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5 haiku

Haiku prompted by the following quote:

[…] “We have lost contact with reality, the simplicity of life”. […] Paulo Coelho

These are separate…and in no particular order.

 

1.

illumination

of every street light and house

obscure the moonlight

 

2.

social networking

facebook friends and followers

don’t replace friendship

 

3.

live your own real life

there is no reality

on television

 

4.

don’t follow blindly

choose to see reality

knowledge empowers

 

5.

be here with me now

take off your shoes, stay awhile

enjoy the moments

 

~Melanie Thomason

 

 

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Chloris

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– picture by Mark Harless

 

behold fair Chloris

the Greek goddess of flowers,

growth, transformation

she drinks deeply of

the all-nurturing, western

stream of Okeanos

before returning

to happily dance and sing

in Elysian Fields

~Melanie Thomason

9/23/2017

 

 

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fallen

pumpkin

poplar leaf

it drifts lazily

landing beneath the tree

fallen

scarlet

maple leaf

it glides elegantly

to the forest floor

fallen

marigold

hickory leaf

it floats gracefully

to rest with me

fallen

 

~Melanie Thomason

9/23/2017

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Tree Beauty Salon

images (1)

deciduous leaves

annual autumn dye job

auburn with highlights

~Melanie Thomason

originally September 10, 2013

 

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long legged recluse (haiku)

I am caught up in

your sticky threaded prison;

your reluctant prey.

·

I’m firmly ensnared.

Your silky, sweet sounding lies

have woven a web.

·

A gauze-like blindfold

distorts my vision of you,

but I still see you.

·

Hairs raise, skin tingles

as I await your venom

poisonous or not.

~Melanie Thomason

9/9/2017

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he made me

 

his boyish grin and twinkling eyes

penetrated my hard earned armor

and made it impossible to resist him

 

~Melanie Thomason

 

 

 

 

 

 

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released

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released! no longer must he suffer in this living hell

his soul has broken free from his emaciated shell

his time on Earth is over without a single word

his spirit now is flying as if a wing’ed bird

~Melanie Thomason

9/6/2017

 

 

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Keep Calm? Never!

Keep Calm?

Keep it together

Together we can

Together forever

Forever and a day

Forever fighting

Fighting for equality

Fighting for what is right

Right to be heard

Right to choose

Choose Peace

Choose an end to violence

Violence against children

Violence against women

Women are warriors

Women attack

Attack injustice

Attack hate

Hate speech

Hate crimes

Crimes against Nature

Crimes against us all

~Melanie Thomason

 

 

 

 

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