April 2011

Springtime renewal
Cherry blossoms returning
Amongst the new rubble
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Life brings us to this
Eating peanuts with a fork
Signs of the absurd.
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Job cursed the Lord God
On the morning he was saved
The Creator shrugged.
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Young men watch car shows
Old men play scrabble
Young women text someone
Old women shuffle up the hall
All those who wait
Pass the days and nights
Ready for the next thing.
To happen in their life

At the hospital.
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Looking to the blue sky.
See if the heavenly
Father is gazing down.

It’s been a hell of a year.
Some have come closer to hell than others.

Why does a good person
Who spends her days serving others suffer
While others who seem less deserving
Have apparent security.

What lessons there are will emerge
When we are ready to see them.
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In billowing clouds
Over Mount Saint Helena
Other days drift by
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Her memory was full
Only three percent remains
No messages saved
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The wind through the trees
The branches bouncing
The hawk holds back an appearance
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The trees swaying at
their roots strong and intertwined
move, not break, in winds
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The hawk just showed up
Watching, drifting right on by
Using the wind stream
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Get off the freeway
Listen to the frogs living
In the divider
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In my dark backyard
Stars shine many miles away
From all my problems
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She announced she had
Cookies in her pajamas
Happy little crumbs
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I love the late light
Long shadows of waning day
Well spent hours of life.
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Gerry Avatar

One response to “April 2011”

  1. Vince Avatar

    Gerry, I sure appreciate reading your reflections and haikus. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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