Philadelphia Reflections

The musings of a physician who has served the community for over six decades

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Terse Verses
A collection of hundreds of haiku

Terse Verse: Aging

Terse Verse on the subject of aging.

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Terse Verse: Pin Pals

Pin Pals

Old days
Nice ways
Kind thoughts
Were taughts
Folks wrote
Neat note
True friend
Stamp send

New kids
Use grids
Swap tales
E Mails
Now greet
By tweet
Hi's Raves
Air Waves

Terse Verse: Primed Time

Primed Time

What age
Best stage
First phase
Youth days
Clocks crawl
Days stall
Can't wait
Next state

Climb steps
Slow peps
Years leap
Pains creep
Look round
Bells sound
Think young
Top Wrung

Terse Verse: Pair Rants

Pair Rants

Kids bring
Fresh spring
Cute noise
Mixed joys
They are
Bright star
Tho stressed
Twice blessed

Soon scene
Goes teen
Time best
Leave nest
Rows cease
Home peace
Ends numb
Two sum

Terse Verse: Hear Yea?

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Hear Yea?

Young pound
Wild sound
Screams load
Hype crowd
Each clef
Makes deaf
Pelt ear

Noise vast
Booms blast
Tom toms
Buzz bombs
Bang drum
Till numb
Head feet Down beat

Terse Verse: Life Lines

Life Lines

Years creep
Plow deep
Crows feet
Walk beat
Eyes bag
Rest sag
Fight back
Mask track

Creams soothe
Sands smooth
Save youth
Hide truth
Age curse
Saps purse
Vein race
Saves face

Terse Verse: Friend Ships

Friend Ships

First grade
Mates made
Teen time
Pals bind
School too
Guys glue
Grad hits
Groups split

Launch forth
South north
Past crew
Rings true
Last dock
Take stock
When old
Bonds hold

Terse Verse: Gilt Trip

Guilt Trip

Gem sale
Rings wail
Gals much
Love touch
Eyes squint
Stars glint
Their prayers
To wear

Buy word
Is heard
First oohs
Then choose
She's bold
Digs gold
From mine
To mine

Terse Verse: Hair Looms

Hair Looms

Where skin
Meets thin
Then guys
Seek guise
Must save
Each wave
In vain
Save mane

First loops
Next toupes
Wear mops
On tops
Yet neat
Heaps heat
Locks swarm
Wig warm

Terse Verse: Quick Steps

Quick Steps

Born Wean
Tot Teen
School Grad
Wed Dad
Work Rounds
Ups Downs
Wife Bails
Hope Flails

Sweet Fate
New Mate
Wounds Mend
Jobs End
Songs Fade
Dues Paid
Last Beat
Six Feet

Terse Verse: Dead Lines

Dead Lines

When Gone
Sad Song
Brief Note
Short Quote
Life Acts
Cold Facts
That's It
Says Wit

Old Age
Reads Page
As Friends
Meet Ends
Shed Tear
Toast Bier
Such Sights
Last Writes

Terse Verse: Head Lines

Head Lines

Some hair
Stays there
From brim
To trim
Time's plow
Shapes brow
As dome
Nears chrome

Male plan
Mane man
Seek highs
Plugs dyes
Hope sprouts
Stand out
Till grays
PArt ways

Terse Verse: Crass Act

Crass Act

Year book
Gives look
Shows cast
Of past
Splash notes
Faux quotes
Word games
Slang names

Kind phrase
Brings praise
Smart style
Sprouts smile
Friends dear
Hearts cheer
Class Clowns
Brass sounds

Terse Verse: Buzz Weirds

Buzz Werids

Youth joys
New toys
Hot games
Crazed names
Chops chips
Zaps zips
Words chopped
Close cropped

Old squares
Round stares
Mind squirms
Tech terms
Worlds change
Talks strange
More sense
Past tense

Terse Verse: Try Age

Try Age

Teen snits
Give fits
Wills won't
Dos don't
Moms dads
Bear mads
Pain growns
Fight nos

When ends?
Ask friends
They say
That day
Kids grown
On own
End track
Pay back

Terse Verse: Hard Knocks

Hard Knocks

Fall downs
Bring frowns
Those slips
Life's blips
Could cry
Or sigh
Mouth shuts
Pain butts

Real men
Know when
Stop whine
Find spine
Stand tall
Each fall
Fight flaps
Bum's raps

Terse Verse: Last Rights

Last Rights

Good news
God's views
Love wins
Sinks sins
Cools hots
Flesh pots
Praise songs
Drown wrongs

Act two
Thrills through
When youth
Finds truth
Now earth
Shows worth
Low cries
High rise

Terse Verse: Squeeze Play

Squeeze Play

Those wise
Down size
Some crave
Must save
Can't dodge
Hodge podge
Stuffed rooms
Like tombs

Each tier
Most dear
Kin shout
Throw out
No how
Cow tow
Til dead
Bull head

Terse Verse: Whose who

Whose Who

Old age
Bumps rage
Names drop
Words stop
Tongues trip
Feet slip
Free will
Down hill

May shrug
Blame drug
Sluff off
Laugh cough
But fear
Stays near
Worst plea
Who's me

Terse Verse: Run Downs

Run Downs

Men are
Like car
First years
Few fears
Great shapes
Small scrapes
Wheels shine
Life fine

As age
Sore stage
Parts rust
Leak bust
Squeeks sound
Faults found
Slow pace
Crank case

 

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Terse Verse: Pin Pals
New blog 2015-03-06 21:56:00 description

Terse Verse: Primed Time
New blog 2015-03-06 22:00:09 description

Terse Verse: Pair Rants
New blog 2015-03-17 19:52:13 description

Terse Verse: Hear Yea?
New blog 2015-03-18 18:14:38 description

Terse Verse: Life Lines
New blog 2015-03-19 15:29:53 description

Terse Verse: Friend Ships
New blog 2015-03-19 18:41:54 description

Terse Verse: Gilt Trip
New blog 2015-03-19 18:53:26 description

Terse Verse: Hair Looms
New blog 2015-03-20 15:29:53 description

Terse Verse: Quick Steps
New blog 2015-03-20 16:30:19 description

Terse Verse: Dead Lines
New blog 2015-03-20 18:18:41 description

Terse Verse: Head Lines
New blog 2015-03-20 18:59:52 description

Terse Verse: Crass Act
New blog 2015-03-23 17:00:55 description

Terse Verse: Buzz Weirds
New blog 2015-03-25 19:19:37 description

Terse Verse: Try Age
New blog 2015-03-26 17:29:27 description

Terse Verse: Hard Knocks
New blog 2015-03-26 19:47:26 description

Terse Verse: Last Rights
New blog 2015-03-26 20:30:06 description

Terse Verse: Squeeze Play
New blog 2015-03-27 18:14:02 description

Terse Verse: Whose who
New blog 2015-03-27 18:55:47 description

Terse Verse: Run Downs
New blog 2015-03-27 21:03:37 description