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First verse by Dragonfly, next and every other
verse by Lady Bleaux.

~ Haiku Game XVlll ~

With the breath of spring
Comes the sweet scent of flowers
The earth is blooming

The earth is blooming
yet struggling to survive
'Midst man's destruction

'Midst man's destruction
Nature will send an angel
To clean up the Earth

To clean up the Earth
Rainbow Warriors are needed
The undaunted few...

The undaunted few
Walk erect with their heads up
True human beings

True human beings
know and recognize their own
Weaknesses and strength

Weaknesses and strength
Two sides of the human coin
Fear is what flips it.

Fear is what flips it
Our emotional switches
But which switch is which...?

But which switch is which...?
Ask Mitch, she's the rich switch witch
"It's in the switch niche!"

It's in the switch niche
Perhaps we have hitched a glitch?
Now it's pitch or ditch!

Now it's pitch or ditch
The irritating itch twitch
If we reach the beach

If we reach the beach
"If" can add great doubt to the
Pessimistic mind

Pessimistic mind
And a negative attitude
Promote bad feelings

Promote bad feelings
Or spread lots of happiness
You'll reap the results

You'll reap the results
Of each seed that you've planted
Choose your seeds with care

Choose your seeds with care
And plant them in fertile fields
Not amidst the tares

Not amidst the tares
Should you look for an orchid
Only wild flowers

Only wild flowers
can enhance nature's allure
With untamed beauty

With untamed beauty
And wild abandonment the
Eagles leap skyward

Eagles leap skyward
soaring the clouds undaunted
On wings of freedom...

On wings of freedom
We are lifted up above
The sad, grounded throng

The sad, grounded throng
lacks the spirit that ignites
Imagination...

Imagination
Is the chocolate syrup
Atop life's ice cream

Atop life's ice cream
Lies those devilish delights
Daring and tempting...

Daring and tempting
to the senses of a man...
Two lowered eyelids

Two lowered eyelids
coquettishly signify
A true Southern Belle

A true Southern Belle
A graceful, modest lady
Tough as tempered steel

Tough as tempered steel
with their brave hearts honor bound
The warrior soldier

The warrior soldier
Protects all of us behind
The shield of his life

The shield of his life
bears a tattered crimson crest
Made of battle scars

Made of battle scars
Healed by the kindness of time...
Our oft broken hearts

Our oft broken hearts
hold lingering memories
Like songs never sung...

Like songs never sung
Or kind words never spoken
Our lives can be lost

Our lives can be lost
by indoctrinated fear
from our daily news...

From our daily news
We get the world's suffering
Give me a break please

Give me a break please
Let me sit on the porch just...
once with the big dogs

Once with the big dogs
You'll never want to go back
Among the puppies

Among the puppies
there's always the little runt
Little but mighty

Little but mighty
Are words spoken in anger
They cut like a knife

They cut like a knife
When racial slurs are spoken
By the ignorant

By the ignorant
Actions of the very few
Whole people are judged

Whole people are judged
Half their potential cut down
Quelling the spirit...

Quelling the spirit
Of others is great sport for
Inferior jerks

Inferior jerks
deal cheap shots and dirty deeds
using a stacked deck

Using a stacked deck
Is like writing a bad check
Trouble by the peck

Trouble by the peck
if you should heed your daring
Go on, what the heck!

Go on, what the heck
Kick up your heels a little
You're a long time dead

You're a long time dead
Lassez les bon temps rouler!
It grows late, mon 'cher

It grows late, mon 'cher
Light the candles, pour the wine
There is a full moon

There is a full moon
all brightly accessorized
with glittery stars

With glittery stars
Against the inky blackness
The night has beauty

The night has beauty
ever capturing the heart
ask any lover...

Ask any lover
Why they love and they will say
I don't know

I don't know
replies the dull unwilling
To solve conundrums

To solve conundrums
Divide enigmas by logic
You should get zero

You should get zero
when taking from another
A gain with lost trust ...

A gain with lost trust
Is not a real gain at all
A knife in the back

A knife in the back
Painfully penetrates our
best worn defense shields

Best worn defense shields
Cannot compare with a mind
Alert to danger

Alert to danger
Sharpen your inner instincts
Skills and awareness

Skills and awareness
The traits that will always help
The conscientious

The conscientious
Among hard working people
A nation's true strength

A nation's true strength
Lies in the people's morals
We're in big trouble

We're in big trouble
If we don't stand together
When facing danger...

When facing danger
Be sure your gun is loaded
Your knife well sharpened

Your knife well sharpened
but can you cut the mustard?
Or just talk the talk...?

Or just talk the talk
While you hope no one will make
You prove your courage

You prove your courage
and true steadfast bravery
with each battle won...

With each battle won
It becomes much harder to
Stop the winning war

Stop the winning war
when all you've done is taken
Lives and their country

Lives and their country
One can never be returned
The other's doubtful

The other's doubtful
and deeply pessimistic
Shrouded in darkness

Shrouded in darkness
and waiting with patience
The butterfly sleeps

The butterfly sleeps
in deep dreams of tomorrow
When beauty's revealed

When beauty's revealed
In all it's splendid glory
The world rejoices

The world rejoices
and will always laugh with you
But you cry alone...

But you cry alone
Even if you're in a crowd
The tears just don't show

The tears just don't show
except on TV and movies
Then they fall like rain

Then they fall like rain
Upon a sounding tin roof
Creator's drumming

Creator's drumming
Thunders across lightening filled skies
With cosmic grandeur

With cosmic grandeur
The galaxy keeps turning
A pinwheel in space

A pinwheel in space
running with skilled precision
Guided by God's hand ...

(Continued Here)

~*~

Dragonfly
& Barbara LaBarbera
(LadyBleaux)
  2005
ThunderWolfLA@aol.com


 

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