#June1-30Challenge Day 27: 27 Syllables

Day 27 Twenty-seven Sentences
June 27, 1927. On this date the United States Marine Corps adopted the English bulldog as their official mascot.
Write about any subject. You can write about a Marine, a bulldog, or an Englishman if you’d like. You can write about anything! But you must write exactly twenty-seven sentences. No more. No less.
Alternative: Write a poem with 27 words or syllables.
Note: A tanka is a 27 syllable poem with the structure 5,7,5,7,7.
I learned that from one of my June 1-30 Challenge mates, but can’t now find who.
(If you’re reading this, leave your June 17 link in the comments and I’ll link you).

Tanka to a Gourd

Oh bitter melon
Like an otherworldly beast
Karela to some
A taste too sour for many
I’ll draw you until I’m done


#June1-30Challenge Day 17: Haiku

Day 17 Seventeen Syllables
June 17, 1971.  The Okinawa Reversion Agreement was signed. This agreement between the United States and Japan returned control of Okinawa to Japan.
A Haiku is a traditional Japanese form of poetry. It is three lines: the first and third lines have five syllables each and the second line has seven syllables for a total of seventeen syllables. They are often about nature.
Write a Haiku. Please include a picture that illustrates your poem.

Fancy leopard bra
Midlife undercover treat
No longer useful