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{un}holy haiku - 3rd Edition


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always on the past

- ever backward glancing eye -

sees nothing coming

 

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is twenty twenty

of course, twenty is twenty

It's hardly thirty!

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It's hardly thirty

It's closer to seventeen

I'm wearing a shirt

Edited by Abramelin
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I'm wearing a shirt

this is a non-sequitur

try something more apt 

 

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Abramelin, FYI, haikus have three lines of 5, 7 and 5 syllables respectively. Your last line - 'here we all use Celsius' - has too many syllables.

here we all use celsius

fahrenheit is now old hat 

Metric System rocks

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On 11/1/2022 at 12:20 AM, Ozymandias said:

Abramelin, FYI, haikus have three lines of 5, 7 and 5 syllables respectively. Your last line - 'here we all use Celsius' - has too many syllables.

I know. I must have made an error while counting syllables.

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On 11/2/2022 at 3:58 AM, Overdueleaf said:

metric system rocks

unless deep in the heartland

of America

of America

we must speak no ill because

of hair-trigger acts

 

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of hair-trigger acts

we see too many in schools

innocents slaughtered

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To run red with blood

We must make our sacrifice

To live with each one

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From decisions made

Our lives take another turn

For good or evil

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For good or evil

that well might be the question, 

but what's the answer?

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we may never know

many things about out lives

not even ourselves 

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close to bones they hide

much treasure belonging to

long dead Egyptian

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long dead Egyptian

lifeless dessicated dust

under the hot sands

 

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under the hot sands

of Time we all are bending

gently back to Earth

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gently back to earth

soft landing paratroopers

bearing rack and ruin

 

 

 

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and slice exposed skin

a self-harming cry for help 

that hurts those we love 

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