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“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

35 Comments leave one →
  1. 28/02/2013 9:28 pm

    Funny 😆

    • 06/03/2013 9:01 am

      TY Seeker. Glad you got the humor intended.

  2. 01/03/2013 1:10 am

    “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… 😉

    • 01/03/2013 3:51 am

      Well said! I’m okay with cliches, they add color to our language. 🙂

  3. 01/03/2013 2:01 am

    Writing cliche poems is great fun but quite difficult.

  4. 01/03/2013 5:45 am

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

    • 06/03/2013 9:02 am

      Hi Johann,
      Thanks for the enthusiasm… I enjoyed this exercise.

  5. 01/03/2013 5:47 am

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

    • 06/03/2013 9:03 am

      I won’t say I’m devoted but I understand what you mean… Definitely fun TY! 🙂

  6. 03/03/2013 7:07 pm

    I know as a writer cliches are a no no, but personally I still like to say them. 🙂

    • 06/03/2013 9:03 am

      I love using them Tracy… You know, now and then, we must break convention. Matilda will agree. 😉

  7. 05/03/2013 3:18 pm

    Clever set of haiku!

    • 06/03/2013 9:04 am

      Thank you Fergie! Appreciate the feedback.

  8. 07/03/2013 1:12 pm

    Well done!

    • 11/03/2013 2:29 am

      TY so much and especially for the patience of my absence… will push through this challenging phase and catch up. 🙂

  9. 12/03/2013 12:09 pm

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

  10. Becky Lyons Borgia permalink
    13/01/2014 9:10 am

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

  11. 13/01/2014 10:47 am

    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. Kungphoo permalink
    13/01/2014 10:49 am

    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. 13/01/2014 11:12 am

    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 permalink
    13/01/2014 4:25 pm

    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 permalink
    13/01/2014 5:00 pm

    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 permalink
    13/01/2014 6:36 pm

    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) permalink
    13/01/2014 7:16 pm

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

  18. 13/01/2014 8:03 pm

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

  19. Liz Mays permalink
    13/01/2014 8:14 pm

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

  20. Jennifer Brown permalink
    13/01/2014 8:53 pm

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

  21. 13/01/2014 9:18 pm

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

  22. BB'sCulinaryJourney (@MsBibiB) permalink
    13/01/2014 9:58 pm

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

  23. 14/01/2014 2:17 pm

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

  24. Katherine Bartlett permalink
    14/01/2014 7:24 pm

    These are really clever! I love haikus


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