A Haiku for today’s problems

This was written in response to the Go Dog Go Cafe’s Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge.

Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge: Tuesday, October 30, 2018

The Challenge: Today’s prompt: What is the biggest problem facing the country right now? If you could only change one thing, what would it be? Consider if this problem can even truly be “changed”, or if it is something steeped in our culture.

Here is my response:

Respect each other,

Regardless of difference,

If we don’t, We Die.


It’s a simple message but unfortunately, we are living in an increasingly polarised world where when people disagree with someone they are more likely to start calling them names rather than agree to differ, engage in mature debate, or just walk away.

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People are far too complicated to be able to describe in a few words so I am not even going to try.

4 thoughts on “A Haiku for today’s problems”

  1. Sometimes it seems we’re more polarized nowadays, and sometimes I think we just expect more tolerance in this age.There have always been economic, ethnic, racial, and religious prejudices, with resulting oppression and genocide. Ask the native North Americans or the Irish Catholics or the Japanese Americans + Canadians interred during WWII or…
    Whatever the case, I still agree with your verse: mutual respect is the only answer.

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