Thursday, September 21, 2017

The Word

Have you not heard the Word,
Sighing in the breeze,
Descending with the rain,
Singing in the trees?
All that is heard came by the Word.

Bruce Mundhenke


Water of Gladness

May the love of the Lord,
And the beauty of His creation,
Become a river and a stream,
That they may flow through your heart,
And fill it overfull
With the water of gladness.

Bruce Mundhenke

Tuesday, September 12, 2017


Crime/Detective Haiku

jellyfish police
surround scene
wait for backup

robot assassin
mistakes you for someone else
alternative twin

kill boyfriend in bed
in shock when he walks through door
with twin brother news

thought it was your blood
as you wake from hotel bed
maid forgot the corpse

see ax swing coming
die of sudden heart attack
before rubber hits


Football Tanka

alien giants
land in NFL Cities
adapt quite quickly
use pro football stadiums
for breakfast cereal bowl

alien giants
land craft in New York City
at Sunday home game
use teams football stadium
at halftime break as snack bowl

group of poets
fill out job applications
in major cities
at pro football stadiums
preference for the ravens


Denny E. Marshall

the one

i can still picture
you in just a towel

talking to me as
i sat on the edge
of the bed

you just casually
let that towel fall
to the floor

if i was a smart man

i would have asked
you to marry me
right there

all these years later

i know you wouldn't
have said yes

you didn't believe
in settling until you
found the one

sadly, i have never
been anyone's

one
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cries for help in early august

i've been
battling
my demons
since the day
i was born

not all wars
are meant to
last forever
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taste the ecstasy

the puerto
rican women
are starting
to invade
my dreams

i can still
taste the
ecstasy when
i wake up in
the morning

i suppose i
should buy
another bottle
of rum

hoping that
she invites
a friend in
need
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locked and loaded

a tribe of deviants
not interested in
ruling the world

more to just enjoy
a little fruit while
escaping death
each day

locked and loaded

not sure if the
eclipse would
actually be
a mushroom
cloud

place the tab on the
tip of your tongue
and simply relax

try not to think about
being molested as a
child or the first love
of your life running
away with another
woman

try to remember 
the time you got 
a blow job in an
alley from a stripper
with a heart of gold

or the dreams of
being the smart
criminal that got
you through high
school
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up a creek without a damn paddle

i see your
eyes in my
dreams

quietly
haunting
me as i
try to make
it back to
you

against
all odds

up a creek
without a
damn paddle

i'll make
it back to
you one
day

all i ask

please
pretend
you still
care at
first

wait to
break
my heart
after i've
had a chance
to rest
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cliffs of dover

here comes the
guitar hero and
all the groupies
that believe in
nostalgia

i remember i
was going to
be one of those
guys when i
was a teenager

reality struck

because fat kids
don't get to have
those fantasies

you can be a 
roadie or the
producer stuck
in the fucking
studio

but any shit on
stage is for the
beautiful people

i was going to
be the smart ass
that brought up
the 1970's but i
simply walked
away

not all the talent
was squeezed out 
of the tube yet
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J.J. Campbell