Music – Poems and Haiku

Haiku – Tropical Mind Getaway

Take a tiny break

Relax with a good fun song

Anytime of day

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For more prompts like “break” go here: Haiku Horizons

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Haiku – Iron Will

Hate now in power

Guilty before innocent

Freedom sacrificed

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I heard this great song yesterday and it made me think about the way America is currently doing business at home and abroad. I thought I might write a Haiku based off of it. I think, no matter how you voted, it is time to stop the hate and learn to find a great middle ground. We can’t make “America Great Again” if we don’t work together to do it. I am a Democrat, and I will admit that. But they need to shut up and work with Trump. Trump also needs to put on his big boy pants and start learning to compromise. We can’t put in bans like we currently have without stirring up a whole lot of trouble. I agree we have been lax in some areas of this country throughout the years, but bans don’t work. They don’t keep out the bad they just incite more anger, and those we are trying to stop just add fuel to their fire. There has to be a better way to handle our politics than what we have now.

If you decide to leave a comment. Make it productive. I don’t mind a solid discussion, but let’s not get down to childish name calling.

Okay, have a great weekend. Here’s the song.

LYRICS

If I could kill a word and watch it die
I’d poison never, shoot goodbye
Beat regret when I felt I had the nerve
Yeah, I’d pound fear to a pile of sand
Choke lonely out with my bare hands
I’d hang hate so that it can’t be heard
If I could only kill a word
I’d take brokenness out back
And break heartbreak, stand there and laugh
Right in its face while shootin’ it the bird
I’d put upset down in its place
I’d squeeze the life out of disgrace
Lay over under six cold feet of dirt
If I could only kill a word
Give me sticks, give stones
Bend my body, break my bones
Use staff and rod to turn me black and blue
‘Cause you can’t unhear, you can’t unsay
But if were up to me to change
I’d turn lies and hate to love and truth
If I could only kill a word
I’d knock out temptation’s teeth
I’d sever evil, let it bleed
Then light up wicked, stand and watch it burn
I’d take vice and I’d take vile
And tie ’em up there with hostile
Hang ’em high and leave ’em for the birds
If I could only kill a word
So give me sticks, give stones
Bend my body, break my bones
Use staff and rod to turn me black and blue
‘Cause you can’t unhear, you can’t unsay
But if were up to me to change
I’d turn lies and hate to love and truth
If I could only kill a word
If I could only kill a word

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Haiku – Astronomer

Through the telescope

Watching the stars and planets

In the nighttime sky

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For some reason this song came to mind when I wrote this.

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Haiku – Surfer Girl

Waxing up her board

Paddling out from the shore

Time to catch a wave

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Haiku – Poison Amber

Still fighting demons

Whiskey bottle lies empty

Defeated again

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This Haiku was inspired by this song.

 

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Movie Review Haiku: History of the Eagles

Classic Eagles songs

Gentle, smooth, takes you away

Sets your mind at ease

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(5 Stars out of 5)

I just finished watching this Music Documentary on Netflix. If you have that streaming service you should stop reading, and head on over there now. This is a fascinating watch that showcases the Eagles career in great detail. I knew a lot about them, but this documentary really shines a light on what this band was like from the inside and out. I can’t recommend this one enough. It has put me back in an Eagles mood once again, and honestly that mood isn’t hard to get back into once you start listening to their music. Such a great band that gave us so many great songs. I will shut up now.

So, Eagles fan or not? Spill it below.

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Haiku – Up and Away

Jet plane high above

Racing across the blue sky

To unknown places

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Haiku – Always there for you

Someone to lean on

Through the good times and the bad

Friends until the end

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Haiku – Perchance to Mosh

Metal in my veins

Filled up with adrenaline

Blood filled energy

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I know this probably won’t be super popular, but the opening line to this Haiku popped into my head earlier today. I had to do something with it so I wrote this. I’ve also been listening to a lot of Slayer recently. A band that I kind of ignored for many years because I thought they were just too Satanic for my blood. I realized that if you just get past the album covers and album titles that they have some truly great metal to listen to. I honestly believe that out of all the speed and thrash metal bands out there that they are among the fastest I have ever heard. I’ll include “Hallowed Point” as an example for you. Warning, it isn’t for the faint of heart and it isn’t for those who can’t take blistering fast music. Nuff said. Let’s do this.

So, thoughts on Slayer? I know there are a few of you out there who can answer this.

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Haiku – Mama Tried, Purple Rain

The doves are cooing

Singing out a mournful song

For those we have lost

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I can honestly say that I wasn’t a gigantic Prince or Merle Haggard fan, but I did enjoy their music from time to time. I thought I might honor both of them today by posting a couple of their songs. Prince was everywhere when I was a teen growing up in the Eighties. It was hard not to turn on the radio and hear him. His death has shocked me more than Merle’s did for that reason, but I have enjoyed Merle’s music as well throughout my life time. Growing up in a small town with a dad who loved what would become classic country it is hard not to have heard a few of Merle’s songs. The music world has lost two more legends.

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Haiku – 1/19/2016

Frigid cold morning

Arctic chill taking over

Freezing out the day

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What better song to play than this one today.

R.I.P. Glenn Frey

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Haiku – Little Miss Magic

Baby girl sleeping

Tucked away in sweet slumber

Dreaming happy thoughts

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I’ve been listening to this song for a long time, and now it resonates with me so much more. I thought I would post it along with this Haiku today. My girl is only 5 days old, and yes, I am making her a Parrothead already.

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Haiku – R101

A British jewel

Barely had a chance to sail

Now just history

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I have become obsessed with this new Iron Maiden song. 18 minutes long, but it doesn’t drag one bit. A beautiful intro builds to this blinding fast speed, and then settles back down to a quiet finish. Just an amazing song that you should take the time to listen to, metal fan or not. I can’t believe Bruce was battling cancer while recording this CD.

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Haiku – Dusty Boots and A Cover Reveal for Need to Feed

Guns in the holster

Widow-makers they are called

Death to so many

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Inspired by this song:

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I also wanted to let you know that Need to Feed is back on Amazon again. A short story about Vampires that love the sun, Werewolves that change with the sunrise, and The Old West. This by far has to be my favorite cover that I have made for my books. It is so simple, but it conveys so much. The only thing I didn’t make was the font – Daniel had the free font, and I used it for this cover.

I also want to send out a special thanks to Laura for the Beta Read of this story. Your inspiration and support keeps me going.

So, your thoughts.

What do you think of this cover?

NTF

Links on Amazon

US: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006GWZ24U?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B006GWZ24U?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

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Haiku – Witchy Woman

The wicked green witch

On her brown broomstick she rides

Laughing at their tears

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For more prompts go here: A Prompt Each Day

And a bit from Wicked.

Idina Menzel just amazing!

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Haiku – Outside Sunshine

Jimmy Buffett tunes

Warm weather and soft breezes

Smooth and easy day

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I honestly never tire of this song.

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Haiku – Singer-Songwriter

With pen and paper

You write songs that fill our soul

Give us happiness

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Haiku – Mystical

A land of dragons

One king rides for destiny

His fate sealed in blood

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I’ve gotten absolutely hooked on this DragonForce MP3 Album that I just downloaded.

DF

Amazon

This song especially inspired this Haiku. It has to be one of the greatest Power Ballads I have ever heard.

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Haiku – Buffett Dreaming

This Haiku was inspired by this post: Sherry Fundin.

Check out her site for awesome book reviews and occasional side bars.

She has been a big supporter of mine. Thanks Sherry for all you’ve done for me.

Here’s the Haiku:

A boat on the water

Sails full, filled with warm salt air

Sea breeze in my face

 

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Haiku – Pink Skies, Silver Pot, and The Dave Matthews Band

Rosy morning light

Steamy coffee in the mug

I start to wake up

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Always enjoyed this one. Good song to listen to as you drink a cup. So, sit back, sip from your favorite mug, and relax this Saturday morning.

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