the resigned gamer, everything I hate about the thing I love the most

Haiku for the shepherds

Posted by Sir Cucumber at 8:12 AM on Friday, May 30, 2008

video game haiku from the resigned gamer

At times we all must put our faith in a higher power, be it ethereal, corporeal, or corporate, deserving or not. For the whole is greater than the sum of its parts- though some parts greater than others- and faced with troubling tasks we look to leaders, be they beatific or beastly, and hope for the best.

And when the tide subsides we return to our nasty, brutish ways, living like our lives were as short as our collective memory. Sometimes I wonder whether there'd be less heroes and martyrs if such people considered who they were offering themselves up for. But then again I'm no hero. And certainly no martyr.

This week's haiku go out to our betters.


have faith in the lord

we can has prosperity
talk with poor grammar

angel overhead
urban planning director
scourge of giant bats

economic growth
is hindered by giant bats
prevent recession

just because you can
does not follow that you should

unless it is fun

progress requires

unfertilized embryos

i like omelettes

heavy weighs the crown
people are frail and foolish
vegetation dense

no good unpunished
look what they did to jesus
don't be a prophet