Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Assumptions



unasked question:
like a broken glass-shard
tough token to mend

imagined answer:
like nightmare in real
unpredictable trial


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In response to the prompt from 3WW

18 comments:

gautami tripathy said...

Cool!

That second stanza is so true!

cheated out

Marcia (MeeAugraphie) said...

Assumptions -- you sure nailed them.

TC said...

So sad. Those unasked questions are... in reality, so tough to force out, which is why they remain unasked.

tumblewords said...

strong haiku - nice work

paisley said...

i find there is nothing to be lost by asking... and i am forced to wonder why then sometimes it is so hard to do it.....

anthonynorth said...

It's just a good job that life is a mystery wrapped in a mystery, ad infinitum.
Because we demand answers. That's what makes us human

Tammy said...

Hi UL!

I loved how you worked all three in one haiku. You nailed assumptions perfectly!

Christine said...

Very wise. I used to tell my students, "The only silly question is the one you didn't ask."

Beautiful image too.

pia said...

The unasked and imagined are always assumed to be the worst

Whitesnake said...

Got me thinking!

Remiman said...

UL,
For the sake of the unasked question a love was lost. This is also the theme of my 3WW piece. ;)
rel

One More Believer said...

enjoyed the reflection... thought provoking...

spillay said...

Hi UL. I really love this, and seeing how the "idea" is applied in life.

Sometimes, we don't ask the question. Sometimes, we don't want to ask the question.

... You've got me thinking...

Noah The Great said...

Great.

spillay said...

Something for you on my post at http://spillay.wordpress.com/2008/03/28/and-the-award-goes-to/

Greyscale Territory said...

That word "trial" ~ last word in the last line ~ comes out swinging!

Gemma

pjd said...

If you don't want to hear the answer, don't ask the question. Some of the worst advice of all time. The unpredictable trial may be painful, but it is almost always necessary.

Bone said...

Well said. In my case, I wind up regretting more the things I didn't say or do than those I did.