For this week’s Haiku Horizons challenge, the prompt was “shift”… I thought I’d approach it in a slightly different way…
Things that you should shift:
Mindset, perspective, gear;
Your ass and do it!
This seems a fairly appropriate way to announce that I’ve signed up for NaNoWriMo – the National Novel Writing Month challenge. It runs throughout November, with the aim being to write 50,000 words for your novel over that time. Yep. Fifty thousand. That’s only about 45,000 more than I’ve ever written on any one thing, ever, in my whole life. No problem, right?
I know Meg’s in as well… anyone else
dumb brave enough to join us??
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It will not be sketched.
It surrounds all those I love,
The shape of my heart.
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Written for: https://haikuhorizons.wordpress.com/2016/10/16/haiku-horizons-prompt-shape/
Formed under pressure
Two bodies coalescing
Through fire, re-born
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Written for: https://haikuhorizons.wordpress.com/2016/10/02/haiku-horizons-prompt-birth/
I struggled with this week’s haiku horizons prompt, so I’ve given a choice of endings for this particular bit of fun…
One, two, skip a few
Then ninety-nine, one hundred!…
(a) Claim oil barons
(b) Claimed my accountant
(c) Claim politicians
(d) Claims my three year old!
You get the idea! If you have any additions for this list, let me know in the comments below 🙂
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Life is like a swing
You swoosh backwards and forwards
Then come to a stop
Written for: https://haikuhorizons.wordpress.com/2016/05/01/haiku-horizons-prompt-swing/
Spider spins his web
Deceit piles upon deceit
Buoyed by success and power
The real lies begin.
I have a strong feeling that one of my followers in particular will like this one… this one’s for you, Denis!
Written for – https://haikuhorizons.wordpress.com/2016/02/21/haiku-horizons-prompt-spider/
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This week’s prompt is “monkey”… and it finds me in a bit of a silly mood. You’ve been warned!
Pity brass monkeys.
Our measure of cold weather?
Freezing their balls off!
Families are tough…
I’m not a monkey’s uncle,
Cuz he’s mine instead!
Hard not to see work
As a mad, pooping, screeching
Monkey on my back
Written for: https://haikuhorizons.wordpress.com/2016/02/14/haiku-horizons-prompt-monkey/
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You are not alone
When stood before the mountain.
Relax. Slow down. Breathe.
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Written for: https://haikuhorizons.wordpress.com/2016/01/31/haiku-horizons-prompt-slow/
Sobbing in the dark
Waiting for the final sleep
To set my song free
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Written for: https://haikuhorizons.wordpress.com/2016/01/24/haiku-horizons-prompt-sleep-2/
A life spent waiting
For love’s swift, sharp thunderclap
Slow plagued by sunshine
Written for: https://haikuhorizons.wordpress.com/2016/01/17/haiku-horizons-prompt-spend/
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