A Haiku - Disappointment

A Haiku - Disappointment


I might have prepared,

if I had seen it coming,

expectations crushed.


Heart breaks are disappointments of the worst kind.

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Disappointments

The dictionary tries to define disappointments, but no definition is satisfactory when the disappointment is real and is yours.

They are not always as easy to bear as an appointment that doesn't happen, and those can even be devastating.

Such is the case when the anticipated return of a loved one is canceled by their death.

Too many service families know that "disappointment." It is one that will never be completely overcome It can't simply be rescheduled.

When you are encountering your next disappointment, think abut how truly insignificant it is when compared to the disappointments some others may face today.

Learn from yours. Examine yourself and how you handle them. They are a test of your own maturity.... and faith.

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Jonas Rodrigo 16 months ago

That was a nice haiku, Demas. I also like the explanation that came along with it.


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Perspycacious 16 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Jonas - Thanks for taking the time to read this Hub and make a comment. Your time and your comment are appreciated.

May your own disappointments be few and appreciated.


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Dana Tate 16 months ago from LOS ANGELES

Learn from yours. Examine yourself and how you handle them. They are a test of your own maturity.... and faith. I loved this line because I had to learn from how to handle my disappointments with faith and maturity.

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Perspycacious 16 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Dana - We all have so much to learn from life. Perhaps the increasing life challenges are a partial explanation for why life expectancy is increasing. That you recognize you are learning, says a lot about you as a person.

Thumbs up!


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MsDora 16 months ago from The Caribbean

Demas, reminds me of a time when I was whining about my broken pyrex dish to a friend who had his moving truck stolen with all his household possessions. The disappointment of a life lost is still way beyond that. Thanks sharing this perspective.


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Perspycacious 16 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

MsDora - I will settle for my own disappointments any day, if the alternative would be to endure someone else's. Empathy and perspective go a long way in helping us observe the Golden rule.


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aviannovice 15 months ago from Stillwater, OK

Is this ever true. Someone will always have a worse disappointment than some of us can ever imagine. Thanks for the reminder to count our own blessings, even though they might not appear to be just that.


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Perspycacious 15 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Deb - "Count your many blessings, see what God has done." You and I are right on that one. We are so blest (I prefer that spelling, to h-e-doubletoothpick with what SpellChek worries about it!)


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teaches12345 15 months ago

You are so right. When we look at other problems, ours seem small. Disappointment is hard to bear but knowing how to deal with it helps overcome the emotional despair.


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Perspycacious 15 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

teaches12345 - Learning to view our own lives in an eternal perspective is surely one key to dealing with disappointments of any variety. It helps a lot to know that this saying is true: Life goes on.

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