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Twilight by Konos, Judy
PAID IN KIND by Guyler, Ian
Be quiet by Wigley, Viv
When Tears Don't Fall by Lindsey, Catie
RED EYE TO TIREDSVILLE for Contest by Guyler, Ian
Quasimodo by Halliday, Mark J.
Lava Lamp by Trevi , Chase
A Final Thought by Heemstra, Robert
THE COWS DUNG GOOD by Guyler, Ian
crosses in your eyes by Dietrich, Andrea

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Love Is Free


      a puppet dances

   to its own merry tune

    no strings attached

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

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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

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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)

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Deflated

                     Feeling deflated
            Needing a breath of fresh air
                 Come and pump me up







Pd's Contest
8/15/2014

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The Voice



                                            emotion and tears

                                        the voice of a rising star

                                         time stops in its tracks


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                 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

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The Cherry Kiss

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                                           Closer closer now
                                  Just a touch to the lips dear
                                          Cherry flavor kiss

                                          A little touch love
                                   Delightful fruit 'on tongue
                                           Cherry favorite

For the contest:
A Fruit Kiss

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Borrowed Sweetness

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




(Hai's Challenge)

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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~

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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~

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Awaken

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






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carved on a willow

carved on a willow
our love growing out of reach

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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

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Euphoria

                                       Turning point in life
                                       Eternal satisfaction
                                            Fuel euphoria

By: Eve Roper
2/14/2015

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Bowing Out

       another star spent

 empty spot upon the stage

   when the spotlight fades


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

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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

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CRYING WITH HAPPINESS

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

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Strings Attached

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


              Puppets Contest
               -16 Dec 2014-

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solicitation

lady of the night
performs tricks in an alley....
father taught her well

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Ode to Sake from Noritake

invert & impassive,

moon reflective like.. shadow"

taste blossom; copper chablis..

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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

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Enlightenment

Seek Life after life
Illusive task to obtain
Beyond doubts and fall

Start and end dramas 
Decipher complexities
Found partial answers 

Paradigm issues
Confusion overrate quest
Esteem falters wit

Stand mindful actions
Stuck within clearer pathways
A stretch still needed

Persistent conscience
Always craved enlightenment
Recall life purpose.

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Riding A Unicorn





A virginal ride

Holding the mane of a myth

Through fantasy clouds

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East Jesus

Picture 1	the message is sent
		loud and clear to the four winds
		nobody listens

Picture 2	the whirlwind roars past
                leaving in its wake havoc
                and broken spirits

Picture 4	drinking to old age 
                drowning memories in wine 
                that has gone sour

Picture 5	racing against time
                in youthful exuberance 
		life turns to ruins

Picture 7	sought eternal fame
		now, imprisoned in stardom
		she pleads for freedom


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Contest: East Jesus
Sponsor: Roy Jerden
Placed: 6th


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Mirror

Looking from within
      Old shell feeling tired and thin
            Old soul face old sins.











*Inspired by recent readings of Old Soul poetry


Kim Patrice Nunez
February 09, 2015

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SADNESS

tears freely flowing waterfall of emotions pooling my sorrow 8th January 2015