#Haiku: Scarlet Pimpernel

frilly fuchsia heart


exposed in brilliant sunshine


dressed in scarlet glow

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai: #1725 Scarlet Pimpernel

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Live and In Color

Every day the bleeding away
Of the nation we once were,
Compromised and pulverized
Analyzed and televised
in full color for all the world to see.

What happened to human kindness?
What happened to love another?
What happened to common decency?
What happened to the right for all to live free?

People killed for religious beliefs
or the different color of their skin,
Innocent children with fertile minds
shot down in front of their friends.

And as we look on in shock at the horror
unfolding before us every single day,
The hate and violence grows ever stronger
fed by a devious malevolent man
sitting in the highest office of the land
whose rhetoric is the epitome
of stochastic terrorism.

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

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Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband of 22 years, and her dog, Ricky Bobby. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. 
You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com
and her Amazon Author Page

#Haiku: Cornflower

bluest cornflower

respite for red ladybug

frilly lace petals

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai: #1724 Cornflower

Two Bodies, We

Two bodies, we
You, the hardwood Oak
I, the clinging passion vine
Entwined in the ebony night.

Two bodies, we
You, Mars the god of war
I, Venus the goddess of love
Fiery night sky bleeds with red heat.

Two bodies, we
You, the shaft of flint
I, the shimmering diamond
Black night sparks, catches fire.

Two bodies, we
You, the river flowing to the blue sea
I, tumultuous waves as you spill into me
The night screams with cries of ecstasy.

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

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#Haiku: Honeysuckle

drenched in morning dew

enticing to hummingbirds

honeysuckle vine

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai: #1723 Honeysuckle

Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband of 22 years, and her dog, Ricky Bobby. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. 
You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com
and her Amazon Author Page

#Haiku: Yarrow

delicate feather
leaves of the common yarrow
lining starling nests

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

Author’s Note: Common starlings line their nests with yarrow, because it helps to ward off parasites.

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai: #1722 Yarrow

Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband of 22 years, and her dog, Ricky Bobby. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. 
You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com
and her Amazon Author Page

Touch

His voice is smooth; a caramel river of dreams
Melting into her soul, making lonely lips sing,
Filling in the ragged cracks, mending the heart whole.

When his rough hands move, caressing velvet soft skin
Her forgotten body comes alive from his touch again.

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

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