Haiku My Heart
February 18, 2011
Haiku My Heart Friday is a meme started by me friend Rebecca at recuerdo mi corazon. Stop by and have a look to see other haiku and find out how to participate.
A heart breaks each time
Shrine to ever lasting life
People don’t notice
This shrine in the town of Truth or Consequences sits high on a telephone pole. It has special meaning for those that know what happened on this corner. For others, it is hardly noticed. In fact, I drove by this corner every day for a month before seeing it.
Along the highway, seeing a cross and a shrine adorned with colorful flowers to mark the place where a loved one died is commonplace, but you don’t often see this sort of thing in town, any town.
I stopped to take a look. So many thoughts went through my head, as I have known the pain of losing a family member in an automobile accident. I wonder what the people who lost someone at this spot feel when they have to drive by. I wonder how many people see it and might wonder about the unusual placement.
I wonder if the ones that put it there seek out this place and drive by going out of their way. I wonder if they keep it up and freshen the plastic flowered wreath every so often. They’d have to bring a ladder as this display is high up on the pole.
No matter what, may the loved one that was lost here Rest In Peace.
Peace, what a concept