Posted February 24, 2010. What started out as a little ditty about menopause, in December of 2008, morphed into a journey of self-discovery called “Wee Hours Haiku”. I got a kick out of revisiting this haiku myself.
Here comes Menopause/In all its raging glory/Hold on to your shorts!
It’s not so bad though/The alternative is worse/Not crossing over
A right of passage/Your fiftes really do rock/Keep an open mind
I forgot her name/Where did I put my glasses?/Why am I in here?
Jeez Louise, that’s right/I knew it would come to me/Later than sooner!
The sweater comes off/My own personal summer/When least expected
The men don’t get it/They wouldn’t last a minute/Walking in our shoes
Women have such strength/That’s why we need each other/Men cannot relate
Sharing is what counts/The ups and downs of our lives/Someone who listens
I wish to grow wise/By learning from life’s lessons/A full time student!
It pays to listen/You learn so much when you do/Try to hold your tongue
Inner peace I seek/For it allows me to BE/Something I strive for
Outside influence/When you are one with yourself/Should cause you no pain
How lucky for me/I have the ability/To seek the answers
As the clock chimes four/In the a.m. I might add/Haiku flows freely
From my bed I rise/I cannot write quick enough/The syllables fly
So I don’t fight it/I get up and start writing/Let’s see where it goes
I know there is more/I am meant to do in life/At this precious stage
But what could it be?/I know the answer will come/I must be patient!
Patience I do have/For most things life sends my way/With few exceptions
My heart seeks answers/Regarding my path in life/From this day forward
For the past is past/And a great one it has been/I am truly blessed
But time to move on/Make a difference in life/The answers will come
In what form who knows/I’ll know it when I see it/Or when I feel it
My heart is open/Allowing my soul access/To positive thoughts
My protectors reign/Over my spiritual self/Nature connects us
For it is just that/Just listen then let it go/No weight on my soul
A work in progress/Never to be completed/I constantly grow
May life’s inertia/Only be a positive/Not a negative
It’s how we perceive/The data that comes our way/Positive or not
Spend time with myself/Seek answers to my questions/Through meditation
I’m my own best friend/I enjoy my company/I am never alone
My books sustain me/The written word lifts my soul/And opens my mind
Simplify my life/Get back to my basic needs/It’s all that I want
Too many tchotchkes!/I must stop running around/Accumulating!
It’s part of the plan/To rid myself of anchors/Weighing down my soul
May I listen well/As the signs present themselves/Open heart and mind
Inner joy, grace, peace/May be mine for the asking/So I am asking
I want to feel light!/In my heart and in my mind/I will achieve it!
Pay no attention/To negative influence/When it comes my way
Keep my body calm/Breathe deeply and with purpose/Many benefits
An hour later/As the clock strikes five a.m./I am still writing
This is the first time/In a very long time that/I am moved to write
Maybe it’s a start/To exploring the unknown/Opening my soul
Always room to grow/I am so ready to fly/No holding me back!
So get ready soul/The valve has been opened up/The flood gate’s open
Yahoo, I can’t wait!/The journey has just begun/Let’s see where I go!
December 9, 2008 by Margie Brochert (Copyrighted-All rights reserved)