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Haiku time capsule

By Kuldeep RajawatPublished about a year ago 3 min read

In a small town in the heart of England, the community decided to create a time capsule to commemorate the town's rich history. The town council, together with the local schools, organized an event where everyone was invited to contribute something to the time capsule. People brought all sorts of things, from old coins and photographs to handwritten letters and small trinkets that held a special meaning.

The event was a success, and the time capsule was filled to the brim with items that represented the town's past and present. The town council decided to bury the time capsule in the town square, under a small monument that would mark its location. The monument was a tall stone structure, with a plaque that read "Here lies the memories of our past, for the future to unearth."

Before burying the time capsule, the town council invited a group of students from the local high school to write haikus that would be read aloud during the ceremony. The students were excited to be a part of such an important event, and they eagerly set to work crafting their haikus.

One of the students, a young girl named Lily, was particularly excited about the project. She had always loved writing poetry, and she felt that this was a great opportunity to share her passion with others. She spent hours crafting her haiku, carefully choosing each word to ensure that it conveyed the right meaning.

On the day of the ceremony, Lily and the other students gathered in the town square. The town council gave a brief speech, thanking everyone for their contributions and explaining the significance of the time capsule. Then, one by one, the students stepped forward to read their haikus.

Lily was nervous, but she took a deep breath and began to read:

"Memories sealed tight,

Time's endless journey unfolds,

Our past, now reborn."

There was a moment of silence after Lily finished reading. Then, the crowd erupted into applause. The town council thanked the students for their wonderful contributions and then proceeded to bury the time capsule under the monument.

Years passed, and the town grew and changed. New buildings were constructed, old ones were torn down, and the people who had contributed to the time capsule slowly began to fade into memory. But the monument remained, standing tall and proud in the town square.

One day, many years later, a group of children were playing in the town square when they noticed something unusual. One of them had tripped over a small crack in the pavement, revealing a small metal box buried just below the surface.

Excited by their discovery, the children ran to get their parents, who quickly realized that they had stumbled upon the time capsule that had been buried so many years ago. The monument was carefully removed, and the time capsule was unearthed.

As the box was opened, the people gathered around it were transported back in time. The letters, photographs, and trinkets that had been carefully stored away so many years ago were still there, perfectly preserved. And then, they noticed a small piece of paper with a haiku written on it.

"Memories sealed tight,

Time's endless journey unfolds,

Our past, now reborn."

The haiku was written by Lily, who had long since moved away from the town. But her words had endured, just as the memories of the town's past had endured.

The people of the town read the haiku aloud, feeling a sense of wonder and gratitude for the opportunity to connect with their past. They knew that the time capsule would be reburied, but they also knew that its contents would remain a reminder of the people who had come before them and the memories that they had left behind.

And so, the time capsule was reburied, and the monument was restored to its rightful place in the town square.

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