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First verse by Dragonfly, next and every other
verse by Lady Bleaux.


~ Haiku Game XXlV ~

Along life's journey
There are very few rest stops,
Lots of deep pot-holes

Lot's of deep pot-holes
makes for a long bumpy ride
Truly jolts the bolts...

Truly jolts the bolts
and it really shakes the fakes
Just the simple truth

Just the simple truth
always works best between friends
Lies break a friend's trust

Lies break a friend's trust
And leave a dark residue
Angry resentment

Angry resentment
is a loss of energy
Needlessly wasted...

Needlessly wasted
Is wisdom to the foolish
Pearls cast before swine

Pearls cast before swine
Their beauty and true value
Lost amid the mire

Lost amid the mire
And anger of helplessness
Human decency

Human decency
seemingly died of old age
With no epitaph...

With no epitaph
A tombstone looks very bare
Who was that masked man?

Who was that masked man?
openly asked the unmasked
Where lies your true guise?

Where lies your true guise?
Is it in your blue eyes or
Inside your new sighs?

Inside your new sighs
the flames of an old love dies
In ashes of why...

In ashes of why
lies the cold residue of
Opportunity

Opportunity 
speeds swiftly ever onward
And waits for no one...

And waits for no one
with relentless unconcern
Time, death and taxes

Time, death and taxes
Their roles ever unfolding
Amid life's dramas 

Amid life's dramas
There's always a few big laughs
Comedy creeps in

Comedy creeps in
bringing happier moments
'Midst laughter's pleasures

'Midst laughter's pleasures
We regain strength, restore balance
Recharge batteries

Recharge batteries
'twere it that easy, mon 'cher
Les bon' temps roule'

Les bon' temps roule'
and the sun also rises
Isn't life a ball??

Isn't life a ball??
Yep, if you're Cinderella...
Where's my glass slipper?

Where's my glass slipper?
The darned thing is transparent
Hiding in plain sight

Hiding in plain sight
amidst Autumn's falling leaves
Dances earth's splendor...

Dances earth's splendor
Around and around, colors
Flow like liquid fire

Flow like liquid fire
those deep fiery emotions
felt for one's lover...

Felt for one's lover...
A deep quizzical wonder
How lucky I am

How lucky I am
but Lady Luck is fickle
Prendre garde mon' ami

Prendre garde mon' ami
Love is a dangerous game
Amateurs get hurt

Amateurs get hurt
til they have experience
You gotta hang tough...!

You gotta hang tough
or else the tough will hang you.
Show a tiger's eye

Show a tiger's eye
with courage and stand your ground
Don't ever back down...!

Don't ever back down
Worse trouble could be behind...
Things unknown and dire

Things unknown and dire
lurks in dark mind's of liars
Plying their gossip ...

Plying their gossip
with their heads close together
they stirred the iron pot

They stirred the iron pot
filled with hot spicy gumbo
A Cajun's delight...!

A Cajun's delight
Steamed Crawfish, good red wine and
Loud bayou music

Loud bayou music
wafts on the wind through the trees
while the catfish play...

While the catfish play,
the worms hide and cuss a lot...
Waiting for their turn

Waiting for their turn
and their patience wearing thin
They do a slow burn

They do a slow burn
While their blood pressure rises
Waiters in slow lines

Waiters in slow lines
Some show rage...some have patience
Which person fits you...?
~*~

Dragonfly
& Barbara LaBarbera   2005
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