Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Haiku: Homecoming

This is for the "homecoming" prompt from One Single Impression this week. Make sure you check out the plenty of wonderful poems to be found there.

As for this one, I'm getting far ahead of myself with Eldest. He starts middle school this week. It's a big change for him, and it's the first of so many to come as he grows up. [He'd like to argue that he's already mature, but that's a discussion for a whole other day!] I make the mistake of spending too much time worrying about the future rather than living in the present. I think this 'ku just underscores that.


Distances widen
with every calendar page.
Where will his home be?



16 comments:

Jim said...

Hey Mom, his home will be "where his heart is." A part of that heart will alway be with you.
Thank you for your nice comment, I had fun this week (as usual).
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Maureen @ Wisconsin Mommy said...

awwwwww - they just grow up so darn fast, don't they?

D... said...

Ahh, middle school. The summer before my daughter entered, I worried & stewed the whole time. She breezed through it with nary a major problem. Now she's entering high school. Even though I know she'll breeze through with nary a major problem (I'm naive that way), I've found myself worrying & stewing the summer away. The time goes too fast. And, yes, too much worrying about the future rather than living in the present. Motherhood. No one said it'd be easy. Drat.

Your 'ku is right on.

lissa said...

he knows where home is, he'll always come back, there's always a reason to come back, at least in my opinion,

me ann my camera said...

Your words ring oh, so, so true. Mine have gone through the leaving home days, the university days and now are creating their own homes as parents with families. I am content with their own homecomings.

Good luck to your son in middle school this coming fall, it is a big step. And do not run ahead too far with 'what ifs' but enjoy and pace your steps along with his.

Edward S Gault said...

As a parent myself, I feel like I could have written that!-I'm with ya.
Thank you for sharing both the 'ku and the wonderful photos.

one more believer said...

oh my gosh... thank you for that ku... my son is 19 and still he is searching for his home... just graduated from hi school

SandyCarlson said...

I know those distances. Can feel them yet. What a great poem. Thanks.

qualcosa di bello said...

as a mom who is in the midst of children leaving the nest, i heartily echo jim's comment! & i feel your tug in the heart too...

MamaGeek said...

That just blows my mind.

*poof*

Now he's (almost) all grown up.

Is it wrong I want to keep them little? Yeah, thought so.

Geraldine said...

This is so endearing and sweet! Great take on the prompt.

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teric said...

Oh so sweet and Jim really says it perfect too.

gardenpath said...

In your heart, Mom!

Great poem, and I could have written it years ago. My daughter made just fine. She has a boy about the age of yours now.

tumblewords said...

Surely a long reaching question! Nice photos and great 'ku!

Bubba's Sis said...

I love the 'ku, and I so understand. He's a handsome lad, and he'll do great this year!

zoya gautam said...

Where will her home be?_not so long ago a mom was to enter middle school
and that was the question everyone asked..thanks for sharing this..

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