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Where now a Butterfly Sits

In innocent lie
Amidst the lightening dew
Poppies in mourning
She unknown, taken at will
Where now a butterfly sits










http://www.thehighlanderspoems.com/loss-6.php

Copyright © James Fraser

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Imagination Grown Up

Childhood wings kept
hanging behind closet doors
nestled in pockets
in woolen pea coats bright blue
like clear skies meant for flying.

Copyright © Tatyana Carney

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Antiques

she used to have skills at a telephone switchboard today she is scared of cell phones and computers my mom is one sweet antique writing poems by hand and reading hard cover books I know little of the functions of a smart phone I’m becoming my mother

Copyright © Andrea Dietrich

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Where now a Butterfly Sits

In innocent lie Amidst the lightening dew Poppies in mourning She unknown, taken at will Where now a butterfly sits .

Copyright © James Fraser

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No turning back

A Mothers Meditation

I taught her better.
I didn’t want this for her
She’s followed my tracks
Look at her, life is ruined
She knows not what she’s done


	The Daughters Disposition

	Wow, what did I do?
	I can’t bear the pain she flaunts
	Her disappointment…
	Stings… like a swift kick inside
	What on earth was I thinking?


A Teen Dad’s Train of Thought

Did I? I didn’t!
It wouldn’t have felt as good…
She took the pill right?
What if, she was with other guys?
What do I tell my parents?

"Studies and surveys of young teen males show they are worried the pleasure 
experienced during intercourse will diminish with the use of a condom."
Source: http://www.pregnantteenhelp.org/statistics/teen-condom-use-statistics/

©
All rights reserved
Contest: Mom, I’M PREGNANT!
05/19/2011

Copyright © Wandering Butterfly

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Pink Joy

Little pink baby bundle of joy for her mom a gift from the God angel like smile at her face spreading an aura of love. Grape like finger tips waiting for mother's caress soft pink rose bud cheek tempting all to land a kiss her mom's pink joy for ever. ============================

Copyright © kash poet

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Story

the raindrops’ story
tells a tale of great valor
A father’s brave heart,
and a daughter’s frail physique
a melodious harmony

Copyright © Lala Merx

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On the Edge of a Dream

scent of virgin snow
bathing the night in silence
     my daughter’s footsteps
          echoing on dream’s frayed edge
a yearning heart constricting


I dedicate this to my daughter who is working and living in the UK. Snow scenes always remind me of her and I long to see and hold her again.

Copyright © Suzette Richards

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arthritis

     arthritis
relentlessly marking 
     time
my mother taught me
to keep my hands busy

Copyright © Suzette Richards

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My Little Girl

color my worth with
hand prints on my heart and home
finger paint princess
a rainbow bright on dark nights
my little darling sunshine


For contest: top ten tanka
date march 8, 2015

Copyright © Adam Hunter

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Portrait

Paradise is a Baobab in Africa
 
where milk and honey flow beneath red -
 
I find her in clay, sun-baked, wearing 

roots from the sacred tree:
 
the final piece of the jigsaw.
 




Copyright © Arnisha Paxman

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My Valentine Gift

<                                       bright future awaits
                                   mind terrible thing to waste
                                           scholastic ready
                                      unveiling hidden bounty
                                   scholarship's highest honor 




Entry For
Andrea Dietrich's
Tanka Your Valentine Contest
G.L. All

Copyright © Katherine Stella

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Pink Joy

_______________________

The pain preceding
a simple joy receiving 
my little pink love,
you arrived in a downpour
of glorious emotion..........

_______________________

Contest ~ "Pink Joy"

Copyright © Rick Parise

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Incest

 

Footsteps in the hall Hiding in my darkened room Smell his liquored breath Please don't daddy, I'll be good Please don't hurt me any more

Copyright © Bob Quigley

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Blessed Daughter

My blessed daughter
She makes me so very proud
Her heart, a beauty
So large it holds so much love
And she gives it freely out

Russell Sivey

Copyright © Russell Sivey

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Love's Reward

Amid screams of pain You gave birth to our daughter Amid cries of joy You gave an angel new life Our passionate love’s reward

Copyright © Joe Flach

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Absenteeism

We agreed on this
I stamp on your toe, slyly
You cannot feel it
Eyes on what you want the most
This is why you kept me home.

Copyright © Nicola Noo

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Concealer

Bag of tricks contest sponsored by Linda-Marie
2 tankas 5/7/5/7/7
 
Concealer 
by Doris Culverhouse

Concealer covers
Restless nights, wrinkles and age
Spackle for the face
My bag of tricks will contain
Light and dark sticks for all flaws

Keep those telling flaws
closely covered never let
others see the real
superficial me later
Imperfections are pure

Copyright © Doris Culverhouse

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An Angel In Disguise

Always wearing white,
Who knew she was an angel?
Her friends had no clue,
But one day she flew away,
Higher than than the planes she flies.

Copyright © Cheyenna Hanson

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Baby Babbles

I'm so shiny bright
Mommy calls her daughter Sun
Aren't I a delight
Little sweetheart's made for fun
Pint-sized diva's just begun


By Deb Wilson

for contest"Baby Babbles"
sponsored by Linda-Marie
"Sweetheart of Poetry Soup"



Copyright © Deb Wilson

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My Valentine Gift


In this box for you
Are friendship, kindness and health.
All I wish for me,

Serenity, empathy … 
Above all, love and kisses.


Copyright © Frances King

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Winter Sea Tanka for me contest

My father is dead

I kneel by gray winter seas

Fjords echo my rage

Grief swoops down from the heavens

Like hawks grabbing prey

Copyright © Victoria Anderson-Throop

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A Man I'd Love To Have Met

when I look, I see
the eyes of a thoughtful soul
a family man
an aura of kindness shines
a man I'd love to have met









http://www.thehighlanderspoems.com/lorena.php


Copyright © James Fraser

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Letting go

Grimacing faces
With teary-eyed composure
Look out together
At their capped and gowned daughter,
Happy, yet sad, both know why.

Copyright © Albert Ahearn

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Rock Climbing

My daughter and I Were rock climbing one morning We got up real high I reached the top of the rock And awaited my daughter Something went bad wrong Her rope came completely loose And she was falling I grabbed rope hard and tightly But she was slipping away I started to fall Caught myself nearly the end I heard a small voice Yelling up to me, pleading “Save yourself, just let me go”
And I had to…
Russell Sivey This is a fictitious poem . No events actually took place in my life. Entrant into Lisa Hiatt ~Dark Poetess "Letting go " contest 3/30/2012

Copyright © Russell Sivey

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Child of Mine

Precious child of mine

Giving me purpose in life.

Creation of you

My greatest accomplishment.

The creator of my joy.

Copyright © Francine Roberts

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Blue Toothed Grin

Even simple things
light a sparkle in her eyes
Lollipops in blue-
she tells me taste like sunshine
as she flashes a blue smile.

Copyright © Tatyana Carney

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Gifts from Ava

Shallow finger bowl
shines blue in the kitchen sun
holding sacred gifts.
Once thought of as weeds, and pulled.
Now, floating flowers, treasured.

Copyright © Tatyana Carney

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Teenager's Thoughts

Look at me today
Don’t wait until tomorrow
I am here right now
Waiting to be loved by you
Waiting to be held by you

Copyright © Michael Degenhardt