Face Time (Haiku)

Flutist misses cue.
Conductor settles the score.
Time to face music.


Botoxified face,
once intelligent with age,
now frozen wasteland.


(Face prompt from Theme Thursday)

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17 Responses to “Face Time (Haiku)”

  1. Elaine Spall says:

    So that’s a no ot botox then? Funny…in a scary way!

  2. Stan Ski says:

    How do you miss 1,2,3,4?
    …What do I know about classical music?

  3. scott says:

    “Botoxified face” lol-I think you may have coined a new word Mad.
    If so, Merriam Webster better give you credit for it.

    Speaking of botoxified faces-Goldie Hawn was on TV the other day. not good. I would much rather see a beautiful woman age with grace than someone who is just a gravity defying, plastic caricature of their former selves.

  4. Andy says:

    Loved what you said about the botox! That expressionless, wrinkleless, lost your uniqueness look does nothing for me.

  5. Elisson says:

    Performance review:
    According to the Maestro,
    This guy really blows.

  6. becca givens says:

    Botoxified face :D

  7. Gloria says:

    These are both excellent, but I especially love the second one! Frozen wasteland indeed! ;) Great writes!!!

  8. Amanda says:

    the second has me laughing botoxified? Ohhhh too damn funny!

  9. Meryl says:

    LOL! Both are wonderful. The first hits home personally, as does the second as I age and am having trouble embracing the wrinkles around my mouth!

  10. Mr. Walker says:

    “now frozen wasteland” – what an ending. I love it!

  11. madkane says:

    Thanks so much to all of you. Both haiku were fun to write. And I find a lot of famous people, like Scott’s Goldie Hawn example, frightening to look at. Between the Botox and the surgery — ugh!!!!!

  12. shammi says:

    I just LOVE the haiku – the second one especially. It’s just brilliant! :)

  13. madkane says:

    Thanks so much, shammi!

  14. trisha says:

    people dont like to see marks of age on their own faces, naive and sometimes dangerous- these operations sometimes cause great harm.


  15. madkane says:

    That’s so true, Trisha.

  16. Cynthia M says:

    Wow, such chilling imagery…frozen wasteland, so much natural beauty lost…

  17. madkane says:

    Thanks, Cynthia.