I’m feeling very inspired by the blog The Haiku Diaries, http://thehaikudiaries.wordpress.com/, which I found through Sophie Dembling’s blog (http://sophiadembling.com/home.htm, if you want to know, and you should). A few syllables, a simple sentiment — how appropriate for the difficult times we’re living in.
As George W. Bush’s extended term in the White House draws to a merciful close, I’d like to dedicate the following, deeply felt haikus to him:
Your squinty eyes
Your ziplocked mind
Will linger with us
Just like your war.
Soldiers died, soldiers maimed
How fitting you gave up golf!
Market sucks. Houses foreclosed.
Oh, please. Outsource yourself.
(Copyright 2008 by Ruth Pennebaker)