Friday, June 1, 2012

When waves transport to the new shore.



Staying on safe shore
In love with beauty of life
Battle ship arrives

Waves transport
Other shore awaits 
Unlocked challenges

Calm waters welcome
Unfamiliarity breeds
Waves will rise again?



When we get accustomed to a way of life, familiarity is very comforting. We run away from change and get used to being contented with what we have. Being contented is nice, but not when we can achieve much much more. Change is always hard to deal with. When we climb our battle ship transporting us to our new destination, we flinch! Even the calmness seems to be scary, even though the previous place had been a rage. What matters to us then is the fact that it's unfamiliar. And that fear of the unknown hampers our steps. But we forget we are humans. We are programmed to adjust to the new surroundings very fast. Time will pass by, the calm waters will find waves again, until one fine day when yet another battle will needs us to fight yet another battle of life. So why not be prepared without hanging our hearts on our sleeves? 


This Haiku is written for The OSI. The prompt for the week is 'IN LOVE WITH LIFE'.
Also written for the Haiku Heights. The prompt being 'LOCK' .



28 comments:

  1. I loved the use of metaphors here.... indeed we must challenge and come out of our shells... thanks for this..

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    1. Indeed... My pleasure Tarun... !

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  2. very nice. Waves will rise again...for sure

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  3. I always believe we can achieve a lot more than what we have, but for that too, a sense of contentment to have gotten so far is needed. Else we don't appreciate what we do have in our quest to get more.

    The waves of change are always swelling up, so the rise is inevitable.

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    1. Very true! Glad u feel the same way! :)

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  4. Waves will rise for sure....beautiful haiku...with beautiful explanation ...

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  5. I like those new shores full of challenges and possibilities ~

    Also, you don't have to explain what you mean ~ Readers will have different interpretations to your words ~ I think that is wonder of our pen ~

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    1. Thank you Grace..

      I got many messages, where my readers missed the explanation.. so i'm back with it.. but i would personally love to read the interpretation of people lik you! :)

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  6. I always believe change is inevitable good or bad but has to be accepted and we must find a way o deal with it... hence when i thought of making a blog metamorphosis is the name which stroked me :) after all life's nothing without change :)

    great haiku as always :) loved them and the description too :)
    have a great weekend pranita :)

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    1. Indeed Maharukh... change is the only constant in life! :)
      Wish u too a gr8 weekend.. haffun!

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  7. Lovely photo ~ tranquil ~ excellent haiku ~ 'change is the one constant' we have ~ enjoy ~ thanks, ^_^

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  8. It's interesting that so many contributors to this prompt have used the metaphor of unlocking something in order to change...I loved your photo and the thought-provoking prose..

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    1. Thank you Joanne.. i guess somewhere all of us hav a part of us locked being scared of change!

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  9. Change is what keeps us alive and going! Well written!

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  10. You have cleverly crafted the two prompts into your haiku. Well done!

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  11. i love this poetry.. and i always love the way you express your imagination which is beautiful... amazing :)

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    1. Thanks a lot Jaskiran... that's too sweet of you! :)

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  12. Nicely penned, Pranita!! It is a gift to get several prompts into one post. :)

    Thank you for your visit to read Flaming Locks

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