FiNiku

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It's been up for hours!
Fifty-Ninety on the go...
That must be my 'ku.

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Not this crap again!
Ah, hell, who am I kidding?
It's good to be back.

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@roddy

I have learned four chords
So when I use them for songs
I'll have a spare one!

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Three chords, in accord.
One sits it out, on the bench,
In sustained silence.

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@roddy

But not diminished
Waiting to be included
Augmented at last

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@toms

Anything more than
Two chords and you're playing jazz.
So saith Lou Reed!

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Don’t overdo it.
Take a walk on the wild side,
Two chords and a smidge.

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Simpler than songs, these:
Poetic works without rhyme
Or, often, reason

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@toms

Philosophy says:
"Reason is overrated!"
A lifetime's work, that.

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Stoned philosophers.
They're not willing to accept
Living is lethal.

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A quick translation
For our friends in the US:
Read 'Stoned sorcerors'

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Enough of your source.
Everybody world-wide knows
Heinz Meanz Saucerers.

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Foodfights are a threat!
US Military fears
The flying sauces.

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@roddy

Harry Potter's wheel
Learning to throw tableware
Saucer's apprentice

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Saucers can fly home!
Kitchen nearly there! And next?
Violent violas.

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@roddy

A wolf family
Squashed by an IKEA box
That made two flat packs

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My feet are stinky
Like I'm wearing skunks for shoes
I'm glad you noticed

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@lowhum

Barking dog
So many balconies
Which one

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@lowhum

Teenager kid
So much need
Sleep indeed

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@lowhum

Some wives get high
On hidegger or worse
Choose wisely

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Some wives get higher
On big Ikea kitchens...
Rather choose whiskey

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So many new songs
There on my PC. But it's
KITCHEN GULAG TIME!

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@roddy

Boris Johnson quits
All good things come to an end
And all bad ones too

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@toms

Sadly, the bad things
Are likely to kill us all
Long before they end. 😬

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@roddy

Seems the good die young
So that's why, Rupert Murdoch
Is still amongst the living

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It's so pathetic...
Trapped by the Ikea man!
All that's left is 'ku.

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@toms

Is there such a thing -
I hesitate to ask it! -
As Ikea-ku?

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I'm sure it exists,
But I would fail to see it
('Cos it's in Swedish)

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@roddy

Political advice

If you're in trouble
Don't panic, just get a pen
And re-write your past

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@lowhum

Ikea mothers
Is that possible
Time will show

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@roddy

The bee might have said
'This will hurt me more than you'
Before it stung me

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…before it went home
and danced the flight path details
of that huge guilt trip

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@toms

My advice to him,
Tho' to him it's just buzzing:
"Look, Bee! 'Fore you leap!"

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Ikea kitchen:
Bees flee the construction. Why?
Beelzebub rises.

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@toms

Songs want to be born
Also, students want their grades.
Look! A new plug-in! 😀

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@roddy

Which side won the war?
Too soon to say. Ask again
In a hundred years

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@toms

War is just about
The dumbest thing humans do.
We are animals.

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Cruelty to the beasts!
It takes culture to make war.
Humans win at that.

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@roddy

There's some animals
That do very beastly things
But they don't use guns

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@lowhum

Nature is always at war
Is there anything else
Humans doubt endlessly

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@roddy

John was prejudiced
He also had two bottoms
Such a bi-assed man

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@toms

So, what you're saying
Is John spoke falsely, that he
"Couldn't give two craps?"

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Did God subcontract
The creation of insects?
Bugs everywhere!

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@roddy

I saw it coming
A deadline! I found some sand
And buried my head

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So peaceful the scene:
Head sunk deep in sand, serene...
Then the tide came in

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@roddy

There in my mirror
There's the face of an old man
How did he get there?

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But in my mirror
There's a face of a stranger...
Curiouser, yes?

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@roddy

3 Questions

Reflective question
What is shown in a mirror
When no-one's looking?

Where does the light go
When you shine a torch at night
Into the future?

Will you still need me
Will you still feed me
When I'm out of jail?

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Torch light in your face?
The torch you see has long gone:
It's all in the past.

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@roddy

At the tunnel's end
I saw two very bright lights
A tunnel vision!

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@toms

Meh - COVID gave me
Tunnel vision. Stupid eyes.
A built in light show. 😬

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First eye surgery
An internal puppet show
(Anaesthetic failed)

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Yay! This is the life!
Spent all day writing haiku!
(Whoops...here comes The Wife...)

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@roddy

'I wish I could fly'
That's what many people say
When stuck in airports

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@toms

"I wish I could plumb"
This is not a metaphor:
Old house with old pipes.

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@roddy

Ah yes, old houses
Where nothing's a standard size
Everything's awkward

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@roddy

Old houses are not
Places where you can just fit
IKEA kitchens

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@lowhum

Ikea haikus
tend to mingle
with whatever

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@lowhum

what's a haiku
if not a rhapsody
in a while

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Our _very_ old house:
Prayers and libations have worked!
IKEA just fits.

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In a madness fit
I wrote a whole libretto
Starting with haiku

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@roddy

The silly tailor
In a fitting of madness
Made a silly suit

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@lowhum

He Willie sailor
In a fit of grogness
Made a willie quit

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The grog drove him mad:
Willie quit as a suitor,
Chased tailors instead

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(Finally some time
But the music brain is shot.
Stop viola jokes!)

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My profile contains
Three songs titled 'I'm not sick'
I am, in fact, sick.

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That's sick as in sick?
(how English gets perverted!)
Or sick as in sick?

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My conscience tells me
I should be sympathetic
But...haiku logic...

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I know, right? I know.
I should be writing music
And not this drivel!

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In expiation:
I'm waiting for the flash floods.
(My levees should hold)

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@roddy

We are all waiting
For flash floods or something else
To test our levees

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@lowhum

basho had a dollar
spend it on wine and whores
full moon of course

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@lowhum

Every scholar
Should shoot a decent haiku
At gunpoint

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Scholar long ago,
Officer and gentleman...
Found it didn't pay.

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@toms

What's the diff between
Scholars and ideologues?
(Venn diagram here)

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@lowhum

a haiku scholar
lost in the woods
what to do

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@roddy

Pause, count syllables
Become at one with the trees
Start to put down roots

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@lowhum

Many ways to count
Syllables get in the way
Dying in between

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@roddy

I counted the gaps
But that didn't protect me
I still fell through them

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@roddy

It's Monday morning
A weekly, mini New Year
Small resolution

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It's Saturday morn
And my gaps grow, so I blame
My erratic course

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Friday night grows still
A red button is depressed
It's time to record

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@roddy

It's happened again!
I have surrounded myself
With half-finished songs