EXERCISE Poetry Challenge #20 -- Scorpion Haiku

Discussion in 'REFINING WRITING' started by Fluffy, Aug 29, 2011.

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    Apologies for the delay. I should have put a new challenge up last Sunday... But here it is now, since I'm done being a busy-bee. This time, I present you with a theme and a poetry style. I'm interested in seeing if anyone can create a haiku involving scorpions. Scorpies are cool, haikus are cool, so it seemed cool. For those new to haiku, or in need of a refresher, please read:

    Haiku (also called nature or seasonal haiku) is an unrhymed Japanese verse consisting of three
    unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables (5, 7, 5) or 17 syllables in all. The 5/7/5 rule was made up for school children to understand and learn this type of poetry.

    The above information is from Shadow Poetry. And, I encourage you to make the poem(s) look pretty with bbcodes.
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    You have your place in the sky
    The scorpion lives​

    ((on a more unrelated note...))


    Get over here bitch!
    Scorpion, the hell spawn, lives.
    Mortal Kombat, Fight!​
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  3. Scorpion, turtle,
    Floating across the river
    Betrayal foresaw.
  4. A slender poison
    with a dangerous grip paired
    the sudden monster.
  5. Yeah, I found this fun and quick to do, so here's mine. Texas Sage is a plant that grows in the desert and has purple flowers.

    Under the Texas sage
    Lies she with her stinger poised
    Waiting for her prey
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  6. Stinger?! OH SHIT, RUN!

    And that is my melodramatic reaction to getting stung by a scorpion.
  7. Tantalizing sway
    As passion engulfs the room...
    She's a Scorpio.

    Not quite "Scorpion" but close ^.^ Based loosely on the scorpion mating ritual "promenade à deux"

    (Citing wiki~http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scorpion)
  8. My last hunt
    Blind to your vicious venom
    Stings even stars

    I think I did this wrong. >_>
  9. A few syllables short, Orion. But it's lovely and I appreciate your contribution, so screw the rules. >:3

    Thank you all, actually. I'm learning what types of poetry people prefer.
  10. Stinger ready now
    Claws poised for the small cricket
    I watch it attack
  11. Stung, The Fox asked why
    "Because it's in my nature"
    Said the Scorpion


    Scuttling across
    the dirt road in the desert,
    poisonous roadkill
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  12. Scorpion

    A shiny black shell,
    Claws of steel with grip to match,
    Stinger like lightning.
    #12 AkikoYukito, Oct 16, 2014
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  13. Protect by all means
    All is not what it may seem
    To guard at all means
  14. A glimpse of passion
    A single moment of lust
    Yet I'm not content

    I kind of went with scorpion symbolism, if that's fine, rather than an actual scorpion.
  15. Scuttle, scuttle, strike!
    Slow death creeps like winter's cold,
    Venom reaches the heart.
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  16. I am not so big
    But I am not small either
    I can hurt you though
  17. Poisonous death sting
    Gelatinous blood flows
    Death to come soon now
  18. The Recipe of Ambition

    1. Passion concentrate
    2. One centimeter-thick shell
    3. A scorpion's heart
  19. Astrological
    I am the Scorpio sign
    Beware my mad sting