Ligo Haibun|~Daniel

Born with androgynous good looks and a dimpled smile, Daniel never had problems getting whatever he wanted. It was easy. With a quick smile, he found mother would simply give in as she watched him lick the homemade frosting from the cake-mixing bowl. Both his sisters delighted when Daniel let them dress him up as they all dreamed of becoming famous runway models one day. At first, Daniel felt ashamed, as he secretly loved the transformation reflected back to him in the playroom mirror. The feminine undergarments, sequined and frilly dresses, high heels and hair up-dos along with fancy eye make-up. This was heaven, thought Daniel. However, time manages to change childish play for mature things as his sisters began to develop interests in boyfriends and social media activities. Daniel? No. Time generously gave him pressure, confusion and alienation.

He stands in front of the mirror, fully dressed. “I am a masterpiece of God, a beautiful woman,” whispered Daniel, a tear dropping down at the crossroad of his life. “I must overcome my shame and face my reality; I was born to be a woman and not a man.”


The phone rings interrupting Daniel’s bitter reflection.

“Hello, this is Daniel. Oh, sweet Jesus, you want to see my modeling portfolio?”

fashion designers

transforms felicitous gift

beautiful mirage

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Inspiration: Write a 220 word Haibun narrative with Haiku to finish. If you like this post and would like to join this weekly challenge, visit  Līgo Haībun Challenge ~ Down At The Crossroads.

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22 thoughts on “Ligo Haibun|~Daniel

    • Sunshine says:

      thank you so much for reading and sharing your thoughts, Eric. these Haibun challenges exercises the mind BIG time. have a peaceful weekend~♥


  1. 1EarthUnited says:

    Awesome story! Transgendered people are just as beautiful and loving as anyone else. The ugliness stems from others not seeing the real “us”.

    Looking within I
    Pierces veil of illusion
    Time to meditate!


    • Sunshine says:

      you are beautiful inside and out, Maddy! good changes happen when awareness brings the light into the beauty of the inner self. it is then that our “fears” of the unknown can diminish…i ♥ your haiku!!


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