In Course

In Course

rise up and be bright

for the day has not been planned

you are the helmsman

his is my entry for this weeks Haiku Poetry Challenge AIM and Guide.

There are details in the prompt on how to write a Haiku.

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Reigns

Reigns

deep love leads the heart

in an ever hopeful fate

melancholy reigns

his is my entry for this weeks Haiku Poetry Challenge DEEP and Woe.

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Free Flowing

Free Flowing

be slow as turtles

heed little the passing time

like twigs flowing free

Free Flowing Poem Image stars in dark sky.

This is my entry for this weeks Haiku Poetry Challenge REED and Turtle.

There are details in the prompt on how to write a Haiku.

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Empty Skies

Empty Skies

clouds roll, billowing

dreams once gripped with joyous heart

blown from vacant skies

 

This is my entry for this weeks Haiku Poetry Challenge BLEW and Skies.

There are details in the prompt on how to write a Haiku.

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The World Rolls

The World Rolls

the tide keeps rolling

steady through ages of time

empires rise and fall

 

This is my entry for this weeks Haiku Poetry Challenge ROLLING and Steady.

There are details in the prompt on how to write a Haiku.

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Painted Knees

Painted Knees

too many live their lives

denied knowing the green grass

stains the dreams of youth

 

This is my entry for this weeks Haiku Poetry Challenge GRASS and Stain.

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Dance of the Heart

Dance of the Heart

each night the heart breaks

not knowing what new day brings

dance like it’s your last

 

This is my entry for this weeks Haiku Poetry Challenge BREAK and Dance.

There are details in the prompt on how to write a Haiku.

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Head Spinning

Head Spinning

breaking out all day

cardboard flat on the sidewalk

dancing on my head

 

This is my entry for this weeks Haiku Poetry Challenge BREAK and Dance.

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Party Days.

Party Days

Eighteen years ago one month from today, the party started.

Cheeseburgers in Paradise and blew out a flip flop in the air.

Now at work, almost grown up, on the way to independence day.

This is my entry for this weeks Sijo Poetry Challenge with theme/inspiration of PARTY.

There are details in the prompt on how to write a Sijo, a syllable based poetry form similar to a haiku but originating in Korea.

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The Light Side – a poem

The Light Side

you light up my life

with inner beauty and smiles

life would be brighter

 

This is my entry for this weeks Haiku Poetry Challenge.

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Now I See

Now I See

I once saw through eyes tinted by past lives… my own and others.

Mistakes made from then till now… guiding hands toward a dark end.

No longer blind… free of mind… eyes now see the world in its true form.

This is my entry for this weeks Sijo Poetry Challenge with theme/inspiration of GROWING Reality.

There are details in the prompt on how to write a Sijo, a syllable based poetry form similar to a haiku but originating in Korea.

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Errs of the Sage – a poem

Errs of the Sage

wisdom comes with slips

of the heart, mind, and the soul

which guides your life’s way

 

This is my entry for this weeks Haiku Poetry Challenge of GUIDE and Slips.

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Break the Stays – a poem

Break the Stays

fight to rip apart

the cages and their masters

will not stop freedom

 

This is my entry for this weeks Haiku Poetry Challenge of DIVIDE and Rise.

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Hot Nights – a poem

Hot Nights

hot days and warm nights

steam the soul of man and beast

to obvious ends

 

This is my entry for this weeks Haiku Poetry Challenge of BEAST and Steam.

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Full Speed Ahead – a poem

Full Speed

Waiting to reach a number… thinking wisdom comes with age.

Surprised… discovering more mistakes and foolishness ahead.

What brings maturity and wisdom… surviving and embracing it all.

This is my entry for this weeks Sijo Poetry Challenge with theme/inspiration of GROWING UP/Mature.

There are details in the prompt on how to write a Sijo, a syllable based poetry form similar to a haiku but originating in Korea.

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The Nature of Things – a poem

The Nature of Things

the wild … what’s a king

when a queen is everything

what else is needed

 

This is my entry for this weeks Haiku Poetry Challenge of KING and Queen.

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If Only – a poem

If Only

To know then what I know now… what a difference it could have made.

The mistakes, the miss takes, the timid moments and the terrible.

What would today be if those long ago days had been golden.?

This is my entry for this weeks Sijo Poetry Challenge with theme/inspiration of HIGH SCHOOL.

There are details in the prompt on how to write a Sijo, a syllable based poetry form similar to a haiku but originating in Korea.

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The Winding Road – a poem

The Winding Road

peace… in open space

empty of straight lines to stray

the nature of man

 

This is my entry for this weeks Haiku Poetry Challenge of NATURE and Space.

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Why my poetry reads like it does.

Art imitates life. Well, usually that’s the other way around but for me and this blog… So, I thought I would give everyone a little bit of an explanation about how weird some of my poetry is lately. If you’ve been following the blog long enough you know that I pretty much write what’s going on, for the most part. Sometimes it could just be inspired by a song or the beat of a song. Lately it’s about life.

One thing I love about haiku is that with so few words you can have so many meanings. For me, the meaning of my poetry is pretty simple, but when I read them again I can see how they can be interpreted them other ways. I mean I like writing a poem that is so clear to me but can be something else to others and completely opposite to anything I thought of at first.

Life is crazy at the moment for me. I am having to exist to keep my mother eating and moving and living while at the same time trying to do the same for me who has been isolated from the world for almost nine years. I drive now, for the first time in that long. I do everything. Not complaining, although I really am complaining but I can because I know all of the stuff.

So, I say all of that to explain that my poetry starts out to be a positive and moving forward thing but may end up sounding a little negative. It’s just word selection and how I use those words. I like to throw a twist in there.

Expect some attempts at funny and randomness. I loved writing that way back when I started the blog. Expect some poetry that reads like songs. I can hear the beat even if you can’t, although I try to write the words in such a way that you might figure it out.

Keep reading!

 

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Wave Goodbye to Hello? – a poem

Wave Goodbye to Hello?

peaks fail… crash below

to bring power to release…

ride ebbs to their flows

 

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