Trumpet Swan Not

Red cocked rooster struts
bellicose bawdy brawler
fowl stench in the pen.

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Photo Credit: Felix Hernandez. Category should really be political satire in the form of a haiku.
Posted for Open Links Night at dVerse, Poet’s Pub. This is a great gathering place for folks who like to write poetry. Different prompts during the week — different “bartenders” who carry on a conversation and provide the prompt. Thursdays is akin to open mike night….and anything goes. For those of you not in the USA, the political presidential primary races are quite in the news right now.ย 

 

31 thoughts on “Trumpet Swan Not

  1. Sanaa Rizvi March 5, 2016 / 7:43 am

    This is truly magnificent – love the hint of satire and reference to the political situation.
    Powerfully expressed!

    Thanks for the lovely comment on my poem ๐Ÿ™‚ hope you’re enjoying Bermuda’s aquamarine waters. Wishing you a pleasant week ahead.

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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    • lillian March 5, 2016 / 11:15 am

      So glad you liked my haiku! ๐Ÿ™‚ A little satire is good for the soul. Tis a beautiful day here — wishing you well also!

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  2. Anita March 5, 2016 / 8:20 am

    Smart expression ๐Ÿ™‚
    The USA Presidential election is in the limelight.

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    • lillian March 5, 2016 / 11:16 am

      It surely is…..and quite embarassing at times! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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  3. Grace March 5, 2016 / 8:48 am

    How they strut and make us believe in their cocky views ~ Enjoyed your share Lillian ~ Have a good weekend ~

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    • lillian March 5, 2016 / 11:16 am

      Glad you liked it, Grace. There is indeed a lot of strutting going on!! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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  4. Abhra March 5, 2016 / 10:48 am

    Touche – a wonderful take on politics. Welcome to OLN. Have a good weekend.

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    • lillian March 5, 2016 / 11:17 am

      Touche indeed! Sadly, satire gets its sting from being based in the truth ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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  5. Mary March 5, 2016 / 11:07 am

    Excellent! I love “fowl stench in the pen.”
    Unfortunately this ‘fowl’ stench seems to be polluting the land!

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    • lillian March 5, 2016 / 11:18 am

      Glad you liked it, Mary. Agree with your take here…..satire’s bite is in the truth it pithily presents ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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    • lillian March 5, 2016 / 11:24 am

      oh….laughing I am!!! LOVE your reply here! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. therisa March 5, 2016 / 2:00 pm

    Hmm, love the visual reference to Donald Trump, with the rooster. Just hope, he’s not elected, as the next President of the United States. And yes, I had a huge grin, as I read your satirical tribute to the Republican party.

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    • lillian March 6, 2016 / 6:07 pm

      Amen! (and glad you got a grin from it!)

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  7. nmykel March 5, 2016 / 3:52 pm

    It perfectly encapsulates the cock-sure situation! Congrats.

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    • lillian March 6, 2016 / 6:08 pm

      Smiling I am! Over your comment — not the political situation!

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  8. Victoria C. Slotto March 5, 2016 / 4:10 pm

    Brilliant title and satire, Lillian. I am already so tired of politics. It’s like watching World Wide Wrestling, which I don’t.

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    • lillian March 6, 2016 / 6:08 pm

      Oh I so agree……..to think that presidential debates have sunk to the vulgar innuendos about body parts is inconceivable.

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  9. summerstommy2 March 5, 2016 / 4:17 pm

    Hi Lillian, I just saw your side note and yes I agree you have stitched together perfect words about the rooster….

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  10. Bodhirose March 5, 2016 / 6:03 pm

    Lillian, this is an excellent portrayal of one of our political contenders…fowl stench indeed!!

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  11. Bryan Ens March 6, 2016 / 2:59 pm

    “Fowl stench” – I almost missed that fabulous word play. Love it!

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    • lillian March 6, 2016 / 6:10 pm

      …..I had fun with this one…..even though it points to, in my opinion, a very very sad and embarassing situation!

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  12. katiemiafrederick March 15, 2016 / 12:12 pm

    SMiLes.. roosters
    with comb overs..
    are silly to me..
    i would
    Love
    to
    locK them
    in a room with
    me.. and juSt
    see if they could
    escape
    mY
    bRain..
    i have relatives
    like that who no
    longer call..
    wInks..
    with bald
    smArts oF shine..:)

    Like

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