The bull, you say?

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Taurus the bull

Long ago I found that my birthday fell upon the days designated as Taurus. So did my mother and her mother. We had no other Taurus in our family; hard to believe with 4 children, 2 steps, 30 grands and 7 great grands, that is untill Abriele was born. I am not one to place a lot of stock in horoscopes, mainly because their practice conflicts with my religious teaching. I do not read my daily horoscope and certainly would not plan my life nor even my day around the predictions, but have to admit the description fits me pretty well and I am happy to participate in Kristjaan's haiku challenge; carpe diem. This one is inspired by the sign of Taurus the bull. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them. 
You may think he's dull
But heed a warning 'bout the bull
He's thinking things through
While others think quickly
And repent tens times over
Taurus has decided well
Loyal, true and brave
Working hard to scrimp and save
To give to those they love

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Jazzbumpa April 2, 2013 at 9:21 PM  

very thoughtful verses

my mom is a Taurus also

she'll be 92 next birthday


Judy SheldonWalker April 2, 2013 at 9:39 PM  

Wow! Blessings to her. Please give her a hug from me. My mom will be 77 the end of April and we look forward to taking her out to eat.

8)(8 April 2, 2013 at 10:22 PM  

Very nice!

Sam Edge April 2, 2013 at 10:24 PM  

Beautiful Haiku - the other side of the Bull :)

haikuplatespecial April 2, 2013 at 10:26 PM  

I especially like the first one, and I agree. I do not go by the horoscope, it's just a bit of fun to me, but I do find that my sign of Cancer fits me well--although if I were another sign, I'm sure I would find the same. Such is the way they are designed.

Kristjaan Panneman April 3, 2013 at 7:44 AM  

My mom is a Taurus too, she will become 83 this month and we will celebrate her birthday because we almost lost her.
Nice series of haiku about 'the other' bull.

Judy SheldonWalker April 3, 2013 at 8:26 AM  

Kristjaan, I hope you and your mom have a fantastic celebration with many more to come. Please give her a big hug from me!

jrbhaiku April 3, 2013 at 4:05 PM  

Ah you know the bull. More than just puff and muscle ;)

Brudberg April 3, 2013 at 4:12 PM  

I also find that the descriptions fit me well...

Reminds me of a course I did, where we had a handwriting test... and after a while everyone got a sealed envelop. The description was just perfect for everyone... and then one of the participants started to read loud, and it turned out we had been given the same description.

Judy SheldonWalker April 3, 2013 at 7:11 PM  

I have experienced something very similar. In many aspects we are very much alike. Sealing the envelope did not seal your classmates lips. lol

Judy SheldonWalker April 3, 2013 at 7:13 PM  

Thank you

Judy SheldonWalker April 3, 2013 at 7:14 PM  

I agree and thank you.

Judy SheldonWalker April 3, 2013 at 7:17 PM  

A lot more. ;)

Annmarie Pipa April 3, 2013 at 10:22 PM  

my mom was a Taurus too.

eof777 April 4, 2013 at 2:49 AM  

I enjoyed your story and poetry... Both are beautiful. :-)

Icy BC April 4, 2013 at 8:33 AM  

Fantastic haiku, Judy!

I don't trust horoscope at all..I read it for the fun of reading.

Judy SheldonWalker April 4, 2013 at 9:21 AM  

Thanks me too. ;-)

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