Written Words Never Die
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Thank you for the new word. Indeed they do. I think I equate warmongers with leaders in this haiku. Great haiku-response to Bumba – the poor fish.
Yes, war mongers lead the pack
But who isn’t one?
Interesting that some found panegyrist a new word. But then again, it is not a commonly employed word when the norm is – flatterer 🙂
Thank you for your visit and comments. I know how busy you are this December.
Great haiku, Eric, and I couldn’t help but smile after reading your conversation with Bumba. 🙂
A smile cures most ills
Leaders know and use that well
Sheep to the slaughter
Glad that my haiku brought a smile for you 🙂
Learned a new word ‘Panegyrists’. Even if there are few good politicians, the opposition will never allow them to work.
Some try hard to serve
Like crabs scrambling in a pail
Most trip up others
Great to have you visit and contribute.
Trust that all is well.
Thanks. Everything is as well as at this age can be.
This one sent me off to the dictionary to look up panegyrist. If the walk is talked they have earned the laud. Methinks it is rare.
A world of sound bites
Peaceful contemplation lost
Well said, for true leaders are as rare as hen’s teeth.
And here we are hoping that some of these leaders would just take a walk. Cheers.
Most should walk the plank
But they will poison the fish
Let us save the earth
The reply was coloured not only by your comment but also because I just returned after reading your funny pages. Your writing has that effect on me 🙂
Trust that all is well and you are putting December to good use 🙂
All good wishes,
Leaders always deliver impressive speeches but how many delve to discover if they have performed what they claimed. Most often we get the “we are going to do this!” but does not happen eventually, a few question it. They are forgotten after a while, more so when we are busy with our own livelihood.
Keep hamsters on wheels
People have short memories
Busy buzzing bees
Very true in the past perhaps – when promises made are forgotten even before the returning officer declares the winner.
Not so much now, as the more intrepid members of the public pull out news videos and the like, and challenge these “leaders” and their declared promises. Of course, there is so much “noise” in public discourse, it again gets lost.
But one can only keep trying.
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