Wednesday, August 19, 2015

814 - A Leaden Haiku or two.

Haiku Horizons has the prompt ‘Lead’.
Something of an ambiguous word when taken out of context.
Here goes:

A Leaden Haiku or two.

All paths lead to Rome.
So they would have us believe;
Mine leads to the world.

Politics is dire.
Where have all the leaders gone?
A depressing void.

We think we’ve found gold
But mistake weight for substance.
Just lead.  Heavy.  Cheap.

To turn lead to gold—
The alchemist’s holy grail.
But they all died poor.

Full of fancy words,
She lead me to think she cared.
Harsh words killed that thought.

Leaden clouds gathered.
The storm swirled around itself—
A whirling dervish.
© J Cosmo Newbery 2015

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  1. Lead is such a heavy word ...

  2. A cascade of beautiful haiku's ! Nice work !

  3. I like all the twists and turns you've taken in your offerings here. Well thought.


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