Part 2 - Neverending Haiku

As promised, this is the Part 2 of the Neverending Haiku thread. Please do not post in the original.

The haiku is based on Japanese “ons” or syllables; first line is 5 ons or syllables, then 7, and finally back to 5.

Emily
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Dear Em you give us
Poetry ,much pleasure songs
To cheer the sad times

To cheer the sad times
wipe away tears and then smile
at inanity

at inanity
we strive for solidity
meaning, purpose, love

meaning, purpose. love
the things that really matter
deep inside our hearts

deep inside our hearts
there is a kernel of hope
which takes us forward

which takes us forward
to a place with no illness
where we can just grow

where we can just grow
reach beyond medicine, pills
to basic pleasures

to basic pleasures
making love, raising children
mother, lover, friend

mother, lover, friend
being there for each other
opening our hearts

opening our hearts
vulnerable once again
to life, to living

to life,to living
to love and its challenges
to hope and to joy

to hope and to joy
to being and existing
as a whole person

as a whole person
not only just a patient
scared of cancer cells

Scared of cancer cells
We must keep an open mind
And enjoy each day

and enjoy each day
warm sunshine or cooling rain
open your heart and sing

open your heart and sing
a new song with new lyrics
our lives are reborn

our lives are reborn
we start hoping anew for
a new dawn in life