Choice in Haiku

To Quarrel

Quarreling irritates

An angry painful blister

Till one becomes two


To Negotiate


Requires time, skill,  patience, love,

Till one remains One!

About Martin Lehman

I was born 92 years ago, the son of a Mennonite pastor and organic gardener in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. At age 10 I was baptized as a member of the Marion Mennonite Church. I own the "Old Fool" moniker because I want to walk the Jesus Way even though the world and much of the church takes me as a fool for doing so. In my life I have moved from being a young conservative to an elderly radical. I tell that story in My Faith Journey posted on my website.
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2 Responses to Choice in Haiku

  1. Freda Zehr says:

    I see you are 89 years old, Martin, I am just nine years behind you—-next month on the sixth! as soon as I turned 79 I started telling everyone I would soon be eighty years old, because I hated the idea so much that I wanted to get used to saying it!! and now I am used to it, so it won’t seem so bad, especially with good people like you, who have passed the mark a bit ahead of me.

  2. Dan Petry says:

    Just spent some time exploring your blog again this morning, Martin. Thank you for asking the big and necessary questions and allowing for the new winds of the Spirit to blow across our minds and hearts. I also believe that new stories and new understandings given by the Spirit sometimes supersede old stories (even if written down in the bible or the conference minutes!). We dare not make an idol (and rule book) out of the very book that God gave us to tell of the freedom of the Spirit to blow where it wills.

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