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A Poem in Haiku Verses

Updated on December 17, 2017

 

music and rhythm

what am i feeding myself

it’s called sanity

 

playing and singing

risking being who i am

expressing myself

 

singing a love song

or even playing dem blues

touches me deeply

 

from deep within me

something that i can’t avoid

it’s my heritage

 

friends and family

what would i do without them

life would be empty

 

 

resist temptation

and what does this do for me

it makes me stronger

 

keeping promises

develops my character

my integrity

 

helping people grow

and just how does this serve me

it’s what i do best

 

happiness secret

is living in the moment

it’s what i strive for

 

japanese poem

sharing my haiku with you

vulnerability

 

letting instinct write

a set of haiku verses

where did that come from

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    • Russ Baleson profile imageAUTHOR

      Russ Baleson 

      8 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

      Thank you Sunshiney :)

    • Sunshiney31 profile image

      Sunshiney31 

      8 years ago

      Very nice put together so beautifully..

    • Russ Baleson profile imageAUTHOR

      Russ Baleson 

      8 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

      Thanks Peggy, 'nice to meet you here'. Russ

    • Peggy W profile image

      Peggy Woods 

      8 years ago from Houston, Texas

      This was beautiful prose and enjoyed the photos that you chose to match with the poetry.

    • Russ Baleson profile imageAUTHOR

      Russ Baleson 

      8 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

      Larry, you are an amazing man. Your generous support has kept me creative. Thank you my friend!

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      maven101 

      8 years ago from Northern Arizona

      Good Morning, Russ...

      " letting instinct write

      a set of haiku verses

      where did that come from "...

      It comes from a man that is secure with himself...a sensitive soul that wants to reach out and touch someone...Thank you for sharing these wonderful haiku...Carpe Diem, my friend...Larry

    • Russ Baleson profile imageAUTHOR

      Russ Baleson 

      8 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

      Thank you Vladimer :)

    • Vladimir Uhri profile image

      Vladimir Uhri 

      8 years ago from HubPages, FB

      Thanks for beautiful haiku.

    • Russ Baleson profile imageAUTHOR

      Russ Baleson 

      8 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

      Thanks Tony, we can add: music, rhythm and friends - my sanity. Go well my friend. Russ

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      Tony McGregor 

      8 years ago from South Africa

      "Music and rhythm - what I call sanity" - hey, that sounds like me too! Loved these haiku, my friend. Just beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing them.

      Love and peace

      Tony

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