Haiku – Spider

Spider spins his web
Deceit piles upon deceit
Until elected.

Then, post-election
Buoyed by success and power
The real lies begin.

 

I have a strong feeling that one of my followers in particular will like this one… this one’s for you, Denis!

Written for –Β https://haikuhorizons.wordpress.com/2016/02/21/haiku-horizons-prompt-spider/

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Author: Al Lane

Writer, Poet, Daydreamer

86 thoughts on “Haiku – Spider”

    1. There is nothing quite as entertaining… (meh) however, I don’t even own a television, so I spend my time listening to music, chatting with friends, writing AND allowing the powers that be, to take care of each other. <3

      1. We have a tv but we never watch the news. I don’t think our walls could handle me banging my head on them all day long. LOL! Listening to music and being with friends is a much better way to spend time. πŸ™‚

    2. I’m not following it closely, but it does get some media attention over here… as an outsider, it doesn’t seem a great field of candidates, on either side of the political divide… Clinton seems the best of a bad bunch, and I don’t think even her fans see her as someone to “warm” to. Where’s the “hope”?

      As Annette says, the powers that be will take care of each other, whatever happens…

    1. There is nothing quite as entertaining… (meh) however, I don’t even own a television, so I spend my time listening to music, chatting with friends, writing AND allowing the powers that be, to take care of each other. <3

      1. We have a tv but we never watch the news. I don’t think our walls could handle me banging my head on them all day long. LOL! Listening to music and being with friends is a much better way to spend time. πŸ™‚

    2. I’m not following it closely, but it does get some media attention over here… as an outsider, it doesn’t seem a great field of candidates, on either side of the political divide… Clinton seems the best of a bad bunch, and I don’t think even her fans see her as someone to “warm” to. Where’s the “hope”?

      As Annette says, the powers that be will take care of each other, whatever happens…

      1. I think these days the honest ones don’t have the money to run for politics, especially in the States. In Canada it’s different and the Party pays election costs.

        1. It’s the same here in the UK – the party picks up the tab, unless they are independent (very rare). But then they are beholden to the party machine, which needs power to sustain itself…

      1. I think these days the honest ones don’t have the money to run for politics, especially in the States. In Canada it’s different and the Party pays election costs.

        1. It’s the same here in the UK – the party picks up the tab, unless they are independent (very rare). But then they are beholden to the party machine, which needs power to sustain itself…

  1. Thanks Al, I love this, in six lines of poetry you say it all. The one big advantage we the people, (those lucky enough to live in countries that have fairly democratic voting systems) now have is that technology/communications are so all encompassing politicians can now rarely get away with this deceit etc . Can I say to all the Americans reading this fantastic haiku of Al’s, vote and vote wisely. In Australia we have compulsory voting and the people are finally getting on top of the politicians at state level. One term governments are now happening and it may well happen federally. We also have a third Green party pulling in around 15 % of the vote with mostly committed genuine politicians getting elected. How the 2 major parties hate them.

      1. Rupert yes, not sure about the rest. They fit into useful some and useless most. In Australia Fairfax,The Guardian, the ABC and SBS are useful. You have certainly guided my haiku/image posts this week.

  2. Thanks Al, I love this, in six lines of poetry you say it all. The one big advantage we the people, (those lucky enough to live in countries that have fairly democratic voting systems) now have is that technology/communications are so all encompassing politicians can now rarely get away with this deceit etc . Can I say to all the Americans reading this fantastic haiku of Al’s, vote and vote wisely. In Australia we have compulsory voting and the people are finally getting on top of the politicians at state level. One term governments are now happening and it may well happen federally. We also have a third Green party pulling in around 15 % of the vote with mostly committed genuine politicians getting elected. How the 2 major parties hate them.

      1. Rupert yes, not sure about the rest. They fit into useful some and useless most. In Australia Fairfax,The Guardian, the ABC and SBS are useful. You have certainly guided my haiku/image posts this week.

  3. we are thoroughly entertained by the townhalls and debates right now… let’s see what the outcome is… which spider it will be πŸ™‚

  4. we are thoroughly entertained by the townhalls and debates right now… let’s see what the outcome is… which spider it will be πŸ™‚

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