March 18, 2011

Haiga 547 Mirsad Denjo haiku--Children in disaster


Haiku by Mirsad Denjo (Bostonia). Artwork by myself.

I see children in the news coverage of the disaster areas. So many of them, some lucky enough to be with parents, some without, and many with tremendous stress. I see smiles and laughter, but they are prone to act like that even in time of great difficulty. It is their instictive behavior to protect their lives.

I hear that there have been more than 250 aftershocks of over M5. It is like one feels strong shake almost all the time. Plus that is the constant fear from radiation. This situation will certainly cause great damage to children's mind. Children are not aware of it now, but that's what I worry the most.
What they need is the rainbow of hope.

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I'll be out of town tomorrow, hence no new blog posting.

4 comments:

daphnepurpus said...

May all children have the rainbow of hope. Beautiful post!

Devika said...

it's a touching haiga, Kuni-san,

The haiga and the note reminds me of the Native American proverb
"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children"

May we not destroy the hope of generations to come,

wishes,
devika

Devika said...

"May we not destroy the hope of generations to come" -- while our actions may a be part; i was referring to government and industry policies, Kuni-san

they all talk about it, whne it comes to decision making, most prove adverse -- China recently showed an example of slowing economic growth rate as a new approach to sustainable development...a pacing down that may be beneficial in the long-run, and other nations could look at,

but in already poor countries it may not be so viable,

that was outside the purview of the haiga, but just clarifying and sharing the thought,

wishes,
devika

Alan Summers said...

Timely statement. What have we done to our children?

Alan