( MIATIANNA )   

   2  With my Heart Softened
       By eyes, see Pride in her eyes
       Princess of Haiti       ( HG )

Dedicated to my " Senryu Sensei " Raul Moreno "

  Author's Note : The First two lines in the First Senryu are " Raul's" Words "
   { I added the first ( So ) } In a comment to my POEM " MIATIANNA "

                      The Second Senryu is my Response

Copyright © HGarvey Daniel Esquire

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Children, happy and contented

Story telling time Content in their small world Watch them fall asleep

Copyright © James Fraser

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Inherited Traits

John had his mom’s eyes
Inherited her kindness --
Keen sense of humor
Sweet sister-in-law
They shared love for animals --
She and I still close
Never met father
John tried to avoid his fate --
Died young like his dad
*Entry for Dr. Ram’s “In-Laws” contest

Copyright © Carolyn Devonshire

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Quit Running

mom say's
quit running !!!!

Copyright © Katherine Stella

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---no room in the bed

ma was really fat
son shamed at the sight of her
her sunny joy boy

new daughter loves her
puddgy cheeks and cannolies 
sucker made daily

marriage ends badly
sonny boy runs to mama
no room in the bed

Copyright © Debbie Guzzi

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Water Balloons

stretching it
balloon breaks on faucet
spray giggles


Copyright © Laura Breidenthal

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Your parents long gone,
many in-laws fill space with joy.
Some take more than give.

By John Trusty 

Copyright © John Trusty

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the egg has returned 
to the nest
winter break

Copyright © Anthony Slausen

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Mother's Day

standing at your grave
tear drops falling like the rain
I'm missing you mom

Copyright © Tyler Martin

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with patriotic glee

with patriotic 
glee, for love of their country,
all Americans

emptied their accounts,
piggy banks and all, to help
pay their nation's debt

Copyright © Cathy Ncube

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Spring Cleaning PS

What are you stewing?
Please take out your trash before
it takes over you.

Copyright © Sue Mason

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Distance Makes The Heart Grow Fonder

very nice to me lived far across the country the perfect distance
Barbara Gorelick for Dr Ram's "in-laws" contest

Copyright © Barbara Gorelick

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Lovelier Than A Rose

Oh lovely rose song
Pressed in that book for so long
Music can't be wrong

Memories that stay
always recurring array
Learning how to pray

Thoughts engraved so deep
Everlasting pure, keep
Reminding of love

Oh that lovely rose
Pressed in that book that was closed
She lovingly chose

Memories that say
True love won't take her away
Momma I miss you

Copyright © Jimmy Anderson

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Moments of Prayer

How's my Coretta?
Oh God, I rest knowing love.
Thank You for our life!

     For Abe Lopez contest

Copyright © Sue Mason

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Grandmother's Brooch

~ handed down to me eighteen caret with gold leaf Grandmother’s bequest ~

Copyright © Margaret Foster

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In a wine bottle

They hate his drinking -
       But they put his ashes in …
A wine bottle urn.


Copyright © hija de la luna

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The Kids of Divorce

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

Copyright © Ngoc Nguyen

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grandmother's family photo

she smiles cautiously

as if she knows who I am....

I'm framed on her nightstand

For Senryu Contest: Sponsored by Judy Konos

Copyright © Carrie Richards

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Irish emigrate again

children emigrate

as Ireland’s cubs journey down

old ancestral paths

Copyright © Eiken Laan

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War or Peace

good mother-in-law
reluctantly steps away
taking second place

she will be happy
if his new wife loves her son
half so much as she

new daughter-in-law
thanks her for raising fine son
showing rare wisdom

For Dr. Mehta "in-law" contest

lWon a 5th place

Copyright © Joyce Johnson

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Land Of The Giants

arise from abyss
fable of beastly nature
angels empowered

Copyright © Katherine Stella

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Loving Communications

Talk to each other
Everything completely
Trading off who wins

Copyright © cecil hickman

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' Golden Harvest ... ' 40th Senryu

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

Copyright © MoonBee Canady

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The Greatest Gift in Life

Love of my children More precious than words can say The joy of my life
By: Misty Leccese © November 19, 2010 To my son, Asa, and daughter, Danielle. The Greatest gifts in my life.

Copyright © Misty Penton-Leccese

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An eternal race

Who overtakes whom the bride or the mom-in-law.... an eternal race. Son in the middle whose supporter will be he.... in a dilemma. 'My day will come sure gotta be a mom-in-law'.... bride's expectation. © 2011 kashinath karmakar (20th May 2011) =============================== Placement: 2nd ;(June 2011) Contest:In-laws Sponsor:Dr.Ram Mehta

Copyright © kash poet

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Red Carpet and Broom Stick


My Mother-In-Law
lovely upon arrival,
a witch departing........


Contest ~ "In-Laws"

Poet ~ Rick Parise

Copyright © Rick Parise

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The A-Team

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

Copyright © Joseph Spence Sr