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The Best Senryu Poems

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Love Is Free


      a puppet dances

   to its own merry tune

    no strings attached

----------------------------
[Inspired by Jan Allison’s 
      poem “Love is Bind”]



Copyright © Paul Callus | Year Posted 2015

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Always Together

Two peas in a pod
One still on Earth, One with God
Together Always
Inspired By Nathan Leccese"s Contest "Two Peas In A Pod"
                        3rd Place


Copyright © HGarvey Daniel Esquire | Year Posted 2009

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Existence

awkwardly I dance
because I have two left feet
hard to find partner

I watch you dancing
it seems you have two right feet
let us share some shoes

will you follow me
for if we move together
dance will have purpose

you move fluidly
my feet provide the structure 
made for each other

no limitations 
with artistry and purpose
we dance with the stars

life is not boring
we live within the rhythm 
music from heaven

God is our maestro
leading us to forever
in death we won't part


Copyright © Richard Lamoureux | Year Posted 2015

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Masterpiece

Masterpiece

 By James Marshall Goff





picture 

                    our planet


                                        framed in


                                                    ~LOVE~LOVE~
                                                    L                  L
                                                    O      our      O 
                                                    V    planet     V
                                                    E                  E
                                                    ~LOVE~LOVE~


Copyright © James Marshall Goff | Year Posted 2009

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Borrowed Sweetness

'


                                      the woman next door
                                      asked for a cup of sugar
                                      shoes and socks on floor




(Hai's Challenge)


Copyright © Ruben O. | Year Posted 2009

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Awaken

.








                        shower curtain’s hiss
                        wakes me up, wakes us up
                        king size tent waits






.


Copyright © Ruben O. | Year Posted 2009

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carved on a willow

carved on a willow
our love growing out of reach


Copyright © Rickie Elpusan | Year Posted 2005

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DRUNKEN MOON

~ Injustice Moon Among Us ~


deeper than twilight
the moon to moon afterglow
a wave crush the mood
***
Stereotype motion
Two face under water 
Human injury 


(Senryu of Being Misjudged)


Copyright © Poet Destroyer A | Year Posted 2015

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Terrorism knows no Geography

hate knows no limits
Boston or Beirut Bombings
innocent ones die

in Paris or Pakistan
atrocities unlabeled
innocent ones die

Baghdad or Berlin
Lives should have the same value
innocent ones die

innocent ones die
religion or politics~~~
extremism kills

Terrorism reigns
the world is no longer safe
innocent ones die

say a prayer for all
terror plays no favorites
innocent ones die

Eileen


Copyright © Eileen Manassian | Year Posted 2015

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My Simple Valentine Story

dancing clumsily - shy blue cowboy eyes smiling. . . . he swept me away marriage fast foreknown - no proposal from his lips. . . . just lots of kisses my man of few words tells me, “I’ll always love you”. . . . few words are true words
For the The Story of Valentine Poetry Contest of Olajide Adelana


Copyright © Andrea Dietrich | Year Posted 2011

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The Voice



                                            emotion and tears

                                        the voice of a rising star

                                         time stops in its tracks


-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 To those who love classical. On hearing this 15 year old sing. 
                    Her name is Sislena Caparossa. Listen to her on this link:

http://www.lavozdegalicia.es/video/informacion/2013/05/13/canta-sislena-ganadora-tu-vales/00311368437203459593206.htm


Copyright © Paul Callus | Year Posted 2014

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Bowing Out

       another star spent

 empty spot upon the stage

   when the spotlight fades


--------------------------------
Author: Paul Callus ~ Apr'15
Contest: Get Your Senryu On
     Sponsor: Judy Konos
            Placed: 1st


Copyright © Paul Callus | Year Posted 2015

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LOVE IS BIND

poor puppet dances to the tune of her master - he’s pulling her strings! Jan Allison 9th April 2015 Contest: - Judy Konos Get Your Senryu On ~awarded 1st place~


Copyright © JAN ALLISON | Year Posted 2015

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the first thanksgiving

steal their land
then dine with them....
no reservations needed













**for Chris Aechtner's Yet Another Senryu contest


Copyright © Deb Wilson | Year Posted 2010

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You Choose Amnesia

you choose amnesia
self inflicted malady
I am the healer

term of endearment
now given to another
you try to forget

my fragrance lingers
love fights for recognition
sweet awakening

Eileen Manassian


Copyright © Eileen Manassian | Year Posted 2015

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Murmuring Softly

.

                                                          Mysterious song
                                                                     .    
               
                                                Softly sung by mourning doves
                                                                      .
 
                                                     Soothes my aching soul



Copyright © Laurie Ginn | Year Posted 2009

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My maa touches my poems

My aged mother she can't understand English... feels my poems by touch she touches the words her frail fingers caressing... smile in wrinkled face 'write a poem for me'-- 'all the poems are yours my maa... your grandchildren' **My 100th poem here for someone so SPECIAL © 2011 kashinath karmakar (12th May 2011) ================================= Placement:10th ;(June 2011) Contest:My most Inspirational Poem Sponsor:Poet Destroyer


Copyright © kash poet | Year Posted 2011

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Life's Greatest Anguish

                                       life's greatest anguish:
                                  passion felt yet unexpressed
                                        harrowing hunger


   love in confinement
   a required sacrifice
desire in f^l^a^m^e^s

                                                                        cravings and longings
                                                                    consume the tormented heart
                                               there 
                                                 is 
                                                no 
                                              respite

                                                  
                                          Jade Celeste


Copyright © Eileen Manassian | Year Posted 2015

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You May Not Agree

Oh the cock may crow
but hens deliver the goods...
more to life than sex.

© Harry J Horsman 2013  


Copyright © harry horsman | Year Posted 2013

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Euphoria

                                       turning point in life
                                       eternal satisfaction
                                            fuel euphoria

 
2/14/2015


Copyright © Eve Roper | Year Posted 2015

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CRYING WITH HAPPINESS

tears roll down her face yet she grins from ear to ear - extreme emotions 27th March 2015


Copyright © JAN ALLISON | Year Posted 2015

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in my red dream


a red butterfly
stirred me from my crimson sheets-
                           kissed my scarlet lips


_____________________
March 2, 2016


Senryu

For the contest, United Colours: Red
sponsor, Silent One

Second Place


Copyright © Broken Wings | Year Posted 2016

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His Heart - My Gem

the line to his heart intricate and delicate a jewel I found...


Copyright © Wilma Neels | Year Posted 2010

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Verlorene Tage/ Lost Days/ Días Perdidos

Tage verlieren sich
Im Nichts der vergehenden Zeit
Wie einsames Herbstlaub



Days vanish in oblivion
In nowhere of the passing time
Like solitary autumn foliage



Días se caen en olvido
En la nada del tiempo pasando
Como hojas solitarias de otoño


Copyright © Gert W. Knop | Year Posted 2010

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Strings Attached

              a gaze felt softly
     pulling on wistful heartstrings…
           your puppeteer eyes

               -16 Dec 2014-


Copyright © david mohn | Year Posted 2014