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Haiku: That’s Amore

“When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore.” Dean Martin

Haiku: That's Amore

Haiku: That’s Amore


Dean Martin – That’s Amore (1956)

Love… that’s amore
It strikes at unusual times
In strangest places

“Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.” H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Haiku: That's Amore

Haiku: That’s Amore

Life… that’s amore
We wait in vain for lovers
To shine like the moon

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I Believe: A Haiku…

“The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated.
” William James

I Believe: A Haiku

I Believe: A Haiku

I believe we need
A love touch … appreciation
Like the morning sun

He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.” Epictetus

I Believe: A Haiku

I Believe: A Haiku

I believe we get
What is ordained for each one
As night turns to day

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Haiku: A House Is Not A Home

“A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.” Benjamin Franklin

Haiku: A House Is Not A HomeHaiku: A House Is Not A Home ... when love seeps away

Haiku: A House Is Not A Home … when love seeps away

A house is not home…
Measured blows and silent screams
Repeated daily

A house is not home
Love lost, betrayals exposed
At the door … divorce

A house is not home
Children leave, no lingering
Memories of hurt

What are the earliest memories of the place you lived in as a child?  I grew in a family that traveled a lot, mainly, because of my father’s work and also because of our time in a war zone.  Each home we lived in had its own special energy and smell. Some had the energy of happy homes, while a few were sad;  a couple of them were even haunted houses.  Aside from the distinctions I observed, one thing that remained constant was that each home provided a safety net from the travails of the outside world.

My haiku is not a description of my experience  but more a remembrance for those who have not had a chance to enjoy the love and safety of a home.  Our homes are meant to be places of  love and safety but sometimes, they become places of pain and suffering.  If you grew up in a joyful home, be grateful for the blessing and make sure that your home is a blessing to others. If you didn’t grow up in a happy home, seize the opportunity to turn the tables on the past and create place of joy for your self. What are your memories of your home?

More below. Cherish the peace and joy in yours. Create/Go to a safe place if you don’t. B

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