New Chapter (A Haibun)

New Chapter (A Haibun)

A new chapter may not always mean a new beginning. Sometimes it’s just a repeat of what has been done and has been forgotten. A reminder of the awful but beautiful past we are forced to forget for our brains are genetically wired to protect our hearts from remembering what’s most painful and agonizingly tragic. But somehow, our brains may not always have the power to protect us for somewhere along the lane, down the road we trudge we are confronted by the past we deliberately tend to forget. The choice then is on us; do we make it right this time or do we just let the opportunity slip away?

life isn’t easy

new chapters can be daunting

i’ll be brave for you

27 Comments

  1. ivor20 says:

    Your Haibun is a conundrum that we are all confronted with at some stage… and here I am at 70 years of age, and I still have no positive answers to your intriguing poser ..

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    1. michnavs says:

      oh, what a beautiful song Ivor.. and thank you so much for sharing that along with your insights… i guess we will never really find the answer though.. we just have to live with it and hope always for the best

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      1. ivor20 says:

        I’m glad you enjoyed the song Mich … ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒ

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  2. Chris Hall says:

    No, life isn’t easy. We must just try to do the best we can and be brave for each other. ๐Ÿค—

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    1. michnavs says:

      Indeed Chris….thank you so much๐Ÿค—

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  3. Sadje says:

    Iโ€™ll be brave for you! Great line Mich.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Sadje๐Ÿ’›

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      1. Sadje says:

        Youโ€™re always welcome my friend

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  4. murisopsis says:

    Mich I love the idea that we can choose to open ourselves to the possibility of love even with the probability of pain….

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    1. michnavs says:

      Oh, thank you Val…i am always thrilled what you have to say ..thank you so much๐Ÿ˜Š

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  5. iโ€™ll be brave for you – so beautiful!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much…๐Ÿค—

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  6. iidorun says:

    The choice…such a hard one to make. Thought provoking haibun!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Irma…happy weekend๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ซ

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  7. Yes, you are so right! We can be brave for each other!
    Life can be so tough…but made easier to handle/bear by those who love us. โค
    (((HUGS))) ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Carolyn…happy Sunday to you๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

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  8. New chapters can be scary. Thought provoking poetry!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Rose . Happy to see you here๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

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  9. Thought provoking Haibun, Mich. New chapters in life give so much meaning. Lovely.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Kamal…๐Ÿ’›

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      1. Welcome always dear Mich ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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  10. Lakshmi Bhat says:

    True, and how we face what comes our way depends on us. Well written.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much๐Ÿ˜Š

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  11. Eugi says:

    Beautifully written piece, Mich! Sorry so late in responding but your post was in my spam.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Eugi…ohhh i’m glad you got it..๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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      1. Eugi says:

        My pleasure, Mich. โค๏ธ

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