Confident Voices

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Somewhere stands a vacant, empty building . . .


Sometimes wondering

Seeking out hidden voices

Still trying to hear

Holding out, few choices


Listening closely

Imagination unlocks

Now discovering

Shifting life’s gearbox


Another room calls

Peeling paint covers each thought

Wisdom speaking out

Taking another shot


Draining time’s hourglass

Final hours, dreadful waiting

Still so much to share

Speaking words, dictating


Eager wrecking ball

Setting to flatten each room

Confident voices

Transferring to courtroom

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Winter’s Teases (Haiku Series #206)

Not Yet!

First snowflake arrives

Autumn’s spirit carries on—

Lingering voices

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Going, Going, Gone!

Morning’s frost whispers

Autumn’s voice fading away—

Winter’s shadow calls

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Hang On!

Winter’s coldest words

Warmest phrases lifting up—

Sunrise welcomed back

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Single Voice (Elfchen Series #77)



Too many

Communing with Scripture

Listening to just one


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Surrounding thee

Sin’s guilt heckling

Now hearing mercy’s voice


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Competing thoughts

Who truly cares?

One voice offers grace


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This series of poems (written in the German-inspired style of Elfchen or Elevenie) shares a total of eleven words in each poem, with a sequence by line of one, two, three, four, and one words.

Monday Memories: A Whisper

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Hearing a far, distant whisper


Delicately spoken

Soothing words


Speaking in a special voice


Familiar sounding

Decades ago


Whispering over and over again


Barely audible

Peacefully said


Taking one on a journey


Distant city

Tranquil feeling


Listening for the whisper again


Silence now

Returning when?

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