Life Remains – a haiku a poem

LIFE REMAINS

far from these pained lands

sparks of innocents fly high

once more round the world

 


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Sweet Dignity – a Shi Rensa haiku a poem

SWEET DIGNITY

the world slips along
nothing trying to save it
but with grace, we can

but with grace, we can
fight against the flow of fate
slipping past tyrants

slipping past tyrants
decency defines the day
with decisions made

with decisions made
we slip into a new world
of known dignity


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How to Write a Shi Rensa.

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A Shi Rensa poem for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of GRACE and Slip.

IF YOU HAVEN’T VISITED ALL OF OUR POETS SO FAR THIS WEEK, MAKE CERTAIN TO CHECK OUT THE ONES THAT HAVE COME IN RECENTLY. SO MANY GET OVERLOOKED BECAUSE THEY AREN’T ABLE TO GET TO THE PROMPT AND FREE TO WRITE AS QUICKLY AS, SAY, THE GUY THAT COMES UP WITH HE WORDS AND CAN WRITE HIS POEMS LAST WEEEK FOR THIS WEEK IF HE WANTED TO.


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Holiday Train – a poem

The night is dry, and the lights glow with cheer,

As the train rolls through to announce the Holiday is here.

The pretty blue tree, an elf singing with the band,

makes the clouds festive, while in the cold we stand.

Cheeks are happily frozen, slight relief from hot cocoa cups,

a time it’s okay to make kids out of grownups.

Rushing our way home to find comfort in warm beds,

Jobs are tomorrow, tonight joyful dreams play in our heads.


Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt  A Holiday Train.

Lynn's Picture Prompt at twilight with neon, the word Holiday, a blue Christmas tree and an elf.
Photo by Lynn. CP Holiday Train

Penisitivity’s Three Things Challenge   Festive/Pretty/Drypensitivity three things challenge logoFandango’s One Word Challenge.   Comfort.fowc challenge prompt imageMMAStorytime’s 100 Word Flash Fiction Challenge   Job

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Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 334 GRACE and Slip.

A new Seasonal Badge for the Challenge is below if you would like to use it. Some of you may have noticed in the reader the badge has returned to the usual one. This is because our poets are accustomed to seeing that one, so I set it as my featured image. We’ve been missing a few of our regulars for the past couple of weeks since I changed the image, and I’m worried the new image might have lost them. I hope they come back soon.


Check out the COMMENTS for entries this week, and come back throughout the week to see more links to poems as they come in.

Drop by on Wednesday for the Décima Poetry Challenge. Sometimes the two challenges have similar themes you can unite over the week.

Click HERE for last week’s collected links for easy access to the poems of last week’s poets. (LIFE & View)

Click HERE. To learn about the new style I’ve created called Shi Rensa Haiku and how to write one, maybe even for the challenges.



An updated How to Write Haiku in English. that has just a little more detail and for knowledge and perhaps craft. And how to do a Pingback.

Useful Links.
Thesaurus: LIFE, View
Thesaurus.com
Merriam-Webster Dictionary

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 Thesaurus.com for synonym help.
  1.  
  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.


The Challenge Words!

GRACE and Slip

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an opened heart – a haiku a poem

~*~

*

~*~

with a gentle grace

her fingers flow across keys

chains slip from his heart

~*~

*

~*~

 


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How to Write a Haiku in English Form

A poem for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of GRACE and Slip.

IF YOU HAVEN’T VISITED ALL OF OUR POETS SO FAR THIS WEEK, MAKE CERTAIN TO CHECK OUT THE ONES THAT HAVE COME IN RECENTLY. SO MANY GET OVERLOOKED BECAUSE THEY AREN’T ABLE TO GET TO THE PROMPT AND FREE TO WRITE AS QUICKLY AS, SAY, THE GUY THAT COMES UP WITH HE WORDS AND CAN WRITE HIS POEMS LAST WEEEK FOR THIS WEEK IF HE WANTED TO.


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Upside Down – a poem.

Upside Down

 

Been in disguise since I was twenty-five,

never knowing if I should live or die.

Always thinking this world left me alone,

feeling it deeply through blood and bone.

Needing answers with these decades of doubt,

reaching for a handhold before I shout.

Then I met a small Carolina town,

flipping this Southern boy’s world upside down.

So close it hurts can touch but not feel it,

thrown up obstacles I fight to not quit.

This mask is slipping, years I’m passing through,

with no doubts I’ll live now that I found you.

 

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Growing Pains – a haiku a poem

~*~

*

~*~

life view’s ebb and flow

with time’s changes and stages,

our hope grows and grows

~*~

*

~*~

 


A poem for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of LIFE and View.

IF YOU HAVEN’T VISITED ALL OF OUR POETS SO FAR THIS WEEK, MAKE CERTAIN TO CHECK OUT THE ONES THAT HAVE COME IN RECENTLY. SO MANY GET OVERLOOKED BECAUSE THEY AREN’T ABLE TO GET TO THE PROMPT AND FREE TO WRITE AS QUICKLY AS, SAY, THE GUY THAT COMES UP WITH HE WORDS AND CAN WRITE HIS POEMS LAST WEEEK FOR THIS WEEK IF HE WANTED TO.

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Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 333 Life and View.

A new Seasonal Badge for the Challenge is below if you would like to use it. Some of you may have noticed in the reader the badge has returned to the usual one. This is because our poets are accustomed to seeing that one, so I set it as my featured image. We’ve been missing a few of our regulars for the past couple of weeks since I changed the image, and I’m worried the new image might have lost them. I hope they come back soon.


Check out the COMMENTS for entries this week, and come back throughout the week to see more links to poems as they come in.

Drop by on Wednesday for the Décima Poetry Challenge. Sometimes the two challenges have similar themes you can unite over the week.

Click HERE for last week’s collected links for easy access to the poems of last week’s poets. (EBB & Flow)

Click HERE. To learn about the new style I’ve created called Shi Rensa Haiku and how to write one, maybe even for the challenges.



An updated How to Write Haiku in English. that has just a little more detail and for knowledge and perhaps craft. And how to do a Pingback.

Useful Links.
Thesaurus: LIFE, View
Thesaurus.com
Merriam-Webster Dictionary

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 Thesaurus.com for synonym help.
  1.  
  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.


The Challenge Words!

LIFE and View

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my pleas…please. – a poem.

my pleas…please

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Dreams obscene,

thoughts so wrong.

Things your wearing.

turn me on.

What do you think I, feel when I see ya?

I’ve been stupid shy, this I can’t deny.

What is this cold fear, waitin’ for the all-clear?

Praying for a leap year, so I can see…you…dear…

That sinful grin,

jeans so tight.

I love it when,

you walk just right.

 

Skin so smooth

hair feels nice,.

Those fingertips,

I’ll pay the price.

This fire inside of me, is fighting to be free.

It needs hotter degrees., please hear my pleas.

Fire deep inside…

of me.

I’m on my…

knees.

I’m begging…

please.

Please hear my pleas.

Please hear my pleas.

Please hear my pleas.

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Sometimes I just have to let it go.


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brave your colors – a poem.

brave your colors

Separate roads spread, from shore to shore,

passing through towns, locked door after door.

Where once a neighborhood, or a community park,

now you will find are places filled with dark.

 

All shades, all hues, divide people from another,

but now they separate a sister from a brother.

Where once it was skin, and so it still is,

now it includes what politics is hers or his.

 

Red, blue, green, and more around the world.

In divisive times we must brave our flags unfurled.

 

No matter your age your religion or family,

in this great land, your thoughts are yours and they’re free.

What I fear most is we will fall to our enemy

where once there was democracy, there will be anarchy.

 

If you must battle through the generations,

fight right now for our nation’s foundations.

For tomorrow is not tomorrow, it’s in five, ten, or thirty years,

by standing up now the future will have fewer tears.

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a haiku a poem

~*~

*

~*~

life flows with our doubt

regardless in joy or woe,

love can ebb the ache

~*~

*

~*~

 


A poem for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of EBB and Flow.

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One Man’s Words, another Man’s Politics – a poem

I recently, as in the same day I wrote this post and Haiku, shared a quote from a book a social media platform. And individual there that is a Friend there responded. My initial quote and supporting comments were not politically charged, at least I didn’t think so. In fact, they were about the planet, the environment, and the role humans have played in the slow destruction of all of it. Nothing was untrue. It was simply my saying that God gave us the earth and all things upon it to be good stewards of and have dominion over. Dominion meaning to reign over. To reign over something means you must take care of it, not to abuse it. Apparently, that part of what I said either wasn’t agreed on, was skipped, or the quote from the book set the person off so much that nothing else was considered. I was quite surprised to see a comment at least twice as long as my original update. But, it gave me this post, this haiku, this haibun. God uses the oddest things to make good from. I should point out this person as well as others have taken some of my recent updates as meaning I am a Liberal, at least that’s the message I’m receiving. I’m not. I am conservative in most of my political leanings but as I believe all people do, I agree with some ideas on the other side of the political line. If anyone is 100% one thing…I get worried. No one party has the right answers to everything. And I get the feeling some of those from my more distant past cannot see the truth of that.

 

~*~

*

~*~

I triggered a man,

with words of truth in kindness,

my soul will be free

~*~

*

~*~

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Balancing – a poem

~

*

~

emotions flow wild,

exaggerating events,

ebb with common sense

~

*

~

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My poem for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of EBB and Flow.

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Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 332 EBB & Flow

A new Seasonal Badge for the Challenge is below if you would like to use it.


Check out the COMMENTS for entries this week, and come back throughout the week to see more links to poems as they come in.

Drop by on Wednesday for the Décima Poetry Challenge. Sometimes the two challenges have similar themes you can unite over the week.

Click HERE for last week’s collected links for easy access to the poems of last week’s poets. (FIRST & Heal)

Click HERE. To learn about the new style I’ve created called Shi Rensa Haiku and how to write one, maybe even for the challenges.



An updated How to Write Haiku in English. that has just a little more detail and for knowledge and perhaps craft. And how to do a Pingback.

Useful Links.
Thesaurus: EBB, Flow
Thesaurus.com
Merriam-Webster Dictionary

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 Thesaurus.com for synonym help.
  1.  
  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.


The Challenge Words!

EBB & Flow

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Careless Whispers – a poem

~*~

*

~*~

with the first whisper

winds thrill their way across skin

to soothe careless beasts

~*~

*

~*~

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My poem for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge.

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a poem for the haiku challenge

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*

~

a call for healing

but by whose definition

will first steps be made

~

*

~

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My poem for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge.

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Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 331 FIRST & Heal

My apologies for being so obvious this week with the prompt words. The inspiration is easy for all to see. I wanted to use History, but I thought that a bit cruel.


Check out the COMMENTS for entries this week, and come back throughout the week to see more links to poems as they come in.

Drop by on Wednesday for the Décima Poetry Challenge. Sometimes the two challenges have similar themes you can unite over the week.

Click HERE for last week’s collected links for easy access to the poems of last week’s poets.

Click HERE. To learn about the new style I’ve created called Shi Rensa Haiku and how to write one, maybe even for the challenges.



An updated How to Write Haiku in English. that has just a little more detail and for knowledge and perhaps craft. And how to do a Pingback.

Useful Links.
Thesaurus: First, Heal
Thesaurus.com
Merriam-Webster Dictionary

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 Thesaurus.com for synonym help.
  1.  
  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.


The Challenge Words!

FIRST & Heal

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the final bow – a poem

the final bow

the great hall grows cold,

no cheers or laughter abound,

for the fallen lead


My poem for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge.


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new storms ahead – a poem

new storms ahead

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*

with one cold shudder

life falls into the abyss,

never to return

 

never to return,

the frozen traumatized land,

the dirt now laid bare

 

the dirt now laid bare,

irresponsibility,

its cutting care spent

 

its cutting care spent,

abused lands once more tended,

new red flags ahead

*

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*



I imagine those reading this one might think of a certain topic but it has many meanings. Did you know that when farmers, gardeners, and anyone who has to dig in a new area should get a person to come out and search for the utilities underground first? The person will place red flags where any existing areas of concern are which will remain areas of concern for the future unless the utility is rerouted, made obsolete, or the person needing to dig, finds another, equally or more fertile place to dig.



A Shi Rensa for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge.


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the deep embrace – a poem

the deep embrace

with one cold shudder

life falls into the abyss,

never to return

 


My poem for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge.


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