Haiku at Work

Following the last theme of Haiku at work,  I sent a group email to those I work with in the NHS Foundation Trust. I asked them to write their own Haiku poetry, about how they feel towards those they help and what does that role and relationship mean to them.

So here are some pieces (in no particular order). Bristling with joy,  some wrapped in laughter, but all committed to service in the lives of people with Learning Disabilities :

 

Difficult stories;

individual people;

always a blue sky

 

 

Beautiful People;

learning disabilities;

laughter all the way

 

 

Problem to person;

Learning Disabilities;

Hubbub to power

 

 

Meeting Together;

Working through challenges;

recognizing achievements

 

 

A meeting of two;

sharing, exploring – with you;

new possibilities

 

 

Everything Changes;

Outcomes consistently good;

aims remain the same

 

 

Even when it’s tough;

I can always raise a smile;

community bound

 

 

Smile, Jump, Shout;

Learning Disabilities;

sing, hop, smile

 

 

Often Joyful; can’t complain;

except for getting caught

in the rain

 

 

Challenging Stigma;

Aspiring for potential;

Partnership working

 

 

When no day is dull;

learning disabilities;

we are here to help

 

 

Travel on the bus;

learning disabilities;

to make life better

 

 

If love is blind;

my disability sees;

love in all people

 

 

Challenging Values;

learning disabilities;

respect and dignity

 

 

Laughter;

Energy;

Memories

 

 

Sitting all day;

my bottom really hurts;

let me out please

 

 

A shared moment;

understanding;

changing times

 

 

I love to bring joy;

to others I meet in my job;

It is very satisfying

 

 

Going to work;

in learning disabilities;

the sun shines brightly

 

 

Life is never dull;

people are challenging;

reward is good

 

 

Fantabulous clients;

frustrating at times;

always a challenge

 

 

It was there and;

it is gone – power;

Darenth Park

 

 

Spring Rain;

Blackbirds Singing;

Clients run in the park

 

 

Difficult Every Day;

Lovely to be with;

and to help

 

 

You are my torch;

when the light is dimmed;

all is bright

 

 

A challenge it is;

privileged to be part of;

I am exhausted

 

 

The 185 Bus;

never ending journey;

my Blackberry Crashes

 

 

Blue skies; high mountains;

Learning Disabilities;

clunk click every Trip

 

 

Tension, discomfort;

time to go trampolining;

relaxed, comfortable

 

 

Off we go to work;

learning disabilities;

smiling eyes, job done

 

 

You cannot say it;

turn your head and lift your eyes;

tell me with your smile

 

 

When no day is dull;

learning disabilities;

we are here to help

 

 

To help a person:

A simple wish borne from care:

Others with full lives

 

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2 Replies to “Haiku at Work”

  1. Yes, the responses reaffirmed that sensitive and caring people make a difference. It was transformative to reveal the untapped relationship between haiku and helping,

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