Haiku Carpe Diem #112, Buddha

Yesterday’s Carpe Diem Prompt was Buddha.

spiritual-quote-buddhaImage Credits

I’ve been missing from Carpe Diem for a few days whilst I come to terms with the passing of my Mother. I found myself unable to see past the fog that has descended in my mind to write a haiku myself. However, seeing the quote above reminded me that I have nothing but positive thoughts of my Mum and the love and laughter she brought into the lives of her family, friends as well as her patients and their families during her years as a Hospice Nurse.

If “all that we are is is the result of what we have thought” then what others think and feel about us is also a result of our thoughts. This implies that even in the depths of Mum’s dementia, her mind must have been full of love and laughter.

A mind full of love
Handed from Mother to Child
The Buddha smiling


About jrbsays

Just a regular married father of three type of guy. Writer of Haiku, founder of www.DementiaJourneys.com and other bits and other bobs.
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13 Responses to Haiku Carpe Diem #112, Buddha

  1. Sainter says:

    Indeed the Buddha is smiling. Truer words were never spoken. How proud she must have been of you. Heart felt condolences, my good friend.


  2. What a wonderful tribute to your mother … she certainly will smile at you from Heavens. I offer you my condolences JRB … remember your mother as she was … a beautiful laughing soul.


  3. JazzBumpa says:

    My wife just lost her mother, and she too had dementia at the end.
    My condolences, friend.


    • jrbsays says:

      I remember your posts about your wife’s Mother. Dementia is likely to be the disease of our generation unless more is done to fund research.


  4. siggiofmaine says:

    Oh, my dear…how difficult it is to loose a parent…I do believe that Buddha and the angels
    are laughing with her joy… Your tribute to your Mother is heart warming.
    For many years I worked with patients similar to your Mother, and believe that she knew how much she was loved on earth and now in the heavens. My sincere condolences to you and your family as you adjust to life without her and may your special memories of her bring peace to your heart and soul.
    Peace and love,
    Siggi in Downeast Maine, USA


  5. WabiSabi says:

    This is a lovely tribute to your mother and her memory! When dementia descends the last years can be a challenge for the family of the loved one. I hope and pray that the memory of her laughter and love will blur any sad memories you may have of the last years. Peace be with you!


  6. A truly beautiful tribute to your mother.
    My sincere condolences to you and your family.


  7. ElizOF says:

    Sending my condolences to you and your family… so sorry to read about your mom. Your haiku is a beautiful tribute.


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