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Haikus of Protest

 
 
jespah
 
Reply Mon 4 Nov, 2002 11:30 am
SealPoet has graciously permitted me to modify an original idea of his (Limericks of Protest) but to put it into the haiku format.

Here's how it works:
Haikus are Japanese poetry, and traditionally they are about nature. However, in Haikus of Protest, your haikus should be about the news, politics, current events, opinions, etc. Haikus are written in a syllable format, in that you have to count the number of syllables in each of the three lines. The standard is 5-7-5 (five syllables in the first line; seven in the second and five more in the third or last line). Haikus aren't meant to rhyme.
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jespah
 
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Reply Mon 4 Nov, 2002 11:31 am
Romney, O'Brien
Massachusetts governor?
No difference there?
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Mon 4 Nov, 2002 11:48 am
It is now Monday
Soon Americans will vote
I hope it goes well
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Mon 4 Nov, 2002 12:09 pm
Lonely candidate!
The old polling machines
Are tolling for thee.


OK, I missed the syllables, but I liked the idea.
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jespah
 
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Reply Mon 4 Nov, 2002 02:09 pm
Florida has a
new voting system but the
same old choices, yes?
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bandylu2
 
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Reply Mon 4 Nov, 2002 08:09 pm
Nasty, biting words
Accusations everywhere
Does anyone care?
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SealPoet
 
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Reply Tue 5 Nov, 2002 08:22 pm
ah-so
Daddy has a Harbor Seal
In many ways like you
But it can't count the syllables
So it won't write haiku.
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jjorge
 
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Reply Wed 6 Nov, 2002 08:18 am
The night is over
A new day is dawning fast
Coulter's hateful smile
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jjorge
 
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Reply Wed 6 Nov, 2002 08:29 am
Plutocrats turned on
We understand that rape is
Inevitable
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jjorge
 
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Reply Wed 6 Nov, 2002 08:40 am
Our limbs so heavy
As we walk through smoking fields
Past corpses of dreams
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jespah
 
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Reply Wed 6 Nov, 2002 09:30 am
Republicans can
claim victory in both House
and Senate. What now?
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Equus
 
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Reply Mon 25 Nov, 2002 03:41 pm
Habeas corpus?
Only applies to muslims
when convenient?
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jespah
 
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Reply Mon 25 Nov, 2002 04:21 pm
Turkey Day is nigh
Do you prefer breast or thigh?
I hope there's gravy
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BillW
 
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Reply Tue 26 Nov, 2002 03:05 pm
Wolf, Redwood, Tall Grass
Sea, Whale, Lake, Trout, Stream, Eagle
Oil, Chain Saw, Smog, End.
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BillW
 
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Reply Tue 26 Nov, 2002 04:39 pm
jespah -

Muggers truckers and thieves!
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jjorge
 
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Reply Tue 26 Nov, 2002 05:49 pm
jespah wrote:
Turkey Day is nigh
Do you prefer breast or thigh?
I hope there's gravy


Nice plump breasts, oh my,
A lucky fellow am I!
(He said with a thigh)
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BillW
 
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Reply Tue 26 Nov, 2002 08:23 pm
Oh pray, Oh pray, Oh
I love that dirty water,
unPresident too! Twisted Evil
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littlek
 
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Reply Thu 5 Dec, 2002 10:10 pm
protesting is hard
when one can not swear and cuss
maybe it's just me.....
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jespah
 
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Reply Sun 31 Oct, 2004 09:04 am
Election time is
near and the electoral
college is even
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nimh
 
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Reply Sun 31 Oct, 2004 04:54 pm
He sweats in patience
He's got two more days to go
There's no way to know
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