A Word of Thanks

Hey all! I’m back with my first haibun, titled “A Word of Thanks”. Enjoy!

Although I sit here writing poetry whose many flavors are savored by many, which, even I can say, after a couple years’ experience, is something I can be proud of; I cannot shake off the past, the horrors that I claimed were “poems” were actually meaningless collections of words which seemed more like boring paragraphs than actual stanzas, except that they rhymed, in a bizarre fashion more often than not.
Yet in that period, I still had admirers who thought I dished out wonders and miracles, and actually motivated me to write more. That’s right, write more, experience it for yourself,and you’ll improve as time flies by. I thank them sincerely for their motivation, and their encouragement in dark times.
But simply telling someone to not give up, to keep doing something ain’t gonna help fix his shortcomings and mistakes! Hence,I thank the people who taught me the value of meaning, what a poem actually is, and the importance of letting my thoughts flow out rather than looking for random rhymes. Though I do use rhyme even now, I write sensibly, knowing what to convey, all thanks to those wonderful poets.
And of course, I thank my fellow poets who have helped me all along with their loving support, advice and encouragement. They are the real reason behind my small success.

Meandering at night,
Upon rise of blazing sun,
No longer wayward.

-The Forgers of Fantasy

P.S: This has been written for DVerse, where poets were asked to write haibuns for giving thanks to a place,person or thing. You can access the prompt at https://dversepoets.com/2021/11/22/haibun-monday-11-22-21-giving-thanks/ .

A haibun consists of one to a few paragraphs of prose—usually written in the present tense—that evoke an experience and are often non-fictional/autobiographical. They may be preceded or followed by one or more haiku—nature-based, using a seasonal image—that complement without directly repeating what the prose stated.

For more such poems,refer The Forgers of Fantasy

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