Well, here we are at yet another post Haiku Monday Result Show, and I'm sitting with popo in hand and not a clue where to start.
I know, I know, the beginning, Stupid!!! Right?
Grins started us off with a rousing version of multiple faces...round and round he goes, which one he'll grab? Nobody knows!
Hiding in smiles and words,
they'll never find the true me
Wonder if I will?
As CoreyJo said about the 6 syllables in the first line, "DAMN! It was nice, too."
Next came the ever wise Karl with a chameleon like twist on our president. However, the one that really grabbed me was the one about his ragamuffin friend. Sorta hiding in broad daylight, paying with cash and leaving no footprint.
Pays cash with C-notes
Blaze, similar to Grins touched on the aspect of the chameleon I think we can all relate to. More or less, it's a tough damn world, and man (or woman) has to have his (her) armor. Sometimes our best armor is a smile, a laugh, anything, really, to give us a bit of warmth from the inside out. Give a demon a smiley face, and it can't help but SMILE right back atcha!!!
Sharp wit and laughter,
Some tools to mask the hurt; pain
Plaster on the smile
A nature poem from Serendipity is like getting a post card in the mail...just makes you wanna go check the place out for yourself. Surprisingly, my fave this week from her was a different face of the chameleon. That being the one that hides not in defense, but offensively. Only thing, though, as she aptly points out, you can hide all you want, but your true colors will ALWAYS shine through...good or BAD. (oh, and bad defense is ALWAYS offensive).
A glittering smile,
everyone’s best friend...slight change;
a knife between ribs.
Island Rider surprised me with a pop in and amazed me with two wonderful poems. The second one, in particular, really grabbed me by my horn and twisted a little to make it hurt. What struck me about her "homeless" 'ku, is the conflicting image of whether the person is in hiding or society in effect is hiding from the homeless person. Are we as a people openly ignoring the soar thumb that lies in our way as we walk down the sidewalk? Are these people fading from society because they don't fit into the perfect little "ideal" and is this the burden she means by the "heavy pack"? Perhaps if I promise to play nice, she'll clue us in.
Weathered face downcast
Homeless lifts her heavy pack
Fades in crowd alone
Next came the liltingly comedic Fleur. To hear her speak, she's had more lost flames than the Devil, himself, has souls burn'n in eternal effigy. Perhaps it's because she likes hanging out with dudes with tongues longer than my...well, ya' know...never mind.
Hers, I thought, was about a chameleon sticking out it's tongue to nab it some dinner, instead I found Gene Simmons look'n to get a little Frenchy French action outta her sultry little self. (YUMMY!!!) Does anyone else think she's naughty, or it just me? HaHa, just kidding...sorta.
Last came Czar. IDK, sometimes I puzzle through his 'ku thinking, I know he's telling me something, I JUST KNOW IT! It's only 17-syllables, right? So I dip and turn, look left, then right. Two steps forward, one step back. Nothing.
So I start again.
What do y'all think? Has he outsmarted me into thinking he has sumpt'n when he's got nut'n?
All I can think of
Is Boy George and that karma
Song. Not what you want.
So now what?
Oh, right, there's supposed to be a winner!!!
This was originally not a unanimous decision, but with some cajoling, arm twisting and nekkid boobies flying all over the damn place (since when does a gay dude want big bazoomba's han'g in his inbox, for crying out loud?!?), a decision was finally won.
Blaze with her plastered smile certainly hit a chord with all of us, but in the end Island Rider WON THE DAY!!!
Congratulations, HIP HIP HOORAY & Hallelujah!!!!
To be clear, winning means you can post the badge of honor on your website and that you will be hosting, picking a theme and, ultimately, picking next week's WINNER!!!
Congrats to ALL for another super grand time. Per usual, the hosting has been a fantastic, with all sorts of fun gags and giggles.
Be well, be blessed, be blessed with HAPPY--