Miss the Past

I’m getting addicted to writing Haikus though still not sure about rules for a Haiku.
Playing the game without knowing rigid rules and winning it too.
For Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge, this week the two words provided were:


Here’s my bunch lot:

1). miss you because
     the past is gone
     will forever miss you

2). missed my dad for years
     relived the past often
     often had tears

3). all that is gone
     is past and bygone
     miss it, be woebegone

4). time sneaked past me
     was gone too soon
     a case of hit and miss

5). do not miss the past
     live in the present
     eyes on the future

In my first two Haikus I do not regret remembering the past, I’m allowing myself to be nostalgic about all those people I loved, family or friends, who are no more a part of my present life. Thus I accept the act of missing the past. The first Haiku also shows the time continuum, as the act of missing occurs because the ‘past is gone’ but the missing will continue in the future too. Life is one big whole from past to future.

In my next three Haikus I adopt a tone of either regret and denial or a realisation and wisdom about transitory nature of life, also practicality about how realistic we ought to be.

But hey!! My words for this Haiku Challenge are one too many, like always. This time I tried to put lesser explanation as these Haikus are pretty much self-explanatory. Moreover, I need to curb my need to explain. I have been a teacher thrice in my life, but each time it was for a short time. Forced to leave as moved to a different city each time.

haunting past dreams
unfulfilled desires
missed opportunities

Therefore, the teacher in me can’t help coming out to sermonize. You all are free to stop me anytime I explain too much.  Just raise your hand and say to me:

Miss!! you spoke too much
it’s past your class time
off you go please  

Ok I heard it. I will leave soon, before you get haiku overdose.
Just this last bit…this one’s a bit off-track though:

I checked the full list
of all the past miss worlds
she is the best fit

That’s it.  Thanks for reading it so patiently.
Please feel free to comment, discuss and share your views on any of my posts. 


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8 thoughts on “Miss the Past

    • Thanks for the encouragement. I agree and at the same time I’m aware that I’m a novice student in this busy blogosphere, what with so many well-established and published writers from whom I can learn as I go.

      Last week as I saw your above comment I had replied. But it seems to have vanished so I wrote again.

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