Haiku: Origin

photo of mother kissing her baby
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It’s where I came from
Mum and Dad made who I am
So I honour them

copyright Francis Barker 2020

Tanka: Special

boy and girl sitting on bench toy
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The child was special
The teenager even more
What have I become?
Some reach their apogee late
This is my blaze of glory

copyright Francis Barker 2019