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Haiku Challenge– Poiku

Happier Poiku–

You look radiant–
Regretfully, I wrecked you.
My happy is you.

© 2017 LC

This is a “Poiku” or a Pop-Haiku. The challenge is to find a pop song and turn it into a haiku using your own words. It turns into a challenge once you are listening to your favorite songs searching yourself for the right words for your “Poiku.” It sounds easy.

I think it would also work with any genre of music. I’m not a music snob. A “Roiku” (Rock music), or “Foiku” (Folk), etc. could easily work for another challenge!

Happier- Ed Sheran

Happier lyrics

Walking down 29th and park
I saw you in another’s arms
Only a month we’ve been apart
You look happier

Saw you walk inside a bar
He said something to make you laugh
I saw that both your smiles were twice as wide as ours
Yeah, you look happier, you do

Ain’t nobody hurt you like I hurt you
But ain’t nobody love you like I do
Promise that I will not take it personal, baby
If you’re moving on with someone new

‘Cause baby you look happier, you do
My friends told me one day I’ll feel it too
And until then I’ll smile to hide the truth
But I know I was happier with you

Sat on the corner of the room
Everything’s reminding me of you
Nursing an empty bottle and telling myself you’re happier
Aren’t you?

Ain’t nobody hurt you like I hurt you
But ain’t nobody need you like I do
I know that there’s others that deserve you
But my darling, I am still in love with you

But I guess you look happier, you do
My friends told me one day I’d feel it too
And until then I’ll smile to hide the truth
But I know I was happier with you

Baby, you look happier, you do
I know one day you’d fall for someone new
But if breaks your heart like lovers do
Just know that I’ll be smiling here for you…

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