Peace Within

How does one truly find inner peace? Wait, let me make it tougher. How does one find inner peace with kids in the house?! Here is my take on it.

Peaceful Doves 6096

find pieces within
cracked shells as they leave the nest
broken hearts remain

turmoil and tempest
as fledglings find their own air
sit and watch the wind

parental success
quiet comes home, pride to heart
finding peace within


I played with the challenge from Carpe Diem, today. The goal was to write haiku based on a reflection of “peace within”. With the dozen interruptions I had while writing my haiku, the peace was hard to find. Then the disturbances themselves became my inspiration.


About ewdupler

Gene is an avid outdoorsman, loves reading and is known to put pen to paper (well, he types) as an amateur poet.
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5 Responses to Peace Within

  1. Awesome series Gene and so recognizable situation … as my grandkids are visiting then I really can’t write haiku … but afterwards their disturbances are rich source of inspiration. Thank you for sharing

  2. Sunshine says:

    Love the link of nature and seeing parental stages that end successfully – enjoyable read. Thanks.

  3. 4joyjoanne says:

    mom and dad have done their job well….talk about empty nesters!

  4. Maggie Grace says:

    Very nice haiku…love the start with pieces within leading onto inner peace.

  5. Amrit Sinha says:

    This is a beautiful series … awesome.

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