A Haiku - Working For What?
What is most important in your life?
They worked together. Only the white workers died.
In New Zealand a number of years ago, New Zealanders were working on a project which began rapidly to become flooded. The workers ran, but only the white workers died. When one of the other survivors was asked how that could happen, he said "They ran for their money. We ran for our lives." Ideally a Haiku tells that story in its three lines and 17 syllables. This is my attempt at doing so.
Many ran, brown, white.
Flooding wave claimed only white.
Sought money; sought life.
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