Charlie Corporate   23 comments

This is my first post for the first Haibun Thinking – a new Haibun Writing Challenge. The prompt I chose was:

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”
– Ferris Bueller’s Day Off


His rise through the ladders of work left him breathless.

Time out for marriage that was for sure.

There were kids his wife assured.

No one mentioned this unfairness.


One more time he had to check this corporate allure.

Corporate Gods before all.

Up, up towards that impossible goal for sure.

With all this some say he had a lot of gall.


Once there, everything had been left behind.

But no one was there to see him now.

He thought he was a gift to mankind.

But in the end he wasn’t even the cats meow.

a rose for my love

i wish i could play again

one more chance to smell

Posted January 21, 2014 by Danny James in Haibun, Haiku, Poetry, postaday

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23 responses to “Charlie Corporate

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  1. Career or family?
    A choice so many of us face.
    Great response to the prompt!


  2. Probably too true of a message in today’s world. The corporate go getter needs to know how to balance family life into the mix. Or – in the end -may be left all alone.


  3. AnElephant loves this approach.
    Quite excellent piece of writing, original and refreshing.
    And sad, but so often too true.


  4. Be careful how you are to folk on the way up…you might meet em again on the way down …Great piece.


  5. My friend always says, be nice to your kids, they pick out your nursing home. Not that I need that reminder usually, but it does make me laugh. Sounds like the man in your excellent poem might have needed to hear this.


  6. I know several men who fit that role. Thankfully my own hubby is not one of them…

    I played here:



  7. This is so moving….wonderful haibun and the haiku really does say a lot.


  8. I like how you told this. It’s really well done. Thank you for taking part Danny


  9. Excellent Haibun and Haiku Danny well done. You have conveyed an excellent message through both pieces.


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