Friday, April 20, 2012

Running around in circles - A Haiku.


Ruined theater
Puppets eye renovation 
Strings always attached

Cut the old strings loose
Lost, they strive to find new ways
To restore the past

In life theater
Running around in circles 
We - the real puppets



If life is a theater, we are the puppets with invisible strings aren't we? Stringed not just to the one who plays us, but also to those with whom we love to play, to those with whom we bond, to those with whom we share our lives... and finally also, we are entangled by our own strings imprisoning ourselves at our own accord. 

We get so used to getting our strings pulled and complaining about it, if one fine day someone comes along and cuts all our old strings, is it freedom? No.. the unknown territory scares us. We yearn to restore things the way they were. Familiarity is what we seek. We prefer to run around in circles, rather than choosing the path that leads us out of it.



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



20 comments:

  1. Hauntingly good.
    And I've always wanted to compose a haiku myself, could never do it. Cool stuff, that.
    Cheers! :)

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    1. Thanks much Swarna... :)
      M sure u' ll do great at it.. give it a try!

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  2. I specially like puppets on the string...Change is a scary thing but it does have its benefits and opportunity for renewal and redemption ~

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    1. Very true... but most people love the idea of renewal and redemption... but end up aiming for renovation!

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  3. These lines very close to my heart, Philosopher's stone!. Keep going!

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  4. Haiku's impressive, would have made more impact had you stuck with the traditional rendition.
    Its contemplating, ruminating....made me muse.
    The interesting part of relationships are the strings. Hard with'em and impossible without'em.
    Keep writing. You write well :) :D

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! :)
      M humbled you appreciate my writing... Cheers! :)

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  5. Well written.. Its good to read your posts! :)

    Love.

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  6. fabulous pranita ~ i could just feel that like it was alive :)

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  7. that was another beautiful Haiku set Pranita...last one was the perfect one... :)

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    1. Thanks so much Sarabjeet! Was waiting for your comment ;)

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  8. So deep and thoughtful I really loved it, will think over this again and again.

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    1. Thanks so much Mohinee... :) M so glad it caught ur muse!

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  9. Very nice, Pranita ... I too hope I am not a puppet! :)
    Day 20 ~~ Renovations

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    1. Thanks a lot Becca :)
      I hope not too !

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