Haiku: Destiny

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So chalk off the days
It is inevitable
Destiny awaits

Copyright Francis 2021

Realisation

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I never realised
but you were speaking to me, softly,
for all those years.
The shyness holding me back,
such constraints of my nativity,
were merely the mystery of your method,
the reason for my being.
And as the child began to learn
through the paucity of upbringing,
the ridicule of others
and the darkness of doubt,
finally he arrived
like a flower in its season:
His truth was always within,
nectar for those who may listen.

Copyright Francis 2020

Haibun: A 2020 Vision

white clouds
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He took me up high into the clouds
to show the four corners of the earth.
As far as the eye could see,
the great extent of the cosmos –
the perfection of His design.
Then I knew this was no accident.
My destiny was written;
to be present to witness the coming change.

Waking up is birth
Vast vision lays out the truth
Glory eternal

copyright Francis Barker 2020