Haiku 5


Trip now at an end

Homeward bound, fish tail, side swipe

Crash Bang; Nerves aflutter

An explanation: This is the final haiku for the writing challenge. I have never attempted these before but I can see the beauty in them and have enjoyed the challenge. I have been travelling and it has been a perfect quick post for intermittent internet access. All the haikus have been about my trip. This final one I would have preferred not to have had the experience but thanks to mobile phones I got emergency services on the scene very quickly and the trapped woman was airlifted out and according to coverage in the newspaper online is going to make a recovery from abdominal and leg injuries. The truck driver and husband had minor injuries. If that had not been the case I would not have posted this one.

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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9 Responses to Haiku 5

  1. Bastet says:

    a terrible experience!


  2. Thanks for the pingback – glad the people in that accident are going to recover!


  3. You’re welcome. I’m glad too.


  4. Martha Keim-St. Louis' blog says:

    happy for the people who made it. Enjoying your memoirs as a newbie to blogging. Thank you.


  5. mithriluna says:

    Oh my gosh! SO glad everyone is ok! The haiku is perfect.


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