William The Coroner’s Forensic Files

Thursday, 15, May, 2008

Pimp My Haiku

Filed under: Social Ostracism — williamthecoroner @ 08:43

Sparrow is having her haiku contest up at her site. This week’s topic is Heroes:

Mine was:

Always did the job
Family, house, work, kept together
Never made a fuss.

I don’t know. Hero is used too cheaply, in my opinion. I really don’t think sporting prowess is legitimately called heroism, really. But life is tough, and I appreciate the people who suit up, mount up, and just suck it up and do the job; even if the job is tedious and dangerous. A lot of times, people do things they’d rather not do, just to keep food on the table and support a family.

Then, of course, there are those that don’t. I can’t tell you how many women I’ve seen come out of the woodwork when someone dies and want holds of specimens for paternity testing, to pick up some SSI payments. Which is more, cynically, than the person ever gave his children when he was alive.


  1. Good haiku and good points also! Good luck!

    Comment by Old NFO — Thursday, 15, May, 2008 @ 20:05 | Reply

  2. I liked yours best. Voted as such.

    Comment by Jean — Thursday, 15, May, 2008 @ 20:41 | Reply

  3. I know. I wince every time I here some saphead on a news show intone the word. It’s been cheapened almost…almost…beyond repair.

    Comment by Shay — Friday, 16, May, 2008 @ 19:38 | Reply

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