Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Haiku: Spectacle

For the good folks at One Single Impression, who provide the weekly prompts, including this spectacle. Do see how the real poets creatively handled the prompt.



Singing in public,
dancing, or worse, holding hands.
What a spectacle!


Failing too fast
for reading between the lines:
Age before beauty.



Truly, my goal at all times is to make my children uncomfortable with how odd I am. I remember being totally embarrassed by my own father and what he would do in public. It's nice to know I got more from him that dark hair, hairy arms and the family "sweat."

What a Spectacle

14 comments:

Jim said...

Hi Patios, your poem was a surprise but even more so your goal.
Thank you for reading mine, it is a true saga of my eyesite experiences (not a joke).
..

Beth P. said...

Whaddya mean the 'real poets'?
I loved your earthy one--and embarrassing our children is something we can get really accomplished at. Why not exploit our talents?

Thanks for visiting the Virtual Tea House and your comment--glad you liked the YouTube...
Beth

tumblewords said...

Funny and wonderful!

susan said...

I don't have to make an effort to prove I'm weird. It comes naturally. lol Thanks for the read.

SandyCarlson said...

Being embarrassing....it's all we can do sometimes!

I enjoyed both very much. What spirit.

zoya gautam said...

..spirited humor..many thanks..

D... said...

Fantastic! And you are the type of mom that the kids will love you for when they are older. I bet their friends love to be around you too.

Deborah Godin said...

Hilarious! Keep passing that humor and the embarrassing behavior along to future generations!! (And thanks for your comment)

MamaGeek said...

Oh P.

(1) Girl, you're hott. That's that.

(2) I subscribe to that same thought.

(3) Damn you're funny.

Bubba's Sis said...

LOVE it! My kids feel the same way about me sometimes. OK, a lot. Let's just say I like to be silly sometimes. In public. Dancing gets me the evil eye and the "Mom! Stop!" thru gritted teeth.

JerseyGirl said...

Nice poem. Even from a non-poet. I embarrass my kids by singing karaoke. OK, well, maybe I also embarrass myself a bit...actually I think everyone in the room is embarrassed for me too.

spacedlaw said...

HA! I always knew that parents just LOVED to embarrass their children (revenge from their own ordeal, I suppose).
Fun hailkus.

me ann my camera said...

Oh, the self conscious embarrassment of youth!! What a spectacle! True, so true.

Kathiesbirds said...

Thanks for this dose of humor!

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