100 Haiku for the Gamer’s Thumbs 73-100 + Bonus Level

Don’t think this is true, but Samus is badass

Zee Finale!

The Code

Our secret weapon

Giving us a needed edge

Against unfair foes


The Olden Days of Blocky Limbs

Razor edged pixels

A step above stick figures

Acknowledge your past


Striving for Beyond Realism

I see fluid curves

As if they are real beings

Nearing graphics pure


Are You Mouse, Man, or Master?

Choose how hard to play

Testing your skills to their peak

Be easy or hard


The Inevitability of Death and Rebirth

All lives are fleeting

Which is why you have many

Earn more on the way


Gauged in Hearts and Bars

Shrinking with each blow

The life blood of the hero

Work to raise the bar


Another Chance After the Final Light

Your final life spent

After hours of hard work

Try again or fail


The Horrifying Click of an Empty Chamber

You unloaded all

Wasting ammo at a pawn

Now the boss is here


Nobody Wins as a Level One

Hours spent to grow

Bounding up the XP tree

Strength with every kill


Earning the Tools of a Champion

Start with weakest gear

That you replace on your quest

To win the hard fights


Homes of Monsters, Traps, and Festering Evil

We dive into them

Whether space or fantasy

To clear out the hive


Testing Your Thumbs and Mind

Forcing us to think

After bashing our way through

Puzzles block our path


We Shall Battle Because You’re There

Monsters out of air

Not seen until the fight starts

Pray you have high health


Why Do Monsters Have Cash and Relics?

The rarest of gear

Held by monsters in the wild

Who have no pockets


Wishing for a Time Out

Battle rages on

While I cycle through items

Searching for an edge


Jab, Cross, Mule Kick, Backhand, Mega-Uppercut

Masters chain their moves

Not allowing their foes to swing

Move goes into move


Ancient Nectar of the Gamer Gods

The precious potion

Returner of stolen life

Stocked within our bags


Oldest of the Storage Units

We all know you, box

Holding gifts or traps or air

We always open


Extra Toys for the Buying

You have beat the game

In time for newer content

Time to play again


Let No Table Go Unbashed

Take your sword or gun

And destroy all that you see

Break the scenery


Go About Your Lives as if I’m Not Here

Stranger in the house

Searching for items and cash

He is the hero


Movies within the Games

The plot has moved on

Using scenes that you just watch

Some push your patience


A More Pleasant Distraction, I Have Not Heard

I hear the music

That gently takes me away

Wishing I could pause


Where Did All Our Toys Go?

The hero returns

Yet stripped of all his up-grades

Now he starts again


The Hidden Treats We Hunt For

Not needed for plot

They bring to us great glory

Because we found them


An Ending Not Worth Earning

Thank you for playing

The most worthless of endings

After days of work


An Ending is a New Beginning

You have beat the game

And sat through all the credits

Now play level one


The Goal of the All True Gamers

One hundred percent

It is the number of dreams

Proof that we did all


(This was going to be hidden in the artwork.  The title and haiku add up to 100 letters.  Would have been a lot of fun if I got this off the ground.)

The Secret Level at the End of this Haiku Collection

All gamers seek you

But only the best will find

Without a walkthrough

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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19 Responses to 100 Haiku for the Gamer’s Thumbs 73-100 + Bonus Level

  1. Very well done. Makes me wish I was a gamer.


  2. L. Marie says:

    This collection is amazing, Charles. I couldn’t help laughing and sighing over this one, since this is so like what I’ve done in the past:

    The Horrifying Click of an Empty Chamber

    You unloaded all

    Wasting ammo at a pawn

    Now the boss is here

    Liked by 1 person

  3. >Why Do Monsters Have Cash and Relics?/The rarest of gear/Held by monsters in the wild/
    >Who have no pockets.

    That is such an excellent question!


  4. Lol – “Go About Your Lives as if I’m Not Here.” I have actually mumbled that as I explored certain towns 😀


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