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When You Can’t Take Any More

Just confess.
Which one of you is
The last straw?



One’s Tanning Right Now!

Special tan.
It’s how they became
Blue Man Group



Mt. St. Helens

There she sleeps,
Under snow blanket –
A killer.


Can’t Take Any More – photo by Marja Flick-Buijs at

Tanning – photo by John Boyer at http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/ml1eLQE/Swim+N+Tan

Mt. St. Helens – photo by Martyn E. Jones at http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/mirRsSO/Mount+St+Helens


* The haiku I write are lines of 3-5-3 syllables instead of 5-7-5.

See Haiku article here for explanation, if needed: https://thebardonthehill.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/haiku/


© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2013.


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                  True or Turned?

Pure love grieves at a loved one’s pain,
And does not twist that knife again.
But when the love to self is turned,
Then self thinks that the blade is earned.

It pleads no pardon, makes excuse
Since love of self makes one obtuse
To others’ hurts and others’ needs;
It is for self the selfish bleeds.

Compassion dammed and pooled inside,
Like lakes of lava mountains hide,
Erupts in anger, flows with fire,
To get demands, its own desire.

And thus, from distance, any peak
May show most times a tranquil cheek,
There, men may climb, frolic, e’en stay
Until the top is blown away.

Mountain or man?  How can one tell
Which one at heart holds hands with hell?
In each there is a history,.
Wherein hides the hypocrisy.


© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2012.

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