Haibun Thinking – What Jack Built


Each week Haibun Thinking challenges the writer to pen a Haibun from a given prompt. This week the prompt is texte by Dr Seuss.

If you want to join the challenge pop over to Haibun Thinking

This my response to the challenge:

Texte: Today you are you!
That is truer than true!
There is no one alive who is you-er than you!

~ Dr Seuss

Red bricks built a solid wall.

A house.

A place of security and safety. A sealed box and a place to hide. A prison that can never be a home.

The windows have forgotten the joy of being opened and every breath is growing stale. Inside, embraced by invisible chains of doubt and fear, and each link weighs heavily on the mind.

Doors closed tight with empty locks bar the way to freedom. And the lost keys, where are they?

liberty gazes
from mirrored walls
as eyes find truth

© JG Farmer 2014

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About Jez Farmer

I am a freelance writer and poet and started writing after raising my two boys as a way of discovering just who Jez is. That is still very much an on-going project but the journey so far has introduced me to many wonderful friends and fellow writers through an ever growing love of poetry.
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10 Responses to Haibun Thinking – What Jack Built

  1. Very good Jeremy, I enjoyed this very much. Well done.

  2. bloomnpsycho says:

    This must be very much what an abandoned house feels like. Well crafted indeed!

  3. Anja says:

    Very moving….beautifully written.

  4. Al says:

    I like the sadness in this. It can also refer to a person as well.

  5. Wow, this is profound and powerful, Jeremy.

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