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LOVE, ANGELS, and MUSIC

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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The Spirit Prevails

It is a new day
Something wonderful happened
You are now at peace
Like a phoenix rising up
From the ashes you prevail

We shall not mourn you
For you are not gone at all
We may not see you
Your presence lives on in us
Enduring the test of time

Radiant light shines
Upon us all forever
Glorious rays gleam
Emitting from your spirit
Keeping your memory strong

The lives you have touched
Will never forget you now
Though we may shed tears
These are tears of happiness 
Your spirit forever reigns

In the days to come
When we are all together
Celebrating life
Your spirit will consume us
Your peace will be our strength

Joy and happiness
Will be felt every moment
You gave us reason
To have faith in the future
Your legacy will live on…………..


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Key West Sunset

Celebrate the joy

You have lived another day

Spectrum in the sky

By the grace of God, go I

Join the sundown revelry



*Each day in Key West, they have a party outside to watch the sun go down.  It is 
quite a magical moment if you are able to participate and offer thanks.

For Rick's "beautiful memory" contest


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A Courageous Battle

~ perspective was found through days of rain and sorrow though laughter still came a long painful plight ensued and in one breath she had gone......... ~ A true story regarding one of my close friends. Cancer spread throughout her body so, so quick She passed one month ago today. I Love you Karen!!!


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Gracefully Bows As She Leaves

Forest alive now
Autumn colors brilliant glow
Poplar_ Maple grow
Colors seen_red, yellow, rust
Auroras of autumn flow

Elegantly dressed
For the last ball before snow
She smiles at artist
As he gathers paints blends shades
Painting her colorful gown

As sunlight dances 
Against gown that glows with dew
Gracefully she bows
As bare limbs begin to show
Last of grace before first snow


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Complete Trust

Complete Trust (Tanka Suite) Faith conquers mountains the mountains of broken dreams it shall get you through till the storm of life is past faith will soar into heaven ******* Face the rising sun see His beautiful garden where all hearts shall mend bringing faith and hope anew in spite all you may desire ******* Life such precious gift so full of joy and purpose in a special way His light shines where we all walk neath heaven's magic blue sky ******* Always remember when His heart says your welcome place your trust in Him the sky will darken no more He shall guide you home Erich J.Goller Copyright 1.15.2011


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Rejoice (Tanka)

Rejoicing in life
soul’s jubilation singing
raising of voices

Praises of joy unto Him
uplifting mortal spirit



Comments:    The Japanese tanka dating back to the 5th Century has a format of 
five lines:  the first has five syllables. The second has seven syllables. The third 
has five syllables.  The forth and fifth lines have seven syllables each. The 
pattern is 5/7/5/7/7 for a total of thirty-one syllables.  This one is about rejoicing.


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Air pollution in cities

We should plant more trees
In the cities of the world
Beside the roads
And on the roofs of buildings
To reduce air pollution


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What Am I

Formed in a desert A true friend whom you can stand Waves may put me down Still, I raise you in near place To show you the vast ocean. I have pallid skin Yet, aids to build your pillars We’ll be elated Surrounded by a cold breeze My soft dust-grains feel your hands. Storm waves rebuild me I remain in windswept place Of natures’ embrace I feel God in you- His grace, ‘Tis inspires and gives me strength. What Am I to you If I am only like hills? Despite life’s changes For you, I’ll always be there, To show you my love and care.
March 12, 2014 10.20pm First Place Contest: What Am I Judged: 3/15/14 Sponsor: Poet PD/Linda (my greatest & fave)


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What A Beauty

<                                    beneath swollen ..... moon
                                      in pasture of...... rolling hills
                                      standing  ....hind quarters
                                      a beautiful black ...... stallion
                                      simply took my breath ........ away






Entry For
Rick Parise's 
A Memory Of Beauty
Tanka Contest
G.L. All
                                      


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Sweet Sanctuary

Come asylum's breath,
gossamer wings touch mine brow ~
Grant me refuge please;
then may my soul find comfort.
In your peace, my heart shall rest...


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Life

Live Life to the completely—
Seek always new adventures.
Find your destiny . . . 
	 Emphasis the positive . . . 
Always give your best effort!

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved, 
Schoeningen, Germany (November 12, 2014)
(Tanka poetic format)


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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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New York From the Above

Tearful scared face sobs
Implosion of mute whispers
Two reflection pools
Host ghostly towers of light
I see my kids bring flowers...

for Carolyn Devonshire's Contest " Remembering 9/11"


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Sunlight

Sunlight peeks through clouds Following a few days of dark An awakening Miniture clear Christmas tree lights Shine 'pon the pale pink running rose


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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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'Beyond the Obvious'

you look pass my fears
you don't see the doubts, the tears
my voice echo them
you look beyond the obvious... 
quell my fears and inspire me




© All Rights Reserved


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A Walk With You

A walk in the woods...
The sun shines through the tree leaves...
My time with You, Lord...
Under trees, orange and yellow...
With the fresh cool breeze of fall...


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Solitude

Solitude, no thoughts-
the echo in a seashell,
an eloquence the
soul sometimes yearns for, the calm.
The ocean is a seashell.


02/08/2014
For "Mood Music" contest by Sheri Fresonke Harper


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soft hazy full moon

soft hazy full moon
flirts with the reticent sun
the lustful rays leave
the pale pearl of night ascends
kissing the darkening pines




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Cancer cant take SOUL

Your bald raw beauty.
On my way to the barber.
To be as stunning.

Cancer took your breast away.
Yet your heart remains so sweet.







Written By: Elliott Bowe THe DrUnKeN POeT

Contest Name : Cantankacerous
Sponsor : Joann Grisetti


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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
GL AL


Tribute To Childhood Memories


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May Day Dew

May day dew is new
just like you comes with the dawn
true love oh so fine
fresh as the morning so pure,
till the sunshine breaks through.

© Harry J Horsman 2013 

Dedicated to Derek and Dorothy Elliott,
uk folk singers 1970's onwards.
all their lp's are today collectable.
that in itself justification for their fame...
also just happens, they are soup's golden girl
Mandy Tams Uncle and Aunt...


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A Childs Smile



She smiled up at me

   The sadness simply faded

        Angelic wisdom

             Eyes full of love so gentle

                 Smile, "The worlds best medicine"


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Earth Angels

earthly angels
strolling in the mortal realm
rubbing elbows
with rich and poor alike
inspiring hope within

@ Debra Squyres 2013


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The Door

The Door

trudging crystalled snow
the standing people flank me
their prismatic souls
guide my nearing journey's end
to the door where you await

~by deborah burch©
5/14/2012
inspired by the picture taken in Canada


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Wisdom Dictates- Five Second Sermon

Pastor sermonized,
one fine Sunday years ago
about gossiping.
No one ever forgot it.
“Gossip hurts. Shut your big mouths!” 


for John Freeman's "Sayings of Wisdom" Contest.
     Pure, simplistic and easy to understand. : ) 8/4/11


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Hush Now { Tanka X Three }

<     falls bright foliage
reflects own mirrored images 
       off motionless lake
clusters of billowing white
filter from chimmeny's home stacks

                                                                                                                                      
red gold brown and green
illuminating snapshots
etched in minds own eye
transferred to painting canvass
under moon's and stars dance theme



the winds of gallows
taunt not the sleeping forest
with your shivery 
hush hush this one silent night
don't wake the sleeping giant 



Entry For 
Amy Green's
Enchantment Of Fall's
Tanka A Moment
G.L. All


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'New Dawn'


sounds of ecstasy 
whilst wings flutter 
undisturbed 
a new dawn welcomed
in nature’s distinctive way
a thankful prayer uttered



©121220111945 


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Blood Calls in Autumn

the bloom of death glows
crimson colorings mimic…
rise on angel wings
exhilaration’s free flow
new beginnings lofting high

brilliant dancers
tweak the nose of fickle fate…
candied lawn of morn
nonpareil the brown earth
apple crisp the skittish wind

rainbow of phoenix 
rebirth the celestial… 
crumbled sweetness melt heart’s fire
fear not beyond the beyond
hear Gabriel’s horn





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Imagination's Beacon

Clouds shroud the moon’s glow Light seeps through casting a spell Off to a new world Embrace visions born of night Before morning chases them Surrender your mind To the dreamy fantasies That debut at dusk Carrying us to toward the light Imagination’s beacon
*Entry for Tracie’s “Moonlight Dreams” contest


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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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Hero

Double Tanka   


A man of prestige      
a night in shining armor 
with one arm he lifts....
his gallant attire brushed pure-
heart aflutter, she submits....

With pink skies distant 
upon the mighty horse, one....
into the sunset
a beauty and her hero,
together, endless her dreams....


_________
This is a story of how my brother in-law proposed to my sister(upon horseback)she 
was elated. Her hero for life, and also mine for protecting my sis and loving her through eternity. 


_________
Contest





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The Preview

One cold dreary morn,
I observed sun - a pale orb -
peeking out from clouds.
All at once, it shone boldly. . . 
my glimpse of bright days to come!


For Rick Parise's "A Memory of Beauty"


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Faith Hope Love

Faith fills us with peace,
Hope gives us strength to go on.
Love helps lift us up.
With faith, hope and love combined,
We’ll conquer life together.

Brenda Meier-Hans
08.25.2014
1st


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Friendship

Friendship is a bond
It’s the best relationship
It’s a gift from God
Without it life loses charm
God is the very best friend


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Tanka two

Tanka 

It is cold outside 
Yet almond trees bear flowers 
Sun and rapid rain 
Winter and spring dance tango 
A green leaved oak applauds 





Tanka 
A charming princeling 
Fight battles in a lost war 
Pleased by his dimness
The tabloids are triumphant
He has made war glamorous    


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Tanka Style

Good Old Earnest. 

Thanks to internet 
Novels are getting longer 
But not better 
A jungle of unnecessary word
A machete comes in handy 

Earnest Hemingway 
Used typewriter and slowly  
Paused for a little drink 
Being economical with words 
So he could go out fishing 




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The Armadillo

The armadillo In his protective thick shell Holds not a candle To the armor protection Built around his emotions
Holds not a candle: Meaning: To compare badly to a know authority_to be unfit even to hold a subordinate position.. Orgin: Apprentices used to be expected to hold the candle so that more experienced workmen were able to see what they were doing..


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Dark Night

Toward a twilight
I walk in search of a light,
Not recognizing
Ahead of that destiny
There is also a dark night.


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Taking Turns

<                                       iron propeller
                                 sitting entrance to driveway
                                   slowly turning blades
                              like the hands of time on clock 
                                 longing for extra seconds 


                                    Hummingbirds buzzing
                              red gold blue and green headed 
                                    just waiting for turns
                               to capture it's own bountys
                                   succulant sugar water  



Written By 
Katherine Stella 9/13/2011

Entry For Francine Roberts
The View-A Tanka Contest
G.L. All


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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"


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the holy see

The Holy See 

Pope Benedict
Hands in his purple dress 
Fed up and tired 
Wonder if God in heaven 
Has not gone and retired too




Prejudices
Who will stand up
And defend the Christians 
A vanishing group 
In the sea of intolerant Islam 
Cowardly is our silence 


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Cathedral Bells

resonating peace
cathedral bells ring promise....
wind carries solace....
brilliant architecture high
streets below swirl in rhythm ....  


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Healing Salt

the wave rolled, moving the currents in the heart, dancing to the beating drum it came to die on your shores the salt to your chapped, dark fjords


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Healing Grace

Her dream never died
 Just buried deep in her heart
 After it shattered
 But her heart healed with sunlight
 This grace she knows she must share.

By CarolineCecile - 01/25/12


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Paradise Awaits

Spirits are summoned
Souls awakened by freedom 
Soar to the heavens 
The Lord requests your presence
Paradise now awaits you




Chiquita Baity 
Contest Name Bald Eagle in Cemetery Contest
Sponsor Carolyn Devonshire


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A River View

Churning with brown mud, Carp and catfish splash and jump, Lily pads float with white blooms adding more beauty. Tall Elms guard the water’s edge. Wildlife seen daily, Blue Heron fish for supper, Cows drink the water, A raccoon sleeps in the tree, An owl perches on a branch. A river for sport, Canoes float by surveying, Anglers motor by, As the river freezes blue, Snowmobiles skate on the ice. Written by Lee Ramage September 7, 2011 Contest by Francine Roberts “The View” (a Tanka)
* A view from my back yard.*


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Tanka for a feast in Heaven

brewing for so long over the fire in heaven's hearth becoming noticed by its inviting aroma seasoned venison Caroline Cécile © 09.06.12


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He

This place where I go,
When all seems lost around me.
Life seems to drown me.
He will always fill my cup
Take my cross and lift me up.

Brenda Meier-Hans
08.28.2014


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He That Knows

Told by Lord Jesus
Given from Father through Son
Commandments Given
Determined through righteousness
Now what does that mean to you?


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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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Lifting The Fog

Damp, misty low clouds Swirling, entwining every tree Quietness prevades In the sky an opening Light pierces lifting the fog
Inspired by Andrea Dietrich


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Namaste namasti

Teaching what I learnt
From heroes and 
heroines-
The known and 
unknown
I owe each each of you 
hugs
Which I know are not 
worthless.

-Haiku-
Namaste my gems-
Smashing spread and 
light my pen.
Shalom to you all.


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Boxing Day

Christians falling
in love with the Messiah....
a midwinter gift
this day after Christ born day
an endowment of love’s truth.

Boxing day/Uk   For Deborah Guzzi  Winter's Holy Days Contest


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Flight


_________________________

she always sings love
each morning as the spring sun
warms her gracious heart

above the hills soft shadow
her destiny soars beyond.........

_________________________

Contest

"Wow me in 5 lines"

Poet ~ Rick Parise


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Women and child abuse

We must put an end
To women and child abuse
From our societies
By enforcing stricter laws
And creating awareness 


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Make them known

~~Sympathetic ears He possess an open heart To fulfill our needs In accordance to His will Just make your needs known to Him~~


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Light of Heaven

All the stars are gold
As the moon within my eye
Scattered here below
Light of heaven, come to fall
Fall so soft within these eyes

Could I catch the breath
Such life that calls to awake
Long awaited grace
Hold me here that I may fall
Cradle me, Oh sweet embrace


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Chestnut Arabian

 ~
~

Ruby Red glisten
upon diamond points of pride
his canter, stunning 

in superiority 
his head bow in gold prestige 

~
 ~

Contest ~ A Horse Story


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Absentminded

Today I dropped words

between cracks in the pavement:

half-written screenplays.

My muse, a cappuccino,

conjures romance while I sip.


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Tanka of the rise

as softly as a feather with just a breath of white lily scented air he rose above the dark with stars trailing behind Caroline Cécile © 09.08.12


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Sing-a-Long

Songs that inspire me
Hear the gentle melodies
Lyrics that excite
And quickly moving rhythms
I just love to sing-a-long.


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PROMISE OF PEACE

*** * * wishes for silk lamps to soften all chilly nights, promise of world peace ringing wind chimes from heaven and orchids flaming the lawn A glow climbs our tree laying a music box on swags as I hear the song of Santa’s joyous greetings with sweet tunes dancing on bulbs lamps will be my stars while blooms will paint the path ways, yet in notes ending seeds of peace he cannot yield for love is man’s choice © ---------- Contest: Linda Marie’s Santa’s Surprise By: nette onclaud


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Guiding Light

The sun rises East
and it lowers in the West,
moon reflects its light,
plants grow upward to touch it,
still... just one "Light of the World."



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Drive -part 2-

Wanted to try Tanka--not sure if they ever come in pairs...but...
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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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God Bless America contest

Unexpectedly,
Panic consumed our Nation,
Fanatic cowards
Tried to shatter our union,
But United We Stand.


Always and Forever
God Bless America

BY: Sabina Nicole


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Ye Judges

Come faced with a choice
A decision that was made
Be only one Judge
He gives the final answer
Final review is the works


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Strength

Thunder breaks Silence

as rain blankets the green fields

Earth drinks the bounty

the Bamboo bends with the wind

...swaying, but it does not break.




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Nature and Humanity

Effervescent dreams
Flow down upon mother’s plate
Chilled by destined fall 
A time always remembered
Appearing third time of year

Season of life fades
Human apertures grow weak
Though, knowledge is strong
Love holds different stages
Bonding affections with key

Combined all blessings
Unfold into beauty bold
Each respect enriched
Of their returning faction
Crossing over great divide

To rapture rebirth
Forming times readmission
Natural recourse
Within nature is beauty
Returning humanity


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Space exploration

We should go to mars
And all promising planets
To explore and find
Mineral resources
In order to meet our need


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Marriage

Marriage is a deal
It gives love’s recognition
It is a blessing
It paves the way for more care
For each other in the world


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Dishes In The Sink

Dishes in the sink
Laundry left in the dryer
Look at where I am;
Writing, because I love to,
Share God's love with everyone.


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Inspiration

Dark eyes like oil pools Bleached blonde hair serving as thoughts Complete body soul Inspires me to write poems With hands of perfect desire
Russell Sivey Entrant into diane christian's "Inspiration" contest 6/7/2012


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Attention

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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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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Easter Lily

Easter lilies bloomed where His sweat fell to the ground hope of Christ's return a garden pure white life everlasting By Rhonda Johnson-Saunders *The Easter lily symbolizes purity, hope and life. Tradition has it that lilies were growing in the Garden of Gethsemane after Christ's crucifixion, and lilies bloomed where his sweat fell, the hope of everlasting life.


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Easter Morning

Easter morning breaks with a glorious sunrise a promised new day thank you, Lord, for your promise Easter lilies sway in praise sunlight reaches down lifting my eyes to Heaven a promised new day God's light shines upon my face wiping every tear dry the dawn of Easter happiness of heart and soul a promised new day On the third day, He's risen light shines on an empty tomb


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Drunkenness

a true addiction

forbidden by the Bible

many have consumed

many are being consumed

moderation of all things


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A Heart's Quest for Restitution

A sick, bleeding heart
Sings a song of loneliness
It lives for true love
And is searching everywhere 
For the one who will mend it 

A sore, vengeful heart
Longs for a moment of peace
The heart is maddened
And is straining to repair
It's cold, endless suffering 


Dawn Kilby 
Copyright ©2008  Dawn Kilby


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Character and habit

Habits can be changed
But characters can’t be changed
So make good habits!

God would make His character
Much more better if He could!


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A Hush

Hush, not a sound yet
Everything is waking up
Listen, the trees speak
And with golden light so fair
All the world I see awakes


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VIEW OF FLUSHING MEADOW PARK

A huge hemisphere,
a lake two and half miles long,
many shady trees,
cars on Grand Central Parkway...
happy kids on swings and slides.


It's very quite here,
people walking and chatting
in the greenest park,
they're safe even after dark...
it's the perfect haven! 


Nighttime seems daytime
when lights shine on all faces
watching a play, or
listening to pop or rock...
what a view from my window!


Written by Andrew Crisci
9/14/2011


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A Balance of Power

When a child was a child
A man was young and strong
As A child was growing well
A man was getting old
And losing living strength


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Kiss The Past Goodbye

Kiss the past goodbye

She gets in her car to drive

Top down, wind in hair

Future anticipation

She's not turning back again.

 

(January 21, 2011  Wausau, Wisconsin)

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


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Gently Saved

     Drizzles feed her kind,
            Torrential showers would kill,
                   Sprinkles reach the mark,
                         Exceptional buds will bloom,
                               She thrives and prospers at dawn.


By: Sabina Nicole


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Showing These People

All will receive sight
Unveiling want they don’t want known
Truly you have choice
His voice speaks to and thru you
Not let them you tell He false


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The Coming Spring (Tanka)

Spring is in the air
Robin sings by my window
Snow melts to puddles
Red tulip buds crest the earth
Blooming with my smiling soul


© Joseph, March 15, 2008
© All Rights Reserved


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Roadside Utilities

Each time was done fall
A rest stop to listen to
Almighty the One
Providing you sustenance
Direction are then made clear


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Hold Your Head Up High

Hold your head up high

Elegantly Stand...Walk...Love...

Breathe your daily air

Eternity soon brings end

No earthly tears to follow.

 

 

(January 20, 2011  Wausau, Wisconsin)

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


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Tiny Insects

Mosquitoes realises biting
when they are touching feet
when they touched an ear
a noise seems whistling anger
why have tiny insects attack?


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POSITIVE:NOT AT ALL TIMES

                   
                                                      *****~~~~~~******^^^^^^^~~~~~~*******




               Be affirmative
                         Smile,bray and be positive
                                              Don't in drug test - LIVE!
                                                           Pregnancy? - never, BELIEVE!
                                                                                    Not at all times - Positive...





  *****~~~~*****       <3    (^_^)   <3        ******~~~~~******


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Night Words

Night falls over Earth
A hush falls over the world
But something whispers
There are words in the dark, too
Listen; let them speak to you.


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Prayer Of A Poet

lyre accompany me
as i write the poetry
of the celestial.
make the words have the magic
of rhyme and of imagery.


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When Muse Returns

Upon your return
we will write, we will then share.
allowing new thoughts

Perhaps of our fantasies
or of our realities.


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Strong Foundation (Tanka)

Rustic, mossy tree
roots like great tentacles stretch
deep into the earth

Solid foundation of strength
as leaves revive in the sun



© Joseph, 6/1/07
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Tanka is a classical Chinese poem consisting of 5 lines with a syllable count of 
5/7/5/7/7. It can be traced to the 5th century.  It does not rhyme and uses no 
punctuation.  Traditionally, the tanka begins with an observation of a natural 
scene in the first 3 lines and then the non-rhyming couplet at the end reflects on 
the observation. 


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This Sounds Corny { Tanka}

bounty of the earth
come ye thankful people come
for it is autumn
and the leaves are coming down
run run sweet John Barley Corn





Entry To 
Kristin Reynolds 
Autumn Tanka Contest


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The Book of Psalms

In the deep of night
I open the Book of Psalms
And recall the light
That dwels in all living bengs,
Even in my troubled heart.


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Still Abides

Still Abides

One must realize.
The “He who created life”
Still above abides.
Why does He put up with us?
Thank you God for love divine.

Poetic form:  Tanka
©  Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen
     11-14-09


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A Hidden Flower

Fragrance discloses
Presence of flower, despite
Leaves are hiding it.


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The Spirit Prevails(Tanka Series)

It is a new day
Something wonderful happened
You are now at peace
Like a phoenix rising up
From the ashes you prevail

We shall not mourn you
For you are not gone at all
We may not see you
Your presence lives on in us
Enduring the test of time

Radiant light shines
Upon us all forever
Glorious rays gleam
Emitting from your spirit
Keeping your memory strong

The lives you have touched
Will never forget you now
Though we may shed tears
These are tears of happiness 
Your spirit forever reigns

In the days to come
When we are all together
Celebrating life
Your spirit will consume us
Your peace will be our strength

Joy and happiness
Will be felt every moment
You gave us reason
To have faith in the future
Your legacy will live on…………..


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Forty Lashes

Under my trouser
I never wear underwear
but the Judge
penalised me forty lashes
publically in a public place.


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Buring a matter

mouth to mouth
a matter was fired on
when I walked
street was burning as sand
when my home was smoking


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Never thought

dirty hands a treatment
served with honourable manners
a gentleman never thought
someone is serving poison
the bees were flying on honey


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Never barked

A dog always barks him
when he walks on a street
in the late evenings
one day he strips him
he never barked again


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The Only One

He looks down on us
Giving us security
Giving us His love

He is the light in darkness
He is my hope for each day


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Splendor

I feel so alive
As the sun sets in the west
Giving off a glow

Lighting the night sky with reds,
Oranges and yellows. Aah!


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Peace Plan

Take my hand, hold it
Caress it gently in yours
Showing affection

As hands unite, so can hearts
As hearts unite, so can lives


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The Story Goes On

blade of grass is in
seven shredded pieces.  one
wish scatters with the
pieces -- confetti caught up
in gravity dodging wind.


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His Grace

Up high upon clouds
The king of this world resides
Looking down on us

Maybe He’s dissatisfied
Yet, He still embraces us

Judges, yet forgives
He is a just, loving God
Sharing precious gifts

We may hurt Him immensely
Yet, He never turns His back


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My Road to Glory

                                        Heaven waits for me
                                     I must be better for Him
                                        Before my entrance

                             He’ll then request my presence
                                 At the entrance to the Gates