Saturday, August 31, 2013

Trifextra: I Hate Him Haiku

"I hate him! I DO!!!

He teases and steals my lunch."

"Because he likes you."

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25 comments:

  1. Ha.. that was an unusual and strong haiku

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    1. Thanks, Bjorn! Don't know why it came to mind but probably seeded from the thought "go back to grade school" and remember the haiku! It was fun!

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  2. Straight from the schoolyard. Love the crush twist what a great break.

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    1. What's better than a crush? At any age, really. Thanks for the comment, Bill!

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  3. This is a rite of passage for school-aged kids, isn't it? Great haiku, Gina!

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    1. I remember quite well. Thanks, Sandra.

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  4. I like this one. It's different and universally true.

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    1. Thank you, Lance. I think it happens to every girl at some point.

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  5. There's a lot of passion and intensity in those words. Just like in grade school:) Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I remember saying it just line that to my mom. It is frustration expressed as hate but not hate at all.

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  6. Some snow down your back?
    Maybe a ponytail tug?
    Boys have such smooth moves.

    We were all such a bunch of pimply-faced Romeos, Gina! Honestly, I cringe when I think back to some of the "smooth moves" I pulled, all in the name of Grade six love. Excellent choice of topic and of haiku! :)

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    1. I have had a live locust put down my back, lunches stolen, spiders smashed on me, all in the name of boy/girl games. Fun times! "Smooth moves" are hilarious to look back on. Very cute. Thanks for liking my haiku!

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  7. Ah yes, those were the days when it all seemed so simple!

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    1. It was simple and stolen lunches were our only problem.

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    1. Yes, he lived on my street and his name was Ken. He's a doctor now. Pretty funny.

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  9. I can imagine him pulling pigtails too.

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    1. I had very long hair that hung over the back of my chair. The chair had screws in the back holding it together. He used to twist my hair around a screw so when I got up, my hair would pull and I'd be stuck. Mean!!!

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  10. And so it goes. I wonder how many school yard crushes started this way? :)

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    1. It's timeless. And it will continue!

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  11. Oh, I remember those grade school crushes! This was really a sweet piece of writing:) Well done!

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  12. Sweet. It made me smile. So evocative of youth - the essence of it, as they say in the language of haiku. So nice.

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  13. Oh what wise words. And what a fantastic haiku!

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  14. :) This takes me back to school more so than the act of writing a haiku!

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  15. I am trying SO HARD to have the boys actually just LIKE girls instead of teasing them (of course...then stories like this would be moot right? where is the tease, the passion etc?)

    remembering all those boys who teased me and stole my lunch, books, and eventually my heart. <3

    loved this. Hope to catch up soon my friend. XOOX

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