Poem: Cupid’s Arrow (haiku in 8 variations)


1)Sometimes the arrow’s

pointed sweetly straight, true mate

last chance romance fate

2)Sometimes the arrow’s

poisoned, replaying karma

programmed on heartache

3)Sometimes the arrow’s

a time machine of sorrow

repeating drama

4)Sometimes the arrow’s

over-flowing with bright hope


5)Sometimes the arrow’s

misaimed to the wrong target

unrequited love

6)Sometimes the arrow’s

a sadist trickster laughing

at our lonely lives

7)Sometimes the arrow’s

a teacher if we’d listen

instead of fighting.

8)Sometimes the arrow’s

a reminder that you’re still

alive, keep trying.

5 Comments Add yours

  1. poetryfromtheinkwell says:

    A great haiku series. So many ways the arrow gets us…

    Liked by 2 people

      1. poetryfromtheinkwell says:

        You’re welcome 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  2. jeremyjames says:

    The cycle ended in the right place

    Liked by 2 people

    1. The positive ending, sometimes I like to end the poem on a brutal note🙂


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