game of life
at the end
goes back
in the box

21 Responses

  1. Peggy Bilbro Says:


  2. Gisele LeBlanc Says:

    Thank you, Peggy! :)

  3. Dave Read Says:

    LOL! Funny stuff Gisele. :)

  4. Gisele LeBlanc Says:

    Thanks, Dave! I'm so glad you liked it. :)

  5. Paul Heinowski Says:

    Are we recyclable as you suggest? Or are we unique? It’s a question of vital importance.

  6. Alison Hedlund Says:

    Not everything. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. Our remains are recycled and return to the box/earth. The soul lifts free to become pure energy again and pursue its path of learning and growth. Nicely done.

  7. Gisele LeBlanc Says:

    Thank you, Alison! I appreciate your thoughts and comment! :)

  8. Barbara A Taylor Says:

    c'est la vie!

  9. Gisele LeBlanc Says:

    Hi, Barbara! And, merci! :)

  10. oliver Says:

    i love it that some of the most profound thoughts are amusing….and so easily provoke controversy. Someone out there/ up there obviously has a sense of humour

  11. Gisele LeBlanc Says:

    Thank you, Olivier. I appreciate your comment! :)

  12. Magyar Says:

    A visit to your: "Why I Write Haiku" _m

  13. Gisele LeBlanc Says:

    Thank you for visiting, Magyar, and for leaving the lovely haiku. :)

  14. Alan Summers Says:

    game of life
    at the end
    goes back
    in the box


    It's so true. Not just with my parents, but after having faced death a couple of times, I could see that it's okay to let things go, and not worry that they go 'back into the box'.
    I'm currently literally putting things in big cardboard boxes as I clear my mom's house room by room.

    warmest regards,


  15. Gisele_LeBlanc Says:

    That must be difficult to do, Alan. Letting go is never easy, but we all must learn to do it at some point.

  16. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    Comme celui est amusant, Gisele!

    I am reminded of my mother's insistence that we put all the pieces of a game back in the box after it has ended, so that everything is in order for next time. Because of the first two lines, this box suggests a coffin/casket, so we are neatly packed away ready for the next life!


  17. Gisele_LeBlanc Says:

    Merci, Marion! I'm also finding it interesting to read everyone's interpretation and thoughts on this one.

  18. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    That's one of the reasons I enjoy haiku so much, Gisele – there are so many ways a haiku can be interpreted depending on the reader's life experience.


  19. Gisele_LeBlanc Says:

    Yes, so true, Marion! :)

  20. th. vandergrau Says:

    So it is indeed. Like chess pieces cleared from the board when the game is over and returned to the box awaiting the next game …

  21. joolo Says:


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