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Haiku - Imaginary Friend

Updated on October 5, 2013

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?

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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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    • Sunshine625 profile imageAUTHOR

      Linda Bilyeu 

      5 years ago from Orlando, FL

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

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      Rebecca Mealey 

      5 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

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

    • fpherj48 profile image


      5 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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      Joanna Chandler 

      5 years ago from On Planet Earth

      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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      Suzette Walker 

      5 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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      5 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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      Nell Rose 

      5 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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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      6 years ago from Reno NV

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

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      6 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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      Madeleine Salin 

      6 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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      Saadia A 

      6 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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      Wayne Barrett 

      6 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Very funny

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

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      6 years ago from London, UK

      This was lovely to read, Linda.

      The photo made me smile too. :-)

    • Sunshine625 profile imageAUTHOR

      Linda Bilyeu 

      6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      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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      6 years ago

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

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 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!

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      6 years ago from Orlando, FL

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

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      Erik Estabrook 

      6 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

    • Sunshine625 profile imageAUTHOR

      Linda Bilyeu 

      6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Much appreciated Tills! :)

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

    • Sunshine625 profile imageAUTHOR

      Linda Bilyeu 

      6 years ago from Orlando, FL

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

    • Sunshine625 profile imageAUTHOR

      Linda Bilyeu 

      6 years ago from Orlando, FL

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

    • Sunshine625 profile imageAUTHOR

      Linda Bilyeu 

      6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      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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      Linda Bilyeu 

      6 years ago from Orlando, FL

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

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      6 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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      Mary Craig 

      6 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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      Pamela Oglesby 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      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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      Mary Hyatt 

      6 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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      Nell Rose 

      6 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!

    • fpherj48 profile image


      6 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

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

    • Sunshine625 profile imageAUTHOR

      Linda Bilyeu 

      6 years ago from Orlando, FL

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

    • Sunshine625 profile imageAUTHOR

      Linda Bilyeu 

      6 years ago from Orlando, FL

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

    • Sunshine625 profile imageAUTHOR

      Linda Bilyeu 

      6 years ago from Orlando, FL

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

    • Sunshine625 profile imageAUTHOR

      Linda Bilyeu 

      6 years ago from Orlando, FL

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

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      6 years ago from Orlando, FL

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

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      Thomas Silvia 

      6 years ago from Massachusetts

      Awesome and well done !

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Real nice haiku. Imaginary friends are nice to have.

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      6 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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      Dexter Yarbrough 

      6 years ago from United States

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

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      6 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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      Nithya Venkat 

      6 years ago from Dubai

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

    • MICHAELRICHARD profile image


      6 years ago

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

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      Martin Kloess 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

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

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      Janine Huldie 

      6 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!!

    • fpherj48 profile image


      6 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 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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      Maria Jordan 

      6 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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      drbj and sherry 

      6 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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      6 years ago from Indonesia

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

    • Sunshine625 profile imageAUTHOR

      Linda Bilyeu 

      6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      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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      Linda Bilyeu 

      6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      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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      Linda Bilyeu 

      6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      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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      Linda Bilyeu 

      6 years ago from Orlando, FL

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

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      6 years ago from Orlando, FL


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

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      6 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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      Shauna L Bowling 

      6 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?

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      Vincent Moore 

      6 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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      Martie Coetser 

      6 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!

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      sue P 

      6 years ago

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

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      Bill Holland 

      6 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

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      6 years ago

      Enjoyed reading your haiku! :-)

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      LJ Scott 

      6 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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      Jools Hogg 

      6 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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      Daisy Mariposa 

      6 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)


      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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