Haiku



I’ve been neglecting my blog here, because of all the writing I’m doing elsewhere, but WordPress will see more of me in the future. One way I can do this is to share my posts from other sites. This one, for example, was written for a contest on Steemit. The prize was insignificant, but the fun of writing the haiku was immeasurable. Only one haiku was asked of me. You can see how I got carried away. The theme: vehicles. I only stopped writing because it seemed unreasonable to continue. Feel free to write your own haiku about vehicles in a comment. You’ll see, it’s addictive.



Haiku About Vehicles


Open the windows
No air conditioning here!
We need a new car!!


I love my wagon
It takes me around the yard
When Mommy pulls me 🙂


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A plane overhead
Makes me think of travel
Where is it going?


A train zooms along
Faces in passing windows
What are they thinking?


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Trucks pound the highways
Carrying stuff here and there
The thread of commerce


That red bicycle
It’s the first I ever owned
I’m proud to ride it


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My black SUV
Has clones all over the road
A bit boring, no?


The bus spews thick smoke
The people inside look tired
Even the driver


I’m in a balloon!
Scary to float free up here
But so exciting


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Gliding off the cliff
I soar over rocky shores
This is really fun


My scooter goes fast
Much faster than my brother’s
He’s always behind!


My canoe, so sleek
Cuts easily through water
Watch out for rapids!


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Gigantic cruise ships
Travel the Caribbean
I’ve never tried one


Spiffy snowmobile
Speeds on past skis and snowshoes
Power is not green


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Who Has Time to Be Bored?

Not me.  In the last week I’ve come across so many interesting ideas that can be turned into books, that should be turned into books.  But where is the time?   I sit here now with my eyes closing, heavy with a threatening sleep.  But no! I want to write this.  I want to read and explore.  Time runs out it seems, every day.

I guess it’s a warning, that time is always running out, that I should use my precious portion with great care.  That doesn’t mean I have to use every moment to produce something material, but every moment should matter. 

That’s all.  I wanted to share that with you, as I sip my juice and read about horses and how they continue to change the lives of people today.  Just another idea, waiting for development.

A New Short Story to Check Out

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I just published another story on my blog at Steemit.  The story refers to my brother’s brush with death when he was nine years old.  He had severe heart disease. One hospital refused to treat him.  St. Francis Hospital, in Roslyn, New York accepted him as a transfer patient.  The physicians at St. Francis saved his life.

I think my story is a commentary on the fragility of life and on the importance of seeking care at a topnotch medical facility.

I was five when my brother had his crisis.  Everything was clear to me as it unfolded back then.  All of us knew, my siblings and I, that my brother might die.  Although he came out of his acute crisis that first night, he struggled for months to overcome the heart disease that had plagued him for years.

My brother’s struggle became part of my developing psyche.  I don’t think I would be the person I am today without having gone through that early trauma.  While I was just a witness to my brother’s struggle, in a family there is no such thing.  Each person is part of the event.

If you feel like checking out my story on Steemit, please do.  The story doesn’t talk about my brother so much.  It deflects the panic of the moment onto an attending physician, who goes through a life-altering crisis of his own.

Thanks for reading my blog.