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Braveheart…haibun

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There was snow for miles together …icy cold winds freezing their faces through their army gear. Siachen was brutal, but more brutal were the enemy. The bravehearts had to protect their motherland. The soldiers could just see the enemy lines. Graupel hit hard as they marched on. the gloom of the whiteness stretched far and beyond. and then Bang! shattering the eerie silence…was it blood snow or blood…

sacrificing life

not a child’s game

motherland calls

miracles

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Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille March 9th 2016

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The temple bells were ringing non stop. He ran up the cliff to see

who was causing that incessant ringing. As he got near the temple

what he saw made him stop…shocked. There was no one there. The

bells were swinging fiercely to and forth. There was no wind to

cause the movement. What on earth was causing it? Carefully he

entered the temple. As he went near the idols, he saw a face emerge .

It was not clear as to who it was.He was scared to venture any closer.

But the bells went on ringing louder and louder. The scraggly boy

was now trembling with fear. He thought of turning back and run

down the hill. As he turned …the temple gates had closed. Dusk had

set in. The cacophony  of bird calls was sounding ominous. As he

turned to face the idols again, he saw the face that had emerged ,

taking a distinct form. He went closer. Oh …what he saw made him

dumbstruck. That was his father! After all those years of his father

passing away, he had lost hope that he would ever see him again.

He did not even have a picture of him.Tears rolled down his cheeks.

After all God had answered his prayers.Finally he got to see his dad.

The bells had now stopped ringing.

The temple gates opened….and the face disappeared.

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those memories

make you believe in god

and miracles happen

new day…haibun

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 On opening my eyes…I realized a new year had started.  But nothing was new…the same sun streaming through my windows, the same sound of my alarm , the same routine! Then as i heard the pitter patter of my new puppy’s feet, the warm wet licks on my face…i realized the newness in my life.

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each day is new

when you surround yourself

with happiness

 

ZEN…haibun

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one . . .
together we count
the falling stars

Taking an inspiration from this haiku:

in your arms

beneath the starlit sky

i found my zen

As we lay beneath the dark skies, I could not see a single star. There were none. The city lights around us were full and bright. Maybe they were blocking out the stars.And then the lights went out. Suddenly the stars appeared out of nowhere. Then, in your arms I found my zen.Oh, I was complete.

The Angel…a haibun.

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The Angel.

He was my angel. What do angels do? They bring you loads of happiness. They make you feel loved and wanted at all times. They make life worth living. That and more was my little pet dog Snowy. He gave me unlimited happiness for 13 years and when he left me, he left behind unparalleled love. Nothing can compare to the warmth I feel when I remember his small furry body sleeping next to me on my bed.

the warmth still surrounds me

the eyes filled with pure love

i feel him around somewhere