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kids use toy guns

kids use toy guns
to wage make-believe war -
a soldier looks on










February 18th, 2012

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  1. Date: 7/7/2012 6:36:00 PM
    sad.... S.Ivy D

  1. Date: 4/1/2012 7:06:00 PM
    Props for this one Son....U ON the 1's n' 2's with this Dope High-KOO! 420 ~hey...CAPTCHA reads SR22....is that a DUI Sign of the times!

  1. Date: 3/26/2012 3:48:00 PM
    So what do you see as the differnce IF there is any between the labels western/modern/contemporary haiku? let me know okies?

  1. Date: 2/29/2012 11:34:00 AM
    Nice effect on the switch Chris. If only it all was make believe. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 2/25/2012 11:05:00 PM
    oi.... i dare you,,i dare you... free verse...lol...

  1. Date: 2/25/2012 10:11:00 AM
    Such a stark moment. Congrats on your win, Chris! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 2/24/2012 5:32:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Charles' Haiku contest Chris. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/24/2012 4:45:00 AM
    One of the bests I have read so far here Chris.Very good juxtaposition.Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 2/23/2012 11:23:00 PM
    love the contrast, chris.. solid 'ku!.. happy congrats on your well--deserved, big win :) huggs

  1. Date: 2/23/2012 10:34:00 PM
    yes, I did everything on purpose for the effect, Chris. Thanks for noticing!!

  1. Date: 2/23/2012 8:52:00 PM
    Yours was one of the very best. A very interesting one to read. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 2/23/2012 8:03:00 PM
    I stand here "agape" at the splendor of this Haiku! ; ) For too many reasons this piece is awesome, Chris! Congratulations on your well deserved win! Ruben.

  1. Date: 2/23/2012 6:51:00 PM
    This may have been a cover for Time Magazine...or Life Magazine...One of my personal favorites of the contest. Multiple juxtapositions can be found in these 3 lines...Gwendolen

  1. Date: 2/23/2012 5:49:00 PM
    I see 2 juxtapositions hmmm maybe 3 youth versus age, innocence versus experience and a real warrior versus a play warrior? Good one Chris as you know I already thought that Congrad's Light & Love

  1. Date: 2/23/2012 5:30:00 PM
    As usual you came through for me again. Thanks for helping me put on a good contest.

  1. Date: 2/23/2012 5:58:00 AM
    Chris stunning haiku, sadly it's only make believe for so long..if for the contest, best of luck..David

  1. Date: 2/21/2012 7:32:00 PM
    AWesome, Chris. just how to do a thinking man's haiku. I saw Deb got really inspired by it too!!

  1. Date: 2/21/2012 2:07:00 PM
    new ballistic missile radar site just opening in St. peterburg [the russia write!] say they could catch a butterfly it's so sensitive! Ahh the sensitive Russians! L & L

  1. Date: 2/21/2012 12:26:00 PM
    haha! Thanks for the laugh... believe it or not, you are the first one to do that play on words on my current name, lol. Oops, sorry got sidetracked...ok as for your haiku, I really liked how you put in the irony here--is this for Charles' contest? Somehow this sort of reminds me of a Norman Rockwell painting in a weird alternate universe kind of way...

  1. Date: 2/21/2012 11:24:00 AM
    I abhor violence and yet I feel if one MUST be violent one should be made to FEEL the gorific horror of it and not let murder and kiling be sanitized...drop a bomb and fly..the victim is no less a vvictim whether he/she is the killed or the killer and dead is dead

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