32 thoughts on “…in so few words…

    • lillian February 21, 2019 / 4:49 pm

      Thank you. Such a complex issue….so many sides….so many stones left unturned by these few words.

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  1. Grace February 19, 2019 / 7:41 pm

    Short and sharp Lillian. It all boils down to one’s perspective isn’t it?

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    • lillian February 21, 2019 / 4:50 pm

      Yes indeed. Thanks, Grace – for everything.


  2. rothpoetry February 19, 2019 / 10:10 pm

    It really is difficult to understand why some suffer horrendously, while the rest of us live in comfort and privilege.

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  3. anmol(alias HA) February 20, 2019 / 3:45 am

    Nicely penned — this perspective captures the idea in terms of certain inexplicable tendencies. Some of it definitely is fate but that can be used as an excuse not to bring about some changes in the status quo as well. I remember reading Min Jin Lee’s Pachinko in which a statement was repeated very often: “A woman’s lot is to suffer”. Is it fate that gender inequalities still exist? Along the same lines, the feudal system and many monarchies wouldn’t have been abolished otherwise if we didn’t look at the social realities.

    Thanks for your perspective and participation, Lillian! 🙂


    • lillian February 21, 2019 / 4:53 pm

      Of course fate can be used as an excuse….and this haiku does not look at all social realities.
      This is simply a very few words, looking at an extremely complex issue, and seeing it from one angle or turn of a prism if you will.
      No need to teach me about how changes come in the status quo or about gender inequalities or social realities.

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    • lillian February 21, 2019 / 4:55 pm

      Thank you, Mary. I truly appreciate your reply here.


    • lillian February 21, 2019 / 4:55 pm

      Lottery of life — good way of stating it!


  4. Gina February 20, 2019 / 5:04 pm

    on point! its where we are standing at the fence

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  5. katiemiafrederick February 20, 2019 / 7:40 pm

    Smiles Lillian
    i Kid You
    Being in
    And Getting
    Out of Hell for 66
    Months including
    Enduring the Suicide
    Disease Type-Two Trigeminal
    Neuralgia From Wake To Sleep
    For All of those 66 Months Like
    A Dentist Drill Then in my Right Eye
    And Ear as A Shut-in in my Bedroom
    For those 66 Months too as True that
    Pain is Assessed in Literature as Actually
    Worse than the Torture of Real Crucifixion
    And No Drug Would Bring Any Relief at All
    During Any of my Waking Hours then at All
    Is Yes my Greatest
    Blessing and
    Privilege for
    Now i
    True ‘Sympathy
    For the Devil(S)’ too..
    For That Pain Took my
    Emotions And Love All Away
    As That Numb Was/Is Worse Then
    Than The Worst Pain Known to Humankind.
    Dark Brings
    is Dark
    What A Privilege
    It Was/Is to Live on the
    Dark Side of the Moon
    Smiles Heaven is Not Going Back to Hell..
    With Sympathy Perspective As Empathy WHole CoMPaSSioN..:)

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    • lillian February 21, 2019 / 4:57 pm

      You, Katie, are a remarkable person. I am always glad to get your perspective. I hope the light continues to shine on you, my friend.

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      • katiemiafrederick February 21, 2019 / 6:51 pm

        Thanks my Friend..
        Lillian.. always a pleasure visiting
        You on The dVerse Trail…:)

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