The State Farm jingle has been running through my head for a few days (Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there). Now while my wife and I are insured through another company, the State Farm jingle has made me think about the idea of good neighbours (by the way, I’m Canadian, and that’s why I’m spelling neighbour with a “u”). We have good neighbours. About three years ago, we had gone to my in-laws for a family gathering. This involved one night away from home. When we got back, we found our front door kicked in, and all of our valuables vanished. We were thankful for our insurance…it helped us to get our stuff back. Even more-so, though, we were thankful for our wonderful neighbours. They helped us recover our sanity. This haiku is in tribute to good neighbours everywhere:
Like a good neighbour…
Good neighbours are better than
Then, just by coincidence, after I had written the above haiku in my head, dVerse invited us to submit poems inspired by phrases that we have seen or heard. Hope you enjoyed!