Sunday, April 22, 2012

Familiar face, mistaken identity - A Haiku.

  




Stare at calm surface 
Eerie reflection stares back
Still river? Mirror?

A tear leaves eye
Pearl drops create black ripples
Haunting memories

Familiar face
Mistaken identity
Find lost self again






Situations and circumstances in life have at times changed people beyond their own identification. Sometimes it's willing and other times you don't realize what you have turned into. There then comes a time of blankness when you retrospect, looking into the mirror, unable to recognize yourself! All the previous series of events spanning over months or years together flash before your eyes as you stare unblinkingly at your own image. You identify your face, but not the person anymore. That's when you know it's time for a fresh start, a time to find your own identity again.


This Haiku is written for The Heights of Haiku - April 2012. The prompt for today is 'STILL'.




18 comments:

  1. Excellent, "You are the best"!

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    1. Thanks so much JD... I'm truly blessed to get such a comment! :)

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  2. So deep, still trying to get it completely.

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    1. Thanks Mohinee... It's a muse that will probably keep u 'still' for a while! :)

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  3. Your haiku reminded me of my post I wrote on setp. 5, 2010..have a look.. I would love to get your comments..I have been there..been through.. and it can happen any time..

    http://rameshsood.blogspot.in/2010/09/opposite-choices.html

    And thanks for your comments which carry some meaning...

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    1. My pleasure Ramesh ji... I will absolutely get to your post in a jiffy!!!! :)

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  4. Hopefully we find ourselves again ~

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  5. Wow! ~ excellent ~ some enlightenment there? ~thanks, namaste, ^_^

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    1. Thank you so much Carol :)
      Namaste..

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  6. that was an amazing Haiku Pranita...I'm surprised...a deep thought so easily penned down... :)

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  7. Must be.. the trauma in the second one that attracts me.. i find it quit ehaunting ...comes back again ...haunting memories as black waves...loved it..

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    1. Memories always know that sneaky way to crash into an uninvited party!!!

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