Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Competition

3 Word Wednesday: Field. Hide. Second.

you came in second
in a field of ten thousand
and you hide in shame

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19 comments:

charles said...

Don't you just love doing these 3WW's - in Haiku form!! I enjoy sitting and pondering mine, before committing to blog.

-charles

Ingrid said...

Good way to encourage someone to put things in perspective.

Gay said...

Isn't that the truth? We can't be satisfied with great... we have to be perfect.

Shephard said...

What a great message.
And a very succinct haiku!
~S

~kathryn~ said...

awesome..
love it

This Girl Remembers said...

Oh, this is wonderful! What a strong message you've wrung out of your few words. :)

Jujee said...

I like it because it's meaningful.

xinher said...

Great haiku!!

UL said...

That was superb..will have to try a haiku one of these days.

Mad Kane said...

So true ... and well said!

Mad Kane

sandra said...

So compact, so accessible. I love it!

Truefaith1963 said...

Very good. This says so much in so few words - clever.

Christine said...

I'm not sure what to make of this poem after having read your statement about pride and depair in your poet's plan.

Are you shedding light on the human frailty to put the ego first, even in failure, or perceived failure?

You have really got me to thinking with just 3 lines.

Michelle Johnson said...

Very nice job! Keep up the good work.

Michelle

TC said...

So many others have already said it, but this is really a message we need to think about more. It's always about perspective.

Bone said...

This one made me ponder for a bit, and that's always good.

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Fledgling Poet said...

Very well put...and clever! :~)

my backyard said...

I like this!