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Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Haiku Wednesday Fantasy

Sensational Haiku Wednesday

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Today's topic is Fantasy

You would think, as a fantasy writer, I would jump at the chance to immerse myself in the fantasy of swords and sorcery ... but instead my thoughts have turned to today's society and real life fantasies (as opposed to fictional fantasy?).

Three fantasies ...

Seventeen years old
Seven months behind the wheel
Now invincible

Lottery ticket
One chance in ten million
Each week a new dream

Replace poverty
with our standard of living
The world has enough


  1. Your third haiku made me think of something.
    My husband reads several magazines, and if one is lying on the table while I'm dawdling over breakfast, I look for interesting stories.
    A recent one featured a list of Canada's richest people. Many of them are billionaires, the rest millionaires.
    The richest of them owns a chain of newspapers, for one of which I worked when I was young. I was a feature writer, or rather, the feature writer, but didn't earn enough to pay rent (I shared with two friends) and buy a car (which was necessary in order for me to do my job). I could do one or the other, but not both, so I had to quit and go home to my parents. Yes, there was a company car. There were two, in fact: one for the circulation department, which made sense, and one for (get this) the accountant.
    I was young, I was bright, I was talented, but my ability to do my job was restricted by my income. And the owner of the paper became a billionaire.
    Your first haiku made me think of the expression: "When I was young, I thought I was 10 feet tall and bulletproof." That job made me realize I was neither.
    I know it wasn't desperate poverty but it was real enough. It changed my life in ways I might never know or understand.
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  2. Oh I love your third haiku best!! It's a lovely sentiment. Thank you for sharing! take care

  3. MMmmm, all three of these are insightful and profound by turns. Fantastic job. I wish the third one could come true!

  4. We definitely do have more than enough.

    And hey, congrats on reaching your February W1S1 goals; well done!

  5. As my daughter just turned 17 on Sunday, and has had her license 7 months (no kidding) the first is particularly relevant for me. However did you know? One thing...she better not be driving that fast!

  6. Ooh, the 3rd one is very thought-provoking. I love it! You should trade mark it or something. :) Thanks for sharing!

    ♥.•*¨ Elizabeth ¨*•.♥

  7. I pay a dollar a week to purchase the possibility of my dream also.

    Thanks for the roofing tips from the last post also. Never know when those terms will come in handy.


  8. Great haiku. I like your range of ideas. :O)

  9. Awesome Haikus. The third one made me think!

  10. I love your third haiku best!! It's a lovely sentiment. Thank you for sharing!

  11. Super fantasies from our modern daily life!! Very admirably done.

  12. The first one scares me (I have an almost 17 year old) speechless. Second one touches me and makes me sigh. Third one makes me nod my head. VERY nicely done, my friend.

  13. Great haiku, I loved the first one. And congratulations on being a February Farenheit winner.

  14. If I could do away with poverty, homelessness, destruction of the soul, I would. It reminds me of the story that Jesus told about the man who was homeless and poor and ended up sitting on Abraham's lap while the rich man who refused to help him was somewhere much warmer.
    N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium

  15. Those are some nice Haikus! Glad to meet another science fiction author, thanks to Eagle's blog.

  16. Great haikus. The last one certainly rings true--there are so many people in the world living in horrible conditions while another part of the world has so much.

  17. These are thought provoking haikus. I like the first and third best.


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