Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Slick and Sly

                                                                   Attribution: Richard Holcomb
Image: Modern Day Street Hustlers
Source: Wikimedia Commons (here)

Slick and sly, smiling
to himself confidently
He stood unobserved

Sizing up the crowd
with a cursory glance he
worked out his move

Seeing a likely
dope he was quick to react
with his weapons drawn

Ensnared the poor thing
did not have a chance. Victim
of  the smooth talker

Note: Following grapeling's comments this is what
Wiki had to say of senryu:

"Senryū tend to be about human foibles
while haiku tend to be about nature,
and senryū are often cynical or darkly
humorous while haiku are more serious."

Very fine difference but I'll remember it, thanks grapeling!

Written haiku set for Mrsupole's hosting at Theme Thursday with prompt – smooth 
and shared with d’Verse OpenLinkNight week #102




26 comments:

  1. oh yes, you have to watch those of the slick tongue clan...they will dupe the dopes for sure...smiles.

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    1. If you had noticed, my 'title-ing' previously were mostly one-worded. After reading your Pub Talk I've now made it a point to explain a little (as suggested)I've done this for the titles of my last 3 postings.Thanks Brian!

      Hank

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    2. smiles...cool...good job hank...rather like the needling the conscience one....its got spark...smiles...very cool...

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  2. It is beyond me, my friend. You are churning out a gem a day like a machine!

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    1. Thank you Pakcik! I'm having fun!

      Hank

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  3. Yes, need to tape their yap shut or wear ear plugs, don't let their words sink in lol

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  4. Love the ending, victim of the smooth talker. Many thanks.

    Greetings from London.

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  5. Loved this--and yes--I have been a victim of a smooth talker

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  6. did not have a chance...poor thing indeed, but what comes around goes around.. good job.

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  7. good linking, clear images, strong finish - nice set of senryu, Hank ~ M

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  8. Nice title Hank ~ Poor victims, I hope the smooth talker gets caught ~

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  9. and thanks Hank for your poem and good advice over at my blog:-)

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  10. Hank,

    we have to watch out for those slick guys..I like the title. I too am exploring titles.

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  11. Sweetie, I dated slick and sly, no longer duped.

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  12. There are too many hustlers, too many victims. You describe this partnership very well.

    (Hank, thank you for your kind words on my blog. They were so full of wisdom.)

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  13. ah yes - beware of those that stand at corners with a smooth tongue... cool capture hank

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  14. Excellent. Yes, I agree: too many hustlers, not enough
    senryu!

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  15. Love this well those guys with a smooth tongue should be easy enough to identify... :-)

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  16. They are everywhere, Hank. Nice senryu.

    Pamela

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  17. I also enjoyed this set of senryu, its soooooo easy to abhor the predator,
    they sure do look like slick & slicker !!

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  18. These scenes are now so common everywhere.

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  19. excellent....I like how you make the poetry a meaningful warning.

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  20. Smooth talkers are definitely like a predator who waits and hides in his lair until he sees an innocent come near and then comes out to ensnare his prey. I guess one could say that there are smooth talkers amongst every creature on the planet. But beware because the meek shall inherit the earth.

    Thanks for sharing such a smooth poem with us for this weeks Theme Thursday. I really enjoyed it. Have a wonderful and peaceful week.

    God bless.

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