Friday, January 06, 2017


Haiku Friday: The Paper

I'm a newspaper guy; I always have been. When I was in elementary school, I used to rush home for lunch. My mom would make me lunch and I would read the Detroit Free Press. Now I often get to write for newspapers, too, and I'm still a big consumer.

Let's haiku about that this week-- the newspapers we love now, or remember from our childhood. Maybe even the newspaper we really don't like, or a memory of a parent or grandparent reading the paper.

Here, I'll go first:

I lit a candle,
Read the paper, ate my soup
The paper caught fire...

Now it is your turn! Just use the 5/7/5 syllable formula and have some fun!

At the age of four,
Mom said I was reading it...
The Waco Tribune!
Akron Beacon Journal's
Knight opposed Viet Nam
war in '54!

Repub publisher
kept that course, said US pushed
Ho to Soviets!

Blamed the ignorance
of the Dulles brothers at
State and CIA.

(I grew up reading that paper, beginning at about 7 years of age.
It's Sunday morning
The puzzle page awaits us
in the New York Times
L.A. Times was BEST!
As a youth I was convinced.
Sports Page. Scott Ostler!
Mankato Free Press,
Great sports, good comics section,
Good for wrapping fish.
The Washington Post,
my constant companion
each dawn without fail.
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