Haiku : Thorn


                                    
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                                                    some wounds never heal 
                                                    they bleed, seep forever ..ah!
                                                    these barbed thorns of words




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Stop Child Abuse in its ALL forms. In today's world its tough to be calm and serene all the time but Dear Parents lets try harder not to lose it. In our fast paced nuclear families there are no grannies or uncles to comfort the child ...

with HaikuHorizons

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  1. Child abuse is a horrendous crime. Glad you've written about it.

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    1. Thanks Kalpana ..its indeed scarring inits all forms ...

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  3. सच है शब्दों के घाव भरने आसान कहाँ होते हैं ...
    अच्छे हाइकू ....

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    1. Dhanyawad ! Visheshkar ki jab bachpan me diye Gaye ho .... :(

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  4. Completely agree with u @kokila Gupta. In this generation of nuclear families, there are no grannies nor uncles and aunts to comfort the child like we had.

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    1. harsh reality Ajay .. I feel so bad for my kids and have to be thousand times more patient with them due to this... as there is nobody to make them feel safe and loved even when they are in wrong and need reprimand . Thanks for the read and sharing your thoughts Ajay :)

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  5. How true Kokila. The wounds inflicted by words are the last to heal.

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    1. Right Somali ... and still Indians (specially) speak without thinking of consequences.. at all .
      Thanks for the read girl .. your thoughts are much needed :)

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  6. After a long hiatus! But, it was worth the wait, I say! Poignant, profound and incurable... ah! The wounds of words! Summed the concept so nicely!

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    1. Thank you Rakesh .. if its nice then its because some people kept their eyes peeled for me :D :D
      Thanks for the encouragement :)

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  7. It reminds me of a Tamil Thirukural which means something similar - 'The wound cause by fire will heal soon, but the scar caused by bad tongue will not.'. Your haiku are awesome!

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    1. A wise couplet indeed Meera .. Thanks for sharing it .I know very little about Thirukural except that it consist of 133 chapters with 10 couplets each making it 1130 couplet .. wealth of wisdom ! Thanks for sharing it dear Rat :)

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  8. Powerful and heart touching words. Loved the haiku, Kokila. Good to read you after long :)

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    1. Heartfelt thanks Purba .. great to know you felt good and I am waiting to grab your book dear .. :)
      wishes:) :)

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  9. True, the wounds made by the words...the verbal attacks...they are much deeper than even the deepest wound made my weapons... :-(
    and, when the victim is children, the consequence gets worse...

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    1. Aptly put Mani ... we never realized but they shape the personalities and in a way the lives of children .. wish we can be more careful ...
      Thanks for the wise words soul-sis :)

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  10. Truly emotional and heart touching words.. Rightly said, Kokila!

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    1. Thank you Sreedhar Sir . Your posts and visits are always encouraging me for writing better :)

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  11. Painful lines.
    Awesome job, Kokila.

    Hmm...I need to work on my patience too. :-|

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    1. Thanks for the kind appreciation Dee :) :)
      yes its very painful and as for patience we are in similar if not same boats :) :) Glad to reconnect :D :D

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  12. You make a good point. Life is too pressured....the loss of the extended family creates difficulties.

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    1. Sad but true .... Thanks for the visit Rall :)

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  13. True Kokila.. Some wounds never heal, they leave an indelible mark behind and somehow we all have to find a way to get past it, even though the thorn keeps pricking over and over.

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    1. Nicely put Viany .That's why we need to be careful in our words as well as actions , specially in temper ... And as a parent its easier said than done. I wish God to bless every new born with a caring childhood.

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  14. Nice one, and that idea :)

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    1. Thank you Teny :) even your vampire bat and owls are better mannered and well behaved than most human adults !

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  15. True! When will adults learn!

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    1. sigh ! that the important question Indrani ...
      Thanks for your footprints here :)

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  16. Beautifully penned. Child abuse is wrong whether verbal, or physical. Words sometimes leave deeper scars.

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    1. Thank you Kiran .. I absolutely agree that its SO wrong in its all forms. The verbal torrent of abuse is generally seen in privileged section of children who are supposedly thought to be blessed to have a car, few gadget and a set of parent (generally frustrated )- in that order ,by the under privileged ones . Awareness is important.

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  17. so true... very well written Kokila... welcome back :-)

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    1. Thank You Dear girl !! yeah it feels great to be back and reconnect with friends ..Thanks for the welcome girl :) <3

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  18. This one is very touching Kokila...very nicely penned.

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    1. Thank you Bushra ... love from Noida is much looked for by me :) :D

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  19. Gosh! Wish all parents would heart this.

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    1. Thank you Rachna ... as a pioneer mum who blogs about parenting and children issues, I am glad you think it worthwhile .. sadly I am observing it from close quarters among the affluent families and well- educated parents who do it without knowing the damage they are causing and the type of generation (bullies/ cowards/emotionally weak ..) they are rearing for future !

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  20. Pain inflicting, core touching... and wonderfully composed!
    Kokila, you are simply wonderful:)

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    1. Thank you Amit and you are kind with your words :)

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  21. I love your haiku(s) because it tells a lot beyond words. Zen Masters like Basho used this poetry form to say beyond words – to show a glimpse of our eternal identity. Your haiku(s) are having many dimensions. When one goes deeper & deeper, new meanings emerge from within. Words are the biggest illusion.

    People assign a word to something and start to believe it as truth. People fight over silly words. Words snatch our Universal Identity and confine us into limited perception. We are not the words assigned to us as our name. Words divide Unified Existence into Parts by naming. Words blind us from reality. The greatest wounds on our souls is by words. Beware of Wisdom of Words.!

    A great haiku indeed. :)

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    1. And what a web of words you have woven Ravish :P :P Thanks for the compliment Bhai .Its the reader and the critic who interpret and delve deeper :) :)
      A writer simply recreates .. bimb me se bimb uthate hain kavi ... world is an illusion and from that illusion poets/writers/painters create another illusion by words/colours !
      Thus we add to the confusion basically :D

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    2. Loved this energetic dialogue between Ravish and Kokila :)
      The wise observation has been vivaciously summed up :) :)
      My contribution with the permission of the lady and the gentleman is a 'sher' by Iqbaal sahab:
      "लाज़िम है दिल के साथ रहे पासबान-ए- अक़्ल
      लेकिन कभी-कभी तनहा भी छोड़ दे "

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    3. Yours is not interference but enhancement Amit :) :) Thanks for sharing this wise 'sher ' .. wasie bhi mere case me - most of the times it leaves my saath aur Ravish ke saath opposite hai .. thats why though and while saying the same thing we both blow our own trumpets :)
      Thanks for the share again Amit :)

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  22. Kokila, tremendous. Beautiful way with words to make a point!

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    1. Thank you so much Lata .. and what a happy and lovely profile pic!! :D :D

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  23. Well chose words that conveys the point with a lot of passion and power!

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    1. Thank you Meoww .. I wish us adults to be more responsible and less impulsive in venting out our pent up frustration and anger at the first opportunity .

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  24. but Dear Parents lets try harder not to lose it.And this is the best gift one can give it to own .

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    1. Rightly said Yogi .. Thanks for the read and empathy :) And glad to reconnect :)

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  25. Thorns - now that's an apt descriptor for abusive words. Nice one, Kokila!

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    1. Thank you Beloo.. you always find the subtleties :) :)

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  26. Has happened with me at school and so I know it leaves bad scars for lifetime. Nice Haiku, Kokila..

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    1. I clearly remember that incident/post Roohi and wish this verbal abuse by so called educated, well to do stratum of society to end.Thanks for the read and the share friend .. feeling great to reconnect :)

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  27. Wonderful and so true! Bad, abusive words can leave invisible scars in the mind forever.

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    1. Well sad Moon ... If only adults be more careful of their actions and mindful of their words...
      Thanks for the moonbeams here in the sunshine dear :) :) missed your serene post ...

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  28. When i read of child abuse I shudder and wonder of what the world has become to what we were raised in. The haiku is apt for the subject and very skillfully crafted bestie.

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    1. Seriously Shweta.. Childhood is not safe Anywhere.. Not even with immediate family as they can provide for holidays in NY but migh end up constantly nagging the child.Thanks for bring here and there and everywhere dear girl :):)

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    1. Thank-you Payal . Great to see you dear :):)

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  30. So much food for thought in so few words!

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  31. Very true. Try as much as we may, some things cannot be forgotten because it affects at a very deep level.

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    1. Right Ashwini.. its good to see you here :)

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  32. And the right words and power brought in yet again so effortlessly Kokila. The words speak all. Amazingly wrapped. Welcome back and belated happy birthday :) (better late than never :P I am the first one to be wishing for the next year so I guess I don't need to run away :P )

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    1. Thank you for the wishes and the appreciation Shanx :) :) It feels good to receive wishes even in July dear :) :D Keep in touch (I know I was absconding still, somehow you must learn manage :P :P )

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    1. Yes its painful and cruel...Time and wisdom are the best healers...
      Thanks for stopping by:)

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  34. कच्ची मिट्टी के घड़ो को रौंदते हुए, बाल मन पर रह जाती है छवि न मिटने वाले चेहरो की

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  35. I've always been uneasy with the rhyme that goes, "Sticks and stones will break my bones / But words, they won't hurt me". I understand that the intention is different - the rhyme tries to teach kids to be impervious to words - but it also trivialises the hurt that words can cause. I find so much more sense and meaning in your beautifully written haiku.

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    1. Thank you Amy :) I am glad it resonated well with you and I completely agree with your thoughts on that rhyme ..though unintentional, it making less of the issue !
      Thanks again dear for sharing it :)

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  36. This breaks my heart. But unfortunately for all of us this is very much existent in our world.

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    1. Right Soumya ...this world needs more like you who love to cook and eat not just for the sake of it but because they are like that...At times I have strongly felt that those who skip a meal or do not have fixed meal times/preference for fresh hot food ate more dark ..in words .It may sound strange but its true.
      Thanks for stopping by dear:)

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  37. Wonderful thoughts....much told in lesser words...!

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    1. Thank you Celestine :) your visit is always a pleasure :)

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  39. I could not agree more Kokila - even the picture you use makes me feel sad.

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    1. Rightly said Barbara ... Your visit slways make the expetience moreeani gful ...Thanks for stopping by :)

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  40. Very relevant and an effective haiku!

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    1. Thank-you Ilakshee ... It's great to see you here :)

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  41. Yes, wounds caused by harsh words never heal. Child abuse and verbal abuse is one of the worst.

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    1. Right Saru .
      Thanks for stopping by dear :)

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  42. Yes. Words are powerful for good and also fro harm. Well written.

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    1. Thanks Alice .. words indeed are a to be used with utmost care..

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  43. Spot on! The thorn that keeps piercing.

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  44. A very poignant haiku, Kokila. I love the twist you give to the prompts and make them your own :)

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    1. Thank you SO much Nimi .. Your visit and YOUR WORDS are precious to me :)

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  45. Yes, very true....they prick the most when you wish to weed them out!!!!!!!!!!1

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    1. You are so right ... weeding them out is a constant battle.

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