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the good life

a place of my youth
the old bridge stands there still
time flowing like a river

The old man stops to rest. Peering into murky water he sees his 
young face, long lost in the past.  He sees a young boy’s hair,
shining in the water, and how it curls to the rhythm of the passing 
eddies. He sees the wonder of discovery still in his young eyes.   
Through tears he realizes the finality of years gone.  Time, flowing 
like the stream below waits for no one.  He thinks of his youth and 
remembers how he felt that God must have a very  important
purpose for his life.  Surely it must be so—he must be special. He 
thinks now of how he has spent a lifetime of finding out just how 
ordinary he is.  He thinks of how wonderful “ordinary” really is and 
how much he has enjoyed just being himself.  Life has been good. 

a tree frog
sits on the rail staring 
a tobacco juice splat

Copyright © Charles Henderson

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  1. Date: 3/10/2014 7:31:00 PM
    Dear Charles: I am a new Souper here. This haibun is lovely; the two haikus before and after add that wonderful oomph! Thanks. Leon

  1. Date: 12/8/2013 9:15:00 AM
    A "Merry Christmas" right back at you Charles....I'm not familiar with this form of poetry, but I sense a presence of yours truly in the message. An Agape bless toward you...have a good one. Agape, Moses