Hail the King – A poem.

Hail the King

The king… found to be innocent.
Not one shred of evidence found.
The poor man mocked into the ground.
His death by greed, no accident.
The man besieged begins descent,
no sleep, no love, no calls he’s true,
but rather of he’s down, he’s through.
Forced to flee to distant lands,
led to death by charlatan hands.
Too late justice , what does it do?


How to write an Espinela or Décima poem.

My entry for this week’s Décima Poetry Challenge NO. 55 (GROUND).


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Ending to Begin – a poem.

Ending to Begin

such sad but blessed sight

the end of a star filled night

brings the thrills of day

Sunrise over a desert with stars in the sky


How to Write a Haiku in English Form

A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of SAD and Thrill.

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Distance – a poem.

Distance

this darkened world knows

my sadness resides afar

my life’s only thrill

 


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A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of SAD and Thrill.

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Thrills of Life – a poem.

Thrills of Life

nature thrills at life

none but man thrills at sadness

of natures lost life

 

https://www.worldwildlife.org/ (At one time I was a supervisor for the company that took membership calls for the World Wildlife Fund WWF which is what this is. The wrestling organization of WWF, now WWE, was sued to stop using the WWF moniker. Oddly we also sold the wrestling company’s merchandise. I had to take over a call and pretend to be the Macho Man Randy Savage by imitating his voice, which I wasn’t allowed to do but it was a Saturday and it was for a small child.)

I’m not endorsing an organization but the above is one place to start, although I can’t say where the donation money goes.

There are two documentaries on Netflix in America right now and they are both great: (I have a soft spot for gorillas and elephants.)

VIRUNGA is about a UN World Heritage park in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo whose rangers fight to protect1/3 of the world’s wild mountain gorilla population.  Not only poachers are a problem but war and natural resource corporations want inside the park. This is unlike other documentaries on poaching I’ve seen.

GARDENERS OF EDEN is about a an orphan elephant rescue and wildlife rehabilitation program in Kenya. It was founded in 1977 by Dame Daphne Sheldrick to honor her late husband, David Sheldrick. It’s graphic and you see two sides of the elephant poaching story or rather three sides. The Sheldrick side, the vicious poacher side, and the local people side.


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A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of SAD and Thrill.

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Comfy Clothes – a poem.

Comfy Clothes

I mourn this orb form

stretching fabrics of my life,

mourning their frayed forms


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A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of FORM and Mourn.

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Our Demise? – a poem.

Our Demise?

mourn the coming end

to earth in throes of passion,

form a saving isle


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A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of FORM and Mourn.

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Pacing to Victory – A poem.

Pacing to Victory

Branches formed millennia past,
meant to divide but not in hate,
simply to stay a bloated fate.
Ignorance cause the blind to last.

Forging a road won’t be done fast,
not by force of arms, your lost face,
revenge ending in a lost chase.
Change comes through thought, grit, and patience,
not from those without commonsense.
This is no sprint… but a mixed race.


How to write an Espinela or Décima poem.

My entry for this week’s Décima Poetry Challenge NO. 53 (CHASE).


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The Elopement – a poem.

The Elopement

swift sparkling fair gay

the beck pours from its sedate course

shaped into veiled arms

 

 

For those afraid to use the word gay as it was originally defined, okay, but know here I do and it means happy.

rushin stream wih water falls image

How to Write a Haiku in English Form

A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of BRANCH and Swift.

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Tiny Thriller – a poem.

Tiny Thriller

fleas please on trapeze

entertaining the hairy beasts

makes the mangy sneeze

 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flea_circus

Flea circus - Wikipedia

How to Write a Haiku in English Form

A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of FLEAS and Sneeze.

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Humanity’s Awakening – A poem.

Humanity’s Awakening

The state of things have human cause:
air that brings to us labored breath,
disease that brings us grievous death,
and famine from selfish jaws

To save ourselves we’re forced by laws:
learning to live in simpler ways,
ignoring the latest day’s craze.
Common sense needs to take control,
the mind of each comfortable soul,
and heed nature’s warnings always.

 

 

Desertification Causes Starvation and Deaths in Africa


How to write an Espinela or Décima poem.

My entry for this week’s Décima Poetry Challenge NO. 51 (CAUSE).


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Sounding Alarms – a poem.

Sounding Alarms

mother earth erupts

warning her foolish children

to care and comfort

Rivers of lava destroy 600 homes on Hawaii's Big Island: mayor | ReutersLava destroys homes in the Kapoho area, east of Pahoa, during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, U.S., June 5, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

 


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A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of COMFORT and Erupt.

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Spring Breaks the Heart – A poem.

Spring Breaks the Heart

Swing and sway in the winds of change,
keep in time to heart’s imminent fray.
The air filled with spring’s sweet bouquet,
and love’s last fling a brief exchange.

These deep chest aches are not so strange,
nor daily sights of pain’s relief,
stealing the heart just as a thief.
Once more enter the fool’s cold dance,
wrapped in a mask of true romance.
Your guess this time of just how brief? 


How to write an Espinela or Décima poem.

My entry for this week’s Décima Poetry Challenge NO. 50 (DANCE).


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A Cub’s Call – a poem.

A Cub’s Call

a baby’s chirp sounds

across the savanna dusk

the cheetah races

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Photo by @saedgraficss Cheetah “Siligi” the mother of the seven cubs in Masai Mara in a Tender Moment, one of her cubs playing with his mother’s head and appreciating her nursery and protection. Planet Earth on Instagram


How to Write a Haiku in English Form

A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of CHIRP and Twilight.

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Twilight Serenade – a poem.

Twilight Serenade

music of the night

each chirp a different voice

out of the twilight


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A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of CHIRP and Twilight.

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Humanity – a poem.

Humanity

crisp ideas please

bring us near humanity

gently or harshly


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A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of CRISP and Ideas.

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A Turning of Mind – a poem.

A Turning of Mind

lies lay claim a cause

but praise, a chief comes forward,

to turn the mislead


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A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of FOOL and Head.

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A Twist of Hate – a poem.

A Twist of Hate

the fool’s head turns round

with a twist of ignorance

lies lay claim a cause


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A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of FOOL and Head.

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The Secret Place – a poem.

The Secret Place

seek hidden within

slash this pang of misery

still the barren beast


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A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of ACHE and Ease.

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Separate Ways, Same Destination – a poem.

Separate Ways, Same Destination

the fool does not see

there is ease in division

causing ache in all


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A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of ACHE and Ease.

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Chaotic Thoughts of Freedom – A poem.

Chaotic Thoughts of Freedom
Land of the living and the free,
with lips ziptied locked left and right?
Meanings formed in their own light’s sight.
Is this the home of liberty,
thoughts less of man than a bent knee?
We pick and choose the laws we like,
To hell with the rest, kill it… strike.
People’s tongues are tied up in k n o ts.
The First no longer calls the shots?
The US dies by high heeled spike.

 


How to write an Espinela or Décima poem.

My entry for this week’s Décima Poetry Challenge NO. 46 (K N O T).


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