Lost in Myself

Today’s haiku was inspired by the elderly man I saw this afternoon. I was taking my son to the barbershop and it was raining out. I saw this elderly man wearing shorts, pushing a walker and crossing the street. He just seemed out of place. I knew that he shouldn’t be out there. I took my son on to the shop because we were so close and turned around and went back. When I got to the spot where I’d seen the elderly man, his family was there loading him into the back of their truck.

This haiku is for him. Because he’s been on my mind since I saw him:

They think I’m lost, but

I know where I am, trying

to find my past life.

 

Read lots and write lots this weekend. And trust your instincts because more than likely they know better than we do. My instincts knew that man did not belong out there in the rain and they were right.

Peace & Love,

Rosalind

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About Rosalind Guy

I'm broken & my soul is weary/ my weary soul rebels, fights/ anything & anyone who tries to heal me/I beat my head against a wall of memories/ trying hard to break free from the chain of memories/ I can only be free by saying it so/ i weave a necklace from words and finally/ I find freedom/ free free free. As you can see, words are powerful to me. As Maya Angelou said, words are wallpaper of the soul. I have lots of nightmarish memories that threaten to break me, but I learned a long time ago about the power of words. They can be used to heal and destroy anything that threatens to destroy the person. Words coupled with love have the power to save and heal. I am author of three books: Skinny Dipping in the Pool of Womanhood, Tattered Butterfly Wings, and Blues of a Love Junkie. I am a high school English teacher. I am a former reporter. I am a mother. I am a woman. I am a fierce advocate for those who cannot speak for themselves, those who's voices go unheard. Check out my Amazon author page at the following link: http://www.amazon.com/Rosalind-Guy/e/B00BGH5F88/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1432491754&sr=8-1.
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