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A tear-stained Friday Afternoon at the Haikulodeon

 

 

 
Here's this week's heap of haikus:
 
 
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Again, "Breaking News"
tells me children have been shot.
Again, my tears flow.
 
 
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 Immortal souls that
live in mortal bodies ... That's
one of God's jokes, right?
 
 
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 Hiding in the field,
he overheard it all, and
figured out the plot.
 
 
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 Actor heard praying
while crossing Shubert Alley;
"God, the first act sucks."
 
 
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 Though sealed with a kiss,
his love letter was opened
with some bitter tears.
 
 
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A drizz'ly morning's
walk through a nearby woods, clears
my mind of its gloom.
 
 
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 In her kitchen, she
quietly drank her coffee,
then rubbed her stiff hands.
 
 
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If we 'Let it Snow',
there'll be slipp'ry slopes. So
draw the line at slush.
 
 
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tanka haiku: He was toasted, then
roasted, and when he got old,
he coasted. The End ...

 ... came sooner than was posted,
which thrilled the ghost he hosted.
 
 
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 Chasing a sunset,
hoping for one last glimpse as
today fades away ...
 
 
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 I'm still a bit numb,
sitting in our bedroom with
your empty closet.
 
 
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 It's a long, long way
to Tipperary, so we
tipped a cow instead.
 
 
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 If you tell a lie
in Capistrano, you'll find
it hard to swallow.
 
 
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Where we're most afraid,
may be places where, as kids,
we felt the most safe.
 
 
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The irony is ...
it takes effort to be still,
and none to be wild.
 
 
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tanka haiku:
 
The pretty girl  thinks
Mozart’s on my iPod, but
it’s just Rock n’ Roll …
 
and some Broadway musicals ... 
and early Louis Armstrong.
 
 
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tanka haiku:
 
Why defy the wind?
Or swim against the tide? Why
make things so damned hard?

There's but one answer to this ...
It is where I am going.
 
 
Respond-ku by my friend, David:

Carrying my soul
on a tiny pollen grain
a breeze takes me miles.


Lands me on a babbling brook,
floating me to G*d-knows-where.
 
 
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Peddlers on bikes,
pedaling to sell their wares,
peddle warily ...
 
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When you think of friends,
round their rough edges', and put
smiles on their faces.
 
 
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Things we've embedded
are frequently feted, though
seldom are vetted.
 
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I doubt ... and sometimes
let fear slow me. BUT ... In the
end, I keep going.
 
 
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Compelling clappers;
aren't they a bell-weather of
ringing endorsements?
 
 
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Found her on Ebay ...
She shared great-grandma's name, but
was not related.
 
 
 
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Guns, guns, and more guns

Babes in the garden are gone

Eden's been attacked!

 

I can't stop cryin'

Five year-olds are just dyin'

Before our own eyes.

 

There is no bizness

Like show bizness on cable

Now cliches abound

 

Children have been wronged

Families are in mourning

Is there a morrow?

 

That's all I got. If we choose not to talk about the real issue now; then when? 

 

 

 

How many more kids

will never see tomorrow?

Not the time?? Make time!!

 

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Priorities must

change. If we 'inconvenience'

'gun collectors.'  Tough.

 

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These are our children.

They are being slaughtered.  Are they

not worth protecting?

 

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