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17 Feb 2012

The Haiku Challenge -17



dismal circumstance
hours in wait -  bereft of hope
expectations die

text © by Karen @ Something Written


Written for The Haiku Challenge 2012 - Day 17 – February 17th – Theme or Word: Wait + Paint the Image
Inspirational Image Clicked by Anand of: Apple Blossom's Photography

23 comments:

  1. I do hope that the miserable feeling you have captured so well was something you had to search for.

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  2. It is sad when expectations die. Nicely done.

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  3. Such an eloquent expression of the plight of so many in the world. You have a remarkable talent for writing, succinct and emotive. Bravo!

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  4. dismal indeed.....

    well written and saddening

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  5. Those words - could accompany soo many great pictures - they really makes you think.

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  6. 'Expectations die' Loved the personification.
    I loved it,you emphasised on Circumstance.

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  7. I like the last line...nice one ~

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  8. When expectations die, is all lost, or is it a signal that something new is about to be born?

    Waiting for the Women

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  9. And a hearty THANK YOU for not using word verification on your comments! Blogger is becoming a great pain to use because of the Captcha word verification, which I can hardly read, and am forced to try and try again until I get it right. It's very discouraging. So, again, thank you,thank you, thank you! :)

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  10. Entire lifetimes and the history of a people, not just an individual's, are captured in the pathos of this poem and photo.
    Judy

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  11. Poignant 17 syllables ... powerful word imagery!

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  12. Been gone just catching up, very good, powerful and sweet. Just maybe not in that order.

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  13. Hi Karen, thanks for your wonderful companionship through January's River of Stones. I will continue to walk along with you.
    When I got back from my holiday, was found out I had been awarded The Versatile Blogger Award. I'm now passing it on to you. Go here to find out what you have to do:
    http://writtenbyim.blogspot.com/2012/02/versatile-blogger-award.html
    If you don't accept awards, that's fine, I still think you are a wonderful blogger friend!
    Inger

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  14. As the kids would say: "You aced this one!" You captured the essence of the photo!

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  15. so sad when expectations die...you painted this image perfectly

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  16. It's hard to hold onto hope when it involves your children. They can only wait so long.

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  17. It doesn't even hurt when expectations die! One just becomes numb!
    Nicely done!

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  18. 'expectations die'.. touching and beautifully expressed...

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  19. yeah, after awhile you jsut give up

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