Daily Haiku Challenge, day 19

The prompt for the Daily Haiku Challenge, day 19, is the word, “Debris.”


Flickr image by Shane Huang

War shattered debris,
The remains of man’s anger.
Future building blocks.

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25 Responses to Daily Haiku Challenge, day 19

  1. Very profound Haiku! Love how you associate the war with the torn humanity of such atrocities. To be rebuilt and hopefully for better!

  2. Nanka says:

    Yes, learning from past mistakes. Stepping stones to a brighter and better tomorrow.

  3. ladynimue says:

    bless the one who would build on this debris ,,
    sad haiku 🙂

  4. trisha says:

    i believe a lot of us did, and most of them googled. i have checked four entries, three of them are same as mine (including myself).

    beautiful take on the theme- the physical and emotional debris that wars leave…


  5. sarah says:

    war is definitely created to give endless sorrows and debris of pain ,anger, resentment. wonderful take on the prompt. actually a powerful one..the last two line speak so much!

  6. Tilly Bud says:

    I like the way you turn a negative into a positive.

  7. belfastdavid says:

    What a hope filled last line. Well done

  8. Chloe says:

    A stunningly meaningful Haiku. Thanks for sharing xx

  9. dancingfreak says:

    so true 🙂

    loved it 🙂

  10. cloakedmonk says:

    Very nice! You hold the tension of hope and hopelessness together well.


  11. Dishilicious says:

    the sad truth! this was very touching for me!

  12. Nyx says:

    beautiful and very appropriate at the moment

  13. vivinfrance says:

    You’ve said that your muse is missing, but you do jolly well without her! Picture and poem pretty powerful.

    • Mike Patrick says:

      You know, Viv, sometimes I don’t know from where my words come. Some of what appears on the screen doesn’t sound like me. Often, when I start typing, it’s like a stream-of-consciousness thing. A sixteen-line poem is completed in a couple of minutes—which is as fast as I can type. I know at least part of it comes from me because the spelling is horrible; it takes longer to clean it up than it does to write.

  14. Good one.
    Who will heal the flesh and the minds?

    Where are the families? All those shrapnel holes. At the left of frame there appears to be a Neanderthal looking on.

  15. Brilliant juxtaposition of images. I was in El Salvador after a huge earthquake in the 80’s (to help as a nurse). The people immediately began to salvage wood beams and bricks to begin the rebuilding process. Just a bit of hope in the midst of so much destruction.

  16. lolamouse says:

    Great response to a challenging prompt! I like how you give it some hope at the end. It tells a story in only 3 lines. Well done.

  17. sonsy lass says:

    wonderful – I wouldn’t change a word – the way the haiku turns on the last line gives it just the right balance of sorrow and hope.

  18. honeyhaiku says:

    As above; wonderful crafted verse of sorrow and hope

  19. Also an all in one 🙂 cool!

  20. You have said it all Mike.. What a powerful Haiku.. War* and it effects.. Thanks..

    Someone is Special

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