Turn Around


While you face the past
Your ass faces the future.
Turn around quickly!


©Larisa Rzhepishevska


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Larisa Rzhepishevska

Sun 25th Nov 2012 10:45

I would like to thank everyone here for the comments. They really inspire me to write haiku. I found it to be so interesting and exciting. With warmest wishes, Larisa

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Yvonne Brunton

Sat 24th Nov 2012 23:19

A tight piece of writing and despite its american origins I prefer 'ass' in your haiku to 'arse' as the vowel sound is short echoing 'Past' in the previous verse ( to my northern ear anyway)
I enjoyed it. XX

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M.C. Newberry

Tue 20th Nov 2012 23:13

Neat...and good advice too!
"The past provides the worst and best
To show us how to live the rest!"

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Tue 20th Nov 2012 20:32

Mmm - it's when they both face the ground that they stop being nice.

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Julian (Admin)

Tue 20th Nov 2012 20:31

A cheeky haiku!

Except that it's 'arse' in English, unless it's the animal, Larissa; or American.

Nice one, haiku that is, not a...

<Deleted User> (7212)

Tue 20th Nov 2012 16:12

your best so far (IMHO). B

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Larisa Rzhepishevska

Mon 19th Nov 2012 20:37

The future will come
if December twenty two
doesn't show us a bum

Thank you Tony for giving me an idea to write another haiku.

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Tommy Carroll

Mon 19th Nov 2012 19:42

Why do you wish to face the future?
A future that will never come,
Whichever way you turn Larisa
The past has you in its grip
And its eyes upon your bum.

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Mon 19th Nov 2012 14:27

What a super Haiku Larisa! It scans and it's funny and it makes a lot of sense all round :)

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Nigel Astell

Mon 19th Nov 2012 12:29

Looking back
Saucy bottom
Little cheeky
Forward thinking.

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Harry O'Neill

Mon 19th Nov 2012 00:34


Nice pithy use of the haiku...and true too.

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Graham Sherwood

Sun 18th Nov 2012 22:53

Arse surely? I loved it too

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Larisa Rzhepishevska

Sun 18th Nov 2012 19:56

Thank you, Tony!

tony sheridan

Sun 18th Nov 2012 19:31

Today is the first day of the rest of your life. I had a t-shirt with this on it back in the 70's. Great poem! Take care, Tony.

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Larisa Rzhepishevska

Sun 18th Nov 2012 17:21

Thank you dear Hugh!

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Sun 18th Nov 2012 15:11

An excellent piece of advice.Made me smile.

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