Backfire Haikus

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(Today’s Haiku & Revisions Tell a Story)
1. Guns are symbolic/
Talismans of some power/
Obscuring our souls/
#haiku

2. Physical weapons/
Can’t defeat spiritual/
Maladies we have/
#haiku

3. We look to the flesh/
To show us life’s true meaning/
Because we lack faith/
#haiku

4. Symbolic defense/
Against unknowns that we fear/
Show us our weakness/
#haiku

5a. Threats to liberty/
Cannot be shot or wounded/
Only defeated/
#haiku

5b. Threats to liberty/
Cannot be shot or wounded/
Only voted out/
#haiku

6. The battle’s within/
We find enemies to play/
Deepest phobias/
#haiku

7a. Faith doesn’t need truth/
Believing creates G_d’s world/
Accept and enjoy/
#haiku

7b. Faith doesn’t need truth/
Believing creates G_d’s world/
Accept & relax/
#haiku

7c. Faith doesn’t need truth/
Believing creates G_d’s world/
The battle’s within/
#haiku

7d. Faith doesn’t need truth/
Believing makes paradise/
Relax & accept/
#haiku

7e. Faith doesn’t need truth/
Believing makes paradise/
The battle’s within/
#haiku

8a. Goodwill’s rebranding/
Capitalist marketing/
Demands more profits/
#haiku

8b. Goodwill’s rebranding:/
Mere acts of human kindness/
Are now weaknesses/
#haiku

9. The word “Beautiful”/
Prioritizes outsides/
Diminishing souls/
#haiku

10. Physical art cards/
No matter how long postponed/
Fulfills the spirit/
#haiku

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