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Haiku to you Thursday: “Shortly”

Running late. /

Will be there shortly. /

Incomplete.

[Editor’s note: Most haiku are 5 syllables for the first line, 7 syllables for the second line, and 5 syllables for the third line. This one is another shortened version with a structure of 3/5/3.]

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Haiku to you Thursday: “Start”

A new start /

often begins with /

“It’s over.”

[Editor’s note: Most haiku are 5 syllables for the first line, 7 syllables for the second line, and 5 syllables for the third line. This one is a shortened version with a structure of 3/5/3.]

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Haiku to you Thursday: “Morning”

Morning comes with love /

unpacked each day when I see /

the light in your eyes.

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An Act of God, you say

An Act of God

It was an Act of God, we said
that killed the children and made them dead.
There was no other answer so
for why the children had to go.
The triggers were pulled, the bullets fast
and it was God when made them past.
Oh why, oh why would God do so?
But “An Act of God” is all we know.
We now put guns in our parks
in case of criminals there in the dark
acting out God’s will, you know
culling the herd of those too slow
to pull a gun and aim it fast
to squeeze the trigger and make it blast
the muzzle to thunder with God’s own voice.
After all, you know, we have no choice.
“It’s An Act of God,” we will say
when the police take us away
and we’ll utter that magical chant
and our actions we won’t recant
when the body’s pulled into the light
of the child who’d hidden in fright
thinking we were the ones to fear
and how that now seems so queer
that we would be the ones to fear.
Yes, we would be the ones to fear.

Written by David E. Booker

Inspired by this political insanity: http://nashvillepublicradio.org/post/top-republicans-say-theyll-oppose-proposal-let-guns-tennessee-capitol

which is part of this: http://aattp.org/tennessee-state-rep-proclaims-child-shootings-an-act-of-god-like-bicycle-accidents/

Background information: http://www.knoxnews.com/news/state/haslam-expresses-major-concerns-about-gunsinparks-bill_96846738

and http://www.knoxnews.com/news/state/tennessee-mulls-removing-control-over-guns-in-parks

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Photo finish Friday: “Fit”

One size rarely fits all -- except possibly to entice all to fits.

One size rarely fits all — except possibly to entice all to fits.

Fit

Yard Sale – we have hot pants!
Stop! Buy today and take a glance.
Try a pair – they’re over there
Under the bicycle kit for repair.

“Women’s Plus Size Petite Pants”
Marketing words meant to entrance.
That’s how they’re being sold online.
They can be yours: they once were mine.

Wore them once and put them away.
“Petite, my ass,” is all I’ll say.
But they’re a treasure beyond all measure
and they’re here today to give you pleasure.

Yard Sale – we have hot pants.
Stop! Buy today and give them a chance.
You want a pair, I know you do.
Make that two or three or quite a few.

–Photo and poem by David E. Booker

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Haiku to you Thursday: “Now there is”

And now there is rain /

The boom of thunder echoing /

Your name in my heart.

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Monday morning writing joke: “Big stink”

There once was a writer from Spokane /

who did his best output in the can. /

Flushed with success, /

he created such a mess /

and ruined his one and only fan.

[Editor’s note: writing joke in the form of a limerick. It might not be the last one as April is Poetry Month. You have been warned.]

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