If, When, and Why (a Haiku)

If we could only change...
If we could only change...
Lives to rearrange...
Lives to rearrange...
Our children, once more to laugh and sing..
Our children, once more to laugh and sing..
To all a better life to bring...
To all a better life to bring...
How much love does it take.......
How much love does it take.......
Our children's lives at stake... much brighter...
Our children's lives at stake... much brighter...



If we could change things,

All terrible wrongs, for good.

Live the best we could.


Again... children smile,

Loving their lives all the while.

Once more laugh...to sing.


Why do we want change,

Restart our lives...rearrange.

All the joy to bring.


Making futures bright,

Sleeping secure, in the night.

Angel's songs to ring.


Stewards, all are we,

Responsible as can be.

All to heaven, wing.


Precious babies, all,

Would that any never fall.

Of each love, we cling.


Make all wrongs, as rights,

This vision, in all our sights.

Reigns above, our king.



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Perspycacious 15 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

Finely constructed expression of wishes and beliefs. Pat yourself on your back and high five the mirror tonight.


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whonunuwho 15 months ago from United States Author

Thank you my friend and bless you and your positive reviews of my chosen work. whonu


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Kristen Howe 15 months ago from Northeast Ohio

Beautiful! Lovely photos! Your haikus are better than mine. Nice work!


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whonunuwho 15 months ago from United States Author

Thank you my friend and your work is wonderful. whonu


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CrisSp 15 months ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

Lovely creation as expected.


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whonunuwho 15 months ago from United States Author

Thank you CrisSp. Blessings. whonu


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bigj1969 15 months ago from glasgow

Beautiful hub,lovely pictures,great read,really enjoyed it.


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bravewarrior 15 months ago from Central Florida

Words of hope are always a pleasure. Change runs both ways. Why not concentrate on positive change?


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whonunuwho 15 months ago from United States Author

Thanks bigj1969 and bless you on this morning. whonu


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whonunuwho 15 months ago from United States Author

I also agree and with positive thoughts comes positive changes, Thanks my friend and blessings. whonu


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manatita44 15 months ago from london

Nice try at Haiku's Bro. Good on you. Great message.


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MsDora 15 months ago from The Caribbean

Beautiful haiku verses. I'm learning from you about this form of poetry.


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whonunuwho 15 months ago from United States Author

Thank you much MsDora. Blessings. whonu


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manatita44 15 months ago from london

You are well on the way, Bro. So once more I commend you. Just a tiny correction, with loving kindness. 5-7-5, and not 3-7-3 as mentioned to Dora, and the Japanese used nature and animals a lot:

"Virgin dawn arises.

Butterflies dance to the Light.

A joyful tear drops." -Manatita

Note that they also do not rhyme. Love your inspirations, Bro. Much Love.


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whonunuwho 15 months ago from United States Author

Right manatita...it is 5-7-5. I choose to rhyme. I guess it is just in me. Thanks for your review my friend. whonu


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Frank Atanacio 15 months ago from Shelton

wonderful verses my friend.. wonderful... :)


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Faith Reaper 15 months ago from southern USA

Oh, Whonu, this Haiku is truly special. I love it. I missed it four days ago, and so glad I found it this night.

Peace and blessings always


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whonunuwho 15 months ago from United States Author

Thanks Faith Reaper my friend and blessings to you and yours. whonu


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aviannovice 15 months ago from Stillwater, OK

That was an excellent piece of work.


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whonunuwho 15 months ago from United States Author

Thanks my friend aviannovice and blessings. whonu


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Ericdierker 14 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Delightful. Gentle yet strong.


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whonunuwho 14 months ago from United States Author

Thanks Eric and bless you on this fine Summer evening. whonu


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whonunuwho 14 months ago from United States Author

Thanks Eric and blessings my friend. whonu

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