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Haiku

Posted in Haiku with tags , , , on January 20, 2014 by lengesinski

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winter’s cold persuasion

whistling over

forgotten rows of tombstones 

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Haiku

Posted in Haiku with tags , , , on January 20, 2014 by lengesinski

PoetryPics 011

old church organ

just a calliope

that found religion

 

(Thanks to my dear wife Jen)

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Poetic Fragments

Posted in Poetic Fragments with tags , , , , , on December 24, 2013 by lengesinski

Grave

Hello Old Friend,

Just where have the years gone to?

Remember some of the shit we used to get away with back in the day?

apple-flinging, sometimes over four story buildings, other times through windows

pellet shots, here, there, and everywhere, no stranger to ducking under fists and flying bottles

no rhyme or reason…….just typical neighborhood stuff

 

Being in altered states….

just about every weekend

bottles for every reason….in any season

Roll another spliff mate? some kind of weekend warriors….

monday mornings still slapped reality into our red eyes  and blurry minds

 

We both straightened up

managing to clean up and get married,

who would have thought…..or believed?

thirty years ago……when we were kids just out of high school

swear that we knew everything…..about everything and anything

 

Twenty four years

since your move to michigan

i can still recall watching the car pulling away

It’s been a long time between goodbye, farewell, and handshakes

why are the last words still so fuzzy?

 

in times of difficulty,

i will still recall your favorite saying:

‘sometimes you just have to ask, what the fuck?’….with that shit easting grin

It seems to still make the leap into the unknown and uncomfortable

just a bit easier……

 

And only in the last year

did I finally hear of your passing

Our paths were forced to split there

Some find both peace and forgiveness in the journey forward

others doomed to live on in memories…..graying yesteryears. 

 

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Senryu

Posted in Senryu with tags , on December 3, 2013 by lengesinski

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Senryu

 

stolen innocence
frozen historic moments
jaded yesterdays

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Haiku

Posted in Haiku with tags , , , , on November 8, 2013 by lengesinski

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night skies, howling winds

drunken whistling down dark streets

echoed steps fading….  

 

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Senryu

Posted in Senryu with tags , on November 7, 2013 by lengesinski

PoetryPics 007

Senryu

 

bum’s million mile glare

redolence of indigence   

fading voice beckons

 

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Haiku

Posted in Haiku with tags , , on November 7, 2013 by lengesinski

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Haiku

 

gray clouds, resigned sky

cold wind blows, exposed places

rusty swing creaking

 

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bez światła

Posted in Free Verse Poetry with tags , on October 31, 2013 by lengesinski

bez światła(no light)—-for T.I.

 

words and language

without sentiment

the raging

of internal fires

Oh, to hear the echoes

of just how

dark emptiness…actually sounds

desperate reaching

only to always

fall just short…

attempting

to

fill the void

left

from/by

damaged yesterdays

 interrupted dreams

warped reality

hurtful memories

hurt, where love once should….

…could

might…

have been

damning realization

cutting into now…of this moment

 

I

see the darkness

far deep

beyond your eyes

I

sense the void

where your heart….

once was

and

all is explained

 

 

 

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Poetic Fragments

Posted in Poetic Fragments with tags , , on October 28, 2013 by lengesinski

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Poetic Fragments

 

dancing in the moon’s light

blind indifference

to the stares….

of morning commuters

mad laughter

echoes

in the subway

tunnel

 

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Shimmers

Posted in Chant Poem with tags , , , , , , on October 28, 2013 by lengesinski

Shimmers(Chant Poem)

 

Between the seasons, summer’s influence fades

 

teased by brilliant sunlight

between the seasons, summer’s influence fades

 

soon, both gray skies and a chilling wind will beckon forth

between the seasons, summer’s influence fades

 

gentle breeze over the waves

between the seasons, summer’s influence fades

 

while the frozen seizing of the lands eventually comes

between the seasons, summer’s influence fades

 

fallen leaves in varying hues, burnt orange and brilliant reds

between the seasons, summer’s influence fades

 

spring’s promise has yet to unfold

between the seasons, summer’s influence fading

 

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