Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 455 CAVE and Climb

As I thought about this weeks words, that are more and more difficult to come up with ones I haven’t used before, I thought about my son coming to the end of his High School years. I think sometimes we felt the battles that a parent goes through to make certain their child gets the best education and understanding from a school is like a cave. It can be long, dark, and confusing. But you keep climbing to reach that light, knowing if you survive it’s well worth it. Then you kick them out in a dorm and say good luck. Not really, although he’s told me he wants to do like I did and life on my own for the last two years of university. His mother doesn’t know that so don’t say anything.

Then I thought about we, as parents, could have just caved to the the disfunction of a system only geared to one type of student. Zach is a classified gifted student that has been tracked since early middle or late elementary school by Duke University. Genius? I won’t tell you his IQ or SAT scores, but soon as the scores came out one of the best schools in the country got in touch. So we didn’t cave. We fought. We lived for 12 years of aggravation and headaches. And the light is there. Just 6 more weeks.

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To know how many syllables in a particular word try

How to Write Haiku in English. And how to do a Pingback.

The Guidelines:

  1. Take the two words and write a Haiku. I use Haiku in English (the link shows you how) as my style, which is 5 syllables for the first line, 7 for the second, and 5 for the third, but you can use what you like.
    • The link above has links on how to write Haibun and Tanka. You can also do the 3/5/3 form if you like instead of the 5/7/5 that I usually use. Write, share, and have fun. For syllable help,
    • For syllables for each word, and different definitions, you use the definition that works for you Haiku. You can also use SYNONYMS. Go to for synonym help.
  2. Copy the link of your finished haiku URL and paste in a comment below so we can all go and visit your Haiku.
    • You can do a pingback. What’s a pingback? Place the URL from the address bar up top from this post as a link within your post. Your inclusion of the link encourages others to try the challenge, be creative, and join a community to find friends and more followers (hopefully). I honestly gain nothing with more people visiting the post. I don’t have ads running that generates revenue by your visit or by clicks on whatever WordPress has put up.
    • Click HERE for a detailed post on PINGBACKS.
  3. If you like, copy the image in this post and place it within their post, just to show the Haiku is part of this challenge.
      • I am not saying you need or even should, but if you would like to do so then go ahead.



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11 thoughts on “Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 455 CAVE and Climb

  1. Having had three boys go through the UK system and the University I can Ron it’s not easy is it.
    I am grateful my school days are long behind me …I don’t know how I survived but I think it maybe even worse now!
    Sending good luck to your very clever lad! 💜


    • Dawn-The Shi Rensa

      like a tapered cave,
      caught in the shadow of night,
      we climb to the light.

      We climb to the light,
      bleary eyed, weary eyed, and
      see the shifting wind.

      See the shifting wind,
      echoes of blasts, storms shrapnel,
      tornadoes galore.

      Tornadoes galore,
      as, each dawn, nightfall abates,
      leaves us lost in light.

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