Haiku - Imaginary Friend

Imaginary friends, aren't just in your head...ok, maybe they are.

This three part haiku is in honor of my imaginary friend Sue. I've known Sue for many years. Actually, for my entire life. She's always been by my side.

She has a tendency to get in my head. She rarely leaves. Sue has made a comfortable and cozy home in my mind.

She could be troublesome at times, yet most days she could be controlled. Three letters seem to annoy her greatly. P.M.S. for some reason these letters bring out the beast in her.

I wish you well if you should encounter my imaginary friend Sue.

Do you have an imaginary friend?

  • Yes!
  • No!
  • I didn't realize I did, until now.
  • I did. It was an amicable break-up.
See results without voting

Imaginary Friends

The look says it all

glaring brown eyes on alert

escape while you can

~~~~~~~~~~~~

Friends until the end

insanity is nearby

proceed with caution

~~~~~~~~~~~~

Blissful yet chaos

sunshine through stormy weather

we go hand in hand


© 2013 Linda Bilyeu

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Daisy Mariposa profile image

Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Linda,

This is a terrific article! I love your three-stanza haiku.

When you talk to your imaginary friend Sue, does she answer you???


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Jools99 3 years ago from North-East UK

Linda, I've been talking to myself a lot more lately, now that I'm home alone most days!....maybe I need an imaginary friend - that'll give me anexcuse for all the jibber jabber :o) Great haiku!


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Laurinzo Scott 3 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

I agree with Daisy... this is very nice, and I laughed till I nearly fell down when I answered your poll ... (mine was a pretty amicable break-up) although I won't say when I let mine go... just suffice it to say I was on my first marriage then

I am glad I don't have a Suzy... lol... and right now she is not even a friend-of-a-friend in my life... Phew!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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ignugent17 3 years ago

Enjoyed reading your haiku! :-)


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

You, haiku, and a glass of moo! :)

I don't think my imaginary friend is very imaginary. He's always right there whispering in my ear. Either he is real or I am crazy. LOL


sue P 3 years ago

Loved it Linda,Your friend is a very special person in your life ..


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MartieCoetser 3 years ago from South Africa

Beautiful haikus! I am linking this one to my hub about imaginary friends.

I guess some of my online friends are imaginary friends I once had and who are now REAL friends.....

Like you, Sunshine!


Vincent Moore 3 years ago

I really think most of us have imaginary friends to some degree. I know I have, I've listend to and talked to him from time to time. He seems to reply more often after I've partaken of a bottle of wine or two, it's then that the conversations really get interesting. He definitely inspires me in many ways. Bravo Linda, you've imaginary friend is alive and well in your head. Hugs


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida

Linda, I never had imaginary friends with names and those who I imagined. I gave myself many names and imagined myself as many different people. Does that count?


lovedoctor926 3 years ago

Sunshine, you made me laugh with this one. If you think about it, most of are imaginary friends here on hubpages, yet we all seem to like them because most of us are addicted to this site. I love my imaginary friends. lol.


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Daisy,

Yes she answers. Not with words, but with actions. Ouch! :)


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Jools, Imaginary friends are the bestest of friends! When they are in a good mood! :)


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Laurinzo, Amicable break-ups are always for the best. Bitter break-ups are such a waste of time, emotions and energy. I loan out Sue on occasion, let me know and I'll add you to a time slot.


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Thank you ignugent17!

Hi Bill, Oh my...I hope your friend is whispering nice things in your ear!:)

Thank you Sue P :)


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi SAA, Always "real" friends! Thank you for the link!

Vincent, I bet a bottle of wine could create MANY imaginary friends! :))

Shauna, That absolutely counts. Wishing you many, many more names to youself! :)

Thanks LoveDoc! :)


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meetdoctor 3 years ago from Indonesia

Reminds me of Brad Pitt's Fighting Club and also Russel Crowe's A Beautiful Mind.


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida

Hi, Linda, loved your Haiku but keep this in mind:

Imaginary friends can often

Help to keep you sane.

Unless you speak aloud to them

While you're on a plane ... or train ... or bus ...


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marcoujor 3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

I am not one to poo poo our imaginary friends...

My gal and I have gotten us through some sketchy times together... When push comes to shove ( and I know she can...), she is truly my better half.

I will keep her identity anonymous to protect the guilty!

Love your rhyming ways, Linda! Hugs, MM


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

OH, my gf....I believe I've had far too many imaginary friends in my day. I notice I have one for each different situation. They seem to pop up out of nowhere...just in the nick of time.....to save the day...Like Mighty Mouse. Then again, they've been known to cause trouble now and then. I'm always quick to blame them too!

Sweet innocent EFFER, would NEVER do, some of the things they do.

By your wonderful haiku, I can tell that you and Sue are pretty tight!

She probably knows ALL your secrets!! LOL...UP+++


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Janine Huldie 3 years ago from New York, New York

Awesome Linda and very cute indeed. Seriously loved this one and have of course voted up, shared and tweeted, too!!


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Delightful, How could anyone not fall in love with this hub?


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MICHAELRICHARD 3 years ago

It's a nice post and have much information...


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Vellur 3 years ago from Dubai

Simply beautiful . Precious thoughts and words of an imaginary friend. Voted up.


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LaThing 3 years ago from From a World Within, USA

Wonderful Haiku..... It made my day, Linda, LOL!! I never had an imaginary friend but I always blamed 'him' whenever I was in trouble with my parents.... It was always his fault. My parents never knew how to discipline HIM! :))

Voting up and awaaaayyy.......


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Dexter Yarbrough 3 years ago from United States

I love it! I love it! I love it!


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Snurre 3 years ago

I really liked the haikus. By the way, for all those interested in imaginary friends, read "If You Could See Me Now" by Cecelia Ahern.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Real nice haiku. Imaginary friends are nice to have.


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kashmir56 3 years ago from Massachusetts

Awesome and well done !


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Meetdoctor, Sue is a bit more in control than Brad and Russell :)


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Well done haiku drbj! Always a pleasure to read your comments!


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

I'm glad to hear that your imaginary friend is good to you MM :)


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

LOL Effer....sweet innocent ;) You are too funny! Haha! Joke!!! :)


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Janine ~ Martin ~ Michael Richard ~ Vellur ~ LaLiz ~ Dexter ~ Snurre ~ Gypsy ~ Kashmir ... Thank you for your comments! :)


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Whatever do you mean? I have no idea what you're laughing at.


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

Hi Linda, I hope your imaginary friend is better than mine, he always seems to ignore me when I yell for him! lol! loved the haiku, hope Sue behaves herself!


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida

I had one of these friends when I was a kid. My mother did not approve. She thought I was crazy when I set an extra place at the dinner table for "Betty". I was an only child and I needed her.

Voted UP, etc. and shared.


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Pamela99 3 years ago from United States

I enjoyed reading you haiku and an imaginary friend sounds good for you. I did have one when I was little but she went away a long time ago. Maybe I should have kept her. LOL


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York

Great way to turn a question into a hub...this is so original, using haiku! I must say, I love "proceed with caution"....there was a song when I was young called "Playmate"...hmm, guess we all had one somewhere in our mind. Voted up, funny, and awesome....yes, funny and awesome at the same time.


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rcrumple 3 years ago from Kentucky

To have such a friend is to know they'll never leave your side or stab you in the back. Tis a joy, much as your haiku! : ) Great job, Linda!


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Effer, I'm laughing with you! Always! :)


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Nell, Your imaginary friend shouldn't ignore you. I suggest you trade him in for a newer model. A tall, handsome one :)


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Mary, I could imagine how Betty might have felt neglected. She should have been allowed to eat at the dinner table :))


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Pamela, You might want to consider sending her a letter and asking her to return! :)


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Much appreciated Tills! :)

Hi RC, Sue better think twice, actually thrice before going near my back! Haha! Thank you!


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Erik Estabrook 3 years ago from Elmwood Park, Illinois

what a little wriote about subject, you did pretty well, although i'm not sure blissful yet chaos is proper english at least the syllable count fit


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Erik, I would have preferred chaotic...but if the word don't fit, you must use another! :)


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teaches12345 3 years ago

I talk to myself at times, but no one answers. Guess I don't have one of these friends. Loved your poem and thoughts on this topic. Always a smile in my day!


AudraLeigh 3 years ago

I love your intro and haiku!! Your imaginary friend seems like good people!!!


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Dianna, When you begin to receive answers you should begin to be concerned :)

Hi Audra, Sue is good people unless PMS takes control.


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Lady_E 3 years ago from London, UK

This was lovely to read, Linda.

The photo made me smile too. :-)


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wayne barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

Very funny

"Roses are red, violets are blue, I'm schizophrenic, and so am I"


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learner365 3 years ago

This is nice. I liked how you have put the thoughts into words. Having an imaginary friend makes things interesting :)


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Made 3 years ago from Finland

Brilliant! I had three imaginary friends when I was a little girl - one boy and two girls. I wonder how they are doing now. Maybe I should meet them again. I loved this hub!


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CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

Huh, not sure about imaginary friend but there's this little voice in me that talks all the time and she could be annoying too. :)

Great, enjoyable read! Passing it along! Thanks.


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jhamann 2 years ago from Reno NV

Excellent Haiku about things in life we find comfort in....Imaginary Friends! Jamie


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

lol! loved this one, had to come back and read it. I have someone like that in my head too, trouble is mine is a annoying swearing harridan! er, or maybe thats just me! LOL!


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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Hey Linda (and SUE!) I just want you to know, at this point I have so many imaginary friends, I can't keep track of them. Therefore, the way I see it, I can't possibly be held responsible for anything they do! Right?


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suzettenaples 2 years ago from Taos, NM

LOL! My goodness Linda, maybe we should call you Linda Sue from now on. I personally do not have an imaginary friend, but if I ever do I will come to you for advice. This is beyond honest of you. The poetry is wonderful and so well done. Thanks for sharing this with us. After reading this, I feel badly I don't have an imaginary friend.


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LadyFiddler 2 years ago from Somewhere in the West

Sunshiiiinnnneee "I LOVE IT" ha ha ha well girl my own ain't name sue her name is abby. She gets on really really bad during P.M.S. and even just before she rares her horn , not even i her owner can control her . Yes people need to leave me alone when am in that zone i can go crazy on U ha ha ha . Besides i do not like smalls when am like that "small talk" he he he. I switch off my phone or put up caution messages.

I am VERY GRUMPY and moody perhaps till it's over. Tell Sue i said hi and please to have met her. Maybe sometime she and Abby can throw a tea party soon.


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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Suzette..."Linda Sue" is a good name to call her...because that is in fact, her name!! LOL


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rebeccamealey 2 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

How nice, Linda. Well done! Nice to meet "Sue". lol


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Sunshine625 2 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hey Y'all...Thanks for stopping by to visit, Linda and Sue or as some friends call me, Linda Sue :))

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