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4/10/2009

Haiku Friday - Life out here

Haiku Friday


Life Out Here


One will soon marry,
Another goes to Japan,
Many are depressed.

Some are on a high,
And others on hiatus,
Some just seldom post.

They come and they go,
but one constant seems to be,
life, ever changing.

All of life's drama,
Plays out in the blogger's world,
Day by day, by day.

Tragedy, at times,
Joy and passion at others,
the gamut is run.

And all one can do,
is stand by, and watch, and feel,
The pain, or the joy.

It is frustrating,
The written word not enough,
There is no touching.

No embrace or hug,
No kiss to make it better
No wiped away tear.

Just sit there and read,
And hope what you have to say,
Conveys your meaning.


The word, taught to me by a blogger, whom I have met, who has a place in my heart and soul forever, is "Ndinombethe". It means, "As I go, I am wearing you".

Each and every one of you.

23 comments:

Mel said...

What a beautiful piece of poetry. I look forward to reading more of it!

Jientje said...

But what you say often does make it better. You're always the man with the right words and the right piece of advice. That's why we all love you so much! To top it all off; you're a wonderful writer!! This is a beautiful piece of poetry!

Mariposa said...

Lovely! I will remember that word always...love it, thanks for sharing!

Sandra said...

What lovely sentiments you express. I will remember that expression, Ndinombethe, thank you.

Tara R. said...

You say the sweetest things!

Theresa said...

What you said is so true. And so beautifully put, as always. We are sharing our lives as best we can, the good, bad and ugly. It would be nice if we could do it in person though :)

warriorwoman said...

that was good lou, and i hope things work out alright for everyone.

Shadow said...

beautiful haiku. thoughts i myself have had too...

Ashlie- Mommycosm said...

I had seen that on the end of your posts and wondered what it meant. Beautiful.

Mrs F with 4 said...

Your words DO help... and they're beautiful. I wish I had an ounce of your talent... of empathy; compassion; with words.

witchypoo said...

While you're wearing me, darlin, I hope you have clothing on too.

Kim said...

Beautiful Lou.

Hockeyman said...

That was one of the best poems I've read in a long time. Awesome!

Cathy said...

you did capture the limits of blogging really well. comments and emails only go so far to convey emotions.

Mama Zen said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Employee No. 3699 said...

How true, and beautifully written. You have a way with words...and the ladies too!

Gayle said...

That is quite possibly the most beautiful Haiku I've ever read. So powerful.

Loraine said...

Very, very nice. You make us bloggers feel special.

Momisodes said...

So beautiful. I think you captured life within the blogosphere so well here. It is so tough seeing friends and good people only through words. But I hope you know, that your words really do make a difference.

Joyce-Anne said...

What a beautiful poem! I wish I had your way with words.

LceeL said...

Mel: Thank you, Mel. And welcome.

Jientje: Thank you, Jientje.

Mariposa: You are so welcome, Mariposa.

Sandra: And you, as well, are welcome, Sandra.

Tara R: Thank you, Tara. It's sweet of you to say so.

Theresa: Especially you, Theresa. You are so far away from home.

Warriorwoman: Me, too, Warriorwoman.

Shadow: Thank you, Shadow. I know you have.

Ashlie: Thank you, Ashlie. Taught to me by Tash, of Fabric of Life - which is on Hiatus.

Mrs F with 4: That is so sweet of you to say. Thank you, Mrs F.

Witchypoo: Clothing is, as always, optional.

Kim: thank you, Kim. So is your new design.

Hockeyman: Thank you, Hockeyman. That's nice of you to say.

Cathy: And that isn't far enough.

Mama Zen: Thank you, Mama.

Employee: Thank you, Employee. I love the ladies - a bunch.

Gayle: Thank you, Gayle. That is rare praise.

Loraine: Thank you, Loraine. We are ALL special.

Momisodes: Thank you, Momisodes. That works both ways.

Joyce-Anne: Oh, Joyce-Anne, your words are just as powerful as mine or anyone else's.

Ree said...

I love it. You did wonderfully with this one Lou.

Hyphen Mama said...

You convey so much, with so few words. Nicely done.