So anyways, a haiku

I promised I would start taking an old fridge poem each week and reinvent the poetic form to something more relevant to my life. I decided to do these chronologically. Well, this week is a haiku.

In October 2010, I did a post for Receptionist on the Verge called “The Origins of the Fridge Poem.” I talked about how fridge poems at my crappy, old job came to be. Then I posted this haiku:

Monday’s leftovers
Uneaten, long forgotten
Tossed at five fifteen

Prentice! You said you'd write a haiku! Write, dammit!

Haiku have always been a cinch for me. I’ve been doing them since my days at AMC. The form is easy enough, just five syllables, seven and five, and try to throw nature in for a Japanese bonus! These and limericks are almost involuntary for me. The hard part this week was choosing a subject for writing. Well, I’ve been pretty moody lately, and I experienced a few different emotions on Friday (when I originally planned on posting). I got distracted by life’s crap and the Persona 4 anime and The Super Bowl. Here is a trio of haiku expressing a strange sequence of mood swings I had one day:

Mood Swings on a Friday

depressed energy
a contradiction festers
infesting the soul 

nervous energy
a lightening storm within, when
harnessed is success

joyous energy
exaltation through the blood 
tingles through your veins


About purrrentice

Fantastic Voiceover? How About PRENTASTIC VOICEOVER?!?! I'm Prentice Osborne, a full-time, freelance voiceover talent out of Atlanta. My specialty is Millennial, teen and everything in between, and I work in multiple genres of VO, from e-learning to games to cartoons to radio and TV ads. I love the entire VO process, from pen to paper, mouth to mic, cursor to waveform. It's totally Prentabulous! Need some voice work? Bring it on, World! Freelance Prentice is here to blow your mind with laughs, creative magic, mad skills, and a little bit of razzle dazzle!
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