Opening Up a Dialogue

House of Words paid Facebook a nominal fee to boost the dissemination of a haiku in support of the Women’s March this past Saturday. And it generated some interesting feedback from outside the usual House of Words demographic.

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  1. Rufus, you know perfectly well from your long and colorful criminal career that when you shoot, folks are gonna shoot back. Them are some ugly responses you garnered with your haiku fantasy about Trump getting raped in prison.

    • Rufus McCain says

      Okay, I repent. “And I say to you, I have also decided to stick with love, for I know that love is ultimately the only answer to mankind’s problems. And I’m going to talk about it everywhere I go. I know it isn’t popular to talk about it in some circles today. And I’m not talking about emotional bosh when I talk about love; I’m talking about a strong, demanding love. For I have seen too much hate. I’ve seen too much hate on the faces of sheriffs in the South. I’ve seen hate on the faces of too many Klansmen and too many White Citizens Councilors in the South to want to hate, myself, because every time I see it, I know that it does something to their faces and their personalities, and I say to myself that hate is too great a burden to bear. I have decided to love. If you are seeking the highest good, I think you can find it through love. And the beautiful thing is that we aren’t moving wrong when we do it, because John was right, God is love. He who hates does not know God, but he who loves has the key that unlocks the door to the meaning of ultimate reality….” (MLK)

  2. Big Jon Bully says

    The haiku combines with the comments to create exquisite Kabuki style art. Everyone playing a self-aware role which traps them in a way similar to the characters in Kurt Vonnegut’s Timequake. Splendid stuff.


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