If you missed part I and Haiku definition you can see it by clicking here!
First verse by Dragonfly, next and every other verse by Lady Bleaux.

~ Haiku Game Part III ~

And I keep reaching
for the unattainable
Are my arms too short

Are my arms too short
Among other frailties
What is perfection ?...

What is perfection
Pure thought within a calm mind
Untouchable peace

Untouchable peace
dwells within each of our hearts
If we so desire

If we so desire
we can change our perspective
a shift in outlook

A shift in outlook ...
Hmmm, perhaps what is needed
A time of great change

A time of great change
One thing comes from another
Worm to butterfly

Worm to butterfly
Beauty always emerges
When seen by the heart

When seen by the heart
small things become enormous
Love can magnify

Love can magnify
Making all things possible
Just reach for the stars

Just reach for the stars
It's for sure they won't come to you
You must seek to find

You must seek to find
And what surprises lurk there!
I love surprises ...

I love surprises
Except those sneaky "Gotchas"
Where's my baseball bat?

Where's my baseball bat?
And Ho! Where is that darn cat?
He heard me say scat ...

He heard me say scat
Think I'll squash the little gnat
Bet he won't like that

Bet he won't like that
No one knows the likes of man
One can only guess ....

One can only guess
What pale, wet and wiggly things
Live under flat rocks

Live under flat rocks
No, I'll not live under rocks
There's too much to see

There's too much to see
Even if I close my eyes,
Things don't go away

Things don't go away
Except things you want to stay
Like long days of play

Long days of play
Awaken our inner child
Work puts it to sleep

Work puts it to sleep
Being in a rut kills dreams
Stifling desires

Stifling desires
Can cause bad repercussions
Psychotic heartburn

Psychotic heartburn
Comes from being married to
A psychiatrist

A psychiatrist
Living in another's mind
Sometimes two's a crowd

Sometimes two's a crowd
And be just as much fun when
With someone you love

With someone you love
Even the gloomiest day
Shines like pure silver

Shines like pure silver
So like a fast talking tongue
Beware the charming!

Beware the charming
Are their words really sincere?
Only time will tell

Only time will tell
Feelings that grow over time
Can last forever

Can last forever
Also that Styrofoam stuff
Fills up the landfill

Fills up the landfill
If we should run out of space
What is next, the moon?

What is next, the moon?
Yes, then Mars gets a turn
Poor helpless planets

Poor helpless planets
Protected by God's own hand
Know God and feel love

Know God and feel love
Or know evil and feel hate
Is that a hard choice?

Is that a hard choice?
Life can be full of choices
Like a lottery

Like a lottery
Holds the promise of great wealth
So does constant faith

So does constant faith
In Wal-Mart's "roll back" prices
Just shop till you drop!

Just shop till you drop!
Put it on a credit card
It's not real money

It's not real money
Who can say what's really real?
Touch, feel and enjoy...

Touch, feel and enjoy...
Each moment of every day
They pass so swiftly

They pass so swiftly
Lives coming and going by
Like on a freeway...

Like on a freeway
With only one exit ramp
We race to our deaths

We race to our deaths
Using fast food services
Try some home cooking

Try some home cooking
No waiting for a table
No tipping required

No tipping required
But pass the collection plate
Each Sunday in church

Each Sunday in Church
The righteous bask in smugness
The sinful just smile

The sinful just smile
Watch smiles and hips widen with
Over indulgence

Over indulgence
Is a natural instinct...
in most animals

In most animals
we find a love's devotion
not seen in humans

Not seen in humans
is the ability to
taste the wind

Taste the wind
The cold harshness, the warmth
Then soar the Heavens

Then soar the Heavens
Uplifted by your own wings
Rejoice in freedom!!

Rejoice in freedom
While still young and unmarried
Ere your wings be clipped

Ere your wings be clipped
And you are forced to walking
Behold the hard ground

Behold the hard ground
Solid to keep one's footing
Maintaining balance

Maintaining balance
Is the goal for a great life
Keep the scales level

Keep the scales level
But reach beyond your limits
Keep your dreams alive...

Keep your dreams alive
Feed them with expectations
They will grow and bloom

They will grow and bloom
After having taken root...
Adapt, grow, be strong

Adapt, grow, be strong
You will always be envied
The weak hate success

The weak hate success
Envy being a monster
Harsh, unleashed evil

Harsh, unleashed evil
Comes on some radio waves
Quick, change the channel

Quick, change the channel
Oh no, it's Janet Jackson
What's she showing next

What's she showing next?
A real talent would be nice for a change
Can't fake it always

Can't fake it always
A clown's makeup once removed
Reveals great sadness

Reveals great sadness
In the falling of one tear
On red hot embers

On red hot embers
So like your feet feel after
a long shopping spree

A long shopping spree
Can result in a trade off
Fun is expensive

Fun is expensive
Even with pockets empty
Riches are within

(continued....Part IV)

Barbara LaBarbera
(LadyBleaux)
  2004 used with permission
ThunderWolfLA@aol.com
&

 Dragonfly




 







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