Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Poetry Thursday 20 - Our humanness!

Humanness - relating to the characteristics of human kind as opposed to God, animals or machines; human error; showing the better qualities of human kind such as sensitivity.
I like this human!

Making Mistakes (haiku)

I sometimes trip up
It sometimes rains in summer
Machines have it right
©David L Atkinson July 2012

Apparently, for the first time in 9 years, the number of pedestrian deaths due to road traffic accidents has risen. Lies, damned lies and statistics! (popularised by Mark Twain who attributed the statement to Benjamin Disraeli - not true!) The food fascists and 'nanny state' are once again trying to eliminate death by accident!

I am accident (sonnet)

The alarm clock bellowed its morning call
I groped for silence and agility
Threw out my hands to avoid the first fall
Legs have not yet achieved stability 

Breakfast should not have any great dangers
How risky is pouring milk on cornflakes
This first meal's variety wide ranges
The crumbs of battle - milk in pallid lakes 


The journeys of the day take many forms
Each destination has its own reward
Pedestrians, cars, buses and platforms
Opportunities for Damocles sword


Our humanness provides great returns
By making small mistakes everyone learns
©David L Atkinson July 2012

God Bless