Cool To Be A 21st Century Haiku

Cool To Be A 21st Century Haiku short poem

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Feels cool to be a 21st century haiku.
Not bothered with others’ frowns, scoffs and sneers.
Only concerned with widening
some unseen folded petals
of their hearts, lips and thighs.
Softening their flowing molecules of love,
making them feel their secret places…
Tender, shy, moist, warm, godly.
Half-yearning for the kisses of winsome angels
and cuddly toys from their loved ones…

Perhaps another kind of reunion
when haikus shed their structural and syllabic chains.
Can you see your haikus dancing free,
breathing the wonders of rainbow lights
emanating from their little brain-toes, brain-fingers?
They are juicy with creativity,
like newborn Hokkaido cherries, apples, honey drops
that make modern haikus sumptuous.
Look! Zen masters are salivating.
Can’t see their watery tongues?
Hidden deep inside?
But Zen is smiling on the sweat beads
glittering on their foreheads.

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Merton Lee is the author of best-selling ebooks (a) One Thousand Gifts (Where Is God When It Hurts?) published free on Smashwords website, and (b) When Bad Things Happen to Good People (God is biting the bullet theodicy) . He is the well-known author of the Christian articles 'Footprints in the sand (New version year 2013) ' and 'Let's do something beautiful for God'. His poem 'The Road Not Taken' is read by thousands of readers.Born in Singapore in 1969, he is a Christian essayist for the past 10 years. He has studied, reflected on and practised the key insights of the perennial wisdom of Christianity and the major religions for 30 years. He works as a senior Accountant and Finance Manager for more than 20 years in the public sector, contributing his best years to public service.He graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1993 with a Bachelor's degree, studying Philosophy, English Literature and Economics. He also obtained Masters degree in Business Administration majoring in Finance from UK (University of Leicester) and another Masters degree in Accountancy from an Australian University with distinguished results, qualifying as an Accountant. He is married for more than 20 years with two children. They live and work in Singapore.
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