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Charlie Corporate   23 comments

This is my first post for the first Haibun Thinking – a new Haibun Writing Challenge. The prompt I chose was:

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”
– Ferris Bueller’s Day Off


His rise through the ladders of work left him breathless.

Time out for marriage that was for sure.

There were kids his wife assured.

No one mentioned this unfairness.


One more time he had to check this corporate allure.

Corporate Gods before all.

Up, up towards that impossible goal for sure.

With all this some say he had a lot of gall.


Once there, everything had been left behind.

But no one was there to see him now.

He thought he was a gift to mankind.

But in the end he wasn’t even the cats meow.

a rose for my love

i wish i could play again

one more chance to smell

Posted January 21, 2014 by Danny James in Haibun, Haiku, Poetry, postaday

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Carpe Diem #365 – Yaroslavl Train Station   15 comments

Train Station

For Carpe Diem #365 – Yaroslavl

Still travelling on the Trans-Siberian Railroad.

slowing down i see

visions are all around me

station in a mist

Five Sentence Fiction — Moments   8 comments


In response to Lille McFerrin Five Sentence Fiction Challenge:

Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week she will post a one word inspiration, then anyone wishing to participate will write a five sentence story based on the prompt word. Poem written in the American Sentence style.

Story about someone born with one kidney and after many years of dialysis keeps fighting until the end.

Thanks to Bjorn!

Except for the constant soft beating of the machine, it is quiet.

You lay still, never even a twitch,  with that awful thing in your throat.

Few visitors come to see what remains of the  once beautiful you.

Most people are born with two but someone decided you only get one.

Sleep little sister knowing that everything was done for you this day.

Carpe Diem #364 — Yaroslavsky Terminal Moscow   9 comments

Well … off we go on our first part of our journey straight through the Soviet Union with the TSR up to Vladivostok and finally we will arrive at Shikoku Island.  I combined a Haiku pared with an American Sentence. Special thanks to Bjorn.

Written for Carpe Diem.

Clouds out my window

violin strings are in the air

a leaving behind

Reflecting on the pleasure of the  journey that will be my future.

Table chair bowl of fruit

train whistles mark my journey

a new life begins

Posted January 1, 2014 by Danny James in Haiku

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Carp Diem #363 — Aleph, The Journey Begins   8 comments

Photo Credit -- Wikemedia Commons

Photo Credit — Wikemedia Commons

Larvae left behind

transformation overseen

new pupal casing

In response to Carpe Diem Haiku KaiAleph by Paulo Coelho.  Click on the link to read about it.

Posted December 31, 2013 by Danny James in Carp Diem, Haiku, Poetry

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Weekly writing Challenge: Haiku Catchoo #5   3 comments

Here is my entry for the Weekly Writing Challenge. To find other responses to the challenge, click on the words in the previous sentence.

Haiku #5

old age begins now

spring, summer, fall, winter are all gone

a baby’s cry is heard

NaBloPoMo #29

Posted November 29, 2013 by Danny James in Haiku, NaBloPoMo

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Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku Catchoo #4   10 comments

Here is my entry for the Weekly Writing Challenge. To find other responses to the challenge, click on the words in the previous sentence.

Haiku #4

looking back takes toll

we were great lovers back then

future wants me now


Posted November 27, 2013 by Danny James in Challenges, Haiku, Weekly Writing Challenge

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