Guess, what? I won this week’s Haiku Monday contest and that means I get the priviledge of hosting this week’s Haiku Monday and choosing the theme.
This week’s theme is Pests.
At first glance you might think of insect pests, ants that invade your cupboard, cockroaches large enough to ride on or locusts of Biblical proportions.
But, there are other things that pester and annoy us too. Perhaps it is a human pest who you run screaming from at first opportunity. Maybe it is another animal like a dog that should have his own moment in the spotlight on dog-shame.com. Maybe it is a situation like a tailgater who thinks they can move you along if they ride your bumper. Whatever it is, crying child in a restaurant, woodpecker banging on the chimney cap, political ads or a pesky telemarketer, write about a pest in your life.
Traditional Haiku standards apply, 3 lines, 5 syllables, 7 syllables and then, 5 again.
Deadline is Monday, September 24, at midnight PST. Can’t wait to see what you all come up with. If you submit more than two, let me know which two you want judged.
Grins had trouble getting a comment posted. If you do too, send me your entries by email and I will post them. Cslu1@aol.com
Here’s my contribution about two pests in my life to get you started:
Ball rolls under couch
Spitting dust I retrieve it
Games Again. Dog wins.