BP: Indian Kukai #33 (Mannequin)

This pedometer geek often participates in the Indian kukai. A kukai is an anonymously submitted contest of haiku by haiku poets from all over the world and then voted on by the other poets. There is always a theme or prompt. Each poet who enters must choose their top three preferred haiku from those haiku that have been entered. The poet cannot vote for their own though, and if the poet doesn’t take the time and energy to vote at all, those votes from other poets are null and void.

This kukai had over a hundred haiku from which to choose on the theme of mannequin. It is never easy to go through all the haiku and choose those haiku that best appeal to this pedometer geek as there are always some really great poems to choose from. By reading all the various haiku on a particular subject has helped me improve my poetry.

Sometimes my haiku receives no votes; sometimes my haiku receives a few points, but this time, this pedometer geek poet received enough votes to place fifth in the kukai. My haiku is as follows:

mannequin…

the desire to be

a real boy

~Nancy Brady, 2020

About pedometergeek

A pharmacist by profession, a haiku poet by nature, I read and write. I have a book of haiku, Ohayo Haiku, and another somewhat alternative haiku book, Three Breaths, but write other genres. I also read...lots of novels! My favorite is, and remains, Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged but I am also a big Harry Potter fan. I truly am a pedometer geek strapping on my pedometer as soon as I awaken.
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5 Responses to BP: Indian Kukai #33 (Mannequin)

  1. Janice says:

    A great haiku and quite an accomplishment to get so many votes 🙂

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  2. Jules says:

    I am very happy for you. Reminds me of Pinocchio.

    I have difficulty with places that I have vote to participate, have to register to vote for a writer say on some other writing forum, or have to visit x amount of people or take a turn at hosting. Since I write under an nom-de-plume I choose not to make my real life public. Not to worry though – I’ve got my plate full with the prompts I do write to as well as the folks I visit. 😀

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  3. Thanks, Jules; it is a reference to Pinocchio, but it is also the desire to be real (and seen). So often people are not seen, not heard, and not appreciated. The subject of mannequin was not easy. I could have written one about speaking to them as a child, but in that few a words, I didn’t think it would make a whole lot of sense. Regardless, that’s what I came up with.

    Jules, you could probably write with your nom-de-plume, and no one would be the wiser. I write under my maiden name to honor my parents. You write so much (daily); I never cease to be amazed how many prompts and how well you integrate them in a single whole. Not only that, you make the rounds of so many different blogs. I have been slacking all spring and summer. I have not written for Carrot Ranch in what seems like forever. I just have been too lackadaisical (depressed from all the negativity in the world) and have been working on my photography instead. Before I know it, another week has gone by and I haven’t written a 99-word story. If I feel like it after I get home tomorrow afternoon from work, I have an idea for this week’s prompt, I think if I recall correctly. It is about the Sun Queens, and I have some idea where to go with it. I also have added a few lines to Short Story Sunday by Sarah Addison Allen (she leaves it with a possible cliffhanger). At least it keeps me writing.

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