#Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge 35 – PAST & FUTURE

PAST & FUTURE
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HAIKU
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evolutions real
fauna flora fossils past proof
what of the future
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past times…pollution
if we knew then if only
now no future… hope
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past…one minute gone
future…another day
should we be lucky
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a larval past…hope
for new life to transpire
a natural future
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truelove a future
for past endeavours new life
all pray…let it be
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TANKA
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past thoughts don’t ponder
no what ifs… to late move on
may luck be your friend
devote your life to seeking…
truths for a future
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my life twice over
my past repeated… truelove
my wife…family
a treasure trove of future
transcend all evil
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HAIBUN
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TODAY
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A tree, an eucalyptus, killed in the winter of 2010/11, a chill of minus twenty one degrees. Today its skeleton removed, its past will not be forgotten. It hosted a Psyllid, Ctenarytaina spatulata, determined from a live specimen by a professional palaeontologist who’s other interest, amongst many others, is Arthropoda, specialising in Hemiptera. A long story, but in short his identification was disregard by the UK national recorder of Psyllidae, a rude and somewhat abrupt fellow, enough said. It would of been a first recording for the United Kingdom, and although unrecognized by the alleged authority, I still claim the record, for there is only one other that is hosted by eucalyptus, it being Ctenarytaina eucalypti, and it was not that. I hasten to add that I am only talking about the UK re my claim. All a personal disaster for me, but not forgotten the Twin Towers, I cried then as I do today for the bombing of the Manchester Arena!

a wicked past
so much death and destruction
what of our future

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© Mick E Talbot 2017/66

Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge # 35 – PAST & FUTURE

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5 thoughts on “#Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge 35 – PAST & FUTURE”

  1. As always, Mick your poetry is moving. Emotions in full swing! Your last words about Manchester brought tears to my eyes. I spent a few years in the U.K. when I was in the Air Force and the English people were like family to me. I feel this pain right along with all of you. ❤

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