Sunday, May 15, 2016


A couple of years back, I sent the following photo and words to a contest celebrating the family. The words in the textbox must be less than 300 characters. That's me in the photo, the guy in the middle, with my brother and sister.

photo from the archives of dsnake1


It’s the early 70’s, and we siblings just want to have fun too, on Chinese New Year’s Day. But lots of things have gone by since. Bell-bottoms, tie-dyes, fire crackers, and big hair. Especially the hair, there’s not much now. But one thing did not changed, the bond amongst us. Wherever the era.


294 characters, incl. spaces

And now, a haiku for the day...

bedtime -
my daughter reads a story book
to her toys


The prize was a MacBook. I am still using my old battered and bulky laptop.

Shared on Poetry Pantry #302 at Poets United.

© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ) 2016

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Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Sorry you missed out on the Macbook. But you have something even better, which some of us lack – that bond between siblings.

15 May, 2016 22:20  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

yes, one can buy a Macbook. :)

15 May, 2016 23:20  
Anonymous Donna@LivingFromHappiness said...

Beautiful memories and yes such strong bonds, and how lucky you are to have them....loved the haiku too!

15 May, 2016 23:20  
Blogger brudberg said...

I love Rosemary's comment... I love your haiku a lot too... so sweet with the girl reading for her toys

15 May, 2016 23:22  
Blogger Jae Rose said...

What a lovely moment in time captured - there's nothing better than the bond between siblings - and for the love to be carried on through generations - magical! And hopefully a prize in itself..

15 May, 2016 23:35  
Blogger Sanaa Rizvi said...

Such a wonderful and tender write. The bond between siblings is something that we can cherish our entire lives "no matter what the era." Beautifully penned.

Lots of love,

PS: Don't fret about Macbook, there might be something even better in store for you. :)

16 May, 2016 00:02  
Blogger dsnake1 said...


Yes, lucky indeed. i have seen some families disintegrate.


thank you! i like this haiku too. :)

16 May, 2016 00:03  
Blogger Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh, this is wonderful. I olove the photo, and the rfact that the bond remained strong. So lovely.

16 May, 2016 01:38  
Blogger Mary said...

A bond between siblings is something to celebrate indeed; and I like the picture of your daughter reading to her toys! (Why not?)
Your photo makes me a bit nostalgic for bell bottoms. I really liked that style. Perhaps it will return?

16 May, 2016 06:29  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

love the image of reading to her toys...

16 May, 2016 10:55  
Blogger dsnake1 said...


yes, nothing's better than that. :)


thank you! we are always living on hope. :D


nice photo, hey? thank you! :)


i used to read to her, and it's priceless to watch your child enjoying the reading. it's only natural she read to her toys. :)
i think fashion has a habit of coming back after a cycle. but bell bottoms. hmm, maybe..


thank you! :)

16 May, 2016 21:20  
Blogger Susan said...

It is definitely a winner, as is the haiku, as is the daughter.

17 May, 2016 00:46  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

thank you, Susan! i love winners. :D

17 May, 2016 21:06  

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