Haiku Challenge for Nov. 27: ‘Pause’

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Today’s haiku challenge:

My style is the five/seven/five syllable structure. Here are my 10 haiku poems:

pause at the steeple,
listen for the holy bells;
they ring out of tune.

pause at the curb of
the suburban home, we know
not what goes on there.

pause at capitol
steps, and watch for the oil slicks;
you wouldn’t want to trip.

pause during the night;
the heart riots against the
chest to be set free.

pause at the edge of
the forest, human feet taint
the balance of it.

pause the depression,
let me live a little please,
and then I’ll come back.

pause anxiety,
if your jittery finger
can find the button.

the pauses between
us grew into breaks, which grew
into “overs,” — “dones.”

how do you pause our
love, a gushing river? It
just flowed one way.

pause the rest of the
story, stick a knife bookmark
in it; watch it bleed.

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