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Haiku by Robert Stone: March and April 2010

Dear Reader,
Another two months have rolled by and here are the recent haiku. All of them were written as comments on comments or on status notes or on photographs or on blog posts or in responses to emails. If you are really curious as to what caused me to write one of these, send me a note and I'll let you know.
written by Robert Stone, March and April 2010
Facebook addiction,
virtual tarbaby sticky,
dumb but not speechless.

- Monday, 1 March 2010

We tend to become
whatever we think we are
whether good or bad.

- Saturday, 6 March 2010

Fatter or slimmer
might depend on use of dish
for candy or cigs.

- Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Coming or going,
the less presentable waits
for necessity.

-- Thursday, 25 March 2010

Kindness and respect -
doing all that is needed
and nothing extra.

- Saturday, 27 March 2010

One day words will come
and I will be covered up
by love and concern.

- Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Postponement forces
even the strongest to have
overwhelming faith.

- Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Try not to get up
on the wrong side of a mule.
Watch out for pawing.

-- Thursday, 8 April 2010

I hope to be in,
writing verses thick and thin,
gathering once again.

-- Saturday, 10 April 2010

New forces out old.
Hesitation weakens one.
Alea iacta est.

- Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Wishing on a star,
while tempting Mother Nature,
ashes to ashes.

- Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Placebo results
won't be known until too late:
cure you or kill you.

- Wednesday, 21 April 2010

The faster things go,
the faster we want them to,
never satisfied.

-Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Too late is worthless.
Limbo is no stepping stone.
Death is no escape.

- Thursday, 22 April 2010

Spry birthdays are gone.
Dance hall, pool hall, alcohol,
need strong geritol.

- Friday, 23 April 2010

Low fences suffice
to keep the hopeless in thrall
but no fence stops hope.

- Monday, 26 April 2010

Some sort of weird law
disaster follows repair
and we say why me?

- Tuesday, 27 April 2010

If I had no faults,
I could have confidence that
all my thoughts were right.

- Friday, 30 April 2010
The next previous Robert Stone, poetry Alone a sonnet

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