Given a Fighting Chance


One two knockout punch
Shadow crumples to the floor:
Boxer conquers ghosts

For http://haiku-heights.blogspot.com/

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31 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. christine
    Oct 29, 2011 @ 17:33:44

    best advice to give a child when they are afraid of the dark, show them how to punch the bogey man away…perfect haiku for the season

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    • wordcoaster
      Oct 29, 2011 @ 18:42:34

      Thanks! So true– reminds me of a story my friend told me. One time she and her brother dressed up as ghosts (classic bed sheet routine) to entertain/slightly scare her young cousins. It didn’t quite go as planned. When they came out going, “Wooo woooo we’re ghosts!” one of the cousins responded with, “Ghosts don’t talk! KICK ‘EM!” 😀

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  2. Gemma Wiseman
    Oct 29, 2011 @ 18:50:14

    Descriptive drama with a final reason for the effort!

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  3. becca givens
    Oct 29, 2011 @ 19:03:54

    Cute one!! 🙂 Ninja’s need to watch for cavities after the one-two punch!!

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    • wordcoaster
      Oct 29, 2011 @ 19:08:06

      Thanks! If I were a dentist I would reply to cries of TRICK OR TREAT with “Both”, handing them a mountainheap of candy and a flyer for my dental practice. 😉

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  4. Poetry & Icecream
    Oct 29, 2011 @ 20:47:03

    Great haiku for today!

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  5. Mama Zen
    Oct 29, 2011 @ 20:59:03

    Excellent haiku!

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  6. creativitytothemax
    Oct 29, 2011 @ 21:16:58

    Fantastic interpretation!

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  7. ruchi jain
    Oct 29, 2011 @ 21:51:28

    haiku to face the fear…nice.

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  8. zongrik
    Oct 29, 2011 @ 22:28:59

    crazy boxer fighting ghosts. will he ever win?

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  9. Anthony North
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 05:03:47

    That’s the way to do it.

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  10. Olive Tree
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 05:57:20

    Nice one. Conquer those ghosts. See, I went the other way. I finally embraced mine instead of fighting it. 😉

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  11. Nanka
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 07:15:11

    That was much fun and just proves the importance of learning martial arts!! 😉

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  12. Andy Sewina
    Nov 01, 2011 @ 05:12:17

    Phew, shadow boxing must be the answer!

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  13. Grace
    Nov 04, 2011 @ 18:23:02

    very creative.. i like it ~

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  14. magicalmysticalteacher
    Nov 05, 2011 @ 09:31:13

    Intrepid boxer!

    Ghosts of Trees

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  15. mindlovemisery
    Apr 24, 2013 @ 13:16:24

    Oh I love your original take on the prompt!

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