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  1. Date: 1/26/2014 11:36:00 AM

    Probably for the best you removed it, those Gunokus can be dangerous.

  1. Date: 1/16/2014 11:20:00 PM

    Glad we can get that off our chest Ruben, thank you... Really... I am not hurt or offended at all. It actually worked out pretty good. soup mail... PD

  1. Date: 1/16/2014 12:21:00 AM

    Are you ever going to replace these with the original posts?

  1. Date: 12/7/2013 1:41:00 PM

    soup mail in less than 5 minutes

  1. Date: 12/6/2013 8:07:00 PM

    Too sad...too true. Poignant to say the least. Wanted to say hi Ruben :)

  1. Date: 9/17/2013 6:07:00 PM

    O so chilling. But that.s the impact of it. SuZ

  1. Date: 8/6/2013 2:13:00 PM

    Love this one! I will add to my favorites -Patrick Farley IV

  1. Date: 7/28/2013 12:57:00 AM

    I clicked on this monoku(obviously). Chas just put up a blog about monoku. Where art though, Ruben? And why haven't you posted a new poem?(I bet you really love hearing those words lol).

  1. Date: 3/10/2013 1:57:00 PM

    Incendiary....thought provoking..... jimbo

  1. Date: 3/5/2013 3:00:00 AM

    Love the word play with the title, nice work.

  1. Date: 3/2/2013 7:41:00 AM

    Could not have said this any better. Right on!

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 8:11:00 PM

    Reminds me of Christopher Walken near the end of "The Deer Hunter". This one line could lead to several different outcomes.

  1. Date: 2/26/2013 4:37:00 PM

    Yes, this is how it often happens, Ruben. Congrats on your win. You said a lot with that one small line.

  1. Date: 2/26/2013 11:09:00 AM

    very realistic monoku..It happens many times. I watch T.V. before and the first news was this...sigh..a very powerful write my friend Ruben. Congratulations on your win. Hugs, maria :)

  1. Date: 2/26/2013 10:35:00 AM

    A chilling Monoku here Ruben!Congrats on the win.

  1. Date: 2/26/2013 10:28:00 AM

    Many congratulations on your number 1 Ex xx

  1. Date: 2/25/2013 11:43:00 PM

    Very chilling. Congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 2/25/2013 9:20:00 PM

    Ruben, I saw this one earlier and knew it would be here at the top. This on was custom fitted for your talents. You express feelings well in this written form. RAY

  1. Date: 2/25/2013 9:04:00 PM

    Ruben, Congratulations with your winning poem in Rix's "A "Gun"-o-ku " contest. Goodnight~ LINDA

  1. Date: 2/25/2013 8:51:00 PM

    Ruben! This is an excellent monoku that had a strong effect on me while judging my gun o ku contest...I literally couldn't go on and read any more that day....Thanks for surprising me like that! A hearty congrats to a wonderful write! I always appreciate reading your work! gwendolen

  1. Date: 2/19/2013 5:33:00 PM

    Hey, I was poking around, ya know me, poke poke, and I went to the poems link over there <-- So go to poems / haiku and then to the top of the page and then look at a link at the top "best haiku" I believe your poem is on the 2nd or 3rd page. I remember reading this long ago and frowning. LOL. This time I read it and beamed! Awesome and funny to find it there. hugs Cyndi

  1. Date: 2/13/2013 3:16:00 PM

    !!Astounding vision here, Ruben!! Frightening and so realisitic.... Always, Annalise

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 3:34:00 PM

    Hi Ruben yep that's right, it doesn't matter how many words per line ( min. 6) so whatever your line ends in the start of your next follows the sequence, glad you are having a go....David

  1. Date: 2/9/2013 5:19:00 AM

    Much said in a few words..Sad that this sort of think happens..Guns should be locked up and children should be taught about them under supervision, etc..Thanks for stopping by..Sara

  1. Date: 2/8/2013 5:37:00 PM

    yes yes, that was it. I just love Goya. He is modern yet someone whose work is understandable to me!

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 12:58:00 PM

    A powerful monoku. I have never been good at this extremely short form. I have a lot more words where that one came from - geology is a passion of mine.

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 12:12:00 PM

    I had and have two cousins play dead.

  1. Date: 2/4/2013 2:12:00 PM

    Ruben... short and powerful just like a gun, hope to see your name in my contest...David

  1. Date: 2/2/2013 6:35:00 PM

    That lil' boy was my nephew, if you remember Ruben, a few years back. I wrote a poem about him. I didn't write about the gun, yet I did mention in the write..."I hope that it did not hurt Brandon" Damn; I'm tearing up now. Such a powerful write here dear poet ! And ya knows me, I do love the terse writes ! Have a wonderful weekend my friend ! Much love, james

  1. Date: 1/30/2013 7:04:00 PM

    Bullies have their answer.