Monday, October 1, 2012

Frustrated


                                            It Must Be Time For Lunch Now by Francesca Woodman
Image: Courtesy of Tess' Mag

He is exhausted
Had already done with six
He is frustrated

Tried his best as to
prise open is an option
It is not his fault

The cutlery
these days are not as
strong as they used to


Haiku set for Tess’ Magpie Tales 137 based on above prompt and Real Toad's Open Link Monday

32 comments:

  1. It is a touching one, Hank. He should have taken a hammer and prise it open.

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  2. Like it. I can relate to this. It's feasible.

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  3. HAL
    One of the things that we face these days. Tools,toys,fabrics and others are flimsy and fragile. Planned obsolescence!

    DAVE
    Yes, likely to happen!

    GREEN
    Thanks!


    Hank

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  4. Much said in a few words. Well written.

    Yvonne.

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  5. I wondered what exactly he was trying to prise open?

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  6. Quite a special take on this week's prompt - very good.

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  7. This reminds me of the 80s protagonist, Mcgyver!

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  8. YVONNE
    Thanks Ma'am

    JINSKY
    I'm mystified myself. I guess he was up to something going by the bent cutlery

    BEROWNE
    Thanks, appreciate it!

    SREEJA
    I find some difficulties trying to start. When that happens I usually resort to simple language!

    MAMA TIM,
    Only a difference. McGyver never failed!


    Hank



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  9. Some things just won't open no matter how much one tries. That's when I say screw it and smash it until it opens haha usually not much good afterwards, but it's open.

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  10. ... makes me happy I have all of my great-grandmother's silver!!!

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  11. You have done well with a difficult prompt..........

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  12. I love your take on this prompt~ It was clever and well done~
    :D

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  13. Loved your take on the prompt. Made me smile.

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  14. I would be frustrated too ~ Clever take Hank ~

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  15. LAURIE
    ANTHONY
    SHERRY
    Thank you all!

    Hank

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  16. PAT
    This is ends justifying the means

    HELEN
    These enhanced in value with age

    Hank

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  17. TOADSTOOL
    ELLA
    TERESA
    LAURA
    HEAVEN
    Thank you all!

    Hank

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  18. I hear this daily with DH - his hands don't work anymore so he rails and hollers and curses the heavens because he can't get the silverware - or other appliances to cooperate! Good take on prompt.

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  19. We too are weaker, just as the cutlery. Not just physically! Our minds can barely conceive of the new mind control.

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  20. I love your haiku. Life today would be so much better with accessible packaging and better constructed tools. Thanks for sharing Hank. =D

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  21. The sparsity and terse word choice create tension and frustration to match the message. Nice construction.

    http://www.kimnelsonwrites.com/2012/10/01/outside-the-box/

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  22. like it so much Pare... smart guy!

    JJRod'z

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  23. btw, have you read the interview i had with BlueBell?

    JJRod'z

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  24. I'm not too concerned about what's inside. Too intrigued with the serving spoon holding the portrait of more silverware in place over his head. Intriguing prompt, Hank.

    Love your writing in this, and you're right - it's not the same with stainless! Peace, Amy (and happy to be back after Computer Hell put me on hiatus)
    http://sharplittlepencil.com/2012/10/02/slp-is-back-creative-juices/

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  25. I like the hint of telekinesis here...nice one...

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