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Day of Reckoning

Above bleak pastures, A cobalt coliseum: Warriors are unleashed. · Aggressive brave clouds, Battle for the dominance: Vanquishment is vague. · Conquest of power, Clash of divine elements: Battle in the sky. · Sun and clouds collide, On a battlefield landscape: The land prays for reign. · The golden swords pierce, As injured clouds hemorrhage: Pelting the pastures. · With sharp swords of light. The golden gladiator: Obtains victory.

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My Saddest Day

I had to leave him

at the adoption drop-off

of the place I’d entrusted

with his safe-keeping. . .

    his mournful howl followed me

    as I exited the door


9/20/14
For the Choka Contest of Dr. Ram Mehta
Form: 5/7/7/5/7/7

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Ocean Waves

In perfect rhythm
A gently flowing ballad
Perfect melody

Tugging at my heart
Softly lifting my spirit
Tickling my senses

A song of beauty
Calling to the universe
To maintain all life

Everlasting tune
Beckoning for all to see
Shimmering with hope


Singing out for peace
In harmony with the wind
Conducted by God



Copyright © 2009   Lena “Lolita” Townsend

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Acid Rain

*/·) */ ·| */ · \ *(_·_) .| · | .| · | .| · | .| · | .| · | .| · | /#|_.| · | /\ (##(_| · |,_))) \###| · | /&/ \##)&__&&( )##&__&&\ /#|&&&___.&\\ (##\_&&&_'._)| \ ######## // "+,_____,+" Psychedelic notes, Strummed with creative wonder: From a lonely soul. · Music for the world, Crying guitar solos hum: Raining energy. · While his audience, Awaited the finale: Burning his guitar. ____________________ Inspired by Jimi Hendrix

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TEMPLES OF ANGKOR WAT



sari of morn floats
draping temples with rumdul,
as Angkor Wat breathes its glow
to flame coned incense;
and in the still of homage
pilgrims wander with their gods.



Angkor Vat, Cambodia
Rumdul---national flower

Dr. Ram's Choka Me Contest
by nette onclaud

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Hail

The darkness seeps wet
stains on tissues of regret
inked pores secrete rain.
A blurred dust of pain
edging storm clouds all absorb
the hail of the Lord.

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God's Promises

He pours out a world Fresh colors and blazing suns Emerald landscapes Seas of blue and green All of God’s promises drift Across my mind’s eye
Choka Me - Poetry Contest Sponsored by: Dr.Ram Mehta

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old gnarled bench - choka contest

a large old gnarled bench
by a much older gnarled tree
where the old men sit to dream
of happy boyhoods
love was foremost in their  minds
now keeping awake is hard

5-7-7-5-7-7

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Blame It On the Moon

I dare you to say,
"It's because of the full moon."
My heart is not made of iron.
No magnetism 
Pulls me like the ocean's tide,
Holding me here by your side.

Instead, please tell me
That our hearts will beat as one
Regardless of the moon or sun.
Say that you'll be here
When we become old and gray...
Then, say the moon made us that way.


Ray Dillard   10-13-11

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Moonlight On The Ward

Midnight. This white ward drifts softly through chalked moonbeams shifting walls argent to cream, sifting sterile halls. Full moon fingers reach within touching each silvered sheet-shroud. Jaded nurses drowse, vials drip crystalline hope elixirs into sick veins, bedside water jugs shimmer with ivory pearls, glimmer-gentle light soothes pain. Shades of frailty flit, whisperings of the once-well; escapees from harsh daylight's hot taunts of the sun. Reality receding, moonlight kinder to dreaming. Caught between two worlds, health and no-way-out unhealth; fear smoothed by the balm of calm. Lustrous illusions, in this vault of dream we wait for morning's impending fate.

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Unconditional

No need to pretend
She had seen me at my best
and my very worst
"So what?" She would say
"Don't you know that I love you?"
and then she would smile...



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The Day I Saw the Earth Move

I watched a sunset
on the beach at the ocean
The sun touched the horizon
one quarter, one half
Bright, blazing red-orange clouds
Almost down; the sky now pink
when I realized
I was really observing
our mighty planet spinning
My mind blew gently
in the eternal present
the day I saw the earth move

The rotation speed of the earth is 1,038 mph at the equator
By: tryerson


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Paper Heart

I love how you dance
Pirouette across my page
Delicately take my hand
Glide into my soul
Gravity cannot hold you
Neither can this paper heart


For Dr. Rams Choka contest.

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Storm Climax

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My closed eyes can see
Lines and rows of running rain
A rainbow of sounds

On roof, leaves, and ground
Song of rain falls everywhere
A restful white noise

Unseen lightning brings
A roar to mate land in heat
Primal shiver-sin

Reverberant sound
Sky has been ripped and shakes
Waves of noise collide

Furious moans fade 
Thunder’s ecstasy’s over
An exhaust lover

Tomorrow morning
Bliss of children will splash sky
Puddles of heaven




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Choka Me And I Will Choka You


in a forest...bare we lay warm on living soil inhale the flesh scented night exhale...trading breaths under a manicured moon nature plays love's binding song
Maurice Yvonne September 25 2014 Contest: Choka Me Sponsor: Dr. Ram Metha

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Carried by the Wind

An ascending seed, A ball of life wandering, Floating through the air. * Floating through the air, In search for its’ field of dreams; Whispers to the earth. * Whispers to the earth, It’s story awaits to spring; Searching for soft soil. * Searching for soft soil; Waiting for climate and light; On the hardened earth. * On the hardened earth, Anticipating its’ birth; A gust comes again. * A gust comes again, With unsuccessful attempts; Carried by the wind.

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Awaiting Dawn

The heat of today, Shall vanish, as the day ends; Coolness shall return. · Coolness shall return, On shoulders of tomorrow: While night exhales dawn. · While night exhales dawn, Breath on invisible wings; Discharges fresh air. · Discharges fresh air, The lungs of the forest breathes; Scorching regions praise. · Scorching regions praise, The arrival of coolness, Their faith awaits dawn.

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Lunar Beams Riding the Waves

Moon beams in distance. Carried by glittering waves, Reflecting an ageless tide! Rays of moonlight fall, Caressing, soothing, calming, Man's broken, weary hard heart! He stands in the sand Moonbeams touching his shoulder One giant step for mankind! The moon is falling, from the sky coming down fast! Can the mighty ocean last? Surf's up came the cry, Many feet come running by, Can we catch that last big wave?

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Pollinator

Black and yellow bands
my flight in the summer breeze
enjoying the job

Strongly attracted
your corolla's depth and width
and sweet scent nectar 

Through tender skilled sips 
slowly brushing your pistil 
to forget-me-not

In my body hairs
will remain your sinful dust
always open bloom

You'll be another's 
as you've been before I come
while Sun shines your treat

Bumbling through the air
still tasting the fleeting trance
I will think of you


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Fragile

He Counts his Pennies,

Emptiness Exhumes his Eyes,

Life's Stuck in His Throat

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Death Is Too Easy,

Tie Your Rope Around The Tree,

Fall 'Till The Slack Stops

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The Rope doesn't Reach,

It Falls Short of it's Marker,

Back where he started.

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Time to Move On -

if she permitted
i would have curled in a ball
in a dark closet somewhere
and wept my whole life
“too many tears are too much“
“grief is a bottomless pit”....

i read a MAAD book
that lectured me on coping
with a loved one lost
of an only son
‘lean into it’ they advised
i learned not to lean

i learned my lesson
the lesson was not to lean
on anyone but myself
and my late lost wife
i knelt face down on his rug
she came and knelt over me
when we heard the news
the news of our worst nightmare
our nightmare come true
six months of eternity
so it seemed----she knelt once more:
“it’s time to move on”...

(to this day i’ve not heeded
her advice twelve years after)


Submitted for: Anthony Slausen’s 'Moving On’ contest

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Comments By the Sonnet Queen of the Soup:

she’s a faithful friend
a mentor, a confidant
a trusted teacher
of poetry forms
loyal, loving me for me
with no conditions...

on one occasion
she set aside precious time
to study ALL of my work
yep, from first to last
offering her opinions
on what she thought were my best...

she loathes the lazy
practice of copy/pasting
bland, boring comments
or: ‘Nice work! Love it! Great write!’
(short but not so very sweet)
enough already!

she’s funny and fun
honorable and honest
sometimes brutally...
(she knows I need it)
confidence sans cockiness
now THAT’S a lady...
 
Proudly submitted for: Jack Horne’s ‘Comments’ contest

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Solar power

behind darkest clouds
the moon accompanied stars
limitless lost light
until the sunset
in a heavenly blue sky
colored a new day

Written for "Choka Me - Poetry Contest
Sponsor	Dr.Ram Mehta
by Elly wouterse
(Choka 5 7 5 5 7 5)

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Lover of My Soul

In the silent room,
where I come to sup with God,
the world cannot enter in.
There, He feeds my soul
beside pools of still water.
He has not forsaken me.
He's my daily bread,
the Beloved of my soul;
in silence, I await Him.
Patient, is my Lord,
forever calling to me
whispers of love to my soul.
I'm just one lost lamb,
undeserving of such light,
oh, Beloved of my soul.
What young soul is this,
that stumbling, I found Him;
and He treats me like His own?


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Grandpa's Prayer Chair

Grandpa’s chair still there

though stables are empty now

ghostly echoes of neighing

still hear Gramps praying

“Please, Lord, let me keep my farm”

blessings bestowed on our clan




*Entry for Rick’s “Chair in Shadowed Room” contest