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Skeleton Tree

skeletal remains                                     
ancestral tree  of life
portrait of ruin                                          

valley of dry bones
branches broken and scattered
generations lost

Breath of  life returned
deepened roots of faith grown strong
Epitaph of hope


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  1. Date: 9/4/2012 5:42:00 AM
    Where ya been, Miss Lori? A strong haiku series done with grace! Nice work. gwendolen

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    Date: 9/5/2012 3:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your kind comments!! I have not been on the soup for awhile because I have a medical problem from being in a car wreck about two years ago. I have something called RSD in both my left arm and leg. It is very painful and lately it has gotten worse. But I am determined not to become this things victim! I will be back soon!
  1. Date: 7/23/2012 7:54:00 AM
    Thank you for your kind words and sorry didn't answer right away but you see my health is just now returning thanks to the Lord, your poem is great and I truly liked it keep the pen flowing you are a blessing to the soup. God bless bob

  1. Date: 7/9/2012 7:38:00 PM
    intresting you should say "valley of dry bones"

  1. Date: 7/9/2012 10:15:00 AM
    Even from the ruins of life, there is always hope. Love the message and the haiku.

  1. Date: 7/5/2012 2:34:00 PM
    It ushers strong words of faith and rebirth, well done Lori, I enjoyed your wise words today, luv vie

  1. Date: 7/5/2012 8:00:00 AM
    Well done haiku series, Lori... Love the way the first two refer to death and dying and the last verse rings with hope and faith - Tim

  1. Date: 7/4/2012 4:52:00 PM
    Great idea for the contest..Reads like a winner to me..Good luck in the contest..Great subtle work about Faith and Hope..Thanks for stopping by..Sara

  1. Date: 7/4/2012 2:49:00 PM
    hope springs eturnal

  1. Date: 7/4/2012 2:43:00 PM
    Lori, very descriptive haiku, I like it..David

  1. Date: 7/4/2012 12:21:00 PM
    enjoyed your haiku this afternoon, and thanks for commenting on my memoir today, much apprecaited~Cindy

  1. Date: 7/4/2012 11:04:00 AM
    Great haiku...good luck in the contest.

  1. Date: 7/4/2012 10:36:00 AM
    hope springs eternal...love the reincarnation infusion...Joseph

  1. Date: 7/4/2012 10:26:00 AM
    Nice one..loved it...Goodluck! Jag

  1. Date: 7/4/2012 1:19:00 AM
    Very good haiku series here Lori.Enjoyed the read.

  1. Date: 7/3/2012 7:23:00 PM
    Going to be a chore judgeing this contest..this is another great one. BG

  1. Date: 7/3/2012 6:36:00 PM
    A wonderful trio of haiku, Lori. Best wishes in the contest. Love, Kim

  1. Date: 7/3/2012 5:05:00 PM
    Nice trio of descriptive haiku entries.