Haiku

Haiku Poetry

Yesterday was National Haiku Day. This year I wrote several. Enjoy.

The sound of spring nights!
It’s not the crickets chirping,
But the frogs croaking

I like Donald Trump
He makes them liberals cry
Who could ask for more?

Oh, Oh, look at me
I am on a Haiku roll
Get out of my way!

I am a poet,
But I did not know it. Yeah.
It is time to stop.

Last year I wrote one:

The fog, it is gray
It makes for a dreary day
Today is that way

And for fun, the lune version:

The fog’s gray
Makes for a dreary day
Today’s that way

Fruit Must Be Produced: Being Good Is Not Enough

Fruit (green grapes) on a vine.

We have this tendency to think of good as things like helping the poor, and yes, this is good, but, this is not the same as producing fruit. For what good is it when we have made the poor comfortable here, only to spend eternity in discomfort. This is why, or partly why, our works are meaningless. Our good works apart from Jesus are meaningless. Only when our works are the result of our faith in Christ do they become fruitful. If we, the branches, are not connected to the Vine, we are a dried up thing and cannot produce fruit. We produce fruit when we bring people to eternal comfort.

Illegal Immigration: Yes, Punishment Is Fair

I’m going to go out on a limb here, and assume that if you’re here illegally, you know it. The law requires citizens to be documented, and if you’re “undocumented,” I’m also going to assume you know to be undocumented is to be illegal. Regardless of the reason, knowing you’re illegal means you’re intentionally breaking the law.

If I break the law, even unintentionally, I expect punishment. If I break the law, intentionally, I expect a harsher punishment.

Why should I expect a lesser punishment for you when you’re intentionally breaking the law? I don’t. I expect fair, and fair is expulsion from the club, for breaking club rules. The rules aren’t new. They’ve been in place for years. We finally have a government administration that is going to enforce them.

For more information on Illegal Immigration:

Non-vegan Expectations

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If non-vegan restaurants are expected to make accommodations for vegan diets, can I expect a vegan restaurant to make accommodations for non-vegans?

"I’m an omnivore, I don’t eat tofu. Can I get chicken instead?"

Modern Sound of Silence

Gay Pride God

I heard Simon & Garfunkle’s song Sounds of Silence on the radio today. In my mind, I replaced one of the lines with the following:

And the people bowed and prayed
To the rainbow God they made

Why Are We Here?

It is written:

The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. ~Ecclesiastes 12:13 ESV

The Folly of Indolence

6   Go to the ant, you sluggard!
    Consider her ways and be wise,
7   Which, having no captain,
    Overseer or ruler,
8   Provides her supplies in the summer,
    And gathers her food in the harvest.
9   How long will you slumber, O sluggard?
    When will you rise from your sleep?
10  A little sleep, a little slumber,
    A little folding of the hands to sleep—
11  So shall your poverty come on you like a prowler,
    And your need like an armed man.
 
            Proverbs 6:6-11 (NKJV)

Indolence1: Habitual laziness; sloth.

On Websites That Auto-refresh

When reading an article on the web, don’t you love it when videos start playing automatically? What is the purpose of auto playing a video when you’ve followed a link to read an article, but you’re presented with a distracting video that has nothing to do with the article.

So, you hit pause and begin reading.

Suddenly, half-way through the article, the page refreshes!

So, you’re stuck waiting for the article to reload. And then, of course, you need to wait for the video to reload, because you know that it will automatically start playing again.

Don’t you love that?

Missing the Cart Corral

Why are people so lazy that they can’t put their cart in the corral? Usually it takes less than two minutes. Normally I wouldn’t care, but do you know how many carts I’ve seen bash cars on a blustery day? Do you know how many carts have bashed my car? I think it’s lazy and rude not to put your cart in the corral.

Today, I saw a woman take her groceries from her cart and put them in the trunk. She then pushed the cart between her vehicle and the car to the right of her vehicle. There was a cart corral on the left side.

Lady? If you read this? WTF?