Haiku Observations

Side mirror lament
Blinking back the past again
Red bandana tears

I watched her image
I wondered as she talked on the phone
How old must a woman be
To want to live alone?

Forgotten wander
Thoughts that became some other
Another blank page

There are no buttons to push
I am not someone to read
My emotions are not random
You will never guess what I need

Rush inspiration
Ego-infested display
Compromised poem

In the yearning for respect
Creation becomes a means to an end
The irony emerges
In thoughts I cannot defend

Watching my children
Oblivious to discord
Reaching for Daddy

In spite of all the hate
I have become nostalgic
They are happy
Leaving worked its magic

Hard work is a gift
For yourself every day
Slumber not want not

It’s what I do
It’s not greed
It’s all for them
That is why I bleed

More by this Author

  • Pure Fantasy

    The sun sets in paradise and rises in your eyes As your hearts glow illuminates the night With ebbing waters begging to be heard By the moonlight streaking upon them As your glistening eyes pull desperate love Out of...

  • I Am Emotion

    I am emotion No matter my wisdom No matter my age A tear in every moment As I have lost my voice Where once I thought of joy Now I have a choice To laugh or cry In the face of pain To see the sun When all I have is...

  • Poem - For My Father (with Alzheimer's)

    Alzheimer's - Poetry

Comments 5 comments

Senoritaa profile image

Senoritaa 5 years ago

Good read. Very thoughtful.

Vinaya Ghimire profile image

Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

Cock has ticked, it's New Year in Kathmandu. I feel so wonderful to read your wonderful words!

Happy New Year!

Ardie profile image

Ardie 5 years ago from Neverland

Wow, this really got me thinking and I had to do a double read to make sure of what I took from this. Its so hard to see someone else's sorrow.

Deborah Brooks profile image

Deborah Brooks 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

oh the past.. it always comes back to bite you.. and it makes great writing. I love this... Great poem... Great words.

I voted up and awesome

Happy new Year


The Suburban Poet profile image

The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@Senoritaa - Thank you!

@Vinaya - Thank you! It just turned midnight so it's 2012 in Austin, Texas. It's great to communicate with someone around the world such as yourself!

@Ardie - Thank you. I appreciate you taking the time to read it and feel what I was trying to say.

@Deborah - Thank you. Yeah it's hard to forget hard times or heartache.

    Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.

    Click to Rate This Article