If God brought you to it,
He will get you through it.

09 June 2010

Sunset (Haiku)



Like the setting sun
Life soon finds its horizon
The dark sky beckons

We work hard to live
Is this all there is to life?
Each day a struggle

Meaningless pursuit
Of material wealth and fame
Life wasted on greed

All on borrowed time
You are nothing when end comes
Soon forgotten too

Surely there must be
A greater purpose, deeper
Reason why we're here






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59 POINTS OF VIEW:

5thsister June 9, 2010 at 11:01 PM  

Ah, there is a greater purpose, indeed! Good one!

Bing (PinkLady) June 9, 2010 at 11:37 PM  

yup... still trying to find mine ;) 5th sister, thanks for appreciating.

˙·٠•●❤Sh@KiR@ ❤●•٠·˙ June 9, 2010 at 11:46 PM  

Bravo, Pretty lady!
You write one of the best haikus...I mean it...
You write one of the best funnies too, miss you last week.
hope everything is fine.
love you!
hugs
shakira

Bing (PinkLady) June 10, 2010 at 12:15 AM  

shakira, thanks. sorry things are not alright that's why i missed the funnies. :(

Sandee June 10, 2010 at 12:56 AM  

Beautiful Bing. Yes, there is a higher purpose why we are here. We all just need to find what that is for us.

Have a terrific day. Big hug. :)

Jenn@ You know... that blog? June 10, 2010 at 1:03 AM  

Lovely words, with some darkness behind them. You're sounding a bit lost, Bing - I hope you're ok, and things turn around for you. You certainly have a wealth of friends; just look around you! Not just a bunch of fancy haiku-ers and pretty faces here.

*hugs*

Thom June 10, 2010 at 2:09 AM  

Excellent my friend. That higher purpose...US plain and simple. To be what we want, do what we want and be as we can :) okay my friend...what's up? Something going on that has made you a little down? You know you can email me if you need to talk. There are many that do care and love you and just know we are here for you. Just remember what we talked about last week for your haiku and always my friend...always...be positive. You might have to work a little harder when you are down at achieving that but you are SOOOO capable of overcoming anything. Smile big. Much aloha and sunshine sent your way.

Me Ke Aloha

Jingle June 10, 2010 at 3:13 AM  

amazing words.
thank you for sharing!

LarryG June 10, 2010 at 4:38 AM  

I enjoyed this ! Super stuff!

Bing (PinkLady) June 10, 2010 at 7:46 AM  

sandee, sometimes we just lose sight of it. :( thanks for the big hug. i so need it today.

Bing (PinkLady) June 10, 2010 at 7:47 AM  

jenn, thank you for the assurance. yes i found good friends here and i am so thankful for that. thanks for the hugs.

Bing (PinkLady) June 10, 2010 at 7:57 AM  

thom thanks for the sunshine. =)

it's a little bit dark here and i'm still trying to sort things out. something happened last saturday (after that friday disco) which sent me spiraling down.

there are battles we face everyday... and we fight hard... but we get to a point when we ask ourselves where we're headed to.

don't worry friend, i'll bounce back like i always do. sorry, i didn't mean to spread darkness here.

Bing (PinkLady) June 10, 2010 at 7:57 AM  

jingle, thanks for appreciating.

Bing (PinkLady) June 10, 2010 at 7:58 AM  

larry, i'm glad you like my haiku. thanks for dropping by.

Magical Mystical Teacher June 10, 2010 at 9:50 AM  

Sadly, some people never find that higher purpose...

Icicles Haiku

Bing (PinkLady) June 10, 2010 at 8:02 PM  

magical mystical teacher, that's really sad. sometimes though, i envy those who really don't give a hoot.

suzicate June 10, 2010 at 10:35 PM  

Very nice. There is a much greater and deeper meaning that has absolutely nothing to do with materialism but everything to do with love and acceptance of ourselves and others. Keep searchig and you will find it.

Ria June 10, 2010 at 10:39 PM  

Love that - and a great song

Bing (PinkLady) June 10, 2010 at 11:38 PM  

suzicate, it's a never-ending quest, isn't it?`that is what life is all about. bondage to material things is anathema to bliss =)

Bing (PinkLady) June 10, 2010 at 11:38 PM  

ria, i'm glad you like the poem and the song. thanks for dropping by. =)

Tim Keeton June 10, 2010 at 11:46 PM  

Very well spoken, my dear.

I am glad you enjoyed my poem as well. Thank you for visiting my site.

Rhyme on!

Tim Keeton
(Undead)Poet / Wizard / Teller-of-tales

alan andersen June 10, 2010 at 11:58 PM  

very nice poem I like it.
and th picture is beautiful.
alan

˙·٠•●❤Sh@KiR@ ❤●•٠·˙ June 11, 2010 at 12:01 AM  

My dearest Bing...
You are first and foremost an AMAZINGLY STRONG AND BEAUTIFUL WOMAN.
Whatever happens, it is alright to feel and be real, you know, that is what life is all about.
I just want you to know that YOU ARE NEVER ALONE.
Did I tell you lately that I love you more each passing day?
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
if you need me to help bash someone,
just buzz me, I will call some buddies of mine...promise...
hugs
shakira

p.s email me at roungda@gmail.com

˙·٠•●❤Sh@KiR@ ❤●•٠·˙ June 11, 2010 at 12:03 AM  

Oh, I was very serious about what I said, especially the bashing...
let me tell you..today..this lady...
..she..then I ...then Jasmine...then...KABOOM!

don't worry, I am well insured.

Brian Miller June 11, 2010 at 12:19 AM  

there is a greater purpose and by looking around your site i think you have found it...nice haiku!

signedbkm.com June 11, 2010 at 1:46 AM  

Haikus - to live by, very nice and your site is refreshing and happy, lovely.....bkm

Thom June 11, 2010 at 1:47 AM  

I know you will. I just hope it happens soon for ya :)

Adam June 11, 2010 at 3:00 AM  

Enjoyed how you weave the haikus together in speculation. Works well with that glorious sunset. thanks

Heartspell June 11, 2010 at 3:38 AM  

So true, we must find purpose and always have hope.
I think we may find it in loving and giving to others. Very nicely said. Heartspell

morganna June 11, 2010 at 3:56 AM  

Thank you for visiting my blog, and thank you for sharing this poem. I hope you feel better soon. I think life is the process of finding that greater purpose. We each have our own journey to our purpose.

william June 11, 2010 at 3:57 AM  

a beautiful haiku, well written :)

Caroline June 11, 2010 at 5:54 AM  

this piece is soothing...a beautiful way to wind down my day...thank you and thank you for your support

kkrige June 11, 2010 at 9:47 AM  

Your words fall nicely on the page, but the troubles behind them cause angst. I hope that the cause of your troubles finds a way to its end in the near future. Be well
Katherine

theonlycin June 11, 2010 at 1:18 PM  

I've spent a lot of time on your blog this morning, you really write beautifully. (Sorry about your loss).

theonlycin June 11, 2010 at 1:18 PM  

I've spent a lot of time on your blog this morning, you really write beautifully. (Sorry about your loss).

theonlycin June 11, 2010 at 1:18 PM  

I've spent a lot of time on your blog this morning, you really write beautifully. (Sorry about your loss).

Rosidah Abidin June 11, 2010 at 2:11 PM  

Wonderful haiku. Very uplifting and inspirational, especially the last 3 lines. Have a wonderful day.

Emmanuel Ibok June 11, 2010 at 2:38 PM  

The beauty of this haiku is the fact that it is an obvious reality. We seem to strive for the never ending cycle of vanity which we eventually leave with none meanwhile forgetting or choosing to forget the main course, why we are here...Nice work friend...Cheers!!!

ishabellemanalo June 11, 2010 at 3:09 PM  

a very beautiful set f haikus... :) i am glad i got to read this.... :)

Bing (PinkLady) June 11, 2010 at 3:15 PM  

hi tim, i love the way you showed steam in that poem of yours. sexy yet wholesome words. brilliant! thanks for dropping by. =)

Bing (PinkLady) June 11, 2010 at 3:17 PM  

alan, thanks for visiting my site and i'm glad you like it. =)

Bing (PinkLady) June 11, 2010 at 3:22 PM  

shakira, you are so funny. thanks for being such a sweet, good friend! you have been so supportive since we first met in the blogosphere. we should really have coffee one day.

no bashing needed. a good friend of mine had a stroke last saturday and it affected me so much. maybe because she is just my age and it was like a reality-check and eye opener for me.

again, thanks so much for your sweetness and kindness.a big hug for you, dear friend. =)

Bing (PinkLady) June 11, 2010 at 3:24 PM  

hi brian, thanks for the nice words. i really hate it when i get sidetracked. there are bad days. but then, there are better days too. thanks for dropping by.

Bing (PinkLady) June 11, 2010 at 3:27 PM  

bkm, thanks and i'm glad you like the post. =)

Bing (PinkLady) June 11, 2010 at 3:30 PM  

thom, you are such a sweetie. i am feeling much better now after sorting out some emotions. it was quite a confusing time for me, aggravated by doubts and fears in my personal decisions. i have bounced back, finally! i think... =D hey, we all miss you. until when is your break?

Bing (PinkLady) June 11, 2010 at 3:32 PM  

adam, it made it easier for me to express my thoughts... i'm glad you like it. thanks for dropping by.

Bing (PinkLady) June 11, 2010 at 3:33 PM  

heartspell, that is so true! :D thanks a lot

Bing (PinkLady) June 11, 2010 at 4:09 PM  

morganna, i am feeling much better now, thank you. =)

Bing (PinkLady) June 11, 2010 at 4:10 PM  

hi william, i'm happy to know that you like the poem. :D

Bing (PinkLady) June 11, 2010 at 4:12 PM  

caroline,, thanks for dropping by. you truly deserved that award jingle gave you. such a humble spirit, you are. :)

Bing (PinkLady) June 11, 2010 at 4:17 PM  

katherine (kkrige), thanks for the kind words. i am feeling much better now and have sorted out my emotions.

Bing (PinkLady) June 11, 2010 at 4:20 PM  

cindy (theonlycin), thank you so much for taking the time to check out my blog. i am humbled by your comment considering that it came from a great writer/poet. your thoughts and poetry are so refreshing. =)

Bing (PinkLady) June 11, 2010 at 4:24 PM  

hi rosidah, it's so nice to see you here. thanks for appreciating.:)

Bing (PinkLady) June 11, 2010 at 4:32 PM  

emmanuel, that is such a heartwarming comment. thanks so much for appreciating. :)

Bing (PinkLady) June 11, 2010 at 4:35 PM  

ishabelle, you write beautiful poems too. thanks for dropping by. =)

Jingle June 12, 2010 at 1:41 AM  

http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/06/11/thursday-poets-rally-week-22-the-perfect-poet-award/

perfect poet award week 22.
Thank you for the participation!

mairmusic June 12, 2010 at 9:24 AM  

The haiku is such a daunting form-- I enjoyed your explorations.
http://mairmusic.wordpress.com/

Bing (PinkLady) June 12, 2010 at 10:40 AM  

jingle, i am humbled by this award. thank you for continuing to be so supportive of me. :)

Bing (PinkLady) June 12, 2010 at 10:41 AM  

mairmusic, thanks so much. i'm glad you like my post. i'm headed to your blog now. =)

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