Saturday Hiaku: Time

“Knight Rider” by Coda2

If you could choose a
Time in which to live,
Which age would it be?

Maybe ancient Rome
With g’ds, gladiators, and
The myths of greatness.

How ’bout the middle ages
Filled with princesses and knights.
Castles and glory!

Or is the jazz age,
With its glam gals, and gangster,
more preferable?

Before you answer
Think of power, plumbing,
And the great depression.

If  you want to be
Cold, smelly, and destitute,
Then the past is yours.

I’ll stay here.

– Alex Schattner (11/18/12)

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Saturday Haiku: “The Sidekick”

Here’s to the hero
beside The Invincible.
The one who feels pain.

You work in shadow,
Seeing distant dangers
and tracking them down.

You’re the one taken
in hostage situations
who puts others first.

Some might see you as:
weaker, smaller, less appealing,
more human, more us…

Or who we want to be.

When the chips are down,
You provide the pep talk
that changes the tide.

That’s why we cheer
when you live to fight again.
Maybe we’ll join you.

– Alex Schattner  (10/13/12)

Saturday Haiku: Decisions

“The Gossips” by Norman Rockwell (1948)

Life is filled with decisions;
Ones that must be made wisely.
Don’t go it alone.

Learn others’ mistakes.
Those who’ve loved and fought,
lied, and cheated…teach.

No act is all new.
Don’t mistakenly think
the past holds nothing.

– Alex Schattner

Haikus: The Journey

It’s a struggle, but
When you take on a challenge,
You feel good later.

*****

Some stories take more.
One must trust in the journey,
And proclaim one’s dreams!

*****

Caterpillars must
fear becoming butterflies–
growing up so fast.

They are too young to
understand the benefit
of beautiful wings.

They just see others
Entering cocoons, and then
Fluttering away.

Saturday Haikus: Summer Lessons

“A Little Beachy” by Debbie Miller

Meeting up for food?
It’s really hot outside
Don’t order too much

____

Need sun-tan lotion?
Are you at the beach a lot?
The answer is “Yes!”
____

Drink Lots of Water
You don’t want dehydration
To ruin your fun.

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Written by Alex Schattner (8/4/12)