A Haiku - Whenever

Sharing and doing are the right way to go.

Dreaming and waiting accomplish little.
Dreaming and waiting accomplish little. | Source


Whenever we wait

For something good to happen,

It waits longer, too.


Whenever we do

Something pleasing to our God,

Good things happen too.


Whenever we dream

Of our mansions above us,

It does no real good.


Whenever we sweat

At an honest task we do,

The path is less steep.


Whenever we share

That which we have is enlarged.

Let’s do something good.


Whenever we know

The right thing to do, and don’t,

We miss a blessing.


Whenever we love

And sacrifice self for them,

We merit love back.

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© 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.

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ImKarn23 4 years ago

This, sir - should be on every wall in America! And everywhere else too! Wow!


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Curiad 4 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

Love the message here Perspycacious! Well done.

Voted Up and shared


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

ImKarn23: Lets just put it on the wall of every bathroom. People are sure to see it over and over and.... Of course, there are some who would tear it down, some who would try to take it home, and for at least a while, many would just be waiting for something good to happen!


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

Curiad: Trying hard to say something others will take seriously. Thanks for doing so.


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flashmakeit 4 years ago from usa

That was really touching. I must come back and read your poem again because it is a good guidance.


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

flashmakeit: I've always been curious how you chose your Hub name. Life is indeed made up of the "whenever" moments. I have to believe that the good ones last.


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acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

What wonderful words, with such a powerful message. You are really clever to be able to write haiku, fabulous.


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

acaetnna: Thanks for the visit and the Comment. Mine have to be "American Haiku" for I seem to prefer Haiku about human nature more than the traditional Japanese Haiku about Mother Nature. Ah, well, Americans have always had an independent spirit, and that's what keeps us going right?


KatrineDalMonte 4 years ago

Very interesting, I haven't tried Haiku style yet. So much can be expressed in a few words. :-)


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

KatrineDalMonte: Your Comment reminds me of the story of a very private man who dated a fine woman but said little, until on one date he blurted out "Will you marry me?" To which she replied with a satisfied "Yes." Then the dates continued much as before with little or no conversation, to the point where she asked "Aren't you going to say anything else?" To which he replied with a concerned "I think I said too much already!"


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

I also prefer the American over Japanese style haiku, finding yours to be most inspirational and well penned.

Voted UP & UABI. Have a great day, mar.


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

marcoujor: Thank you, thank you, thank you! By the time I reach Level 8 Commenter, hope to have my comments perfected as well as you have perfected yours! Any my Hubs approaching yours, too.


win-winresources 4 years ago from Colorado

Hi Perspycacious -

The twist on your joke above that I heard was, after several dates the man finally said, "Will you marry me?" Several silent dates later the lady replied, "Yes". To which the man said, Well, if you're going to make such a big deal out of it - just forget it.".

-DW


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

win-winresources: We wil have to watch and see, if someone else comes up with a new punchline. Both versions, so far, have merit but portray different personalities.


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picklesandrufus 4 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

Gosh, so true, through and through. Thanks for taking the time to write this one for us!


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

Powerful words so true. Voted up and beautiful.


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

picklesandrufus: "true, through and through" encourages another effort one day soon. Thanks for commenting again.


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

writer20: Thanks for the Up and Beautiful, that coming from you is special, too. Looking for what our ideas and your thoughts outside inspire.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. We must do what we can and not keep putting off things until tomorrow.


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

Gypsy Rose Lee: I'm getting better at planning the "planable" parts of my day, and it makes a BIG difference in what I can accomplish, and how I feel about the day as it ends. We get each day one day at a time. What we do with them is the measure of our life.


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

whenever i read these lines, i remember you...great write...


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

racinwa: Sorry to hear of the massive earthquake and tsunami warning. I pray you and yours are safe and unharmed.

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