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Haikus of my Life


I decide to write a summary of my life in haiku form.

I start lifes journey.

What will the path be like?

The world beckons.

"Mummy don't leave me."

"School will be fun you'll see."

It's a scary place.

Starting big boys school.

I didn't see the bus wheel.

A hospital bed.

My abuser strikes.

Why did this happen to me?

What did I do wrong?

The years pass me by.

Make my own reality.

bury the memories.


Married to my love.

three wonderful children now.

Something still missing.

Life not always bad.

But happiness hard to find.

Darkness in my mind.

Drink becomes the norm.

Alcohol relieves the pain.

Why always sadness?

The nightmares begin.

The memories flooding back.

Have I lived a lie?


Am I going mad?

Avalanche of emotions.

Where do I start?

Addiction overtook.

Will have to face my demons.

Recovery starts.

Finding happiness.

Four wonderful grandkids.

Love back in my life.


Charlie Halliday (author) from Scotland on September 18, 2019:

Thanks for the comment. Much appreciated from a good writer like yourself

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on September 18, 2019:

Wonderful write. I believe you have found your true calling, keep writing.

Charlie Halliday (author) from Scotland on September 18, 2019:

Thank you Ann.

Yes Grandkids keep a spring in your step.

Ann Carr from SW England on September 18, 2019:

What an insight into your troubled times! Hope in the end and you've battled your addiction. I wish you all the best with your life ahead. Grandchildren certainly give us a fresh outlook on life, don't they?!

Good verse to tell your story.

Thank you for following me. Off to return the compliment.


Charlie Halliday (author) from Scotland on September 11, 2019:

Thank you Lorna. Yes there has been a few bumps on the road :)

Lorna Lamon on September 11, 2019:

Your path has not been an easy one Charlie and you have highlighted your journey through this type of poetry extremely well.

Charlie Halliday (author) from Scotland on September 11, 2019:

Thank you John

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on September 11, 2019:

Charlie, your story is touching and you share it well in this poetry.

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