WILL YOU?

October 20th, 2017

WILL YOU?

When time passes
And you know me well,
Will you still be with me
Or will we part
Like the autumn leaves,
Which slowly tumble down
And crumble away?

If I am going to be
What I am actually
Supposed to be,
Will you continue to
Value me, or will you
Try to persuade me,
Or even force me to
Change my ways?

If the outward appearance
Becomes less important to me,
Will you still be holding
My hand when we walk
Along a street where
We can be seen together?

If I care more about kindness
And friendly people,
Will it not be weak in
Your eyes and diminish
Your desire to be with me?

If my values evolve
And my priorities change,
Will you be a patient friend
Who is willing to understand?

If my perception is obscured,
Will you guide me safely
And protect me along the way?

If life is less fun with me
Because I’m taking a stand for
Justice, equality and freedom,
Which makes me a light for others,
Will you be a light on my side?

© 2017 MUSE (Ute Sonja Elisabeth Medley)

HUNDRED EIGHTY-SEVENTH HAIKU

October 19th, 2017

dark sky
patterned with white clouds
islands of the night

nature’s clock
timer with colors
showtime of life!

© 2017 MUSE (Ute Sonja Elisabeth Medley)

ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY-SIXTH HAIKU

October 17th, 2017

reflecting hedge
changing foliage
nature on steroids

bright buildings
in contrast to colored leaves
illusive stronghold

© 2017 MUSE (Ute Sonja Elisabeth Medley)

‘SURVIVAL’ GAME

October 16th, 2017

‘SURVIVAL’ GAME

Powerful forces disrupt
and hurt countries
Many and many things
are laced with wounds
People are disillusioned
and frustrated
All their hopes and dreams
come to a halt
Now the name
of the universal game
is ‘survival’
Darkness is creeping
in many people’s
heart and mind
Conditions are worsening
and have not changed
for the better
Whom should they believe now?
Whom to follow and support?
If people could look forward
to something good
and prosperous,
the darkness would leave
their heart and mind
Otherwise the
‘survival’ game
will swallow
humanity’s honor

© 2017 MUSE (Ute Sonja Elisabeth Medley)

ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY-FIFTH HAIKU

October 15th, 2017

inspiring muses
spark of creativity
embraced by many

© 2017 MUSE (Ute Sonja Elisabeth Medley)

ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY-FOURTH HAIKU

October 14th, 2017

morning silence
disappearing slowly
into staccato rain

advancing bright sun
in darkened sky
―hope at horizon

© 2017 MUSE (Ute Sonja Elisabeth Medley)

ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY-THIRD HAIKU

October 10th, 2017

meddling…
a long history
of mankind

sowing discord
a dint after another
victor’s game

© 2017 MUSE (Ute Sonja Elisabeth Medley)

TOO MANY / TOO FEW

October 7th, 2017

TOO MANY / TOO FEW

The world has ceded
progress, fairness and civility
to forces of destruction
Greed, fear and walling-off
overshadow love and
kindness for the other
Howls of millions of
wounded souls are
either unheard or
neglected
No savior
in sight
No hand
to pull you
out of
hell
The ones
who care for the
well-being of
humanity and are
able to make a
decisive impact on
social and business affairs
are far too few
The world has become
a stage of suffering
for far too many
Injustice, unkindness and
no adequate accountability
has the world in its grip

© 2017 MUSE (Ute Sonja Elisabeth Medley)

ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY-SECOND HAIKU

October 6th, 2017

small satisfactions
caused by natural events
warmed up apartment

nature’s resilience
tested day in and day out…
same act for mankind

© 2017 MUSE (Ute Sonja Elisabeth Medley)

ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY-FIRST HAIKU

October 4th, 2017

talented people
ingenuous expressions
enrich our choices

© 2017 MUSE (Ute Sonja Elisabeth Medley)