Transition – A Haibun

Transition – A Haibun

Although we tend to look at a transition as something in forward motion and progressing, it can also represent a backward motion.  Personally I found a difficult transition was forcing myself to look back and face old demons that had been allowed to shape my life.  It was only by confronting them and choosing to do things differently that I could freely transition to a better place.

 

Racing to finish

On the wrong path to nowhere

A step back to win

 

Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©

In response to d’Verse Poets Prompt Merril D. Smith’s Haibun Monday – Transitions

Photo by Jason Blackeye on Unsplash

  30 comments for “Transition – A Haibun

  1. October 29, 2018 at 9:15 pm

    I understand this. Oddly enough worked through one this morning.❤️

    • Christine Bolton
      October 30, 2018 at 7:58 am

      Yes Jordan, I seem to be doing this a lot lately too! 🙂💕

      • October 30, 2018 at 9:41 am

        It comes up when it is ready to be let go. 💗

  2. October 29, 2018 at 9:36 pm

    Absolutely right.

  3. October 29, 2018 at 11:24 pm

    Your post reminds me of the saying… three steps forward and two steps back! As you have shown, two steps back is not always a bad thing for us. I like your haiku with the path to nowhere.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 30, 2018 at 7:59 am

      Yes, thank you so much. We all need some self reflection and a look into the past ignorer to move forward 🙂

      • Christine Bolton
        October 30, 2018 at 9:34 am

        I meant to type “in order” 🙂

  4. October 30, 2018 at 12:19 am

    Totally understand. This is a beautiful piece. Thanks for sharing!

    • Christine Bolton
      October 30, 2018 at 8:00 am

      Thank you Jason. That means a lot to me 🙂

  5. October 30, 2018 at 5:03 am

    so very true and practical if not extremely helpful, some say don’t dwell in the past but we need history to guide our future before we can relinquish it totally – my heart wants to hold yours Christine

    • Christine Bolton
      October 30, 2018 at 8:01 am

      Thank you Gina. I knew you would understand the process. Acknowledging and understanding our past heals us. 🙂💕

  6. October 30, 2018 at 5:53 am

    I understand only too well, sometimes my backwards has lead me to spinning around in uncontrollable circles…..

    • Christine Bolton
      October 30, 2018 at 12:21 pm

      I think we all do that Ivor 🤣

  7. October 30, 2018 at 7:09 am

    You are so right. Thank you for sharing Christine.
    I like your haiku, especially the last line.

  8. Christine Bolton
    October 30, 2018 at 8:02 am

    Thank you Merrill. I really enjoyed this prompt. Made me think! 🙂

  9. October 30, 2018 at 8:21 am

    You’ve definitely hit on a truism here. A trasition can be through moving forward or moving/looking backward. Your haiku is perfect for this.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 30, 2018 at 9:32 am

      Thank you so much Lillian 🙂

  10. October 30, 2018 at 9:03 am

    “A Step back to win” – well put.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 30, 2018 at 9:32 am

      Thanks V.J. 🙂

  11. October 30, 2018 at 9:07 am

    I like that change in paths presented in the haiku.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 30, 2018 at 9:32 am

      Thanks so much Frank 🙂

  12. October 30, 2018 at 11:05 am

    So, so true! Sometimes it is necessary to do so. Lovely haiku. 💕

    • Christine Bolton
      October 30, 2018 at 11:40 am

      Thank you Punam 🙂♥️

      • October 30, 2018 at 12:43 pm

        You are welcome Christine! 🙂💕

  13. October 30, 2018 at 3:21 pm

    It’s so hard sometimes to let go a bit to make a change, but often it’s the better alternative.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 30, 2018 at 4:01 pm

      Yes Bjorn, always 🙂Thanks for reading.

  14. Bev
    October 30, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    There’s wisdom in your words. It IS necessary to dispense with old baggage in order to move forward. Nicely said.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 30, 2018 at 5:31 pm

      Thank you Bev 🙂

  15. November 1, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    A step back to win is worth it. Beautiful writing, Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      November 1, 2018 at 9:40 pm

      Thank you so much! It means a lot 🙂

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