100 Haiku for the Gamer’s Thumbs 45-72

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Here’s some more.  Sorry about not being clear on topics.  Been a while since I looked at this, which is probably when it was clear to me.  Nice to get it all out there though.


Evil at a Lesser Scale

Chosen of the boss

The deadly lords and ladies

Who guard the dungeons


Cast of Characters We Cannot Touch

People of the town

They grant us quests and rewards

As we save their world


Her Guards Must All Be Drinking

A princess of games

Who is captured early on

Must always be saved


Making Money off the End of the World

As darkness takes hold

They will always have a price

No matter your need


Early Days of Lights and Sirens

The predecessor

With silver ball and paddles

Pinball will live on


Join the Virtual Landscape

World that sucks you in

Join thousands within the game

Prove you are elite


Looking Down the Barrel with a Smile

You see what you shoot

Unable to see behind

You are the hunter


The Art of Jumping Over Pits

You must go forward

Though the path has many holes

Jump to live and win


Adventures of Our Lifetime

Embracing a world

Your party fights to save all

And tell their stories


Never Play Them in the Dark

Games of pure terror

Where monsters leap from shadows

Making you scream high


Winning a Championship without Getting a Tan

Your favorite team

They are waiting for your play

You are coach and star


Tires Screaming on the Virtual Asphalt

Middle of the pack

Falling into the tight turn

Will you hit the wall?


The Games that Vent Our Fury

Sprites that dole out pain

Beating each other senseless

With fists and fireballs


Join Us in the Trenches

Bullets and grenades

Fill the air with sounds of war

Fight for your country


Love with the Luxury of Replay

You try to woo them

Virtual girls of the game

Hoping to get laid


Strike from the Shadows or Reset

Ninjas, spies, and thieves

They must always move unseen

No brute force allowed


Take the Path of Wandering

Game with no set path

We wander your streets and wilds

Free to dodge the plot


There is Nothing Beyond the Path

From scene one to two

You can only go so far

Lest the story stirs


A Second Serving of Success

We loved the first game

All were sad to see it end

Sequel must be made


The Days of Blowing Life into the Game

Cartridge filled with dust

We blow until we pass out

Dizzy for first stage


Destruction of Our Life’s Work

Our precious save files

Holding all the work we did

Dread the corrupt file


Pounding on the Buttons to No Avail

I stare at the screen

While the graphics do not move

Causing me to cry


An Unclear Path that Makes You Fall

The camera swings

Leaving me to guess my way

As I look at clouds


Game So Epic That It Made Me Puke

The hero fights on

Causing world to spin and twist

Until I throw up


Hazards of the Hobby

Blink away the pain

With eyes that have been shot red

One stage left to play


Marks of the True Gamer

Knuckles creak and pop

As you flex your numbing hands

Earning thumbs of steel


They were More Fun on the Small Screen

A popular game

Developed into a film

Will it be the one?


From the Theater to Your Fingertips

You want to play them

Becoming the big screen star

Game may let you down

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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6 Responses to 100 Haiku for the Gamer’s Thumbs 45-72

  1. Excellent Charles. Hazards of the hobby really made me laugh – reminds me of my husband.


  2. Another super set, Charles.


  3. L. Marie says:

    Wow. I can barely write one haiku, let alone this many.
    “Will it be the one?”–So far the movie adaptations of games have let us down. Well, I liked Jumanji (with Robin Williams). And now they’re remaking it.


    • I thought Jumanji was a book first, but a game would be a blast. Great sandbox game if you put the effort in. I haven’t seen Assassin’s Creed, so I can’t judge that. Do we count Wreck-It-Ralph?


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