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The Church is Alien

Centuries you rule
a safe passage heavenly
in conformity
with deeds given to aid you...
after the battle we fall.

Copyright 2014 Harry
J Horsman


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Benefits Denied

expendable lives our elderly, sick and poor benefits denied D.C. may call the shots now God is the equalizer
*Written in honor of John Freeman for his contest "Sayings of Wisdom"


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Ribbon Tied

you took both my breasts
leaving me with a flat chest
worse, feeling like less - 
   I feel like a man even
   in my most beautiful dress


11/12/12
Black Eyed Susan
*Dedicated to all women who have lost a breast (or both) to breast cancer - and also to my friend Pam who I just found out yesterday  (11/14) has it and is beginning radiation


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Sanctuary: Be Safe In An Unsafe World. 2010.

watch the body count grow
when tiny tots near the t.v.
turn and ask you: "Why?!" ....
check your gun, pet your shepherd,
lock your doors and watch them sleep


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Blue

Pit of hell feelings
With despair and inner pain 
Mounting and growing
As sadness becomes my food
My only true sustenance


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Advice


easily given not so easily taken admitting the need or if given without thought may bring unexpected tears


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Unwanted Ads

Ego between stints -
narcissistic derelicts
scope the classifieds.
Vanity cracks masked mirrors -
Arrogance need not apply.


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Grief Of Betrayal

Oh summer’s love flown
gone with the swallows on wing,
life now insipid
when warmth torn out of one’s heart
like the pending storm; freezes.



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Your Bug Is Bigger Than Your Byte

Mr. Malware Bytes
keeps byting my poor PC
Byte it again Bytes?
and I’ll byte you where the byte
don’t byte no more, so byte me!



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empty tissue box - itty bitty

death took her from me
my adoring wife
I try not to cry
   there's no one to refill
   my empty tissue box


4/14/13


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The True Cause of My Cancer

Could be anything
But I know it was your Hate
YEARS, stuffed down my throat
Accumulating as this:
Esophageal Cancer


6/13/12
For the "Cantankacerous" Contest


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Initially yours

your monogrammed towel
still hangs on the bathroom rack
missing your strong hands 
     now dry as an old stamp pad
     it no longer weeps your loss




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Global Warming Tanka

Encased in thick ice Sparrow shivers, sad demise Flowers had emerged Once colorful, now turned brown Snowy carpet for Easter Frozen bunny dies Easter egg hunts ‘neath snow mounds Sun plays hide and seek Bunny’s obit cites “death knell” Meaning of Easter recalled Ma Nature fooled us Groundhog needs unemployment The weatherman lied Al Gore has hidden away Ice age, not global warming
*Written April 17, 2014 as our friends up North shiver.


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On the Soles of your Shoes

Diamonds are so cheap
only the excessive greed
of man, his profit
create a shortage of such,
gullibility a joy!

2013 Harry J Horsman


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Lost In Sorrow

                                       In sorrow I wail
                              My son who has drowned is gone   
                                     Lost beneath the sea
                                Trying to save another
                                    Forever I will mourn him.


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golden showers

good people ? 
standing on pedestals 
golden showers
raining down in torrents
do they really not know


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Will Strands Of Thread Hold

Will strands of thread hold

Hidden thoughts within my mind

Words never spoken

Fearing to give utterance

Or will silence be broken.




(February 9, 2011 Wausau, Wisconsin

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


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One Day

to all those in need
those that frequent dark alleys
to all those in need
where the need of life questioned...
one day equilibrium.

© Harry J Horsman 2012    


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Solitary

A soul stands so alone
sodden, trodden, left so reft
darkening shadows
amidst dim streetlights, now angst
what was before, is now never









http://www.thehighlanderspoems.com/life-14.php


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Angel of Love

Life’s blood out of stone
the old veins penetrated
yet fears losing you,
a renewal a license
for happiness oh so late!

© Harry J Horsman 2013     


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I.A.M.O.W.E.

My worst enemy:
Masochistic sabotage
There’s no solution
To rescue me from myself
That will end without defeat


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Orphan in the Dock

(Before Sentencing.)

They called him ‘Poor Boy’
a victim of life’s promise...
a voice without love
neither percipient of
nor an indulgence in it.

© 2012  


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Outcast

merry group of friends smart ones sticking together i gaze with longing lonely days and nights in tears it hurts being an outcast @ Nadiya (2 April '15)


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bloody nothing

No response
To my emails
Your name’s not in queue
   I pull off a hangnail
   Ripping skin too


7/9/11
Received 6th place in "any poem goes" contest


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A Different Point of View

if this pill of life
his mother once swore to him,
‘was available
long ago i would have lived 
and you my son history.’

© Harry J Horsman 2013      


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PS: PS - I'm Pissed

WRONG CODE!! (You dumb-ass)
and in RED LETTERS as well?
Was there a CRIME here?
Shall you summon a SWAT team?
Just a COMMENT for god's sa...


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An Empty Bassinet

Anguish paints the mask.
Choking on dysphoria
begrimes a collapsed heart.
Hypothermia sets in
when squeezing the color blue.


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Misunderstood II

Many so afraid
in cultures misunderstood
God fearing antics
to depress such discordance,
who indeed is civilized?

© Harry J Horsman 2013  


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Hindsight of the Gods

reversal in time
history to be reviewed
dreams, wishes bestowed
the human race put on trial...
yet in their image were born.

© Harry J Horsman 2013  


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Schism

You took innocence
sow seeds in maturing brain
create illusions
in the name of the father...
a lattice for prejudice.

© Harry J Horsman 2012