This week, Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge has some challenging but, as usual, meaningful words. The two words given to us were: Field & Beacon.
Each week, upon seeing the provided words, I get signals of many related thoughts hence multiple Haikus are born. But this time only one signal was the strongest. I captured it and now writing it as a Haiku…
In the field of life
Many a beacon beep
But we pay no heed
In our everyday life as we walk down our path we are often caught unaware, or so we think.
We complain that all too suddenly we had a bad time. In fact, it is we ourselves who land up into such times despite ample warnings, subtle or vivid, that tell us to beware…to watch out.
Look out for signals, listen to your gut feelings, your intuitive mind.
If something seems wrong, it usually is. If it feels right, go ahead.
If your own inner voice deserts you, then have a few reliable mentors or guides within your seemingly well-wishing friends or family. Gain insight from their simple suggestions.
Now, which friend or relative is your true well-wisher and which one is not, this important decision is again hard to make and this itself can be misleading. For this, you will again need to have your own beacon working in your ability to recognize people.
Do you agree with my views? Did you have such experiences where you just missed or over-looked the signals that were around you?
Do share so that others can gain your insight without undergoing the actual experience.
signal – when used as noun as well as verb, imparts dual meaning.
Every week, after the weekly Haiku Challenge is over, Ronovan reviews all submitted poems and selects two Haiku each week – one for humor and the other a serious Haiku.
My above poem ‘Life Signals’ was chosen in the category of serious Haiku: review of Challenge 36
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