Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Conquer: Haiku



Maybe not conquered
but somewhat under control.
Temporarily.


I was writing this whilst imagining the tempest which storms around one of my children when facing the undesired and the unknown. I was that type of child. I hated any change or upset in routine. (And, damn, I was a military brat, so you can imagine how well that went over.)

I realize, though, that the 'ku is not only about the fear my child/myself faces in order to propel us to do what has to be done. It's applicable to our hearts. It's applicable to our looming over our children or how our parents loomed over us. It's a nightly fear of not wakening in the morning. It's life.

It's One Single Impression, and there are conquistadors galore to be found there this week.
[Photo courtesy TraditionInAction.com.]

12 comments:

Tumblewords: said...

Indeed. Change has always been difficult for me - unless I was the one forcing it... Nice post!

Geraldine said...

I can relate to your words so well. Hang in there...

Amity Me said...

yeah, because we seem to be like hands-on parents to our kids, that's y we know what are our fears that seem to manifests, too in our own chidren...

be a conquistador of your child's fears and teach him how to be one day...:)

nice day to you:)

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

I am the same way. And I love how you paralleled the haiku to life. Awesome.

Jim said...

Your haiku could be called "Patois' Truth." Change is hard on teenagers and mostly 'under control' is the best to be hoped for.
Our daughter went K through high school with the same group. Now they Facebook together. Most are accounted for.
I am glad you could be in school with them working in the 'dirt.'
..

The Write Girl said...

Powerful haiku...writing is a great expression of the emotions. I love that picture as well. Best wishes to you.

Tammie Lee said...

the truth of life, at times. I also have a challenge adjusting to change... be it seconds, minutes or days... to open up.

Loch Rob said...

This is so true. Conquer? Maybe. Survive temporarily, more probable. Nice.

Patti said...

Survive..temporarily...yup- that's about as good as gets some days. Great writing indeed! Thanks!

D... said...

I can so relate. So much so.

SandyCarlson said...

Conquest sounds so final, yet it is a temporary condition...like every condition.

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