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Post by moonflower » Sun Apr 30, 2006 9:24 pm

<a name="#019">April, 2006</a>

wow..another month has raced by! :lol: in the haiku/short forum there were 72 postings for the month of April!..(count em'..72!!) :lol:..thats sooo great!!..thanks so much to all of you who visited here in April! :grin: ..its always hard choosing only a few pieces..this time it seemed even more difficult..the postings were all soooo good!..(many were faves bumped up from the back pages :grin: )..i wish they could all be highlighted, but these are the ones in the spotlight for April.. :lol:

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snapshot....written by thief of dreams

Feel the quick flick of pain
As the blade breaks the skin
Between shoulder blades
And a burning heart within

Breath paused for a heart beat
Lungs strain to fill
No use in closing eyes
Blindness can’t change what I feel

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active tense....written by rlnimages

without an active subject,
the predicate of love
founders
empty and fragmented,
unfulfilled
and
unrealized.

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memory....written by Eternum1

Let your memory
of me
be a feather
suspended
in air

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Nightwatcher....written by morgaine

She'll eat the smile of milllions
only the spirit of desire

Climb into the incubus eye
killing her flesh
the feminism

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The Active Life....written by Tom Watson

Sitting... and watching...
My eyes grow weary, head aches,
And... the callous grows.......

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Cycle of Life....written by Heinzs

We work today
to pay for yesterday
while tomorrow
is already spent.

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Creation....written by richie

on the eighth day
being all knowing
he pondered uneasily

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Split Second....written by Shane

Overwhelming silence...
Singular thoughts...
Senses spreading...
Forming complete,
soothing, contented stillness

Heaven-sent essence
bared within
the lost souls of time

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If You Love Someone...Set Them Free....written by GoddessErika

Once upon a time
We gave each other freedom-
Let go of our love
…And as the saying once said
That which is true has returned

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wildflower haiku....written by rlnimages

roadside wildflowers
seared each summer, dance each spring
know not how to die

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wind....written by the quiet poet

Wind blows softly, through
the inner caverns of my
mind, clearing the dust.

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Happy Pesach....written by Heinzs

Zucker und Zimt
macht schnell
mit Zuriss
und schmertz im Hertz

(Sugar and cinnamon
make quick work
of troubles
and heartaches)

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downpour....written by jellybean

the tears on my cheeks
the night so wet cold and damp
our words of goodbye

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full flower moon....written by debab

Full flower moon blooms,
a weary world rests it's eyes
on bright lit petals.

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November Spring....written by Carl Berry

I watched the seasons.
Spring came without your beauty -
I have longed for you.

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Play Me....written by ninian

Your moon
speaks to my sun
and we share
each other's light.
I love who I am
because I
love you.

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Ballet of Spring....written by debab

Sun lingering warm.
Ancient choreography,
Stirring signs of life.

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Crystal Ocean Blue....written by Amathir

Crystal ocean blue,
So vast, so deep; I sail on
Towards her island

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well, once again, thanks to everybody who ventured into the short/haiku forum in April and also to those who shared thier talents with us by posting!..its all of you who make this such a great forum!..(i LOVE this forum!!) :lol:..now that May is here (unbelievable as that is!..lol) i hope ya'll come back even more! :mrgreen:
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Post by moonflower » Wed Nov 15, 2006 3:17 pm

May, 2006:

hi everyone..so sorry to be posting these highlights so late :roll: ..(its been kind of crazy at my house this week!)..
there were 42 postings in this forum for May!.. :lol: thats really wonderful! :lol: ..thanks to all of you who took the time to visit here in the Short/Haiku forum in May..and thanks to those who shared their talents with us by posting.. :grin:.. like always, picking was hard , but these are the ones to be highlighted for May.. :lol:

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flight....written by rlnimages

i plunge
through the layers
of your presence
into love,
decompressing
and unfolding
as i go

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Seulement Tout....written by Eternum 1

Seulement tout
est pas beaucoup
pour demander
regardez le menu
avec plaiser.


Only all
is not much
to ask
look at the menu
with pleasure

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Before Blooming....written by the quiet poet

Before blooming, the
lotus flower is only
a lotus blossom.

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Mimosa Tree Haiku....written by Leysa

Feathery blooms dance,
Partnered with summer breezes --
Nature's pink ballet.

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Haiku Please....written by Tom Watson

Please see, view with me,
Please hold a few stars for me..
Please, just do for me.

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haiku....written by jeannerene'


in the eye of flight
rushing green beneath the wing
feather on my palm

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Hesitant....written by Gillian

Hesitant Spring
Unsure of leaving
Winter behind

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Everyone You See....written by Eternum 1

Know this
everyone you see
is saying
"Love me"

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God....written by Richie

Many names
Different faces
Only one

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hey thanks again so much everyone for coming in to visit during May :grin: ..i hope all of you come back even more in June! :mrgreen:
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Post by moonflower » Wed Nov 15, 2006 3:17 pm

June, 2006

July already!..hot summer days are really here now!.. :lol:

in the Short/Haiku forum there were 37 postings for June!.. :lol: ..thats really great!..a BIG thank you to everyone who came in to visit during the month :lol: ..well, these are the ones to be highlighted for June.. :lol: :lol:

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Spring Haiku....written by rlnimages

spring wind wakes still grass
grass gives form to flowing breeze
each now knows new worlds

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Now and Again....written by bags123

You know its all been said before
you first pick up your pen
A human need
When people feed
their thoughts
now
and again

To silent pages words implore
those feelings we can’t speak
Personified
They’ll always hide
Until
the urge
repeats

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Dust....written by Tom Watson

The body is just a shell
We can ignore it, treat it like hell,
Or we can pamper it, make a big fuss,
Eventually it will still be nothing but dust.

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Native American....written by richie

Hail proud tribes
numerous as the
sound of lost innocence

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Butterfly Wings....written by Leysa

Butterfly released
marks the passing of his life,
celebrates new wings.

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Said With Rules Unbroken....written by GoddessErika

It only takes three
Syllables for me to say
How I feel for you
Which breaks the rule of Tanka
But still I love you

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Attorneys....written by bags123

Attorney-An attorney is one
whose weapon's his tongue
Firing bullets
of silver designs
Each inscibed
with the facts
for the ones that
he lacks,
as he clears
the offenders
of crimes..

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Mylanta....written by Dog Mom

Soothing, fire-wrapping flow
sweet milky
caress-
Mylanta is God.

I Take that Back, Mylanta is NOT God-

~the ghosts of cherries
suspended in streams of chalk
make me lurch-again~

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migration postponed....written by rlnimages

butterfly on screen
comes each day, eight seasons long
one day, it flies on

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now....written by soular

before you

there was yesterday

only tomorrow now

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Next Summer....written by Psalmism212

Out in the dry suffocating air
dreaming of Autumn winds
praying for a short freeze
when Spring monsoons end
to dry out again in warm breezes
under the burning glare.

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well my thanks again to everybody who dropped by during June :lol: ..its July now, so i hope i see you even more!..stay in the shade! :lol: :lol:
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Post by moonflower » Wed Nov 15, 2006 3:18 pm

July, 2006:

well here it is August already!! :grin: back to school time almost!
in the short/haiku forum there were 33 postings for July! :lol: ..i want to thank all who came in and visited during the month..all the postings are so great!..and, as always it was difficult to only pick a few, but these are the ones to be highlighted for the month of July.. :lol: :lol:

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Rocks....written by Tom Watson

Rocks, pieces and chunks
Hunks and mountains, even worlds;
Once creations dust

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remembering....written by richie

sparrows singing as
the old man remembers
summer years

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hot weather....written by debab

overhead sun blares
umbrella blossoms open
iced tea glasses sweat

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bloodstained....written by SomeoneLost

Thrown away again
Used and discarded
Like a razorblade
I'm left bloodstained.

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time....written by northstar

time
needs
time
if you be late
i will close time
in my heart
for you
love

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"Engraved Facade"....written by Rain

Crawling in the mines.
Coals blackening my pale skin.
On comes dark facade.

Trapped in fakeness,
taught by fake teachers who lie,
and hung me to dry.

Alone in my cave.
Where the darkness is engraved.
Hiding me from you.

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hey thanks again to everyone who stopped by in July :lol: ..and like i always say, now that its a new month i hope everybody comes back and visits here even more!! :mrgreen: :grin:
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Post by moonflower » Wed Nov 15, 2006 3:18 pm

August, 2006:

wow..September sneaked up on me!.. :lol: ..cant believe its here already!..in the Briefs forum there were 43 postings for the month of August..and all of them are great!..thats so wonderful! :lol: ..thanks so much to all who posted or just came in to browse..its all of you who make this forum so fabulous..'Brief' with all its components of haiku, senryu, as well as the shorts, has always been my 'special favorite' forum..i love it!..well here are the featured pieces to be in the limelight for August.. :lol:

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repose....written by the quiet poet

Ripples on still pond
Blue waters recline in peace
Await winter's call

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Tree....written by Tom Watson

Its bark has no bite;
Wind bent, weather scourged;
Shelter...renews life

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gentle love....written by Eternum 1

gentle love
so soft
like kitten paws
pushing
at your walls

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If....written by Berlie

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Cleo Cat Haiku....written by debab

I will not answer
I am cat of the jungle
I resist canned meals

You brush my long fur
I rub up against your cheek
not my fault you sneeze

It is not funny
something big was crawling there
so I jumped straight up

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Short Subjects, ....written by Heinzs

July 2, 2005
(a series of free verse poems
in asyndeton form)
_____________________

- love -

sweet mystery
perhaps it's only pheromones
shall we ever know?
_____________________

- July 4, 1776 -

Freedom rang
the bell cracked
They didn't know then
it would never be whole again…
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- county fair -

Bury the ugly memories
the countless propaganda lies
Root for pig six to win the race.
___________________________

(a monostych)

- endangered species -

Man
__________________

- Eat the Whales -

In the name of research
perfect the killing machines
to take the last Minke
for your sushi plate.
____________________

- silent seas -

pollution
over-fishing
the end is nigh.
_________________

- Limited Nuclear Tactical Response -
(a prayer)

Heaven help us
Save us from blind megalomania
Open our eyes
to see the mushroom cloud
before the shockwave hits.
________________________

(monostych)

- Armaggedon -

will come of our own doing, not God's

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~haiku....written by jeannerene'

the seed is scattered
earthworm weaves a tapestry
my roots abandoned

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in the arms of morpheus....written by Reverse Sminkie

from sleep to sleep i passed
no breath between dreamings that
pressed a memory
softer than wings
into uterus
into mud

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Persistent....written by Gillian

Persistent fly
zipping up and down
my screen window

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well once again, a BIG thank-you to everyone who dropped in during August..come back and visit even more now that its September! :mrgreen: :lol:
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Post by moonflower » Wed Nov 15, 2006 3:19 pm

September, 2006:

hi everyone! :grin:..well here it is, another new month already!..(well, almost..there's actually a few hours to go before its October :mrgreen: ) ..September was a busy month!.. here in the Briefs forum there were 43 postings! :lol: ..thats really great!..and all the postings are simply wonderful!..i love getting to read everyone's talented writings every month..a BIG thank-you to all who stopped by to read or post during September..selecting was hard (like always!) but here are the ones i picked to highlight this time.. :grin: :grin:

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Etchings ~by Mr.J Frost....written by Ven

They never met Jack (my children I mean),
though his painting’s, to me, were amazing!

He was gone by the time that my babies were born;
Forced back by the new double glazing

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Spirited Inspiration....written by Ven

Perhaps the ghost of William,
scripted miniature, perfect stage-plays
on the inside of my eyelids while I slept perchance to dream.

~

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Patterns....written by Gillian

Tracing patterns
on wallpaper
with manicured nails,
more used to
tracing the patterns
of your skin

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Autumn....written by Snorple

Autumn wind stalks walks
Around our dusty attic
Shaking the rafters

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fairies in the dusk....written by Berlie

flickering
fairies in the dusk
fireflies

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untitled....written by GoddessErika

I hear somebody whispering
I thought it was my name
Now it's a sentence without words,
Just a breeze of wondrous sounds.

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Alice’s Shorts....written by Alice

Megan’s Magic Ballet Mice

They chanted thrice, then three times more,
tapped their dance shoes on the floor
then vanished in a shower of glitter,
much to the shock of the babysitter.

~

Obsession

The composer in her had fallen in love !
She didn’t just think it, she knew it was true;
for every note, both thought and wrote
became inexplicably all about you.

~

Impressions

Don't mock my way
for I will bet,
you've not “completely” read me yet.

~

Day Eight

On the eighth day He slept late;
arose with sinister smile on His lips,
created darkness, fury and hate
and promised His children apocalypse.

~

Doe-eyed Doting

A simple sex-drug consequence that the studious psychologist is noting
or a natures own serotonin reaction - with genuine doe-eyed doting ?

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Dreams of Life....AlluraD

The grey quiet dawn
finds me caught in dreams of life.
Jewels of the heart.

Morning shadows fall
beneath majestic mountains,
as water beckons.

Rushing streams rejoice,
Passion bathed in cool embrace,
washed as pure as light.

Open joy was mine
Held against the heart of life,
mirrored in your eyes.

Never were two souls
bound as fast as those we kept
guarded with our dreams.

Days full of laughter
tease the brink of sorrows deep
as I watch you fade.

Morning light finds me
balanced on a precipice,
searching for your face.

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Daily Therapy....written by Berlie

Feet pound the pavement
As the sweat drips down my back
I am young again

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Persona....written by Gillian

It's not you I miss,
it's the person I was
with you

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well hey, thanks again to everyone who came in during September :grin: ..now that October is here (almost) i invite all of you to come back and visit even more! :mrgreen:
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Post by moonflower » Wed Nov 15, 2006 3:19 pm

October, 2006:

well another month has whizzed by so fast! :grin: ..here in the Briefs forum there were 39 postings for the month of October!.. now thats really great! :grin: ....my thanks to all who stopped in..ya'll make this such a great forum!! :grin: ..its always hard to pick the ones to highlight, but these are the ones to be in the spotlight for October.. :grin: :grin:

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the poem....written by SomeoneLost

words of rhyme or reason
upon a page of white
spreading wings of thought
against the empty night

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your eyes, my eyes, our eyes....written by Rosehips

I could cry
when you look at me
but I sometimes fall in love

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Pilgrim Zen....Eternum 1

it’s a quest for answers that pilgrims seek to find
all seekers find it by opening up their mind
in ashrams or temples or cathedrals on the rhine
the secret to this finding is hidden in this rhyme
mind is the obstacle to answers being defined

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just so you know....written by Heinzs

just so you know
reality is a dream
but whose?

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the dance....written by Berlie

cold morning
bare feet dancing on
linoleum

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Sneeze....written by SamIAm

What is this you wrote?
“A Haiku,” I said, “Haiku!”
She said, “God bless you!”

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haiku about rain....written by liquid

caressing my face
it's the elixer of life
falling from heaven

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precious moments....written by Zero

you cut little holes
on top of my little box
ok, you're a god

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Siren....written by SomeoneLost

Siren sings
And I am drawn
To her embrace
Like a moth to flame

Siren sighs
And I am lost
In her beauty
Like the man at sea

Crash
I hit the rocks
And I crumble
Like the cookie

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Implosion....written by thief of dreams

A single tear of torment
Falls to the cement
Shattering
Into a thousand tiny sparkles
Of pain

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well thanks so much once again to everybody who took the time to come and visit the Briefs forum :grin: .. November is here now so come on back and visit even more! :mrgreen: :grin:
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Post by moonflower » Wed Nov 15, 2006 3:19 pm

November, 2006:

hey everyone! :lol: ..well i cant believe how fast November sped by!..here in the briefs forum there were 24 postings for the month..all of them are great!..my thanks to all who entered here to browse or post during November! :lol: ..well here are the ones to be highlighted.. :grin:

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November Trees....written by Gillian

Naked November trees,
shivering, undressed,
unabashed,
not ashamed to wait
for Spring's clothing.

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Mirage Self....written by SomeoneLost

I am water
On the desert floor
Impossible
Vanishing before
I’m touchable
Something more
Delightful
Then you have seen
Before

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discarded....written by Berlie

behind the dumpster
three legged dog, skin and bones
best friend, discarded

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Red Dreams....written by bookdragon

Feet firm on his homeland
the proud warrior stands
alone,
eyes forward, back strait,
never hinting he dreams in red.

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Bottled Mind....written by negatvone

I take another
A memory to drink
To feel numb again

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well hey thanks again to everybody who stopped in during November! :lol: now i hope all of you come back even more during December! :mrgreen:
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Post by moonflower » Wed Nov 15, 2006 3:20 pm

December, 2006:

sorry to be late posting the highlights :darn: ..busy time of year! here in Briefs there were 23 postings for December..i want to thank all of you who came in during the past month (and during the entire year as well! ) to share your amazing talents with us :lol: ..you make this such a wonderful forum to be a moderator of!! i especially love this forum and i always look forward to reading all the awesome pieces in here!..well, here are the ones that will be highlighted for the month of December.. :grin: :grin:

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Dear John (haiku)....written by randy

Kitchen cabinet
Lined with yesterday's news
Wedding ring and note

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A Shallow Grave....written by negatvone

Something we all walk
In this life
Never knowing why

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winter ku....written by randy

snowflake falls
caught in corner of my eye
frozen tear

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One Day....written by From Zero

One Day....

When the World doesn't Feel so Rough
And I Don't take things so Personal
When my Inner Child is Healed
And my self esteem is Great

.... I'll be Me Again.

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Life Cycles....written by Goddess Erika

Trials and errors
Mistakes made and lessons learned
Life, in the making

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well another year has went winding down! :grin: ..a big thanks again to everyone who dropped in during December.. as well as the whole year!..i love getting to read all the talented pieces that get posted in here! :lol: well, i hope all of you come back even more in January! :mrgreen:
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