Du Monde

This was a compilation of photographs I took of parts of the the Arc de Triomphe. It produced a rather unsettling collage I thought.

This was a compilation of photographs I took of parts of the the Arc de Triomphe. It produced a rather unsettling collage I thought.

Through the door lock

I heard them gab their poison

About me…Me!…MEEEEEEE!

RonovanWrites Haiku prompt for this week is “lock and gab”, not what one would call perfect partners for Haiku. It made me think of those who spend their days trapped, worrying about what the rest of the world is saying about them, when often they are not saying anything at all.

We are all told to “Be Ourselves” but that is often the most difficult thing to be where labels, judgement and opinion can be applied at the instant click of a button anywhere in the world. Not only that but we often waste our lives self-restricting our personalities fearing what others might think if we really were to put our real selves “out there”.

Others can think what they will but it would be a tragedy to take the wonderful gift of life and constrict it into a dull, cookie-cutter subsistence because of fear of the censure of the world.

I am not advocating going on a rampage but do not throw away the chance to live a rich and wonderful life because the neighbor two doors down or the opinionated bigoted blogger in Ulan Bator decides to disapprove of you.

If you are trying to find yourself at the moment…best wishes to you on your journey of discovery!

In response to RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Challenge – https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2015/06/15/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-49-lock-gab/

NOTE: I have not been the victim of a disapproving bigoted blogger from Ulan Bator, I am sure everyone in Ulan Bator is very nice. 🙂

Photo in response to Cee’s Black and White Challenge – open topic

http://ceenphotography.com/2015/06/11/cees-black-white-photo-challenge-open-topic-2/

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11 thoughts on “Du Monde

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  3. Hello! I enjoyed your haiku. It was like a mini mystery soap-opera. The picture is great. I agree with you in that if we all inhibit ourselves, hide our true selves, and act the same, this would be a pretty bland world. 😀

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