On and On~Haiku

Cell Block by Steve Snodgrass
Steve Snodgrass

there is a pipeline

it takes the innocent off

they spend their rich hues


there is a pipeline

it goes from schools to cellblocks

guilty without truth


it takes the innocent off

walks to the store or play guns

loss of all that’s pure


just for their color

skin of different hues a threat

see their souls. please


© Carol Campbell 2016

Haiku Horizons


Prompt word, Spend

Jane Dougherty Writes offered the photo prompt


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Published by: writersdream9

I have been writing all my life but for the most part, it has been a secret. My parents did not believe writing was a good way to earn money so I hid my poems. Then one day, I wanted to comment on an essay that a friend had written and found myself with a blog. That quiet whisper inside said, "You can write your poetry and no one will ever know.". I knew nothing of followers and the like at that time. So, here I am trying to learn my craft and enjoying every moment of it. My personal details are, I'm 57, married for 39 years, have one grown son who is God's gift to us and last but not least at all, I'm a Baha'i which basically means that I love all humanity.

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21 thoughts on “On and On~Haiku”

  1. the photo could be the possible inside of a prison, or the inside of a rundown tenement. and the system that sends these young folks to prison hopes we can somehow control crime. out of sight, out of mind. sad. very sad.

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  2. Thanks for sharing your response to the MLMM photo challenge Carol 🙂

    I’ve been reading and re-reading it – the series of Haiku – and thinking on the multiple meanings and possibilities to the layers …. intriguing and fascinating choice of poetic form – the “series” seems to work as it “unravels” and slowly reveals itself …. haiku by haiku.

    Interesting form of commentary and means of approach.


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