Haiku Challenge for Sept. 18: ‘Third’

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Today’s haiku challenge:

My style is the five/seven/five syllable structure. Here are my 10 haiku poems:

third time’s the charm they
say, but the charm stopped working
on you; you’re steadfast.

I’m third in the line
behind my anxiety
and the depression.

I’m third in the line
behind negative thoughts and
self-deprecation.

third rock from the sun
rotating in a deep sea
of darkness, screaming.

third rock from the sun
huddled against the forces
of space meant to kill.

third rock from the sun.
at that vantage point, squabbles
seem arbitrary.

third rock from the sun
in line like a dutiful
soldier, stays on course.

the bee visited
his third flower for the day.
Tired, bee took a nap.

lion was the third
in his pride, still getting the
scraps from his mother.

he was the third bear
of the famed three little bears —
never liked porridge.

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