Haiku: Cliché…

“I think to be oversensitive about cliches is like being oversensitive about table manners.” Evelyn Waugh

Haiku: Cliché...

Haiku: Cliché…

Cliches may speak truths
As they fly over our head
I’m game for a change…

If she swept past him
On her way to a great date
She scored a birdie…

More below… I decided to play around with cliche lines and enjoyed it. They are here to stay … like it or not.

“Last, but not least, avoid cliches like the plague.” William Safire

Haiku: Cliché...

Haiku: Cliché…

A landscape cliche
Full of the usual suspects
Why stop? Tit for tat

A black bird in hand
Might be worth two in the bush
But who is counting!!?

This post was partly inspired by a Daily Post Prompt: Daily Prompt: Cliché. Clichés become clichés for a reason. Tell us about the last time a bird in the hand was worth two in the bush for you.

*Please bear with me as I’m finally beginning to catch up on your blogs and commenting… I’m back on track; albeit at a slow pace. Thank you all for your patience!

Positive Motivation Tip: If life is full of cliches, why fight it? Live and let live…

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: Cliche comics Landscape cliche, via Wikipedia

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

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35 responses to “Haiku: Cliché…

  1. “If life is full of cliches” – I believe it always would be so, and full of illusions too – in my eyes it doesn’t really matters as long as we not turn into a cliche or an illusion ourselves… :-) ;-)

    A really great post, Eliz – as usual… ;-)

  2. Writing cliche poems is great fun but quite difficult.

  3. I love the novels of Evelyn Waugh…and I admire your devotion to cliches!

  4. I love your devotion to cliches!….and I also love the novels of Evelyn Waugh. Wishing you continued success!

  5. I know as a writer cliches are a no no, but personally I still like to say them. :-)

  6. Clever set of haiku!

  7. Cleverly written. Sometimes, one cannot help but use cliches.

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  10. Becky Lyons Borgia

    Wow. That was pretty funny. Not sure if I could write in that many clichés!!

  11. I don’t always think it’s best to avoid risk, though I went to Atlantic city this weekend, and that 80 bucks I gambled away, was certainly a bird in hand!

  12. I use allot of sports cliches in my writing and talk.. I think they relate really well with some of the things i do,

  13. I live in an area where people talk in cliches all the time. I guess I hear them so much that I really don’t think much of them.

  14. Kisa Johnson

    I’m no good at Haiku’s, but these were pretty cute. Well done! :) Also, I love the lake/water picture! Very beautiful.

  15. Heather Walter

    haha! That’s cute! You’re much better than I am at this, that’s for sure! Thank you for sharing your poems with us!

  16. Wood Arts Universe

    The one that I have found most meaningful in my life, I learned as a teenager. I was with a friend at an outdoor activity visiting and right before our eyes, someone in a car smashed into his vehicle, then drove away. He said something that I will never forget, “This, too, shall pass.” It was the first time that I heard it, and it has been a theme throughout my life. Any time something bad happens, I hear that cliche, and I am able to get through it.

  17. Pauline C. (@Twelveskip)

    Funny one Elizabeth! I wish I could write something like that lol. but thanks for the positive tip!

  18. I think clichés are very true. They tell a universal truth. But we should be very careful in not overusing them.

  19. I think playing with language is fun, no matter what. I’m totally fine with cliches, by the way. :)

  20. Jennifer Brown

    Cliches are OK but you can’t over use them. It gets old quick.

  21. My daughter writes Cliché all the time & sometime a lot of them be funny & true lol

  22. BB'sCulinaryJourney (@MsBibiB)

    I always wanted to try Haiku, but I just can’t do it …. great play on words :)

  23. These are great! I’ve never been good with poetry but I love haikus! Thanks for sharing!

  24. Katherine Bartlett

    These are really clever! I love haikus

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