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Three gifts from Heaven 
All priceless in their appeal
Yes.. Faith, Hope and Love
They descend on us like rain
And the greatest of these.. Love!

Contest: Regina's "Faith, Hope and Love Tanka"
Date: 8-27-14
Poet: Lyric Man

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a wrinkled grin
on grandfather's face -

seeing my future
etched deeply in those lines, 
I grin right back

March 1st, 2012

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Mantra in Mantle

They don’t walk to them
To beseech their shows of hands
They as a rule stay
On a raised dais and talk down
At their feet on crusade grounds

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A magic moment
along today’s ardent street
the application
old folk holding hands pass by...
many issues spring to mind.

Copyright Harry J Horsman 2011

For Francine Roberts Wow me in 5 lines contest.  

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The discussion point—
I Be, I Am, I Exist.
Being is presence.
	 Philosophers Rejoice, Yes . . . 
The mortal plane is confirmed!

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

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The crowd is untrue

The crowd is untrue,
Thus the need to stand aloof,
...Honestly be friends
With an honest few, is right.
Aye, the key to the victory.

Cower not under
The impulse of consumerism,
Since you aren't a beast.
Thus, to set things as always,
Means giving the best in you.

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Give and Take

There comes a moment
when at the crossroads of life...
a need of poetry,
an encompass of one’s self
to give of and to receive.

© Harry J Horsman 2012    

1st Nov 2012

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-Folly in Grin-

Sleeping troubadour
Ask his ink why he slumber
Or his papyrus
Words they themselves would forget
Since their lord is indisposed

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Yellow leaves

Yellow leaves falling
into the lake. Its surface
caressed by the breeze.

My thoughts hop from leaf to leaf 
cleaving the breeze up to the Sun.

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The Prisoner

Mansion of body
Adorable abode of soul
Converts into prison
By the cruel hands
Of passing time

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Howlin' Wolf

inhales in shadows
takes inspiration from gloom
moonlight penetrates
creates an old fashion song
simply called singing the blues

20th Oct  2012 

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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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A Spark of Positivity

Fear of ignorance
that which one can escape from...
a lone candle light
in the bowel of darkness
leads to the sunshine of life.

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Devils Within

“It's a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways ” – Siddhartha Buddha

Our friends we follow willingly and happily enemies we scorn but we of conscience know best our devils come from within Listen, be aware there’s a right path and a wrong refuse to give in heavenly voices guide us to eternal salvation

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The Slaves Tanka

Of what use is time
If it’s consumed by passion
Servicing others
Servitude that drowns your dream
While you toil and save and pay

©david byrne March 2012

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                                                An intricate maze
                                         Life is a big question mark
                                                 Intriguing story
                                         Complex plot, full of drama
                                          Me performing unawares

For Skat's contest...

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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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If to have given
a fragment of me to you
a piece for us both
to build a life’s foundation,
then who indeed to tempt fate.

© Harry J Horsman 2013     

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The Color Green

Shining in envy
Propelling from sickness held
All Nature carries
Guarding Irish traditions
We take this color lightly 

written on


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A Secular Battle Cry

all is relative.
all should like to be a part
of this family.
absolutes just exist in
the mind of the creator.

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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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Leader of the Orchestra

Elusive  prophet
while the bearer of good news
sings with the Angels
then flirts with society...
indistinct the conductor.

© Harry J Horsman 2012        

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Do You Want to See?

See oh psychic eye
Reveal to me this future
Shrouded in secrets
Oh Whisper fortuneteller
Of this paranormal show.

Silence psychic eye
Reveal nothing more of this 
Of worlds unspoken
Such wisdom requires time
I’m not sure I want to know.

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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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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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Apocalyptic Now

The way is not seen
The blinding lights are heavy
Covering my eyes 
Long lines of saints and sinners
This world is nearing an end

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clustered sweet stars cling
fleetingly  pink  white  beauties
fragrant umbrellas
billowing warm pink blizzards
floating down gently on streams


*Sakura:Japanese Cherry Blossoms

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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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Eternal wisdom 
wound into the very threads 
of Life's tapestry. 

No human flame can burn a-
way this underlying truth.

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On His Watch

the Master Sentry 
patrols the place we call home
with hallowed armor
our homeland's defense as well
demands a grasp of His Sword.