Thursday, July 31, 2008

Murphy's Haiku #8

We drove many hours,
not seeing expected sites!
-took left, not right turn.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Murphy's Haiku #7

Thunder The Picnic was set,
The spread was incredible!
-then torential rain.

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A series of haiku based on Murphy's Law.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Murphy's Haiku #6

File After grueling hours,
All the paperwork was done!
-clerk said: Sir, wrong form.

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A series of haiku based on Murphy's Law.
(as I know anything can go wrong, I didn't want
people to think some guy named Murphy wrote
all of these)

Monday, July 28, 2008

Sunday, July 27, 2008

The Things We Face

Money The Decider's face
stared down, admonishing us
-"Go shopping! Buy! Spend!"
(apologies to George Orwell)

United States Behind the scarred face,
was the boy she always knew
-her son, war hero.

Tombstone After she had died,
I saw her face everywhere
-god, the lonliness.

For One Single Impression

Murphy's Haiku will return on Tuesday

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Murphy's Haiku #4

Earth As the world ended,
And the last ship was to leave
-had to use bathroom!

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A series of haiku based on Murphy's Law.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Murphy's Haiku #3

Briefcase At job interview,
The Boss leaned over and said:
-"please zip up your fly".

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A series of haiku based on Murphy's Law.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Murphy's Haiku #2

WhaleAll the whales came up,
A spectacular vista!
-camera left home.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Murphy's Haiku

IRS Agent O little red book,
With all my info, where thou?
-found by auditor.

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(Granted this would have been alot funnier around April 15, but...)

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Sunday, July 20, 2008

A Day Of Rest

One Single Impression: Rest
ClockThe boss walks in, says
"What-You worked only twelve hours?!!"
-resting is for wimps.

He talked with fervor,
Bashing gays and liberals
-not needing a rest.

CribBaby in cradle
sleeps for three hour intervals
-no sleep for mother.
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Saturday, July 19, 2008

Watching The World Go By

Whistle I stood on the line,
Watching my friends in their games
-while I served my time.

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Friday, July 18, 2008

Thursday, July 17, 2008

The 'Ol Grindstone

Briefcase They were told work hard!
So they did for fifty years
-died in poverty.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

An Uncommon Visitor

Tombstone In my dream last night,
You just stood there, stone silent
-needing me to know.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

A Small Gesture

Dove 1 Small girl on Swanboat
Waves to children on the bridge
-they wave too, and smile.

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Monday, July 14, 2008

Seen Enough?

House 3 Our home twenty years,
Now we are told to get out
-officer by door!

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Little Girl On A Carousel

Little girl on horse,
Looks back to the world behind
-going places fast.
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Sunday, July 13, 2008

As It Was Told....

One Single Impression: Myth

Tropical Island On the raft for days,
I called out to Poseidon
-behold! an island

ScrollHe looked up to God,
Raised his staff, the sea parted
-people delivered

Wisdom of the Teacher
by Edward S. Gault.

Fire 3 It was forbidden to go
To the Place Of The Towers
The Spirits of the Ancients dwelt there
-and they were evil.
It was they who harnessed the Dark Powers
That would bring death to their world.
It was our Teacher who told us
much of what we needed to know.
And there was a lot, we knew, he dared not tell us
-trying to protect us.
Even us, the few who the tribe Honored with learning
-have to be protected from certain truths.
But only one would be chosen to be the Tribe's New Teacher
Most of us would be scribes.
That was fine.
Few,if any of us wanted to be the Teacher
-God, the cost!
It was Chosen Student who would go and dwell in the The Towers for a week-
Our teacher though, came back
-and many in the Tribe believed he was possessed.
Many never made it back.
That's why our tribe only has one teacher
-and he is very old.
All we could do sit and look dumbly into the fire
As he recounted all he knew of those ancient times
-horror after horror.
On the night he chose his successor (God help him!),
He told us he was going to die.
But he wanted us to know that much of what we had heard
-about the flying machines or the Great Plagues and Famines
were simply myth or exaggeration.
For example, the world as we knew it
could never have supported 7 billion people.
It was a disc, not a planet,
and the sun would continue to orbit
-as long as we made the necessary sacrifices.

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Saturday, July 12, 2008

The Good Life!

Red Wine Poet's Picnic
Hamburgers, hotdogs, and Wine
-and yes, poetry.

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Friday, July 11, 2008

Nameless Man?

At the open mike
Poet's name goes unnoticed
-quite invisible.

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Searching For Inspiration

Moon Poet on the couch
sleeps, waits for the muse to come
-deliver her gift.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2008


Flowers Sunflower in vase
droops over water pitcher
-as if to take drink.

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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Spare Change?

Coins Walking one hot night,
Panhandlers ask for spare change
-but who were they, once?

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Monday, July 7, 2008

A Summer Day's End

Moon On the night train home,
A little girl runs between seats
-parents fall to sleep.

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