Thursday, July 20, 2017

1089 - Take Away


Cartoon by Judy Horacek


Take Away

God, of course, has the power to compel,
As the apple corps knew only too well.
His advice to the brave two:
“A good coffee may save you
But a soy-latte will send you to Hell.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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1088 - Nature, and Witches, Abhor a Vacuum.


Cartoon by Judy Horacek


Nature, and Witches, Abhor a Vacuum.

As if witches could get much meaner,
Try putting them on a vac-cleaner.
Just how do you ride?
Side-saddle or astride?
And how do you maintain your demeanor?
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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1087 - Safety Barrier



Safety Barrier

The sky’s enormous!
Not when looked at from afar:
Just a thin blue line.


We fill it with muck,
As if it doesn’t matter.
Will we learn in time?
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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1086 - Medicant of the Mind



Medicant of the Mind

To believe in it,
When logic says it’s not there—
Homeopathy.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

1085 - Social Rewards



Social Rewards

Like Skinner’s pigeons,
We are being conditioned—
We forage for “likes”.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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1084 - When A Witch Grows Up



When A Witch Grows Up

Wendy was as white as snow,
A good little witch, they told us so.
But in the dark that nighttime brings
She used her charms for wicked things.
And she swapped to a limo, from her broom—
From the profits of her magic, I presume.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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1083 - Hard Boiled



Hard Boiled

There was a mad scientist called Brooke,
Who crossed a red brick with a chook.
She was hoping it’d mean
A brick-laying machine
But got eggs that took three weeks to cook.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

1082 - Get Thee To A Pharmacy!



Get Thee To A Pharmacy!

Antibiotics.
Lotions, potions, drops and sprays—
Frontline germ warfare.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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Monday, July 17, 2017

1081 - Dark Ages


Haiku Horizons prompt: Dark


Dark Ages

When ignorance rules,
When blind faith trumps all logic,
The future is dark.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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1080 - Self-Protection.

Thames barriers.


Self-Protection.

When storms are around
The most prudent thing to do—
Put up barriers.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2017
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