Sunday, April 22, 2012

Mesmerized

                                                                            Image by Alex Stoddard
Image: Courtesy of Tess' Magpie

Underworld background
But mesmerized in the past
For Robin Hood oath

Fallen on bad times
His captors showed no mercy
shackled and submerged

Friends now enemies
Own up to nostalgic strength
Or perish all boxed

Simple choice forced on
Betrayal hard to forgive
Swift justice engaged


Submitted for Magpie #114 and Haiku Heights Day23 #135

16 comments:

  1. Oh, such a painful way to go... great imagination :)

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  2. Interesting story, well told...

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  3. i like the robin hood touch...and the bit on friends and enemies...betrayal is def hard as well...

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  4. Cool..Robin Hood and true betrayal hard to forgive...

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  5. The last two are my favourites, Hank.

    Pamela

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  6. Robin Hood was a great addition, yeah back stabbers are quite the knife jabbers.

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  7. Love this: "Underworld background"

    rosemarymint.wordpress.com

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  8. The string of Haiku add up to a clipped poem whose style brilliantly suits the subject. Well done.

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  9. Robin Hood, aka Mercury , or Loki chained to his rock, thanks Hank

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  10. I really like that notion of the Robin Hood oath. I can't help but think of the Lord of the Rings as well.

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  11. Yikes. Not a good way to go!

    =)

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  12. Wow, good one, Hank. There are some powerful images here.

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