A Haiku - Seriousness

The quality of being earnest and attentive...

Life is real. Life is earnest....
Life is real. Life is earnest.... | Source

Levity has its place, but not often these days.

The frown said it all.

Don't clown at a fancy ball,

It's just out of place.

Seriousness sure;

It has its place and its time.

Laugh when it's over.

Now it's time to think.

You're not sure it will please her.

Ask, if you must now.

Take serious thought

Before you propose to her.

She just might accept!


© 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.

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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

Yep, you gotta be careful...in what you say, in what you ask. Loved this seriously funny and comically serious haiku!

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cruelkindness 4 years ago from an angle view.

So true for so many, I laugh knowing I've been guilty before. Always like reading about the things we do as people that are so funny when seen as a spectator.

Great Haiku! I'm serious!

Cruelkindness (Subliminally Thoughtless)

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Always think before you speak it can be detrimental to your well being. It's odd but I have found that at times the moments which are meant to be serious make me want to smile and those that are meant to be happy make me serious.

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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

wow so true.. better be careful.. LOl

love your poem.


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flashmakeit 4 years ago from usa

Yes you sure always be careful and serious.

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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

Seriousness is often very misunderstood and misconceived these days. In a college when as pupil tries to study seriously, he is thwarted and jeered at!

I don't understand the reason behind such dumb act of ignorance for the importance of seriousness. I think it is a very essential component of productive efficiency.

May be people take it to be an act of hostility of some manner but I don't know how?

Great haikus

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

rahul0324: The students who mock seriousness are the same ones who thought they came to university for "party time" and will have mediocre careers later in life...when the party is over.

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picklesandrufus 4 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

I got a laugh out of this one. Reminds me of "Better watch what you ask for, you just might get it."!

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

picklesandrufus: I'm glad you got it~

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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

You know Demas.. you and I have seen the same future for these party animals haha

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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

well thought of, and excellent consideration...awesome...

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