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the full moon hid us bending jasmines and roses with whispers of fog before he smelled the perfume my shaking legs jumped the wall

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-Nose hair madness-

I think I saw one I move a little closer there’s another one nose hair can be disgusting Nikko should I pull them out?
*Nikko's body part of choice nose hair lol*

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Leave Me Alone!

You Dragged Me From My Warm Hole!

It's Too Early!

I Can't Predict The Weather!

Put Me Back And Go Away!

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Poor Foghorn

My big ol' rooster,
thought he was cock of the walk...
Until....Red, my hen 
ended it all today with 
a flogging and loud squawk!..

©Donna Jones


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Strange Love

Why do I love you?
When I look into your face
Your teeth are too big,
That nose is extremely long.
Yet all I want in a dog.

Written by Brenda Meier-Hans 

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doc hildebrandt said
“milk chocolate is healthful.”
i love chocolate
i love    CRAVE milk chocolate
so    i ate a ton of it

had chocolate dreams
t shirt said hershey pa
it’s all that i ate 
then it came over the news
“mad doctor loses license”

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A Message

Honey, I miss you
Worry not my appetites
Sue at beck and call.
My needs are fast and few
Be well meted out by Sue

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Blame It On the Reindeer

Just last year I asked Santa to bring me three things: a good GPS device, dance music CD’s, and a sexy negligee. On Christmas I woke to find just one ornament hanging from my tree - an apology attached giving this explanation: Rudolph got sick, so I needed your GPS. Dancer and Prancer broke open your CD’s, and that Vixen stole your nightie!
Written by Andrea Dietrich for Linda-Marie's "SANTA'S SURPRISE" Poetry Contest

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Tanka You But No Tanka You

got writer's-block-blues
ain't got nothin to enter
it's YOUR fault PD
so here are my conditions:
un-block me and ouch that HURT

why do this to me?
why resort to violence?
(I bruise easily)
so here are my conditions:
drive me to the hospital...

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'cRoOkEd ArRoW'

lack of oxygen floating hearts or jumbled thoughts
they labeled it love
combined it with red and white cupid and his curved arrow

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Valentine O' Mine

Those entrancing eyes

   Gaze longingly into mine

      What is her desire

         Softly purring in my ear

            (Inscrutable cat o' mine!)

Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
© All Rights Reserved

Placed No. 2 in PD's "Left Over Valentine Poem" Contest - February 2012

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It Was Nothing PERSONAL, PC

She whimpers and whirs
She banters and she b****es
Tired of my abuse
She’s exacting her revenge
This may be my last message…

Look! She just censored my second line! 
This is total b*****s, PC!! What the h...

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Sleepy Trees

The trees are yawning,
carelessly shedding their clothes
for sweet winter sleep
Like spoiled children who know well
daddy will clean up their mess...

For PD's 'October poems only' contest

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The flying wheel spins,
screams of kids terrify me...
I hope they are fine.

I hope they are fine,
with hair sticking out like wheat...
" Stop that flying wheel!" I scream.

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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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One Scene From One Movie

Wife yells out the door
"don't forget the cannoli
'Alright, already!'
another day on the job
(gotta go murder some guy)

Richard Castellano (Clemenza) 'Leave the gun, take the cannoli' in
The Godfather: Pt. I...My all-time favorite movie

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Ill-Fated Coin Flip

They could not decide,
so they flipped a quarter coin.
Terry won, Bob lost.
Bob had to date ugly Sue.
Terry had to date her too.

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Debbie Guzzi

Happy birthday Deb
on this the finest of days
a message I bring...
of those who have more birthdays
the longer it is found; live!

© Harry J Horsman 2012    

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Nice Breakfast (Tanka)

this breakfast is nice, 
bacon, eggs, toast on the side 
black coffee to taste 

not one drop going to waste 
yum, yum, me and my tum, tum!

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-eye bags and heart madness-

her legs unending she was wearing a mini her crimson red lips his heart pounding rapidly her eye bags slowed his heart rate
*Missy Nikko's "weird" body part of choice eye bags, combined with Carolyn's body part of choice the heart :) * 20/04/2011

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The pocketbook Thrown upon The car seat Hangs precariously Unzipped
First attempt at Gogyohka Haven't a clue if correct

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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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I am Cute

What is this I see?
A camera clicking me.
I’m not smiling. 
Just feel free, go ahead shoot.
I’ll just sit here and look cute.

For "Baby Babbles" contest.
Brian Magness

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Heaven Help Me

Please move it on sir
you are holding up the line
Re-innn...carnate what?
Could you repeat that? Oh, yeah!
See that ‘Been-There-Done-That’ sign?

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Of Nails And Wood

(A funny Tanka)

Innkeeper: Rooms $15
A night.It's $5 if you make
Your own bed.Guest says:
I'll make my own.Inkeeper:
"Great,"Get you some nails and wood!

Dorian Petersen Potter
aka ladydp2000

September, 10,2014

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Play With Me Papa

Play with me Papa
Dance like a princess Papa
Time to have tea Papa
Let's go to the park Papa
Wake up it's not bedtime Papa

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Thought I Died and Went To -

Next!...Can I help you?
Unemployed, huh? Humm, let's see
Gotta check my records here...
Nope! No openings
Directions?... Not a problem
See that sign that says - YOU'RE TOAST?

***Re-titled and edited version

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My valentine gift

This diamond ring shines with delight
My nails I polished
waiting for its arrival
The other fingers were excited too
They all rejoiced

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Splashing Dog

(This is a Tanka:  Japanese poem of five lines, the first and third composed of five
syllables and the others seven. In Japanese, tanka is often written in one straight line,
but in English and other languages, we usually divide the lines into the five syllabic
units: 5-7-5-7-7.)

Splashing Dog
    by Amy Swanson

Great drops of water
     fly vigorously from him!
Black hair glistening
     he gallops through the river,
     stops only to shake himself!

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What Tom Turkeys Talk About

                                                 Young Tom Turkeys stood
                                                  On the dam of a cold lake
                                                      One said to others 
                                               Dare you to jump in and swim
                                               We double dog dare you there

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I Think, Therefore I Am and May Also -

try posting a blog
and commenting on that blog
many times over
thus my blog shall then become
a very HOT blog indeed...

* I have done this in the past...Not for myself but for other people. Okay! I admit it! I’ve done it for myself too! (PD knows)

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icy tanka


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Sooo Long

At this time of year,
I have a spring in my step;
the ladies do dress
in less and less coverings...
bare skin - worth the Winter's wait!

For "Wow Me in 5 Lines" contest sponsored by Francine Roberts.

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A Battle Rages

A battle rages
between beans and broccoli.
Sadly, no winner
emerges from this dark fog.
Perhaps I will blame the dog.

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In The Boondocks Somewhere

Down in the boondocks_somewhere Just between nowhere_nothing Needing a facility_none Help please in boondocks
Click on about this poem Down In The Boondocks a pop song title not an orginal idea

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Circle Of Life, My Foot!

Grumbling, the leaf falls,
Upon the carpeted grounds.
Warm orange and red--
Enriching earths, feeding roots.
Winter's a mushy affair.

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-Philtrum Madness-

between the kisses his zealous moist lips missed mine philtrum hit the spot a passion trigger unearth new conduit of love explored
*Missy Nikko's body part of choice, "Philtrum" 12/04/2011

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Running Naked

Fire!  Fire!

I heard the neighbors shouting.

I leaped from my bed

Naked, and grabbed my pants,

fearing the ladies would laugh.

For the "Last Chance" contest

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Kiss Me, I'm Irish!

You’re looking at me
Kiss me I’m Irish you say
With a face like that

I will do much more than that
Hey! The luck of the Irish 

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Hear those two black crows?
They kept me awake last night
And when I did sleep
Situations were a fright
I wonder?        Is there a law?...............................................

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The jackfruit and the flies

One day in summer
We were eating a jackfruit
Suddenly some flies
Smelling odor from somewhere
Came as the unwanted guests.

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Different Effects

breaks out, when you scream and shout,
unless you use salve,
you are being arrested,
or you have turret's syndrome.

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For twelve nights I waited,
imagining what was inside
those long, red stockings...
nothing big, like games or toys,
hoping Santa wouldn't be late.  

For twelve nights I stood
on my small and trembling feet,
to see what was inside
them and then return to bed
without waking up my dog.  

For twelve nights I rushed
into the living room wishing
it were Christmas Eve...
when Santa quietly walked in,
filling the stockings with candies.

Entered in Russell Sivey's contest,
" Christmas Stockings Tribute "
Written by Andrew Crisci
on 12/8/2011

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tanka and senryu


Roses like soft rain
Deluge kills them brutally 
Fallen pale petals 
Drowning in a pool of regrets 
As rain makes furrows in soil 


Floor cleaners are
Floor managers, wear logos
But pay is lousy. 

A man from Timor
Selling flowers to lovers  
Lives on rejections 

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elemental verse

emperically terse

where,what and when-

if more lyrics you hanker

toute-suite,I am a tanka

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Funny Henry was
a magician children trusted;
he carried a large bag,
and the sly tricks he would do
to entertain them, seemed real.     

He asked every boy,
" What would you like to see, boys?"
They shouted, " Power Rangers! "
" And you young girls...what's your wish? "
They hollered,  " Wonder Woman!" 

Entered in Linda-Marie's contest,
" Bag Of Tricks "
Written by Andrew Crisci

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Get out of my head
Stop reading this, please listen
What are you doing?
Are you really that intrigued?
Spoiler Alert: Read a book.

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Rambunctious Theater

Catcalls, lewd comments
and humor at the movies:
is it the picture
or the acts at the picture
that we have all come to see?

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Icy Tanka rewritten

 Icy Tanka  (rewritten)

Stars on the night sky
Are icicles on the roof
In a deep freezer 
That has not been defrosted 
For an awfully long time

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It is where you shop

everything is up for grabs

time everlasting

low prices are the key there

Sam knew what we all wanted

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A Steadfast Relationship

Pet Rock in my palm,
invent of late twentieth
century and hard
mass of mineral, able
to soothe without sediment.

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One Tracked Mind

i have three cats and
three cats drawn on my notepad.
inspiration comes
in sixes.  i guess i'll play
the lottery Saturday.

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Attempting Tanka Poem

Mister, my dog love
always rushes to greet me
with wagging tail joy
his body shakes like crazy
you think he will break apart.

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Tweezers -- Another Use

of rage can be achieved in
plucking thorns, splinters,
and shards of glass when the chance
arrives -- very cathartic.

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Watch What You Think

blue sentiments make
mental sediment, so clear
your mind.  point your face
towards the sky, or you'll have
an ostrich's head in sand.

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it's good when playing
just don't walk the plank,
operate a vehicle,
or sign legal paperwork.