Friday, March 23, 2012

Gifts of Poverty..

Written for Haiku Heights

Prompt: Endurance

When I thought of writing haiku for this
prompt, only two pictures came to mind..
Earth rotating around the Sun and
a mother breaking stones
on the side of a road with her little children playing...
I don't know whether their
father was around or not...that's one
assumption I made...that he wasn't there...picture
has stayed with me for many years..and here
I draw it in words..

Gifts of Poverty..

Ah, she breaks stones
under the scorching Sun;
naughty children

Naughty children
 gift her happy smiles each night;
Gifts of poverty

Gifts of poverty
held with a stealy resolve;
a mother endures

A mother endures
life each day just for a day;
Ah, she breaks stones..

RS :)

Well, I don't know how  but I did bring smiles in this sad haiku too.. God bless!!

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  1. gifts of poverty RS... Great Haiku Set.. Sharing on Few Miles timeline.. SmileS..

    Someone is Special

  2. Wonderful words. We can always endure if we have the will.

  3. "Ah, she breaks stones" is poetry all by itself!

  4. wel written ~ Ramesh ~ my favorite is the next to last one ~thanks, namaste, ^_^

  5. I like the weaving haiku set....that scene breaks my heart ~

    Have a good week ~

  6. Well done. Life can be hard. The trick is to find some beauty every day. She finds it in her children's smiles.

  7. I enjoyed this Haiku very much. I, myself, relate to "held with a stealy resolve; a mother endures" I have been there years ago. Thank you for your words.

  8. Great linking set, profound images.

  9. to "break stones" is to give life to her children...i love this haiku..

  10. Very meaningful! I had been blessed with such a mother.

  11. Remarkable and captivating. I loved it.

  12. have painted such a great word picture.