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Old 11-17-04, 12:31 PM   #1
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cager frustration haikus

Here is your chance to vent about cagers and share with others!

A haiku should have 5 syllables in the first line, 7 in the second, and 5 is the last. Somewhere, there should be a seasonal or seasonal specific reference.

Here's mine:

Diesel fumes in the
Cold autumn air, I pedal
With dinosaur cars.
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Old 11-17-04, 12:35 PM   #2
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Bullseye on my back
Colored clothes on my body
I'm not a target
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Old 11-17-04, 01:06 PM   #3
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Idle melody
Notes locked behind black bars as
I strum, strum away
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Old 11-17-04, 02:29 PM   #4
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One more drunk driver
Remove his still-beating heart
Snack for the ride home
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Old 11-17-04, 03:11 PM   #5
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I don't stop for signs.
I don't stop for traffic lights.
I stop for coffee.

We have no seasons.
Is cager slang for driver?
I wrote two haikus!

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Old 11-17-04, 03:17 PM   #6
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Cold November rain
I can't see through my glasses
Oops, I'm upside-down

Seasons, bikes and automobiles are too many subjects to fit into 17 syllables.
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Old 11-17-04, 04:10 PM   #7
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From the car driver's perspective:

Left my cul de sac
Talking on an urgent call
One less bike out there
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Old 11-17-04, 05:04 PM   #8
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Floating through the air
My bike and I fly so high
When launched by a Ford
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"Get off of the road!"
He exclaims and I reply
"Stick it in your hole."
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Old 11-17-04, 08:02 PM   #10
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spinning down the road
fluorescent clothes, lights flashing
still invisible
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Old 11-18-04, 02:09 AM   #11
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Fatty advises
I should move more when she honks
Fatty was a biatch

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Old 11-18-04, 03:30 AM   #12
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Winter's bite chills me
Soccer mom can't drive on ice
Terror keeps me warm
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Old 11-18-04, 10:03 AM   #13
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hahaha, "terror keeps me warm" very good..

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who thought of this word
cager sounds very silly
I will not use it

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Old 11-18-04, 11:27 AM   #14
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Save on Gas Money
Spend on Pasta and Upgrades
Cold Beer and X-Rays

Johnny Monkey's my favorite so far. I like haiku i can empathize with. Good thread
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Old 11-18-04, 12:10 PM   #15
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My street's a bullring
Now, an SUV charges!
Ole, gass guzzler!
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Old 11-18-04, 06:00 PM   #16
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Falling of the leaves,
Falling of the bicyclist
My knee bleeds bright red

Fat ass redneck drives
Cold wind of rage in his heart
His beer bottle flies

Hmmm, need to work on this a little more. My first haikus.
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Old 11-18-04, 07:28 PM   #17
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Birds sing at sunrise
Car passes within inches
Do not give finger

Glass shards in the night
Make the bridge glittering bright
Flat tire in the rain

Even when bad drivers
Suffer their wretched lifestyle
I arrive smiling

The truck cuts me off
Is my health insurance paid?
Time for a new bike
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Old 11-18-04, 07:45 PM   #18
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I love haiku, man
It's been a while since I wrote
Too long, I'm afraid

The sun brightly shines
The pavement glistens like stars
What was I saying?

Cars pass in a wave
I am in my element
Do they have a clue?

Truck stealing my breath
Waiting on some fresher air
Ahh, that's better, now

Why don't I fit in?
Am I that much different?
But of course, I am.

You are the leader
I am the rebellious one
Should you follow me?

What I do, I love
What I love, I do more of
Is that what you do?

Don't follow the crowd
Swimming downstream is easy
Try standing up, now
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Old 11-18-04, 07:46 PM   #19
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Big Benz roars aloud
unworthy pedaller slows
and moves to the left
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Old 11-18-04, 08:11 PM   #20
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God d**ned traffic sucks a**
Son of a b***h cut me off
Pump him full of lead

These f**king bikers
Be passing me at the light
I'm still waiting here

If I catch up then
Run these b***hes over
Mofo traffic here

Oh d**n it, f**k me!
Yeah, you over there, f**k you!
D**n it, f**k all y'all!

I think that pretty much realistically sums up the frustrations of a driver stuck in traffic.

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Old 11-18-04, 08:25 PM   #21
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Bare trees claw the sky
The winds no longer my friend

Warm cars passing laugh





Fossil behemouths
Roaring indifferently

Tracking them in snow





Steaming sewer grate
Please do not eat my front wheel

Face to ice, hot tears

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Old 11-18-04, 08:40 PM   #22
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Alley of darkness
But I fear not the evil
Lock it or lose it

My glasses fogging
The sun rises behind me
Now I see my breath
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Just thought I'd resurrect this thread to inform you poet laureates about something some of you may already know about. Bicyling magazine's 2005 contest is haiku (until April 30). Win a $4,999.00 bike of your choice if your haiku is deemed supreme.

http://www.bicycling.com/winabike
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See the big cars roam
upon all the roads in town.
Damn, this ****ing sucks.

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An old Ford Bronco
"Oh my God, are you OK?"
Get up and ride home.

EDIT:
Wasn't a haiku
Fixed with BikeForums' edit
No need to worry.
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