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First verse by Dragonfly, next and every other
verse by
Thunderwolf.

~ Haiku XXV ~

Which person fits you,
As steady as a rock or
A nervous chicken?

A nervous chicken
Has clucked 'bout once too often
Gossipy old hen ...!

Gossipy old hen
Will cluck over a rock if
She has no real egg

She has no real egg ...
but has two small plastic ones
She's proud and happy ...!

She's proud and happy
In her new and fancy dress
Isn't dress-up fun?

Isn't dress-up fun ...
With an imaginative child
In make-believe games

In make-believe games
I am often the villain
Villains have fun roles

Villains have fun roles
In the Hollywood movies
Ack, the game's afoot ...

Ack, the game's afoot
Either you play or get out
It is up to you

It is up to you
Given lurid temptation
There's always fall-out

There's always fall-out
and it falls where it pleases --
Indiscriminate

Indiscriminate
spenders, like flying comets
They soon crash and burn ...

They soon crash and burn
But oh, what a site they make
On a moonless night.

On a moonless night
myriads of brilliant stars shine
Ever guiding you ...

Ever guiding you
With a nagging persistence ..
That darned old conscience

That darned old conscience
Seemingly always flares up
When you're having fun ...!

When you're having fun
Never count the hours you spend
They accelerate.

They accelerate
with high speed winds and damage
Swirling tornadoes ...

Swirling tornadoes
of thoughts can sweep your mind clean ..
Ready for new things.

Ready for new things
exploring the universe
with bright cosmic wings

With bright cosmic wings
The butterfly of Sunlight
Floats through the ether

Floats through the ether
tiny particles of light
in mystical waves

In mystical waves
Love washes on the shore of
A receptive mind

A receptive mind
deletes the illogical
saving proven truths

Saving the proven truths
Is like money in the bank
Accruing interest

Accruing interest
with every act of caring
For the love you give ...

For the love you give
Don't expect love in return
That is a bonus

That is a bonus
Sunshine and rainbows for those
Enthralled by sadness

Enthralled by sadness
Is the worst kind of slavery
Chained to misery

Chained to misery
and dragging you down with them
The wretched soul thrives

The wretched soul thrives
While the happy soul struggles
It doesn't seem fair

It doesn't seem fair
Who promised it would be 'cher?
C'est la vie ... C'est tout

C'est la vie ... C'est tout
Accept this idea and
You'll be happier

You'll be happier
vows the sly cunning gurus
As they take your cash ...!

As they take your cash
cashiers with phony smiles say
"You have a nice day"

You have a nice day
watching soft falling snow flakes
Dance a Winter's song ...

~*~

Dragonfly
& Barbara LaBarbera
(ThunderWolf)

To Be Continued






 


 












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