Hole in the Ground Haiku

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Sun-bleached bones disturb

rain starved excavation sites;

found by chance, signposts

 

that direct us through

the folds of time; outlining

the true spoor of life.

 

 

 

 

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Why Have Faith?

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Men folk, are but puppets, in nature’s play,

captivated by this world’s mise-en-scene;

and so they examine preceding days,

in search of what their experience means.

They turn over, hitherto, untouched stones,

and gaze at the sky with a dead goat’s stare.

They rifle through the earth and bloodless bones,

and take to their knees to tender their prayers.

They hope and hope there is something more,

unable to grasp their impermanence,

intractably, expecting man’s encore,

strung like pearls, and practising their penance.

Does conviction in a heavenly being,

absolve man’s life from having no meaning.

The Commuter

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He parks his car before an old girl’s drive,

and ignores her handmade copperplate sign,

‘No Cars’ it rules, in ink now long since dry;

yet every morning at twenty to nine,

he arrives, sure as the compass points north,

one of the briefcase carrying brigade,

then he hurries to his train henceforth,

praying it’s not crowded, or worse, delayed.

Swiftly flitting through the pavement traffic,

and skipping in and out of the gutter.

His good shoes are in his bag, wise tactic,

still people shout ‘Suit and trainers nutter!’

He must travel for miles to work each day.

leaving no time for fun, all work no play.