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Haiku Diary 07-11-17 : 7/11 Double Omen, Double Amen

Updated on July 18, 2017
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Jose is the world's lone sonnet grandmaster and contented. But the haiku world needs a Lawgiver. So he heeded the call of duty and destiny.

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Four Year Ago

A Facebook Post

When I opened my portable computer just a while ago, the time and date at the lower right corner was 7:11 A.M., 7/11/2013.

This arrested my attention because my employee ID number used to be 711 and I came to regard the number to mean "duty".

And not merely duty but "total devotion to duty" a la 7-Eleven convenience store that is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (24/7).

I suppose that is a happy omen, doubly so. I don't mind if I'm being called to double up or level up in my duty, it is my pleasure to do so.

To double up also means "to share". or "to do something with intensity" like when you double up with laughter. What's so bad about that?

-- July 11, 2013 / Olongapo

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Four Years Later

Haiku Crafted on a Blessed Day

an island of sand
10 meters by 4 meters
I hereby claim it!

¨*•♪.¸¸✿ ¸¸.•*♫¨♪*•♫☆☆ .。.•*

O glorious morning,
musing about the sacred
while breathing fresh air!

¨*•♪.¸¸✿ ¸¸.•*♫¨♪*•♫☆☆ .。.•*

I like honesty
I'm a devotee of Truth
I dislike lying

¨*•♪.¸¸✿ ¸¸.•*♫¨♪*•♫☆☆ .。.•*

stroller on the beach
papaya tree with small fruits
lying on the sand

¨*•♪.¸¸✿ ¸¸.•*♫¨♪*•♫☆☆ .。.•*

O red dragonfly
I haven't seen your kindred
for a long long time!

¨*•♪.¸¸✿ ¸¸.•*♫¨♪*•♫☆☆ .。.•*

I'll create today
an exclusive Facebook group
for the family

¨*•♪.¸¸✿ ¸¸.•*♫¨♪*•♫☆☆ .。.•*

here is a black pail
fishes are gasping for breath
a fisherman's catch

¨*•♪.¸¸✿ ¸¸.•*♫¨♪*•♫☆☆ .。.•*

after 28 years
I'm heeding my mom's request
clock: ship's steering wheel

¨*•♪.¸¸✿ ¸¸.•*♫¨♪*•♫☆☆ .。.•*

the moment has come
I am now walking homeward
from there, I'll set out

¨*•♪.¸¸✿ ¸¸.•*♫¨♪*•♫☆☆ .。.•*

two Muslim women
both wearing purple hijab
passing by the house

¨*•♪.¸¸✿ ¸¸.•*♫¨♪*•♫☆☆ .。.•*

they are now around
there were no Muslims in town
when I was a kid

¨*•♪.¸¸✿ ¸¸.•*♫¨♪*•♫☆☆ .。.•*

walking from our house
yellow flower at street end
it's a lovely day!

-- July 11, 2017 / Odiongan

The newly created Facebook group exclusive to my parents' descendants.
The newly created Facebook group exclusive to my parents' descendants.

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