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
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A step back to win is worth it. Beautiful writing, Christine.
Thank you so much! It means a lot 🙂
There’s wisdom in your words. It IS necessary to dispense with old baggage in order to move forward. Nicely said.
Thank you Bev 🙂
It’s so hard sometimes to let go a bit to make a change, but often it’s the better alternative.
Yes Bjorn, always 🙂Thanks for reading.
So, so true! Sometimes it is necessary to do so. Lovely haiku. 💕
Thank you Punam 🙂♥️
You are welcome Christine! 🙂💕
I like that change in paths presented in the haiku.
Thanks so much Frank 🙂
“A Step back to win” – well put.
Thanks V.J. 🙂
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.
Thank you so much Lillian 🙂
Thank you Merrill. I really enjoyed this prompt. Made me think! 🙂
You are so right. Thank you for sharing Christine.
I like your haiku, especially the last line.
I understand only too well, sometimes my backwards has lead me to spinning around in uncontrollable circles…..
I think we all do that Ivor 🤣
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
Thank you Gina. I knew you would understand the process. Acknowledging and understanding our past heals us. 🙂💕
Totally understand. This is a beautiful piece. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you Jason. That means a lot to me 🙂
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.
Yes, thank you so much. We all need some self reflection and a look into the past ignorer to move forward 🙂
I meant to type “in order” 🙂
I understand this. Oddly enough worked through one this morning.❤️
Yes Jordan, I seem to be doing this a lot lately too! 🙂💕
It comes up when it is ready to be let go. 💗