#Haibun: More Time

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Since June of last year, my life has been a revolving door of doctor visits, tests, and surgeries. Being diagnosed with breast cancer in the middle of a pandemic was not on my list of ‘fun things to do in 2020.’ But, I found myself enduring more than I ever thought possible and traveling down that ‘what if’ road.
Even now, looking back, it is hard to fathom it all; it is a surreal nightmare. Now that I am currently cancer free, I look at the world with crystal clear eyes. I am blessed as this whole situation could have had a much different outcome. There is nothing more sobering than facing your own mortality.
We all know we are going to die, but in our day to day lives we manage to put it aside. That is, until a major life event shifts our perspective and we begin a scramble for time, more time, I need more time. God has seen fit to give me more of my humble beautiful life, and I am grateful.

cold winter morning
walking through fallen dead leaves-
crisp new beginning

©2021 Linda Lee Lyberg

dVerse Poets Pub: Haibun Monday– Lillian is hosting today and we are writing Haibun about new beginnings. Come join us! Pub opens at 3PM EST.

Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 24 years, and her dog, Ricky Bobby. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com
and purchase anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page

51 Comments on “#Haibun: More Time

  1. I can’t imagine what you’ve been through, but you must be incredibly strong to make it through such a difficult time and come out singing.

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  2. I went through this over four years ago. I learned a lot and found it to be a profound experience that I wouldn’t wish on anybody. But I am fine and wiser and am glad to hear that you too are doing well.

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  3. You’ve really been through the mill this year, Linda, and I admire how you’ve kept it together. I imagine you must have glowed so much when you got the good news that you could be seen from space – a special kind of star. I love your haiku so much!

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  4. To endure the pandemic was a challenge, I cannot fathom it while battling a breast cancer diagnosis. We rejoice with you your present cancer-free status. May the time to come bring renewed clarity and joy. Blessings!

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  5. Cancer is the carcinogen under everybody’s bed, Blessings to you for being a survivor. Your haiku is sterling. After we clear up this Covid thing, we can get back to battling the behemoth “C”.

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  6. This line really pulls on my heartstrings, Linda:
    “God has seen fit to give me more of my humble beautiful life, and I am grateful.”
    Amen, my friend.

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  7. I’m raising my glass to you, Lx3, to express my best wishes for your continued good health and to honor your masterfully done Haibun. Salute!

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  8. So sorry for what you’ve been through, Linda. I’m sure you found strength where you didn’t know it existed before! So glad you are doing well. I really like the urgency of this line…..”we begin a scramble for time, more time, I need more time”.

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  9. What a scary journey, I can only imagine that walk, but thankfully your haiku ends with that “crisp new beginning.” Many blessings in this new year for you! 💕


  10. Hi Linda.

    I really took this post to heart! Though I have not had it, breast cancer runs in my family and I have seen first hand what it can do. I am so glad for you; for your victory, your positivity, and your renewed vigor for life!
    2020 was (yay for past tense) difficult under the best circumstance! But this was a reminder that there is indeed always someone worse off. I wish you nothing but happiness and continued remission!

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  11. So wonderful to hear you are cancer free!! Yeah! 😁😊😍🎁😂✨✨🎉😘💕🌹
    Really loved the wisdom of your words and your message, My Dear! Thanks so much for sharing this!! 😘💕😊🎁💕🌹🎉✨

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