Friday, July 12, 2013

Mood Swings Malady

                                                                           Attribution: Cyron Ray Macey
Image: The Angry Sky
Source: Wikimedia Commons (here)

Privately one thinks
Upon observation, mood
swings evoke some thoughts

Fluctuates from laughter
to tantrums, within seconds
All without conscience

Mystifying to
the unaccustomed, dreaded
by those familiar

Written for Chev’s CARPE DIEM # 244 with prompt -  mystery and
Leo’s Haiku Heights #264 with  - swings

26 comments:

  1. Mood swings are a reflection of inner dilemma, unfortunately we overlook it most of the times...Beautifully composed :)

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  2. Mood swings well described in haiku. Bi polar disorder .Mental health issue. Loved your photo.

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  3. Those kind of mood swings can be dreadful indeed! Well described!

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  4. working with the kids i do, i see this swing often...and its hard to deal with at times...and there are def days i dont look forward to it...

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  5. Hey, Hank, thanks for writing about me, ha ha. It's true, and having experienced it for years, I can see the connection with the angry sky, how an ill wind will blow through my head. And yet there are those glorious rubyred moments, too... loved this. Amelita

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  6. Excellent
    Well written
    thank you!

    Peace
    Siggi

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  7. That last stanza is awesome. Rings true, Hank!

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  8. Mood swings...indeed and none has been able to find out as yet why do they happen...you get up in the morning and something is not right..funny....well done..

    Do visit me here..

    http://rameshsood.blogspot.in/2013/07/ah-swinging-childhoodhaiku.html

    RS:)

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  9. Beautiful moods to watch in the sky but yes the most deadly are those angry ones when the sky rumbles and growls Hank!! Nicely done and well connected to truth!!

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  10. Very reflective of life, the mood swings

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  11. As has been said: reflective and with the ring of truth.

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  12. Reminding me of my dad who has a temper. He gets triggered and it is terrible.

    The poem seems more to be about mood change. Something that is indeed mysterious even to one who experiencing the mood change. There's a lot of truth in the line about mood evoking thoughts. Some thoughts come from mood changes it seems.

    Good write.

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  13. Mood swings....
    Dreadful yet inevitable...

    Nice take...

    You may read me at:
    http://www.locomente.blogspot.in/2013/07/insecure.html

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  14. Mood swings...been there, done that,
    expect they are just around the corner
    of the next full moon !
    Thanks
    Peace
    Siggi

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  15. Mood swings is a good take! Hank, sometimes I don't comment but it's because of the haiku form. Starting out with haiku is a bit overwhelming. But the one rule that helped me the most was that the center line had to stand alone and the first and third lines could be interchangeable. Separating the middle line violates all the haiku rules. Just sharing. I'm still a beginner trying to get it right. Hope it's okay to say.

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    1. Am sorry, Hank. I'm wrong on that interchangeable rule. Will change how I write now too. Heaven only knows how that came to be in my head because I'm not finding it anywhere.

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    2. It sets me thinking too, Maggie! My contention is that as long as it's 5-7-5 and has to do with nature, it's safe either way! I try to conform just as much, as it is disciplining oneself. But I'm still trying to get familiar with it's intricacies. What with senryu, tanka and other variations. Thanks for your inputs Ma'am! Thanks for making me aware. Appreciate it!

      Hank

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  16. Extraordinary post Hank. A joy to read and re-read.

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  17. Great read, and the last haiku is brilliant

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  18. Fabulous I love that you chose mood swings!

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  19. Nice take...but, I hate people who have these mood swings!!

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  20. Mood swings...we all experience them...some more than others. Great take on the prompt!

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