Once Upon a Time :: Haiku and Micropoetry

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Okay, so I have a confession to make: when this was published via Twitter, I forgot the last part of the micropoetry. It has now been replaced and is back in its rightful space. I’ve been following the compelling World War 2 as it happens Twitter feed and this was the direct inspiration for these pieces.

I hope you find these stimulating as well as enjoyable.


Once Upon a Time… Haiku Edition

A lifetime ago,
The World stood at War: now, we
Learn from these events.

Europe divided:
Tyrants annexing countries,
Destroyed existence.

The human cost, of
A few’s desire for power:
Destruction shatters.

Decades later, comes
Chance to reflect: grasping why
These things came to pass.

Never forget: those
Years of suffering; landmarks,
Inhumanity.


Once Upon a Time… Micropoetry Edition

History dictates
Heroes and villains:
Resistance rising,
Great battles defined.

Decades have passed, yet
The stories remain.
Eerie, similar;
Mirroring present.

With time to reflect:
We must not repeat
Ancestors mistakes,
Altered the future.

Eventually
Contemplation, can
Fundamentally
Change long-term outlooks.

It is up to us,
Next generation
To alter the course
Improvement for all.