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.

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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.

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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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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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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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Light From The Valley – A poem.

Light From The Valley

Glistening blue eyes

misted view of new worlds

from sun’s set to rise


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A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of BLUE(s) and World.

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Love Without Fear – A poem.

Love Without Fear

Carry a loved heart

through the colored leaves of three

never let love be


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A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of COLOR(ed/s) & Three.

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Crunching Foliage – An Autumn poem.

Crunching Foliage

Festive days of fall

leaves in mounds for kids to pound

in crunching delight


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A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of LEAF(leaves) & Mound(s).

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Never Ending You – a poem.

Never Ending You

My mind is crowded

Filled by hours thinking of you

my days—nights are long.


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A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of CROWD(s) and Hour(s).

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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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Where the Wind Blows – a poem.

Where the Wind Blows

the bird feathers on

a journey set by the wind’s blow,

is the simplest path

 


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A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of BIRD and Blow.

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Honing with Pain – a poem.

Honing with Pain

the truth has sharp teeth,

biting through the deepest pain,

life heals what life kills

 


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A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of BITE and Teeth.

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NEVER GIVE UP – A poem.

NEVER GIVE UP

This simple man waits in worry,
through mind-fields of love notes not wrote,
in lakes of heartache where hopes float,
and life hangs back in a hurry.
Watching signs till eyes are blurry.
Each one reads to yield or to stop.
Time’s winning as grains of sand drop,
but dreams continue on with care.
I’ll keep loving this crone so rare,
and breathing till I reach her stop.


How to write an Espinela or Décima poem.

My entry for this week’s Décima Poetry Challenge NO. 42 CARE.


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Release Me – a poem.

Release Me

one glimmer of hope

breaking fear’s icy cold hold,

tired souls are set free

 


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A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of FROST and Glint.

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Warm Me – a poem.

Warm Me

choked breaths chill to frost

as her cold heart claims my core

a glint of light breaks

 


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A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of FROST and Glint.

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Surf – a poem.

Surf
by Ronovan Hester

No peaks, valleys, or destination points.
Never was a road map pointing the way.
No guarantees the fall will eventually end.
The trek back to the top not blazed or marked. Lost. Alone.
Unique in your success, and one more number in the failures.

Dreams ride the random undulating waves.
The crests unstable and never solid for long.
The high only lasts a moment before the crash.
The climax ends in a churning trough of descent, expected, unknown.
To climb this mountain your vision is vast and wide, planning, and watching.

Carried by the past dashed dreams of others,
and the burning saltiness of millennia of failures.
Just one unbalanced breath, and your ride in peril.
And your next, you slip, not along rough terrain to the bottom of dirt and stone.
But down the wall of see-through glass, life on the other side. Predators of players?

Or the dramatic plunge, less graceful than chaos.
Watching the greeting sun reflecting surface below.
Chest raw from the impact through the vanishing hopes.
Pushing through, chin, knees, shins, scrapped with sandpaper of pulverized dead things.
Bloodied and bruised, but not the end, tumbling over and over, gasping for breath. Dying?

Your limp body washes up on the sand, choking.
You join the other eons of unrecognizable rejects.
No one to help. No roadside assistance. No guardian.
People walking along, heads down, looking for empty shells, and finding you.
But you’re not enough, not quite dead enough, you stink of fresh disappointment.

Their heads refuse to look out to the horizon,
never seeing the sun-soaked crests of possibilities.
None of those tumbles, those survivors, or those joys.
They always walk safely on dry sand, toes dry, just out of reach of adventure.
The chance, the opportunity, of living. Heads not in the sand but forever bowed.

Lives only change with empty shells of the living.
Polished with time to the point they all look the same,
yet the wary keep up their search for the next perfect vessel.
Only inches away, a vibrant and exciting life calls with a roar they no longer hear.
But you’ve survived, and you tremble to your battered and pain-filled knees, again.

You stand, turn to that uncharted, desired filled world.
Wading in up to your chest, deep in the sting of the past.
Now dive and swim to fight the tide, or others will drag you.
They’ll help you along or drown you with their own failures, sinking before they’ve crested,
back to those footprints in the sand, now another empty shell to add to their dead collection.

Turn, wade, dive, scan the playing field, and wait for the swell.
Each fall, each ripped open chest and scrapped chin, battle scars.
No success without trying, nor without appreciated amounts of failure.
With each toe that leaves the sand behind, it dips into the salty dreams of ancient warriors.
You learn to descend from those crests in control, with less in chaos. With more success than not.


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Life’s Needs – a poem.

Life’s Needs

red velvet petals

release needed enchantment,

on this simple man

 


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A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of RELEASE and Simple.

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