The Turn Not Taken (Haiku)

Eyeing a road sign
That says, “Turn Right,” he turns left.
It turns out, he’s right.

AUTHOR’S NOTE: The “he” in this haiku is my husband, Mark.  He’ll freely admit to being a bit perverse.  He’ll also (legitimately) brag about his great sense of direction.

I eyed this prompt and used this road sign to write this haiku.

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12 Responses to “The Turn Not Taken (Haiku)”

  1. Rethabile says:

    “He” is not alone. I’ve screwed up many-a-times, merely because I didn’t want to ask for directions. What’s scary is that I know i’ll do it again.

    Love the haiku.

  2. Tumblewords says:

    Too darned clever – it’s truth in a pod – I know people like that and may actually be one.

  3. paisley says:

    aha!!!! very clever… its like “right,, i said turn left”…. love it!!!!

  4. Following directions puts you at the end of the line. No adventure in that.

  5. gautami says:

    Left and right..both are right!

    I like it!

  6. Years ago we used to teach people to read street maps. If they didn’t know their left from their right – we’d substitute right and left for knife and fork – so you might say – take the first knife and the second fork off it!
    Love your Haiku! Proper Job! as they say in Cornwall.
    Oh yeah, and Hubby’s always right. Isn’t he?

  7. Rob Kistner says:

    Great haiku, and a fun play of words… ;)

  8. madkane says:

    Thanks everyone!

  9. Linda Jacobs says:

    It’s amazing how so few words can make me chuckle. great haiku!

  10. Crafty green poet says:

    Great fun!

  11. madkane says:

    Thanks Crafty Green Poet!