On the qui vive ~ Haiku

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Ponder the posers;
potentates “omnipotent”
deep down impotent

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Forgive my recycled abridgment of yesterday’s post. But, in my defense this is a defining, do or die moment in the history of humankind; even the lexicographers’ anxiety is bleeding into their work; in other words / their own words…

“on the alert or lookout: duty requires the earnest liberal to spend most of his time on the qui vive for fascism!”

Verbatim definition / usage of qui vive in a sentence
all courtesy of the New Oxford American Dictionary
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Volodymyr v. Vlad (Haiku)

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Vitriolic Vlad
vocal vulgar villainous
vapid vacuous

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Vlad violator
violently vile vicious
venomous viper

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Volodymyr vies
vows visible viable
visceral vengeance

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Vile Vlad’s vexed victims’
verve vigor vitality
valiant valorous

When Poetic Justice Prevails…

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Verse versus venue
Volodymyr vanquishes
virulent vile Vlad

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Ghoulish Grave Craver ~ Haiku

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With Russia’s / Ukraine’s
Half Million known Covid graves
Ghoul Putin craves more

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The latest Roylab stats indicate that Russia’s (known) Covid-19 death toll stands at 356,281 while Ukraine’s equals 106,485. Factoring in the tactics of Vladimir Putin’s propagandists (the super-spreaders of fake news), it’d not be a shocker to discover Russian fatalities to be strikingly higher. By now, one would think that the pandemic would’ve caused that tyrant to grow weary of death, but, ALAS, tyrant is the operative word. All of which, obviously, renders him, utterly incapable of thinking in a humane, rational, thoughtful manner; hence Vladimir Putin’s unwarranted / Ukraine invasion.

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Triple Tribulations ~ Haiku

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Planet neglected
Pandemic’s unprotected
Planned coup suspected

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in sickness and in health…

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Haiku:

Original Version:

Pandemic Schism
Cynical jeer Clinical
Stalemate’s Pinnacle

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Vice Versa Version:

Pandemic Schism
Clinical jeer Cynical
Stalemate’s Pinnacle

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Optimistic Version:

Pandemic Accord
Clinical coax Cynical
Stalemate Averted

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Six-Word Story Format:

Stalemate’s pinnacle: Cynical vs. Clinical combatants!

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Analogy / Mathematical Terms:

Pandemic : Politics = Clinical : Cynical
(Reads: “Pandemic is to Politics as Clinical is to Cynical.”)

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Addendum:

Try all the above after subbing in “Critical” for “Cynical”.

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Pas une coïncidence (Haiku X 2)

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Googled French proverbs
Now, Cours de français adverts
Show up on YouTube

Translation:

Googled French proverbs
Now adverts for French lessons
Show up on YouTube

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Watch what you Google
Interweb interlopers
Watch us too closely

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