Posts Tagged ‘Politicians’

Political Haiku Quartet

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

In case you’re asking
why Rick Perry has dropped out:
Donors talked Turkey.


My head is spinning
from Republican debates.
I’m begging — please stop!


View pols with caution.
Review records and viewpoints.
Behold all the lies.


Brilliance from pols?
No reason to expect it.
Saneness would be nice.


Happy Blame Someone Else Day (Tanka)

Friday, May 13th, 2011

Today, May 13th, is the first Friday the 13th of 2011, which makes it Blame Someone Else Day. I thought I’d celebrate it with a tanka (a haiku plus two more seven-syllable lines).

Blame Someone Else Day:
Annual celebration,
with one exception —
the Republican Party
commemorates it daily.

UPDATE: The next Blame Someone Else Day will happen in just eight months on Friday, January 13, 2012. So mark you calendars! If you don’t and you miss it, you’ll only have yourself to blame.

Political Haiku Quintet (Updated to Add Egypt Haiku)

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

Today I’m posting four political haiku which, I fear, are all more cynical than witty. (I’ve added a 5th about Egypt’s revolution which is uplifting, rather than cynical.)

Technically each of these is a senryu, though most people would label them haiku. What the heck’s a senryu, and how does it differ from haiku? I explain it all here and, believe it or not, use a three-verse limerick to illustrate the distinctions.

Politicians strive
to make a good impression
without doing good.


The economy’s
either looking up or down.
Depends on your stance.


Commenters bicker,
thrusting political barbs,
changing no one’s mind.


How did we get here?
“Pragmatic” subjugation
of our Dem ideals.


A revolution
In Egypt transforms, uplifts,
Giving hope to all.