A Senryu - Man's Mortal Sojourn

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A Haiku - Man's Mortal Sojourn


"Can't stay long, you know.

Just a hop, skip, and a jump,

Then it's on to....where?"


"It started slow though.

All that learning and growing.

Tough times they were, too."


"Boy or girl, we strove,

Sometimes joyous, sometimes not.

Wars interrupted."


"Those that survived....well,

It was back to families,

Children to raise up."


"Nothing was easy.

Interactions were mastered,

Or made a mess of."


"Golden years were dreams;

More like nightmares for many,

Tears of pains and joys."


"How much longer now?

Doctors have been wrong, you know.

Moving on I guess."


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annart 21 months ago from SW England

Interesting snapshot of a life, well-crafted. I like the rhythm, it fits the subject.

Ann


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Ericdierker 21 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Excellent piece of art here. Makes my emotions run deep. Life's interruptions are real.


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Perspycacious 21 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

annart - thanks for being a consistent "Follower" and I hope the "checking in" can always be worthwhile.

It was interesting tonight that a major network carried a piece on Americans fighting as volunteers to aid local Christians in their struggles against ISIS in Iraq. More "interruptions" I presume.


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Perspycacious 21 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Ericdierker - Don't we wish we could be in charge of the future? One who is sure has His hands full. Fortunately they are sure hands. May we recognize them when we see them.

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