Healing Haiku

Over the years, I’ve written poetry.  It’s my secret passion.  The start to my love of writing.  It began way back when.  Being 15 and in love, the early stuff is very mushy to say the least.  As life went on, it became a way for me to pour out my emotions.

Since blogging, I’ve noticed a lot of people on WordPress and Twitter participating in Haiku Challenges.  The person doing the challenging usually gives a one or two word prompt, which are the words that need to be placed within the poem in some form.  I finally made my first attempt – albeit not the best one – but I did it and now I’m sort of hooked.  I’m determined to step it up but keeping within the theme of my journey.

#58 – Prompts: Rise & Save
A measly attempt,
Saving one’s soul from satan,
Few make ascension.

#57 – Prompts: Must & Bust
We must try harder,
To understand each other,
Seize traits in common.

#56 – Prompts: Luck & Hope
Time will heal all wounds,
Hopefully that phrase is true,
If so, we’re lucky.

#55 – Prompts: Five & Thrive
Entry #1
Someone is missing,
While another pleads the fifth,
Live, laugh, love and thrive.

Entry #2
With my five fingers,
I can make the Vulcan sign,
Live long and prosper.

#54 – Prompts: Free & Think
Nevermind your thoughts,
As I view my reflection,
Freedom looks so good.

#53 – Prompts: Guide & Mad
Our lives are fleeting,
Choosing anger will rob you,
Let peace guide your days.

#52 – Prompts: Silent & Loud
Silent excitement,
Builds great anticipation,
Time to live out loud.

#51 – Prompts: Future & Give
Give faith a fair chance,
Believing in the unknown,
Can bless your future.

#50 – Prompts: Gain & Hound
With age comes knowledge,
Always choose love over lust,
Steer clear of mongrels.

#49 – Prompts: Lock & Gab
Incessant chatter,
Filled with mundane rhetoric,
Fasten the muzzle.

#48 – Prompts: Inspire & Loss
No matter the loss,
You can find inspiration,
And gain perspective.

#47 – Prompts: Water & Bard
Bard you say is me,
When sorrow pours from my pen,
With an ocean’s depth.

#46 – Prompts: Think & Fresh
No past memories,
When I think of the future,
A fresh start excites.

#45 – Prompts: Pitch & Time
Weekly prompts are pitched,
Usual suspects join in,
Must finish on time.

#44 – Prompts: Charge & Lovers
Their chapter and verse,
Lovers cloaked by the shadows,
Valiantly take charge.

#43 – Prompts: Source & Thought
This beautiful man,
The source of my every thought,
Faith, hope and focus.

#42 – Prompts: Love & Last
I was your first love,
Falling deep and forever,
You will be my last.

#41 – Prompts: Want & Tatters
Set in wanton ways,
A wood chipper turns me on,
Oh, how it tatters.

#40 – Prompts: New & Time
Time spent together,
Reminiscing of young love,
Making new mem’ries.

As a new day dawns,
We breathe in rhythym and rhyme,
Our hearts know no time.

Twin flames burn as one,
Two souls forever embraced,
Thus, the time is near.

#39 – Prompts: Vie & Reach
A far reach for love,
To vie for one’s attention,
Countless ways to end.

#38 – Prompts: Ill & Rest
Your ill fate is sealed,
No one escapes Karma’s wrath,
Best to get your rest.

#37 – Prompts: Foul & Sweet
It was a sweet thought,
Happily ever after,
Turned foul in your hands.

Your foul stench lingers,
As my lungs gasp for fresh air,
Sweet freedom blows in.

#36 – Prompts: Field & Beacon (1 of 2)
Her beacon of hope,
Contemplating the next move,
Waits in flower fields.

#36 – Prompts: Field & Beacon (2 of 2)
I can hear John sing,
Strawberry Fields, forever
a beacon of peace.

#35 – Prompts: Miss & Past
That place in the past,
When life was simple and pure,
Oh, how I miss it.

#34 – Prompts: Beast & Day
Fresh start with daylight,
Inner beast remains at bay,
Until darkness calls.

#33 – Prompts: Fame & War (1 of 2)
Dreams of infamy,
Thoughts on how to end this war,
Battle your own mind.

#33 – Prompts: Fame & War (2 of 2)
This one took seconds.
Enemy lines drawn,
Lose this battle win the war,
With no claim to fame.

#32 – Prompts: Rare & Harsh
Harsh reality,
Secrets veiled with a smile,
Genuine joy, rare.

#31 – Prompts: Wait & Move
Two hearts in limbo,
Out of sight means out of mind,
Both wait for one move.

#30 – Prompts: Force & Free
Force will not reveal,
Winning hand held tight chested,
Nothing trumps freedom.

#29 – Prompts: Fret & Chill
Go ahead and grieve,
Longing to mend past actions,
Chills your very core.

#28 – Prompts: Pop & Fail
New bundle of joy,
Too young to be mom and pop,
Love and marriage fail.

#27 – Prompts: Joy & Freedom (Click for pic)
Visions of freedom,
The taste, touch and smell of it,
A joyous silence.

#26 – Prompts: Empty & Bedlam
Awake and prepared,
Able to thrive in bedlam,
And slumber in peace.

#25 – Prompts: New & Old
With new horizons,
Shadows of the old linger,
As long as allowed.

#24 – Prompts: Innocence & Life
Claim your innocence,
With no tears for the life lost,
Contemplate your own.

#23 – Prompts: Night & Breathe
Dreaming vividly,
Overnight hours rush by,
Leaving me breathless.

#22 – Prompts: Belong & Run
The heart belongs free,
With no deed of ownership,
Free to run and soar.

#21 – Prompts: View & Revenge
In view of your death,
Revenge is most desired,
Justice is prayed for.

#20 – Prompts: Hunt & Wind
Pursuing the truth,
Quite the tiresome journey,
Winded by deceit.

#19 – Prompts: Deep & Truth
A character strength or flaw,
Depends on the depth.

#18 – Prompts: Stress & Hold (Click for pic)
Secrets held in vain,
Stressful burden no longer,
Peace of mind awaits.

#17 – Prompts: Focus & Stray
Her mischievous grin.
Focused on the passing clouds,
Straying thought to thought.

#16 – Prompts: Haunt & Release
An err in judgment,
Haunting images released,
With peace yet to come.

#15 – Prompts: Promise & Gift
If your heart is true,
The gift of life resonates,
Promises abound.

#14 – Prompts: Shine & Potential
Dare to shine, just know,
Potential is subjective,
A work in progress.

#13 – Prompts: Spirit & Flight (Click for pic)
Focused on the moon,
My spirit is awakened,
Yearning to take flight.

#12 – Prompts: Study & Creature (Click for pic)
Wistfully study,
Every move, step, glance and breath,
Beckon the creature.

#11 – Prompts: Drive & Psycho
Battles neither one will win,
Fuels drive for exit.

#10 – Prompts: Create & Destroy
With clouds in my eyes,
Hopes and dreams are created,
While destruction lurks.

#9 – Prompts: Fluffy & Rainbow
Her flowing tears end,
The fluffy tissues are gone,
A rainbow remains.

#8 – Prompts: Rage & Flammable (My 1st Haiku)
His flammable rage,
Sears in to her very soul.
Relief when she’s cold.

#7 – Prompts: Pain & Peace
Colorful canvas,
Full of sacrifice and pain,
Yet peaceful and sane.

#6 – Prompts: Flare & Shadow (Click for pic)
Her bruises burning,
Like heat from a thousand flares,
The shade keeps her cool.

#5 – Prompts: Cold & Heat
Hot passionate hate,
Cutting to his very core,
Coldly she wants more.

#4 – Prompts: Acceptance & Rejection
Accepting no more,
She rejects his tearful pleas,
As she packs her bags.

#3 – Prompts: Chaos & Calm
Sheer chaotic wrath,
Pounding calmly at her door,
The devil wants more.

#2 – Prompts: Turtle & Snail
Years pass by swiftly,
With the speed of a turtle,
The snail tries to leave.

#1 – Prompts: Silent & Loud (Click for pic)
Hiding with a smile,
Her painfully silent tears.
So loud, no one hears.

Haiku 1-58 were issued by RonovanWrites.  Please visit his blog. You can also follow him on Twitter or like him on Facebook.


64 thoughts on “Healing Haiku

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  4. #12-A true Haiku, at least from my interpretation. The first two lines combined give me a sense of an innocent observance, while combining the middle and last line, I am sorry to say, makes me feel a bit ill inside as I think of something evil observing the innocent part.

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    • Thank you.

      Can I buy a syllable? Lol. Guess “if” is an easy go to word. I think in one of my other versions I may have had – “For the true of heart” but I went with my first instinct.


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    • I agree. I was nervous at first, still am honestly. But it’s very addicting and I’ve grown to appreciate it. Not the same as when we were forced to do it in school as an assignment. 🙂

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