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Spring into Renewal

Spring into renewal; leap with the force of your being

gather the wisdom of the ages, change the tired of seeing

Bound to depths of wells holding past imaginings; dreams woven in youth

trash the rubbish, ignore doubters, showcase your own truth

Vault on a new path, gutsy, fearless, and free; reinvent

follow spring season’s newborn feet, keep the soul relevant

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Tanka Challenge

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snow-fox

Snow and Animal

Arctic owl flies low

spying tundra animals

tiny snow fox hunts

envious, eyes polar bear

seals have loads of meat to share

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Center Yourself

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Center yourself, breathe

reach out to ancestors for strength

new history,  you can’t believe

has one at rope’s length

Center yourself, pray

archangels stand readily armed

call on power of The One Creator

so no nation may be harmed

Center yourself, believe

 ideals in parchment and stone

cherished by the multitude 

who call this nation home

Center yourself, laugh

see humor in argument

gasping tears into wet drawers

best medicine for turbulent 

What We Seek to Hide #WritePhoto

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Murkiness below, selfish excess,

of so much to buy, so little need

yet media says to impress,

Coaching watches, silencing head sets,

like mink coats in California

pointless,

Still we strive to bring home more than,

can be carried or financed

to sway a neighbor’s grassland,

Where to put cartons, 

stripped, foam, packagimg

when all rivers run rotten?

Haiku on Arid

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A redesigned Colossus of Rhodes statue.http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/a18877/architects-want-to-rebuild-colossus-of-rhodes/

Haiku on Arid

Liberty bone dry

Mother of Exiles squall tossed

takes down welcome sign.

Hand Jive: Rhythmic Playtime

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                                                                         Hand jive

took patty cake to the box outside,

bones focused on agreed precision

Kick, open, side to side,

Hand jive

Eye contact key to  artistry,

Rhyme breathes rhythm alive with limbs

A living game of poetry,

Hand jive

rhythmic playtime with recess friends,

audience judges, waiting next

miss a beat, begin again.

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As my light changes with the horizon:

There will be no dawning of a new face

no 90210 actor, with Nip Tuck deface

want to be recognized for Dirty Dancing

 decades past, memory lasting

as years paint locks Fifty Shades of Gray

I’ll  be working the whip, silver fox hunting prey.