A Haiku - Charisma

Charisma: some have it, some don't. It is neither good, nor bad. It just is.

Charisma in a person can fool another.
Charisma in a person can fool another. | Source

Charismatic, as applied to an individual, is like iron or copper pyrites as applied to gold.

I thought: who is he?

She said, "He has charisma."

Surface shine, not deep.

Fool's gold shines lots too.

But won't buy me an ice cream;

Won't settle a debt.

Leaders have had it.

Then failed to show good wisdom.

Hitler, Mao, and such.

We find it rarely.

Charisma may be God-given.

What man does...the proof.


© 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.

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snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada

Wise words Perspycacious. Works beautifully with brevity of Haiku. Regards, snakeslane

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

So very true. But with or without charisma I think we're all pretty terrific people.

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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

No one needs charisma to be ALL the qualities that really count.

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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

Well done Pers. I love the title.. :) the haiku is so amazing

stessily 4 years ago

Perspycacious, Well presented. All that glitters isn't gold, and charisma unfortunately is cultivated often for purposes of manipulation.

Kind regards, Stessily

Sueswan 4 years ago

Hi Perspycacious

"Surface shine, not deep"

Take way the surface shine and what do you have left?

Voted up and away

Have a good evening. :)

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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

"All that glitters isn't gold." I the true man would behold. A pleasant face is no disgrace. I hope the best man wins the race. (Charisma or no charisma!)

KDuBarry03 4 years ago

Leaders have had it. Then failed to show good wisdom....wow this piece, especially this line, definitely speaks for itself in showcasing true wisdom and knowledge. Well done :)

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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

well now I just want ice cream!

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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

What man does with charisma? I think you're right! Well said. Voted everything, including up! (the ice cream line was kind of funny)

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Perspycacious 21 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Here is another well-received haiku that had comments I failed to respond to. I'm sorry that you each took the time to comment and score and I had gone on to other writing, until now. It must have been a busy two years!

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