A few useless haiku

Run-away haiku challenge!  Leave a comment below in haiku that starts with the last line of whichever haiku you want.  OR, reply to a comment using the last line of their haiku as your first.  I hope these directions are clear, because any further explanation is useless…

Come, assimilate
If you can’t beat them, join them
Useless to resist

Four cups of sugar
Seem excessive?  Not to me
Use less than I could

Old kettle
All rusty inside:

Broken telephone
One man’s junk is one man’s junk
Just admit it, please

Inspired by the theme at

54 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Alice Keys
    Jan 26, 2014 @ 16:45:14

    Great set of starter poems. Here’s one appropriate to my current life challenges. Sorry I missed last week’s haiku chain fun. A flood disaster cut us off from the world. ;-)

    useless to resist
    the French have their ways to make
    certain you submit


  2. oneofaclass
    Jan 26, 2014 @ 17:26:31

    useless to resist
    he tried to ma-capacitor
    she just sent him ohm


  3. Rallentanda
    Jan 26, 2014 @ 20:52:56

    i have a sweet tooth
    when it comes to temptation
    well, i am useless


  4. Judith Westerfield
    Jan 26, 2014 @ 21:20:34

    four cups of sugar
    never excessive with carbs
    just admit it please.


  5. Rallentanda
    Jan 27, 2014 @ 05:21:38

    i don’t believe you
    sweetness is as sweetness does
    schnooky schweetie pie


  6. magicalmysticalteacher
    Jan 27, 2014 @ 17:03:45

    I am enamored of/with (which preposition?) the old kettle!

    Useless #1 and Useless #2


  7. Kendall
    Jan 27, 2014 @ 17:16:53

    Interesting take on the prompt. Well done!


  8. milan rajkumar
    Jan 28, 2014 @ 05:24:26

    Useless to resist
    knowing what is there inside

    (i open again and again my blog like i do with my kitchen fridge knowing what is there already)


  9. milan rajkumar
    Jan 28, 2014 @ 11:22:12

    thanks ! let me continue…

    it seems pretty cool
    to admire all the treasures
    Alibaba’s cave.

    (its like a treasure when i open my blog and new comments pops up. )


  10. Rallentanda
    Feb 08, 2014 @ 09:09:56

    just admit it
    you want to join Haiku Heaven
    see you tomorrow


  11. Chagall
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 12:50:46

    See you tomorrow
    Was how she comforted me
    On this her last day


  12. oneofaclass
    Feb 23, 2014 @ 05:54:17

    We’re missing ya out here!
    Come visit:
    for a new Haiku Heights-like prompt!


  13. oneofaclass
    Feb 23, 2014 @ 05:55:12

    Oh yeah, and don’t forget the haiku response site:


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