Haiku Friday: Chains

HistoriansToday my haiku is from my new book A Haiku Book of Days for Historians, Storytellers, and Other Guardians of the Truth. You can now purchase this book on Amazon here.

The haiku topic for today is “Chains”:

ghosts do not wear chains
the whole point about ghosting:
you are free at last

It’s Haiku Friday again. For the past twenty years or so, it has been my practice to write one haiku every day. Every Friday I share a haiku here, about whatever topic I happen to choose. I invite you to write a haiku on this topic too, and share it with me and the readers of this blog. Just write it in the Comments below. The only rules are: 1) your haiku must be about the named topic; 2) you must follow the 5-7-5 syllable format; 3) no obscenities or hate (I will delete those). That’s it.

One thought on “Haiku Friday: Chains

  1. Chains can either bind
    us or free us depending
    on the circumstance.

    As restraints, chains are
    unsurpassed for their power
    to hinder escape.

    Getting unstuck in
    snow means a tow chain and a
    patient friend with truck.

    So the same chain could
    hold us or set us free if
    we have some insight.

    (It was that “good friend
    with truck” who helped me prepare
    to unchain myself!)

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