Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Are There Answers?--By Thomas Canull--United States

Are There Answers?

How does one never let go
and one ... never say no

How does one walk out the door
without goodbye and nevermore

How does one change their ways
and forget about the yesterdays

How does one run away
and say they have gone to stay

How can one say they never cried
when something deep inside has died

Perhaps it's just a mystery
life seems more than that to me.

Thomas Canull, in his early seventies, is a man of modest means who since his retirement has become a 'Haikuist  of note' with several of his poems being published in the Japanese on line media Asahi Shimbun. He posts a 'thought for the week' and 'haiku for the week' for one of the local Starbucks stores. He is also Co-founder of Hope 4 U bracelet Ministries.


  1. Hello Thomas. I am not sure if you are new to Whispers or not, but if so, welcome. Thank you for your inspiring poem. I love how it made me take a minute to reflect on the questions you put forth in the verses. Continued blessings!

    -MJ (www.tgbtgpublictions.com)

  2. Thomas,
    There must be answers to your questions, but heck, I sure don't know them. (Wish I did!)
    Your friend,
    David Fox

  3. Thank you Thomas, a sensitive piece.