Secrets of life – haiku

despair chews
at the edges of my mind
wanted : angel

~~~

a lone dewdrop
scintillating with sunlight
rapturous me

~~~

people come and go
with various kinds of baggage
railway station life

~~~

if life had wings
broken and bent they would be
but soaring still

~~~

drowned in the din
of humdrum daily life
soul waits

~~~

so many secrets
mined deep from earth-life
precious I hope

~~~

Carpe Diem prompt – Secrets of Life

3 o’clock

 

3 o’clock
empty cafe
just me staring at a guy
staring into space

his thoughts crackle
into the summer air
nervous
hopeless
jobless
debts mounting
coffee going cold
no cash for a bun

while pastries shine
behind the glass
beckoning

I think of Jean Valjean
and his stolen loaf

and hope floats in
on a stray sunbeam

maybe just maybe
this man will meet
his Bishop

(written for the Bentlily prompt – go to a cafe and write about a person there)

 

I create myself

I create myself

Every thought I think, every feeling I indulge in, every action I take contributes to making me who I am. In that sense, I am my own creation. Once we realise that, we can take responsibility for who we are and take action towards becoming who we want to be.

 

I create myself