Short Verses and Other Curses #4

Haiku and other short poetry and prose I’ve left scattered about and throughout the various cyberhaunts of mine…

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laugh long in woe’s stead
skip your stones across the deep
mock the keening call

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scrape away the rot
’til only sweet meat remains
save what may be saved

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who am i to say
who you have the right to be
who am i, indeed

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women of the world
mothers and mothers to be
god hath ordained thee

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entangled we roll
each clinging madly to each
caught in fate’s cross winds

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even when hidden
even when undesired
happiness is there

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money is the voice
which those with speak, and to which
those without listen

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stitched and tightly seamed
joysorrowlovelossdespairhope
a patchwork of me

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life offers it all
though, if it is not taken
life forsakes it all

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listen not to noise
for it’s pronounced with meaning
once it’s heard, it’s heard

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the pond, cool and deep
enlightened frogs bathe content
lo! first came their leap

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with the winded leaves
with the doves in their mourning
I explode with life

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staying still, quiet
showing only peace, they come
writing this, they flee

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whither I go
wither go I?

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is less truly more
to give even a little
seems to take so much

less is truly more
to give even a little
seems to mean so much

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now that they have grown
into wonderful beings
every day is mine

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tell not: show what is
ask not: do it just because
want not: agape

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if not valued true
diamonds, soon, would lose their shine
surely, too, would we

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dying, castro turns
after a revolving life
he turns to haiku

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let the serpent slide
let the vulture pick the bone
let the angel be

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seek within the grain
the smallest reveals the grand
imagine the sand

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one accomplishment
if I can do just one thing
even just one thing

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what compels the awe
are miracles miracles
or just is as is

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what must be endured
before the blossom unfolds
heaven only knows

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a sailor’s reward
life awash with memories
how grand the ocean

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About Kurt Brindley

He is tall but he hopes to accomplish more in life than just that...
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2 Responses to Short Verses and Other Curses #4

  1. entangled we roll
    each clinging madly to each
    caught in fate’s cross winds

    If we hold on, hope, love and destiny are the common denominators. Love this one Kurt.

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