Walking — Four Haikus

In this post, I am trying something a little different.  (I’m sure it’s been done before.)  I have written four separate Haikus, any of which could stand alone, but, if taken together, cover many angles of one thought.  Thanks for indulging me!


See the muscled form

Thin, fit, strong, tanned, beautiful

Damn them all to hell


Walking makes me mad

My laziness knows no bounds

I want to sit all day


But walking is hard

Doctor says, “It’s crucial, now,

If I want to live


Too soon comes the time

Walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, more walk

Years to make up for


11 responses to “Walking — Four Haikus

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  2. Very good! I was taking a drink of water when I read the first one, and I nearly choked on it trying not to spit out a spray–I wasn’t expecting the “damn them all to hell!”

  3. I just love your poetry! You’ve even inspired me to post my first poem on my blog and now my inquiring mind wants to know where you find all your poetry things you do. 🙂

    • Hi, Lizze. I had a couple of excellent English teachers when I was in Junior High and High School. That is where I learned about different types of poetry. As for recent efforts, there are several: the Haiku, which I saw on someone’s page and decided to write on myself; (Haikus are Japanese in origin, and they consist of three lines — 5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables.) Sonnets I started in a weekly challenge — Google Sonetts and find any one of Shakespeare’s for the rhyme scheme; Free form poetry I’ve seen all over — easier to start with, although it takes a little while to get exactly the right words; and rhymes, because poetry always rhymes for my Mom. If you have other questions, please go to my Gravatar profile page and get my email. Thanks for your kind words, and good luck!

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