Thursday, March 22, 2012




Life is a battle
Exhilarating but tough.
Pause for refreshment.

(An Acrostic)

Guessing..... as a foreigner..... that gumshoe means 'detective'.
Unless, of course, Google's got it wrong (but can it be defective?);
Masculine Humphrey Bogart was certainly one of these;
Sultry and mysterious, but always sure to please.
However, did he wear soft shoes? That hasn't been made plain.
Obviously I must look when I see his films again.
Every country has it's slang; this was unknown to me.
But, if we were all alike, how boring it would be!


Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Love this post. Great acrostic.

Darryl and Ruth :)

carol l mckenna said...

Great photo ~ well done haiku ~ namaste, Carol ^_^

Helen said...

Ahhhhhhhhhh . . the pause that refreshes!

Geoff Maritz said...

Your Battle picture is awesome, your words wise.
Gumshoe, never heard of it. Google defective , that just can't be. Bogart wearing Dentine shoes, he was just sticking around to see what happened. :)
Blessings from a cold Cape Town, Geoff.

Anonymous said...

Great battle Haiku and a delightful GUMSHOE acrostic ... I didn't realize it was an acrostic until after I read it ... I saw Humphrey and read on ... Nicely done!


michelle said...

Accurate portrayal of life! Frightening but true...