A Haiku - Problems

A careless word has eternal echoes.


Irreversible choices....

Problems come and go,

Some leave our hearts still aching.

Why? I do not know.

Wise choice is made how?

The worst are of our making.

False choices then....now.

Life? Once me and you.

So make choices wisely now.

Love demands we do.

The chance to change....gone.

The final act unforeseen,

A day with no dawn.

Impulse can betray.

Like footsteps in deep darkness,

Stumbling on today.


© 2013 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.

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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

wow, great poetry Perspy..

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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

great one!

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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

Your poetry is wonderful. It give one emotions. Not all poets can do that.

Voted up.

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cre8ivOne 4 years ago from Midwest, USA

This is a nice poem, great job!

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MsDora 4 years ago from The Caribbean

"A day with no dawn." Exceptional. Thanks for sharing.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and beautiful. Lovely poem. When it comes to all things especially love we must choose wisely. Passing this on.

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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

A very beautiful poem.

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HLPhoenix 4 years ago

This poem spoke to me on many levels... sometimes we don't even know that we made a choice at all...

Problems come and go,

Some leave our hearts still aching.

Why? I do not know

Beautiful, loved it. sharing.

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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

Very impressive haiku, thank you.

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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

roll your tongue 10 times before speaking, while reminding yourself that "sometimes the best answer is silence."

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jhamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

These are some very powerful Haiku stanzas. The last stanza seems to stick with me. Thank you for sharing. Jamie

Perspycacious 4 years ago

jhamann: Sometimes we are seemingly just guessing where that next step will take us, while regreting each stumble along the way. Thanks.

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