Wednesday, August 30, 2017

1153 - Not Windsor, Hangman



If men can run the world,
why can't they stop wearing neckties? 
How intelligent is it to start the day
by tying a little noose around your neck?

Linda Ellerbee


Not Windsor, Hangman.

Tie it how you will,
In knots of all descriptions—
It’s still just a rag. 
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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1152 - Drawing Stumps


I delayed my father's funeral because of cricket. 
- Virat Kohli


Drawing stumps.

The game is over.
It’s time to take off the bails
And close the innings.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

1151 - The Bigger Problem


Haiku Horizons prompt: Safe.

“Politicians were mostly people who'd had too little
morals and ethics to stay lawyers.” 
― George R.R. Martin.


The Bigger Problem

Idiots in charge
And feathering their own nests—
How can we be safe?
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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Monday, August 28, 2017

1150 - The Luxurious Treadmill



The Luxurious Treadmill

We have what we need.
We can chase after extra
But at what expense?
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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1149 - Decision Deferred



Decision Deferred

Rather than decide—
Just ask for some more data;
A coward’s response
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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1148 - Misaligned



Misaligned

A story of love
Gets back an outburst of hate
And it breaks the heart.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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Sunday, August 27, 2017

1147 - Modern Slavery



Modern Slavery

Beneath the smart suit
And behind all of the gold
You find slavery.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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1146 - Friendless



Friendless.

I don’t understand—
Why is there no compassion?
Why is it so hard?
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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1145 - The Enlightenment.



The Enlightenment.

You may mock science,
Observation and reason,
But the truth is light.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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