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Summer storm flooding in city cemetery, bodies on the move. Author's Note: Some readers were confused over the last line. So I changed the title and the last line to make the Haiku more clear. Originally it ;was (bodies by a box) And the title was (Mail Delivery) After the cemetery was flooded, in my mind, I saw God guiding those floating bodies to their loved one's homes, to once more be reunited with them, and for their reburial.

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Date: 11/21/2014 10:25:00 AM
Most unexpected haiku. " bodies by a box". Box safe haven for bodies? Great write,Darlene. Love XXXXX RAJAT
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Darlene Gifford
Date: 11/21/2014 10:33:00 AM
Thank you, Rajat. The box I mentioned is a mailbox. I hope that was clear? The coffins had floated down to people's mail boxes. Thanks for reading. Blessings, Darlene
Date: 11/20/2014 11:55:00 AM
- Really great haiku Darlene ! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
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Darlene Gifford
Date: 11/20/2014 4:04:00 PM
Thank you, my concern was that it might be too graphic. I guess I was wrong! Thanks for reading it.
Date: 11/20/2014 11:28:00 AM
Excellent haiku Darlene! Very striking picture in my mind.:) Love and light! xxx D.
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Darlene Gifford
Date: 11/20/2014 4:14:00 PM
Thanks, Dorian, It was a lot different from my normal posts and I glad you liked it. Another poet on line gave me the courage to post it. He said, "go for it" So I did.
Date: 11/20/2014 10:35:00 AM
Wow, that was unexpected -- what a vision. This is extremely clever -- nicely done.
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Darlene Gifford
Date: 11/20/2014 4:20:00 PM
Thank you, David, I like to use the element of surprise whenever I can. I'm glad you liked it.