Monday, January 15, 2018

1165 - Aim


Haiku Horizon prompt: Aim

Aim

It would be lovely to live in a culture
where calmness was the aim. - Matt Haig


Told we must set goals
And chant our affirmations—
Aim high, we are told.



The Self-Help Gurus:
They aim to achieve too—
Mostly our money.
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© 2018 J Cosmo Newbery
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Aim for the moon.
If you miss, you may hit a star.
- W. Clement Stone

Would that be a constellation prize?

Sunday, January 14, 2018

1164 - The Precious



The Precious.

There was a young princess, quite pretty,
Whose attitude edged on the shitty.
The chief tool of her trade
Was a guilt-trip tirade,
Followed by a funk of self-pity.


A pretend princess—
Lacks the graces of the job;
Just wants the title.
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© 2018 J Cosmo Newbery
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1163 - Pecking Disorder


 Midweek Motif : Doorways

Pecking Disorder

They eye the gateway
And covet the green beyond—
It will not happen.
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© 2018 J Cosmo Newbery
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