Christmas On The 26th


a shiny red present . . .
joy! the kid tears it open.
shouts in merriment.

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a crumpled red wrapper . . .
the ragged kid picks up from bin.
christmas on twenty sixth.

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‘Christmas on the 26th’ relates to the ragged kid picking up the crumpled wrapper from the trash the morning after Christmas.

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Written for the prompt Gifts at Haiku Heights. Please find Haiku from other writers on that link.

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Grab Your Gold And Run To The 100th Floor


House At Dusk, 1935, Edward Hopper

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that today we have to fight for food, shelter and clothing tells a lot,
about how we changed along with the material that is used for minting coins and currency.

that today we stand by a window of an apartment in some 100th floor and only look above the line of horizon but not below, tells a lot,
about the fear of falling to ground, and also about the fear of having to live along and among the people already on the ground,
that today we have to fight for food, shelter and clothing tells a lot.

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The Magpie Tales

As Raindrops Become Fewer ( Photography, Poetry )


As Raindrops Become Fewer

As raindrops become fewer,
Mind gets tired easily, more often,
Hope puts a hand on the shoulder,
Diverting the pain by walking along, steps one to ten,

As time goes into its routine,
Feet pull-off what once was a dreaded dream,
A walk in the desert, once a fortress for flora – a landscape so very pristine,
As raindrops become fewer.

Sometimes,
When things are harsh,
You need to have hope, yet close your eyes to the reality,
Because, reality might pound your hope into dust.

Sometimes,
When things are harsh,
You need to have hope, yet keep open your eyes to reality,
Because, reality might fuel your hope into an endless and tireless trance of reasonable expectation..

Hope.
its not a big word among one’s vocabulary,
but it is a big part of one’s choice for survival.