Friday, December 30, 2016

965 - Thinking Makes It So

Haiku Horizon’s prompt: Joy

Thinking makes it so.

One man’s meat, they say,
Is another man’s poison.
Joy is subjective.

We are as happy
As we determine to be.
It’s an easy choice.
© J Cosmo Newbery 2016

Saturday, December 24, 2016

964 - Dear Santa

Dear Santa,

I know you’ve come through so oft’ before
But the time has come to ask for more.
So, let me be firm and let me be clear
World peace tops my list this year.
And the climate seems to be a mess,
Perhaps you could teach us to use less.
Remove animals out of cosmetics
And take religion out of politics.
And why not knock off the odd disease
And remove the pirates from the seas.
And stop folk cutting down our trees
And improve the quality of what's on our TVs.
And rid the streets of hoons and louts
And ban the sale of Brussels Sprouts.
But if all this is just a wish too far
I’ll happily settle for a good Pinot Noir.
Now reader, visit the comments section
To nominate your gift selection.

© J Cosmo Newbery 2016

Monday, December 12, 2016

963 - A Rushed Life

Haiku horizons prompt: rush

A rushed life.

Small. Feathered. Anxious.
Quiet.  Still. Sensing danger.
Hides in the rushes.

If it’s important—
Surely they will wait for you.
So what is the rush?
© J Cosmo Newbery 2016

Friday, December 09, 2016

962 - Stuffed and can't be stuffed.

Three Word Wednesday requires participants
to use the three words of the week in a composition.
The words this week are: 

tempting, specific and snuff.

And can't be stuffed.

That flame,
That light,
Is quickly snuffed,
For no specific reason.
Just lots of things 
Conspire to quell
The heart
This festive season.

I see.

But why just me?

You?  Well—

It’s tempting to try 
To make you see
But in the end 
I can’t be stuffed;
The fight is just too big for me.
© J Cosmo Newbery 2016

Monday, December 05, 2016

961 - Safe and Secure

Haiku Horizons has the prompt “Safe”.

Safe and Secure.

We worry too much—
Safety is an illusion
That’s quickly shattered.

There is no such thing
As a life lived in safety:
The gods laugh at you.

And what price safety?
You can be well protected
But are you alive?
© J Cosmo Newbery 2016

Sunday, December 04, 2016

960 - Don't Make Me Cross!

Mad Kane poses a regular limerick challenge.
The key word this week is ‘ice’.

Don't Make Me Cross!

A fellow with nerves of pure ice,
Was asked by his wife for advice.
His reply was that
“Of course it looks fat”;
His death, while quick, was not nice.
© J Cosmo Newbery 2016