His Season is Now

I look daily for beauty in this world, beauty that I can transpose into words on a sheet of paper or a computer screen, beauty that rarely eludes me.  From these observations spring beautiful, joyful, uplifting poetry that lifts others, and enables the best in me.  Today is one of those elusive days.  I still am forced to watch as my father fights on in a battle he cannot win.  Alzheimer’s --  and all around him lies the collateral damage of family and friends who ache for him to pass on.  And so, today, I write not just another Haiku, but one I pray that God will heed! 


Seasons come and go
The season for death is now
His seasons are past

7/16/17
For the Haibun Contest
Sponsored by:  	Cecelia Hopkins-Drewer

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Date: 8/5/2017 2:11:00 PM
Such is a great and darkened internal battle..... Fear arrives at early stage because one can see and know that the engulfing of that black abyss-- moves ever forward! Great writing my friend! A fav.. while I can still understand and remember...
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Dean Wood
Date: 8/6/2017 5:27:00 PM
Thank you Robert! You are very kind.
Date: 8/4/2017 11:31:00 AM
Your haibun brought tears to my eyes Dean. It is such a terrible disease. I'm so sorry that you are losing your beloved father day by day. I can relate somewhat because my best friend for over 40 years doesn't remember me. Congratulations on your high placement in this contest.; )
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Dean Wood
Date: 8/4/2017 10:48:00 PM
Thank you Connie, it isn't fun to watch but he is still doing well healthwise. At least he isn't suffering that way. Sorry to hear about your good friend. I appreciate you empathy. - Dean
Date: 8/2/2017 9:15:00 PM
Congrats, Dean
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Dean Wood
Date: 8/3/2017 7:31:00 AM
Thank you John. I appreciate that you took the time to read and comment.
Date: 8/2/2017 6:21:00 PM
Back with congratulations, Dean.
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Dean Wood
Date: 8/2/2017 6:42:00 PM
Thanks Eve. I was very surprised!
Date: 8/2/2017 4:19:00 PM
Congrats, Dean! You're on a roll!
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Dean Wood
Date: 8/2/2017 5:55:00 PM
Thank you Dale. Wow! Usually its the big N/A for me. I am grateful. -- Dean
Date: 8/2/2017 3:50:00 PM
I remember this one! Congrats on your bittersweet write, dear Dean!
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Dean Wood
Date: 8/2/2017 5:54:00 PM
Likewise Kim! I appreciate it!
Date: 8/2/2017 3:38:00 PM
I feel the pain John.
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Dean Wood
Date: 8/2/2017 5:53:00 PM
Thank you Cecelia!
Date: 7/17/2017 3:50:00 PM
When our loved ones suffer and there's nothing we can do, we all want their suffering to end, A heartfelt write Dean...
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Dean Wood
Date: 7/18/2017 12:10:00 PM
Thank you Joseph! I worry that it is wrong or selfish to feel this way but I just can't imagine what more he has to learn in this life. Thank you for the sincere comment! - Dean
Date: 7/17/2017 1:07:00 PM
A heartfelt write Dean. I'll be saying a prayer for you and your family. Big hug :)
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Dean Wood
Date: 7/18/2017 12:09:00 PM
Thank you so much Akkina. I am amazed at the outpouring of concern for others in this community. Your are a part of that, and I take strength from your support. Thanks again! - Dean
Date: 7/17/2017 8:10:00 AM
How difficult it is to see a loved one in pain. Hard to understand the seasons of life, the ones that remain for a time that seems useless. Only God knows why. Blessings, Dean!
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Dean Wood
Date: 7/17/2017 8:17:00 AM
It is difficult Kim. For now, there is little to be done but be patient and caring. Thank you for your support. - Dean
Date: 7/17/2017 5:24:00 AM
Every day we live is written in God's book before one of them even came to be. I realize the pain you are going through. I had to watch MS take away the qualify of life for my vibrant mother. The Lord knows...He sees. Powerful write full of meaning.
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Dean Wood
Date: 7/17/2017 7:50:00 AM
Thank you Eileen for your concern and kind words. If not for my faith in a higher plan, this would be unbearable. I believe your words are true. Bless, Dean
Date: 7/16/2017 11:48:00 PM
I am sad for the pain, but this is heartfelt xoxoxo
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Dean Wood
Date: 7/17/2017 7:48:00 AM
Thank you Aurore. We are coping just fine. I appreciate your comment and concern. - Dean
Date: 7/16/2017 8:49:00 PM
Plain gorgeous write, Dean! I wish you and your family the best during this tough time in your life. :)
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Dean Wood
Date: 7/16/2017 9:48:00 PM
Thank you Alyssa. I appreciate the well wishes! Dean
Date: 7/16/2017 6:37:00 PM
A painful heartbreaking write Dean. May God's grace give some sense of comfort in this difficult time...and peace for your Father.
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Dean Wood
Date: 7/16/2017 7:56:00 PM
Amen to that George. Peace for him is the key. My best regards, Dean.
Date: 7/16/2017 6:06:00 PM
Poignantly beautiful.
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Dean Wood
Date: 7/16/2017 7:54:00 PM
Thanks Dale. And you are a better man than I am if you can remember how to spell poignant! A nice word with an evil spelling. Regards, Deam
Date: 7/16/2017 5:54:00 PM
I love the imagery you have created in this verse, Dean, so sad, but I understand. If this Haibun is for a contest good luck ~*
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Dean Wood
Date: 7/16/2017 7:53:00 PM
Thank you Eve. I did enter this into the contest. Half the fun of these contests for me is to try different forms. Thank you again for your understanding. - Dean
Date: 7/16/2017 5:08:00 PM
God truly bless you and yours. I have a "best friend" who told me goodbye when she found out she had Alz. I miss her so.
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Dean Wood
Date: 7/16/2017 7:51:00 PM
Thanks Sunlite. It is a terrible disease. Your support is felt and I am grateful for it. - Dean
Date: 7/16/2017 4:38:00 PM
Dean you are always so kind and supportive. This heartbreaking news to hear about. I am glad you can write about it though. As that is so important. God Bless you and your family :)
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Dean Wood
Date: 7/16/2017 7:49:00 PM
Thank you Heidi. This is awful to watch. The man I looked up to and worked beside for a lifetime reduced to diapers and playing with simple toys. We have a good support group however. I appreciate your concern. - Dean