Suzanne Hayasaki

Menomonee Falls, WI, USA
Suzanne Hayasaki
Menomonee Falls, WI, USA
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Alone Again

Rating: 5.0
My son has left for Tokyo.
I'm all alone again.
Left to sit and brood at home.
An empty-nested hen.

How often will they fly away?
And when will they return?
And how am I to fill my days?
What is there left to learn?
Should I take up philosophy?
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Saturday, April 1, 2017
Topic(s) of this poem: farewell,loneliness
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COMMENTS
Rajnish Manga 02 April 2017
A philosophical expression of a lonely heart after feeling the void created by the absence of all nears and dears. There are questions and there are idle musings to fill the time. Thanks.
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Unnikrishnan E S 01 April 2017
Hi Ms Hayasaki, Fantastic poem. Hen sends her children away, as soon as they are able to fend for themselves. All birds do so, when the children start to fly. They do not keep much affection for them after that. On the way forward, you exhort all to collect the life together and start afresh, taking a cue from the nature: I'll follow their example. I'll navigate the skies As nomadic as a seabird In the world behind my eyes- Beautifully rendered. Your choice of words and phrases conjuring up the images makes the poem wonderful. A 100+ for this touching poem, exuding positive energy. Thank you for sharing. But human beings are different. We keep a life-long bond with the children.We, my wife and I, are left alone ever since our daughter had started college. Ever since, we wait for her vacation, so she would come home for a few days. Now she has secured a job and live in another city. We continue our wait. Your poem shows a way-forward. Separation of children from parents from their children is a natural phenomenon.- indicated by you by just two lines: Left to sit and brood at home. An empty-nested hen. And by using the words fly away? you indicate that the wait is fruitless and the words ''How often do they and When will they return? do not have answer.
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Suzanne Hayasaki 01 April 2017
Thank you very much for taking the time to write this detailed comment.
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Suzanne Hayasaki 01 April 2017
Thank you very much for this detailed comment.
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