100 Haiku for the Gamer’s Thumbs: 1-4

Atari 2600

Atari 2600

Press to Begin

All gamers know you

Button that starts and pauses

Our lives owe you much


Where Many of Us Began

Blinking lights and noise

Where tickets flow like water

We whetted our thumbs


ย Tools of Our Trade

From joystick to pad

You are known by many forms

All have been thrown hard


The Toy That Stole My Heart

Running home from school

And rushing through my homework

Magic box I own

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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29 Responses to 100 Haiku for the Gamer’s Thumbs: 1-4

  1. Dean says:

    Excellent! Will there be another 19 posts with the other 96?


  2. howanxious says:

    I was never a video game fan. But I do remember playing some of them… I don’t even remember their names. Ha! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Fun haiku! ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you don’t mind but I must inform you that the plural of haiku is haiku only.


  3. C.K. Hope says:

    Tools of Our Trade was my favorite. And the Atari picture brought back memories ๐Ÿ™‚


  4. I remember when that Atari came out. It seemed so incredibly exciting back then and kept me busy for years… I really liked Yar’s Revenge and Circus. My neighbor had Intellivision. ๐Ÿ™‚


  5. tjtherien says:

    one word… Pong… l *


  6. Kirsten says:

    Ha! This brought back memories of my first Atari and Packman ๐Ÿ™‚ love it!


  7. Bastet says:

    Hmmm…so you did this with a machine? yeech!


  8. Pingback: 100 Haiku for the Gamer’s Thumbs 17-44 | Legends of Windemere

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