Saturday, January 31, 2009

That Time Again!

Speaking at speed of light,
Each complex code memorized
-talking with taxman.

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Friday, January 30, 2009

Revising World's View

I shut off the news,
Then go to my desk, and write
-seeing a new world.

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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Full Cycle

Children cheer snowfall,
Rain creates slush, then freezes
-adults curse slick ice.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

O Gentle Muse...

Now sleep, poet, sleep,
Let me inspire your dreams now
-with verses and dance.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Next Up Is...

Hosting open mic,
Poet sees other side
-like a juggling act.

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Monday, January 26, 2009

Monday Computer Blues.

Turning on printer,
Program refuses request!
-takin' shotgun down.

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Sunday, January 25, 2009

A Timely Subject

If I had the time,
I'd throw work out the window,
-spend it all with you.

Since you are here now,
And maybe no tomorrow
-we'll go for that walk.

If I could stop time,
I would keep this moment
-pressed in my journal.

For many years now,
I've worked twentyfour/seven
-all alone in room.

Arrived in heaven,
Peter led me to my cloud
-a vast library.

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One single Impression: If I Had The Time

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Friday, January 23, 2009

Moving On

Former President,
His legacy in question
-leaves with winter wind.

Copyright 2009.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

United We Stand

He told the people
Common purpose and courage
-we would overcome.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Dare To Believe

Looking out to crowds,
To a nation needing hope
-he said, Yes, we can.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

For Our New President

Nation divided,
Strives toward new beginning
-Barack Obama.

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My heartfelt congratulations, support, and best wishes to our new president!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Now What Was That Title Again?

I saw her before,
She said she was... my daughter?
-then hugged me, crying.

Told my children tales
Of my years coming of age
-almost believe now.

Looking in yearbooks,
A long line of photographs
-where are they all now?

He jumped up on me,
Looking up with those brown eyes
-single memory.

At night you come back,
And we live those times again
-the way we should have.

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One Single Impression: Fading Memories

Friday, January 16, 2009

Murphy's Tanka #51

Riding in comfort,
Our train re-routed halfway!
-windchill at zero.
Walked a good seven blocks home,
can't turn key-doorlock frozen.

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Murphy's Haiku #48

Just to pay my bills,
I filed my taxes early
-State said I owed Grand.

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Monday, January 12, 2009

Confessions Of A Wannabe Knight

Playing Dragonquest,
won gold, land, and Lady's hand
-bills still on table.

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Sunday, January 11, 2009

O Like A Summer Day.....

Dragging heavy chains,
We sang old songs as sun baked
-slow death by chiggers.

Picnic blanket spread,
I read poetry to you
-breeze goes well with wine.

Hiking through woods,
We saw a deer in clearing
-looking back at us.

Sun shines on lush lawn,
Children run slow through sprinkler
-cold water soothing.

Small girl tugs Papa,
Bringing him to the park's swings
-her winged chariot.

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One Single Impression: A Summer Day

Saturday, January 10, 2009

The One We Don't See

After the car crashed
Crowds gathered to see who died
-someone cries tonight.

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Friday, January 9, 2009

Chaos Theory

Car crash snarls up traffic,
Flashing lights and sirens-crowds,
-next morning, quiet.

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Thursday, January 8, 2009

Slip, Slip, Slidin...

On icy sidewalk,
I hold tight my daughter's hand
-each step walking slow.

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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Lets Have Bad Weather For A Change!

Freezing rain and slush,
Face pelted trudging ahead
-then eight hours of work.

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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Monday, January 5, 2009

Post Holiday Blues

Holidays over,
Taking slow train into town
-new year, same routine.

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Sunday, January 4, 2009

The Skin Between Us

When you said I do,
I remembered your first hug
-held firm in soft skin.

She sat at her desk,
Her classmates looking away
-how to explain burns?

As he polished shoes,
Bugs festered in sagging skin
-homeless in Rio.

Sheriff standing guard,
Walter drank from the fountain
-not for Whites Only.

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One Single Impression: Skin

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Season's Tidings

Shoveling snow,
Throwing it to one side
-winter's chore.

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Friday, January 2, 2009

Small Blessings

Freezing wind whips face,
Fingers about to fall off
-at least sun is out.

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Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

Resolutions made,
A new me around corner!
-I'll last seven days.

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