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Woman on a Bench

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Woman on a Bench

 

Written for:  COLLEEN’S 2019 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 119 “MYSTERY & ATTRACT,” #SYNONYMSONLY

Etheree poetry

Woman on a Bench

lone
woman
on a bench
her back to me
holds hidden secret;
energy pulls at me
toward alive familiar;
spellbound, my awareness arise
sitting alongside, I glance her way
there looking back is my intimate self

©Hélène Vaillant

Finding Meaning

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V.J.’S WEEKLY CHALLENGE #31: DESTINATION

 

 

V.J. asked us to write on destination.  At the moment I don’t feel I am going anywhere or moving in any direction.  Living alone for the first time in my life, these past two years have been emotionally challenging. I question my reason for being here in this moment and the way life presents itself to me.

My solitude is a huge part of my life yet my mind is full of thoughts that wander. I set out to do something and end up doing something else. Then I remember what I had originally started out to do. (V.J. this is familiar)

My final destination is approaching, inescapable at my age. In the meantime I sense that I am at a standstill.  This to me feels like a good thing.  Yet I do have a little voice telling me I should do this or that, you know, be busy like everybody else.

The only thing is, I don’t want to be busy, I am happy being quiet and just being.  Sounds so simple doesn’t it?  Yet here I am, my own kind of destination until my destiny comes to get me to go somewhere else.

Haiku/Senryu

 

core destination

walking within my cloister

will I find meaning

 

©Hélène Vaillant

 

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