Wednesday, December 13, 2017

1162 - All fired up.

Haiku Horizon's topic of the week : 


Where there's smoke there's fire.
If you have a suspicion—
Best buy marshmallows.

Modern companies—
The spreadsheet is everything:
Corporate firestorms.

Flames dance like demons:
Hypnotic, captivating.
Fires—the place of dreams.

You can have your doubts
But climate change means more fires.
Best get used to it.
© 2017 J Cosmo Newbery

Sunday, December 10, 2017

1161 - Buying The Grinch

Buying the Grinch

Forget the story history tells,
Consumption’s now the game.
So what if your budget’s bust
To avoid that grinchly name?

So buy.
Do not ask why.
You must.
The ads have told us so—
Cash registers play Jingle Bells,
Merchants whisper Ho-Ho-Ho.
© 2017 J Cosmo Newbery


Monday, December 04, 2017

1160 - Ocean

Haiku Horizons has the prompt "Ocean"


We are all at sea—
Swept along by the currents:
Not waving, drowning.
© 2017 J Cosmo Newbery


Sunday, December 03, 2017

Repost - As game as they come.

Mad Kane has a regular limerick challenge.
She provides the first line, the rest is up to us. 
Here are my efforts this week:

A woman who always seemed game
Developed spots with a long Latin name.
She'd got infected
After sex unprotected;
But was at a loss to know who was to blame.

© 2017 J Cosmo Newbery


1159 - For whom the jingle bells toll

Company Christmas Party on Friday.
The music was too loud to talk.
I am too old to put up with it.

For whom the jingle bells toll.

"No man is an island"
I can relate to the meaning inferred
But such wisdom departs
When the dance music starts
And no-one can hear or be heard.
© J Cosmo Newbery 2017