MALAYSIAN HAIKU ECHOES 191: REAL OR FAKE

MALAYSIAN HAIKU ECHOES 191: REAL OR FAKE

 

real or fake friends

negate fake to know the good

lesser friends ahead

 

I think I am real

friends are both ways, not suckers

I am faked to them

 

that is their problem

must help as a real friend

problems in lives are real

 

in a money world

cash is real, rest are fake

end up without friends

 

lies, cheat and betray

all real in market world

too good can be faked

 

how does one define

can only refine myself

a sucker sometimes

 

Note:

This run of haiku forms a summary of a discussion with someone who raises that question in Facebook.

 

 

 

8 thoughts on “MALAYSIAN HAIKU ECHOES 191: REAL OR FAKE

    1. wonkywizard Post author

      With advertisement in social media etc, a lot of fake sells well, even books which are badly written. We judge others; judged in return – all in the expectation of what true friendship should be. We can’t live without relate, yet it is relate that enriches or hurt us. We grow in that process. It is hard to give straight answers in a not too straight world.

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      1. Claudia McGill

        I think your last sentence says it all. I tend to be the person giving a straight answer (blunt being my way of communicating, good or bad as it is). And I know the confusion it can put into others when they hear some things I say. But if I don’t, then I am confused. Always a choice.

      2. wonkywizard Post author

        Worst if the distortion occurs in the transmission and the story and messages change. Now with sms, emoticon and neologism, who knows what get across. In haiku/senryu, there are only three short lines, with 17 syllables, it is not easy to get across. Fiction writers seem to do better, but it maybe fictitious than real.

  1. wonkywizard Post author

    What you have stated is true, but many readers will spend hours or days reading a 500-page fiction, than minutes on a three lined haiku. We can’t deny there is more popular appeal in fiction than in poetry; even non fiction or drama fare better.

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