My mood has been somewhat -wishy washy- this past week. I thought about taking a break from all social media, blogging, etc. Basically… people in general. I’ve been feeling an overwhelming need to withdraw. Not really sure why. I even passed up Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge last week. Thought about doing the same again this week. Then I just sat here. Figured, let me just suck it up and write a haiku. What’s the big deal? Of course, me being me, I need to check the words from last week and see how to incorporate them with this week’s prompt words and still come up with something that has a personal meaning to where my mind is presently at.
I’m never good with titles, and giving this haiku one proved to be a little difficult. My reason for giving it this title is mostly because of what the haiku itself is saying. It’s not always an easy task to think about one’s past and still move forward optimistically and confident. Sometimes it can be …
A Bit Challenging Reflect on dried ink, As optimism guides you, With renewed command.
Decided to use synonyms this week:
cheer – optimism
call – command
muse – reflect
pen – ink
My take on opposing themes:
Reflecting (on the past) & Renewed (looking to the future)
I’m not going to lie, I saw Ronovan’s prompt choices and rolled my eyes. I’m not sure if this is something anyone else who participates in these weekly haiku challenges does but, when I see two words that I can relate to I feel like Ronovan is handing them to ME directly, kind of like – here, these are totally for you. Then there are the weeks that I see words like Stag & Noise and think, he is doing this to ME on purpose just to see if I can still come up with anything relative to my story. I’m convinced this is a side effect of one too many haiku challenges! However, even with the aforementioned eye roll (my trademark), I actually could not stop writing. (HA! So there!) 🙂
#1 – Don’t fuss over me,
Living in solitary,
And roaring silence.
#2 – Me, myself and I.
Doing just fine, without you,
and the turbulence.
#3 – Incessant howling,
The menacing wolf spreads fear,
Alone in the pack.
#4 – Your mind numbing squawk,
Reminds me time and again,
Silence is golden.
For those who believe that love is love, that men and women - while disparate in many fascinating ways - deserve equal respect, that every right and dignity should be given to LGBTQ individuals, that oppression based on class and race is wrong in every sense of the word, and that basset hounds just might be the solution to most of the world's problems/harbingers of global peace.