Ligo Haibun Challenge – Passing of years

The Ligo Haibun Challenge is hosted weekly by Ese and Managua Gunn. In three-week cycles, you have a choice between one of two phrases, one of two photos and one of two words. This week, the cycle is on words with the choice being either Mirror or Faery. As I plan to use the prompt for Ermilia’s Picture It & Write which is also a mirror. Please go see Ese and Managua, for more information. All images this week have been downloaded from the internet, and appreciation and credit goes to the artists.

Passing of Years

Forty years ago, I would not believe
Forty years ago, I would never try
Forty years ago, I would deceive
Forty years ago, I would never cry

fairy 1

Thirty years ago, I would never think
Thirty years ago, I would always hurt
Thirty years ago, I was on the brink
Thirty years ago, I would be so curt

fairy 2

Twenty years ago, I would always lie
Twenty years ago, I would be so rude
Twenty years ago, I would try to pry
Twenty years ago, I would speak crude

fairy 3

Ten years ago, I denied my origin
Ten years ago, I acted airy
Ten years ago, I hid within
Ten years ago my home was Faery

fairy 4

mythical beings
also need teaching right from wrong
and learn the way of life

22 thoughts on “Ligo Haibun Challenge – Passing of years

  1. Al, this was very, very special, and a really sobering, mesmerising series of steps back in a mantra style that is heavy in philosophy and psychology. To me, it is the meaning of everything abut us. The chanted style makes it easy to understand and relate to. It really affects me actually. A classic – original, not the classic haibun, but in fact so much more.

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