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LOVE God is always love Forever seek the kingdom; Praise the creator Keep giving what you can give Please endure until the end ANGELS Beautiful Heavens Protecting the meek ones earth Watching over us Helping us to cope with life Comforted with hope and trust MUSIC When you find rhythm You find your hearts inner core Celebrate the times Make them better than before Reminisce and dance all night

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For Paulie: RIP

in this silence
the respirator breathes…
we did not know
his heart

*Inspired by Brian Strand's, Indelible Impressions contest. This was written the day after my 
Step-father-in-law passed away...he passed while we were in the room.

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Small Voices

                                         Standing in Heaven
                                  a small voice calling my name
                                          the image is small
                                     I'm sorry God needed me 
                                    my child who was not born

by Michael J Falotico
Dedicated to all who have
lost a child before or after

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Finding You Tanka Contest

I need to find you
deep in the heart of Texas...
the lone star you are
a little crazy, yet nice
can’t resist your poems my vice

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Sunflower Baby


                             Daughter of the Sun

                        Beauty  Blossom of each day 
                          Sleeps in Sunset's fields

                        Covered by petalled duvet 

                      Daddy's girl, Princess in reign.

(Dedicated to a very special girl who wears a Sunflower :)

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Sierra Nevada Sky

Where distant sky blends
Flows to touch the mountain peaks
Sierra snow caps
Its breathless, unblemish, speaks
Beauty, vibrant sunset, thus, transcends

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I Miss You

I love you so much
Our passion is so strong
This love can last long
Your presence is of essence
A short missing you love poem

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Here upon the moon
Dreams of you are created
And inspiration
Conceived upon your rising....
Blue Earth you have no equal.

Harry Horsman 2013

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Relationship Breakups

A hole in my heart
There is no death with this pain
Life with no living
The stomach cramps with sorrow
Hope lost with only darkness

Edward J Ebbs 
Contest: "Relationship Breakups"

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Demands of Love

Valley of flowers 
And rainbows isn’t my abode
Share if you may
The thorns of my anguish
And be the balm of my wounds

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The Eagle is Flying High

New York's changed skyline once created a vacuum, regained spirit now departed souls looking down the eagle is flying high ======================== Placement:3rd;(September 2011) Contest:Remembering 9/11 Sponsor:Carolyn Devonshire

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A Rose for YOU

I plucked a red rose from the garden of my heart fresh like this morning some dew drops clinging to it dew drops of Valentine wish. Tuck it in your hair another scented garden fragrances mingle morning and evening walk on coming Valentine's day. © 2012 ===============000============== By:kash poet

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I salute our troops
who are serving in harm’s way
in Afghanistan.
May they all return safely
to their families and homes.

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My Love Song In Tankas

just in few moments as the dusk obscures the sky lids cover my eyes my mind begins to reckon the things I’ve done the whole day a flurry it was missing the sun in your eyes my heart in regrets didn’t sing you song last night or gave you right back sweet hugs now I sing my song but ice cream melts on its cone what else will I do to win back the love from you and make me smile and heart grows plead down so deeply asking you not to leave me I am so sorry this is the best melody be sung in my poetry I hope you can hear song being played in G-Clef lonely but lovely Tanka Song with love I sing hoping to ease all our pains
Written: Oct. 7, 2012 Second Place Winner Contest: Tanka-Sad Song Judged: 10/21/2012 Poet Sponsor: My Greatest Poet, Poet-Destroyer Fourth Place Winner Contest: Tanka me this, tanka me that, tanka me anypoem you want... Judged: 10/23/2012 Poet Sponsor: SKAT

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My dream of failure

The night feels surreal,
in flight in my dressing gown
Swooping through backyards,
I reach to save them from loss,
but find myself falling down.

Written for the contest 'Tanka me a Dream"

tara jennings

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Lost In Your Desire

~Lost In Your Desire~ (Tanka) Know you're in my heart and in my head and my blood Forever love you that in this will never stop feeling way I do for you Since you came to me I just fell in love with you Thrilled with all this true love that grows in me and stays strong and nothing for me the same Now I'm lost in you You're voice is so seductive Feel fire of your love your hands are all over me and now in your Love I'm lost Burning in your fire is your love that keeps me warm one that keeps me sane In the night my name you whisper and just quench in your desire. Dorian Petersen Potter aka ladydp2000 copyright@2015 January,14,2015

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Your History

<                                 symbolic icon
                           abrupts captivating flight
                                    honoring fallen
                       amidst lined tombstone's marker
                             at historic Fort Snelling

Written By
Katherine Stella  8/8/11

Entry For Carolyn Devonshire's
Bald Eagle In Cemetery Contest
G.L. All

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My Boo

<                          halloween haunting's
                       black shoe polish foundation
                             ruby red lipstick
                       pillow stuffed under big dress
                        red white bandana for hair

                               spatula in hand 
                       eggbeater in dress pocket
                              pillowcase for loot
                       daddy's boots causing blisters 
                          aunt jemima memories 

Entry For
Paula Sweanson's
Halloween Of Tears Past

Tribute To Childhood Memories

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Colours 2 You

shades I blend and send to paint your life's canvas bright crystal tint sun-glints a rainbow sparkling spectrum each heart-heated hue for you

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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.

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Your Precious Love

~Your Precious Love~ (Tanka) I can see your love in all that you do for me Your dear face I see your love each day I can touch I'm so happy you're with me You're so fine to me and you're so beautiful too Let's get together we can have fun forever so come join me and you'll see You live in my heart Dreaming of you day and night burning my desires My love you're my light and hope so hold me and seal our love Dorian Petersen Potter aka ladydp2000 copyright@2015 January,14,2015

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Sweet Sunrise

Some  lose faith in God
Because he cannot be seen.
Yet the sweet sunrise
Occurs perpetually
Whether it’s cloudy or not!

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Swinging On A Star

Oh, lovely stars, you stare down with radiant eyes.... One "Rose" invites me to climb into colbalt skies to pick your loveliest one
Dedicated to my granddaughter For Linda Marie's contest: Swinging On A Star By Carrie Richards 7/29/12

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Freedom Price

Freedom’s Price
headstones aplenty
our freedom’s evident price   
our boys quite honored… 
at soaring majesty’s feet
national symbol, half-mass…

nature’s majesty
eagle,  flags their distinction
courtesy’s duty
to sacrifice sworn and done…
soaring freedom... succeeded!!!
For and in honor of Carolyn Devonshire
And Contest: Bald Eagle in cemetery 

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'To Joe Maverick From Wilma Neels'

Joe, a gentle guy thought provoking poetry open heart and mind the skill to look beyond words capture a deeper meaning

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Swinging on a Star

                                                     A sky which was dark...
                                               I traveled blind without sight...
                                                   Searching and searching...
                                             Then a warm light passed by me...
                                                 "Rosanna" became my star...

                                                      Michael J Falotico
                                              Sweethearts "Swinging on a Star"

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Have Your Cake And Eat It Too { Tanka }

                                                  father's day is near
                                           what to buy for dear old dad
                                              cologne tools or clothes
                                           maybe will just suprise him
                                            with a nice father's day cake

Tho Dear Old Dad is gone
He Loved Suprises For Father's Day

Happy  Father's Day 
To All Poetry Soup Dads

RIP Daddy   { 1925-1981}

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The dragon eats land
Steps on other people´s right
And we say nothing 
Because once it was wronged
Can´t speak ill of the ogre
The dragon spews fire 
Over anyone who seeks redress 
To get what is theirs 
And slowly the world awakes 
The monster a perilous fiend   

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What One Sense Cannot The Other Can

Outside looking in
the body the hope desire
cosmetic media,
the mind is the true beauty
heart, soul those one cannot see.

© Harry J Horsman 2013 

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BLACKY - 2000-2012

BLACKY - 2000-2012

just a big black cat
but a wonderful black cat
diagnosed cancer
did i weep for our blacky?
yes    and i wept for myself  

he was family
ate at table just like us
cheered our early morn
greeted visitors at door
asked no favor in return

patient as a saint
he’ll wait at some pearly gate
while they estimate
and when his name does sound
will bright angels gather round

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Eagle's Salute

Oh, say, can you see
Here our treasure lies buried:
America’s brave
Died for star spangled banner
And the homeland of the free.

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Grandma's Mirror

beneath some blankets in my grandmother's' old trunk a silver mirror keeping the secrets of youth my face reflecting her past

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The View Backyard

57577 tanka

Contest:The  View (of my yard)
Sponsor:  Francine Roberts

Written by Doris Culverhouse

Nature's view changes
Familiarity seen
Birds and deer tasting
All of my precious flowers
Attacked like the evil one

Dad's barn and garden
Wayne's great carved flower beds
The tractor and shed 
Always steady, strong present
Workers, lovers of the land

Dedicated to my Dad and Hubby!!

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Wall of Silence

Race emptied into colours
Blue wall of silence maintained
Evidence silenced in cold blood
Justice died in the jury box
Victim buried by the juries.

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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

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Farewell to Whitney

Farewell to Whitney. An angelic voice is still. We will remember you graced us with your music. We have lost a great treasure. Whitney Houston (1963-2012) From a news story found on AOL

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Taz, has gone quiet my soup has a missing link I miss your wit unruffled temperament mainly your caring spirit
*dedicated to Richard Pickett* by Wilma Neels ©080120122300

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My Valentine Gift

My Valentine gift Is a simple card I made Simple thoughts I write Comes from the ink of my blood Words are painted in your heart. February 7, 2012

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Mother's Love Is Great

~Mother's Love Is Great~ (Tanka-Double) Mother's love is great Mother's job never complete Her love is so sweet Mothers for their children pray Do all everyday Mothers for us care All for us they would just dare Their loads so great For their children much they bear They love us so much. Dorian Petersen Potter aka ladydp2000 copyright@2015 February.08.2015

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Precious Gem

When in Oblivion
your affection brought me back,
intrigued by your love,
my dream is being actualized,
you are a real gem!,rare and..!

Dedicated to all gracious and faithful ladies in poetrysoup and all over the world*

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Norwegian Tanka

Norwegian Tanka 

This day had sunlight 
Light shone through small windows
My office was a stable
The beast of burdens´ air reminds me 
That my work is not yet done.

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Drive -part 2-

Wanted to try Tanka--not sure if they ever come in pairs...but...

It has been hours
There is no more moisture left
No not even sweat
They spill her out of the sack
No tears to give them pleasure

No pleasure at all
Brown eyes glisten into theirs
The laughter has ceased
They cannot fathom she’s alive
The master looks at each face

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A Psycho Killer

Disturbing scenes A shooting rampage destroys; A psycho killer Why did he murder people That are innocent, peaceful Undeserving of Death, his hatred has injured Many good-hearted people Leaving holes many lives Destroying peoples hopes, dreams More victims were hurt Their relatives are injured Damaged by the pain Suffered by the loss or wounds Those that were casualties
Russell Sivey This poem is dedicated to all those who were injured in the shooting and to those who lost their lives in the rampage, also to the families of the victims!

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Omnipotent He Does Be

Mortal man’s power
Really does think he compares
Almighty is one
Creating things in Nature
Destructive be to his son

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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.

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The Lonely Ace of Hearts

Dedication to my first and last love, Lance Ewens, 1979-2006

She's remembering
The day that she fell for him
It was in Autumn
When she first transfixed her eyes
Upon the most gorgeous face
That she'd ever seen
He smiled at her with a charm
That glistened so bright
It melted her heart like snow
They became friends instantly
Their friendship would grow
And thus, blossom into love
They spent every day 
With each other mirthfully
Until that last fateful night
A bitter, rough wind
Stole her one true love away
Her heart always breaks
When she holds the ace of hearts
It remains a painful token
Of the love that she once had

Dawn Kilby 
Copyright ©2008  Dawn Kilby

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Ye Stay On Track

As the earth swings back
Brothers I say stay on track
Follow Master’s Plan
Sisters don’t let man change you
For they all should worship you

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Message to the class
Sometimes the words come real fast
At times they be slow
Forever though I will row
To the Master’s house I go 

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Fallen Heroes

They suffered, tortured
died for peace now our head bows
in front those boxes
our souls crying hearts scarred
For your courage, deep dolor.

Feb. 09, 2015

Dedicated to all fallen heroes around the world.

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Fifteen Years~

her broken heart disarmed
his body and soul engaged
a blend of kindred spirits
the chaos of five children
sweet bliss of Marriage Mayhem

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My Mother

Born across the sea
Freedom through Ellis Island
Worked her life long
Gave her children her own dream
Worn, lined, beautiful face