Welcome to week 46 of Haiku Circus, where the prompt is “chimney“. Feel free to respond with any haiku based on either the prompt or responses to the prompt.

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148 thoughts on “chimney

                    1. J

                      shall I be good?
                      no, I shall not.

                      drink the right bottle
                      or your tummy will be mad –
                      frothing on the john

                      haiku THAT one! mwah ha ha ha! ๐Ÿ˜‰
                      And NO, that’s not what happened to me over the holidays :O

                    2. Alice Keys

                      (GAK!) My kids and I really laughed at this one. I’m not even sure where to go with this.

                      frothing on the john
                      paul george ringo have rabies
                      really gone viral

                    3. J

                      New Year cheer early –
                      root for the Boston Redskins
                      wait – what year is this?

                      (speaking of “what year is this” — DC needs to get rid of the “redskins” team name. Ugh.)

                    4. Alice Keys

                      Ugh? “Ugha wugha wig wam” sung by Tiger Lily in Mary Martin’s Peter Pan.

                      wait – what year is this?
                      perhaps you’ll remind me of
                      the century first

            1. Alice Keys

              Then they swoop right down
              on wings of fire and ash clouds
              Pele’s sisters’ fight

              Okay. The volcano goddess doesn’t have sisters that I know of. But what if she did?;-)

                    1. J

                      sorry. I’ll try to play nicer from now on! ๐Ÿ˜€

                      half-price clearance sale –
                      face was a teeny bit dinged
                      no close-ups for me!

                    2. Alice Keys

                      hasta la vista!
                      So long and thanks all the
                      scaled swimming creatures

                      Okay. You’d have to have read Douglas Adams for “get” this one. Happy New Year!

                    3. J

                      Haven’t read hitchhiker yet (it’s on my list — no kidding — finishing Catch-22 now, then on to an ever-growing list of things I need to read).

                      scaled swimming creatures –
                      how many of them are there?
                      forty-two, perhaps?

                    4. Alice Keys

                      I’m on a non-fiction bender right now catching up on books I should have read decades ago… Eric Hoffer, Thomas Szasz, JK Gailbraith. Sturdy reality challengers, all.

                      forty-two, perhaps
                      or a hundred forty-two
                      my non-fiction stack

                    5. Alice Keys

                      I could dance to it…
                      when you don’t know what to do
                      always cha-cha-cha

                      This is from a bumper sticker I saw (that I don’t understand): “When in doubt, cha-cha-cha”

                    6. Alice Keys

                      Yea. So there. I pulled a 5 syllable 10 letter word in one line. That will be 34 points. Oh… wrong game.;-)

                      with five syllables
                      tied the poem in naughty knots
                      haiku karate

                    7. J

                      And …. um … this IS sort of like haiku karate ๐Ÿ˜‰

                      haiku karate –
                      I’ve a black belt in kigo
                      better watch out, frogs!

                    8. Alice Keys

                      Hmmm…. is “cheeseless” really a word? My husband says it is. But he’s a computer guy. What does he know about words? Un-cheesed? Cheese-challenged? Cheese-free?

                      But hey – it’s cheeseless
                      I couldn’t tell it was a
                      specialty pizza

                    9. J

                      Hey, I figure that if I say it and you understand it, it’s a word. Might not be a PROPER word, but it’s a word. ๐Ÿ˜‰

                      specialty pizza
                      served with a specialty beer –
                      for a special price

                    10. Alice Keys

                      Yay! Zombies again. Or, as my fourteen-year-old son just put it “You guys are so sick.”

                      wasted on zombies
                      eye-shadow, fishnet stockings
                      and fresh tattoo art

                    11. J

                      We may be “sick” but at least we’re not “boring”.
                      Never boring! ๐Ÿ˜‰

                      fresh tattoo art
                      just slices off zombie steaks –
                      great with Pinot Noir

                    12. J

                      zombie parasites
                      hanging at the zombie mall
                      mooching cigarettes

                      hey — WP changed its notification system — and I can’t tell which messages are “new” and which are “old” very well. So if I miss one of these and don’t respond in a decent time, nudge me, okay?

                      Ugh. I hate this new notification system!!!

                    13. Alice Keys

                      mooching cigarettes
                      red lipstick and mascara
                      not sweet sixteen girls

                      Yes. I also hate the new notification system. They’ve turned it on and off for me several times. Mine change colors. They’re bluish-gray before I read and they turn white after I click them.

                    14. Jen

                      The bluish-gray is so pale I keep missing comments. It SUCKS. I’ve complained but the feedback from staff is not helpful at all.

                      Anyway, if I miss one of these haiku chains by accident, nudge me, okay? It’s not a snub and it’s not that I’m tired of it … it’s very likely that I’ll miss the notification though.

                      Bookmark this link:

                      The OLD notifications …. until they deactivate it. Hopefully they won’t.

                      not sweet sixteen girls –
                      tight miniskirts and fishnets
                      on Halloween night

                    15. Alice Keys

                      Thanks so much!!!! I HATE the new comment reader. It’s squished to one side and hard to see and use. Yikes! They should mince and fry the programmers that came up with this one.

                      on Halloween night
                      vampires caught the programmers
                      who wrecked wordpress

                    16. Jen

                      crying babies have a way of pushing you to the edge — especially when you’ve had no sleep and are running on raging hormones!

                      I would have killed him
                      but now he’s a teenager
                      almost six feet tall

                    17. Jen

                      As Bill Clinton used to say, “I feel your pain”. My kiddo is an eating machine. It’s ridiculous!!!

                      he eats all the time –
                      where does he put all that food?
                      teen eating machine

                    18. Jen

                      [hmmmm….. better keep an eye on the kiddo …. ]

                      swallows young folks whole
                      when I wish he would swallow
                      the neighborhood stray

                      seriously. i’m tired of the vicious little #$@ killing my doves – just for the sake of killing — and leaving feather bombs everywhere. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ


                    19. Jen

                      worth a million bucks
                      until you get some wrinkles –
                      unless you’re a guy

                      (our society tends to think older men are more handsome … but older women are somehow less desirable. wasn’t sure if the haiku was clear!)

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