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The Makers of Fine Sticks ~ Steve Tanham

If you belonged to a species that regularly threw itself off a cliff, you’d expect that species – or that tribe – to die out pretty quickly… Let’s imagine that there was an annual contest of head-beating with sticks, and … Continue reading

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Lost

Honour Empty spectre Encompasing boundless grief Vacant cradles rock silently Wasted * Futile Bringing ruin Shades haunting memory Lost generations asking why Warfare * Cinquains for Colleen’s Poetry Challenge

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Migrant #midnighthaiku

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Guest author: Robbie Cheadle ~ Churchill’s War Rooms

Background World War II was the first time in its history that Britain faced a concentrated threat from the air. This aerial threat necessitated some discussion about how the British government would run the impending war and from where. Initially, … Continue reading

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A Wonder to Explore ~ Fantasy Raconteur #writephoto

Lost in the woods, forgotten by the sun, Distraught, I wander through the rain-soaked trees In desperate search of safety and of peace, Away from blood and guns. I notice fairies bathing in a pond, Their laughter an incessant melody. … Continue reading

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Passing #midnighthaiku

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The last veteran ~ Iain Kelly #writephoto

Ebb and flow, waving goodbye, waving hello. So the sea goes, ceaselessly. Old feet on fresh sand. The water no longer running red. Memories crashing inside his head like waves on the shore. Creaking knees bend, arthritic hands dig into … Continue reading

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Hope

Man, woman and child Earth remembers fields of blood Generations lost Flowers echo sacrifice Seeds of hope for tomorrow For Frank J. Tassone’s Haikai Challenge  

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Changed – The Dark Netizen #writephoto

He surveyed the area from atop his vehicle. Even though he had never seen it from this height before, it still looked as gorgeous as he remembered. The lush greenery that exhibited all the shades of green that one could … Continue reading

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The Shelter of the Shepherd – KL Caley #writephoto

They had heard the planes before they had seen them. The hum distant at first, then getting louder and louder, a thunderous roar approaching. At first, the villagers did not understand. The village was made up of farmers, market traders … Continue reading

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