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A Haiku - The Onion

Updated on February 25, 2015

Layer upon layer, experience upon experience....

Marvelous things life and onions.
Marvelous things life and onions. | Source

Full of flavor, full of tears....



Onions grow layers.

Lives grow by experience.

Both make you cry some.

Throughout life keep the tissues handy. (Did you know that you can avoid tears when peeling onions by peeling them under running water?)

These two sometimes go together, as do life and tears.
These two sometimes go together, as do life and tears. | Source

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© 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.

Peeling onions with no tears....

Did you know that you can avoid tears when peeling onions by peeling them under running water?

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      chanroth 5 years ago from California, USA

      OMG! love it! I vote up and found it very useful according to the meaning.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Great Haiku! So true!

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      savanahl 5 years ago

      I loved this poem. What a great comparison to life.

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Wow...so true perskypcacious. Never related an onion to life...well said, indeed.

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      Simplicity4All 5 years ago from Rhode Island, USA

      beautiful, short and simple. Very nice

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      Rufus rambles 5 years ago from Australia

      Really beautiful poem. It's rare to see such a succinct and meaningful Haiku. Well done and voted up!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and useful! Even with water onions do it to me every time cause I tend to forget their harsh nature. In short both make me cry.

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      picklesandrufus 5 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      very true! As we peel back the layers, sometimes even more tears come...with both

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      reikieffect 5 years ago

      Nice comparison!!

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      chanroth: No tears, right?

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Just Ask Susan: I'll bet that in the past two months you have peeled some onions and even shed a tear or two. Did any of this bring this Haiku back to mind?

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      savanahl: You gave me satisfaction from having written it, by yur comments. Thanks, as always.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      I loved the onion metaphor.

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Ruchira: It is always a treat for any writer for someone to comment that the thoughts opened up a new comparison. Thanks.

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Simplicity4All: Ah, "short and simple" is the essence of a Haiku. When the praise includes "beautiful" it is received as high praise indeed! Thanks for the short, simple, and (to me) beautiful Comment.

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Rufus rambles: Thanks for your "meaningful, well done" Vote Up.

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Gypsy Rose Lee: Remember the old saying: "No sense crying over spilt milk; there's enough water in it already!"

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      picklesandrufus: Layer upon layer makes me think of the scripture that we learn "line upon line, precept upon precept". I'm sure we will need all eternity to learn what there is to learn. I've enjoyed a recent comment I saw urging us to remember that "As soon as they make a foolproof software, someone invents a smarter fool!"

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      reikieffect: Poems and life indeed provide us Hubbers with many opportunities to make comparisons.

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Vinaya Ghimire: Thanks not only for your Comment, but also for the Hub Hopping you did to find this Haiku from two months ago! All the best, from one Hub Hopper to another.

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