Archive for the ‘barricades’ Category

“Lack’s” Semiotics

August 14, 2012

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3. Family gives shape/
To the person I’ve become/
I’m lost without them/
#haiku

4. Being a father/
With all of the paternal/
Demands makes me me/
#haiku

5. Without my fam’ly/
I loose the shape of each day/
I’m drowning in time/
#haiku

6. When we reunite/
I will remember this lack/
That I feel alone/
#haiku

17. My children’s freedom/
Is often squandered on acts/
That are below them/
#haiku

7. Pangs* created us/
So that we could convey joy/
We are “yin & yang”/
#haiku *pains: birthpains

8. Disobedience/
Requires some expectations/
& obligation/
#haiku

9. Expectations are/
Parents giving children room/
To become adults/
#haiku

10. The obligations/
We feel towards other people/
Are how this world works/
#haiku

11. My disappointment/
At my child’s misbehavior:/
Worry & ego/
#haiku

12. I worry because/
I love my family so/
& want them unharmed/
#haiku

13. It is Ego too/
When I want obedience:/
Reflecting me back/
#haiku

13b. Obedience is/
As good as what you obey/
Obey your conscience/
#haiku

13c. Freedom is virtue/
Obedience is measured/
Categories kill/
#haiku

14. Punishment teaches/
The consequences of might/
(Sometimes for reasons)/
#haiku

15. Endless liberty/
Is not the nature of life:/
Obligations too/
#haiku

16. “Freedom” needs the free/
Who often misbehave themselves/
People aren’t robots/
#haiku

18. Folksy punishments/
Involving self selection/
Require cruelty/
#haiku

19. The desired effect/
Is rarely beneficial/
When anger is king/
#haiku

20. Worry for Children/
Compassion’s trajectory/
Crashes anywhere/
#haiku

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Outdated Ritual

August 4, 2012

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49. Rituals provide/
People the intangible/
Continuity/
#haiku

50. Human ritual/
No matter how informal/
Creates our beings/
#haiku

51. My powerlessness/
Is manifest whenever/
I talk to my kids/
#haiku

52. Participation/
In my own self improvement/
Is a miracle/
#haiku

Fire Island Day Nine

July 9, 2012

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41. A choppy morning/
With the East’s steady headwind/
Promises nothing/
#haiku

42. Premonitions lack/
Empirical importance/
(Though satisfying)/
#haiku

43. Reality’s script/
Is never revealed to us/
We just play our parts/
#haiku

44. Good actors’ feelings/
Believable without fact/
Because they try hard/
#haiku

45. Interpreting lines/
Finding meaning’s dark shading/
Won’t predict the truth*/
#haiku
*Can’t tell the future

46. So without the script/
& authorial intent/
Just enjoy the show/
#haiku

47. Judge not the players/
Don’t compare people to books/
Simply admire life/
#haiku

48. Judgement satisfies:/
Binding Creation to tales/
We can understand/
#haiku

49. Though repeated, tides/
Are never identical/
Accept each anew/
#haiku

50. Don’t mask creation/
To fit mortal predictions/
(Stretch understanding)/
#haiku

51. My understanding/
Like ev’ry living human/
Is feeble at best/
#haiku

Patterns

June 27, 2012

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Patterns created/
By manufactured fences/
Illuminate life/
#haiku

Stairway to Heaven

June 21, 2012

Stairway to Heaven/
Is a mass-produced ladder/
In an alleyway/
#haiku

Apt Memorial

May 28, 2012

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We who are alive/
Owe the dead the fullest lives/
That they cannot live/
#haiku

Old Glory

September 5, 2011

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Retirement plans/
For aging U.S. workers/
Under G.O.P./
#haiku

(in)Security Camera

August 7, 2011

Goal of surveillance/
Security Camera/
We police ourselves/
#haiku

in heaven above

March 9, 2011

Modern Life Clusters/
Consumer products around/
The dissected sky/
#haiku

Lady Liberty 2008 (…your tired, your poor, Your Huddled Masses…)

March 13, 2008

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Liberty