Monday, August 22, 2016

When nature decides

                                                                                    Attribution: Eryn Blaireová
Image: Rain clouds developing (here)

It clouds his mind to be told there is no outing for the day.
They so very much  look forward to it. They have been together
for many years. They see each other come and go.They develop
keen friendships learning from each other. It is to be expected.
A treasure trove garnered in their working life by way of a career
or led by the unsatiated attraction of hobbies or sports. Now they
are bored.Cumulonimbus building up in the skies. Their minders
are right in not wanting to let them out. They may yet get their
opportunity some other day. Time is at their disposal. He is quite
happy with the explanation.They are well taken care of unlike at
some other homes for the aged.

Dark clouds high above
Impacting on those below
When nature decides

For Toni's at d'Verse's Haibun Monday
-  the sky's the limits


  1. So truE.. no E-scaping
    NatUre iN liFe.. and
    sAdly the end sits
    oF life iN liFe.. noW..
    theN.. comes too short
    from even
    to move
    away from
    chairs of priSons
    thaT bEcome carts
    at WalmaRt to
    Freedom's open skeyes..

    Elder care
    ain't gonna be
    easy on/for generations of sitters.. who forget/ot to move..:)

  2. I can't comment on that as I used to work with the elderly.
    Now approaching similar age I am ashamed to feel frightened at the prsopect as none of my family speaks, so this Hank hit a raw nerve.

  3. I find the elderly truly beautiful and it is so very sad when they are left behind - by families or by nature. Beautifully writ.

  4. Your haiku is a reminder that we are all tied to the whim of nature. "Getting old ain't for sissies" as Bette Davis said.

  5. I find this to be a poignant and beautiful write Hank, one of your best. The haiku ties it all together beautifully. I for one dread being one of the ones who will have keepers in the years to come.

  6. So many get left behind to fed for themselves, can be sad indeed

  7. Took a bittersweet turn there at the end.

  8. Alas.. we all have to live by the laws of nature... hope they can get out another day

  9. Hopefully brighter skies may lay ahead.

  10. Yep she does as she pleases! I had last Saturday off for a picnic swimming party but of course it had to rain! The next day (I worked) at the weather was so sunny and nice!

  11. It's a sad situation all the same, I can't help but think. Beautifully written, Hank.

  12. such a unique cloud story and an impressive picture you painted - they would not have minded the rain but no doubt mind the minders