Archive for the ‘haiku’ Category

Haiku Trilogy: Bye, Bye Betsy

July 22, 2017

“Preppie and Ivy, – Betsy Hodges lacks the chops – to be a Mayor”

“Betsy Hodges is – the worst big city Mayor – in Amerika”

“Big city Mayors – almost always Democrats – but not always good”

Betsy Hodges Is Gunning for No. 1 Spot as Worst Mayor in America

Haiku: Justice For Justine, 2

July 22, 2017

“Killer cop: strict, ill – tempered, had little respect – for women and blacks”

Haiku Quartet, Justice For Justine

July 18, 2017

1. “Woman calls nine one – one; reports a crime; gets shot – by responding cops”

2. “Unarmed woman in – jammies gets shot by cops in clean – well lighted alley”

3. “Minnesota’s cops – are still trigger happy and – way outta control”

4. “The ugly truth: we – are a gun culture where cops – are licensed to kill”

Haiku Trilogy, A Call To Arms

July 17, 2017

“Bogus Election – Commission; just more smoke and – mirrors from team Trump”

“Our democracy – is being assaulted by – its own President”

“Now is the time for – all patriots to support – the ACLU”

Haiku, New Who

July 16, 2017

“Jodie Whittaker – will play the thirteenth and first – female Doctor Who”

Haiku Duet: Flowers On The Hillside, Bloomin’ Crazy

July 16, 2017

“Purple Clover, Queen – Annie’s Lace, Black-Eyed Susies – decorate our pace”

“The Midwest tableau – that haunts ‘You’re Gonna Make Me – Lonesome When You Go”

Haiku, Tumbling After

July 15, 2017

“Jill fell down and broke – eleven crowns while she was – taking a selfie”

Haiku Duet, The Two Faced Party

July 15, 2017

“GOP exempts – itself from Cruz amendment – we get screwed, they don’t”

“Republicans piss – in our teacup but refuse – to drink it themselves”

Haiku Quintet, Save Medicaid

July 14, 2017

1. “The older you grow – the more likely you are to – outlive your savings”

2. “After the nursing – home sucks up all your money – you’ll need Medicaid”

3. “As you grow old your – brain fails first but your body – refuses to die”

4. “Without Medicaid – normal Americans can’t – afford to grow old”

5. “If your senators – are owned by the Koch Brothers – prepare to get screwed”

Haiku Trilogy, Iowa’s Sick And Disabled Get Screwed

July 13, 2017

“Iowa’s special – needs providers get sucker – punched by budget cuts”

“Iowa got on – the tax cut crazy train and – watched revenues shrink”

“Republicans don’t – give a rat’s ass about the – sick and disabled”