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Super Octo-Haiku

Not All Wear Capes!

By Paul StewartPublished 2 months ago 1 min read
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money to retire


But you can't buy time


Above and beyond


But not credited


Quicker than usual


But undervalued


Lording over others


But better, you're not


Like flies to dog shit


But not always good


Better and faster


But lacks empathy


Easily worried


but with a good heart


Hard to put trust in


But worth it, when pure


Thank you for reading!

So yeah, another haiku-diversion from my WIP folder. I did get one of my WIPs out last night. But yes.

This is fairly self-explanatory. An octo-haiku made around the eight 7-syllable words beginning with super-.

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Paul Stewart

I'm Paul, a poet, and writer from Glasgow. After 12 years of writing solely for others, it's time to start writing for myself.

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  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarran2 months ago

    How, in the name of everything that's holy, do you come up with brilliant ideas like this? You blew my mind!

  • Cathy holmes2 months ago

    This is great. Wordy, but not a lot of words. Very well done.

  • Gina C.2 months ago

    You keep impressing me with these poems and the ideas that they come from 😅 You have a great mind! Love this stuff!

  • Daniel Jeyaraman2 months ago

    How? Teach me, hahahahahaha. Great poem. Inspirational. Brilliantly written, my friend. 🥰

  • Paul Levinson2 months ago

    A good poem with a good heart.

  • Heather Hubler2 months ago

    Ahh, the word nerd in me just loved this. Le sigh. Also, I was anticipating an octopus somewhere in this based on the title, no idea why, but there wasn't one, lol!!! Fabulous work!!

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