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Title: Revolutionary Haiku
Post by: TheMenace on November 06, 2017, 08:10:04 AM
Let's renew the Revolutionary Haiku thread now until April 19, 2021. Scroll to the bottom and add your new Haiku!

I challenge Appleseed's advocates to create poems in Haiku format, now until April 19, 2018.
You may improve on mine or create your own. Just follow the simple rules of three lines with 5-7-5 syllables. No explanation required--just the poem.
How To ideas:  http://www.creative-writing-now.com/how-to-write-a-haiku.html

    April Nineteen dawn
    Liberty for us today
    Revolution lives

In Liberty,
TheMenace
Title: Re: Revolutionary Haiku
Post by: Ghostring on November 06, 2017, 11:12:33 AM
I fear, in this task
You have opened a worm can!
Submissions inbound:

(Forgive in advance
Any transgression of mine
Syllables are hard!)

Samuel Whittemore
Shot and run through thirteen times
Lived to 96

What number of troops
When grandma can capture 6
Will it take to win?

Isaac Davis stood
His strong men were unafraid
To take back the bridge

Paul Revere's wild ride
Would be a Disney Land treat
Mr Toad objects!

They mean to rule us
We have always ruled ourselves
It's not about tax

A spark. Another.
Finally the match is lit!
For Liberty all!

The Lord Hugh Percy
Distain'd Colonist marksmen
Then reconsidered

"Irregular mob?
They know what they are about!"
Don't make that mistake.

Hezakiah's aim
Across the back of his horse
Was deadly and true

Our brave men disperse
A shot rings out! The troops fire!
Parkers' men are killed

Got a second chance
To set the foes on their heels
At Parkers revenge!

The circle of fire
Is not something from Taco Bell
Hot sauce related

To arms Countrymen!
Forsake Tyranny's iron yoke
The battle has begun!
Title: Re: Revolutionary Haiku
Post by: Nashville Stage on November 06, 2017, 09:53:12 PM
The circle of fire
Is not something from Taco Bell
Hot sauce related

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Title: Re: Revolutionary Haiku
Post by: scuzzy on November 07, 2017, 08:05:35 AM
Came to take our guns
Not today we tell the scum
That day was not fun
Title: Re: Revolutionary Haiku
Post by: B.C. on November 07, 2017, 10:29:43 AM
What a great idea sir! Thanks for posting this. I know most of us are great "gunslingers", but who can be a great "wordslinger" too?

Traditionally, haiku is written in three lines, with five syllables in the first line, seven syllables in the second line, and five syllables in the third line.

Here is my try at haiku "wordslinging":

April morning sun rise
Under king’s tyranny old thumb all
Sun set liberty shines down



This is fun!
Title: Re: Revolutionary Haiku
Post by: B.C. on November 07, 2017, 10:58:45 AM
Couldn't resist, more:

Over cold waters
Brought regulars to their knees
Shot heard around the world


They fired ball first
Ever we fought back red righteously
3rd strike now liberty for me


 
Title: Re: Revolutionary Haiku
Post by: Guntuckian on November 07, 2017, 12:59:47 PM
Washington led us
Franklin negotiated
Liberty lives now
Title: Re: Revolutionary Haiku
Post by: Cable___Guy on November 07, 2017, 02:32:43 PM
History we tell
Marksmanship we teach
Liberty we honor
Title: Re: Revolutionary Haiku
Post by: stoneknives on November 07, 2017, 06:01:43 PM
Banditie His Claim

Hugh Earl Percy Is Ashamed

Heath Circled His Fire

 :2t
Title: Re: Revolutionary Haiku
Post by: TheMenace on November 14, 2017, 09:33:43 AM
Give me Liberty!
Patrick Henry did exclaim
Or give me death!
Title: Re: Revolutionary Haiku
Post by: TheMenace on December 10, 2017, 09:28:05 AM
Sons of Liberty
Defend the Constitution
The Law of our Land

https://youtu.be/w6H12dyS8FI
Title: Re: Revolutionary Haiku
Post by: NJrefugee on December 10, 2017, 05:07:38 PM
Close eyes, open eyes
Confirm your N.P.O.A.
Squeeze and follow through
Title: Re: Revolutionary Haiku
Post by: NJrefugee on December 10, 2017, 05:12:21 PM
Waco lends Marlins
They are such a pain to clean
Thank you, Richard Jones!
Title: Re: Revolutionary Haiku
Post by: NJrefugee on December 10, 2017, 06:49:39 PM
At your first event,
A patch is not that likely.
Rifleman persists!
Title: Re: Revolutionary Haiku
Post by: NJrefugee on December 10, 2017, 07:04:10 PM
For Ghostring's amusement:

Lexington shots fired.
Dude, let's not go to Concord.
I have my orders.
Title: Re: Revolutionary Haiku
Post by: Ghostring on December 10, 2017, 11:54:46 PM
For Ghostring's amusement:

Lexington shots fired.
Dude, let's not go to Concord.
I have my orders.

 ;D ;D ;D

Ghostring's pen awakes
N.J. Refugee is great!
Thanks for the Haiku :)

A scout has come back
"Regulars are at the Rock!"
(It's not Dwayne Johnson)

Revere's ride is done
He walks to Lexington Green
"Wait, help hide this trunk!!!"

Barrett's express says:
Regulars have fired ball!
...There can be no doubt

Your Facebook friend count
Can not compare to the men
That Revere brought forth
Title: Re: Revolutionary Haiku
Post by: scuzzy on December 11, 2017, 10:03:21 AM
Happy Holidays
But I say Merry Christmas
Cause I not Correct
Title: Re: Revolutionary Haiku
Post by: TheMenace on December 12, 2017, 10:16:16 AM
Gage’s secret was out
Revere rode Brown Beauty to shout
Redcoats are about
Title: Re: Revolutionary Haiku
Post by: TheMenace on December 22, 2017, 10:56:54 AM
Washington’s bold plan
Christmas frozen river crossing
Victory or Death!
Title: Re: Revolutionary Haiku
Post by: Vinnie on December 22, 2017, 11:24:45 AM
Is it true they say
that LIBERTY doesn’t sell?
Have we lost our soul?

Title: Re: Revolutionary Haiku
Post by: TheMenace on December 23, 2017, 06:49:21 AM
Rall said “Let them come…
We will meet them with bayonets”
The Hessian welcome
Title: Re: Revolutionary Haiku
Post by: TheMenace on December 25, 2017, 06:04:43 AM
Delaware crossed
Frozen men march to Trenton
Victory uncertain
Title: Re: Revolutionary Haiku
Post by: TheMenace on December 26, 2017, 09:30:12 AM
Hessians Surprised!
Washington’s troops win Trenton
Hope is restored
Title: Re: Revolutionary Haiku
Post by: DeadAnt on January 08, 2018, 01:03:47 PM
Not just Paul Revere
For that night there were many
A spiderweb formed
Title: Re: Revolutionary Haiku
Post by: TheMenace on March 08, 2018, 02:21:04 PM
Colonists resist
Intolerable acts rile
Patriots revolt
Title: Re: Revolutionary Haiku
Post by: FLawyer on April 25, 2018, 01:10:05 PM
Alarm was sounded
Patriots heard, responded
Liberty defended


in Liberty

FLawyer
Title: Re: Revolutionary Haiku
Post by: TheMenace on April 04, 2020, 12:33:52 PM
Let's renew this thread now until April 19, 2020.

Tyranny faced
Freedom secured for us
Liberty prevails
Title: Re: Revolutionary Haiku
Post by: TheMenace on April 04, 2020, 12:36:48 PM
April Nineteenth
Against the feared Red Serpent
Our forefathers stood
Title: Re: Revolutionary Haiku
Post by: scuzzy on April 04, 2020, 02:12:46 PM
Corona it sucks
Many people mass hysteria
April shoots cancelled
Title: Re: Revolutionary Haiku
Post by: Captain on April 04, 2020, 02:28:17 PM
Patriots STAND UP,
Our Country is in danger,
With thirteen rounds - LOAD!
Title: Re: Revolutionary Haiku
Post by: Hasty Sling on April 04, 2020, 02:39:59 PM
So many redcoats
Stand in the way of freedom
Aim center of mass
Title: Re: Revolutionary Haiku
Post by: Hasty Sling on April 05, 2020, 11:09:55 AM
The Menace,

once again, by your leave, I submit a new haiku and a revised one from another thread. Hey, you’ve put a great task before me. And there’s how many days until Patriots’ Day?

Our Patriots’ Day shoot
Though disrupted this one year
Still dwells in our hearts

On April nineteen
From many town squares and farms
Our freedom was born
Title: Re: Revolutionary Haiku
Post by: Hasty Sling on April 06, 2020, 06:52:28 PM
Two more haikus...

This Patriots’ Day
The memorial volley
Is dry fire at home


Still, do not despair
Join fellow patriots
With a common mind
Title: Re: Revolutionary Haiku
Post by: TheMenace on April 17, 2020, 03:14:44 PM
Confined to home
No Memorial Volley!
Constitutional?
Title: Re: Revolutionary Haiku
Post by: TheMenace on April 04, 2021, 09:22:31 AM
Time to start the annual Haiku for Patriot's Day.

Muskets then rifles
The Patriots fought for us
Our Liberty won!