Smorgasbord Poetry – Colleen Chesebro’s Poetry Challenge – Photo Prompt #Haibun – Those we leave behind by Sally Cronin

This week there is a change to the usual Colleen’s Tuesday Poetry Challenge 136 as instead of prompt words, we have a photo prompt… exciting.

#Haibun – Those we leave behind by Sally Cronin

I wait in the shadows of the trees opposite the house. I glimpse movement as the family moves back and forth across the windows. A house of character, substantial and clearly a happy home. Tears run down my face and gather in grief below my chin. I do not have the will to wipe them away. They remind me of another time when I was part of the laughter and happiness. Those that I have left behind have moved on. Do they even remember me? A face appears at the window and stares across the street. A small child with a face that owes much to me, her grandmother. She waves and smiles. Content I fade back into the woods and on to my final destination.

Death is not the end
when we gift a part of us
to those left behind.

©Sally Cronin

I hope you will participate in this week’s photo prompt challenge over at Colleen’s: https://colleenchesebro.com/2019/07/16/colleens-2019-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-136-photoprompt/

Thanks for dropping in and as always your feedback is very welcome.. Sally.

 

Advertisements

35 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Poetry – Colleen Chesebro’s Poetry Challenge – Photo Prompt #Haibun – Those we leave behind by Sally Cronin

  1. Pingback: Smorgasbord Blog Magazine Weekly Round Up – Children’s books, Crooners, Cravings and Cartoons. | Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

  2. Sally, oh my! This breaks my heart as there are times I visit my Mom when others look lonely. I often stop to hold their hand and say a warm greeting. Mom usually smiles at her neighbors in the memory care, but sometimes she is deep within her memories. I felt the hope and love within the grandmother, receiving a wave Hello. It makes us wonder how she became estranged. . . a great sign of piquing our interest, Sally!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Pingback: Colleen’s 2019 #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge Recap No. 136, #PhotoPrompt – The Faery Writer

  4. Reading your poem brought me to tears, Sally. It reminded me of my maternal grandma. I was very close to her and was devastated when she died. I still remember her fondly and speak of her often, especially when my family is together because I don’t want anyone to forget her. A lovely and heartwarming Haibun. ❤ xo

    Liked by 1 person

I would be delighted to receive your feedback (by commenting, you agree to Wordpress collecting your name, email address and URL) Thanks Sally

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.