Category Archives: Grieving

#415 2 Haiku

2 Haiku   rhapsody of tears such a long and heavy rain the names of the dead     when tomorrow comes love will sweep away the glass broken from hatred    

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#413 – 2 Haiku

2 Haiku   loneliness beyond love’s reach; last of the women who helped raise her—gone     eyes swimming in grief she treads in desperation to keep from drowning  

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#404 – 4 Haiku

3 Haiku   no imoji to convey the reality of my depression     her eyes soften, sink beneath the waves; memories her mother lives in     in comes the season bruised and tender from fighting years of steadfast … Continue reading

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#390 – 2 Haiku

2 Haiku   my soul sometimes cries for beauty lost; the Phoenix unable to rise      had I carried her she would be Phoenix; but I sent her back to God  

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#339 of 365 – 4 Haiku

4 Haiku     her breath slipped into her last hour that slipped into her eternity      was she alone or being greeted by those she was waiting to see      this was the day that her tomorrows became … Continue reading

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#334 of 365 – 4 Haiku

4 Haiku     hands, old with grieving gently touch the memories wall of fallen souls       eyes wading in grief warm, naked with loneliness and longing for joy       soft change in her breaths dreams … Continue reading

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#322 of 365 – 4 Haiku

 4 Haiku     later he’ll want to apologize to his mom for the son he was       she is quiet, still leaves settling in the sudden hush after a storm       tears squeezed from her … Continue reading

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#313 of 365 – 2 Haiku

2 Haiku   no uncles are left only aunts and cousins now our tree thinning out     her husband lowered casket closed, she suddenly seemed painfully small    

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#274 of 365 – 5 Haiku

5 Haiku     at five, I was king in my garment of the gods my red overalls     air, inedible the haze and gunk of loss; death’s anniversary     such a lone window watching and waiting for … Continue reading

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#129 of 365 – 3 Haiku about sweets and things

3 Haiku about sweets and things     salt and caramel gently wrapped in chocolate so good your eyes close     her mom died so young now she bakes to feel close; her cakes taste like Heaven     … Continue reading

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