Better or Worse [fpq]

Sunflowers

Will children born today have a better or worse life than their parents? I think the question is will they have a life at all? Would a devastated planet even be worth survival? We’ve all seen dystopian movies, and that may soon be reality for the few who escape the initial nuclear onslaught. It will make all our debates about gender identity and too much social media immediately irrelevant. The children of dystopia won’t have to worry about doing their homework. A murderous monster has his finger on the button, and we are all holding our collective breath, hoping for a miracle in the land of sunflowers.

Last time the world fell
For a Jewish male savior
It ended badly

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Haiku written for Fandango’s Provocative Question, Eugi’s Weekly Prompt, and Haibun Wednesday.

34 responses to “Better or Worse [fpq]

  1. Things look bleak and you must be worried about your grandchildren.

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  2. I did all my worrying about nuclear destruction during the 80s with Ronnie & Gorby ready to push the buttons… I can’t think about Putin. I can’t DO anything about him. I’m just gonna make sure I love on the people I love while I can.

    Daughter assures me it won’t be nukes anyway… it will be 🧟‍♀️ 🧟‍♂️

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  3. I’ve seen bleak before, but bleak – these days – is far bleaker.
    I can’t bear to watch the “news”, but I’m too afraid to NOT watch it…
    Awesome, haibunilicious work, Paula. Thanks?

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  4. I have a seven year old Grandson and I despair of his future. As for the potential for a WWIII I fear the worst. I am doing my best to keep positive and enjoying every day and telling those that matter to me that I love them whenever I can.

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  5. The situation is beyond our control. Worrying doesn’t helps at all.

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  6. It’s scary and sad. 😔

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  7. You’re asking the same questions I’m asking about what kind of future our grandchildren will have living in a dystopian, war-torn world on an inhospitable planet. It’s a pretty ugly picture to me.

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  8. Watching the news yesterday and it put all of my miniscule problems into perspective. There have been wars before and I think we’ve never really thought about it much because it isn’t on our doorstep. This shouldn’t be happening, not in 2022, but not ever.

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  9. I don’t want to have children. It’s too depressing, but then my Mum will say something like “Yes, but you will have good children, who will give a damn”.

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  10. We’ve all seen dystopian movies, and that may soon be reality for the few who escape the initial nuclear onslaught. It will make all our debates about gender identity and too much social media immediately irrelevant.

    😔 Paula 😔

    Shabbat shalom,
    David

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  11. aguycalledbloke

    Yes, everything looks very different – l was having this very discussion with Suze only this morning and then a lightbulb flicked on. All these so called importancies are not important at all.

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  12. Hurts my heart to read this but your words need to be shared. Well done.

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