Moving Photographs from the last 100 years – #Haibun – Colleen Chesebro’s #Poetry Challenge

This week for Colleen Chesebro’s Weekly Poetry Challenge, I thought I’d try my hand at a Haibun and incorporate my Haibun with a powerful video that Sally Cronin recently shared at her Smorgasbord Invitation. Profound moments of time in the last 100 years of humanity. Powerful, memorable, and poignant moments in time.



Poetry Rules: – Choose your form of poetry and use SYNONYMS ONLY for the words – Hobby and Play

I’ve chosen to write a Haibun with a double Haiku





I believe with all the madness in the world, these moments in times of turmoil serve as reminders of ongoing world struggles we live through and somehow overcome. But the past has a way of resurfacing. This video is a quick refresher course on some of the biggest things in life that can happen to us – things we often take for granted thinkingΒ  they’ve been eradicated – things we think won’t happen again. But they do.


Life is like a sport

We keep on striving to win

Winners and losers


Keep sight of the wins

The alternatives are dire

Lives become the game


Source: Smorgasbord Afternoon Video – Moving Photographs from the last 100 years. | Smorgasbord Blog Magazine


Poet of the week badge

My poem was chosen as poem of the week!Β 


19 thoughts on “Moving Photographs from the last 100 years – #Haibun – Colleen Chesebro’s #Poetry Challenge

  1. What a powerful message your poem carries, Debby, made all the more powerful by the collection of photographs. What a mess we can get ourselves into when we play these silly games. Congratulations on your poem being chosen as the one of the week. I applaud the choice.


    1. Thank you so much Norah. I thought it was a good time in the world to tie in something of humanity. We must remember empathy and compassion. ❀


  2. Hi, Debby. I was an emotional wreck watching this video! Your Haibun expressed the feeling of the video very well. Powerful post!

    “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” ~George Santayana

    Thanks for reminding us, my friend. ❀ xo


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