Summer Haiku

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Clap clap

Sound of summer

Flip-flop walking

© Salem Islas-Madlo 2016

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City Layers: Pebble to a Pearl

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Baby girl too shy to shine 
Let everybody else take the light 
Didn’t want to burn too bright 
So she kept it all inside 

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Little girl go beat your drum 
Go and see what all you can become 
Playin’ small don’t serve no one 
Face your fears and you will overcome Image

Cause the tears that we been cryin’ 
Been workin’ overtime 
It’s about time that we got our joyful 
That we got our joyful on 

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Don’t be afraid to live out loud 
Never squash who you are be proud 
You’re a universal sound 
Whatcha gotta say, say it loud 

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Baby don’t ya act demure 
So nobody else feels insecure 
Be yourself and liberate the world 
Don’t ya be a pebble be a pearl

Lyrics by: Nikka Costa

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYDMSADNhQo

Feeling Thin Threads

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Uncanny words mirrored
In missing glass shards
Spilling forth as droplets
Of fragile strength
Struggling inbetween
Mind and heart
Holding enough love
To answer questions
And fill in the spaces
Being there beneath
Without a plan;smiling,
Dancing with wolves
Rolling in belly laughter
Hemisphere smoke signals
Soul light, spirit flight
Upon breathe of song
Giving birth to sounds
Where there is no book
Of melody and harmony
Rising with the dawn
Where no box of crayons
Have such colours
Yet somehow with you
They can be
Heard and seen
Rising to divine heights
Of infinity.

© Salem Islas-Madlo 2013

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