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The Dream

I don’t remember the tides
That once pounded on the sand
Or the name of the place I once lived
I do remember the bridge… 72 more words


No Tears For Angels

I do not weep for the food,
The innocent, the poor
They shall move on to a better
Brighter life
Without pain
Without money
Without starvation… 101 more words


I wish

I wish I could sing
Yet every time I open my mouth
I hear the croak of a toad
I wish I could harmonize
And yet my voice tends to over reach… 205 more words



Hunger fills me with a deep craze
As it often does to one who stays
Who does not bite into the sweet knowledge
Who won’t ever taste the sweet age… 79 more words


The Ugly Duckling

I was once an young and ugly thing
So pitiful, and fragile
Unloved, and undesired by my own
And so I set out all alone, 69 more words


Smoke Rings

A few days ago Carpe Diem Haiku Kai did an exercise on, what else, haiku: specifically form. The challenge was to stretch ourselves by doing three haiku in slightly different ways: one 3-5-3 stanza, one traditional 5-7-5, and a free form stanza. 130 more words


Caged and Chained

When we first heard about Ben, a young mentally ill man who had been chained to a tree for 16 years by his parents, we couldn’t believe our ears. 206 more words