Time Shifting, #haiku

My oldest daughter turned 44 today. Somehow that number doesn’t seem right…

brown wooden framed hour glass
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time slip-slides away
yesterdays, now tomorrows
don't forget to laugh

© Colleen M. Chesebro

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Colleen M. Chesebro is a Michigan Poet who loves crafting syllabic poetry, flash fiction, and creative fiction and nonfiction. Colleen sponsors a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called #TankaTuesday, on wordcraftpoetry.com where participants learn how to write traditional and current forms of syllabic poetry. A published author, Colleen is also an editor of “Word Weaving, a Word Craft Journal of Syllabic Verse, also found on wordcraftpoetry.com. Colleen’s mission is to bring the craft of writing syllabic poetry to anyone who thinks they can’t be a poet. Recently, she created the Double Ennead, a 99-syllable poetry form for the Carrot Ranch literary community at carrotranch.com. Colleen’s poetry has appeared in various anthologies and journals including “Hedgerow-a journal of small poems,” and “Poetry Treasures1 & 2” a collection of poetry from the poet/author guests of Robbie Cheadle on the “Treasuring Poetry” blog series on “Writing to be Read." Colleen published “Word Craft: Prose & Poetry, The Art of Crafting Syllabic Poetry,” which illustrates how to write various syllabic poetry forms used in her Tanka Tuesday challenges; and a collection of poetry, flash fiction, and short stories called, “Fairies, Myths & Magic: A Summer Celebration,” dedicated to the Summer Solstice. She contributed a short story called “The Changeling,” in the “Ghostly Rites Anthology 2020,” published by Plaisted Publishing House. Find Colleen at Word Craft: Prose & Poetry at wordcraftpoetry.com.
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  1. Yes! Mine will be 47 this year.

  2. Beautifully said with poetic words.

  3. Happiest of birthdays to your lovely daughter! and MANY more

  4. I know just what you mean! My daughter is in her forties as well.

  5. Happy birthday to your daughter. We never grow up for our mothers, and I guess the opposite is true as well. Thanks, Colleen.

  6. I know the feeling. My baby girl is 46. Just doesn’t seem right.

  7. Ah ha! One of yours and one of mine share a birthday!!!
    Mine are 40 and 37.

  8. Wonderful, Colleen – and good advice. Toni x

  9. that final line is cute, Colleen! <3

  10. I hope everyone had a lovely day around your daughters birthday Colleen, I so know how you feel, my son was 47 last month, it doesn’t seem possible does it when we only feel 35 🙂 LOL
    Have a great day <3

  11. Happy Birthday to your daughter!
    Both of my kids are in their 30s now.
    I don’t understand how time works–sometimes fast and sometimes slow. 🤣 But laughing yes!

  12. So you have a 44 year old child. Me too. It’s not possible is it? Your poem reminds us of those feelings I think, and the emotions this unwelcome fact stirs up.

  13. That can’t be right? Lol. Is this happy birthday for Amy or Tabitha? <3

  14. My mom says that all the time! I’m now 48, and she doesn’t understand how that can be true. Lol! Great poem, Colleen! 🙂

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